Archive: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007
The solution is not denigration of religion a la Hitchens, but new religious leadership that acts on dimensions of faith that are life-affirming instead of suffocating.
By Eboo Patel | May 25, 2007; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (76)
If Mr. Hitchens would like to see the real thing, I ask him to visit prison with me. It’s an open invitation.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | May 25, 2007; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (38)
So religion is man-made to the extent that the God man redeemed us and established a Church.
By William J. Byron | May 25, 2007; 8:09 AM ET | Comments (663)
Faith and religion are not the same, in my view.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | May 25, 2007; 7:08 AM ET | Comments (59)
Christopher Hitchens is an author with a masterful domination of language who writes about only one thing: Christopher Hitchens.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | May 24, 2007; 9:03 AM ET | Comments (109)
The only alternative – that religion is woman-made – is hard to reconcile with prevailing attitudes of religious authorities to women.
By Richard Dawkins | May 24, 2007; 8:38 AM ET | Comments (131)
The God he rejects is the same God most thinking Christians reject.
By John Shelby Spong | May 24, 2007; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (35)
If people truly believed in an afterlife, they would be happy to have lived into their 80s and ready to join their departed loved ones.
By Susan Jacoby | May 23, 2007; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (363)
True religion works from the inside-out when Jesus transforms us, not the outside-in through laws, rules and regulations.
By Cal Thomas | May 23, 2007; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (65)
We start creating our own reality about God.
By Salman Ahmad | May 23, 2007; 7:06 AM ET | Comments (102)
For the Christian, of course (as for the Jew), humans are made to reflect the Creator.
By Nicholas T. Wright | May 23, 2007; 6:53 AM ET | Comments (45)
I honestly believe that if my life had not changed when it did, I would be on drugs, in prison or dead by now.
By Lyle Dukes | May 22, 2007; 4:39 PM ET | Comments (28)
I cannot explain why I don’t spend every breath thanking God for the opportunity to be alive.
By Eboo Patel | May 22, 2007; 3:22 PM ET | Comments (49)
Forest-dwelling is not necessarily retirement; it is more a state of mind than a plan of action.
By Wendy Doniger | May 22, 2007; 9:32 AM ET | Comments (16)
My only real disappointment is my failure to become a second baseman for the Detroit Tigers
By Randall Balmer | May 22, 2007; 8:27 AM ET | Comments (8)
There are many ways in which life can be good, and I have been blessed with quite a few of them
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 22, 2007; 7:12 AM ET | Comments (61)
I find that in the middle of grief, I internalize the negative far more than the positive.
By Donna Freitas | May 22, 2007; 6:41 AM ET | Comments (132)
Before we respond to the question "is religion man-made," we'd have to ask "is it made?" Of course it is: universes were "made," and so are all objects, all perceptions which involve the brain, which "makes" them into something graspable....
By Martin Marty | May 21, 2007; 3:31 PM ET | Comments (0)
How can I be satisfied living in proximity to the violence, death, and insanity of a war zone?
By James Anderson | May 21, 2007; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (15)
I have always been touched by this affirmation that God does not burden us beyond what we can bear and the following supplication, found in the final verse of the second chapter of the Qur'an. 2:268 God does not burden...
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 21, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (692)
There's a wider context to one's life, isn't there? And somehow the word satisfied just doesn't really work there.
By Gustav Niebuhr | May 21, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (8)
I am satisfied with not being satisfied.
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 21, 2007; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (23)
A fulfilled life is one of big ideas and simple pleasures. A life of love in which we listen for God’s continuous call.
By Jim Cooper | May 21, 2007; 7:12 AM ET | Comments (18)
Someone asked me about 10 years ago what I would like written on my epitaph. I responded immediately without even hesitating. “Good mother, good wife, good daughter, good friend.” He was surprised at my answer. Not as surprised as I...
By Sally Quinn | May 20, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (31)
Every year I tell my students that those who know, truly know, that they are going to die also know how to live.
By Stephen Prothero | May 20, 2007; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (14)
I’ve had losses and disappointments, but they are far outweighed by the gifts the Goddess has blessed me with.
By Starhawk | May 20, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (93)
I believe my church has sufficient leadership to restore balance to the Anglican Communion.
By John Shelby Spong | May 20, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (41)