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  • Lucky Us: Turning the Copernican Principle on Its Head

    01/26/2015 1:29:43 PM PST · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 26, 2015 | Daniel Bakken
    Lucky Us: Turning the Copernican Principle on Its Head Daniel Bakken January 26, 2015 11:27 AM | Permalink Editor's note: As a series at ENV, we have been pleased to present " Exoplanets." Daniel Bakken is an engineer who teaches astronomy at the college level, and an entrepreneur in compound semiconductor crystal growth. In a series of articles he has critically examined recent claims about exoplanets beyond our solar system, asking whether our own planet Earth is a rarity, or common, in the cosmos.As we have seen in this series, which concludes today, at present the idea that the Earth...
  • That's my King. Do you know Him?

    01/25/2015 8:27:46 PM PST · by javie · 9 replies
    That's my King. Do you know Him?
  • A Secular Case Against Abortion

    01/25/2015 9:08:11 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    http://www.prolifehumanists.org ^ | May 13, 2013 | by Kristine Kruszelnicki
    “Is there really such a thing as a pro-life atheist?” asked Marco Rosaire Rossi in the September/October edition of the The Humanist. “What’s next, Intelligent Design Agnostics? How about Secularists for Sharia Law?” Atheists may not have a pope, but in the eyes of many there is still a proper dogma that all good atheists must adhere to. To be an atheist is to support abortion. Fail to do so and you will be denounced as “secretly religious.” When I joined an agnostic and an atheist from Secular Pro-Life for an information table at the 2012 American Atheist Convention, a...
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
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  • Notre Dame’s ‘white privilege’ seminar draws scrutiny

    01/24/2015 6:07:03 PM PST · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wishtv ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on white privilege that it says aims to help students become more aware of injustices. The course description says the one-credit elective, offered in preparation for a conference, is designed to educate students about the definitions of white privilege and its causes and effects. Though the school offered a similar workshop last year that was not for credit, the class has drawn some objections this time around. Notre Dame’s...
  • Archaeologists May Have Found the Oldest Copy of One of the Gospels-(A mummy's mask)

    01/23/2015 12:03:21 PM PST · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    tatler ^ | January 21, 2015 | Chris Queen
    "New technology that allows scientists to remove the glue from the masks of mummies without damaging the ink on the paper used to make the mask has yielded an exciting discovery: a piece of papyrus that may contain the oldest known copy of one of the gospels. The finding, a fragment of the Gospel of Mark, which dates back to the year 90, is one of several fascinating texts that archaeologists are discovering in the masks of mummies. This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn...
  • Papyrus Found in Mummy Mask May Hold Oldest Known Gospel Text

    01/23/2015 9:20:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 01/23/2015 | By James Maynard
    The Gospel of Mark has been discovered written on a tiny fragment of ancient papyrus, found within a mummy mask. During the era when the mask was created, papyrus was expensive, and the religious text was reused to create the decorative wear for the mummy. This discovery could represent the oldest gospel text ever found by archaeologists. The oldest samples of Christian scripture date from the Second Century of the Common Era. Pharaohs and wealthy individuals were often adorned with mummy masks made of gold and precious materials. Masks for people from lower economic classes were often manufactured from papyrus,...
  • Free Today From Amazon - On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition]

    01/22/2015 10:33:53 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | March 1, 2010 | William Lane Craig
    Free today! (From Amazon) On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition] This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God’s existence, defends the historicity of Jesus’ personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn’t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God’s call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately,...
  • March for Life Live Thread

    01/22/2015 8:18:13 AM PST · by cyclotic · 5 replies
    1-22-2014 | Cyclonic
    Please post your experience at 2015 March for Life
  • How Chruistians and non-Christians have fared before the Supreme Court (Shortened title)

    01/21/2015 8:24:34 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    I’ve long been skeptical of claims that justices in religious freedom cases — and especially devoutly Christian justices, such as Justice Antonin Scalia — are biased in favor of Christians in religious exemption cases. To be sure, justices are people, and people have biases, usually in favor of their own groups. But justices also know quite well that their opinions will affect many more cases, including cases brought by other religious groups. I’m also skeptical of trying to prove such biases simply by counting cases. Different cases involve different legal issues, and — especially when you have only a few...
  • Question about Church and Flag Etiquette

