June 30, 2008

Sacked priest takes church to court

by David Masters

A Catholic Priest from Dundee, Scotland, who was sacked because of an alleged 18-year affair with a member of his congregation, is suing the Church for unfair dismissal. Monsignor Joseph Creegan, former parish priest of St. Peter and Paul’s Church, was fired in January this year by the Bishop of Dunkeld, Vincent Logan, following evidence […]




June 26, 2008

Victorious natural death for anti-euthanasia Jew

by David Masters

A Jewish man from Winnepeg, Canada, has died of natural causes following a legal battle to keep him alive. Doctors at Grace Hospital had expressed concern that keeping Samuel Golubchuk, 84, alive on a life support machine was causing him unnecessary suffering. Golubchuk’s family had been outraged by the doctors’ advice; under Orthodox Jewish law […]




June 25, 2008

Buddhist meditation centre faces closure

by David Masters

A Buddhist monk from Michigan, US, has been told that the meditation centre in his converted garage faces closure if he does not apply for an official permit. Thomas Nguyen, know as Thai Tue to his meditation students, was told by the administration of the local township that he could hold weekend meetings in his […]




June 24, 2008

Cross branded onto US school child’s skin

by David Masters

A Christian teacher who burned an image of the cross onto a student’s arm has been dismissed from his post. John Freshwater, a science teacher at Mount Vernon Middle School in Ohio, USA, was fired following an investigation into the incident. According to the parents of one child at the school, Freshwater used an electrostatic […]




Cannibal Mother Admits Crimes in Court

by Rachael Grant

In a court in the Czech Republic, a 31 year old woman admitted that she tortured her two sons, kept them in a cage, and allowed relatives to feed on their raw flesh. Klara Mauerova, who is a member of the Grail Movement club, also allowed family members to sexually assault the boys, and forced […]




June 23, 2008

Complaints of Bell Rings Causes Alarm

by Rachael Grant

Bell ringing could be a thing of the past if complaints to Suffolk Coastal District Council in England have their way. There have since been reports of investigations by environmental health officers. When asked to comment, the council said they had no choice but to investigate the complaints. Mark Pritchard, a conservative MP representing The […]




June 20, 2008

Study links atheism to high IQ

by David Masters

A new study has found that intelligent people are less likely to believe in God. The study, conducted by Richard Lynn, Professor of Psychology at the University of Ulster, claims that ‘intellectually elite’ people such as academics are more likely to self identify as atheists. Prof Lynn claims that the decline in religious belief which […]




No Compensation For Opponents to Female Bishops

by Rachael Grant

The Church of England is hurtling ahead with plans to allow the election of women as bishops, with no mind of offering concessions for priests who oppose. In the 1990s, when women were allowed to become priests for the first time, over 500 of the clergy handed in their resignation. A large proportion of them […]




‘Little Pebble’ Loses Court Appeal

by Rachael Grant

A seer known as ‘Little Pebble’, who raped a fifteen year old girl in 1993 in Australia, has lost his appeal for freedom. William Kaumm, who is also the leader of a sect, said that he was told by the Virgin Mary that the girl is his mystical bride, and one of 12 queens he […]




Archbishops outraged by gay wedding ceremony

by David Masters

The leaders of the Church of England have expressed their concern following a wedding-style religious ceremony that was held between two male priests in an Anglican church. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, and John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, issued a joint statement this week regarding the ceremony that has left conservatives members of the Anglican […]




Next Page »

FEATURE: Hindu Texts

Explore the most ancient writings of India, with our complete collection of the most venerated of all Hindu literature, the Upanishads, Vedas, and Bhagavad Gita.

 

FORUM: Religion and War

Has religion always dictated war? Or is religion itself a victim of politcs? Join in at our forum for this discussion: Religion as an excuse for war?.