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Did a Poem About a Horrific Volcanic Eruption Destroy the Norse Gods of Iceland?

New research connects a powerful volcanic eruption—and a medieval poem that conjured memories of the dreaded event—to Iceland’s conversion to Christianity. Read More >>

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And God Said, ‘Let There Be Emoji’

Are those long pages filled with words getting to you while at church? Maybe you’ll benefit from a new version of the Bible that’s made from emoji. Read More >>

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Pope Says Contraception May Be Permitted in Regions Hit By Zika

Speaking to reporters earlier today, Pope Francis said it might be okay for women exposed to the Zika virus to use contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. His Holiness also reiterated the Vatican’s stance on abortion, which he described as an “absolute evil.” Read More >>

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Excavation of the Oldest Christian Church in the Tropics Reveals a Fallen City’s Dark History

Archaeologists digging in the ruins of Cidade Velha, the once-thriving city on the Cabo Verde islands off the west coast of Africa have found the oldest Christian church in the tropics, and the horrible reason why the city was once so rich. Read More >>

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Cool Texas Megachurch Explains How Predator Drones are Just Like God

It sees your every move. It can stamp out your life in a millisecond. You can neither see nor hear it, but it's always above you. Watching. If you're struggling to understand God, allow a Dallas pastor to offer a more relatable metaphor: Drones. Read More >>

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The Original Robocop Was a Christ Allegory

The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science-fiction films of the last three decades—or, as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker, "a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie"—but it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to Verhoeven himself who, in a 2010 interview, referred to his resurrected robot hero as "the American Jesus." Let's discuss. Read More >>

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The Pope Has Chosen Android

This, my friends, may be the end of the smartphone fanboy wars. I can give my two pence. The rest of the tech community can give theirs. But God Almighty himself, through his appointed papal mouthpiece, has picked a winner. Read More >>