It sounds so positive and affirming. After all, everyone deserves to have a ton of self-esteem, right? With all the bullying and other belittling behavior which takes place these days, doesn't it just make sense that we should want all people to hold themselves in high esteem?
David W. Stowe Magee now Many RiAH readers will know the name Malcolm Magee and be familiar with Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture he directs; some may not. Let me take this opportunity to draw attention to the ISCC, which has sponsored a remarkable number of productive intellectual happenings over the past decade. Show More Summary
As darkness fell on the tornado-ripped community of Moore, Okla., and the severely damaged areas surrounding Oklahoma City on Monday, at least 91 people, including children, were reported dead as the search for survivors continued. Many...Show More Summary
The shooting case has become the mother of all fauxtographies.
The story associated with the origin of Pataliputra is mentioned in the Katha Saritha Sagara. Once there lived a wise man named Bhojika. He...
Setting the record straight.
Two of the younger conservative voices in the nation explain why marriage needs to be preserved for the next generation—their own.
The administrator of the Buddhist Forum, an Internet discussion group, introduces prospective discussants to Buddhism by writing stuff like this. “The ancient Vedic society from which Buddhism emerged understood the self or ego as eternal and unchanging -- the true...
A tornado in Oklahoma killed dozens of people this evening and flattened whole neighborhoods in certainly the most destructive tornado in decades. Winds faster than 200 miles per hour were recorded, and at one point, the tornado measured over two and a quarter miles wide as it ripped through a suburb of 55,000 people. read more
In Hinduism, Buddha is often mentioned as the 9th avatar of Vishnu. We celebrate Buddha's birthday - "Vaisakhi Purnima" or "Buddha Jayanti" - which falls on May 25, 2013 - with this article on the Buddha's relation with Hinduism, his reform movements and his refining of Hindu beliefs.... Read Full Post
Vaimanika Prakarana is an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with aeronautics. Ganesh Nerlekar-Desai, epigraphist and manuscriptologist at...
Zach Galifianakis has taken a former homeless woman to the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hangover 3" on Sunday, according to reports.
Christian Bale was almost unrecognizable as he traveled through LAX on Monday with his family.
This past weekend, I was in Washington, D.C. for the second Women in Secularism conference, sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. As promised, here’s my report. I was expecting the conference to be overwhelmingly attended by women, but I was pleasantly surprised that there was only a slight majority of women over men, maybe 55-45 [...]
An SNL cast crisis has hit the show after several veteran members recently exited.
A 19-foot python has been killed in Florida this month, according to reports.
The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference semifinal series Game 3 on Monday night, with the Red Wings hoping to build on their Game 2 win, which brought the series back to 1-1.
The prime minister, or taoiseach, of Ireland gave what some onlookers described as a "rousing speech" at Boston College despite fervent protests from pro-life students and others.
"Star Trek Into Darkness," the stunning blockbuster hit sequel to Director J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," centers on the theme of sacrifice. With stunning graphics, beautiful music, and witty dialogue, it showcases the value and dignity of human life.