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  • For Many Americans, the Media Is Now Their God

    11/19/2017 11:10:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    The notion espoused by some in Christendom today that the United States was once occupied by an almost entirely God-fearing population is largely a myth. There has been and always will be a great deal of irreligious people in America, as there is in every place on this Earth. Historically speaking, the presence of a large population of atheists and agnostics is an important sign that a society is, at least to a large extent, free. Conversely, absolute uniformity of any kind is typically only accompanied by a tyrannical government. In that sense—and in that sense alone—the lack of religion...
  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church

    11/15/2017 5:39:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/20/17 | Lily Burana
    I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. .... as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia overtook me as I tried rocking myself to sleep. I didn’t want to get up in the morning. I wouldn’t brush my hair. I didn’t want to go to school. But I did go to church. Until I didn’t. I’m a cradle Christian, raised on Sunday school classes with picture books of Moses bobbing in the...
  • The Corruption of Faith

    11/13/2017 10:59:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the corruption of American evangelicalism. Zeigler claimed there are many instances in the Bible where older men had sexual relations with young girls. He cites Mary and Joseph as one example. That the religious left has made similar analogies to advance their political agenda is no excuse. It proves my point. Religious liberals...
  • Democrats Bring Words to a Gun Fight

    11/13/2017 1:01:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    What kind of vermin mocks prayer and politicizes human tragedy after a dark-hearted creep who reportedly bought dogs online and used them for target practice walks into a church and kills 26 innocent people? Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, for one, and leftists at large. Just after the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting, Warren tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait.” The Hollywood hypocrite crowd paused from sexually assaulting each other long enough to attack the faithful for their “thoughts and prayers.” Meanwhile,...
  • Our culture is experiencing a hostile takeover. We must stop rejecting God if we ever want it to end

    11/11/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Sam Sorbo
    The recent Texas church shooting, the terrorist driving a truck through a crowd in New York City, and the Las Vegas massacre may seem shocking – but to anyone who has been paying attention, they should not. Our culture is undergoing a hostile takeover. American society used to be governed by Judeo-Christian do-unto-others morals. But we have drifted (been pushed, really) into a hedonistic YOLO (You Only Live Once) cultural morass. The upshot of this is a distinct lack of respect for human life in general, as well as a pervasive, insidious obsession with self. This is the “me” generation,...
  • Trump thinks Scientology should lose its tax-exempt status

    11/09/2017 8:20:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status, according to a HuffPost report. Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claimed that Trump and his family "couldn't agree more" that the church should lose its tax-exempt status. "From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet," Lynne Patton wrote to actress Leah Remini in the messages obtained by HuffPost....
  • 'She's just like a normal three-year-old': 'Most premature baby ever born' (trunc)

    11/09/2017 1:43:05 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2017 | Mia De Graaf
    The most premature baby ever born is defying doctors' expectations with her incredibly strong health three years on, according to a new medical report on the unprecedented case. The little girl was born at 21 weeks and four days in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014. Her mother Courtney Stensrud, now 35, had been hospitalized with a common placental infection and ruptured membranes at just three months pregnant, and was told she had to deliver immediately to avoid losing the baby. Lying in the maternity ward, Stensrud remembers frantically searching on her phone for examples of any other babies born at...
  • Thoughts and Prayers for Anti-Gun Freaks Grieving Over Death of Their Narrative

    11/08/2017 10:29:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies ^ | November 9, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The synchronized leftist response to this latest attack on normal Christians was pre-planned, and it didn’t matter that this time it was another militant atheist weirdo instead of an ISIS-loving foreigner. The memes and the lies were all prepped and ready, and the villain was already chosen. No surprise – once again, it was you, the normal American who keeps and bears arms to protect yourself, your family, your community and your Constitution. But this time it didn’t go the way they wanted. Sure, they were giddy at first – the liberals got to trash people of faith for praying,...
  • Liberals Make Fun Of Prayer Following Texas Shooting

    11/06/2017 5:12:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 5, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Reactions to the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas have broadly consisted of sympathy and calls for prayer for the victims and their families, but some prominent left-wing voices have taken the opportunity to politicize the incident. Some on the left have used the shooting to mock the concept of prayer and Christianity. [Snip] Following the shooting, a number of prominent media personalities, celebrities and liberal pundits took the effort to mock the concept of prayer and called for gun control. Wil Wheaton, the washed-up liberal actor best known for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and self-proclaimed "geek icon," attacked...
  • Ravi Zacharias and Dennis Prager The Death of Truth, The Decline of Culture Q&A [Jeff Foxworthy]

    11/04/2017 9:12:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | october 12 2017
    Q & A Session to follow up the talking points. Comments are welcomed with polite and professional demeanor. Insults are prohibited as well as profanity. Comments should preferably address the content of the video. thanks and enjoy...
  • Court - Student Can be Expelled for Quoting Bible on Facebook [UK]

