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  • Existentialism and Meaning with Theodore Dalrymple

    09/11/2019 9:42:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 7, 2019 | Hermitex Podcast
    Anthony Malcolm Daniels, who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple is an English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. He worked in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries as well as in the East End of London. Before his retirement in 2005, he worked in City Hospital, Birmingham and Winson Green Prison in inner-city Birmingham, England. He is the author of a number of books, including Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass; Our Culture, What's Left of It; and Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality. In this episode we will be discussing existentialism,...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found City Where Jesus Appeared After Resurrection

    09/10/2019 8:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | September 5, 2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Archaeologists in Israel say they may have discovered the true location of Emmaus, the Biblical town where Jesus first appeared to two of his followers after being crucified and resurrected. Haaretz reports that researchers found the massive 2,200-year-old walls of a Hellenistic fortification believed to have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the Jewish leader spoken of in the Hanukkah story. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli team has been excavating a hill overlooking Jerusalem known as Kiriath Yearim, an area believed to be where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20...
  • Israeli Archaeologists May Have Found Emmaus, Where Jesus Appeared After Crucifixion

    09/06/2019 8:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 09/06/2019 | Ariel David
    Archaeologists have uncovered the massive walls of a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortification that may have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the famed Jewish leader at the center of the Hanukkah story. In an unexpected twist, the discovery could also help identify the location of the biblical town of Emmaus, where the Gospels say Jesus made his first appearance after being crucified and resurrected. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli expedition has been digging at Kiriath Yearim, a hill overlooking the approach to Jerusalem a few kilometers west of the city, next door to the town of Abu...
  • Zoroastrians hold ceremony at fire temple in Kurdistan Region

    08/27/2019 1:54:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 9 August 2019 | Kosar Nawad
    An organizer reads excerpts from a sacred Zoroastrian text at one of the Kurdistan Region's fire temples in Darbandikhan, Aug. 8, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Karwan Yara) A local organization dedicated to the Zoroastrian religion and philosophy on Thursday held a special ceremony at one of the group's fire temples located in the Kurdistan Region.Members of the Basna Organization, whose efforts usually focus on preserving local archaeological sites, performed the rite in Sulaimani province’s town of Darbandikhan.During the event, participants observed a number of the religion's rituals and read some of the faith's texts and core doctrines aloud to attendees. Organizers...
  • Pompeii archaeologists uncover 'sorcerer's treasure trove'

    08/12/2019 2:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 8/12/19 | BBC
    Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads. A room with the bodies of 10 victims, including women and children, was excavated in the same house. Pompeii was engulfed by a volcanic eruption from Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. The fatal eruption froze the city and its residents in time, making it a rich source for archaeologists. The trove was found in what remained of a wooden box. The wood itself had decomposed and only the bronze hinges remained, preserved by the...
  • Evidence of Jewish idolatry during 1st Temple period on display

    08/09/2019 4:14:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    The remains of a mysterious Jewish city populated decades before the destruction of the First Temple was discovered on a site near Beit Shemesh about six months ago. The findings not only revealed evidence of the renewal of Jewish settlement in the area following the destruction wrought by Sancheiriv but also revealed evidence of the idol worship the Jewish people engaged in at the time. The findings of figurines and idols in the Jewish city corroborated the Tanach's (Jewish Bible) attribution of the destruction of the First Temple to idolatry. Sancheiriv (Sennacherib), the king of Assyria from 705 BCE to...
  • So why did 'Columbus sail the ocean blue' in 1492?

    08/04/2019 8:37:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/4/2019 | Bill Federer
    “There are but 155 years left … at which time … the world will come to an end,” wrote Christopher Columbus in his book “Libro de Las Profecias,” composed in 1502 between his third and fourth voyages. Columbus continued: “… The sign which convinces me that our Lord is hastening the end of the world is the preaching of the Gospel recently in so many lands.” Though his predictions were off, Columbus’ writings revealed his motivation for setting sail on his first voyage Aug. 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. He sought to find a sea...
  • Timeline of Secret Government Projects LSD, Esalen, HAARP and the Cosmic Cointelpro

    10/06/2005 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 21,553+ views
    Timeline of Secret Government Projects LSD, Esalen, HAARP and the Cosmic Cointelpro or When You Dance With the Devil... note: because important web-sites are frequently "here today but gone tomorrow" the following was archived from http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/timeline.htm on November 3, 2002. This is NOT an attempt to divert readers from the aforementioned web-site.  Indeed, the reader should only read this back-up copy if it cannot be found at the original author's site.This timeline, prepared by a researcher of our Quantum Future School, [JH] with many linked sources, barely scratches the surface. It is our hope that readers will do additional research,...
  • 9,000-yr-old Site near Jerusalem is the "Big Bang" of Prehistory Settlement

    07/22/2019 11:12:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    The Vintage News ^ | Monday, July 22, 2019 | Nancy Bilyeau
    A huge 9,000-year-old Neolithic settlement -- the largest ever discovered in Israel, say archaeologists -- is currently being excavated outside Jerusalem, researchers said in mid July 2019. This site, located near the town of Motza, is the "Big Bang" for prehistory settlement research due to its size and the preservation of its material culture, said Jacob Vardi, co-director of the excavations at Motza on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, according to The Times of Israel. Among the many important findings is that 9,000 years ago, the people of the settlement practiced religion. "They carried out rituals and honored their deceased...
  • Princess Di reincarnated? TV host claims his son has iconic royal’s soul

