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  • 'Flat-pack' (Byzantine) Church lost in shipwreck to be built after 1,500 years

    11/16/2015 1:50:15 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 12, 2015 | Hannah Furness,
    It is the ultimate in DIY: a flat-pack building found on the bottom of the sea 1,500 years after it sunk. A Byzantine church is to be reassembled for the first time in its long history, after it was lost in a ship wreck around 550AD. The church is to go on show at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as part of a new exhibition of treasures found under the sea, as its director says he hopes it is easier to assemble than “an Ikea wardrobe”. It is the most extensive building project of its kind, bringing the church...
  • The Emmaus Code: The Key to the Bible

    11/11/2015 6:10:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Frank Turek
    The Emmaus Code: The Key to the BibleFrank Turek | Nov 11, 2015 The Bible? How can you believe in an ancient collection of fanciful myths written by a small group of Hebrews thousands of years ago? And why would you think such a collection of ancient writings should have any bearing on our lives today? New York Times best-selling author David Limbaugh has answered those two questions adeptly in his latest two books. In last year's Jesus on Trial, Limbaugh artfully tells of his journey from skepticism about the Bible to his realization that the Bible is actually true....
  • The “Other” Lost Scriptures (Beyond the Dead Sea Scrolls, Slavonic texts break all the rules)

    11/03/2015 2:52:20 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 3, 2015 | PHILIP JENKINS
    We all know where priceless ancient manuscripts should be found: somewhere remote, preferably a desert, and we need a good hiding place; caves are perfect. In terms of creating a stereotype, the Dead Sea Scrolls are the model case, followed by the ancient Christian and Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi, in Egypt, around the same time. Yet one of the greatest such discoveries in modern times broke all those rules, which might explain why it remains so thoroughly unknown outside quite a narrow specialist world. And we still are only beginning to come to terms with the implications.The...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Were Adam and Eve Real? New Anthropological Evidence in 10-Year Update to Book (Interview)

    10/26/2015 8:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/26/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Ten years after publication of Who Was Adam? by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross, 13 new chapters detail the new scientific evidence on the origins of humankind in a second edition.Rana and Ross are scholars affiliated with Reasons to Believe, which also published the new edition of Who Was Adam? RTB works to spread the Gospel by showing how science supports the truths found in Scripture. Rana and Ross both have doctorate degrees in the physical sciences, biochemistry and astronomy, respectively. Unlike most second editions, this one leaves the original edition alone and adds the new chapters onto the original.During an interview...
  • Early men and women were equal, say scientists

    10/21/2015 1:53:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 61 replies
    the guardian (uk) ^ | 14 May 2015 | Hannah Devlin
    Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists. A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal influence on where their group lives and who they live with. The findings challenge the idea that sexual equality is a recent invention, suggesting that it has been the norm for humans for most of our evolutionary history. Mark Dyble, an anthropologist who led the study at University College London, said: There is still this wider perception...
  • Can The New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammad's Flying Horse really Visited the Temple Mount?

    10/15/2015 8:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Buraq was a flying horse with a woman's head. October 15, 2015 Daniel Greenfield So the New York Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple Mount. Their work was taken down by Liel Leibowitz at The Tablet and others. The Times offered a limited correction. But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the New York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed...
  • Scientists reduce belief in God by shutting down the brains medial frontal cortex

    Someone I know just sent me this extraordinary article, very alarming to say the least: "New research involving a psychologist from the University of York has revealed for the first time that both belief in God and prejudice towards immigrants can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain. Dr Keise Izuma collaborated with a team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to carry out an innovative experiment using transcranial magnetic stimulation, a safe way of temporarily shutting down specific regions of the brain. The researchers targeted the posterior medial frontal cortex, a part of the brain...
  • Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God

    10/16/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by detective · 74 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 15, 2015 | William M Briggs
    Heres the breathless headline: Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with MAGNETS. Wait. Attitudes toward God and immigrants? Are these a natural pair? The newspaper thought so. They tell of an experiment which claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants. Hows it done? Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation researchers can safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brain. It seems to have worked. Volunteers were coaxed into having their brains zapped by giant magnets. And, lo! Belief...
  • 1984: Researchers Prove Brain Manipulation Can Lessen Belief in God, Alter Views on Immigrants

