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Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.

Jesus Christ is in two places at once: South African man claims he is Jesus, as well as the guy in Australia

Jesus Christ is in two places at once: South African man claims he is Jesus, as well as the guy in Australia

Both claim they are Jesus Christ–one in South Africa, and the other in Australia.   One claims he is immortal, and the other, in Australia, claims to have memories of the crucifixion.   Last week GodDiscussion presented the story of ...

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Litha: Celebrating the summer solstice and the birth of the Holly King

Litha: Celebrating the summer solstice and the birth of the Holly King

On June 22, 2013, Pagans and Wiccans across the nation will be celebrating Litha, or midsummmer.   Litha is a sabbat that celebrates the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and the birth of the Holly King (Lord ...

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Pulpit Freedom Sunday this weekend; participants gather to fight marriage equality

Pulpit Freedom Sunday this weekend; participants gather to fight marriage equality

Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual gathering originally meant to protest tax regulations that prohibit churches from benefitting from tax exempt status if they endorse or oppose candidates for office (the Johnson amendment), is to be used this weekend to fight ...

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Old white men on Fox News panel claim working women are destroying America; they claim males are biologically meant to be dominant over women; Bible says they're wrong

Old white men on Fox News panel claim working women are destroying America; they claim males are biologically meant to be dominant over women; Bible says they're wrong

The old white men of Fox News are all in a tizzy over a recent report that found that 40% of women with children under the age of 18 work outside the home.  Reacting to the news, Republican Mississippi governor ...

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Southern Baptist Convention losing members, baptisms in decline according to self-assessment

Southern Baptist Convention losing members, baptisms in decline according to self-assessment

The Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, is in a state of decline, according to a recent self-assessment by the organization.  Moreover, baptisms are in decline as well.  The news has hit the SBC badly, with much weeping and ...

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House Armed Services Committee kills humanist chaplain amendment for military service members by a vote of 43-18

House Armed Services Committee kills humanist chaplain amendment for military service members by a vote of 43-18

According to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, as cited by the Secular Coalition, 23% of military members identify as atheist or non-theistic, yet they do not have representation in the military chaplaincy.  Moreover, a report entitled "Religious Diversity in the ...

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Cindy Jacobs says in racist rant that people who are Native or Mexican have demons in their bloodline and that they need to repent of being Native

Cindy Jacobs says in racist rant that people who are Native or Mexican have demons in their bloodline and that they need to repent of being Native

Self proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs is making her contribution to the dire lack of  right wing popularity among Hispanics and Native Americans in a recent racist video in which she says that people who have Native blood have to repent ...

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Republican darling Grover Norquist converting to Islam? Cathie Adams, Tea Partier, seems to think so because he's growing a beard

Republican darling Grover Norquist converting to Islam?  Cathie Adams, Tea Partier, seems to think so because he's growing a beard

"Stealth jihad" is everywhere, according to Cathie Adams of the Texas Eagle Forum, who was also former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. Moreover, she thinks that stealth jihad is infiltrating the Republican Party in the person of Grover ...

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Can't travel to the Sistine Chapel? No worries! You can take a virtual tour of it online

Can't travel to the Sistine Chapel?  No worries! You can take a virtual tour of it online

For those of you who always wanted to see the Sistine Chapel, with its famous artwork, but can't afford to go, now you can take a virtual tour of it online at the Vatican's website.      When you get to ...

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Muslims who use the Internet more likely to look favorably on Western culture, study finds

Muslims who use the Internet more likely to look favorably on Western culture, study finds

In a recent Pew Forum study of Muslims in 39 countries, the study found that Muslims who use the Internet were more likely to look favorably on Western culture, and have a better opinion of the United States.   Users ...

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Former IT specialist in Australia claims to be Jesus Christ, has memories of crucifixion

Former IT specialist in Australia claims to be Jesus Christ, has memories of crucifixion

He likes to be called AJ–and he thinks he's Jesus Christ. And he claims his girlfriend is Mary Magdalene.  The man who would be Jesus, Alan John Miller, is so convinced he is Christ that he has set up a ...

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Southern Baptist Convention to tell Baptist members Cut ties with the Boy Scouts as a moral stand

Southern Baptist Convention to tell Baptist members Cut ties with the Boy Scouts as a moral stand

After the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow gay members, a Baptist church in Alabama decided to take a moral stand and cut its ties to the BSA.    Now the Southern Baptist Convention plans to tell its 45,000 ...

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Catholics down with the rainbow? Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after ban lifted on gay members

Catholics down with the rainbow?  Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after ban lifted on gay members

The US Catholic Church's top liasons are doing something pretty surprising given the Catholic stance on homosexuality–they are telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the Boy Scouts of America's new stance on gay members is not against Catholic ...

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