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  • Gen. 1-11: The Creation Model vs. Modern Pagan Evolutionary Models

    02/11/2019 5:53:11 AM PST · by spirited irish · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2019 | Linda Kimball
    As a neo-pagan evolutionary materialist (pagan animist), Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin's evolutionary theory because evolution – an unseen creative energy that acts upon matter – supposedly provides a 'scientific' explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby supposedly negating the necessity of the living, supernatural Tri-Personal God. Hence Dennett's delusional insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death. Thus the central concern of Dennett's career has been to explain how, ".... meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is...
  • Restoring Civilization

    12/23/2018 6:09:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Selwyn Duke
    They can sense it. They can feel it. Something is seriously wrong in our civilization, and many people know it. This is why despite the relatively good economic times, most Americans polled say our country is on the “wrong track.” Yet many are like a gravely ill man who knows he’s not well but can’t precisely identify his ailment. Most often, Americans have only a vague sense of cultural malaise, or they “self-diagnose” wrongly. Years ago I had a brief “state of the nation” discussion with a very fine, older country gentleman. While no philosopher, he did offer the following...
  • Millennial poll: America ‘racist,’ not ‘great,’ Obama better than Washington

    Younger Americans are turning on the country and forgetting its ideals, with nearly half believing that it isn’t “great” and many eyeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” according to a new and disturbing survey. Those who came of age under former President Barack Obama also have a larger-than-life view of the 44th president and feel that he had a “bigger impact” on the United States than the father of the country and leader of the Revolutionary War, former President George Washington. Screen Shot 2018-11-27 at 4.25.17 AM.png (Screenshot/YouGov) The YouGov.com poll was the first “State...
  • FB Post of Borderline Shooter Makes Him Sound More Like an Anti-Gunner Than a Marine

    11/09/2018 11:21:37 PM PST · by deandg99 · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/09/2018 | Tim Brown
    As usual in these situations, the criminal's Facebook and social media gets purged, often before anyone outside of state-controlled media and police can verify what was actually posted. However, there are reports that Ian David Long, a former Marine, wrote a final post on his Facebook page before going into the Borderline Bar & Grill and murdering a dozen people before turning the gun on himself. In that post, he allegedly wrote, "Yeah... I'm insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is 'hopes and prayers.'" This doesn't sound like the words of a Marine to me....
  • Death in the City: Plunging Below the Line of Despair

    10/22/2018 10:03:34 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    Table Talk Magazine ^ | Oct. 2018 | Sharon James
    Half a century on from the publication of Schaeffer’s seminal books The God Who Is There and Escape from Reason (1968), our culture spins ever faster into irrationality. Schaeffer predicted that plunging below the “line of despair” would lead to social collapse just as surely as the Roman Empire collapsed amid decadence, self-indulgence, and immorality. Others (both Christian and non-Christian) sounded alarms as well. Philip Rieff warned in The Triumph of the Therapeutic (1966) that a society released from all restraints would implode. Christopher Lasch argued in The Culture of Narcissism (1979) that no community can flourish where every individual...
  • Gramscian Damage (understanding ideological warfare)

    09/21/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by zipper · 12 replies
    "Armed and Dangerous" blog ^ | 02/11/2006 | Eric Raymond
    From the article: "some of the most important of the Soviet Union’s memetic weapons. Here is that list again: There is no truth, only competing agendas. All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West’s history of racism and colonialism. There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor. The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable. Crime...
  • In the Throes Of John Lennon’s Hit Song

    08/23/2018 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 76 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 8/23/'18 | Moshe Feiglin
    Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope some day you’ll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing...
  • Being Shoved Into Meaninglessness

    11/17/2017 6:15:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    I'm an advocate of higher education and all, but so much for assuming that the development of common sense and sound judgment are part of the package. A Pew Research Center poll found that 77 percent of Democrats with a bachelor's degree or more believe a person's gender can be different from the sex they were "assigned at birth." You'll remember that Democrats are the party of science, and Republicans the Neanderthal science-deniers. First we have to ask ourselves why in the world it would occur to anyone of any gender at any time or any place even to conduct...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • Are We Approaching the End Game?

