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  • A Theistic Explanation for Why We Can’t Find Any Extraterrestrials

    09/10/2017 5:05:47 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2017 | Edward Watson
    The very serious problems of abiogenesis and technological intelligence and the mathematical odds against finding intelligent extraterrestrials explain why we’ve never been able to detect extraterrestrial intelligences—and probably never will. We can all sleep soundly at night without worrying that aliens are going to come down from the sky to destroy or invade us. This then brings us to what is usually ignored in science: God. Since I am a Christian, this article is limited to the Christian worldview, which is centered on Jesus Christ. (Note: This section does not imply the biblical text is necessarily “true,” only that this...
  • [Vanity]Defending Pontius Pilate

    05/11/2017 6:24:05 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 116 replies
    5/11/2017 | Stormprepper
    In my humble opinion Pontius Pilate was not only NOT evil but he will probably be saved at the judgment. He certainly had the potential to be a very good man. The Jews at the time of Christ were the only people in the history of mankind that were so wicked they would crucify their own God. This fact plays into God's plan for our salvation. Jesus would come to earth, gain a physical body, learn through mortal experiences pain, anquish, temptation, and joy. He would overcome all things, suffer to pay the price for sin, then His body would...
  • Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

    05/11/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT · by super7man · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2017 | Fox News
    Older teenagers will be pulled from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the Mormon church announced Thursday. The announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means an estimated 130,000-180,000 teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. The Mormon church is the largest sponsor of Boy Scouts troops in the United States. The Boy Scouts' "Varsity" and "Venturing" programs for older teens had become difficult to implement within the religion, Mormon officials said in a news release. "Instead, Young Men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual outlined by the...
  • Judge praises former LDS bishop, while sentencing him for rape, as victim listens

    04/15/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KUTV ^ | April 15, 2017 | Chris Jones, KUTV
    UPDATE: Civil rights group to file judicial complaint against judge who praised rapist during sentencing (KUTV) — Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low had glowing praise for a man who was convicted of molesting two female relatives while they stayed at his home three years ago. "The court had no doubt that Mr. Vallejo is an extraordinarily good man," Low said just moments before sentencing Keith Vallejo to prison for sexually abusing the two females. "But great men, sometimes do bad things," Low continued.
  • [Who?] Evan McMullin takes shot at Trump's appearance

    02/11/2017 9:46:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/17 | Al Weaver
    Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin took a swipe at President Trump's looks on Saturday, saying that refugees who come to America are better looking than the president. In a tweet Saturday, McMullin spoke out in support of the "well-vetted" refugees who come to the U.S. from various parts of the world, saying that they present less risk to the country than the Trump administration. "Trump's presidency presents more risk to the Republic than do the well-vetted refugees we resettle to America," McMullin said, adding "And, they're better looking!"
  • Evan McMullin to launch conservative group opposing Trump

    01/25/2017 11:54:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/2017 | David Drucker
    Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn will launch a new conservative group on Wednesday that's opposed to President Trump, and will kick off the effort with a television advertisement questioning his connections to Russia. "Stand Up Republic" is a new 501(c)4 political nonprofit organization. They envision their new group as a home for conservative grassroots opposition to Trump, but plan to partner with activists on the left who share their concerns about the threat they believe Trump poses to the Constitution, equality and liberty.
  • Mark Levin: Former Publix vegetable-manager and alt-right flunky

    01/17/2017 11:01:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mark Levin
    https://www.facebook.com/marklevinshow/ Mark Levin 1 hr · Former Publix vegetable-manager and alt-right flunky turned light-weight blogger at Conservative Nuthouse (he uses a fake name, Sundance to conceal his past - Mark Bradman) continues with another fraudulent attack against numerous conservative commentators. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/16/ms-twitchy-michelle-malkin-discusses-president-elect-trump/comment-page-2/
  • MARK LEVIN: Rubio educates Tillerson

    01/11/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin Verified account ā€¸@marklevinshow Rubio educates Tillerson Gloves OFF: Rubio takes Putin-squish Tillerson to the WOODSHED "It should not be hard to say V'Ladimir Putin's army has comitted war crimes in Alleppo."conservativereview.com
  • Beck & Carlson Brawl: No, I Did Not Believe Ted Cruz Was “Anointed By God” To Be President

    01/09/2017 8:51:56 PM PST · by nodwam · 78 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/09/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Tucker Carlson and Glenn Beck brawled over his inflammatory rhetoric on Trump, his support of Ted Cruz, what he’s learned from the election, why Clinton lost and why he thinks Trump should be given a chance. The interview starts off with Beck denying he said Cruz was “anointed” by God to be president. Beck said, “I never said he was anointed by God to be president of the United States. I do believe that people are called, all of us are, you’re called for your job, I’m called for my job, all of us are called for a specific time....
  • Vanity:Mark Levin calls Putin a "fascist" -- after shouting down a caller for advocating negotiation

    12/30/2016 4:01:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 67 replies
    WililiamIII | Dec 30 2016 | WilliamIII
    A caller described himself as a Reagan supporter, asked why not give it a chance with Russia and Putin. Levin like a dictator wouldn't let him speak, shouted him off the air. And then, without any sense of irony, shouted that Putin is a "fascist." Hey Mark, why could Reagan negotiate with Gorbachev, but you don't want Trump to try to work an accommodation with Putin? Even though Putin is fighting on the side of Christians in Syria against the jihadists who are slaughtering them? You really want war with Russia, "great one"?
  • Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump's inauguration

