Category Archives: Religion Invading Nature

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Faith-healing parents charged in death of infant son — Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Daily News

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Italian police set up elite ‘SAS’ squad to take on the devil himself — Nick Pisa, The Scotsman

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Outrage as Church backs calls for severely disabled babies to be killed at birth — the London Daily Mail

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August 22nd: Does Iran have Something in Store?
Bernard Lewis, OpinionJournal

This is some scary, sobering stuff: A passage from the Ayatollah Khomeini, quoted in an 11th-grade Iranian schoolbook, is revealing. “I am decisively announcing to the whole world that if the world-devourers [i.e., the infidel powers] wish to stand against our religion, we will stand against their whole world and will not cease until the [...]

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Robertson: God Says Tsunami Possible For U.S. – WFTV.com

God: “Beware false prophets”

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Baby Abuse is Okay… – Michelle Malkin

“…if you are a Muslim in Britain…”

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No Relation to Reality, Indeed – Pat Santy, Dr. Sanity

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The Guinea Worm & African Culture – John Hawkins, Right Wing News

This is a very good article about poor Africa: One of the things that puzzles a lot of people is why Africa is such a complete and utter mess. Explanations for why that’s the case abound, but most of them conveniently try to blame the West for Africa’s problems. You have people claim that colonization [...]

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Those silly “Jesus fish” took the bait.

The New York Times is reporting that a group of Christian leaders have signed a statement buying into climate change caused by puny mortals. I’m torn about this: on the one hand, it’s true that Christians believe that humanity has a divine calling to be good stewards of the planet that God has placed us on. On the other hand, good stewardship means practicing sound science — basing decisions on data, not opinions…

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CRISIS!! : Cooler summers in Europe!!

Read this sentence, and see if it makes any sense:
The powerful ocean current that bathes Britain and northern Europe in warm waters from the tropics has weakened dramatically in recent years, a consequence of global warming that could trigger more severe winters and cooler summers across the region, scientists warn today.
This is from an article from the Guardian about a change recently observed in the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. The data is one thing, the ability to interpret is another thing, and extrapolating it out to try to predict the future is quite another thing…

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It’s not possible to prove that your great-great-great-[etc]-uncle was a monkey…

…you have to believe that it is so. Many readers responded as such to an op-ed piece in the Sydney Morning Herald [2nd item]. Whatever you believe about the origin of things, you cannot prove it, because proving it would involve reproducing it. So logically speaking, the only person that can speak authoritatively about how all of this started is the one who has a spare universe in his pocket…

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Cut It Off – Another disgusting religious practice
Christopher Hitchens, Slate