Archive for March, 2007

Qaddafi: Islam, Not Christianity is Sole Universal Religion

March 31st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Qaddafi: Islam, Not Christianity is Sole Universal Religion

"It is a mistake that another religion exists alongside Islam. There is only one religion which is Islam after Mohammed," he said in the sermon, which was broadcast live on ...

Believers are away with the fairies

March 31st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Believers are away with the fairies

In the US, the religious Right numbers about 35 million. Recent polls show that about 30 million Americans define themselves as having no religious commitment. But whereas ...

Large Hadron Collider Magnets Fail

March 31st, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Large Hadron Collider Magnets Fail

On Tuesday, March 27, there was a serious failure in a high-pressure test at CERN of a Fermilab-built "inner-triplet" series of three quadrupole magnets in the tunnel of the ...

Goodbye Religion, Hello Spirituality

March 29th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Goodbye Religion, Hello Spirituality

I don’t think there is one definition for the term or for its usage. Spirituality is an umbrella word, a catchall concept used to characterize a commitment to the sacred ...

Study Re-evaluates Evolution of Mammals

March 29th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Study Re-evaluates Evolution of Mammals

Study Re-evaluates Evolution of Mammals New ambiguities about mammalian evolution after the extinction of dinosaurs are sure to be seized on by creationists. But uncertainty and acknowledgment of ...

Spirits Are Angry - Bad Time to Bomb Their Volcano

March 28th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Spirits Are Angry - Bad Time to Bomb Their Volcano

“The mud explosion happened because the spirits in the crater are angry,” said Sergeant Sumarono, who like many Indonesians uses only one name.

Pope says hell and damnation are real and eternal

March 28th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Pope says hell and damnation are real and eternal

HELL is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful, Pope Benedict XVI has said.

Russia slams missile shield, wants talks with U.S.

March 27th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Russia slams missile shield, wants talks with U.S.

Russia, which sees the missile shield as an encroachment on its former sphere of influence, has accused Washington of using Cold War tactics to persuade Europe to host the system.
Far Cry

Far Cry

March 24th, 2007 / Music / 9 comments

Now for some good news: The new Rush album Snakes and Arrows has completed recording and is scheduled for a May 8, ...

6th graders decide humans not to blame for warming

March 23rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on 6th graders decide humans not to blame for warming

LONGMONT — Humans don’t cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers.

Religion and Morality: A Match Made in Hell?

March 23rd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Religion and Morality: A Match Made in Hell?

Harris writes that violence is often caused by people defining their "moral community" in terms of their religion, and observes that religion "tends to divorce morality from the reality of ...

Havana's former grandeur decays and crumbles

March 23rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Havana's former grandeur decays and crumbles

It is Cuba's most densely-populated district, with 160,000 people living in 1.3 square miles of crumbling buildings dating from the 1920s and 1930s, many now lacking basic sanitation.

German Judge Cites Koran in Rejecting Divorce

March 22nd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on German Judge Cites Koran in Rejecting Divorce

FRANKFURT, March 22 — A German judge has stirred a storm of protest here by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim woman’s request for a fast-track divorce ...

RFA: Religion Puts Down New Roots in Mongolia

March 22nd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on RFA: Religion Puts Down New Roots in Mongolia

Segie Tumurbaatar, now 31 and working toward a graduate degree in finance in Utah, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons, in Ulan Baatar in 1995. ...

U.S. Judge Blocks 1998 Online Porn Law

March 22nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on U.S. Judge Blocks 1998 Online Porn Law

"Perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection," wrote ...

Harvard Club Promotes Abstinence

March 22nd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Harvard Club Promotes Abstinence

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Sometime between the founding of a student-run porn magazine and the day the campus health center advertised "Free Lube," Harvard University seniors Sarah Kinsella and Justin ...

Poland plans banning talk on homosexuality

March 22nd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Poland plans banning talk on homosexuality

BRUSSELS, March 21 (UPI) -- Poland would sack all gay teachers if a draft plan banning debate on homosexuality in schools and universities is accepted, Brussels reports said Wednesday.

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'

March 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'

Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with ...

Czech leader Klaus fights global warming 'religion'

March 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Czech leader Klaus fights global warming 'religion'

PRAGUE – Czech President Vaclav Klaus said on Wednesday that fighting global warming has turned into a a 'religion' that replaced the ideology of communism and threatens to clip basic ...

Dawkins' atheistic arguments weak, Oxford prof. says

March 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Dawkins' atheistic arguments weak, Oxford prof. says

"As Christians, we can respond with confidence to The God Delusion that Dawkins' arguments are weak, unsupported by evidence, and tell us more about the condition of present-day atheism than ...