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  • Daniel Wallace Blasts Yusuf Ismail on John 1:1

    05/20/2015 7:31:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Answering Muslims ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | David Wood
    In the tradition of charlatans like Ahmed Deedat and Zakir Naik, Yusuf Ismail is convinced that he can be as inaccurate as he likes, because most of the people listening to him won't bother examining what he says (so long as he sounds confident when he speaks). This tactic is based on numbers. If 400 people are watching a debate, and a Muslim debater completely distorts the facts while sounding like he knows what he's talking about, how many in the audience will take the time to research his claims? One or two? And if one or two do the...
  • Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because It’s Boring Everyone To Death []

    05/20/2015 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/2015 | Matt Walsh
    I recently attended a service that might help solve the riddle of the fantastic decline of American Christianity. It was a different church from the one I normally go to. Let me set the scene, perhaps it will sound familiar: I walked in and immediately realized that IÂ’d inadvertently stumbled upon a totally relaxed, convenient, comfortable brand of church. The first hint was the choir members dressed in shorts and flip flops. Sweet, bro. So chill. There were a bunch of acoustic guitars and drums and tambourines and a keyboard. Before the service/concert began, some guy came out to rev...
  • Should Christians Own Guns? A British theologian's view

    05/20/2015 5:54:14 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 84 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 19 May 2015 | Krish Kandiah
    A couple of weeks ago a toddler shot himself in the head after finding a gun under the pillow of his parent's bed. Just days later a police officer accidentally shot his mother at a family wedding while adjusting his jacket. Last year, a nine-year-old girl was being shown how to use an automatic weapon and accidentally killed her instructor. In Idaho a two-year-old boy was shopping at Walmart with his mother and three other children, when he found a gun in his mother's bag; he pulled the trigger and killed her. Some would argue that these tragic stories...
  • Rifqa Bary details transformation from Islam to Christianity

    05/19/2015 7:16:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/19/2015 | JoAnne Viviano
    A woman who said she feared for her life after she converted from Islam to Christianity as an Ohio teenager has written a book through which she hopes to inspire girls and women who are desperate for freedom. Rifqa Bary, 22, gained national attention in 2009 when she ran away from her northeast Columbus home to Florida, saying her father had threatened to kill her. The book Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus tells her story. It was released on Tuesday by the WaterBrook Press division of Penguin Random House. “Writing this...
  • Israel Frontline – From Desolation to Restoration: Recent History and the birth of refugee problem

    05/19/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by OK Sun
    Maoz Israel Blog ^ | May 19, 2015 | admin
    [Embedded Video--28:30] Israel Frontline is a weekly program hosted by Shira Sorko-Ram. On this program: – Jews and Arabs prepare for battle. – What was the Arab Revolt. – Were there only Arab Refugees? – In the second part of the program, our panel guests will offer their views of the Jewish-Arab relationships at the time.
  • Islam and the 'Great Religions'

    05/17/2015 5:42:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Political correctness dictates that all religions are of equal worth; that there are “Three Great Abrahamic Religions,” and “The Arabs are Semites too, so they can’t be anti-Semites.” All these clichés need to be buried. While Christianity and Islam were both offshoots of the Jews and took from them the concept of having one’s own Holy Writ, their self-definitions as new faith communities were radically different. The Coine Greek language narratives appended to the Hebrew Bible purport to be a continuation of Jewish history. The Catholic Church even defines itself in Latin as Verus Israel, the True Israel. But Muslims...
  • How to Kill Christianity

    05/19/2015 5:20:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Trevor Thomas
    Much has been made of the recent Pew poll that highlights America’s religious landscape. What has drawn the most attention is the apparent decline of Christianity in the U.S. “The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining,” began the piece. Many liberals took gleeful notice. The Institute on Religion and Democracy’s Mark Tooley noted, “Secularists and their fellow travelers are ecstatic. The secular utopia about which John Lennon crooned is impending. Christianity is finally dying!” Of course, this is far from the case, as Tooley later reveals. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Atheist demands court martial for Christian Air Force general for speaking about his faith

    05/19/2015 8:02:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 05/19/2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    WASHINGTON (Christian Examiner) – A group claiming to defend the military against a Christian takeover is demanding an Air Force general face a court martial for saying he is a "redeemed believer in Christ" while in uniform at a National Day of Prayer Task Force meeting in Washington May 7, the Air Force Times has reported. Mikey Weinstein, who heads the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, wrote an editorial on the organization's website May 15 that Maj. Gen. Craig Olson violated Air Force instructions about speaking openly of God and Jesus Christ as a representative of the military. Weinstein believes the...
  • Why religion will dominate the 21st century

