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  • Complaints cause atheist-funded billboards in North Carolina to come down

    08/25/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 25, 2012
    American Atheists and Adams Outdoor Advertising are reportedly removing two Charlotte billboards blasting Christianity and Mormonism following an outpouring of complaints and threats. The Bradenton Herald report that the billboards, which targeted the faiths of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, went up two weeks ago and were intended to be displayed for the duration of the national conventions.
  • Pussy Riot 2.0: German Catholic Church presses charge copycats (Anti-church movement spreading)

    Three years in prison have become a closer prospect for some German followers of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The Catholic Church has pressed charges against Cologne Cathedral intruders, who now face longer prison terms than their heroes. The three protesters have been charged with disturbing a religious service which, according to German law, could mean up to three years in jail. "The right to demonstration cannot be set above the right to religious freedom and the religious feelings of the congregation,” Cologne Cathedral’s dean told the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper. Three women from Pussy Riot received a two-year prison sentence...
  • Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

    08/22/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | August 22, 2012
    Elias Garcia Martinez's Ecce Homo (left) and the "restoration" An elderly parishioner has stunned Spanish cultural officials with an alarming and unauthorised attempt to restore a prized Jesus Christ fresco. Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez has held pride of place in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza for more than 100 years.The woman took her brush to it after years of deterioration due to moisture.Cultural officials said she had the best intentions and hoped it could be properly restored.DonationThe woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took...
  • The Price of Liberty, Part 2: A Declaration of Dependence

    08/19/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    Last week, I introduced a new series, titled: The Price of Liberty. In this series, I address the troubling changes occurring in our country, why they are happening, and what to do about them. America, in her generosity and kindness, has always opened her doors to immigrants like me. I am most thankful and appreciative for that. I also want to assure you that many modern-day immigrants want the America envisioned by her Founding Fathers. We want the America of which George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” We want...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council - Shooter Opposed Chick-Fil-A & FRC's Pro-Life Pro-Family Agenda

    08/15/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 43 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Bellow
    A hero guard was shot today as he stopped a gunman from entering the Family Research Council in Washington DC. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Family Research Council is a Christian, conservative based organization. Fox News reports that witnesses say the shooter was speaking out against the Family Research Council's Pro-Life, Pro-Family agenda as he tried to enter the building. A security Guard stopped the shooter to ask where he was going and that is when the security guard was shot. Thankfully, the guard fought back, even after being shot, and was able to...
  • Team USA Athletes: 10 Christian Olympic Medal Winners Glorifying God

    08/12/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2012 | Christine Thomasos
    Christian athletes were a major part of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and Team USA's athletes managed to bring home multiple gold, silver and bronze medals across a wide range of sports. Although many athletes utilized their faith while training and competing, here are 10 Christians who managed to bring home a coveted medal from the Olympic Summer Games. 1. Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, 2 gold Twitter: @gabrielledoug Gabby Douglas may only be 16, but she took the world by storm when she became the first African-American gymnast and first woman of color to become the individual all-around champion in...
  • The Jews who saved the Christians from IslamoFascists' genocide in the Middle East - 1860

    08/11/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    Yitschak Ben Gad: "Politics, lies, and videotape: 3,000 Questions and Answers on the Mideast Crisis," SP Books, 1991, 479 pp.p. 245 Q: What is known about the massacre of 1860? A: In 1860, the Lebanese Druze attacked the Christian Maronites. Thousands of men, women and children were murdered. The Christians sent forth a desperate plea for help to the European powers in order to save them from complete annihilation... Q: Who came to the aid of the Christians? A: Sir Moses Montefiore, the well-known British Jewish leader, astonished by the disaster that befell the Lebanese Christians, did his utmost to...
  • Madonna is a 'slut', says Russia's deputy Prime Minister

