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Artificial Intelligence Sheds New Light on the Origins of the Bible

Some 2,600 years ago, a band of Judahite soldiers kept watch on their kingdom’s southern border in the final days before Jerusalem was sacked by Nebuchadnezzar. They left behind numerous inscriptions — and now, a groundbreaking digital analysis has revealed how many writers are behind them. The research and innovative technology behind it stand to help us learn about the origins of the Bible itself. Read More >>

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The Minecraft Version of the Bible is Brilliant and Might Actually Bring you Closer to God

That’s right. I said it. It’s easy to mock religious types because, well, they’re religious, but an American pastor has created something that looks really, genuinely excellent. Terry A. Smith’s produced The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters, which is essentially a light-hearted, image-heavy, Minecraft-style guide to the Old and New Testaments. It should be packed full of all the old favourites, including Eve's creation from Adam's rib, the crucifixion of Jesus and, of course, the massacre of the innocents. Lovely. Read More >>

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Is the Bible Still the Most Important Book in Super-Cynical 2014?

The Bible, the original sex and violence special effects blockbuster presented in pioneering, easy-to-digest list feature format, has been voted the most valuable book to all of humanity, despite the fact that more people read the nutritional information on the back of a KitKat Chunky than the ancient collection of life-hack parables these days. Read More >>

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From Sexting to Sacraments: How Mobile Apps are Taking on Religion

At this point, our entire lives could be boiled down into a series of apps. Schedules, diets, friends, family, play—it's all there in a set of brightly coloured, easy-to-digest icons that have come to define the way we see ourselves. And though it may be hard to reconcile, even religion is no more than a Google Play or App Store click away. The salvation of your eternal soul is now downloading. Read More >>

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Camel Analysis Makes Shock Claim That the Bible Might Not be 100 Per Cent Factual

Some of the Bible's anecdotes might not be entirely true is a shocking claim made by researchers, who suggest that the timelines of some Bible stories don't match up with the reality of camel development history. Read More >>

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Even I Would Read the Bible if it Were This Pretty

I'm not terribly religious. Sure, I still go to my family's quaint little Episcopal church with my mum on special occasions but, if you asked me what happens in the Book of Revelation, I'd be dumbfounded. Unless I had an app like this. Read More >>

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Hotel Boss Faces 50 Shades of Religious Fury After Replacing the Bible With Popular Porn Novel

Popular filth title Fifty Shades of Grey has found itself a fan in hotel owner Wayne Bartholomew, who has risked angering God by replacing the Bible in his hotel rooms with copies of the awful porn book. Read More >>

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Your Hotel Bible Is Now a Kindle

The Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, is much like any other hotel: expensive mini bar, pointless shower caps, and bed sheets that take 10 minutes to get under. Until you peer into the beside table that is, because, in the place of a bible, there's a Kindle waiting to be read. Read More >>

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What if Your Birthday Was on Monday Every Year?

So the Gregorian calendar is kind of a pain, right? Thirty days has September, April, June… and all that? Who can even remember that? Most of it doesn't even rhyme. Read More >>