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Is Atheism Its Own Religion?

As with so many other questions nowadays, the answer to whether atheism is its own religion depends on two things: who you ask and how you define your terms. While our question seems like a simple and straightforward one ...

Category: Religion Science

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Is Pope Francis Opening the Door for Married Catholic Priests?

Last week, the Vatican formally opened renewed debate on the controversial issue of allowing married men to become ordained priests. The proposal is a prelude to the scheduled October meeting of the South American bishop ...

Category: Religion

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Some Zen Principles That Really Work

Before you groan and go, “Oh great, another hippy-dippy, feel-good, I’m-okay-you’re-okay lecture about the value of self-centeredness,” stop right there. Zen principles definitely have everything ...

Category: Eastern Philosophy

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What Is Virtue?

As with so many extremely broad questions, the answer to this one depends on who you ask. For instance, Merriam-Webster defines virtue as the following: Conformity to a standard of right; morality A particular moral ex ...

Category: Aid Morality

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

Category: Equal Rights Social Equality Christianity school

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Happy Birthday Christianity: Celebrating Pentecost

Christian churches around the world celebrated Pentecost earlier this month on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Pentecost is the festival during which Christians celebrate the receipt of the Holy Spirit by the apostles 50 days afte ...

Category: Jesus Christ Religion Christianity

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Universal Life Church Sues Tennessee to Protect Online Ordination

The Universal Life Church Ministries filed a lawsuit against Tennessee to block a recently-passed law that would bar ministers who received their ordination online from performing weddings

Category: Freedom of Religion Religion Universal Life Church

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Vaccinations and Religious Freedom

With the upswing in US measles outbreaks in recent years, the controversy over parents refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds has not only come to the forefront, but also is sweeping the country. Today ...

Category: Health and Wellness Politics Religion Superstitions

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Do People Give Off Auras?

Throughout history, painters have depicted special people with auras; i.e., glowing lights. Think of the halo nearly always shown around the head of Jesus or around the heads of Mary, his mother, or of saints. In art, an ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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What Are the Differences Between Spirituality and Religion?

If you’re a thinker, the title of this article contains a flaw. The question assumes that there are differences between spirituality and religion. Sort of like the old question, “When did you stop beating you ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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