Reza Aslan and the Impossibilty of an Expert in Religion in America

I think there has been one thing missing from all the blogging and twittering and Facebook posting over the Reza Aslan interview with Fox News: For many Americans, the idea of an expert in religion is impossible. Sure, you may have a Ph.D., you may know texts in their original languages, you may even have … Continue reading Reza Aslan and the Impossibilty of an Expert in Religion in America

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Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”

At least that's what two stories I ran into this week are saying. First, there's a Fox News story that I came across via Media Matters in which the fine folks at Fox & Friends discuss the new "trend" of children practicing yoga with guest and parenting guru (no pun intended) Larry Winget. The whole … Continue reading Yoga is either religious instruction or the “wussification of America.”