Post image for Varanasi, India: where Hindus go to die

Editor’s note: This is part one in a series of articles featuring the world’s sacred sites. Hinduism’s holiest city, Varanasi draws a million pilgrims each year. Their mission is to pray, to wash away their sins in the Mother Ganges River, and to die. The Mother Ganges is considered an actual deity in the Hindu […]

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Post image for Which is the better story? A review of “Life of Pi”

*Potential spoilers contained herein. “Your uncle told me that you have a story that will make me believe in God?” asks the writer to a middle-aged Piscine (Pi, for short) during the opening moments of “Life of Pi.” Damn, that’s a lofty and incredibly futile setup for a film! I’m all ears. Ang Lee’s new […]


Post image for The Golden Rule: A list of two dozen versions

World religions differ greatly in their individual beliefs, practices and traditions. But the one thing that they all share is the Ethic of Reciprocity, or the Golden rule as it is commonly known. Here is a list of several religious traditions’ version of the universal rule.