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Forensic artist reconstructs face of Scottish 'witch'

<b>The face of a Scottish woman persecuted for witchcraft more than 300 years ago has been reconstructed by forensic scientists.</b><p>Lilias Adie died in 1704 in prison before she could be burned for her "confessed" crimes of being a witch and having sex with the devil.<p>Locals buried her under a large stone …

The New Atheists of the Philippines

Their style is less Richard Dawkins, more Christian missionary.<p>Among filthy puddles of rainwater in a slum in Alabang, a district just south of the Philippines’ capital city of Manila, a young woman named Jahziel Tayco Ferrer was teaching a science lesson. A group of children sat around her on a …

Religion

“Giving Godhead”: A Bloody Vision of Religion’s Deepest Influence

Dylan Krieger writes of the prophets who eat scrolls and insist the parchment tastes just like the honey of that many-mansioned heaven in the …

What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

Denver, Colo., Oct 31, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For years, Cecilia Cunningham and her husband took their children trick-or-treating in their …

The Halloween Dilemma

It’s funny how chance encounters—OK, eavesdropping—can give rise to research. There I was, in the bathroom of a Jewish cultural institution, when I …

'These places are pumped with money' - Church of Scientology hosts free 'kid-friendly' Hallowe'en event

Volunteers at the centre in Firhouse, Tallaght said the event was not held to sign up new members.<p>They said the church wants locals to avail of their …

Fine Gael

A Quarter of Americans Believe God Determines the Winner of Sporting Events

A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (in partnership with Religion News Service) reveals that *way* too many Americans still …

Roger Goodell

Life after death: Americans are embracing new ways to leave their remains

What do you want to happen to your remains after you die?<p>For the past century, most Americans have accepted a limited set of options without …

‘Noah’s Ark remains’ discovered on a mountaintop

The remains of Noah’s Ark have been discovered on a mountaintop in Turkey, according to some experts.<p>The biblical vessel, which Christians believe …

The Gods of The Old Testament Exposed

How simple it was to manipulate mankind and take advantage of our trusting nature. Those giant Nephilim Demigods easily took control of the earth. …

How To Tell The Truth About Jesus To A Jehovah’s Witness

In my neighborhood you can always tell when summer starts, it begins as soon as the Jehovah Witnesses start showing up on street corners with their …

Inside Washington's strange new $500-million Bible museum

Funded by billionaire creationists, the museum of the Bible is getting attention mainly for what’s missing: lots of evangelizing<p>Twin scents of …

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