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Stephen Hawking's Other Insight

Chris Stedman | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my mind, the most pivotal moment of Hawking's interview is also the easiest to overlook. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it sentence, Hawking offered an imperative call to action.

Stephen Hawking's Sin In Denying Heaven

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

That kind of denigration of other people and their beliefs is not only unnecessary, it is precisely the kind of obnoxious behavior that too many religious folk dole out to non-believers.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

What Do You Think Happens When We Die?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

We have a culture of silence around dying and death. It's a great taboo that fills most of us with anxiety about life's end without any way to reduce that anxiety. We all know we are going to die, yet we don't talk about it.

Should Donald Rumsfeld Go To Hell?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It's tempting to want to believe in hell for Rumsfeld and his ilk, whether we're religious or not. It can be comforting to believe that they will suffer the moral consequences of their behavior.

The Insider's Guide To Death

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

From his unique perspective on the "other side," my son has become our "inside man" in the afterlife. In the following channeling session with psychic medium Jamie Butler, Erik shares what death is like.

Channeling Erik: The Insider's Guide To Death And The Afterlife

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

As a scientist and physician, I thought I had it all figured out. You live; you die; you're done. My entire paradigm, however, underwent a cataclysmic transformation soon after the death of my son, Erik.

5 Compelling Reasons To Believe You Won't Die

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

A long list of scientific experiments suggests our belief in death is based on a false premise, that the world exists independent of us -− the great observer.

What Happens When You (Almost) Die?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Wanda Colie vividly remembers what she saw in 1984 when, at age 28, a condition that produced blood in ...

'Kayak': More Than Just a Word

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

"Kayak." It was more than just a word. It was a message from my father to me: "Know what you're getting into." Know what you're getting into, when you get into a boat on the water, or into a marriage, or into a house or a job...

New Zealand Military Releases UFO Files

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Talk about out-of-this-world: the BBC is reporting that New Zealand's military has just released hundreds of classified files, dating from 1954 to 200...

The Big Strange Party

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omar Baddar

She opens her eyes, not quite sure where she is, shocked to find herself at a strange party full of strange people. She's overwhelmed by the confusion...

Exclusive Q&A: Director Gaspar Noe's View of The Cusp of Death As Detailed in Enter The Void

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The week preceding Halloween provides an opportunity to celebrate the genres of the supernatural, fantastical and horror film. The Film Society of Lin...

ReThink Review: Hereafter -- Death, American Style

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Hereafter hinges on the comforting notion that there is, indeed, a hereafter, the way the film's three main characters grapple with the concept of death is something rarely seen in American films

Jean Stevens, Wyalusing Widow, Lived With Corpses Of Husband And Twin Sister, Say Police

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP)-- The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not a...

My Purpose in Debating Christopher Hitchens on the Afterlife

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Only a coward would forsake his personal truth out of fear of death, and one thing Hitchens certainly is not is a coward. I am not a believer in religion-in-the-foxholes and deathbed confessions.

A Skeptic's Journey Through Grief

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

As a physician with a strong science background, I used to regard all things spiritual with a jaded eye--until the recent suicide of my young son, Erik.

Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? Pretty Sure This One Did

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Reflecting on what transpired in the moments before and after her death, she seemed like so much more than "just" a dog. She was, like her eyes, soulful.

Channeling Erik: Conversations With My Son in the Afterlife

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Eventually, my research evolved into a new understanding of the quantum physics behind all things metaphysical, converting me from skeptic to believer. I now know the soul survives death.

In Search of Heaven

Lisa Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Miller

Is heaven a "real place" or is it a metaphor? If real, what does it look like? A city? A garden? A banquet? Do we keep our bodies in heaven? Or are we disembodied spirits who achieve some mysterious union with a universal spirit?

What Happens When You Die? Evidence Suggests Time Simply Reboots

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

What happens when we die? Experiments suggest the answer is simpler than anyone thought. Without the glue of consciousness, time essentially reboots.

Heaven: Does Lisa Miller's Book Make The Concept Any Less Trite?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

In imagining this world, who would have guessed mountains and eyes and tuna fish and tables and fossils and crockpots and libraries and clouds? The task of envisioning a radically different world is doomed before it begins. Heaven is, quite literally, unimaginable.

The Five People Who'll Beat Me Up in Heaven

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Shore

One day I'll be happily floating up there when, suddenly, I'll get kicked in the spleen.

Religion Study: Most Young Adults Shun Religious Denominations, But Believe In Afterlife

LA Times | Mitchell Landsberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Is faith losing its grip on the young? That would be one way to read a new report by the respected Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which fou...

Cosmic Justice Comes to Fox

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Philip Goldberg

What is the significance of a show requiring viewers to buy-in to karma and reincarnation? To me, it indicates that society's notion of cosmic justice is undergoing a seismic shift.