    05/18/2015 10:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | May 18, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    One of the most common assumptions is that religiosity is linked to economic and technological underdevelopment. As a society gets more technologically and economically advanced, the thinking goes, religiosity naturally fades away and is replaced by a more secular worldview. Exhibit A is usually Western Europe, which grew more secular as it grew richer (and much, much more violent) across the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibit B is the world's most religious continent — Africa — which happens to be its poorest. Under this view, the 21st century will be the century in which secularization spreads even further as the...
  • The Value of Christian Faith in America

    05/18/2015 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    A recent Pew Research Center study found there has been a big drop since 2007 in the number of Americans who identify as Christian. Although 70 percent of Americans still describe themselves as Christian, more people are identifying with no religion at all.The survey found Americans who call themselves atheist, agnostic, or of no particular faith showed the largest increase jumping from 16 percent in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014. In the same period, Christians dropped from 78 percent to just under 71 percent.Though not an affirmed Christian, George Washington realized the importance of religion in maintaining our...
  • Pope ‘canonizes’ Abbas as ‘angel of peace’, betraying Iraqi nuns

    05/18/2015 8:33:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As leaders of state, including the Vatican, recognize the illegitimate claim of Palestinian statehood, there can be no peace as that claim is based wholly on the outright destruction of Israel, the Jews, and the subjugation of Christianity Abandoning his own constituents, Pope Francis has embraced the divisive, terror-backed Palestinian Authority with a treaty recognizing its (nonexistent) statehood and an open-armed welcome of Mahmoud Abbas, P.A. leader, as an “angel of peace.” With this action, the pope iced the cake of tumultuous Middle East politics by celebrating a condoner of ISIS that continues to persecute members of his own Catholic...
  • Of Course America Is Giving Up on Christianity — We Gave Up on God Ages Ago

    05/18/2015 8:17:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/18/2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Christians decided going to church was enough, rather than advocating Christian morals and values. Jews decided even God wasn’t necessary.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2015 If Ben Shapiro’s simply stated point isn’t enough to drive home the idea that the latest Pew survey on religious life in America reported absolutely nothing new, just check out one of the latest episodes of the Kardashians in which Kim Kardashian has to Google who baptized Jesus before concluding that she wanted to “find a guy named John” to baptize her daughter, North West. What’s worse, the “guy named John” concept, the...
  • Is Christianity in America doomed?

    05/16/2015 6:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/16/2015 | Damon Linker
    Last month, New Atheist God-hater Daniel Dennett wrote an op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal that used a Pew poll to argue that the future of religion is bleak. I responded with a column of my own in which I mocked this claim, since the poll Dennett relied on actually made mixed predictions about the future of religion in the United States and painted a fairly rosy picture of its next few decades around the globe. Now Pew has released another major poll focused in much greater depth on the United States, and it's being widely interpreted as providing...
  • Italian girl, 12, beaten by classmate, for wearing crucifix

    05/15/2015 12:48:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 54 replies
    (ANSA) Terni, May 15 - A schoolboy of African origin attacked a 12-year-old-girl at a school in central Italy because she was wearing a crucifix on a neck chain, police said Friday. The boy punched the girl violently in the back at the entrance to a middle school in the town of Terni on Thursday and the girl's mother caught the boy, who subsequently told Carabinieri paramilitary police he attacked the girl because she was wearing a crucifix, police sources said. The boy, who first attended the school some three weeks ago, had bullied the girl over the past four...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/15/2015 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/15/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Obama Dismisses Wealthy Americans As ‘Society’s Lottery Winners Speaking to a panel on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama dismissed wealthy Americans as “society’s lottery winners” and called on them to make a “modest investment” in the poor in the form of tax increases. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use and your family will ever be able to use. “There’s a fairness issue involved here. And by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could now invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the...
  • Pulitzer goes to series blaming domestic violence on Christianity

    05/15/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bill Bumpas
    The Pulitzer Prize board is receiving criticism for giving an award to a South Carolina newspaper for a series on domestic abuse implying that Christianity and the Bible are the sources of the problem. The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) won the 2015 public service prize for a seven-part series titled "Till death do us part.” But the paper blamed part of the problem of domestic abuse on "deep-rooted beliefs about the sanctity of marriage and the place of women in the home." Tim Graham with the Media Research Center believes there's a natural tendency in southern states for newspapers...
  • Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion

