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You Don't Become Less By Dying: The Evidence

Stafford Betty | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

There is no need for the good man or woman to fear death. To regret it, yes. For there is so much that is yet to be done. But fear it? No. The great adventure of life will continue.

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 14: The Greek Way, Chapter 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 10.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton's celebrated study of the Golden Age of Classical Greece, was the class text for the first nine weeks of our senior Engl...

'The Incarnations': A Tale of Two Soul Mates

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Elaine Wilson | Off the Shelf Sixty pages in, you'll have witnessed troubling violence and tragedy; sixty pages more and you'll bear witness to da...

The Looming Divorce Between Religion And The Afterlife

Stafford Betty | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

The question for me is not why Millennials, and not just Millennials, are inclined to divorce religion from the afterlife, but whether this is good for religion. Will the latest research, all of it secular, be friend or foe?

The Bible Unlocked: The New Commandment - a prerequisite for remembering past lives.

Kristina Kaine | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

Why don't we remember past lives? Well, some people do, but most of us don't - consciously at least. The reason is simple; we don't love enough. Not j...

The Bible Unlocked: Reincarnation

Kristina Kaine | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

There are texts in the Bible that make much more sense if we apply the principle of repeated lives. I know that many people find the concept of repeated lives on earth difficult to understand. We can bounce around with reactions or we can embrace our experiences.

As a Muslim Woman, Prince Helped Me Navigate My Path

Mona Haydar | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Mona Haydar

Let us celebrate the beautiful, the wild, the lovely. Let us remember him as he would have wanted to be remembered: an open heart, a maker of electric and gorgeous music, a free spirit and a lover of beauty.

Dare to Be 100: Rage, Rage; Do Not Go Gentle

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I just finished reading Erica Jong's latest book Fear of Dying. The cover jacket is that of a zipper, an obvious reprise of her startling first book F...

Death Will Not Escape Us

Marion Leary | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Marion Leary

Death will not escape us, any of us. Though it seems that death has a fond proclivity for me, it has followed me throughout my life thus far. Case-in-point, I started writing this from a room in a hospice center, watching as my father-in-law took some of what were his last breaths.

Who Goes to Hell?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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.

The Decision I'm Still Haunted By 34 Years Later

Nancy Roman | Posted 11.26.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I want to be born again in exactly the same circumstances to exactly the same family. But when I come to those pivotal decisions in my life -- those 'forks in the road', so to speak -- I want to choose the OPPOSITE this time around.

Aspects of Love

George Heymont | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Romance is all well and good as a source of artistic fodder. But the love of a father or mother for their children is presumed to be unconditional. What happens when a parent receives a stunning challenge regarding their child or delivers a startling ultimatum to their offspring? Complications quickly ensue.

Spiritual Emergency: Being Trapped in Wonderland

Melanie Hoffmann | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melanie Hoffmann

Image Credit: Petar Paunchev via 123rf Going not too far back in time, friends oftentimes referred to me as "that girl from Legally Blonde" -- Elle W...

What Is Karma? An All Together Podcast With Sharon Salzberg

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion

We've all been there. Someone we don’t like gets dinged at work, splashed at the curb or dumped by their love interest and we look at one another an...

Artist Asks What Reincarnation Means Across the World

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

“Pain slowly reappears when we try to escape from memory and oblivion. ‘Reincarnation’ does not seek to signify the emergence of an unprecedente...

Who Would Want To Be A Black Person?

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.09.2016 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

I love being black. I don't really care what label you use -- African-American, negro, black. You can even call me colored, or change the label a few more times, and it won't matter to me. I love the creativity, style, resilience and heart of being black.

Paradise Polled: Americans and the Afterlife

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Weldon

Since the genesis of modern polling, the American public has been asked about not only their opinions on the political and social issues of the day, but their beliefs about the biggest questions humanity faces.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.11.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Dalai Lama Gets To Decide Whether He'll Be Reborn Or Not, Buddhist Leader Says

Reuters | Megha Rajagopalan & Ben Blanchard | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader said, after Chinese officials re...

The Misguided Quest for Physical Immortality

Stafford Betty | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weird News
Stafford Betty

Brilliant scientists, including Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, thought it possible to someday "cure death." Dmitry Itskov, the "godfather" of Russia's Internet, predicted that the technology that would allow him to live for 10,000 years would be in place by 2045.

Judaism and Reincarnation

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

While more associated with Eastern religions, the notion of reincarnation is not foreign to Judaism. Indeed, through the centuries, the topic has been earnestly debated among the great rabbis.

"Why Did I Do It and How Do I Feel About It Now?" Priest Sex Offender Speaks Out

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Stafford Betty

The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.

Family Believes 4-Year-Old Boy Is Reincarnated Marine

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weird News

It's common for 4-year-old boys to pretend they are soldiers. But one little boy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, claims he was actually once a Marine ...

Why Don't Progressive Jews Believe in an Afterlife? Are They Missing Something?

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.01.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

As a professor who studies attitudes toward death among a wide populace, I ask myself, "Are my Jewish friends in denial?" After all, if death really is our destination, then we cease to exist when we die.

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 ...