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    Is religion the strongest possible motivator for colonizing Mars?

    Humans haven’t visited the moon since the 1970s and the recent surge in public support for a manned Mars mission may not be enough to motivate explorers to leave the comfort of Earth and colonize the red planet. Patriotism, profit, and science may not be enough to encourage thousands of people...
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    Taking a step back

    Well as of a few days ago I've decided I have to take a step back in regards to my inquiry into Orthodoxy, and wait until I've gotten a chance to think things over more. This is for a number of reasons. Right now I'd probably just consider myself a "mere Christian", to quote Lewis. I believe...
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    Botswana deports American pastor Steven Anderson

    More here. Steven Anderson's church seems to be the spiritual sequel to Westboro.
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    New Alzheimer’s drug clears abnormal protein clogs in small, promising trial

    A new drug trial that some researchers are calling the most promising yet in the fight against Alzheimer’s suggests it may be possible to clear the brain of the amyloid protein that is characteristic of the disease. The results are very impressive and very encouraging. The study was small and...
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    When pick-up artists go to church

    It has recently come to my attention that a major blog for pick-up artists and self-described "alpha male" types (Roosh V's site, Return Of Kings) is now encouraging its readers to consider joining a religion as an excuse to pick up chicks find a "submissive wife" who will do whatever they ask...
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    Man confessed to killing two nuns in Mississippi

    Story here.
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    Doctors Without Borders hospital bombed

    Doctors Without Borders said airstrikes hit a hospital it was helping operate in northern Yemen on Monday, causing an unknown number of casualties. The international aid organization — also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF — said Abs Hospital in the northern Hajjeh province was hit by...
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    Police: Son stabs father at Kentucky church service

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Latest on a church stabbing in Kentucky (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Police say a man allegedly stabbed his father during a church service in Kentucky. Bowling Green police tell local media outlets that the assailant was subdued by congregation members and security...
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    At least 90 protesters killed in Ethiopia: residents, opposition

    More than 90 people were shot dead by security forces in protests across Ethiopia's Oromiya and Amhara regions at the weekend, residents and opposition officials said on Monday. Unrest flared in Oromiya for several months until early this year over plans to allocate farmland surrounding the...
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    Two-headed baby born in Indonesia

    The little girl, weighting around nine pounds, was delivered at the Ibn Sina General Hospital, in the eastern part of the island. The newborn baby was born with two arms and two legs, but also two heads. Footage shows both mouths appear to be crying. According to reports the girl suffered...
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    North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project

    More here. Maybe THAT's why Pravoslavac likes that place so much!
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    Pyongyang Cafe, a Kim Jong-Un ally on the Spanish coast

    Sounds like Pravoslavac will have a new favorite eatery, if he ever makes it to Spain. More here.
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    Scientology growing rapidly in Taiwan

    At the end of 2013, in the low-slung, industrial Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, a bevy of officials came to attend the ribbon cutting of a huge former hotel that had undergone a top-to-bottom, multimillion-dollar renovation. Speaking before the throngs of celebrants who blocked the flow of...
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    Men in Iran are wearing hijabs

    Iranian men are making headlines all over the world for a very unique reason - wearing a hijab or head scarf. But why are they wearing the hijab? Apparently, the men are sporting the hijab look in a display of solidarity with women across the country who are forced to cover their heads in...
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    Europe's churches find new spirit from unexpected source: Muslim refugees

    ROBY, SWEDEN; AND VIENNA — On a recent Sunday in Broby in southern Sweden, some 100 people settled in for morning service at their Lutheran church. There was nothing unusual about the liturgy – apart from the fact that some 20 worshipers were wearing headphones to hear a simultaneous...
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    Men need not apply:Meet See Jane Go, an O.C. startup ride service for women only

    From here. I'm sure the meninists are going to be up in arms about this, but it's worth pointing out that this was co-founded by a man(!), after he refused to let his daughter become an Uber driver.
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    WaPo: An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

    More here. These guys's Satanism is pretty watered down (they don't even believe Satan is real), but this is certainly going to cause a big outcry and that's exactly their intent (they want to test the boundaries of religious freedom and public expression, it's their very raison d'etre, they're...
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    Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

    A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw's St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II. In Poland, Karol Wojtyla is still "The Pope". Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds...