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A Childhood Memory and God

The author (a teenager) talks about her lingering childhood memory and what God means to her. I perfectly remember those days of …

Where Does God Reside?

I have been led to believe that God resides in temples and mosques, that they live in monasteries and gurudwaras. God was …

The Duality between Faith and Extreme Religionity

thousands and thousands of years ago  began an intricate system of faith  thousands and thousands of years later the reasonable fine lines …

Saving Light

I follow the orthodox religion in Russia. I like going to church. I like feeling the energy of people there. Religion, for …

A Pool of Shoes

Outside the Masjid, I see a pool of footwear. And I recall the feet of men and women in them. The grey …

Cultural Dissent of Hindutva Cases

[This article by Ananya Narain Tyagi first appeared in a blog, Law and Other Things. It has been co-edited and coordinated by …

God

“Naked and like a raisin, a wrinkled knob of our imagining…” a poem on God by Mitra Visveswaran My friends and I …

god's plan

Most atheists turn to atheism after having had some exposure to the ideas of religion and God. But the vice versa isn’t true …

part-time theist

[ April 5 21:00 “Sarva Shaktimate Parmaatmane Sri Ramaaya Namaha.”] She stresses on the ‘Sri. Shi-ree. She’s said it 25, now 26, …

My Encounters with Religion as a Sikh Woman

Having grown up in a Sikh family, the author opens up on her encounters with Sikhism and draws a distinction between organised …

Swaha: A Creative Nonfiction on Fire

This piece is a Creative Nonfiction (CNF), part biography of my grandma, womanhood and fire, and part mythology. Religion walking next to …

God is the Visual Manifestation of Our Beliefs

“A belief is a belief – there is no better belief, truer belief or higher form of belief. Different situations and circumstances …

Vidya Devi: The Story of My Religious Grandmother

The author, a non-believer, talks about his relation with his grandmother, Vidya Devi and her relationship with God. You can also read …

Dance of Existence

कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं, संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम्। सदावसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे, भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि॥ You see him there– Dancing, In the sky of the enlightened mind Amidst …

ClericsOfTheSea 1

Viewing religion through the lens of a queer artist I grew up a Christian. The baptist church proved to be toxic and …