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  • Killer bees and snakes the latest weapons in fight against Boko Haram

    06/28/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-27-14 | Harry Tucker
    Boko Haram insurgents believe the ghosts of their victims are coming back to murder them in the form of killer bees and snakes. Nigerian newspaper Vanguard is reporting that several Boko Haram insurgents were arrested after fleeing a Nigerian forest because unremitting bee stings and snake bites had become too unbearable. The captured militants claimed they were “mystical bees” and “mysterious snakes” that had killed many of their fellow insurgents. “We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission, including the ghosts of some of those we killed, are the ones turning into the snake...
  • Lunar eclipse: ‘Blood moon’ sparks woes about biblical prophecy of apocalypse

    04/13/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    The lunar eclipse this week will be the first of four "blood moons" and because significant events have occurred in history around the time of blood moon tetrads, many are wondering whether the biblical prophecy of the coming apocalypse is near. “Conspiracy websites draw parallels between lunar eclipses and historical events, like the fall of Constantinople and the founding of the State of Israel,” reports CTV News on April 13.
  • Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

    04/01/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT · by MCH · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Apr 2014 | Matthew Day
    A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can "destroy" children's souls. In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures, and that they "were about darkness and the world of death". "Friendly fellows have been replaced by dark monsters," he explained. "These toys can have a negative effect on children. They can destroy their souls and lead them to the dark...
  • The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate

    03/27/2014 8:02:29 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 27, 2014 | S. Fred Singer
    The just-published NIPCC reports may lead to a paradigm shift about what or who causes current climate changes. All the evidence suggests that Nature rules the climate – not Man. Watch for it: We may be on the threshold of a tipping point in climate history. No, I’m not talking about a tipping point in the sense that the Earth will be covered with ice or become hellishly hot. I’m talking about a tipping point in our views of what controls the climate -- whether it’s mainly humans or whether it’s mainly natural. It makes an enormous difference in climate...
  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Evolution to blame for murder of millions? (Book Review)

    10/03/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT · by kimtom · 178 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 10/3/2013 | Jim Fletcher
    A trip through a major Holocaust museum will tell you most of what you need to know about the mindset of the fiends who murdered millions in the middle of the last century. Poster-size images of death-camp inmates – all staring blankly – attest to the monstrous worldview of the prisoners’ tormentors. What, though, really explains the Nazi capacity for murder? How could “regular people” slaughter children? What possessed – pun intended – Hitler’s willing executioners to butcher women and old men? I think Jerry Bergman has figured it out In a new book, “Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview,”...
  • Is Biblical Creation a Distraction to Evangelism? (article)

    08/01/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 93 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | August 2013 | James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
    Is Biblical Creation a Distraction to Evangelism? by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * The Institute for Creation Research and other biblical creation ministries are sometimes criticized as distractions from the ministry of evangelism. The alleged concern is that the promotion of biblical creation as taught in Genesis creates controversy by derailing the evangelism process—distracting people from learning about who Jesus is and trusting Him as their Savior. Does teaching biblical creation truth interfere with a proper presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior? Before that question can be squarely answered, consider the context of the controversy. Dr....
  • 23-yr-old engineer commits suicide. Reason: A crow sat on his head

    07/23/2013 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 117 replies
    Bangalore Mirror ^ | July 20, 2013 | HM Chaithanya Swamy
    Before taking the extreme step, he told his mother who, after consulting an astrologer, said that praying at a temple would help. But the youth was not convinced. Anand V H was all of 23, and an engineering graduate to boot. But he was superstitious too — so superstitious that he ended his life on Thursday, all because a crow perched itself on his head -- twice -- the previous day. Anand committed suicide allegedly by consuming poison at his rented accommodation on 3rd Cross, 5th Main, Manjunath Nagar in Rajajinagar. The incident came to light Thursday morning after his...
  • Vin Scully answered the question of announcers jinxing no hitters... back in 1960

    08/17/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | August 16, 2012 | Matt Yoder
    Vin Scully in 1960: It's insulting the listeners to make them think they're silly and superstitious enough to believe my telling them that a no-hitter is going will affect the game. I'm not breaking a precedent. Other announcers do the same. You see, no one expects a listener to hang on to every word for three hours. They leave the radio from time to time and this service must be rendered.
  • Do YOU believe in the three second rule? Scientists reveal ...

    05/03/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 68 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 3 May 2012 | Nicky Harley
    Who hasn't picked up a piece of dropped food from the floor, given it a quick blow and assumed it was still safe to eat? To many of us, it is second nature to apply the age-old pseudo-scientific 'three second rule' on such occasions, telling ourselves we're safe if the food hit the floor only momentarily. The idea that food is not contaminated if it is retrieved quickly has been believed for many years - but there has not been extensive proof that this is the case.
  • UK jury convicts couple of killing boy for ‘witchcraft’

    03/01/2012 10:15:35 PM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies · 23+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    LONDON (AP) — A British jury on Thursday found a couple guilty of torturing and murdering a 15-year-old boy whom they accused of witchcraft. Magalie Bamu and her partner Eric Bikubi, originally from Congo, were convicted of killing Magalie’s brother Kristy Bamu, who drowned in a bathtub on Christmas Day 2010. Prosecutors at London’s Central Criminal Court said the teenager had 130 injuries inflicted by sticks, a metal bar, a hammer and a chisel. They said he eventually drowned after being forced into a bathtub and doused with cold water. The boy “had been the victim of a prolonged attack...
  • Forgotten religious relic rediscovered in New York

    01/30/2012 1:06:31 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/11 | Lauren Green
    But the relic's documentation was never found. And this, Tilley says, creates a problem. "In the absence of certification and in the absence of a chain of possession, it is very difficult to weigh whether they are real or not," she says. But that doesn't mean there are no clues to where it came from.
  • Mother Loses Three Children in Fiery Crash in Arizona Mountains

    11/24/2011 9:26:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-11-24 | Alyssa Newcomb & Michael S. James
    An Arizona sheriff said he tried today to comfort the mother of a family that perished when a small plane crashed into Superstition Mountain, a crash the sheriff said that no one could have survived. The twin-engine aircraft, which carried three adults and three children, was en route to Safford, Ariz., when it crashed Wednesday night in the jagged terrain of the Superstition Mountains.
  • Plane Crash Reported in Arizona's Superstition Mountains; Area Commercial Flights Accounted For

    11/23/2011 7:19:40 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 76 replies
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | 23 nov 2011 | By MICHAEL S. JAMES
    A plane crashed in Arizona's Superstition Mountains, according to ABC News Phoenix affiliate KNXV, citing witnesses and local authorities -- but officials told ABC News that passenger flights at major local airports all were accounted for. It was not immediately clear how big a plane may have crashed or how many people were involved. Dark video transmitted from the scene appeared to show glowing areas in the mountains, possibly fires. Witnesses said they saw the plane crash and flames erupt around 6:40 p.m. local time, KNXV reported. "What we saw was a small plane," said Mark Klein, who lives at...
  • PCSO: Plane crashes into Superstition Mountains (Arizona)

    Posted: 7:04 PM By: Katie Fisher APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Crews are working to access the wreckage of a plane that crashed into the Superstition Mountains east of the Valley. Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Elias Johnson confirmed a plane went down in the mountain range and caused a fire visible from miles away. ABC15 viewers reported seeing the crash and flames around 6:40 p.m. Air15 video over the mountain range showed many separate areas of flames spread around the crash site. Johnson said the size of the plane and number of people involved is unknown at this time.
  • 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation

    03/06/2011 1:10:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 5, 2011 | Natalie Wolchover (Space.com)
    Weeks after a story shot across the Web claiming that the imminent explosion of a nearby star would result in the appearance of a second sun in the sky — a story that was later debunked — two suns were caught on camera yesterday in China. The suns — one fuzzy and orange, the other a crisp yellow orb — appeared side-by-side, one slightly higher than the other. What's going on? Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to Space.com, asked Jim Kaler, the University of Illinois astronomer who squelched the excitement over the aforementioned exploding Betelgeuse and who has written...
  • IslamoCare

