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Tag: beliefs

April 11, 2011

At high school, I had an archenemy— a proper schoolyard nemesis. Man, did we not get on. We locked horns on every single possible issue conceivable; our minds just didn’t want to work together. Although our intense dislike for each other was palpable and ever-present, we were alike on quite a few levels: we were […]

April 11, 2011

An interview with Rev. Dr Margaret Mayman We all have our own beliefs, whether they’re super evangelical Christian or hardcore atheist. But how do our beliefs impact on other people? Should a religion be able to introduce national law, or should it be kept separate from state issues? What about when those lines blur, such […]

April 11, 2011

Our personal beliefs play a large part in shaping our decisions and guiding us through life. But how many of our personal beliefs are really our own? Salient chatted with Dr Marc Wilson about the factors which influence our political and religious beliefs. Do parents play a crucial role in determining the political/religious beliefs of […]

April 11, 2011

When I made the switch from casual vegetarian into strict vegan (which was prompted by the finishing of a fantastic book, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals), I was born again. For you see, it was just so darned easy to be a vegetarian. I could load my plate at adult dinner parties, skip arrogantly past […]

April 11, 2011

A non-definintive, non-representative sample of the religious buffet in our fair city. Wellington Methodist Parish, 75 Taranaki Street The Wellington Methodist Parish gains the biggest Kumbayah from this author, as it conducts multilingual services—Fijian, English, Samoan, and Tongan—and has a lot to do with the Downtown Community Ministry, which helps the homeless and less fortunate […]

April 10, 2011

The difference between the belief in a higher power, and squabbling over member proportionality is stark. Beliefs are the opinions that govern your life, and, if you’re gaining these from on high, politics might not be nearly as important to you as it is to others—but philosophical belief and a belief in a just way […]

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