The Rapidian


Formerly homeless, Heartside resident uses voice to give back

Submitted 02-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

With nowhere to go, Thomas went to an area shelter where he was told about Dégage and the services we offer. Not one to let a meaningful opportunity pass, Thomas came quickly to Dégagé.


Neighborhood celebrates former church site

Submitted 02-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

From Past to Present: A unified celebration of the St. Joseph the Worker Church building and its legacy in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What happens to a Secular Humanist who lives by the Golden Rule?

Submitted 01-30-2018 under OPINION

Does a secular humanist who follows his or her heart and lives in general by the ‘Golden Rule’ have a chance of seeing Heaven?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should I tattoo a do not resuscitate order on my body?

Submitted 01-26-2018 under OPINION

CS asks, Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room with the words Do Not Resuscitate across his chest.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is sex in virtual reality cheating? Part 3

Submitted 01-22-2018 under OPINION

I read with interest your recent column regarding whether Virtual Reality pornography is ‘cheating,' James wrote. Couples often wrestled with the issue of the husband's use of porn, whether print or video: did it constitute cheating, a form of adultery?


'Meet-Your-Sikh' event to bring community leaders together to raise awareness of Sikhism

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NEWS

Religious leaders, business owners and government officials will be in attendance to learn more about the tenets and belief systems of Sikhism.


Ethics and Religion Talk: The case for "NO TALKING" at movies!

Submitted 01-16-2018 under OPINION

Tim asks, I have noticed an increasing amount of talking among patrons at my local movie theater. Why do you think this is happening? And what would you say to your community to support the message, ‘Please do not talk during a movie in a theater?’


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is it ethical to 'spend down' to qualify for Medicaid?

Submitted 01-08-2018 under OPINION

Please discuss the ethics of ‘spending down’ one's assets in order to qualify for Medicaid-funded nursing home care.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is the issue of purity important to your faith?

Submitted 01-02-2018 under OPINION

Miller asks, In what way and why is the issue of purity important to your faith?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Should a child have three parents?

Submitted 12-27-2017 under OPINION

The first baby using a provocative new fertilization technique to create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children, was born in mid-2016.