    04/19/2010 10:16:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 500+ views
    frontpage mag ^ | 4/19/10 | Dr. John Kenneth Press
    The UK Department of Health recently announced that it would loosen hygiene rules for Muslim and Sikh doctors and nurses. From now on, Muslim female staff will not need to wash their hands before procedures as it compromises their modesty. Instead, they will have the admittedly less sanitary option of wearing disposable plastic over-sleeves. Acknowledging the danger of microbes and death, a Department of Health spokesman said, “The guidance is intended to . . . balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs.” But, believe it or not, from a culturist perspective, the death of some patients is not the main...
  • Global Warming and Other Liberal Fantasies

    01/16/2010 6:09:42 AM PST · by foutsc · 7 replies · 533+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 15 Jan 2010 | silverfiddle
    Liberal Belief in Fairy Tales is not Limited to Global WarmingLiberals live in a fantasy bubble where all us conservatives are lowbrow wife beaters or slack-jawed hicks with tobacco juice dribbling down our chins.  We're uneducated and superstitious; just look at how many of us go to church!  Meanwhile, enlightened liberals constitute America's cognoscenti and intelligentsia. Well, Michael Graham has written a brilliant article that bursts that irrational bubble. If you thought the “fire never melted steel” crowd was nuts, check out the new study from the bipartisan Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. They find that liberals...
  • Shroud of Turin Not Jesus', Tomb Discovery Suggests

    12/24/2009 10:28:07 AM PST · by Salman · 42 replies · 1,667+ views
    National Geographic ^ | December 17, 2009 | Mati Milstein
    From a long-sealed cave tomb, archaeologists have excavated the only known Jesus-era burial shroud in Jerusalem, a new study says. The discovery adds to evidence that the controversial Shroud of Turin did not wrap the body of Christ, researchers say. [ snip ] The weave of the Tomb of the Shroud fabric, the new study says, casts further doubt on the Shroud of Turin as Jesus' burial cloth. The newfound shroud was something of a patchwork of simply woven linen and wool textiles, the study found. The Shroud of Turin, by contrast, is made of a single textile woven in...
  • Visionary won’t share Virgin’s message

    12/10/2009 9:49:46 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 89 replies · 1,997+ views
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | 12/09/2009 | Bibsy M. Carballo
    BATULAO, Batangas, Philippines — It was a heartbreaking 60th birthday for visionary Emma De Guzman when in the early morning of Tuesday, December 8, she chose not to deliver the message from the Virgin Mary unlike so many other times in the past. Close to 5,000 pilgrims joined the trek up the Mountain of Salvation in Batulao, to some observers possibly the biggest delegation to join in the prayers and support of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Emma. Emma’s journey from plain overseas Filipino nanny in Canada to visionary exhibiting mystical phenomena like stigmata, bilocation, levitation, the gift...
  • Best ever find of soft tissue (muscle and blood) in a fossil (evos claim it is 18 mya!!!)

    11/11/2009 9:29:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 252 replies · 3,446+ views
    CMI ^ | November 11, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    A salamander allegedly “18 million years old” is the latest fossil to produce astonishingly well preserved soft tissue. This time, it’s muscle tissue, and it is supposedly the most pristine example yet. Background—the “dinosaur connection”...
  • Squid Fossils, Ancient DNA, and a Young Earth

    10/27/2009 10:09:22 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,613+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | October 2009 | Frank Sherwin, M.A.
    The field of biology has provided much support for a recent creation, and physical evidence of very young-looking biological materials from supposedly ancient fossils continues to accrue from around the world, and from various depths under the earth. In August of this year, paleontologists in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, made a discovery that astounded the evolutionary community...
  • Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

    10/05/2009 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 591 replies · 8,332+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5 Oct 2009 | Philip Pullella
    An Italian scientist says he has reproduced the Shroud of Turin, a feat that he says proves definitively that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ's burial cloth is a medieval fake. The shroud, measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches bears the image, eerily reversed like a photographic negative, of a crucified man some believers say is Christ. "We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud," Luigi Garlaschelli, who is due to illustrate the results at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy,...
  • The Biblical roots of modern science

