Equality Act Passes House – Will Religious Liberty Lose? Abortion Rules Head to Supreme Court, Canada Accuses China of Genocide, Becerra Bullying Nuns? Simulation Theory – a New Religion? Methodists Postpone Split Meeting Again
Equality Act Passes House – Will Religious Liberty Lose?
Abortion Rules Head to Supreme Court
Canada Accuses China of Genocide
China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim and other religious minorities has spurred condemnation from many nations, but Canada raised the stakes Feb. 22nd by passing a non-binding motion calling it “genocide.” The move elicited a strong rebuke from China.
Becerra Bullying Nuns?
Simulation Theory – a New Religion?
Science has long refused to even consider the existence of a non-material spirit or soul, and now some have hypothesized something called “simulation theory” as an attempt to define life as a series of computer games. “Consciousness,” goes the theory “is simply a property of certain systems that process large amounts of information … it could be neurons or transistors, or transistors believing they are neurons.” The theory posits that we are computer simulations of an advanced race of beings, and according to one story, Elon Musk, the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla is a believer. But the biggest strike against the theory are scientists who dismiss the theory as “just another religion.”
Methodists Postpone Split Meeting Again
The United Methodist Church has once again postponed its quadrennial meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying further a widely anticipated vote by delegates from across the globe on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBT members.