    "slut" after she used a St Petersburg concert to show support for Pussy Riot, the radical punk band currently on trial for singing a protest song against the president, Vladimir Putin. On Twitter, Rogozin wrote: "With age, every former s. tries to lecture everyone on morality." While he didn't use the whole word for "slut", just an initial, Russian speakers are clear that was what he meant. As the Sun reports, he added: "Either take off your cross, or put on your knickers." Earlier, at a Moscow gig on Tuesday, Madonna performed one song wearing a balaclava in emulation of...
  • Four Things Christians Can Do During Ramadan

    08/09/2012 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    It’s about midway through the Islamic season of Ramadan, an annual period of fasting and reflection for Muslims. Around the world, millions of Muslims are fasting, praying, reading the Qur’an, and striving for purity in thought and deed. The post below was published last year during Ramadan, and contains some useful ideas for Christians to consider during Ramadan...
  • Atheist Tolerance Revealed

    08/09/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 32 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 9, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It began innocently enough: a little unscientific sociological experiment born out of a coffee chat with a friend. How are Christians viewed in today’s ‘modern’ society? The question was stored in the back of my mind for quite a while, waiting for the right moment to be revealed. Social media presented the opportunity to get the ball rolling, and roll it did. A Twitter re-tweet from an atheist telling a person of faith “…your God isn’t real.” The arrogance of the statement was obvious. A mortal human believed she possessed the knowledge to single-handedly discount the possibility of a ‘higher...
  • gay hipsters harassing an old black man reading a Bible

    08/05/2012 2:17:20 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 13 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 8/5/2012 | Moneyrunner
    [check link for the video] These are the people the mainstream media are rooting for. The man reading the Bible, I am sure, relates to Dan Cathy. Via Ann Sorock at Legal Insurrection A good question for these times, are these homosexuals racist? Speaking truth to power? Note the "accusation" written in chalk on the sidewalk telling us he's really gay; are they saying that there's something wrong with that? If I were into conspiracy theories I would suspect that Chick-fil-A hired a bunch of actors to stage this little play as a way of discrediting the same sex marriage...
  • Has the Tenor of Christianity Changed Since the Founding? - [Vanity]

    08/05/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 29 replies
    8/5/12 | dagogo redux
    If I understand correctly, the ObamaCare Mandate began to take effect on the Catholic Church a few days ago. I only knew this because my wife was listening to EWTN on the car radio - otherwise, it seems not to have made any stir nor garnered any headlines, and was mentioned only in passing even on that station. Although America has been a nation of amazing strength, integrity and vitality, founded by Christians of great fervor who largely came to this land seeking freedom of religion, and although it is still a largely Christian nation, it is now surrendering, without...
  • Chick-fil-A gay rights boycott backfires (Mild Barf Alert)

    08/04/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Morning Call ^ | August 4, 2012 | Paul Carpenter
    Taking a page from Terry Rakolta's book on how to use righteous indignation to suppress the freedoms of others, some gay activists and their supporters decided to teach the Chick-fil-A people a lesson. Chick-fil-A became a target for a boycott organized by somebody — it's not exactly clear who — because the fast-food chain's president, Dan Cathy, had the audacity to express his personal views about marriage, which did not comport with those of certain gay activists. Cathy had divulged that he supports "the biblical definition of the family unit." That outraged some politicians, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who...
  • Chick-fil-A flap reveals true gay agenda

    08/04/2012 3:40:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The homosexual lobby wants to outlaw Christianity. This is the real meaning behind the uproar over Chick-fil-A. The chicken sandwich franchise has become a lightning rod for the culture war. Liberals despise it; conservatives back it. Supporters of gay marriage want to prevent the Atlanta-based chain from expanding, demanding new restaurant permits be denied. The reason: Its CEO Dan Cathy opposes same-sex marriage. In an interview with the Baptist Press, Mr. Cathy was asked his views on the issue. He said that he supports the “biblical definition of the family unit.” Meaning — horror of all horrors — that Mr....
  • 5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!]

