'Newswire' Archive

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 — ...

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

Thanks to nullifidian for starting what promises to be another great blog aggregator. Planet Humanism is on the rise. Please sign up and visit often.

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 ...

Iran says man stoned to death for adultery

July 10th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Iran says man stoned to death for adultery

Iran said on Tuesday that a man convicted of adultery had been stoned to death in a village in northwestern Iran, the first time it has confirmed such an execution ...

Rock Against Religion

July 9th, 2007 / Atheism, Music, Newswire / 7 comments

Hundreds of music-lovers descended on one of the capital's tiniest suburbs at the weekend in support of an anti-religious rock concert. The 7-7-7 Rock Against Religion gig ...

Questioning Whether Islam Is Religion of Peace

July 9th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Questioning Whether Islam Is Religion of Peace

Reasonable Muslims now agree that when a religion veers so far off course, it loses immunity to inquisition. "We ought to go through very serious questioning and soul-searching," a founder ...

Humans accused of greed for solar energy

July 3rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Humans accused of greed for solar energy

An agriculture professor at the University of Melbourne, Snow Barlow, said the paper showed humans were taking up too much of an important natural resource. "Here we ...

Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

June 28th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

TEHRAN: Unrest spread in Tehran on Thursday, the second day of gasoline rationing in oil-rich Iran, with drivers lining up for miles, gas stations being set on fire and state-run ...

Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

June 28th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic, giving himself claim to its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.

Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

June 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

"The victim advised me that his fiancée's family was trying to kill him, drag him into a car and take him somewhere, where he believed he was going to be ...