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  • Death, murder, hedonism, or God

    04/24/2014 10:40:27 AM PDT · by chuckles · 8 replies
    vanity | 4/24/2014 | chuckles
    Well, another week goes by in Chicago and multiple people are dead and wounded, rivaling the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan numbers. The usual suspects line up in front of the sycophant press to declare a renewed war on,.......guns. The usual suspects on the other side start quoting statistics showing more guns equals less crime. Comparisons are made with Arizona and Texas crime rates and the spin goes on and on. Meanwhile, kids are dead and wounded. Innocents are left grieving the grief no one can calm,........except God. The only topic NEVER discussed is the failed experiment to excise God...
  • The Hidden Rebellion: Coming Soon on Film

    04/23/2014 10:40:19 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    NCRegister.com ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:04 | by Joseph Pronechen
    This factual film under way details the suppressed story of valiant Catholics during the French Revolution. The Hidden Rebellion: Untold Story Behind the French Revolution is a movie in the making. Filming itself is complete, and only the final editing and musical score needs to be added, as anticipation runs high for this true story.
  • Does the Triumph of Faith-based Films Matter?

    04/23/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Klavan on Culture at Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.By the same token, I can’t imagine God’s glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don’t suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God’s Not Dead [2]was a “surprise hit,” (i.e., a...
  • UK Childcare Worker Fired After Explaining Biblical Position on Homosexuality to Co-Worker

    04/23/2014 3:32:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 04/23/2014 | Heather Clark
    LONDON A childcare worker has been fired for gross misconduct after she explained the biblical position on homosexuality to her co-worker. According to reports, Sarah Mbuyi, 30, was repeatedly asked about her beliefs over a period of several months at Newpark Childcare in Highbury after her lesbian co-worker discovered that she is a Christian. The latest discussion occurred in January, when her co-worker remarked that she was unhappy that she could not marry her partner because of the Churchs beliefs, and stated that she thought God had nothing against homosexual behavior. When Mbuyi replied by explaining the biblical position...
  • Al Gore's youngest daughter Sarah, 35, gets remarried under an old pine tree

    04/23/2014 2:56:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 4-23-14 | Meghan Keneally
    Al Gore's youngest daughter has gotten remarried under a historic tree in Santa Monica. Sarah Gore has a very casual outdoor service on Sunday morning outside a coffee shop with her famous father walking across a patch of grass that served as the makeshift aisle. Wearing a loose, off-white lace dress with bell sleeves, Sarah made her way towards her groom, realtor Patrick Maiani, who was waiting for her beside the outline of a heart in the shape of rose petals. The brief service was officiated by a female religious leader and attended by about a dozen invited guests. The...
  • Dah dil ut, dah dil ut dah dil ut .. UPDATE, BURNT HOUSE !

    04/22/2014 6:46:06 AM PDT · by knarf · 17 replies
    self | April 22, 2014 | knarf
    Busier'n a blind, one armed paper hanger balancing on one foot, stretched out 12 feet in the air hanging from the top rung of a ladder, precariously perched and thanking God for the opportunity
  • World (U.S.) Wrestlers Given Islamic Gifts in Saudi

    04/21/2014 10:23:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 21, 2014
    Saudi religious officials used the presence of scores of world wrestling superstars to present copies of the Holy Quran and other Islamic gifts to them. Newspapers said 37 wresters were given translated copies of the Quran and other presents meant to explain the meaning of Islam to them. The wresters included John Cena, Randy Orton, Wyatt family, Kofi Kingston, the three members of the Shield, and other WWE stars. The wrestlers arrived in Saudi Arabia last week for a three-day show in Riyadh and other cities in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. Sabq newspaper published pictures showing a Saudi official presenting...
  • Nevada Republicans Drop Pro-Life, Traditional Marriage Stands From Party Platform

    The states GOP chairman said dropping opposition to abortion and the redefinition of marriage is where the party is going........
  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    04/21/2014 2:52:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Seth Borenstein and Jennifer Agiesta
    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Rather than quizzing scientific knowledge, the survey asked people to rate their confidence in several statements about science and medicine. [] About 4 in 10 say they are not too confident or outright...
  • Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God

    04/20/2014 5:32:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/20/2014 | Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud
    (Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way. The movie "Heaven is for Real," which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with impressive box office numbers. Made for $12 million, the film, which stars Greg Kinnear, collected $21.5 million over the Easter weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, finishing third at the box office behind bigger budget films "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" from Walt Disney and "Rio 2" from Fox....
  • A Look at Balancing Easter's Meaning With Commercialism

