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  • Marijuana activists plan eclipse service in DC basilica to bring peace

    08/14/2017 1:05:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Roman Catholic church in the nation during next week's solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won't happen. Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island's Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could "end degeneration, disaster and war" by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary. ... "I don't anticipate any trouble, but if there is, we'll go outside," she said. "If they tell us to...
  • Hillary’s ‘Resurrection’ as an Ordained Methodist Minister?

    08/13/2017 1:07:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Judi McLeod
    In some people’s view everyone can be forgiven for their sins other than “racist” “misogynist” President Donald Trump Somewhat like Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton is declaring herself her own religion. In her case reinventing herself as an ordained Methodist minister, coming in to the pulpit with an already at the ready schism. Husband Bill and daughter Chelsea will no doubt be shouting “Amen” on Sundays when she takes to the pulpit, with Bill only nodding off occasionally when her homilies run overly long.
  • Hillary Wants to Preach

    08/07/2017 2:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-7-17 | Emma Green
    Religion is playing a big role in Hillary Clinton's post-election tour. What does she have to gain from sharing her faith now? Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That's what she told Bill Shillady, her long time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her in her during the 2016 campaign.
  • How to Slam Dunk Creationists on Evolution

    08/06/2017 9:38:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | August 3, 2017 | Paul Braterman
    The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanity’s place among the great apes. And yet Mike Pence, then a representative and now US vice president, argues for the opposite conclusion.For him, our ideas about our ancestors have changed, proving once more that evolution was a theory, and therefore we should be free to teach other theories alongside evolution in our classrooms. How to respond? The usual answer is that we should teach students the meaning of the word “theory” as used in science – that is, a hypothesis...
  • 3 Lines in the Sand

    08/04/2017 7:25:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 8/4/17 | Steven J Nichols
    3 Lines in the Sand from Stephen Nichols Aug 04, 2017 Category: Articles At the turn of the twentieth century, the sciences supposedly knew better than the Bible. Now, the social sciences supposedly know better than the Bible. And we are seeing this new world-view presented artfully and entertainingly through a barrage of media and in the halls of the academy. A casual watcher and listener will be exposed to countless gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, acts, and ideas—and all without ever leaving mainstream media outlets. These are the times we live in (see TheStateofTheology.com).These challenges have a cumulative effect. They...
  • Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)

    04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors. An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping. The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as...
  • Religion in America is Fading

    08/03/2017 9:37:27 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Dave Miller
    While it is extremely difficult to measure the extent to which religion impacts Americans, one polling organization has attempted to do so using four criteria. The poll was designed to acquire a sense of how the 50 states compare with each other on the matter of which has the most religious population. The four criteria used were the importance of religion in people’s lives, frequency of attendance at worship services, frequency of prayer, and absolute certainty of belief in God (“How Religious...?,” 2009). As one might expect, more Americans in the “Bible Belt” states indicate that religion is very important...
  • Religious people 'cling to certain beliefs'.

    07/28/2017 4:18:32 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/17 | PHOEBE WESTON
    Religious people's minds are dominated by emotion and not analytical thinking which makes them cling to their views - even when evidence proves them wrong - a study claims. Such 'Emotional resonance' can make individuals hold on to their faith. Meanwhile, militant atheists are completely negative about religion because they have analytical brains, according to researchers.
  • Dennis Prager Called Bigot by Leftists Who Want His Guest Conductor Gig Stopped

    07/26/2017 7:34:10 AM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 19 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | July 26, 2017 | Christian Toto
    Dennis Prager’s Aug. 16 guest conductor gig is being protested. An online petition created by some members of the symphony in question wants us to avoid the concert. Attending would “normalize” the kind of bigotry Prager espouses.
  • Why the Left Protects Islam

    07/26/2017 4:10:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Richard Dawkins is no friend to conservatives. The atheist author has spent much of his life deriding Judaism and Christianity. He once stated, "An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf." Dawkins says that even moderate religious people "make the world safe for extremists." He's far to the left on politics: He's pro-abortion rights, and a supporter of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats in Britain. But he's also smart enough to recognize that radical Islam is a greater threat to human life than...
  • Islam is an Anti-religion? [Satan's Battle Plan to Defeat Christianity]

    07/22/2017 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Nonie Darwish gives a westernized definition of "religion" in her polemic against Islam, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", as follows: 1) a religion must be a personal choice; 2) no religion should kill those who leave it; 3) a religion must never order the killing and subjugation of those who do not choose to be its members; 4) a religion must abide by basic human rights. For the last 70 years, the west has been ostensibly tolerant of individual freedom of conscience and human life (note: the exceptions being abortion, euthanasia, Socialism, etc.) Accepting this definition leads one to conclude that...
  • Which Jesus Do You Follow?

