A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

09/12/2013 20:53
Pope Francis gestures upon his arrival in St Peter's square In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they...

How the Seeker-Sensitive, Consumer Church Is Failing a Generation

09/09/2013 22:08
The millennial generation's much-talked-about departure from church might lead those of us over 30 to conclude that they have little interest in Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately, their spiritual coming of age has coincided with many...

NM Presbyterian church to lead classes on Islam

09/01/2013 22:30
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — With turmoil in the Middle East appearing in the news on an almost daily basis, the Rev. Glenn Perica of Farmington's First Presbyterian Church believes now is the time to educate people about Islam and how it compares to Christianity. "Ever since 9/11, we who did not...

‘Jesus Had Two Dads’: Christian Church’s Pro-Gay Sign Will Surely Spark Debate

08/30/2013 21:38
A church billboard that affirms homosexuality has gone viral. After Reddit user Reeb0k posted a photo of the sign online, it quickly gained hundreds of thousands of views. The controversial text on the placard reads, “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine.” Not much information is...

Archbishop Tutu would pick hell over an anti-gay heaven

07/27/2013 21:19
Archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than to a homophobic heaven. The iconic South African churchman hasn't lost any of the fire in his belly when it comes to freedom fighting, despite his retirement, and is still a vocal campaigner for gay equality in Africa. Speaking at the launch of a...

Zombies, Vampires: Dark Themes Invade Christian Homes

07/20/2013 21:21
A zombie invasion and a vampire love triangle. These are the themes of two hit television dramas, AMC's The Walking Dead and CW's The Vampire Diaries. In today's entertainment industry, tales of blood-sucking lovers and brain-eating corpses are big business. From Twilight, a best-selling series of...

Protestant Denomination Embraces Gnosticism, Sexual Liberalism, Transgenderism

07/20/2013 21:06
The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has joined with several other old-line Protestant denominations in embracing sexual orientation and gender identity as specially affirmed categories in the church. At their meeting, held July 13-17 in Orlando, Fla., the church’s...

Pope Francis offers reduced time in Purgatory for Catholics that follow him on Twitter

07/17/2013 20:10
The Penitentiary said that Pope Francis' Twitter account, which has already gathered seven million followers, would be one such medium to follow the 'rites and pious exercises' 1 / 1   Salvation – or at least a shorter stay in Purgatory – might now be only a tweet...

Fuller Seminary Allows First LGBT Campus Group

07/15/2013 20:31
Fuller Theological Seminary in California has approved an official student organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The decision sparked debate in the larger world of Christian colleges. Although other Christian schools have approved similar organizations, Fuller is the...

Transgender Religious Movements Grow

07/01/2013 22:08
Nearly four years ago, the Rev. David Weekley, a United Methodist minister, shared a secret that surprised many in his Portland, Ore., congregation: He was born female. Weekley, who at that point had been ordained for 27 years, didn't know what to expect. He weaved his story into what would...
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False Christs and Religions

Black Mass Planned for Oklahoma City

07/03/2014 22:31
For the second time this year, a public “Black Mass” is being planned—this time in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's...

Better than Scientology? The new Zuckerberg-based religion

05/27/2014 07:22
If you live in the Bay Area and suddenly, momentarily, lose your self-belief, there is always a religion to pick you up. You have a choice of either the established organizations, with their ornate meeting places, or you have the more modern faiths, which might have as their foundation anything...

Wicca growing in Popularity

06/23/2013 08:46
Friday, June 21 will be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for one religious group it's a time to celebrate the Oak King falling to the Holly King. We take a look at the often misunderstood Wiccan religion. Recently they’ve made inroads into popular acceptance, but practitioners...

Pet owners turning to psychics

06/15/2013 21:52
It's the age-old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers. Whether...

Hare Krishna sect is alive and well

06/03/2013 07:06
Nestled in the verdant, bucolic foothills of northeast Stokes County is a tiny religious community. It's called Hare Krishna, and a closer look at its beliefs finds more similarities than differences between it and the world's other major religions. Like Christians, the Krishnas believe in leading...

Scientology cult increasingly active on social network

05/30/2013 06:45
Not only with stalls in the cities, but also in social networking sites touting the controversial Scientology organization to members. The constitutional protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg warns is often difficult to identify who is behind the websites.   "Social...

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

05/29/2013 21:05
A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.   Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of...

Alien Space Cathedral Ran by Church of Scientology Discovered in New Mexico

01/02/2013 20:02
The Church of Scientology has allegedly built an alien space cathedral in a New Mexico desert. The allegation comes from BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney in his new book, "Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology." According to Sweeney, the cathedral is home to the writings of...

Warren Jeffs' Followers Preparing for End of the World; Authorities Concerned

01/01/2013 00:05
Warren Jeffs has told his followers to prepare for the end of the world, and authorities are taking his warning seriously. They are monitoring those communities that are still loyal to Jeffs in case something has been planned for a specific date. "The consensus seems to be that [Jeffs] is...

One world religion in the making?

07/15/2011 21:25
The three main pillars of the "New World Order" that the global elite want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and a one world religion.  A lot of attention gets paid to the development of the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little ...
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