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This week's poll: Is atheism a religion?

This week's poll:  Is atheism a religion?

Critics of atheism like to say that atheism is a religion. For instance, the anti-evolution Creation Ministries characterizes atheism as a religion.  Following similar thinking, in January 2011, a high school physics and chemistry teacher filed a lawsuit in federal ...

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If the world were to end tomorrow, almost a quarter of Americans polled would make having sex a priority — and more than half think that if a Republican candidate defeats President Obama, a man-made catastrophe is more likely

If the world were to end tomorrow, almost a quarter of Americans polled would make having sex a priority — and more than half think that if a Republican candidate defeats President Obama, a man-made catastrophe is more likely

As part of the National Geographic Channel's newly launched series, "Doomsday Preppers" (Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT), more than 1,000 Americans were polled on various topics relating to disaster preparedness and general fears regarding a possible catastrophe.  Researchers learned that ...

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As 433 Eros comes into focus, Europe considers asteroid shielding plan

As 433 Eros comes into focus, Europe considers asteroid shielding plan

An asteroid known as 433 Eros is heading toward earth.  The asteroid was discovered in 1898 and was the first asteroid to be orbited by a probe back in 2000.  Eros is one of the most elongated asteroids observed.  It ...

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This week on the God Discussion show: Belief and fulfilling your heart's desire.

This week on the God Discussion show:  Belief and fulfilling your heart's desire.

Are you having a tough time keeping your New Year’s resolution, now that January is about over?  Perhaps our guests on the Thursday, January 26 segment of the God Discussion show can inspire you and keep you on track. This ...

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Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announces resignation

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announces resignation

Rep. Gabriel Giffords of Arizona announced in a video on her campaign website she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago (see ...

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Subscribers to Reddit's atheist community approach the number of signatories to the religious right's Manhattan Declaration

Subscribers to Reddit's atheist community approach the number of signatories to the religious right's Manhattan Declaration

When religious right activists announced their Manhattan Declaration back in November 2009, they thought they'd have millions of signatures to the document which called for civil disobedience over issues like gay marriage and abortion.  Supposedly, the numbers of enthused supporters ...

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Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time"

Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time"

Ronald Weinland, who considers himself a prophet of God, continues to warn that Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012. For those who do not believe him and mock his message, Weinland claims that they will die from cancer. ...

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Witches mark the Christian Epiphany

Witches mark the Christian Epiphany

The Christian "Epiphany" is on January 6 and celebrates "the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ." Western Christians believe this day marks the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, and thus ...

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Today is Christmas for Orthodox Christians

Today is Christmas for Orthodox Christians

Orthodox Christians worldwide are celebrating Christmas today.  They follow the Julian calendar, with Christmas falling on January 7, rather than the Gregorian calendar used by the western believers The day also marks the end of a 40-day fast followed by ...

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This week's poll: What is more beneficial to humankind, religion or science?

This week's poll: What is more beneficial to humankind, religion or science?

In our poll this week, we ask what is more beneficial to society — religion or science. The poll will be open until 5 AM Pacific time on Sunday, January 8. It takes only a second to vote, and your ...

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National Geographic program on January 5 will explore the genesis of the biblical flood story

National Geographic program on January 5 will explore the genesis of the biblical flood story

Most people are familiar with the biblical story of a worldwide flood, where God destroyed all life on earth except the family of Noah and the animals that they boarded on an ark. Scholars of ancient writings from Mesopotamia (now ...

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Christian voters to 'set the standard' in Iowa

Christian voters to 'set the standard' in Iowa

The "Champion the Vote" project, which aims to mobilize 5 million Christian voters before the 2012 elections, has produced a new ad urging Christians in Iowa to vote in the January 3 Republican presidential primary. According to Champion the Vote, ...

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California Christians worry about introduction of LGBT history to elementary school curriculum

California Christians worry about introduction of LGBT history to elementary school curriculum

As the January date of its implementation approaches, California Christians are worrying about the  new state law, the SB 48, which mandates state public schools to teach school children on the positive contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. ...

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