    05/14/2015 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Pew Research released a new study finding a radical increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans. That increase correlated strongly with the decrease in the number of Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical Protestants over the past seven years.
  • Christianity Is Not Dying in America; Reports Pointing to Decline of Church Are Skewing Data

    05/14/2015 7:33:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Contrary to recent reports based on studies that emphasize the growth of non-religious people in the United States and the decline of church attendance, Christianity in America is not dying, according to a new survey that examines the nuances and complexities of how people self-identify with faith by Waco,Texas-based Baylor University. Scholars from Baylor University's Institute of Religion said during a recent conference that reports highlighting the departure of millenials from the organized religion of their parents are being greatly exaggerated. "There's a story some people want to report — that religion is on life support — but it's just...
  • A Christian Nation

    05/13/2015 10:09:51 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 5/14/15 | Me
    Excuse me, Mr. President, but the New Testament, not the Old (a historical account of the era's events and immoral practices), represents the true teachings of Christ. And exactly how is Sharia law - those tenets denying women basic human rights, condoning sex with children and killing gays for merely existing - the moral high ground or an acceptable alternative to anything? I too can tear apart politically convenient misconceptions but without resorting to distorting religious texts. America, our very laws and cultural norms - from liberty to marriage and our fabled work ethic - was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles....
  • Obama: Jesus Christ Too Cynical About Poverty(Obama lifts himself above the Creator)

    05/13/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | k mchugh
    Obama scorned Christians at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Tuesday, twisting the words of Jesus Christ into an insult against the Savior of the believers he was addressing. “It’s important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do,” Obama said. Lest leftists and liberal Christians say his comment was “taken out of context,” but here are his full remarks: “One of the things I’m always concerned about is cynicism,” Obama said. “My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, we take walks around the South...
  • U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians [Allah over Yahweh - Psalms 2]

    05/13/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 5/13/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “After the [Christian governor] told them [U.S. authorities] that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who (sic) institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems. … The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?” — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer based in Washington D.C. “In the same week that the State Dept says it will take the engagement of religious leaders seriously … it refuses a visa to a persecuted Christian nun who has fled ISIS, Sister Diana.” — Chris Seiple, President, Institute for Global Engagement.Late on the evening of May...
  • President Obama tries to silence Christians by spinning the Pope

    05/13/2015 7:05:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 13, 2015 | Carl E. Olson
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks May 12 at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) CRUX posted a report yesterday about the "Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty" held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and attended by President Barack Obama. Here are the opening paragraphs of the story: When it comes to fighting poverty, President Barack Obama wants American Christians to act a lot more like Pope Francis. Obama called Francis “transformative,” saying the pope’s “insistence” that fighting poverty be at the heart of the Christian life has made him...
  • America is Still a Christian Nation, But the Past Seven Years Has Seen Significant Drop

    05/13/2015 5:59:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 13, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    New Evangelization, where art thou? The Pew Research Center reports that the number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen sharply, to the tune of nearly eight percentage points in only seven years.  The survey, carried out in 2014, was the second "Religious Landscape Study" Pew conducted since 2007. Based on the 35,000 people the institute interviewed, the American populace is 21% Catholic. It was 23.9% seven years ago.  While the percentage of Americans who identify as Christian dropped from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014, non-Christian religions are growing. Islam showed the greatest gains, growing half a percentage point...
  • On His Knees.... Reagan

    05/13/2015 2:43:30 PM PDT · by boxlunch · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb, 2011 | Bel Air Presbyterian Church
    I just thought this was beautiful and thought it would do us good to remember what a good man Reagan was.
  • Big Drop in Share of Americans Calling Themselves Christian

    05/12/2015 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/12/15 | Nate Cohen
    The Christian share of adults in the United States has declined sharply since 2007, affecting nearly all major Christian traditions and denominations, and crossing age, race and region, according to an extensive survey by the Pew Research Center. Seventy-one percent of American adults were Christian in 2014, the lowest estimate from any sizable survey to date, and a decline of 5 million adults and 8 percentage points since a similar Pew survey in 2007.
  • O'Reilly: Christianity's Decline In America Could Lead To Collapse Like Roman Empire

