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  • Alien Invasion: A Biologist Reflects on a Mother's Love for Her Child

    10/31/2014 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michael Egnor
    Alien Invasion: A Biologist Reflects on a Mother's Love for Her Child Michael Egnor October 31, 2014 4:39 AM | Permalink Biologist P.Z. Myers, in his post "A logical thought experiment about abortion," quotes a tweet by fellow Darwinist Richard Dawkins: Blogger said woman's rights over own body extend to abortion even if fetus conscious & writing poetry in womb. I profoundly disagree. 1/2— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) August 23, 2014 Who, pray tell, could say something so callous that it offends Richard Dawkins? Myers: The "blogger" happens to be me, and here's what I said in full: We can make...
  • Sweden: Police point out 55 Muslim-dominated areas where “criminals” have taken control of the area

    10/31/2014 4:49:51 AM PDT · by wtd · 58 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | October 29, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    With well over 100,000 more Muslims arriving every year, Sweden is changing rapidly. There is no chance that the country can integrate so many Islamic refugees and immigrants, and as a consequence, they create their own settlements with their own values.
  • 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he

    10/30/2014 5:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 30 October 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he practiced witchcraft' A deeply Christian college student in Oklahoma allegedly nearly decapitated the son of a state trooper with a sword because the victim practiced witchcraft, police say. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. The two had been playing cards with a third pal, Marin's brother, when Marin removed the 'large black sword' from its sheath and began swinging it around, court records obtained by MailOnline show. Scroll down for video
  • Scary Mormon Halloween Costumes, Ranked [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    ByCommonConsent.com ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Scott B.
    It’s Halloween week (though perhaps you already celebrated with a ToT), so Steve and I figured that it would only be appropriate to have a super-spooky ranking! This is some scary stuff! As always, these rankings are authoritative. 10. Cain/Bigfoot 9. BYU Honor Code Office Representative 8. Post-Manifesto Polygamist 7. Intellectual Feminist 6. Single Man Over 27 5. The Bible Dictionary 4. Non-intellectual Feminist 3. Steve Evans 2. Idolatrous God of Elkenah 1. Missionary who served, came home, and then got called back 4 years later like in that nightmare I have every 6 weeks
  • Zombies: The Specter of Materialism [The Mormon OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    JournalsOfAMormonMystic.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Christian Swenson
    I have recently had the pleasure of playing Telltale Games' interactive masterpiece The Walking Dead (I'm not done yet, so refrain from spoiling it for me). And one thing that continues to astonish me about pieces of media such as this is how much our culture is fixated on the idea of a flesh-eating animated corpse. From World War Z to Zombieland to Warm Bodies, our society obviously finds something intensely fascinating about zombies, to the point where it is perhaps the most identifiable facet of today's mass media. But why? Why do zombies, of all things, capture our imagination...
  • Pope solemnly defines evolution as article of the faith (Note: this is satire)

    10/29/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 20 replies
    Self | 10/29/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    For only the second time in history since it was formally defined, Pope Francis has invoked papal infallibility in order to restate the Catholic Church's two most ancient, unchanging, and distinctive doctrines: evolution and a non-literal interpretation of Genesis (which was totally written by stone age savages, by the way). Invoking the apparations of Our Lady Queen of Higher Criticism, the Pope stated: While the ordinary magisterium from the very day of the Church's founding 1,981 years ago this past April has been most clear and constant, nevertheless we are most grieved at the dissemination of the "Errors of Alabama,"...
  • Vicar outraged by rapping baby baptism commercial

    10/29/2014 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 1 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    STAVANGER, Norway, - A Norwegian vicar says a commercial featuring a flatulent baby rapping about being baptized is "one of the worst" representations of the ritual. The commercial, created by Norwegian religious group Baptism Aid, is shown in cinemas in the Rogaland area and stars a baby with a full set of adult teeth that passes gas and raps about baptism using special effects. The producers said the commercial is meant to "show the richness and blessing of baptism." However, Helge Helgesen, a vicar at the Tjensvoll church in Stavanger, said he wants the advertisement banned. "This is, to say...
  • Brittany Maynard's Lethal Prescription

    10/29/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 16 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michael Egnor
    Brittany Maynard's Lethal Prescription Michael Egnor October 29, 2014 9:34 AM | Permalink As you may know, Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with a malignant incurable brain tumor. She has moved to Oregon, and plans to commit suicide this Saturday, November 1, under Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. She plans to take an overdose of medication prescribed legally by a physician. Ms. Maynard's plight is a terrible one, and we in the medical community should (and do) work very hard to ease her suffering, even if we cannot cure her disease. But physician-assisted suicide is the wrong thing to...
  • Sure, Atheism Is a Religion, to which Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Seek Converts

