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  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of China’s confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the world’s scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the world’s? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • (Vanity) Vague Request For Help Finding an Old Essay

    04/26/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-26-2020 | Me
    Rather embarrassing request. Maybe 7 years ago, I came across an interesting essay on "the existence of God or the Devil." DISCLAIMER: NO IT WAS NOT C.S. LEWIS OR CHESTERTON OR WILLIAM LANE CRAIG. THANK YOU! It was maybe 6 or 8 pages long, and was fairly learned and erudite, but written in a Screwtape-style fashion ; it was a way of "backing up into" the existence of God, starting with the existence of Evil ; and from there, not arguing against God, but FOR the existence of the Devil (from thence, of course, God Follows, since the Devil rebelled...
  • The top 10 benefits of being an atheist

    04/14/2020 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2020 | Ray Comfort
    There are supposedly real benefits to being an atheist, ten of which I’ve listed below (those in quotes are from actual atheists[1]):1. I can embrace new scientific theories about human origins, without being saddled with the belief that a god created everything.2. I’m free from church hierarchy telling me what I can and can’t do.3. I can embrace a woman’s right to make choices when it comes to her own body.4. I don’t have to give my money to a church, so that the pastor can afford his own personal jet.5. People don’t look down on me intellectually because I...
  • The Spiderman fallacy and Christianity; How Atheists reason for disbelief in Jesus through the use of the “Spiderman fallacy”.

    03/19/2020 8:05:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/19/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    An atheist that I was dialoging with a while back tried to support his disbelief in Jesus through the use of the “Spiderman fallacy”, which is a contrived argument that has been defined in the following way by Urban Dictionary:(Courtesy of Robin Schumacher)Archaeologists 1,000 years from now unearth a collection of Spiderman comics. From the background art, they can tell it takes place in New York City. NYC is an actual place, as confirmed by archaeology. However, this does not mean that Spiderman existed.Often used to illustrate the flaw in the assertion by evangelical Christians that archaeologists unearthing biblical cities...
  • Charlie Daniels: The Dumbing Up of America

    03/02/2020 9:18:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 2, 2020 | Charlie Daniels
    We have long heard the phrase “The dumbing down of America” to describe the effort of the Democratic Party to indoctrinate, under-educate, immigrate and acclimate, to influence the coming elections to favor the Democrat candidates. Usually, when we think about this process, we tend to imagine it to be the poorly educated, illegal aliens, the huddled masses who dwell generationally at the bottom of the prosperity chain, looking for someone to blame their plight on. And such a movement does exist in those echelons as the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party strives to tilt the playing field by hook,...
  • Imagining what a President Bernie Sanders would mean for Jews

    03/01/2020 7:09:38 PM PST · by karpov · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    WASHINGTON, NOV. 20, 2021: When Bernie Sanders won the presidential election in a squeaker last year, progressive Jews enthused that a glorious new era in American Judaism had dawned. Synagogues in Park Slope and on the Upper West Side took turns hosting thought leaders such as Peter Beinart (author of “The Crisis of Zionism”) and Max Blumenthal (“Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”) to explain how American Jews were heading into a “post-Israel” era — and why that was a good thing. Lefty rabbis published lengthy Facebook posts about how mainstream and center-right Jewish organizations are all actually racist...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King's Refutation of Atheistic Materialism

    01/20/2020 9:26:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-19-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on January 19, 2020January 19, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Dr. Martin Luther King’s Refutation of Atheistic Materialism I am reposting this article since we are discussing it on EWTN’s Morning Glory radio show. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate today, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country.Among his recorded sermons is one in which Dr. King addressed the problem of unbelief, of...
  • Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools

    01/22/2020 7:49:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/22/2020 | Joy Pullmann
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether parents and taxpayers have any choices about the kind of religion American children are taught with taxpayer funds. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue concerns whether private donations may support schools that make their religious beliefs explicit. It could also undo a century of U.S. court and legislative decisions that used animus between Protestants and Catholics to attack the faith of both kinds of Christians’ children over the last century.Five years ago, Montana’s legislature enacted a tiny school choice program that allows residents to deduct up to...
  • China: Children Cannot Become Christians until They Are 18

    12/30/2019 9:51:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 12/30/2019 | Michael Foust
    China’s recent crackdown on Christianity has led to intensified enforcement of a law already on the books: children and youth cannot convert to the faith until they’re 18. Churches across China are canceling Sunday School classes for children in light of the new clampdown, according to Mission Network News. “One of the rules that have always been in their law is that you cannot proselytize or you cannot convert somebody under the age of 18,” Erik Burklin of China Partner told Mission Network News. Previously, he said, parents “were having their children come to church and many churches started what...
  • Kanye West's surprise performance at Texas prison an 'egregious' violation, Atheist group complains

