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  • The Fall of Mystery Babylon (Catholic Discussion) [for discernment only]

    08/14/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    markmallet ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Given the length of this article, I have condensed it down to the more salient aspects. I would encourage you to read it through in its entirety at the above link. (snip) I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now hereÂ… (snip) COMMUNISM IS NOT DEADIndeed, the harlot is merely being used by the beast to...
  • Goodbye Iraq, Hello Shinar...

    06/23/2014 10:12:50 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,(Genesis 10-the table of Nations)And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they...
  • Vanity: Baghdad Falling Part of End Times?

    06/13/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 90 replies
    Baghdad looks like it's about to go down to Islamic Militants. Some say Baghdad is Babylon? What happens when it falls?
  • The 144,000 on mount Sion.

    05/15/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 82 replies
    May 15, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    The 144,000 on mount Sion It is written that the 144,000 were standing on mount Sion with the Lamb:     "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads." (Revelation 14:1) It is assumed the 144,000 were those who were sealed from the twelve tribes of Israel in Revelation 7. I will attempt to answer these questions: 1) where; 2) who; and 3) when. To establish the audience and time contexts, St. John was writing to first century Christians, and...
  • Was Babylon The Great a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom.

    04/09/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 171 replies
    Apr 9, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom. Jerusalem was completely destroyed in 70 AD, and over 1.1 million people were slaughtered or starved to death; both as a result of an internal civil war, and a later siege and assault by the Roman armies. Yet there is barely a direct mention of the magnitude of destruction and death in the New Testament, with the exception of these passages in Luke: "And when [Jesus] was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known,...
  • Early makeup kit may confirm biblical story

    02/23/2004 8:08:10 AM PST · by Walkin Man · 24 replies · 2,779+ views
    The Baltimore Sun / AP ^ | February 23, 2004
    Early makeup kit may confirm biblical story Excavation: Israeli archaeologists find 2,500- year-old accessories, which likely belonged to Jews who returned from exile in Babylon. Associated Press February 23, 2004 JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists excavating caves near the Dead Sea discovered jewelry, a makeup kit and a small mirror -- 2,500-year-old fashion accessories for women. The trove apparently belonged to Jews who returned from exile in Babylon in the 6th century B.C., said Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. "This find is very rare. Both for the richness of the find and for that period,...
  • Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem?

    03/22/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 324 replies
    March 22, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Recall that Jesus said: "… it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:33.) That is a very important statement to keep in mind when considering the following passages: and later in the same chapter of Luke, Jesus added: "…I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which...
  • Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order

    02/23/2014 11:21:33 AM PST · by Errant · 111 replies
    Michael Rood's Sabbath Night Live - Via Youtube ^ | February 21, 2014 | Michael Rood
    Join Michael Rood for the February 21, 2014 episode of Shabbat Night Live: Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order Out of the twenty-two chapters of the book of the Revelation, two of them are dedicated to the description of "mystery Babylon" and its ultimate destruction. Two entire chapters boil down to the very reason that the entire economic system of Planet Earth must be and will be destroyed before the Messiah reigns. Now, at last, you will understand why Abraham was told to "come out of Babylon" in the book of Genesis - and finally...
  • The Belshazzar Problem

    12/31/2013 6:44:43 AM PST · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    Unam Sanctam Catholicam ^ | December 04, 2013
    Of all the books of the Bible, perhaps none has suffered so many attacks from the historical critical school as the Book of Daniel. Virtually every story in the book has been derided as a fanciful post-Exile invention. The composition of the book is usually dated to the Maccabean period, while Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego are regarded as nationalist myths, ancient Israelite versions of Paul Bunyan and Rip Van Winkle. The Jewish protagonists are not the only characters in the book to suffer such abuse; the Babylonian king, Belshazzar, is also commonly held to be a mere fable. The...
  • I Want to Make Heaven My Home: what an ancient Biblical event can teach us about life today

    09/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In daily Mass for the past number of days we’ve been reading from the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. These books deal with the return of the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity.Most modern-day Christians have only a passing knowledge of these aspects of ancient Jewish history and these events may seem to have little to say to us. But in fact, they speak quite powerfully of very important human struggles today. Thus, a review of these historical events seems in order, as well as an application of them to our life and struggles today.To begin, the Jewish people, as...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Can archaeology help confirm the Bible?

