Religion News: Kentucky man dies of snake bite at Pentecostal church
WEEK IN RELIGION
Authorities say a Kentucky man has died after being bitten by a snake during a service at his Pentecostal church. The Bell County Sheriff’s Office said 60-year-old John David Brock of Stoney Fork was handling the venomous snake when he was bitten on his left arm. Brock refused medical treatment, and died at his brother’s home.
According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center, Seventh-Day Adventists are the most ethnically diverse religion. Thirty-seven percent of Seventh-Day Adventists are white, 32 percent are black, 15 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are Asian, and another 8 percent are another race or mixed race.
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Three Jewels: In Buddhism, the three objects Buddhists take refuge in or give themselves to: the Buddha (both the historical Buddha and the Buddha-nature that is in every sentient being), the dharma (the Buddha’s teachings as well as universal law) and the Sangha (the monastic community as well as the wider community of Buddhists everywhere).
RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD
According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Fiji is:
• Protestant: 45 percent
• Hindu: 27.9 percent
• Other Christian: 10.4 percent
• Roman Catholic: 9.1 percent
• Muslim: 6.3 percent
• Sikh: 0.3 percent
• Other: 0.3 percent
• None: 0.8 percent
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