'Religion' 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 — ...
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. ...

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 ...
IOT: Pain, Fear, and Awe: The Human Motivations Toward Religion

IOT: Pain, Fear, and Awe: The Human Motivations Toward Religion

July 11th, 2007 / Critical Thought, Religion / Comments Off on IOT: Pain, Fear, and Awe: The Human Motivations Toward Religion

Independence of Thought series: Part 3: Pain, Fear, and Awe: The Human Motivations Toward Religion Now lets examine what factors form the primary human motivations toward religion: ...

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 ...
IOT: Approaches to Interpreting Religious Behavior

IOT: Approaches to Interpreting Religious Behavior

July 6th, 2007 / Critical Thought, Religion / Comments Off on IOT: Approaches to Interpreting Religious Behavior

Independence of Thought series: Part 2: Approaches to Interpreting Religious Behavior Religion has been one of the primary sources of questions asked in the human search for ...
Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

June 29th, 2007 / Religion / Comments Off on Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

The question, then, resolves around the meaning of life, of Pacholczyk's "human being." The blastocyst -- the scientific term for the group of cells descended from a fertilized egg ...
The Battle for the Human Soul

The Battle for the Human Soul

June 26th, 2007 / Religion, Science / 6 comments

Graphic from IHT. The International Herald Tribune ran a fantastic article today, which illustrates the increasing futility of religions maintaining their doctrines of mind/body and spirit/matter ...

Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

June 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

What are you gonna do about the fact that Mother Nature once again appears to be thwarting and mocking and then grinning like a wicked divine trickster at every cute ...

Freedom includes being free not to believe

June 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Freedom includes being free not to believe

I see no need to attempt to rob other individuals of their beliefs, so long as their beliefs do not rob me of my freedom. We will not soon understand ...