Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: It is true that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was born into a royal family that practiced and studied the Vedic tradition (Hindu is a modern term). This is no different than the fact that Jesus was raised in the Jewish faith.
Mohamed Kohia, Rockhurst University professor: No Muslim is considered a Muslim unless he believes in Jesus.
Regardless of whether God existed or not, Brandon Bender knew he had to take matters into this own hands if he wanted to eliminate the anxiety that was ruling his life.
Recently, I was talking to a friend about my faith practice. I told him that, after much contemplation and meditation, I was taking my Bodhisattva vows. Curious, he began asking questions. “What do you have to give up? What do you have to do? What if you break the vows?”
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I grew up believing that it didn’t take much to make God angry at me, and I always needed to be on my best behavior or he might do something bad to me. But my cousin says I’m wrong and that God loves us and treats us kindly no matter what we do. Which of us is right? — T.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our church went heavily into debt to build our new building, but now our pastor has left, several families are drifting away, and we’re having a hard time making the mortgage payments. Does the Bible say anything about borrowing lots of money to build a church? — K.R.
In many ways, slow-moving religion has been swamped by fast-moving technology. In some ways it's good that religions are slow to change