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Resisting Evil

In baptism we promise to resist evil, but how do we know evil in our life and how do we best resist it? Here’s our top ten ways for resisting evil.

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Speaking to the Soul: Path to the Light

Our freedom to act and create can lead to wondrous things—sonnets to sonatas, novels to Nobel prizes—but it can also lead to decisions to treat others as mere objects for our convenience, to cruelty, fear-mongering, and derision.

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After the crash

The Religion News Service spoke to a variety of people after last week’s tragic rail derailment in Hoboken, NJ, to find out how their faith was shaken or stirred by the proximity of such dangerous and deadly events.

“We know that even when there are tragedies, there is always good. And even when there are accidents, there are always things to be thankful for,” prayed church elder Brian Hoffert hours after the crash. …

Moshe Shapiro, a Chabad rabbi who is a […]

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Forget the theodicy when his own home is involved

Last year when Hurricane Joaquin was barreling down on Washington DC, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said that the storm was God’s judgement on the city because the US Supreme Court had ruled in favor of marriage equality. This week he did not claim that God’s wrath was involved in the flooding and desruction in Louisiana. This time he stated that it was an opportunity for the Church.

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The problem of Evil: responses to Stephen Fry

Last Monday we posted an item about an interview with famed British comedic actor Stephen Fry “where he is asked a hypothetical question by presenter Gay Byrne. “Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and you are confronted by God. What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, it?”

Fry responds with indignation, stating that he’d criticize God for the natural evils within the world. Fry explains that his atheism is founded not merely on the […]

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