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Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros 'tucked away': cardinal

Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros 'tucked away': cardinal | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found tucked away in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state's
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Evidentally some of the sourcing for this graphic is from the Gallup poles:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/142727/religiosity-highest-world-poorest-nations.aspx#2

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The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain of scientific evidence pointing to a vastly different conclusion — namely a universe that's 13.5...
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The Rise Of The Atheist 'Megachurch'

The Rise Of The Atheist 'Megachurch' | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection.
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Shoot Christians Say

Download hi-res version here: http://bit.ly/181DuaE ...... Words and phrases that Christians love to use instead of the already perfectly adequate words prov...
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Were Jews ever really slaves in Egypt, or is Passover a myth? - The Jewish Thinker

Were Jews ever really slaves in Egypt, or is Passover a myth? - The Jewish Thinker | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Where is the real proof - archeological evidence, state records and primary sources?
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Vic priest excommunicated over teachings

Vic priest excommunicated over teachings | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
A Victorian Catholic priest has been excommunicated from the church for his positive teachings about women being ordained to the ministry.
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Christopher Lock's comment, September 24, 2013 10:46 AM
Misleading title and misleading reporting.
1.) "Under the authority of the pope" =/= "Ordered by the pope"
2.) He was almost certainly excommunicated by the Vatican CDF, since that's who sent him the letter.
3.) Seeing as his notice of excommunication made no mention of subversive preaching or opposition to the papacy or the holy see, it almost certainly is about the part where he basically dropped out of the church, still gave communion frocked and under the auspices of his denomination.
4.) That means he essentially started his own religion, and perverted the home church. That's way excommunication territory.
5.) Excommunication is not what most people think it is nowadays in the HRC. It's remedial, and he could easily have it overturned if he quit offering communion and returned to the fold. He would still be able to preach on topics of gay rights, women's lib, racial injustice, or whatever the heck else he wanted.
Christopher Lock's comment, September 24, 2013 10:50 AM
(not a fan of hierarchies nor of ancient policies forbidding people from following their calling, women, gays, whoever) but understand that organizations also must define what they are and aren't, so a priest that's left a tradition yet keeps performing as though he were still a part is confusing and might deceive some... even though I agree completely with his act.
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This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 of the Bible's Contradictions

This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 of the Bible's Contradictions | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
No matter what your beliefs, it's hard to deny that the era in which the Bible takes place was a more, uh, brutal time, filled with plagues, salt pillars, and excessive murders--plus plenty of conflicting moral diktats from the man himself.
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Episcopal leaders taking steps to address sex abuse by clergy

Episcopal leaders taking steps to address sex abuse by clergy | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
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A freind has sent me this and another article, that Episcopalians (Anglicans) have cases of sexual preditors too.

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Evangelicals decry ‘silence’ on sexual abuse

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the “silence” and “inattention” of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse in their churches.
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"Evangelical churches are rife with buried scandals..."

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What the latest prayer study tells us about God.

What the latest prayer study tells us about God. | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Brother, have you heard the bad news? It was supposed to be good news, like the kind in the Bible.
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101 Nonpublic or Weird Beliefs of Mormons - Life After Mormonism (exmormon)

101 Nonpublic or Weird Beliefs of Mormons - Life After Mormonism (exmormon) | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
This post is less about what the LDS church teaches publicly or in writing, and more about what is often not publicly admitted to, whether still believed or no…
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Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.
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The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats

The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom. The lawsuit contains a shocking list of religious indoctrination.
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Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey - Telegraph

Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey - Telegraph | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, warns Christianity "a generation away from extinction" in Britain
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A U.S. Supreme Court Justice Believes A Real, Live Devil Is Making People Not Believe In God

A U.S. Supreme Court Justice Believes A Real, Live Devil Is Making People Not Believe In God | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
"And you wanna know why they forgot the prosciutto in my sandwich? Satan." Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's lengthy interview with New York Magazine has already produced a goddamn orgy of quo …
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Achtiname of Muhammad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Achtiname of Muhammad

The Achtiname of Muhammad, also known as the Covenant or (Holy) Testament ( Testamentum) of Muhammad, is a document or which is a charter or writ ratified by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad granting protection and other privileges to the monks of Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai.

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David Kinnaman is wrong: How the church really lost the millennials & what we can do to keep the next generation.

David Kinnaman is wrong: How the church really lost the millennials & what we can do to keep the next generation. | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
(A letter to youth pastors, senior pastors, parents, and church boards) David Kinnaman is really smart. He writes good books too. However, I question the title and premise of his book, You Lost Me....
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WATCH, MUST SEE For All Americans – Ann Barnhardt: Islamic Sexuality – A Survey of Evil - Tom O'Halloran

WATCH, MUST SEE For All Americans – Ann Barnhardt: Islamic Sexuality – A Survey of Evil - Tom O'Halloran | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
WATCH, MUST SEE For All Americans – Ann Barnhardt: Islamic Sexuality – A Survey of Evil This is a must see. Yes There is 4 videos but I encourage everyone to watch them very Important. Just a reminder it does get pretty graphic.
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This is just wrong.  I haven't the time (or stomach) to see what other gems Tom O'Halloran has on his site, but the woman lecturing about Islam pretty much is the pinnacle of all that is wrong with the fear-mongering right.  In her "devotion to Christ" she borders on calling for a NAZI genocide against muslems, even as declaring them to be NAZIs.  

It's a shame she looks like Amy Adams because I like Amy Adams and everything about this woman is twisted and sad.  I post it here to see what kind of moronic baseless filth hucksters like this propegate to the paranoid and supposedly "devout" thses days.

You have been warned, the spiral keeps sinking... 

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Child Sex Abuse Enquiry Launched by Anglican Church

Child Sex Abuse Enquiry Launched by Anglican Church | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev. Rowan Williams, has set up an investigation in a diocese in southern England on Thursday, responding to allegations that priests who have been accused of abusing children have not been removed from their position...
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A freind has sent me this and another article, that Episcopalians (Anglicans) have cases of sexual preditors too.

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The Bible Tells Us When A Fetus Becomes A Living Being

The Bible Tells Us When A Fetus Becomes A Living Being | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Many people think that a human being is created at the time of conception but this belief is not supported by the bible. The fact that a living sperm penetrates a living ovum resulting in the...
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Catholic Bishops Demand All Businesses Be Given The Right To Deny Women Contraception Coverage

Catholic Bishops Demand All Businesses Be Given The Right To Deny Women Contraception Coverage | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Catholic bishops and their GOP allies have been in an uproar ever since the Obama administration announced new rules that require employers, including most religiously-affiliated institutions, to cover contraception in their health plans with no...
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Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus

Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus | Religion -- Evolve or Die | Scoop.it
Evangelicals don't exactly hate Jesus -- they do love him dearly. But not because of what he tried to teach humanity. Rather, Evangelicals love Jesus for what he does for them.
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