Bill Longstaff: Is Christ Christian? Reflections on the niqab debate.

Pondering the late unlamented election debate about the niqab, I took to wondering just what a religion is. Not the dictionary definition or what theologians say it is, but how it is practiced by its followers. Take Christianity, for example, the religion that has surrounded me all my life. As someone who has no religion, ...

Bill Longstaff: Rick Santorum—an Antichrist?

Rick Santorum is a disturbing man. The candidate for Republican nominee for president has said things that if I were an American, I would find offensive if not frightening. For instance, he has suggested that people who don’t live according to what he refers to as “God’s law,” have no claim to equality, making it ...