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  • Why the Odds Favor Islam (Nails it! Excellent points)

    06/12/2017 3:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    On May 22, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated himself outside a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing and wounding dozens, many of them young children.The terrorist was a 22-year-old named Salman Abedi. A few days after the attack, I was reading an article about the mosque he attended—the Didsbury Mosque. “That’s funny,” I thought looking at the accompanying photo, “that doesn’t look like a mosque, it looks like a church.”Sure enough, as I discovered, the Didsbury Mosque was once the Albert Park Methodist Chapel. It had been bought by the local Syrian Muslim community and transformed into a Muslim...
  • AFTER THE LIBERATION OF MOSUL: LAST STAND FOR CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

    06/06/2017 6:03:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2017 | Lars Adaktusson
    The number of Christians in Iraq has decreased from 1.5 million 15 years ago to a couple of hundred thousand today. As the battle of Mosul comes to an end and Islamic State (ISIS) about to be defeated in Iraq, rapid action from the international community needs to be taken to safeguard the existence of Christians in the country. This is their last stand. The battle of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, is in its final stages. Predictions are that the city might be fully liberated before the end of Ramadan. While, due to a decade of persecution of “infidels” in...
  • An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations - May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople.

    05/29/2017 6:27:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/29/2017 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to an Ottoman army under the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II after a siege of seven weeks. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Paliailogos, died in the final defense of the city, and the ensuing orgy of pillage and massacre brought the eastern Roman empire to a decisive end. Founded as Byzantium in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists from Megara, Constantinople (now Istanbul) sits at the junction of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, which leads to the Black Sea, about 15 miles to the northeast. This...
  • More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do?

    05/09/2017 8:08:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 142 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-08-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 8, 2017 • It was recently announced that a substantial number of Catholic parishes will be closing in Connecticut. This is just the latest in a national trend that is likely to affect the diocese where you live, especially in the north. I’d like to offer some rather quick thoughts and then ponder what I think is the root cause for our decline. Bishops don’t close parishes, people do. While it may be juridically true that bishops formally certify or give recognition...
  • The oldest known Marian prayer is from Egypt

    04/29/2017 8:02:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 623 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 28, 2017 | Philip Kosloski
    The "Sub tuum praesidium" was originally used in an ancient Coptic liturgy As we pray for the success of Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this weekend, a perfect prayer to use is the oldest known Marian prayer, which in fact, traces back to the pope’s host country.The oldest known Marian prayer is found on an ancient Egyptian papyrus dating from around the year 250. Today known in the Church as the Sub tuum praesidium, the prayer is believed to have been part of the Coptic Vespers liturgy during the Christmas season. Read more: Saint Mark: Father of Coptic Christianity    The original prayer was...
  • ANTI-CHRISTIANITY IN FRANCE

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after François Fillon’s victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Libération’s headline was: “Help, Jesus is coming back!” The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam [Migration policy-It's off-limits & criminally prosecutable]

    12/28/2016 10:20:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    Gatestone Institute.org ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Go to the source for examples of persecution within European countries. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9525/europe-illegal-criticize-islam Here's a summary: First, understand that prosecuting and sanctioning people who criticize Islam has become more common in Europe. This explains the seemingly pitiful willingness of the Europeans to silently watch their countries fill with muslim refugee-settlers. They are now prosecuted for free speech. The "cutting out the tongue" or "imprisonment" policies for criticism of islam was once restricted to only sharia law -Muslim countries where it is 100% forbidden. Now the European courts are submitting to islam and taking cues from sharia law. European governments are deliberately...
  • Putin Criticizes Western Countries for Abandoning Christian Roots

    12/27/2016 11:22:26 PM PST · by RedWulf · 154 replies
    ibankcoin.com youtube video ^ | December 26, 2016 | ibankcoin.comPutin
    Text of the video: A further challenge for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral, and other aspects. We see that many Euro-Atlantic states have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied - national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativised. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridically equal to a homosexual partnership;...
  • A Rare Glimpse into How an ‘Underground’ Chinese Catholic Church Celebrates Christmas

    12/26/2016 6:59:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/26/16 | Mimi Lau
    Worshippers gather for a secret mass in a factory compound while Vatican and Beijing explore ways of healing fractured tiesIt was eerily quiet on Christmas Eve in a manufacturing hub city in Pearl River Delta, with machinery silent, except at one factory compound, the temporary gathering point for Catholics who were singing carols. About three hundred people came to the site to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Dazzling fireworks were set off within the plant at about 11pm. The crowd then went to a factory canteen for a quick meal and at midnight mass began in a prayer hall...
  • Saudi Arabia Switches From Islamic Calendar to Jesus Birth Date-Based Gregorian

    12/18/2016 2:56:48 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 17, 2016 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    The Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has switched from the lunar-based Islamic calendar, which starts with the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, to the "Western" Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII and based on Jesus Christ's birth.The decision, taken during a recent cabinet session chaired by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, is an austerity measure to deal with its budget deficit, according to reports, which say the drop in crude oil prices beginning 2014 has hit the world's top oil exporter hard.The Muslim calendar, also known as Hijri, loses some 11 days a year so that Islamic...
  • In Defense of Christendom: Having ignored its inheritance, Europe wonders why (trc)

    12/09/2016 11:24:45 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 (last year) | Bret Stephens
    ... Europe wonders why its house is falling apart. The death of Europe is in sight. Still hazy and not yet inevitable... Europe is reaching its end not because of its sclerotic economy, or stagnant demography, or dysfunctions of the superstate. Nor is the real cause the massive influx of ... migrants. Those desperate people are just the latest stiff breeze against the timber of a desiccated civilization. Europe is dying because it has become morally incompetent.... it stands for shallow things, shallowly. Europeans believe in human rights, tolerance, openness, peace, progress, the environment, pleasure. These beliefs are all very...
  • Trump 'Only US Politician' Who Gives Christians Hope, Russia's Spiritual Leader Says

    11/25/2016 1:58:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 25, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, has said that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is the only American politician to give Russians, and Christians, hope in successfully fighting off the Islamic State terror group. Kirill made the remarks in an interview with Russia Today, translated into English, where he said that although he doesn't know Trump personally, he has been encouraged by his strong stance against terrorism. "Based on what Mr. Trump said in the course of the election campaign, we can see that he does have the intention to establish a dialogue with Russia, including first and...
  • Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM — Norway’s state Lutheran Church has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the 16th century German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation. In a statement issued Friday ahead of next year’s 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norway’s General Synod said some of Luther’s writings were later used in anti-Semitic propaganda, including in Nazi Germany. Noting that such propaganda was also spread in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, the synod said that “in the Reformation anniversary year of 2017, we as a church must clearly distance ourselves...
  • 1456, The siege of Belgrade (nandorfehervar)ENG SUBS

    11/19/2016 11:05:39 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    An awesome CGI video about the 1456 siege of Belgrade, The Serbian Christians against the Turkish Onslaught!!
  • NEW BLOG: Top ten Battles in history (EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY)

    11/01/2016 7:22:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    MAINESTATEGOP AND THE NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY AND FREE MARKETS PRESENTS A NEW BLOG  EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY BY KYLE WEISSMAN  We've had many history articles on our blog, The story of The Battle Of Lepanto being our best one, we've had many requests for more history related articles. So, we're presenting a new blog, EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY by our very own Kyle Weissman.  Kyle Weissman is one of our original founders of the New England Alliance For Liberty and Free Markets, He has been very very active in the free state movement in New Hampshire and...
  • Does Christianity Have a Future in Europe?

    10/31/2016 9:00:09 AM PDT · by pinochet · 23 replies
    Can European Christianity withstand assaults from radical secularism and Muslim immigration? The current trends suggest that Christianity may vanish from Europe, as happened to Christianity in North Africa in the 7th Century.
  • The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success

    07/25/2016 10:51:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West's superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity's commitment to rational theology, made all these developments possible. Simply put, the conventional wisdom that Western success depended upon overcoming religious barriers to progress is utter nonsense. In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity...
  • Is This Cave in Turkey the Place Where Saint Peter Celebrated Mass?

    06/29/2016 4:03:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 207 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Chapter 11 of the Acts of the Apostles says that Antioch was the city in which, for the first time, the disciples of Jesus were called “Christians.” Tradition has enthroned Peter as the founder of the Church of Antioch, following the narration of the very same Book of Acts, which tells not only of the arrival of Peter and Barnabas to the Turkish city, but also of their preaching.Moreover, this very same tradition claims that it was in the Knisset Mar Semaan Kefa (“Grotto of St. Peter” in Aramaic) where Peter would celebrate the Eucharist for this community. That is to...
  • Christendom Is The Only Force That Will Destroy Islam. Secularism Or Conservatism Will Always Fail.

    06/01/2016 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE Trying to please everyone is by far the worst disease the West contracted. Today, critiquing any other religion besides Christianity is considered a sin while mocking Christianity is applauded. I argue that anyone who tries to combat anything without using biblical concepts is an idiot no mater how ‘brilliant’ society thinks they are. A Christian will always be attacked no matter what they say. I as a Christian could type any sentence and instant objections will arise. I could even publish a single line article that says: “Mankind does good and evil” and someone will object....
  • Amateur archaeologist finds Denmark’s oldest crucifix

    05/17/2016 8:42:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    cphpost.dk ^ | 5-17-16 | Christian W
    When amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early last Friday and decided to spend a couple of hours searching a little field in Funen with his metal detector, little did he know he was about to make history. Holm stumbled across one of the most extraordinary finds in recent times near the little town of Aunslev when he discovered a crucifix that dates back about 1,100 years – Denmark’s oldest crucifix ever found. It could rewrite Danish history. “It’s a completely sensational find that dates back to the first half of the 900s,” Malene Refshauge Beck, a curator...