Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $76,789
Woo hoo!! And now over 87%!! Less than $11.3k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Religion (General/Chat)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Islamist rebel blown up in Hama while filming video

    11/27/2015 8:46:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Nov, 2015 | Daily Mail Posting
    A video has surfaced online showing an islamist rebel being blown up by a mortar round from the Assad regime mortar.
  • Conquering the Bad through the Good

    11/27/2015 6:34:12 PM PST · by Twotone
    Foundation for Economic Freedom ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Lawrence W. Reed
    More than a century ago, in his collection of lectures titled Life and Destiny, professor and ethicist Felix Adler reflected on what the lives of the deceased can teach the living: Let us live truly while we live, live for what is true and good and lasting. And let the memory of our dead help us to do this. For they are not wholly separated from us, if we remain loyal to them. In spirit they are with us. And we may think of them as silent and invisible, but real presences in our households. All across Poland, more than...
  • Melbourne Synagogue Race Attack Caught On Camera...Full Video

    11/27/2015 2:23:57 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies ^ | 11/26/15
    Melbourne Synagogue Race Attack Caught On Camera...Full Video A man is heard saying “go back to Israel” in a video that was posted on Facebook. The assault happened after a group of people were trying to steal scooters. The man has been charged with one count of theft, one count of criminal damage and two counts of assault after an incident at the Adass Israel Synagogue in Melbourne yesterday. Senior Constable Anthony Myers, who attended the scene and arrested the man, told The AJN that a group of three or four men had been walking to the tram stop or...
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    October 1789 | George Washington
    George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now...
  • Orthodox Jew Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz met 400 US soldiers and decided to surprise them with a treat.

    11/25/2015 1:09:31 PM PST · by BBell · 26 replies
    Full Title: Orthodox Jewish businessman Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz met 400 US soldiers in the airport and decided to surprise them with a special treat.On his way to Israel, Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, traveling with his family, had a short stop in Shannon, Ireland. Upon entering the airport, they saw approximately 400 US soldiers milling around the terminal. While the regular passengers and friends were eating at the various trendy restaurants in the area, most of the army personnel were eating army meals from paper bags. Mr. Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted...
  • The Meaning of Paris

    11/25/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by crusher · 11 replies
    personal correspondence | 11/22/2015 | crusher
    I was recently asked my opinion about the current state of affairs, and thought some of you might be interested. Or not. ===================================================== Hi Cousin You asked my thoughts about Paris, so here they are. What we are seeing is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a clash between civilization and barbarism. Paris is but the latest consequence of The West 1) failing to recognize/address barbarism, and 2) losing faith in civilization itself. In short, Paris is the well-deserved consequence of The West's aggregate contempt for its own Christian heritage. G.K. Chesterton once said that when a people no...
  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 4 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • Just watch this video...Powerful!

    11/25/2015 10:11:28 AM PST · by chasio649 · 26 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | youtube
    This is so powerful and well done.
  • The Choir of Kings College: Handel's Messiah

    11/25/2015 12:13:55 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | George Frederick Handel
  • Austrian jihadi bride beaten to death after trying to escape ISIS: friend

    11/24/2015 7:10:37 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2015 | 3:46pm | Chris Perez
    One of the two teens who fled Austria last year to become a “poster girl” for ISIS has been beaten to death after trying to escape the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. A Tunisian woman who had been living with Samra Kesinovic, 18, says the young girl was killed by Islamic State extremists after she tried to flee recently, according to The Local Austria.
  • The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House (super barf alert)

    11/24/2015 3:35:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | REBECCA LEBER
    In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted "there are some differences among" the Democratic candidates, but those differences "pale compared to what’s happening on the Republican side." Climate change was one of the fundamental divides that she cited. In an exclusive interview last month, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told me, "Politics is largely about friction. And I view this as a place of high friction with the Republican candidates today." If Democrats succeed in making climate...
  • Thousands of Former Muslims Are Speaking Out After Paris

