Category Archives: Religion

Study Claiming Religious Kids Are Less Altruistic is Flawed

“Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’” Continue reading

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Urgent need for more exorcists as increasing number of people dabble in Satanism and black magic, Catholic priests say

“The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising.” Continue reading

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‘Troubled individual:’ Mother Teresa no saint

‘Gonzalez says attempts to raise a red flag or offer to install a water heater were always met with the same response by the nuns. “We don’t do that here. This is the way Jesus wants it, they’d say,” Gonzalez tells us.’ Continue reading

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George Pell demands investigation into Victoria Police, ABC over sexual abuse allegations

“And I think the days of the Church investigating themselves are well and truly over.

“Cardinal Pell needs to return to Australia as quickly as possible so this can be dealt with. And it has to be dealt with by the police, not by any inquiry that’s set up by the Church.” Continue reading

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The psychiatrist who diagnoses mental illness and demonic possession. 

“This was at the height of the national panic about Satanism. … So I was inclined to skepticism. But my subject’s behavior exceeded what I could explain with my training. She could tell some people their secret weaknesses, such as undue pride. ” Continue reading

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Donald Trump would be first atheist US president

“I don’t think any Christian who is voting for Trump thinks — I mean, they’ll say ‘I’m not going to judge another man’s faith’ or ‘who I am to say what’s really in his heart’ but… if you pay attention … Continue reading

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‘Homosexuality will send people to hell’

“The gay lifestyle is “unhappy” and the punishment for gay sex is death: these are among the messages in sermons delivered by evangelical churches that hold their services on public school grounds in NSW.” Continue reading

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The secret’s out on wealthy Christian sect

“If Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse tells us anything, it’s that rule-bound, male-dominated hierarchies, create the environment for some men to commit crimes against the children over whom they hold sway. The power of the institution is then bent to covering it up.” Continue reading

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Queensland students asked to re-enact beheadings

In another bizarre and violent religious practice being forced upon children, this time storeyed by the Queensland government. http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/04/21/07/44/queensland-religious-students-asked-to-re-enact-beheadings#EjYWi7m0rGlQc3RF.99 Their materials are for sale for primary school students. https://www.cepstore.com.au/connect

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Exclusive Brethren ‘pray for IRD’

Secretive sect Exclusive Brethren win a battle with IRD and suggest their members pay for IRD. http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/78694811/Exclusive-Brethren-told-to-pray-for-the-IRD-after-favourable-settlement

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