    12/01/2013 11:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Baptist Press ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Roach
    Whenever there's an archaeological discovery related to the Bible, conflicting interpretations by various experts can leave a believer's head spinning. Take the discovery in Israel of a palace from the era of King David earlier this year. An archaeologist from Hebrew University in Jerusalem said there's "unequivocal evidence" that David and his descendants ruled at the site. But critics, including some committed believers, say it could have belonged to other kingdoms and that David's palace likely would have been in Jerusalem some 18 miles northwest. Still others claim there is no archaeological evidence that David even existed. Similar confusion ensued...
  • "Alas Babylon" codeword finally to be used?

    09/03/2013 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Vanity: a very long time ago a man wrote a book titled "Alas Babylon". Although it was written long ago and in a much different time, it is revealing much to us during the current crisis. It told the story of a nuclear war that started in Syria, due to a US fighter accidently attacking a Russian military base. In the story, the two main characters used the words "alas babylon" as code for the last day. Is Babylon about to fall within the space of half an hour? Is that last day upon us? Many authors, both of novels...
  • "Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken

    08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 366 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Alas, Brave New Babylon By Matt Bracken 1. THE REGAL INN MOTOR LODGE I used to be a history teacher at a private Christian school in Louisiana. I was in my mid-thirties then, unmarried and unattached. It was June and I was on a road trip, cruising up Interstate 81 through the northeastern corner of Tennessee in my Maxima. I was going to spend the month in Pennsylvania, hiking another 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The trail ran 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, and over previous summers I’d hiked it in sections, from south to north. After a...
  • Church of England creating 'pagan church' to recruit members

    06/21/2013 3:19:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/21/2013 | Radhika Sanghani
    The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers. Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers. Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.” He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much...
  • 3,800-year-old Babylonian tablets contain recipe!

    11/16/2001 1:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/01
    Monday November 12 10:18 AM ET Ancient Tablets Offer Beer Primer DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A Syrian-Belgian-British archaeological mission unearthed 3,800-year-old Babylonian beer-making instructions on cuneiform tablets at a dig in northern Syria. Abdel-Massih Baghdo, director of the Hassakeh Archaeological Department, told The Associated Press in a telephone call that the 92 tablets were found in the 14th layer of Tell Shagher, a site just north of Hassakeh. He said the tablets showed beer-making methods and tallied quantities of beer produced and distributed in the region.'' Hassakeh, 400 miles northeast of Damascus, is known these days for its wheat production. ...
  • The Hanging Gardens of ... Nineveh?

    06/01/2013 1:05:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Snodgrass
    The legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon are exactly that: legendary. And they may not have been located in Babylon. The gardens, famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were, according to Stephanie Dalley, an Oxford University Assyriologist, located some 340 miles north of ancient Babylon in Nineveh, on the Tigris River by Mosul in modern Iraq. Dalley, whose book The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon will be published later this summer, writes that earlier sources were translated incorrectly, leading to the confusion. The misinterpretation also explains why years of excavations never yielded any credible...
  • Will America Collapse Like the Roman Empire?

    05/03/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT · by pinochet · 113 replies
    Some philosophers have promoted the idea that it is impossible for human beings to invent new sins. Any "new" sin that may seem shocking to you, is a sin that was practiced in ancient civilizations that have gone before us. In order for a nation or civilization to be strong, families must be strong. When families die, civilizations die along with them. I refer you to this quote from this website http://constitutionschool.com/2012/09/27/first-time-ever-majority-of-american-households-unmarried/ "For the first time, households made up of married couples with and without children dropped below 50 percent of all households, Jacobsen noted. At the peak in 1960,...
  • Academic unearths new lead to fabled Babylon gardens

    04/18/2013 5:03:00 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    The National (United Arab Emirates) ^ | 4-9-2013 | John Henzell
    Ever since the peak of the Hellenic empire, visiting the seven wonders of the ancient world has been the way to pay homage to the early achievements of human civilisation. But there was one catch for those who wanted to see them all. The farthest one from Athens, the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in what is now central Iraq, existed in reports but its exact location had never been definitively proven. Of the other six, the pyramids of Giza remain relatively intact and there are ruins or at least traces of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue...
  • Will Iraq be next to have an Arab Spring?

