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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 17:01

This film, screened on DSTV’s True Movies channel on May 12, centres on the 1692 witch trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts in the United States that led to the hanging of 19 convicted “witches” and imprisonment of many others.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 16:54

There is something about sex and nudity that morally unsettles the religious. The traditional view towards sex seems to emphasise shame, guilt and sin. In the Genesis creation myth, Adam and Eve felt shame after realising they were naked after disobeying God’s command not to eat from the tree of knowledge.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 16:49

A recent flurry of public comments in the Press against women’s “indecent” dressing suggests that some Zambians assume that Zambia is a morally pure society that should be protected from “moral contamination.”

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 16:45

Doubting Thomas notes that there are several actions and events that are attributed to Jesus in the Gospels, except one. Laughter.

 

Modern science has demonstrated the health benefits of laugher.  But none of the gospellers reports Jesus having laughed or smiled.  

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:08

Apostle Garry Lungu, one of those serial Zambia Daily Mail contributors with a Christian agenda and whose views the editor won’t accept to be challenged, recently claimed that if we commit ourselves to the Lord, our plans will succeed.

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:04

“Tell us,” the disciples asked Jesus as they sought to know signs about the end of the world and his second coming, “when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” 

 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:58

Turning water into wine, walking on water and feeding 5,000 people on just five loaves and two fishes are regarded by the faithful as among Jesus’ greatest miracles.  But are these stories true?

 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 00:16

“Tell us,” the disciples asked Jesus as they sought to know signs about the end of the world and his second coming, “when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” 
 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 00:11

Turning water into wine, walking on water and feeding 5,000 people on just five loaves and two fishes are regarded by the faithful as among Jesus’ greatest miracles.  But are these stories true?
 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 00:08

“Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”―Kurt Vonnegut

 

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