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  • When Faithful Missed Friday Prayer Because Imam Overslept

    10/08/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Arab News ^ | 8 October 2015
    Worshippers at a mosque in Hail had to offer regular prayer on Friday noon instead of the weekly Friday prayer because the imam in Al-Borj failed to show up. After waiting for the imam, the worshippers decided to offer regular Dhuhr (noon) prayer. The imam, it was found out, had overslept and that it was too late to find a substitute by the time he woke up, according to Al-Sharq daily. The muezzin at the mosque led the worshippers for the noon prayer without a Friday sermon. Worshippers voiced their displeasure about missing the Friday prayer. Omar Al Haddad, the...
  • Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already

    10/08/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | September 28th, 2015 | Edward Feser
    Lawrence Krauss’s “argument” for atheism is like that of an artist who confines himself to using black and white materials and then concludes that, since color doesn’t show up in his drawings of fire engines and apples, it follows that fire engines and apples are not really red. ...Think of it this way: you can’t find out why checkers boards exist by looking at the rules of checkers themselves, which concern only what goes on within the game. The rules tell you how each piece moves, how the game is won, and so forth. But why are the pieces governed...
  • Prayer request

    10/07/2015 9:09:15 AM PDT · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 29 replies
    My wife Sara recently discovered she is pregnant, but is now experiencing some issues, and has scheduled some tests with her doctor. Please pray for the health and safety of her and our unborn child. Thank you. Eric
  • Church of Lucifer set to open in Old Town Spring (Houston)

    Church of Lucifer to open this month Show Transcript SPRING, Texas - In quaint Old Town Spring, a new church is truly the first of its kind. The church that will soon be opening doors isn't any old church -- it's the Greater Church of Lucifer." In about 3 1/2 weeks the Houston area will see the doors open on the first known home of the GCOL right down the street from Christian churches, antique stores and flower shops. But church leaders said it's not that Lucifer.
  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    “Folks, we’ve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. I’m trained in their use, I’m skilled in their use, I’m trained in safety, and I’m a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, we’re going to have to come to the conclusion that we’re going to need to get guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Muslim Friends and Family Day (Six Flags Georgia)

    10/06/2015 5:51:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 61 replies
    Join us at Six Flags Over Georgia for Muslim Friends and Family day presented by ICNA, Sunday, October 11, 2015. Muslim Friends and Family Day is an opportunity for you to enjoy the park while showing your support for the Muslim Community. In addition to enjoying thrilling roller coasters, rides, shows and attractions, Muslims and their friends, families, and all guests will be able to enjoy Halal foods, open-air bazaars featuring Muslim merchants, congressional prayers, informative lectures and a constant stream of Islamic nasheed. Muslim Friends and Family Day also raises awareness about Islam and Muslims and promotes a better...
  • California becomes fifth state to allow physician-assisted suicide

    10/05/2015 5:52:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 5, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    California’s wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. As a Democrat and former Catholic seminarian, Mr. Brown was caught between two opposing sides of the right-to-die debate, and had given little indication of whether he would sign the bill before it reached his desk in early September. “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death,” Mr. Brown said in his signing statement....
  • Watch: ESPN Cuts Off Clemson Football Coach After Thanking Lord

    10/05/2015 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Trent Baker
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney was giving his post-game interview after his 12th-ranked Tigers took down the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-22, and then got cut off during the middle of his interview. Swinney was in the middle of thanking “the good Lord” when the camera suddenly cut to the ESPN studio with the two anchors completely unaware and checking their tablets for almost 15 seconds before cutting back to the interview. ESPN senior director of public relations Keri Potts shortly tweeted out an apology, saying it was an “error in TV transmission.”
  • The Next Big Science vs. Church Battle: Can Transhumanism and Christianity Co-Exist?

