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  • This is a safe space. No Jews allowed.

    07/26/2017 8:24:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 7/26/17 | Stern
    Are you a Jew in Chicago who’d like to march for LGBTQ rights and gender equality? You’ll have to follow a few rules, helpfully laid out in recent weeks by the Chicago Dyke March and the Chicago SlutWalk. First, you must not carry any “Zionist displays.” What are Zionist displays? That’s for others to decide. A Star of David might be OK. But if it’s on a rainbow flag, it probably isn’t because “its connections to the oppression enacted by Israel is too strong for it to be neutral.” Second, you must express solidarity with Palestine. Marching in a parade...
  • Justin Bieber I Canceled My Tour Because of Christ

    07/25/2017 2:55:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 25, 2017
    Justin Bieber pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he "rededicated his life to Christ" ... sources connected to Hillsong Church tell TMZ. Bieber's decision seemed to come out of the blue, but our sources say it was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. Bieber said he canceled due to exhaustion, but that's simply not true. Plus, his remaining touring schedule was not taxing travel-wise. We're also told Bieber's crew is "incredibly pissed off at him" because it has impacted their financial well-being without any warning. Bieber has been virtually joined at the hip with Hillsong pastor...
  • Archaeologists Hunt For Ark Of The Covenant In Israel

    07/24/2017 1:47:14 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 61 replies
    Fast Forward ^ | 7/17/17 | Ari Feldman
    Archaeologists funded by Christian organizations are taking a shovel — again — to Tel Shiloh, an archaeological site that was a major center of worship for ancient Israelites. They’re looking for the ark of the covenant, the holy chest containing the two stone tablets on which Moses is said to have written the Ten Commandments, which was stationed at the ancient city of Shiloh for 400 years.
  • (Video) Still Report - July 17,2017 - Pastor that prayed for President Trump in Oval Office.

    07/24/2017 7:48:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 5 replies
    The Still Report ^ | 7/17/17 | Bill Still
    Published on Jul 17, 2017 - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 Good evening, I’m still reporting on: Pastor - There Is A Trump Assassination Plot, 1715 Synopsis: I know some of you think I’m being too wild with this talk of a coup. Well, those same people thought that I was nutty to claim that a totally unrecognized group of voters would charge to the polls and elect Trump despite Voter Fraud and Election Fraud, fake polls, and an MSM deck that was totally stacked against him. According to EVANGELIST RODNEY HOWARD BROWNE has been doing a...
  • Is Liberalism a Cult?

    07/23/2017 1:50:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 12, 2015 | Rod Eccles
    The other day, I was watching a program about the Church of Scientology. The program was not particularly flattering to Scientology. In fact, the documentary was downright disparaging. The conclusion of the documentary, although the producers did not come out and actually say it, was that Scientology was nothing more than a flashy, well-funded cult. That got me thinking about religion in general. You see, all of the worlds’ major religions have one thing in common. That commonality is the fact that there is a greater being outside of yourself and humanity. Some call that factor God, The Great Spirit,...
  • Nero, the Execution of Peter and Paul, and the Biggest Fake News in Early Christian History

    07/23/2017 9:02:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 23, 2017 | Candida Moss
    Christian tradition maintains that after Rome nearly burned to the ground, Nero engaged in a brutal crackdown on Christians which led to the executions of Peter and Paul. On the evening of July 18, in the scorching summer of 64 CE, a fire started in a shop under the Circus Maximus in Rome. The fire quickly spread to nearby homes and businesses and the Circus itself. The fire burned for six days, ravaging the city. It left only four of Rome’s fourteen quarters untouched. The reigning emperor, Nero, a man known for his cruelty and love of theater, scapegoated the...
  • New Information On The Tsarnaev Brothers and The Murder of Three Jews in Waltham, MA

    07/21/2017 11:41:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    New Information On The Tsarnaev Brothers and The Murder of Three Jews in Waltham, MA Last night on the CrowdsourcetheTruth channel, George, Jason & Trish interviewed Pat Miletich & Jeffrey Wilson of "Conspiracy Farm". The Tsarnaev brothers topic was mentioned with details that were new to me...link to video preset to begin w/discussion: CrowdSourcetheTruth: Boston Baked Bombers The Tsarnaev brothers were linked to the FBI as informants. They were also linked to the gruesome murder of three Boston MMA (Mixed Martial Artists)identified as Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman and Raphael Teken (Raffi). In prior msm reports these men were described as...
  • American Eagle Introduces the Denim Hijab

    07/21/2017 10:37:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Has the hijab become as American as Apple and blue jeans? American Eagle Outfitters thinks so, considering the breakout star of its Fall 2017 campaign is a Somali refugee turned American model sporting a denim hijab. “Thank you @americaneagle for encouraging young America to follow their passions, express their individuality, and pursue their unique paths,” Halima Aden, 19, wrote in an Instagram post.
  • Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality

    07/20/2017 7:21:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | July 19, 2017 | Richard Weikart
    Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality Richard Weikart July 19, 2017 In a recent blog post, already noted by Michael Egnor and Wesley Smith, University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne not only argued that infanticide and assisted suicide should be permitted, but he insisted that our increasing acceptance of these deeds is a sign of moral improvement in our society. He stated, “This change in views about euthanasia and assisted suicide [i.e., legalization in some states and countries] are [sic] the result of a tide of increasing morality in our world.”In his book Faith Versus Fact, Coyne...
  • What major city in the world has the highest average temperature?

