Tag Archive for religion

The glowing Virgin – A miracle? (UPDATE: Solved)

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Mother of God! Is this the best you can do? Glow? Lame. [See update below!] Hundreds flock to glowing Virgin Mary statue. Hundreds have been flocking to a house in southern Belgium to catch a glimpse of a small statue of the Virgin Mary that reportedly glows in the dark. Local media reported that 500…

Pigeons stolen and killed, Santeria association suspected

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The pigeons have gone missing or have been slaughtered resulting in an economic setback for this couple. 800 pigeons used in Santeria rituals stolen. [Maria] Morales and her husband, Alberto, suffered a financial setback over the weekend when thieves stole more than 800 valuable homing pigeons from their Marion County farm, and slaughtered 100 more.…

In Missouri, Brattin proposes parental consent to learn biology

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I’m not joking when I ask, is he brain-dead? How would he think this would get him nothing but scorn and threats of lawsuits? Oh wait, he’s blinded by faith. Unprecedented Attack On Evolution ‘Indoctrination’ Mounted In Missouri. A Missouri lawmaker has proposed what ranks among the most anti-evolution legislation in recent years, which would…

Satanic ritual leads to murder of Houston girl

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A horrific story of a murder of teen based on superstition. Official: Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing : Stltoday. Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jose E. Reyes…

Former “skeptic” is now an exorcist trainer

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I use the term “skeptic” VERY loosely, because he is not using evidence but is simply too credulous. However, this sounds an awful lot like a testable claim… hmm. Local Psychologist A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In Exorcisms. Quoted without corrections: A local psychologist is an expert who is traveling around the world to…

The Great Debate: Science trumps Creationism

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Ham on Nye: Deny deny deny… In a sometimes frustrating, sometimes boring, but consistently civil discussion about the definition and importance of science, two speakers with opposing worldviews presented their evidence to a sellout crowd and hundreds of thousands of online viewers. Who Won Bill Nye’s Big Evolution Faceoff? – NBC News.com. Bill Nye the…

Extreme vegetarianism results in infant death

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Religion-based diets are most likely NOT balanced or healthy. This is a crime and should be treated as such. We are not ignorant about child care and this is child abuse. Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother. A five-month-old baby has died from rickets after his parents insisted on following a strict eating regime…

Texas Board of Education passes improved rules for textbook review

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A very positive step! Laredo Morning Times – Texas board approves textbook review rule changes. The Texas Board of Education imposed tighter rules Friday on the citizen review panels that scrutinize proposed textbooks, potentially softening fights over evolution, religion’s role in U.S. history and other ideological matters that have long seeped into what students learn…

Thank God he let us win today

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I never understood why God would care about the outcome of a sporting event. With all the strife in the world, he’s going to listen to your fervent wish for your “team” to win? Half Of Americans Say God Plays A Role In Super Bowl Winner: Survey. Two weeks ahead of the Super Bowl, half…

Conversion therapy denounced by Christian counsellors in the U.K.

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It’s crystal clear that “conversion therapy” to attempt to turn people away from homeosexual tendencies is bogus. A religious-based organization in Britain is calling for it to be halted. Christian counsellors ban therapy aimed at ‘converting’ gay patients | World news | The Guardian. Britain’s leading body for Christian therapists has instructed its members to…

Snake salvation pastor slithers away from charges

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In an update to charges against a snake-handling, reality-TV subject, Pentecostal pastor gets what he wants, does not get into too much trouble for illegal reptile possession. But probably will do it again. Freedom of religion, you know. Grand jury decides not to indict snake-handling pastor. Campbell County pastor Andrew Hamblin will not face any…

Jehovah’s Witness dies in Ghana from refusing blood transfusion

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Hospital in Africa takes the path that it is unethical to go against patients’ stated religious beliefs. The consequence here was death. Woman dies for refusing blood transfusion. A 21-year-old woman (name withheld) who had severe anaemia has died at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital following her refusal to have blood transfusion because of her religious…