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Stunt course - Missoula Independent

Google News - Religous Cults - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 03:00

Missoula Independent

Stunt course
Missoula Independent
For most us, their faith remains puzzling, full of stories that tend to describe them as being more akin to oddball doomsday cults than any "real" religion. Vestal, who grew up as a Mormon and chose to leave as an adult, does a fantastic job giving the ...

High schools: PH freshman Goodwin wins conference girls singles title - Roanoke Times

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:17

High schools: PH freshman Goodwin wins conference girls singles title
Roanoke Times
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Patrick Henry freshman Bently Goodwin wasted no time in claiming the singles title as the left-hander blanked Albemarle's Charlie Shepherd 6-0, 6-0 to win the Group 5A Conference 16 girls tennis singles in the final at Boar's Head ...

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Don DeLillo foresees the imminent death of death - Spectator.co.uk

Google News - Religous Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:14

Spectator.co.uk

Don DeLillo foresees the imminent death of death
Spectator.co.uk
Cults, the desert, natural disasters. Artists, bankers, terrorists. Cash machines, food packaging, secret installations. Mediaspeak and scientific jargon. Crowds and capital. Language and death. Just as it used to be possible to play Ballard Bingo with ...

Methodists Trying to Avoid Church Split Over Gay Rights - Newsmax

Google News - Religous Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:51

Newsmax

Methodists Trying to Avoid Church Split Over Gay Rights
Newsmax
While other mainline Protestant groups, including the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have approved same-sex marriage, the Methodists have upheld a policy they adopted in 1972, calling same-gender relationships "incompatible with ...

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E!'s New Series 'The Arrangement' Takes On Scientology And Tom Cruise - UPROXX

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 19:19

UPROXX

E!'s New Series 'The Arrangement' Takes On Scientology And Tom Cruise
UPROXX
E! released the first promo trailer to their second original scripted series The Arrangement on Monday. The romantic drama takes on Scientology and makes hints of Tom Cruise's rumored marriage contract with Katie Holmes and alleged wife auditions.

Old farmer had grit to stay alive - Coastal Courier

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 18:35

Coastal Courier

Old farmer had grit to stay alive
Coastal Courier
He set up the first chapel in Allenhurst, and it is now a very nice church. In 1939, Luther decided to retire ... He had a lot of help with his cattle, which fed on the open range, from his registered English shepherd, Dora Deen. His dear wife of 50 ...

Funeral services set for Barrington Hills resident who died in fatal crash that injured two former Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 18:21

Funeral services set for Barrington Hills resident who died in fatal crash that injured two former Chicago Bears
Chicago Tribune
Service arrangements have been set for the 35-year-old Barrington Hills resident who died in a single-vehicle crash Monday night, while at least one of the passengers — a former linebacker the Chicago Bears drafted in 2008 — has been released from a ...

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Detroit Bishop Plays Ukulele at Confirmation Mass - Church Militant

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 17:42

Church Militant

Detroit Bishop Plays Ukulele at Confirmation Mass
Church Militant
DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Bishop Donald Hanchon played a ukulele from the pulpit at a Confirmation Mass Tuesday night at Detroit's most conservative parish, Assumption Grotto. Parishioners afterwards objected to the stunt. Auxiliary bishop for the ...

The Path recap: 'A Room of One's Own' - Entertainment Weekly

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:18

Entertainment Weekly

The Path recap: 'A Room of One's Own'
Entertainment Weekly
“Most cults are first generation,” she recently told Vanity Fair. ... We see the consequences of faith and doubt in two different father-son relationships this week: the literal one between Eddie and Hawk, and the spiritual one between Cal and his own ...

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Surviving A Graduation - Deadspin

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:54

Deadspin

Surviving A Graduation
Deadspin
You must shepherd your loved ones around a campus roiling with other sentimental, confused, overenthusiastic people. And as you roll deep, anytime you encounter another ... There were a few chunks of Ben Bernanke's speech that I don't remember, in a ...

Choosing Between Divergent Schools - Greater Kashmir

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:51

Greater Kashmir

Choosing Between Divergent Schools
Greater Kashmir
It is often asked how can we decide about competing claims of authenticity or true Islam presented in mosques, in schools, in media, in books on religion? One strategy is .... Anyway, let us begin by special feasts for representatives of rival sects. A ...

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Choosing Between Divergent Schools - Greater Kashmir

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:51

Greater Kashmir

Choosing Between Divergent Schools
Greater Kashmir
It is often asked how can we decide about competing claims of authenticity or true Islam presented in mosques, in schools, in media, in books on religion? One strategy is .... Anyway, let us begin by special feasts for representatives of rival sects. A ...

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Submission: Two sides to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both merit reflection - Daily Bruin

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:50

Submission: Two sides to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both merit reflection
Daily Bruin
Abraham is the father of both Ishmael, whose descendants are the Arabs, and Isaac, whose son Jacob became the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Abraham is buried in Hebron, in the cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank. His sons Isaac and Jacob ...

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Bizarre Scientology Case Comes to Bizarre Conclusion - Texas Lawyer

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:47

Texas Lawyer

Bizarre Scientology Case Comes to Bizarre Conclusion
Texas Lawyer
In a move that stunned her lawyers, a Texas woman has dropped her lawsuit alleging that the Church of Scientology engaged in a relentless and bizarre harassment campaign against her—including sending her a sex toy at work. After winning significant ...

Google News

Choosing Between Divergent Schools - Greater Kashmir

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:47

Greater Kashmir

Choosing Between Divergent Schools
Greater Kashmir
It is often asked how can we decide about competing claims of authenticity or true Islam presented in mosques, in schools, in media, in books on religion? One strategy is .... Anyway, let us begin by special feasts for representatives of rival sects. A ...

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The Path: 'A Room of One's Own' - Entertainment Weekly

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:21

Entertainment Weekly

The Path: 'A Room of One's Own'
Entertainment Weekly
“Most cults are first generation,” she recently told Vanity Fair. ... We see the consequences of faith and doubt in two different father-son relationships this week: the literal one between Eddie and Hawk, and the spiritual one between Cal and his own ...

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Church of Scientology Opens Facilities to Residents - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:09

GlobeNewswire (press release)

Church of Scientology Opens Facilities to Residents
GlobeNewswire (press release)
CLEARWATER, Fla., May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology's international religious retreat in Clearwater since 1975, released its summer calendar of events for the general public featuring two large ...

Church of Scientology Opens Facilities to Residents - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:09

GlobeNewswire (press release)

Church of Scientology Opens Facilities to Residents
GlobeNewswire (press release)
CLEARWATER, Fla., May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology's international religious retreat in Clearwater since 1975, released its summer calendar of events for the general public featuring two large ...

Top 7 Bible Verses About Isaac - Patheos (blog)

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:49

Patheos (blog)

Top 7 Bible Verses About Isaac
Patheos (blog)
He called his name Jacob and through Jacob the twelve tribes of Israel would come and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah would be born centuries later as a Man, but as the preexisting God as the Word, Who was both God and was with God (John 1:1-2).

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Bizarre Scientology Case Comes to Bizarre Conclusion - Texas Lawyer

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:32

Texas Lawyer

Bizarre Scientology Case Comes to Bizarre Conclusion
Texas Lawyer
In a move that stunned her lawyers, a Texas woman has dropped her lawsuit alleging that the Church of Scientology engaged in a relentless and bizarre harassment campaign against her—including sending her a sex toy at work. After winning significant ...

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