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  • Catch this Jackie Mason may have been the first comedian political educator.

    03/27/2015 11:49:15 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | show was 1968 | Jackie Mason?
    Jackie Mason for VP with Cruz or who knws. he knows more than the audience and makes fun of them and makes them laugh at them selves being stupid. catch some of the names he mentions.
  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Netanyahu sorts out final ministerial posts [Flashback 2013]

    03/27/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by jjotto
    Times of Israel ^ | March 18, 2013 | Times of Israel staff
    [2013] Shortly after 2 a.m. local time on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed out some last ministerial posts to veteran Likud party members Silvan Shalom and Yuval Steinitz. Netanyahu had spent all day Sunday handing out marching orders for the next Cabinet and other government roles. The final maneuvering took place just hours before the swearing-in of the 19th Knesset. The outgoing vice prime minister Shalom was appointed minister of energy, and he agreed to stay on as minister of regional development in charge of the Negev and the Galilee, a post with which he was said to be...
  • Good Friday and Passover Fall on Same Date This Year April 3rd

    03/27/2015 9:56:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    My own independent Thought Process | 03-27-2015 | Red Badger
    This year, 2015, Passover and Good Friday fall on the same date, Friday April 3rd. It has happened before. Any thoughts on the religious significance of this at this point in time?...........Israel-US relations are at the worst point that they have ever been, with this anti-semite in the White House.............
  • Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Nancy Pearcey
    Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness Nancy Pearcey March 27, 2015 5:59 AM | Permalink How has evolution shaped our view of humanity? We often hear that evolution is the key scientific prop for the philosophy of materialism, with its reduction of the human person to a complex biochemical machine. But spiritualized versions of evolution have appeared as well -- for example, in the philosophy of Hegel. In our own day, Hegel's spiritual/cultural view of evolution has led to its own form of reductionism: the postmodern reduction of individuals to social groups based on race,...
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...
  • Here’s what Bowe Bergdahl was taught as he converted to Islam during his “absence”

    03/27/2015 7:50:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During his indoctrination into the “Religion of Peace” Bowe Bergdahl, who has now been charged with desertion, was taught about the Islamic way of life. Here is what Islam says about various topics. TORTURE Qur’an 5-33 says, “The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Prophet and make mischief in the land, is to murder them, crucify them, or cut off a hand and foot on opposite sides…their doom is dreadful. They will not escape the fire, suffering constantly.” TERRORISM Qur’an:8:12 “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them...
  • The new atheist just doesn’t care

    03/26/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 116 replies
    National Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | John Moore
    In his Saturday column Conrad Black inveighed against “militant atheists”. He called them “shabby” and “shallow”. He attacked their “gratuitous disparagements of Christianity”. I’m not sure who set Black off this time. To be sure there is a species of self satisfied nose-tweakers on the atheist lecture and debating circuit but frankly militant atheism is just so passé. The fastest growing religious identity in the world is the new atheist. We really just don’t care. Black and others have insisted non belief is a faith in and of itself. I can’t speak for all non believers but I have neither...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:47:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2015 - 12:40 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protesters while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships’ failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renée Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • Why Two Mommies Cannot Replace Daddy

    03/25/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/2015 | Judi McLeod
    Orlando, FL - Heather Barwick, who was raised by two lesbians, shared her compelling story and why she opposes same-sex marriage. Married to a man and raising four children, Heather has come to realize why same-sex marriage is wrong and why it harms children. In her powerful story, Heather wrote in The Federalist: “Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now,...
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now!

    03/24/2015 2:06:17 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 24, 2015 | News
    Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now! Evolution News & Views March 24, 2015 3:43 AM | Permalink Finally, the stirring and profound documentary with geneticist Michael Denton, Privileged Species, is available to see now, free online. Dr. Denton extends the argument for intelligent design to the ultra-, ultra-fine-tuning of the cosmos for carbon-based life forms like ourselves. You cannot watch these 33 minutes without coming away with the very powerful conclusion that the universe was designed with us very specifically in mind.The documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that...
  • Pope Accepts Pizza Delivery from PopeMobile!

