The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Orthodoxy - Do you have an obligation to straighten someone's beliefs?

Submitted 08-08-2022 under OPINION

If a member of your flock approaches you with an honest admission that he or she no longer believes in a core doctrine of your religion (afterlife, the idea of God, salvation, etc.), would you consider it your duty to bring this person back into the “correct” belief system?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Sex, Violence, and Hollywood, part 1

Submitted 08-01-2022 under OPINION

Would any of you avoid a program that might be good otherwise, but includes sex/nudity? Has such content become so much a part of society that we have become numb to it? Or, perhaps we should just accept all this as being an honest portrayal of life?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do Archeological or Historical/Linguistic Discoveries Affect Your Faith?

Submitted 07-25-2022 under OPINION

Can you give any examples of such discoveries or developments that may have led you to look at things in a different way?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Worship Dress Up or Dress Down?

Submitted 07-18-2022 under OPINION

Does your religious tradition embrace a come-as-you-want ethic with respect to dress during worship, or does it encourage a certain level of dress-up or minimum standard of dress?


The Music Man Charms Old And Young Alike

Submitted 07-15-2022 under OPINION

The Music Man proves still lively and charming in Circle Theatre's current staging.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Infant Circumcision: Pro or Con?

Submitted 07-11-2022 under OPINION

Does your tradition have a position on a circumcision for religious reasons? Does it have a position on the legal banning of infant circumcision?


ZZ Top Energized Crowd At Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-08-2022 under OPINION

Iconic blues-rock band brought grease and rigor to a July 7th performance at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.


Sheryl Crow Brought Nostalgia, Novelty To Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Submitted 07-05-2022 under OPINION

Sheryl Crow proved to be in fine voice during a July 3rd performance at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.


Ethics and Religion Talk: May 'Cremains' be Scattered Widely?

Submitted 07-05-2022 under OPINION

What are your panelists' opinion of having cremains scattered, and scattered in different states?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Twitter Responsible for Speech On Its Platform?

Submitted 06-27-2022 under OPINION

Does Twitter have an ethical obligation to regulate certain expressions of speech on its platform?