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Accidental discovery of blood, collagen in dinosaur bones could rewrite textbooks

An amazing discovery could rewrite textbooks, after a paleontologist accidentally found blood and soft tissue preserved in tattered dinosaur fossils. …

What Do Women Want Men To Do In Bed? An Expert Weighs In

<i>(Credit: Getty Images)</i><p>As a sex therapist and founder of GoodinBed.com as well as the author of numerous books on the subject of pleasuring, such as <i>She Comes First</i>, I guess you could say I have one thing on my mind. Sex is pretty much all I think about and talk about all day (and if I'm lucky, I …

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

<i>This is the second of two posts written by Dr. Douglas Boin on new archaeological and historical research in the study of early Christianity, drawn</i> …

Archaeology

Reading Sacred Scripture and the Catechism Together

Iraq-Kurdish force of 25,000 'to retake Mosul from IS'

<b>A joint Iraqi-Kurdish military force of up to 25,000 fighters is being prepared to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS), a US official says.</b><p>According to the senior military official, the operation to recapture the northern city will probably take place in April or May.<p>Iraq's …

Middle East

Starbucks plans to sell beer and wine in the evenings

Starbucks’ plans for a (hostile) world takeover continue apace.<p>The coffee giant has announced that it will soon start selling beer and wine, …

The Atlantic’s big Islam lie: What Muslims really believe about ISIS

Trolling the Internet with stories dressed up as sober, centrist scholarship — it’s what the Atlantic does best<p>Imagine a group of people who rape. Enslave. Maim. Murder. Ethnically cleanse. Extort. Burn. Behead. But then imagine this—they don’t lie? Can't lie. Won't lie. That’s what Graeme Wood’s …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it must be a joke. For example, in Florida it is illegal for a single woman to parachute or skydive on a Sunday. This week in Montana, a legislator explained that he seriously wants to make it illegal for women to wear yoga …

Ten Thousand Muslims Protest In London, Warning Britain Not To Insult Mohammed

Cartoons bad, sharia law fantastic.<p>Ten thousand Muslims are protesting outside Downing Street and the Ministry of Defence against the publication of …

Downing Street

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our …

1500 Year Old Bible Found, nobody want's to know - Could be real deal, page 1

It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.<p>Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.<p>Thank you.<p>Some features of ATS will …

FREE BIBLE COLLEGE - OBC

FREE! That's right! FREE College for those hungry Christians ready to dive into the Word of GOD!<p><b>OBC</b> COURSES<p>There are 14 courses in the OBC BIBLICAL …

Why early Christians confessed Jesus as divine

In his review of Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, Luke Timothy Johnson readily concedes that neither the empty-tomb stories nor the accounts of …

Syrian Kurds 'drive Islamic State out of Kobane'

<b>Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.</b><p>Fighters from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) were said to have entered outlying areas in the east of the town after the jihadists retreated.<p>The US said …

Middle East

7 Signs the Pharisees Are Running Your Church

So are the Pharisees running your church?Interesting question.How would you know?And perhaps, more appropriately, how would you know if that was <i>you?</i> …

TED Talks

We need a dose of cool, calm liberalism

The recent heated flurry of letters about Christianity and tolerance (29 December) understates the disastrous impact of Christianity upon the world. Voltaire and an array of sceptical philosophers pointed out the inconsistencies in the New Testament. The Gospels and Paul’s letters are a virtual …

This Week in God, 12.27.14

First up from the God Machine this week is a specific kind of invitation extended to far-right evangelical leaders by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R).<p>…

Men's Style: 10 Quick And Painless New Year's Style Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are so cliché, I almost can't stand writing about them. But the truth is, when a new year rolls around, it's nice to take stock and see what you could start doing differently. The usual suspects here are diet and exercise, and often such resolutions are overzealous and set us …

Episcopal minister defrocked after becoming a Muslim - CNN.com

<b>SEATTLE, Washington (CNN)</b> -- Ann Holmes Redding has what could be called a crisis of faiths.<p>Ann Holmes Redding says she sees no contradiction in being both a Christian minister and a Muslim.<p>For nearly 30 years, Redding has been an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. Her priesthood ended …

Biblical Figures King David And Solomon May Have Actually Existed, Say Archaeologists

Scholarly debate on which biblical figures actually existed and which ones were just figments of literature continue up to this day. A most recent …

2014: Revenge of the Creationists

From Ann Coulter on Ebola to evangelicals on climate change, 2014 was full of award-worthy science denialism.<p>Science denialism is alive in the United …

Girl, 13: Boko Haram tried to force me to become a suicide bomber

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.<p>The girl was presented before the media Wednesday to describe …

Did Jesus Actually Exist? Was He A Real Person?

Did Jesus actually exist in history? Was there a real person named Jesus who may have done all of the things attributed to him in the Bible and lived …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

ISIS tries to justify slavery, sex with girls

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …