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Something to think About -Prayer

Something to think About -Prayer | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Corruption, Banks, Politics, health, welfare, rights/liberties oil & gas, Ireland, The world and anything that catches my fancy
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Pope's bank clean-up man 'found stuck in lift with rent boy'

Pope's bank clean-up man 'found stuck in lift with rent boy' | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
As the man charged with cleaning out the stables at the scandal-struck Vatican bank, Monsignor Battista Ricca will need Machiavellian cunning, good fortune and a whiter-than-white record to have ev...
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What Lies Beneath the Robes -The Rape of Kalu Rinpoche- Buddhist Scandals

What Lies Beneath the Robes -The Rape of Kalu Rinpoche- Buddhist Scandals | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
The Rape of Kalu Rinpoche Kalu Rinpoche In October 2011, a famous and highly-respected reincarnate Tibetan Buddhist master, Kalu Rinpoche, posted a Youtube video in which he reveals the abuse he su...
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Burma’s 'bin Laden of Buddhism’

Burma’s 'bin Laden of Buddhism’ | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Buddhist monk Wirathu in Yangon, Burma. The 46-year-old has been blamed for inspiring sectarian violence Radical buddhist nationalism is sweeping Burma, and at the forefront of the movement is a gr...
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UN presses Vatican for details on child abuse scandals

The UN has called on the Vatican to hand over details in the cases of tens of thousands of children allegedly abused by clergy.The Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child published a deta...
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In Thailand: Where monks and money mix- Buddhist Scandals

In Thailand: Where monks and money mix- Buddhist Scandals | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
This file picture taken on March 22, 2012 shows Thai buddhist monks looking at discounted notebooks displayed at the Commart Thailand in Bangkok. The behaviour of Thailand's Buddhist clergy has bee...
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Senior Catholic priest says gay men can marry lesbians |

Senior Catholic priest says gay men can marry lesbians | | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
It’s common knowledge that the Catholic church has a rather poor view of gay marriage. But there is hope! Archbishop Oscar Cruz, judicial vicar of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines...
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New York Times editorial calls allegations against Cardinal Timothy Dolan “shocking”

New York Times editorial calls allegations against Cardinal Timothy Dolan “shocking” | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
The New York Times has launched a strong attack on Cardinal TImothy Dolan over his alleged shifting of $57 million in funds when he ran the Milwaukee diocese to avoid paying off child abuse victims...
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Buddhist monks arrested over Thai child sex abuse claims

Buddhist monks arrested over Thai child sex abuse claims | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Interesting article which proves Christianity does not have a monopoly on abuse. However ,this is nothing new in Buddhism as the monasteries of  old Tibet were well known for child abuse Buddhist m...
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Anti-Muslim Monks Tarnish Buddhism Image

Anti-Muslim Monks Tarnish Buddhism Image | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Images of rampaging Buddhists carrying swords against Muslim villages and inflammatory sermons of monks are reflecting a rising trend of extremist Buddhism in Burma. “You can be full of kindness an...
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Too funny for the Church? Comedy show gets "excommunicated"

Too funny for the Church? Comedy show gets "excommunicated" | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Licking a crucifix and pressing some very hot buttons: German satirist Carolin Kebekus  THIS SORT OF THING really shouldn't happen. Article 5 of the German constitution clearly states that "Freedom...
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Pope Admits God Probably Doesn't Exist But Encourages Catholics to Get Imaginary God Friend

Pope Admits God Probably Doesn't Exist But Encourages Catholics to Get Imaginary God Friend | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Catholics everywhere were flabbergasted when, merely days after celebrating his 85th birthday, Pope Benedict XVI issued a formal statement acknowledging that God probably does not exist. Neverthele...
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The Pain of the Others: Muslims Tour Auschwitz

The Pain of the Others: Muslims Tour Auschwitz | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Often drawing parallels between the suffering of Jews and Palestinians, Muslim leaders from around the world made emotional visits last week to Dachau, Auschwitz and other European sites as part of...
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Taking the Jew Out of Jesus---and Putting It Back By Bernard Starr

