Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,296
27%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: christianity

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Rise of Reformed Christianity in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

    01/12/2017 1:33:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    With more than 16,000 students, Universitas Pelita Harapan is one of the largest Reformed Christian universities in the world. Started just 22 years ago, the university offers a law school, medical school, engineering school, and teachers college—all from a distinctly Reformed worldview. “We don’t even have that in the United States or Europe,” said Ric Cannada, chancellor emeritus for Reformed Theological Seminary. “Here it is in Indonesia. Isn’t it just like the Lord to do something like this in the least likely place—the country with the largest Muslim population in the world?” Though Christians compose only 10 percent of Indonesia’s...
  • [2014] The Church in Crisis – Diaspora in Germany (the decline of Christianity in Germany)

    01/11/2017 3:41:57 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    OnePeterFive / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ^ | January 10, 2017 / December 29, 2014 | Markus Günther
    Translator’s note: The following article has been translated from the German original as it had been originally published in December of 2014 by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) (29 December 2014). We consider this article to be an excellent description, in the longer light of history, of the decline of Christianity in Germany. We believe it might also be of special interest to our readers in the current discussions concerning the role of German prelates in Rome. The Church in Crisis Diaspora in Germany by Markus GüntherIs Germany a Christian country? It depends. On paper, the churches are still binding...
  • Chinese communist gangs severely beat Christians

    01/09/2017 8:17:49 PM PST · by Bogle · 5 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | January 8, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Communist gangs hired by authorities severely beat several Christians in Hebei province in China after they resisted the destruction of an officially registered church.
  • Hindus and Jews gain ground in new US Congress: Pew

    01/08/2017 1:17:17 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | January 5, 2017 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Hindus and Jews have gained ground in the new US Congress, even as a latest research suggests that the members of the legislative body remain overwhelmingly Christians despite significant change in the religious demographic profile of the country in less than five decades. This is for the first time in American history that the Congress has three Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna. After Jews, who have 30 members in the new US Congress, Hindus and Buddhism, each having three members jointly share the third sport in terms of religious ranking of US...
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • 12 Worst Christian Persecution Nations; US Makes List for First Time

    01/05/2017 8:02:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The United States has for the first time been named among the top 12 nations where Christians are targeted for their faith by a persecution watchdog group in its "Hall of Shame" report for 2016. "We felt it was very important this year that we highlight three countries where religious discrimination and persecution are deemed unusual but have reached a certain threshold of concern. These are Mexico, Russia, and sadly, the United States," explained in a press release Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern. "While conditions in the US are in no way comparable to other countries on the...
  • Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It [Chrislam]

    01/04/2017 5:29:53 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 1/4/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    There is a disturbing and growing trend in Italy and Europe. For the first time in more than 700 years, Islamic songs resonated in Florence's Cathedral, the Church Santa Maria del Fiore. Under the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, Islamic melodies accompanied Christian ones. The "interfaith initiative" was promoted a week after the barbaric massacre by Islamist terrorists in Paris at the magazine Charlie Hebdo, and included "Koran is Justice" and other such "hymns". A priest in the south of Italy then enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church's Christmas nativity scene. The pastor...
  • One Solitary Life

    12/31/2016 9:17:49 PM PST · by boatbums · 16 replies
    1926 | Dr James Allan Francis © 1926.
    ONE SOLITARY LIFE He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him He never wrote a book He never held an office He never went to college He never visited a big city He never travelled more than two hundred miles From the place where he was born He did none of the things Usually associated with greatness He had no credentials but himself He was only thirty three His friends ran...
  • 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;...
  • ALEPPO CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS AS ASSAD VISITS DAMASCUS CONVENT

    12/27/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 27 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 12/26/2016 | Euronews
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day. It is his first public appearance since his regime forces won back the northern city Aleppo from rebels. These pictures from Syrian state television show Assad meeting nuns and orphans dressed in Santa costumes. The Syrian Army took the last rebel-held enclaves last week, as rebels and civilians were evacuated. This ceremony is the first peaceful Christmas mass in Aleppo’s St Eilas Church since rebels took control of East Aleppo four years ago.
  • Atheism rises in Netherlands: Half of Dutch people do not believe in deities

    12/25/2016 9:28:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    NL Times ^ | December 23, 2016 - 13:20 | Janene Pieters
    For the first time in history there are an equal number of religious and non-religious people in the Netherlands, according to a report by Statistics Netherlands. Last year, 50 percent of the 18-years and older population were atheists, and 50 percent followed some form of religion, NOS reports. The largest group of believers are Roman Catholics, with 24 percent of the population. Protestants follow with 15 percent. Around 5 percent of the Dutch population are Muslim and 6 percent adhere to other faiths like Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. …
  • Merry Christmas to All Who Recognize God & Country Before Political BS and Muslim Jihadism