    09/29/2009 8:09:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 809+ views
    CMI ^ | September 29, 2009 | Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.
    Many atheopaths1 and their compromising churchian allies claim that biblical belief and science are mortal enemies. Yet historians of science, even non-Christians, have pointed out that modern science first flourished under a Christian world view while it was stillborn in other cultures such as ancient Greece, China and Arabia. The historical basis of modern science depended on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational Creator. An orderly universe makes perfect sense only if it were made by an orderly Creator (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:33). For example, evolutionary anthropologist and science writer Loren Eiseley stated:...
  • The hunt for Albinos is still on

    09/18/2009 10:40:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies · 1,639+ views
    The Observers ^ | 13/04/2009 | Stefan Chiara Gregoracci
    The hunt for Albinos is still on © Alida Vanni. A school in Tanzania. The case of 18-year-old Moszy, who landed on a Spanish beach along with several other refugees from Africa, has raised awareness of the plight of albinos in many African countries, where witchdoctors claim albino body parts can bring wealth and good luck. Albinism is an inherited genetic condition characterised by the absence of melanin in skin, eyes and hair and can affect all races. African albinos, easily spotted by their white skin and fair hair, have long been ostracised and discriminated against. The target of superstitions...
  • Demonic Nothingness: Gnostic Liberalism's Eternal 'Equality' in Hell

    09/03/2009 4:52:50 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 104 replies · 1,851+ views
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | Linda Kimball
    In his article, "How to Argue with (Guilty) Liberals," Carey Roberts wrote, "Like a demanding and ill-mannered child, liberals are used to getting their way. Whenever they lapse into the losing side of an argument, they reflexively resort to name-calling and mud-slinging. Epithets like "neo-Nazi," "crypto-fascist," and "imperialist stooge" buzz like mosquitoes hovering over a Potomac swamp. But how many conservatives who are targets of such slurs know these liberals are indulging in one of the greatest intellectual ruses in history? How many realize it's a matter of the red-faced pot calling the kettle black?" (http://www.chronwatch-america.com/5457/1/How-to-Argue-With-a-Guilty-Liberal/Page1.html) In response to Carey's...
  • An Evolutionless Earth? (Movie Review: Disney’s Earth)

    05/11/2009 10:01:46 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 691+ views
    AiG ^ | May 11, 2009 | Stacia McKeever
    It’s rare that a movie produced by Discovery and BBC Films about the natural world doesn’t contain any mention of molecules-to-man evolution or millions of years of history. In fact, it’s almost as if the production companies are joined at the hip with the false view of history, taking every opportunity to promote the idea that the earth is not a product of God’s handiwork. And yet, with the movie Earth (a trimmed-down version of the documentary series Planet Earth), they demonstrate it can be done. As far as I could tell, there was no mention of “evolution” or “millions...
  • Jerry Coyne Recycles: Why Darwinism Is False, Part I and II

    04/24/2009 5:17:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies · 584+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 22, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Jerry Coyne Recycles: Why Darwinism Is False, Part IOn Earth Day 2009, we are reminded of the ecological importance of recycling. As a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago, Jerry A. Coyne must be keen on recycling: He even recycles worn-out arguments for Darwinism. If "evolution" meant simply that existing species can undergo minor changes over time, or that many species alive today did not exist in the past, then evolution would undeniably be true. But "evolution" for Coyne means Darwinism — the theory that all living things are descendants of a common...
  • Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death

    04/20/2009 8:26:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 120 replies · 3,374+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | April 20, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death April 20, 2009 David Klinghoffer I've long been fascinated by the image of the Tree of Death, parallel to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and cryptically referred to in mystical texts explaining the Hebrew Bible: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:9). Come and behold: as soon as night falls, the...
  • ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth …’