Taking the Jew Out of Jesus---and Putting It Back By Bernard Starr | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Jesus Teaching in the Temple by Photobucket When I was a guest on Dr. Michael Brown's nationally syndicated radio show "Line of Fire," our conversation focused on a chapter in my book Jesus Uncenso...
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Are Buddhist Monasteries Suitable Places for Children? Buddhist Scandals

Are Buddhist Monasteries Suitable Places for Children? Buddhist Scandals | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Children, Mass Monasticism and a Culture of Silence For centuries, it has been the cultural practice in Tibet (which has continued in exile) to send very young children to monasteries. The children...
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Were the Egyptian Pyramids Ever Underwater ? Capella's Guide to Atheism

Were the Egyptian Pyramids Ever Underwater ? Capella's Guide to Atheism | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
The Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza were all built by 2500 BCE, before the Bible says Noah’s flood occurred. According to the Bible in the year 2348 BCE the earth was plunged into a global flood wh...
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Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:44 PM

I just wanna give my humble opinion, the years to God are not the same amount of time as for us. There is a bible verse where it says that a year for us is only a day to God. Starting from that point, i don't think we can measure human years and God's years. Also, a day of creation (for example, when God created the heavens and earth day 1) was not a period of 24 hours. I know this because i have studied the bible and I have plenty of reasons to believe that it does not contradict itself.

 

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Sangha must face up to sorry state of clergy - Scandals in Buddhism

Sangha must face up to sorry state of clergy - Scandals in Buddhism | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
We have barely recovered from shock over the story of wayward billionaire monk Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko as the media digs deeper into details of his wealth and alleged crimes. It would not be a m...
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Clerical Sexual Abuse Latest Revelations Implicate Gardai

Clerical Sexual Abuse Latest Revelations Implicate Gardai | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
The Murphy Report was published in 2009, following an investigation into child sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin.  At the time of its publication, certain material was h...
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Is the Catholic Church’s hard line on abortion legislation an acceptance that its influence over the Irish state is over? « The Secular Society

Here are some interesting twists in the abortion debate in the Republic. As Michael Kelly of the Irish Catholic newspaper noted yesterday Armagh’s new-boy-to-be Eamonn Martin has been clear in ways...
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Vatican Watch

Vatican Watch | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
    Vatican scandals The Economist The latest scandal is less grisly, but equally bizarre. On July 1st the IOR's director, Paolo Cipriani, and his deputy, Massimo Tulli, resigned three days af...
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THE HOLY WAR ON IRISH WOMBS

THE HOLY WAR ON IRISH WOMBS | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
It’s a freezing Saturday afternoon in Dublin and, on the corner of O’Connell Street, a nervous young man called Dennis wants me to sign a petition with a picture of a dead baby on it. Dennis is 21 ...
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How Will the Dalai Lama React to the loosening of restrictions in Tibet?

How Will the Dalai Lama React  to the loosening of restrictions in Tibet? At the time of writing we still await a response from the Dalai Lama.   If this is an honest attempt to see His Holine...
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Jesus May Appear in Many (exclusively white) Forms

Jesus May Appear in Many (exclusively white) Forms | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
Throughout the new testament, especially after the crucifixion, Jesus appeared to different people in different form. It would be easy to laugh this off as confirmation bias in the face of obviousl...
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Key similarity between Christ and Superman is that they’re both made-up, say experts

Key similarity between Christ and Superman is that they’re both made-up, say experts | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
THE stories of Christ and Superman share many elements that are completely fictional, experts have revealed. Jesus restores Jimmy Olsen’s sight so he can be a photographer As it emerged that Man of...
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New Pope’s humility ‘getting on everyone’s tits’ admit cardinals

New Pope’s humility ‘getting on everyone’s tits’ admit cardinals | Religion Around the World | Scoop.it
The new Pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been charming the media and public alike with his easy-going approachable manner and simple lifestyle, but this same absence of bloated pomp and crazed ...
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