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Pope's new book claims Jesus was born several years before

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Pope Benedict XVI has claimed the entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation and that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed. In the book Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives published on Wednesday, the octogenarian pontiff claims the ‘mistake’ was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus. “The calculation of the beginning of our calendar... 

Superhumans, supercities and supercomputers: US intelligence's vision of 2030

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Superhumans, supercities and supercomputers: US intelligence’s vision of 2030 Things are about to get a little weird. This according to the National Intelligence Council, at least, a US-based coalition of spy agencies that has just released its predictions for what’s in store for the Earth in 2030. The NIC released on Monday “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds,” an 140-page report that... 

UK Churches to hold gay weddings as Cameron unveils radical plans

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Gay weddings will be held in churches under radical plans to be unveiled by David Cameron, it emerged today. The Prime Minister is to defy opposition from more than 100 Tory backbenchers to back religious groups hosting same-sex weddings. He will stop short of forcing groups which are against the policy from having to hold gay weddings, but will argue that homosexual couples should have the same rights... 

Dutch parliament to abolish blasphemy law

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A view of the Dutch parliament in The Hague The Dutch parliament will approve a motion to abolish a law that criminalizes blasphemy, mainly due to strong support by the Liberal Party (VVD). On Wednesday, a majority of parties in the Netherlands stated that the blasphemy law was no longer relevant in the 21st century. The VVD party had refused to support efforts to annul the law during the tenure of... 

Egypt votes to make Islamic law main source of Egypt’s constitution

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Egypt’s Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution has voted to keep “the principles of sharia” law as the main source of legislation in the country. The article’s language however, remains unchanged from the previous constitution used under the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak. The assembly gathered on Thursday to vote on each of the new draft constitution’s... 

All monuments of Lenin to be removed from Russian cities

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Cleaning a monument to Vladimir Lenin, Krasnoyarsk. Russian lawmakers believe it is time to remove monuments to the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, from town and city squares across the country. Memorials to such “a controversial figure” should be re-located in museums or alleys with statues of other historic persons, suggested the author of the initiative, Liberal-Democratic... 

Death of the West and decline of the East

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We are used since a century to denounce and comment the so-called decline of the West; the great essay of Spengler, unfit for the public of today, was published during the WW1 and it has been quickly fulfilled, Western Europe becoming an American colony and a bureaucratic disaster, both economically and spiritually. Her ageing population is rapidly disappearing and it will be replaced during the next... 

'Islamization of Europe a good thing' - Rabbi

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Jews should “rejoice” at the fact that Christian Europe is losing its identity in favor of Islam as “punishment” for its “wickedness” and “corruption,” a leading Israeli settler rabbi has announced. According to a report on YNet news, the well-known rabbi Baruch Efrati, a yeshiva head and community rabbi in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, made the remarks on a Jewish website in... 

Climate change ended Classic Maya civilization

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Scientists have been analyzing different aspects of the collapse of the classic Maya civilization for years, offering theories such as social unrest, disease, warfare, drought and deforestation. A new study shows that climate change led to the end of the Classic Maya civilization, confirming an earlier drought hypothesis. The study, conducted by an international team of researchers, was published in... 

Thousands of ultraconservative Muslims rally for Sharia in Egyptian constitution

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Egyptian Salafists shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo to demand that sharia, or Islamic law, be the basis for legislation in a new constitution being draf ted for Egypt on November 9, 2012 More than 10,000 ultraconservative Muslims staged a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding that Egypt’s new constitution be based on Sharia law. The protest reflects... 

Half a Billion Dollars for a Painting is a World-Record

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It is the most powerful painting in the world. The work is extremely thought- provoking with a depiction of the human brain in an abstract form, against a surreal background. The Brain, an acrylic on canvas that measures 1.5 meters by 1.2 meters, will be up on the market for GBP 333,000,000 (over 500 Million Dollars) from the 12th of December this year. Kean Hughes, a fine arts dealer from London,... 

The Reason Obama is President

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The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America. President John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -October 11, 1798. “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible” –... 

Jacob Zuma backs traditional courts instead of "white man's way"

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Jacob Zuma, the South African president, has issued a ringing endorsement of traditional courts, saying that problems should be resolved “the African way, not the white man’s way”. Mr Zuma, a proud Zulu who himself subscribes to traditional practices such as polygamy, said that those living in rural communities in South Africa found the traditional justice system a better way of resolving their... 

Eat sanely to live sanely

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We are a society obsessed with food. Overeating and obesity are, in fact, becoming an epidemic in the West. “Fast food” joints and “all you can eat” restaurants with buffets and alcoholic beverages are springing up all over the place. We see junk food dispensers in most of our schools. Everywhere we go we are bombarded with enticing ads encouraging us to eat and drink. Gluttony... 

Top Christian shrine may shut down over unpaid water bills

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One of the holiest sites in the Christian world, believed to be the place of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, is now under threat of being closed over unpaid water bills. Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, was founded during the rule of Emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century and withstood invasions, fires and earthquakes.... 
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