    10/14/2015 7:29:46 PM PDT · by hulagirl · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.14.2015 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Day by day, the dystopian universe depicted in George Orwells magnum opus rings more like an omen than a work of fiction. In the day and age of political correctness run amok, where offenders are often forced to attend sensitivity-training, a new experiment that claims to alter the way participants view religion and immigrants, proves that the thought-police may, in fact, be coming. In a joint study conducted by scientific researches in the U.S. and U.K., a technique dubbed transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, was used on participants to essentially turn off groups of neurons in the brain that control...
  • Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with MAGNETS

    10/14/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Express UK ^ | 10/13/2015 | Selina Sykes
    A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers.
  • Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with magnetic field exposure

    10/14/2015 6:48:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies ^ | 10/14/2015 | Selina Sykes
    Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with MAGNETS Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with MAGNETS ATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed. By Selina Sykes Wed, Oct 14, 2015 A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique...
  • Scientists uncover what may be an early image of Christ

    05/01/2014 1:57:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | May 1, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Some intriguing news from the world of archeology: Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb.Painted on the walls of a mysterious underground stone structure in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 100 miles south of Cairo, the image shows a young man with curly hair and dressed in a short tunic.He raises his hand as if making a blessing, said Egyptologist Josep Padr, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area.In this expedition, he led a team of archaeologists from the University of Barcelona,...

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the worlds oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...

    08/31/2015 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/31/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sourcesboth Muslim and non-Muslimmake clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasonsfrom converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the winning team to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the losing team. Modern day Muslims and other apologistsprimarily in academia, government, and mainstream mediareject...
  • Oldest Koran Destabilises Islamic History, Scientists Say It Pre-dates Mohammed

    08/31/2015 11:22:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31, 2015 | by Nick Hallett
    Fragments of an early Koran found in a Birmingham library may rewrite Islamic history after carbon dating revealed they could be older than Mohammed.
  • Upton Sinclair noted how the Social Gospellers moved on from hebrew texts

    08/08/2015 12:50:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In his book The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation, Upton Sinclair makes an interesting observation: (page 299/300) And now the War has broken upon the world, and caught the churches, like everything else, in its mighty current; the clergy and the congregations are confronted by pressing national needs, they are forced to take notice of a thousand new problems, to engage in a thousand practical activities. No one can see the end of this - any more than he can see the end of the vast upheaval in politics and industry. But we who are trained in...
  • What is the Koran?

    11/20/2002 3:13:18 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies · 6,190+ views
    atlantic monthly ^ | J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9 | Toby Lester
    J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9Researchers with a variety of academic and theological interests are proposing controversial theories about the Koran and Islamic history, and are striving to reinterpret Islam for the modern world. This is, as one scholar puts it, a "sensitive business" by Toby Lester (The online version of this article appears in three parts. Click here to go to part two. Click here to go to part three.) N 1972, during the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana'a, in Yemen, laborers working in a loft between the structure's inner and...
  • A scholar in the desert {Hagarism: the origins of Islam} - Patricia Crone

    08/07/2015 12:18:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1 August 2015 | the Economist
    ISLAM arose with remarkable speed and mystery. Patricia Crones well-stocked mind, clear prose and unflinching intellectual honesty were devoted to explaining why. She had little time for Islams own accounts of its origins: debris as far as historians were concerned, and hopelessly inconsistent. Far better, she reckoned, to fill the gap with contemporary sources and knowledge of other cultures, from messianic Maoris to Icelanders. That required both personal and intellectual bravery. The central beliefs of Islam, such as the way the Koran took shape, the life of Muhammad and Islams relations with other religions, are sensitive subjects. Outside scrutiny can...
  • Atheist Jerry Coyne explains why morality is impossible for atheists

    08/05/2015 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 40 replies
    Wintery Knight ^ | 8/4/2015 | Wintery Knight
    Atheist Jerry Coyne explains why morality is impossible for atheists Let’s review what you need in your worldview in order to have a rationally grounded system of morality.You need 5 things:1) Objective moral valuesThere needs to be a way to distinguish what is good from what is bad. For example, the moral standard might specify that being kind to children is good, but torturing them for fun is bad. If the standard is purely subjective, then people could believe anything and each person would be justified in doing right in their own eyes. Even a “social contract” is just based...
  • This animated map shows how religion spread across the world

    08/02/2015 12:18:16 PM PDT · by The Cuban · 7 replies ^ | Alex Kuzoian
    (The link is to a map supposedly showing the spread of world religions through time. Conveniently, It fails to show that Palestine, North Africa or the Middle East was Christianized prior to Mohammed, or, in fact, ever. This is the BS the machine is spreading as fact.) Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race.
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • India: The Stormy Revival of an International University

