The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip said Tuesday that at least 28 people had been killed amid Israeli airstrikes in the region, with 10 children among the dead. News of the airstrike deaths comes after days of fighting in the area, with the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians focused on the religious sites of Jerusalem considered sacred by multiple belief systems.
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Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration Over Limiting Birth Control Access
In a move that’s tragically unsurprising given our current era of fuckery, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken aim at women’s access to birth control as part of employer healthcare plans. Continue reading Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration Over Limiting Birth Control Access
The Origins of Valentine’s Day
On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.
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How Different Religions Envision God
The world’s religions have varying concepts of the Divine, and depict their deities in many different ways. Those diverse traditions have inspired great works of religious art, literature and cinema, and their influence even finds its way into people’s homes, in the form of the devotional objects that they hang on their walls and place on their shelves. Here are basic explanations of how these faiths envision something greater than themselves.
10 Pairs of Bible Verses That Seem To Totally Contradict Each Other
To Enslave or Not to Enslave? – Leviticus 25:45 & Isaiah 58:6
These two bibles verses produce mixed messages in regards to the institution of slavery. Leviticus 25:45 reads, “Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.” Yet, Isaiah 58:6 challenges this view when it asks, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
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World Will Get More Religious by 2050
The world is becoming more religious, as the number of agnostics and others who don’t affiliate with a certain religion shrinks as a percentage of the global population.