    01/21/2015 7:15:50 PM PST · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 33 replies
    21 Jan 2015 | Red Horse
    A funny thing happened at Church...
  • Planned Parenthood security guard sings “God is pro-choice”

    01/20/2015 8:50:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A video filmed by a pro-life protester outside a Planned Parenthood in Ann Arbor shows the abortion giant’s security guard, Bernie, singing and dancing foolishly to mock the protesters. “Pro-choice, pro-choice, oh, we know God’s pro-choice,” he sings as he waves his arms. “God’s pro-choice that’s why he slaughters those eggs in the fallopian tube,” he mockingly says. VIDEO ON LINK Bernie then starts another tune, “Joy to the world, Planned Parenthood is here,” before walking away. Back in October, I blogged about an abortion clinic security guard who wears a Jesus wristband ( read here) – are we starting...
  • Paris mayor to sue Fox News over ‘no-go zones’ slur

    01/20/2015 1:58:45 PM PST · by wtd · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | January 20,2015 | Tony Todd
    France24: Paris mayor to sue Fox News over ‘no-go zones’ slur Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN on Tuesday that her city intends to sue Fox News after it broadcasted interviews asserting that there are “no-go zones” in the French capital where police and non-Muslims fear to tread.
  • Euro police jihadis have us outgunned - Euro police: Jihadis have us outgunned

    01/20/2015 8:40:10 AM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 11:17PM | Bill Hutchinson
    Police in Europe seek boost in firepower to respond against terroristsTargeted and outgunned by homegrown terrorists, cops throughout Europe are demanding a serious boost in firepower. In France, police say the Jan. 7 massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office showed cops lack the firepower, protective gear and training to guard against terrorists packing high-powered assault weapons. Police in Belgium and Britain also want a boost in firepower.
  • Discovery of site of Jesus' trial creates dilemma for pilgrims

    01/19/2015 1:58:28 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | anon
    Archaeologists might have uncovered the site of the trial of Jesus. While excavating the floors underneath an abandoned building next to the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, archaeologists came across the foundation walls and sewage system that lay beneath Herod the Great’s Jerusalem palace. According to scholars, this is most likely the place ...
  • New Age Monsters

    01/18/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by don-o · 7 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | December 9, 2013 | Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
    The full weight of the failed Enlightenment experiment over-taxes the load bearing pillars that prop up a decaying Western Civilization, pillars that are buckling under the sheer weight of moral corruption on full display in modern society. The ethical structures of the West are in desperate need of repair. This new age is best characterized by the Weird Sisters crowing pronouncement “Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air.” The inversion of values has been a massive moral de-construction project that has taken the time honored vertical hierarchy of virtues and vices and turned...
  • From Seminary to the Cemetery, Fascination Persists Over Pets and the Afterlife

    01/17/2015 6:15:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 16, 2015 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    In December, Pope Francis got the attention of pet owners everywhere when he was quoted as saying, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Alas, media outlets, including The New York Times, confused the remarks and the circumstances under which they were made. The pope had actually made a broader comment about heaven during an event in November. The quotation itself was reportedly taken from remarks made years ago by Pope Paul VI.Still, the attention led to renewed interest in a longstanding theological discussion about pets and the afterlife. Questions about the religious status of animals have always been...
  • Solving the "Call to Prayer" noise pollution problem around mosques. ~ Vanity

    01/16/2015 11:10:07 AM PST · by GraceG · 30 replies
    I was thinking about the Duke case of them wanting to "broadcast" out their screeching bellowing "call to prayer" that they feel has to pollute the air every 5 times a day. Then i thought of this. Apparently it is NOT "haram" or forbidden to use technology to send out their screeches, otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to use loudspeakers and pre-recorded mooselimb bellowing. So if Tech is not an issue, why not use tech to solve the problem? Low power and LEGAL FM transmitters can be bought that can send out a signal over about a mile radius and...
  • Obamaland: Good to do business w/dictatorship, BUT Christian Bakeries Must be shut down