    12/24/2016 4:59:55 PM PST · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Self | December 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    It is time to call a spade a spade
  • How Women’s Liberation Began With Jesus

    12/24/2016 3:28:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    We can pinpoint the dawn of our civilization. It didn’t come in ancient Egypt or Babylon. It didn’t even occur in classical Greece, although Athens gave us an edge. We became civilized on the day, 2,000 years ago, when an itinerant rabbi named Jesus stopped a mob from stoning a woman to death. When Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” we began to acknowledge the moral equality of girls and women to men. And so began the greatest revolution in human history: the long transition of females from male property to achieving legal and...
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • Why Jihadists Are So Dedicated To Islam And Are So Successful

    12/22/2016 9:03:34 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 8 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | December 22, 2016 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret)
    Refugee resettlement and migrations into the United States of those who are diametrically opposed to our constitution and western civilization must cease.  Americans depend on Trump to keep his promises and secure our country from those that threaten the American way of lifeThere Must Be Reasons Why Jihadists Are Enthusiastically Willing To Die For Islam And Simultaneously Are Scoring Successes Against The “Modern” Western WorldBy Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Virginia Free Citizen Mohammed Ingeniously Crafted An Imperial Politico-Military Doctrine In The Guise Of A Religion In order to strategically analyze the success of the Islamic jihadist war being waged against Western Civilization and...
  • ‘The children were PETRIFIED’ Asylum seeker STORMS nativity play to read from the Koran

    12/20/2016 4:20:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 88 replies
    The Express ^ | 20 Dec 16 | Jon Rogers
    A NATIVITY play was turned into chaos after an asylum seeker stormed the stage and started preaching from the Koran. The Somali asylum seeker suddenly leapt on stage during the traditional depiction of the Christian story in the Austrian town of Oberndorf near Schwanenstadt in the state of Upper Austria, causing horror and upset amongst the children and parents. At first, no one had reacted when the asylum seeker came to the venue and stood next to the stage where children of nursery school age were performing. The Somali man storms the stage The asylum seeker suddenly leapt on stage,...
  • "YOU" Made "US" stand up and be counted

    12/20/2016 8:51:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/20/16 | Paul Genova
    I haven't said too much about this election since the results....but this is how I feel.... I'm noticing that a lot of "YOU" aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump. Some of you are apparently "triggered" because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results. How did this happen you ask? Well, here's how: You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech. You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms. You created "us" when...
  • Forget “Fake News,” Our Real Problem is Fake Christianity

    12/19/2016 7:24:12 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 61 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/19/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Pleased with the efforts of his demonic protégé, Screwtape nevertheless cautioned Wormwood not to waken his waffling churchgoing “patient” to “a sense of his real position.” In chapter XII of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape further warns Wormwood that his patient “must not be allowed to suspect that he is now, however slowly, heading right away from the sun on a line which will carry him into the cold and dark of utmost space.” Screwtape goes on to contend that the man’s church attendance could even be used as an advantage in their demonic schemes. He explains, "As long...
  • School's 'Christmas Carol' Play Dropped After Parents Object to Tiny Tim

    12/19/2016 9:24:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | December 18, 2016
    Two parents at a Pennsylvania elementary school reportedly objected to a famous line in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', leading the principal to cancel its Christmas play. . . . Tom Kramer, the principal of the school, said in a statement that the school's decision is "rooted in the desire to be respectful of the many cultural and religious backgrounds represented by the students."
  • Sunday reflection: Matthew 1:18–24

    12/18/2016 10:20:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 1:18–24: This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the...
  • When Christians Are Their Own Enemies: Priest Cancels Nativity Scene Because It Offends Muslims

    12/14/2016 1:29:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/14/2016 | Jim Jamitis
    Sometimes casualties in the “war on Christmas” are the result of friendly fire.All the stories of outcry over greetings, Christmas decorations, or even the use of traditional holiday colors has made many people afraid to be who they are. Fear of being protested, sued, or otherwise hassled for doing something completely innocent may drive more ridiculous decisions than a sincere belief in being politically correct.In Northern Italy a priest has cancelled his parish’s traditional Nativity Scene because it would be visible from a corner of the cemetery reserved for Muslim graves. Father Sante Braggie, chaplain of the Municipal Cemetery of...
  • Dear Lord Jesus: Please Unveil & Deliver Us From The Evil In High Elitist Places!

