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February 10 2005 By virtueonline Soft Patriarchs, New Men How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands

Using nationally representative survey data, University of Virginia sociologist W. Brad Wilcox reveals a "surprising" kind of conservative Protestant father, one not yet discovered by an all-knowing Hollywood or by the academic elite:

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February 07 2005 By virtueonline Gay-Affirmative Public School Teachers/Curricula May Influence Brain in Teens

Breiner noted that neuroscientists are convinced that the developing brain during the teen years is significantly influenced by external emotional and social factors. Stress factors, nutrition, and exercise can have an effect on the reproductive function that can lead to a suppression of ovarian and testicular functions. According to Breiner, "If the stress is chronic there can be a significant suppression of this reproductive axis."

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February 07 2005 By virtueonline LOS ANGELES: Christian men called to become 'warriors', not 'nice guys'

"The modern era has brought up immense conveniences but at what price. The human heart is desperate for something more than a quicker serving of popcorn," Eldredge said in a recent interview.

Eldredge calls on men to be prepared to take risks and rediscover their dreams but does not provide a specific route to find, for example, an adventure to live. Career, marriage and family become heroic quests rather than chains which bind.

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February 04 2005 By virtueonline Study Finds Religious Polarization in U.S. Voters

Polarization within religions is relatively new, the report said, and Bliss Institute director John Green said this development may make it more difficult to forge coalitions on social issues.

Mainline Protestants, who traditionally lean Republican, divided their votes between Bush and Kerry, giving the Democrat the highest level of support from that area in recent times, the report said.

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February 02 2005 By virtueonline ROE V. WADE: Pro-Life, The Political Positive

People Cherish Choice

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February 02 2005 By virtueonline Panicked Evolutionists: The Stephen Meyer Controversy

The readership for such a journal is incredibly small, and the Biological Society of Washington does not commonly come to the attention of the nation's journalists and the general public. Nevertheless, soon after Dr. Meyer's article appeared, the self-appointed protectors of Darwinism went into full apoplexy. Internet websites and scientific newsletters came alive with outrage and embarrassment, for Dr.

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February 01 2005 By virtueonline CANADA: We are sleep-walking on the brink of disaster


To the first reference question, it answered that the government does have the authority to change the definition. It denied the fact (though fact it is) that the institution of marriage precedes and exceeds the power of the state. At the same time it appears to have confirmed the federal government's view that the provinces cannot use the 'notwithstanding clause' to reject the new legislation.

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February 01 2005 By virtueonline Germany Encourages Women into the Sex Profession

She received a letter from the job centre telling her that an employer was interested in her "profile" and that she should ring them. Only on doing so did the woman, who has not been identified for legal reasons, realise that she was calling a brothel.

Under Germany's welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job - including in the sex industry - or lose her unemployment benefit.

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