The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play

The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play
Author: Craig A. James
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03
ISBN: 1846942721
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religion Virus not for sale on Google Play Book Excerpt:

Why do some beliefs become extinct while others adapt and flourish? James shows us how genetic evolution and cultural evolution, though operating at different rates, are one and the same. Recent science has gone a long way toward explaining the origin of religious belief in evolutionary terms, but Craig James has cracked open the mystery of its tenacity. Religion does not exist for us, it exists for its own sake. Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture.

The Religion Virus

The Religion Virus
Author: Craig A. James
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 9781482371000
Category: Evolutionary psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religion Virus Book Excerpt:

"Like a selfish gene or a parasite, the religion virus catches a free ride in the minds of our species, infecting our history and culture. What Guns, Germs and Steel did for anthropology, this book does for faith. It puts the pieces together into a fascinating, coherent model that makes sense! (Dan Barker, President, Freedom From Religion Foundation.) Craig A. James has written an accessible book on evolution and religion that manages to explain memetics while being both funny and touching. (Wes Unruh, author, The Art of Memetics, editor of alteratic.com.) Full of powerful, ground-breaking ideas, packaged in a deceptively simple, easy-reading style. James has created one of those rare books where, every few pages, I find myself thinking, "I need to send a copy of this to so-and-so." This is the most fun I've had reading non-fiction in a long time. (Phil Steele, Editor, Fragment and The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)"--From Amazon.com.

The God Virus

The God Virus
Author: Darrel W. Ray
Publsiher: Ipc Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Virus Book Excerpt:

Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.

Is God a Virus

Is God a Virus
Author: John Bowker
Publsiher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apologetics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Science and Religion in Western Literature

Science and Religion in Western Literature
Author: Michael Fuller
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2022-08-16
ISBN: 1000624307
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Religion in Western Literature Book Excerpt:

This book explores ways in which Western literature has engaged with themes found within the field of science and religion, both historically and in the present day. It focuses on works of the imagination as important locations at which human arguments, hopes and fears may be played out. The chapters examine a variety of instances where scientific and religious ideas are engaged by novelists, poets and dramatists, casting new light upon those ideas and suggesting constructive ways in which science and religion may interact. The contributors cover a rich variety of authors, including Mary Shelley, Aldous Huxley, R. S. Thomas, Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. Together they form a fascinating set of reflections on some of the significant issues encountered within the discourse of science and religion, indicating ways in which the insights of creative artists can make a valuable and important contribution to that discourse.

Virus as a Summons to Faith

Virus as a Summons to Faith
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1725276739
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virus as a Summons to Faith Book Excerpt:

Why bother with the interpretive categories of biblical faith when in fact our energy and interest are focused on more immediate matters? The answer is simple and obvious. We linger because, in the midst of our immediate preoccupation with our felt jeopardy and our hope for relief, our imagination does indeed range beyond the immediate to larger, deeper wonderments. Our free-ranging imagination is not finally or fully contained in the immediacy of our stress, anxiety, and jeopardy. Beyond these demanding immediacies, we have a deep sense that our life is not fully contained in the cause-and-effect reasoning of the Enlightenment that seeks to explain and control. There is more than that and other than that to our life in God’s world!

Bad News Religion

Bad News Religion
Author: Greg Albrecht
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-07-10
ISBN: 1418579378
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad News Religion Book Excerpt:

From any non-Christian point of view, the gospel does not make sense. Grace doesn't make sense. Grace doesn't add up. Why would Jesus come to be one of us, to pay a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay? Why would He do that? Free? No strings? What was in it for Him? Since the church first began, Christians have had trouble accepting God's grace. We have substituted holiness, discipleship, order, regulation, and a long list of things to avoid in place of God's free gift. The result is a "Bad News Religion" that drains the joy and life out of believers. Bad News Religion is a convicting, liberating exploration of how we, in the name of religion, have shifted the focus from the work of God to our ability to become worthy of salvation. The result is bondage and defeat. The key to success in the Christian life is not what we do, but who we know. Knowing God and knowing the fullness of His grace is a liberating experience. Most of us don't realize how we have robbed ourselves of experiencing the richness of God's grace.

