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Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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Girl, are you the Bible?

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Jesus Christ the family man? Why the church won’t buy it

Jesus Christ the family man? Why the church won’t buy it | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
New scientific evidence on the tomb of Jesus – and his wife and child – will never be accepted. Religion prefers its relics, like its art, with smoke and mirrors

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, April 9, 2:32 AM

Why bother with evidence when you can have blind belief?

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Church of England Breaks Tradition, Appoints First Woman Bishop

Church of England Breaks Tradition, Appoints First Woman Bishop | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

The Church of England appointed its first ever female bishop on Wednesday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.


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Christian broadcaster: Ebola could cleanse US of atheists, gay people, and sluts

Christian broadcaster: Ebola could cleanse US of atheists, gay people, and sluts | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

A Christian radio host who enthusiastically looks for signs the world will end welcomed the Ebola virus as a cleansing force.

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Right-Wing Christians Tell Kids 'Convert or Go to Hell,' Then Accuse Liberals of Indoctrinating Christian Kids

Right-Wing Christians Tell Kids 'Convert or Go to Hell,' Then Accuse Liberals of Indoctrinating Christian Kids | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
It’s evident who is pushing obedience to an ideology.

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Mormon feminist excommunicated

Mormon feminist excommunicated | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it


By Jessica Ravitz, CNN


(CNN) –
 Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon who’s spearheaded a fight for equal opportunities for women in her church, was convicted of apostasy Monday and excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The verdict, decided by a panel of male judges who convened Sunday, came to her by way of an e-mail sent by her former LDS Church bishop in Virginia, Mark Harrison. Kelly described the verdict as “exceptionally painful.”



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Community Village Sites's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:24 PM


Remember when Mormons would not allow Black people to become priests? 


This church has serious issues. 


malek's curator insight, June 25, 2014 10:28 AM

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, June 26, 2014 4:48 PM

"LDS Ex's"?


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Evangelical Renaissance

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Steven P. Miller: Since the 1970s, the words “evangelical” and “born again” have been weapons, foils, or badges of honor, depending on their wielders.
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Most Americans See Bible As Word Of God, Gallup Says

Most Americans See Bible As Word Of God, Gallup Says | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
The survey finds that nearly a third believe the Bible is the literal word of God, while nearly half said a supreme being inspired the text.
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Catholic Schoolboys Rule: Neo-Conservatism and the Sociopathy of the Religious Right

Catholic Schoolboys Rule: Neo-Conservatism and the Sociopathy of the Religious Right | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Is this country being run by right-wing Christian fundamentalists? And if so, are they representative of the wider society? These are some of the issues examined by Sean Stinson. "Sometimes it's be...

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Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
The test results do not prove that Jesus had a wife, only that the fragment of papyrus with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,’” is most likely not a forgery.
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Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem

Christian Colleges Have a Sexual Assault Problem | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Stories of mishandling and outright ignoring cases of sexual assault within religious institutions go back decades.
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Pat Robertson Suggests a Woman's Atheism May Be a Result of Rape or Demonic Possession

Pat Robertson Suggests a Woman's Atheism May Be a Result of Rape or Demonic Possession | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
The 700 Club Host says a a woman's resistance to Christian proselytizing might something beyond the normal human experience.

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WTF

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God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches

God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

American megachurches use stagecraft, sensory pageantry, charismatic leadership and an upbeat, unchallenging vision of Christianity to provide their congregants with a powerful emotional religious experience..


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malek's comment, March 21, 2014 9:54 AM
@M. Philip Oliver: "Titanic" was an emotional super charger
Dana Hoffman's comment, March 21, 2014 10:08 AM
I agree Malek.
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Basically every conversation I had this past week.

Basically every conversation I had this past week. | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Basically every conversation I had this past week.

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Rick Powell's curator insight, March 13, 2014 2:14 PM

STOP PERSECUTING THE CHRISTIANS!!!

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Christians Are a Cause of LGBT Oppression So We Have to Be a Part of the Liberation!

Christians Are a Cause of LGBT Oppression So We Have to Be a Part of the Liberation! | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
There is a deplorable and tragic common thread that ties together recent, global acts of oppression against LGBT people: Christian complicity.... (Christians are a cause of LGBT oppression so we have to be a part of the liberation!

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Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down

Bob Jones University Has Way Of Shutting That Year-Long Sex Abuse Study Down | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Bob Jones University shut down a yearlong investigation into sex abuse complaints before a final report came out. They had really good reasons, we’re sure.
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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics, a new documentary-style film produced by Catholics for Choice, sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.


“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues:

  • Abortion & Contraception
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • New Reproductive Health Technologies
  • Religion in Public Policy

Download a discussion guide for the film.


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A ray of light!

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:47 AM

Great (short & concise) video clips that are worth watching ~ and sending to others.


(Includes marriage equality too.)

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:19 PM

A ray of light

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Archaeologists Find Major Bible Discrepancy

Archaeologists Find Major Bible Discrepancy | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Researchers Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef from Tel Aviv University have discovered what may be a discrepancy in the history laid out in the Bible.

Using carbon-dating to determine the age of the oldest-known camel bones, the researchers deter...

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SARAH SILVERMAN IS VISITED BY JESUS CHRIST - YouTube

Jesus Christ visits Sarah Silverman to discuss women's reproductive rights. For more information on how you can get involved, visit http://www.ladypartsjusti...
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The Real Reason Evangelical Christians Are Trying to Thwart Women's Right to Birth Control

The Real Reason Evangelical Christians Are Trying to Thwart Women's Right to Birth Control | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
By ROB SHRYOCK

When did politics enter the evangelical birth control debate?


"... a 1968 document produced at an evangelical conference co-sponsored by Christianity Today and the Christian Medical and Dental Association that said, “Whether the performance of an induced abortion is sinful we are not agreed, but about the necessity of it and permissibility for it under certain circumstances we are in accord. … When principles conflict, the preservation of fetal life ... may have to be abandoned to maintain full and secure family life."


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Eighty percent of congregation quits after Indiana church forces out gay choir director

Eighty percent of congregation quits after Indiana church forces out gay choir director | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

By David Edwards


A church in Indiana has seen about 80 percent of its members leave after a gay choral director was forced out over his sexual orientation.


Adam Fraley told The Herald Bulletin that he worked for the United Methodist Church in Alexandria for six years and attended with his partner. When a new minister took over the church last year, Fraley said that he resigned because of pressure about his sexual orientation.


United Methodist Church law allows LGBT people to attend church services but says “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve.”


Many members of the church, who supported Fraley, were at odds over what it meant to “serve.”


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‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Prominent Christian Set to Battle It Out Over Evolution and Creationism

‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Prominent Christian Set to Battle It Out Over Evolution and Creationism | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Scientist Bill Nye has agreed to debate Christian leader Ken Ham next month at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., where the two will face off over the ever-contentious topics of evolution and creationism.

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Oh my gawd I wish I could see that live!

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Oh my gawd I wish I could see that live!

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Just Admit It

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The words of God do not justify cruelty to women

The words of God do not justify cruelty to women | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Discrimination and abuse wrongly backed by doctrine are damaging society, argues former US president Jimmy Carter

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One of the few times I will say "Amen".

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:05 PM

One of the few times I will say "Amen".

Jennifer Boyd's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:17 PM

These are not the words of God; they are the words of men with an agenda.

 

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