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  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 3 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    11/24/2015 6:42:11 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 03/19/2011 | Thomas F. Madden
    Many historians had been trying for some time to set the record straight on the Crusades—misconceptions are all too common. For them, current interest is an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days...
  • Tonight: Webcast Features Benjamin Watson on One-Year Anniversary of Ferguson Verdict [Live event]

    11/24/2015 5:26:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    ..... "Because the gospel removes both fear and pride, people should get along inside the church who could never get along outside." But then life gets in the way. We hang out with people who look and talk like we do. We credit ourselves for financial success and judge others as getting what they deserve. We feature the beautiful and ignore the broken. Our actions reveal how hard it is to ground our identity in Jesus Christ when the world divides along the lines of money, age, and ethnicity. Last fall the events of Ferguson, Missouri deepened many of these...
  • 2002 Anniversary: London Muslims “Celebrate” 9/11

    11/24/2015 11:03:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 14 replies
    City-Journal.org ^ | Autumn 2002 | FARRUKH DHONDY
    An obscene spectacle took place in North London on September 11, 2002. A thousand Muslims gathered at the Finsbury Park mosque to “celebrate” the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Metropolitan Police deployed a force 500-strong to protect the meeting, called “A Towering Day in History,” from disruption. A dozen or so menacing-looking men with kaffiyehs over their faces stood on the mosque’s steps to prevent unfriendly journalists from entering.....
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church Militant.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Professor: "White Christians" Must Repent for Privilege by Paying Reparations to Blacks

    11/21/2015 10:32:05 AM PST · by rightistight · 118 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/21/15 | Aurelius
    Jennifer Harvey, a Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is calling on "white Christians" to repent for their forefathers' sins and their current privilege by paying reparations. Speaking at Drew Theological School, Dr. Harvey said that calling all races "equal" is "a morally incoherent paradigm" that cannot solve the racial injustices that are in the United States. Instead, white Christians need to "repent" by paying reparations to African Americans. "Reconciliation rests on the assumption that all of our differences can be similarly celebrated and embraced," she explained. "I can come to better love and appreciate your...
  • Army chaplains to remove ‘conquer’ from... motto because it is offensive to Muslims (Australia)

    11/20/2015 3:12:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | 21st November 2015 | Matthew Benns
    THE Australian Army is removing the motto "In this sign conquer" from the 102-year-old hat badges of army chaplains because it is offensive to Muslims. The move comes after an imam approved by the Grand Mufti was appointed to join the ­Religious Advisory Committee to the Services in June. Australian Army chaplains have had the motto on their hat badges since 1913. ..... The Defence spokeswoman said: "There are 102 ADF permanent members who self-identify as Muslim. In addition there are 40 Active Reservists who have declared as Muslim."
  • God Is Unchanging; Believe It

    11/20/2015 6:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Unbeknownst to many in our culture, including even some Christians, the God of the Old Testament is the God of the New Testament. God, the Bible assures us, is unchanging. Our secular culture mischaracterizes Jesus as a hyper-tolerant, nondiscriminatory liberal who is indifferent to sin and passes judgment on no one. But Jesus is not a milquetoast pacifist. In his Sermon on the Mount, which many cite as evidence of his unique moral teachings, he set out nearly impossible standards of human conduct. He didn't say, "I don't care how you live." Rather, he said, "You therefore must be perfect,...
  • In Case You Had Any Doubts About What the Freedom From Religion Foundation

    10/29/2014 5:27:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michael Egnor
    In Case You Had Any Doubts About What the Freedom From Religion Foundation Really Is Michael Egnor October 29, 2014 4:35 AM | Permalink The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is planning to distribute some... literature... to public high school students in Florida: An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.According to a report by Brittany Hughes at CNSNews.com, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) plans to hand out a pamphlet entitled "An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the...
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

    11/18/2015 4:38:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    Newsweek ^ | 2/6/12 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring's fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway--an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South...
  • Book Review: 'The Global War on Christians,' by John L. Allen Jr.