Religion Race and COVID 19

Religion  Race  and COVID 19
Author: Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 1479810282
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Race and COVID 19 Book Excerpt:

Examines how the dynamics emerging from the pandemic affect our most vulnerable populations and shape a new religious landscape The COVID-19 pandemic upset virtually every facet of society and, in many cases, exposed gross inequality and dysfunction. The particular dynamics emerging from the coronavirus pandemic have been felt most intensely by America’s most vulnerable populations, who are disproportionately people of color and the working poor, the people whom the Bible refers to as “the least of these.” This book makes the case that the pandemic was not just a medical phenomenon, or an economic or social one, but also a religious one. Religious practice has been altered in profound ways. Controversies around religious freedom have been re-ignited over debates concerning whether government can restrict church services. Christian white supremacists not only defied shelter in place orders, but found new ways to propagate racist attacks, with their White Christian identity fueling their reactions to the pandemic. Some religious leaders, including those in communities of color, saw the virus as an indicator of God’s wrath, or as a divine test, and viewed altering their traditional practices to mitigate the virus’s spread as a weakening of faith. Religion, Race, and COVID-19 argues that there is a religious hierarchy in US society that puts “the least of these” last while prioritizing those who benefit most from white privilege. Yet these vulnerable populations draw on theological and religious resources to contend with these existential threats. The volume shows how social transformation occurs when faith is both formed and informed during crises, offering compelling insight into the saliency and lasting impact of religiosity within human culture.

Artificial Religion

Artificial Religion
Author: Neville Williams
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1490774882
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Religion Book Excerpt:

Some things might seem difficult to cover. My main aim is to stick to the important topic, to get the message through to everyone. I find the stuff being taught in the name of religion to be a waste of time. Many students are learning things that have to be unlearned at a later date. For example, students would need to unlearn the false, in order to take up a logical study of science. Students would need to unlearn the false, in order to just live a quiet and peaceful life (after their education is complete). And worst of all, students would need to unlearn the false in order to have any chance of understanding their instruction book. Present-day thoughts are often the result of long-held views (which is the very thing that needs to be cleared up). Matters concerning evolution and the work of Charles Darwin are not widely covered in this book. What is covered is an instruction book and how that book interacts with some of the views of science and opposes false religion. Matters concerning the science of Charles Darwin will be covered in a second book, with the title Off the Hook. I recognised at an early age that there was something unique about the instruction book from my own experience during my school years. I was challenged to go look it up. So I toddled off with a scrap of paper, having a chapter name and some directions. I dusted off an old family book and began to flick through it, looking for an exact chapter and verse (to see what was really there). Then I heard others heading towards the room. I quickly turned the book over and sat a magazine on top. It seems I didnt want anyone to see me reading that book. When I thought about it later, it seemed quite strange. Why was that one book so different from any other? If I had been reading any other book that daysay, a history book or a book of genealogy or even a novelI wouldnt have felt any stigma whatsoever. I realised that people like me were actually forbidding themselves from reading it. I began to wonder what kind of silent force was at work (inside my head) to make me feel that way. And why was it only that book. The following statement is repeated at the end of the book. My final comment is very plain and clear: there is no wriggle room at all. So before I go there, Id like to take the time to cover my own credentials. What right do I have to read and understand the instruction book? Or what sort of person would qualify as a candidate for reading and understanding the truth? For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (Gal. 6:3) For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. (Luke 14:11) Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. (1 Cor. 3:18) My first full-time job was with Telecom Australia, known as postmaster, generals department. (I came sixth in the state in the entrance exam.) I didnt get that job, yet I have been hounded all my life to go out and get a real job. The reasons for not getting my first job are simple and straightforward (just like me). This is how my doctors certificate reads, and these are the reasons why an Australian Government department rejected me as a fellow human being. And yes, they are still hounding me to get a jobto this day. He has defective vision. He is underweight for his age (poor physique). He has a history of asthma. So you see, I am foolish and weak. I am a simpleton and a blockhead. And there are plenty of folks in my local area who can back that up!

Religion A Disease

Religion   A Disease
Author: Marc Mourier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-03
ISBN: 9780977022854
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Religion and the Demographic Revolution

Religion and the Demographic Revolution
Author: Callum G. Brown
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1843837927
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and the Demographic Revolution Book Excerpt:

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Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis

Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis
Author: Andy Bannister,NT Wright,Krish Kandiah,Kate Wharton,Rachel Turner,Cal Bailey,Daniel Strange,Ed Shaw,John Wyatt,Richard Winter,Matt Searles,Jill Weber,Mark Meynell,Andy Kind,Paul Copan,Pablo Martinez,Derek Tidball,Dianne Tidball,Ed Creedy
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 1789742595
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis Book Excerpt:

