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Santorum Reminds Me Why I Wrote 'Of Little Faith'

Carol Hoenig | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Carol Hoenig

When I hear people sermonize while using phrases such as "spiritual war" and "father of lies," I am reminded again of what drove me to write "Of Little Faith." It's the conviction of these people that stirs my ire.

Is Religion a Tranquillizer?

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.25.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

Religion may be many different things. Yet, at its core, it serves the same function as tranquillizers. It is a downer.

The Jesus-Eating Cult of Rick Santorum

Larry Doyle | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
Larry Doyle

Unlike Christians, Santorum and his fellow Roman Catholics participate in a barbaric ritual dating back two millennia, in which followers then line up to eat Jesus meat and drink his holy blood in a cannibalistic reverie not often seen outside Cinemax.

Dealing With Alcoholism In America

Harris Zafar | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Many frivolously argue they are 'social drinkers' who only consume one or two drinks. Every alcoholic began as a social drinker and never set out with an intention to become an alcoholic.

Lent: An Excuse To Say 'I Love You'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.

Making Headlines: Why We Must Find Religious Consensus On Climate Change

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

This month, a study revealed that divisive political leaders drive our public confusion about climate change, an unfortunate finding given the overwhelming scientific consensus about global warming.

Santorum Still Bedeviled By Satan Comments

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum was bedeviled for the second day in a row Wednesday by comments he made four years ago about Satan. "Our presidents in the past have ...

Grief Beyond Belief

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
David Casarett, M.D.

After the death of her son in 2009, Rebecca Hensler was reassured by friends and colleagues that her son was in a better place. They said her son's death was all part of God's plan. However well-meaning, those expressions of support did little to relieve her grief.

Are They Really Religious?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

True religion requires us to defend human values: truth, justice and freedom. This is the essence of religion and it is much more important than growing beards or giving the call to prayer in the Parliament chamber.

Religion Vs. Science's Answers To The Big Questions

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Robert Lanza, M.D.

So those who ask science for ultimate answers, or to explain the fundamentals of existence, are looking in the wrong place -- like asking particle physics to evaluate art.

The Point Of Authentic Inquiry

Gangaji | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living

There is a point that appears in a lifetime, regardless of chronological age, when healthy, true doubt appears. We doubt what we have been taught, and we doubt what others insist we must believe. This is the point at which true spiritual inquiry can begin.

Evangelist Calls Obama's Religion Into Question

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Evangelist Franklin Graham called President Barack Obama's religious views into question on Tuesday, stating that he does not know for sure if Obama i...

Rick Santorum's God Games

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

Santorum's not just trolling for votes here. He seems to actually believe every regressive, repressive, and downright illogical belief he espouses.

Republican Religion

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Who Would Be a Climate Skeptic?

Christina Robert | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Christina Robert

Back in the days when going to college meant listening to the Grateful Dead, I once had to drive a car with a bumper sticker on the back that read, ...

America's Critical Role In The Spiritual Evolution Of The World

Lorna Byrne | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each time I land in America it's as if a gate to the new world opens. God and angels have told me that America is the gateway to humanity's future. It is where the choices that will determine mankind's future will be made.

Spiritual And Religious: Growing Past The Artificial Divisions

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Religion, in its essence, is simply the institution that has been established by human beings to collect spiritual teachings and practices in order to strengthen our connection to Spirit.

Religious Self-Definition A Major Issue In Dawkins's Poor Debate Performance

Christopher Lane | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The performance in question has Dawkins stumbling, uncharacteristically, when pressed to give the full title to Darwin's major treatise "On the Origin of Species." Dawkins declared that he'd been "ambushed" by the question.

Deep Calls To Deep: Re-imagining The Altar Call

Charles Howard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Howard

It's a powerful moment. Full of potential and a holy discomfort. Courage and celebration. The altar call, the moment of decision, the invitation to Christian discipleship.

Mourning John Hick: One Of The Greatest Theologians Of Our Time

Joe Winkler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

Hick taught instead of preached ... Hick freed so many of us from the chains of our dogma to embrace our fellow human beings.

Love Lasts

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Saint Paul says, "Love never ends." Neither does grief. One comes from the other. You can't have one with out risking the other. Grief is a measure of love lost. If we never loved we would never grieve. It's a tough exchange.

Playing Fair in Love and Climate Change

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

The principles of fairness and justice are especially lacking in the discourse (or lack thereof) about global climate change.

My Dog, My God And Cancer

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

My dog is my teacher -- she reminds me to enjoy simple pleasures and to live fully today. Cancer is my teacher -- it reminds me that everything is impermanent and everyone dies.

Bloomberg Defends Decision Prohibiting Religious Groups From Worshiping In Schools

Posted 02.13.2012 | New York

As the final day of worshiping in public schools came and went on Sunday, Mayor Bloomberg defended the city's ban on worship services in public schoo...

Reacting to Reactionary Muslims

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

There are a number of Muslims in Muslim countries who may be willing to oppose the reactionary-conservative movements, but they need additional support, both from within Muslim countries as well as from outside.