    11/18/2015 4:30:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Philip Jenkins
    On Oct. 31, 2010, a dozen Islamist gunmen stormed the Catholic cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation, in Baghdad. Striking during a service, they butchered some 60 priests and worshipers, notionally in revenge for insults to Islam. Ghastly as that crime might be in its own right, atrocities of this kind are quite commonplace around the world. Mobs sack churches in Egypt, Nigerian suicide bombers target worshiping congregations, and Eritrea has its hellish concentration camps for Christians. "Christians today," writes John L. Allen Jr., "indisputably are the most persecuted religious body on the planet." So widespread and systematic are the...
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Islam, Terrorism, and Denial

    11/17/2015 6:31:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Michael Brown
    My tweet simply said, "We know that most Muslims today are not terrorists. We also know that most terrorists today are Muslims." I tweeted this out on Friday night in the midst of the terror attacks in France, and I didn't think it would be controversial at all. In fact, it seemed self-evident. To my genuine surprise, the tweet generated a flood of negative responses. How dare I make such a statement! But is it really debatable? According to Middle Eastern scholar Daniel Pipes, since 9/11, there have been "27,000 attacks globally connected to Islam," many of which have involved...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Addresses Paris Attacks (11/15/15) (the right Christian response)

    11/16/2015 10:34:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | First Baptist Dallas
    Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, addresses the Paris attacks and shares how Christians should respond.
  • Franklin Graham Just Responded To Paris Attacks With 6 Words No One Else Would Dare Say

    11/16/2015 10:49:45 AM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jack davis
    The root of the evil that has put Paris in mourning and threatens Western civilization is not to be found in long-winded speeches about economic justice, according to Rev. Franklin Graham. It comes down to a religion that seeks to crush everything the West holds dear. “Islam is not a peaceful religion,” Graham said Saturday on Facebook. “In the hours after the horrific attacks some said ‘TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION.’ Do not be fooled. This attack was done in the name of Allah, the god of Islam,” Graham posted.
  • Greenfield: Why Islam is a Religion of War

    11/16/2015 1:31:07 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 Why Islam is a Religion of War Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." Koran 61:9 Islamic violence is a religious problem. Islam derives meaning from physical supremacy, so war becomes an act of faith. To believe in Islam, is to have faith that it will conquer the entire world. And to be a true Muslim, is to feel called to aid in that...
  • Trump's Big Mistake: Attacking Carson's Faith and Character

    11/15/2015 1:03:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 246 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    "......Trump's twofer-attacking Carson's faith and character-reveals his glaring blind spots. No candidate should ever, ever attack an evangelical for his faith in Iowa, of all places. Iowa is home to a hugely influential evangelical community that won't particularly warm to a candidate who implies Seventh Day Adventists are members of some wacko cult. Carson has great appeal to the evangelical community. Although the percentage of Iowans who are evangelical Christians is about one in four,...they represent nearly 60 percent of the Republican caucus turnout.........It is ironic that Trump, who is a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church USA, would indirectly...
  • Terror victim: Red Crescent ambulance saw us, drove away [Muslim Equivalent of Red Cross Hates Jews]

    11/14/2015 3:14:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    [An] sraeli teenager wounded in Friday afternoon’s deadly terror attack in the West Bank told the emergency services hotline that a Red Crescent ambulance drove on past him and his dead and injured relatives, despite having seen them. The recording of the call made by the 16-year-old after his 40-year-old father and 18-year-old were shot dead near the settlement of Otniel was played on Israeli television on Friday night. The boy, his mother and three sisters were evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. The boy suffered shrapnel wounds to his lower body and his mother and sisters were...
  • Pastafarian Woman Allowed to Wear Pasta Strainer on Head in Driver's License Photo

    11/14/2015 2:07:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 65 replies
    Us Magazine ^ | November 14, 2015 | Joyce Chen
    A woman in Massachusetts is causing a stir on the Internet after a photograph of her wearing a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo have been circulating the web — all in the name of freedom of religion. On Friday, Nov. 13, Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Mass., told the Associated Press that she “absolutely loves the history and the story” of Pastafarians, a religious group that is otherwise known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. She opted to wear a strainer on her head as part of her religious observance, she added, much the same...
  • Rally to Defend Religious Liberty [Live Event]

