Archive: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007
After close to three decades of profound experiences sitting with people who are dying and with their families, I am very pragmatic about the question of life after death. Rather than worry about intellectual consistency or religious dogma, or simply...
By Irwin Kula | October 12, 2007; 6:39 PM ET | Comments (0)
Some years ago, I awoke suddenly from my sleep at the sound of my dead father's voice, ringing in my ears.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | October 12, 2007; 3:04 PM ET | Comments (45)
Pagans see birth and life as a great gift, and the reward of a good life is to be reborn again among those we have loved before.
By Starhawk | October 12, 2007; 2:37 PM ET | Comments (169)
Aside from the obvious influence of dreams and memories – which are very much part of this world – pure souls have a primarily unconscious relationship with us.
By Adin Steinsaltz | October 12, 2007; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (19)
We have no words, concepts, reaches of imagination to make sense of death in ordinary conceptions.
By Martin Marty | October 12, 2007; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (16)
I've never had any visions from dead people of any kind, and would be terrified if I did. Consulting mediums or spiritists is clearly condemned in Scripture.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | October 12, 2007; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (38)
Eboo Patel: To make a hero of Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- as Salman Rushdie and Sam Harris would do -- violates principles of the Enlightenment that these people laughably claim Ali is championing.
By Eboo Patel | October 11, 2007; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (530)
The dead floated up from their tombs during the floods of Katrina. Why shouldn’t New Orleans float up from its watery grave as well?
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | October 11, 2007; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (26)
The universe is not fair. If there is to be any justice in existence, we and only we must put it there.
By Greg M. Epstein | October 11, 2007; 8:19 AM ET | Comments (49)
Life rolls on till it merges in the Absolute. Life drifts on to achieve its triumph of the universal.
By Rajan Zed | October 11, 2007; 7:11 AM ET | Comments (55)
If I were to make a list of Christianity’s ten worst contributions to religion, it would be its emphasis on an afterlife, for more than one reason.
By Marcus Borg | October 10, 2007; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (115)
Say it now. Do it now. Show your love now, because you may never have another chance.
By Susan Jacoby | October 10, 2007; 7:43 AM ET | Comments (147)
All cultures, ancient as well as modern, have been more or less familiar with the fact that people we love who have died can and do appear to us.
By Nicholas T. Wright | October 10, 2007; 6:47 AM ET | Comments (68)
Yes, I believe in life after death because Jesus taught about it came to assure we could live it with Him; and and Paul also testifies to it. No, I have never been visited by a dead relative or friend....
By Cal Thomas | October 10, 2007; 4:30 AM ET | Comments (27)
I would never vote for hypocrites who try to sound more religious than they really are in order to pander to the religiously conservative.
By Susan Jacoby | October 9, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (57)
Let McCain specify exactly what in what part of the Christian tradition moves him and would affect the way he carries out his duties, and we could vote him or it up or down.
By Martin Marty | October 9, 2007; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (12)
I do hope that religion, and the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance, inform his words and actions.
By Thomas G. Bohlin | October 9, 2007; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (4)
Regrettably, I think Mr. McCain's statement is simply that of a desperate candidate.
By John Esposito | October 9, 2007; 6:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
I don't want anyone becoming president for whom religion or irreligion is the only thing that matters.
By Gustav Niebuhr | October 8, 2007; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (20)
It is impossible to separate people's religious faith from their worldview, their values, and their character.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | October 8, 2007; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (27)
Our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, makes much of being a 'son of the manse'- and his attitudes have been strongly shaped by his Scottish Christian upbringing.
By Julia Neuberger | October 8, 2007; 7:42 AM ET | Comments (8)