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  • A View from Mormon Land

    10/06/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2012 | Elwell
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- the Mormons. Not being Mormon but having lived most of my 53 years in Utah, the seat of the religion, I would like to offer a perspective on having a Mormon as President of the United States. This question takes on a greater sense of importance with recent reports that the de facto American political truce against attacks on a candidate's religion has been breached by means of a telephone campaign slandering Romney's Mormonism. I grew up in rural Utah, in a...
  • ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ is Hokum

    10/05/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 5, 2012 | JP
    There was an intriguing forum this week in New York City provocatively titled “I’m So Spiritual.” It was co-hosted by The New School, which trains up its students, it says, “to bring actual, positive change to the world,” and New York Salon, an organization composed of intellectuals, academics artists and public personalities, according to Wikipedia. The forum featured four speakers: Courtney Bender, an associate religion professor at ColumbiaUniversity, Matthew Hutson, a Psychology Today science writer, Sally Quinn, editor of the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, and Alan Miller, New York Salon’s co-director. Of the four speakers, Miller proved to be...
  • Help Me Howard: 666 Plot [Lawyer: "...Constitution... says, church and state must be separate...]

    10/04/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WSVN ^ | 9/25/12
    Three numbers 666 many people believe its the sign of the devil. So how would you feel burying a loved one in a plot numbered 666.... "The courts recognize religions and religious holidays, but they don't recognize religious beliefs. That sound contradictory but it comes from the U.S Constitution's First Amendment that says, church and state must be separate. If it sounds confusing its because it is."
  • University of Tennessee student denies 'butt chugging' reports, claiming he's a Christian...

    10/03/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/12 | By Erik Ortiz AND Anthony Bartkewicz
    There’s no butts about it. A University of Tennessee student who allegedly binged on alcohol by “butt chugging” denied that he was hospitalized for the dangerous activity, claiming he’d never do such a thing because it would violate “God’s law.” In a rambling written statement, 20-year-old Alexander (Xander) Broughton said, “I am a Christian who would never desecrate my body in that manner.” “That manner” would be consuming alcohol through a rubber tube inserted into his rectum. Broughton, of Memphis, was taken to a Knoxville hospital Sept. 22 with a blood-alcohol level at a life-threatening .40, according to reports. The...
  • Obama's Old-World Arrogance

    10/03/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    When President Obama came to the U.N. General Assembly on September 25, his arrogance was on full display. He skipped meeting any world leaders, but did find time to sit down and talk about his lover moves on ABC's "The View." Topics included how he's a "romantic husband," how he "tucks in" his wife at night and how his first kiss with Michelle is now memorialized by a monument in Chicago. Meanwhile, Israel is preparing for war against a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. Yawn. Obama also skipped the traditional luncheon, leaving U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon looking like "a jilted prom date,"...
  • Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?

    10/01/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 158 replies
    Yahoo News/LiveScience.com ^ | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once seemed mysterious—the existence of humanity, the life-bearing perfection of Earth, the workings of the universe—can now be explained by biology, astronomy, physics and other domains of science. Although cosmic mysteries remain, Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, says there's good reason to think science will ultimately arrive at a complete understanding of the universe that leaves no grounds for God whatsoever. … Another role for God is as a...
  • The World's Most Dynamic Religion Is ...

    10/02/2012 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    For at least the last hundred years, the world's most dynamic religion has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It is leftism. Most people do not recognize what is probably the single most important fact of modern life. One reason is that leftism is overwhelmingly secular (more than merely secular: it is inherently opposed to all traditional religions), and therefore people do not regard it as a religion. Another is that leftism so convincingly portrays itself as solely the product of reason, intellect, and science that it has not been seen as the dogma-based ideology that it is. Therefore, the vast...
  • Political Non-Science [ and why you're called Nazis]

    10/02/2012 4:24:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 2, 2912 | Lars Walker
    ...It's a tragedy of history that Karl Marx chose to dress his theories in the clothing of scientific analysis. Ever since his time, Marxists have built systems on his theories in the settled faith that their daring new policies must bear fruit,because they're based on "irrefutable science." And yet, time and again, those policies have failed. Science isn't supposed to work that way. So the Marxists are forced to ask, "What can explain such an anomaly? How can science be wrong?" The answer is always the same–"Wreckers have been at work. Saboteurs, ungrateful for the blessings of socialism, are conspiring...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/01/2012 11:46:01 AM PDT · by Faith · 17 replies
    October 1, 2012 | Faith
    I am the Resurrection, and the Life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. – John 11:25
  • Filmmakers asking imams to vet movies

    10/01/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | Sept. 30, 2012
    Once upon a time, Hollywood producers and studios routinely consulted with Christian pastors and church denominations for script approval on virtually every new film. Today, they are more likely to consult with Muslim imams and Islamist pressure groups to determine if their movies are appropriate for release. Ads by Google Obama or Romney?Who Can Fix Our Economy? Vote in Our Poll & Get a Free eBook! www.thefiscalcliff.com Canon Project Imaginat10nVote for Your Favorite Photos & Help Select the Winner. www.longliveimagination.com/canon A new report from the Express Tribune, with the International Herald Tribune, last week said filmmakers working on projects depicting...
  • Group: DADT repeal has harmed religious liberty [Chaplains Told To Ignore Bible]

