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The alt-right hates women as much as it hates people of colour | Matthew N Lyons

The alt-right was key in getting Trump into power. But its strain of misogyny differs in sometimes surprising ways to that of the traditional Christian right<p>One hundred days on from Donald Trump entering the White House with its help, what will the alt-right do next? The small, loosely organised …

Donald Trump

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago<p><b>How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?</b><br>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and …

Theology

We’ve got too many places of worship: Catholic church shuns 91-year-old Spanish former monk’s cathedral that he spent his entire life building

Justo Gallego has spent most of his 91 years building a cathedral in his town of Mejorada del Campo, near Madrid’s Barajas airport.<p>The problem is that nobody seems to want it.<p>“I do it out of faith; there is no other reason,” he says of the extraordinary structure he started in 1961 without any …

Mating kangaroos are literally blocking traffic in Australia

The internet has grown to understand the crude reality of kangaroos mating, in the hardest possible way.<p>Remember when everyone thought this image …

Kim Kardashian appears as Virgin Mary on new Kimoji, fans call it 'a sacrilege and disgrace'

Image of the reality TV star is superimposed on a Kim candle.<p>Fans are furious over Kim Kardashian's latest 'Kimoji' that depicts her as Virgin Mary. …

Jesus Was Healing The Sick With Cannabis, Researchers Discover

Scientific research suggests that Jesus Christ may have been an avid marijuana user who used the plant to heal sick people. Experts suggest that …

Cannabis

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest Shadow Brokers hack exposed classified intel that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the …

Malcolm Turnbull puts soundbites before substance in flawed comeback strategy

When Andrew Robb was charged with finding out why the Liberals nearly lost government in the winter of 2016, he came back with three pieces of get-your-house-in-order advice straight off the bat: have a plan, define your opponents and secure your base.<p>It’s pretty obvious from the events of the …

Australia to add 'values' test to citizenship exam

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has announced a raft of stricter citizenship measures, raising the bar for English competency. Migrants will also have …

Does moving public servants away from Canberra make economic sense?

"The Opera House? Forget about that. Fireworks displays on New Year's Day, there would be no cost benefit analysis that would allow that."<p>As the …

Australia

Constitutional recognition must make Indigenous lives better. Otherwise what’s the point?

Reform is about building a better and fairer Australia as well as making good on past promises – to treat Aboriginal Australians with dignity and respect<p>Last weekend the Referendum Council held its 10th regional dialogue to discuss constitutional recognition with Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression

Video games are robust forms of creative expression merging design, code, art and sound. Unfortunately, many games misrepresent or appropriate from …

Indigenous Peoples

Rioli on the verge of bouncing back

Hawthorn premiership star Jack Gunston says he believes the club is just a win away from turning their season around.<p>The Hawks currently sit at the …

Aboriginal Australians

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

Douthat’s Wager: Go to Church, Even If You Don’t Believe

If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter...

Religion

Easter Is About Jesus Christ - But The Guy Crucified Next To Him Teaches A Powerful Lesson To Us All

The central figure of the Easter story is quite obviously Jesus Christ, as his sacrificial and redemptive act at the cross has forever transformed …

Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126 - Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.<p>A damaged bus is seen after an explosion yesterday …

Middle East

Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?"<p>You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you've already received a mailer or two about a local church service.<p>Maybe you've wondered why Christians like …

Powerful 'We Are Sikh' Ads Counter Hate And Spread Awareness

Sikh Americans are thousands of times more likely to be the victim of a hate crime than an average American, a community group says.<p>An American Sikh advocacy group launched a $1.3 million ad campaign Friday in an effort to spread awareness about their religion and curb hate-driven crimes toward …

Religion

British student killed in Good Friday attack in Jerusalem named as Hannah Bladon

A British student who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem today has been named as Hannah Bladon.<p>Mark Regev, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, confirmed …