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Researcher: Moses Was Tripping When He Wrote The 10 Commandments

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We all know that Moses was high on Mount Sinai when God spoke to him, but were the Ten Commandments a result of divine inspiration alone?

An Israeli researcher is claiming in a study published this week the prophet may have been stoned when he set the Ten Commandments in stone.

According to Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, psychedelic drugs formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times.

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FOX Acquires Largest Internet Religion Web Site

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[News Media]
Continuing with their business strategy and focusing their marketing efforts, FOX has now acquired Beliefnet, the Internet's largest religious web site. It makes perfect sense. If you're likely to believe in God, you're probably an ideal Fox News consumer.

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Vatican Says "Pollution" Is Now A Sin

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In olden days, the deadly sins included lust, gluttony and greed. Now, the Catholic Church says pollution, mind-damaging drugs and genetic experiments are on its updated thou-shalt-not list.

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Fred Phelps' Cult Ordered To Turn Over Financial Records

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The Westboro Baptist Church is being told to hand over its financial data as it fights paying a $5 million court judgment, after picketing a soldier's funeral.

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Huckabee Accused Of Taking Money, To Halt Church Investigations?

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Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee reached out to a questionable funding source this week — Texas televangelist Kenneth Copeland, one of the targets of a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the funding and governance of "prosperity gospel" ministries.

At Copeland’s annual by-invitation-only Minister's Conference at his Newark, Texas, headquarters Jan. 23, Copeland received a call during the meeting from Huckabee requesting emergency financing. According Doug Wead, former Bush family evangelical adviser, Copeland and his supporters at the conference raised $111,000 in cash for Huckabee, with about a million dollars in pledged donations, after he temporarily adjourned the conference and then reconvened the group as a "private meeting."

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Rotten Potato Reveals Jesus' Image

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Pastor Renee Brewster and her husband Bishop Winston Brewster are a very spiritual couple. But the site of their savior in a potato has reinvigorated their faith and their desire to help others.

“That’s Jesus on the Cross. Just looking at it I don't have to convince,” said Renee.

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Congress Set To Turn Founding Fathers Into "Christians"

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Republican congressman Randy Forbes, backed by thirty-one other Representatives is pushing for HR888, A resolution to turn the founding fathers from deists into Christian fundamentalists and rewrite history to claim the U.S. is officially a Christian nation.

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Beware! They're Coming To Your Town!

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[Activists]
The American Family Association has recently discovered a vast conspiracy. Now they're issuing DVDs to help protect people against the coming invasion!

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What if Mike Huckabee Were A Fundamentalist Hindu?

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This is just too funny to not post:


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Top 10 Arguments For The Existence Of God

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[Beating Dead Horses]
Since many people think Jesus is coming soon, we thought in the spirit of this revelation, we'd share a new article published over at Freethoughtpedia: The Top 10 Arguments For The Existence Of God.

See where your rationale fits in...

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73 Year Old Pastor Says 4 Year Old Girl Sexually Harassed Him

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[Sex]
Retired Canadian pastor, Kenneth R. Cooke from Christian Missionary Alliance church, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. Cooke inflamed the judge during sentencing by claiming the four-year-old acted sexually provocative toward him.

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Church Cleaning Leads To Christian Fistfight

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[Mean People]
The cradle of Christianity was rocked by an unholy punch-up when Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests came to blows in a dispute over how to clean Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

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God Saves Lost Kids, Nevermind The Helicopter

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"The ordeal began Sunday, when Dominguez and the children left church and headed to the mountains to cut a tree for Christmas. Because the father had custody of his children at the time, his ex-wife did not know they were missing until she learned Joshua failed to show up at school Monday."

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"Persecution" of Christians, Take 3487

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[Biotech]
It's happening again...someone insists that their religious beliefs trump all other forces in the universe, and if they're not accomodated, then it must be...(ominous chord) religious persecution!

Yes, a biologist is suing the famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for $500,000 for violating his civil rights by firing him because of his religious beliefs. The belief in question? Evolution--or rather, not. The plaintiff, Nathaniel Abraham, claims that he lost his job as a postdoctoral researcher in a biology lab shortly after he told his superior that he did not accept evolution as scientific fact.

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Teen Desecrates "Sacred" Virgin Mary Window Defect

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Angry, bored and unable to sleep, Kyle Maskell grabbed his Marksman slingshot and headed out of his foster home to destroy something that might bring him a degree of infamy that rivaled his rage, police said.

He soon looked up into the image of the Virgin Mary, the iridescent figure that had formed on the side of a glass building on U.S. 19 eight years earlier, leased by a religious group, Shepherds of Christ, exploiting throngs of believers, drawing them to Clearwater, Florida.

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Mike Huckabee Gets All-Important Chuck Norris Endorsement

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I bet you didn't know this, but Chuck Norris is apparently a big fan of creationist presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, and Norris himself has gone on record against separation of church and state. Check out the videos.

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Ron Paul: Separation Of Church and State = War On Religion

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In the midst of Ron Paul mania, much of what this guy stands for seems to have been swept by the wayside if it doesn't fit into the idealistic agenda promoted by his online army. Well, let's hear the man's own words on an important issue such as the separation of church and state which Ron Paul considers to be "a war on religion" and not a Constitutional ideal...

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Senate Eyes Ministers' Rich-And-Famous Lifestyles

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[Get-Rich-Quick]
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, has sent letters to six high-profile mega-churches, including Creflo Dollar's in College Park, Ga., requesting that they hand over records of salaries, expense accounts, credit cards, cars and airplanes.

"Jesus came into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey," Grassley said in a telephone interview. "Do these ministers really need Bentleys and Rolls-Royces to spread the Gospel?"

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Phelps Cult Loses Court Case, To Pay $10.9 Million

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A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

Albert Snyder of York, Pennsylvania, sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

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A Gay Prostitute, Lady's Lingerie, and a State Rep- Oh My!

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Many homosexual people feel that in order to avoid persecution by "normal" people they have to hide what they are, that they have to "stay in the closet." How pissed would you be if one of the people that kept you there had sex with a gay prostitute? In women's underwear?

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