    03/23/2015 11:29:55 AM PDT · by lee martell · 16 replies
    March 23, 2015 | Lee Martell
    Pope Francis toured through Naples on Sunday in his Popemobile and got quite a surprise from one man in the crowd. Local pizzaria owner Enzo Cacialli jumped over the barricade to hand the Pope a personalized pizza which he then accepted! Employees at Don Ernesto in Naples, Italy had heard that the Pope enjoys pizza, and misses having it served. So they prepared a special pie; a white and yellow pizza featuring yellow cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. In the YouTube video, owner, Cacialli can be seen climbing over a barrier, standing next to the Popemobile, and handing the Pope...
  • Medieval Ages and The Roots of Modern Science

    03/21/2015 11:41:27 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 29 replies
    How the Medieval Ages paved the way for modern scienceScientific Development in the Medieval AgesNow we get into the medieval foundation of modern scientific thought. Contrary to common opinion, science was not “suppressed” as is the common understanding of this time period. Modern scholarship has brought about the reality that contrary to the common opinion, the Middle Ages actually is actually the root of modern scientific thought.Some of the most compelling arguments came from the medieval times. For example prior to the start of Christianity, and definitely from the time of the Middle Ages, there was a popular scientific consensus...
  • PopPolitics: Reza Aslan on Why Iranians Love Hollywood, But the Regime Fears It

    03/21/2015 10:54:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 3 replies
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 3/22/2015 | Ted Johnson
    Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear program as an important step toward lifting sanctions and opening up their society.
  • The Not "So" Dark Ages

    03/21/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 28 replies
    A Reassessment of the Medieval TimesThe Medieval era is perhaps one, if not the most misunderstood times in history. Ask people what they know of the medieval times, and most will tell you that they were a time of mere superstition, rampant barbarism and wars, oppression of women and minorities, scientific ignorance, totalitarianism, and a host of many other things.Nothing could be further from the truth, not in an era were reasonable thinking with scholasticism and Thomism were present, or the development of education, including that of the university system. An era were scientific development was starting out, and were...
  • Medieval Education and the University

    03/21/2015 10:07:12 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 5 replies
    The foundation of Education and the University during the Middle AgesAnti Catholic HistoryIt is the main point of this section to point out some of the contributions which the Catholic Church made specifically in regards to education and the University in the Middle Ages. Before I start this section I think it would be good to point out two simple facts regarding this time period. The first one is simply the fact that much of the history regarding this time period (at least until recent scholarship) was vehemently anti-Catholic which Hilaire Belloc points out in his book Europe and the...
  • Dig -- A new TV series based in Jerusalem, Israel.

    03/20/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 18 replies
    Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
  • COEXIST - You Moron!

    03/20/2015 12:56:47 PM PDT · by lormand · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 03/20/15 | Me
    I took this picture two days ago. I could not help myself when stopped at the light behind this SHPOS. I walked up to his door and said, "hey, some malcontent marxist vandalized your car with bumper stickers
  • School bans pupils from watching the eclipse for 'cultural and religious' reasons

    03/20/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jenny Awford
    Pupils at a primary school were banned from watching today's once-in-a-generation eclipse because of 'religious and cultural reasons', it has emerged. Parents of children at North Primary School in Southall, London, said they were 'outraged' by the decision and claimed it showed a triumph of 'religious superstition' over scientific education. Phil Belman, whose seven-year-old daughter goes to the school, met with headteacher Ivor Johnstone who said he was unable to elaborate on the decision because of 'confidentiality'. [snip] The headteacher said: 'The school made this decision when we became aware of religious and cultural concerns associated with observing an eclipse...
  • Two Shades of Dismay: The Perverse Bondage Wrought by Liberalism and Islam

    03/20/2015 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 3-17-15 | Trevor Thomas
    In opposing the godless and bloody French Revolution, Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, concluded that, “I should therefore suspend my congratulations on the new liberty of France, until I was informed how it had been combined with government; with public force; with the discipline and obedience of armies;…with morality and religion;…with peace and order; with civil and social manners. All these (in their way) are good things too; and, without them, liberty is not a benefit whilst it lasts, and is not likely to continue long. The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what...
  • 80,000-plus Bibles shipped to Cuba for churches