    05/13/2015 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 13,2015 | Jeff Poor
    During his “Talking Points Memo” segment on Tuesday, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly explained that Americans have changed their stance on a number of issues, including immigration and Christianity and that has been to the detriment of the United States.
  • No, Christianity is Not Actually in Decline

    05/12/2015 6:26:45 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    erickontheradio.com ^ | Erik Ericson
    The New York Times has a breathless report on the decline of Christianity in America. Much of the lefty twitterverse is celebrating the decline. The Christian share of adults in the United States has declined sharply since 2007, affecting nearly all major Christian traditions and denominations, and crossing age, race and region, according to an extensive survey by the Pew Research Center. Seventy-one percent of American adults were Christian in 2014, the lowest estimate from any sizable survey to date, and a decline of 5 million adults and 8 percentage points since a similar Pew survey in 2007. But that...
  • We Should Believe What the Left-Wingers Tell Us

    05/12/2015 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Tim Dunkin
    When Bay Guys Talk: Whether they’re gays continuing to force more of their radical anti-freedom agenda off onto us or radical Muslims pushing for sharia law in our communities, we’d better get serious about organizing ourselves to oppose them Everyone knows that the self-styled progressives and others on the Left are inveterate liars. Not a day goes by that some left-wing activist or talking head won’t be found on our television screens or in our newspapers uttering some falsehood designed to make the leftist agenda more palatable to the masses or to cover up the disasters being caused by it.
  • Saudi Preacher: Jews Poison Muslims Through Social Media

    05/12/2015 5:43:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-12-15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Islamist preacher warns against WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, says they are controlled by Jews. A Saudi Islamist preacher is warning against social media such as WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, because, he claims, Jews are using them to “poison and hearts and minds of the Muslims”. The comments by Abdulla Ba Neema were posted to the internet on May 3, and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “One day, I went to study two hours before the dawn prayer, and one minute before the first call for prayer, a song was played from a cell phone...
  • Why Two Famous Catholic Writers, Michael Coren and Rod Dreher, Left the Church

    05/12/2015 5:40:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Two conservative ex-Catholics have recently been in the news sharing their reasons for leaving. One was Michael Coren. Apparently, the Canadian broadcaster and author of Why Catholics Are Right stopped attending Mass a year ago —but only publicly mentioned his switch to Anglicanism for the first time last month. He told the National Post on May 2 that he left over the Church’s prohibition of gay sex. “I couldn’t look people in the eye and make the argument that is still so central to the Catholic Church, that same-sex attraction is acceptable but to act on it is sinful....
  • Borough Park Jews Blamed for Failure of Anti-Israel Park Slope Coop Boycott

    05/12/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 11, 2015
    Activists in favor of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Coop lamented in an article the strong showing of Borough Park residents among the cooperative’s membership, which the New York Daily News on Monday said was basically a swipe at the local Jewish community. In an article written by boycott, divestment and sanctions activist Ann Schneider for New York online newspaper the Indypendent last week, the divestment proponent appeared to lament the strong presence of Borough Park residents among the food cooperative’s members. Speaking to her friend and “long-time member” Carol Lipton, Schenider wrote: “[Lipton] reminded me that...
  • U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians

    05/12/2015 5:31:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On May 12, 2015 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments [1]Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.This article is reprinted from Gatestone Institute [2].Late on the evening of May 8, Newsmax TV announced [3] that pressure from Americans acquainted with Sister Diana Momeka’s visa rejection has just caused the State Department to reverse its decision and permit her entry into the United States. Until then, however, she and others were barred.After inviting [4] a number of foreign religious leaders, mostly Muslim, the U.S. State...
  • St. Cloud, MN Mosque Vandalism Called Hate Crime; Muslim Arrested This Week

    05/12/2015 3:53:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ann Corocoran
    Back in December the St. Cloud Islamic community was all in a rage over several incidents of vandalism that had occurred at a local mosque. The local ‘interfaith’ community rallied and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Relations (CAIR) arrived on the scene and even called in the feds in hopes of proving that a “hate crime” had occurred. Here is CAIR’s commentary—making sure that everyone is notified that Muslims are victims of hate crimes in America! Lori Saroya ‘Our biggest concern is that it will escalate.’ Lori Saroya, [former] executive director of CAIR-MN, said the biggest concern...
  • 'Is Christianity Dying?' Rise of the 'Nones', Decline of Christians 'Good News' for the Church

    05/13/2015 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new Pew Study survey documenting the decline of Christians and rise of religiously unaffiliated, by calling the "increasing strangeness" of Christianity "good news" for the church. "Christianity isn't normal anymore. It never should have been. The increasing strangeness of Christianity might be bad news for America, but it's good news for the church. The major newspapers are telling us today that Christianity is dying, according to this new study, but what is clear from this study is exactly the opposite: while mainline...
  • The New York Times Says Christianity is Declining and I Say 'Amen!'