    10/29/2014 5:35:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 24 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 28, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Sure, Atheism Is a Religion, to which Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Seek Converts David Klinghoffer October 28, 2014 1:46 PM | Permalink Some Twitter correspondents objected to my comment, in connection with our new book The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos, that "Cosmos is not appropriate for public schools, where you're not supposed to advocate any religion, including atheism." But of course Tyson-style atheism counts as a religion. As I'm hardly the first to say, it has almost all the trimmings that religions commonly do: An account of origins (panspermia and Darwinian evolution), a philosophical commitment to a certain way...
  • 4000-Year-Old Phaistos Disk Decoded

    10/29/2014 3:28:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Clapaway ^ | October 28, 2014
    4000-Year-Old Phaistos Disk Decoded October 28, 2014 Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious “Phaistos Disk” markings ever since the clay disk from the Second Millenium B.C. was first discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete. And it seems like they’ve finally cracked the code. At 4,000 years old, the relic dates back to the Minoan civilization and features an inscription that boasts a mysterious language, with symbols on both sides in a spiral configuration, which can be read inward from the outside rim. Researchers have been studying the puzzling artifact since its discovery, and now Dr....
  • Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith ... Married a 14-year-old (Truncated Title)

    10/25/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2014 06:55 GMT | Kieran Corcoran (AP)
    The Mormon church has admitted that its founder was a polygamist who married a 14-year-old girl, breaking a lengthy silence about its history. Joseph Smith, who wrote the Book of Mormon and established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is thought to have married as many as 50 women, but for years the senior church officials did not address the subject. But this week the organization acknowledged that the practice took place, and named Helen Mar Kimball, 'who was sealed to Joseph several months before her 15th birthday.' Estimates have placed the total number of Smith's wives between...
  • South Side Chicago Church Burglarized After Pastor Supports Republicans (Video)

    10/25/2014 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    abc 7 ^ | 10-25-2014
    A break-in and burglary at the South Side church of Pastor Corey Brooks, who also says he has been receiving death threats as a result of his support for the Republican Bruce Rauner in Illinois' race for governor. Pastor Brooks has taken on gangs in his Woodlawn neighborhood, camping on the roof of an abandoned motel across the street from his church for nearly three months until he could raise money to tear it down. But he says he has never faced death threats until now, when he's publicly supporting Governor Pat Quinn's Republican opponent. Pastor Brooks says first came...
  • Woman:“If there was a pro-life counselor outside of Planned Parenthood that day,I would not have had

    10/25/2014 6:06:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Cassy Fiano
    FULL TITLE: Woman: “If there was a pro-life counselor outside of Planned Parenthood that day, I would not have had an abortion” Misti was raised a devout Christian. The daughter of a pastor and the granddaughter of missionaries, she grew up going to church. “In high school, I was really involved in church,” she said. “Right from there, I went to bible college in Canada for two years.” But after returning home from bible college, she realized that things weren’t the same. “I started feeling like a visitor in my own church,” Misti explained. She was working at Disneyland, and...
  • New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution

    10/24/2014 12:55:45 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 22, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    New Book Discusses Scientific and Theological Problems with Darwinian Evolution Casey Luskin October 22, 2014 4:22 PM | Permalink A new book, More Than Myth?, features contributions from various pro-ID authors discussing the scientific and theological problems with Darwinian evolution. The editors include Paul Brown, a professor of chemistry, biology, and environmental studies at the evangelical university Trinity Western, and Robert Stackpole, a Catholic theologian. Their vision for the book was to show that both Catholics and Protestants can agree that there is scientific and theological evidence showing that intelligent design -- rather than Darwinian evolution -- is the best...
  • Reza Aslan is Wrong About Islam and This is Why

    10/24/2014 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Bogey78O · 4 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/2014 | Muhammad Syed and Sarah Haider
    Although we have become accustomed to the agenda-driven narrative from Aslan, we were blown away by how his undeniably appealing but patently misleading arguments were cheered on by many, with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple going so far as to advise show producers not to put a show-host against Aslan “unless your people are schooled in religion, politics and geopolitics of the Muslim world.” ... Nearly everything Aslan stated during his segment was either wrong, or technically-correct-but-actually-wrong. We will explain by going through each of his statements in the hopes that Aslan was just misinformed (although it’s hard for us...
  • Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You"