    11/03/2017 5:40:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    A Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has today (Friday 27th October) lost his case in a judicial review of the university’s decision. Felix Ngole was studying for an MA in Social Work at Sheffield university. In 2015 he made comments using his personal Facebook account on the story of the American registrar Kim Davis who was imprisoned after conscientiously refusing to register same-sex marriages. Felix expressed his Christian beliefs on the issue and argued that: "same sex marriage is a sin whether we like...
  • No True Religion Without the Fear of God

    11/03/2017 1:08:59 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 15 replies
    Banner of Truth ^ | June 28, 2017 | John Murray
    It is now over sixty years since Professor John Murray, in his 1955 Peyton Lectures, later published in Principles of Conduct (IVP, London, 1957), spoke of the ‘eclipse of the fear of God’. It was such he said that ‘we have become reluctant to distinguish the earnest and consistent believer as God-fearing’. If that was characteristic of the situation then, how much more so is it true of the present time? Professor Murray was a great admirer of Hugh Martin, the 19th century Scottish divine, who observes in his classic work, The Shadow of Calvary (1875, Banner reprint 1983): ‘I...
  • 'A communist paradise': CPI(M) in Kerala comes in for lavish praise in Washington Post article

    10/30/2017 12:04:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, October 30, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala has come in for praise in an article in 'The Washington Post', one of the prominent American newspapers, for the "achievements" of the state under its rule. "A small state in India offers a place for a communist to dream," said the front page article titled "A communist success" in the newspaper's October 29 edition. It spoke of the communist party's journey in the southern state and devoted an entire central page to contributions of the Left party in Kerala. "In a small Indian state, the party of Marx may have done too well for...
  • The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.

    10/30/2017 6:39:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 29, 2017 | Brandon Withrow
    What has improved American lives most in the last 50 years? According to a Pew Research study reported this month, it’s not civil rights (10 percent) or politics (2 percent): it’s technology (42 percent). And yet, according to other studies, most Americans are wary of technology, especially in areas of automation (72 percent), or robotic caregivers (59 percent), or riding in driverless vehicles (56 percent), and even in using brain chip implants to augment the capabilities of healthy people (69 percent).
  • What Am I: Atheist, Theist, or Something Else?

    10/28/2017 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 27, 2018 | Edward K. Watson
    In my previous article, I originally defined atheism as “the rejection of the possibility that ‘God’ exists” because that is how I’ve understood the word from the time I spent studying theodicy (God and the problem of evil). But many “atheist” commenters disagreed with this definition because their self-designation was based on belief statements that didn’t align with my knowledge statement. This article explains the differences between the viewpoints and the logic behind them. Atheism is commonly called the belief that there aren’t any gods or the lack of belief in gods. But in a more accurate, philosophical sense, it...
  • Q Commons: Healing Our Divided Nation [Wolves in Sheep Clothing? Alert for Christians]

    10/26/2017 2:34:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies ^ | 10/26/17
    This two-hour live event will educate Christians on how they can bring hope and leadership to their communities in a critical cultural moment.
  • After Branding Christianity a ‘National Security’ Threat, China Moves to ‘Sinicize’ Religion

    10/25/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 24 Oct 2017 | FRANCES MARTEL
    snip While the Chinese government has branded all religion a national security threat, of paramount concern is Christianity. Christianity has seen such a dramatic surge in popularity that Christians reportedly outnumber Communist Party members in the country. In response to this phenomenon, the Chinese government announced the imposition of new regulations imposing onerous fines and jail time on Christians who participate in “unauthorized” travel to religious conferences, engage in “unregistered” Christian activities like house prayer, or refuse to abide by laws demanding the removal of any public displays of Christianity. The law also bans members of the Communist Party from...
  • Database Launches To Single Out Churches Opposed To Gay Marriage

    10/24/2017 5:19:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundations ^ | October 19, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    An online database launched Wednesday singles out churches opposed to homosexuality ostensibly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called Church Clarity, scores churches on whether they are “clear” or “unclear” in their message of being “affirming” or “non-affirming” toward LGBT relationships. Church Clarity takes aim specifically at evangelical churches and accuses them of having a dangerous “capitalist mindset” and of being purposefully unclear in their policies toward LGBT relationships .
  • Trump-Allied Pastor Carl Gallups Says Women Are Sexually Assaulting Men By Dressing Provocatively

    10/23/2017 1:10:07 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 76 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | October 23, 2017 | By Kyle Mantyla
    “Men are visually stimulated and unwanted stimulation should meet the basic definition of assault,” Shoesmith said, asserting that women who dress in a suggestive manner are “guilty of indecent visual assault on a man’s imagination, which does cause mental anguish and torment.” “When a man sees a naked or partially dressed woman, a chemical reaction happens in his brain,” he continued. “Neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin are released, giving him an involuntary surge of pleasure. Notice the word ‘involuntary’ … Men are in a state of constant sexual assault by women who either don’t understand the severity of what they...