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Friday, October 9, 2015

Christianity as America’s official religion?

Netanyahu prohibits Israeli parliament from visiting Temple Mount
Religion News Service: In a bid to defuse Palestinian violence that has struck in the past few weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has prohibited all of the country’s parliamentarians from visiting the Temple Mount, a contentious site holy to both Jews and Arabs.

New York Times: Historical certainty proves elusive at Jerusalem’s holiest place

Muslims prepare for weekend of anti-Islam protests
Religion News Service: Muslim leaders and anti-bigotry activists are girding for a weekend of protests -- some billed as “open-carry events” -- by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.

Christianity as America’s official religion? Forty-four percent of Republicans say yes
Seattle PI: Forty-four percent of Republican voters endorse having Christianity as America’s official religion, according to a new Public Policy Polling national survey that underscores the influence of the Christian right in the party’s 2016 presidential selection process.

Why are we so obsessed with failure?
Fast Company: Successful people seem to be fond of celebrating their failures. Here's a look at the psychology of why we love to look back at mistakes.

First edition of King James Bible from 1611 found in church cupboard
The Telegraph: A vicar clearing out a cupboard at his church found a forgotten first edition King James Bible dating back to 1611.

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