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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 3

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-26-2018 under OPINION

This is our third and final column of responses to the question submitted by Elisabeth G-P: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one another and that, of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under OPINION

Elisabeth G-P asked the Ethics and Religion Talk panel: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one another and that, of faith, hope and charity, love is the...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

Elisabeth G-P send the following question to the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected]: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What role does celibacy play in your tradition?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-26-2018 under OPINION

Lauren G. wrote the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected] to ask: “I'm curious about how celibacy plays into religion. I do know that Catholic priests, nuns, and monks practice it; but does it play any ‘...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is the role of clergy?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under OPINION

Michele L. wrote the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected] to ask: “I understand that everyone on this panel is referred to as ‘clergy.’ I know this is a catch phrase for religious leaders. But I'm...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What happens to a Secular Humanist Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-12-2018 under OPINION

This week, we have a second set of responses to the question that Jim V. from Newego wrote to the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected], asking: “Does a secular humanist who follows his or her heart and lives in...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What happens to a Secular Humanist who lives by the Golden Rule?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under OPINION

Jim V. from Newego writes, Does a secular humanist who follows his or her heart and lives in general by the ‘Golden Rule’ have a chance of seeing Heaven, Paradise, gaining eternal life, etc., without the aid or direction of a Holy Book,...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is sex in virtual reality cheating? Part 3

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-22-2018 under OPINION

James F. wrote to Ethics and Religion Talk: “I read with interest your recent column regarding whether Virtual Reality pornography is ‘cheating.’ I assumed the respondents were talking about someone in a committed relationship,...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: The case for "NO TALKING" at movies!

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-16-2018 under OPINION

Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds: “Welcome to the age of the smart phone! We are being schooled in ‘the social media imperative.’ What we think, feel, eat, wear, or...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is it ethical to 'spend down' to qualify for Medicaid?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-08-2018 under OPINION

Should a religious tradition be able to address any and all questions of modern life? Several times in the past months, I have sent out questions to the panel and received responses suggesting that such a question not well-suited for a column on...

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