ULC Ministers Join in “Robot Wedding” Trend

January 31st, 2014
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How would you like your wedding officiant to be C-3PO, the saucer-eyed bronze-plated android from Star Wars? Perhaps you would prefer to have his counterpart, the garbage-bin-shaped R2-D2, as your ring-bearer. The concept is not as far-fetched as it may … Continue reading

Resurgence of Exorcism Raises Moral Questions

January 29th, 2014
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Ministers ordained online have long performed weddings, baptisms, and funerals, but what about exorcisms? Does battling “demonic possession” have a legitimate place in church operations, or is it a dangerous throwback to medieval superstition? Writer and civil rights activist Eliyahu … Continue reading

A ULC Wedding Ceremony Tour

January 21st, 2014
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How would you like to take your wedding on tour across the nation? One couple from Seattle did exactly that last year. Rather than hold their wedding ceremony inside a place of worship, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker got legally … Continue reading

Quantum Physics and the Immortality of the Soul

January 9th, 2014
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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
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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