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Jesus did NOT Kill Mohammed

"Jesus Killed Mohammed" was written in Arabic in large red letters on the side of a U.S. Army Special Forces vehicle, armed to kill and rolling through a town in Iraq. It sounds like a bad Mad-Maxesque Hollywood adaption of the Crusades set in our contemporary context. The scene gets more chilling and horrific:
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Zimbabwe's 'Burial Societies'

In African culture death is accepted as an inevitable aspect of life and a promotion to the spiritual level where one becomes an ancestor whose duty is to protect and intercede for one's living fam
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Postcard from Postville: A Year After the Raids

Today marks the first anniversary of the Po
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Fox 'News' on 'Obama's Apology Tour'

Yesterday, under the headline 'Obama's Apology Tour', FoxNews.com, in typical sneering style, published
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Women Who Were Wild at Heart

I enjoy addressing the contributions of women in history at Christian colleges or universities.
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For the Record: Still Not the Religious Left

Before our Mobilization to End Poverty, a member of our staff sent an e-mail to some members of the media in which he mistakenly referred to it as "the first big mobilization of the Religious Left
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The New 'Nones' Aren't Atheist--Just Unaffiliated

Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of
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I Do Not Want to Be Tolerated or Included

Interestingly enough, people sometimes get surprised and/or offended when they hear me say that I do not want to be tolerated or included.
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