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"Whatever the ring is intended to symbolize, it is a piece of jewelry … She voluntarily accepted the uniform policy of the school and there are other means open to her to practise her belief without undue hardship or inconvenience."
British judge Michael Supperstone, ruling that a school may ban a student's chastity ring even though it allows Muslim and Sikh students to wear headscarfs and religious bracelets.
(Source: BBC)

"A throwaway detail in the Old Testament turns out to be accurate and true. I think that it means that the whole of the narrative [of Jeremiah] takes on a new kind of power."
Irving Finkel, curator at the British Museum, on a cuneiform tablet recording a gift by Nebo-Sarsekim, Nebuchadnezzar II's chief eunuch, confirming a name in Jeremiah 39.
(Source: The Telegraph)

"The paper does not represent where I am today. It does not represent who I am today."
James Holsinger Jr., nominee for U.S. surgeon general, on his 1991 white paper for a United Methodist panel on medical problems that could arise from sex between men.
(Source: C-Span)

"Acts intended to denigrate the religion, religious practices, or religious objects of the individual."
One of the several interrogation methods prohibited in an executive order signed July 20 by President Bush.
(Source: White House)

"It's not just a matter of Can we get along?, but What can we do together to better humanity?"
Richard Cizik, of the National Association of Evangelicals, on a meeting between 12 Arab diplomats and 14 evangelical preachers, including Gordon Robertson, Paul Crouch Jr., Jonathan Falwell, Benny Hinn, Reinhard Bonnke, and Don Argue.
(Source: Chicago Tribune)

"Be strong, and fight for your kids."Amara Estrada, who apparently believes fighting for ...

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