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Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch Student Abuse: Preacher, Bob Larsson, Says 'Satan' Caused Accusations (VIDEO)

Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch Student Abuse: Preacher, Bob Larsson, Says 'Satan' Caused Accusations (VIDEO) | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch in Saint Ignatius, Mont., is under scrutiny for accustations of child abuse at the boarding school, and even more so after Bob Larsson, preacher and the school's owner, gave his explanation for the allegations,...
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Indonesia Miniskirt Ban: Proposal Would Make Them A Porn Crime

Indonesia Miniskirt Ban: Proposal Would Make Them A Porn Crime | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister ignited a firestorm when he proposed making miniskirts a porn crime. 'Pornography is something that we can feel … but we have to make the criteria,'' Suryadharma Ali said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Clerical sex abuse saga clouds papal visit to Mexico and Cuba - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 23, 2012

Clerical sex abuse saga clouds papal visit to Mexico and Cuba - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
NOT FOR the first time, 84-year-old Pope Benedict flies out of Rome this morning for an important overseas visit that could yet be troubled by clerical sex abuse polemics.
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Religious education discrimates against children of atheists, court told

Religious education discrimates against children of atheists, court told | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
RELIGIOUS education in primary schools imposes a burden on teachers and discriminates against the children of atheists, a tribunal was told today.
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Atheist Calls Christians Planning to Attend D.C. ‘Reason Rally’ ‘Mindless Parasites’

Atheist Calls Christians Planning to Attend D.C. ‘Reason Rally’ ‘Mindless Parasites’ | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Atheists are coming to Washington, D.C., en force. We already told you about the so-called "Reason Rally," which is being dubbed a Woodstock for non-believers.
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The Mormons baptize Anne Frank

The Mormons baptize Anne Frank | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Like several faiths, the Mormons have the odious practice of proxy baptism, in which one can baptize a living person in the name of a dead heathen, thus ensuring that that heathen will go to heave...
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Amplified Atheist - One Louder: 10 Questions For A Moderate Christian

Amplified Atheist - One Louder: 10 Questions For A Moderate Christian | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
One Atheist sharing stories, rants and thoughts on atheism, christianity, religion, anti-religion, news articles, the bible and other things!!
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Pope sets Oct. 21 to make US saints - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Pope Benedict XVI has set Oct. 21 as the date to make two U.S.
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Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO) | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Weeks after a judge ordered the removal of a prayer banner at a Rhode Island school, the atheist teen at the center of the controversy continues to receive threats as the school board decides its next move.
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Age at which Americans become Christian

Graph of the ages at which Americans report becoming Christian...
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For God So Loved the 1 Percent …

For God So Loved the 1 Percent … | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The concept of “one nation under God” re-emerged in the mid-20th century, under a much different guise: corporate leaders and conservative clergymen deployed it to discredit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.
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Most and Least Religious States in America

Most and Least Religious States in America | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Mississippi is the most religious U.S.state, and is one of eight states where Gallup classifies at least half of the residents as "very religious."...
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Pennsylvania Church Kidnaps Teens, Holds Them At Gunpoint, For 'Learning Exercise' (VIDEO)

Pennsylvania Church Kidnaps Teens, Holds Them At Gunpoint, For 'Learning Exercise' (VIDEO) | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Middletown, Pa., has sparked outrage after a teaching exercise traumatized its youth group and left some with physical bruises, WHTM TV reports.
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Crazy Watering Can

A homework assignment. Shot in two afternoons, with a Canon 7D. First year at "Bezalel" school of art and design, Jerusaelm. Music by Gnarls Barkley.
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Richard Dawkins, Famous Atheist, Not Entirely Sure God Doesn't Exist

Richard Dawkins, Famous Atheist, Not Entirely Sure God Doesn't Exist | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
By AL WEBBc. 2012 Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A controversial Oxford University professor billed by many as the world's "most famous atheist" now says he is not 100 percent sure that God doesn't exist -- but just barely.
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Cure for Christianity ’round the corner’ say researchers | NewsBiscuit

Christianity may soon be a thing of the past say researchers at Oxford University. 'We may have found a cure for the condition,' said Professor James Cross of Exeter College.
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Unorthodox? Try This: A Young Hasidic Wife Breaks With Her Tradition, Writes Tell-All Book

Unorthodox? Try This: A Young Hasidic Wife Breaks With Her Tradition, Writes Tell-All Book | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
"I had to believe everything I was taught, if only to survive," she writes. And what was she taught?
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Catholic Church to begin beatification of - KansasCity.com

Catholic Church to begin beatification of - KansasCity.com | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., will soon begin the long process of determining whether the first North Carolina native to be ordained a priest should be declared a saint.
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Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing.

Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing. | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Faith itself is the tree without roots. It's grounded in nothing.
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Twitter To Censor Tweets In Some Countries

Twitter To Censor Tweets In Some Countries | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Twitter, according to its official description, promises to offer up the "latest information about what you find interesting." There's now a caveat to that, however: The social media service will offer up the latest information about what you find...
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Memo to Atheists: Why I Choose God

Memo to Atheists: Why I Choose God | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As I sat in my study at home one day with my head in my hands, God said, "I will take care of you." That voice spoke. My brain registered the exact words.
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