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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Possibly the first-known mummified erect penis, and other burial anomalies, were not accidents during embalming, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible.

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For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

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For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

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VPP--Very Important Penis

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it's by either Got or creatures of all kind; the same!!

In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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Bruder Spaghettus Seeks German Approval of 'Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster' - disinformation

Bruder Spaghettus Seeks German Approval of 'Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster' - disinformation | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

Pastafarians are after equality in Germany. Rüdiger Weida aka Bruder Spaghettus founded the“Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” in Templin, Germany of last year.


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American Cardinal Blames Women for “Feminizing” the Catholic Church

American Cardinal Blames Women for “Feminizing” the Catholic Church | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Last year, Pope Francis demoted American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke by removing him as head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Vatican's high court) and giving him a perfunctory post at the Knights of Malta. This was a big deal because Burke is a fire-breathing reactionary who rose high under Pope Benedict, and his demotion...
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Yesterday's historic march across Paris included over 40 world leaders expressing solidarity for France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre., but if you read Haredi newspaper Precursor, you'd believe that none of them were women.
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How to suck at your religion - The Oatmeal

How to suck at your religion - The Oatmeal | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

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Out of the Closet Campaign - Freedom From Religion Foundation

Out of the Closet Campaign - Freedom From Religion Foundation | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

Calling All Non-believers . . . Come Out of the Closet! Declare and share your nonbelief! Although the nonreligious — including one in five U.S. citiz...


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Why Is Rape at the Origin of Most Religion?

Why Is Rape at the Origin of Most Religion? | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

The impregnation process may be a “ravishing” or seduction or some kind of titillating but nonsexual procreative penetration. The story may come from an Eastern or Western religious tradition, pagan or Christian. But these encounters between beautiful young women and gods have one thing in common. None of them has freely given female consent as a part of the narrative. ( Luke’s Mary assents after being not asked but told by a powerful supernatural being what is going to happen to her, “Behold the bond slave of the Lord: be it done to me . . .”)


Who needs consent, freely given? If he’s a god, she’s got to want it, right? That is how the stories play out.


Whether or not the delectable young thing puts up a protest, whether or not seduction requires deception, whether or not the woman already has a husband or love, whether or not she is physically forced, the basic assumption is that the union between a god and a woman is overwhelming in an orgasmic way, not a bloody, head-bashed-against-the-ground kind of way. And afterwards? Well, what woman wouldn’t want to be pregnant with the son or daughter of a god?


Underneath this remarkably enduring and widespread trope lie two assumptions that, in their most primitive form, may trace their roots all the way back to evolutionary biology.

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Muslim woman sues Cleveland police for making her attend Christian service in jail

Muslim woman sues Cleveland police for making her attend Christian service in jail | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

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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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Kitschy Bobble-Head Nuns Pendant

Kitschy Bobble-Head Nuns Pendant | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Decorative amusement for the gal who wants to put the fun in fashion.
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When It Comes to Pop Culture, There’s a Christian Version of Everything Secular

When It Comes to Pop Culture, There’s a Christian Version of Everything Secular | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, I saw Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist) give a talk on how Christians co-opt just about everything in secular culture. For every great musician, or book, or movie… or fast food logo… there’s a Christian equivalent.

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Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community

Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

Though ‘Wicca’ and ‘paganism’ are often used interchangeably, paganism encompasses a diverse community including Druids, Shamans, Odinists and Heathens.  Wicca itself, has many sub-sections: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Faery, Pictish and Kitchen Wicca are among the many. Though no single set of beliefs, tests or practices are shared by them all, they can be roughly characterised by: polytheism, the belief in multiple deities; pantheism, the belief that the spiritual and material universes are connected; belief in the afterlife; and an emphasis on ritual. And, like any widespread belief, paganism is not immune to infighting and disagreements.

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DPopTart, weirdvintage: In the late 19th and early 20th...

DPopTart, weirdvintage: In the late 19th and early 20th... | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the Spiritualism movement was all the rage, and people sought out mediums to communicate with spirits.  


One of the most famous mediums of the day was Marthe Beraud (also known as Eva C. and Eva Carrière)... 

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It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral

It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
A recent study comparing views on morality of religious and non-religious people found something surprising: Religion doesn’t make our everyday lives more moral.

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The Meditations of Europe's Last Brewmaster Nun

The Meditations of Europe's Last Brewmaster Nun | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
For 45 years, Sister Doris Engelhard has dedicated her life to God and beer.
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Megachurch Closes After Founder Refers To Women As ‘Penis Homes’

Megachurch Closes After Founder Refers To Women As ‘Penis Homes’ | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Mars Hill, a Washington megachurch, has recently announced that several of its branches will be closing. In addition, Mars Hill founder Mark Driscoll has also announced that he will be taking a lea...

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America's Forgotten First Witch

America's Forgotten First Witch | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Almost half a century before the Salem Witch Trials, the Colony of Connecticut executed the first person accused of witchcraft in America. This was a victim named Alse Younge about whom nearly nothing is known except her dubious place in history as a macabre footnote.
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The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Over fifty years ago, a group of pranksters founded a satiric religion devoted to creating conspiracy theories so insane that nobody would ever believe uncritically in conspiracies again. They called themselves the Discordians.

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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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Restored Image of Amun Discovered in Sudan - Archaeology Magazine

Restored Image of Amun Discovered in Sudan - Archaeology Magazine | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
This stele depicting the Egyptian god Amun was defaced on the orders of a heretic pharaoh. http://t.co/PJQrAAuqPK http://t.co/LIcO7SSrlt

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Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
"Imagination is a much freer thing in the margins of a book; it’s allowed to run amok."Kaitlin Manning, an associate at B & L Rootenb...

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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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No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.


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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. 


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"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."

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"LDS Ex's"?


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The Runner-Up Religions Of America

The Runner-Up Religions Of America | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
One nation under God, with many different religious traditions.

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A fascinating snapshot of religious influences in America.  Never would have guessed that Buddhism was so popular over such a wide swathe of the West of the country,  and the number 2 religion in Arizona is Hinduism!

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When Evangelicalism Makes Things Easy For Sexual Offenders – and Hard for Their Victims

When Evangelicalism Makes Things Easy For Sexual Offenders – and Hard for Their Victims | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy Feminism

Evangelical teachings on repentance and forgiveness create a tremendous problem when it comes to rape or other forms of abuse. If you commit a sin and repent of it, God forgives you. I remember hearing Psalm 103:12 quoted constantly: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Of course, this was always said in a positive way—isn’t it awesome that God forgives us no matter what? But it doesn’t must mean God forgives us. It also means God forgives rapists, child molesters, and so on—fully and completely.
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