    04/20/2014 1:31:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Derrek Asberry
    Commercialism versus true meaning has been an ongoing battle for years when it comes to religious holidays, and Easter is no exception. In the eyes of many, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts are much too recognized in the place of a sunrise service on Easter morning ... especially when it comes to children who may be easily influenced by commercialism. So, is there enough room to balance the commercial aspect and biblical meaning behind Easter? The Aiken Standard posed this question to pastors and Christian leaders in the local community. Battling the distractions For the Rev. Douglas Slaughter, pastor...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Fisherman"(1959)

    04/20/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | Frank Borzage
  • What's Your Easter Tradition?

    04/20/2014 12:19:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WTVA ^ | 4/18 | Jessica Albert
    People in North Mississippi prepared for Easter on Good Friday. "[We're] shopping for the kids, making sure the kids have their Easter dresses," Tupelo resident Andre Johnson said. The Mall at Barnes Crossing was the place to be Friday. Many start their holiday weekend by searching for not just any outfit, but a special Easter look. "Something that looks like spring and doesn't look like it's going to rain outside," Fulton resident Judy McFadden said. "Something bright and cheery." Painting and hunting Easter eggs is also on the top of the list. "I like to draw and stuff, so that's...
  • Five British Easter Traditions That Will Surprise Americans

    04/20/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    BBC America ^ | April 16th, 2014 | Fraser McAlpine
    Tradition is the simple matter of doing something once because its the right thing to do, and then doing it again (and again) for no good reason at all. And traditions that have withstood the warping effects of hundreds of passing years are even harder to explain than those with a clear mandate from the recent past. The British Isles are riddled with traditions like these, especially around Easter, when superstitions around crops and growth get muddled up with Christian imagery and a sudden glut of rabbits and eggs. Some of them are eccentric, some are downright dangerous, but to...
  • For Orthodox Christians, Red Eggs Embody the Meaning of Easter

    04/20/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | Jonathan Pitts
    Tradition that goes back centuries is kept alive by faithfulOn Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly beans. Wal-Mart sells more than 500 types of Easter confection, including unicorn- and space alien-themed baskets. Just a few of them allude to Christianity. How does eating a package of Peeps recall the man Christians believe redeemed the world by rising from the dead nearly 2,000 years...
  • Putin Attends Easter Services in Moscow

    04/19/2014 7:25:59 PM PDT · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 20, 2014 | Youtube
    Along with Medvedev and his wife.
  • Transcendence and Noah: Bogus Bytes -- Hollywood plays God and loses big time.

    04/19/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2014 | By Armond White
    Transcendence is to the sci-fi genre what Noah is to the Bible. Both are poorly conceived reboots of a literary form into pseudo-visionary garbage. Each film also exemplifies the current trend of agnostic filmmakers playing God. In Transcendence, Johnny Depp, as the obviously named Will Caster, unleashes his berserk world-dominating ambitions after he dies and is resurrected as an artificially intelligent computer program with the power to overcome the limits of biology. In Noah, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky reconceives the Biblical story of the Flood and Gods covenant with man through His servant (played by Russell Crowe) as a smart-ass...
  • Now RASTAS get special treatment in (UK) prisons: Followers of religion made famous by Bob Marley

    04/19/2014 1:29:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:36 EST, 18 April 2014 | Stian Alexander and Jack Doyle
    Rastafarian inmates are being handed Bob Marley CDs, drums and shakers after their religion was officially recognized by prison chiefs. New rules mean Rastafarianism is an approved religion alongside Christianity, Islam and other major faiths. The pack has been created to ensure Rastafarian prisoners can pray together in a fulsome and harmonious way, a faith advisor said. However, the religions followers have been told that one common element of their religious practice is barred: they cannot smoke cannabis in jail.
  • Journey to Easter: Pretzels

    04/18/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arizona Star ^ | Ann Brown
    That pretzel you're munching is not only an ideal accompaniment to a beer, it has a connection with Lent that dates back to the fourth century. In the Roman Empire, the faithful kept a strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat, according to CatholicCulture.com Ancient Romans made small breads of water, flour and salt, as a reminder that Lent was a time of prayer. The breads the first pretzel-like breads were shaped to form crossed arms to symbolize prayer, as praying was done with arms crossed their...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing

    04/17/2014 11:16:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 12:47 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi and Kristi Eaton
    Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom. The appeal of a lower courts January ruling that struck down Oklahomas gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. The same three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard a similar Utah case...
  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    04/17/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | by Daniel Estrin
    Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose skeleton was found inside the sarcophagus was most likely a local Canaanite official in the service of ancient Egypt, Israeli archaeologists believe, shining a light on a period when pharaohs governed the region. "This is a really beautiful face, very serene," said Edwin van den Brink, an Egyptologist and archaeologist with Israel's government antiquities authority. "It's very appealing." Van den Brink said archaeologists dug at Tel Shadud, an...
  • 'Blood Moon' Eclipse on Holy Monday Sparks Prophecies of 'Rapture'

    04/14/2014 6:10:34 PM PDT · by equalator · 84 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-13-2014 | Joel Pollack
    A rare "blood moon tetrad" will arrive with the start of a total lunar eclipse, beginning late on Monday evening--or, for most of the East Coast, early Tuesday. The eclipse, in which the full moon will be darkened by the earth's shadow, will coincide with the Jewish festival of Passover. In a bizarre, rare calendrical coincidence, the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in October will also feature a solar eclipse--as will both Passover and Sukkot next year as well.
  • Church Cross Set on Fire

    04/14/2014 1:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    A wooden cross that sits in front of an Upstate church was set on fire over the weekend, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office. A church deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road reported the burned cross on Saturday morning. He told deputies that someone set fire to the large wooden cross which had a wreath and purple cloth over it between 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to an incident report, church leaders believed that a purple cloth and crown of thorns on the cross were set...
  • What If Moses Had Facebook? Google Exodus on Social Media

    04/14/2014 11:49:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    A humorous video walks you through the exodus of the Jews as if it happened today.What if Moses had Facebook? That's the question a Jewish group in Israel began formally asking in 2011. And by Monday - on the eve of Passover - more than 2.5 million people had clicked in to watch a YouTube video trying to answer that question, all with a jazzy version of the Passover classic, "Dayenu," set in the background. When Aish.com first publicized the "Google Exodus - Passover Movie," just 50,000 people had seen the clever 2:17-minute clip. Silicon Valley plays a prominent role...
  • Until 4/16 Free Viewing of The Tabernacle: The Veil

    04/14/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    Rose Publishing ^ | 4/14/2014 | Rose Publishing
    Free (until 4/16) viewing of The Tabernacle: The Veil
  • Noah Now Closely Tied With Gods Not Dead at Box Office

    04/14/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah, the fanatical environmentalist anti-religious big budget movie, has crashed to 6th place, where its closely tied with the low budget Gods Not Dead, a Christian film. Noah had a budget of $125 million and is struggling to make that back. Gods Not Dead has a budget of $2 million and has made it back many times over. Noah is playing in over 3,282 theaters, while G0ds Not Dead is playing in 1,860 theaters. While the final box office figures for the weekend arent in yet, current estimates place Noah in 6th place with $7 million for the weekend and...
  • The Most Influential Essay Youve Never Heard Of

    04/14/2014 3:14:35 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 6 replies
    Canon and Culture ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Carter
    ...This is not the article I set out to write. The facts or at least my recollection of the facts changed and I had to change with them. My original thesis was that several years ago LGBQT activists gave assurances that their agenda did not have to conflict with religious liberty rights and that they rejected any claims that opposing homosexual rights was akin to racial discrimination. I thought they too had once claimed, as law scholar Doug Kmiec said nine years ago, that it was inconceivable that a successful analogy will be drawn in the public mind...
  • University of Kentucky decides it doesnt need to know if students think being gay is a perversion

    04/14/2014 12:04:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM EDT | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The University of Kentucky has stopped a campus-wide survey asking students if they think homosexuality is a sin, apparently deciding that knowing this information is not worth the negative publicity it is receiving. The survey, originally reported on by Campus Reform, asked students if they agree or disagree with statements such as Male homosexuality is a perversion and If it were possible, I would be straight. It was not made clear in the survey who would be reading students responses or if the survey was confidential, sparking concern and confusion among some.
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Anti-Islamic Website Closed

    04/13/2014 8:43:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 4/14/2014, 6:30 AM | Elad Benari
    A Saudi court in Jeddah has ordered the permanent closure of a liberal website for publishing what was perceived as anti-Islamic content, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday, citing the Saudi news website Sabq. According to Sabq, a number of Saudis had demanded the closure of the Saudi Liberal Network for posting stories and comments that are considered against religion and morality.
  • Communism & progressivism

