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One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.

In an alternative to tracking Santa's journey, Christian developer creates online application to track the number of souls reading about Jesus

In an alternative to tracking Santa's journey, Christian developer creates online application to track the number of souls reading about Jesus

Since 1955, when a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted Santa's telephone number for children to call, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), have tracked Santa and his ...

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Reproductive health bill advancing in Catholic-dominated Philippines

Reproductive health bill advancing in Catholic-dominated Philippines

For over a decade, a reproductive health bill introduced in the Philippines has been blocked by the Catholic Church and politicians who subscribe to its doctrines.  It appears that the bill, dubbed the RH bill, may finally be considered as ...

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Free online anime movie tells the Hanukkah story in a fun and original style

Free online anime movie tells the Hanukkah story in a fun and original style

A lighthearted YouTube movie produced by director Nadav Nachmany tells the story of Hanukkah by using the Japanese anime technique. The clip, entitled Samurai Jew: The Eighth Night, mixes the Japanese cartoon visuals with a bit of Yiddish.  Jewish One ...

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Groups weigh in on U.S. Supreme Court consideration of marriage equality cases — Religious group compares gays to racists and polygamists

Groups weigh in on U.S. Supreme Court consideration of marriage equality cases — Religious group compares gays to racists and polygamists

Current TV's Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer spoke yesterday with Richard Socarides, former senior adviser to President Clinton, and Akhil Reed Amar, a professor of law and political science at Yale University, about the two same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court ...

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The 'nones' — those not affiliated with religion — helped Pres. Obama win 2nd term

The 'nones' — those not affiliated with religion — helped Pres. Obama win 2nd term

In October, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of "nones" — that is, those who are not affiliated with organized religion — is exploding in America.  The "nones," which include people who are believers but not churched and ...

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NAR leader: Supernatural powers to be unleashed on earth on God Day, 12-12-12

NAR leader:  Supernatural powers to be unleashed on earth on God Day, 12-12-12

Last month, we mentioned that the "apostles" and "prophets" of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement will be gathering in Orlando, Florida, for "God Day 12-12-12." As we reported, the NAR movement is sharply criticized by some Christian groups and ...

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Convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs reportedly orders child labor from prison

Convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs reportedly orders child labor from prison

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports that he received a tip that convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs is having children pick pecans at a private ranch instead of attending school. Tuchman and his team set out to investigate the lead and found that ...

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NASA scientist: Aproximately 25 million Americans believe they won't see Christmas this year because of doomsday prophecy

NASA scientist:  Aproximately 25 million Americans believe they won't see Christmas this year because of doomsday prophecy

NASA senior scientist David Morrison told Cenk Uygur, host of Current TV's The Young Turks, that a poll suggests that about 25 million Americans do not expect to see Christmas this year because they believe that the world will end ...

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Cutting scientific research and development will wound the nation both spiritually and economically, says Bill Nye, the Science Guy

Cutting scientific research and development will wound the nation both spiritually and economically, says Bill Nye, the Science Guy

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and the executive director of the Planetary Society, stopped by "The War Room" yesterday to talk with Jennifer Granholm about the importance of science in education and job innovation. Granholm noted that science programs could ...

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Christian church accused of supporting terrorism for its interfaith outreach

Christian church accused of supporting terrorism for its interfaith outreach

A major Muslim convention will be held at a Christian church this month, representing a significant interfaith development. All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif. is hosting the Muslim Public Affairs Convention and all church members are invited ...

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North Korean state media claims to have discovered a unicorn lair

North Korean state media claims to have discovered a unicorn lair

North Korea's state media reports that in Moran Park, they found a unicorn lair and that this proves that Pyongyang was the capital in ancient times. Fantastical reporting is nothing new in North Korea. For instance, North Korean state news ...

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Santa Monica will have a Nativity scene at public park after all

Santa Monica will have a Nativity scene at public park after all

A Christian group appears to have won the last word in an ongoing saga involving atheist displays and Christian Nativity scene displays at Santa Monica, California's Palisades Park this holiday season. City and federal courts ruled that the City, which ...

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Pope to create Twitter account, as Catholic leadership engages in online social networking

Pope to create Twitter account, as Catholic leadership engages in online social networking

Pope Benedict XVI and the Roman Catholic Church's leading cardinals are getting their message out with popular online networking services such as Facebook and Twitter. Tomorrow, Benedict XVI will have his own account on Twitter, which the Catholic news service, ...

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