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January 7: Heidi Fleiss, Religion and Prostitution

Prostitution, the crime underlying the crime for which Heidi Fleiss was jailed, has been present in every culture and every period of history.

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Posted in Entertainer, History, Religion, Theology, Uncategorized

February 9: Religion and Nudity

Pope John Paul II said that concupiscence (lust) is bad, not nudity. Yet there is no sexual passion, and therefore no procreation, without lust!

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Posted in History, Religion, Theology

January 14: Christianity and Witchcraft

Judge (Rev.) Samuel Sewall, who had presided at many trials in Salem, expressed a real fear of divine retribution, but the victims of the Salem Witch Trials would have been better off with less Jesus and more justice.

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Posted in History, Religion, Theology

December 30: The Vatican Recognizes Israel

It came about 50 years too late for the Holocaust. So… if God is right today, and Jews are not “reviled of God,” was he wrong in the Dark Age, when faith was stronger?

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Posted in History, Religion, Theology

December 23: Jean-François Champollion

Like most public figures during the post-Revolutionary Royalist reaction, Champollion was compelled to keep his religious opinions discreet.

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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Science

December 22: What Is a Jubilee?

30,000 pilgrims arrived daily, and one of them says, “day and night two clerics stood at the altar of St. Peter with rakes and drew off the infinite sums of money.”

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Posted in History, Religion, Theology
John Mill