Archive: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007
Does what Benedict wrote about love express the message of Judaism and Islam, of Buddhists and Hindus? I don’t think so.
By Thomas G. Bohlin | October 19, 2007; 4:12 PM ET | Comments (178)
The practices and beliefs of the separate religions "get interesting" in the minds and hearts of billions of people when mediated through the stories.
By Martin Marty | October 19, 2007; 2:48 PM ET | Comments (8)
God demonstrated what real love looks like by dying in our place "even while we were yet sinners."
By Cal Thomas | October 19, 2007; 1:24 PM ET | Comments (58)
Love has to be the common thread that unites and links all of us together.
By Sulayman Nyang | October 19, 2007; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (43)
A watered-down, lowest-common denominator view of religion to support the idea that one religion is about as good as the next is a mistake.
By J. Brent Walker | October 18, 2007; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (78)
As other human run establishments, all religions are equally vulnerable to pollution and exploitation.
By Rajan Zed | October 18, 2007; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (57)
Scratching below the surface, there is quite a difference, especially when it comes to what motivates these acts of charity.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | October 18, 2007; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (23)
There are differences which have enormous and far reaching influence on the way the message of the major faiths is understood and lived out
By James Anderson | October 18, 2007; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (29)
If the merciful ideal of religion defined all religious traditions, the earth would not be filled with the corpses of people murdered for believing in different deities.
By Susan Jacoby | October 17, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (312)
Violent people love violently, stupid people love stupidly, selfish people love selfishly and so forth.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | October 17, 2007; 8:42 AM ET | Comments (11)
At the highest level, I do think that all religions carry the same basic message but most of us do not live at the highest level.
By Irwin Kula | October 17, 2007; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (11)
Other world religions conceive God, and our relationship to God, very differently.
By George Weigel | October 17, 2007; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (29)
I was once on a panel with—this sounds like a bad joke, but it really happened—a rabbi, an imam, a Buddhist, and a Hindu. We were asked to talk about peacemaking, and I was the first to speak. I talked...
By Richard Mouw | October 16, 2007; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (1)
Eboo Patel: What would inspire a working class guy from Eastabuchie, Mississippi who had never been out of the deep south to go to, of all places, Liberia?
By Eboo Patel | October 16, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (48)
Although I believe in a Creator and a life beyond the grave, my own encounter with death reaffirmed this faith.
By Sulayman Nyang | October 16, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (26)
This trip with the Spirit of Christ has been too eventful, surprising and beyond my imagining to wrap in a statement of beliefs. That is not the way love works.
By James Anderson | October 16, 2007; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (29)
From where I sit, I plainly see many examples of the physically dead very much alive among us.
By Gustav Niebuhr | October 16, 2007; 7:27 AM ET | Comments (33)
Choose to accept or reject the idea of an afterlife by all means, but let's not pretend that Jesus Christ and his apostles didn't teach it.
By Michael Otterson | October 15, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (65)
Without life after death, life is not a romance it is a sick tragedy, a cosmic joke.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | October 15, 2007; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (50)
Lisa Miller: It is getting much easier to find evangelicals with authentic Bible-belt credentials expressing love and support for gay friends and neighbors.
By David Waters | October 15, 2007; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (859)
I take an agnostic view. I believe that it is unknowable and therefore, asking what comes next is simply the wrong question.
By David Saperstein | October 14, 2007; 2:28 PM ET | Comments (9)