    10/05/2015 3:29:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Michael Gryboski
    Can churches engage transhumanism, which may very well be the next big science vs. religion battle, positively or should they absolutely resist this movement, an academic institution in Alabama asked during a multi-day event focused on whether Christianity and Transhumanism could co-exist. Samford University's Center for Science and Religion held the event, titled "Transhumanism and the Church," which took place from Sept. 24-26 and featured 27 presentations with approximately 120 attendees for the opening lecture alone. Transhumanism is the theory that science and technology can be used to advance the evolution of human beings beyond current physical and mental limitations....
  • New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace

    10/04/2015 10:54:55 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 4, 2015 | David Wilkes
    Full title: Don't microwave sausage rolls - it'll upset other faiths! New guidelines on communal kitchen etiquette for the workplace are suggested It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll in the microwave during lunch hour. But think again, because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of certain faiths, new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest. Similarly, it would also be advisable to avoid keeping bacon rolls in a fridge shared with people whose religious beliefs prohibit them from eating pork. [snip] The programme, commissioned by CoExist House, an interfaith...
  • Gay former student of Pope Francis’ speaks out

    10/04/2015 4:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2015 2:29 AM EDT | Jessica Gresko
    <p>An openly gay former student of Pope Francis’ who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.</p>
  • Possible site of ancient Sodom yields more finds

    09/29/2015 12:42:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 58 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | editors
    But based on the excavated evidence, the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age—and the ancient city became a relative wasteland for 700 years, for the most part void of human habitation. The comparatively paltry or lack of Late Bronze Age material is a testament to this, with the same pattern shown in the smaller, nearby sites. A strange development, thinks Collins, for a great city-state that flourished even through the catastrophic climate changes that arguably led to the collapse of the great cities of...
  • Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death...(Nat Geo documentary via You Tube)

    10/03/2015 3:47:17 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 25, 2014 | Documentary Hd
    Link to video...despite time shown at link, it is just over 48 minutes long: Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death
  • At Colorado college, a ban on the words 'God,' 'Jesus,' and 'Lord'

    10/02/2015 6:41:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The Colorado School of Mines has taken speech codes to a nonsensical level. More than that, they are making it up as they go along. Those are the only conclusions you can draw from a the events surrounding a suit filed by a former football player at the school who wanted to donate money to the athletic department. What happens next reads like a dystopian nightmare. Daily Caller: Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate...
  • Pope of the poor arrives in US denying he’s a liberal

    10/02/2015 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 11:44 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
    The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world’s wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down. […] The Argentine, known as the “slum pope” for ministering to the downtrodden in his native Buenos Aires, is expected to urge America to take better care of the environment and the poor and return to its founding ideals of religious liberty and open arms toward immigrants.During the flight, Francis defended himself against conservative criticism that his condemnation of trickle-down economics makes him a communist. “I am certain...
  • Seriously - Where's the apology?

    10/01/2015 6:54:34 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 77 replies
    How many months did we all hear warnings about September 2015 being the end of the world as we know it? Well, here it is October, and the world as we know it hasn't changed much. I would think that all you adherents to the vain imaginations of those modern day snake oil salesmen (Harbinger, Shemitah, four blood moons, Jade Helm, etc who only cared about selling you their books or getting you to click on their youtube videos) would want to do the decent now, and apologize to everyone, since what you promoted for all these months turned out...
  • Kimmel: Pope Should Have Met with Kim Kardashian or Kim Jong-un Instead of Kim Davis

    10/01/2015 3:43:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/1/15 | Curtis Houck
    ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel took time out of his opening monologue on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to grumble over the news that Pope Francis secretly met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis last week during his visit to the U.S. and quip that it would have been better if he met with Kim Kardashian or murderous North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un instead. Emphasizing that while the Pope may have returned to the Vatican, Kimmel started off by admitting that “he’s still giving us a lot to think about” as he “somehow carved out time to meet with Kim Davis.” As...
  • Ravishing (Fascinating Essay-Review on the Castrati)

    09/30/2015 4:53:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 10/8/2015 | Colm Tóibín
    Balzac’s Sarrasine tells the story of a young woman’s wonder at the strange appearance of an old man at a party in Paris. Balzac has tremendous fun describing the man. First his clothes: he is wearing ‘a white waistcoat embroidered with gold’ and ‘a shirt-frill of English lace, yellow with age, the magnificence of which a queen might have envied’. Then the face: ‘That dark face was full of angles and furrowed deep in every direction; the chin was furrowed; there were great hollows at the temples; the eyes were sunken in yellow orbits. The maxillary bones, which his indescribable...
  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • Does being an atheist interfere with being moral?

