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OUT OF DATE TRADITIONS AND UP TO DATE FAITH

One reason religious institutions have difficulty maintaining credibility is that the questions put to them often have no precedent in their traditions. Questions such as: Should historical research alone determine for faith whether Jesus, or the Buddha, or Muhammad believed … Continue reading

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DOES GOD HAVE TO OBEY THE RULES?

In most religions, stories abound of gods and goddesses doing things that thoughtful believers and inquirers find morally repugnant and ethically indefensible. What kinds of things? Well, for one, demanding peoples’ loyalty while remaining indifferent to their suffering. Or inflicting … Continue reading

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CAN TRUE RELIGION EVER BE BASED ON FEAR?

Very young children believe that rules for living originate from an unseen order of things, and that they hover over us threateningly, with no let-up. Violators of them can expect severe punishments which bear little discernable relationship to the nature … Continue reading

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FEAR BASED RELIGION?

Very young children believe that rules for living originate from an unseen order of things, and that they hover over us threateningly, with no let-up. Violators of them can expect severe punishments which bear little discernable relationship to the nature … Continue reading

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