Tag: religion

A warning to preachers?

According to a new study, asking people how often they are likely to engage in a negative behavior actually increases the likelihood they will engage in it. Which got me wondering…if a preacher emphasizes the dangers of sin over the rewards of righteousness, so that he gets people constantly thinking about sin and temptation and …

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"Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin…"

…goes an old hymn I remember well. But we do yield to temptation, as every dieter knows. It’s such a human trait that it’s the whole basis for the Bible–Adam yielded to temptation, and God had to send his Son to die for all our sins as a result. (That’s the short version, there’s lots …

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God–or somebody–really does answer prayer, study suggests

From Science Blog: Does God or some other type of transcendent entity answer prayer? The answer, according to a new Arizona State University study published in the March journal Research on Social Work Practice, is “yes.” David R. Hodge, an assistant professor of social work in the College of Human Services at Arizona State University, …

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My father would be pleased

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"Poland ponders giving Jesus an earthly realm"

Says the CBC: A move is underway to make Jesus Christ the honorary king of Poland, the country’s influential Rzeczpospolita newspaper reported on Wednesday. I wonder how that plays with those of a pre-millennial apocalyptic bent, like the guys who wrote Left Behind?

Robert J. Sawyer calculates God

The notion that the universe has a designer, that it didn’t occur entirely as the result of blind cosmic forces, is not one that gets a lot of attention from the media. Many people assume that all reputable scientists dismiss the notion out of hand. Many reputable scientists do–but not all. There are actually strong …

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The Shroud of Turin

  In medieval times, Holy Relics did boffo box-office. Saints’ finger bones–even entire saints–and pieces of the One True Cross drew the kinds of crowds most CFL teams would envy. Eventually, however, people noticed there were enough pieces of the One True Cross floating around to build a house, and holy relics fell into disrepute–all …

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