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March 25, 1989 | From Religious News Service
A Swedish Baptist newspaper says the "absurdity" of the state church system in that country was demonstrated recently when a declared atheist was allowed to run for a church office by state authorities. According to a report in the European Baptist Press Service, the man had left the state (Lutheran) Church of Sweden but applied recently to be readmitted--not because he had become a Christian but because he wanted to run for a position on the church board.
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April 4, 2004 | Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine and the author of "How We Believe" and "The Science of Good and Evil."
In an address to the Pontifical Biblical Commission in April 1993, Pope John Paul II acquitted Galileo for his heretical conclusion 360 years earlier that the Earth orbits the sun, explaining that "the theologian must keep informed about the results achieved by the natural sciences."
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