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  • Lighten the Load

    02/25/2017 5:44:43 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    unknown | 2/25/2017 | self
    Misinterpreting the Words When my twin daughters were young, I taught them to say this prayer before going to bed. As I listened outside their door, I could hear them say, "Give us this steak and daily bread, and forgive us our mattresses." My husband and I always had a good laugh over this. That was over 50 years ago, and the memory still remains in my heart. Groton, Mass. My mother spent her early childhood saying, "Hail Mary, full of grapes" Missoula, Mont. My son, who is in nursery school, said, "Our Father, who art in Heaven, how didja...
  • Police: Naked Woman Storms Through Stamford Chapel, Smashes Walls

    02/24/2017 10:39:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | February 23, 2017 7:03 PM | Staff
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Stamford, Connecticut chapel was the site of a bizarre crime this week, when police said a naked woman broke through a window and started smashing down doors and walls. As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the pastor was taking it all in a day later. “Yesterday was my first anniversary here!” said the Rev. Carlos Rodrigues, “What a gift, right?” Rodrigues can laugh a day later. But the damage is significant and the scare was real during the Wednesday incident. A naked woman was seen wildly swinging a fire extinguisher in the basement chapel of the...
  • Abby Wambach Is Engaged to Christian Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

    02/24/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    E News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Corinne Heller
    he 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Christian mom blogger are engaged. They had gone public with their relationship late last year. Glennon, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again

    02/22/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | February 16, 2017 | Creation-Evolution Headlines staff
    Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again Posted on February 16, 2017 The old picture of human evolution is in tatters again. “Your face is probably more primitive than a Neanderthal’s.” That surprising headline on the BBC News summarizes the radical change in thinking of leading evolutionary paleoanthropologists about so-called ‘modern’ humans: i.e., those members of our genus Homo that have been unblessed by the self-serving species name sapiens (“the wise”). If you read Richard Gray’s article without the assumption of evolution, you may find yourself questioning the sapience of some moderns.
  • Believer or Not

    02/21/2017 7:34:35 PM PST · by SubMareener · 9 replies
    Real Life Jack Hibbs You Tube ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Jack Hibbs
    A challenge to consider the relevance of today’s current global events in light of Bible prophecy. JHV415 - News Update
  • Long Persecuted, Assyrians Find Safe Haven in the Central Valley

    02/21/2017 5:10:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KQED ^ | 2/20 | Alice Daniel
    Alice Daniel FEBRUARY 20, 2017 SHARE Inside the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock there’s a large banquet hall, a catering company and a radio station that broadcasts Assyrian music. “The music that you’re hearing, this is the original language. We speak the modern Aramaic dialect,” says the club’s president, Sam David. Assyrians are some of the earliest Christians. They’re indigenous to Mesopotamia, which is defined as the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, including much of modern-day Iraq. Assyrians also scattered to parts of modern-day Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran. Audio Player 00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase...
  • Muslim Amazon workers ‘pray-in’ to protest tech giant (Seattle)

    02/21/2017 8:07:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 47 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Dozens of Muslim Amazon workers and their supporters took part in a “pray-in” Friday in a protest against what they contend is religious discrimination by the tech giant. The workers and supporters with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) answered the noon call to prayer near the grand plaza inside Amazon’s South Lake Union campus. Some Muslim security employees contend they have been treated unfairly after requesting space to pray. The workers are employed by Amazon and subcontractors. In a statement, security worker Ismahan Ismail described herself as a proud U.S. citizen, Somalian refugee and Navy veteran who was nonetheless...
  • Questions to ask at every Islamophobia Conference

    02/21/2017 7:36:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Freerepublic | 2/21/2017 | Jan Sobieski
    Under the constant threat of being a racist (even though Islam is not, and has never been, a race) all dissent, disagreement, or critical analysis of Islam is squelched by current Islamophobia, "the conflation of racism with critical analysis of Islam". Do you disagree with Islam in theory or practice? Islamophobe! Are you concerned about the Hijrah (Islamic Colonization) of free western countries? Racist! Do you believe that Sharia (Islamic Law) is incompatible with the free western Constitutions? Racist Hater! After all, who can question the tenets of Allah (moon god of the Arabs) and his prophet, Mohammed? Although you...
  • 'Texting during meals is the start of war,' says the Pope (Truncated)

