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  • From Atheism To Faith In God ~ The Unbelieving Scientist And The Creationist

    09/22/2020 2:04:07 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 13 replies
    JAG Writes: From Atheism to Saving Faith In God Scientist: I sometimes wonder if our "Natural Selection" can actually carry the heavy load we have placed upon it? Creationist: I too have some doubts. I don't always fully understand the Creation Story in Genesis. Some of your fellow scientists have accused me of believing in a "talking snake" Scientist: Well, they ought not to have accused you of that. Obviously the snake was metaphorical language, everybody knows snakes cannot talk. Creationist: Thanks I'm glad you understand that. The snake represented Evil and delivered the message that Evil always delivers. Scientist:...
  • How much you believe in God could be wired to your brain, study by neuroscientists suggests

    09/20/2020 8:04:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    In Hebrews 11:1 in the Bible, faith is described as the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Now, according to a new study by Georgetown University neuroscientists, the strength of one's faith in God is likely linked to the brain.In their study, Implicit pattern learning predicts individual differences in belief in God in the United States and Afghanistan, published this month in the journal Nature Communications, the neuroscientists found that an individual’s ability to unconsciously predict complex patterns, through an ability known as implicit pattern learning, had a strong correlation with the strength of their...
  • Atheist Tik Tok user says she came to Jesus after watching Christian videos on app

    09/15/2020 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/15/2020 | By Jeannie Law
    A new viral video has thousands of people praising God after a TikTok user said she was once an atheist but has since come to God due to the Christian content the popular app exposed her to. Last week, 32-year-old user Inkydoeshair, who identifies as Felicia on her profile, posted an emotional video that has since gone viral. The user pleaded with her followers for “help” because she was feeling conflicted after identifying as an atheist for so long. “Now I’m really confused because all I see are videos about God and Jesus, and I actually prayed the other night,...
  • Police Probe Arson Attack at Boston-Area Church

    08/03/2020 5:37:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/3/20 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday. The fire damage was discovered on the morning of Monday, August 3, and the fires were set near the entrances of the church. It is unclear the extent of the damage. The fires were described by local media as being “small.” The fires are believed to have been set sometime between 11 p.m. on Sunday evening and 8 a.m. on Monday. The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services told the Boston...
  • Nicaragua Catholic Cathedral Attacked with Firebomb

    08/01/2020 6:28:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 07:15 pm MT (CNA).- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old. “This was a planned act, very calmly planned,” Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua said. “So I want to say it clearly: it is a terrorist act, an act of intimidating the Church in her mission of evangelization.” The man wore a hood and held something in his hands that witnesses could not identify. He entered the Chapel...
  • Cenk's Hateful Tweet After Herman Cain’s Death is the Symptom of Sickness Greater Than COVID-19

    07/30/2020 7:09:52 PM PDT · by RandFan · 45 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | July 30 | Caleb Shumate
    Cenk Uygur’s lack of compassion or sensitivity regarding the death of 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain Thursday evening is not only disgusting but displays a deeply rooted issue in the world today. “Before he died @THEHermanCain said his God was stronger than #coronavirus. Coronavirus disagreed. #ScienceIsReal”, Uygur tweeted Thursday evening. Cain died Thursday morning at the age of 74 after a month-long battle with Coronavirus, according to Newsmax. The fact that Cenk would use the death of a nationally known figure for both a political stab and an attempt to mock people of faith is utterly repulsive. Mr. Uygur’s behavior...

    07/20/2020 12:10:34 PM PDT · by BEJ · 40 replies
    The lack of belief in God is the source of much of our social ills. Here are some points why I believe this: 1) Without God, man falls back on himself, his ego, his desires and his will. There is no justice in the afterlife so man tries to get away with as much as he can in this life. There is no incentive for a family and everything is about avoiding onerous responsibility and short term profits. A live for today European attitude... because tomorrow we die. 2) Without God people that are inclined to religion, now see their...
  • Priest to Scottish Gov’t: Pubs Are Allowed to Open, So Why Can’t We Have Mass?

    07/08/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/7/20 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    ‘It is extremely concerning that there may now be some further delay in allowing the return to public worship,’ wrote Father Michael J. Kane, pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge. ‘It is deeply distressing that Catholics cannot receive the Sacraments.’COATBRIDGE, Scotland, July 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Catholic priest has published an objection to the Scottish government’s continuing ban on public church services. Father Michael J. Kane is the pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge, a town about 10 miles east of Glasgow. In a June 26 open letter to Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Fulton...
  • Two Atheists Were Arguing. So Who Won The Argument?

    06/25/2020 12:27:52 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 84 replies
    JAG 5000
    I wrote the story below to poke fun at Atheists whose gods are Their Own Selves, Empiricism, Rationalism, Secularism, Logic, Science, and what THEY claim is Rational Argumentation. Its a dumb story but it does make a serious point. So relax, read my short crazy story, and have a little harmless fun. _____________ ` A Very Short Story About John And Bob and Tom. by JAG 5000 There are two atheists that are having an argument over contradictory propositions. John Atheist and Bob Atheist. They are having a private debate in their own thread. They are now on page 40...
  • Pius XII: "Disturbances, riots and revolts are organized and fomented" by Atheism, when Religion is taken away.

