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Pope Benedict reappraises Jesus’ birth tale in new book

He is the Pope; God’ ‘representative’ on earth. But is he right? That is the question many in Christendom will ponder upon as readers worldwide review the controversial submission of Pope Benedict XV1, in his latest book, 'Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, that some of the important and attractive features of Christmas were never from the bible.

Don’t compensate Boko Haram members, Methodist Prelate, Makinde warns FG

PRELATE of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Sunday Ola Makinde, has advised the Federal Government to forget compensating the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, as part of negotiation to end the insurgencies of the group.
According to Makinde, the victims of the bombings, and not Boko Haram members deserve compensation. So, the Federal Government should turn down the request by the group to pay its members any  compensation.

Witchcraft is hardwork - Former witch

Author Seleah Ally Tower shares her story of life as a former witch who became a Christian in her book Taken from the Night – A Witches Encounter With God. As Halloween approaches, and as the darker side of the holiday's history resurfaces every year, Christian Post decided to take a closer look at the tradition from the perspective of someone who was once immersed for 10 years in witchcraft and the occult before fully accepting Jesus Christ into her life. Tower, who grew up in a traditional Christian household, said she wants the book and her testimony to help others who have experienced the same struggles in the spiritual realm. Excerpts:

Global persecution of Christians?

Guardians of the Faith”, run by Salafist extremists in Cairo? Among many posts, it has carried an article entitled “Why Muslims are superior to Copts”. “Being a Muslim girl whose role models are the wives of the Prophet, who were required to wear the hijab, is better than being a Christian girl, whose role models are whores

Survey claims ‘disagreement’ over status of Ahmadiyyas, Sufi members among Muslims

A new study  indicate there is some level of disagreement among muslims as to the status of Ahmadiyyas and Sufi members as true musilms. The survey, conducted among 38,000 people in over 80 languages equally indicates differing views on issues like the importance of religion to an average muslim as well as what practise are acceptable in the religion.

Sex, love, and God: The Catholic answer to puritanism and Nietzcheanism

Many of the Catholic Church’s teachings are vilified in both the high and popular cultures, but none more than its doctrines concerning marriage and sexuality. Time and again, the Church’s views on sex are characterized as puritanical, life denying and hopelessly outdated — holdovers from the Bronze Age. Above all, critics pillory the Church for setting unreasonable limits to the sexual freedom of contemporary people. Church leaders, who defend traditional sexual morality, are parodied as versions of Dana Carvey’s “church lady” — fussy, accusatory, secretly perverse and sex-obsessed.