Archive: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006
A religion that thrives in an atmosphere of shared knowledge deserves to thrive; a religion that depends on enforced ignorance deserves to go extinct.
By Daniel C. Dennett | December 8, 2006; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (77)
Be honest if you don’t know much about God. Don’t yield to the pressure of the season and say or do things you don’t mean. You might even read a book together
By William Tully | December 8, 2006; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (22)
"Can you think of a place that you love, a special, beautiful place, where you feel wild and free, loved and loving, and safe and happy all at once? Being in that place is being connected to the Goddess, the living being that we are all a part of."
By Starhawk | December 7, 2006; 3:45 PM ET | Comments (64)
I am currently and unabashedly trying to make my children creatures of religious habit
By Jon Meacham | December 7, 2006; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (93)
My mom, who was a practicing Catholic, simply replied "I don't know" when I asked why God would put a child in an iron lung. She was honest--and more power to her.
By Susan Jacoby | December 7, 2006; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (174)
n my Latter-day Saint faith, the responsibility upon parents to teach their children principles of the gospel is scripturally mandated
By Michael Otterson | December 7, 2006; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (40)
My son Quinn, 24, believes in God. I did not know this until yesterday when I talked with him for this essay....
By Sally Quinn | December 7, 2006; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (109)
Children should be helped to understand that love produces unity
By William J. Byron | December 6, 2006; 5:54 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Bible and other sacred scriptures are not fairy tales – but we make a mistake when we think that stories must be factually true in order to be true and truthful
By Marcus Borg | December 6, 2006; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (104)
If you don’t talk with your children about religion, they will assume it doesn’t mean anything to you
By Stephen Prothero | December 6, 2006; 5:15 PM ET | Comments (244)
It would help if they were prepared to talk to their children about their doubts as well as their faith, about the fact that we all worship the same God
By Julia Neuberger | December 6, 2006; 4:30 PM ET | Comments (6)
My advice to people who are seeking God is to look within their own hearts
By Salman Ahmad | December 6, 2006; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (75)
This holiday season, give this gift to your children and to yourself: You are loved, unconditionally. Believe me when I tell you that everything else in religion is commentary.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 6, 2006; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (23)
We are hard-wired to name the transcendental meaning by which we commit ourselves to live human lives in the certainty of human death
By John Dominic Crossan | December 6, 2006; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (68)