The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God's Role to be Fearsome or Loving?

Submitted 05-11-2020 under OPINION

Genevieve asks, “Is God’s role more that of divine power to be feared, a loving creator, or otherwise?”


Creating the new normal - can we be better for each other?

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

What will the “new normal” look like when this is over? How can we become a better and more just community after this pandemic?


We must look with an unwavering eye toward compassion

Submitted 05-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

How can we look with an unwavering eye at the suffering we see and experience these days? The story of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion in Tibet, may be able to shed light on surviving the COVID-19 crisis with one’s heart intact.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Family Important? Why?

Submitted 05-04-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, “Is family important, and if it is, what makes it important?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Where does Morality Come From?

Submitted 04-27-2020 under OPINION

Fred asks, “What is morality and where does it come from?”


Sharing in the gifts of Ramadan 2020

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

This year, Ramadan, a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset which starts on April 25, will be unlike any before for Muslims around the world.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Heaven and Hell Based on a Merit System?

Submitted 04-20-2020 under OPINION

Gen asks, “Is there a heaven and hell, or a type of merits-based system that determines the afterlife?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Divorce OK?

Submitted 04-13-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, “Is divorce OK?”


Celebrating religious holidays during a pandemic

Submitted 04-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

We are entering that time of the year when many religions celebrate major holidays. These are holidays when communities come together to share the meaningful stories of their traditions.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Addressing Fears in the COVID-19, Crisis, part 2

Submitted 04-06-2020 under OPINION

More words of encouragement and hope to address the uncertainties and fears of living under the shadow of the novel coronavirus pandemic.