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  • Moralism Is Self Deception...eschatology pt 10

    Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2;1-4)The godless are going...
  • Church of Scientology, former member settle long lawsuit (Forced Abortion)

    07/24/2018 8:36:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology and one of its former members have settled a lawsuit she filed nearly a decade ago alleging she was forced to work long hours as a pre-teen and was coerced to have an abortion at 17.</p>
  • Neopagans in Iceland Will Build the First Temple to Thor and Odin in 1000 Years

    07/18/2018 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 50 replies
    ancientorigins.net ^ | 7/11/18 | Alicia McDermott
    About 1000 years ago, paganism was practically stamped out in Iceland, while Christianity was ushered in. But Nordic neopaganism, under the name of Ásatrúarfélagið (sometimes called Asatru), has now become the fastest growing belief system in the country. And after years in the making, the believers of this faith are on the brink of worshipping in their first temple. Business Insider Nordic reports the statistics on just how fast Ásatrúarfélagið has grown, “From 570 members in 2002, the ‘association of the faith of the Æsir’ – Ásatrúarfélagið – now numbers 3900 Icelanders, making it the largest non-Christian religion in the...
  • Zoroastrian Revivalism and the Rise and Fall of the Khurramite Movement

    05/17/2018 2:29:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    History ^ | mAY 17,2018 | Ibrahim Mammodov
    The rise of the Arab Caliphate in the seventh and eighth centuries is considered among the most important turning points in the history of the Middle East. Within two centuries,vast areas were united under the banner of Islam, and great empires were brought to their knees at the sword of the Arab soldiers. Among those great empires wasSassanid Persia, and the death of the last Sassanian emperor Yazdegerd III (r. 632-651) is usually considered the point when the Muslim forces put an end to Zoroastrianism in Iran. And while it is true that the fall of the Sassanids dealt a heavy blow to Zoroastrianism,...
  • Syro-Malabar [Catholic] Church Says Yoga is Incompatible with Christianity

    04/11/2018 6:45:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 117 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/7/18
    The Church’s Doctrinal Commission released a report on ‘Yoga and Catholic beliefs’. The practice is mandatory in schools. Hindu nationalists "try to exploit yoga to achieve their political and sectarian goals." The Church warns against equating “physical experiences stemming from yoga with the workings of the Holy Spirit.”Mananthavady (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The practice of yoga is incompatible with Christian doctrine, this according to a report issued by the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the three rites of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI). Published in the latest bulletin of the eparchy of Mananthavady, the paper by the Syro-Malabar Doctrinal Commission is...
  • English Catholic Church Desecrated in ‘Satanist’ Attack for Second Time

    04/02/2018 5:56:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/30/18 | Victoria Friedman
    St Mary’s Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth was “desecrated” in a satanist attack for the second time in four months. CCTV caught footage of a man setting small fires in the church on Tuesday before removing a sacred icon from the altar and replacing it with a satanic picture, then trying to burn the Christian object, reports the BBC. Norfolk Police are examining the video footage and are treating the incident as a religiously aggravated hate crime. A similar attack occurred four months ago in the 19th-century Grade II listed building when someone placed a satanic picture at the foot...
  • Local Church Leaves United Methodist Church Over Its Support for Abortion

    03/31/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi United Methodist Church recently voted to leave its denomination, in part, because of the denomination’s position on abortion. In the past, the United Methodist Church has been affiliated with the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and some of its pastors continue to support pro-abortion causes. The denomination does not describe abortion as a sin, either. Its position statement describes abortion as a “complex” issue. It says: “Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of...
  • UK Prisons Recruit ‘Pagan Chaplains’ on £30k-a-Year Salaries

    03/02/2018 5:35:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/18 | Victoria Friedman
    The Ministry of Justice is recruiting pagan chaplains to provide “religious care” at prisons across the country – with annual salaries of up to £29,ooo – despite many of the recruiting prisons facing guard shortages, Islamic extremist inmates, and drug epidemics. “The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Pagan faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition,” one job description for a role covering Dartmoor, Channings Wood, and Exeter prisons reads. Applicants would be expected to “lead open ritual, officiate in Rites of Passage, and run workshops...
  • 'We are being targeted': Voodoo believers fear a backlash

    02/15/2018 12:58:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    miami herald ^ | Feb 11, 2018 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive. But practitioners of Haitian Vodou, which adherents spell differently to distinguish it from other variants, say the religion does not sanction violence and fear the crimes will spark a backlash against their community. "We are being targeted," said Maude Evans, a Haitian native and Vodou priestess in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood. "I'm really concerned that that's how it's going to be from now on. They will do things and blame it on Vodou." Two sisters in East Bridgewater...
  • Brazilian Police Release Details of Grisly Child Sacrifice

    02/04/2018 4:17:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/1/18 | Juliana Freitag
    Satanic ritual performed as offering to Moloch to obtain prosperityNOVO HAMBURGO, Brazil (ChurchMilitant.com) - Details are emerging of a grisly satanic ritual involving the dismemberment of children in South America. Brazilian police recently disclosed the details of an on-going investigation about the murder of two young siblings offered as human sacrifice in a demonic ritual last August. The corpses of the children (a boy, 8, and a girl, 10) were found dismembered in September in the city of Novo Hamburgo, in Southern Brazil. According to the police statement, the children were sold by their own parents in Argentina. The "prosperity...
  • Satanic Temple Sues to End Missouri Pro-Life Laws

