The evidence about Jesus is weaker than you think


Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down stories about Jesus were first recorded by eye witnesses and were largely biographical. That is no longer the case. Assuming that the Jesus stories had their beginnings in one single person rather than a composite of several—or even in mythology itself—he probably was a wandering Jewish teacher in Roman-occupied Judea who offended the authorities and was executed.  Beyond that, any knowledge about the figure…
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Should Children Learn About Religion in Public School?


Do we want our children to learn about world religions as part of their public school education? If so, how might we best accomplish this?
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Roy Moore And The Dangerous Rise Of Christian Nationalism


Don’t be shocked by the allegations against Moore. Subjugation of women and girls is actually his movement’s plan.
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Man accidentally shoots himself and wife at church while discussing church shootings | The Independent


A man accidentally shot himself and his wife while discussing church shootings at a church in Tennessee, police have said.
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Nine-year-old girls in Iraq could be forced to marry under new Muslim laws


Human rights activists protest against Iraq’s bill of Jafaari Personal Status Law that could legalise child marriage, marital rape and ban Muslims from marrying non-Muslims.
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Catholic Priest, Forgiven By Church For Raping 29 Children, Stabbed To Death


After failing to attend a church service, Father Archambault’s brother visited his house and found him “bound and gagged” with stab wounds to the chest and a gaping wound where his genitals once were.”
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Kachetiendg: It’s Time to Start Calling Evangelicals What They Are: The American Taliban


Evangelicals are The American Taliban. To many, that will seem a garish and inconceivable statement. The entire purpose of this article is to point out that religious extremism also exists in America as it does in other parts of the world, and that it is not just radical muslims who are extreme, it’s also radical christians … and that religious extremism can start with something as simple as, “I’ll pray for you.”
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Canada’s Governor General Mocks Religion, Rejects ‘Divine Intervention’


The truth hurts: Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette mocks religion, creationism, and the idea of “divine intervention” while speaking to scientists.
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Senate Confirms Dangerous Catholic Extremist To Appeals Court


New judge claims her religious faith comes before the law: Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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