    03/20/2015 7:01:24 AM PDT · by fungoking · 9 replies
    IMB connecting ^ | 03/16/15 | Barbara Denman
    Three 40-foot containers packed with 83,723 Spanish-speaking Bibles to be distributed among Baptist churches in both Western and Eastern Cuba will leave South Florida during the week of March 15 and are expected to arrive in Havana March 25. The shipment is the third Southern Baptists have sent to the island nation since 1999, bringing the total number of Bibles sent to nearly half a million, said Kurt Urbanek, IMB strategy leader for Cuba since 1997. However, this represents the first time Bibles were shipped directly from the United States. The extensive process of seeking permission from the Cuban government...
  • DO YOU BELIEVE?

    03/20/2015 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    DoYouBelieve.com ^ | Mar 20. 2015 | David A. R. White
    Do You Believe? Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Drama Movie HD (2:20 ) A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ …even if they don't believe it.Yet. When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. This stirring...
  • Infidel tourists targeted in Tunisia.

    03/19/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 6 replies
    self (Vanity) ^ | March 19, 2015 | self
    19.03.2015 06.00PM Statement by Neil Palomba – President Costa Crociere: “With great sadness we regret to report that 5 guests (4 Italians and 1 Russian) of the Costa Fascinosa are amongst the victims of the horrific attack yesterday in Tunis, and 8 guests (7 Italians and 1 Russian) are injured and currently hospitalized. What happened yesterday in Tunis represent an attempt to the values of friendship between cultures in which we have always believed. Our deepest sympathy and our condolences go to the victims and their families. We share their sorrow.” Snip
  • Report: Christianity Most Persecuted Faith Worldwide

    03/19/2015 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 19, 2015 - 11:27 AM | Doug Bandow
    Americans take religious liberty for granted. It is the First Freedom, guaranteed by the First Amendment. But four of five people around the world lack the freedom to worship and live faithfully. And the percentage of the world’s population lacking religious liberty recently edged upward. Attacks on Jews hit a recent peak. Even Americans cannot afford to take their freedoms for granted. The Pew Research Center, with Peter Henne as lead researcher, recently issued its latest study on religious liberty. The report makes for a sad read. Many organizations address religious persecution, which occurs in virtually every Muslim and authoritarian...
  • Does Obama's Religion Have Anything To Do With White House Anti-semitism?

    03/19/2015 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 33 replies
    Self | March 19, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    The emperor has no clothes...Obama exposes himself for what he is! His pattern of favoring Muslim interests over the interests of Israel has become disgustingly obvious to the whole world. Dick Cheney has defined Obama perfectly...Obama himself is flushing his own legacy down the toilet day by day.........
  • Elderly Woman Steals from Church Collection Plate: Palo Alto Police

    03/18/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Emily Bockian
    An elderly woman was arrested in Palo Alto early Sunday morning after surveillance video captured her allegedly breaking into a church. Palo Alto police took into custody 70-year-old Ethel Jean Hays an hour after officers say she burglarized Trinity Lutheran Church on Middlefield Road, which officers later discovered Hays had broken into once before on Feb. 9. She was booked on two counts of burglary. That's when, police say, she allegedly stole cash donated by parishioners, which was being stored in the church office. Police found Hays walking on Lytton Avenue and saw that she matched a description of the...
  • Largest Presbyterian Denomination Gives Final Approval for Same-Sex Marriage

    03/17/2015 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    ny times ^ | 3-17-2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    After three decades of debate over its stance on homosexuality, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution to include same-sex marriage. The final approval by a majority of the church’s 171 regional bodies, known as presbyteries, enshrines a change recommended last year by the church’s General Assembly. The vote amends the church’s constitution to broaden marriage from being between “a man and a woman” to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” The Presbytery of the Palisades, meeting in Fair Lawn, N.J., put the ratification count over...
  • The Serious St. Patrick