    01/16/2015 9:17:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    1/16/15 | sff
    All the media is singing the praises of Il douche Obama for FINALLY putting Americans in business ENRICHING the government of Cuba..... At the same time, while opening the door to helping a repressive dictatorship, courts and friends of Obama are working OVERTIME to destroy Bible believing Christians who have businesses and choose to be true to their faith in all walks of their life.
  • Choose you this day: Stand with the Prophet or kill those who do (war)

    01/16/2015 7:22:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Developments in life over Islam | 16 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It appears we are facing a hard decision. Whenever major conflict arises leading to death and destruction, many people wisely opt to try and stay out of the conflict. However, when we begin to see that those who will not submit to Islam (redundant) or reject Islam are murdered in cold blood, then one has to make a decision: Either one must submit to Islam or one must stand up and fight against those who support that evil cult belief. As Emiliano Zapata astutely said many years ago (a statement Charlie Hebdo borrowed), "Mejor morir de pie que vivir de...
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan 15,2015 | wral.com
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • [Canada] Education Minister: Catholic schools will be required to teach new sex ed program

    01/15/2015 5:02:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Ontario Catholic parents hoping their children attending a Catholic school will be spared an explicit sex-education curriculum that allegedly will teach their children about masturbation, to question their sexual identity as male or female, and about diverse family structures are out of luck. Education Minister Liz Sandals stated on TVO’s The Agenda yesterday that Catholic schools will not be able to opt out of the curriculum being forced upon Ontario’s schools by lesbian Premier, Kathleen Wynne. “There is one curriculum document, and it’s our expectation that all four systems [English and French Catholic, English and French public] will be using...
  • Church canceled lesbian woman’s funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman’s funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denver’s New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier’s funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. […] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadn’t been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it. …
  • NFL Star Has A Heartbreaking Update On His Daughter’s Battle With Cancer

    01/14/2015 5:50:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    QPolitical ^ | 1/13/15
    Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still has been keeping us posted on his daughters battle with cancer through his Instagram account since they first got the news that doctors found a tumor in her abdomen. Last June the tumor was removed and she started chemotherapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. A few days ago Devon took her to the hospital for a routine checkup and posted the heartbreaking results. Via Instagram: I wanted to hear so bad that my daughter’s cancer was gone and when I didn’t it hurt me bad. I couldn’t even bring myself to tell my family...
  • Florida Schools Ban Bibles After Pressure from Atheists

    01/14/2015 6:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2015 - 7:31 AM | Brittany M. Hughes
    Amid mounting pressure from both atheist groups and concerned parents, Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools have banned Bible distribution in several area high schools after Satanists and an anti-religion group announced plans to pass out their own literature. One of the largest school systems in the country with more than 180,000 students, OCPS had allowed World Changers of Florida, a Christian group, in conjunction with the Florida Family Policy Council to passively distribute Bibles to high school students on Jan. 16—which is National Freedom of Religion Day—for the past three years. Under the school system’s policy at the time, Bibles...
  • They've Got Eric Metaxas Under Their Skin: Now, the Religious Critics

    01/14/2015 2:28:54 PM PST · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 14, 2015 | David Klinghoffer
    They've Got Eric Metaxas Under Their Skin: Now, the Religious Critics David Klinghoffer January 14, 2015 12:41 PM | Permalink If you publish an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal advocating for intelligent design as Eric Metaxas did, with that dreaded phrase right in the subheadline, you're asking for trouble. Writing at ENV, Casey Luskin (here) and Daniel Bakken (here and here) have already done a more than adequate job of addressing critics of Eric Metaxas on the science, including atheist Lawrence Krauss. However, I can never quite get over how ID draws hostile responses not just from atheists but...
  • Saudi Arabia 'fatwa over building of snowmen'

    01/13/2015 3:49:10 PM PST · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    telegraph ^ | 12 Jan 2015
    A prominent religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has reportedly issued a fatwa against building snowmen in the kingdom, stating the practice is not acceptable to Islam. Mohammad Saleh Al Minjed said people must not build any snowmen or snow models of animals, according to Gulf News. However, making snow models of lifeless things, such as ships, fruit and buildings, was apparently acceptable in Islam, the scholar said. "It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun," he reportedly said. "God has given people space to make whatever they want which does...
  • Post-attack Charlie Hebdo cover uses prophet cartoon

