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  • Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    08/27/2015 9:43:17 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 35 replies
    Grits for Breakfast ^ | 08/27/2015 | Scott Henson
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre? In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan ruled after an examining trial that there was sufficient cause to have arrested a 65-year old concealed carry permit holder who wasn't wearing a biker cut but a Christian t-shirt (he's chaplain to the Bandidos and two veterans groups) because he was carrying legal personal weapons. The judge declared there was probable cause to support an arrest even though no police "officer...
  • Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets...

    08/27/2015 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 August 2015 | Catherine Townsend For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets a standing ovation from the congregation A Texas man gave his boyfriend a proposal to remember when he got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their local Methodist Church – receiving a standing ovation in the process. Trevor Harper, 36, and Davis Covin, 30, who live in Austin, have been dating since 2006 and have been proud and active members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years. Mr Harper said the...
  • Muslim "Breaking of the Crosses" in Syracuse

    08/27/2015 5:00:17 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 24, 2015 | Sidway
    Muslims cut down, paint over 10,000 crosses to convert former Roman Catholic church to mosque. Plan approved by US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, funded by U.S. tax dollars. In addition to being yet another violation of the establishment of religion clause in the First Amendment under the Obama administration, this is an ominous sign of our times, a sign of the spread of Islam in America, and the collapse of Christianity. The breaking of crosses and conversion of churches into mosques is widespread in Europe, but not yet so much in America.
  • Prayer Request - Please Pray for my Brother

    08/24/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 95 replies
    08.24.15 | Coleus
    He had a heart attack a week ago, had bypass surgery a few hours later and is still in an induced coma and on the respirator.
  • Russians to Build Tallest Jesus Statue in World on Pacific Coast

    08/19/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | 8/19/15 | Pravomir
    *Taller than famous Rio de Janiero and Lisbon statues*Intended as symbol of rebirth of Russian Far East and rebirth of ChristianityThe statue was cast in 2013 by Tsereteli, the famous Georgian-Russian sculptor, known for his gigantic projects such as a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and ‘The Tear of Grief’ in the United States, dedicated to the struggle against world terrorism. The monument stands 50 metres taller than the world famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro, and two metres higher than ‘The Christ the King’ in Lisbon. In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two...
  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik: It's Not "Trendy to Be Observant or Religious in..."

    08/24/2015 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 08/22/2015 | Natalie Stone
    Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik believes that "it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles." The Jewish married mother of two told Fox News that she received a lot of negative attention after taking a trip to Israel. "I've gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel," she said about her trip to visit a friend in the Israel Defense Forces. "That's what's amazing...simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, 'I've gone to Israel,' I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually...
  • Giant Galaxy Ring Shouldn't Exist

    08/24/2015 7:30:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 89 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-24-15 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    Giant Galaxy Ring Shouldn't Exist by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * A team of astronomers from Hungary and the United States, led by Professor Lajos Balázs of Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, has announced the discovery of an enormous ring of galaxies. According to the Big Bang model, this ring should not exist.1,2,3 The galaxies were identified from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs)—extremely intense, narrow beams of high-energy electromagnetic radiation which are thought to result from the collapse of high-mass stars. The astronomers estimated that the gamma-ray bursts originated in nine galaxies located approximately seven billion light-years from Earth. These galaxies are thought to...
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to ‘Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men’

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from “converting football fields into mission fields.” “The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.” “Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains—often from their own church or even members of their own family—to prey on and pray with students,...
  • Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

    08/23/2015 6:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Jewish Press ^ | August 22nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.Traffic horror stories in Israel are famous, and driving on highways in the Holy Land is reserved only for the brave at heart. It is well known that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are among the bravest rabbis in the world, of course. Last week even Chabad of Dead Sea director Rabbi Shimon Elharar met his match, running into a massive “traffic jam” on the highway alongside the Dead Sea. “It’s not only in Tel Aviv that one has to worry about getting stuck,”...
  • Foo Fighters Ride Into Westboro Baptist Church Protest With a Rickroll