    01/26/2018 4:53:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    St. Louis, Mo., Jan 24, 2018 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life laws in Missouri have drawn the ire of members of the Satanic Temple, which has filed a lawsuit claiming the laws violate their religious freedom. State law requires abortion providers to distribute a booklet from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services which includes the statement: “The life of each human being begins at conception. Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.” This law and others drew objections from the Satanic Temple and one of its members, whose lawsuit claims the restrictions...
  • Pew: Unitarians, Atheists, Agnostics Most Favorable to Abortion

    01/25/2018 8:27:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Those who identify as Unitarian Universalists, Atheists or Agnostics are the strongest supporters of legalized abortion in America, according to a report published by the Pew Research Center this week. Ninety percent of members of the Unitarian Universalist Church, a liberal religion professing no creed or specific belief in God, said that abortion should be legal “in all or most cases,” Pew found, while atheists and agnostics followed behind with 87 percent of each group asserting the same thing. Notably, 75 percent of all Americans are against abortion-on-demand and believe that abortion should not be legal in all cases, as...
  • Satanic Temple Sues to Overturn Pro-Life Law It Claims Violates Its Religious Beliefs

    01/24/2018 6:08:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 23, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Missouri Supreme Court will hear a Satanist’s argument this week against a state informed consent law that she alleges violates her religious freedom. NBC News reports the court is scheduled to hear the Satanic Temple’s appeal Tuesday. A federal judge threw out the case in 2016, saying the plaintiff, “Mary Doe,” a member of the Satanic Temple, failed to show “sufficiently concrete injuries.” The Satanic Temple alleges that Missouri trampled on Doe’s religious rights by requiring that she undergo an ultrasound and receive information about her unborn baby’s development, abortion risks and alternatives to abortion. The state law also...
  • A New Generation of L.A. Satanists Finds Community in Blasphemous Times

    01/07/2018 7:08:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/5/18 | August Brown
    In November, in the candlelit basement of a house just above the Silver Lake Reservoir, Alexandra James walked over to an altar where her husband, Zachary, waited near a bleached human skull, teeth locked in eternal rictus. From the altar, she lifted a sword and drew points across his chest while a circle of onlookers watched solemnly (well, a few giggled too). An organist played eerie minor key chords and Alexandra turned to face the group. "On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will," she said. "A human skull, symbol of death. The great...
  • Five Scriptures to Super Charge Your New Year

    12/31/2017 6:42:03 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 5 replies
    Perhaps our greatest need in the New Year is to get into God’s Word. This past year, many people have shared their opinions, but now God wants to speak.
  • Florida Satanic Nativity Display Fail

    12/08/2017 6:29:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/7/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholics celebrate after a satanic display fails to go up near a public nativity scene in Florida. In November, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition started by Return to Order — an organization associated with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) — asking the city of Boca Raton to shut down a satanic display in Sanborn Square. The satanic display, consisting of an upside-down pentagram with the words "In Satan we trust" and "May the children hail Satan," has been erected for the last two years by Preston Smith,...
  • Millennials Are So Terrified Of Religion They’re Developing One Around Harry Potter

    12/03/2017 11:13:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10//17 | Amelia Hamilton
    Two graduates from Harvard Divinity School (where else?) began a podcast called ‘Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.’ Some people are taking it way too seriously, Since time immemorial, people have found certain things profoundly fulfilling. Things like faith and family have helped us to look outside ourselves and to a higher power, making us feel whole. As young people today turn away from these things, it is no wonder that they are feeling empty and end up searching for meaning in fruitless and increasingly strange pursuits. One of the unlikely places to which they are turning to fill that...
  • Illegal Immigrants Placed Before American Kids, Forcing Preschool to Close

    11/16/2017 8:44:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Basic laws exist as to what is right and what makes sense. Indulging in moonbattery entails rejecting these laws so as to posture on behalf of a deranged ideology. This has consequences: A preschool that leases space from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is shutting down at the end of the month after the church congregation voted to become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants facing deportation. “It put us out of business,” said Active Boulder Kids owner Kristen Argow Heaton. The presumably far-left Unitarian congregation voted overwhelmingly to convert part of the building into illegal immigrant living quarters. Argow...
  • Outrage as racist flyers portray Sikh New Jersey mayoral candidate as a terrorist

    11/04/2017 4:23:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    Racist flyers have painted a Sikh candidate running for mayor of a New Jersey town as a terrorist. The advertisements, left on car windshields in Hoboken, were directed at City Councilman Ravi Bhalla just days before Election Day on Tuesday. 'Don't let TERRORISM take over our Town!' read the larger message on the flyers, placed directly above a photo of Bhalla in his turban. The flyer used the majority of an advertisement originally run by fellow mayoral candidate Michael DeFusco that attacked Bhalla over an alleged conflict of interest and added the larger print.
  • Many Millennials Are Rejecting Christianity and Turning to Witchcraft and Astrology

    10/24/2017 10:13:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/24/2017 | John Ellis
    The media has talked quite a bit about the decline of Christianity in America, and not without cause. Between 2007 and 2014, the number of Americans who identified as Christian dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. The drop is mainly because mainline Protestant denominations are shedding members at an unsustainable rate, but conservative denominations may be facing new "competitors" for the hearts and souls of millennials. Only 56 percent of millennials identify as Christians (as opposed to 70 percent of Gen X-ers and 78 percent of Baby Boomers). Many of the millennials who are rejecting Christianity are turning...