    03/17/2015 8:26:46 PM PDT · by LT Brass Bancroft · 2 replies
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | March 15, 2015 | Father George W. Rutler
    Maewyn Succat did not have an easy time embracing the Faith. Although his father Calpurnius was a deacon, Maewyn indulged a spirited youthful rebellion against what he had been taught, and it was only after being kidnapped by superstitious people called Druids that he realized the difference that Christianity makes in the souls of men and the character of cultures. This was in the fifth century, and Maewyn, probably born in the Cumbria part of England near the Scottish lands, was roughly contemporary with the bishop Augustine in North Africa who watched the decay of the Roman Empire. Maewyn eventually...
  • Bryson update

    03/17/2015 8:14:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 42 replies
    The Holy Spirit ^ | March 17, 2015 | knarf, proud pappy
    Off the meds, off the ventolater, eating formula and ..
  • The Science of Near-Death Experiences

    03/17/2015 7:41:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/17/2015 | Gideon Lichfield
    Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie "Heaven Is for Real", about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United States. The book it was based on, published in 2010, has sold some 10 million copies and spent 206 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Two recent books by doctors—Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, who writes about a near-death experience he had while in a week-long coma brought on by meningitis, and To Heaven and...
  • Biggest Movement of American Jews Is About to Install Its First Openly Gay President

    03/16/2015 9:13:40 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — As a rabbinic student in 1980s New York, Denise Eger lived away from other seminarians. She quietly started a group for fellow gay and lesbian students, but held the meetings in another borough. By the time of her ordination, she wasn’t formally out, but her sexuality was known, and no one would hire her. Later, she took the only job offered, with a synagogue formed expressly as a religious refuge for gays. Since then, the Reform Jewish movement — Eger’s spiritual home since childhood — has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships....
  • Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

    03/16/2015 5:05:11 AM PDT · by W. · 11 replies
    The Atlantic.com ^ | April 2015 Issue | Jeffrey Goldberg
    For half a century, memories of the Holocaust inoculated the Continent against overt anti-Semitism. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest in a mounting tide. Today, right-wing fascist strains of Jew-hatred are merging with a new threat from radicalized Islamists, confronting Europe with a crisis, and its Jews with an agonizing choice.
  • San Francisco's Largest Evangelical Megachurch to Allow Non-Celibate Homosexuals to Be Members

    03/15/2015 6:03:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 03152015 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    The Elder Board of San Francisco's largest evangelical church, City Church, has announced that the megachurch will end its practice of preventing LGBT people from becoming members if they are unwilling or unable to practice lifelong celibacy. "Our pastoral practice of demanding life-long 'celibacy,' by which we meant that for the rest of your life you would not engage your sexual orientation in any way, was causing obvious harm and has not led to human flourishing," Sr. Pastor Fred Harrell writes in a letter "on behalf of the Board and for the Gospel." The pastor cites social science research, saying...
  • US Reform Jewish rabbis install 1st openly lesbian leader

    03/15/2015 11:10:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15, 2015 12:11 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    As a rabbinic student in 1980s New York, Denise Eger lived away from other seminarians. She quietly started a group for fellow gay and lesbian students, but held the meetings in another borough. By the time of her ordination, she wasn’t formally out, but her sexuality was known, and no one would hire her. Later, she took the only job offered, with a synagogue formed expressly as a religious refuge for gays. Since then, the Reform Jewish movement—Eger’s spiritual home since childhood—has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships. That journey has led this week to Philadelphia,...
  • Christians, Jews, Muslims share history (barf alert)

    03/15/2015 7:17:52 AM PDT · by Dartman · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Mar 14/15 | Tom Harpur
    President Barack Obama is right that the U.S. and the West, in general, are "not at war with Islam." As he has said, 99.9% of Muslims want exactly what the rest of us desire – peace, justice and happiness. But the air is thick with misunderstandings and lies. Recently a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a headscarf called a hijab in a Quebec courtroom. Far from hiding a woman's face, the hijab is a tasteful symbol of a traditional respect for modesty, not a mask. Many non-Muslims in the West have no idea how huge a contribution was made...
  • Vatican Calls for Use of Force Against ISIS

    The main Vatican UN diplomat, Italian Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has called for armed resistance to ISIS in a document presented to the UN Human Rights Council. Crux interviewed him about its aims: Tomasi told Crux that in the first instance, he hopes the statement will galvanize nations around the world to provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other groups suffering at the hands of ISIS, “so they can survive and stand up for their own rights.” Beyond that, Tomasi said, the crisis requires “more coordinated protection, including the use of force to stop the hands of an aggressor.” “It will...
  • Controversial pastor who owns two Rolls-Royces pleads for 200,000 church supporters to donate.....