    08/22/2015 8:52:47 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 12 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 8/22/2015 | Ashley Iasimone
    Westboro Baptist Church targeted a Foo Fighters concert at Kansas City's Sprint Center on Friday, Aug. 21, and the band fired back -- with a Rickroll.
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Video: Dancing Girl Spurs Public Anger in Saudi

    08/21/2015 7:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015
    A girl caught on camera dancing with men at a shopping festival in Saudi Arabia triggered public anger and some called for punishing its organizers. A U-Tube film published by Sada daily showed the girl, wearing short-sleeve T-shit and a tight jeans, trotted to folklore music with local men attending the festival in the Southern Saudi province of Asir. “Viewers of the film expressed anger at what happened at the festival and called on authorities to punish its organizers for allowing a girl to dance with men,” the paper said. Gender-mixing in public places in conservative Saudi Arabia is strictly...
  • NY Newspaper, Circa 1863: "On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of Civilization"

    08/21/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    American Newspaper Article, Circa 1863: On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of Civilization On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of CivilizationBy Ernest Renan Posted in The Herald of Progress No. 198,Pages 5 & 6 Dated: December 05, 1863Select quotes: "The Arab, at least, and in a more general sense the Mussulman, are today further removed from us than they have ever been. The Mussulman (the Semitic spirit is especially represented in our day by Islam), and the European are, in the presence of one another, two beings of a different spe­cies,...
  • AN ODE TO THE GLORIES OF THE BEARD

    08/21/2015 6:48:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    Ah, who can properly extol the virtues of that great mark of the male sex, the glorious and ineffable beard! From the beginning of time it has sprung forth from the chins of men, proclaiming the dignity and uniqueness of our kind. Long has it adorned prophets, kings, and holy men of old. Long has it filled the hearts of growing boys with ardor and with aspiration. Yet, despite its grandeur, history, and dignity, there are many who would deny men the honor of this great badge of male worth. Unkempt they call it; wild, they call it! Thus they...
  • [Germany] Most Catholics support gay marriage: study (was??)

    08/20/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Aug 2015 11:31 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A survey of Catholics in Germany has revealed that most don’t stick to traditional religious teachings when it comes to views on marriage and sexuality. A study carried out by a Münster University research group questioned around 12,400 Catholics in 42 different countries. […] Over two-thirds—70 percent—of Catholics surveyed in Germany wanted same-sex marriages to be recognized and blessed by the church. The poll comes after a push just a few months ago from a laypeople’s organization calling on bishops to bless same-sex couples. This puts Germany in stark contrast with Poland, southern Europe and Brazil, where the majority of...
  • Is Donald Trump our modern day, Gideon?

    08/20/2015 1:37:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 105 replies
    The Bible ^ | 8/20/2015 | Nikos 1121
    There are many stories out there about Gideon. The similarity to Trump is intriguing. Like Trump, he was not born into politics, but chosen. I'm sure Trump agonized over the decision to run for president. I'm sure too, that he felt called to do this. There are too many things going on, that make me think that he is the one, to lead us from the nightmare of the past six years, and what threatens to follow. We are on the verge of giving Iran nuclear weapons. We have a president who tosses aside our security now and for ever....
  • A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement [Hebrews 9]

    08/19/2015 5:56:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Outer Places ^ | 8/14/2015 | Janey Tracey
    Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to achieve immortality and/or a higher state of evolution, is strongly associated with atheism. Not only is there a strong emphasis on science, which is often considered to be at odds with religion to a certain extent, but this particular brand of science seems particularly opposed to the notion that God should have control over life and death. But according to transhumanist Micah Redding, there's a growing contingent of Christians in the transhumanist movement who are seeking a slightly different type of eternal...
  • 180-Year-Old Baptist Church to Perform Same-Sex ‘Weddings,’ Ordain Homosexuals

