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James “The Amazing” Randi, the renowned illusionist, escape artist and debunker of psychics, spoon benders, faith healers and other charlatans willing to prey on others.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, people believed that dreams were direct messages from deities. While the precise mechanism for dreams remains unknown.
I thought once Racquel and Ashley and the others that we’d moved out were free that excitement would dissipate, that everything would start to go back to normal.
Manufacturing doubt is not difficult, because in science all conclusions are provisional, and skepticism is intrinsic to the process.
The Khabouris or Khaboris Codex is a manuscript of the New Testament (except for five books) dating back to the 12th century.
There are a few basic routes that apologists go, and many will mix tactics depending on what seems effective at the time.
The New Testament includes 13 letters (“epistles”) from Christianity’s first decades that name the apostle Paul as the author, or Paul with colleagues Silvanus, Sosthenes, or Timothy.
Church taught me to read the Gospels separately while assuming they all told the same story. Higher criticism, however, has taught me to read the Gospels together while letting them speak for themselves.
The Hitchens Prize, along with $50,000, will go to journalists and writers who best embody the qualities that Hitchens’ friends think Hitchens was known for: “a commitment to free expression and inquiry, a range and depth of intellect, and a willingness to pursue the truth without regard to personal or professional consequence.”
There’s been a lot of media attention recently to the changing demographics of the United States, where, at current rates, people who identify as “white” are expected to become a minority by the year 2050.
A local church that has been hosting naked paint parties and slumber-party Sundays with the “sexiest ladies on the beach” will now have to pay taxes on the property as officers investigate the church’s practices, authorities said Tuesday.
Washington is probably the least likely person to be paired with Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
How can parents make sure their children don’t lose their faiths? Enrolling them in religious school is not enough.
Chattanooga’s Tennessee Temple University will be closing its doors, merging with nearby Piedmont International University.
When discussing the motivations for ISIS’s brutal regime, we find Western commentators quick to deflect from religious dogma, by narrowing the context to the Iraq war, or Blair, or Bush, or more recently … MI5.
Two New Jersey businesses face lawsuits claiming managers ignored and eventually fired employees after they complained about aggressive on-the-job religious outreach from co-workers, reports say.
Brand defends God against Fry’s recent attack on the Abrahamic God on Gay Byrne’s television show.