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  • In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

    10/17/2019 10:14:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    Pew ^ | 10 17 2019 | Pew
    The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009. Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in...
  • Atheism is declining worldwide, says report; what should Christians do?

    10/17/2019 9:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | Hayden Royster
    A few months ago, the good folks at the ​Center for the Study of Global Christianity released the 2019 ​edition​ of their “Status of Global Christianity” report. There’s a lot of fascinating info in there. Some of the more significant stats are detailed in the LifeWay ​article​, 7 SURPRISING TRENDS IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY IN 2019, like the fact that Christianity is growing faster than the population is, or that the percentage of unevangelized individuals in the world has shrunk, from 54.3% in 1900 to 28.4% today.Perhaps most fascinating, though, is the projected decrease in atheism worldwide. According to the report,...
  • Supremes have no problem with teacher forcing Christian student to voice Islamic prayer

    10/15/2019 11:22:09 PM PDT · by amorphous · 102 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 15, 2019 | WND Staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take the case of a public school teacher who required her students to recite the Islamic "conversion prayer" or receive a failing grade. The Thomas More Law Center is defending Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. Wood refused to deny her faith "by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – 'There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah,'" Thomas More said. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
  • Democrats slap the faithful during LGBTQ town hall

    10/15/2019 12:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 13, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Anyone wondering why religious people still support Donald Trump, despite his flaws, need only watch a recording of the Democrats’ fanatical LGBTQ town hall last week. From Elizabeth Warren mocking religious males as incapable of finding a wife to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip tax benefits from religious institutions, or Cory Booker’s assertion that Catholics use religion to justify discrimination, you see the ugly face of militant secularism and coercion. It is frightening that every one of the nine Democratic candidates who took part in the CNN event has signed up to extreme policies that attack religious liberty and radically...
  • ‘Please leave us,’ Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop tells people want to change doctrine

    10/14/2019 8:03:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Eternity News ^ | 10/14/2019 | JOHN SANDEMAN
    Glenn Davies, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, has a message for people who disagree with him, and his diocese, about same sex blessings – they should leave the church rather than fight. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our Church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views – but do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of Scripture,” he told his Synod (church parliament) in his final address to them. “Please leave us. We have far too much work to do in...
  • Making the World a Better Place – Or Else

    10/14/2019 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | October 14, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    If you lurk around social media, particularly in conservative conversations, you will have undoubtedly seen something about recent statements on the part of a minor Democratic candidate for the Presidential nomination. I have no interest in the politics of the matter. However, the exchange goes to the heart of the modern impulse and serves as an excellent example of modernity’s dangers. The exchange: Don Lemon: Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage? O’Rourke: Yes. There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for...
  • Barr bemoans 'moral upheaval' that has brought 'suffering and misery'

    10/13/2019 1:36:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/19 | Justine Coleman
    Attorney General William Barr in a speech Friday bemoaned the "moral upheaval" of religious values in the United States, saying it has brought "suffering and misery." Barr made the comments during an address at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He said the deterioration of religion in the country is an "organized destruction" by secularists in an "unremitting assault on religion and traditional values," according to CNN. "Among the militant secularists are many so-called progressives. But where is the progress?" Barr asked. This "upheaval" has led to growing illegitimacy rates, drug use and "angry, alienated young males," CNN reported...
  • AG Barr: “This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have

    10/13/2019 6:04:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | October 12, 2019
    “This is not decay,” Barr said. “This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” The attorney general said numerous measures of social decline are rising as religion recedes from public life, citing higher instances of drug addiction, mental illness, and suicide. Those outcomes are not random, but the fruit of a dedicated campaign against orthodox religious belief, Barr added.
  • Why learning about religion helps fight against indoctrination(hurl alert)

    10/12/2019 2:25:16 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 12 th August 2019 | Sarah Carey
    IT’S a first holy communion year for us. In preparation, I’ve rooted out the ‘Children’s Bible’ I was given around this age. It’s a heavy hardback with colourful and vivid illustrations. I know some people work themselves up about religious indoctrination, but the ‘Bible’ is in the air we breathe and the ground on which we walk. To know nothing of Eden and Exodus is ignorance. For example, there’s an online translator many people use called Babelfish. The name comes from the science fiction book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams. In the book, the babel fish...
  • Homosexuality and the Bible study set Oct. 26

    10/12/2019 12:58:01 AM PDT · by lightman · 80 replies
    Cape Gazette ^ | 11 October A.D. 2019
    Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth will host a program entitled Homosexuality and the Bible, an In-Depth Study, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. This seminar will show that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. For better understanding of scripture, participants will look at writings of ancient scrolls though the influences of Middle Eastern traditions, Hebrew traditions, Greek and Roman traditions and early Christian situations. Attendees also will look at the difference between translation and interpretation, the difference between historical-critical reading and literal reading, defining sexuality and spirituality, the danger of picking and choosing scripture passages and the...
  • Students Make ‘Child Of God’ Headbands To Support Saints’ Demario Davis

    10/09/2019 9:04:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    WOKV ^ | 10/8/19
    Students make ‘Child of God’ headbands to support Saints’ Demario Davis (video at link)
  • Christianity and Yoga: Is it Really Okay?

