Origins

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The difference between creationism and intelligent design

In response to Frank Curcio’s March 24 letter “God and science,” I’d like to explain the difference between creationism and intelligent design, which Mr. Curcio seems to use interchangeably. He mixes them up and in the process, may confuse readers. Creationism holds that the universe and all that is in it was created by a […]

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Evolution evangelist: ‘Scientific story of the Universe’ as a ‘sacred epic’

Evolution evangelist: ‘Scientific story of the Universe’ as a ‘sacred epic’

Who is Michael Dowd? He calls himself an evangelist. Not surprisingly, he can be found in churches preaching. But Dowd’s gospel is not one where sin is rebellion against God, but rejection of Darwin. Likewise, salvation doesn’t come from Jesus on a Roman crucifix, but merely embracing the emergent Universe. Thus, we should Thank God […]

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Rep. Forbes resolution seeks to buttress ‘In God We Trust’ motto

Rep. Forbes resolution seeks to buttress ‘In God We Trust’ motto

Rep Randy Forbes (R.-Va.) has spent four years fighting to have Congress officially support the right to have the national motto “In God We Trust” in government buildings and public schools. Forbes won a big victory [on March 17] when the House Judiciary Committee passed his In God We Trust Resolution, which reaffirms the national […]

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Graham’s 1975 book on angels: ‘God’s secret agents’

Graham’s 1975 book on angels: ‘God’s secret agents’

A celebrated Philadelphia neurologist is summoned and led to the bedside of a woman suffering from pneumonia – by a child that appeared normal to him, but had, in fact, been dead for a month. A missionary in the New Hebrides Islands and his wife are protected from the imminent attack of natives by hundreds of men […]

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Graham: Today’s secularism ‘is . . . anti-Christ’

Graham: Today’s secularism ‘is . . . anti-Christ’

WASHINGTON — Franklin Graham, son of American evangelist Billy Graham, said Sunday the state of world affairs could be construed as the end of days. Graham made his comments on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” Asked if Easter is about sacrifice or love, Graham said it’s about both. “It’s all of that,” Graham said. […]

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Goodness theory

By Hal McKenzie   Jan. 28, 2003 Several science articles that have appeared on the Web lately suggest that an air of almost religious fervor is sweeping the scientific world. With the application of computer science, also known as cybernetics, to biology, physics, and social science, scientists are in effect coming to grasp the reality of […]

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Founders saw existence of God as one of the ‘self-evident’ truths

Founders saw existence of God as one of the ‘self-evident’ truths

  By Hal McKenzie   March 31, 2004  The Supreme Court last week took up the question of whether the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance are unconstitutional. The suit was brought by atheist Michael Newdow, who argues that the words must be deleted because they are offensive to atheists.  “It’s indoctrinating children,” he […]

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Despite massacres, Christianity is on a roll worldwide

Despite massacres, Christianity is on a roll worldwide

In the past 10 days, Christian churches have been attacked in Egypt and Nigeria and improvised explosive devices have been placed on the doorsteps of Christian families in Iraq – which events, taken together, could mean a co-ordinated assault on Christians by Muslim holy warriors. …. [However]  As U.S. political scientist Walter Russell Mead observed in […]

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Trusting God as one would a lover

Trusting God as one would a lover

How should one trust God? A short story by Osho reveals the truth, like all other Osho stories normally do. A man who was newly married was on his way back home with his bride in a boat, traversing a river. Suddenly a storm arose and the wife trembled with fear as the man sat […]

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A ‘blasphemy’ charge, a Christian woman, and a political assassination

A ‘blasphemy’ charge, a Christian woman, and a political assassination

By Huma Imtiaz, Jinnah Institute Aasia Bibi, a mother of five, has been sentenced to death under the Blasphemy Law by a court in the Nankana Sahib district of Punjab. She has been languishing in jail for one year. Aasia, a labourer and a resident of the Ittanwalai village, is reportedly the first woman to […]