    08/03/2012 3:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MatthewPaulTurner.net ^ | August 2, 2012 | Matthew Paul Turner
    Thousands and thousands and thousands of people proudly lined up to support Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day” yesterday. By all accounts, it was a successful campaign, perhaps one of Huckabee’s most memorable actions, a deed that might warrant etching “#ChickFilA” on his tombstone so future Americans will learn of the greatness that occurred on August 1, 2012. Many of yesterday’s appreciators were born again Christians, people who, I can only assume, claim to love God, put their trust in Jesus, and have a desire that all people hear and experience the Good News of Christ. That fact alone changes the...
  • Doug Mendenhall: If you're happy and you know it show some love (Blech!)

    08/03/2012 1:54:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Abilene Reporter-News ^ | August 3, 2012 | Doug Mendenhall
    "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands," goes the bouncy little song that's been a favorite of Sunday school teachers for decades. "If you're happy and you know it, shout 'Amen!'" Preschoolers will sing that song over and over, shouting "Amen!" more bouncily each time, until savvy Sunday school teachers switch to "The Lord is In His Holy Temple" to settle them back down before the classroom turns into a mosh pit. As those preschoolers mature, they learn that shouting, "Amen," turns out not to be the central task of Christians. Jesus teaches us that it is...
  • Alawi Islam (Info on Alawi Islam in Syria - Religion of Assad)

    The Alawis, who number about 1,350,000 in Syria and Lebanon, constitute Syria's largest religious minority. Historically they have been called Nusayris, Nusairis, Namiriya or Ansariyya. They live chiefly along the coast in Al Ladhiqiyah Province, where they form over 60 percent of the rural population; the city of Latakia itself is largely Sunni. The Alawi sect, which integrates doctrines from other religions -- in particular from Christianity -- arose from a split within the Ismailite sect. The Alawis appear to be descendants of people who lived in this region at the time of Alexander the Great. When Christianity flourished in...
  • Tell Mayors Not To Be Afraid Of Homo Nazis (Quinn's Words) - ChickFilA

    08/01/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/01/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Morning radio show host extraordinaire Jim Quinn, who can be heard with his partner Rose online at WPGB FM radio Pittsburgh, rightly called the gay bullies, who stage "Kiss Ins" at Chick Fil As, and have raided Catholic services dressed as transvestite clowns - "Homo Nazis," and he is one of the few who is not homophobic. The real homophobes are those mayors, ministers, politicians, academics, press, and presidents of businesses like Home Depot and Amazon.Com, who will instantaneously bend over frontwards to appease the overbearing gay community. Tell the actual  homophobes, like the mayors of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco...
  • Inside Syria: Aleppo’s Christians arm against Islamists

    07/31/2012 9:34:08 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    globalpost.com ^ | 31JUL12 | Hugh Macleod, Annasofie Flamand and a reporter inside Syria
    ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT, Lebanon — As evidence mounts that foreign Islamists are fighting alongside Syria’s increasingly radicalized rebels, Christians in Aleppo and elsewhere are taking up arms, often supplied by the regime. “We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq,” Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo’s Aziza district told GlobalPost. “What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state.” While the 30-year-old shopkeeper said he had not received any direct threats from Syria’s...
  • PLATONISM’S INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGY

    07/24/2012 4:50:47 PM PDT · by wmfights · 43 replies
    Theological Studies ^ | Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D
    IMPACT OF PLATONISM ON ESCHATOLOGY Randy Alcorn has specifically addressed the impact of Platonism on Christian eschatology. In doing so he has coined the term, Christoplatonism. As the title suggests, Christoplatonism is a philosophy that “has blended elements of Platonism with Christianity.”46 But as he points out, this merger is not a good thing since this mixture of Platonism with Christianity “has poisoned Christianity and blunted its distinct differences from Eastern religions.”47 According to Alcorn, Christoplatonism’s pervasive influence 41 Blaising, “Premillennialism,” 162. 42 Russell D. Moore, “Personal and Cosmic Eschatology,” in A Theology for the Church, ed. Daniel L. Akin...