    01/13/2015 11:23:51 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 32 replies
    france24 ^ | 2015-01-13 | FRANCE 24
    The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will publish a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed along with the words "All is forgiven" Wednesday on the cover of its first issue since Islamist militants killed 12 people at its central Paris offices. In a further show of defiance, the fearless magazine announced it would print three million copies – not the usual 60,000 – when it reappears on newsstands on Wednesday. It will also be translated into six languages including English, Arabic and Turkish, editor-in-chief Gérard Biard told a Paris news conference Tuesday. Daily newspaper Libération, which hosted Charlie Hebdo staff as...
  • Strange Sky Sounds form music when arranged

    01/13/2015 3:32:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/12/15
    Fascinated by the Strange Sky sounds occurring over the world for the last 3 years I decide to take a closer look at them in Ableton Live (Digital Audio Workstation software) and the results were most interesting.
  • Actually, The Future SHOULD Belong To Those Who ‘Slander’ Muhammad!

    01/12/2015 7:00:34 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 29 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Steven Crowder
    When our president says, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” he does so under the false notion of appeasement. He believes that in his calls for “civility,” he’ll be fostering a more tolerant environment for everyone. We are the world and what have you. There are a few problems here. Firstly, let’s address the word slander. By definition, slander is to make false and damaging statements about (someone). Muhammad was a hateful, warmongering, wife-beating pedophile whose dying words were that of calling for the deaths of Christians and Jews. How can any damaging...
  • Pro-choice bigot disrespects Jesus/Christianity over Hobby Lobby case

    01/12/2015 3:27:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn
    his past summer, Toronto comedian Megan MacKay, uploaded a mockery video of Christians she called the, “Hobby Lobby Makeup Tutorial.” “This closely held corporation called Hobby Lobby which is a craft store company,” she begins, “recently went to the Supreme Court and said,’ We don’t want to have to pay for a woman’s contraception because we are Christian and we don’ believe in that and the Supreme County said ‘sure…” We could certainly debate her analysis of the Hobby Lobby case and what it was about another time. For this blog, we are pointing out MacKay’s outright disrespect of Christianity...
  • Vanity: Jews Returning To Israel In The End Times

    01/12/2015 10:20:14 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 21 replies
    After the most recent terrorist attacks in France I began to see articles about how Jews were fleeing France and Europe for Israel. The question is.. how does the movement of the Jewish Population correspond to end times related events? More than 5,000 Jews left France for Israel in 2014 Ukrainian Jews head for Israel. The Bible States.. There will be a mass return of Jews to the land of Israel (Deuteronomy 30:3; Isaiah 43:6; Ezekiel 34:11-13; 36:24; 37:1-14).
  • Pastor Brags About Punching a Bright Kid in the Chest Because He Didn’t Take the Lord Seriously

    01/11/2015 11:22:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 10, 2015 | Hemant Mehta
    ***Update***: The man in the video appears to be Pastor Eric Dammann of Bible Baptist Church in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. I’ve sent him an email requesting more information about why he punched a child. (Via Christian Nightmares and @StickyPkls) … In this clip from a sermon, a Christian pastor explains how he walked up to a smart-aleck kid who wasn’t “taking the Lord serious”… and punched him in the chest. Because that’s how you’re supposed to win converts for Jesus. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Inside the Jihad Siege of the Paris Kosher Supermarket

    01/11/2015 5:55:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 11, 2015 | Pamella Geller
    On Saturday, I spoke at length with Joseph, a French Jew who had family members and friends inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris when it was stormed by Amedy Coulibaly, an Islamic jihadist who ultimately murdered at least four Jews for the cause of Islam. He spoke to the families and some of the survivors, and told me some shocking and terrible details about what happened during the attack – revealed here for the very first time. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/01/pamela-geller-exclusive-%E2%80%A8inside-the-jihad-siege-of-the-paris-kosher-supermarket.html/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.Pqxm7BYz.dpuf
  • Clinic worker talks about baptizing aborted babies

