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Religious Experience

The Argument from Ignorance

Victor Stenger | Posted 12.23.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

The argument from ignorance is a logical fallacy, also known as the God-of-the-gaps argument, whereby someone says, "I am unaware of a natural explanation for [some phenomenon]; therefore we have evidence for the supernatural."

Science, Religion And Religious Minimalism

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

Secular prophecies to the contrary, religion is not going away. And despite the hopes of certain nostalgic believers, religion will not regain, at least in the West, the social ascendancy it once enjoyed.

Doubt: A Scientific And Religious Perspective

Victor Udoewa | Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Science is naturally skeptical, initially couched in doubt. Though doubt might be a stumbling block for science, it is a stepping stone for faith.

Prayer: An Expression Of The Heart

Scott Perlo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Scott Perlo

I offer this thought as a guide: whatever your worship, ask yourself, "did my heart express itself today?" If so, you have truly prayed.

The Consequences of Spiritual Transformation

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

My views about God, my feelings about myself and others, and my views regarding the universe shifted, or better, morphed into something infinitely more meaningful than I could have ever imagined.

'Miracle Detectives' On The Hunt For Answers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service (RNS) Dirt at an ancient holy site in Chimayo, N.M. reputedly cures a woman's rare bone cancer. In Nort...

Who Says All Religions Are the Same?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The truth is, religions are both different and alike, depending on where one looks. And we need to look at the whole picture, because when we lean too far in either direction we lose our balance.

STRESS Month: A Patchwork Approach to 'Religious' Experience

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

For many today, organized religions are not providing the experience described above; perhaps it is because there is too much attention directed toward the interpretation of ancient texts.

Want to Experience God? You Already Have: Common Longings and Connections

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Sometimes you experience a desire for God in very common situations: for example, standing silently in the snowy woods on a winter's day, finding yourself moved to tears during a movie, recognizing a strange sense of connection during a church service...

The Quantum Brain, Spirituality, And The Mind Of God

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

The spiritual experience usually comes about in altered states, but what does the recurring substance of the experience signify? What is that "something deeper and larger than ourselves" to which the experience seems to connect us?