There are two kinds of people in this world. Devotees and demons. I think this is absolutely true. But let’s parse this out a bit. First of all, what is the source of my seemingly eccentric and dogmatic statement? In the sixteenth chapter of the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna speaks of two kinds of natures that exist in this [...]
For the last several years, my work as an interfaith activist has been largely defined by a single question: “Wait — you do interfaith work, and you’re an atheist?!” That question, posed by religious people (to be fair, I’ve gotten that question from many atheists, though usually for a different reason-for more on that, check [...]
Should the 9/11 cross be housed at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum?
Ultimately, it’s a question of symbolic function…
This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post Religion. It may be mid-January, but I’m still thinking of Christmas. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve just might be my favorite of the year. It is the one time that my entire family gets together. We spend several days eating our favorite foods, catching [...]