COVID-19 has transformed our everyday lives. It’s as if another world has arrived in the blink of an eye. Yet life is not on pause. We still need to live. The pandemic, like any other time, is a moment both of opportunity as well as challenge. Healthy Faith in the Coronavirus Crisis is a briefing on how to thrive in a world of restrictions. Twenty leading Christian thinkers have come together to help you begin to navigate this strange reality. Each contributor writes on their area of expertise, and topics covered include prayer, loneliness, work, singleness, marriage, parenting, grief, death, imagination, conversations, humour, and much more. They offer practical advice as well as helpful perspective from Scripture. This is an essential resource for anyone looking to cultivate a healthy faith which infuses all areas of life during this disorienting time. Early Reviews This really is an excellent book... informative and useful, and I would not hesitate to recommend it widely to believers and unbelievers alike. - Eddie Arthur, Kouyanet “Healthy Faith is essential reading for any Christian.” - Terry Wright, Spurgeon’s College “beautiful and arresting” - Johan De Young, Before Leaving Earth blog, Oak Hill student CONTENTS Section One: (re)orientation 1. Orienting to the New Reality (Luke Cawley) 2. Homecoming: The Art of Being Human (Kristi Mair) Section Two: fragile life 1. Viruses and God’s Good Creation: How Do They Fit? (Paul Copan) 2. The Art of Dying Well: Reflections of a Christian Medic (John Wyatt) 3. Dancing with Uncertainty: Lessons from the Persecuted Church (Eddie Lyle) 4. Grief and Comfort: Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Loss (Richard Winter) 5. Navigating Loneliness: Why It Hurts and How We Can Respond (Ed Shaw) 6. Healthy Fear: Keeping Calm and Considering Christ (Dan Strange) Section Three: connected life 1. Stable Disruptions: Furlough, Unemployment, Front Line, and Our Constant Call (Ed Creedy) 2. Working in God’s World: A Time for Recalibration (Cal Bailey) 3. Connected Singleness: Distance Without Isolation (Kate Wharton) 4. The Shape of Marriage: Scriptural Principles (Dianne & Derek Tidball) 5. Communicating With Your Other Half: Tips from the Marriage Coaches (Julie & Keith Johnson) 6. Parenting: The Opportunities of Being Trapped With Your Kids (Rachel Turner) Section Four: growing life 1. Church, Crisis and Creativity: A Chance for Revitalization (Krish Kandiah) 2. Prayer in Confinement: Postures and Practices for a Flourishing Faith (Jill Weber) 3. Encountering Scripture: Turning to the Psalms in Times of Trial (Matt Searles) 4. Viral Conversations: Extending the Hope of Jesus to Friends (Andy Bannister) 5. The Liberated Imagination: Realities Beyond Restrictions (Mark Meynell) 6. Infectious Laughter: Humour in an Age of Tragedy (Andy Kind) Afterword God With Us: A Paradigm for Life During the Pandemic (Tom Wright) Appendices 1. A Psalm in the Epidemic: Trust Triumphs Over Fear (Pablo Martinez) 2. How Hope & Patience Embrace Each Other: A Reflection (Pablo Martinez) 3. Advice for Carers & Relatives: Practical, Medical, & Pastoral issues (John Wyatt) 4. Current legal framework for end-of-life decisions (John Wyatt) 5. Sample Statement of Wishes and Values for a Christian Believer (John Wyatt) 6. Safeguarding tips for churches (Thirtyone:Eight) 7. Guidance for working and communication safely online (Thirtyone:Eight) 8. Ten Tips for Working From Home (Luke Cawley)

Rethinking the Religious Factor in Foreign Policy

Rethinking the Religious Factor in Foreign Policy
Author: Maria Toropova
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 3658337761
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Religious Factor in Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

The authors of this book analyze the mechanisms and strategies that allow specific religious actors to affect the foreign policy agenda and decisions of the countries in which they are active. Paying special attention to events and phenomena that have had a decisive impact on regional and global development, this book provides an international outlook on how the activities of religious actors can influence foreign policy. The research subject was inspired by the idea of identifying what dynamics are occurring and whether there are any discernible trends.

Viral Jesus

Viral Jesus
Author: Ross Rohde
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1616384859
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viral Jesus Book Excerpt:

By returning to what we once had…We can recover what we once enjoyed.In the early centuries Christianity was an explosive, viral movement that spread by word of mouth. Persecution could not stop it. In fact, it often helped to spread it.But today, the gospel is no longer spreading like wildfire throughout the Western world. Slowly, Christianity has morphed into something much different…a stable institutionalized religion that no longer grips us with the excitement and spirituality of the early years.Ross Rohde believes that this excitement and passion can be recaptured. In Viral Jesus he uses examples from the Bible and today to explore how we can return to our roots and once again enjoy the excitement, simple spirituality, and explosive growth of early Christianity.