    02/20/2017 6:33:47 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/20/17 | David Burke
    Full title: 'Texting during meals is the start of war,' says the Pope as he warns that the death of speaking to each other will have dire consequences for society The Pope has warned young people that texting at the dinner table could be the first step on the path to war. In an improvised speech at the Roma Tre public university, the pontiff warned against the death of face-to-face conversations. He called on young people to get off their phones during family meals, saying it could have dire consequences for society. Pope Francis said: 'When we're at the table,...
  • Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

    02/19/2017 2:51:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/19
    Nearly 24 years after the Branch Davidian standoff began near Waco, some federal agents are opening up about their experiences that resulted in the worst day in the history of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and ultimately the deaths of some 70 people inside the compound more than seven weeks later. "I've decided I'm never going to forget, and I owe it to the guys who were killed to tell their story," ATF Agent Gary Orchowski told the Houston Chronicle in a story published Sunday. Four agents were killed Feb. 28, 1993, when more than 130 ATF...
  • Do I need to restart wudhu after windpassing and how to cut hair

    02/19/2017 4:34:58 AM PST · by Loyalist · 52 replies
    Ask Imam ^ | January 30, 2017 | Mufti Ibrahim Desai
    i have two questions for you this time, 1. While doing wadhu/ Gusul if wind pass, do i need to start my wadhu from the beginning? 2. What is the proper (Sunnah) way to remove my private part hair? and can i use trimmer to remove my private part hair? because usually i use a razor with blades, but i feel pain in that and sometimes it will cut my skin and bleed. and please give references in English. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. If a person passes wind...
  • Atheist Demographics - Who Are The American Atheists?

    02/18/2017 5:18:01 PM PST · by bogusname · 28 replies
    Posted specifically to irritate Atheists. I give 7 shameful facts about American Atheist demographics gleaned from the Pew Research Center report.
  • Mandolin Solo

    02/18/2017 1:18:59 PM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 2/18/2017 | Revski
    Short mandolin solo, chorus only, Till We Met Again and Victory In Jesus. The pictorials at end are of, Greg Olson's art work and I cover mandolin.
  • What You're Fixin To See Is A True Story

    02/17/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by condi2008 · 14 replies
    Bright Wall/Dark Room ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Rosie Jonker
    In 1996, in Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede murdered 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent. Shot her in the back, stuffed her body in the big freezer in her garage, and went on about his life. When the police eventually found her and Bernie confessed to her murder, District Attorney Danny Buck ran into a problem—he couldn’t scare up a single juror in Panola County who was willing to put Bernie behind bars. Bernie was a sweet boy, the people of Carthage said, and that b***h had it coming.
  • Catholic Charity Is ‘Attracting Immigrants’ Back To Notorious ‘Calais Jungle’

    02/16/2017 9:46:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    A new immigration row has broken out in Calais after the local council tried to block access to an aid point in the town which was set up by a Catholic charity. The notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ – populated by thousands of Africans and Middle Easterners attempting to seek asylum in the UK – was demolished last October and most of its inhabitants dispersed around France. In recent weeks, police say, hundreds of people have begun gathering in Calais again in the hope of entering to Britain. They are living and sleeping rough all over town. Some of them have been...
  • Blowin’ in the Wind: Trumpism and Traditional Islam in America

    02/16/2017 7:54:24 AM PST · by Ulmius · 5 replies
    Medium ^ | February 14, 2017 | Yahya Birt
    How will the Traditional Islam movement in America respond to the Trump presidency? Will it focus on finding allies on the right and building a conservative moral majority that is Muslim friendly? Or will it focus on protecting civil liberties by allying with the left? How will it position itself with respect to rival movements like the Salafis and the Brotherhood-heritage groups — as their theological critic or their civil liberties ally when these rivals are discriminated against or have their rights taken away? Such choices facing Muslims are hardly unique to America and exist elsewhere.
  • Horror as ISIS kills 250 Christian children by KNEADING them to death in bread machine

    02/15/2017 3:10:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 29 replies ^ | 10/27/16 | Marshall Connolly
    Others fared even worse. As ISIS took over the town bakery, they converted it into a shop of horror, they rounded up the six bakers working there and executed them in their own ovens. When they began gathering Christian children at the bakery, some local soldiers attempted to rescue the kids. To discourage the soldiers, the terrorists began throwing children off nearby balconies. The horrifying tactic worked and allowed the terrorists to murder 250 kids in the bakery’s dough machine.
  • Sierra Club pushing abortion as population control to ‘save the environment’