    11/22/2019 9:38:17 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 2019 | Caleb Parke
    Kanye West's surprise visit with his Sunday Service choir to two Harris County jails in Houston, Texas was an "egregious" violation of the U.S. Constitution, an atheist group complains. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, whose district is in Houston, called it a "very cool move" by the "Jesus Walks" rapper, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) was particularly angered by the "Christian" message relayed from the newly born-again believer's songs from his new release, "Jesus Is King," The gospel-rap album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard charts. "It is no excuse that Kanye West is famous," FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel...
  • Is America becoming an atheist nation? (Not Really)

    10/28/2019 8:09:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2019 | Jerry NewCombe
    Somewhere Bill Maher is smiling. A new Pew Survey (October 17, 2019) has come out, reporting a decline of Christianity in America and the rise of the “nones.” The nones are those who have no religious affiliation.The report states, “65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular’ now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009. Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of...
  • Atheists Call for Establishing Atheism as the National Religion

    10/20/2019 6:46:34 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 10/20/2019 | Tom Trinko
    During the Democrat debate this past week, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) ran an ad where Ron Reagan said he is a lifelong atheist and isn't afraid of burning in Hell. He's saying he objects to the over 84% of Americans who are religious injecting their beliefs into government policies. Essentially, he's calling for the institution of his faith-based belief system, atheism, as a national religion in direct contradiction to the First Amendment.
  • How evolution builds genes from scratch

    10/19/2019 10:19:27 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    Nature ^ | 16 October 2019 | Adam Levy
    In the depths of winter, water temperatures in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean can sink below zero. That’s cold enough to freeze many fish, but the conditions don’t trouble the cod. A protein in its blood and tissues binds to tiny ice crystals and stops them from growing.
  • Atheism is declining worldwide, says report; what should Christians do?

    10/17/2019 9:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | Hayden Royster
    A few months ago, the good folks at the ​Center for the Study of Global Christianity released the 2019 ​edition​ of their “Status of Global Christianity” report. There’s a lot of fascinating info in there. Some of the more significant stats are detailed in the LifeWay ​article​, 7 SURPRISING TRENDS IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY IN 2019, like the fact that Christianity is growing faster than the population is, or that the percentage of unevangelized individuals in the world has shrunk, from 54.3% in 1900 to 28.4% today.Perhaps most fascinating, though, is the projected decrease in atheism worldwide. According to the report,...
  • 'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia'

    10/13/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 12, 2019 | Jennifer Eremeeva
    In October 1917, Lenin's Bolshevik Party seized power and inaugurated the first communist workers' state, founded on the principles of Karl Marx's “Das Kapital.” Almost immediately, the race was on to turn antiquated, almost feudal imperial Russia into a communist utopia. It was a tall order in Russia: the vast majority of the population of the nascent Soviet state were illiterate peasants, for whom the traditions and tenants of Orthodox Christianity were the sole cultural and spiritual bedrock. Replacing it with the more complicated economic and social principles of Marxism took ingenuity, dedication and ruthlessness. The state embarked on a...
  • Woman charged in the trafficking of 2-year-old girl

    09/02/2019 4:06:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    WIVB ^ | Sep 2, 2019 | Staff
    PENN HILLS, Pa. (WHTM)- Sharena Islam Nancy ,25, has been charged with kidnapping, interference with custody of children, and concealment of whereabouts of a child in her involvement in the trafficking of a 2-year-old girl. WTAE reports that Nancy told police the girl’s father “sold” the girl to “an unnamed individual” for $10,000. Nancy claims the father asked her to drive the 2-year-old girl “20 minutes from a gas station in Monroeville along U.S. Route 22.” Authorities who issued an Amber Alert for the toddler in western Pennsylvania say her abductor has been located but the child is still missing....
  • Charlamagne & Arian Foster WRONG about Christian History & atheism (reaction the breakfast club)

    08/29/2019 8:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 29, 2019 | Whaddo You Meme??
    Charlamagne the god and Arian Foster (bobby feeno) talk atheism, christianity, religion and history on the breakfast club power1051. The only problem is, Charlamagne and Arian Foster don't know what they're talking about.
  • Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian

    08/22/2019 10:35:35 PM PDT · by OddLane · 75 replies
    Unbelievable? ^ | August 23, 2019 | Justin Brierley
    Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley shares why he thinks Christianity makes best sense of human existence, value and purpose.
  • Gilroy Shooter Promoted Social Darwinist Screed

    08/06/2019 1:21:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Might is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book most people have never even heard of, but it has had an enduring history on the fringes of American thought and ideology. Originally published in Chicago in 1896, it has been reprinted many times over the past 125 years, including online and as an audiobook. The identity of “Ragnar Redbeard” is not known with certainty, though most credit an obscure writer named Arthur Desmond with authorship (a few claim noted author Jack London had a role in its writing, but there is little evidence to support it). The...
  • Former classmate says Dayton shooter was pro-gun control, ‘definitely leaned to the left’

    08/05/2019 10:21:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2019 | 11:42pm | Chris Perez
    Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts was a supporter of gun control — with political views that “definitely leaned to the left,” a former classmate says. “He was actually anti-2nd Amendment,”...