    03/26/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 249 replies · 3,849+ views
    CMI ^ | March 26, 2009 | Peter Milford
    ‘But the New Testament does not make a big deal out of the Age of the Earth…’ by Peter Milford ... The issue of the age of the earth parallels circumcision. In my experience, the first response from Christians who do not accept the age of the earth that the Scriptures indicate, is to say something like “The New Testament does not make a big deal out of the age of the earth” or “It is not the purpose of the Bible to give the age of the earth”. Their point is that (1) the issue of the age of...
  • Burundi arrests eight for albino killings

    03/16/2009 4:55:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 523+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2009
    BUJUMBURA, March 15 (Reuters) - Burundi has arrested eight people found with human bones suspected of belonging to albinos, a government official said on Sunday. The tiny east African nation and neighbouring Tanzania have been convulsed by a spate of ritual albino murders fuelled by a body parts trade. Witchdoctors tell clients that albino parts will bring them luck in love, life and business. "Before arresting them, we did a search and found human bones in their houses," said Nicodeme Gahimbare, a public prosecutor in the eastern Ruyigi province. "The eight were denounced by two other detained people who have...
  • Papal preacher says intelligent design is truth of faith, not science (Catholic Caucus)

    03/16/2009 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 826+ views
    cns ^ | 03.13.09 | cindy wooden
    Affirming the reality of an intelligent design for the creation and development of the universe is not a scientific theory, but a statement of faith, said the preacher of the papal household. Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, offering a Lenten meditation to Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican officials March 13, said the controversy that has arisen between scientists supporting evolution and religious believers promoting creationism or intelligent design is due mainly to a confusion between scientific theory and the truths of faith. The intelligent-design theory asserts that the development and evolution of life is such a hugely complex process that...
  • Permian Extinction: The Origin of Specious Geological Events

    03/09/2009 9:09:11 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,312+ views
    CEH ^ | March 9, 2009
    March 9, 2009 — The Permian extinction – one of the most dramatic events in the history of life on Earth, in which some 90% of species went extinct...is now being interpreted as a “nonevent” by four geologists. ... Robert Gastaldo and two geology colleagues from Colby College in Maine, and geologist Johann Neveling from Pretoria, studied the Permian-Triassic boundary in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and published a paper in Geology this month,1 titled, “The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a nonevent.” ... Well, isn’t this an upset.  How much lag time will it take to change...
  • Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood

    03/05/2009 6:57:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 127 replies · 3,465+ views
    Terrible lizards trapped by terrible Flood Tas Walker A trail of fossilized claw marks found in northern Spain reveals the desperation of animals struggling to escape drowning in the Genesis Flood. ... That the footprints were preserved at all indicates the dinosaurs were engulfed by abnormal conditions. Today footprints are quickly obliterated, especially on a beach or in a strong current. But in the sandstone in Spain even the delicate features of the scratches were preserved, which means that sediment covered the tracks (and the ripple marks) soon after the dinosaur struggled past...
  • Darwinism as the Origin of Islamic Fascism

    03/04/2009 8:22:43 AM PST · by Jeff Gardner · 12 replies · 1,294+ views
    catholic Radio International.com ^ | February 29, 2009 | Jeff Gardner
    In his first full-length American radio interview, Adnan Oktar, pen name Harun Yahya, a Muslim, Turkish intellectual posit the theory that the source of terrorism, including Islamic terrorism, is Darwinism.
  • Confronting Evolution's Racists Roots

    02/26/2009 8:31:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies · 2,149+ views
    cbn.com ^ | February 27, 2009 | Paul Strand
    CBNNews.com - CROSSROADS BIBLE COLLEGE, Ind. - Darwin's book on human evolution, The Descent of Man, revealed him as what John West calls "a virulent racist." "He did write extensively about how evolution by natural selection creates unequal races, and that in the evolutionary scheme of things, blacks are the closest to apes," he explained. West is the author of Darwin Day in America. "It's not just residual racism," he added. "He's using his scientific theory as a justification for racism and countless scientists after Darwin latched on to that." Hosea Baxter directs reconciliation ministries at Crossroads Bible College. He...
  • Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life (Creationists have been saying this for decades!)