    02/15/2017 3:09:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cornwall Alliance ^ | February 6, 2017 | Mary Kay Barton
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed the Sierra Club’s Executive Director, Michael Brune, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Feb 2, 2017. Carlson, a former Sierra Club member himself, dove right into asking Brune the tough questions. Puzzled by some of the Sierra Club’s recent position statements on such varied topics as President Trump’s border wall, the women’s march, abortion, and transgender bathrooms, Carlson asked Mr. Brune why the Sierra Club was veering away from protecting the environment to taking positions on the unrelated issues. For those who still naively believe that the Sierra Club is focused on protecting the environment, Brune’s...
  • 'Islam is taking over' Farage stunned as caller tells him fears for Britain

    02/15/2017 8:05:57 AM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    UK Express ^ | 14 Feb 2017
    UKExpress: 'Islam is taking over' Farage stunned as caller tells him fears for BritainNIGEL Farage was left stunned after being told Islam is rapidly taking over Britain. audio at link
  • U.S. Panel Endorses Designer Babies to Avoid Serious Disease

    02/14/2017 11:39:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 2-14-17 | Antonio Regalado
    Genetically modified children could be acceptable in narrow circumstances, according to National Academy of Sciences. -------------- Since its invention four years ago, a powerful and precise technology for editing DNA called CRISPR has transformed science because of how it makes altering the genetic makeup of plants and animals easier than ever before. But no possibility opened by gene-editing technology has been so exciting, frightening, or as hotly contested as its capacity to allow humanity, for the first time, to control the genetic constitution of children by applying CRISPR to human embryos, sperm, or eggs—cells which together make up the “germ...
  • Saudi Cleric Warns Men of Abusing Right of Divorce

    02/13/2017 2:56:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Arab News ^ | 12 February 2017
    The imam of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah warned men against blackmailing their wives and of abusing their right to divorce, according to the Alriyadh daily newspaper. Speaking at his Friday sermon, imam Saleh Al-Bedeir criticized overusing the threat of divorce and deemed such behavior impermissible in Islam. He labeled it a bad habit that Muslims should avoid. The marriage contract obliges couples to treat each other decently; “women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable,” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:228) the imam cited in the sermon. He said Muslims must be patient, as few...
  • Chuck Schumer’s Meatloaf Contains Pork. Is That News?

    02/12/2017 2:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Forward ^ | Liza Schoenfein | February 12, 2017
    On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes — From Mom’s to Mario Batali’s” (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the book’s recipes and the people who contributed them — chefs, politicians, friends and family. On Sunday, the Algemeiner, a publication with a large Orthodox readership, published a piece criticizing the Times for its coverage of the book — in particular,...
  • Dennis Prager on Happiness and Goodness

    02/12/2017 9:21:03 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 7 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Author and radio host Dennis Prager spoke about his keys to happiness and goodness. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California. (Video at source link)
  • China Villagers 'Beat the Buddha' for a Good Harvest

    02/11/2017 8:30:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Asia One ^ | Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
    Beating a rock statue of Buddha to wish for a good new year and an abundant harvest, villagers in China's eastern Fujian province have a unique way of worshipping the deity. The religious ceremony held Friday in Yuxi village is one of many in the run-up to the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on February 11 this year. It is a time for colourful ceremonies in the coastal province, where the Hakka people have maintained folk traditions.
  • Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims

    02/11/2017 8:03:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:04 AM EST
    Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week. The crowds overflowed from Istiqlal Mosque in the heart of Jakarta into the surrounding streets. Clerics gave sermons calling on people to protect Islam and vote for Muslim candidates. Police denied hard-line groups permission to march through the city. […] Protests against the minority Christian governor of Jakarta drew hundreds of thousands of people to the city’s streets in November and December...
  • Catholic Priest Awarded Doctorate for Alternative Medicines

    02/10/2017 4:58:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Matter India ^ | February 10, 2017 | Saramma Emmanuel
    Bhopal: A Catholic priest was conferred on Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) for his pioneering work on the use of alternative medicines against the background of globalization. Governor of Madhya Pradesh Om Prakash Kohli conferred the degree on Father Shaji E Stanislaus, a priest of Bhopal Archdiocese, during a convocation held at Bharkatullah University Campus on February 6. The priest’s thesis titled, “The Role of Alternative Medicines in the Treatment of Patients: A Sociological Study in Bhopal,” is a unique work as he is not from any medical background, says his guide Professor Arvind Chauhan, head of department of sociology...
  • Bashing liberals, Muslims and millennials: Has this pro-Trump priest gone too far?

