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Of the 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails released by Wikileaks this week, one of the most memorable was one that showed a DNC staffer appearing to target Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over his religious beliefs.
Sanders went on CNN’s State of the Union to make his public statement. “First of all, I am not an atheist,” he said. “It is an outrage and sad that you would have people in important positions in the DNC trying to undermine my campaign.”
Among the most perplexing features of Donald Trump’s surge to victory has been the enthusiastic support of evangelical Christians for a man who can barely name any books of the Bible.
Religion and science don’t often mix. But in the case of religious experiences scientists found a surprising overlap in a recent case study.
Most Americans are put off by the idea of using science to ‘enhance’ human abilities — and these attitudes are strongly connected with people’s religiosity.
Rev. Jeremy Lucas had just returned to Oregon from a family vacation back home to Alabama when he pulled out his phone and started scrolling.
Drowning almost everything that lived on land in the Flood, which Hambo celebrates with his Ark Encounter tourist attraction, shows how much the bible opposes terrorism.
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham, whose life-sized Noah’s Ark theme park opened to the public earlier in July, says atheists “go ballistic” when children visit the Ark Encounter and declare that they disagree with naturalism.
For one thing, that the Ark shows in its animatronic displays the co-existence of dinosaurs and people. Dinosaurs, of course, went extinct (well, except for birds, but that’s another subject) 65 million years ago; the human lineage evolved 6 million years ago, and our own species about 200,000 years ago.
Jehovah’s Witnesses go door to door preaching a message that most of them truly believe to be life-saving. The vast majority of the ones who do this work no doubt believe that they do so out of love for their neighbor.
At issue is the City Council’s approval in April of $65,000 from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund to Modest Miles Ministries Inc. for the National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
The assumption is rooted in the belief that Trump will be a more full-throated supporter of Israel than Clinton will be, and so of course Israelis back him over her.
The two women were also arrested on suspicion of selling cow meat, which is banned in the state – although a preliminary test found the meat they were carrying came from a buffalo.
Many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places, and most Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam.
The killing of a priest during morning mass at a Catholic church near Rouen on July 26 has sent new shockwaves through France.
After Islamic State claimed credit for the killing of a French Catholic priest, leaders of major faiths gathered to counter this attempt to incite Muslims and Christians against each other.