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Bridging Religions and Shifting Trends

March 31st, 2015

More Americans than ever before are indicating that “none” is their religion of choice. While some 24 percent of the country is Catholic, the non-believers are not far behind at 23 percent of the nation’s citizens. Church attendance is also … Continue reading

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The Risks of Insulting a Deity

March 31st, 2015

The ancient Caananite people knew of a goddess called Anath, a warrior famed for her powers of retribution. One legend tells of the man who had slighted her and then faced her wrath. He was winnowed with a sickle, crushed … Continue reading

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Keeping the People in Line With Religion

March 20th, 2015

All human societies have been shaped by religion. A current view in science holds that the human belief in a great deity—an all-powerful entity who oversees human action and metes out judgment and punishment—is essential to the development of political … Continue reading

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Assessing The Value of Churches and of the Church Life

March 19th, 2015

Sometimes the land is worth more than the building. Some of the buildings are worth saving, if they can be split up properly to make enough profit for the developer. Hundreds of Catholic parishes and other former houses of worship … Continue reading

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Solar Flight Lifts Off Toward a New Future

March 17th, 2015

Soaking up solar rays with every inch of its massive wingspan, the Solar Impulse 2 sets off on a journey to inspire the potential for a new future. Starting on the first powered solar flight around the world, two pilots … Continue reading

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Religion and Science

March 13th, 2015

A recent book takes on the timeless question of how a person of religion can accept the facts and conclusions of modern science. Kelly James Clark is an evangelical Christian, and he writes of his concern over the apparent difficulty … Continue reading

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Digging Into Ancient Religious Rites

March 13th, 2015

From an ancient Egyptian tomb with writings on the walls describing the afterlife to teams of scientists delving into the legend of the home where Jesus grew up in Nazareth, digging into the past teaches people a lot about themselves. … Continue reading

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Homer Simpson and the God Particle

March 9th, 2015

In a 1998 episode of The Simpsons called “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer Simpson does some calculations on a chalkboard that seem to have been way ahead of his time. A physicist named Dr. Singh has written a new … Continue reading

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Religions Involved in a War, Not a War With Religion

February 27th, 2015

From a minority faith community besieged in Iraq, to pockets of religious believers squeezed by power plays coming from powerful groups around the globe, it seems that much of the instability in the world has a direct impact on religious … Continue reading

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Learning from Animals

February 20th, 2015

Once a year in early February comes the “holiday” that is really more of a national punch line and a further excuse to torment a captive animal for fun. Groundhog Day may have once been a reasonable moment of human … Continue reading