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This day in WND history: Facebook is invaded by pedophiles

stop-child-pornFacebook is invaded by pedophiles

May 6, 2012: In an explosive report that was later picked up by media outlets around the world, WND revealed Facebook was a haven for child pornographers who traded thousands of pornographic photos on the social network.

As part of a news investigation, WND used a Facebook alias to locate dozens of child-porn images and immediately turned them over to the FBI.

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Bible literalism ‘pagan superstition’?

May 6, 2006: Galileo must have been spinning in his grave.

descent_of_manOfficial Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno told a Scottish newspaper science is needed to protect religion from creationism.

“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god,” he said. “And science needs religion in order to have a conscience, to know that, just because something is possible, it may not be a good thing to do.”

Consolmagno stated that the Christian God is a supernatural god. In the past, the belief in God being supernatural led the clergy to become involved in science to find natural explanations for things like thunder and lightning. Pagans often attribute thunder and lightning to vengeful gods.

“Knowledge is dangerous, but so is ignorance,” he said. “That’s why science and religion need to talk to each other.”

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