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  • Important Deep Background Info on Pachamama from ARSH 2012. For aggressive distribution

    10/23/2019 6:21:33 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 3 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | 10/22/2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    I don’t endorse the author of the following blog, nor 100% of its contents, HOWEVER I do think that this info is worth engaging and spreading. I always like being able to look at data that is removed from current events in time – this blog article is from ARSH 2012. The Green Virgin – Pachamama: The final balance between Common Law and the Law of Mother Nature by Niki Raapana, June 14, 2012 Key words and names here: Communitarianism. Evo Morales (Communist dictator of Bolivia) Amatai Etzioni Active in the New World Order Project since the 1960s, Dr. Amitai...
  • Jury Rules Against Father Protecting 7-Year Old Son from Forced ‘Transitioning’

    10/22/2019 1:55:41 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 26 replies
    LWC ^ | 10/22/2019 | LWC
    n 2019, it should not be a controversial opinion to say that a seven-year-old boy shouldn’t be forced into transitioning into a girl. It shouldn’t be, yet we all find ourselves right here (see Transgenders ‘Detransitioning’ on the Rise. And the LGBTQ Community Isn’t Helping. and Father Shares Heartbreaking Story of Son Who’s ‘Transitioning.’ And He’s Powerless to Stop It.). A jury just ruled against a father trying to stop his son’s mother from turning the boy into “Luna.” Oh, so this is happening in the United Kingdom? No. Oh so this is happening in Canada, Justin Trudeau’s land of...
  • New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution

    10/22/2019 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution On Monday, PragerU released a video giving two solid scientific reasons to doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution. In the video, Stephen C. Meyer, who earned a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science and who serves as a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, lays out two key flaws in the evolutionary theory that is often taught as gospel truth in may high schools and colleges.Meyer begins the video by quoting evolutionary biologist and New Atheist Richard Dawkins, who claimed that anyone who does not believe in evolution...
  • The Church of Scientology has secretly spent $103 MM to buy the heart of Florida beach town [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang
    he Church of Scientology has firmly made Clearwater, Florida its home in the blink of an eye - shelling out $103million to sweep up 101 acres of the city's waterfront downtown area over the course of three years. The controversial church first landed in Clearwater in 1975 with one hotel property to its name, but the organization had elaborate plans to spread its reach across the entire downtown area. In just three years, starting with a frantic land grab in January 2017, Scientology doubled its footprint in the city. Following a fallout with the City Council, Scientologists started to buy...
  • What Should You Wear To Church? A Handy Guide For Each Denomination

    10/20/2019 6:56:07 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 97 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 10/17/19 | The Babylon Bee
    Whether you’re visiting your parents’ stuffy old Baptist church or piling into the family minivan because the kids are begging to ride the roller coaster at the sleek new megachurch down the street, the age-old question persists: what should you wear? Wonder no longer, good and faithful servant. We sent a team of Babylon Bee agents to over two thousand churches, big and small, new and old, all across the land to research customs, dress codes, fashion do’s and fashion don’ts. This exhaustively researched article is the result, and it’s absolutely packed with helpful fashion tips. Bookmark this page and...
  • 3 True Paranormal Encounters: Shadow People, Visitors, The Creature

    10/20/2019 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/2019 | Bob Gymlan
    This guy normally does Bigfoot stuff so this is a departure for him. Listen to all three accounts and then ask yourself, "Should the last guy solve the problem the way the first guy did?" https://youtu.be/_pHNZSxAPbg
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • Reading Suggestions for Aquinas’ Five Ways

    10/16/2019 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Egnor
    Reading Suggestions for Aquinas’ Five Ways Michael Egnor October 16, 2019, 4:35 AM In discussions with atheists and materialists, theists have powerful resources at our disposal. Our perspective is supported by a rigorous and elegant metaphysical framework, that began with Plato and particularly Aristotle, is synthesized by St. Thomas Aquinas, and continues with the work of many superb philosophers today.  At the core of our dispute with atheists is the evidence for the existence of God. Of course, His existence can be proven — as convincingly as any question about existence can be proven and more convincingly than any scientific...
  • Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm 'waiting for the end of time'

    10/15/2019 10:18:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    straitstimes ^ | 10/15/2019 | reuters
    AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Five siblings and a man believed to be their father were receiving medical treatment after Dutch police acting on a tip discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in the Netherlands said on Tuesday (Oct 15). The five, estimated at 18 to 25 years of age, and a man they identified as their ailing father were found near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe. “We found six people living in a small space in the house which could be locked, not a cellar. It is unclear if they...
  • Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

    10/15/2019 6:30:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 0809 GMT (1609 HKT) October 15, 2019 | By Jessie Yeung
    We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist. Gilbert V. Levin, who was principal investigator on a NASA experiment that sent Viking landers to Mars in 1976, published an article in the ScientificAmerican journal last Thursday, arguing the experiment's positive results were proof of life on the red planet. The experiment, called Labeled Release, was designed to test Martian soil for organic matter. "It seemed we had answered that ultimate question," Levin wrote in the article. In the experiment, the Viking probes placed nutrients in Mars soil samples...
  • Human Sacrifice In The Pre-Columbian Americas