    01/11/2015 5:36:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    live action news ^ | January 11, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    The director of nursing at one abortion clinic describes how, every once in a while, a woman coming in for an abortion will ask for her aborted baby to be baptized. … When it’s a big fetus, you will hear them asking a lot of questions: “is it a boy or is it a girl?”, “Will it be baptized?” We’ve had many requests for that too. We do it, it doesn’t mean a thing. But if it rests somebody’s peace of mind, you baptize a fetus. I mean for the psychological effect. It’s not recognized by the church, how can...
  • World backlash against Obama? (vanity)

    01/11/2015 11:55:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    12-11-204
    CNN host said that there may be a "backlash" against Obama for his failure to join world leaders today in Paris, condemning Islam, Muslim terror. Most likely Obama was on the golf course today.
  • I Can't Support the War On Terror (Re-Visited)

    01/11/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by semaj · 8 replies
    semaj ^ | 8/13/2006 | semaj
    Sorry folks, but I can no longer lend my support to the War on Terror. I'm tired of being lied to by our elected leadership. What am I talking you about, you ask? Specifically, when I'm a told by the President of the United States, that Islam is a "Religion of Peace". How am I supposed to square that statement with reality? How am I supposed to support the decision and policies of our government in waging war when our leaders can't even begin to tell the truth about the enemy we're fighting? If the president fears he may offend...
  • Pakistani father sacrifices five children [his own] 'to gain magic powers

    01/11/2015 1:24:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday. Ali Nawaz Leghari, 40, killed the two girls and three boys, aged between three and 13 overnight Thursday in the village of Saeed Khan, 230 kilometres (140 miles) north of the city of Karachi. "The man's financial condition was bad but he was also learning black magic and it seems that he made the sacrifice to excel in the craft," police officer Qamaruddin Rahimo told AFP. -snip- Rahimo said that...
  • Pope says concern for poor is Gospel, not communism

    01/10/2015 11:56:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2015 1:44 AM EST
    Pope Francis is insisting that his concern for the poor and critique of the global economic system isn’t some novel, communist-inspired ideology but rather the original and core “touchstone” of the Christian faith. Some U.S. conservatives have branded the first Latin American pope a Marxist for his frequent critiques of consumerism and focus on a church “that is poor and for the poor.” But in an interview contained in a new book, Francis explains that his message is rooted in the Gospel and has been echoed by church fathers since Christianity’s first centuries. “The Gospel does not condemn the wealthy,...
  • Jesus Christ: The Future belongs ONLY to those who slander the Prophet of Islam

    01/09/2015 1:05:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1/09/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    In a speech at the United Nations in 2012 President Obama made the following quote: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." - President Barack Obama (United Nations Speech 2012) Jesus Christ said the opposite. The future ONLY belongs to those who slander the false prophet of Islam... John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way , the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you , I am the door of the sheep....
  • Beyond Charlie Hebdo: 'Blasphemy' penalized by Arab governments

    01/09/2015 11:15:21 AM PST · by wtd · 4 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM | Andrew V. Pestano
    Beyond Charlie Hebdo: 'Blasphemy' penalized by Arab governmentsaws restricting apostasy and blasphemy are most common in the Middle East and North Africa, with penalties ranging from fines to death. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- As a terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in Paris illuminates the issue of press freedom, media in most of the Arab world are still shackled and can be brutally punished for "blasphemy" by their governments. Even after the promise of new freedoms during the Arab Spring movement, all countries in the region are regarded as having press freedom situations that are "difficult" or "very serious,"...
  • Cut the Crap: The problem is islam, and it has to be exterminated. Period.