    09/30/2015 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 75 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 | Lydia McGrew
    Does being an atheist interfere with being moral? by Lydia McGrew There are two atheist "memes" (to use a jargon term) that seem to me to be in prima facie conflict. I will not claim to be able to cite chapter and verse showing that the same atheist uses both of these memes. But I'm quite sure that there are atheists out there who have done so. So these are not exact quotes from anyone but approximate statements that reflect things that I, and I suspect you, dear Reader, have heard and read. Atheist meme #1: It is offensive to...
  • Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

    09/29/2015 8:26:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    Premier Christian Media ^ | 9-29-15 | Hannah Tooley
    Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that it was "ghastly theology" to believe that Jesus Christ died for sinners. Following the comments, the footage was uploaded online and the current Free Church Moderator Revd David Robertson responded by writing a blog post on the subject, saying such preaching was profoundly anti-Christian. Mr McKenna, who has the potential to be a Church of Scotland Moderator, then contacted Robertson and the men met to discuss theology. A debate has been set for...
  • Total Vanity: I need a GREAT study Bible

    09/29/2015 4:05:35 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 43 replies
    9/29/15 | me
    I am looking for a good study Bible that will really help the reader understand God's Word. I prefer it in NKJV. I currently have the Tyndale Life Application Study Bible. That may be the best out there but I'm doubting that as the notes will skip swaths of scripture or not really explain well enough to grasp. So, being as freepers ARE the smartest, most resourceful bunch in the whole wide world, I would really welcome your input and direction on this.
  • Pakistani Saves Wheelchair-Bound Wife From Haj Stampede

    09/28/2015 11:31:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015
    Grabbed her out of the wheelchair and pushed her to the sideA Pakistani teacher has described how he saved his wife from a deadly stampede in Saudi Arabia by pulling her from her wheelchair as fellow Haj pilgrims were trampled to death around them. At least 769 people died in a crush of pilgrims near Makkah on Thursday when two large groups converged at a crossroads, in the worst disaster to befall the annual event in a quarter of a century. Alamzeb Khan, 48, and his wife, who was suffering from a high fever, were almost killed when the...
  • Poll: One-Third of Americans Would Not Hide Jew During Holocaust

    09/28/2015 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2015, 2:57 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Nearly one-third of American adults, if alive during the Holocaust, would refuse to shelter a Jew from the Nazis, a recent poll found. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the poll was conducted as part of a unique marketing ploy to promote the digital release of Return to the Hiding Place, which tells the story of a group of Christians who hid Jews during World War II. […] Barna Research conducted the poll, asking 1,000 Americans to “think back to World War II when Jews in Europe were forced into concentration camps and many were killed by the Nazis.” […] Sixty-nine...
  • Diescho’s Dictum: Only Black People Think That God Is White

    09/28/2015 12:12:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New Era ^ | September 25th, 2015 | September 25th, 2015
    Most world civilizations have either their own version of God with a special connection between themselves and that God, or a name for the religion that connects their being to their God of the past, the present and the future, or both. It would appear that the people on the Afrikan continent are the only group that does not have either a God of their own or even a name for their religion. Pockets of Afrikan societies have a sense of God of the past, not the present or the future. The God of our ancestors – Mukuru Ndjambi, Kalunga,...
  • Pope calls on UN to change the world

