Being a non-believer myself, I am still able to give thanks in one religious context. That would be giving thanks to my parents for not subscribing to the religious beliefs of this child’s family.
Hauser, whose son was diagnosed in January with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, said conventional treatments such as chemotherapy conflict with the family’s religious beliefs. She said they prefer natural remedies such as herbs and vitamins.
Asked where she learned about the alternative healing techniques, Hauser said, “on the Internet.”
Muslim extremists are not the only ones committing suicide in the name of their god.
Bill Maher wonders whether those that don’t believe in evolution should be seeing a doctor when and if they contract swine flu and should instead be asking God to heal them. Afterall isn’t a virus a perfect example of evolution?
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new analysis.More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or never” go to services agreed, according the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
White evangelical Protestants were the religious group most likely to say torture is often or sometimes justified — more than 6 in 10 supported it.
Oh and how about those non-religious folks, you know the ones who supposedly have no moral base?
People unaffiliated with any religious organization were least likely to back it. Only 4 in 10 of them did.