'Religion' Archive
Twisted: Mark Warren on Hitchens

Twisted: Mark Warren on Hitchens

April 25th, 2007 / Books, Religion / 13 comments

Esquire executive editor Mark Warren's commentary about Christopher Hitchens is all over the map. A masterpiece of post-modernist gobbledygook. A paragon of doublespeak. Warren writes in praise of Christopher Hitchens' ...

Mexico City Lawmakers Pass Abortion Bill

April 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Mexico City Lawmakers Pass Abortion Bill

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico City lawmakers voted to legalize abortion Tuesday, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and other parts of heavily Roman Catholic ...

Judge says post offices can't promote religion

April 24th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Judge says post offices can't promote religion

HARTFORD, Conn. --A federal judge has ruled that post offices nationwide run by churches and other contractors cannot promote religion through pamphlets, displays or any other materials.

FOXNews.com - Study: Religion Is Good for Kids

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion / Comments Off on FOXNews.com - Study: Religion Is Good for Kids

“getting their kids into heaven is more important than getting their kids into Harvard,”

Gay marriage evil, abortion terrorism: Vatican

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Gay marriage evil, abortion terrorism: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human ...

Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

Science has been accused of being biased towards naturalism. That’s a fair accusation. The question one should ask, however, is not whether science has a naturalistic bias, but rather whether ...

Student Sues to Counter Gay 'Silence' with 'Truth'

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Student Sues to Counter Gay 'Silence' with 'Truth'

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The president of a public high school's Christian Club is suing for the right to hold an event at the school to air his anti-homosexuality views. ...

Sex, Religion and the Moral Police-Hindustan Times

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Sex, Religion and the Moral Police-Hindustan Times

Two incidents over the last fortnight have provoked widespread outrage. The first is the attack on the Star News office in Bombay. The channel had offered shelter to a Hindu-Muslim ...

Texas lawmakers won't require Bible classes

April 21st, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Texas lawmakers won't require Bible classes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A plan to require public schools to teach classes with the Bible as a textbook was changed by a Texas legislative panel to make such classes ...

Hate Group To Protest At Student's Funeral

April 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Hate Group To Protest At Student's Funeral

APRIL 20--The reactionary religious group that has staged protests at funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq plans to picket at tomorrow's funeral for one of the victims of the Virginia ...

The Dawkins Delusion

April 19th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / 1 comment

While many Americans know Oxford professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins for The Selfish Gene, the 1976 science bestseller that portrayed all life as a struggle to propagate DNA, they ...

Planned Parenthood Condom TV Ad Mocks Religion, Angels

April 17th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Planned Parenthood Condom TV Ad Mocks Religion, Angels

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - PlannedParenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) has just released a "Safe is Sexy" television ad that features a young couple being interrupted from having ...

Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

April 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Indian protesters burn effigies of Richard Gere after public kiss

NEW DELHI (AP) - Angry crowds in several Indian cities are burning effigies of Richard Gere. It's happening after Gere swept a popular Bollywood actress into his ...

Crucifixion makes God seem like a psychopath, says cleric

April 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Crucifixion makes God seem like a psychopath, says cleric

"What sort of God was this, getting so angry with the world and the people he created and then, to calm himself down, demanding the blood of his own son?" ...

Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

April 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

I am so sick of the priggishness. Tired of people making assumptions about a person based on their perceptions of the other's sexuality -- especially when they base those assumptions ...

Abstinence classes don't stop sex

April 13th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Abstinence classes don't stop sex

April 13,2007 | WASHINGTON -- Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex within a few years as those who did not, according to ...

Europe's death wish

April 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Europe's death wish

But who will be left standing to inhabit Europe when that happens? It's not going to be the people who run the place now. And it's certainly not going to ...

Why do GLBT people bother with religion at all?

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Why do GLBT people bother with religion at all?

Queer people have been subjected to more than their fair share of such miseries, and Australia is no exception. Even in a supposedly secular state like Australia, the notion lingers ...

San Diego Diocese tried to hide funds in bankruptcy

April 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on San Diego Diocese tried to hide funds in bankruptcy

April 11,2007 | SAN DIEGO -- A federal bankruptcy judge is threatening the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego with contempt for allegedly attempting to hide assets to avoid payment ...

PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds

April 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds

The producer of a tax-financed documentary on Islamic extremism claims his film has been dropped for political reasons from a television series that airs next week on more than 300 ...

Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

April 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

Charles Simonyi, the American who shelled out $20-25 million to be the world's fifth paying private space traveler.