    07/19/2019 9:25:55 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 88 replies
    ny post ^ | 7/17/2019 | hannah sparks
    Even someone who believes in reincarnation couldn’t hope for this sort of cosmic luck. Billy Campbell, the 4-year-old son of Australian TV host David Campbell, tells his parents he has the soul of philanthropist and beloved global figure Princess Diana. Billy, who talks of being a princess “before the sirens came” was born 18 years after Di’s fatal car accident in 1997.
  • Koran Read-Through: Debunking The First 2 Chapters of the Worst Book In History

    07/18/2019 10:22:08 AM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/19 | Gerard Perry
    I go over the first 2 chapters of The Koran, explaining their historical and scriptural errors, and how Islam can not be reconciled with a belief in the Living God. Also, respond to fallacious Muslim apologetics.
  • New Institutes of Coptic Studies Spread in Egypt’s Public Universities

    07/14/2019 7:08:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 7/11/19 | Staff
    First Institute of Coptic Studies Inaugurated at University of AlexandriaWith an unprecedented initiative, Egyptian political institutions have decided to invest resources to support the opening of institutes, centers, and departments in public universities dedicated to the study and enhancement of the Coptic language and cultural heritage, according to Fides News Agency. The first institute of Coptic Studies was already inaugurated at the University of Alexandria, in collaboration with the Coptic Orthodox Church. A similar initiative is being undertaken at the faculty of artistic studies of the University of Damanhour. Even the buildings intended to house these institutions have been designed,...
  • Kosovo's 'Field of Blackbirds': The 630-Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Resist Islam

    06/17/2019 8:03:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place on June 15, 1389, exactly 630 years ago today. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders—the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam. Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries (Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc.). Islam’s successful entry into Eastern Europe was...
  • The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam

    06/15/2019 10:31:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/15/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place today, June 15, exactly 630 years ago today in 1389. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders, or the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam. Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries — Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc. Islam's successful entry...
  • War College cancels speaker on Islam

    06/13/2019 4:04:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2019 | Bill Gertz
    A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a racist and “Islamophobe,” he said. The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group critics say is linked to the Islamist international group Muslim Brotherhood, protested the speech in a letter to the college superintendent, Army Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, and provost James G. Breckenridge. Purporting to represent the “Muslim community” in Pennsylvania, CAIR stated that it opposed Mr. Ibrahim’s planned...
  • CAIR Demands U.S. War College Withdraw My Speaking Invitation, Branding Me a 'Notorious Islamophobe'

    06/12/2019 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 10, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The “unindicted co-conspirator” Council on American-Muslim Relations (“CAIR”) and its Islamist allies are “outraged” because the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has invited me to give a lecture on my recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. On May 28, CAIR’s Pennsylvania leadership—namely Jacob Bender, Timothy Welbeck, and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu —sent a letter to USAWC Commandant Gen. John Kem and Provost Dr. James Breckenridge urging them to revoke “the decision of the US Army War College to invite Mr. Raymond Ibrahim to deliver the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture Series of...
  • U.S. Army War College caves to CAIR’s demand to cancel a speaking engagement at the College

    06/11/2019 11:34:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 40 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JUNE 12, 2019
    DISGRACEFUL! U.S. Army War College caves to designated terrorist group CAIR’s demand to cancel a speaking engagement at the College by the highly-respected Islamic scholar and author, Raymond Ibrahim, by slandering him as an “Islamophobe” JUNE 12, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM If you have not seen the original demand letter from CAIR to the U.S. Army War College, and Raymond Ibrahim’s response to it, you’ll find it at the below link. Designated terrorist group CAIR “demands” cancellation of speaking engagement by renowned Islamic scholar and author, Raymond Ibrahim, at the US Army War College It’s beyond shocking to see US Army...
  • CAIR 'Demands' US Army War College Cancel My Lecture on Islamic History

    06/11/2019 8:18:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The "unindicted co-conspirator" Council on American-Muslim Relations ("CAIR") and its Islamist allies are "outraged" because the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has invited me to give a lecture on my recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. On May 28, CAIR's Pennsylvania leadership — namely, Jacob Bender, Timothy Welbeck, Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu — sent a letter to USAWC commandant Gen. John Kem and provost Dr. James Breckenridge urging them to revoke "the decision of the US Army War College to invite Mr. Raymond Ibrahim to deliver the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture...
  • The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam

    06/15/2019 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 15, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place today, June 15, exactly 630 years ago today in 1389. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders, or the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam. Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries — Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc. Islam's successful entry...
  • Is death still the end? Scientists spark life in brains of dead pigs

    04/17/2019 11:43:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 4/17/19
    Yale scientists say experiment opens new frontier in brain research 35 minutes ago Re-vitalised brains of dead pigs said to be ‘cellularly active’. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Re-vitalised brains of dead pigs said to be ‘cellularly active’. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty An experiment has breathed life into the brains of pigs four hours after death. Scientists in the US restored circulation and cellular activity in 32 pig brains obtained from a meat-packing plant. While there was no evidence of re-awakening awareness or consciousness, the re-vitalised brains were said to be “cellularly active”. The study has implications that challenge long-held assumptions about the...