    08/17/2015 7:29:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 66 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 08/17/2015 | Garrett Haley
    A historic Baptist church in South Carolina that gave rise to the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention has adopted a new non-discrimination policy that will allow its leadership to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies and also ordain open homosexuals. First Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina, was founded in 1831. Though the church’s organizer, William Bullein Johnson, became the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the church parted ways with the Southern Baptist Convention in 1999. Late last year, members of the congregation gathered in small groups to discuss the church’s position on homosexuality. Eventually, the members concluded...
  • Wilberforce Redux: What the Planned Parenthood Videos Mean

    08/17/2015 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 16, 2015 | Michael Egnor
    Wilberforce Redux: What the Planned Parenthood Videos Mean Michael Egnor August 16, 2015 5:41 AM | Permalink The Planned Parenthood videos are a moral turning point in the battle for protection and respect for all human beings in all stages and stations of life. My hope is that it will be a practical turning point as well, leading to the legal protection of all children in the womb. But at the very least, it is a moral turning point. The closest parallel to the modern pro-life movement is the anti-slavery movement of the late 18th and the 19th century. Both...
  • Question On Gay Marriages.

    08/16/2015 7:01:42 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 26 replies
    09/16/15 | hapnHal
    Since the Supreme Court decided EVERYONE must perform GAY MARRIAGES. When do GAY MARRIAGES begin in the Mosques?
  • 82 Percent of Americans Agree: Photographers Have Right to Say No to Gay Weddings

    08/16/2015 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2015 | 10:32 AM EDT | Travis Weber
    A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious liberty—especially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense. The results reveal hope for the classical liberal vision of America: they indicate that most Americans still appear to want maximum freedom and individual rights protection. […] Support for religious freedom jumps even higher in the context of wedding vendors. 82 percent said “yes” when asked whether a Christian wedding photographer with “deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage” has “the right to say no” to a same-sex couple asking him or...
  • Parents can make all the difference

    08/15/2015 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Dartman · 5 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Aug. 14/15 | Michele Mandel
    TORONTO - What a difference two families make. How could you not be struck by the glaring disparity between the parents of Lecent Ross and those of Duvel Hibbert, each mourning the loss of a child killed by gun violence? Lecent, just 14, was killed in her Jamestown Cres. home last month by an illegal handgun and now two boys — one 18, the other just 13 — are under arrest. Hibbert, gunned down inside Muzik nightclub on Aug. 4, was a 23-year-old with a long criminal record who was supposed to be on house arrest under his father’s supervision....
  • A Simple Fix for Drunken Driving

    08/15/2015 9:33:07 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 65 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | KEITH HUMPHREYS
    A decade ago, as attorney general of South Dakota, Larry Long saw the need for a more direct approach and launched a program called “24/7 Sobriety.” I first encountered 24/7 Sobriety five years ago, and it confounded much of what I had learned in my years as an addiction-treatment professional. On a clear South Dakota morning, I found myself in a Sioux Falls police station, waiting for more than a hundred repeat offenders to appear for court-mandated appointments. They had to blow into a breathalyzer to prove that they had not been drinking. I expected that many wouldn’t show up;...
  • Pope Francis and Climatism

    08/15/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/15/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Vatican tried to connect climate change with human trafficking by claiming that global warming is responsible for creating “environmental refugees” who flee their homes because of drought or other climate-caused natural disasters
  • Parents sue hospital for failed abortion and cost of bringing up daughter, now 14

    08/13/2015 11:04:49 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Hannah Roberts
    Elisa Bellandi is a 'smart and beautiful' teenager according to her doting father. Like many 14-year-olds around the world her favourite band is One Direction and she loves singing. Elisa dreams of one day being a lawyer or psychologist. And it is not hard to understand why. Because in many ways she is very different from many teenagers. She has had to come to terms with the knowledge that not only was she a 'mistake' baby, conceived when her mother had already passed 40, but that she survived both a miscarriage and a failed abortion.
  • (Vanity) God help us! Pope declares September 1st to be annual global warming prayer day

