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  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinping’s campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • Do You Have to Try Every Stupid Thing You Think Of? (Islam, First Amendment)

    09/24/2016 8:21:57 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | September 23, 2016 | Ava Lon/Baron Bodissey @ GatesofVienna
    Do You Have to Try Every Stupid Thing You Think Of? by Ava Lon You think that even though Islam is an evil ideology, it should be legal, because outlawing it would be against the First Amendment. There are good ideas and bad ideas. A car with square wheels is a bad idea, and anyone who would like to drive it will find that out at their first attempt. It takes less than five minutes to figure it out, for those who believed that theoretically it should work and that it was worth to build it to convince themselves....
  • Bachmann: Minnesota learns no lessons from mall attack

    09/22/2016 7:43:40 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Minnesota’s St. Cloud community is still reeling from Saturday’s knife attacks that injured 10 people ... The city of 67,000 people sits 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It has been pummeled with Muslim refugees, mostly from Somalia, for more than a decade, and its citizens have been brow beaten into a form of politically correct submission to Islam, says former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. To say anything negative about Islam immediately gets you branded a bigot, a xenophobe, a racist or an “Islamophobe,” she said. It doesn’t matter that Islam is not a race or that the term “Islamophobe” was...
  • Jerika Bolen, who drew attention for deciding to end her life amid terminal illness has passed away

    09/22/2016 2:26:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Fox6 ^ | 22 Sept 2016 | Katie Delong
    Hundreds in Appleton on July 22nd showed support Bolen as she celebrated what she called her last dance — after her decision to turn off the ventilator keeping her alive at the end of the summer. The special prom was a celebration of her life. “I know that it makes her feel beautiful and she loves the attention. It’s everything she deserves,” Jen Bolen, Jerika’s mother said. For one night, Jerika wanted to be seen as a princess.
  • En-Gedi: Ancient scrolls 'virtually' deciphered to reveal earliest Old Testament scripture

    09/21/2016 9:20:32 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture. Known as the En-Gedi scroll ...
  • Nine pages from Ahmad Khan Rahami’s journal

    09/21/2016 2:21:31 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    ThreatMatrix A Blog of the Long War Journal ^ | September 21, 2016 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Nine pages from Ahmad Khan Rahami’s journalEarlier today, Mike Levine of ABC News tweeted an image of one of the blood-soaked pages found in Ahmad Khan Rahami’s journal. Catherine Herridge of FOX News has obtained an additional set of eight pages from the notebook and shared them with The Long War Journal. The images, ten in all, are reproduced below. The journal contains multiple references to jihadi figures and related issues. Rahami is charged with detonating a bomb on 23rd Street in New York City on Sept. 17 and placing three other bombs.
  • A prayer for our nation - please read!

    09/20/2016 11:44:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    A friend | 20 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders unfold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do that. We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime. 2 Chronicles 7:14. "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from...
  • St. Maurice The first black saint

    09/20/2016 9:33:53 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQDSQM0Mb4 Saint Maurice's feast day is on the 22nd of September. (Two days from right now.) So for my Catholic and Coptic viewers, I present to you, this diddy on the life and martyrdom of St Maurice. Saint Maurice (also Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius) was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion n the 3rd century, and one of the favorite and most widely venerated saints of that group. He was the patron saint of several professions, locales, and kingdoms. He is revered in the Catholic Coptic and Orthodox churches. He is the patron saint of soldiers, veterans, armorers,...
  • The Guardian Angel

    09/20/2016 6:36:50 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    email from a friend | 9/20/2016 | unknown
    Candid Camera Classic: Guardian Angel ?Matt is an adorable little boy who explains what a guardian angel is in this classic clip from the Candid Camera Show. He sat down for a talk with Allen way back in 1976 and then made an appearance 23 years later at Allen’s memorial service. I hope Matt is right and that we all have a guardian angel looking after us or at least little kids as it sure is a comforting thought the way he explains it. 5 minute video: HTTPS://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPe2q58U0Xw
  • Court to rule on same-sex marriage in conservative Romania

    09/19/2016 4:12:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 6:56 AM EDT
    A same-sex couple has asked Romania’s Constitutional Court to legally recognize them as married, which would be a landmark and surprising ruling. Commentators predict the court will reject their case this week. […] U.S. graphic designer Claibourn Robert Hamilton and Romanian rights activist Adrian Coman are seeking to be recognized as married — a position opposed by the influential Romanian Orthodox Church and most of the public. …
  • Atheism in Europe