    11/24/2015 11:42:23 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Ali A. Rizvi
    Where are all the secular liberals in the Muslim world? I've lost count of how many times I've heard this question. The answer is both unsurprising and heartbreaking. In Muslim-majority countries, they are often being lashed and imprisoned for blogging, hacked to death in open daylight, or sentenced to death for writing poetry. Here in the West, they are often being disowned from their families, ostracized from their communities, and even murdered by their own families in "honor killings." As for those who choose to leave the religion altogether, the outcome is even more sinister. There are thirteen countries, all...
  • Muslim man sends a message against ISIS for the Paris Attacks

    11/24/2015 9:19:37 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 11 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Nov-16-2015 | KushKingBootyBling
    Muslim Guy shows his support for France and absolutely hated what ISIS did to Paris.
  • The Cure For What's Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffreses
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Be anxious for nothing? That’s a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you’ll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: “4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days,” “Ukraine Could...
  • Black Friday Terrorist Attacks. Vanity

    11/23/2015 4:44:51 AM PST · by kyperman · 17 replies
    I just wondered if anyone else has considered this scenario...another reason I wont be heading out Friday morning...but seriously, can you think of a better scenario for ISIS....I think this is a real possibility....I pray not...
  • Feminist Internet: Witchcraft Is Sexist and Transphobic

    11/22/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to Social Justice Internet, there is a “sexism problem in the modern witchcraft community” and you should be very, very, very concerned for all of the witches it’s impacting. “Witchcraft may be a woman-centric lifestyle, but it still exists in a man-centric world — which means that sexism is, of course, an issue,” Jaya Saxena writes in her very important piece for the website Mic.
  • A Point of View: Has the Catholic Church really changed?

    11/22/2015 3:27:52 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 22, 2015
    So let's, just for the hell of it, allow our imaginations to run riot. What might a reformed Catholic Church look like? Start with small steps - allowing communion to divorced or co-habiting couples, the Church not judging gay men in loving relationships (both positions Francis himself has espoused). From there we move to a greater acceptance of homosexuality in general, even to same-sex union and families. How long before we hit celibacy and women priests? At which point there are women in the faith who would want to widen the debate, to suggest that it is the whole notion...
  • Saints and Strangers

    11/22/2015 9:21:11 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 24, 2015 | National Geographic
    Get the first look of Saints & Strangers, a two-night event coming to National Geographic on Sunday, November 22, at 9/8c.
  • They Have Guns, But We Have Flowers (or, The Decline of the West)

    11/22/2015 8:20:24 AM PST · by PGR88 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 22, 2015
    Cute, but also very disturbing. The child sees things more clearly than the adults.
  • George Washington's Vision

    George Washington had a vision of the end of the United States, and had it published. It compares closely with what has/is happening today to destroy the US. Please read at the link provided.
  • Holocaust Museum Condemns Treatment Of Syrian Refugees In U.S.

    11/22/2015 5:42:15 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 29 replies
    Huffpost Religion ^ | 11/20/15 | Alana Horowitz
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemned the U.S. treatment of Syrian refugees on Thursday and compared their plight to the ordeal of Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust..."We cannot and should not blame [refugees] for the actions of an evil terrorist organization," ...Georgette Bennett, the president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, said that U.S. politicians' opposition to receiving Syrian refugees reminded her of "the refusal to allow the passengers of the St. Louis to disembark in an American port, sending them back to Europe -- many to their deaths."
  • Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine

    11/21/2015 7:53:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet
    RABAT, MOROCCO — The assignments arrive on slips of paper, each bearing the black flag of the Islamic State, the seal of the terrorist group’s media emir, and the site of that day’s shoot. “The paper just gives you the location,” never the details, said Abu Hajer al-Maghribi, who spent nearly a year as a cameraman for the Islamic State. Sometimes the job was to film prayers at a mosque, he said, or militants exchanging fire. But, inevitably, a slip would come with the coordinates to an unfolding bloodbath. For Abu Hajer, that card told him to drive two hours...
  • Catholic Church Paid $79 MILLION By Obama Administration To Force Migrant Invasion

    11/21/2015 12:39:19 PM PST · by javie · 20 replies
    In an NTEB Special Report, we have recently received information that the Catholic Church received payments totalling $79,590,512.00 to facilitate the flow of undocumented and illegal immigrants into the United States in 2014. This is six million dollars more than they were paid in 2013.
  • Why the War in Kurdistan Matters

    11/21/2015 7:35:43 AM PST · by GeorgieCavendish · 6 replies
    Pastebin ^ | November 3 | John Gallagher
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • For centuries, Islam and Christianity were locked in a brutal conflict most have forgotten.

