The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should I Do for Lent?

Submitted 03-04-2019 under OPINION

Kelly T. asks, “Is it acceptable to commit to something for Lent instead of giving something up?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 1

Submitted 02-25-2019 under OPINION

A question submitted to an interfaith panel on approaches to hospice care: “If we all agree that God controls both birth and death, why do we not accept his decision at that time? We seem to put a large/negative stigma on dying.”


Ethics and Religion Talk: How are Evil People Punished in Hell?

Submitted 02-19-2019 under OPINION

What are the “punishments” after you die, if any?


Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance

Submitted 02-14-2019 under OPINION

The decline of the local paper over the past decade is bad news for all of us.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is polygamy really against God's Word?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

“EArthur” asks, “Is a husband having two wives really against the word of God?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is drug abuse a moral problem?

Submitted 02-12-2019 under OPINION

BKapera wonders, “Why is drug abuse said to be a moral problem?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Your Death Look Like?

Submitted 01-28-2019 under OPINION

How much say should you, as an individual, have on what your death looks like? In other words, if our faiths have set prayers, traditions, “rules”, etc., is there any reason to plan on what you want your death to look like? Whom you want there? What you want said?


Ethics and Religion Talk: How do you know that the immortal soul exists?

Submitted 01-22-2019 under OPINION

Do all of you believe that everyone has an immortal soul? Why do you believe the soul exists if it cannot be seen or heard?


Ethics and Religion Talk: DNA Privacy and Misuse of Information

Submitted 01-14-2019 under OPINION

Does the potential for misuse of private information make the collection and storing of DNA samples a violation of ethics?


Ethics and Religion Talk: What if Good is Not Good Enough?

Submitted 01-07-2019 under OPINION

This question was submitted at a recent panel on ‘End of Life’ in which I participated: Suppose I do not live a life “good enough” to attain the equivalent to heaven, then where do I go?