    11/14/2015 9:05:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 11/14/15 | Ted Cruz, et al
    Greenville, SC | 12 pm ET | #DefendReligiousLiberty
  • Rachel Maddow, We Don't Want to Kill the Gays

    11/12/2015 10:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Rachel, you recently took strong exception to what has been referred to as a "kill the gays" rally, and I want to stand with you in renouncing this kind of rhetoric in the strongest possible terms, especially since this was a Christian-based rally. To say this with absolutely clarity, it is not Christian in any shape, size, or form to provoke hatred towards gays or lesbians or, worse still, to suggest that they should be mistreated or, God forbid, executed. It is true that there are some professing Christians who believe gays should be killed, but they are no different...
  • Our Identity: The Christian Alternative to Late Modernity's Story [Video from 11/11/15]

    11/11/2015 6:34:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/11/15 | Tim Keller/Justin Taylor
    Tim Keller speaking at chapel for Wheaton College (November 11, 2015), explaining that our culture repudiates as oppressive the idea that someone else names us and gives us an identity, but that when you trust Christ you have the only identity on earth that is received instead of achieved. Keller goes on defend a form of individualism as inescapable but to critique expression individualism (the idea that you must look inside and then express them outwardly no matter what anyone says). He offers five critiques: it is (1) incoherent; (2) unstable; (3) illusory; (4) crushing; (5) excluding. We are social...
  • The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vaticans War to Kill the Nazi Despot

    10/17/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, OCT 17, 2015 | MARK RIEBLING
    History hasn't looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole storyAt six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peters. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne on a portable throne. Ostrich plumes stirred silently to either side, like quotation marks. Pius entered the basilica to a blare of silver trumpets and a burst of applause. Through pillars of incense he blessed the faces. At the High Altar, attendants...
  • My Town is in a fight over Nativity Scene

    11/10/2015 11:24:14 AM PST · by Thorliveshere · 56 replies
    Vanity | 11-10-2015 | Me
    My town is going to have a council vote on removing a nativity scene from the central town park. It is only ONE GUY causing all this trouble, and virtually the whole town is against him. He's a trouble-making POS. I've been trying to get to each and every council member, none are giving me any clear answers. The mayor (who is usually a very staunch conservative) is also being cagey. Just wondering what others have experienced... have the rest of you had this in your town, how did your town council vote?
  • This is Free Republic. We're on a mission from God! [Judeo-Christian God Caucus]

    11/09/2015 2:29:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    November 9, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This is Free Republic. Our mission here is to fight against the America-hating, God-hating, Cristianity-hating, Jew-hating, capitalism-hating, abortionist/homosexualist, leftist revolutionaries and marxist/fascist totalitarians who are hellbent on destroying our constitution, our religious freedom, our economic freedom, our Judeo-Christian way of life and the America we love.</p>
  • Texas Megachurch Votes to Leave Presbyterian Church (USA)

    11/07/2015 1:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/15 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Texas congregation with approximately 2,200 members has voted to disaffiliate from Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio members voted Sunday to seek dismissal from PC (USA) and to join the more conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians. According to a vote tally provided to The Christian Post by FPC San Antonio, out of 1,072 voting members present 87.3 percent voted to terminate their affiliation with PC(USA) and 85.6 percent voted to join ECO.
  • If Richard Dawkins Is Right

    11/07/2015 9:04:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/7/15 | Bernard N Howard
    “Nobody knows who the four evangelists were, but they almost certainly never met Jesus personally. Much of what they wrote was in no sense an honest attempt at history. . . . The gospels are ancient fiction.” – Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion If Dawkins is correct, one might imagine the following conversation . . . Luke: Let’s have another round of drinks. I’ve an idea I want to run past you. John: Sure. What’s on your mind? Luke: You probably heard about the Nazarene named Jesus who was crucified yesterday. I think he could be the perfect candidate for our fake...

