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This Week's Poll: Do you think that 7 Mountains Christian Dominionism represents a serious problem in America?

This Week's Poll:  Do you think that 7 Mountains Christian Dominionism represents a serious problem in America?

Over the years, we have been reporting on the Christian dominionist "seven mountains" theology and movement.  Generally, the Seven Mountains Christian Dominionists believe that they are mandated by God to "dominate" and completely take over what they call seven mountains ...

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This Week's Poll: Is Prayer Effective?

This Week's Poll:  Is Prayer Effective?

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call to prayer in August to save the nation, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's call to prayer to stop a heat wave, and intercessory prayer warriors gathering throughout the country to direct their prayers to "the ...

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Poll: What do you think about the "Marriage Vow" from the Iowa Family Leader group?

Poll:  What do you think about the "Marriage Vow" from the Iowa Family Leader group?

A conservative Christian group  from Iowa calling itself "The Family Leader" is demanding that presidential candidates sign on to its "Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family." Among other things, the declaration demands a federal constitutional ...

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This Week's Poll: Same Sex Marriage

This Week's Poll:  Same Sex Marriage

Same sex marriage is now legal in New York, and couples can begin to marry next month. The National Organization For Marriage has vowed to reverse it.  The Catholic Church opposes marriage rights for same sex couples, saying that the ...

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Poll: Should people have the legal right to assisted suicide?

Poll:  Should people have the legal right to assisted suicide?

After Jack Kevorkian's death, the topic of assisted suicide has entered the public debate again.  While a number of pro-life religious groups have included bans on assisted suicide as part of their anti-abortion campaigns, the issue generally has not had ...

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This Week's Poll: Should doomsday prophets be liable for damages? Should followers have the right to sue?

This Week's Poll: Should doomsday prophets be liable for damages?  Should followers have the right to sue?

In Taiwan, a doomsday prophet created panic when he proclaimed that a massive 14.0 earthquake would hit Taiwan on May 11.  Followers purchased supplies and emergency shelters.  "Teacher Wang" now faces either three days in prison or a $30,000 fine. ...

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This Week's Poll: Do you believe in ghosts?

This Week's Poll:  Do you believe in ghosts?

A poll taken by a U.K. newspaper in late 2008 revealed that more people believed in ghosts and aliens than in God.  Shows such as Ghost Hunters that purport to investigate paranormal activity have become popular over recent years. Our ...

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This Week's Poll: How Should the Bible Be Interpreted?

This Week's Poll:  How Should the Bible Be Interpreted?

Pastor Rob Bell created waves in the Christian community this past week with his new book, Love Wins:A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. As God Discussion's Dakota O'Leary reported, "Bell is preaching ...

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Poll: Does God Allow Free Will?

Poll:  Does God Allow Free Will?

Does the omnipotent, all-knowing Christian God allow free will?  Or is everything predestined? Consider what the Christian Bible, King James Translation has to say: Romans 8:29-30 – For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate…. Moreover whom he did ...

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Poll: Is atheism a choice?

Poll:  Is atheism a choice?

Religious people often say that not believing in deities and God is a matter of choice. According to Christian apologist Robert Morey, author of The New Atheism and the Erosion of Freedom, atheism is basically a hatred of God and ...

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Poll: Should the government be declaring days of prayer?

Poll:  Should the government be declaring days of prayer?

The National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 5, 2011. In a lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, government sponsorship and endorsement of a National Day of Prayer was deemed unconstitutional in an April 15, 2010, ruling ...

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Poll: Will organized religion become extinct?

Poll:  Will organized religion become extinct?

In late March, a mathematical study came out that indicated that religion would become extinct in nine countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland. In the United States, Americans without religious ...

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Poll: Should the bible be taught in public schools?

Poll:  Should the bible be taught in public schools?

In 38 states, bible classes are offered at public schools as academic literature classes.  The curriculum has been created by the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, an organization whose endorsers, board of directors and advisory board members ...

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