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A planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia has been cancelled by the government, according to officials.
In addition, a plan by the legislature to add gay sex to a list of crimes ineligible for presidential pardons has been dropped, according to Redwan Hussein, an Ethiopian government spokesman. Full story
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There is only so many ways to say this : Science and Religion are mutually exclusive things. One is purely faith based (which is fine), and the other is purely empirically and fact driven. Everything we take for a fact, including Theories, which are not the same has Hypotheses or the common understanding of theory, are all built upon verifiable and replicatable or demonstrable scientific data.
When there is a change in Religion, if comes from an authority to the followers saying this change is supported by deity.
When a change occurs to a field and area of study in Science, it has to be rigorously tested, reviewed, retested and challenged. This process makes certain that what we work off of is proven fact. At no time is an opinion, learned or otherwise, enough to deny a proven theory. Saying, I don’t believe the Sun is the center of the solar system, the Earth is, is insufficient and completely spurious. The facts say otherwise. To deny fact, is delusional.
Religion and Science are NOT comparable, but they may be compatible with reason, rationality and imagination. To deny Science is ludicrous. To deny Religion, is a choice of faith or lack of it.
You cannot build an airplane on faith. But you can have faith in the Science that allows us to fly airplanes.
Social issues have brought about a surprising alliance between Protestant evangelicals and Catholic bishops—but the pontiff’s focus on economic justice could complicate matters.
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Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.
See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.
“The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)