My newest article is up at The Daily Beast (“Can You Be Good Without God?“); it focuses on a recent study that says that atheists are more likely—according to their unconscious biases—to believe that the religious are more moral than those who do not believe in God. Continue reading “The Daily Beast: Can You Be Good Without God?”
Several months back I got busy and dropped posting to this blog. I went on a hiking vacation out West, and finished writing a book on science and religion. You wouldn’t know if from my blog, but other things—articles and interviews—did happen.
Here’s a few of them. Continue reading “Writing Updates: Yup, I’m still alive.”
This weekend at The Daily Beast, I have a new piece that looks at President Donald Trump, right-wing authoritarianism, and its lure for evangelicals. Check it out:
“Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain…when you came to the platform,” said Reverend Franklin Graham in his inaugural benediction before President Donald J. Trump.
Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was one of six, predominantly Christian spiritual leaders praying on January 20. It’s his firm conviction that the election was the work of divine providence.
“I believe,” Graham told Fox News, that “in this election, no question, God’s hand was in it.”
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