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  • The Crisis of Western Civ

    04/25/2017 11:16:24 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | David Brooks
    Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ideas and innovations, from the Egyptians, through Athens, Magna Carta, the Age of Faith, the Renaissance and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. The series was phenomenally successful, selling over two million copies. That series encapsulated the Western civilization narrative that people, at least in Europe and North America, used for most of the past few centuries to explain their place in the world...
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • The end of "religious freedom"

    04/24/2017 12:31:03 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 10 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | April 24, 2017 | Vox Day
    It appears that Russia is leading the way towards a much-needed rejection of "religious freedom" in the West: Source from NRO: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/446966/russia-jehovahs-witnesses-ban-continues-putin-religious-persecution Russia’s crackdown on religious activity took a major step forward this week as the Justice Ministry banned Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia has steadily curtailed rights to evangelize in recent years, but this move signals their commitment to aggressively policing private religious activity. The Russian supreme court ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses amount to an “extremist group,” and therefore the government is shutting down their headquarters and local chapters, seizing their property, and banning them from meeting. Vladimir Putin’s campaign...
  • Religious Liberty Order May Be Coming Down the Pike, Says Former Trump Advisor

    04/24/2017 6:08:18 AM PDT · by Mafe · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/2017 | Michael Horn
    "LGBT agenda will be unhinged." A new religious liberty executive order protecting Christians from the onslaught of former community organizer Barack Obama's radical LGBT agenda may be in the works soon, says former Donald Trump advisor Ken Blackwell. “My anticipation is that we will see an Executive Order and it will be more than window dressing,” Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, told LifeSiteNews, predicting that Obama's “aggressive LGBT agenda will be unhinged." “We have a great plan to attack the administrative state,” he said. “We will have to be very meticulous...
  • ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 4:06:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | April 21, 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any way....
  • Daily Light on the Daily Path for April 21, 2017 Evening [Bible Devotional]

    04/21/2017 11:36:53 AM PDT · by givemWatts · 8 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    April 21, 2017 EVENING Enoch walked with God. Gen. 5:22 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3 Having made peace through the blood of his cross.... You, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. Col. 1:20-22 In Christ Jesus ye who sometime were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. 2:13 If when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death...
  • Daily Light on the Daily Path for April 21, 2017 Morning [Bible Devotional]

    04/20/2017 8:52:11 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    Bible | King James
    April 21 MORNING Stand fast in the Lord. Phil. 4:1 My foot hath held His steps, His way have I kept, and not declined. Job 23:11 The LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever. Psa. 37:28 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. Psa. 121:7 The just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition: but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Heb....
  • Russia court outlaws 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses

    04/20/2017 2:20:39 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | April 20, 2017
    Russia's Supreme Court has accepted the government's request to designate Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious group, deeming it to be an extremist organisation. The justice ministry argued that the group had distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against other groups. Lawyers representing the group reject the claims and say they will appeal. The denomination says it has 175,000 members in Russia - a country where it was persecuted during the Stalin era. An estimated eight million people worldwide are part of the Christian-based movement, best known for going door-to-door looking for new converts.
  • Tempers flare at Supreme Court over religious liberty case

    04/20/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/19/2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Arguments in a high-profile religious liberty case caused tempers to flare on both sides of the Supreme Court's ideological divide Wednesday. The high court waited for several months to hear Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, and did so with a full nine-justice court bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court this month. At issue in Trinity Lutheran is whether Missouri violated the Constitution in its decision to bar a church-operated daycare and preschool from a state program that provides funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds. Missouri's Constitution includes a provision that prevents public...
  • Since Roe v Wade 44 Million Abortions Were Performed; Meanwhile 38 Million Immigrants Arrived

    04/20/2017 1:48:12 PM PDT · by Thalean · 13 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | April 15, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    "Between 1990 and 2013 some 46.08% of all abortions were performed on women with previous terminations. There have been 44,0112,775 legal abortions since 1973, when Roe v Wade gave abortion constitutional protections. This, of course, does not include abortions that were performed in private. Interestingly, this is greater than the total number of legal immigrants in the USA (38 million), and the total number of illegal immigrants (11-33 million) as well."
  • All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing

    04/19/2017 2:16:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/23/17 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers. More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open. Today, the chain—which bills itself as “the world’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise”—announced it is closing all of its stores after 85 years in business. Family Christian, which employed more than 3,000 people in more than 240 stores across 36 states, blamed “changing consumer behavior and declining sales.” “We had two very difficult years post-bankruptcy,” stated president Chuck...
  • Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings (Georgetown University)

    04/19/2017 10:17:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | April 18, 2017
    An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants. “Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have...
  • Louisiana priest not missing but was lost

    04/17/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Multiple TV Stations | April 17, 2017 | Vanity But sourced
    A priest was thought to be missing. His car was found parked and people did know where he was. He was lost and was new to United States. He was using another priest's car whom he had driven to the airport. The priest, Father Julius Ohiaege of Nigeria, was taking the place of the priest he had driven to the Lafayette, Louisiana airport. He was to substitute for the priest at St Leo the Great parish in Leonville. Links to stories on this (which are quite confusing as some still has the priest as being missing): KLFY (CBS News): Priest...
  • Was the Resurrection Real?

    04/16/2017 9:01:53 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14 2017 | Quin Hillyer
    As we celebrate Easter, we should also be reminded of, and confronted by, St. Paul’s stark claim in First Corinthians that “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” Three verses later, Paul re-emphasized it: “And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins.”
  • My Witness

    04/13/2017 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Give it all to Him and he will give you rest When I was young I was not a nice fellow. Snakes would cross the street when I sauntered down the sidewalk. My all consuming passion was getting enough alcohol and drugs to help me forget something I couldn’t remember. Playing music and living in a 24/7 party atmosphere was all I cared about. Other people were collateral damage on my way to a buzz. I had the name of my guitar tattooed on my arm so women would know where my loyalties lay. Spiritually I was dead inside. I...
  • Life, Resurrection and Easter

    04/13/2017 6:17:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman
    Growing up in rural Georgia in the 1970s, I thought of Easter not only as the resurrection of Jesus, but as a sign that spring had sprung. It was also the time for a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and more chocolate than I could eat -- at least at one time. My focus was less on the resurrection and new life of Jesus Christ than on standing still while my mother pinned the new dress she was sewing for me to get the right fit. Any rapid movement on my part would result in a pinprick. My sister...
  • Alabama State Senate Votes To Allow A Church To Have It's Own Police Force

    04/12/2017 6:53:11 PM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies
    Christian's Worldview ^ | 4/12/16 | Chuck Ness
    Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police dept. I have seen this time and time again. A church feels they are under attack by outside forces and they decide to use armed guards to protect the Pastors and parishioners. The first time I ran across this was in the early "80"s when I asked if my wife and child could attend my sister-in-laws church. She told me she would have to get permission from the leaders of the church to attend. After inquiring why, I learned that the church had been under attack and that guards were...
  • Bullock rejects bill banning Sharia law in courts

    04/11/2017 11:42:29 AM PDT · by GregNH · 59 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 4/6/2017 | BOBBY CAINA CALVAN
    HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have banned Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in Montana courts, saying Thursday that the measure would "upend our legal system and debase what we stand for as Montanans and Americans."
  • Film Review: ‘The Case for Christ’

    04/08/2017 9:07:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 4/6/17 | Joe Leydon
    An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer. Although it sporadically errs on the side of sentimentality and simplification, “The Case for Christ” sustains interest, and even generates mild suspense, while offering a faith-based spin on the template of an investigative-journalism drama. Director Jon Gunn and screenwriter Brian Bird have shrewdly reconstituted Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his road-to-Damascus transition from outspoken atheist to devout Christian as a kind of theological detective story. Of course, there’s never any real doubt as to how the story will be resolved.
  • Lawmakers protest Muslim imam's invocation

    04/07/2017 7:15:17 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/6/2017 | Art Moore
    rguing the Quran calls for the death of non-Muslims, a Delaware state lawmaker chastised his colleagues from the floor of the state Senate for allowing two Muslims to give the invocation to their session Wednesday. “We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson said, according to the News Journal daily in Dover, Delaware. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable.” image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2017/04/dave-lawson-225x300.jpg Delaware state Sen. Dave Lawson Delaware state Sen. Dave Lawson Lawson, who served...