These texts were initially published in the “Ask the Religion Experts” column which appeared every Saturday in
The Ottawa Citizen. The last Religion Experts column was published on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
This is the final Ask the Experts column. What parting message do you have for readers?
Must religions ‘change with the times’ to stay relevant?
What response can you offer to a non-religious person regarding end-of-life issues?
Can hatred of a person ever be justified?
Is it really possible for a faith system to endorse democracy?
Can God make mistakes?
If you could only choose one, would you choose prayer or medical treatment for a life-threatening ailment?
What, if anything, has shaken your faith the most?
What does our obsession with ‘selfie’ photos say about society?
What is the most important quality that a person can live their life by?
Why do pilgrimages play such an important role in many religions?
Why are religions the source of so much animosity and violence in parts of the world today?
What does it mean to ‘believe’? Must belief be absolute?
Is it important to have heroes?
Is it OK to say ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’?
Should the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games be boycotted over the Russian anti-homosexual law?
Are there really ‘good’ people and ‘bad’ people?