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  • The US Military Wants To 'Microchip' Troops [Mark Of Beast update]

    05/07/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT · by Quix · 98 replies
    Business Insider: Military & Defense ^ | May 6 2012 | Robert Johnson
    Here's 3 excerpted paragraphs DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. . . . Bob Unruh at WND reports one of those opponents, Katherine Albrecht, co-author of Spychips says “It’s never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says, ‘You’re going to have a tracking chip. It’s always in incremental steps. If you can put a microchip in...
  • Space Aliens Would Think We Are Insane

    05/05/2012 3:08:11 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    CST News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Dr. Don Boys
    Don Boys, Ph.D. Recently a global warming fanatic (who now uses the term, “climate change” since there is no proof of man-caused global warming) made a shocking statement: "Any rational being coming to our planet from outer space would say ‘There is a species here that has gone insane.'" Like most fanatics, he makes some gargantuan leaps in his thinking especially when he makes an assumption of space aliens even existing; then he presumes they are rational! After all, if humans are not rational, why would we expect make-believe aliens to be? Humans are not rational and I agree that...
  • Politics from the Pulpit: What the Pastor Can/Can not Do.

    05/05/2012 12:06:56 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 9 replies
    The Liberty Councel ^ | 2008 | Mathew D. Staver, Esq.
    Pastors and Christian ministry leaders have a high calling to preach the truth from the Word of God. Speaking the truth is essential all the time but it is especially important to do so when we elect leaders who will make law and policy that affect our faith, our families and our freedom. There is an ongoing struggle for the soul of America. Many people look to pastors and Christian ministry leaders for guidance on important moral and social issues.
  • Pope Tells Medical Faculty: Restore Role of Faith in Research

    05/04/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on May 3, to join in 50th-anniversary celebrations for the hospital’s teaching faculty. In his remarks there the Pontiff spoke of the urgent need to restore a healthy relationship between science and faith. The divorce between faith and reason, and the loss of Europe’s Christian cultural heritage, have caused a “weakening of thought and ethical impoverishment,” the Pope said. Particularly in the field of medicine, he said, the result is “a dangerous imbalance between what is technically possible and what is morally good.” He said that institutions like the Gemelli—which is affiliated with...
  • Study Claims People of Faith Are Stingy

    05/02/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 2, 2012 | JP
    Hardly a week passes, it seems, without yet another “scientific” study disparaging people of faith. This week’s study, ginned up by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, dubiously concludes that the “highly religious” are less compassionate toward the needful than non-believers. Published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the study defines “compassion” as an emotion felt when people see the sufferings of others which then motivates them to help, often at personal risk or cost. The study’s lead author, Laura Saslow, says she was inspired by an atheist friend who told her he donated to earthquake...
  • ‘Scientific’ Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. That’s a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. “Religious belief is intuitive,” explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, “and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.” In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • Teacher says Catholic school fired her over IVF

    04/26/2012 12:16:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 48 replies
    Fonews ^ | 04/26/2012 | AP
    Indiana teacher who says she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights.
  • Award winning scientist admires God ~ conception to birth ~ visualized ~

    04/22/2012 2:35:58 PM PDT · by stpio · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November | Alexander Tsiaras
    You'll like this video, it leaves you agog and hopeful. Alexander speaks again, after the film in the Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70
  • Vanity - Lyrics I wrote years ago

    04/18/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    self | 1996 | jagusafr
    I Know by Dana D. Jacobson I know my God is everlasting and I know His love is never-ending and I know my God will not forsake me for I know of Calvary Yes, I know of Calvary When my Lord lay weeping in a garden He raised his hands in final supplication Then bowed His will and turned to my salvation God chose to die for me My Lord chose to die for me So when I feel the darkness all about me and though I hear the storms that would enfold me yet shall I see and follow...
  • Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says

    04/10/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | March 28, 2012 | Paul Hutchins
    ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered words from God recorded by men under inspiration. Since their discovery they have been a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe. The book retraces the history of the telescope, and is based on Hubble's discoveries made over the past two decades. It chronicles how Hubble has photographed the greatest cinematic...
  • People on Other Worlds

    04/09/2012 10:05:05 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 155 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 1971 | Kent Nielsen
    Long before our God began his creations, he dwelt on a mortal world like ours, one of the creations that his Father had created for him and his brethren. He, with many of his brethren, was obedient to the principles of the eternal gospel. One among these, it is presumed, was a savior for them, and through him they obtained a resurrection and an exaltation on an eternal, celestial world. 8 Then they gained the power and godhood of their Father and were made heirs of all that he had, continuing his works and creating worlds of their own for...
  • MSNBC's O'Donnell on Romney's "Mormon Problem": How Moronism Was "Invented"

