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Thomas Jefferson Quotes: 15 Sayings On Religion, Freedom And Democracy ... - International Business Times

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 20:25

International Business Times

Thomas Jefferson Quotes: 15 Sayings On Religion, Freedom And Democracy ...
International Business Times
A portrait of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who served from 1801-1809. Monday would be Jefferson's 272nd birthday. Reuters. Monday marks the 272nd birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and later became ...

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'The Messengers' looks at angels (and religion) from a new angle - Madison.com

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:20

Madison.com

'The Messengers' looks at angels (and religion) from a new angle
Madison.com
“After moving to the West Coast, if I felt any level of true comfort in hanging my hat somewhere when it comes to organized religion, I felt the closest to Judaism through a number of friends and family.” That mix, he says, helped him see how O'Donnell ...

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Religion and Death - Patheos (blog)

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 15:00

Religion and Death
Patheos (blog)
Yeah, the idea, while popular, that religion is about our fear of death is unenlightened. You might think so if all you knew of religion is Christianity. Personally though I'm of the mindset that if death erases all then all is meaningless. At the risk ...

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Is religion exempt from the constitution? - Independent Online

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:49

Independent Online

Is religion exempt from the constitution?
Independent Online
In ruling on an appeal by a lesbian Methodist minister ousted because of her same-sex union, the Constitutional Court will have to decide if it can intervene, writes Lwando Xaso. Johannesburg - The intersection be tween religion and constitutionalism ...

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Scientology's Jersey Shore roots: Religion got its start at the Shore | Mulshine - NJ.com

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:11

NJ.com

Scientology's Jersey Shore roots: Religion got its start at the Shore | Mulshine
NJ.com
He seemed like such a nice guy at first. L. Ron Hubbard was wearing a naval officer's uniform when he first knocked on the door of the stately house in the Westminster section of Elizabeth. The uniform made a good first impression on Jim Kellogg's mother.

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How religion can help the world's food problems - ABC Online

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 09:24

ABC Online

How religion can help the world's food problems
ABC Online
For many religious people, food and faith are intertwined. Jews and Muslims eschew pork, while Buddhists and Hindus avoid meat altogether. With food at the heart of many of the problems facing the world, including obesity, hunger and environmental ...

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Protecting right of religion not excuse for discrimination - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 08:00

Protecting right of religion not excuse for discrimination
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
I don't know if Bill is religious, but I am not. Nevertheless, I highly respect the right of people of all faiths to practice in their homes or places of worship. This is an important fundamental right protected by our national constitution. It works ...

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Sunday letters: Be careful when legislating religion - The State

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 03:32

The State

Sunday letters: Be careful when legislating religion
The State
Passing a law with the word religion in it is a bad idea. It may seem like a good idea, but it will come back and bite you. Ask the governors of Indiana and Arkansas. The reason isn't because religion isn't important; it's because religion is the most ...

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Adherents of Islam, second largest religion in the world, are a “powerless ... - Washington Post

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 02:05

Adherents of Islam, second largest religion in the world, are a “powerless ...
Washington Post
Islam has an estimated 1.6 billion adherents, and is the most powerful religion in many important countries. Being powerful, it has been doing plenty of its own “punching downward” lately, and not just by means of satire. It has plenty of “the self ...

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Rapid Response: When does religion trump business? - Statesman Journal

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:22

Statesman Journal

Rapid Response: When does religion trump business?
Statesman Journal
Indiana and Arkansas recently enacted laws about religious freedom but then, following a national uproar, passed subsequent legislation that supporters said would "clarify" that the laws could not be used to justify discrimination against homosexual ...
Indiana law: Religious freedom or discrimination? (6 letters)The Denver Post (blog)
Spokane rally protests Religious Freedom Restoration ActKHQ Right Now
Letter: Religious Freedom Act is used to promote hateBuffalo News
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier -Middletown Press -Daily Signal
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Religion in Canada: Has it Been Saved? - World Religion News

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:41

World Religion News

Religion in Canada: Has it Been Saved?
World Religion News
With his 1993 book Unknown Gods, University of Lethridge sociologist Reginald Bibby predicted a bleak and empty future for religion in Canada. He believed that, by today, church congregations would simply grow older, unable to continue inspiring ...
Some hope on religious horizonWinnipeg Free Press

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What is religion's role on Anzac Day? - Sydney Morning Herald

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 13:31

Sydney Morning Herald

What is religion's role on Anzac Day?
Sydney Morning Herald
An atheist may question why there is any religious element at such a national service at all. As for me, a believer, I was in part comforted by the familiar language and sentiments which contrasted with the distant imagination of what the dawn landing ...