    02/24/2009 6:37:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 201 replies · 4,647+ views
    New Scientist ^ | January 21, 2009 | Graham Lawton
    ... The tree-of-life concept was absolutely central to Darwin's thinking, equal in importance to natural selection...Without it the theory of evolution would never have happened. The tree also helped carry the day for evolution. ... For much of the past 150 years, biology has largely concerned itself with filling in the details of the tree. "For a long time the holy grail was to build a tree of life," says Eric Bapteste, an evolutionary biologist at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France. A few years ago it looked as though the grail was within reach. But today...
  • UFO over Germany official - says air traffic control

    01/31/2009 7:38:40 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 121 replies · 2,631+ views
    Austrian Times ^ | 1/30/2009
    Crack Luftwaffe fighter pilots were scrambled in a UFO drama over German airspace, it emerged today (Thursday). The mystery object was tracked moving across the entire country at high speed after being spotted by Germany's air traffic controllers on January 19. Now an official report into the UFO sighting is being compiled by the country's air traffic safety office, the DFS.
  • In This World of Uncertainly, Chinese Astrology Holds Key

    01/26/2009 9:23:45 PM PST · by This Just In · 33 replies · 568+ views
    http://dr.boli.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 26, 2009 | H. Albertus Boli, LL.D.
    CHINESE ASTROLOGY. Presented in Honor of the Lunar New Year by Nergal-Sharezer the Rabmag. WESTERN ASTROLOGY IS based on the idea that the date of one’s birth, which comes about once a year in an unending cycle, determines one’s destiny. Chinese astrology, on the other hand, postulates that the year of one’s birth is the determining element. Nergal-Sharezer the Rabmag has great respect for the ancient wisdom of the Celestial Empire, and believes that the mere fact that these two systems are mutually exclusive should not be taken as evidence that they are not both true. The twelve years of...
  • V-shaped UFOs in NM photos

    01/17/2009 1:52:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 1,350 replies · 21,067+ views
    examiner ^ | January 16 2009
    CHAMA, NM - Several meandering V-shaped UFOs near a mountain slope here turned up on a woman's digital photos. Three photos shot with a 21 megapixel camera caught multiple crafts approaching in the first frame, one craft in frame two moving close to the ground while the others take positions in the sky, and then frame three shows all of the crafts moving out of the area.
  • Unlucky: Black cats less likely to be adopted at shelters

    12/13/2008 8:57:42 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 99 replies · 1,873+ views
    Throughout history, it has conjured up images of witchcraft and magic. In the Middle Ages, it was burned alive for its supposedly supernatural powers. In North America, it is considered unlucky to cross paths with it. Many shelters during the month of October ban its adoption out of concern it may be abused as a result of the image it portrays on Halloween. The black cat has come a long way since the 15th century. And though its supernatural image in the 21st century has largely been relegated to folklore and mythology, many in society still consider it a social...
  • Look Who's Irrational Now

    09/20/2008 9:22:39 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 100+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 9/20/2008 | Moneyrunner
    They looked at the belief systems of Christians and non-religious people to determine who’s more rational. The non-religious or those from Liberal Christian sects were more likely to believe in • Palm reading • Astrology • Dreams that foretell the future • The existence of Atlantis • Haunted houses • Communication with the dead • Bigfoot • The Loch Ness Monster "What Americans Really Believe," a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the...
  • Look Who's Irrational Now

    09/19/2008 7:18:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 205+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 19, 2008 | Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
    "What Americans Really Believe," a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians. The Gallup Organization, under contract to Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, asked American adults a series of questions to gauge credulity. Do dreams foretell the future? Did ancient...
  • Psychics Choose Obama

    07/02/2008 1:01:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 162+ views
    Miami NewTimes ^ | 7/2/08 | Janine Zeitlin
    In a cozy Coconut Grove shop redolent of incense, Sandra Richardson hovers over six colorful tarot cards laid before her on a silk-covered table. She ponders the question: Obama or McCain? The middle-age self-described psychic consultant sweeps her ash blond hair from her shoulders. A crystal dangles around her neck. She points to the ace of cups — one of the three cards she drew for McCain. On it, a royal blue vessel emanates red, white, and gold squiggles. "This is a card with new emotional beginnings," she says. Her hazel eyes examine it before she laughs. "It's hard to...
  • Superstitious Catholics? [Ecumenical]

