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  • Babylon Rising? War-torn Iraq is rebuilding and Pope Francis is heading there to see it for himself, encourage Christian community

    02/25/2021 7:44:10 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    All Arab News ^ | Joel Rosenberg
    Ancient biblical prophecies in both the Old and the New Testaments indicate Iraq will become the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world in the “End of Days.”And the most evil.Iraq, of course, is a modern name and is not a name ever used in the Bible.The Hebrew prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah described the region we now call Iraq variously as Babel, Babylon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Shinar.In the New Testament, the Book of Revelation also speaks of the future of Babylon.In fact, the Apostle John described a prophetically reborn “Babylon” as the epicenter of wickedness in the last days,...
  • Party Of Love And Progress Rejoices Over Death Of Political Opponent (Babylon Bee)

    02/17/2021 10:02:15 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 25 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 17, 2021 | Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Within minutes of the news of the death of Rush Limbaugh, Democrats, well known as the party of love, empathy, and progress, began to rejoice over the death of their political opponent.The party that is known for standing against hate in all its forms, the party that has chanted "Love Trumps Hate!" for the last four years, the party that calls the other side hateful bigots who will be on the wrong side of history for their opposition to love and tolerance, all cheered loudly and danced on Limbaugh's grave on social media for much of the day Wednesday."Listen, hate...
  • Is Abortion the Issue that Determines Everything Else?

    02/15/2021 6:09:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Polticrossing ^ | 15 Feb 2021 | Chris Widener
    I will confess. I have never been a huge pro-life activist. I have never donated to pro-life causes. I have never been to a pro-life march. Yes, I have always been pro-life but never understood not only the importance of the issue in and of itself, but how the position one takes – or society takes – will determine your position on almost everything else. That has changed, and while I am late to the movement, it is better late than never.
  • First Female Referee Throws Flag On Play But Won’t Say What’s Wrong

    02/09/2021 12:17:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2-7-2021 | Staff
    TAMPA, FL—Sarah Thomas, the first female referee to officiate in a Super Bowl, threw a flag on a play in the second quarter but refused to say what was wrong."Penalty, on the offense -- you know what, never mind. It's fine," she said after throwing a flag on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."Wait -- what'd I do wrong?" asked Tom Brady indignantly."Nothing. I said it was fine," she said, folding her arms."It doesn't seem like it's fine. You threw a flag!" Brady responded.She shrugged and turned away. "No, it's totally fine. Go and play football with your friends. It's fine."Play proceeded...
  • 138,000 Points Suddenly Awarded To Losing Team At Halftime (Babylon Bee)

    02/08/2021 6:58:32 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | Feburary 8, 2021 | Babylon Bee
    138,000 Points Suddenly Awarded To Losing Team At Halftime February 7th, 2021TAMPA, FL—Though they had been trailing in the Super Bowl throughout most of the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs were suddenly awarded 138,000 points at halftime, sources confirmed Sunday evening."After closer examination, we discovered several more points scored by the Chiefs that we had missed initially," said one official. "Sometimes these things show up in the instant replay footage."After receiving the exciting news, the halftime show transitioned into a victory celebration for the winning team. "We hope this small irregularity doesn't undermine your faith in our officiating," said...
  • Hollywood figures ask NBC to remove Trump town hall from Biden slot

    10/15/2020 9:59:23 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/2020 | Teton Steinbuch
    More than 100 actors, directors, writers and producers are protesting NBC News’ decision to hold a town hall with President Trump on Thursday night at the same time as a previously scheduled Joe Biden event on ABC News, according to a report. In an open letter, the Hollywood crowd assailed NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde and Brian Roberts, head of NBCU parent Comcast, that the network is allowing Trump to “counterprogram” his Democratic rival at 8 p.m., the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Proud Mayor Lets His Entire City Burn To The Ground Just To Make Trump Look Bad

    09/01/2020 9:40:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8-31-2020 | Staff
    PORTLAND, OR--In an effort to prevent the reelection of sitting President Donald Trump, Mayor Ted Wheeler is encouraging citizens to raze their city to the ground. They hope that by desolating the entire city and reducing it to nothing more than smoking heaps of ash, that Trump won't stand a chance in 2020. "This is a small price to pay, if it means getting literally Hitler out of office," said Mayor Ted Wheeler pouring gasoline throughout the city. "Now burn those buildings down! Burn them all!" In response to the violence, the president has offered to send support to restore...
  • Time's Up America

    08/02/2020 5:41:26 PM PDT · by ssgrjones · 23 replies
    Aug 2, 2020 | Richard Jones
    Urgent Message: Patriots/Body of Christ need to read the following to save our Republic Mat_10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. Rapture 1 Bride of Christ - Aug 5, 2020: The 15th of Av: Tu B’Av (Love - (wise virgins) and Rebirth: And the Talmud tells us that many years ago the “daughters of Jerusalem would go dance in the vineyards” on the 15th of Av, and “whoever did not have a wife would go there” to find himself a bride.), Gen_49:10,...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Find Ancient Artifacts from the Time of Ezra, Nehemiah