    03/13/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 13 March 2015 | Joel Christie
    Controversial pastor who owns two Rolls-Royces pleads for 200,000 church supporters to donate '$300 or more' EACH so that he can buy a $65M private jet 'to better spread the gospel of Jesus Christ' Reverend Creflo Dollar is the head of World Changers Church International The 53-year-old preaches 'that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches' and the church has about 30,000 members He has an estimated net worth of $27 million Has appealed online for 200,000 people to donate $300 so he can buy Gulfstream G650, worth $65 million and favored by billionaires Says the plane is...
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays.  And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight?  Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including York’s commanding officer, which put him in charge.  The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • TOUCHING! SON OF NIGERIAN BILLIONAIRE DONATES KIDNEY TO ISRAELI OMAIMA HALABI

    03/13/2015 1:43:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Gbooza ^ | March 7, 2015
    Smith Jadesimi, from Nigeria, donated a kidney to Israeli Omaima Halabi through the NGO Matnat Chaim Israeli media is awash with the touching tale of how the son of a Nigerian billionaire braved all odds against him to donate his kidney to a dying lady he had never met... The Jerusalem Post in an article titled, ‘The Human Spirit: Love, Give, Live’, reported that the story of Smith Jadesimi, son of oil magnate Ladi Jadesimi, resonated in hearts across the country as an untainted demonstration of compassion beyond religion and race. Born in 1987 into the large and prosperous Jadesimi...
  • A Triumph and a Tragedy [One Man's Agonizing Journey of Faith]

    03/13/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    A Triumph and a Tragedy by Jimmy Akin I broke off a piece of the popsicle in my hand and placed it carefully in the mouth of my dying wife. Renee lay on her back, restless in the hospital bed, suffering from an advanced case of colon cancer which we had discovered a little more than a month before. She ate several more pieces of popsicle as I broke them off for her, then said she could eat no more, so I let her rest. When our parish priest arrived he and I went into a conference room down the...
  • Dropping the bomb

    03/12/2015 7:17:13 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 137 replies
    http://triablogue.blogspot.com/ ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Steve Hays
    I'm going to comment on the ethics of nuking Japan. This is one of those perennial issues that America-bashers constantly raise. There are two extremes we need to avoid: "my country right or wrong," and "blame America first." For me the war has a personal dimension. My late father was a WWII vet who served in the Pacific theater. He was radio operator in the Air Force. His squadron conducted reconnaissance over Japan. He had some interesting stories to tell: i) He trained on B-17s in Alaska, then flew on B-29s in Florida. ii) Our pilots discovered the jet stream....
  • Bavarian Archaeologists Find 250-Year-Old Pretzel

    03/12/2015 4:12:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Mar 2015
    Archaeologists have made a remarkable - and delicious - discovery in Bavaria, where during an excavation they dug up a 250 year-old pretzel. Silvia Codreanau-Windauer from the Bavarian Bureau for the Conservation of Historic Monuments confirmed that: "this is definitely the oldest pretzel ever found" - although she would give no word on whether it was past its expiration date. Alongside the remains of the pretzel, archaeologists also found the charred remains of a bread roll and a croissant - suggesting that someone missed out on quite the historical breakfast buffet in the 18th century, the period the find has...
  • Catholic school head accused of telling naughty pupils ‘I’m phoning God about you’ (Devizes, UK)

