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Nigeria: Broadcasting Commission bans “miracles” from TV

Nigeria: Broadcasting Commission bans “miracles” from TV The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria has banned the presentation of “miracles” and faith healing from all television programs. The TV stations have been warned to strictly respect the edict – or face fines, temporary suspension and even loss of license. NBC director general Dr. Silas Yisa […]

The Netherlands: “A teacher cannot simply state that man descended from an ape

Netherlands is becoming a christian fundamentalist nation

UK: CHURCH GOES DOWN THE TUBES, FEELS FORMER BISHOP

source: Rationalist International, Bulletin # 71 (30 April 2001) UK: CHURCH GOES DOWN THE TUBES, FEELS FORMER BISHOP Would you seriously believe, if you were asked to, that Emperor Alexander had a three-hour piss one afternoon in the sands of Arabia? This exactly is the level of expectations of Christian belief, feels Richard Holloway, former […]

UK: Is the Catholic Church going Dinosaur ?

source: Rationalist International, Bulletin # 97 (2 June 2002) UK: Is the Catholic Church going Dinosaur ? There seem to be less and less young men, who would feel it attractive to become Catholic priests. Priesthood is out. The number of applicants for training places, worldwide declining since years, has suffered another major drop – […]

Finland: Record number of members leaving the church

source: Rationalist International, Bulletin # 118 (22 January 2004) Finland: Record number of members leaving the church Since last year, the Evangelic Lutheran Church in Finland observes a sharp increase in quitting members. Church authorities are alarmed. In the capital Helsinki alone, 4100 people opted out in 2003, while in 2002 only 2700 did so. […]

The New C-word: Christian pariahs and the birth of a new American spirit

A new word has crept into American slang. Or more accurately, a new word has crept out of accepted usage and slipped into the ethers reserved for the most odious of terms. A new C-word has arisen that bears far greater social consequence than the old one.

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