    03/02/2013 5:49:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Telegraph online ^ | 5:59PM GMT 02 Mar 2013 | By Colin Freeman, Baghdad
    It has all the outward trappings of another Arab Spring: tens of thousands of demonstrators, a permanent protesters' "camp", and megaphoned demands for the removal of another "dictator". Yet the slogans that now ring out on the streets of Iraq each Friday are the voice of a community not best known for championing civil rights - be it for themselves or anyone else. Instead, they are the disenfranchised members of Saddam Hussein's Sunni minority - the Muslim sect that enjoyed three decades of privileged status under his rule, and which spearheaded the long and bloody insurgency against British and American...
  • 1700 B.C.: 'Alla' god of 'violence and revolution'

    09/17/2012 4:31:09 AM PDT · by wesagain · 76 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 17, 2012 | staff writer
    A research article posted on the website of terrorist-turned-Christian Walid Shoebat contends the oldest known references to the Islamic deity Allah are not in Arabian records but in Babylonian artifacts. Ancient tablets describe “Alla” as a deity of “violence and revolution.” “This link sheds new light since for many years we have been hearing various ideas on where Allah came from. Christian and Muslim scholars – as well as secular professors – presented numerous arguments on just who Allah really is,” wrote Ted Shoebat, the son of Walid Shoebat. In his heavily footnoted project, he writes that historians have suggested...
  • Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic

    05/28/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Bible History Daily (BAR website) ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Staff
    After a controversial six-year-long translation project, a Jordanian think tank based in Amman published an Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud. After gaining enthusiastic responses to the project from the Arab League, 96 scholars began work on the translation. The editors are happy with the project, stating that the lack of an Arabic Talmud "has always been an obstacle to understanding Judaism." Despite some polarized and politicized responses, most have adopted a positive impression of the massive scholarly work. Dr. Raquel Ukeles of the Israeli National Library states that the project stemmed from scientific curiosity, and the introduction discusses the...
  • Iraq Rebuilding Its Military, Even as They Rebuild Babylon: Prophetic Significance?

    04/14/2012 5:28:00 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, the nation we know today as the Republic of Iraq—known variously in Scripture as Babel, Babylon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Shinar—will emerge as the global center of wealth, power and terrible evil. Eventually Iraq will pose a direct and existential threat to the State of Israel, particularly during the Tribulation. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein and his regime in 2003, Iraq has not been a regional threat, much less a danger to Israel. Some have assumed, therefore, that Iraq would no longer play a major role in Middle Eastern or global affairs...
  • CHRISLAM: The Whore of Babylon in it's final appearance?

    03/17/2012 3:42:24 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 28 replies
    CHRISLAM ^ | 03/17/2012 | CHRISLAM
    "We are brothers, We are a family of God. Not one of us is better than the other in His eyes. He loves us both. The future can only be won against the "Evil one" by all of us standing strong together." Malcom X
  • Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 8:41:53 AM PST · by Just4Him · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/15/2011 | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. “Peace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of Jerusalem”, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome. The Vatican’s former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The first site also houses what is referred...
  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • German Catholic Church resolves to sell their Porn Publishing company after story goes mainstream

    11/23/2011 7:08:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Lusaka Times ^ | 11/23/11
    The Catholic church in Germany is to sell Weltbild, its bookselling arm, after the unit admitted last month to publishing pornographic novels. Last month it was reported that German publishing company Weltbild, which is 100 percent owned by the Catholic church, was profiting through the sale of erotic novels. Weltbild is one of Germany’s main book enterprises, with annual sales of 1.6 billion euros and a workforce of 6400. Its interests include general publishing, a main national bookshop chain and book clubs. Catholic leaders were outraged that the profitable company’s book range included steamy pulp novels with titles like Boarding...
  • The story behind the world’s oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago

    In 1925, archaeologist Leonard Woolley discovered a curious collection of artifacts while excavating a Babylonian palace. They were from many different times and places, and yet they were neatly organized and even labeled. Woolley had discovered the world's first museum. It's easy to forget that ancient peoples also studied history - Babylonians who lived 2,500 years ago were able to look back on millennia of previous human experience. That's part of what makes the museum of Princess Ennigaldi so remarkable. Her collection contained wonders and artifacts as ancient to her as the fall of the Roman Empire is to us....
  • Jeffress Says Satan Rules Catholicism

    10/12/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 317 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 10/12/2011 | n/a
    Last Friday, Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke derisively about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that “Mormonism is a cult.” Two days later, he chided Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as “false religions.” Last year, Rev. Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a “corruption” called the “Babylonian mystery.” He continued, “Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s word. It comes from that cult-like pagan religion. Isn’t that the genius of Satan?” Catholic League president Bill...
  • Is Islam "Mystery Babylon" of End Times?

