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May 16 2017 By dvirtue Does God Exist? Some Scientists Think They Have Proof

In 1960 the Princeton physicist -- and subsequent Nobel Prize winner -- Eugene Wigner raised a fundamental question: Why did the natural world always -- so far as we know -- obey laws of mathematics?

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May 10 2017 By dvirtue THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

I know of other professors, and of people who know of still others, who are in similar purges but who have to stay silent because of confidentiality gags.

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May 10 2017 By dvirtue A manifesto for the persecuted church

I recently saw images of the hauntingly empty Iraqi town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, which was taken by ISIS in 2014. It had a population of 50,000 mostly Assyrian Christians, but is now totally abandoned. The militants have used every means to erase the town of its Christian identity defiling and destroying its beautiful church buildings.

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May 08 2017 By dvirtue Rebutting the Transgender Myths: Walt Heyer

As part of the transformation he had his genitals removed, received breast implants, and was on a course of estrogen hormones for the whole time. While elated at first, he soon realised that nothing had really changed. He still struggled with all sorts of psychological and emotional problems, and he realised that the physical changes did nothing to change him on the inside.

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May 07 2017 By dvirtue Civilisation sleeps while a Christian Holocaust takes shape

But the world slept like Rip Van Winkle, blinkered by the disbelief that the most cultured and educated elite could stoop to the most barbaric behaviour known to mankind. You could count the Davids who dared to challenge the Goliath of the Third Reich on the fingers of one hand. It was slingshots against Panzers and the Luftwaffe. It was Lutheran pastors Niemöller and Bonhöeffer against Hitler and Göring.

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May 06 2017 By dvirtue Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty Is A Big Disappointment

When a draft of the religious freedom executive order leaked to the press earlier this year, it looked like the administration might provide comprehensive relief, not only protecting churches but Americans who sincerely operate on faith-based principles. The kind of people who lose their businesses when unelected authoritarians who sit on so-called Civil Rights Commissions persecute Americans for thought crimes.

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May 02 2017 By dvirtue Pope Must Resist Surrendering to Radical Islam

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement that the Pope and the imam had 'mainly addressed the common challenges faced by the authorities and faithful of the major religions of the world.' The Pope presented the Grand Sheikh with a copy of his encyclical, Laudato Si, on climate change and economic inequality. Pope Francis did not publicly mention jihad, or violence in the name of Islam, or freedom of religion, or human rights for Christians in Egypt.

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May 01 2017 By dvirtue UMC Court Rules Against Lesbian Bishop

This binding ruling clarifies several matters in United Methodist church law: Because of church standards only recognizing monogamous, heterosexual marriage and disapproving of sexual relations outside of it (Paragraphs 161B, 161F, 310.2d, and 2702.1b of the UMC's governing Book of Discipline), which UMC clergy must vow to uphold, any "partnered homosexual ...

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April 30 2017 By dvirtue There Will Be No Religious Left

The first and perhaps most significant reason for skepticism is that there are far fewer religious liberals today than there were a generation ago. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) liberals are religiously unaffiliated today, more than double the percentage of the 1990s, according to data from the General Social Survey. In part, the liberal mass migration away from religion was a reaction to the rise of the Christian right.

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April 20 2017 By dvirtue Why Are So Many Lesbians Getting Pregnant?

Premise A: Lesbians are sexually attracted to women only.
Premise B: Women cannot impregnate women.
Conclusion: Lesbians have higher pregnancy rates than non-lesbian women.
It's contrary to all reason, but it's true. Lesbians have significantly higher pregnancy rates than their heterosexual peers. It's also true for teen gay males. They are substantially more likely to impregnate their sexual partners than are heterosexual males.

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