The End Of Faith

Sam Harris, philosopher and doctoral student in the field of neuroscience, has written a devastating book about faith–devastating, that is, to faith. The title, The End of Faith, is also his agenda. Harris believes its time for human beings to give up what he...

After Arafat: An Opening for Peace?

A week after U.S. elections, President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair jointly declared their renewed commitment to invigorate the stalled Middle East peace process. The sudden illness and death of Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian...

Kimball Urges Humility in Asserting Truth Claims

In his book When Religion Becomes Evil, author Charles Kimball lists “absolute truth claims” as just the first of five warning signs of corrupt religion. In about 40 hours of radio interviews in which he discussed the book last year, Kimball says he...

Wrangling Religions: An Interview with Charles Kimball

Kimball, chair of the department of religion at Wake Forest University and a recognized authority on the Middle East, recently told EthicsDaily.com about some of the ideas in his latest work. You said religions tilt toward evil when they succumb to any of five...