    04/13/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 10 replies
    April 13, 2014 | Roderick T. Beaman
    A progressive talk show host this past week did a partial review of Karl Marxs ten recommendations to establish communist society. He discussed the abolition of rights of inheritance, not completely dismissing it. He also discussed the progressive income tax which he endorsed; of course no self-respecting progressive would ever disagree with that. It is a cornerstone of progressivism. The analog would be that when you go to the grocers. The check out clerk would ask for your income statement before determining the charges. He did admit that Marx wanted to destroy all rights of property; mighty charitable of him....
  • Lunar eclipse: Blood moon sparks woes about biblical prophecy of apocalypse

    04/13/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    The lunar eclipse this week will be the first of four "blood moons" and because significant events have occurred in history around the time of blood moon tetrads, many are wondering whether the biblical prophecy of the coming apocalypse is near. Conspiracy websites draw parallels between lunar eclipses and historical events, like the fall of Constantinople and the founding of the State of Israel, reports CTV News on April 13.
  • 3 people killed in shooting at Overland Park Kansas Jewish Community Center

    04/13/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Mercat · 50 replies
    KMBC radio ^ | 04/13/2014 | none
    Local radio is reporting that there has been a shooting at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center around 1:00 p.m. Central time. Man walking up to people asking if they are Jewish and boom. News conference at 5:00. Evidently CNN is reporting.
  • Disney Is Tolerant of Anything in Its Movies...Except God - 'Frozen' Songwriters Reveal

    04/12/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The husband and wife team behind the Oscar-winning Frozen said on Thursday that while Disney is open to bringing songwriters from diverse backgrounds, God is the only thing that they have seen censored since they have worked there. Speaking on NPR's Fresh Air show, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez told host Terry Gross that some of the preconceptions outside of the industry folks might have about Disney may not be exactly true. "Disney is not this sanitized place that you might imagine it to be. I mean, they hired Ashman and Menken after they did "Little Shop of Horrors," which...
  • The Vatican's Precious Manuscripts Go Online

    04/12/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11 April 2014 | Liam Moloney
    Japanese Tech Firm NTT Is Scanning the Ancient Texts in the Vatican Apostolic Library Almost 600 years after Pope Nicholas V founded the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Holy See is now turning to 50 experts, five scanners and a Japanese IT firm to digitize millions of pages from its priceless manuscripts, opening them to the broader public for the first time. When the project is finished, one of the richest and most important collections of historical texts in the world will be available with a click of the mouseand free. The plan marks a revolution for an institution known as...
  • Can the indie movie, 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    04/11/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ryan Faughnder
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. In a landscape dominated by dystopian teen sci-fi and Marvel superheroes, that may not seem like a lot...
  • The "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Is Most Likely Not a Modern Fake

    04/11/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 87 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 4-10-2014 | Colin Schultz
    In 2012, Harvard researcher Karen King revealed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." A small piece of papyrus, the lightly worn document was written in Coptic Egyptian, with parts missing and ink faded, and didn't say much. But what it did say, wrote Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine two years ago was enough to “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship—and beyond.” The fragment’s 33 words, scattered across 14 incomplete lines, leave a good deal to interpretation. But in King’s analysis, and as she argues in a forthcoming article in the Harvard Theological Review, the “wife” Jesus refers to is probably Mary Magdalene, and Jesus...
  • Pastor Hagee: Blood moons point to 'world-shaking event'

    04/11/2014 5:35:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 10, 2014 | Kolten Parkey
    Megachurch pastor John Hagee is warning his San Antonio congregation and international following of a world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015. And, no, he's not talking about Fiesta. Hagee, founder of the Cornerstone Church, points to four blood moons, a rare astronomical event of four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad, which begins April 15. The San Antonio pastor asserts the dates of the eclipses signify a major event that will change history in a book released in October, a series of sermons and a TV special airing on Tuesday, the first...
  • Christians Increasingly Misled into Interfaith Ties With Islamists

    04/10/2014 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Thu, April 3, 2014 | Ryan Mauro
    Reverend Deborah Lindsay, Minister of Spiritual Care at First Community Church in Ohio, is a YouTube viral video star because of her call on Christians to avoid anti-Muslim sentiment. Unfortunately, her chief outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque named the Noor Islamic Cultural Center. A video of her sermon, uploaded in September 2010, has been viewed over one million times. Her outreach to Muslims was also the subject of an article in the Columbus Dispatch. In it, she is quoted as comparing jihad to Lent. [] The audience, especially non-Muslims like Rev. Lindsay, is led to believe that this...
  • Son getting married on Sunday!

