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2014-04-18

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Un prêtre de la Fraternité Saint-Pie X accusé de trois viols
Au cours des auditions, le père Christophe, ordonné depuis douze ans, a partiellement reconnu les faits. Selon nos informations, il a avoué certaines agressions mais nié les viols. Une expertise psychiatrique doit prochainement être menée. Il semble que le quadragénaire connaisse certains troubles de la personnalité. «Il est obnubilé par la question du sexe, mettant en doute certaines femmes lorsqu’elles se mettent à porter des robes, rapporte une source. En quelque sorte, il agirait ainsi pour soigner le mal par le mal.»
 
2014-04-17

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Pakistan's Islamic seminaries pair science with the Quran
“They study the same curriculum that was in place 500 years ago," he says. What's changed, he adds, is what they hear in their spare time, a vitriolic narrative that pits the West and the Pakistani state against Islam.
 
2014-04-16

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Sultan condemns abduction of 100 schoolgirls
We sympathise with the victims and their teachers and families at this traumatising moment and pray that Allah will end their agony in the shortest possible time.
 
2014-04-14

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I don't think God exists, but faith is part of who I am, says 'Jewish atheist' Ed Miliband
The 2011 census found around 14million people in Britain, have no religion, although it is not clear how many people are atheists.
 
2014-04-14

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Scientology’s dirty little secrets
Jamie DeWolf seems like an ordinary man, except he has an extraordinary family tree. He’s the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology
 
2014-04-13

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Burn The Rez - Dark Age
Lyrics: An ancient mythology will bring, too many hollow remedies that prolong suffering And still we indoctrinate another generation to be misguided like we were
 
2014-04-11

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Bill would name the Bible as Louisiana state book
"It's not to the exclusion of anyone else's sacred literature," he told the House committee. Again, later he said, "This is not about establishing an official religion of the state of Louisiana."
 
2014-04-11

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How to Date Jesus' Wife
People like to throw dust in the eyes of the orthodox folks and say, "Look, you can't even get the basic facts about Jesus right. You don't even know he was married or not. You thought he wasn't married. Turns out he was. So, there's a good chance that you're awfully wrong about a lot of other stuff—including whether he provided atonement for the world."
 
2014-04-09

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Carroll County Will Comply With Judge’s Prayer Order
Commissioners could now be held in contempt for defying the judge’s orders. That’s why Tuesday, in a 3 to 2 vote, the commission narrowly agreed to this resolution, saying for now their prayers will reference God — but not Jesus — by name.
 
2014-04-07

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Atheists conduct friendly march around Mormon Temple Square
"I’m an equal-opportunity blasphemer. I don’t think the Mormons are any worse than other religions," he said. "All those deists are idiots."
 
2014-04-06

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God does not play with thee, man: wilt thou trifle with him?"
How can you believe that which condemns you? Ah! my friends, if you would believe it to be true and act accordingly, you would also find in that which the mouth of the Lord hath spoken a way of escape from the wrath to come; for the Book is far more full of hope than of dread.
 
2014-04-06

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The worst atheist-bashing article of the year
There is no reason for us to engage with Islamic theology beyond showing that it’s studying a nonexistent subject—and that it’s oppressive and pernicious as well. I, for one, don’t really want to spend a lot of time studying Al-Tulsi’s theory of evolution so long as Muslims are throwing acid in the face of schoolgirls, executing gays and imprisoning blasphemers, stoning adulterers, and giving women’s testimony in the courts only half the value of a man’s. Saeed’s religion is oppressive, retrogressive, and an impediment to free thinking. And it’s inimical to science, as we can see by its rejection of human evolution.
 
2014-04-04

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Pat Robertson: Buying stuff ‘by computer’ is the ‘Mark of the Beast’
“The Bible says that they cannot buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast,” Robertson noted in a segment about new financial technologies. “And people said, ‘Oh, well, that just fanciful Hebrew rhetoric that doesn’t apply to anybody real.’ Who would have thought that we could live in an age that that could literally come to pass?”
 
2014-04-04

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Christian Right Mega-Church Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny for Abusive Behavior
In Mars Hill theology, female members are viewed through the lens of complementarianism, a theological position that prescribes separate roles for women and men including male headship. A woman being advised to get down on her knees and give her husband a blow job represents just one of a spectrum of submissive behaviors touted for females, who are encouraged to find their meaning in the traditional roles of wife and mother. The virginity of women is prized, and by some reports Driscoll’s late discovery and fury that his wife had sex with another male as a teenager became bizarrely significant in their relationship and in the life of the church even though he himself was not a virgin when he married
 
2014-03-29

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31 Days of Purity: A Renewed Mind
Our bodies follow our minds. This is the consistent witness of Scripture, which always places mind before body. Throughout his life, the Christian is to be renewing his mind by the Word of God, to take it into captivity and bring it into conformity. As he does this, his words and his deeds, and even his thoughts, will necessarily follow.
 
2014-03-28

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New Boko Haram videos urge 'brethren' to attack all over Nigeria
an Abuja-based newspaper, quotes passages from Shekau’s video. In them he reiterates that Western education is forbidden, all universities should be closed, and he calls for girls to return to their homes. He says that in Islam “infidel” women may be enslaved, and that Boko Haram will begin selling infidel women in the market “in due course.” He repeats that Boko Haram will kill all Muslim clerics who oppose it.
 
2014-03-26

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NJ bank won’t notarize American Atheist documents for ‘personal reasons’
“I have been called names, threatened, hated on and all manner of ridiculed because of my atheist activism, but I think sitting in a bank and having another professional refuse to do business with me because I am an atheist was the worst slight I have ever received,” she continued. “This is completely unacceptable, and far from over.”
 
2014-03-26

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Science and Religion discussion tonight in Indiana
The answer, of course, is “no” (unless you have a wonky definition of “compatible,” in which case the whole discussion becomes a semantic issue). I’m curious that no preachers were invited, but it is a CFI event.
 
2014-03-24

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Shows Why Small-Minded Religious Fundamentalists Are Threatened by Wonders of Universe
Religious groups have joined the banner of climate-change denial as well, calling the environmental movement a pagan religion and arguing that global warming is a nonissue because the Bible says God won't allow the Earth to change too much. When moderate evangelical Richard Cizik argued that Christians should devote more time to environmental issues, he was pressured and eventually forced to resign his vice-presidential position in the National Association of Evangelicals by religious-right groups who said that talking about global warming would "shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time."
 
2014-03-23

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Bulawayo man caught using mubobobo during church service
What happened is that one female congregant started complaining that she was just feeling as if she was having sex with a man. She looked confused and troubled and told some elderly women of her suspicions. ASs the matter was being discussed among the women, Mukoto, who was seen constantly tapping his foot suddenly bolted out from the crowd before we gave chase and managed to catch up with him. He was thoroughly beaten and had to seek refuge at a nearby house which is still under construction," said the source.
 
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