    07/07/2020 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies ^ | June 30, 2020 | Emily Jones
    Excavators uncovered a seal and a bullae -- a seal impression use to sign documents or containers during ancient times -- in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation of the City of David in Jerusalem. These two artifacts were found next to the rubble of a structure that was destroyed during the 6th century BC by the Babylonians... The researchers said the finding was very rare and reveals just how badly Jerusalem was damaged during the Babylonian destruction. "The finding of the stamp and seal impression in the City of David indicates that despite the city's dire situation after the destruction,...
  • Op-Ed: Anyone Who Claims Cancel Culture Is Real Is A Bigot Who Should Lose His Job (SATIRE)

    07/06/2020 12:04:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | July 6th, 2020 | Garth Strudlefudd
    There is a blight on this country, and it is right-wingers slandering progressives by claiming that we’re intolerant and unreasonable with this made-up thing they call “cancel culture.” Why would people express such enmity toward the American left, people who are all about compassion and caring for others? Obviously the only explanation is that the people spreading this “cancel culture” lie are horrible bigots who need to be cast out of society. There could be people right now -- working at a store, sitting in an office, maybe living in your own household -- who are a part of this...
  • Praise For the Ruin of the City! … Isaiah Apocalypse pt 4

    04/21/2020 9:15:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    billrandles.wordpress ^ | 04-21-20 | Bill Randles
    O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built. Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat,...
  • The Fall Of The City Of Confusion...Isaiah's apocalypse pt 2

    Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the...
  • CNN's Ratings Collapse As Coronavirus Fears Empty American Airports

    03/13/2020 11:42:35 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 13, 2020
    U.S.—CNN's ratings have somehow tanked even worse than they previously had as Americans began to quarantine themselves and stopped taking commercial flights, emptying American airports and robbing the cable channel of its captive audience. While CNN is usually able to claim millions of captive viewers every day, their audience dropped to almost nothing overnight. With airports completely devoid of weary travelers with dead smartphones and nothing to look at but CNN, the core of the channel's audience has disappeared overnight. Screens at airports across the country continued to play CNN to empty airports, creating a spooky, dystopian atmosphere as hosts...
  • [SATIRE] Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

    01/20/2020 10:55:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1-20-2020 | Staff
    [SATIRE] U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today. Reporters expressed their grief and condolences as the violence they hyped has so far failed to materialize. "Nobody has so much as fired a shot. This is an unbelievable tragedy," said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter, clearly caught up in the anguish of the moment. "It's tragic that we live in a country where reporters who are just minding their own business trying to push a narrative can have everything ripped away from them in an...
  • Controversial Cuneiform Tablets Tell Tales of Security Dogs and a Lost City

    01/08/2020 12:29:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | 8 January, 2020 - 16:58 | Ashley Cowie
    An archaeologist has admitted that around 1,400 cuneiform tablets might have been stolen from Irisagrig, a 4,000-year-old lost Sumerian city in modern day Iraq. While the robbers obviously know the location of the ancient city, the authorities don’t! In a Live Science article we learn that ‘only looters have the location’ of this ancient city and perplexed archaeologists said this haul of newly examined tablets describes not only the palace of Irisagrig and the animals kept on the grounds, including lions and dogs; but that they also detail a festival held in a temple dedicated to a god of mischief....
  • Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon gets long-overdue international recognition

    01/04/2020 10:55:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Middle East Institute ^ | Sep 2019 | Hadani Ditmars
    Babylon has seen it all. From its peak as the Neo-Babylonian capital under King Nebuchadnezzar through its heavy-handed 1987 reconstruction by Saddam Hussein to its post-invasion demise when American and Polish troops ran roughshod over its ruins and ISIS threatened its very existence, the ancient city has witnessed empires come and go. The 2500-acre site, 50 miles south of Baghdad, comprises both the ruins of the ancient city as well as surrounding villages and agricultural areas. Between 626 and 539 BCE, the city was the capital of the Neo-Babylonian empire and the largest metropolis in the world. It was here...
  • 3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example..[tr]

    11/27/2019 1:49:22 PM PST · by TomServo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/2019 | By Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the "earliest ever example of fake news" exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story.
  • King Nebuchadnezzar And Why He Is The Focus Of Kanye West's Upcoming Opera

    11/18/2019 12:10:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2019 | Chris Lambert
    On Sunday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce an opera. It’s titled, “Nebuchadnezzar” and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24th, at 4pm. The announcement notes, “Music with Sunday Service, Peter Collins & Infinities Song*” As of right now, we don’t know what this opera will entail. The most obvious question some may have, though, is: why Nebuchadnezzar? Overall, one macro takeaway from the story of Nebuchadnezzar is this: you may not think God had anything to do with your success until one day you realize God had everything to do with your success. After the...
  • Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

    11/18/2019 6:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | November 16, 2019 | Maria Goody, Scott Simon, and Peter Brewlow
    What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of international scholars who have deciphered and are re-creating what are considered to be the world's oldest-known culinary recipes. The recipes were inscribed on ancient Babylonian tablets that researchers have known about since early in the 20th century but that were not properly translated until the end of the century.
  • The Nabonidus Inscription at Sela: Investigating a Neo-Babylonian inscription in modern Jordan

    11/06/2019 11:33:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | October 28, 2019 | Megan Sauter
    The only way to enter the mountain fortress of Sela, Jordan, is to climb the staircase cut into a natural cleft in the rock on its eastern side. Photo: © Sela Archaeological Project (2015).