    02/10/2017 6:01:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Mark Mueller
    Peter West, an avowed supporter of President Donald Trump, doesn't shrink from calling it as he sees it. Posting on Facebook and Twitter up to a dozen times a day, he has repeatedly railed against Muslims, calling moderate Islam "a myth" and voicing strong support for the president's travel ban, which temporarily barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries before a judge issued a stay last week. West has assailed millennials as "snowflakes" who attend "cry-ins" and described liberals as "smug and arrogant" people who find solace in puppies and Play-Doh. He has called Hillary Clinton an "evil witch" and former...
  • Denmark to co-host women's conference after Trump's anti-abortion move

    02/10/2017 5:55:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 9 February 2017 15:42 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    An international conference to raise money for charities providing access to safe abortion will be held in Brussels in March in response to President Donald Trump’s gag on US funding, conference co-host Sweden said on Thursday. Development aid ministers from Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, as well as representatives from over 50 countries are expected to attend the “She Decides” conference on March 2. In one of his first acts as president, Trump reintroduced the global gag rule, enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1984, which prohibits foreign charities from using US federal funding to provide abortion services, information, counseling or...
  • Islamic, un-Islamic, or Islamist?

    02/09/2017 3:36:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Minda News ^ | Mansoor L Limba
    MARGINALIA: Islamic, un-Islamic, or Islamist? By MANSOOR L. LIMBA - JANUARY 19, 2017 MAKATI CITY (MindaNews /19 January) – At the sideline of a peace-building symposium-workshop at the height of the national electoral campaign period last year, the casual conversation between two long-time friends, a Muslim NGO worker and a Mindanao-based non-Muslim journalist, turned into a heated argument over an ‘accurate’ descriptive word for such groups as the Abu Sayyaf Group and others. The NGO worker protested against the journalist’s use of the term ‘Islamic extremism’ to describe such groups or their activities. “They cannot be ‘Islamic’ because what they...
  • The last conservative empire: Putin's amazing speech about traditionnal values

    02/09/2017 2:50:30 PM PST · by Conservative Kirovs · 33 replies
    We must admit that most of western nations live under values and ideas that literally erase national culture and history. I live in France, and I can see that every single information in this country is shared and analyzed from a leftist point of view, from history facts in school programs to modern geopolitical phenomenons. I've studied with attention what french kids learn in school today: there are no alternative lessons to the critisism of monarchy, to the praise of French revolutions and leftist reforms in the XIX and XX centuries. Television programs and news put an incredible amount of...
  • If You Voted For Trump, Penzeys Spices Doesn’t Want Your Business

    02/08/2017 9:08:09 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Donald McClarey
    My bride, among her other abilities, is a first rate cook. She received this e-mail from Penzeys Spices: And the results are in from Friday’s Racism Update Email. You may remember this email was us re-sending our previous day’s email. In it we kindly asked those who chose to cast their vote for an openly racist candidate for the President of the United States to take responsibility for their action. With the re-send we put the UNSUBSCRIBE BUTTON right up on top for those needing to use it. We also hoped they would one day come back. The final results...
  • God Be With You Till We Meet Again & True Story

    02/07/2017 3:24:08 PM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 2/7/2017 | Revski
    This instrumental is informative, has a true story that happened long ago in the late 1950's at a spring lake in Chepachet R.I., called, Spring Grove, the Lord Jesus reveals to me in one of his ways, showing that, He is Real, also the music is the song, God Be With You, Till We Meet Again, accompanied with lyrics, at the bottom of the video. I cover the song with the mandolin.
  • Silicon Valley Churches Hit By Housing Crisis

    02/07/2017 12:13:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Ryann Vargas
    Places of worship in Silicon Valley are not immune to the area’s housing crisis. Many neighborhood congregations say the high cost of living has meant less people in the church pews, less money in the offering plates and more worship leaders forced to live outside the area and drive long commutes to guide their flocks. “It’s hard to bring new pastors to area,” said Pastor Kaloma Smith, who leads University AME Zion church in Palo Alto. In addition to an annual salary, the church provides a parsonage, or a home for the pastor. Yet because the housing market is so...
  • Scott Adams Blog: Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck (Muslim Denial)

