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    • Methodology November 8, 2017
      This report brings together analysis of survey and demographic data from various previously published Pew Research Center reports. It also includes new analysis of the religious beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and historical data on the distribution of Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants around the world. Attitudinal data […]
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    • Acknowledgments November 8, 2017
      This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Future project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […] […]
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    • 4. Orthodox take socially conservative views on gender issues, homosexuality November 8, 2017
      On environmentalism and homosexuality, Orthodox Christians are largely united in their views. Most Eastern Orthodox Christians – whose spiritual leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has been called the “Green Patriarch” – favor environmental protection, even at the expense of economic growth. And the vast majority of Orthodox Christians say homosexualit […]
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    • 3. Orthodox Christians support key church policies, are lukewarm toward reconciling with Roman Catholic Church November 8, 2017
      A host of disputes – ranging from theological to political – have divided Orthodoxy from Catholicism for nearly 1,000 years. But while some leaders on both sides have tried to resolve them, fewer than four-in-ten Orthodox Christians in the vast majority of countries surveyed say they favor their church reconciling with the Roman Catholic Church. […]
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    • 2. Orthodox Christians are highly religious in Ethiopia, much less so in former Soviet Union November 8, 2017
      Orthodox Christians around the world display widely varying levels of religious observance. For example, while just 6% of Orthodox Christians in Russia say they attend church on a weekly basis, a large majority of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia (78%) say they do this. Indeed, by several standard measures of religious observance, Orthodox Christians living i […]
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    • 1. Orthodox Christianity’s geographic center remains in Central and Eastern Europe November 8, 2017
      While the worldwide population of all non-Orthodox Christians has virtually quadrupled since 1910, the Orthodox population has merely doubled, from approximately 124 million to 260 million. And as the geographical center of the overall Christian population has shifted since 1910 from its centuries-old European base into developing nations in the Southern Hem […]
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    • Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century November 8, 2017
      Concentrated in Europe, Orthodox Christians have declined as share of the global Christian population, from 20% in 1910 to 12% today. But the Ethiopian community is highly observant and growing.
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Richard Dawkins: The Big Question

The methods of evolution by Darwinian natural selection can in fact tell us why we are here and not merely how. Dawkins explores the details.

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GodTube Video of the Week: Evolution Cartoon

Can someone out there please explain this video? The only part I could understand is that this person that created this cartoon is saying that evolution would mean fish turns into frog turns into human. Are they really that simple minded? And the rest of it, the part about the frog dying, what the hell was the point of that? If anyone out there can explain it please do so!

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Christian biologist fired for beliefs, suit says

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071210/od_nm/evolution_lawsuit_dc;_ylt=ArMActa1dwEQECTPs9SL3cWs0NUE

According to this article, Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national who describes himself as a “Bible-believing Christian,” is suing his former workplace, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, claiming he was fired beasue he  does not believe in Evolution.

However, since he is a zebra-fish specialist one would assume that belief in Evolution was an essential part of his education and knowledge.  I wonder how he  believes the zebra-fish came about.  Does he really believe that God designed the Zebra-fish and that it did not evolve over thousands of years?  On that basis alone he should have been fired. 

He claimed that he was willing to use evolutionary concepts  for his job but would not accept using the Darwin theory and was fired because he refused.   One may ask why he was even willing to compromise his beliefs that far considering  he said he didn’t believe in evolution at all. 

Guess where he is working now?   He is now a so called biology professor at Liberty University,  a Baptist school in Virginia founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a Christian pastor and televangelist.  It seems to me he should be thanking his former workplace for firing him as he is now at the place best suited for his non talents.  Pity that he will be further brainwashing  christian students.