    12/11/2016 2:03:27 PM PST · by Sontagged · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 11, 2016 | Vanity
    Dear Lord Jesus: Please reveal and unveil evil in high places, and deliver our nation from these hideous forces! You say we are to focus on what is true and good and noble and pure; but Lord, the Enemy of our Souls wants our minds polluted with his filth; Holy God, unveil those in high places in this nation, who would lie, cheat, kill, destroy and steal the truth out from under this election; deliver us, Lord! Prove their lies to be lies. Show us the truth and let us stand with You on what Your will is for us...
  • How some Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity [in Germany]

    12/11/2016 7:37:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 December 2016 12:53 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Clad in white at a Berlin church, asylum seekers Saeed, Veronica, Farida and Matin were just about to become Christians on a recent Sunday. “Do you believe from the bottom of your heart that Jesus Christ is your Lord and savior, and will you follow him every day of your life?” Pastor Matthias Linke asked them. “If so, say yes.” All four replied with a frank “Ja”, to the enthusiastic applause of the faithful at the Free Evangelical Church, and were plunged head-to-toe into a baptism basin. […] “In our diocese, there are several groups of refugees who are preparing...
  • Christianity Should Have Bigger Part in U.S. Schooling, Trump's Education Secretary Says

    12/07/2016 8:43:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Christian Today ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andre Mitchell
    The billionaire philanthropist chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has expressed her preference in the past to give Christianity a bigger part in schooling in the United States. . . . In the recording, the Devos couple reportedly discussed how they are motivated by the Christian faith in pushing for reforms in how the youth are educated in the U.S.
  • St. Cloud couple file suit so they can deny wedding services to same-sex couples

    12/06/2016 6:19:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Stephen Montemayor
    A St. Cloud husband-and-wife film company is challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s human rights act, arguing that they will be punished for refusing wedding services to same-sex couples. In one of the first challenges since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota, Carl and Angel Larsen’s Telescope Media Group filed suit Tuesday in federal court against the state’s commissioner of human rights and attorney general. The complaint describes the Larsens as “Bible-believing Christians” who “believe that many see marriage as a punch line for jokes, a means for personal gratification, an arrangement of convenience, or a method of achieving social status.”...
  • If We Aren’t Being Attacked For Our Faith As Christians, We’re Doing Something Wrong

    12/04/2016 7:53:32 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 12-4-16 | Matt Walsh
    A lot of people have seemed pretty shocked by the leftist media’s assault on Chip and Joanna Gaines. BuzzFeed, along with other liberal sites, went after the Gaines family this week for committing the crime of being Christian. Sure, they didn’t put it like that exactly. Instead they accused Chip and Joanna of attending a church led by a pastor who doesn’t believe in gay marriage. But, as anyone with even a trivial understanding of the world’s largest religion already knows, every authentic Christian church in the world teaches the same thing. There has never existed a real Christian church...
  • Race Warriors Decry ‘White Jesus’

    12/04/2016 8:53:15 AM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    Roseman lashes out at missionaries and preachers, and all who have propagated the myth of White Jesus. All their preaching is just one more instance of “White people telling minority peoples what to say, and how to behave,” she states. “By beating individuals into submission, and calling it love, White Christians have brainwashed, and whitewashed generations of POC’s traditions,” she announces. Never mind that for most black Americans, those traditions are intimately linked to the black community’s long-standing ties with the Christian Church.
  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” Was Doomed Long Before President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/27/2016 6:37:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Efforts to redefine marriage will ultimately, and always, fail, and as in the case of Elton John and David Furnish, will be revealed as folly. As Gamaliel warned the Sanhedrin concerning the Apostles of Jesus, “[I]f their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38b-39)” As liberals work to hold onto their perverse legal redefinition of marriage, they are not merely battling conservatism, but God Himself, and that is always a losing proposition.
  • Stop saying ISIS has ‘nothing to do with Islam’, says Archbishop

    11/25/2016 4:03:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 24 Nov 16 | Tim Dieppe
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has said it is time to stop repeating the popular politically correct mantra that ISIS has “nothing to do with Islam”. In a speech delivered in Paris last week, during a ceremony in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate, he argued that “If we treat religiously-motivated violence solely as a security issue, or a political issue, then it will be incredibly difficult – probably impossible – to overcome it.” He went on to say: “Until religious leaders stand up and take responsibility for the actions of those who do things in the name of their...
  • Giving Thanks (Taken from <i>The Miracle and Magnificence of America</i>)