    08/12/2015 10:38:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    You know what I have to say to you Mr. Francis- "go pound sand!" FUPF
  • Protestors greet Planned Parenthood baby parts doc at her home

    08/12/2015 3:21:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | 8.11.2015 | saynsumthn
    On August 9, 2015 Planned Parenthood abortionist Savita Ginde was greeted by 50 members of Denver Bible Church outside her Colorado home condemning her practice of abortion and participating in a gruesome baby parts operation. Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde does abortions at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and was recently exposed negotiating a fetal body parts deal with “buyers” from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The group of protesters exposing Ginde’s horrific practices held a large sign which read, “Savita turn state’s evidence.” And “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.” According to Leslie Hanks who...
  • Construction project leads to discovery of ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing

    08/12/2015 1:40:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 7, 2015 | by Bob Yirka
    Inscriptions on the walls of the ritual bath. Credit: Shai Halevy, the Israel Antiquities Authority ======================================================================================================================================== A team of researchers has descended down into what archaeologists are calling an ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing on the walls—dating back perhaps 2000 years. The bath was found by antiquity officials checking out a site designated for a new nursery building. The bath was found when a hole was discovered in a construction site and a rock fell down into it and disappeared. Investigation revealed an underground room, with a stone staircase. What was most surprising was the writing on the...
  • Here are the country’s most and least racially diverse religious groups

    08/12/2015 7:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2015 | By Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center
    This analysis is by Michael Lipka, an editor focusing on religion at Pew Research Center. The nation’s population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse – and so are many of its religious groups, both at the congregational level and among broader Christian traditions. But a new analysis of data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study also finds that these levels of diversity vary widely within U.S. religious groups. We looked at 29 groups – including Protestant denominations, other religious groups and three subsets of people who are religiously unaffiliated – based on a methodology used in our 2014 Pew...
  • Barack Obama’s inability to grasp reality

    08/11/2015 5:59:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The latest refinement of tone is his assertion that it’s his way or the highway, that war with Iran lies at the end of that forbidden highway. But who would start such a war? He doesn’t say. As crazy as the mullahs are, the craziness lies in a distorted theology, not in statecraft. The mullahs are smart enough not to believe everything they say, and go to war against the United States. We logically conclude that Mr. Obama is afraid that he might be the one to start the war. Who else does he think it could be? His “it’s...
  • I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

    08/11/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 66 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 8/11/2015 | Tom Chivers
    I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe If there’s no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart. Jerry Coyne, evolutionary biologist and author of Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible: “The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, from your avocation, art, literature, music. People like me don’t worry about what it’s all about in a cosmic sense,...
  • The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

    08/09/2015 11:39:25 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 69 replies
    Huff n' Puff Post Toasties ^ | 08/09/2015 06:37 PM EDT | Antonia Blumberg
    In spite of the loathsome source, the list of the top 30 least religious cities confirms everything about liberalism. The top four are confirmed leftist cesspools: Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Denver, CO Click through to see the rest along with a picture of the city skyline.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: ‘I Worry About Whether I'm Going to Heaven or Hell’

    08/09/2015 12:57:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 8 August 2015 | Simon Hattenstone
    At nearly 80, Jerry Lee Lewis has outlived his rivals and is preparing for his final tour. He talks about why his seventh wife is the love of his life, how he became known as ‘the Killer’, and why Elvis was just a hillbillyWe’re waiting for the Killer to get home. Judith, wife number seven, is telling me how best to get on with her husband. Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the founding fathers of rock’n’roll and reputedly the baddest of the bad boys, is known to have a temperamental side. There was the time he drove up to...
  • 'Ancient Hebrew inscriptions' baffle Israeli archaeologists

