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Apparently People Who See Jesus In Their Toast Are Actually Quite Normal

CBC | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living

Have you ever seen a famous face burnt into your breakfast toast? Or a potato chip that looks uncannily like your favourite in-law? If you have, don...

The Idea of Trickle-Up Ethics

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Rabbi Hillel, a native of Babylonia who moved to Jerusalem in the time of Herod wrote: "If I am not for myself, t...

If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I wonder: since when did "Merry Christmas" become a political statement especially in multicultural Canada? Multiculturalism is a complete and utter failure in Canada when it is politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas" without pausing and wondering if they may or may not be offended?

Fox News and a Few Conservative Muslim Leaders are Real Scrooges

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

On December 6, Slate Magazine published an essay by Aisha Harris entitled, "Santa Claus Should Not be A White Man Anymore." In a response that went viral, Megyn Kelly of Fox News said: "For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white..." Ironically, Kelly's intolerance, expressed during a season that ought to be filled with giving, love and acceptance, is nothing new. As a Muslim, it reminds me of those conservative Muslim leaders, on the same cold end of the Scrooge barometer as Kelly, who advise us Muslims that we better not wish anyone a Merry Christmas.

Christmas Brings Christianity Back For Me

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I refuse to be part of any organized Christian sect because my problem, I realized, isn't with God. It's with a lot of his followers. It's why I ended up leaving the church a few years ago. It's why I struggle so much with hatred and disgust when it comes to Christianity.But it changes at Christmas time.

The Church Needs to Stop Spiritual Shaming

Lori Gard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

There is a problem with the church today -- a problem that runs deep and wide and long. It's created a chasm actually and an exodus. It's a problem sourced by a history of church practices and traditions that serve to verify its authenticity as real and overt. It's a problem all right. And that problem is shaming, specifically the shaming of people, both Christian and otherwise.

Why There's Still Reason to Believe in God

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Is there reason in belief? More importantly to me, is there reason to believe? For me, yes. Belief in God provides a way to explain the yearning and the searching for something that we intrinsically know we once had but now eludes us. Belief in God provides for hope and possibility even in the presence of evil. Reason insists that creation is the result of evolution; cold, hard facts. It is belief in a compassionate and merciful God that expands our awareness of the awesomeness of the universe and all it encompasses, reminding us of our obligations to all creatures, great and small.

Should I Raise My Child With Religion, Or Let Him Choose?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Though we were both raised Catholic, my husband and I made a conscious decision to eschew religion when raising our son. I'm a big believer in love over rites and rituals. Like many parents, we want him to make an informed decision about his own spirituality when he is old and mature enough to do so. Yet part of me wonders if agnosticism is truly the right move.

LOOK: 'Jesus' Image Spotted In Halifax Floorboard

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada

Seeing the Son of God in a floorboard knot is unexpected, but Jay Wells’ reaction was right on the mark: “’Oh my God, it’s Jesus!’” He...

Being a Nurse Has Strengthened My Faith

Sandra Charron | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I started meeting people who embodied such strength and dignity despite medication side effects that shook their bodies as they walked; caused their faces to twitch and their eyes to blink repeatedly. Several of these people sharing with me that their faith in Jesus spurred them forward; giving them the courage to continue and try new treatments.

You Have the Right to Offend Me

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Danielle S. McLaughlin

This week, a grade 12 student was suspended for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Life is wasted without Jesus." Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects both freedom of religion and freedom of expression, but nowhere does it protect people from feeling offended. In a diverse and complex society, learning to disagree without being disagreeable may be a survival skill.

There Might Yet Be an Afterlife for Hitchens

Fred Dolan | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada
Fred Dolan

Christians, particularly, have a compelling reason to believe in eternal life. Not only did Jesus speak often about the life that awaits us in heaven, but he then rose from the dead and, during forty days, appeared to hundreds of people. A betting man would not want to ignore that clue.