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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...
  • America's transformation into a mystical pantheist God-state

    12/11/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    In his penetrating analysis of pagan Progressivism, M. Stanton Evans author of "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," observes that it is only against the background of neo-paganism that the bizarre 'isms' of Progressive politics come into focus. The common feature of all these movements – naturalism, materialism, sexism, multiculturalism, feminism, determinism, economic determinism, racism, heteronormativism, and patriarchalism for instance, is that they view irrational nature itself as ultimate and sovereign. In other words, they make a god of irrational nature – its laws, energies, and matter – which is precisely why Al Gore is synonymous...
  • No, Christmas is Not Pagan. Just Stop.

    12/07/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 53 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 5, 2018 | Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
    Well, it’s time for a good Christmas rant. This requires a rant, because every year, we see the same ignorant silliness. (Sorry, but it’s just true.) Supposedly, Christmas is secretly pagan, secretly syncretist, secretly a co-opting of pagan stuff and ignorantly claiming it to be Christian. But the truth about these things is so available that it’s literally staring out at you even from Wikipedia. Well, if you are one of the people who says this stuff, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people. Let the airing of grievances begin. (And it’s not even Festivus yet!)
  • Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing 'Astronomically'

    10/11/2018 8:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    The population of self-identified witches has risen dramatically in the United States in recent decades, as interest in astrology and witchcraft practices have become increasingly mainstreamed. While data is sparse, Quartz noted, the practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the "witch aesthetic." "While the U.S. government doesn't regularly collect detailed religious data, because of concerns that it may violate the separation of church and state, several organizations have tried to fill the data gap," Quartz reported. "From 1990 to 2008, Trinity College in Connecticut ran...
  • Dean Defends [Anglican] Cathedral Screening Films with Graphic Sex Scenes and Paganism [UK]

    09/20/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | 8/20/18
    A cathedral is pressing ahead with plans to show two “not for the faint-hearted” horror films and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on an inflatable big screen – despite opposition from some church wardens. The Dean of Derby, The Very Reverend Dr Stephen Hance, said the decision to host the city’s QUAD cinema’s Fright Club and other films in the nave would not compromise the cathedral’s holiness. Critics of the plans have claimed 1970s classics The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now are inappropriate for a place-of-worship because of a graphic nude sex scene and themes of paganism. Other films...
  • Reddit has banned the QAnon conspiracy subreddit r/GreatAwakening

    09/12/2018 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 12, 2018 | Adi Robertson
    Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.” NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny tweeted about the ban of r/GreatAwakening earlier today. It’s the second high-profile purge of a QAnon subreddit — a board called r/CBTS_stream was banned in March for repeatedly violating Reddit guidelines. Some of the subreddit’s users have regrouped on Reddit clone Voat, which takes a more hands-off approach to moderation. The QAnon conspiracy theory, which is based around cryptic internet comments from an anonymous poster known as “Q,” began on...
  • The Hajj journey begins: Stunning images show Saudi Arabia preparing for the arrival of [tr]

    08/16/2018 7:14:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | Debbie White
    More than one million pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, days before the kingdom prepares to host its mammoth annual Hajj pilgrimage, according to state media. The Hajj, which is expected to draw more than two million pilgrims this year, represents a key rite of passage for Muslims and a massive logistical challenge for Saudi authorities – as these stunning images show.
  • 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...
  • An Icelandic Epic Predicted a Fiery End for Pagan Gods, and Then This Volcano Erupted

    04/15/2018 8:46:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Livescience ^ | March 20, 2018 | Laura Geggel
    A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity, a new study finds. The discovery came about thanks to precise dating of the volcanic eruptions, which spewed lava about two generations before the Icelandic people changed religions. But why would volcanic eruptions turn people toward monotheism? The answer has to do with the "Voluspa," a prominent medieval poem that predicted a fiery eruption would help lead to the downfall of the pagan gods, the researchers said. Historians have long...
  • 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...
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno ✔ @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • Nominee who called belief in Climate Change "A Kind of Paganism" dropped by WH

