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Viktor Krasnov was reported to police by two young men who objected to his language in the dispute, on the Russian social network VKontakte in 2014. He was charged in Stavropol for having "insulted the feelings of worshippers".
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Amidst the news of a mass shooting in California, a lively debate erupted on Twitter over the power and utility of offering "prayers" in the wake of such an event.
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Atheists are one of the most disliked groups in America. Only 45 percent of Americans say they would vote for a qualified atheist presidential candidate, and atheists are rated as the least desirable group for a potential son-in-law or daughter-in-law to belong to.
 religion atheism fear psychology
Pope Francis has said reliable data indicates that "about 2%" of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles. In an interview with the Italian La Repubblica newspaper, the Pope said that abuse of children was like "leprosy" infecting the Church.
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An Indian man who made his name exposing the "miraculous" feats of holy men as tricks has fled the country after being accused of blasphemy. Now in self-imposed exile in Finland, he fears jail - or even assassination - if he returns.
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For centuries, European and American missionaries have gone to Africa to spread the word of Christ. That trend is now working in reverse, with a Nigerian minister in Texas who plans to build churches as numerous as Starbucks coffee shops.
 religion Nigeria
After another sex scandal involving a senior member of the Catholic Church, questions are again being asked about celibacy. Is it realistic for someone to permanently go without sex? Celibacy does not mean abstinence.
 celibacy sex religion
The website is based on a simple premise: people submit their requests for prayers, and others pray for them - an act known as intercessory prayer.
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A study found those who were prayed for were as likely to have a setback in hospital, be re-admitted, or die within six months as those not prayed for.
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A study carried out by the University of Maryland in the US has found prayer and spiritual healing may reduce pain and speed up the recovery of patients.
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The world's largest study into the effects of prayer on patients undergoing heart surgery has found it appears to make no difference...

2003-10-15

 religion
Patients admitted to hospital with heart problems suffer fewer complications if someone prays for them, according to scientists in the US.
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Two Roman Catholic priests have been accused of stealing $800,000 from the collection plate of their church in the US state of Florida.

2009-01-22

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From a growth in Christianity to a revival of Buddhism. How Mongolians are replacing the all-embracing belief system that vanished with the fall of communism.
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A priest from a Catholic society rehabilitated by the Pope has questioned the Holocaust, reports say. Father Floriano Abrahamowicz was quoted as saying that he did not know if anyone had died in Nazi gas chambers.
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Despite the abundance of evidence that human perception is penetrated by beliefs and expectations, scientific research so far has entirely neglected the possible impact of religious background on attention. Here we show that Dutch Calvinists and atheists, brought up in the same country and culture and controlled for race, intelligence, sex, and age, differ with respect to the way they attend to and process the global and local features of...
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A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming "There's probably no God"...

2009-01-16

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Oxford University's former Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Richard Dawkins, is one of the world's staunchest defenders of the theory of evolution...

2009-02-14

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There's no turning back. It's time to learn a new lesson: We no longer recognize the State of Israel. We could not recognize the apartheid regime of South Africa, nor did we recognize the Afghani Taliban regime. Then there were many who did not recognize Saddam Hussein's Iraq or the Serbs' ethnic cleansing. We need to get used to the idea: The State of Israel, in its current form, is history. We don't believe in...

2006-08-05

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