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An E-Religious Gathering

The Beginning of Life

A lot of people argue that life begins at conception. There are also those who don’t believe that life actually starts for a human until the first breath is drawn in.The problem isn’t so much when life begins, but who is making the decisions about when it begins. Many conservative men hold majority sway in . . .

Saudis Crack Down on Porn

The Saudi Arabian government has no qualms about using its authority to promote virtue and discourage vice. In fact, it even has an administrative branch known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. Its most recent action is to crack down on internet pornography viewable by its own citizens.  Over 400,000 . . .

Some Florida Counties to End Courthouse Weddings

Certain Florida counties, including Duval, Clay, Baker, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa, have indicated that they will be ending courthouse wedding ceremonies. According to Berardo Chua the announcements are a response to a federal judge’s orders, which will effectively require marriage licenses to be given to gay couples throughout Florida beginning on January 6th. In conservative . . .

Avoiding Exodus

“White washing” is a Hollywood term that describes the act of making things seem more European and Anglicized than they really are. If you don’t believe this practice takes place on a regular basis consider this. Pop sensation Ricky Martin’s real name is Enrique Martín Morales. The change to his name was to make him . . .

Religion and Discrimination

It has come to the public’s attention that some states still have laws in their state constitutions that forbid atheists from serving in public office. An article on Reddit brought attention to the law in N.C. Even Fox news posted an article about eight states that have “unenforceable bans” on public office. Occidental College Philosophy . . .

The Return Of An Old Form Of Contraception

Many women have decided to fall back on the rhythm method as their main form of contraception. There are many reasons why women have decided to use this old form of contraception. First of all many women realize that birth control be it an IUD, a shot, a patch, or the pill can cause emotional and physical . . .

Christian Persecution Continued

A Pakistani village is the setting for a widespread expulsion of Christians from their homes. This has come to pass as a result of a Christian man marrying a Muslim woman sending fury and rage through the Muslim community. This then resulted in widespread expulsions. The marriage was kept quiet, although once the Muslim leaders . . .

Ebola Patient Called By God To Serve Has Died

Dr, Martin Sallas of Maryland, a U.S. Citizen, who was only 44 years old is the second Ebola patient to die in the United States. There have been ten cases reported. Dr. Sallas went back to his native county Sierra Leone to fight the virus and try and save lives. Unfortunately he contracted the disease . . .

Vatican Confirms: Pope Francis to Make First Papal Visit to US Next Year

Earlier today during a speech at an inter-religious meeting on family values in Rome, Pope Francis announced that he will be making his first official visit to the United States next year. This confirms earlier statements made by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Caput, who suggested that Pope Francis may be attending the 2015 World Meeting of . . .

Showers for Homeless in St Peter’s Square

I was browsing with FreedomPop’s free wifi and stumbled across this awesome story. After being invited by a bishop for dinner, a homeless man refused the interview by answering simply that he smelled and thus he could not join the bishop for dinner. This act made Pope Francis to order installing showers attached to the . . .