Posts Tagged ‘God’

In Sweeden God is woman Comments 0

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
God is woman

Her white clergy robes flowing behind her, Sandra Signarsdotter walks down the aisle of Stockholm’s Gustaf Vasa church greeting parishioners, a ritual of hers and a familiar sight in Sweden, where women now outnumber men as priests. In the Scandinavian country, often hailed as a champion of gender equality, the statistics are clear. As of Read more

Trump claims COVID-19 is God testing him after he built ‘greatest economy in history.’ Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 170,000 Americans is God’s way of testing him. While boasting about the “economic miracle” he claims to have achieved before Covid-19 disrupted life across America, the president described having a conversation with God about his track record as president. “We built the greatest Read more

What good is faith when your fertility treatments aren’t working? Comments 0

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
fertility

What is the power of prayer, religion or faith when it comes to infertility? In a study of some 200 women undergoing embryo transfers, the half that had people praying for them had much higher pregnancy rates than those that didn’t. Of course, that could be correlative: People who belong to prayer groups might have Read more

Can you be good without God? Comments 0

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
god

Educated people who live in rich countries are far less likely to say belief in God is necessary for good morals, according to a massive new survey of 38,000 people in 34 countries. The survey, released Monday by the Pew Research Center, revealed a gaping “God gap” between relatively rich and poor countries. In Kenya, Read more

Prayer; when God can’t keep your attention Comments 0

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

I was not blessed with a quiet mind. It’s a switchboard of extemporaneous ideas, thoughts, memories and questions that is always on, always lit up, always busy. Did I plug in the slow cooker? I wonder how many calories I’ll burn if I keep swinging my leg like this. College Dropout was definitely Kanye’s best Read more

Where is God in a pandemic? Comments 0

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Last summer I underwent radiation treatment. And every time I passed through the doorway marked “Radiation Oncology,” my heart seemed to skip a beat. While I was in little danger (my tumour was benign, and, yes, one sometimes needs radiation for that), I daily met people who were close to death. Every weekday for six Read more

The feeling of God Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
third sight

There is a popular story about four blind men who wanted to know what an elephant was. They stood around an elephant and the first blind man grabbed the rail. “An elephant is a thick rope,” he said. The second mam felt the elephant’s leg. “No,” he said. “The elephant is a strong pillar.” Blind Read more

Are children hardwired to believe in God? Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

University of Oxford developmental psychologist Dr. Olivera Petrovich has spent years researching a single question: Are children predisposed to belief in a transcendent being? This research, much deserving of greater exposure, intrigued me, since I have engaged atheism’s most prominent modern proponents. I chaired three of atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’s debates with his Read more

Wooden necklace from mum turns out to be Rosary beads Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Naomi Fong’s mum saw she had an interest in Christianity and bought her a beaded wooden necklace with a cross on it when she was 15 years old. At the time, living with her family in New Zealand, Naomi was a believer but unbaptised, wandering the online wilderness through “anti-Catholic” websites searching for “something more”. Read more

Where is God when a mother dies in childbirth? Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

You know that instant alarm you feel when a loved one’s normal voice on the phone is not normal? I knew something was wrong by the way my daughter said, “Mom?” A mother’s mind races in a thousand directions at that tone. What happened? What happened was indeed tragic, horrible, unbelievable: Her friend May had Read more