The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing. By Mark Oppenheimer Bart Campolo) “Epstein told Campolo about Varun Soni, the dean of religious life at U.S.C., and in 2014 Campolo began talking with Soni on the phone. After a few conversations, Campolo had been offered an office, an email account and a title: humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California. No salary, but it was a start.”
Theology and Honesty. by James A. Haught. “My far-flung family is quite diverse. Dr. John F. Haught is a renowned Catholic theologian who has produced a flood of erudite books. A Haught woman in the Southwest wrote several lurid sex nove.”
History was critical to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bladensburg cross case, so why did the court get so much wrong? By Andrew L. Seidel
“Instead of looking to the First Amendment and the principle it represents — that the government must remain strictly neutral on matters of religion — Alito decided to take “a more modest approach that focuses on the particular issue at hand and looks to history for guidance.” Alito’s “history” must be corrected! “There is one way we can fight back, and that is at leastto correct the historic record. At the Freedom From Religion Foundation, we are committed to ensuring that no Christian nationalist lie or distortion ever goes uncorrected.”
Book: As Rome fell, Christians destroyed classical culture. by Rick Snedeker adds to Robert Louis Semes’ review of The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey.
The Aging of New Atheism; From the Four Horsemen to the Intellectual Dark Web – by John Wood, Jr.. An important article focusing on the evolving views of Sam Harris [and Matt Dillahunty, Dave Rubin, Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro,Dennis Prager, Robin Hanson, Jonathan Haidt, and Bret Weinstein].