    11/21/2015 3:58:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/12 | Tom Holland
    Unsurprisingly, then, during the 8th century, Muslims began to conceive of the world as divided between the House of Islam and a Christian 'House of War', sinister in its disbelief, obdurate in its defiance of the message of the Holy Koran. Sayings became attributed to Muhammad which cast warfare in the cause of the Muslim God as a duty of the Faithful, such as: 'I was ordered to fight all men until they say, 'There is no god but Allah.' ' Slaughtering Christians was cast not merely as an option for dutiful Muslims, but as a positive obligation. One veteran...
  • The Roots of American Prosperity

    11/20/2015 7:11:31 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 11/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Ask most Americans what was the most important document produced in 1776 and almost no one would answer with Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (more commonly known as The Wealth of Nations). However, some would argue that Smith’s work had more of a global impact than even the Declaration of Independence. The first edition of The Wealth of Nations sold out in six months. It would have an almost immediate impact on government financial policy, and is considered by many to be the most important treatise on economics ever written. Adam...
  • Christians, Muslims, Assad Troops Fight as One to Defend Biblical Town from ISIS

    11/19/2015 10:10:09 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 6 replies ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Edwin Mora
    Hundreds of Christians have teamed up with many Muslims in the ranks of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad s army to prevent the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) from conquering the biblical town of Sadad, according to the leader of the Syriac Orthodox church. The Bible books of Numbers and Ezekiel refer to the mostly Christian town of Sadad in Syria as 'Zedad.' The town is considered to be strategically important because it lies on a highway that connects the Syrian capital of Damascus to the town of Homs.ISIS launched an offensive in Syria s ancient Assyrian Christian heartlandson Oct. 31 as it...
  • Idiotic Meme of the Day: Jesus, Mary and Joseph were rejected refugees

    11/19/2015 9:31:19 AM PST · by cll · 41 replies
    FR | 11/19/15
    Where does it say that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were refugees? - "At that time a proclamation was made by Caesar Augustus that all the inhabited world should be registered. This was the first census, undertaken while Cyrenius was governor of Syria and EVERYBODY WENT TO THE TOWN OF THEIR BIRTH TO BE REGISTERED. Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to David’s town, Bethlehem, in Judea, because he was a direct descendant of David, to be registered with his future wife, Mary, now in the later stages of her pregnancy. So it happened that it was...
  • How the Feminists' "War against Boys" Paved the Way for Islam [Isaiah 3]

    11/18/2015 1:12:36 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 9/4/2006 | Fjordman
    Some commentators like to point out that many of the most passionate and bravest defenders of the West are women, citing Italian writer Oriana Fallaci and others as examples. But women like Ms. Fallaci, brave as they might be, are not representative of all Western women. If you look closely, you will notice that, on average, Western women are actually more supportive of Multiculturalism and massive immigration than are Western men. I got many comments on my posts about Muslim anti-female violence in Scandinavia. Several of my readers asked what Scandinavian men are doing about this. What happened to those...
  • Islam: A Permanent World War

    11/18/2015 8:09:04 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | November 17, 2015 | Fjordman
    Islam: A Permanent World WarOn the evening of Friday November 13th 2015, Paris was shaken by a coordinated series of extremely brutal Islamic terror attacks that left at least 129 people dead and hundreds wounded. It is strongly suspected that the Jihadist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was behind these bloody attacks against multiple targets in the French capital.[1] This happened after the city had barely recovered from the Islamic massacre on the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo some months earlier. image[Jihad attack in Paris, November 13 2015 On October...
  • Obama on ISIS: "We Have Contained Them"

