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Go to: Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices

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According to Wikipedia, Saudi Arabia already exports 8.9m barrels of oil a day and they're investing to increase this to 12.5m by 2015. It looks like God might have worked in mysterious ways some time ago...

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 06:17:00 UTC | #194219

Go to: Megachurches Add Local Economy to Their Mission

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I'm not sure how these things work in the US, but surely an organisation can't be both a tax-exempt charity and a lender of commercial loans to small businesses (or a credit-card issuer)?

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 01:49:00 UTC | #87899

Go to: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams criticizes popular atheist writers

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It helps to have a definitive statement of the beliefs of the religious. Presumably, the Archbishop would agree with the following:

"Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

…Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God's beloved child.

…Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus' life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.

…and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world - changed lives and a transformed society."

That's from the C of E website (front page).

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 04:53:00 UTC | #75166

Go to: Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin

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Is it a coincidence that Ben Stein's initials are shorthand for something else? Maybe God is having a little joke at his expense...

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 02:23:00 UTC | #70702

Go to: Fears Grow Over 'Mega Mosque'

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If you follow the link to the petition on the No.10 website, you find this message:

"The e–petition asking the Prime Minister to 'Abolish plans to build a £100 million mega Mosque' is still ongoing. This is a response from the Government in advance of the closing date.

Under planning legislation, local planning authorities are responsible for the day to day control of development in their area. In doing so they are required to take into account all material considerations including the views of interested persons and particularly local communities.

With respect to the proposal associated with a site near the Olympic development in Newham, we understand from Newham Council that there is no current planning permission or application for a mosque and Newham Council do not expect a planning application in the near future.

The Government believes that where controversial issues such as this arise, all involved should ensure that discussions are conducted in a manner that respects the views of all sections of our communities and in a way that does not raise tensions in local areas."

They may still be planning it, of course, and they may yet submit a planning application, but there should be plenty of time to object.

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 03:04:00 UTC | #53571

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