    12/30/2016 3:13:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Complete Headline: Mormons launch petition trying to stop the Tabernacle Choir singing at Donald Trump's inauguration as one member resigns rather than perform at the ceremony Mormons are urging a choir who are set to sing at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration to refuse to perform at the event with one of the singers even resigning in protest. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir are one of a few acts to confirm they will sing at Trump's swearing-in ceremony later next month. The group has already performed at the inaugurations of George Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and added they were...
  • Mark Levin SHREDS pro-Putin, global warming alarmist Rex Tillerson (Pros, Cons??)

    12/14/2016 7:26:01 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 275 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12-13-2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    Tuesday evening on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed the announcement that Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state. Levin said that the choice of Rex Tillerson ranks among the “worst” of Trump’s Cabinet picks. Rex Tillerson: Trump’s most disastrous pick – The Conservative Conscience Ep77 Listen: Tillerson has close ties to members of the ruling class establishment. His nomination was praised by the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, and James Baker — luminaries of the Bush administration and, in the case of Rice and Gates, lobbyists for Exxon-Mobil. Additionally, his...
  • Mormons and Psychologists Burn Their Brains

    12/05/2016 10:31:59 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation - Evolution Headlines ^ | December 4, 2016 | Creation - Evolution Headlines
    Can an MRI scan tell anything about spiritual experience? Some neuroscientists at the University of Utah decided to put Mormons in an MRI scanner and watch their brains light up when they felt spiritual. Science Daily describes the experiment: During fMRI [functional MRI] scans, 19 young-adult church members — including seven females and 12 males — performed four tasks in response to content meant to evoke spiritual feelings. The hour-long exam included six minutes of rest; six minutes of audiovisual control (a video detailing their church’s membership statistics); eight minutes of quotations by Mormon and world religious leaders; eight minutes...
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Two new polls of Utah show Evan McMullin sliding to third place

    11/03/2016 5:53:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 38 replies
    Nearly a third of McMullin supporters are prepared to ditch him if they become convinced the election’s a toss-up. You’re seeing the conditional support for his candidacy again there: Utah’s in play if and only if the public expects a Clinton landslide, freeing more right-wing Utahns to vote their consciences. McMullin doesn’t even lead among Mormons even though he’s Mormon himself, a Utah native, and a BYU grad.
  • WOW! Julie Beck, 15th General Relief Society President, Gives Opening Prayer at Trump Rally

    10/30/2016 7:53:58 PM PDT · by wrrock · 7 replies
    ButAsForMe ^ | 10/30/16 | ButAsForMe
    Julie Beck, the 15th General Relief Society President and a member of the Board of Trustees for the church’s universities, offered the opening prayer at a packed Trump/Pence rally in Utah. Julie Beck was not the only prominent member at the rally. Former Presidency of the Seventy member, Robert C. Oaks talked about leadership, the cost of freedom and the need for a strong military. Read more... http://www.butasforme.com/post/152536382336/wow-julie-beck-15th-general-relief-society
  • Evan McMullin: 'We're building a new conservative movement'

    10/27/2016 6:28:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    "In the long term, we're building a new conservative movement we think is badly needed in this country," McMullin said. "The party needs to be more welcoming to people that don't look like me, people of different races and religions." "I do think that there is a problem with bigotry within the voting base of the Republican Party.
  • Mormons For Trump Try To Win Back McMullin Supporters

    10/14/2016 4:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KUER-FM, National Public Radio ^ | October 14, 2016 | Whittney Evans
    Members of the group Mormons for Trump are concerned about a trend among LDS church faithful to support third-party candidates like Evan McMullin. They say the push to “vote your conscience” is unwittingly helping to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House. McMullin has undoubtedly benefited from the recent controversies surrounding Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. The 40 year old former CIA officer told KUER last week after the video of Trump speaking crudely about women surfaced, interest in his own presidential campaign intensified. “For all those people who wondered why we were so adamant that Donald Trump must...
  • This Election Might Actually Put Utah, Solidly Republican For 48 Years, In Play

    10/12/2016 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Gildea
    Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state. [Snip] Now, Trump's support in Utah could be collapsing, according to a poll conducted after the Trump tape was released. It shows both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton drawing just 26 percent support. "A lot of Mormon voters view Donald Trump unfavorably given all of the previous information that they had, and this just proved...
  • (The Deseret News - Mormon Church) In our opinion: Donald Trump should resign his candidacy

    10/11/2016 7:32:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Deseret News ^ | October 8, 2016
    For 80 years, the Deseret News has not entered into the troubled waters of presidential endorsement. We are neutral on matters of partisan politics. We do, however, feel a duty to speak clearly on issues that affect the well-being and morals of the nation. Accordingly, today we call on Donald Trump to step down from his pursuit of the American presidency. In democratic elections, ideas have consequences, leadership matters and character counts. The idea that women secretly welcome the unbridled and aggressive sexual advances of powerful men has led to the mistreatment, sorrow and subjugation of countless women for far...