Archive: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008
The case of Eliot Spitzer reminds us all that the public does have a sense that personal morality is tied to public leadership -- indeed that private morality and public morality cannot be on two completely different tracks.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | March 15, 2008; 4:16 AM ET | Comments (30)
Christians do not believe that we can separate public and private morality. A man who will cheat on his wife will cheat on the taxpayers.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | March 14, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (30)
If we’re going to pay so much attention to one man’s illicit sexual behavior, let’s look at our society’s encouragement of deviant practices by how women’s bodies are exploited, commodified and objectified in film, music and the marketing industry.
By Hadia Mubarak | March 14, 2008; 8:20 AM ET | Comments (78)
Each of us lives within the danger zone of the shadow, and until we learn how to bring its secrets to light and redeem our own suppressed violence and shame, Eliot Spitzer won't be the only one who pays the price.
By Deepak Chopra | March 14, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (33)
The question implies that this case might reveal something about the state of the present culture in contrast to that in other times. Optimists and moral progressives have little to cheer: we are not rising to new moral heights.
By Martin Marty | March 14, 2008; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (10)
Spitzer should have reached out for the Gideon Bible in the hotel room drawer instead of reaching out for prostitutes.
By Cal Thomas | March 14, 2008; 6:06 AM ET | Comments (42)
My first observation about the Eliot Spitzer affair is that compulsive sexual activity is a human disease like compulsive gambling or compulsive drinking. It should be treated psychologically, but human beings seem to enjoy making moral judgments.
By John Shelby Spong | March 13, 2008; 7:22 PM ET | Comments (5)
Email is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because we have much faster access to information as communication than ever before. Email is a quantum leap forward in technology from the fax machine. However, like all...
By Richard Land | March 13, 2008; 5:43 PM ET | Comments (0)
American women are so quick to criticize the religious tradition of others, where women take a subservient position – but are we so different? That’s not what the Spitzer scandal suggests.
By Sally Quinn | March 13, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (935)
The recent and controversial call by Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, primate of the Church of England and spiritual leader of 80 million Anglicans, for incorporation of Sharia law into British law will not be the last utterance in favor of Islamic law. Nor should it be.
By Feisal Abdul Rauf | March 13, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (1)
If someone deceives their spouse, chances are they won't have much compunction about deceiving the public.
By Nicholas T. Wright | March 13, 2008; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (11)
What makes E-mail such a vehicle for good and evil, and on some days I think for more evil than good, is that it removes the presence of the other to a distance.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | March 13, 2008; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (13)
It seems that many people say things in E-mail they would never hand write or say to someone face to face, largely due to this anonymity.
By Pamela K. Taylor | March 13, 2008; 8:02 AM ET | Comments (35)
Life was fast enough before E-mail and now it has just got to the point when we can't move away from the screen to see anyone or enjoy nature and the family.
By Arun Gandhi | March 13, 2008; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (14)
I bet people have asked this question about everything since they discovered pigeons could carry messages.
By Nicholas T. Wright | March 13, 2008; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (11)
The wonders of the World Wide Web and of E-mail provide a marvelous technology for almost instant transfer of vast amounts of information. But they also constitute an additional powerful buffer, allowing us to be in touch and not touch.
By James Anderson | March 13, 2008; 4:26 AM ET | Comments (1)
Eboo Patel | Has there been a spell cast on people that causes them to link Islam and violence, and tune out other voices?
By Eboo Patel | March 12, 2008; 11:33 PM ET | Comments (411)
Geraldine Ferrraro's comments about Barack Obama were sinful and wrong.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | March 12, 2008; 2:04 PM ET | Comments (276)
I despise spam and the misuses of the internet in blogs which bring out the worst in the worst, but I celebrate the ways friends greet friends, the distant sustain relations, and the hopers spread hope to the disappointed.
By Martin Marty | March 12, 2008; 8:29 AM ET | Comments (7)
I have no idea what this question has to do with faith, except that everything involving computers has become a form of faith in our society.
By Susan Jacoby | March 12, 2008; 7:14 AM ET | Comments (19)
At the most mystical level, the Internet is God talking to himself through technology at the speed of light. Not every transmission is obviously divine, but it's not content that I am referring to.
By Deepak Chopra | March 12, 2008; 6:07 AM ET | Comments (25)
E-mail is only really bad if it stops us talking face to face, if we believe technologies can take the place of people engaging with other people.
By Julia Neuberger | March 12, 2008; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (2)
Anything that saves time and postage, which is going up again, is a blessing. The curse, of course, is that you are never out of touch.
By Cal Thomas | March 11, 2008; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (4)
So generally, the Internet is helping Christians, at least, share their message throughout hitherto unreached lands.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | March 11, 2008; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)
Let me be clear that Christian does not equal blind allegiance to any political party or ideology. This is dangerous and idolatrous. Jesus would also be critical of religious practices that oppressed and ignored any group that includes Jews, Muslims, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, secularists, etc.
By Gabriel Salguero | March 10, 2008; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (32)
Enough with this silly speculation about what Jesus would have done. I am interested in what Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain would do as president of the United States. And I am certain of one thing: none of these candidates is the reincarnation of Jesus.
By Susan Jacoby | March 10, 2008; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (188)
Eboo Patel | People tell me all the time that they’re afraid to talk about religion – they don’t have the knowledge, the language or the courage.
By Eboo Patel | March 9, 2008; 10:40 PM ET | Comments (116)
torture and morality, waterboarding and morality, Bush veto
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | March 9, 2008; 10:20 PM ET | Comments (73)