Héctor Andrés Santana

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10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, Joseph James DeAngelo's neighbors thought he was a little odd. He kept mostly to himself, sometimes yelling at the people who got too close to his fence or mowed their grass too early.<p>But they didn't have any reason to suspect he might be behind a series of killings, rapes and …

Crime

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive; he had a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved …

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Did Martin Luther actually believe in ‘sola Scriptura’? The Pope’s planned Reformation celebration?

<i>Martin Luther</i><p>October 31st marks the day that Martin Luther hammered his now famous 95 theses back in 1517.<p>While the Church of Rome now agrees with …

A neuroscientist explains what may be wrong with Trump supporters' brains

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Astronomy

Archaeologists discover possible ruins of ancient Sodom in the Holy Land

The long-lost Biblical city of Sodom — a city that the Bible claims was destroyed by God because of its immorality — may finally have been found. …

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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The Difference Between Kim Davis and a Conscientious Objector

The inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility apparently were not the only law breakers Pope Francis met with during his brief visit to the …

These Are Pope Francis’s Top 5 Messages for Americans

<b>Correction appended, Sept. 8</b><p>Before Pope Francis travels to the United States in just over two weeks, <i>ABC News</i> made sure Americans got a preview of the …

When Christians Love Their Religion More Than Their God

Instead of promoting Christ, Christians often promote …<p><i>their</i> theology<p><i>their</i> culture<p><i>their</i> values<p><i>their</i> creeds<p><i>their</i> traditions<p><i>their</i> spiritual</i> …

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

Irrational Atheism

Not believing in God isn't always based on reasoned arguments—and that's okay.<p>Religious beliefs are remarkably various. But sometimes it can seem that there is only one way to be an atheist: asserting, on the basis of reasoned argument, that belief in God is irrational. The aging "new atheists"—Sam …

8th Grader Gets Biblical Literalist to Admit God Doesn’t Really Mean It When He Says Hell is Forever

November 1, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Chad</b>, the young atheist who has flummoxed a number of Christian debaters, has done it again.<p>The eighth grader asked …

Is this proof Jesus married and had two sons? Ancient manuscript said to be 'lost gospel' with a sensational twist

• <b>New book 'The Lost Gospel' claims Mary Magdalene was original Virgin Mary</b>• <b><br>It is based on manuscript found in British Library dating back 1,450</b> …

5 Things I Wish Christians Would Admit About the Bible

The Bible.<p>Christians talk about it all the time, though what they mean by “The Bible” isn’t always clear. That is to say, other than the catch phrase …

10 World Beliefs About The Soul

Something inside all of us makes us who we are. It makes us unique individuals and (or so we tell ourselves) sustains us after our physical form has …

The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>God is seldom great. These dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty and suffering rather than love and peace<p>Valerie Tarico<p>January 24, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Some of humanity’s technological …

Have We Made the Bible into an Idol?

<i>The Bible says it, I believe it, and that settles it.</i><p>You’ve heard that phrase before. You’ve read it on bumper stickers. You may have even said it a …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or …

Princeton University

The Quran isn’t the problem: Violent extremism is about more than just sacred texts

There are those who insist that violence is intrinsic to religion’s sacred texts. Here is what they’re missing<p>In a column for Salon earlier this month, “Faith-fueled forces of hatred: Obama’s religion speech was troubling — but not for the reasons the right alleges,” Jeffrey Tayler suggested that …

10 Ancient Critics Of Christianity

Like any religion, Christianity has plenty of critics, people pointing out the errors or contradictions within the Bible or the hypocrisy of its …

9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>For starters, it’s unlikely that he had long, flowing hair, and he wasn’t necessarily hung on a cross<p>Valerie Tarico<p>February 27, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Jesus has been described as the best known figure …

Theology

Study: Religion May Help Hardcore Criminals Justify Their Crimes

Many studies have shown the benefits that faith and religion can have in one’s everyday life. But a recent report published in the academic journal Theoretical Criminology has come to some less-than-favorable conclusions about how some hardcore criminals may be exploiting faith to justify their …

Religion in America on July 4, 1776

When the Declaration of Independence was drafted on July 4, 1776, religious practice in the 13 colonies of the United States was colorful and varied. The quest for independence -- as well as loyalist resistance to the cause -- permeated church life and teachings across denominational lines. …

Am I Really a Christian?

As I was writing <i>The Constant Choice</i>, I began to wonder if my tolerant, ecumenical views on religion would disqualify me as a Christian -- at least in the eyes of many readers. In my appreciation for what all the great religions have in common -- God, obviously, but also the Golden Rule -- I …