    01/09/2015 11:06:50 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 103 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    So, a little review for those of you who may be new. 1. Islam is a political system, NOT a religion, and unless and until humanity wakes the hell up and STOPS referring to it as a religion, there is no hope. Islam is a hyper-aggressive, militaristic, expansionist, totalitarian political system designed to create a super-rich micro-oligarchical ruling class with a massive, destitute, genetically handicapped underclass below. The paper-thin faux-religious facade was a conscious, specific con from the very beginning – much like Mormonism and Scientology – a pure racket using borrowed and piggy-backed religious motifs to lend credibility to...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire at end of 2016, leaving harrowing pro-abortion legacy

    01/08/2015 4:05:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | January 8, 2015 | Andrew Bair
    It’s only January of 2015 but the 2016 election cycle has already begun. Today, Senator Barbara Boxer of California became the first senator to announce her retirement at the end of her current term. Boxer earned a harrowing reputation as one of the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken abortion advocates. According to National Right to Life, Boxer voted against all limitations on abortion during a congressional career that has spanned more than three decades. One of Senator Boxer’s most infamous moments came during the debate over the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion on October 20, 1999. In an exchange with then-Senator...
  • French-Canadian papers publish Prophet Mohammed cartoon following Charlie Hebdo massacre

    01/08/2015 11:32:48 AM PST · by Snowyman · 20 replies
    MONTREAL - Quebec's French-language newspapers published a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed on Thursday in solidarity with Paris's Charlie Hebdo, where Muslim terrorists massacred 12 people the previous day. It shows a bearded man, clad head-to toe-in black, crying with his head in his hands. The headline reads: "Mohammed overwhelmed by fundamentalists" with the Muslim prophet saying: "It's hard being loved by jerks."
  • Reformation difference between Islam and Christianity that the MSM Ignores. ~ Vanity

    01/08/2015 10:33:32 AM PST · by GraceG · 45 replies
    GraceG
    It annoys me to no end when someone says that Christianity was just as bad as Islam in the past by some "supposedly" well meaning but totally ignorant Atheist Liberal. What these fools all ignore was the Major differences in HOW the religions spread and WHEN they became misbehaving. So let's look at this and stare and compare as they say: Christianity: Started very peaceful, spread mainly by word of mouth and voluntary conversions, took several hundred years to spread across the world and then never did it by the sword. Many early Christians were heavily persecuted. Most all powerful...
  • A Christmas Gift that Keeps Giving: Lawrence Krauss on Eric Metaxas on Science, on God

    01/08/2015 5:51:58 AM PST · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 8, 2015 | David Klinghoffer
    A Christmas Gift that Keeps Giving: Lawrence Krauss on Eric Metaxas on Science, on God David Klinghoffer January 8, 2015 4:27 AM | Permalink Truly a gift that keeps giving, that Christmas Day article by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal continues to stir discussion and denunciation ("Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God"). The appetite for debate isn't surprising, given that it's reportedly the most popular article ever published by the online WSJ, with 361,467 Facebook "likes" when I looked. See my own take on it here, noting that Eric might have extended his design argument further, all...
  • Obama is not an American & He Does Not Believe In American Values

    01/07/2015 7:43:02 PM PST · by Stayfree · 26 replies
    Self | January 7, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    Obama clearly is a Muslim and an Anti-American at heart. Everything he does and says is politically designed to bring America and Christianity to its knees. Anyone who does not fear what this bastard can do to further destroy our future has their head in the sand.....................
  • Church steps away from abortion clinic says Gospel is their focus

    01/07/2015 7:31:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    saynsumthn blog ^ | January 6, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A youtube video has been uploaded which shows that a Nevada church is only steps away from an abortion clinic. According to the video, West End Medical Clinic abortion clinic in Reno Nevada is thirty-three steps away from The Potter´s House Christian Fellowship. The video implies that the church is not activated to oppose abortions feet from their door. The church’s website address is Reno for Jesus, where they state that they are a, “Bible based, Spirit Filled, Nondenominational Family of Believers.” It is difficult to believe that a church which preaches the Bible could be so close to an...
  • BAN THE BURKA NOW! - vanity

    01/07/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 31 replies
    self | 1/7/15 | self
    It's time to ban the burka in the US now. Which one of the new congress people will stand up and sponsor a bill. Will all good men be quiet now?
  • Winston Churchill’s Comments on Islam

    01/07/2015 9:18:37 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    All About Muhammad ^ | 1899 | Winston Churchill
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