Tag Archive for belief

Bullet in a Bible

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What if he was reading the Satanic Bible instead? Yep, that might have worked just as well. It’s physics, not a miracle. Dayton RTA driver saved by religious text Rickey Wagoner, 49, of Trotwood, was assaulted by three men in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue, while standing outside of his bus. Three shots were…

Silly article on Australian belief in the paranormal

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I’d call this poll biased promotion. It seems half of Australia believes in the supernatural. Last month the Syfy Supernatural Study was commissioned to celebrate the launch of the new channel, in conjunction with the world premiere of Haunting: Australia, and the results were spooky. Almost nine out of 10 Australians (88 per cent) surveyed…

WA legislature moves to remove Christian Science faith healing exemption

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More news on religious exemptions for children’s health care. Remember we told you about a new law in Idaho proposed to address a religious shield law that protects parents when kids are treated only with faith-based healing. Now, the Washingon legistlature is taken steps to fix their laws. Faith Healing Exemption Gets Scrutiny In Washington…

Woman has entitlement issues: Wants bigger (and unhaunted) public housing

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People come up with the darndest excuses. Gypsy demands new council house because hers is ‘HAUNTED’. Lisa Bowden, who has not worked for 15 years and claims £260 a week in benefits, was given a newly-decorated two-bedroom home just two months ago. But she claims she can feel the ghostly presence of a former tenant…

God of the evolutionary gap in science understanding

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While the overall percentage belief in evolution has stayed nearly the same since 2009, more people who characterize themselves as Republican reject evolution. Public’s Views on Human Evolution | Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that “humans and other living things…

Art Bell returns Sept. 16

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Great. More craziness. Even crazier than before because it will be uncensored. Paranormal expert Art Bell returning to radio Sept. 16 | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com. Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.…

Swazi king believes in privilege, for himself

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I don’t have much to add to this except to say DOUBTFUL, indeed. Doesn’t he think a lot of himself?! God visited me, says Swazi king. Swaziland’s absolute monarch, King Mswati III, said he was visited by God at the weekend and this resulted in unseasonal electrical storms in the country – and a new…

Speaking in tongues going quiet in Pentecostal churches

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It sounds like some miss it. Messages in tongues down among Pentecostals. At Three Crosses Church, Pastor Ken Walters urges his parishioners to join him in song and scripture. The charismatic 58-year-old extends his arms skyward and belts out melodies praising God. While the small Assemblies of God congregation goes through all the traditional trappings…

Maybe End Times believers should just stay home and pray, not make decisions

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Let reasonable people try and deal with the world’s problems. Belief That “Second Coming” Of Jesus Is Nigh May Be Preventing Climate Change Action: A Study : Science : Nature World News. Belief that the “Second Coming” of Jesus is nigh may be stemming climate change action, according to a study published in the Political…

Intelligent design: The stupid that keeps bobbing to the surface

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It may hurt your brain to read this article. It’s so full of brain-stopping moments of nonsense. It is only countered by Josh from the National Center for Science Education. Intelligent design teaching stirs debate. The room was packed as more than 500 people listened intently to Paul Nelson talk about genetics. Some fervently took…

Ghosts: Even if lots of people believe in something, it doesn’t make it true

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A HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Dec. 17-18 among 1,000 U.S. adults. 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. Spooky Number Of Americans Believe In Ghosts. The article states the poll reveals results that are consistent with other polls. It’s not…

Seeing angels

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Angels are a very popular topic (as are demons). The Guardian has an interview with someone who claims to see them. Lorna Byrne: ‘I believe in angels’ – interview Irish mystic Lorna Byrne is not alone, it seems. Not only is she in daily contact with the benign supernatural, her faith is shared by a…

New survey on religion in America reveals things are a bit more complicated than we can count

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Big news making the rounds in the skeptical and secular interest outlets is that of the latest Pew research results. Different outlets reported on this in different ways. Some focused on the loss of religious affiliation, some speculated that the churches were doing something wrong and others pounced on the forgotten “nones” that should be…

Cloudy angel at Aurora Colorado event

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Angel In Clouds Above Theater Vigil?. A 7NEWS viewer snapped a photo that shows what she said is an angel in the clouds above the vigil site for the theater rampage victims. The shape of the angel in the clouds appears directly above the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, she said. The vigil was…