Is there an inherent contradiction in the lives of people who accept and rely on the complexity of modern technology, yet place their ultimate faith in a black-and-white view of the universe based on their religious faith? Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Mar. 22. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Faith-based groups that share health-care expenses struggle with the question of how much of the burden to share. Stan Rohrer/ hide caption

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A pair of Christmas booties. Using the word "booty" to mean "plunder" has become impractical, as other connotations have overtaken its original meaning, religious scholars say. AP hide caption

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