    11/24/2016 7:39:55 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In the middle of March 1621, just as the Pilgrims were coming out of the devastatingly harsh winter, a guard alerted his comrades with the cry of “Indian coming!” Wearing only a loincloth as he walked into the Pilgrims’ camp, Samoset astonished the English onlookers with a hearty “Welcome!” Then speaking surprisingly clear English, he followed his friendly greeting with a request, “Have you got any beer?” The Pilgrims informed their friendly guest that they were out of beer, and offered him brandy instead. After a hearty snack of brandy, biscuit, butter, cheese, pudding, and roast duck, Samoset was ready...
  • Orthodoxy And Russia Inseparable - Putin (Russia Based On Christian Values)

    11/20/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    TASS | 11/20/2016 | TASS
    LADIVOSTOK, November 20. /TASS/. Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in Russia’s life throughout the entire history of Russia, so it would not be an exaggeration to say that Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the film Patriarch shown on the Rossiya-1 television channel on Sunday to mark the 70th birth anniversary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. "Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable. And throughout our entire history, Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in the life of our state and our nation," the president said. "Our moral values rest on...
  • Soyuz Rocket Blessed Before Launch, Cygnus Prepped for Departure

    11/17/2016 7:06:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravimir ^ | 11/17/16
    The Soyuz rocket that will launch three new Expedition 50 crew members to space Thursday was blessed at its launch pad today. Back in space, the Canadarm2 grappled the Cygnus cargo craft ahead of its release early next week.An Orthodox priest performed the traditional blessing of the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft today before its launch to the International Space Station. Peggy Whitson of NASA, Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA are in quarantine at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Kazakhstan and are scheduled to liftoff Thursday at 3:20 p.m. EST on a two-day trip to their new home in...
  • A Call to Prayer for National Healing and Unity

    11/14/2016 8:46:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/14/16 | Karen Lees
    What’s left now that the election is over? After witnessing all the mudslinging, lies and insults, did you wake up on Wednesday morning surprised or disappointed? Exuberant or depressed? Are you just relieved that it’s finally over? It’s time to take a deep breath and collect our thoughts. One thing is certain. None of this took God by surprise. Regardless of how we voted, or even if we didn’t vote at all, now is the time to find common ground with our neighbors and begin healing the wounds of division. Abraham Lincoln faced a similar challenge during the Civil War,...
  • Book Review: A Time to Kill (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)

    11/14/2016 1:31:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A Time to Kill  (The Myth of Christian Pacifism)  Greg Hopkins, paperback, 302 pages,  $19.95 I was an agnostic/practicing atheist for 40 years.  I have been an active Christian for a little over 4 years.  When Greg Hopkins approached me at the Gun Rights Policy conference in Tamp, Florida, two months ago, I welcomed the opportunity to read his book and write a review. I do not write book reviews unless I have actually read the book. Readers might be surprised to know that many reviews are written by authors, as a favor to people who the author wishes...
  • Will Trump's Election Prevent War With Russia?

    11/09/2016 12:43:12 AM PST · by pinochet · 17 replies
    America is the world's largest Christian nation. Russia is the largest Christian nation of Europe, and is the largest European nation (population of 143 million). The policies of the current administration are putting America at risk of war with Russia. The cold war is over. The interests that America and Russia share in common as Christian nations, is more important than what divides them. Russia has done more than America in fighting ISIS, and defending the interests of Christians in the Middle East. In response, they have been hated by anti-Christian elites in America, who want war with Russia.
  • In This Critical Hour: A Call to Action

    11/07/2016 8:56:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/7/16 | Caleb Garraway
    In the 2016 Presidential election, America is standing at the crossroads. What our generation does in the upcoming weeks will forever determine the direction of our nation and the future of the precious freedoms we hold dear. I am greatly disturbed by both candidates running for President - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both of them are flawed. The crude comments made by Donald Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended; they are revolting. A disgrace to the American people. Something I would never want my children to hear. But the godless, progressive agenda of Hillary Clinton is...
  • Islamic Art is the Anti-Christianity

    11/06/2016 8:10:43 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 13 replies
    My seething mind | 06 Nov 2016 | Moi
    I recently went to the Getty Villa on the Malibu coastline in California, and wandered around looking at the antiquities of ancient Rome and Greece. Currently, the display features some very intricate mosaics, decorated vases, and several funereal portraits that would apparently decorate the mummies of the aristocratic dead. What struck me most is how detailed, beautiful, and lifelike were the renditions of humans and animals. The lions snarled, the snakes writhed, the warriors flexed, and the portraits of the dead, almost all of them tragically young, gazed with hope and eagerness, and bright expressive eyes. Western art has always...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ producer considering suing Google for anti-Christian bias