    06/19/2017 8:29:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Jun, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Are We Approaching the End Game? by Emmet Scott It is becoming more apparent by the day that the end game, in Europe at least, is now imminent. Things cannot go on like this much longer. Something has to give, and soon. To all appearances, what we have come to know as “European Civilization” is doomed. The proximate cause of this, however, is not the mass colonization of Western Europe which has stepped up several gears in the past two years. Not is it primarily the chaos, lawlessness and terrorism which these colonists have brought with them. These things are...
  • Police: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

    05/29/2017 10:07:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2017 | Gillian Flaccus
    Police: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims By GILLIAN FLACCUS Published May 27, 2017 Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. – Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. ......................................................... Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He was arrested a...
  • "Islam Strengthening in Europe With the Blessing of the Church"

    01/31/2017 8:03:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 1/29/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * There are now many Catholic commentators who are questioning the Church's blindness about the danger Europe is facing. * "Islam has every chance massively to strengthen its presence in Europe with the blessing of the Church.... the Church is not only leading Europe to an impasse, it is also shooting itself in the foot." — Laurent Dandrieu, cultural editor of the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. * "It is clear that Muslims have an ultimate goal: conquering the world...Islam, through the sharia, their law...allows violence against the infidels, such as Christians....And what is the most important achievement? Rome." — Cardinal...
  • AP Exclusive: UN to Let Iran Inspect Alleged Nuke Work Site

    08/19/2015 12:01:39 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    AP | 8/19 | George Jahn
    Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press. The revelation is sure to roil American and Israeli critics of the main Iran deal signed by the U.S., Iran and five world powers in July. Those critics have complained that the deal is built on trust of the Iranians, a claim the U.S. has denied. The investigation of the Parchin nuclear site...
  • Fascism of the Left

    07/10/2015 12:03:52 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/10/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The Czech writer Joseph Skvorecky once asked the following question: “Has there even been a case in history of a political system collapsing overnight, not as an aftermath of a lost war or bloody revolution but from its own inner rottenness?” To answer the question posed by Skvorecky, one need only observe the current state in which we find our country today. The nation has been debilitated by the onslaught wrought by the left and their totalitarian ideology which has been implemented with little to no opposition from the right. The left has been successful in bringing about their vision...
  • The Nihilism of the Left

    07/08/2015 2:32:59 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/08/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The Czech writer Joseph Skvorecky once asked the following question: “Has there even been a case in history of a political system collapsing overnight, not as an aftermath of a lost war or bloody revolution but from its own inner rottenness?” To answer the question posed by Skvorecky, one need only observe the current state in which we find our country today. The nation has been debilitated by the onslaught wrought by the left and their totalitarian ideology which has been implemented with little to no opposition from the right. The left has been successful in bringing about their vision...
  • I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

    06/05/2015 9:16:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Green The Blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Schuyler Brown
    The clock has run out on the climate change debate. It's time for predictions to give way to radical action.For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack. My work has been a passion, a calling, never just a job. So, it was fundamentally disorienting when I realized recently, I'd lost my feeling for the future.Gradually, over a period of I don't know how long -- months? -- my usually strong connection with intuition...
  • Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

    01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 09, 2015 – 09:20 PM | Erich Follath
    For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. […] Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. According to information they have obtained, approximately 8,000 fuel rods are stored there. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site—a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences. Some of the...
  • The Girls Cast and Brian Williams Discuss the Premiere’s Shocking Sex Scene

    01/13/2015 6:41:45 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 54 replies
    Vulture ^ | 1/11/15 | Renatta Sellitti
    Always game to push the boundaries of the portrayal of awkward sex on television, merely a few short minutes into Girls’ fourth season, Lena Dunham managed to up the squirm factor by tossing in some unexpected butt play between Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). We caught up with the cast (and Brian Williams) at the season four premiere and asked them — as delicately as we could — their thoughts on the soon-to-be-infamous sex scene.
  • Woody Allen's Bleak Vision

    08/12/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT · by cornelis · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/12/14 | Robert Barron
    I was chagrined, but not entirely surprised, when I read Woody Allen’s recent ruminations on ultimate things. To state it bluntly, Woody could not be any bleaker in regard to the issue of meaning in the universe. We live, he said, in a godless and purposeless world. The earth came into existence through mere chance and one day it, along with every work of art and cultural accomplishment, will be incinerated. The universe as a whole will expand and cool until there is nothing left but the void. Every hundred years or so, he continued, a coterie of human beings...
  • This Christmas, Don't Let Them Turn Off the Lights

    11/03/2005 3:33:30 PM PST · by rhema · 38 replies · 931+ views
    Human Events ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Somehow Christmas seemed darker last year, bereft of its usual radiance. Like a heroic soldier, it was left alone to fend off a platoon of barrages against it. Shots came from many quarters – all contesting the placement of Christmas symbols in public areas. No protests came, however, from Orthodox Jews, nor those who, while not Orthodox, remain traditionally-valued. And that is because this group understands and appreciates the ameliorating influence that religion provides civic life, so long as the religion does not call for, as in the case of radical Islam, the oppression of “infidels.” What better use of...