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Buddhism and Euthanasia

One of the central themes of almost all religions is death or, more specifically, what becomes of us when we die. The teachings of almost every faith focus on attempting to explain death and dying and how it fits in with ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Buddhism

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Lessons Non-Religious Believers Can Learn From the World’s Major Religions

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals, even those who grew up in religious households, to forego religion entirely. According to a Pew Religious Landscape survey, nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Giving Children a Chance To Discover Their Own Faith

In November, Crosswalk.com published an article about parenting called “Should You Force Your Kids to Go to Church?” The article was pro-church, but the author, Jennifer Waddle, did provide a flip side for ea ...

Category: Religion

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Hymns for the LGBTQ+ Community

The classic hymns are controversial in many ways. Modern Christians often don’t like to think about the traditional warfare of the past. A lot of hymns are extremely patriarchal, and some hymns refer to handicaps i ...

Category: Morality Religion

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Poll Finds Nonwhite Democrats More Religious Than White Democrats

With the 2020 presidential election season upon us and gearing up almost by the day, another race is also on: seeing who can most closely predict which candidate will win based on the views, predilections, and issue impo ...

Category: Politics Religion

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Voodoo vs. Hoodoo: What’s the Difference?

If you are into magic, witchcraft, and/or faith healing, you’ve undoubtedly run across Voodoo and Hoodoo. But are you aware that these two belief systems are completely different from each other even though they ma ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Want To Be Happy? Become Religiously Affiliated

If you haven’t been feeling particularly happy about yourself and your life for a while and just can’t seem to get that joie de vivre back that you used to have, try becoming religiously affiliated. Before yo ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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Is There a Difference Between Your Soul and Your Spirit?

The main problem with attempting to differentiate between your soul and your spirit is that first you must believe that you have both. If as an atheist you believe that neither actually exists, then the whole discussion ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Religious Restrictions and Hostilities Increasing Around the World

The results of a new international Pew Research Center study show that both governmental restrictions and governmental and nongovernmental religious hostilities have significantly increased around the world during the pa ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Politics Religion

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“Buddha of Oakland” Reduces Crime by 82%

Known for the Oakland Raiders and origination of "The Wave," that ubiquitous fan participation event now seen in stadiums across the country, Oakland, California, likewise is known for its extraordinarily high crime rate ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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