    Who is the Scarlet Whore who sits on the Beast First we should consider what it means that the Whore sits on the beast. Walid Shoebat reasons by interpreting mountains as nations / empires and not as hills, the seventh beast empire was Islamic ending with the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1922AD. Revelation 13 claims that the “head” will be revived. That is, the Islamic empire will be rejuvenated coming from the same persecuting empires that preceded it, but NOT including Rome. This is a clear indication that the eighth beast empire will be Islamic, NOT Roman. We...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism — and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • [Chapter 1] Great Cities of the Bible: Babylon; The City of Occult

    01/04/2011 4:57:04 PM PST · by wmfights · 46 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Thousands of years ago, the king of a great city ordered that this inscription be carved in stone at the city gate: “Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, the pious prince appointed by the will of Marduk...full of prudent deliberation... the never-tiring governor who always has at heart the worship at Esagila and Ezida... the firstborn son of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon am I. “I had the gates built of sheer blue stone, on which bulls and dragons were elaborately painted. “I let the temple of Marduk, highest of all, supreme of gods, a place of joy and jubilation for major and...
  • Tower of Babel’s Ruins Waiting for Archaeologists (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/04/2011 2:51:24 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    snip Following years of devastation under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the ensuing American invasion of Iraq, World Monuments Fund conservationist Jeff Allen told The New York Times this week that archeologists are beginning to work on ancient Babylonian sites and possibly restore some of them. snip
  • Masters of Math, From Old Babylon

    11/27/2010 12:09:10 PM PST · by pillut48 · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 26, 2010 | EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
    If the cost of digging a trench is 9 gin, and the trench has a length of 5 ninda and is one-half ninda deep, and if a worker’s daily load of earth costs 10 gin to move, and his daily wages are 6 se of silver, then how wide is the canal? Or, a better question: if you were a tutor of Babylonian scribes some 4,000 years ago, holding a clay tablet on which this problem was incised with cuneiform indentations — the very tablet that can now be seen with 12 others from that Middle Eastern civilization at the...
  • Fear of the Devil holding up census in Mizoram

    06/17/2010 10:17:56 AM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Aizawl: The fear of the 'Beast' or the Devil in the Christian-dominated state of Mizoram has caused almost 1,000 families to refuse to enroll their names in the National Population Register (NPR) taken up along with the Census 2011 here from May 15. The dread stems from Chapter 13 Verse 17 of the Book of Revelations in the Bible which says "... and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the Beast or the number of his name." The problem has stemmed from the Unique Identification Authority of India stipulating...
  • Red Dawn' is another casualty due to MGM's financial troubles

    06/13/2010 6:23:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies · 1,765+ views
    Examiner ^ | 06.10.10
    Well this should not be a surprise to anyone but Red Dawn is the latest film to be put on hold due to MGM’s financial status. With no executives to control the studio, creditors have placed the responsibility of the once great film company on themselves. This move has affected all the movies it was tied to, from the twenty-third Bond film to The Hobbit. Because of MGM’s financial problems Daniel Craig left Bond 23 for Girl with a Dragon Tatoo and Gullimero Del Toro left The Hobbit.
  • Mother Babel/Babylon the Great - The Originator of Ideologies "Religious and Political"

    05/06/2010 5:43:55 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies · 181+ views
    The Ignorant fishermen Blog ^ | 5/6/10 | DJP I.F.
    Ever since the Tower of Babel rebellion about 4,200 years ago (Gen 11:1-9), the vast majority of mankind has been governed and ruled by this godless political and religious system. This idolatrous ideology has indeed developed and deepened throughout the world system for ~ 4,200 years. Civilizations and cultures, ideologies and philosophies, religions and societies, cities and nations, morals and traditions have all sprung forth from this event. God in His judgment scattered the people (Gen 11:8-10; Deut. 32:7-8) to the “four corners” of the earth. It is these God-rejecting rebellious seeds - planted by the founders of Babel -...
  • After Years of War and Abuse, New Hope for Ancient Babylon

