March 8, 2013 |
On International Women's Day, this series answering, " Is religion good for women? " runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation . We often ask whether religion is good for women but I think it's just as interesting to ask "are women good for religion?" I am not sure they are at the moment. Here's what's been happening: women have been wanting greater roles, more leadership, greater participation and at the same time that has actually been becoming harder for them to do --leaving us with a bit of a crisis.
October 11, 2012 |
Rick Wingrove is the CEO of Beltway Atheists, Inc, the Virginia State Director of American Atheists , and a contributor to The Washington Post's local faith leader network . Christopher Hitchens famously said that "religion poisons everything. " While a thorough search might turn up technical exceptions to this rule, one of the things religion certainly does poison is politics. Poison politics leads to toxic government. Religious types have been leaning on...
August 19, 2011
I do not agree with Alexandra Petri [" Submitting to stupid questions ," op-ed, Aug. 13] that the question Byron York asked Michele Bachmann in the GOP debate last week was stupid. Ms. Bachmann was asked whether, as president, she would be submissive to her husband. The question was fair not because Ms. Bachmann is a woman but because she acknowledges being a member of, and taking seriously, a religion that requires her to submit to her husband. I would never want a president who professed an obligation to submit to any other...
October 7, 2011
I was taken by Sally Quinn's Oct. 4 Style profile on Richard Dawkins, "Outspoken atheist explains magic of science to the young. " Mr. Dawkins himself is quite a contradiction. His understanding of science is truly profound, and his ability to communicate its truths is quite enthralling. Yet when it comes to the topic of religion, he exhibits a far less sophisticated comprehension, and his rants can come across mean-spirited. If he would...