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Posted: May 26, 2016 - 4:15pm

Women Are Leaving Church, And the Reason Seems Clear
(...) This drop in church attendance for women coincided with the period when the Catholic bishops began making abortion a litmus test for Catholic politicians, as in the 1984 election when Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was attacked for being pro-choice.

And Pew’s own numbers appear to back this up. According to Pew, women are slightly more likely than men to say that churches should keep out of politics (55 percent vs. 53 percent), and overall 60 percent of Catholics say church should keep out of politics.

Women’s church attendance did recover somewhat in the early 1990s, but then began a long slide in the mid-1990s that continued to 2012, when the GSS data end. While the GSS numbers don’t break out attendance by religion, church attendance for both men and women appears to have bottomed out around the time the sex scandals broke in the Catholic Church in 2001. Other studies have a found “a significant decline in religious participation as a result of the scandals,” and it’s possible this decline was large enough to affect overall church attendance.

But while both men’s and woman’s attendance recovered somewhat after the early 2000s, women’s attendance dropped noticeably between about 2004 and 2012, while men’s remained fairly stable. This period saw evangelicals taking an increasingly hard line about traditional “Catholic” issues like birth control, which may have alienated some women.

And in 2004, the Catholic Church released a controversial document by soon-to-be Pope Benedict that was critical of feminism and said women’s characteristics were “Listening, welcoming, humility, faithfulness, praise and waiting.” The following years of Benedict’s papacy were particularly unwelcoming to progressive women in the church.

If McClendon is right and the trend of growing disaffiliation correlates to women’s decline in attendance, it’s also worth noting that Catholics make up the largest portion of the nones exiting a religion. Almost one-third (28 percent) of nones are former Catholics, which is the single largest share of any religious group.

Why have women stopped going to church? It isn’t because they’re too busy or too well educated. Maybe they stopped going when conservative politics took over the pulpit.


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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 7:37am

Two Tennessee pastors are among 32 arrested for human trafficking during undercover sting
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Posted: May 16, 2016 - 6:24pm

More brothers in arms...
School Teaching Creationism With Video From Islamic Sex Cult
An Ohio school district is using a video made by a Holocaust-denying Muslim to undermine evolution in science class.
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Posted: Apr 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam
Craig Considine
Politicians and anti-Muslim activists frequently take to audiences and websites to criticize the term “jihad” as a form of Islamic supremacism, oppression, and violence. Muslim extremists, on the other hand, argue that “jihad” refers to a “holy war” against non-Muslims. Viewing the term “jihad” though these frameworks alone, however, would be playing into the hands of extremists who forego the other elements encompassed by the term “jihad.” (...)
Two sides of the same extremist coin...
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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 - 12:18pm

Arab Youth view ISIL as major Mideast Obstacle, want less Religion | Informed Comment
The annual Arab Youth survey conducted by pollsters Burson-Marsteller is out, reporting on 3500 interviews with Arabs 18-24 years of age in 16 countries. (...)

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Posted: Apr 16, 2016 - 12:06pm

There's Only One State Where You Can Marry Without God as a Witness
The surprisingly sweet and tolerant uses of a 330-year-old law.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2016 - 6:20am

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Posted: Apr 16, 2016 - 2:14am




'Noodly knot' tied in religion's first legal wedding


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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 11:05am

She runs disastrous day cares. But her church makes her untouchable | Reveal
Deborah Stokes, seen in a mug shot, has operated a string of church day cares across southern Alabama even though she has been arrested multiple times, for crimes ranging from theft to child endangerment.

Deborah Stokes, seen in a mug shot, has operated a string of church day cares across southern Alabama even though she has been arrested multiple times, for crimes ranging from theft to child endangerment. Credit: Courtesy of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office

She’s been called a crook. A con artist. A snake in the grass. But in Alabama, the only thing that really matters to state regulators is that she calls herself a Christian. (...)


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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 8:23am

Indonesia's Aceh province canes non-Muslim for selling booze

A 60-year-old Christian woman was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane before a crowd of hundreds in Aceh province for selling alcohol. 

 

 

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-s-aceh-province/2691464.html?cid=fbint

 


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Posted: Apr 13, 2016 - 1:25pm

not sure where to post this so i'll try here
i stumbled across this and thought it would be of interest
Musk is 44 years old, give me 44 million years i'd still not catch up
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http://fundersandfounders.com/how-elon-musk-started/

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Posted: Apr 10, 2016 - 1:03pm

Spirituality in a bottle: Indian guru builds empire on ‘holy’ bodywash for the faithful
Yoga teacher Baba Ramdev is now a key political figure as his retail empire takes £530m in past year

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Posted: Apr 9, 2016 - 2:16am

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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 1:55pm

Pat Robertson: Islam Is A Dangerous Infection That Must Be Eliminated

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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 12:27pm

Sharia is alive and well in America, but here it's called "religious freedom".
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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 11:44am

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Mass-produced opium...

 
There was an old movie called In God We Trust starring Marty Feldman as Brother Ambrose, an innocent sent out into cold cruel world to get money to save the monastery.  One of my favorite scenes was where he briefly gets a job doing that manually and has such a pained apologetic look as he tacks them on and then has to wash his hands after each one.
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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 11:06am

Mass-produced opium...

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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 6:58am

A Look Inside Britain's Muslim Sex Grooming Gang Scandal

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/a_look_inside_britains_muslim_sex_grooming_gang_scandal.html

 

 


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Posted: Apr 7, 2016 - 6:33am

Bangladeshi Students Take to Streets After Activist Is Hacked to Death

 

https://news.vice.com/article/bangladeshi-students-take-to-streets-after-law-student-is-hacked-to-death?utm_source=vicenewsfb&utm_medium=vicenewsfbuk

 

 


Postgraduate law student Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was attacked as he was returning from a class at his university in the capital, Dhaka, late on Wednesday, police said.

Police officer Tapan Chandra Shaha said three or four men attacked Samad with machetes and then shot him after he fell to the ground. People heard the attackers shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) as they fled, he said.

Samad had criticized state religion on his Facebook page, reported the Guardian, writing "Evolution is a scientific truth. Religion and race are invention of the savage and uncivil people." His name appeared on a hit list of 84 "enemies of Islam" drawn up by a group of hardline clerics which was widely publicized in Bangladeshi media in March 2013.

He deactivated his Facebook account about a month ago, his friend Wafi Chowdhury told the Guardian.


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Posted: Apr 6, 2016 - 11:26am

Study shows human sacrifice was less likely in more equal societies

(...) They identified 20 egalitarian societies, and found that human sacrifice had been practiced in just five of them. They identified 27 highly stratified societies, and found that 18 of them depended on ritual human sacrifice. But although the study has implications for modern political systems, the researchers are not talking about Downton Abbey, or the court of Louis XIV.

“For a death to be called human sacrifice it must be religiously motivated,” Watts says. “While human sacrifice is not used for control in modern societies, religion more broadly could still serve this function. Our study highlights how religion is vulnerable to exploitation by social elites and can become a tool for building and maintaining social control – the use of human sacrifice as a means of social control provides a grisly example of just how far this can go.”

This lithograph from 1819 by Jacques Arago shows human sacrifice under the direction of a Hawaiian priest. Photograph: Alamy
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