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'Bride' Aged 8 Dies After Suffering Internal Sexual Injuries During Wedding Night With Man, 40

'Bride' Aged 8 Dies After Suffering Internal Sexual Injuries During Wedding Night With Man, 40 | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
 Huffington Post UK  |  By Sara C Nelson  

 

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal sexual injuries after spending her wedding night with a husband five times her age.

 

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal sexual injuries after spending her wedding night with a husband five times her age.

The girl, identified as Rawan, is believed to have suffered a tear to her genitals and heavy bleeding, Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al Watan reported.

Kuwaitis have called for action against the man, who is 40, as well as the girl’s family for allowing the marriage.

The girl died in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia.

Gulf News quotes blogger Angry Man as posting the husband is “an animal who deserved to be punished severely for his crime.”

“All those who supported such a crime should also be punished,” he added.

Al Bawaba reports over a quarter of young girls in Yemen are married before the age of 15.

It points out a law was created in the county in February 2009 setting the minimum age of marriage at 17, but it was repealed after conservative lawmakers described it as “un-Islamic”.

According to a World Vision study released in March, more child brides are being led into arranged marriages due to an increase in global poverty and crises. Parents who live in fear of natural disasters, political instability and financial ruin look to arranged marriages as a way to save their struggling families.

Every day, 39,000 girls younger than 18 will marry, according to the World Health Organization.

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Twitter / GSpellchecker: #Creationism http://t.co/62uCbSUa7r

Twitter / GSpellchecker: #Creationism http://t.co/62uCbSUa7r | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
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Louisiana Sends Kids to Private Religious Schools, Test Scores Don't Go Up - Care2.com

Louisiana Sends Kids to Private Religious Schools, Test Scores Don't Go Up - Care2.com | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Louisiana Sends Kids to Private Religious Schools, Test Scores Don't Go Up
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In 2008, the same year that the voucher program was approved for New Orleans, the legislature passed the Louisiana Science Education Act.
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Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the School That Gave Fourth Graders a Creationism Quiz, Has Closed Down : news

Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the School That Gave Fourth Graders a Creationism Quiz, Has Closed Down : news | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet (Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the School That Gave Fourth Graders a Creationism Quiz, Has Closed Down - http://t.co/CAUpaoWZy0)...
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Thank the Catholic church for terrifying abortion restrictions in Latin America

Thank the Catholic church for terrifying abortion restrictions in Latin America | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Erika L Sánchez: Women in these countries are fighting for the right to choose what happens to their bodies and we need to support them

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Should Creationism Be Controversial? - New York Times

Should Creationism Be Controversial? - New York Times | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Should Creationism Be Controversial?
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The Large Magellanic Cloud. NASA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Over 150,000 light-years from Earth, young stars and dust that could form planets.
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God's Not Happy - Patheos

God's Not Happy - Patheos | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Surely, if the core belief of Answers in Genesis is true, namely that removing God from so-called natural phenomena by appealing to scientific explanations is inappropriate, then God is displeased with the Creation Museum.
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The creationist with an iPhone paradox - Asheville Citizen-Times

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In the eyes of the law, science trumps religious fervor. In June, Catherine ...
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Obama marketing himself as The One “to preserve God's creation” - Canada Free Press

Obama marketing himself as The One “to preserve God's creation” - Canada Free Press | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
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If only he could get away with it, President Barack Hussein Obama would claim he created God's creation.
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POCM Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

POCM Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth | The Religious World. | Scoop.it

Christianity borrowed salvation, baptism, the eucharist, heaven, hell, a virgin born Son of God -- and more -- from ancient Pagan religions. Copycat religion Jesus Christ Here's how.

You already know Christmas trees and Easter eggs were originally Pagan, and you probably know the seasonal timing of the two holidays is Pagan too. Mildly interesting. Not what you'll find here. What you'll discover at POCM is that ancient cultures around the Mediterranean shared standard ideas about Gods and their powers and place in the universe—and that Christianity simply adopted those ideas and applied them to Jesus. Ancient people knew godmen did miracles. The first Christians thought Jesus was a godman, so they told stories about Jesus doing miracles. They even had Him doing the same miracles as the other godmen.

The core of Christianity—the worship of a miracle working, walking, talking godman who brings salvation—was also the core of other ancient religions that began at least a thousand years before Jesus.

 

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5 ways fundamentalists are trying to sneak creationism into public schools

5 ways fundamentalists are trying to sneak creationism into public schools | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Urging teachers to conflate Darwinism with other controversies is just one of their most popular tactics (The latest sneaky methods fundamentalists are using to sneak creationism into public schools
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Have we entered an age of denial? The new Cosmos hopes to change that.

Have we entered an age of denial? The new Cosmos hopes to change that. | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Since 1982, belief in creationism has increased, while the percentage of Americans that understand climate change has decreased. Have we entered an age of denial?
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Histomaps of religion and evolution - Boing Boing

Histomaps of religion and evolution - Boing Boing | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
You've seen John B. Spark's Histomap of world empires, but he also made versions charting religions, "from primitive cults to modern philosophies," and the evolutionary tree. These are very hard to find, now, but pop up on ...
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Louisiana governor: I’ve got no problem with creationism in public schools | The Raw Story

Louisiana governor: I’ve got no problem with creationism in public schools | The Raw Story | The Religious World. | Scoop.it

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said he had no problem with creationism being taught in public schools. “Bottom line, at the end of the day, we want our kids to be exposed to the best facts. Let’s teach them about the big bang theory, let’s teach them about evolution, let’s teach them — I’ve got no problem if a school board, a local school board, says we want to teach our kids about creationism, that people, some people, have these beliefs as well, let’s teach them about ‘intelligent design.’” Jindal said students should be free to question “controversial issues” like climate change and other scientific theories, adding, “What are we scared of?”

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The Science Can Be Seen as Purposeful - Room for Debate

The Science Can Be Seen as Purposeful - Room for Debate | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
Evolutionists have fought to make sure we see evolution as lacking purpose. Biblical creationists have fought even harder to keep evolution out of Genesis. By Karl Giberson.
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Belief in creationism ‘form of mental illness’

Belief in creationism ‘form of mental illness’ | The Religious World. | Scoop.it

Creationism, which is the religious belief that the universe and its associated living organisms originate from a divine, Ikea style self-assembly production line maintained by a bearded sky nymph, dispute the findings of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The researchers claim believers in Creationism had a higher risk of developing the divinely assembled joys of anxiety and bipolar disorder, as well as schizophrenia.

Creationists insist this results from a part repeatedly found to be missing from one of God’s favourite flat pack lines.

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The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews “God’s Philosophers”

The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews “God’s Philosophers” | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
My interest in Medieval science was substantially sparked by one book. Way back in 1991, when I was an impoverished and often starving post-graduate student at the University of Tasmania, I found a copy of ...
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Creationist with the iPhone paradox - Fort Madison Daily Democrat

Creationist with the iPhone paradox - Fort Madison Daily Democrat | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
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A majority of Americans, though ever-thinning, tell pollsters they're religious and yet we've reached virtual consensus about going to the hospital when we're sick.
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Humor failure in Russia: Crackdown on 'Pastafarians' shows Kremlin-church ties - NBCNews.com

Humor failure in Russia: Crackdown on 'Pastafarians' shows Kremlin-church ties - NBCNews.com | The Religious World. | Scoop.it
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Pastafarians are part of an international 'religious' movement founded in the U.S.
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