    09/27/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies ^ | 25 Sep 2015 17:01 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Pope Francis urged a more humane global system that respects the poor and the environment, as he criticized the economic order, in an address to the United Nations on Friday. The pontiff, whose reform-minded approach has won him a rousing global following even from non-believers, offered his vision of a better world on his latest stop of a US tour that has brought thousands to the streets to welcome him. Taking the UN rostrum, the leader of the world’s more than one billion Catholics called for reform to global bodies, including the UN Security Council and financial lenders, to “limit...
  • London Mosque fire: over 70 firefighters tackle blaze

    09/27/2015 2:30:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:21PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Camilla Turner
    A large fire has has broken out at a south London mosque. There are 70 firefighters tackling the blaze at the Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent investigating officers and the incident has been referred to the police. …
  • Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estafan, Harry Connick Jr. & More Welcome Pope in NYC before Mass: Watch

    09/26/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Billboard ^ | 09/26/2015
    Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill. The event, called "A Journey in Faith," stretched for two hours at Madison Square Garden with performers standing on a white elevated stage that would soon transform into the altar from which the pope would celebrate Mass. Hudson, the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning singer, sang "Hallelujah" backed by an orchestra, and drew roars from the crowd. Estafan sang "Mas...
  • Boehner: ‘This Morning I Woke Up … Said My Prayers’ and Decided ‘Today’s the Day’ (SMH)

    09/26/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October. […] “Now as you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s about the institution. Just yesterday, we witnessed the awesome sight of Pope Francis addressing the greatest legislative body in the world, and I hope that we will all heed his call to live by the golden rule,” Boehner said. “But last night I began thinking about this, and this morning I woke up,...
  • Pope Francis, "Jesus dying on the cross was a failure" [Revelation 13]

    09/26/2015 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 227 replies
    9/25/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    The greatly heralded Pope Francis, beneficiary of 24 hour news coverage from all news networks, has once again given us insight into his inner self in a sermon at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (Transcript of Sermon) . After starting the service, Pope Francis gave a heart warming shout-out to his "religion of peace", “Muslim brothers and sisters” when he said this: “I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice.” The Pope clearly understands that for the last 1400 years, Islam has held...
  • Some More Journalistic Bias, Please?

    09/24/2015 3:32:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies ^ | Naftali Silberberg
    Following the news coverage of the events in Israel, I sometimes doubt my sanity. Or is it them perhaps? Has the rest of the world lost its collective mind? I see a clear-cut, black and white situation. There is unspeakable evil out there. People who glorify death and cold-blooded murder; people who aim deadly rockets at centers of civilian population; people who rejoice when lives and families are irreparably destroyed. Hate courses through their veins. Then there's a democracy, one that values human rights and human life. A nation that wants to live in peace, but has no choice other...
  • Oakdale girl fights for her chance to get in boxing ring (MN)

    09/24/2015 2:22:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Mary Lynn Smith
    Fifteen-year-old Amaiya Zafar is just a girl who wants to box. But before she can get into the ring of a USA Boxing-sanctioned event, such as a Friday bout in Duluth in which she hoped to compete, she will have to fight for the right to wear a hijab under her helmet and long sleeves and tights. That attire would allow her to adhere to her Muslim beliefs. International rules governing boxing dictate that she wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts that can’t go below her knees. “We’re not the bad guys,” said Angel Villarreal, USA Boxing chief of officials....
  • Spirit survives as Syrian city of Maaloula clears away the rubble

    09/24/2015 11:02:46 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 6 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Michael Jansen
    The 14th-century Christian town of Maaloula is rising again from the ruins and rubble of eight months of occupation by insurgents determined to obliterate churches, convents and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus and his disciples. The streets of the newer quarters and narrow alleyways of the old city are clear of debris and charred wooden beams from collapsed buildings. Street lights glow orange on lamp posts although the electricity supply is fitful and uncertain. “Just like Damascus,” says municipal councillor Joseph Saadeh. I last visited Maaloula on April 15th, 2014, with a handful of other journalists taken by Syrian...
  • Pope Addresses Congress (Caption John Boehner)