    09/18/2016 11:46:10 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 11 replies
    Reddit ^ | European Union
    Interesting data. Click to see full size.
  • From "Million Dollar Man" to preacher man (former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ben Houser
    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. -- It is nearly 11 p.m. on a late-August evening, and we're up in the sanctuary at Victory Christian Church. The congregation that once filled the church is gone, and just four of us remain: a publicist, the pastor, myself, and the subject of the interview. I prop my camera up with a few books and DVDs that went unsold. We do a check for audio levels, and then it happens. The quiet, humble man I had met only hours earlier unleashed it. He belted out that loud, diabolical laugh that only one man could deliver. It was...
  • Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US

    09/16/2016 12:40:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://religionnews.com/ ^ | 09/16/2016 | Kimberly Winston
    Americans’ disapproval of Muslims has jumped to 45.5 percent from just over 26 percent 10 years ago, the last time the question was asked. The study’s authors — sociologists Penny Edgell, Douglas Hartmann, Evan Stewart and Joseph Gerteis — describe the jump in disapproval of Muslims as a major change and are focusing now on identifying reasons for it. The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants. It was published in the current issue of Social Forces journal. The previous study was published in 2006 by three of the same authors.
  • Tucson Highlanders to perform at Faith Sept. 25

    09/16/2016 6:15:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald
    The Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums, dedicated to the music of the great Highland bagpipes, will be performing before and during worship at Faith Presbyterian Church, located at 2053 East Choctaw Drive in Sierra Vista, on Sunday, Sept. 25. Join Faith after worship for a time of fellowship with scones and jam. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. featuring the following music: Highland Cathedral, Amazing Grace, and Scotland the Brave. The Highlanders are proud to wear the Cameron of Erracht tartan. This is both an ancient clan tartan and is also truly a pipe band tartan, used by distinguished Highland...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012-Catholic Video Worth Watching Again

    A great reminder to vote the values that will be recorded in Eternity and will stand the test of time.
  • Accused jihadi’s trial postponed until after election because of “virulent anti-Muslim rhetoric”

    09/15/2016 1:32:03 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/14/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “A US judge has agreed to delay the terror trial of a former Sydney resident until after the US presidential election after it was claimed ‘virulent anti-Muslim rhetoric’ could dash his chances of an impartial jury.” There are several false assumptions in play here. One is that people are suspicious of Muslims because of “anti-Muslim rhetoric,” when in reality any suspicion of Muslims that actually exists stems from jihad terror. Another is that Trump’s call for limiting Muslim immigration in some way so as to try to prevent jihad terror attacks in the United States constitutes “anti-Muslim rhetoric” in the...
  • World’s Oldest Man to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah 100 Years Late

    09/15/2016 5:47:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jewish Forward ^ | September 14, 2016
    Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Israel, missed bar mitzvah because of World War IThe world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, will celebrate his bar mitzvah. Kristal’s daughter, Shulimath Kristal Kuperstoch, told the DPA news agency that about 100 family members will gather in Kristal’s home city of Haifa in the coming weeks to mark the rite. “We will bless him, we will dance with him, we will be happy,” she said. Kristal had his birthday last week. He was recognized as the world’s oldest man in March. He missed his bar...
  • Islamic animal sacrifice goes high-tech

    09/14/2016 6:20:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Sep, 2016 | John Smith
    Warning: This is not from The Onion. Are you a devout Muslim worried about completing your Eid al-Adha animal sacrifice? Are you tired of fighting the crowds to get that goat or lamb you’ve had your eye on since the hajj started? Tired of cleaning up all the blood and guts while your family impatiently waits to prepare the meal? Well, fear no more. The Islamic Development Bank, based in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, takes all the worry out of your animal sacrifice needs by offering the electronic coupon animal sacrifice system.
  • After the hajj: Mecca residents grow hostile to changes in the holy city

    09/14/2016 1:40:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Raya Jalabi
    Millions of hajj pilgrims are preparing to head home, after five days performing ancient rites, revering a God omnipresent in the city of Mecca. They have stoned figurative devils, they have slept in the world’s largest tent city, they have drunk water from the Zamzam well together: a heaving throng of nearly two million people from all over the world. Circling the Kaaba, the black cubic epicentre of this sanctuary city, pilgrims would have looked up to see one of the minarets of the Grand Mosque, dwarfed by Abraj al-Bait clocktower, a much-maligned luxury hotel and commercial complex and the...
  • New Study Shows Awe Bad for ‘Science’ (If by ‘Science’ You Mean Atheism)

