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Tag: Religious studies

Inventing a religion from scratch

What if you could invent your own religion from scratch? What would you teach about God? For that matter, what would your own personal do-it-yourself religion tell us about you?

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Poll explores faith life of college students

A new poll shows that college students are almost evenly divided into three camps when it comes to faith. About a third, 32%, are true believers. Another 32% are spiritual but not religious. And 28% consider themselves secular.

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Religion in prison, prison in religion

Religion in prison is a very American story. In a society that defines religion in a deeplhy personal way, we also are quick to fill up our jails. America has around 5% of the world’s population, yet 25% of its prisoners. So what happens when religion and prison meet up?

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Islam, Christianity and Jesus

How can two different religious traditions embrace such different views of Jesus? Professor Mona Siddiqui of Edinburgh University looks at how Christianity and Islam understand Jesus from both an academic and a personal standpoint.

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Demon rum

Mixing religion and alcohol may be dangerous to other people’s health according to a new study of religion, alcohol and violence.

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How the church creates atheists

When Larry Alex Taunton interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, he discovered how it was the churches that drove young people to unbelief.

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