    02/06/2017 6:57:40 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 5 Feb, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Ignoring the politics of it for the moment, check out this video of Sam Harris debating Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Real Time show. I’ll teach you how to spot cognitive dissonance in the clip. Watch for the moment Ben has to hallucinate Sam’s opinion from the reasonable position that many Muslims worldwide have non-liberal views to an hallucination about “All Muslims are bad.” Sam and Bill both clarify their viewpoints, with data, but Ben is struck deaf to it. All he can hear is the absurd absolute “all.” He is literally hallucinating. I mean that literally. If you asked...
  • Over a Spread of Kuwaiti Food, Lohan Talks Islam

    02/06/2017 6:18:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 6 February 2017
    American actress Lindsay Lohan was hosted by Kuwaiti YouTube anchor Shoaib Rashid in his satiric show “Siwar Shoaib”. At the end of the episode, Shoaib got his guest a Kuwaiti dish. The anchor asked Lohan to eat using, like him, her hand and 5 fingers, thanking her for her visit to Kuwait, and she asked him “Do you know that I do not eat red meat?” During the show, the American actress spoke about her experience with Islam. She said that she has prayed the Islamic way, fasted in Ramadan and has read 15 pages from the Holy Qur’an. “Siwar...
  • USA Today Equates Trump AIde Steve Bannon To ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

    02/06/2017 4:47:16 PM PST · by muktar96 · 8 replies
    New Times ^ | 02/06/2017 | Jimmy Jarville
    In an editorial published Monday, USA Today likens White House Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS, or ISIL) terrorist “caliphate.”
  • Town rallies after being forced to remove Christian flag [Rienzi MS]

    02/05/2017 6:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WREG, CBS 3, Memphis TN ^ | 03:20PM, February 4, 2017 | Nina Harrellson
    More than 100 supporters showed up to a rally in a small Mississippi town Saturday to fight back after being forced to remove a Christian flag flying over Veterans Memorial Park. One organization stepped in and threatened to sue if the flag wasn’t taken down. But the Christian supporters say they’re not backing down. “There just comes a point in time when you’ve got to be politically incorrect and take a stand,” said organizer Kevin Nelms. They rode from the VFW in Corinth, 12 miles, to the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, proudly waving their Christian flags. The same flag...
  • Muslim Student Faked Hate Crime In Ploy For Attention - Accordingly Gets Charged By Police

    02/04/2017 9:54:52 PM PST · by muktar96 · 26 replies
    News Heist ^ | 02/03/2017 | jeffrey dunn
    Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski is speaking out after a hate crime, reported on Beloit College's campus, turned out to be fake. Beloit College is located in Wisconsin. "There were certain indicators that led us to believe there was a little more to the story," he said on Thursday. The fake hate crime occurred last weekend at Beloit College, a 1,400-student bastion bursting with idiosyncratic individualists who enjoy leftist politics. The student has been charged....
  • Popes are funny too: Have you heard these 9 amusing anecdotes?

    02/04/2017 1:26:15 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies ^ | 02/04/2017 | Maria Paola Daud-Spain
    Sixtus V: One day the pope was invited to witness a “miracle” in one of Rome’s churches: a cross that bled. When he arrived, he realized that there was nothing miraculous occurring and requested a hatchet. Standing before the cross, he said, “As Christ I adore you; as wood I cut you.” And indeed he discovered the deception; within the cross were sponges soaked in blood. The pope’s intuition gained him a reputation among the Romans who would say, “Like Pope Sixtus, who doesn’t even pardon Jesus!” Leo XIII: The pope had filled the Vatican Gardens with animals that had...
  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/03/2017 9:58:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Daily Trust ^ | Feb 3 2017 | Idris Tawfiq
    Teaching about Islam taught me many things. I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam. I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada. Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my...
  • Goodbye, Boy Scouts of America. You Spineless Cowards

    02/02/2017 5:23:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies ^ | February 1, 2017 | Matt Walsh
    Goodbye, Boy Scouts. You fools. You invertebrates. You caved once again and will now allow “transgender boys” — also known as girls — to enter your ranks. I guess you forgot that the girls already have their own branch of the Scouts. It’s called the Girl Scouts. You know, the one with the cookies. Will the Boy Scouts start selling cookies now, too? That would be one upside to all of this, at least. Your chief executive declared yesterday that it’s “not sufficient” to use a birth certificate as reference point to determine a person’s gender. I’m certain that he...
  • Trump pledges to end political limits on churches

