Ever since its founding in 1954 by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology has confused people about what it really is. Is it a religion? A cult? A commercial enterprise? Julia Wilde explains more about Scientology and its adherents.
A boy who wrote a best-selling book about visiting heaven has admitted the story is false. Here's why it was widely believed.
Made of nearly 1,000 multi-colored lights connected by more than 5 miles of electrical cable, the tree is a lighting display laid out on the side of Mount Ingino.
Bill Maher’s sweeping generalizations abut Islam aren't the first time someone publicly stereotyped an entire religion. Why do we do it?
Five months after the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the prospects for their safe return seem more remote than ever. Here's why. Continue reading →
Is karma responsible for the misfortunes of the famous and infamous? Many people think so -- here's a closer look. Continue reading →
People in a number of religious faiths practice fasting at points throughout the year, and people find secular reasons to curb their food intake too. Besides the hunger a fasting person feels, what's going on inside the body when the food stops?
A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
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