    11/06/2015 8:02:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    zachicks.com ^ | 11/2/15 | Zac Hicks
    “Idolatry happens when we take good things and make them ultimate things.”  ~Tim Keller The following comparisons are meant to be provocative and evocative. Even if stark statements like these generalize and absolutize a bit too much, one thing I have learned from reading the reformers is that the discipline of "dialectic," as they called it (roughly, the practice of pitting ideas and statements against each other for the sake of disputation and dialogue), yields a lot of helpful clarifications. So, I encourage you to take these in that light.These observations have overflowed from the boiling pot of my own wayward heart and...
  • DISCRIMINATION: Toronto calls Christian concert 'proselytizing'

    11/06/2015 12:59:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/5/15 | Kelly Ledbetter
    The city of Toronto has refused to renew a permit allowing Voices of the Nations (VON) to use its downtown Yonge-Dundas Square for an annual concert because a city official thinks playing Christian music is the same as proselytization. "I've already advised Peter [Paresh, Director of VON] that we're not going to be permitting you guys this year for next year because of the proselytizing on the square, and that's a big issue for us," said the Square's events manager Natalie Belman.... Belman said the performers proselytized at VON's Aug. 1 event, which she attended. "If you're praising Jesus, 'praise...
  • The Media's Ignorance of American Religion

    11/06/2015 8:47:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    I seemingly must rewrite this every election season. As Ben Carson rises and the media is confronted by some mysterious something called a "Seventh Day Adventist," it is time again to explain American Protestantism to the press. It is amazing how the American mainstream media continues to write about American Christianity with complete ignorance regarding its basic terms, history, and beliefs. First, understand that a "mainline" protestant is not a "mainstream" protestant. The two are not interchangeable. The former is more of an academic term. The basic way to understand what a mainline protestant is would be to understand that...
  • The Errors of the Militant Atheist

    11/06/2015 7:01:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The thought that most frequently pops into my head when I read diatribes by militant atheists is "Why won't you read a book?" Of course, put thus, the thought is implausible. The militant atheists who get interviewed in newspapers presumably have read books. Christopher Hitchens had certainly read a lot of books. But there are good books and there are bad books, and then there are necessary books. And, clearly, they haven't read any of the books that should, in a cultured society, be presumed necessary for participation in public debate. Take the theoretical physicist and public speaker Lawrence Krauss....
  • The Meaninglessness Of Ben Carson’s Views On Egyptian Pyramids [the money quote]

    11/05/2015 12:55:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | October 5, 2015 | streiff
    ".... I certainly don't agree with Carson on this but neither do I think it is terribly material to anything. If you are trying to make a case that Carson is an idiot or against science, I think it takes more than a religious conviction to discredit an internationally prominent neurosurgeon with a string of articles published in scholarly medical journals. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton believes in man-induced global warming. Many of the same people criticizing Carson actually believe that gender has nothing to do with chromosomes or endocrinology or physiology. When it comes to GMOs, especially seeds...
  • Religious kids are harsher and less generous than atheist ones, study says

    11/05/2015 11:54:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/05/2015 | Melissa Binder
    A new study in the journal Current Biology found children in religious households are significantly less generous than their non-religious peers. . . . . Americans overwhelmingly elect Christian representatives, and they distrust atheists. This study challenges those attitudes. It was the children in non-religious homes most likely to be generous toward a stranger. The longer a child had lived in a religious home, the stingier he was compared to his secular peers.
  • Violating the Muslim Status Quo

    11/05/2015 7:31:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Don't Make the Muslims Angry" has become our highest law. The free world needs an intervention before we give up our rights, our identities and our future to live in this abusive relationship with Islam The Secretary of State of the United States traveled to the Muslim country of Jordan to assure its Foreign Minister that Jews would not be praying any more at the holiest site in Judaism. As Kerry put it, “It is Muslims who pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif and non-Muslims who visit.” Israel is often accused of apartheid and segregation, but here was the Secretary...
  • My Pastor Can Beat Up Your Pastor

    11/05/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Dear Raymond: Thanks for your kind letter. I appreciate your willingness to reach out to me for advice concerning recent developments in your church home. Your question to me was pretty direct. Given your pastor's recent declaration that he intends to grow the church membership by 10,000 in five years, how should you express your concerns that numbers have now replaced the Gospel as the focal point of your church's mission? My answer will also be direct. In my view, you should not bother voicing your concerns to your pastor. You should leave your church immediately. That may sound extreme...
  • Can science prove Adam and Eve were real?