    10/23/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink From living in Manhattan as I once did, I remember many taxi rides listening to the popular news station 1010 WINS with its slogan, "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." And they did. The producers offered a picture in miniature not only of whatever they regarded as the top stories around the...
  • Priest from Wisconsin dances his way into Internet fame in video

    10/23/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-23-14 | Joan Lewis
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside...
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES PAGAN STUDENT CLUB

    10/23/2014 5:49:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 23, 2014 | Dominic Lynch
    Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible. “Loyola’s mission states that ‘seeking God in all things’ is one of the main tenants of the university,” said the group’s student president, Jill Kreider, in an email to The College Fix. “While the mission primarily focuses on the Abrahamic God, there is no reason a Pagan student (or a Hindu, Baha’i or Sikh student) cannot seek using his or her...
  • More (US) Hispanics turning to Islam, majority women

    10/22/2014 10:00:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Aquila Style ^ | October 21, 2014 | Staff
    According to the Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), more Hispanics are turning towards Islam and interestingly, more than half of Miami’s 3,000 Hispanic Muslims are female. Florida, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, is the US’s fourth most populous state and is highly distinguished by its thriving Hispanic community. In 2010, Hispanics and Latinos made up 22.5 percent of Florida’s population.
  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    10/22/2014 6:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 145 replies
    AP ^ | October 22, 2014 | Brady McCombs
    The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. The four-minute video on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' website compares the white, two-piece cotton "temple garments" to holy vestments worn in other religious faiths such as a Catholic nun's habit or a Muslim skullcap.
  • More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola

    10/22/2014 5:45:44 AM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    Image: The Ebola Virus More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola. (Taz). Three people suspected Ebola were hospitalized in the Turkish provinces of Izmir, Kahraman Marash and Konya, the Anadolu Turkish news agency said Oct.22. One of the hospitalized is a Turkish student who studies in Somalia and returned to his homeland, and the rest returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Thus, the number of hospitalized suspected Ebola in Turkey reached five people, four of whom are persons returned from the Hajj. Earlier it was reported that 45 special hospitals were allocated in 36 provinces of Turkey in...
  • Chances are your teen is looking at porn. But it’s worse than that.

    10/21/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10.20.14 | Jonathon van Maren
    I live in a quiet subdivision in rural Ontario. I mean very quiet—all summer long, I rarely saw any kids outside biking or playing street hockey or running flimsy lemonade stands or just roughhousing around outside. Then, the day school started, I was shocked when I left my house in the morning and I saw kids everywhere, backpacks in tow, heading to bus stops and walking to the nearby school. This many kids live in my neighborhood? I thought to myself. Where were they all summer? There are a number of possible answers, of course. Some were probably on vacation....
  • Please pray for me

    10/21/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 98 replies
    vanity | 10/21/14 | Patriot08
    Please pray for me. I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow and I'm scared to death he will find something terribly wrong with me. I've been sick for a while with alarming symptoms but have been afraid to go to the doctor.
  • Revolutionary Biology

    10/21/2014 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 29 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jonathan Wells
    Revolutionary Biology Jonathan Wells October 20, 2014 11:36 AM | Permalink It is not surprising that for thousands of years people thought the Sun and stars revolve around the Earth. We see it with our own eyes every day and night. In 1543, however, Nicolaus Copernicus proposed that the Earth revolves around the Sun and thereby revolutionized our conception of the solar system and the universe. A century and a half later, Isaac Newton proposed laws of motion and gravitation to explain the behavior of all material bodies -- not only on the Earth but also in outer space --...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. …
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • Children Are People, Too

    10/19/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2014 | Vanessa Rasanen
    I have three children. Each prayed for, desired, loved, cherished. For years, I have watched pro-abortion friends and family dote on them and shower them with love. They treat my children as precious and special, as valuable members of society—but only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my son’s wit or marvel at my daughters’ smiles would have been the first to drop everything and drive me to the nearest Planned Parenthood to have them “taken care of.” My children’s worth, in the eyes of the pro-abortion community and of our...
  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/19/2014 10:20:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Govt Orders Ministers: Counterfeit Marriage or Jail

    10/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 28 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 18, 2014 | Newswire
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome’s mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy’s government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. […] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. One by one, the couples—gay and lesbian, some with children—were called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. …
  • Archeologists unearth 3,300 year old complex in Israel

    10/17/2014 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of archeologists working in Israel's Tel Burna dig site have unearthed the remains of a large stone complex dating back approximately 3,300 years. Information about the finding was presented at the recent European Association of Archaeologists' meeting held in Istanbul. Initial examination of the ruins suggests the site was an ancient cult complex—a rather large one at that with side walls measuring up to 52x52 feet. Thus far archeologists have uncovered mask fragments (parts that covered the nose), connected cups (their purpose has yet to be discovered), scarabs (stone representations of the beetle typically used as an amulet)...
  • Muslims be MAD! A Video Rebuttal to Islam - Top 5 Arguments

    10/16/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 7 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Steven Crowder
    Islamists are FURIOUS with this youtube channel. Even put it on an official watch/hit list. In their most recent effort, they issued a rebuttal defending their awful "prophet." Thus, this video. A very thorough yet entertaining rebuttal to Islam. Arm yourself with information!
  • Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened.....