    04/07/2012 2:48:46 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 136 replies
    MSNBC via YouTube ^ | April 4, 2012 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5hww4HNDQ And so begins the MSM turn on the Republican nominee. And as much as I hate to credit the MSM, and particularly O'Donnell, I cannot find anything in his rant that is inaccurate, other than the number of wives Joseph Smith claimed. O'Donnell says 48, but I believe the most consistent number put forward by historians is 27. On the other hand, Brigham Young claimed 56 wives, so O'Donnell is certainly within range.
  • Crown of Thorns Galaxy - a Good Friday Reflection

    04/06/2012 8:22:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Various ^ | April 6, 2012 | Vanity
    IsaiahChapter 53 1 Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 1 He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth; There was in him no stately bearing to make us look at him, nor appearance that would attract us to him. 3 2 He was spurned and avoided by men, a man of suffering, accustomed to infirmity, One of those from whom men hide their faces, spurned, and we held him in no esteem. 4 3 Yet it was our infirmities that...
  • Life in the Balance – And why Earth-like planets may be rare

    03/31/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 30, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is a very creative representation of what the day and night sky on Earth would look like if the earth had rings like Saturn. It is well worth a view.But it puts me in the mind of pondering the delicate balance of life on this earth and, though the artwork in the video is beautiful, I suspect that the presence of rings would dramatically alter life on this earth, perhaps even annihilate it.By way of disclaimer, let me say I am not a geologist or astronomer. But a number of things concern me about the presence of...
  • Creation Museum Announces Plans to Build a Full-Size Noah's Ark

    03/23/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by sreastman · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/23/2012 | Christian Telegraph
    Creation Museum Announces Plans to Build a Full-Size Noah's Ark Faith Issues/Christian Telegraph Mark Looy, one of the co-founders of the Creation Museum, spoke in an exclusive interview with the Christian Telegraph about the Creation Museum in USA. He also spoke about plans to build a huge, full size Noah's Ark to explain creationism and present the Gospel to those who don't believe in the Bible. Tell me a little bit about the initiative of building the Creation Museum and the influence it has on people? The Creation Museum is one of the outcrops of Answers in Genesis. Answers in...
  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

    03/21/2012 12:16:40 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 47 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2012-03-20 | Mary Elizabeth Dallas
    WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds. ...or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again. ...SOURCE: Duke University, news release, May 19, 2011
  • Vanity: Genesis As Science, Chapter 1

    03/18/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 146 replies
    03/18/2012 | EnglishCon
    A few people asked me to write this, after a couple of comments I made on another thread. The first few chapters of Genesis are, with minimal mental gymnastics, a clear and accurate statement of science, as we understand it today. I am not talking from any particular creed here. Though a Catholic, (and without any authority!), I am from a background of a devout Protestant and much less devout Jewish culture who is, like many people, simply looking for answers. My training was as a Biochemist, at a time when we were first starting to map the genome. So,...
  • With what act does true religious Marriage begin?

    03/16/2012 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Monorprise · 103 replies
    Monorprise | Monorprise
    All other things being equal where would religious marriage would begin: 1: First Sexual encounter (between parties). 2: First conception of a child (between parent parties). 3: First child birth (between parents parties). 4: Religious ceremony at the Church. 5: State Government Sanction. 6: Mutual personal commitment between the parties? ------------------------------------------------- I realize Marriage involves all of theses things. But supposing that they could happen out of order which one would start the marriage in the eyes of God, science, and most of all your personal opinion?
  • Vatican astronomer: Science one of the best ways to know God

    03/08/2012 2:04:14 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | March 8, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Brother Guy Consolmagno with meteorites Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2012 / 04:14 am (CNA).- The astronomer for the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., says that his study of the universe through science has helped him better understand the person of Christ. Despite people often having the “crazy idea” that science and religion conflict, science is “really one of our best principles for getting to know God,” he told CNA. Br. Consolmagno – who also serves as the Vatican's curator of meteorites – spoke on March 3 at the Living the Catholic Faith Conference in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colo.  During...
  • Deadly health risks for women: The unspoken side of the Obama birth control mandate

    03/08/2012 1:41:54 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jenn Giroux
    Photo by Jiri Hodan For far too long there has been an ominous silence across America on arguably the most controversial and devastating issue of the day—birth control. As so often we see in history, oppression gives rise to courage and, no question, courage is exactly what we are seeing in Church leaders and layman alike in response to the Obama administration’s recent birth control mandate and more recent unacceptable modifications.The Birth Control Mandate has forced the issue of contraception to move from being the elephant in the room to center stage. Perhaps in time we will see that...