    03/24/2010 6:22:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 342+ views
    New York Slimes, er, Crimes, er, Times ^ | March 22, 2010 | John Noble Wilford
    A current study, known as the Future of Babylon project, documents the damage from water mainly associated with the Euphrates River and irrigation systems nearby. The ground is saturated just below the surface at sites of the Ishtar Gate and the long-gone Hanging Gardens, one of the seven wonders. Bricks are crumbling, temples collapsing. The Tower of Babel, long since reduced to rubble, is surrounded by standing water. Leaders of the international project, describing their findings in interviews and at a meeting this month in New York, said that any plan for reclaiming Babylon as a tourist attraction and a...
  • The HomoCon Tipping Point: Why CPAC Was a Milestone Weekend for Gays

    02/23/2010 12:24:11 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 139 replies · 1,801+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Bruce Carroll
    (excerpt) This moment at CPAC is even more important for the conservative movement as it happened at an important time when there is already a generational change going on in America. Boomers are fading, Xer’s are ruling, and Millenials are finding their way. Forty-eight percent of those who participated in the CPAC straw poll last week identified themselves as students. They are the future of conservativism. And they shouted down an anti-gay bigot. There will surely be other homocon-related clashes within the conservative movement, just as the Democrat Party has regularly used the gay community as pawns in their re-election...
  • Agog over Bush's comments on Gog and Magog

    08/13/2009 12:07:59 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 224 replies · 5,240+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | 08/13/09 | James A Haught
    Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Honest. This isn't a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God. Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their "common faith" (Christianity) and told him: "Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East. ... The biblical prophecies...
  • Gog, Magog And The Iraq Invasion

    08/06/2009 8:53:45 AM PDT · by steve-b · 45 replies · 2,847+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/6/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    It is in many ways the weirdest shard of reporting from those years, and its testimony is from no less than the former president of France: The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God. Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their "common faith" (Christianity) and told him: "Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who...
  • Troops Visit Ancient City of Babylon

    07/22/2009 10:07:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 656+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Debralee P. Crankshaw
    Soldiers and civilians prepare to enter the ancient city of Babylon for a tour, July 18. The entrance to the ruins is a recreation of Ishtar's Gate, originally built by Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 B.C. It was dedicated to Ishtar, the goddess of love and war. Photo by Debralee P. Crankshaw, Multi-National Division – South. AL HILLAH — Multi-National Division – South leaders, troops and civilian employees recently visited the historic city of Babylon to see what this ancient land is all about. "The mission [to Babylon] was to educate those on the command staff and some of the primary...
  • Info gathering on the exiled

    07/19/2009 4:39:17 PM PDT · by Michel12 · 8 replies · 591+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 16 2009 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    King Jehoiachin was only 18 years old and had occupied the throne of Judah barely three months when he was led off into Babylonian captivity in 598 BCE together with his wives, his mother, his servants, his eunuchs and thousands of "the chief men of the land." But what happened to them when they reached Babylon? And what happened there to the tens of thousands of others who joined them in exile when the First Temple was destroyed a decade later? The Bible tells us of the return to Judah half a century later but virtually nothing of what the...
  • Preserving the Ancient City of Babylon

    07/04/2009 10:13:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 573+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Stephen Short, USA
    A hilltop view of the ancient city of Babylon, where King Nebuchadnezzar II, whose life spanned 630-562 B.C., built his hanging gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Photo by Maj. Mike Feeney, 172nd Infantry Brigade. HILLAH — Soldiers of the 172nd Infantry Brigade are enabling documentarians, historians and preservationists as they work to ensure ancient Iraqi history is preserved and documented in Babil province. The Soldiers provide these experts transportation and security as they conduct site surveys of Babylon, an ancient city near the modern city of HillahThe Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team hosted the World Monuments Fund...
  • U.S. Soldiers Help to Preserve Babylon Ruins

    06/30/2009 5:49:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,075+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Stephen C. Short, USA
    HILLAH, Iraq, June 30, 2009 – Soldiers with the 172nd Infantry Brigade are helping documentarians, historians and preservationists as they work to ensure that ancient Iraqi history is preserved and documented in Babil province. Army 1st Lt. Bryan Kelso stands watch outside a deserted palace built under Saddam Hussein at the Babylon ruins, June 21, 2009. Saddam ordered the construction of the palace on a manmade hill overlooking the ancient city of Babylon, where many projects are under way to enhance tourism in the area. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Mike Feeney  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The brigade...
  • BYE-BYE, BABYLON EXITING IRAQ'S CITIES, VICTORIOUS