Virus of the Mind

Virus of the Mind
Author: Richard Brodie
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN: 1401926002
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virus of the Mind Book Excerpt:

Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. In Virus of the Mind, Richard Brodie carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives. But Richard goes beyond science and dives into the meat of the issue: is the emergence of this new science going to have an impact on our lives like the emergence of atomic physics did in the Cold War? He would say the impact will be at least as great. While atomic bombs affect everybody’s life, viruses of the mind touch lives in a more personal and more pernicious way. Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever?growing government bureaucracy. Viruses of the mind are not a future worry: they are here with us now and are evolving to become better and better at their job of infecting us. The recent explosion of mass media and the information superhighway has made the earth a prime breeding ground for viruses of the mind. Will there be a mental plague? Will only some of us survive with our free will intact? Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing questions about memes.

MCQs in Infectious Diseases

MCQs in Infectious Diseases
Author: OM Shrivastav,Yatin Mehta
Publsiher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-02-28
ISBN: 9389776716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MCQs in Infectious Diseases Book Excerpt:

This book provides a selection of multiple choice questions (MCQs) on the subject of infections and infectious diseases to assist trainees in their preparation for examinations. Divided into 31 sections, each chapter covers a different systemic infection – topics include respiratory infections, STIs, parasitic infections, zoonosis, post-transplant infections, eye infections, sepsis, and many more. A section on techniques for diagnostic imaging of infectious diseases is also included. Questions are inline with current curricula and answers are accompanied by detailed explanations and references to assist understanding. This invaluable revision tool is further enhanced by more than 700 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Selection of MCQs on infections and infectious diseases for trainees Answers accompanied by detailed explanations and references Includes section on diagnostic imaging Features more than 700 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables

Patience with God

Patience with God
Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN: 0786746548
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patience with God Book Excerpt:

Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists--the self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. I believe that there is an alternative that actually matches the way life is lived rather than how we usually talk about belief." Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the conversation. "My writing has smoked out so many individuals who seem to be thinking about the same questions. I hope that this book will provide a meeting place for us, the scattered refugees of what I'll call The Church of Hopeful Uncertainty."

Where is God in a Coronavirus World

Where is God in a Coronavirus World
Author: John Lennox
Publsiher: The Good Book Company
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 1784985716
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where is God in a Coronavirus World Book Excerpt:

How belief in a loving and sovereign God helps us to make sense of and cope with the coronavirus outbreak. We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it? In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it, but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.

COVID 19 Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools

COVID 19  Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools
Author: S. Chatterjee
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0323858090
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools Book Excerpt:

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. As of July 2020, more than 13.8 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 590,000 deaths. COVID 19: Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools, is an amalgamation of scientific and social perspective. The book provides a selection of handpicked themes and topics relevant to COVID 19 pandemic across various disciplines delivered by experts in the domain. The Opinion section is a unique component of this book discussing important issues concerning the COVID 19. COVID 19: Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools serves as single source of information ranging from clinical research to social science and even biotechnology to engineering in a single platform. But there is scarcity of a quality document that summarizes various aspects of a single event. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to provide scientific and social information on COVID 19 to all sectors of readers i.e. from students to researchers and even policy makers Divided into 13 chapters, the book begins with an in-depth introduction to the highly infectious disease COVID19. Followed by chapters on interventions, vaccine development, prevention and control COVID 19: Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools also provides insights to current global situation, mathematical models and social factors like distancing and hand-washing. The book closes with a review on the use of artificial intelligence and engineered intervention. All are presented in a practical short format, making this volume a valuable resource for very broad academic audience. Includes updates and guidelines of WHO Serves as a single platform of information and contributions on COVID-19, from the epidemiological aspects to the biotechnology Provides directions and constructive criticism in the form of opinion by experts in the field

Law and Religion in the Commonwealth

Law and Religion in the Commonwealth
Author: Renae Barker,Paul Babie,Neil Foster
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 150995015X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Religion in the Commonwealth Book Excerpt:

This book examines law and religion from the perspective of its case law. Each chapter focuses on a specific case from a Commonwealth jurisdiction, examining the history and impact of the case, both within the originating jurisdiction and its wider global context. The book contains chapters from leading and emerging scholars from across the Commonwealth, including from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia, India and Nigeria. The cases are divided into four sections covering: - Foundational Questions in Law and Religion - Freedom of Religion around the Commonwealth - Religion and state relations around the Commonwealth - Rights, Relationships and Religion around the Commonwealth. Like religion itself, the case law covers a wide spectrum of life. This diversity is reflected in the cases covered in this book, which include: - Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur v Home Minister on the use of the Muslim name for God by non-Muslims in Malaysia - The Church of the New Faith v Commissioner of Pay-roll Tax (Vic) which determined the meaning of religion in Australia - Eweida v UK which clarified the application of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights - R v Big M Drug Mart on the individual protections of religious freedom under the Canadian Charter of Rights. The book examines how legal disputes involving religion are among the most contested in the courts and shows that in these cases, passions run high and the outcomes can have significant consequences for all involved.