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Abortion & Taxes: Mitt's Favorite Things

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Looks like the GOP is ready to save America from the liberals! No need for tax returns and certainly no need to spend time talkin' about abortion. Just keep your legs closed... that goes for men and women. Until you're married. And then you can schedule it accordin' to Jesus.

To A Bullied Teen: Your Identity Is Greater Than Your Self-Esteem

Nicole Quigley | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Nicole Quigley

This is the Christian response to bullying. It is one that will move us to forgive our bullies and ourselves, and wait with peace for the next chapter in our lives.

Making a List

Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

Lee Speigel

Survey: More People Believe In Space Aliens Than In God

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.18.2012 | Weird News

More than 33 million U.K. citizens believe in extraterrestrial life, compared to just over 27 million -- less than half the country -- who believe in ...

Dear Sally Quinn: Atheists Are Americans Too

Staks Rosch | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Staks Rosch

You seem bewildered by the amount of hate mail you received from atheists, agnostics and Humanists as a result of your comments. Let me be clear here: I don't think anyone should threaten you for your opinions, no matter how hateful they are -- and they are hateful.

WATCH: Derek Webb: Victory Marching

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Does God write sadness, struggle, disease and dissonance into our lives for it's beauty? Is suffering symphonic? Is life a victory march or a broken hallelujah -- or both?

Belief, Faith And Unrest

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

If one's faith is entirely dedicated to adherence to right beliefs, when those beliefs are challenged or insulted, so too is one's religious life. Such an affront to the mind's assessment of right and wrong can result in extreme emotional responses.

Losing Faith, Finding Hope: A Journey With Depression

Monica A. Coleman | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Monica A. Coleman

Somewhere between my unanswered prayers and the realization that I could not worship myself into happiness, my faith died. I stopped believing that God only loved me if I was happy and peaceful.

Romney Supporter and YouTube Sensation Trisha Paytas Elaborates on Her Political Beliefs in Exclusive Interview

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LA YouTuber Trisha Paytas has become something of an Internet sensation after she gave her official endorsement to presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video this past week.

The Monkey-See-Monkey-Do Path to God, Love and Life

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

As for our labels saving us -- Christian, Jew, agnostic etc. -- we could all change places and swap labels and we'd still be what we are: potential members of a lynch mob.

Heaven Is Real -- And It's A Schlep

Dan_Weiss | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dan_Weiss

A sense of warmth engulfed me, as though someone had poured a bowl of chicken soup over my head. My spirit guide informed me that I was not yet prepared for the next world and that I would be returning to mine.

On Missing Christopher Hitchens

Alan Jones | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Alan Jones

This is part of a larger task of how to turn us all toward each other in an open conversation about what it is to be human and how we should treat each other. Christopher Hitchens was integral to that conversation, and I miss him.

Discovering The Symphony Of Life On Shemini Atzeret

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

This work calls upon us to imitate God in order to bring God's presence into our lives and the lives of others. On Shemini Atzeret, we think about God seeking to linger in our presence because God needs us as much as we need God.

What Michele Bachmann Said at the Temple

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Michele Bachmann recently visited a Chicago synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. Her unwanted presence there drove many attendees to leave, and to later donate to her opponent in the Congressional race in Minnesota. Here are a few things she said that pissed them off:

Orphans and God

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Dr. Jane Aronson

It's a late Indian summer night and the sounds of crickets are co-mingling with the whistles of trains going by. My sons are asleep and I am working. What is on my mind is what orphans think and know about God.

What We Don't Get

Patty Kogutek | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

We are not only brothers and sisters together on this planet sharing time and space together, but we are indeed brothers and sisters at a DNA level. We are indeed ONE.

Deepak Chopra Shares Path Towards Inner Peace Is Filled With Flaws, Distractions and Technology (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Shira Lazar

Acclaimed author and physician Dr. Deepak Chopra stopped by What's Trending with his son, Gotham Chopra, to talk about the family dynamic behind Gotham's documentary, "Decoding Deepak," and what we can expect from Deepak's 66th book, God: A Story of Revelation.

Names Can Never Hurt Me

Doug Binzak | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Doug Binzak

Our defenses, our armor, our shields go up, and in this constriction we can get very fixated on our "rightness" and their "wrongness"

God Will Be Back Tomorrow (Really)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Something organized the universe from the precreated state. Something outside time gave rise to time; something outside space gave rise to space.

Two Sukkot Mysteries Solved With Love

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

If Sukkot commemorates the wandering in the desert, why do we celebrate it now?

A Gift Of Perspective In Discerning God's Call

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have been invited back into faith and trust. God will speak when God speaks, I will hear when I am ready to listen and I will follow when I feel called.

The Sexuality Of Jesus

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The Jesus I know enjoys his body and is aware of the wonders of its shape and movement, likes to feel the sun on his limbs, takes pleasure in resting after a long day's journey. And he is a sexual man.

Atonement for Atonement's Sake

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

While I have never participated consistently in any form of organized Judaism, and while I cannot bring myself to believe in the magic of a "Book of Life" exactly, I am intrigued by Judaism's prescribed process for atonement.

Yom Kippur: Forgiving Is Awesome!

Eitan Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Eitan Press

When we forgive, we are doing Teshuvah and are able to spiritually stand in that place before creation. Before the past, before the future, we are able to stand in the Infinite present moment in which God is re-creating the world every single second.