Spiritual Beliefs

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What Oprah Doesn’t Get About Atheists

Winfrey’s definition of God is meaningless, applying to everything and nothing all at once.

Canadian prisoners sue over lack of chaplains

TORONTO — Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time … Continued

Boy Scouts shift on gays wouldn’t change rules on atheists

For former scoutmaster Richard Guglielmetti, the Boy Scouts of America’s reconsideration of its ban on gay scouts and leaders is … Continued

On 200th birthday, there’s no’bah humbug’ for Charles Dickens

‘’I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the … Continued

Hispanics and values: How the GOP and the DNC address Hispanic issues

REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami on Jan. … Continued

Taking America Back to Greatness

Bonnie Jo Mount WASHINGTON POST Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on August 30 … Continued

God and man in Tampa

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

An appeal to see Romney’s softer side

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks the floor during the final day of the Republican … Continued

Huckabee triangulates his Romney endorsement

GETTY IMAGES Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 29, … Continued

Santorum stands out as the future anointed one of the Christian Right

AP Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum addresses candidates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. … Continued

Does God keep exclusive agents?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Spiritual consciousness should navigate all acts

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

The ‘compromised pacifist’ position on animal rights

Do animals have rights? What about trees? When does life begin? Will the Cubs ever win the World Series? These … Continued

Why you need a community of support

Q: Do you see any difference in the health of people who belong to organized religions/churches compared to those who … Continued

Swiss vote against religious freedom

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

Why Your Brain Needs God

By Andrew Newberg and Mark WaldmanCenter for Spirituality and the Mind A theologian will tell you that faith is essential … Continued

A HinJew Target in Mumbai

Whenever I fly my habit is to whisper two prayers to myself just before takeoff and landing. The first is … Continued

God On Our Side

Whenever I hear someone say, “God is on my side,” I think, “Yep! Just another argument for polytheism.” Because, hey, … Continued

Guest Blog Post: Oprah’s New Earth Vocabulary

This week’s episode of Oprah’s A New Earth focused on one’s awakening to life’s purpose. Inappropriately, I couldn’t help thinking … Continued