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Similar Yet Different

Two women. Two generations. Two perspectives. Let's hear their thoughts on the same issues, their answers to the same questions. Similar Yet Different? Or both at the same time? 

One Forgotten Lesson From Baron Munchausen

Dear old Baron Munchausen, he and his story never seem to get old. Speaking of which, do you believe that it really happened? 

Reflection - The Place Where Feedback Matters

With us, you know that your thoughts and feedback are not neglected - they are reflected. Your thoughts, please?

Pope Francis Accused of Covering Sexual Abuse Cases

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused Pope Francis of ignoring sexual abuse and paedophilia claims against the archbishop of Washington and of participating past cover-up. Will this turn into an earthquake in the catholic world?

Turkey in Search of New Allies

Will recent events change the foreign policy of Erdogan's government? 

Marijuana as Replacement for Coffee – Canadian Coffee Shops Plan to Sell Cannabis

The Canadian company “Second Cup” has announced its plans to transform its coffee shops into marijuana retail stores. What are the actual chances of such a reorganization?

Military AI and Robots No Longer Science Fiction. What’s Next?

It seems like huge spendings on military robots is turning into a new trend among the world's dominant countries. Is it time to fear Skynet? 

Family, a Cornerstone of Society

Two (sometimes more, or less) adults (sometimes not) willing (sometimes forced), to be “parents” - to have a contractual relationship, reproduce and create “little people” who will grow up and live in the same society. Well, surprise! Things are changing.

Catholic Church is Taking Side in Death Penalty Debate

Facts: Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases “because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a major shift in Roman Catholic teaching on the issue.
He is, at least in principle, the spiritual leader of 1.2B Catholic people.
 
Join Discussion on capital punishment and let know if you think need to update it.
 
Trend in context : This is in continuation to Pope Francis last years approach to make the church more tuned to modern values on freedom and rights of the individuals.
 
FUP Questions
1. What is the real influence of the Pope on the Catholics? 
2. Does it mean that the church was wrong before? Or that the church is a learning & adapting human organization? (the pope didn't say he got a new message from God for this policy change)