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Belief in God

God Helped This Agnostic End a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I was raised Mormon, which didn't suit me. The "One True Church" aspect smacked of hubris and the focus on "Sin" made me rebellious toward a judgmenta...

Universal Notice

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Nathan Timmel

It is New Years Eve, with 1998 breathing it's dying gasp and 1999 crowning like a baby's head. I am in a small, sparsely attended dive bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with my friend Troy. We are here because Troy is a good person.

Still Standing - It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

One again she thanked God that she escaped another brush with death, physically intact.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder - But What If There Is No Beholder?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Something big and white and cloudy was lurking in the steep canyon below our house. I stood up from my computer and peered out the window for a better look. It was flowering tree, growing wild.

When We See the Power of God at Work

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Zack Minor I am on a much anticipated and long awaited trip to the gulf coast. I came to relax and push my reset button after nine i...

Actually, He Will Give You More Than You Can Handle. That's the Point.

Mary E. Graham | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Mary E. Graham

God never gives us more than we can handle. Gag. You know that's completely untrue, right?

Prayer and Miracles: Cokeville Bombing Lessons Told to a Columbine Survivor

Liz Carlston | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Liz Carlston

As a society we tend to talk around or mock prayer and having faith in God. What is sacred to some, is smeared by others - even after we hear eye-witness accounts of miracles.

Where Is God in Nepal?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

God is not a cosmic magician. God is the ground of being. God is the power that fuels the world. And the existence of the world depends on freedom.

You Are My Bae

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Boo is sweet term, but bae is something else altogether. Before anyone else. That's serious talk. Who is your before anyone else? Would my bae be my son? My husband? It took a few moments, but I realized that my bae is my God.

Overcoming a Devastating Loss to Live Again

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

In three short years of togetherness he was gone. I went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral; from making the final alterations on my wedding dress to buying a dress for his funeral.

For Those Who Don't Believe...

Christine Carter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

My daughter shared quite an extraordinary experience ... "Mommy! Guess what happened last night? I saw three ANGELS!!!" Angels. My baby saw angels.

The Day I Learned to Trust in the Deliverer

Christine Carter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

Many years ago, when I was wandering recklessly in my twenties, I went on a weekend getaway with my best friend far off in the country away from the city's scurry and bustle.

Oscar Winners Thank God A Lot In Speeches, But Not As Often As You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion

Oscar winners always thank God, right? Wrong. The stars who win big at the Oscars aren’t looking to heaven during their acceptance speeches --...

On Battling Cancer and a Belief System

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jasmine Jaksic

One day as I sat there holding my mother's hand, I asked her if there was anything that could be done to make her feel better. She said, "I want god to take away this cancer and instead give me something that would let me die with dignity." I tried but didn't really know how to comfort her.

So Miracles Aren't Really Your Thing

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Angelic appearances, celestial signs, the birth of God -- the stories told during the holiday season are accounts of fundamentally miraculous events t...

Why I Choose to Live My Faith Outside of Organized Religion

Mick Mooney | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

While some say only one religion leads to God, and others might say all religions lead to God, I would say the opposite: That no religion leads to God.

Will God 2.0 Be Indispensable in Ten Years?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.07.2015 | Books
Deepak Chopra

God only has a future if he (or she) becomes useful once more. We can think of this as God 2.0. Such as shift would have to happen on a level different from faith.

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Deepak Chopra

I am not saying that science is moving closer to God, only that the possibility of a conscious universe is very real in scientific terms. On that basis, the very things Dawkins defends so vociferously--reason, logic, data, experimentation--can be applied to reality beyond the five senses.

Have a Little Faith

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Phu Nguyen

What this world has become is something so undefinable and sometimes scary that I don't think anyone would make it without the belief in something bigger than themselves and people in general.

Putting Faith in Perspective

Linda C. Smith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Linda C. Smith

One of the mysteries of Life is the fact of Faith. Now in my 60th decade, I know that Faith is something very real.

The Importance of Meditation for Parents of Children With Special Needs or Challenges

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.

Science, Religion and the Assumptions We Make

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Besides the obvious fact that evidence can be misleading -- we tend to find only what we expect to see -- God is not something that comes at the end of a logical train of thought. Rather, my faith in God is my basic foundational assumption, the axiom that I start with when I do my logic.

Christian Restaurant Owner Makes Leap Of Faith By Letting Customers Name Their Price

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

Some say faith can move mountains. According to one North Carolina restaurant owner, it can help pay the bills, too. Dana Parris, owner of Gaston...

Putting the Santa Claus Back in Yom Kippur

Eric Kaplan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Eric Kaplan

"Why have holidays at all?" I asked myself. Why, other than to make money for CVS, do we have Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas? Don't we want to be thankful all the time for the good in our lives?

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.