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Did Pope Francis Really Change Catholic Teaching On The Death Penalty? Not Exactly.

Pope Francis on Thursday ordered a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church designed to emphasize that the death penalty is “inadmissible …

Pope Francis

35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate

Published<p>2 hours ago<p>on<p>By<p>The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists …

Religion

The psychology of why we swear — and how to do it properly in different languages

Swearing has a bad reputation. It's considered unprofessional to swear in a job interview, for example. But in reality it's something pretty much all of us do on a daily basis. In fact, we speak about 10 swear words a day on average, and children start swearing by the age of six or younger.<p>Swearing …

Language

The gig economy is coming for your office job — here's how it works for companies doing it already

LONDON — The gig economy will be mainstream in the office within the next five years and life for employees is set to "fundamentally change," a CEO who works with 30% of the Fortune 100 told Business Insider.<p>The way that companies employ office workers today is outdated and "insane" in light of new …

Gig Economy

Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump

This could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook that Trump is not a choir boy.<p>Social scientists have a number of theories on why President Donald Trump captured the votes of 80 percent of white evangelical Protestants in the 2016 election, much more than his support from any other …

Donald Trump

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

The tragedy in Charleston last week will no doubt lead to more discussion of several important and recurring issues in American culture—particularly …

Why are white men stockpiling guns?

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Research suggests it’s largely because they’re anxious about their ability to protect their families<p>Jeremy Adam Smith<p>March 27, 2018 11:55pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured …

Here are the religious roots linking Christianity and America’s deadly gun culture

Garry Wills was being only slightly ironic when he wrote (in the wake of the ghastly Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando) that it is “theologically …

If People Blame School Shootings on God Getting Kicked Out, Show Them This Video

By Hemant Mehta<p>In under four minutes, YouTuber <b>DarkMatter2525</b> completely obliterates the absurd argument that school shootings occur because God isn’t …

Europe's largest home appliance maker puts $250 million US investment on hold over Trump's tariff hike

Sweden's Electrolux, Europe's largest home appliance maker, said on Friday it would delay a planned $250 million investment in Tennessee, after US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on imported aluminum and steel.<p>On Thursday, Trump said the duties — 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum — …

Donald Trump

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

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A pro-gun troll just came for Seth MacFarlane, and Seth fired back

<b>Seth MacFarlane (Getty/Frederick M. Brown)</b><p>MacFarlane is one of many celebrities demanding Congress take action on gun control<p>Nicole Karlis<p>February 16, 2018 7:58pm (UTC)<p>Like many Americans tired of the country's mass shooting epidemic, actor and producer Seth MacFarlane tweeted out his fury towards …

A girl with Down syndrome got up during a regular papal service and went toward Pope Francis. Security men quickly moved in to take her back to her mom. The Pope stopped them and said to her ‘come sit next to me.’

White Christianity is in big trouble. And it has itself to blame.

It’s that time of year again, when we hear about the profanity of “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and about Starbucks’ covert “war on …

Religion

The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.<p>More than a year after President Donald Trump won the election, there are still some questions about what drove him to victory: Was it genuine anxiety about the state of the economy? Or was it racism and racial resentment?<p>Over …

Exposing America's Biggest Hypocrites: Evangelical Christians

It’s okay to prey as long as you pray.<p>Ahhh, Christianity in America. Or should I say, the single greatest cause of atheism today. You know who I’m talking about, right? The type of people who acknowledge Jesus with their words, and deny him through their lifestyle. The ones who preach the …

Feeling Painfully Stuffed? All of These Yoga Poses Relieve Bloating

Big meal? Lots of crazy bloating? You've passed the point of no return with gluten and dairy? Your digestion isn't doomed, you might just need some yoga. Seriously! The trick to calming a distended belly and getting things moving may be a spinal twist or Bow Pose. Check out over 20 of the best …

The death of Christianity in the U.S.

Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning …

For irreligious evangelicals, Christianity is about politics—not God

Growing up, I was what today you’d call an evangelical Christian. As a child, I went to Bible camps; as a young adult, I attended a Christian college. Today I teach psychology at a science-supportive college that identifies with an “ever-reforming” religious tradition—but also with an evangelical …

Religion

How Flexible Working Changed My Life And Realigned My Priorities

You're reading How Flexible Working Changed My Life And Realigned My Priorities, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Kimmel gives an emotional plea to lawmakers

Late-night hosts took time during their shows to address gun control and the mass shooting that happened at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Gun Control

Obama Cruelly Taunted Trump in Letter Riddled with Multisyllabic Words

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Barack Obama used the occasion of Donald Trump’s Inauguration to viciously taunt the incoming President by writing him a letter riddled with multisyllabic words, sources revealed on Sunday.<p>According to those familiar with the letter, Obama packed it with …

Aarti Shahani on Twitter: "In interview with @NPR, @Microsoft President @BradSmi calls on other biz leaders to put DREAMers before tax reform. And has fighting words.… https://t.co/jrk1KZLQuq"

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Joel Osteen’s ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Made Him Houston’s Hurricane Pariah

The pastor and his church didn’t fumble the response to Harvey because they are hypocrites: They fumbled because they are believers in a novel type …

Quotes by Mark Twain on Religion

Twain Points Out Flaws in Traditional Religion<p>Mark Twain had strong opinions on religion. He was not one to be swayed by religious propaganda or …

Try These Stretches Even if You're Not a Flexible Person

If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A …

Christianity's Hijacked Brand

Dear Christians,<p>I’m writing to you today to discuss a very serious matter. Your brand ― and especially the realm of Evangelicalism ― has been hi-jacked by extremists who are using it to advance political theories that have nothing to do with your beliefs. You may not have had anything to do with it …

Trump Exposes Hypocrisy In His Religious Voters

As faith leaders coalesce around a seemingly amoral president, they reveal the frailty in their causes.<p>It’s been difficult to watch the Christian community embrace a person like Donald Trump. Evangelicals have had to perform mental gymnastics to pretend Donald Trump felt about religion anything …

Allies of Pope Francis attack pro-Trump Christian fundamentalists in explosive article on 'spiritual war'

An article being described as “explosive,” written by two allies of Pope Francis in a Vatican-reviewed publication, is taking on the “spurious …