Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Ramadan heat * Military religious freedom * Synchronized heartbeats

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Muslims fasting from food and drink know the drill. Keep physical activity to a minimum. Some Republican lawmakers are concerned religious expression in the military is “under attack.” A study shows choir singers' heart rates are synchronized.

  • Ciah

    The link to the cohabitation study is wrong. It takes me to the Baptist pastor’s wife story.

  • Yonat Shimron

    Try it now. I’ve fixed it.

  • AZatheist

    “Not surprisingly, atheists are fighting it.”

    The linked story does not mention atheists, though it states the White House is in opposition. Is it your belief that anyone who has reservations about this law is automatically an atheist. Reporting? Editorializing? Bearing false witness?

  • Yonat Shimron

    Check out the comments by Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. He is an atheist and an outspoken critic of proselytism in the military. He called the amendment “egregious” and “vile.”

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  • Kevan Scott

    I consider Weinstein a defender of freedom. Any bill or law mandating that religious instutions control anything is wrong and infringes on the seperation of church from state. No, whatever belief’s I have should NOT be forced on others.