    10/01/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Baptist Press News ^ | 9/25/12 | Edward Lee Pitts
    One year after the military began allowing gay, lesbian and bisexual service members to openly proclaim their sexuality, some conservative groups continue to call for an end to the change in policy. But their pleas are falling largely on deaf ears on Capitol Hill, where most lawmakers seem content to focus on other issues. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL), which represents more than 2,000 chaplains serving the armed forces, said it is cataloging examples of negative consequences that have resulted from the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. After Congress voted in December 2010 for...
  • No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

    09/30/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    mail.com ^ | 9-28-2012 | Juergen Baetz
    BERLIN (AP) — The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. A decree issued last week by the country's bishops cast a spotlight on the longstanding practice in Germany and a handful of other European countries in which governments tax registered believers and then hand over the money to the religious institutions. In Germany, Catholics, Protestants and Jews pay a surcharge of up to nine percent on their income tax bills — or about €56...
  • California bans gay "conversion" therapy for minors

    09/30/2012 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 30, 2012 | Mary Slosson
    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill barring a controversial therapy that aims to reverse homosexuality in minors, the measure's sponsor said on Sunday, making California the first state to ban a practice many say is psychologically damaging. The move marked a major victory for gay rights advocates who say so-called conversion therapy, also called reparative therapy, has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder. The bill's sponsor, state Senator Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, said in a statement that Brown had signed the bill. An announcement from the governor's office was expected on...
  • Excommunication Should Be the Church's Next Option

    09/29/2012 3:44:08 PM PDT · by ajernig · 16 replies
    Irish Examiner USA newspaper ^ | 9/26.2012 | Alicia Colon
    Although I may not be the best Catholic I can be, at least I know my religion. It drives me crazy when politicians like Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John Kerry, VP Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo who consider themselves Roman Catholics express such ignorance of its dogma. I blame their pastors for continuing to serve them in spite of their public heresy promoting issues that are against Church doctrine. But it is also very unnerving to hear President Obama twist Christian ideology to suit his campaign rhetoric.
  • Our National and Personal Debt

    09/29/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT · by kindred · 2 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | GWZ I.F.
    Our National Debt A TRILLION dollars is difficult to comprehend. A million seconds is 13 days. If you have lived 32 years, then you have lived a billion seconds. But to live a TRILLION seconds, you would have to live to the ripe old age of 31,688 years! Outside on a clear night, according to astronomers, you can see about two thousand stars with the naked eye. With $1 TRILLION, you could buy all of those stars at the enormous cost of $500 million for each star. If every American were to pay off our national debt, each would have...
  • Affirmative Action Salvation and the big deception.

    09/28/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT · by fabian · 46 replies
    my good spirit | 9/28/12 | fabian
    Affirmative action salvation~ when you have not found nor even believe the true power of what Jesus did for the world; to have real salvation and total freedom over sin. So you water down the message and lower the standard of salvation. That way you help make other poor souls who have also not found full freedom, to feel better about continuing in their sin state. The teachers who propagate this are blind and shame on all of them. How dare they water down the power of our Lord’s victory in order to assuage themselves and the masses! And of...
  • Need a bit of Bible? There’s an app for that

    09/28/2012 10:22:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/28/12 | Jessica Ravitz
    Onlookers might think you're checking stocks, watching clips of "Honey Boo Boo" or reading news out of Libya. But on the subway, in the doctor’s office, under a beach cabana – with the right gadget, God’s word can be with you... The app, also available at Bible.com, has been downloaded 65 million times and counting, Gruenewald says. Users can highlight verses, do searches and read devotionals.
  • Lowlife Harry Reid Should Resign

    09/28/2012 5:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Let's play Imagine an Alternative Universe . Suppose that Rep. Paul Ryan had said that Joe Biden had "sullied the religion that he and I share." How many days of the news cycle do you suppose would be dominated by the story? How many Democrats and members of the press would declare that this kind of religious provocation/bigotry rendered Mr. Ryan unfit for high office? Please submit your estimates to my inbox. Now back to the universe we inhabit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, participating in a unilateral race to the bottom, said just that about Mitt Romney. Highlighting an...
  • Meet Nickelodeon's Trash-Mouthed Misogynist Jason Biggs

    09/28/2012 3:26:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    I am the mom of a 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. They have been huge fans of Nickelodeon TV programming throughout their childhoods. We even took them to the Nick Hotel in Florida, where we stayed in a SpongeBob SquarePants family suite. But enough is enough. Like disgusted parents across the country, I put my foot down and am standing up for decency: No more Nick. This weekend, the Viacom-owned children's network will debut a reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series. One of the lead characters ("Leonardo") will be voiced by actor Jason Biggs. On August...
  • Pastor Max Lucado Launches 40-Day Prayer Campaign Ahead of Election

    09/28/2012 1:33:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    With less than two months to the presidential election, many issues are weighing on the minds of voters. Pastor Max Lucado says that there’s just one thing Americans can do about it – pray! He’s launching an organized 40-day campaign of prayer prior to Election Day. Beginning September 28, Lucado is asking people to pray every day for the country – that we unite, that our nation is strengthened, and that we appoint our next president. Lucado said, “It seems to me that election season is just a Petri dish for anger and cynicism. We tend to get at each...