The curious economic effects of religion
A pair of Harvard researchers recently examined 40 years of data from dozens of countries, trying to sort out the economic impact of religious beliefs or practices. They found that religion has a ... s thesis as based on bad theology and bad statistics.
Surprise, Your Favorite Band is a Christian Band! Now What?
References to prayers for redemption, mentions of angels and Heaven, or saying that the devil is bad ... “Christian”: I still remember the thrill I felt when I learned about the Christian beliefs held by certain members of U2, who were my favorite band ...
Good Religion, Bad Religion
"Religious beliefs and practices might persist in part because they make us more cooperative and generous with others." A number of media outlets trumpeted the story, many of them treating the obvious as news. The opening of CNN's story read, "Religion ...
Bad Religion Celebrates 'Christmas'
The punk band Bad Religion is usually critical of religion and American ... You could've done, you know, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." These are religious Christmas hymns. GUREWITZ: I would disagree. I think that all of these songs are secular.
Religion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
reaffirming my own identity as a tried and true fan of Tweedy's band, Wilco... you get the picture. It was religious, but without being a "religion." Unfortunately, I didn't get to see my wine bar buddy after the show, which was too bad because I wanted to ...