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Apparently, religious people don’t know that much about religion: In fact, although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life. Atheists do [...]

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Has it really been 40 years since Woodstock? It seems like barely a decade ago that Limp Bizkit exhorted hippies to “Break Stuff,” the Chili Peppers encouraged their fans to set things on “Fire,” and Kid Rock convinced the audience that they should “Turn on, tune in, and Bawitdaba out.” But, historians argue, it has [...]

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What Would Jesus Kill and Eat?

Proselytization is a two-way street. So pity (a little bit) the poor attendees of the Southern Baptist Convention, who are going to have to deal with evangelization from PETAns: Among the demonstrators who will be standing outside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville as the SBC opens its two-day meeting on Tuesday will be one [...]

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You’re probably familar with Alberto Cutié. Also known as “Father Oprah” (probably on account of his constant struggles with his weight, his habit of giving free Pontiacs to parishioners, and his millionaire-making endorsements of lousy books), he got caught by Cuban spies a few weeks ago cavorting on the beach with his girlfriend, a divorcée. [...]

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"WILL TRANSSUBSTANTIATE FOR FOOD"

Economic times are tough. Maybe you’re working for a bloated auto company that makes expensive cars no one wants to buy. Maybe you’re a schoolteacher without enough seniority to avoid the latest round of budget cuts. Maybe you work for a Canadian company losing business from “Buy American” provisions in the stimulus bill. Or maybe [...]

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Here’s a promising-sounding new book: 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Many Christians, new and seasoned alike, tend to bank on promises that God never made, says one pastor. So when God doesn’t come through on those “promises,” some are likely to become angry at God. And “that to me as a pastor over all [...]

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