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Morals secede from the Union

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Yes, but religion is an art!

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Are religious people fooling themselves?

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What is Christianity?

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What is religion?

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What is the matter with preaching?

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Religion and life — From the August 1926 issue

Will science displace God?

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How shall we think of God?

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Limitation or liberty

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Tolerance

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The desire for immortality

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The dangers of modernism

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Science and religion

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Concerning prayer

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On being a real skeptic

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I believe in man

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Religion as an adventure

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On February 5, 2019, the president of the United States (a certain Donald Trump) in his State of the Union speech warned of “migrant caravans and accused Mexican cities of busing migrants to the border ‘to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection.’ ”? Wishing to see the border for myself, I decided to visit Arizona, where my ignorance of local conditions might save me from prejudgment.

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On a November Saturday in 1990, Pam went over to Joe’s place to listen to records. It was raining in sheets that whipped around the corners of buildings and blowing so hard that women in heels were taking men’s arms to cross the street. Cars were plowing bow waves through puddles of scum.

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Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark, by Cecelia Watson. Ecco. 224 pages. $19.99.

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