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Fierce Warrior Meets The Spiritual Teacher

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Establishing some heaven on earth. Linda: Long ago, there lived a fierce warrior who had gone bad and turned to thievery and destruction. He was the ...

The Importance Of Hell

Ryan Phipps | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

HELL As people of faith, we are, in every moment (both public and private) acting according to one of two motivators. Those two motivators are "lo...

Which Jesus Do We Believe In?

John Backman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
John Backman

As an on-fire teenage Christian, I knew the importance of shouting my faith to the world. So I emblazoned the trunk lid of my rusted Ford with a bumper sticker that did the trick: bright green, huge type, and the words from an old hymn -- I have decided to follow Jesus.

What Are Letters From the Damned ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

From Cro-Magnon Woman in Hell: You always hear about Cro-Magnon Man, and I just want everyone to know there were women too amongst us Cromies. All o...

Facing Hard Truths About Life, Death and Faith at 60

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.03.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Faith is about conceding that hardship may lie in one's own future, but that ultimately things will work out for the best. In that sense, at 60, knowing full well that my life will inevitably worsen and end, I have faith in the future.

What The Adolf Thinks of The Donald: The Interview from Hell

Mark Olmsted | Posted 03.15.2016 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

This reporter was the first journalist allowed to use this protective gear to land the most coveted assignment of all: a few minutes in hell with history's most celebrated madman. Of course I asked the ultimate eminence grise of dictators the question on everyone's mind: What does he think of Donald Trump?

Purgatory Is Real!

Don Cosentino | Posted 03.11.2016 | Religion
Don Cosentino

Today's catechism lesson is inspired by an instagram received from my daughter Didi. Driving through the godforsaken heart of Indiana, she noted a bi...

Certainly I Believe in God, But...

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Certainly revisionists believe in God, but the word 'God' means something very different in the revisionist's mouth.

Why Is it So Much Easier Talking About Films Than Faith?

Eric Elnes | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

While I love going to the movies, I find myself even more interested in hearing people share their stories of where they have found heaven in this life -- especially in the midst of powerful struggles. Increasingly, I'm even feeling comfortable sharing my own. How about you?

Who Goes to Hell?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Hell is a grave subject. Everyone is going there according to the doctrines of one religion or another. No one of us is safe. And for a few religions, every one of us has already been to hell.

For Christians, Does Being Pro-Life Lead More Souls to Hell?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.

Learning from the Religious Extremism of ISIS/DAESH

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part 2

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Once you begin a relationship with God based on fear, it takes years to unlearn the image of the punitive God. It was true for me. If we are really honest with ourselves, we plant fear into our children's hearts because we have not yet uprooted fear from our own.

You Have First World Problems, Now Experience First World Hell

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy

First world problems ... in the next world. We all imagine hell as a fiery landscape, filled with people being tortured for all eternity. And if you'v...

I Will Never Repent For Being Homosexual

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.

Why I Do Not Believe in Hell

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.09.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There are many reasons why the storyline about hell does not work for me. Not anymore, anyway. There was a time I tried to believe in it, afraid I might just end up there if I did not.

There's A Kickstarter To Buy 5 Acres Of Hell

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weird News

For the group that puts on an art show called “DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness,” an abandoned church seems like an appropriate venue...

Confessions of a Truthoholic: An Excerpt of the Truth

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Joanne Dagonese

All my life I've been driven by an insatiable urge to know things -- things that have always been simply dismissed as "mysteries". I displayed early symptoms of this sociological defect when, even as a small child, the plain facts were never quite enough to thrill me.

Entertaining Judgment: Why We Need Stories About the Afterlife

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Reactions varied widely to the recent news that Alex Malarkey, the young co-author of the bestselling book The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, had in fact been trying to tell people for a long time that the best selling book about him was a fraud.

Destination Wedding Disaster - Bad Love Stories

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

In an effort to search for love, I listen to all sorts of stories. Good ones, bad ones, hilarious ones, scary ones... there's no shortage of stories out there.

What Christianity Without Hell Looks Like

John Shore | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
John Shore

A Christianity without hell would have nothing to recommend it but the constant and unending love of God. It would allow Christians to point upward to God's love -- but never downward to His/Her wrath.

Halloween, Scorpio, Reincarnation and the Birth of Astrology

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

The goal of life is death --Sigmund Freud If you live in the Northern hemisphere, and if you are lucky enough to reside ...

What Happened When Tony Campolo's Son 'Came Out' As Humanist

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Bart Campolo decided he was no longer a Christian after being injured in a bike accident in 2011. But he waited until last Thanksgiving to break...

Don't Quote Jesus' Words About Hell -- He Doesn't Believe in It

Mick Mooney | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

What gospel do we believe in? A gospel of works, or a gospel of grace? Do we get into heaven because of what we do, or because of what Christ did on our behalf?

Thieves Trade Air Conditioning For Eternal Hell Fire

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Thieves have been stealing central air conditioning units from rural Tennessee churches during a scorching summer heat wav...