Archive: May 27, 2007 - June 2, 2007
Fear propels us to accept fiction for fact, illusions for reality, to give ourselves over to idols of our own creation in the hope they will save us.
By James Anderson | June 1, 2007; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (45)
The real question ought to be how can we keep faith in face of natural disasters and human brutality towards other humans?
By Pamela K. Taylor | June 1, 2007; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (90)
Some Hindu gods promise a deeper, more philosophical peace that comes when you’ve figured out that there is no reason ever to have war at all.
By Wendy Doniger | June 1, 2007; 7:53 AM ET | Comments (24)
Ultimately, the answer to where God is in times of war is that he’s on the Cross.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | June 1, 2007; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (74)
What concerns me about war is not my faith in God, but the role of institutionalized religion in letting itself be used to legitimize violence
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | May 31, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (107)
I keep my faith because it is not in fallen humanity, but in God.
By Cal Thomas | May 31, 2007; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (46)
I find that resisting war is an act of the most profound spirituality.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | May 31, 2007; 7:43 AM ET | Comments (31)
The horror of war can be challenging to ones faith unless one believes that God does not want war.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | May 31, 2007; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (294)
In times of war, my faith teaches me to look for signs of love gathering around the evil and violence.
By Brian D. McLaren | May 30, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (523)
There is nothing good to be said for keeping one's faith in the supernatural in the face of war.
By Susan Jacoby | May 30, 2007; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (193)
War is the ultimate definition of human failure! Faith is not lost during war but rather what is lost is faith in human nature, reason, compassion, decision making, justice, and the rule of law. If we possesses faith in God...
By John Bryson Chane | May 30, 2007; 8:52 AM ET | Comments (44)
War sharpens some of the horrible things about the way the world currently is but doesn't change the basic structure of a good world in rebellion and longing for redemption.
By Nicholas T. Wright | May 30, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (32)
My former colleague, emeritus professor and senior super-historian (world history) recently wrote an article pointing out that there have been few, very very few, years of recorded history that does not record wars going on. Since there has presumably been...
By Martin Marty | May 29, 2007; 3:18 PM ET | Comments (0)
From the Pagan perspective, it’s all poetry.
By Starhawk | May 29, 2007; 9:57 AM ET | Comments (94)
We hunger for God because God created us with that hunger, or we hunger for God because we refuse to accept that our deepest spiritual hungers are incapable of being fulfilled.
By Richard Mouw | May 29, 2007; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (270)
Religion (or lack thereof) is created anew by each individual as s/he navigates her or his own faith course.
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 29, 2007; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (461)
Christ introduced not necessarily a religion but a relationship.
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 29, 2007; 6:14 AM ET | Comments (11)
Tillich's sermon renewed my faith that there is a hidden saving power in our existence that does give rest to our souls.
By James Anderson | May 28, 2007; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (13)
Most of our religions are man-made, in the full sexist sense of the word.
By Wendy Doniger | May 28, 2007; 9:20 AM ET | Comments (8)
"Man-made" tells us nothing about inspiration, a faculty that individuals possess in different capacities and that they appreciate to differing degrees.
By Gustav Niebuhr | May 28, 2007; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (12)
What makes us cling to religion is not man-made-- that is the awareness of God within and beyond us.
By Julia Neuberger | May 27, 2007; 9:07 AM ET | Comments (14)