The Rapidian

Opinion

Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Proof of God Important?

Submitted 08-24-2020 under OPINION

Michael asks, "Why do most religions conclude that there is an a priori need to identify and prove God before considering the strong evidence coming to us through psychical research and consciousness studies that consciousness survives death?"

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Scripture Upholds Your Faith's Teaching on Abortion? part 2

Submitted 08-17-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, "What is your perspective on abortion, and how do you defend that position based on your sacred scriptures?"

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Scripture Upholds Your Faith's Teaching on Abortion? part 1

Submitted 08-10-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, "What is your perspective on abortion, and how do you defend that position based on your sacred scriptures?"

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Even Republicans will remember who abandoned them during the pandemic

Submitted 08-06-2020 under OPINION

Frustration of those who are awaiting the fate of the extra $600 for unemployment.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Support the Separation Between Church and State? part 1

Submitted 08-03-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “Do you believe in a separation of church and state?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What did Clergy do during the Pandemic?

Submitted 07-27-2020 under OPINION

This week’s question: “How did your role as minister/pastor/rabbi/faith leader/Imam changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you think any of the changes in your Church/Temple/Synagogue/Mosque will be permanent, or do you hope to return to a pre-pandemic normal?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What are the Benefits of Religion?

Submitted 07-20-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “What are the benefits of someone choosing to practice a religion?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God Calling Out To You?

Submitted 07-13-2020 under OPINION

This week, I asked our panel to respond to an essay by the Rev. Sandra Nikkel, head pastor of Conklin Reformed Church entitled, “LISTEN! GOD IS CALLING!”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Does Religion Spread?

Submitted 07-06-2020 under OPINION

Genevieve asks, “How is religion spread? I mean clearly not everyone goes door to door knocking, or acts as sort of a missionary, so is it acceptable to try and convert others? And if not, how does your religion spread?”

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Can You Find Hope in a Small Town?

Submitted 07-02-2020 under OPINION

Can you find hope in a small town even when the odds seem stacked against you?

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