Quantum Physics and the Immortality of the Soul

January 9th, 2014
science, religion, quantum physics, immortality

Will science ever prove the existence of life after death? Yes, and it can be done using the principles of quantum physics, says research scientist and medical doctor Robert Lanza of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the U.S. … Continue reading

Why Do So Many People Still Reject Evolution?

January 8th, 2014
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One-third of all Americans still do not believe in evolution, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. The new figures further illustrate the strong foothold creationism has in the American psyche, even though an overwhelming majority … Continue reading

America’s Best Christian

December 12th, 2013
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You may have heard of Mrs. Betty Bowers, the wealthy, elegantly dressed, neatly coiffured brunette who gives lessons on being a good Christian while browsing the premier designer department at Neiman Marcus. The toffee-nosed ambassador of “godly” virtues routinely skewers … Continue reading

Can God and Aliens Co-Exist?

December 10th, 2013
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“Of course God and aliens can co-exist”, you might say, but there are age-old beliefs predicated on the assumption that humans are the “apple of the divine eye”. Recent research suggests that while most Americans find no conflict between religious … Continue reading

“To Heaven and Back”: Three Powerful Near-Death Experiences

December 5th, 2013
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What does it feel like to die? This was the question explored in Anderson Cooper Special Report: To Heaven and Back, which aired recently on CNN and featured the personal testimony of three individuals who died and came back to … Continue reading

Court Rejects Tax Break on Clergy Housing

December 2nd, 2013
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Should ordained ministers receive tax breaks on housing allowances? No, according to a recent ruling by a United States District Court judge. If the decision goes unchallenged, an Internal Revenue Service exemption for clergy housing allowances would be reversed. Universal … Continue reading

New Series Explores Secrets of the Bible

November 15th, 2013
Bible, universal life church, interfaith

The History channel no longer hides the fact that it has done away with history programming in favor of programming on religion and conspiracy theories as well as reality television, earning criticism from scientists, scholars, and skeptics. Earlier this year … Continue reading

Marvel’s New Female Muslim Superhero

November 12th, 2013

Diversity is not a new concept in the comic book industry. There are characters who are female, non-white, and even LGBT. Characters who represent a combination of these identities are still uncommon, though. This is about to change, however, as … Continue reading

Bullies, Bibles, and Double Standards

November 11th, 2013

What happens when a high school student rips out pages of the Bible to protest school bullying? Apparently, he gets expelled. This is precisely what happened to 18 year-old Isaiah Smith of Birdville High School, in the Fort Worth, Texas, … Continue reading

Real-Life “Kramer” Performs a Wedding

November 4th, 2013
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You may remember Kenny Kramer, the real-life inspiration behind Seinfeld character Kosmo Kramer who decided to get ordained online and become a minister in the Universal Life Church. The quirky comedian, who leads tours of real New York locations featured … Continue reading