    09/14/2016 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 39 replies
    The Stream ^ | September 14, 2016 | Douglas Axe
    New Study Shows Awe Bad for ‘Science’ (If by ‘Science’ You Mean Atheism) Douglas Axe Psychology professors from Claremont McKenna, Yale and Berkeley have just published a study that should be “disconcerting to those interested in promoting an accurate understanding of evolution.” Specifically, they’ve identified an insidious factor that has crept into science films and videos, undermining the ability of viewers to be good Darwinists.Awe is the culprit, they say. All those jaw-dropping nature documentaries have been messing with our minds.Most wildlife shows are packaged with the usual Darwinian narrative, spoken in an authoritative tone that isn’t supposed to be...
  • Goodbye Political Correctness; There is Scouting Life Beyond the Boy Scouts of America

    09/12/2016 6:25:01 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2016 | Robert Knight
    Under the radar, near a campfire, a counter-cultural force is rising. Only three years old, Trail Life USA, the Christian answer to the politically correct Boy Scouts of America, is operating 700 troops in 48 states, with nearly 30,000 troop members. It’s still small compared to the BSA, which began in 1910 and claims more than two million members. But Trail Life could be on the verge of far more growth as the culture descends into madness and parents seek a haven for their impressionable sons.
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Dear America 9-11 Tribute

    09/11/2016 5:45:23 AM PDT · by refreshed · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/11/2016 | Dr. Benjamin Townsend
    This is a fitting tribute to the God-given greatness of our country on 9/11 by a friend of mine. He is covering the new Ray Stevens song.
  • A Personal Testimony...

    09/11/2016 2:09:16 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 24 replies
    Self ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | AzNASCARfan
    I was arguing with a few Atheists tonight at patheos.com (lots of them there in the comments section if your ever in the mood and looking for a little back and forth...) the link above goes to the article I was commenting on, titled - No Matter How Smart They Think They Are, Atheists Don’t Shake My Faith I wrote this out and just wanted to share my testimony with my FRiends here too... For some background, She was an Atheist, because she needed something she could actually detect with her senses...
  • Instrumental Medley of Hymns

    09/10/2016 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/10/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In this Medley, with the mandolin, I play 5 hymns, “Amazing Grace”, “Rock of Ages”, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, all arranged with scenic pictorial, flowers, and wildlife views. Peaceful and enjoyable video. Thanks for viewing and may this video bless you.
  • Hillary's "irredeemable" slur is un-Christian (vanity)

    09/10/2016 10:13:05 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    me | 9/10/16 | me
    One quick observation: by labelling a large segment of Americans as "irredeemable," Hillary is denying the redeeming power of God through Jesus Christ. I am not a Christian scholar, but I think that one Christian tenet is that everyone, however vile, is redeemable through Salvation (which is loosely synonymous with redemption). (Please, someone correct me if I am wrong.) Beside the chilling tone of her remark, it strikes me as symptomatic of a Godless worldview. After all, one name for Jesus is "Christ the Redeemer." Hillary seems oblivious to all of this.
  • Oppression Sells Itself by AlfonZo Rachel

    09/10/2016 4:42:06 AM PDT · by fella · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 September 2016 | Alphonzo Rachel
    Oppression Sells Itself by AlfonZo Rachel
  • Mandolin Instrumental & More

    09/09/2016 3:00:22 PM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/9/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With the mandolin, I play two hymns,“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky views, then a display of biblical scriptures, with a instrumental end, with the hymns, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, written by William G. Tomer. The two instrumental hymns are accompanied with sing-along lyrics.
  • The 9/11 Boat Lift: Largest Marine Evacuation in History!

    09/09/2016 6:57:33 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 21 replies
    Interesting S.... ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | Jay Moon
    If it floated, it was needed. Half a million New Yorkers were rescued by a Coast Guard-led fleet of tugboats and yachts. When disaster strikes, ordinary Americans help fellow citizens...... Click Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZF4_iFr30
  • Time for black America to rip off their voter plantation chains

    09/08/2016 2:05:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    commdiginews ^ | 8 sept 2016 | Kevin Fobbs
    The NAACP leader has over 20 plus years of practice in perfecting his talents in falsely blaming Detroit’s plunge into economic bankruptcy, neighborhood decay and crumbling educational opportunity on Republicans... Now that the black community and America have finally gotten past that whole “First Black President” marker reality of decimated urban communities, lost economic prosperity and shattered families can return to the kitchen table for discussion. Donald Trump is not the next savior nor is Hillary Clinton. Black voters have to stop voting for the same reason and for the same party while expecting a different result. The future is...
  • The $64,000 Question about God