    06/24/2020 12:55:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Rorate Ceeli ^ | March 12, 1950 | Pope Pius XII
    Pius XII: "Disturbances, riots and revolts are organized and fomented" by Atheism, when Religion is taken away. That which seems to Us not only the greatest evil but the root of all evil is this: often the lie is substituted for the truth, and is then used as an instrument of dispute. On the part of not a few religion is passed by as a thing of no importance, and elsewhere absolutely prohibited in family and social life as a remnant of ancient superstitions; public and private atheism is exalted in such a way that God and His law...
  • The Lockdown, Evangelicals and the Afterlife: A Response to Steven Pinker

    05/26/2020 3:37:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    Harvard professor of psychology Steven Pinker tweeted last week: "Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What's really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals." Before responding to Pinker's remarkably ignorant tweet, I want to praise him. He is one of the few professors in America to call out the left's destruction of our universities. Most human beings lack courage, but no group is more cowardly than academics. This has been true for 100 years. From the German universities to today,...
  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of China’s confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the world’s scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the world’s? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • (Vanity) Vague Request For Help Finding an Old Essay

    04/26/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-26-2020 | Me
    Rather embarrassing request. Maybe 7 years ago, I came across an interesting essay on "the existence of God or the Devil." DISCLAIMER: NO IT WAS NOT C.S. LEWIS OR CHESTERTON OR WILLIAM LANE CRAIG. THANK YOU! It was maybe 6 or 8 pages long, and was fairly learned and erudite, but written in a Screwtape-style fashion ; it was a way of "backing up into" the existence of God, starting with the existence of Evil ; and from there, not arguing against God, but FOR the existence of the Devil (from thence, of course, God Follows, since the Devil rebelled...
  • The top 10 benefits of being an atheist

    04/14/2020 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2020 | Ray Comfort
    There are supposedly real benefits to being an atheist, ten of which I’ve listed below (those in quotes are from actual atheists[1]):1. I can embrace new scientific theories about human origins, without being saddled with the belief that a god created everything.2. I’m free from church hierarchy telling me what I can and can’t do.3. I can embrace a woman’s right to make choices when it comes to her own body.4. I don’t have to give my money to a church, so that the pastor can afford his own personal jet.5. People don’t look down on me intellectually because I...
  • The Spiderman fallacy and Christianity; How Atheists reason for disbelief in Jesus through the use of the “Spiderman fallacy”.

    03/19/2020 8:05:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/19/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    An atheist that I was dialoging with a while back tried to support his disbelief in Jesus through the use of the “Spiderman fallacy”, which is a contrived argument that has been defined in the following way by Urban Dictionary:(Courtesy of Robin Schumacher)Archaeologists 1,000 years from now unearth a collection of Spiderman comics. From the background art, they can tell it takes place in New York City. NYC is an actual place, as confirmed by archaeology. However, this does not mean that Spiderman existed.Often used to illustrate the flaw in the assertion by evangelical Christians that archaeologists unearthing biblical cities...
  • Charlie Daniels: The Dumbing Up of America

    03/02/2020 9:18:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 2, 2020 | Charlie Daniels
    We have long heard the phrase “The dumbing down of America” to describe the effort of the Democratic Party to indoctrinate, under-educate, immigrate and acclimate, to influence the coming elections to favor the Democrat candidates. Usually, when we think about this process, we tend to imagine it to be the poorly educated, illegal aliens, the huddled masses who dwell generationally at the bottom of the prosperity chain, looking for someone to blame their plight on. And such a movement does exist in those echelons as the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party strives to tilt the playing field by hook,...
  • Imagining what a President Bernie Sanders would mean for Jews

    03/01/2020 7:09:38 PM PST · by karpov · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    WASHINGTON, NOV. 20, 2021: When Bernie Sanders won the presidential election in a squeaker last year, progressive Jews enthused that a glorious new era in American Judaism had dawned. Synagogues in Park Slope and on the Upper West Side took turns hosting thought leaders such as Peter Beinart (author of “The Crisis of Zionism”) and Max Blumenthal (“Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”) to explain how American Jews were heading into a “post-Israel” era — and why that was a good thing. Lefty rabbis published lengthy Facebook posts about how mainstream and center-right Jewish organizations are all actually racist...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King's Refutation of Atheistic Materialism

    01/20/2020 9:26:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-19-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on January 19, 2020January 19, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Dr. Martin Luther King’s Refutation of Atheistic Materialism I am reposting this article since we are discussing it on EWTN’s Morning Glory radio show. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate today, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country.Among his recorded sermons is one in which Dr. King addressed the problem of unbelief, of...
  • Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools

    01/22/2020 7:49:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/22/2020 | Joy Pullmann
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether parents and taxpayers have any choices about the kind of religion American children are taught with taxpayer funds. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue concerns whether private donations may support schools that make their religious beliefs explicit. It could also undo a century of U.S. court and legislative decisions that used animus between Protestants and Catholics to attack the faith of both kinds of Christians’ children over the last century.Five years ago, Montana’s legislature enacted a tiny school choice program that allows residents to deduct up to...
  • China: Children Cannot Become Christians until They Are 18

    12/30/2019 9:51:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 12/30/2019 | Michael Foust
    China’s recent crackdown on Christianity has led to intensified enforcement of a law already on the books: children and youth cannot convert to the faith until they’re 18. Churches across China are canceling Sunday School classes for children in light of the new clampdown, according to Mission Network News. “One of the rules that have always been in their law is that you cannot proselytize or you cannot convert somebody under the age of 18,” Erik Burklin of China Partner told Mission Network News. Previously, he said, parents “were having their children come to church and many churches started what...