RELIGION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RELIGION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Freedom to impose on others? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp">Letter: Freedom to impose on others?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.454-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I must have missed something in that high school civics class: Since when did freedom of religion mean we have the right to discriminate against someone (religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc.) by imposing our own perceptions on others? Carolyn Sanders Holladay</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216886@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Letter: Religion is personal preference, Orrin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215322-82/orrin-religion-discrimination-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215322-82/orrin-religion-discrimination-obama.html.csp">Letter: Religion is personal preference, Orrin</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.829-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch very publicly proclaimed (“Obama’s order protects gay workers ... ” July 22) that personal preference (religion) in matters of prejudice and discrimination was more important than constitutional rights or federal law or even common human decency. I would suggest that Sen. Hatch look at what is happening in the Middle East in the name of religion and assess his conviction. Religious discrimination is the root cause of thousands being murdered every month. In the United States t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215322@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp">Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.494-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Religion survey: Jews score highest, Muslims lowest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190745-78/groups-evangelicals-jews-pew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58190745-78/groups-evangelicals-jews-pew.html.csp">Religion survey: Jews score highest, Muslims lowest</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T21:56:30.193-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • We like ourselves. A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers. Americans give their highest scores to Jews, Catholics and evangelicals on a zero-to-100 “thermometer” featured in the survey, “How Americans Feel about Religious Groups,” released Wednesday. They’re nestled within a few degrees of one another: Jews, 63; Catholics, 62; evangelicals, 61. In the middle of the chart:...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190745@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:56:30 MDT Letter: Court favors employers’ religion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138503-82/religious-beliefs-court-employers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138503-82/religious-beliefs-court-employers.html.csp">Letter: Court favors employers’ religion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.664-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, I think I get it now (Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). If I work for a company that you own, you can make decisions based on your religious beliefs that will affect my health care. I suppose those with fundamentalist/absolutist religious beliefs think that’s a good thing. Personally, I am appalled. As a firm believer in religious freedom, I say, believe whatever you want, but don’t try to force your beliefs on me. If you do, and the Supreme Court says you can, then your religion trumps mine, and th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138503@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: Here are my religion’s requirements http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138601-82/religion-corporation-birth-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138601-82/religion-corporation-birth-freedom.html.csp">Letter: Here are my religion’s requirements</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.966-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hallelujah. Amen. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that certain “closely held” businesses do not have to pay for certain birth controls based on the corporation’s religious freedom. Thank you, Supreme Court. Orrin Hatch has come out saying this is a triumph for religious freedom. The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion. Therefore we are free to practice our religion as we see fit, but we are also free from re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: Religious belief a product of ignorance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58115477-82/ignorance-religion-beliefs-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58115477-82/ignorance-religion-beliefs-education.html.csp">Letter: Religious belief a product of ignorance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T11:31:04.739-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What is a caliphate? A region ruled by Muslims. Much like much of Europe and the Catholic Church, the bible belt and the Baptists, and Utah and the Mormons. Organized religion is the most divisive force in the world today. The majority of religious believers are peaceful, loving people. The 10 percent hardliners are the problem. They are ruled by their beliefs. What are beliefs? Things we are told to believe that cannot be logically or reasonably be proven. They are the product of ignora...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58115477@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:31:04 MDT Tribune’s religion writer wins top national award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089745-78/religion-news-sltrib-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089745-78/religion-news-sltrib-tribune.html.csp">Tribune’s religion writer wins top national award</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T22:01:37.04-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chalk up another top honor for The Salt Lake Tribune’s prize-winning religion reporter. Peggy Fletcher Stack has captured the 2014 American Academy of Religion Award for Best In-Depth News Writing on Religion and the $1,000 prize that goes with it. According to a news release this week, the judges — who included Laurie Goodstein, national religion correspondent for The New York Times, and Jeffrey Weiss, veteran religion reporter for the Dallas Morning News — lauded Stack’s 2013 work as “a sterli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089745@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:01:37 MDT Academic, activist or apatheist: What kind of unbeliever are you? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58050684-80/religious-atheist-nonbelievers-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58050684-80/religious-atheist-nonbelievers-percent.html.csp">Academic, activist or apatheist: What kind of unbeliever are you?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLY WINSTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T16:53:26.032-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his book “In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families,” author Dale McGowan writes that just as no one religion’s believers agree on everything, neither do all nonbelievers. Drawing on a 2013 University of Tennessee study, he identifies six different types of atheists and agnostics: 1. The Academic • Intellectual activities such as reading, discussion and healthy debate are at the heart (or brain) of the Academic atheist’s s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050684@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:53:26 MDT Blow: Religious fundamentalism threatens America’s light http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58044322-82/americans-religious-america-god.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58044322-82/americans-religious-america-god.html.csp">Blow: Religious fundamentalism threatens America’s light</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES M. BLOW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T00:04:01.132-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 12:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am both shocked and fascinated by Americans’ religious literalism. One Gallup report issued last week found that 42 percent of Americans believe “God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago.” Even among people who said that they were “very familiar” with the theory of evolution, a third still believed that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago. It’s not clear what the respondents meant by being “very familiar” — did they fully understand the science upon which...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58044322@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:04:01 MDT