MondayâÂ?Â?s Religion Roundup: Embryo skirmishes, birth control battles, Star Wars theology

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Newt Gingrich wants a ban on embryonic stem cell research, Romney doesn't. Santorum's daughter makes "miraculous" recovery, he looks for political miracle in Florida. Obama, birth control, and the Catholic vote. Andrew Sullivan's fan in the Vatican. And more...

  • Bart

    I guess religion gives some folks that warm fuzzy feeling? Well, it sure did in Canada, with that woman cooking to death. Fuzzy? Who knows.

    I wish I could be sympathetic , but this kind of religious nuttiness seems to go on and on in this absurd search for “spiritualism” and godly enlightenment. Exorcisms, mortification of the flesh, sweat huts, suffocations…all in the name of a non-existant sky daddy. Those who die from it are simply self-thinning the heard of the least fit to survive. When was the last time you heard of an atheist dying as a result of attending a MENSA meeting, atheist meetup, or humanist meeting?

    Religionists just haven’t been able to achieve the mental and emotional evolution necessary to realize their lives and futures are in their own hands…not those of their shaman, priests, gurus, ministers, soothsaying priests, or invisible friends.