Whitley writes in his newJournal: “It’s Palm Sunday and time to begin, once again, aremarkable journey. Over the next week we will relive aseries of events that have been revered and disputed for twothousand years, the passion and resurrection of Christ. Ihave often heard Christians say, ‘if I did not believe inthe resurrection, I could not be a Christian,’ or, ‘I havefaith because Christ rose again.’ However, there is nothingin the gospel that ‘proves’ the resurrection according tomodern standards of evidence, and I don’t think it’snecessary to believe anything in order to have faith. To me,the words of Christ are enough. Even if there was noresurrection, I would still be a Christian. Even if no Jesusever actually walked the earth, I would still be aChristian.”
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When the Spanish encountered the indigenous people in some parts of Latin America, they were shocked to discover that they practiced child sacrifice. The naturally-preserved mummies of these children are still being found on mountain tops today. NowScott Corrales reports that this is still happening in Chile, where a child was sacrificed in 1960 to bring an end to a series of severe earthquakes.

These were extremely destructive quakes that set off an enormous tsunami. During a two week period, one of them reached 9.8, the highest number ever recorded on the Richter scale. Seismologist Edgar Kausel says, “There were nine earthquakes all along the country, running from May 22 to June 6.”
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When we think of killing in the name of religion, we think of 911, but there is more than one way to do it. Two children in two different states in the U.S. have been killed by exorcists recently. In Atlanta, a six-year-old girl was found strangled and stabbed, with a broken back. In Milwaukee, an eight-year-old boy was smothered by being wrapped in sheets during an exorcism ceremony designed to “cure” him of autism. And in Peru, a child was recently sacrificed for a good harvest in an ancient ceremony.
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Ever wonder why churches have organs instead of pianos? The people who devised church services knew what they were doing, because organs emit infrasound, which is lower than 20 Hertz. Although it’s inaudible to the human ear, it creates religious feelings in people.

Jonathan Amos writes in BBC News that scientists conducted an experiment in a London concert hall and found they could instill feelings of sorrow, coldness, anxiety and shivers down people’s spines by sneaking infrasound into the music they were listening to.

Recent studies have shown that elephants communicate this way, and that volcanoes that are getting ready to erupt may also produce infrasound. Some people think that haunted houses may be associated with it.
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