    06/30/2009 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 919+ views
    NYPost ^ | June 30, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    OUR effort in Iraq passed a major milestone today: Our troops are leaving the cities. Advisers remain in place. Joint patrols will still occur. And our forces will wait nearby to respond to Iraqi calls for support. But the last of the bases and US-only outposts within Iraq's urban centers will be vacated. Terrorists have already begun testing the new security arrangements. Iraqi forces won't always pass with flying colors. Yet this situation seemed a pipe dream not so long ago: Iraq's security forces, serving an elected government, assume primary responsibility for the good order of their own country. We...
  • Bible Skeptics Take Note: Babylon Is Being Rebuilt, Just As Prophesised

    06/29/2009 3:17:41 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 58 replies · 2,553+ views
    flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Joel Rosenberg
    Regular readers of this weblog and my books know that Bible prophecy says the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq will be rebuilt and become the greatest center of wealth, commerce and power in the “last days” of history. The books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Revelation are explicit on this subject. Skeptics and cynics abound, to be sure, but the fact is Babylon is being rebuilt right now, in part with U.S. taxpayer funds. Iraqi leaders hope that eventually millions of tourists will come to visit, and real progress is being made. Consider today’s edition of Stars & Stripes, a...
  • 20 FOLD, 20 FOLD, JUDGMENT IS UPON AMERICA

    06/11/2009 4:49:33 PM PDT · by JesusBmyGod · 119 replies · 3,561+ views
    Prayers for the people ^ | 06/10/2009 | Charmaine Eggers
    20 FOLD, 20 FOLD, JUDGMENT IS UPON AMERICA On June 08, 2009, I saw the following photo at www.drudgereport.com. (photo of the $20 over the White House) Underneath the picture was this caption: CHINA AIRS FEARS ON DOLLAR, DEBT. I IMMEDIATELY heard these words: 20-fold, 20-FOLD, again I say, 20-FOLD is come upon this White House and upon this land." Stunned, I asked the Lord, the Great God of Heaven and Earth, "What does this mean?" This prophetic word has taken two days to come forth for me. The following is the interpretation of the photo and the matter. DESCRIPTION...
  • Barbra Streisand Sexually Abused by Hollywood Mogul Ray Stark - Jon Peters

    05/14/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,927+ views
    Thaindia News ^ | 5/15/09
    A new book by movie producer Jon Peters alleges Hollywood movie mogul Ray Stark sexually molested singer and actress Barbra Streisand at the start of her acting career. The explosive allegations against Stark, who prior to his death in 2004 was one of the most influential producers in motion picture history, are contained in Peters’ memoir, tentatively entitled Studio Head, which was purchased by Harper-Collins Publishers in April for a reported $US875,000. Peters, who turns 64 this year, claims his former wife, actress Lesley Ann Warren, was also molested during infamous Hollywood casting couch sessions and when he became aware...
  • Iraq to Reopen Ancient City of Babylon

    05/03/2009 6:55:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 950+ views
    PressTV ^ | Sun, 03 May 2009
    Iraq's local government is to reopen the Babylon archeological site, which had been closed since the 2003 US-led invasion of the country. The city, located 85 kilometers south of Baghdad, was transformed into a military camp by American and Polish troops and a heliport was built on its ruins. The reopening will take place despite archaeologists expressing their concerns about further damages to what remains of one of the world's first great cities which is pending registration on UNESCO's list of protected World Heritage sites. Iraq's State Board of Antiquities and Heritage now says Babil's provincial government has illegal control...
  • U.S. To Help Rebuild City Of Babylon In Iraq

    02/18/2009 8:54:19 PM PST · by uptoolate · 20 replies · 1,675+ views
    Worldview Times ^ | 02/17/09 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    U.S. To Help Rebuild City Of Babylon In Iraq By Joel C. Rosenberg Largely overlooked by the Western news media over the past few weeks was an enormously significant story. The government of Iraq is moving forward with plans to protect the archaeological remains of the ancient City of Babylon, in preparation for building a modern city of Babylon. The project, originally started by the late Saddam Hussein, is aimed eventually at attracting scores of "cultural tourists" from all over the world to see the glories of Mesopotamia's most famous city. What's more, the Obama Administration is contributing $700,000 towards...