    08/08/2015 7:56:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 August 2015 | unattributed
    Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew script discovered at a dig in Jerusalem. The writing was found on the walls of a room containing the remains of a Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh, believed to be about 2,000 years old. Experts are now trying to decipher words and symbols including a boat and palm trees. They say the markings may be graffiti or have some religious significance. One of the symbols could be a menorah - the seven-branched candelabrum which stood in the two Biblical Jewish Temples in Jerusalem - and some of...
  • 10 richest pastors You Won't Believe Are Millionaires

    08/08/2015 7:05:40 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 53 replies
    World's richest people.com ^ | 8-8-'15 | unattributed
    A few years ago no one would have thought that being a pastor could be a ticket to fortune and wealth, but times have changed. Below is a list of 10 Richest Pastors who are raking in megabucks as they spread the word. 1. David Oyedepo $150 Million Being a cleric has never been so profitable ask Nigerian pastor David Oyedepo whose net worth sits at $150 million. Oyedepo also known as “papa” is the founder of Living Faith Church World Wide. The man Of God is not shy of splurging his wealth on the good life. He owns a...
  • Mitch McConnell: We're Not Going to Defund Planned Parenthood Yet

    08/07/2015 6:42:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07Aug15 | Daniel Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly implied yesterday that he wouldn't push to defund Planned Parenthood in the September appropriations negotiations. McConnell seemed to express fears that such a fight could backfire on public perception of Republicans, particularly if it led to the threat of a government shutdown
  • Upton Sinclair noted how the Social Gospellers moved on from hebrew texts

    08/08/2015 12:50:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In his book The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation, Upton Sinclair makes an interesting observation: (page 299/300) And now the War has broken upon the world, and caught the churches, like everything else, in its mighty current; the clergy and the congregations are confronted by pressing national needs, they are forced to take notice of a thousand new problems, to engage in a thousand practical activities. No one can see the end of this - any more than he can see the end of the vast upheaval in politics and industry. But we who are trained in...
  • Just War And Where Snipers Fit In

    08/07/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Wayne Laugesen via Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown USAR (Ret.)
    Boulder, CO – -(Ammoland.com)- “You shall not kill.” As a Catholic altar boy and student at St. Jude’s School near Boston, Jack Coughlin learned the Fifth Commandment early in life. As a Marine Corps sniper and devout pro-life Catholic, Coughlin killed for a living. From rooftops, hillsides and shelled-out buildings, he focused the crosshairs on distant individuals, squeezed the trigger and ended their lives. By the time he retired, Coughlin had accumulated 60 confirmed kills in Somalia, Iraq and other foreign battlefields he will not identify. Coughlin, author of the autobiography Shooter ( tiny.cc/40gh1x ) , has little trouble...
  • Can genes make us liberal or conservative?

    08/06/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 4, 2015 | Staff
    Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realised in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings. Or, to be precise, a specific variant of one gene that would seem to exert greater sway over women than men. Working with 1771 university students of Han Chinese origin in Singapore, researchers compared answers to surveys—including one tailored to hot-button issues in the city-state—with the presence of a permutation of the DRD4 gene. DRD4 is one of several genes that determines the way dopamine—a crucial neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger—is...
  • Israeli Extremist Group Leader Calls for Torching of Churches

    08/06/2015 11:57:39 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | August 6th 2015 | Chaim Levinson
    The leader of the extremist anti-assimilation group Lehava allegedly called for churches to be torched, at a panel held this week for yeshiva students. Benzi Gopstein said he is prepared to spend 50 years in jail for doing so, according to a report by the Haredi website Kikar Shabbat. During the yeshiva intercession, known as bein hazmanim, many yeshivas hold summer camps for their students. These combine Torah study with other activities, like trips and panels to discuss current events. Kikar Shabbat obtained and posted a recording of such a panel at the Wolfson Yeshiva camp, at which Gopstein appeared...
  • All about the Barack Hussein Obama Muslim connection to Common Core

