Religion News

The Baha’i Fast … Slowly

by Rainn Wilson,  HUFFINGTON POST     It’s 5 a.m. and my alarm goes off. There’s not a hint of daylight in the sky. I blearily plod downstairs to the kitchen and fumble around for a carton of eggs, some frozen veggie sausages, spinach and corn tortillas. As I prepare […]

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Receives Harsh Criticism As Stories Of Abuse Surface

Religious News Service  | by  Naveed Ahmad Posted: 02/19/2014 2:32 pm EST Updated: 02/19/2014 2:59 pm EST ISLAMABAD (RNS) Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in letters written to officials and police in 2010. The retired British national of Pakistani descent is […]

Christmas Is Weird!

Huff Post: Alan Jones. I wonder if there’s anyway to recapture just how weird and peculiar Christmas is? We’re so used to it. The religious observers take it for granted and the Winter Solstice crowd keep dreaming of a White one. Christmas trees are everywhere and Christmas carols are heard […]

Human Hand in Sacred Texts

Huff Post: Joshua Stanton. Whether our religious texts were created by God or by an unending line of thinkers who stitched their earliest forms, it is the human hand that often makes evident the sacredness within them. The word “sacred” is applied so ubiquitously that its meaning is seldom consistent, […]