    11/17/2015 9:27:29 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2015 | ABC News
    "I don't think they're gaining strength," Obama said of ISIS. "What is true, from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria they'll come in, they'll leave. But you don't see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain." "What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures. We've made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part of our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners...
  • European 'No-Go' Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating "Occupation Without Tanks Soldiers" [John 5]

    11/17/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 08/22/2011 | Soeren Kern
    Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of "no-go" areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims. Many of the "no-go" zones function as microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law. Host-country authorities effectively have lost control in these areas and in many instances are unable to provide even basic public aid such as police, fire fighting and ambulance services. The "no-go" areas are the by-product of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged Muslim immigrants to create parallel societies and remain segregated rather than become integrated into their European host nations. In Britain, for example, a Muslim group called...
  • Bob Dylan's Prophet Song about America and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ [Slow Train]

    11/17/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies ^ | 1979 | Bob Dylan
    Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions Are they lost or are they found? Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down? All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend I had a woman down in Alabama She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic She said, "Boy, without a doubt Have to quit your mess and straighten out You could die down here, be just another accident statistic" And there's a slow, slow train...
  • Obama, talk about France's gun control problem and minority group threats...hey, Obama!

    11/17/2015 6:42:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 1 replies
    The recent news | 17 November 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Hey Obama! Please, get up and talk about France's gun control problem. Also, please address how the Baptists, church of Christ, Methodists, Lutherans, etc. in France are a real threat to France. You're failing to use your influence to move things in the right direction. Sadly, you're all about getting more unresearchable Syrians here in the United States. The Syrian "refugees" are a people without adequate record of background on family, prior jobs, educational background, etc. to check and yet you want thousands of them here. I am failing to see how you have our nation's interest at mind. On...
  • The Blood & Nearer ~ At Jesus Feet

    11/17/2015 6:02:42 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/17/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is another redone but I want those that have viewed my videos that my reason is to get faith in the Lord if there is no faith in your heart. With faith a person can move mountains of despair, fear and every day problems. Without Jesus and His Love, Peace, I believe this world is not worth living in it. If you watch I hope you enjoy it and have a peaceful and wonderful day.
  • Court won’t hear case over grant to Planned Parenthood

    11/16/2015 7:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 9:39 AM EST
    The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire. The justices on Monday let stand a ruling that allowed the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to withhold some documents in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by New Hampshire Right to Life. ...
  • Very Strange Occurrence At Our Church This Morning

    11/15/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by Vinylly · 104 replies
    This morning as we entered our church we were met by armed security guards. We also noticed a security guard in the back door. They were dress in black uniforms with a white word 'security' on their backs. We don't know how many were in the church. So I am wondering, is this a precaution to what had happened in Paris? We have several Persian Christian refugees that are members in our church and was wondering if these security officials were there for the Persian's protection? I am wondering if any others on this website witnessed the same precaution this...
  • Dramatic ~ Eventful

    11/15/2015 9:05:11 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-15-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This animated video of a small wet kitten is inspiring and informative. Redone with a lesser sound so the animals will not be frightened when this video starts.
  • Emylou Harris: Where could I go but to the Lord?

    11/15/2015 5:10:09 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1987 | EmyLou Harris
    Some music for Sunday Morning Vocals: EmyLou Harris Mandolin: Vince Gill Where could I go but to the Lord?"
  • I've Been Doing T.V., and I'm Disgusted

    11/13/2015 9:19:52 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 78 replies
    11-13-15 | Rockinqsranch
    The news readers are dancing back and forth with so called "experts" on whatever they are "expert", and so far they can't say, or don't want to say the truth about what happened in France today.
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • Palestinian terrorist tries to stab Israelis, picked the wrong group

    11/12/2015 4:13:37 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 11/10/15
    Near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem,he later died of his wounds.
  • The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion

    11/12/2015 10:04:55 AM PST · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | October 12, 2015 | Bishop Robert Barron
    The Myth of the War Between Science and Religion For the past several years, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube, probably the most popular website in the world.  I've covered everything from movies and music to books and cultural trends, but I've given special attention to the New Atheism. Among other videos, I've posted three answers to Christopher Hitchens' book God is Not Great, a brief presentation of some classical arguments for God's existence, and a response to Bill Maher's movie Religulous. As you might know, people are able to post comments in response to videos, and I’ve received a huge...
  • The Assault on Parental Moral Authority

    11/12/2015 7:50:02 AM PST · by marjiwoj · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Caleb Henry
    Two of America's three branches of federal government have declared war on parental authority. President Obama's Department of Education has been explicitly attacking schools that have the audacity to prefer traditional morality. However, making sense of the Education Department's actions requires looking at the Obergefell same-sex "marriage" decision. The Obergefell decision explains why the Department of Education will not stop until it has eliminated parental authority to teach traditional morality to their children...
  • Jungle Out There

    11/12/2015 7:43:57 AM PST · by Revski · 11 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/12/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of the Perija Parakeet that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. The area of forest in Colombia were the bird was sighted in 2005 was declared an Important Bird Area. Also a roaring and resting tiger.
  • Distribution of any religious material banned from Bledsoe County Schools (TN; especially Bibles)

    11/12/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    WRCB, NBC 3, Chattanooga ^ | Nov 11, 2015 11:17 PM EST | Natalie Potts
    The separation of church and state is an issue that has been discussed in our country for hundreds of years. Gideon Bibles have been made available in Bledsoe county schools for years. Residents say a recent complaint put a halt to the deliveries in school libraries. Gideon places free Bibles in hotel rooms, fire halls, army bases and hospitals. The non-profit group also visits prisons to spread the word of the New Testament worldwide. The big question circulating the Tennessee Valley is whether or not the New Testament Bible should be offered up to 5th grade students or not. Gideon...
  • No, Dick Cavett, Virgil Thomson's Acadian Suite shows he is not a 3rd rate composer

    11/12/2015 3:36:27 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Bishop Robert Barron ^ | 11/12/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Dear Mr. Cavette, I saw you tell Virgil Thomson on your program of March 13, 1979, "You know, of course, that you are a third-rate composer". Here is Mr. Thomson's Louisiana Suite: Acadian Songs and Dances (1948). can't think what you might have meant by that remark, Mr. Cavett. I found the pieces lively, in some cases replete with pathos, and anything but third rate.I wonder if you, Mr. Cavett, had ever composed anything of comparabable quality? Perhaps Los Angeles Bishop Robert Barron can enlighten us as to what there is in human nature to account for such...
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • The Emmaus Code: The Key to the Bible

    11/11/2015 6:10:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Frank Turek
    The Emmaus Code: The Key to the BibleFrank Turek | Nov 11, 2015 The Bible? How can you believe in an ancient collection of fanciful myths written by a small group of Hebrews thousands of years ago? And why would you think such a collection of ancient writings should have any bearing on our lives today? New York Times best-selling author David Limbaugh has answered those two questions adeptly in his latest two books. In last year's Jesus on Trial, Limbaugh artfully tells of his journey from skepticism about the Bible to his realization that the Bible is actually true....
  • Algiers pastor who shot suspected copper thief outside church accepts plea offer

    11/10/2015 4:30:41 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/10/15 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    Pastor and former New Orleans police officer Willie Littleton could face up to 15 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal Tuesday (Nov. 10) for shooting a suspected copper thief outside his Algiers church in August 2014. Littleton, 63, was set to face trial on a charge of attempted manslaughter. Instead, he accepted the prosecutors' offer to plead guilty to aggravated second-degree battery. Littleton faces a prison term ranging from zero to 15 years when he returns Jan. 11 for sentencing before Orleans Parish criminal court Judge Robin Pittman. The agreement included prosecutor Bonycle Thornton stating in court...