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Don McLeroy is a dentist in suburban Texas with the geeky, earnest manner of an American guy who has educated himself, however imperfectly, on a wide variety of topics. With his balding pate and high-waisted, pleated slacks, he makes Ned Flanders from “The Simpsons” look like Mick Jagger, circa 1969.
A federal judge Monday denied a bid by churches to force Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including life-sized Christmas Nativity scenes. The city shut down the six-decade tradition last year after a bitter dispute between religious groups and atheists , who overwhelmed the city's auction process for display sites, winning most of the 21 slots. U.S.
Homosexuality is abomination. The Christian Right says so all the time, and non-religious LGBT activists say it too, to relegate religion to humanity’s dustheap. After all, isn’t that what it says in the Bible?
Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said while the Church had been hostile to Darwin's theory in the past, the idea of evolution could be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas.
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The Treaty of Tripoli ( Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary ) was the first treaty concluded between the United States of America and Tripolitania , signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796 and at Algiers (for a third-party witness) on January 3, 1797. It was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams , receiving ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797 and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797.
29 March 2011 Last updated at 01:30 ET By Robert Pigott BBC News religious affairs correspondent
By Bob Smietana, The Tennessean
Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All
I just received this chilling letter from a Soldier who recently took the mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker test, shared to me with permission, from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation ( MRFF ). The name has been withheld out of fear, but I’m assured that this matter is being worked very hard.
Robert Bentley, the new Republican governor of Alabama, delivered an oddly exclusionary message on Martin Luther King Jr.
As a predominantly Christian people, Westerners think they know the Bible pretty well.
Meanwhile in the Bible Belt...