    10/29/2016 7:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Tom Quimby
    Politicians in Washington aren’t going to care much right now about a movie depicting the short life of a Christian girl, according to film producer Chuck Howard. But that’s not going to stop the Nashville resident from trying to motivate lawmakers to take on Google and dismantle what he says has become a biased media monopoly. ... faith-based film “I’m Not Ashamed,” .. film’s trailer garnered over 5 million views before YouTube removed the channel nearly a year ago. The channel was recently reinstated after The Hollywood Reporter contacted YouTube about the incident. However, the channel was hit with a...
  • Pastor...reveals Trump helped his family during prison term in Iran...Clinton did nothing

    10/28/2016 8:40:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 10/25/16 | Lorraine Caballero
    Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini revealed that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump extended financial help of US$10,000 to his family while he was jailed in Iran for his Christian faith, while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton did not do anything to help him.
  • Exclusive: Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

    10/27/2016 8:43:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Natiomal Geographic ^ | 10/26/16 | Kristin Romey
    Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.Jerusalem, Israel For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier. "The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said...
  • Hillary vs Christianity

    10/28/2016 9:10:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/28/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    This country will soon hold an election in which neither of the candidates is admired by a significant majority of voters. There is a strong demarcation between the values of the two nominees—though not necessarily between the two parties. Wikileaks has published various emails hacked from Hillary’s home computer. Democrats have proclaimed it a Russian plot to get Donald Trump elected. Like most progressive-socialist talking points, this is a lie. A farce. In socialist countries, a government-run media decides what information the public may safely receive. In our country, it’s the major media in collusion with the Democrat Party and...
  • "A mountaintop victory over the ACLU;" Cross will remain on Mt. Soledad Memorial

    10/27/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Knight
    The following article was written by Robert Knight and posted on October 22nd on the American Thinker website. If you didn’t hear about this last month, it’s for good reason. The media do not like publicizing defeats for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A 27-year battle with the ACLU over the Mt. Soledad mountaintop cross at a Korean War veterans memorial in San Diego ended in a victory for American heritage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page ruling calling the case moot on Sept. 8 and directing U.S. district judge Lawrence Byrne to dismiss it,...
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • Christian cartoon tract creator Jack Chick dies at 92

    10/25/2016 9:00:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2016 11:48 PM EDT | Robert Jablon
    Jack T. Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92. Chick died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday evening, according to a Facebook posting Monday by Chick Publications, based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. It did not provide other details, and a call for comment left after hours was not immediately returned. The posting promised that the company would continue Chick’s method, vision and purpose. …
  • Evolution vs. God: William Jennings Bryan at the trial of John Scopes

    10/23/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    California State Dominguez Hills ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    It is for the jury to determine whether this attack upon the Christian religion shall be permitted in the public schools of Tennessee by teachers employed by the State and paid out of the public treasury. This case is no longer local: the defendant ceases to play an important part. The case has assumed the proportions of a battle royal between unbelief that attempts to speak through so-called science and the defenders of the Christian faith. speaking through the legislators of Tennessee. It is again a choice between God and Baal; it is also a renewal of the issue in...
  • Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

    10/18/2016 3:08:25 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 393 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2016 | G. Shane Morris
    Evangelicals Didn’t Even Study for This Test ...this year, LifeWay used more stringent criteria for evangelical faith, as defined by some group called the National Association of Evangelicals. Only participants who called the Bible their highest authority, said personal evangelism is important, and indicated that trusting in Jesus’ death on the cross is the only way of salvation, were labeled “evangelical.” They totaled 586 survey-takers. Everyone expected them to perform better than most Americans. No one expected them to perform worse. Seven in ten evangelicals—more than the population at large—said that Jesus was the first being God created. Fifty-six percent...
  • WE'VE LOST THE GLUE THAT BINDS US

    10/18/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The challenge of racial division in America today is not just that there are forces pushing us apart, but that we've lost the things that held us together. Relations between black people and white people are probably at their worst in anyone's lifetime, with most of those divisions exacerbated dramatically in the last handful of years. The reasons for that have more to do with the manipulation of racial animosity than the reality of the racial situation. Politicians and activists, each standing to benefit by pitting people against one another, have whipped up an internal and seemingly unresolvable conflict between...