    02/05/2018 12:29:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    The White House plans to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official confirmed to CNN Saturday. Hartnett White, who would have overseen environmental and energy policies across the government, had described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites" during a September 2016 interview on "The Right Perspective," an online conservative radio show. She has also said the goal of climate activists and the United Nations was an all-powerful, one-world government and "planetary management," KFile reported. President Donald Trump announced Hartnett White's nomination in October and...
  • Peacemaker works to stop bloodshed in Baltimore

    12/30/2017 8:37:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2017 4:57 PM EST | David McFadden
    In an alley where a teenager became one of Baltimore’s latest bodies to fall, Erricka Bridgeford whispered prayers and directed smoke from burning sage in a gathering intended to transform spots where people are slain into a kind of sacred ground. The spiritually minded activist began to cry, letting her tears fall on asphalt where the 17-year-old boy she didn’t know was fatally shot the night before. She called out “You matter! You matter!” in a raw voice that came from somewhere deep inside her 5-foot-2 (155-centimeter) frame. Over the past year, the African-American woman from West Baltimore has become...
  • Holocaust victims and Queen Mother posthumously baptised by Mormons

    12/21/2017 7:47:05 PM PST · by NRx · 88 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-21-2017 | AP Staff
    Mormons have recently posthumously baptised at least 20 Holocaust victims, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and the Queen Mother, according to a researcher who has spent two decades monitoring the church’s massive genealogical database. Baptisms have been attempted – but blocked – for Charles Manson, Stephen Paddock and Devin Patrick Kelley. Paddock was the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 in Las Vegas in October. Kelley killed 25 and wounded 20 in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last month. The grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg have...
  • Tens of thousands of witches around world join forces every month to cast spell on Donald Trump (Tr)

    09/07/2017 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 27 replies
    UK Sun ^ | Sept. 7, 2017 | Emma parry
    Hollywood witch Vicky Adams says she has been inundated with people wanting to learn the spell and buy ingredients. Vicky, who runs a renowned occult store in tinseltown, says the spell aims to stop the US President from reaping “harm and destruction” across the globe. She says she has been inundated with people wanting to learn the spell and buy ingredients. She says her shop has been inundated with people desperate to learn the spell and buy the ingredients - which include an orange candle to signify the President’s trademark fake tanned skin. The 49-year-old says the spell, which started...
  • Believers Plan Cannabis-Burning Event at D.C. Basilica During Eclipse

    07/18/2017 3:31:33 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    A group that believes there is an ancient and little-known connection between Christianity and cannabis plans to burn oil full of psychoactive cannabinoids inside the nation's largest Roman Catholic church during the solar eclipse on August 21. Anne Armstrong, a longtime cannabis activist and leader of Rhode Island’s Healing Church, says she will be shocked if the group’s request for a chapel is denied by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Armstrong believes that “the church will say, ‘Welcome, Deaconess Anne, and what room would you like?’” But if she cannot reserve space,...
  • Witches Worldwide are Planning to Cast a Spell on Trump on 2/24/17. Here's how to Join Them.

    02/22/2017 5:57:18 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 87 replies
    SomeNews ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | April Lavalle
    Want to cast a spell on Donald Trump?A document detailing how to cast a spell that would bind Trump to all who abet him has been circulating the web in both private and public witchcraft groups, and even those who don't regularly practice the craft are seizing the opportunity to use magic to stop the President. There have been marches, petitions, and demonstrations against the Donald Trump, but is definitely the most magical way to #resist. The ritual is to be done at the stroke of midnight on waning crescent moon ritual days, which are February 24th (midnight, Friday evening),...
  • Mixed Emotions--Radical Options

    01/26/2017 3:09:38 PM PST · by truthxchange · 1 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 1/26/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    On January 20th, 2017, TV viewers were shocked by the stark contrast between the pomp and grandeur of the Presidential inauguration and the angry, violent protests in the nearby streets. At its great civic moments, America calls on the law of God, seeks his blessing in prayer and asks its officials to swear on the Bible. In no other US inauguration ceremony was more honor given to the God of that Bible. More peaceful, but far more ideological were the huge feminist marches of January 21st. These were no mere political reaction to the macho braggadocio of Trump. In fact,...
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.