    09/08/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Break Point ^ | September 2, 2016 | Stan Guthrie
    The $64,000 Question about God Priorities By: Stan Guthrie|Published: September 2, 2016 5:42 PM Topics: Arts & Media, Religion & Society, Theology, Worldview Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, author of books such as “Happiness Is a Serious Problem” and “The Ten Commandments,” and founder of Prager University, which produces short videos on important social issues from a conservative perspective. Prager is one of only a handful of conservative figures I can actually listen to these days. Prager, a Jew, is that rare media voice advocating belief in God and moral clarity. His respect for...
  • Hymns & Words of Faith

    09/08/2016 5:33:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 9/8/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I play and sing with the mandolin, the hymn,“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky view, biblical scripture and instrumental end of the hymn, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, written by William G. Tomer, accompanied with sing-along lyrics. I believe you will be blessed and comforted.
  • Saudi leadership nominates Christian to serve on the judiciary (Satire)

    09/08/2016 4:42:11 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    News | 8 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Government minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni has nominated Christian lawyer Rashad Oh Mih Goud to serve on the Saudi judiciary in a special late night session. Understandbly, some Saudis are upset, but many applaud Bin Loo Ni's courage in showing the need for a balance to Sharia law in the nation. Minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni told news reporters as he ducked shoes being thrown that it was time for the Saudis to step up to the plate and show respect for Christianity in light of Obama's nomination of Abid Riaz Qureshi for the Federal Judiciary in the United States....
  • Maybe it's just me......

    09/07/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Smellin Salt · 68 replies
    I'm trying to craft this so I don't upset any delicate sensibilities. Bottom line is we've got an invasion of muslims here in my small South Texas town. I saw a full blown darth vader in Wal mart a few days ago. They are showing up like cockroaches. I spent time in the persian gulf during my military days. I am retired USAF by the way. I saw the muslim women there that were treated like simple possessions, and I saw the same thing here several days ago. I've seen some that speak English, and for the life of me,...
  • 5 Steps to Political Epiphany

    09/07/2016 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 13 replies
    Step 1: Something is Wrong! I have always been passionate about politics. I have always participated in politics as a citizen. I love America. I believe in our founding principles, and I hate watching those principles evaporate in the heat of pagan American culture. In 2004, I took my love of country to a new level, and I entered the political world, not merely as a citizen, but as a pastor. I have learned something during the last ten years about politics that you need to understand, because it will change the way you view your duty in the voting...
  • 'Muslims in France must be considered ordinary citizens'

    09/05/2016 9:17:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 05 Sep 2016 14:27 GMT+02:00
    A recent meeting between France’s Muslim community and the government was presented as an effort to open a new chapter in relations with the country’s followers of Islam after a string of jihadist attacks and the damaging burqini row had left deep scars. […] Mohammed Moussaoui, president of the Union of French Mosques (UMF) and honorary president of the French Council of Muslim Faith attended the recent talks with the government and says France and the French people must come to terms with Islam being visible on the streets. […] Agnes De Feo, a sociologist and documentary filmmaker, said France...
  • The Tyranny of Tenderness

    09/04/2016 5:10:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | Dwight Longenecker
    Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor agreed that “tenderness leads to the gas chambers,” and what they were trying to get through our thick heads is that tenderness without truth is tyranny. As Rodney Stark has pointed out in The Rise of Christianity, the Roman Empire was a harsh, unforgiving, cruel, and relentless society in which to live. Women were little better than possessions, children were considered undeveloped human beings. Slavery, violence, bloodshed, and revenge mingled with fire, famine, flood, pestilence, and plague. In the midst of the horror Christians rescued discarded babies, despised abortion, loved their spouses, tended the sick,...
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Anyone Have a Better Link to the Trump appearance in Detroit this Morning?

    09/03/2016 8:44:02 AM PDT · by lafroste · 6 replies
    me ^ | 8/3/2016 | lafroste
    The above link is all I can find. Trump is in the house right now, but I can't HEAR anything! Anyone have a better link?
  • Norwegian king’s amazing speech on love and diversity (left-wing King Harald)

    09/02/2016 7:22:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 02 Sep 2016 12:58 GMT+02:00
    At a time when it often feels like we are more and more being split up into “us” and “them”, King Harald of Norway is being hailed for a speech that highlights our commonalities and embraces diversity and acceptance. […] “Norwegians come from the north of the country, from the middle, from the south and all the other regions. Norwegians are also immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Poland, Sweden, Somalia and Syria,” the king said. “Norwegians are girls who love girls. Boys who love boys. And boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald said. “Norwegians believe in God, Allah,...
  • Jesus VR: The Story of Christ review – virtual reality cinema gains disciples

    09/02/2016 8:55:08 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 September 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    Bad acting, clunky camerawork and overheating headsets … VR’s first feature-length 360-degree movie is no miracle – but the medium might be a blessing The e acting? Dire. The direction? Awful. The adaptation? Conservative and pedestrian. In conventional terms, everything about this new retelling of the Jesus story – showing here in Venice in an abbreviated 40-minute cut – is ropey. It is all too clearly influenced by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ:
  • Refugee?