    11/05/2015 2:03:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 04, 2015 - 5:38 | Fox News
    Can science prove Adam and Eve were real? Spirited Debate: Dr. Fazal Rana and Dr. Hugh Ross believe religion and science can prove how life began
  • Pew: New largest religious demographic among Democrats is ... “unaffiliated”

    11/04/2015 8:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    That’s a particularly tasty bit from the new Pew poll on religious views in America, always one of the richest cultural surveys of the year. Two caveats, though. One: “Unaffiliated” is not a synonym for “agnostic” or “atheist.” Most people who call themselves “unaffiliated” believe in God. The word means just what it says, that the person doesn’t adhere to any one faith at the moment. Two: “Unaffiliated” is the largest Democratic religious demographic only if you divide Christianity among its component groups, i.e. Catholics, mainline Protestants, evangelical Protests, historically black Protestants, and others. As a group, Democrats are...
  • The Tyranny of a Big Idea

    11/03/2015 1:52:23 PM PST · by DeweyCA
    WSJ ^ | 11-2-15 | Bret Stephens
    What matters, rather, is the strength of the longing. Modern liberalism is best understood as a movement of would-be believers in search of true faith. For much of the 20th century it was faith in History, especially in its Marxist interpretation. Now it’s faith in the environment. Each is a comprehensive belief system, an instruction sheet on how to live, eat and reproduce, a story of how man fell and how he might be redeemed, a tale of impending crisis that’s also a moral crucible. In short, a religion without God. I sometimes wonder whether the journalists now writing about...
  • 18 Reasons Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween

    11/01/2015 7:32:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    EAD ^ | 10/31/2015 | Michael Snyder
    This year, 64 percent of all Americans will celebrate Halloween, but I will not be one of them. For me, it is a wretched, horrible holiday that celebrates the darkest side of humanity, and it is deeply rooted in ancient pagan traditions that would get people thrown in prison if they attempted to duplicate them today. With each passing year, the sexually suggestive costumes being marketed to our young girls become even skankier, the horror movies become darker and even more demonic, and the number of Americans that participate in occult ceremonies just continues to grow. In fact, it has...
  • RWW News: Ted Cruz Says That 'Climate Change Is Not Science, It's Religion'

    10/31/2015 8:19:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Ted Cruz tells Glenn Beck that belief is climate change is not a scientific position, but a religious one.
  • Affecting truth by “reforming” religion

    10/28/2015 5:42:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    To reform a religion is to change it and what we seek in Christianity today is to restore our understanding of truth, not to re-form it Is there such a thing as a “reform” religion? Given some thought, a number of questions crop up regarding what is actually a reform religion, particularly when applied to the mosques, synagogues and churches that claim to practice their faith under the auspices of newness. Starting with this: If one believes in the religion, yet thinks it must be reformed (changed, re-“formed”) in order to be applicable to their lives, then is not the...
  • Affecting truth by reforming religion

    10/28/2015 9:09:40 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | Dru Kristenev
    Is there such a thing as a reform religion? Given some thought, a number of questions crop up regarding what is actually a reform religion, particularly when applied to the mosques, synagogues and churches that claim to practice their faith under the auspices of newness. Starting with this: If one believes in the religion, yet thinks it must be reformed (changed, re-formed) in order to be applicable to their lives, then is not the act of reforming the truth, making it a new or different truth, in fact, denying that the original truth was truth at all Yes, it sounds...
  • High school football player penalized for pointing to sky after touchdown October 26, 2015

    10/27/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by bushwon · 71 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | October 26 | Victor Skinner
    MEXICO, N.Y. Mexico High School quarterback Dante Turo believes its God who gives him the strength and abilities to be successful on the football field. The junior team leader often points skyward after big plays as a tribute to the Almighty, and his 73-yard run for a touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Oct. 17 was no exception, Syracuse.com reports. The solemn celebration, however, apparently didnt sit well with one referee, who flagged the teen for unsportsmanlike conduct and assessed a 15-yard penalty that ultimately cost his team the game. I was just trying to give glory to God, Turo told the...
  • Proselytizing As An Electoral Strategy (i.e. Ted Cruz)

