Hundreds of clergy, scientists and academics have launched a grassroots campaign to oppose religious conservatives, beginning with concerted opposition to the teaching of “intelligent design” in public school science classes.
A book by Ashley Smith, the Atlanta woman who read portions of Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life to the man who held her hostage and persuaded him to surrender, says that she also gave the man some of her crystal methamphetamine and did not immediately tell police.
U.S. will no longer have largest Jewish population
Oct 18, 2005
If demographic trends continue, Israel will boast the largest Jewish community in the world by 2006. The Jerusalem-based Jewish Policy Planning Institute released a report predicting that Israel’s Jewish population, currently at 5.24 million, will overtake its counterpart in the United States, where 5.28 million Jews live, within a year.