Bible

  • Islamic bodies refuse to return seized Bibles in Malaysia June 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Two Islamic bodies in Muslim majority Malaysia have refused to return Malay and Iban language Bibles seized from a Christian group earlier this year over the use of the word "Allah". Islamic Religious Council (Mais) in a statement today said the Selangor State Government did not have...
  • Boy wanders onto the stage during Pope' speech, clings to him, steals the show October 31, 2013

    Pope Francis was delivering a homily but a little boy stole the show. Francis was speaking in St. Peter's Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked up behind him and confidently climbed up and sat down on the pontiff's white chair. The pope smiled while...
  • Does Satan in History Channel's 'The Bible' series look like Barack Obama? March 19, 2013

    New York: History Channel's new series 'The Bible' has created a furore after the actor portraying Satan's role in a recent episode reportedly resembled US President Barack Obama. The devil was played by actor Medhi Ouzaani, and the similarity could be a casting coincidence. Right-wing commentator Glenn Beck was one of...
  • Bible quotes on Finnish toilet paper? March 5, 2013

    A Finnish toilet paper maker has removed quotes from the Bible, including the words of Jesus, that it inadvertently placed on its rolls after protests from some Norwegian church leaders. Metsa Tissue was trying to convey messages about love but accidentally included lines from the Gospel of Matthew and First Corinthians...
  • Obama to use 2 Bibles when he takes oath of office January 10, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honoured tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two, one owned by Martin Luther King Jr and one by Abraham Lincoln. The inclusion of King's Bible is...
  • Noah's Biblical flood may have really happened: Expert December 12, 2012

    Washington: The Biblical flood mentioned in the story of Noah's Ark may have actually happened, claims the famed US archaeologist who found the wreck of Titanic in 1985. In an interview to ABC News, Robert Ballard, one of the world's best-known underwater archaeologists, talked about his team investigating a controversial...
  • Russian woman keeps dead husband for three years November 20, 2012

    Moscow: A Russian woman kept her husband's mummified headless body for three years, believing he will return to life one day as a miracle. Investigators observed that the headless body found in a ditch in central Russia was actually there because of a failed Biblical miracle and not as the...
  • Osama hid terror codes in 2 copies of the Bible March 1, 2012

    London: Slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden kept two copies of the Bible where he wrote secret clues to future terror attacks to be conducted across the globe, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. The two copies of the Bible were found hidden at the house in Pakistan's Abbottabad city, close...
  • New 'Judgment Day' date is out. It's October 21 May 24, 2011

    Los Angeles: The evangelical Christian broadcaster whose much-ballyhooed Judgment Day prophecy went conspicuously unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong -- he miscalculated. Instead of the world physically coming to an end on May 21 with a great, cataclysmic earthquake, as he had predicted, Harold Camping, 89,...
  • World (not) to end on May 21. Paid your bills? May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Doomsayers are having a field day, selling T-shirts, carrying sign boards and wagging their fingers at skeptics as they predict the beginning of the end of the world. May 21, 6 pm, to be precise. And if you are the type that waits until the last day to pay...
  • Gender neutral Bible draws criticism March 18, 2011

    Nashville, Tenn.: In the old translation of the world's most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar." Make that "brother or sister" in a new translation that includes more gender-neutral language and is drawing criticism from some...
  • American Bible changes words such as 'holocaust' March 3, 2011

    Chicago: A new edition of one the most popular English-language Bibles will offer substitutes for words such as "booty" and "holocaust" to better reflect modern understanding, a Catholic group said on Wednesday. Nearly 50 scholars from all faiths and a committee of Roman Catholic bishops have labored since 1994 over the...
  • Mizos fear the 'Devil', shun census June 16, 2010

    Aizawl: The fear of the 'Beast' or the Devil in the Christian-dominated state of Mizoram has caused almost 1,000 families to refuse to enroll their names in the National Population Register (NPR) taken up along with the Census 2011 in Aizawl from May 15. The dread stems from Chapter 13 Verse...
  • Made in India: Bible which draws from Vedas, Gandhi August 10, 2008

    Kochi: A new version of the Bible published by the Roman Catholic Church has become a huge hit in Kerala. References in the Indianised version of the Bible have been picked up from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Manusmriti. The characters in the Bible have also been dressed up in...
  • Israelites were high when given Commandments: Scholar March 6, 2008

    Jerusalem: The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor. Writing in the British journal Time and Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the...
  • Malaysian officials slammed for confiscating Bibles February 5, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: A church federation slammed Malaysian customs officials today for seizing 32 Bibles, saying the confiscation shows the Muslim-majority country is becoming less tolerant of other religions. The Royal Malaysian Customs department said it was only trying to determine if the Bibles were imported for commercial purposes. Custom officials at an...
  • Govt bows to Sena demand, probes Christian school July 26, 2007

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s education department is probing a Mumbai school which the Shiv Sena alleges is forcing the Bible on non-Christian students. The Shiv Sena alleges the St Augustine High School in Navi Mumbai is forcing students to read the Bible against their wishes. Hasan Mushrif, Minister of State for...
  • Jesus tomb found, claims new film June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Ten years after Titanic, filmmaker James Cameron is uncovering another well-kept secret. His latest venture is ruffling quite a few Christian feathers. The Lost Tomb of Christ, a documentary produced by Cameron claims that Jesus was never resurrected, but his bones were buried in caskets with the rest of...
  • Brit airline bans Bible on Saudi flights December 19, 2006

    London: A British airline has banned its crew from taking the Bible into Saudi Arabia for fear of upsetting Muslims. BMI bosses have told staff to take the Quran instead, and this without any intimation to this effect from Riyadh. As expected, things have not gone down too well...
  • Why Kerala 'towers' over India June 20, 2007

    The Bible Tower looms high over the Basilica Of Our Lady of Dolours at Thrissur in Kerala. Church officials claim the 260-foot high tower makes the Basilica, the tallest church in India. Here’s a dekko. ...
  • Bible goes mobile in South Africa September 20, 2006

    Johannesburg: South African Christians seeking a quick spiritual boost will be able to download the entire bible on to their mobile phones from Wednesday as part of a drive to modernise the scriptures. The South African wing of the non-denominational International Bible Society, which translates and distributes the Bible, said...