Archive for July, 2007

Druggists Sue Over Morning After Pill

July 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 2 comments

(CBS/AP) Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill. In a lawsuit filed in federal court ...

Think Outside the Bottle

July 27th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / 3 comments

Think Outside the Bottle A new activist organization to raise awareness of worldwide water issues. From their front page: The United Nations warns us that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s ...

Reefer Madness...Again

July 27th, 2007 / Drug War, Newswire, Science / 7 comments

Smoking just one cannabis joint raises danger of mental illness by 40% A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing ...

Save Us From Our Cyber Selves

July 26th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Save Us From Our Cyber Selves

Via Slashdot, this item about Linden Labs shutting down all gambling activity within online community Second Life. The long arm of American law now reaches around the ...

Pope acquiesces to evolution, climate change

July 25th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Pope acquiesces to evolution, climate change

H/T Religious Freaks Pope: Creation vs. Evolution Clash an 'Absurdity' Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — ...
Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

July 23rd, 2007 / Books, Religion / Comments Off on Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Since roughly 83% of the world's population claims some form of religious adherence, the fact that many of those 5 billion or so adherents do good ...

Religion reporter quits beat over religious fraud

July 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Religion reporter quits beat over religious fraud

AS the stories piled up, I began to pray with renewed vigor, but it felt like I wasn't connecting to God. I started to feel silly even trying. ...

Sayonara, BBQ

July 20th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / 2 comments

A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home. ...

NPR : Saudi Government Curbs Religious Police

July 19th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / 1 comment

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has ordered the controversial religious police in the conservative Wahhabi kingdom to stop detaining or interrogating citizens suspected of violating Islamic law. The decree comes as ...

If you want to be Surgeon General, be homophobic, uninformed and evasive

July 16th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on If you want to be Surgeon General, be homophobic, uninformed and evasive

The last Bush Surgeon General was muzzled, and the new candidate is woefully uninformed (or more likely just dodgy). To add insult to injury, here is his 1991 paper condemning ...

Planet Humanism

July 14th, 2007 / Admin, Atheism, Newswire / 2 comments

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Death the only escape for many Islamic extremists

July 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Death the only escape for many Islamic extremists

THE windowless room inside the girls' madrassa was charred, transformed from a seat of religious learning to an inferno by the suicide bomber who detonated his charge as Pakistani commandos ...