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Early Humans Didn’t Need Religion To Build Complex Societies, Study Claims
Theorists have long claimed that our ancestors could not have formed large societies and cities without fear of vengeful gods to motivate people — but this controversial new study says otherwise.
How The Shootings Of Cassie Bernall And Valeen Schnurr Fueled One Of Columbine’s Biggest Myths
Cassie Bernall was supposedly killed at Columbine for refusing to renounce God, but she had actually been mistaken for fellow student Valeen Schnurr.
Vanished From The Vatican: The Disturbing Story Of 15-Year-Old Emanuela Orlandi
Whether it was the Mafia or a Vatican pedophile ring, the suspected culprits behind the Emanuela Orlandi disappearance make for a truly chilling tale.
Third Most Powerful Vatican Official, Cardinal George Pell, Found Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault
The guilty verdict follows closely on the heels of Pope Francis confirming clergymen had used nuns as sex slaves in the past.
The Curse Of Giles Corey: The Man Slowly Crushed To Death For Being A “Witch” In Salem
Giles Corey and his wife Martha were already outsiders in the farming village of Salem, Massachusetts when they were accused of witchcraft. They subsequently faced a torturous fate.
How The Hays Code Censored Hollywood But Led To The Golden Age Of Film
The Hays Code, inspired by Catholic dogma, attempted to — and succeeded in — censoring Hollywood films for nearly three decades.
This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16
Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
Medieval Nun Faked Her Own Death To Escape Convent And ‘Pursue Carnal Lust’
Joan of Leeds created a makeshift dummy to throw Archbishop Melton off track. She then fled to a town 30 miles away and was never seen again.
New Report Reveals Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Victims In The Southern Baptist Church
According to a new report, some 380 Southern Baptist officials and volunteers are believed to have abused more than 700 victims since 1998.
Pope Francis Reveals Catholic Priests Used Nuns As Sex Slaves
Pope Francis' statements come after a report was released last week by a Vatican women's magazine which detailed nuns forced to abort priests' children.
7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Parents Punish Him For Forgetting Bible Verses
Timothy Hauschultz punished his 7-year-old son for forgetting 13 Bible verses by forcing him to undergo manual labor in the winter while his teenage son beat him.