    10/08/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 151 replies
    Urban Faith ^ | Sherrell Moore-Tucker
    Did you know that our beloved country has a history of repurposing and repackaging things that we didn’t necessarily discover? Take our beloved Christmas tree for example. Did you know that decorating trees and giving money was a part of worship to various gods during Egyptian times? It is also part of the Germanic pagan solstice tradition. The exchange of wedding rings did not originate in the church, and various religions worship and practice meditation, prayer, and fasting just like Christians. So should I take my ring off based on the original intent, or stop purchasing Christmas trees and decorations...
  • The religion of climate change & the new doomsday scenario

    10/05/2019 6:04:12 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 2, 2019 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    When I came to faith as a 16-year-old, drug-using, hippie rock drummer, I was told that Jesus was returning very soon. The end of the world was near. Very near. Today, there is a new religious narrative, especially among young people, with a new "end of the world" scenario. But this one is depressing and grim, with nothing redemptive about it. I'm talking about the new religion of manmade global warning. It has its unique gods (like Mother Earth). It deifies the created world (with seminarians confessing to plants in a chapel service). It has its high priests and religious...
  • The religion of climate change and the new doomsday scenario

    10/04/2019 7:39:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/2019 | Michael Brown
    p>When I came to faith as a 16-year-old drug-using, hippie rock drummer, I was told that Jesus was returning very soon. The end of the world was near. Very near. Today, there is a new religious narrative, especially among young people, with a new “end of the world” scenario. But this one is depressing and grim, with nothing redemptive about it.I’m talking about the new religion of manmade global warning.It has its unique gods (like Mother Earth).It deifies the created world (with seminarians confessing to plants in a chapel service).It has its high priests and religious leaders (the climate change...
  • Julia Sweeney Ad

    10/03/2019 3:12:48 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/08/12 | ffrf
    Julia Sweeney cut this ad for FFRF to stand up against the Catholic Bishops who want to control health care decisions.
  • Faith leaders gather at local abortion clinic in support of reproductive rights(MEGA BARF)

    10/03/2019 10:57:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    valleycentral4 ^ | October 2, 2019 | Abril Preciado, CBS 4 News
    MCALLEN (KGBT) — A group of faith leaders gathered at a local abortion clinic in favor of the practice, Wednesday morning. Through song and prayer, a group brought light to Whole Women's Health, a clinic in McAllen that performs abortions, in support of women's reproductive rights. "We do this to support the community, to tell women, to tell the world, that people of faith don't all think the same way about abortion," said Sonia Miller, with the Texas Freedom Network. Miller says it’s important to educate the public about their rights in a time when lawmakers are the ones making...
  • Piqued by Trump, Colorado Democrats make a play for religious voters

    09/29/2019 4:33:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Broomfield Enterprise ^ | September 29, 2019 | Anna Staver, The Denver Post
    Colorado Democrats want to close the “God gap.” It’s the theory in political science that calling yourself religious and regularly attending services are strong predictors of your political party affiliation, and for the past three decades those voters have largely called themselves Republicans. “We are here today to dispel a myth that somehow right-wing conservatives have a monopoly on faith,” Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll said from behind a podium in Civic Center Park last week. “They do not. Many, many, many Democrats — many people who have been in the party for a long time or who are...
  • Leader of La Luz Del Mundo religious group arrested on suspicion of rape, child porn

    09/24/2019 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/4/2019 | JACLYN COSGROVE, REED JOHNSON, LEILA MILLER
    A top leader of the La Luz Del Mundo religious organization was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible rape of a minor and other felonies, California prosecutors said Tuesday. Naasón Joaquín García and co-defendants Alondra Ocampo, Azalea Rangel Melendez and Susana Medina Oaxaca — all of whom are affiliated with La Luz Del Mundo — are alleged to have committed 26 felonies in Los Angeles County between 2015 and 2018. “García and his co-defendants allegedly coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes...
  • Worship the forests or be Stewards of them (Saturbray)

    09/21/2019 7:05:01 AM PDT · by bray · 12 replies
    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV If there were any question the Democrat Party is a cult this past week proved it with their confession of sins against the earth. A newspaper asked its readers to write in confessions to trees of what they had done in the past week of earth sins as a symbol of their impurity to Gaia. Every week we see them slipping deeper and deeper into their secular humanism and many would say...
  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/20/2019 4:13:33 PM PDT · by Norski · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 22, 2016 | Lutheran Satire
    A six-minute animated adventure as described. For Friday entertainment purposes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhGH4HaylaU