    08/06/2015 10:33:56 AM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | August 5, 2015 | BNI
    All about the Barack Hussein Obama Muslim connection to Common CoreIn the last few years we have seen a movement in our country to nationalize our educational system, to implement Common Core in all schools. Inside the schools, the most drastic change has been an overwhelming influence of Islam and Sharia law. Education publishing giant, Pearson, whose biggest investor is the Libyan Investment Authority, is a major supplier of Islam-oriented text books for American schools. As is the nation of Qatar.Pearson owners are deeply involved in the Muslim Brotherhood and linked to CAIR. “Muslim Brotherhood documents seized by the...
  • India’s Mosque Of Jinn

    08/05/2015 9:51:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A mosque named after Jinns in Lucknow city, the capital of Northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh has been attracting demands from poor Indians, who belief a good Jinn living in the mosque would achieve their requests. “It’s the mosque of jinn, another creature by Allah, who lives here and also fulfills wishes of the faithful,” Prince Ali Hussain Mirza alias Nawab Gauhar Agha Saheb Peer Baba, the mosque caretaker, told Hindustan Times. The mosque mail box usually receives anonymous letters from people seeking help. In one of the cases, an anonymous letter arrived from a dejected farmer, seeking help...
  • Word of God guides 'all moral actions of man' [Native Americans eagerly received Christianity]

    08/05/2015 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/4/2015 | Bill Federer
    The first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book by John Eliot, who was baptized in England as an infant on Aug. 5, 1604. Called “Apostle to the Indians,” he sailed to America and preached his first sermon in the Algonquian language in 1646. He translated the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer and the Bible – the first to be printed in America, in 1663. In a 1674 census, 4,000 “Praying Indians” were in 14 self-ruling villages with houses, streets, bridges and their own ministers. “Praying Indian” villages were located throughout Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard and Rhode Island. John Eliot...
  • Melbourne Man Tried to Rob Church During Sermon: Police

    08/05/2015 1:57:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
    <p>A 21-year-old central Florida man faces multiple charges after authorities say he tried to rob a church during Sunday services.</p> <p>Pastor Les Snodgrass of The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Melbourne tells Florida Today he was in the middle of his sermon on Sunday when a man stood up and pointed a gun at his 76-year-old mother.</p>
  • Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation

    08/04/2015 6:57:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 116 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 August 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Physicists say there is a possibility that our world is merely a simulation They claim there may be evidence of this if only we know where to look For instance, some of the laws of physics may not quite add up, they say The year is 2050 and super-intelligent robots have taken over the planet. Except you have no idea, because you're living in a computer simulation, depicting what life was like in 2015. Everything you see and touch right now has been created by robotic overlords who are using humanity as playthings in their virtual game. That's the radical...
  • Archaeologists discover humongous gate in Goliath's hometown

    08/04/2015 6:12:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    MSN.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Nico Lauricella
    Archaeologists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University announced on Monday the discovery of a massive gate and other fortifications in the ruins of Gath, the hometown of the Bible's Goliath. The ancient gate is one of the largest ever discovered in Israel and evidence of the Philistine city's power in the 10th and ninth centuries B.C.E, head archaeologist Professor Aren Maeir says. It even made a brief appearance in the Bible when David, Goliath's slayer and future king of Israel, "acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard."
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • We must talk about Islam: A faith that affects everyone should be susceptible to critique by all

    08/03/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Eight months after it suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to provoke wrongheaded, confused and even cowardly analysis that disregards the facts and betrays a failure to understand – or a refusal to recognize — the stakes we in the West all have in what the publication stands for: freedom of expression. Lest we forget those facts: on Jan. 7, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi burst into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and, shouting “Allahu akbar!” systematically gunned down staff members and others present. After doing so,...
  • Prayer Request

    08/02/2015 6:47:34 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 36 replies
    Friend of mine, her husband turned 50 today, lost his mother yesterday and is having brain surgery tomorrow to clamp off an aneurism. Prayers appreciated. Thank you.
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...