The Rapidian

Spirituality

Ethics and Religion Talk: Should an Employee be Fired for Religious Beliefs?

Submitted 01-18-2022 under OPINION

Is is OK to fire a Muslim limo driver for not helping to carry a package containing wine? Is it OK to fire a Jewish cook for refusing to cook pork?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 2

Submitted 01-10-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 1

Submitted 01-03-2022 under OPINION

The parents of a five-year-old child with an incurable disease asked the child whether she would want to go to the hospital the next time she got sick or stay home to die. Should five-year-old children be allowed to make life-or-death decisions?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 2

Submitted 12-29-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God the "Grand Puppeteer?", part 1

Submitted 12-20-2021 under OPINION

Jim V. asks, “If God is all-powerful, does that mean that He/She is the “Grand Puppeteer” and brought this pandemic upon us? If so, then why?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Require a Certain Set of Beliefs?

Submitted 12-13-2021 under OPINION

How do religious authorities in your tradition set the parameters in terms of what must be believed to be members in good standing. And by that I mean “being on the right side” of God.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do We Solve the Problem of Violence?

Submitted 12-06-2021 under OPINION

What needs to happen in order for the violence and corruption we are surrounded by to stop?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do we Need Blue Roses?

Submitted 11-30-2021 under OPINION

Should we be creating blue roses?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: This Thanksgiving, What are You Grateful For?

Submitted 11-22-2021 under OPINION

The Ethics and Religion Talk panel wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, and responds to the questions, “What are you most thankful for this year?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Monkey-Human Hybrid Embryos Kosher?

Submitted 11-17-2021 under OPINION

Colleen writes: “For the first time, U.S. and Chinese scientists have created embryos that are part human, part monkey, in an effort to find new ways to produce organs for transplants. As a faith leader what are the ethical concerns based on your religious tradition?”

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