    09/24/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 23 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-24-15
  • Real Crusades History (Vanity)

    09/23/2015 4:23:01 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Various | J Stephen Roberts
    I've been watching these for about a week now. I find them informative and well-sourced, with accompanying maps and illustrations. Each one lasts about 5-10 minutes. Here are two ways I browse through them. The first is thematic, the second chronological. The Youtube homepage for the channel Playlist in chronological order.
  • WGN Used The Worst Possible Image For A Yom Kippur Segment (yellow star)

    09/23/2015 1:45:01 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    ChicagoIst ^ | September 23 | Emma G. Gallegos
    For a TV segment on Yom Kippur, which began at sundown last night, WGN used about the worst graphic you can imagine: the yellow patch Nazis forced Jews to wear in Germany.
  • 'We're going to be the majority soon!

    09/23/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by petercooper · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/22/2015 | Daily Mail
    Full title: 'We're going to be the majority soon! Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure. Muslim families wanted Jersey City schools to close down September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday. After initially approving closure, school board ultimately voted to keep schools open so as not to disrupt lives of non-Muslim families. Students who choose to stay home Thursday to celebrate the holiday will not be penalized. By Snejana Farberov For

    09/22/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by panzerkamphwageneinz · 23 replies
    Quran vs. Constitution: Why they're incompatible Exclusive: William Federer compares documents amendment by amendment Published: 09/26/2009 at 12:00 AM Read more at President Barack Obama stated in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009: "When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the ... Holy Quran." The dilemma is: How can one swear to defend something upon a book that promotes the opposite? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet the Quran states in Sura 4:89,...
  • Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School

    09/22/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | KGS
    Anti-Israel Propaganda – Now, in US Elementary School The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about ‘Israeli oppression.’ " Infamous Palestinian Arab “activist” Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the “suffering” of Palestinian Arab children in Israel. Tamimi’s visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International – an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state....
  • At 102, Commack Woman Holds Fast to Yom Kippur Tradition

    09/21/2015 10:57:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 21, 2015
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar -- the Day of Atonement when observant Jews fast, pray to God for forgiveness and to be cleansed of sin -- begins at sunset Wednesday. And for 102-year-old Helen Stemple, it is yet another year to think about being a good person. Most Popular Officials: LI cop arrested in hit-run that injured driver Police: DWI driver flipped vehicle, hid in woods Police: 1 dead in two-vehicle crash on turnpike Jury: School district employee lost job in retaliation, gets $50G Pols to OTB: Reveal location for planned gambling parlor Stemple lives in...
  • Answer to Obama's faith question

    09/20/2015 11:30:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Bible | 20 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The answer to Obama's faith is really very easy. In the scripture, Jesus says, Matthew 7:15 "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:16 "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Matthew 7:17 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. Matthew 7:18 "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Matthew 7:19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is...
  • Janet Jackson Converts to Islam (To Tone Down Live Shows)

    09/20/2015 11:18:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Singer Janet Jackson has become a Muslim following her marriage to Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and has toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves following conversion. The 49-year-old who married Muslim billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 40, in 2012 is reportedly taking the religion so seriously that she has even toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves for her comeback tour. "She feels like she has found a home with her new religion and has told members of her family, who completely respect her choice," a source told The Sun. "She has spent a great deal of time...
  • Is Pope Francis anti-American?

    09/18/2015 6:23:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere
    John Allen, who writes for the Crux website, said of Francis that "there are unmistakable signals that he sees the United States as part of the problem as much as the solution. "He feels some of the same ambivalence about the United States many Latin American bishops do," Allen told AFP. "It's a mix of awe about the economic and military power of the country, and respect for the generosity of Americans in times of need, combined with resentment over the checkered history of the US in Latin America and doubts about the fundamental justice of the global economic system...
  • Prayer Request: My second CT Scan is tomorrow morning

    09/18/2015 5:27:11 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 44 replies
    We still have no answers from my biopsy, but Magee's pathologists now have the slides for a third opinion. The first was endometrial sarcoma, the second was bone. Since then I've had . . .
  • Search Engine Search Sums It All Up-Cook Co.v Salt Lake Co.(Phd Thesis, anyone?)

