Tag Archives: Ask the Religion Experts

Birth, Death, Infinity

by | April 26, 2014

Today’s Ottawa Citizen religious panel is asked, “What response can you offer to a non-religious person regarding end-of-life issues?” Rabbi Reuven Bulka is first up and asks for clarification: Any response of course is dependent on what is the question or the challenge. Regarding end-of-life, the most likely matter to come up is — why… Read more »

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The Canterbury Tales

by | March 2, 2014

The Ottawa Citizen “Ask the Religion Experts” question this week is “Why do pilgrimages play such an important role in many religions?” Most of the “experts” feel they have to define and explain pilgrimages: Rabbi Reuven Bulka explains that “Pilgrimages are usually undertaken to places of significance for the particular faith.” Father John Fletcher’s definition… Read more »

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“The Devil Himself Believes in God”!

by | February 15, 2014

According to John Counsell, “the Devil himself believes in God.” Thus starts another Ottawa Citizen “Ask the Religion Experts” column, “What does it mean to ‘believe’? Must belief be absolute?” Counsell also says, “Absolute belief is meaningless on its own,” but Counsell’s words are meaningless as usual. Ignore him. You are marginally better off to take… Read more »

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“Religion Is an Addiction”

by | February 1, 2014

While he softens the blow by saying, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many advocating for human rights whose compulsion to faith is not divisive, but there does exist a select number where religion is an addiction. Kevin Smith, a member of the board of directors for the Centre for Inquiry, is right: religion… Read more »

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