In his 2002 book War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, war correspondent Chris Hedges argued that there’s something alluring
In a separate, in-depth study of 12 priests, participants reported that they felt pressure to be models of the divine. They
More sinned against than sinner, " goes the old expression, but what is sin and what the relationship of the sinner to the
Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated
Curiously though, like original sin, evolution also speaks of ancestral inheritance, and such an inheritance might argue
The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.
According to that thinking, we are, every one of us, intrinsically depraved sinners, responsible not just for our mistakes and missteps, but responsible as well for the fact that we are capable of making mistakes.
I've never been able to get my mind around the concept of original sin and its corollary, Jesus's atoning death on the cross.
Needless to say, Cardinal Bertone's lifestyle conflicts with the poor church that Pope Francis is preaching and hoping for
Sin is one of the most misunderstood concepts today. All too often it is tied to guilt and fear which has the potential to be psychologically disturbing.
We need to be telling believers that we indeed have a new heart and a new spirit and God's Spirit (not just positionally
We sin when we have our loves out of order.
Father, excuse my materialist concerns, I just don't think my students are getting their money's worth.
From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.
I continue to work daily on forgiveness, knowing it is a pathway to freedom for my soul and peace of mind. God Himself is
Religious fundamentalism breeds war and violence and should be opposed by faithful people of all traditions in the support of pluralism and the common good.
One of the more harmful teachings of fundamentalist families is to interpret children's normal behavior as sin.