    07/19/2017 10:58:57 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 33 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | July 12, 2017 | Anonymous
    Mecca, Saudi Arabia has the hottest average temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius. However, it’s reported that Ahvaz, Iran recorded the hottest daily temperature ever on June 29, 2017.
  • [Moslem] Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

    07/19/2017 10:54:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 19 July 2017 15:19 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Muslim school in Sweden that separated pupils by gender on a school bus did not break anti-discrimination laws in doing so, the country’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. But the same could not be said about gender segregated sports lessons. Earlier this year, a documentary by Swedish broadcaster TV4 featured footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb, showing boys entering a bus from the front, and girls from the back. It led to criticism from politicians, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and an investigation by Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman. The school explained that some of...
  • The man who wants to bring the BRAIN DEAD back to life: Scientist life's work will be used by...

    07/19/2017 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 09:53 EDT, 19 July 2017 | By Sheila Flynn In Tampa, Florida For Dailymail
    Sergei Paylian was only 14 years old when he was horrified by the death of his young, attractive neighbor in Tbilisi, Georgia. As was the local Soviet custom at the time, her open coffin was carried through the street to the sound of music as a shocked teenage Sergei looked on, confronted for the first time with the issue of his own mortality. It sparked a lifelong obsession with aging – and how to reverse it. Now, standing in his neat Florida laboratory that looks more like a dentist’s office, the 66-year-old scientist is explaining how a lifetime of research...
  • The Flawed Logic of the Atheist

    07/19/2017 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | June 5, 2012 | Moshe Averick
    The Flawed Logic of the Atheist Dr. Stuart Kauffman - "Anyone who tells you that he or she knows how life started is a fool or a knave." Dr. Stuart Kauffman, distinguished Origin of Life researcher, in a critique of the popular “RNA World” hypothesis for a naturalistic origin of life writes that, “the [problem] I find most insurmountable is the one most rarely talked about: all living things seem to have a minimal complexity below which it is impossible to go…Your curiosity should be aroused…all free-living cells have at least the minimum molecular diversity of pleuromona. Your antenna should...
  • Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance?

    07/18/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2017 | Wesley J. Smith
    Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance? The evolutionary biologist, Jerry Coyne, writes a blog entitled, “Why Evolution is True.” One would think that by choosing that title, Coyne should restrict his discussions to questions of science that touch on questions and explanations about how and why life changes over time. But Coyne–as many Darwinists do–takes the question beyond science, and extrapolates evolutionary theory into questions of morality, philosophy, and ethics. And now, he is promoting the propriety of infanticide. From, “Should One be Allowed to Euthanize Severely Deformed or Doomed Newborns?”: If you are allowed to abort a fetus that...
  • Pakistan Causes Youtube Outage for Two-Thirds of World, Other Glitches

    07/18/2017 6:56:18 AM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | July 17, 2017 | IWB
    Pakistan Causes Youtube Outage for Two-Thirds of World, Other Glitches"Most of the world’s Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours Sunday after an attempt by Pakistan’s government to block access domestically affected other countries."..."On Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ordered 70 Internet service providers to block access to YouTube.com, because of anti-Islamic movies on the video-sharing site, which is owned by Google."
  • READING THE QUR’AN AS A FEMINIST (AND A LAPSED MUSLIM)

    07/17/2017 1:41:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WearYourVoice ^ | SARAH KHAN
    First of all, I want to be totally upfront. I was born and raised Muslim by liberal parents and stopped practicing the religion in my early twenties. I was also born and raised a feminist by the same parents and have only become more fanatical about my feminism as I grow older. My mother is a practicing Muslim feminist woman from whom I have practically no secrets. That being said, up until about 15 years ago, I had never actually read a word of the Qur’an myself. Like many people who are raised Muslim, it was told to me and...
  • The Secret Lives of Chinese Missionaries in Northern Iraq

    07/16/2017 8:49:06 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 3 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday July 16, 2017 | Mimi Lau
    Used to persecution at home, two young Chinese Christians say life can be more peaceful in northern Iraq, where they work with Yazidi refugees Last month’s execution of two Chinese missionaries by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Pakistan put the risks of such work into stark relief but two young Chinese Christians who have lived close to an ISIS stronghold in northern Iraq for more than a year said life could be more peaceful there than back at home. The South China Morning Post obtained an exclusive interview with the couple, who live in a guarded compound that serves as...
  • Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad

    07/13/2017 10:10:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 13 July 2017 08:51 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    A shortage of priests in Swedish municipality Karlstad means the local diocese has now turned to importing pastors from abroad. A recruitment project designed to entice priests from foreign countries to the region is now under way. “In the short term, we’ve worked on trying to recruit priests from other countries. Specifically, we’ve focused on Germany,” Charlotte Klingestad, staff strategist at Karlstad diocese, explained to public broadcaster SVT. Around 20 positions are vacant in the diocese, with the problem biggest in the smaller municipalities. […] Though Sweden is generally a secular country, the Swedish Church says it has around six...
  • Survival of the Fondest - Love Defies Darwin and Defeats the Devil

    07/13/2017 4:47:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 11 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 7/7/2017 | Jon Bloom
    Which is the real delusion — love or selfishness? This isn’t just a rhetorical question. It’s a question that gets at the heart of Western civilization’s moral and existential confusion. Are you most in sync with reality when you seek your self-interest first or when you “count others more significant than yourself” (Philippians 2:3)? Is love, and its resulting virtues, truly the highest moral good for humans, or is it really a grand illusion created by our genes to get us to behave in ways most likely to result in our genetic survival? In other words, does love really exist?...
  • Newest Accusation re: Russia per NPR (pathetic vanity)

    07/13/2017 3:43:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    Tonight, on my way home from the local liquor grocery store, I was listening to NPR.A breathless report was underway as to how McClatchy is reporting that the most recent "bombshell" is that the Trump campaign was advising the Russians on exactly how to hack the U.S. election and all those who report on and are interested in the U.S. election.Kushner was singled out as the brainchild behind this brilliant diabolical operation. He was of course the brains behind the Trump social media campaign.