    06/28/2008 4:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 76+ views
    Black Cordelias ^ | June 28, 2008
      Superstitious Catholics? Q. Why do Catholics use “good luck charms” like medals and relics of the saints in order to perfom miracles? Why is that not superstitious? A. It does sound superstitious at first. And perhaps there have been Catholics who used these things in a purely superstitious way. But we would not know for sure unless we questioned them.Of course, the Catholic Church teaches that only God can perform a miracle. However, everyone will agree that He can perform these miracles any way He wants to. So He can act directly or indirectly. We know that He usually likes...
  • Global Warming May Lead To Increase In Kidney Stones Disease

    05/17/2008 3:42:58 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 39 replies · 123+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5/15/08
    Rising global temperatures could lead to an increase in kidney stones, according to research presented at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Dehydration has been linked to stone disease, particularly in warmer climates, and global warming will exacerbate this effect. As a result, the prevalence of stone disease may increase, along with the costs of treating the condition. Using published data to determine the temperature-dependence of stone disease, researchers applied predictions of temperature increase to determine the impact of global warming on the incidence and cost of stone disease in the United States. The Intergovernmental...
  • Superstitions about China Earthquake Worry Some

    05/16/2008 10:39:34 PM PDT · by robertvance · 13 replies · 446+ views
    TeachAbroadChina.com ^ | 5/16/2008 | Robert Vance
    “The earthquake happened on Buddha’s birthday,” a friend somberly explained to me yesterday. “I’m afraid that things in China are going to get worse. I have a bad feeling about our country right now.” She went on to explain that while Buddha has no power to create or stop such disasters, she felt that the occurrence of the earthquake on Buddha’s birthday was an ominous sign. My friend is only 25 years old but she is a follower of what she calls ‘Tibetan Buddhism.’ Her husband, who is also a Buddhist, encouraged her to practice the religion.
  • A Brief Catechism of the Catholic Church - Lesson 34: The First Commandment

    08/16/2007 4:41:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 972+ views
    OLRL ^ | Fr. William J. Cogan
    Lesson 34: The First Commandment "Come let us praise the Lord with joy:  let us joyfully sing to God our savior.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms.  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  For in His hand are all the ends of the earth:  and the heights of the mountains are His.  For the sea is His, and He made it:  and His hands formed the dry land.  Come let us adore and fall down:  and weep before the Lord that...
  • Hitting the wedding date jackpot, 7/7/07

    07/04/2007 8:45:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 863+ views
    AM New York ^ | 07/04/07 | TANIA PADGETT
    Hitting the wedding date jackpot, 7/7/07 BY TANIA PADGETT tania.padgett@newsday.com July 4, 2007 Last year, when Jeffrey Neale, 28, and Elizabeth Wiener, 26, were planning their wedding, Neale was more than happy to leave the details to his fiancee. That is, except one: He wanted them to be married on July 7, 2007. "We had to get that date," said Neale, an assistant vice president at AIG Financial Products Corp. in Wilton, Conn. "Nobody is going to forget it and triple 7s are lucky." Wiener, a graduate student from Roslyn Harbor, heartily agreed, and the couple rushed to put a...
  • Being a living goddess has its advantages for 10-year-old girl

    06/29/2007 10:25:55 AM PDT · by rochester · 55 replies · 2,920+ views
    Chicago Trubune ^ | June 27, 2007 | Neela Banerjee
    WASHINGTON -- Even by the standards of the luminaries who sweep through Washington, the little girl in front of Lafayette Elementary School almost six miles north of the White House was special. Politicians, power brokers and the occasional celebrities who come through town hope to be respected and maybe, in a childlike place in their grown-up hearts, genuinely liked. Sajani Shakya, 10, is worshipped. In Nepal, Sajani is a living goddess, one of about a dozen such goddesses in her homeland who are considered earthly manifestations of the Hindu goddess Kali.