    02/02/2017 4:40:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Catherine Lucey
    Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. Trump’s pledge was a nod to his evangelical Christian supporters, who helped power his White House win. So far he has not detailed his plans...
  • 'Titanic' filmmaker: Atlantis found – and linked to Jewish Temple

    02/02/2017 2:35:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 2 Feb 2017 | Bob Unruh
    Atlantis Rising,” a new documentary by “Titanic” director James Cameron, argues the “mythical” city is the biblical Tarshish. Breaking News Israel reports the “lost city of Atlantis has been found, and it’s straight out of the Bible – at least according to a stunning new National Geographic documentary.” Emmy-winning journalist Simcha Jacobivici worked with Cameron on the newly released film. BIN reported the two followed “ancient clues through Greece, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic on a search for Atlantis.” “Along the way, they discover mind-blowing biblical connections to Atlantis, including a 3,000 year old carving that ties the mythical city...
  • ISIS amputate hands of 2 boys,10&12-refused to execute 2 civilians in front of their families

    02/02/2017 11:36:50 AM PST · by wtd · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2017 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS amputate the hands of two boys aged ten and 12 who refused to execute two civilians in front of their families in MosulISIS have amputated the hands of two boys aged ten and 12 who refused to execute two civilians in front of their families in Mosul. Fanatics trained up a group of children from its stronghold in western parts of the city to fight against advancing Iraqi troops. But two of the youngsters refused to carry out the twisted demands of their terror bosses.
  • J370 Memorializing Gov Cuomo to proclaim Feb 1, 2017, as Hijab Day in State of NY

    02/02/2017 7:38:23 AM PST · by wtd · 22 replies ^ | February 1, 2017
    You simply cannot make this crap up J370 Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 1, 2017, as Hijab Day in the State of New York Sponsored by : Roxanne J. Persaud & 48 co-sponsors
  • The Vatican is 'concerned' by Donald Trump's policies

    02/02/2017 6:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies ^ | 1 February 2017 17:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    The Vatican on Wednesday voiced “concern” over US President Donald Trump’s executive orders to build a wall on the US-Mexican border and impose a travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Naturally, there is concern,” the Holy See’s number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu, said on the Catholic TV channel TV2000, in response to a question. ”We are builders of bridges, far less of walls, and all Christians should emphatically reaffirm this message.” Becciu noted that Pope Francis had repeatedly stressed the need “to integrate those who arrive, who come into our society, into our culture.” …
  • History is made: First same-sex church wedding performed in Norway

    02/01/2017 4:39:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 1 February 2017 10:35 CET+01:00 | The Local/NTB/AFP
    In the very second that the clock struck midnight and the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s new liturgy allowing gay couples to marry in church weddings came into force, Kjell Frølich Benjaminsen and Erik Skjelnæs tied the knot in Eidskog Church. A church synod voted on Monday to approve the new liturgy, or service, allowing same-sex couples to get married in the church. At the stroke of midnight, Benjaminsen and Skjelnæs stood before the altar and made their vows in front of pastor Bettina Eckbo, who led the historic ceremony. “It was great fun and really cozy to be a part...
  • Civil War Prayer Books Tell a Story of Commonality in a Time of Conflict, Says Pastor Collector

    02/01/2017 3:23:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Myron B. Pitts
    The little Episcopalian prayer book did not have the easiest journey to the Rev. Robert Alves' private collection. "This one has actually been in the ocean," says, Alves, holding up a leather-bound copy of the Confederate Book of Common Prayer. In 1863, the book was part of a shipment of devotionals headed to Confederates in the battlefield. But Union ships were in hot pursuit of a Rebel blockade runner carrying the devotionals and other supplies off the coast of Beaufort. The Confederate sailors, before eventually running aground, dumped cargo to lighten the load, including the books. U.S. Naval Commander Daniel...
  • Why The Left Will Never Stop Despairing Over Trump

    02/01/2017 9:37:35 AM PST · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 1, 2017 | Peter Burfeind
    Why The Left Will Never Stop Despairing Over TrumpLeftism has the characteristics of religious dogma, and so isn’t allowed by its first principles to fathom good other than through revolutionary, government action. Let’s do a little thought experiment. Suppose that, after some soul-searching, the Left went through this three-stage process, which I’ve contextualized through the coming health-care debate.1. They Realize ‘History’ Isn’t a Thing, and ‘The People’ Can’t Be Trusted. Leftists have always suggested the arc of History bends in their direction. It’s a Hegelian idea: as each consciousness awakens to the inherent truth of a leftist ideal, a critical...