Oh dear: Saudis fear there will be ‘no more virgins’ and people will turn gay if female drive ban is lifted (Daily Mail) But hey, look on the bright side: if there aren’t any more virgins in this life, all the more reason to look forward to paradise! Martyrdom, ho! In all seriousness, I continue to…

A bit late to the party, but USC’s Trans/Missions Scoop blog just alerted me to the latest nonsense from my old friend Pamela Geller: a diatribe against halal Thanksgiving turkeys, because real Americans shouldn’t be forced to eat Muslim-approved meat. Ball’s in your court, Butterball! For the record, here’s a gist of Muslim vs. Jewish religious…

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. From playing Number Munchers on my third grade classroom’s Apple computer, to filing stories and photographs from my iPhone yesterday, your products changed my life — and the world. Jobs, 56, wasn’t much associated with faith – unless you count coverage of his company’s latest “Jesus Phone” – but obituaries are noting…

A new poll finds that most Americans want presidential candidates to have strong religious beliefs — even if those beliefs are different from their own. As Gary Scott Smith, a history professor at Grove City College and author of “Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush” told me: That’s a longstanding trend in American culture.…

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Nicole Neroulias is a correspondent for Religion News Service, a secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics. A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has previously written for The New York Times and other media outlets. She and her family live in Seattle.

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