    03/12/2015 1:54:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:02PM GMT 12 Mar 2015 | (Agency)
    A primary school headmistress has been accused of “humiliating” pupils by making them lie face down on the floor while she pretends to ring God on her mobile phone to say they have been naughty. Furious parents of children at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic primary in Devizes, Wiltshire, have written to the governors and complained to education watchdog Ofsted. They say they were outraged by the “punishment” meted out by the head, Sheila Jones, and want her to resign. …
  • Iran women being ‘reduced to baby-making machines’ as country bans contraception and stops…

    03/12/2015 11:38:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:39 EST, 11 March 2015 | AFP and Ted Thornhill
    Draft legislation aimed at boosting a flagging birth rate threatens to reduce Iranian women to “baby-making machines” and set their rights back by decades, Amnesty International warned on Wednesday. The London-based human rights group said that a first bill, which has already been approved once by parliament, would restrict access to contraception, forcing women into unsafe backstreet abortions.It said the second draft law, which is to go before parliament next month, would close many jobs to women who choose not to or are unable to have children. …
  • Conservative Black Leaders: Obama’s Likening Selma to Gay Activism ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘An Insult’

    03/11/2015 3:38:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 10, 2015 - 11:51 AM | Lauretta Brown
    Conservative black leaders are calling President Barack Obama’s likening of homosexual activism to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march “ridiculous” and “an insult.” […] “I think it’s a problem not only for the president but for a lot of people, who are deeply misguided, to compare people who are protesting to have their behavior, their sexual behavior, recognized as some kind of civil right or for that matter civil virtue and compare that to people who are trying to vote, trying to go into a restaurant and get a sandwich, are trying to stay in a hotel overnight...
  • 10 Signs Christianity Is on the Rise [Disagree]

    03/10/2015 2:54:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 87 replies
    Aleteia.org ^ | 03/09/2015 | Tom Hoopes
    Christianity is a dying relic of an ancient past. The Internet is killing it. Science is killing it. Western sophistication is killing it. Right? [correct] Wrong. [incorrect] In many ways, Christianity is on the rise as never before—worldwide, and in America [disagree]. Here are the ways we can tell: 1. Christianity is growing by leaps and bounds worldwide. The research shows Christian numbers rising, not falling worldwide. "Christianity should enjoy a worldwide boom in the coming decades, but the vast majority of believers will be neither white nor European, nor Euro-American," writes Philip Jenkins of Baylor University, author of "The...
  • Two Movie Stars Made a Bet on Twitter. The Guy Who Won Just Paid Up Anyway

    03/09/2015 7:50:10 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/9/2015 | Zach Noble
    It started with a bet between movie stars — and ended with both guys putting on their superhero costumes and visiting children’s hospitals. “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt and “Captain America” star Chris Evans set up a friendly wager on Twitter ahead of the 2015 Super Bowl: If Evans’ favorite team, the New England Patriots, won, Pratt would visit the Christopher’s Haven cancer charity in Boston dressed as Star-Lord, and if Pratt’s Seattle Seahawks won, Evans would visit Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America.
  • prayer request for my son

    03/08/2015 12:37:13 PM PDT · by heartwood · 102 replies
    3/8/2015 | self
    Please pray for my son. He is suffering terribly from bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, in a state of torment and fear. He is a deeply religious young man, and he believes he is possessed in some way - which I do not see in him at all. Yet he may be under attack from the outside. Please pray for his deliverance from the ills of mind and spirit, from protection against any evil spirits that might assail him. Pray that his psychiatrist and his priests may be guided to help him. We are in no danger from him -...
  • FROM THE PASTOR

    03/07/2015 7:45:32 PM PST · by 9thLife
    Church of Saint Michael, New York City ^ | March 8, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    Saint Paul knew from personal experience how difficult it would be for people of various cultures to understand why Jesus had to be crucified. For the more religiously disposed, whose most inspired matrix of belief was Judaism, the very suggestion of a crucified Messiah would be a scandal, while the more theoretical thinkers, none of whom were greater than the Greek philosophers, simply mocked the proposition. Centuries later when the Koran was written, subtleties were abandoned altogether, and Sura 4 plainly says of Jesus: “They slew him not nor crucified him.” The hard trials that our world is facing right...