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  • The God Squad: Some aspects of cremation spiritually unwise

    Question: With all due respect, I felt that your response to a recent question regarding cremation might have offended some readers. Your opinions that keeping ashes in an urn on the mantel seemed "creepy," and scattering them in public places "slightly ghoulish," were very strong. I'm sure some people find great comfort in having their loved ones' ashes with them. As well, it must be very gratifying to most people who choose to scatter ashes. I have no personal connection or experience with cremation. Any thoughts? — L., Lake Grove, N.Y., via
  • The God Squad: Free will not a theological trick

    Question: It's amazing how you "learned theologians" always toe the party line: God is always responsible for the good things that happen, but good gosh, never responsible for the bad things because of "free will." And God doesn't make garbage. Bunk....

    The God Squad: The still small voice after the earthquake

    "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice." — I Kings 19:12 (KJV) Recently, I've answered many questions from readers about God and evil. Many people wanted to know how a good and...

    The God Squad: In marriage, do Catholics and atheists mix?

    Question: I've been reading The God Squad column since I was a teenager and enjoy your perspective on life and spirituality. I'm a 25-year-old woman and have been in a committed relationship for 18 months. Things are going very well between us, and we've...

    The God Squad: Rabbi meditates on his love for Christmas

    I love Christmas and I'm a rabbi, so my love for Christmas is the love of a happy and respectful stranger. However, because of all that my dearest friend, Fr. Tom Hartman, taught me, I may, in fact, be a perfect stranger for Christmas. In full...