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‘God Keeps Me High’: Easter on 4/20, Pot Holy Day

Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.

04/18/2014

The fourth annual “State of the Bible” survey was conducted just over two months ago by the Barna Group for the American Bible Society, a non-profit organization based in New York. The survey found that 88 percent of U.S. households own a Bible, but belief in the writings is waning dramatically with young Americans. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

Survey: 19 Percent Of Americans Skeptical Of The Bible

A new poll finds a sharp increase in the number of Americans who consider the Bible merely the teachings of men rather than the word of God, with nearly one-in-five Americans (19 percent) saying they are skeptical of the Bible.

04/10/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz: ‘We Have Never Seen An Administration With Such Hostility Toward Religious Faith’

Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can’t deny.

03/19/2014

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations.   (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Worldwide Majority Say Belief In God Essential To Morality

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations

03/18/2014

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial Behavior

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.

03/10/2014

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Church Signs Roll the Dice Getting Hip with Quips

Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church’s marquee read: “Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah.”

12/24/2013

President Barack Obama addresses the Notre Dame University graduating class of 2009 during the 164th commencement ceremonies of the University of Notre Dame in the Joyce Center on May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Ind. (credit: Jeff Haynes- Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects Notre Dame’s Injunction Over Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

A federal judge said he doesn’t think the University of Notre Dame will succeed in its challenge to a federal health care law requirement that it provide students and employee health plans that cover birth control.

12/24/2013

A former Archbishop of Canturbury warns the church will be extinct within a generation unless it can energize young people. (Getty Images)

British Clergyman Warns Christianity On The Brink Of ‘Extinction’

One of England’s most respected clerics is warning that the Church of England faces “extinction” within a generation unless it can attract young people back to the faith.

11/21/2013

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High Court Wrestles With Prayer in Government

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings.

11/06/2013

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Roberts During Prayer Hearing: ‘We’ve Already Excluded The Atheists, Right?’

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings.

11/06/2013

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