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  • Giving Thanks (Taken from <i>The Miracle and Magnificence of America</i>)

    11/24/2016 7:39:55 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In the middle of March 1621, just as the Pilgrims were coming out of the devastatingly harsh winter, a guard alerted his comrades with the cry of “Indian coming!” Wearing only a loincloth as he walked into the Pilgrims’ camp, Samoset astonished the English onlookers with a hearty “Welcome!” Then speaking surprisingly clear English, he followed his friendly greeting with a request, “Have you got any beer?” The Pilgrims informed their friendly guest that they were out of beer, and offered him brandy instead. After a hearty snack of brandy, biscuit, butter, cheese, pudding, and roast duck, Samoset was ready...
  • Is Thanksgiving Racist?

    11/23/2016 12:47:50 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Freerepublic | 11/23/2016 | Jan Sobieski
    The 400 year history of Thanksgiving as a holiday of thankfulness for God’s mercy to our founding forefathers and Natives has been replaced with a new motif on our omniscient college campuses: Thanksgiving is Racist! This new postmodern narrative says that Thanksgiving represents racism, crimes against Native Americans, exploitation, evil colonization, theft of native lands, and genocide (with no examples of course). Adherents even maintain that there is no evidence that the Thanksgiving story actually occurred (despite libraries of evidence written by men and women who were there). Yes, this all knowing generation has taken the mantle from their omniscient...
  • Pilgrims’ Failed Communist Experiment – The First Thanksgiving

    11/22/2016 6:08:28 PM PST · by rhett october · 11 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11/22/2016 | Rhett October
    Americans are often surprised to learn that the pilgrims experimented with a communist system when they first arrived in what would later become the United States. This needs to go far and wide this holiday season! The pilgrims learned a tough lesson - that capitalism feeds far more than socialism. You've probably never heard this part of our country's history! Read and please share at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/22/the-real-story-of-the-first-thanksgiving/
  • Catholics rally at French shrine under shadow of terror

    08/15/2016 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/16 | Anne Lechvien
    Thousands of Catholic pilgrims thronged to the French shrine of Lourdes on Monday for Assumption celebrations held under tight security after the murder of a priest, the latest victim in a series of jihadist attacks. The gathering at the sanctuary in the foothills of the Pyrenees is the first major Catholic event in France since priest Jacques Hamel was killed by two jihadists who stormed his church during mass on July 26 and slit his throat. Groups from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia traveled to Lourdes for the occasion, one of the biggest in the Christian calendar. "We've...
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 7 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony: A Survival Story

    11/26/2015 8:00:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/15 | Karen Lees
    The True Story of Plymouth and the First Thanksgiving Few public school students remain who remember the true story of the Pilgrim’s first few years in Plymouth Colony. The historic record was at one time a valuable part of American education. Essential lessons were learned from the failure of our nation’s first disastrous experiment with communism. The first settler’s failure actually birthed the implementation of free market economics in the new world. The truth of much of America’s history simply does not support the politically correct narrative of today’s textbook authors, so the truth has dwindled into obscurity over the...
  • PILGRIMS TRIED SOCIALISM. IT FAILED.

    11/26/2015 7:48:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 11/26/15 | Bryan Fischer
    Socialism has never worked in the past. Socialism does not work in the present. Socialism will never work in the future. The reason is simple: socialism is predicated on a violation of two of the 10 commandments of God. The 8th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not steal.” The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet.” And yet socialism is driven by covetousness – the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money – and built on theft – the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others....
  • Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor

    11/26/2015 1:08:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    bigstory.ap.org ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | MARK PRATT
    John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620. Yet Howland, who boarded the ship as Carver's servant, probably had a greater impact on the history of the United States than any of them. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will sit down for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday unaware that they owe their very existence to Howland, who almost never even made it to the New World. Howland fell overboard in the middle of the Atlantic during a gale
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...
  • HuffPo Tweets: America's pilgrims were refugees, too

    11/25/2015 11:05:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-24-2015 | HuffPo
    This Thanksgiving, remember America's pilgrims were refugees, too http://huff.to/1Myh3RL
  • Saints and Strangers

    11/22/2015 9:21:11 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 24, 2015 | National Geographic
    Get the first look of Saints & Strangers, a two-night event coming to National Geographic on Sunday, November 22, at 9/8c.
  • Have archaeologists discovered where Jesus was sentenced to death?

    01/05/2015 9:04:31 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2015 | Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    The exact spot upon which Jesus stood as he was sentenced to death, may have been pinpointed by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Discovered around 15 years ago, the remains of Herod the Great’s palace have been carefully examined and a place between a gate and uneven stone pavement has been identified as fitting the description of the event in the Gospel of John. Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site, because tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum, which is located nearby.
  • How the Pilgrims and Reformation Formed America

    11/25/2014 8:57:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    charismanews ^ | 11/24/2014 | Paul Strand
    We know the Pilgrims became some of America's first English settlers. And because of Thanksgiving Day, we certainly know they were thankful. But what else was it about these devout Christians that helped them shape what became the most free, most powerful nation on Earth? It had much to do with the religious beliefs that were so precious to them; they were willing to face death and uncertainty in a strange New World to live those beliefs out. World-Changing Reformation The Pilgrims' Protestant faith was forged in the Europe of 500 years ago, ripe for a revolution—or what would become...
  • History of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2014 3:57:05 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Mises ^ | Nov 29, 1999 | Richard J. Maybury
    Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving's real meaning.The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the...
  • Bomb hits Pakistani bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims, 22 dead

    01/21/2014 10:24:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    QUETTA, Pakistan- A bomb ripped through a bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims in western Pakistan and killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, police said, extending a spate of sectarian attacks that have shaken the South Asian nation. The bomb exploded near a bus carrying pilgrims returning from neighboring Iran to their home city of Quetta in Pakistan, officials said. At least 20 people were wounded, said the assistant police commissioner for Mastung district, Shafqat Anwar Shawani, and many of the victims were women and children. .....
  • Why there will be war

    12/27/2013 7:54:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-27-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    As the Left foams at the mouth over Phil Robertson, the Christian man who described Almighty God's take on homosexuality and other gross sins, their fear is becoming more and more apparent. They seem gradually to be realizing that they are a pernicious minority that only thrives because they are bolstered by Obama's morally corrupt federal government; intellectually lightweight media, devoid of principles; and interestingly, a general decency of American people influenced by the nation's Judeo-Christian roots. The masses, however, are becoming increasingly fed up with the Left's imposition of a twisted worldview that does not comport with anything resembling...
  • The American Flag Daily: Plymouth Landing

    12/21/2013 6:41:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 9 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Nearly 400 years ago, on this day in 1620, the Mayflower landed at what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had first sighted land on November 9th, and had explored some areas of Cape Cod in November and December, but today is traditionally recognized as the colonist's first arrival and survey of the Plymouth area, where they would establish what would become the second successful English colony in what would eventually be the United States. Today we raise the Massachusetts flag to honor their arrival.
  • Pilgrims Progress

    11/29/2013 7:24:57 AM PST · by Col. Bob · 14 replies
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Robert Lovretich
    Pilgrim’s Progress Published in NWFDaily News Nov 13 2011 Published again in NWFDaily News as "The True Story" Nov 28, 2013 As the story goes the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in the winter of 1620. Indians taught them how to fish, hunt, and plant corn, bringing forth an abundant harvest giving rise to the first Thanksgiving. That however was not quite true. Indians did indeed help the colonists, but harvests weren’t bountiful and many died of starvation and disease. The problem lay in the Mayflower Compact, which dictated a form of government whereupon property was communally owned and cultivated...