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Is God In The Brain?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Dr. Douglas Fields

Science and religion are different worlds, but fundamentally they are not antagonistic; they are part of the larger whole that defines all human beings.

5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

In a world beset by fundamentalists of believing and secular varieties, it must be possible to balance a rejection of religious faith with a selective reverence for religious rituals and concepts.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Why I Am An Accommodationist

Robert J. Asher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

In the sense that I believe in God, I am religious. However, I empathize with skeptics who, once they hear a believer begin with a phrase like "God's love" or "religious truth," dismiss the claims on history that often follow.

Asking for It (or Positive Thinking About Negative Feedback)

Mary Lou Quinlan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Good News
Mary Lou Quinlan

Afterwards, I sit onstage and ask, "How did you really feel?" It's not called a "talkback" for nothing. Suddenly, hearing their opinions isn't as much fun, especially for someone used to being the boss.

Dare To Live Your Dreams

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

Have you found yourself in a valley pursuing another elusive dream? It overwhelms me to consider how deep one man can go, when the world around us says, "Give up, quit, stop digging; there is no way this will ever come true."

Is There A Key To Happiness In The Midst Of Life's Storms?

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

Contentment, I believe, comes when we entrust ourselves, through faith into His loving care, knowing that where we are at this moment in our lives, is just where He wants us to be.

God Wants a 10% Corporate Tax

Brian Rooney | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Brian Rooney

When religious belief drives public policy we might not be far from a declaration that "God wants a 10% corporate tax rate." And really, who can question that any more than whether Mitt wears Mormon "magic" underwear. It's a matter of faith.

Speeding Tickets For Embryos? As Personhood Bills Proliferate, Could Be

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Remember the "Defense of Marriage" ballot measures? Ah, those were simpler, more innocent days. The dark forces of Old-Time Religion have moved on to a more sophisticated campaign.

What A Little Girl Named Penny Can Teach Us About Faith And Disability

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home
Danielle Tumminio

As Becker's relationship with her daughter blossoms, she begins to discern that what our society labels dis-abled or broken, God labels as good, whole, and beautiful.

Why Should We Not Be Mad At God?

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

Why should we not be mad at God? We've gone to church, tithed, helped the poor, fed the hungry and sheltered the homeless just as His word instructs us to do. Why then has this happened to us?

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.

Love And Sex: Putting Old Values In New Language

John Backman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
John Backman

I am glad that LGBTQ people feel freer to be who they are and love whom they love. I believe it is good that people in dead or violent marriages can escape them more readily.

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.

The Challenge Of Staying In Faith

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sometimes it is very hard to have faith. The wounded part of ourselves is always devoted to controlling the outcome of things, so when things do not turn out the way we expected, we tend to feel abandoned by God.

'Gods, Gays and Guns' (EXCERPT)

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 04.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

In the post-9-11 era, one has been able to interchange the words "Christian," "conservative," "religious," "right," and "Republican" in one sentence without necessarily changing the meaning of the sentence.

Prayer: It's Not What You Think

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

When a person stands before God to communicate, she is taking stock of her capabilities, current level of spiritual consciousness and willingness to accept reality for what it truly is.

The Neck And The Site Of The Temple

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

In the time it takes for the brain's signals to pass through the neck's constricted channel, Jewish mystics identify that the transference of a thought into its physical interpretation occurs.

Making Deals With God, Superstitions And Karma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Barbara Greenberg

In my efforts to make deals with God and engage in superstitious behavior maybe I'm simply trying to ensure my good karma. I now truly understand this word.

Maintaining A Relationship With God When Your Life Is Intolerable

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

God is there to help us get through those challenges, not to inflict them.

How The Placebo Effect Proves That God Exists

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

We can't find God, because, paradoxically, we are already the God that we are seeking.

Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?

WATCH: God's Answer To Tennis Player?

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion

Thou shall not take the Lord's name in vain. But if thou do, thou better be ready to get an answer. During a doubles tennis match, Olympic athlete...

God is Brazilian

David Kersh | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
David Kersh

While a Brazilian God would fit in fine and be welcomed in the more tolerant coastal and urban enclaves of the U.S., it will surely be problematic in the more reactionary fundamentalist areas of the country.

Why God Allows Suffering Now Easier to Explain Than How to Get a Job on LinkedIn

James Napoli | Posted 03.25.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Hans Willmore is the lead scientific investigator at Oslo's Neuroconnectivity Institute, where the studies comparing a subject's ability to explain LinkedIn with his or her ability to break down the complexities of an apparently indifferent universe began.