    07/18/2017 7:28:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 43 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/18/17 | Gary
    The Bible repeatedly states that simple belief in Christ is sufficient for salvation because Christ satisfied all the necessary requirements through His atoning sacrifice.  Through faith in Him we have entered into a permanent Sabbath and have rested from our works (Hebrews 3-4). Though it is through faith alone in Christ alone that we are reconciled to God, we have to be very careful to recognize the Christ to whom we refer.  There are many people named Jesus and many who have been called Christ, but there is only one Jesus Christ with the power to save you.  Many who...
  • INC buys another US town

    07/16/2017 5:15:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | July 17, 2017 | Edu Punay
    MANILA, Philippines - The expansion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) continues in the United States with the acquisition of a second town: the long-abandoned Johnsonville in Connecticut, reportedly for $1.85 million. Glicerio Santos Jr., general auditor of the INC, announced over the weekend that their church acquired Johnsonville as part of its aggressive expansion in the US. Reports said the seller of Johnsonville was the Meyer Jabara Hotels, which bought the property for $2.5 million in 2001. Reports also said the sale of the property was quick; emissaries first visited Johnsonville only in late June. The INC earlier acquired...
  • House Rejects Proposal Identifying “Islamic Religious Doctrines”

    07/15/2017 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 14th 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Choosing denial and willful ignorance instead of knowledge of the motivating ideology of the jihadis who have vowed to destroy us. That’s just asking to be defeated. “If you have an amendment that says we’re going to study one religion and only one, we’re going to look at their leaders and put them on a list — only them — and you are going to talk about what’s orthodox practice and what’s unorthodox, then you are putting extra scrutiny on that religion,” said Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison. Yes, you are. And there is a reason for that: 30,000 jihad...
  • Praying for the President: Evangelical pastor shares image of prayer circle laying their hands...

    07/12/2017 2:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump's back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office. Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence can be seen closing their eyes and bowing their heads in the solemn moment. The group were invited to pray with Trump during a meeting with members of The Office of Public Liaison. Others pictured included Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and...
  • Frum (Religious) Mom of 6 Thrown in Jail

    07/11/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies
    COLLive.com - Chabad Online ^ | 7/11/17 | COL Staff
    An Orthodox Jewish mother of six who was barred from speaking with her own children because she insisted on raising them in a religious home has been thrown in jail because she lacked the financial means to reimburse her wealthy ex-husband $10,000 in court costs as order by an Ohio judge. Julie Goffstein and her husband Peter Goffstein had been raising their boys as members of the Chabad community in Cincinnati when Peter Goffstein decided that he no longer wanted to live a religious lifestyle. Given an ultimatum of choosing between her religion and her marriage, Julie chose to continue...
  • Six Out of Ten Scots Now Say They Have No Religion

    07/09/2017 5:43:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | 7/1/17 | Catriona Webster
    THE proportion of Scots who say they have no religion has reached a new high, a survey shows. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that nearly six in 10 (58%) describe themselves as having no religion, up from 40% in 1999. The survey, carried out by ScotCen, revealed that those aged 18-34 were the least likely to be religious, at 74% compared to 34% of those over 65. The Church of Scotland has been hardest hit by the drop in religious affiliation, with just 18% saying they belong to the Kirk compared to 35% in 1999. The proportion of...
  • Thoughts on the Western Wall Controversy

    07/04/2017 11:29:09 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    7/5/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    Judaism has survived since the Giving of the Torah (and even before) because it is based on adherence to Hashem (G-D Almighty)'s Torah. It does not change with the wind. Societies that have lost morals have fallen by the wayside. Torah never does and never will. Israel has survived based on miracles. The 1948 war can basically be summed up as a fight of real airplanes (the Arab nations) vs paper airplanes (the Jews). 1967's odds were not much better. Hashem is our protector and Torah is what connects us with Him. It is our ultimate weapon. Jews who abandoned...
  • Independence Day Prayer From a United States Marine

    07/04/2017 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/17 | Tony Woconish
    AHOY Marines! "School circle, ready seat, adjust." I will make this short, I know you all have a 96 hour pass burning a hole in your pocket, and the bus will be here soon to get you on the road to family and friends for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. Question: "Why is it you and I have never received a BILL for our freedoms?" Answer: "Someone else has already paid the price, usually with their shed blood." We mark this weekend for celebration of our Nations 241st birthday, as well we should. But let us call to mind...
  • THE FOUNDERS AND ISLAM

    07/03/2017 2:40:25 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies
    Dr. Miller discusses our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, Our Christian heritage, and our Founding Fathers' vs ISLAM Dr Miller's credentials can be found here Dr. Miller THE FOUNDERS AND ISLAM GOD DID IT AMERICAs CURRENT STATUS