The Rapidian

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How do you know that the immortal soul exists?

Submitted 01-22-2019 under OPINION

Do all of you believe that everyone has an immortal soul? Why do you believe the soul exists if it cannot be seen or heard?

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Adoptee finds solace in sharing journey with local support group, community

Submitted 01-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

Adoptees Connect ~ Grand Rapids is part of a national movement with chapters across the country and beyond. This is an oasis for all adult adoptees to come and share their version of adoption. Karen Goldner Snow writes about her journey here

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Ethics and Religion Talk: DNA Privacy and Misuse of Information

Submitted 01-14-2019 under OPINION

Does the potential for misuse of private information make the collection and storing of DNA samples a violation of ethics?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What if Good is Not Good Enough?

Submitted 01-07-2019 under OPINION

This question was submitted at a recent panel on ‘End of Life’ in which I participated: Suppose I do not live a life “good enough” to attain the equivalent to heaven, then where do I go?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May a Consenting Married Couple Engage in "Swinging?"

Submitted 12-31-2018 under OPINION

how do I reconcile that my wife and I will not be sexually satisfied unless we experience the swinging lifestyle, and how can being sexually active with other human beings be so wrong, if we both agree that we allow it in our marriage?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Self-Driving Cars be Programmed to Make Moral Decisions?

Submitted 12-27-2018 under OPINION

Should self-driving cars be programmed with a moral decision-making capability? For example, to avoid a head on collision should the car swerve into the crosswalk, possibly killing pedestrians? Who's life is more important – the passengers or the pedestrians?

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GVSU student shares story of mental health to raise awareness

Submitted 12-19-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

What happens when a lifetime’s worth of tragedy is forced into that of a 22-year-old?

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Does the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association contract promote police officer misconduct?

Submitted 12-18-2018 under OPINION

Let’s end this cycle of false concessions and make real changes that matter so that we may affirmatively further police/community relations in Grand Rapids.

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Late discovery adoptee finds her true self by opening up to past, making connections for future

Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adoptees Connect ~ Grand Rapids is part of a national movement with chapters across the country and beyond. This is an oasis for all adult adoptees to come and share their version of adoption. Jillian Blair writes about her journey here.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does clergy child abuse cover-up affect clergy moral authority? Part 2

Submitted 12-17-2018 under OPINION

Continued...as a member of the clergy what do you think of your profession weighing in on ethical issues [when it seems unable to police itself]?

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