Japan’s reckoning with religious threats, real and imagined

Japan’s reckoning with religious threats, real and imagined

A place on Santa’s naughty list. Abduction and worse by Black Annis, El Cuco, and other folklore ghouls. An eternity of torture in the fires of hell.카지노사이트 Childhood misbehaviour is universal, and so is the parental urge to conjure up a consequence fearsome enough to stop it. But how far should that go and how…

Beyond beliefs: does religious faith lead to a happier, healthier life?

Beyond beliefs: does religious faith lead to a happier, healthier life?

In his Pensées, published posthumously in 1670, the French philosopher Blaise Pascal appeared to establish a foolproof argument for religious commitment, which he saw as a kind of bet. If the existence of God was even minutely possible, he claimed, then the potential gain was so huge – an “eternity of life and happiness” –…

Pope urges religious sisters to put relationship with Christ first

Pope urges religious sisters to put relationship with Christ first

Pope Francis reminded religious sisters that Jesus is always their starting point for interior and community renewal, and that their constant relationship with Christ is indispensable.카지노사이트 The Pope’s words came in his address at the Vatican on Saturday morning to members participating in the General Chapters of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour of…

Modeling the Future of Religion in America

Modeling the Future of Religion in America

Since the 1990s, a large number of Americans have left Christianity to join the growing ranks of U.S. adults who identify as atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” This accelerating trend is reshaping the U.S. religious landscape, leaving many people to wonder what the future of religion in America might look like.카지노사이트 What if Christians…