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Christianity and Judaism

How does one Jew who believes that Jesus is the Messiah view the link between Christianity and Judaism? For many people Christianity is believed to have its ...
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Living in the light of God: Islamic law and ethical obligation – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Living in the light of God: Islamic law and ethical obligation – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Muslims are asked to believe that God is perfectly just. While Muslims may believe that God will give each person his due, no one can claim to know what the application of Divine justice will entail.
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Thomas Huxley on Group Competition and Ethics — Part 1 of 2 | The ...

Thomas Huxley on Group Competition and Ethics — Part 1 of 2 | The ... | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Particularly worthy of greater attention is his essay “Evolution and Ethics” (1894) where he argues that ethics are a by-product of natural selection, and particularly of the struggle for existence between groups.
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Michelle, Iranian-Muslim converts to Christianity

Michelle is a Iranian women who converted from Islam to Christianity. In this video she sums up her decision and how it affected and changed her life.
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The Communist Persecution of Christianity & Religion

The Communist Persecution of Christianity & Religion | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
The Soviet Union was based on an atheist Marxist-Leninist conception of society that saw history as a march of progress towards higher levels of existence driven by revolution, with communism being ...
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“Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

“Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.
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How Sports Fandom Is Like Religion

How Sports Fandom Is Like Religion | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
The Super Bowl, professional sports' highest holy day, is again upon us. As fans paint their faces and torsos, pile on licensed apparel, and quixotically arrange beer cans in the shape of team logos, the question must, again, ...
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ISLAM - a religion destructive to women?

ISLAM - a religion destructive to women? | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
On an almost daily basis, I come across many verses, incidents and statements in general that make me question the sensibility of some religions, if not religion as a whole.
Recently, I read the story...
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Religion is here — an echo of an era that some believed was gone - gulfnews.com

Religion is here — an echo of an era that some believed was gone - gulfnews.com | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
gulfnews.com Religion is here — an echo of an era that some believed was gone gulfnews.com Last week, I participated in a fascinating debate at Cambridge University, featuring professor Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and fierce defender...
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Richard Dawkins Loses Religious Debate

Richard Dawkins Loses Religious Debate | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Richard Dawkins—probably the world's most prominent atheist—went head to head with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, to debate the statement: "religion has no place in the 21st Century." Sure, Richard Dawkins.
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Yoga: A Religion for Sex Addicts. {NSFW + Nudity} | elephant journal

Yoga: A Religion for Sex Addicts. {NSFW + Nudity} | elephant journal | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Practicing yoga brings evil as does reading Harry Potter. A look at some skewed views of yoga from mainstream and fringe religions.
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Christianity, the Ultimate Unfalsifiable Hypothesis

Christianity, the Ultimate Unfalsifiable Hypothesis | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Christians assure themselves that God exists, and maybe they have a special experience or feeling that reassures them that they've backed the right horse. But then there's that tempting call to connect with the external world ...
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Gay Marriage - surprised?

So the big news in the UK this week is that the House of Commons has voted in favour of gay marriage becoming law. How should Christians feel about this? Firstly, we shouldn't be surprised. We now ...
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Amid Nepal's shattered shrines and temples, a religious fatalism sets in - Religion News Service

Amid Nepal's shattered shrines and temples, a religious fatalism sets in - Religion News Service | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
KATHMANDU, Nepal (RNS) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered many of Nepal's most famous religious sites but doesn't seem to have shaken the faith of its people.
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C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. (C.S.
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The Beast Within: The ethics of animal experimentation - ABC Online

The Beast Within: The ethics of animal experimentation - ABC Online | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
The Beast Within: The ethics of animal experimentation
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Animal experimentation is one of the most vexed and debated issues in science and in wider society.
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Evolution Weekend: Religion and science, not in conflict - Auburn Citizen

Evolution Weekend: Religion and science, not in conflict - Auburn Citizen | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Evolution Weekend: Religion and science, not in conflict Auburn Citizen Since 2006, mid-February has been a time, in churches and synagogues across the nation, for an observance affirming the idea that religion and science are compatible, and that...
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Yoga Debate: A Religion or just an Exercise?

Yoga Debate: A Religion or just an Exercise? | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Yoga is not a religion. It has no dogma or fixed set of beliefs and there isn’t any prescribed godlike figure to be worshipped in a particular m (RT “@yogisonia: #Yoga Debate: A Religion or just an #Exercise?
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Christianity is Not About Control & Power - Patheos (blog)

Christianity is Not About Control & Power - Patheos (blog) | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
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Christianity is Not About Control & Power
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Christianity is Not About Control & Power. February 3, 2013 By Tim Suttle 1 Comment.
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Is Religion Helping or Hindering Development in Africa Today ...

Is Religion Helping or Hindering Development in Africa Today ... | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Africans are the most religious people in the world today, existing entirely in a religious paradigm. It maintains an unprecedented all-encompassing hold on society and individual alike in the continent.
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Lance Armstrong: Whistleblowers and Backpedaling

Lance Armstrong: Whistleblowers and Backpedaling | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Lance Armstrong and Oprah discuss whistleblowers, ethics and compliance (Back By Popular Demand!
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Arthur Shaw's curator insight, November 16, 2014 2:47 PM

Lance Armstrong was the top athlete of the Cycling world at one point in time and was loved and respected by many. When he decided to take performance enhancing drugs knowing it would affect his personal and professional ethics. His decision changed his life and the way many people viewed him. This video demonstrates his side of the story and why he decided to make that decision.

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Harvey Milk Is My Religion - Huffington Post (blog)

Harvey Milk Is My Religion - Huffington Post (blog) | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Harvey Milk Is My Religion
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In times of strife, many people turn to God. Others turn to another sense of a higher power or meaning, however they define it. That sense of something bigger than any of us is comforting.
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EDITORIAL: Stem-cell agency needs big changes, better ethics

EDITORIAL: Stem-cell agency needs big changes, better ethics | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
The minor fixes proposed would not eliminate conflicts of interest or restore public faith in institute (Press Enterprise: Stem-cell agency needs big changes, better ethics http://t.co/c8UnuVgX #editorial)...
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The 10 Commandments for atheists

The 10 Commandments for atheists | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
Alain de Botton's 10 commandments for non-believers could be a civilising influence on modern life, says Judith Woods. (I like it. The 10 commandments for non religious people.
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Should Fathers Have a Say in the Decision to Abort? - Online for Life

Should Fathers Have a Say in the Decision to Abort? - Online for Life | Christian Studies Resources | Scoop.it
#Abortion is not a [woman/man issue]..it’s a human issue..no [gender/race/religion] exempt from speaking up... http://t.co/YuEIdfHZ #prolife
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