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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...


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.


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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"...


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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...


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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...


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At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met senior Hamas officials to plot a new jihad centred on Gaza.


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Approximately 77 cult members, including David Koresh (the cult leader), died in (...) fire.


Hell is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful, the Pope has said.


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Pope Benedict was in charge of Roman Catholic doctrine in 1990 when, as Cardinal Ratzinger, he commented on the 17th-Century Galileo trial. In the speech, he quoted Austrian-born philosopher Paul Feyerabend as saying the Church's verdict against Galileo had been "rational and just". Galileo's inquisitors maintained the scriptures indicated the Earth was stationary. Galileo, a devout Catholic, was forced to renounce his...


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A very clever cleric and scientist. He agrees with Dawkins to an incredible degree, throwing away most religious dogmas, agreeing with evolution, God having no designer role, etc. -- but he did not manage to explain why does he still believe in any god, if everything can be so well explained by the laws of nature (both known and probable)! Tomáš J. Fülöpp...


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