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"GREATER VANCOUVER must be teeming with people who are hard-nosed, rationalistic, positively cynical, and antireligious. At least that's what you'd think from last week's Statistics Canada finding that 34.4 percent of Greater Vancouverites—or 676,000 people—recently ticked off a box on a census form marked 'no religion.' This rapidly growing cohort of religious 'nones' is being seized upon by some as proof religion and spirituality are rapidly dying out on the West Coast, which is riding the crest of a national wave toward greater secularization....
"Just who are all these People? ... It turns out only a minority of religious 'nones' are acerbically antireligious.... Most religious 'nones' appear to be people who are temporarily disillusioned with organized religion, but who nevertheless think of themselves as spiritual, searching for meaning and purpose....
The 'take no thought' diet
with contributions from Fadi Haddad, Tim Myers, Martin A. Onovotuge, Teri Fox Stayner, Cathy Cato
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with contributions from Douglas Todd, Jack Broom, Paul Kalina, Joyce Mulama
Toward a better body image
By Margaret Rogers
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By Bettie Gray Staff Editor
TO EAT—OR NOT TO EAT
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Luisella Jaques-Deraney with contributions from Sara Conteddu
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By Jeffrey Hildner
By Carol Zaleski
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By Kenneth Girard
The right relationship for you
By Pamela Guthman Kissock
An exalted view
By Marilyn Jones Senior Writer
The quest for something deeper
By Annette Kreutziger-Herr
Broken jaw completely healed through prayer
Dave Pfleeger with contributions from Karen Pfleeger
Hope for the healing of pain