    09/18/2015 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    9/18/15 | self
    Since analytics do not lie,(unless manipulated by Google et. al., which we cannot rule out) I noticed an interesting paradigm that sums it all up............ In most any search engine, if you enter Cook County (Chicago, Illinois) into the search bar, the first and foremost item that seems to come up is "Cook County Inmate Search", along with many other unhappy search terms, etc. etc. on the drop down menu.............. Conversely, with Salt Lake County, the first term that usually comes up is "Library"....along with many other happy words, like State Fair, Job Search, etc........ Just a fews thoughts come...
  • Muslims Hold Holy Islamic Prayer Vigil for Ahmed “Suitcase Clock” Mohammed at School

    09/18/2015 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/18/2015 | Jim Hoft
    An Islamic prayer vigil was held for Ahmed “suitcase clock” Mohammed last night at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. Mohamed brought a suitcase clock to school and plugged it into the wall during English class. Mohamed was arrested and marched from school. Last night local Muslims held a prayer vigil for Mohamed Ahmed at the school. Because it’s Islamophobic to be afraid of Muslims with suitcase clocks. They even included a call to prayer. Mohamed’s father spoke at the event. They lit up Islam signs during the vigil – in Texas.
  • 'Everything Is Just Going Crazy:' Washington Gears Up for Pope Francis' Visit

    09/18/2015 12:32:57 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Madaline Donnelly
    According to Joshua Gonnerman, a doctoral student in historical theology at the Catholic University of America, it’s been anything but business as usual on campus for the past few weeks. “I honestly wouldn’t describe it as much as a buzz or an energy so much as an insanity,” Gonnerman, who has a ticket to attend the Papal mass at Washington’s Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, says with a laugh. “What with all the preparations and the security measures that are being put into place, it’s just … everything is just going crazy.” It’s a sentiment that, at present, appears to...
  • I am a Christian, but...[2 Thess 2]

    09/17/2015 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Denny Burk
    By now many of you have no doubt seen the viral video “I’m a Christian, but…” (click the image above to view it). Not only has the video been making the rounds, but the hashtag #IAmAChristianBut is ubiquitous on social media right now. After you watch the video, it’s obvious that this is a propaganda piece for a version of Christianity that is Christian in name only–a progressivist vision of the faith that has more to do with maintaining street-cred with Christianity’s cultured despisers than with the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3). It is what...
  • Huckabee had the most salient thought during the debate.

    09/17/2015 10:41:41 AM PDT · by Fhios · 18 replies
    9/17/2015 | Vanity
    Huckabee: “This is about the survival of Western civilization.” [vis-a-vis the Iran deal] Which actually goes deeper than just Iran. It encompasses the whole rise of anti western anti semite uprisings throughout the Arab world. The "Arab Spring" farce the media peddled us. I'm thinking how lucky for us that Egypt regained its senses and at least attempting to be secular.
  • Texas: Muslim teen blames his “BOMB HOAX” on “islamophobia,” Obama invites him to White House

    09/16/2015 5:45:59 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 173 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    A Muslim teen bought a strange ticking device to his high school that set off alarms and fear. The student was detained for having what resembled a bomb. Officers said the clock and wires inside his Vaultz pencil case looked like a hoax bomb to them. When questioned about the device was, the student, Ahmed Mohamed, wouldn’t answer. Now terror-tied Islamic groups like Hamas-CAIR, their media lapdogs and even President Obama are waging jihad against the school. This whole thing smells like a set-up. With ISIS in America, and young moderate Muslims are fleeing to Syria to join the terror...