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Lewis & Clark scholar dissects Indiana's 'religious freedom' law and its ... - OregonLive.com

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:13

OregonLive.com

Lewis & Clark scholar dissects Indiana's 'religious freedom' law and its ...
OregonLive.com
Opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, march past the Indiana Statehouse en route to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015 to push for a state law that specifically bars discrimination based ...
Houston: What 'religious freedom' supporters aren't sayingLongview News-Journal
Commentary: Where's the tolerance when the tables are turned?The Current
Christians Go On Offense: New Effort Bans Feds' 'Hostility'Thetribunepapers

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Bangladesh: Politics, religion and the limits of speech - Aljazeera.com

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:35

Aljazeera.com

Bangladesh: Politics, religion and the limits of speech
Aljazeera.com
Taking us through the issues raised by the secularism and religion in Bangladesh's past and present are: Imran H Sarkar from the Bangladesh bloggers' association; Mustafa Feroz, the head of News from Bangla Vision; editor-in-chief of the Dhaka Tribune, ...

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Bill Maher's epic new anti-religion critique: “People say ISIS hijacked Islam ... - Salon

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:48

Salon

Bill Maher's epic new anti-religion critique: “People say ISIS hijacked Islam ...
Salon
Bill Maher took direct aim at religion on “Real Time” on Friday night, connecting Indiana's religious freedom law, a horrible anti-gay California ballot initiative and ISIS in one epic piece. “The root of this problem is that more than half of all ...
Bill Maher mocks fundamentalists for railing against 'gay cake' because of ...Raw Story
Fareed Zakaria: Bill Maher Playing To “Applause Line” With Islam CommentDeadline
The Latest Politics, News & Election VideosRealClearPolitics
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Religion calendar: 4/10 - Toledo Blade

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 04:09

Topeka Capital Journal

Religion calendar: 4/10
Toledo Blade
The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439; or email to religion@theblade.com. For a listing in the Directory of ...
LOCAL RELIGION NOTESHutchinson News
Religion Digest, April 11Vallejo Times Herald
Religion calendarFort Worth Star Telegram
SunHerald.com -Topeka Capital Journal -Charlotte Observer
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Losing my religion: 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted - Today.com

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:42

Today.com

Losing my religion: 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted
Today.com
Americans are more "spiritually mobile" these days than ever before, not bound by the religious traditions in which they were raised. There are as many reasons for converting as there are converts, but we all share some common ground. Here are a few ...

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Losing My Religion: Celebrities Who Say They No Longer Believe - Madame Noire

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:54

Madame Noire

Losing My Religion: Celebrities Who Say They No Longer Believe
Madame Noire
I no longer have a religion but I still believe in God. This is hard to explain to others in the black community cause your raised up to be either Catholic, Christian, Baptist, or etc. It's like you have to label yourself as something to be accepted. I ...

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Monday's Letters: Readers expound on religion and tolerance - Florida Times-Union

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:33

Monday's Letters: Readers expound on religion and tolerance
Florida Times-Union
Some of my closest friends are religious, and so are some are my customers. I've even dated one or two. I don't take this inclusive position because religion-based discrimination is illegal (which it is). I just think it's not for me to judge others ...

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What the Bushes teaches us about religion and family life - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:12

Las Vegas Review-Journal

What the Bushes teaches us about religion and family life
Las Vegas Review-Journal
In that respect, the Bushes represent one of the great shifts in American religious identity, a shift that occurred largely in the second half of the 20th century. A growing tolerance for religious plurality has become, in many ways, a defining ...
Religion occasions from all over the Washington areaThe Leader
THE LONG READ: How America's would-be presidents have found their faithIrish Examiner

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