    10/16/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Kentucky Sunday school teacher admits sexually abusing teen who he threatened to kill using witchcraft if the boy told anybody about the attacks A Sunday teacher has been charged with abusing a teenage boy after an investigation by an investigation by Eubank Sheriff's Department in Kentucky. Rex Allen Murphy, 30, has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, use of a minor under 18 for sexual performance and third-degree sodomy. Murphy was taken into custody and is being held in Pulaski County Detention Center where he is being held on a bond of $50,000.
  • SAUDI ARABIA TO ISLAMIZE LIBERIA, W. AFRICA?

    10/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Veto! · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 5/5/14 | "Observer Staff"
    Alleged: Saudis Plan to Install Islamic Successor to (president) Ellen. "The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency." ~ Ghorbani, Assouin & Al Zahrani …………. "the Saudis’ plan is to identify the most volatile environment in the region, and so far, they have identified Liberia as the suitable test ground to begin installing Islamic political leadership in the rest of West African states that have no Muslim political majority and control."
  • More Than 1,800 Pastors Advocate For Political Speech Rights in Church

    10/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - So far this year, more than 1,800 pastors across the United States have participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom that advocates for pastors’ right to speak on politics from the pulpit without fear of losing their churches’ tax exempt status. Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which started Oct. 5 and runs through Election Day on Nov. 4, first began in 2008 with only 33 participating pastors.
  • Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women...

    10/14/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Steve Hopkins for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ohio televangelist ‘forced members to have vasectomies and abortions, told women to treat pregnancies as tumors and allowed children to be sexually abused’ Televangelist Ernest Angley has been accused of running an Ohio church where men are forced to get vasectomies and women abortions, and where children were sexually abused. Self-proclaimed prophet Angley has been described by some of 21 former members as a closeted-homosexual Jim Jones who's turned a blind eye to sexual abuse. But the 93-year-old has defended the allegations, saying he is simply an instrument of God. He told the Akron Beacon Journal: 'I'm not...
  • Storm god worship: Ancient cult complex discovered in Israel

    10/14/2014 10:58:37 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Fox News/Live Science ^ | 10.14.2014 | Owen Jarus
    A massive cult complex, dating back about 3,300 years, has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel. While archaeologists have not fully excavated the cult complex, they can tell it was quite large, as the courtyard alone was 52 by 52 feet. Inside the complex, researchers discovered three connected cups, fragments of facemasks, massive jars that are almost as big as a person and burnt animal bones that may indicate sacrificial rituals.
  • Abortion Clinic Defends Abortions With “Jesus Never Shamed Women” Sign

    10/14/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Shawn Carney
    Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who’s joined the vigil. The staff knows right away it’s going to be a bad day for business. We are thankful for all the priests and ministers who have helped make more “bad days” possible! Many members of the clergy have led by example by praying at 40 Days for Life vigil sites these past three weeks. It takes courage … so thank them when you see...
  • “Moral Movement” prayer vigil embraces Planned Parenthood, leaves out Jesus. Pics and Video

    10/13/2014 7:32:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Stand True Prayer Without Jesus ^ | Published: August 29, 2014 | Bryan Kemper
    When I arrived at the Ohio State House yesterday afternoon I was already skeptical about a prayer vigil that was being advertised by Planned Parenthood. I did not really expect to hear anything remotely biblical. I walked up to the steps of the State House with my pro-life signs and noticed the sign on the podium immediately. It read, “Moral Movement”. Are you kidding me? How can any movement that includes the nation’s largest child-killer call itself moral? Mark Harrington, of Created Equal, and I began to set up the signs we brought to show Planned Parenthood and their supporters...
  • Who Hates Whom in the Middle East

    10/13/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 18 replies
    universlabs.uk ^ | 12 October, 2014 | David McCandles
    This is plain cool. Who Hates (Likes) Whom in the Middle East. An interactive relationship map. Click Here HERE
  • Abortion Activist Attacks Pro-Lifers: Yells “F— You” as She Destroys Their Signs