    05/13/2015 6:16:01 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 35 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/13/15 | Steve Berman
      The New York Times declared that Christianity in America is declining and I say “Amen to that!” Actually, the article’s title is “Big Drop in Share of Americans Calling Themselves Christian” and that’s why I’m happy it’s true.  The Times piece is based on a Pew Research Center survey, which shows that people are abandoning the moniker of Christian religious identity in favor of post-modern nihilism. The biggest declines are in Mainline Protestant and Catholic denominations.  If you’re a Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Episcopal, Congregationalist, or Disciple of Christ, you’re becoming a rarer commodity.  And that’s a good thing....
  • In The Eyes of God

    05/12/2015 7:05:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 11 replies
    Self | 5/12/15 | Me
    As a patriot who loves America and its foremost premise of individual liberty, I fully support people’s choice to be gay, bisexual, or whatever lifestyle they choose. Whether I agree or not is of no consequence for personal choice is the universal charter of freedom; judgment is not my cross to bear. Yet, despite this indelible truth, our call to embody compassion and forgiveness, Christians are routinely demonized in this progressive centrifuge of political correctness that demands “acceptance” over “tolerance” and “conformity” over “consequence”. Our right to oppose homosexuality and gay marriage is not the result of blind malice -...
  • Christian leaders in India protest recent spate of attacks after yet another incident

    05/12/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 1 replies
    Barnabas Fund ^ | 05/12/2015 16:45 | barnabas aid
    Over 400 Christian leaders and social activists gathered together in Hyderabad, in India’s Telangana state, on 2 May, to hold a peaceful protest against a recent spate of attacks against Christians. The protest came in the wake of yet another brutal mob attack in the state, when at least 100 Hindu radicals stormed a Christian meeting shouting anti-Christians slogans and beating the believers with wooden clubs, iron rods, and knives.Christians in India meet to pray together First breaking the lights and sound system, the assailants then proceeded to attack the Christians who had gathered together in Pebber town, in Telangana...
  • USA Today poll: Percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian plummets . . .

    05/12/2015 2:48:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . but there is less here than meets the eye. At first, the numbers seem alarming, and there is an alarming element to it. Since the last time such a poll was taken in 2008, the percentage of Americans identifying as Christians has dropped from 78 percent to 70 percent. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority, but an 8 percent drop in just seven years is pretty big. So how does one account for those one-time devoted followers of Jesus Christ suddenly abandoning the Kingdom of God? One doesn’t, because that’s not what’s really happened here....
  • Time To Worry: Americans Are Turning Away From Christianity

    05/12/2015 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The last several decades, the Left has done its best to change America’s religious landscape. According to a new Pew study, they’re succeeding better than many thought possible: "The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday." Christians are still the majority, but their numbers have fallen from 78 percent to just under 71 percent. The main reason? Increasingly more Americans consider themselves “non affiliated” with any...
  • Christians 'Declining Sharply' in America; Unaffiliated Rising, Now Hold Greater Population Share

    05/12/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An extensive study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Christians are declining sharply in America in terms of population share, while the religiously unaffiliated are rising, and now make up a larger share than American Catholics. The rise of religious intermarriages was one trend linked to the growth of the unaffiliated. The report, which was released on Tuesday, stated: "The drop in the Christian share of the population has been driven mainly by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics. Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately 3 percentage points since 2007. The evangelical Protestant share...
  • Christianity Declines Sharply in US, Agnostics Growing: Pew [2 Thess 2]

    05/12/2015 12:55:52 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/12/2015 | Melanie Batley
    Christianity is in sharp decline in America, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, making for a significantly less Christian country than that of just seven years ago. The number of Christians dropped by almost 8 percentage points in seven years to 71 percent, and the trend holds across race, gender, education, and geographic dimensions, though Christianity still dominates American religious identity at 70 percent, USA Today said. "It's remarkably widespread," Alan Cooperman, director of religion research for the Pew Research Center, said, according to The Washington Post. "The country is becoming less religious as a whole, and...
  • U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

