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How to Make Sense of Suicide

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

"Gone" implies Lila went somewhere, like the word "departed." I'm a skeptic about religion, especially the afterlife, but death makes me believe in souls, because it's when I can feel their absence.

Yom Kippur: What About That Other Book?

Carol Orsborn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Carol Orsborn

Imagine this: One instant ago, your body had weight and heat and heartbeat. And then, with one final long breath, all that is truly you rises like carbon bubbles of light, pressed to the ceiling.

Death, Life and Rebirth

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Each death is a reminder of the mystery of it all -- a reminder that we can only live each day as if it were the most important day of our lives and love as if it means everything.

Are We Tumbling Toward Bliss?

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Dr. Annie Kagan

The other day, while walking by the bay near my house, I found an exquisite piece of sea glass. The glass was a clear, frosty blue, as if a piece of s...

Interview With a Philosopher -- A Great Book on the Grand Finale

Tom Morris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Death gets a lot of bad press, when it gets any at all. But it may be much different, and incredibly more interesting, than we might think. From the...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Heaven and Hell Revised: Updates From the World of Spirit

Stafford Betty | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

It would be disingenuous of me to claim that I know for certain what happens when we die and what follows. Mediumistic communication is a slippery subject, and I am aware of its potential pitfalls. But I am also widely read in the area, and what I've tried to show here is the remarkable richness of the best of spirit literature.

What About Hell? Fiction and Fact

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Christians who still want to preach Hell, should at least know what they're talking about.

Is There an Afterlife?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

My brother, a real estate attorney who lived on New York's Upper East Side, was the last person I would have expected to tell me he thought he would go somewhere after dying, especially someplace as undocumented and wooey-wooey as the afterlife. Jack went only to places covered in The New York Times Travel Section -- London, Paris, Jerusalem.

Cancer: Heaven or Hell?

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

We are all going to die. Everyone knows that. Having cancer just makes it a little bit more real. I am not a religious person. I know that the majority of the world population do believe in God, heaven and hell and/or some sort of afterlife. That's ok.

Jaweed Kaleem

Movie Challenges Viewers On Near-Death Experiences

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

Is it possible to die, take a quick look around, and come back to life to describe what you found? Seekers have asked the question for millennia, wit...

'Heaven Is For Real' Film Offers An Accessible Look At The Afterlife

USA Today | Claudia Puig | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in “Heaven Is for Real.” But it’s Greg Kinnear, wi...

Lucky Enough to Die Like Dad

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

If you were lucky enough to be born into the social circumstances of my father, you would be lucky enough, as the Irish say. If you were lucky enough to lead his length of 89 years, all the better, though it was not without sorrow.

Death, Dying and Finding Meaning in Loss

Joel Readence | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Joel Readence

I think as a society, if we were able to take the focus off the way a person died and focus on the manner in which they lived, the loving presence they held in our lives and the fact they continue on in another form, our mourning process would be kinder and gentler.

As Life Ends -- Forever Begins

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

What happens when we pass? Where do our souls go when our bodies die? Is there life after "death?" Is our time here on Earth all there is? Allow me to...

Same-Sex Marriage in the After Life?

Thom Nickels | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish mystic who claimed that he was guided by God to visit the realms of the afterlife in spirit form, posited the premise that there's a cosmic sex in the afterlife, but only among married (heterosexual) couples.

A God for Atheists

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

The absurdity of God condemning non-Christians to hell is enough to destroy the childhood faith of many a thoughtful adolescent. A God who created the universe by merely wishing it into existence is almost as fatal.

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

Why You Really, Really Don't Want to Live Forever

Brett Gallaher | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I honestly think humans gets so hung up on living forever because we feel like we don't have enough time. We think that one lifetime just isn't enough. We cling to the idea of eternity because it feels secure.

The Experience With A Psychic That Sent Shivers Down My Spine

Al DeLuise | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I love psychics -- but you knew that. I have been going to them for years. I don't live my life by what they tell me -- maybe I should -- but I really enjoy listening to what they have to say. I've been to quite a few over the years.

You Take My Breath Away: the Sociology of Death

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.27.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Psychologists explain the five stages of death, five emotional experiences that a person goes through upon being informed that the end of his or her l...

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Sometimes, instead of being obsessed with one big spectacular miracle, we should pay attention to the many smaller miracles that are accumulating all around us.

Golden National Treasures

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

The initial segment of the exhibit displays tons of gold jewelry found at ancient burial sites of Kings & Queens in Silla's capital city, Gyeongju. Further into the exhibition are larger-scale items that were created after the adoption of the Buddhist religion.

Testing the God Hypothesis

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

The existence of the God worshiped by most Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only lacks supporting empirical evidence but is even contradicted by such evidence. However, it need not have turned out that way.

The Beauty of Paradise

KidSpirit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Thinking about one aspect that I find beautiful about Islam is tough for me. There are a multitude of things I love about my religion and picking one is no easy task.