Biblical Views of God →
“And it would be a waste not to take advantage of what academic study of the Bible reveals about life, about the world and about God. For the Bible, the existence of the divine is not a question. But the Bible does pose questions about this existence: If God is all-powerful and benevolent, why is there evil in the world? If God is just, why do the wicked prosper? What is the relationship...
What Does the Bible Say About Creation and... →
“The Bible does not claim a unified, monolithic portrait of creation. Its descriptions vary from text to text, as do its literary styles. It expresses how the material and human world came into existence, but its real message is not those external details but its insights into the nature of divinity, humanity, and the world.”
South Park creators: Dawkins and the New Atheists... →
“When it comes to religion, the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are equal-opportunities offenders, and it’s an approach that has made them heroes to many atheists in age of heightened sensitivity around matters of faith.”
Baha'i: A 21st Century Faith →
“The Russian, Mexican, African, Arab, Israeli, American, European and Australian all found a commonality in their diversity: a belief that we are all bound together by our oneness. This ideal, I thought, would certainly be one way to start doing away with prejudice among nations.”
The Ku Klux Klan Revisited →
“For members of the Ku Klux Klan, burning a cross isn’t sacrilege: it’s an act of faith.” **I disagree entirely with their philosophy/outlook. However, it’s still smart to be informed about their views.
Eid al-Adha around the world - in pictures →
“The festival is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience.”
For growing ranks of pagans, October 31 means a... →
“(Paganism) is one of the fastest growing religions in the world,” says Michael York, a retired religious scholar from Bath Spa University in the UK. “True numbers are impossible to come by because many people are wary to admit they are pagan, and reliable statistics just don’t exist.”
Explain it to me: What’s the Hajj? Millions of pilgrims have begun arriving in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.
The young [Jain] nun's tale →
“At its purest, Jainism is almost an atheistic religion, and the images of the tirthankaras represent less a divine presence than a profound divine absence.”
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.– Buddha (via lazyyogi)
Praying to the Zombie Jesus: The Spirituality of... →
“You might assume that all of this zombie Jesus talk exists on the level of simplistic parody, barbs hurled at Christianity by its less-than-cultured despisers. You would be wrong. Zombie Jesus has provoked some serious spiritual and existential reflection. John Morehead’s blog Theofantastique has looked at Zombie Jesus as an image of spiritual reflection and even suggested that evangelical...
Events in New York, San Francisco capture... →
“Peace begins with the individual, and each person is called to be a peacemaker.”