    A pro-abortion activist attacked pro-life advocates who set up graphic pictures of babies victimized by abortions outside a local high school. On September 30, 2014, the pro-life group, Created Equal set up the images outside Pickerington Central High School. Parents who were upset by them called the police, who arrived on the scene and indicated the pro-life group had a right to show them under First Amendment free speech rights. But one woman took matters into her own hands and the pro-life group uploaded a video of what happened. The video shows the pro-abortion woman calling the display “ridiculous” and...
  • NARAL: The National Association for Reproducing Activist Lesbians

    10/12/2014 9:08:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Mike Adams
    Abortion is a fundamental right. Especially if you're a lesbian. If you don't believe me then just ask Amy Schlag and Katie Peel. They are the "married" couple that controls forty percent of UNCW's five-office diversity industrial complex. Amy (the husband) runs the LGBTQIA Office. Katie (the wife) runs the Women's Resource Center. I began to get the idea that these two women were really worried about getting pregnant when Amy started to use her LGBTQIA Office to advocate for abortion. Last year, she sponsored a film that defended late term abortionists as well as the gruesome practice of partial...
  • NPR Whitewashes Iran In Weekend Tourism Segment

    10/12/2014 2:48:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Joel Pollack
    On the October 12 broadcast of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, host Ari Shapiro discussed Iran's appeal as a tourist destination with Iranian-born, U.K.-based writer Kamin Mohammadi. While Mohammadi is no regime puppet--she was vocal in her opposition to the 2009 crackdown--her Twitter feed is lately full of anti-Israel rhetoric and government retweets, and she did her best to put an absurdly positive spin on Iran for NPR. Mohammadi praises Iran's history, beauty, and culture, pointing out that parts of the country are quite modern, and that those coexist with artifacts of ancient civilizations. All true--and irrelevant to the question...
  • Baby Bryson update

    10/12/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    self ^ | October 12, 2014 | knarf
    Source URL is earlier thread
  • If Your Pastor Has A $60k A Year Clothing Allowance, You Probably Should Leave That Church

    10/11/2014 9:11:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-12-2014 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday evening I had my pastor over to Casa de Giles to enjoy one of my fine cigars with the family and me. During the course of catching up, I found out that several new families from a local South Florida mega-church had left that zoo and had joined our church. The reason why they said they absconded had me gobsmacked – and I’m a hard critter to shock. Having been in the ministry for twenty-five years, I’ve pretty much heard it all and have seen it all, but I wasn’t ready for this curve ball. This time it...
  • The little girl whose Siamese twin died so she could live:

    10/11/2014 1:30:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-11-14 | Frances Hardy and Sam Greenhill
    Only little by little did Gracie Attard learn the story of her twin Rosie, the sister who’d died shortly after their birth. There was no sudden revelation, just a drip-feed of information; a slow-dawning realisation. ‘Mum and Dad used to take me to the cemetery where Rosie is buried and tell me: “She’s your sister, and you were twins.” Actually, they said we were joined together,’ she says. ‘Later I heard them use the word “conjoined”. I didn’t know what it meant, and when I was about seven I got my first dictionary and looked it up. ‘Then I felt...
  • Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

    10/10/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/05/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam. Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet.The book’s official description...
  • Duquesne speaker to discuss religious causes of Civil War

    10/10/2014 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Ditto · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 6, 2014 | Len Barcousky
    Strong belief in heaven likely was one of the factors that made the Civil War so long and so bloody, public historian Barbara Franco says. “It made people more tolerant of death,” she explained in a recent telephone interview. Dying in the 19th century was compared to passing through a curtain and reuniting with family members on the other side. That belief made soldiers and civilians more willing to accept the unprecedented number of casualties from disease and combat during the nation’s most catastrophic conflict, she said.
  • Alabama Church Says Pastor Confessed He Has AIDS, Slept With Flock

    10/09/2014 10:38:39 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | October 9th 2014, 1:10 pm | Tracy Connor
    An Alabama pastor shocked his flock by reportedly confessing from the pulpit that he has AIDS, had slept with church members, used drugs and misused funds. Rev. Juan Demetrius McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery confirmed to NBC affiliate WSFA that he made the admissions in a series of sermons that began in September. Deacon Nathan Williams said the church membership voted 80-1 to remove McFarland as pastor on Oct. 5, but he refused to step down. "He fraudulently concealed from the congregation...that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh...
  • Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe

    10/09/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10-09-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought. Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a "pig-deer" are between 35,000 to 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi,...