    09/01/2016 6:05:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | August 31, 2016 | MC/Baron Bodissey
    GatesofVienna: Refugee?The so called ‘refugee’ crisis is a crisis of young fit males of military age forcing their way into places they have no right to be, at the behest of people who have no right to invite them, on behalf of people who don’t want them. However I am given to understand that Kurdish females are fighting alongside their menfolk for the right to their own country. Excuse me if I am cynical. "...[snip]..." Are we trying to make the West fail? When Jews were in need of a place of safety, the iron doors clanged shut, and...
  • EU nations must not refuse Muslim migrants: Merkel

    08/29/2016 9:43:05 AM PDT · by wtd · 37 replies
    The Local de ^ | August 29, 2016
    EU nations must not refuse Muslim migrants: MerkelThe refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc. That's not right at all that some countries say: 'generally speaking, we don't want to have Muslims in our countries'," Merkel told German public television channel ARD. Backing the idea of a quota system for taking in migrants, the German leader stressed that "everyone must do their part," and that "a common solution must be found." A common European migration policy is a...
  • We Don’t Know What We Are Talking About When We talk about Religion

    08/28/2016 3:41:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    P eople rarely mean the same thing when they say “religion”, nor do they realize that they don’t mean the same thing. For early Jews and Muslims, religion was law. Din means law in Hebrew and religion in Arabic. For early Jews, religion was also tribal; for early Muslims, it was universal[i]. For the Romans, religion was social events, rituals, and festivals –the word religio was a counter to superstitio, and while present in the Roman zeitgeist had no equivalent concept in the Greek-Byzantine East[ii]. Law was procedurally and mechanically its own thing, and early Christianity, thanks to Saint Augustine,...
  • "Greater" The Brandon Burlsworth movie.

    08/27/2016 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 5 replies
    Campus Rush ^ | August 26 2016 | Andy Staples
    On Friday, an 11-year odyssey to bring Brandon Burlsworth's story to the big screen will reach its conclusion when Greater opens in 400 theaters in 20 states. "You will laugh and cry," said Chris Severio, the actor who plays Brandon. Judging by the trailer, you will indeed do both.
  • 'Women in mini skirts don't become suicide bombers': Muslim president causes outrage

    08/26/2016 3:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 38 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 13 AUG 2016 | JON DEAN
    Full title:'Women in mini skirts don't become suicide bombers': Muslim president of ex-Soviet republic causes outrage with terrorism quotePresident of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said women in his country had been wearing short skirts for decades 'but never thought about wearing an explosive belt'Women who wear full Islamic garb are more likely to become terrorist suicide bombers, a Central Asian leader has claimed. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said women in his country had been wearing miniskirts for decades "but never thought about wearing an explosive belt". The premier was making the comments to journalists during a national debate on cultural...
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ‘Pastors’

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who don’t believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britain’s National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Kerry in Nigeria: 'Trouble Finding Meaning' of Life Leads 'Too Many' to Terrorism

    08/23/2016 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-23-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    On a visit to Nigeria today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared there are "far too many" who join terrorist groups like Boko Haram "because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives." "Because they are deeply frustrated and alienated -- and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity, or purpose, or power," Kerry said after meeting with local religious leaders to discuss community building and countering violent extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria. ".... When people -- and particularly young people -- have no hope for the future and no...
  • Islamic Preacher Says Emojis are Forbidden for Muslims

    08/23/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 28 replies
    Everyjoe ^ | Wil Reagan | 5/5/16
    An Islamic preacher based in Saudi Arabia is warning Muslims against using certain emojis. Wajdi Akkari posted a video where he speaks out against a number of emojis that he believes are blasphemous, including the angel and any emojis that are “devilish.” According to the DailyMail, Akkari was born in Lebanon, moved to the US to become a rapper when he was 18, and then eventually moved to Saudi Arabia where he teaches Arabic. Read more: http://www.everyjoe.com/2016/05/05/news/islamic-preacher-says-emojis-forbidden-muslims/#ixzz4IBib2cHN