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News & Submissions 10/8/2009

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Religion Largely Absent in Argument About Cross
WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court argument on Wednesday about the fate of a cross in a remote part of the Mojave National Preserve in southeastern California largely avoided the most interesting question in the case: whether the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion is violated by the display of a cross as a war memorial. Read full story from The New York Times

Festival honor’s earth-based faith
SAVANNAH, Ga. — For hundreds, maybe thousands of years, forms of paganism reigned over human spirituality. Read full story from

Homa, Soma and Sacred Plants (drugs)
Since the dawn of time man has asked himself about his origins and the existence of God. While all the major religions of the world are currently monotheistic and have no belief in the spiritual realm, the ancient religions and their customs have now become less popular. The whole question of religious drugs is looked at from a different angle. Read full story from

The Religious Roots of Halloween
It’s October, and Halloween is coming up! All around town, the celebrations are beginning, and festive displays are present in every self respecting retail store. Halloween is a fascinating mixture of several religious influences, and a secular desire to party, which have blended to create the modern U.S. holiday we celebrate today. Read full story from the Examiner

B.C. town plans to erect its own Stonehenge
Barriere’s version would be a scaled-down model of the real 100-metre-wide Druidic temple that has stood on the Salisbury Plain for about 4,500 years. Read full story from

NASA Moon “Bombings” Tomorrow: Sky Show, Water Expected
With its “bombing” of the moon early tomorrow, NASA’s LCROSS mission may beat a telltale signature of water out of a shadowy crater—and all you may need to see it is a good backyard telescope. Read full story from

Religion requires moral absolutes
The Augusta Chronicle’s Oct. 3 Faith section article on the Wiccan belief system (“Proud to be pagans”) merely revealed what many postmodern religions are made of, and compels a response. Read full story from