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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 godsquadquestion@aol.com.
  • 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...

    God Squad: More examples of thanks during the holiday season

    Thanks to all my wonderful readers for sending me your lists of what you're thankful for this holiday season. If we think of thankfulness as just some abstract concept, we lose its transforming power in our lives. If we just express gratitude for...

    God Squad: Turning the dead into electricity poses moral issue

    Question: "Soylent Green" is one of my favorite movies. It reunites two of America's great actors, Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, bringing both full circle from their iconic roles in "The Ten Commandments" to a bleak portrayal of a dystopian...