Dialogue Without Diatribe- How can we learn to disagree without being disagreeable?

I was recently speaking at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where I’d been asked to address the topic “Does Religion Poison Everything?” During the lecture, one student at the back of the lecture room gesticulated wildly every time I made a point with which he disagreed. At the end of the talk, thereContinue reading “Dialogue Without Diatribe- How can we learn to disagree without being disagreeable?”

Is God Against My Freedom?

One of my favorite movies is Braveheart. Who could forget that stirring speech made by Mel Gibson, playing Scottish hero William Wallace, as he motivates his troops at the Battle of Stirling Bridge with the cry: “They may take our lives, but they can never take our freedom!” Freedom is a powerful idea and probably ourContinue reading “Is God Against My Freedom?”