    05/12/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By DAVID LAUTER
    The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in the last eight years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found. For what is likely the first time in U.S. history – certainly the first since the early days of the country – the actual number of American Christians has declined. Christianity, however, remains by far the nation’s dominant religious tradition, according to the new report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The rapid increase in the number of adults without ties to traditional religious institutions has strong implications for...
  • Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims By Having Too Many Crosses

    05/12/2015 6:59:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-12-15 | John Hayward
    “Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers,” reads the headline at BeliefNet. It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. It’s not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isn’t coming from actual Muslim students in any event. “Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students,” writes BeliefNet. In fact, the university expressed its bafflement in a full-length statement: “Catholic University’s faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have...
  • America’s Changing Religious Landscape (Christians Declining)

    05/12/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | May 12, 2015 | Staff
    The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting all regions of the country and many demographic groups. While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among...
  • The Ascendancy of Evil

    05/11/2015 5:27:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 10 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 11 May 15 | Jack Kelley
    "For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way" (2 Thess. 2:7). The number of emails I receive from people who are discouraged, frustrated, even despondent, is steadily increasing. They point to current conditions in the world and wonder how much worse things can get. You no longer have to be an astute observer to notice how rapidly our world is changing. It wasn’t that long ago when the standard measure was a comparison between what was acceptable...
  • America, a changing country

    05/11/2015 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    America, this country of many different parts and different blended cultures is in trouble. A good part of our citizens and insular, shut off from a country of which they have no thoughts of exceptionalism, and unique in history. Having an older, more mature outlook on my country, I have seen changes in our culture, our education, even in areas considered in my youth to be resistant to change. There are many in past generations that have no worth of a society that has stood the test of time since our founders. These are the areas where I have seen...
  • Relativism and the Antichrist

    05/10/2015 2:44:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | May 10, 2015 | Dwight Longenecker
    When Pope Benedict warned about “the Dictatorship of Relativism,” he meant it. Literally.This was hammered home not long ago when I was speaking to a group of students about the issue of same sex marriage. I prefaced the discussion with a description of relativism saying that this non-philosophy was now the mainstream, default setting in our society. “The way you can tell that relativism is mainstream,” I said, “is that there is no such thing as rational debate. In the absence of objective truth, there can be no debate, for a debate is dependent on the assumption that there...
  • THE HISTORY OF MOTHERS DAY, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

    05/09/2015 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Chauncey Uppercrust · 6 replies
    Movie A Man Called Peter | 5/9/2015 | Chauncey Uppercrust
    History of Mother's Day -- A Mother's Day Gift to You The following transcript is from the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter (1955 Henry Koster Film). The movie was adapted from a book by Catherine Marshall by the same name. Catherine was the wife of the late great preacher, Dr. Peter Marshall. The transcript below is directly from the movie. Catherine (prior to her marriage to Peter Marshall) was a college student. She and several other college students (one man and three women) were asked to accompany Dr. Peter Marshall to speak at a college event about their Christian...
  • Christians Who Have Avoided Culture Wars No Longer Have a Choice With Religious Freedom in Jeopardy

    05/09/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    MIAMI BEACH — Christians who have so far avoided controversial "culture war" issues will likely be pulled into those battles as their religious freedom becomes threatened due to gay marriage, Dr. John Inazu warned Monday. Theologically conservative Christian non-profit organizations, including churches, could face losing their tax exempt status or being shut down, and Christian doctors, lawyers, counselors and other professionals could be forced out of their professions, he explained. Inazu, associate professor of law and political science at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, was delivering a presentation, "Religious Liberty and the American Culture Wars," at the...
  • My Angry Mother

    05/09/2015 8:19:37 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 1 replies
    Dr. Alveda King's Blog ^ | May 8th, 2015 | Dr. Alveda King
    My mother was not only angry in 1950. She was pregnant and scared; seeking a D&C. Thank God my Granddaddy Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. had seen me in a dream in 1947; and he was looking and waiting for me. Granddaddy and Daddy promised to help Mother through that first unexpected pregnancy. I was born to A. D. and Naomi Ruth Barber King on January 22, 1951. Over the years, Mother recovered from her anger, finding grace in Jesus Christ. If my family had followed the abortion friendly path prescribed below, I and my siblings may never have...