    10/14/2019 4:29:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    In modern minds, the term “human sacrifice” conjures up macabre satanic rituals performed by bloodthirsty barbarians. In the ancient Americas, however, cultures now considered to be highly influential and civilized saw human sacrifice as a necessary part of everyday life. Whether it was to appease the gods or ensure success in battle and agriculture, for the following peoples, the lines between sacrifice and simple survival were often blurred. The Mayans are mostly known for their contributions to astronomy, calendar-making, and mathematics, or for the impressive amount of architecture and artwork that they left behind. They are also believed to be...
  • Hero pilot: ‘We couldn’t see, we couldn’t breathe’ (SW Flight 1380)

    10/14/2019 12:41:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kyle Arnold / The Dallas Morning News
    The initial shock was so violent from the blown engine on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 that pilot Tammie Jo Shults thought there had been a midair collision. “We couldn’t see, we couldn’t breathe, and a piercing pain stabbed our ears, all while the aircraft snapped into a rapid roll and skidded hard to the left as the nose of the aircraft pitched over, initiating a dive toward the ground,” Shults wrote in her book “Nerves of Steel,” which was released Oct. 8. On Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field, a fan...
  • Who Was Christopher Columbus? ~ Hero or Villain? Criminal or Crusader?

    10/13/2019 8:00:58 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 26 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 10, 2019 | Florentius
    Each year, the media narrative assures us, more Americans are ditching the archaic holiday known as Columbus Day. After all, they claim, what's the point of celebrating a man who brought destruction to the noble and advanced indigenous civilizations of the Americas that lived in harmonious symbiosis with nature? Why glorify a man who introduced the slave trade and who actually didn't discover anything except a brilliant civilization that was already thriving? Rather than celebrate Columbus, many would now prefer to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. I assume this would be a new holiday created by modern-day myth-builders of the Liz...
  • 'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia'

    10/13/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 12, 2019 | Jennifer Eremeeva
    In October 1917, Lenin's Bolshevik Party seized power and inaugurated the first communist workers' state, founded on the principles of Karl Marx's “Das Kapital.” Almost immediately, the race was on to turn antiquated, almost feudal imperial Russia into a communist utopia. It was a tall order in Russia: the vast majority of the population of the nascent Soviet state were illiterate peasants, for whom the traditions and tenants of Orthodox Christianity were the sole cultural and spiritual bedrock. Replacing it with the more complicated economic and social principles of Marxism took ingenuity, dedication and ruthlessness. The state embarked on a...
  • Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk "Father of Modern Republic of Turkey" (TR)

    10/12/2019 6:14:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 5, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk "Father of Modern Republic of Turkey" versus Adnan Menderes "Great Riot of Istanbul"The Western Roman Empire fell on September 4, 476 AD, but the Eastern Roman Empire continued nearly another 1,000 years. Its capital city was Constantinople, founded by Emperor Constantine in 330 AD, regarded for centuries as the largest and greatest city on earth. Constantinople was located where the East and West met, being situated where the Black Sea empties into the Mediterranean Sea, and trade routes from the Far East and Central Asia connected to Europe. The Eastern Roman Empire was...
  • Scalfari: Pope Francis Told Me That Jesus Incarnate Was a 'Man ... Not at All a God'

    10/10/2019 4:03:52 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    cns news ^ | 10.09.2019 | Michael chapmen
    This story was updated at 2:25 p.m EST to include a brief statement from the Vatican, which does not deny what Scalfari reported about Pope Franics, only saying it "cannot be considered as a faithful account of what was effectively said, but represent more a personal free interpretation of that which he [Scalfari] heard." (See below.) In the latest edition of La Repubblica, Pope Francis' longtime atheist friend and interviewer, Eugenio Scalfari, claims that the Pope told him that once Jesus Christ became incarnate, he was a man, a "man of exceptional virtues" but "not at all a God." The...
  • Outgrowing Richard Dawkins’ God Delusions

    10/09/2019 2:15:19 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 9, 2019 | Tom Gilson
    Outgrowing Richard Dawkins’ God Delusions Richard Dawkins, one-time leader of the now-fracturing New Atheist movement, has just released another anti-God book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a sad display of what can happen when an influential scientist thinks the whole intellectual world exists inside his own head. It’s not just that I disagree with Dawkins’ conclusions. I certainly do; but there’s another problem he ought to care about himself. He makes faith look ridiculous by misrepresenting it, yet without even seemingly knowing that’s what he’s doing. He’s oblivious. Not a good sign for a man of his influence.He should  know...
  • Christianity and Yoga: Is it Really Okay?

    10/08/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 151 replies
    Urban Faith ^ | Sherrell Moore-Tucker
    Did you know that our beloved country has a history of repurposing and repackaging things that we didn’t necessarily discover? Take our beloved Christmas tree for example. Did you know that decorating trees and giving money was a part of worship to various gods during Egyptian times? It is also part of the Germanic pagan solstice tradition. The exchange of wedding rings did not originate in the church, and various religions worship and practice meditation, prayer, and fasting just like Christians. So should I take my ring off based on the original intent, or stop purchasing Christmas trees and decorations...
  • The Left to America’s Children: Your Past is Terrible, and Your Future is Terrible

    10/08/2019 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    The Left to America’s Children: Your Past is Terrible, and Your Future is Terrible By Dennis Prager Published on October 8, 2019 • A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences.The left, not liberalism. (I have written a column and done a PragerU video on the differences between liberalism and leftism.)To this list, we can now add childhood and children.The left robs children of their innocence and has...
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...