Speaking in tongues turns the Holy Spirit into a portable power source, says one religion scholar, which helps explain its worldwide popularity. Read More
Auto praying (as in automobile, not automatic) is one of the most popular places where people pray and where prayer gets answered. Read More
Teaching children how to pray may have unintended consequences. Read More
Praying and playing the slots are two ways of seeking personal gain. Put something in; get something out. It's management's relationship with the players that makes all the difference. Read More
The number of people who don't claim any religion is rising faster than any other religious category. But no religion doesn't mean no prayer. More than half of them pray once a month or more. Why? Read More
Sigfried Gold lost 110 pounds and stopped being depressed when he prayed to a goddess of his own creation. But he never believed she was real and he still doesn't. Read More
Atheists are praying. The question is who to? Read More
Christine Wicker is an author and a journalist.
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