    04/10/2014 10:11:21 PM PDT · by Doomonyou · 32 replies
    Heaven, Bible ^ | 4-10-14 | Doomonyou
    Shameless Vanity. Doomonyou Junior is getting married to the love of his life this Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Doomonyou and I are driving down from Petaluma to Riverside tomorrow and would like to ask for prayers for safe travel, a good wedding rehearsal and dinner, and a blessed wedding.
  • Papyrus Referring to Jesus Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

    04/10/2014 1:54:14 PM PDT · by mojito · 81 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4/10/2014 | Laurie Goodstein
    A faded fragment of papyrus known as the Gospel of Jesuss Wife, which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School historian in 2012, has been tested by scientists who conclude in a journal published on Thursday that the ink and papyrus are very likely ancient, and not a modern forgery. Skepticism about the tiny scrap of papyrus has been fierce because it contained a phrase never before seen in any piece of Scripture: Jesus said to them, My wife... Too convenient for some, it also contained the words she will be able to be my disciple,...
  • Italian court recognizes gay marriage for first time

    04/10/2014 12:22:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    An Italian court on Wednesday recognized a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions. The court in Grosseto in Tuscany ordered the city council to list the couple, who had their wedding in New York in 2012, as married in a ruling that was immediately hailed by gay rights campaigners as historic. This is an unprecedented case in our country, Sergio Lo Giudice, a senator for the Democratic Party and a former head of the watchdog Arcigay, told reporters.
  • Big surprise for Bride and Groom

    04/09/2014 5:23:49 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Chris and Leah Wedding. This Priest's Amazing Surprise That Stunned a Wedding and Left the Bride in Tears.
  • Florida man asks judge for atheist lawyer following alleged attack on Jesus-looking roomate

    04/09/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | April 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.,A Florida man had a very specific request when he asked a judge to switch up his public defender. Gustav Potthoff, who is accused of attacking his roommate with a butter knife because he thought he looked like Jesus, told an Orange County judge that he deserves to be with someone of my own kind." Potthoff is an atheist. "It's just my human rights and everything else," said Potthoff. "I'm allowed to be with someone of my own kind." The judge told the 51-year-old that if he wants an atheist attorney, hes going to have to pay for...
  • BOOM: A Christian Can Be a Christian or a Liberal, But Not Both

    04/08/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8 April 2014 | Doug Giles
    Can a Christian be a liberal? Short answer: no. There is no way a Christian can buy into Liberal ideology and be faithful to the bigger-than-Dallas teachings of the scripture and expect to continue enjoying his hard-won religious liberties. For the Christian to lean politically to the left means that he must blow off huge chunks of the Bible and replace the scripture with the make-believe notions of postmodernisms malleable Christ. Only after torturing the scripture can the Christian then fit liberalism into his supposed relationship with God.
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofskys Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noahs Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the films straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law, read a fatwa issued by Cairos al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. It is important to respect these religions and not show the film, lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider

    04/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 158 replies
    Pastebin ^ | Apr 7th, 2014 | Mozilla Developer
    Hello. I am member of Mozilla's development team and these postings here lately force me now to react. Let me first clarify one thing. I do that because someone has finally to speak out some things... Things which should clearly brought out to the public.... First, the incident about our short time CEO Eich..... many of us do NOT agree with what has happened. There has been a massive amount of pressure inside and outside of Mozilla which brought him to resign from his post. About the ads in the new tab page... Our reasoning for this is to make...
  • Myth-Making Aside, Eugenics Was a Mostly Progressive Enterprise

    04/07/2014 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 6, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Myth-Making Aside, Eugenics Was a Mostly Progressive Enterprise Wesley J. Smith April 6, 2014 4:58 PM | Permalink I have often statedthat biologist/eugenicist Charles Davenport (pictured above) was one of the great villains of American history.A new book by Paul Martin, Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem, includes a chapter on thisodious man. Good.But -- if the excerptin Salon is a reliable indication, there may be other agendas afoot in Martin's writing about Davenport. Indeed, a reader ofthe articlewould never guessthat eugenics was primarily supported by political progressiveswho rejected human exceptionalism.From "Hitler's Favorite American": What's...
  • The "Unintelligent" Are Not Wanted in Life!

    04/07/2014 9:37:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 3, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
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