    10/27/2015 6:30:40 AM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | October 26, 2015 | sundance
    “PROSELYTIZE”: using faith to recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause… There is a strategy, albeit a rather divisive strategy, which can be deployed politically by those intentionally selecting a very specific gathering of supporters. In a highly fractured presidential bid, this proselytizing strategy may even garner enough of a base to mount a bid amid a larger field of candidates. However, it is exceptionally narrow -hence works only amid large numbers of possible options- and can ultimately only gain the advocate a small percentage of the overall audience. The strategy can NEVER win a general election. Current...
  • Heres one gay Met fan who is not rooting for Daniel Murphy (BARF ALERT)

    10/26/2015 8:51:22 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    Everybodys calling him a hero. I say zero. Note to Daniel Murphy: dont hate me because I want to get to first base with Matt Harvey. So while the entire city has come down with a raging case of Mets fever, Im just raging. Dont get me wrong, Id love to catch this bug whole-hog and jump on the big blue-and-orange bandwagon. This baseball stuff especially the Mets playoff run is great immersive theater. Fans wearing wacky wigs inspired by Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, the Samson-tressed pitchers? Yes, please. Grown men and women in team jerseys and...
  • Obama must assign a higher priority to confronting Islamic persecution of Christians

    10/23/2015 7:10:43 PM PDT · by 100American · 13 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Sunday, October 18, 2015 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/18/editorial-obama-must-confront-islamic-persecution-/ Some prominent voices have been raised in protest, but what may be the most severe persecution of Christians in centuries continues to expand. The Obama administration, while making conventional obeisance declines, for reasons observers can only speculate, to make the Islamist martyrdom of Christians a high-priority policy issue. The presidents remarks on the issue, such as they are, seem to be muffled by fear of rebuke from Muslim moderates obsessed with persecution of Muslims in the Crusades of a thousand years ago. Pope Francis last year told a delegation of Jews, headed by Ronald Lauder, president of the World...
  • (Vanity) Submit-Lam.

    10/19/2015 6:43:34 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 17 replies
    Today | Me
    The word "Islam" means submission. There are a lot of people with the "Coexist" mindset who do not understand that the word "Islam" means submission. Islam requires that there be no other religions. There is no "Coexist" with Islam. It has occurred to me that we should try to open people's eyes by using a more descriptive word such as "Submit-Lam" as a substitute for the word "Islam." I am suggesting that we make this a routine practice in an effort to wake people up. I suggest that whenever you write something regarding Islam, or Muslim, try to work the...
  • Islam and Liberalism: Twin Beasts of the Apocalypse

    10/18/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Mankinds enduring culture war is nothing new. It first began in a garden long ago and today has reached a fever pitch worldwide. The battle lines are drawn, not so much between conservative vs. liberal, as many presume, but, rather, between biblical vs. unbiblical, truth vs. deception. In its most distilled form the culture war signifies the worldly manifestation of an otherworldy spiritual battle between good and evil. African Cardinal Robert Sarah, a man many view as a potential future pope, recently made news by boldly drilling down into this reality. During the Vaticans ongoing Synod of Bishops, Sarah noted...
  • Dear Europe & America: Those 'Poor Refugees' Sure Look And Act Like Radical Muslims To Me

    10/18/2015 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Doug Giles
    A couple of weeks ago I got a flurry of appeal letters from ministries asking me to financially help them help the “refugees” fleeing the crap-hole called Syria. The ministries hit me with the normative guilt-trip noise about “what would Jesus do?”; that “any good Christian worth their salt would definitely help the suffering refugees”; and that if the reader/me didn’t help these “refugees” then they/I suck as a Christian. That’s not exactly what the letter said, but that was the gist of it. Now, I know my tightly wound evangelical bros out there don’t think that I’m “saved” because...