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Practicing Buddhist Thomas Pearce of Mesa explains the ideology and philosophy of his religous beliefs. Pearce creates abstract art using Japanese designs.
Is religion bad for women? Or do religious resources offer new pathways for connecting women to economic development and the advancement of women's rights?
The annual Easter Pageant at the Mesa Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Friday, April 11, 2014.
To all who are clamoring about not providing birth control because it’s against a particular religious belief, think about this: Let’s say a religion (i.e. Catholicism, Mormonism, etc..) believes that no one should be having sex out of wedlock. Let’s say that leaders of this religion decide that since any single people who contract a venereal disease obviously are having sex out of wedlock, they’re going to refuse to cover the treatment for VD contracted by single people. How many would be in favor of denying health care and/or antibiotics to people who might die without them? It’s the same argument that’s being made over birth control. Do we really want to decide who’s entitled to health care based on religion? It’s a slippery slope people.
In reference to the article “Rights Come from God,” when I hear terms like “divine-inspiration politics,” “God’s Plan” and “the Constitution,” all in one line of thought, I become very afraid. What if the divine inspiration of one person of power is diametrically opposed to that of another person of power? Or even my beliefs? Do we have a divinity contest? Such examples of inspiration are what brought us into a war in Iraq, energizes and directs the Taliban and has generated many other conflicts both past and present. Any potential governmental leader who believes his religion’s dogma to be divinely inspired and/or his decisions also to be divinely inspired and part of God’s plan is obligated to inform the electorate that this will be a guiding principle in his decision-making process, so that believers of other divinely inspired religions and those who expect leaders to simply make educated decisions will be prepared to make a wise choice at the ballot box.
In her letter defending the right of employers to withhold certain health insurance benefits, Charlotte Ralstin (April 1) states: “The idea that any employer would be forced to pay for something that goes against his moral objections is not only reprehensible but goes against the very fiber of this country.”
Just as books containing sex, violence, and pervasive language are banned in most public schools, The Bible should be no exception. Though it is lacking unacceptable language and graphic scenes of gore and sex, the simple idea of teaching the Bible in public schools goes beyond inappropriate. Regardless of stance on religion or religious background, public schools are no place to be preaching something so controversial.
Chandler will host a networking seminar April 13 that will cover the most effective strategy for getting a job with the help of modern personal and professional networking. The Extreme Networking class will assist participants with increasing personal and professional network contacts with in-person communication and through social media like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Also, the course will discuss belief systems like the law of attraction to enhance networking capabilities.
It prompted a man from California to ask the nation’s high court to end the practice of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mesa Public Schools will honor students, teachers, support staff and community members that have done extra to serve students with disabilities.
Tempe Elks #2251 will host an Easter egg hunt on April 19.
On Palm Sunday when most pastors are in church preaching love, peace, and forgiveness, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are marching in the streets preaching hate, disobedience, and vengeance. Kind of makes you wonder what their Easter message will be.
In 1691, the first Thanksgiving, where the protestant pilgrims thanked their Lord, Jesus Christ, for giving them a bountiful harvest, began. That could never happen today.
Why does the Arts and Entertainment Television Network feel that the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights don’t pertain to their employees? As far as I know, President Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have not yet abolished Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, although I may be wrong.
Mesa’s Pilgrim Lutheran School is offering free tuition this semester to students in grades two through seven. The school, now in its 41st year, wants to give families that haven’t previously been able to afford it a chance to try out a private, Christian education.
It is disappointing to see that the Diocese of Phoenix is dragging their feet on the Rev. Spaulding case. The fact that their own investigation deemed the accusations against him credible should be more than enough to immediately remove him from the priesthood. Instead, the Diocese and the Vatican are churning out miles of red tape. Why? To prolong the investigation as long as possible so that they can quietly remove him and hope that people will have forgotten about it by the time they complete their "trial?" While we cannot know for sure, it certainly seems like the Diocese is taking as long a road as possible in this case.
The effects of SB 1062 on gays may depend on where people live and work.
Several decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court abolished religion from public schools and for this reason America has been on a fast track to perdition ever since.
“GE Capital is another company that outsources jobs to India. GE Capital needs to be boycotted by the USA until they bring these jobs back home. We have people here in the states that can speak English and do these jobs just fine!”
I take serious issue with the premise that a political candidate's religion is not the voter's business as claimed in your Opinion piece, "Isn't it about honesty and leadership?" (Nov. 27).
Valley Christian High Schools has been named one of the top Christian schools in the country.
Mitt, the means is the end. The way you get there is what will determine what you get when you arrive. No one can serve both God and money. Your early conditioning has warped your priorities. A values clarification is definitely in order. Both Hitler and Mussolini intended to improve the human race. They were not stupid men, but they were extremely ignorant. Please stop the lies and manipulation. They will not make you happier. Happiness will come along only with honesty, complete honesty.
In regards to the East Valley Tribune headline from Friday, Aug. 31, 2012: ‘Rights come from God’: I’m happy that God changed his mind in 1920 and gave women the right to vote. I am certainly going to use my God-given right this year! I encourage all women to vote. Congress is wanting to take our rights away. If that happens, it could be another century plus before God changes his mind again.
Kudos to former Mesa police sergeant Bill Richardson for exposing corruption in Tempe. He appears to be an honest man who needs all of our continued support. Guys like this don’t grow on trees. Kudos also to the Tribune for giving him a wide berth in this regard.