    07/13/2015 8:30:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | August 13, 2015 issue | Amartya Sen
    Classes began in early September last year at a small new international university, called Nalanda, in Bihar in northeast India -- one of the most backward parts of the country. Only two faculties -- history, and environment and ecology -- were holding classes for fewer than twenty students. And yet the opening of Nalanda was the subject of headlines in all the major newspapers in India and received attention across the world. "Ritorno a Nalanda" was the headline in Corriere della Sera. The new venture is meant to be a revival of Nalanda Mahavihara, the oldest university in the world,...
  • Ancient (Byzantine) Church Uncovered During Highway Project in Israel

    06/13/2015 3:41:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Goldbaum,
    A 1,500-year-old church has been discovered at a Byzantine period rest stop on the road connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, archaeologists announced today (June 10). The ancient road station and church, uncovered during a highway construction project, sit next to a seep spring called 'Ain Naqa'a, which is on the outskirts of Moshav Bet Neqofa, a settlement in Jerusalem. Along the old road, which was likely paved in the Roman period, "other settlements and road stations have previously been discovered that served those traveling the route in ancient times," Annette Nagar, the director of the excavation on behalf of the...
  • Kabbalistic Signet Indicates Columbus was an Exiled Jew

    10/19/2008 12:29:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 833+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | October 19, '08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( Columbus was a Jew named Salvador Fernando Zarco and was among those expelled from Spain in 1492, a rare triangular Kabbalistic signet indicates. Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos has authored an historical novel, Codex 632: The Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus, which relates the deciphering of a rare triangular Kabbalistic signet. The interpretation of the recent discovery of the signet claims to reveal the secret identity of Columbus. The unique triangular monogram is similar to inscriptions on gravestones in Jewish cemeteries in Spain and southern France. The interpretation of the recent discovery of the signet claims to reveal the secret...
  • Byzantine-Era Church Discovered During Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Road Construction

    06/11/2015 4:06:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 10, 2015 Road workers doing construction on a highway leading from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem have unearthed a large Byzantine-era road station and church. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the archaeological find was discovered outside of the town of Abu Gosh and is thought to be approximately 1,500 years old. The uncovered church is about 52 feet long, with a side chapel measuring 21 feet long and 11.5 feet wide that has a mosaic floor. Fragments of red-colored plaster found in the rubble strewn throughout the building showed that the church walls had been decorated with frescoes, the...
  • What It's Like to Die, According to an ICU Nurse

    05/25/2015 9:30:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 25, 2015
    Palliative and intensive care units at hospitals have a close relationship with death, giving rise to many experiences that defy any rational explanation. Patients who foresee the exact time when they will die; others who seem to decide for themselves the day and the hour, moving their death forward or delaying it; family members' prophetic dreams or presentiments on the part of third parties who, without even knowing that someone has been brought to the hospital or has suffered an accident, are certain that he has died. Only healthcare professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients know first-hand the...
  • Researchers Find Brain Activity Beyond the Flat Line

    10/03/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 19 replies
    Bioscience Technology ^ | 10/01/2013 | Cynthia Fox
    Fascinating, says medical resuscitation expert Sam Parnia of a recent PLOS One study finding highly unexpected electrical activity in the hippocampus of one man, and 26 cats, with flat-lined isoelectric electroencephalograms (EEGs). The isoelectric flat lineso popular in movies and on TV showshelps determine if patients are in a brain death they cant recover from.
  • 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. Its important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and theres 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 Im 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 thenumber 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 the35,000 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...
  • 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 ^ | May 13,2015 | Jeff Poor
    During his Talking Points Memo segment on Tuesday, The OReilly Factor host Bill OReilly 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 ^ | 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...
  • '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 articles title is Big Drop in Share of Americans Calling Themselves Christian and thats why Im happy its 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 youre a Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Episcopal, Congregationalist, or Disciple of Christ, youre becoming a rarer commodity. And thats a good thing....
  • 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 theyre gays continuing to force more of their radical anti-freedom agenda off onto us or radical Muslims pushing for sharia law in our communities, wed 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 wont 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.
  • 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 doesnt, because thats not whats 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 Americas religious landscape. According to a new Pew study, theyre succeeding better than many thought possible: "The number of Americans who dont 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 nations 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...
  • Americas 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...
  • 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. Its one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isnt. Its not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isnt 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 Universitys faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have...
  • 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 Churchs prohibition of gay sex. I couldnt 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 cooperatives 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 cooperatives 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 TVannounced [3]that pressure from Americans acquainted with Sister Diana Momekas 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.Afterinviting [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 CAIRs commentarymaking 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...