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Eastern Religions (Religion)

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  • If you're converting, we need 60 days' notice … or else

    01/22/2021 6:01:43 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 1/21/21 | Charlie Butts
    Under a so-called "freedom of religion" ordinance, individuals leaving the Hindu faith in yet another state in India will lead to persecution of Christians. Nine out of 28 states in India have adopted anti-conversion laws, the latest Madhya Pradesh, which is located in the central part of the country and has a population of more than 75 million residents – the fifth largest in India. Approximately 90% of the state's population is Hindu; less than 0.3% are Christian. William Stark of International Christian Concern explains that the recently enacted anti-conversion law in Madhya Pradesh requires people who convert to Christianity,...
  • Vacant Niagara Falls Catholic Church Sold to Buddhist Temple

    02/26/2020 6:26:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | 2/26/20 | Thomas J. Prohaska
    The former St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Niagara Falls has been sold for $165,000 to a Buffalo Buddhist temple. The closed church at 5604 Lindbergh Ave. sold for $165,000 to Wat Buddhakunaram Buddhist Temple, according to papers filed this week in State Supreme Court. A judge must sign off on the sale of church property, according to New York State law. The sale contract was signed Sept. 18, according to the court filing, although the deed has not yet been filed. St. Charles Borromeo Church, incorporated in 1944, closed after the Diocese of Buffalo consolidated numerous parishes in 2008....
  • Hindu Opposition Stalls India's Tallest Christ Statue

    01/09/2020 5:46:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    UCA News ^ | 1/8/20
    Hindu groups say donated hilltop land is their god's abode and Christians cannot use itOpposition from Hindu groups has forced the Archdiocese of Bangalore to halt a project to erect what is billed as India’s tallest statue of Jesus Christ on a hilltop in Karnataka state. The southern state's government led by the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked for work to be suspended until a government probe establishes the ownership of the land, church officials told ucanews on Jan. 7. The problem began after Hindu groups challenged the archdiocese’s ownership of the 10-acre land plot on the Kapalabetta...
  • The Left's Response to India's Citizenship Bill and Love Affair with Islam

    12/21/2019 3:52:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/21/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explain why the liberal media never misses an opportunity to defend a fundamentally illiberal dogma, and how it coincides with their hatred of national sovereignty.
  • Teens discover 1500-year-old church that redefines Israeli history

    11/27/2019 12:22:15 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Wesley Hudson
    Teens discover 1500-year-old church that redefines Israeli history The church was discovered near Israel’s Ramat Beit Shemesh neighbourhood. An excavation, largely completed by teens, unearthed the church which dated back to 543 AD during the time of Emperor Justinian. After three years of detailed digging, archaeologists came across mosaics, pillars, still-intact crypts, and frescoes that at one time came together to form a beautiful church. An inscription indicated the building was complete thanks to the financial support of the Emperor. Excavation director Benjamin Storchan, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, told CBN News: “Numerous written sources attest to imperial...
  • The Reality of Islam

    04/28/2019 10:31:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/28/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the political future of Sri Lanka, and how it can confront the threat of Islamic jihad.
  • Only Man Is vile (The Sri Lankan Massacre)

    04/24/2019 10:32:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/24/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the Easter Sunday massacre of Christians in Sri Lanka, and the distorted lens through which the media covers attacks on Christians globally.
  • Burma | No Country For Radical Islam

    04/08/2019 10:10:00 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/8/19 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    An historical analysis of the conflict in Burma.
  • Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

    01/27/2019 5:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 1/20/19 | Lauren Frayer and Furkan Latif Khan
    Shivering and blue-lipped but smiling, Niraj Shukla emerged from the Ganges River this week, flanked by his parents and millions of other people, feeling renewed. "The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?" said Shukla, a 32-year-old engineer who lives in India's capital New Delhi. The Shukla family were among the first of what's expected to be 150 million pilgrims all taking a dip in India's holy river through March 4 as part of the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu religious festival billed as the world's largest gathering of human...
  • The Messiah Enters Into History...Luke's Nativity pt 3

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while...
  • Fight between police and Coptic monks outside Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    10/28/2018 5:19:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    An incident between police and Coptic clerics that occurred outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has drawn accusations of police violence against the monks, after officers tried to break up the group of protesters who would not let Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) maintenance workers into the church... Police said they initially spoke with protesters and warned them that if they did not leave the area and allow the workers to enter, they would have to be evacuated. According to police, the protesters ignored these warnings, leading one who refused to move to be arrested... Anba Angaelos, the Coptic Orthodox...
  • High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

    08/02/2018 7:09:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    BBC.CO.UK ^ | August 2, 2018 | BBC
    A high-ranking Chinese monk has denied accusations he sexually harassed nuns and coerced them into sex by "controlling their minds". Abbot Xuecheng's alleged actions were detailed in a report sent to government officials by two monks from Longquan temple where he is based. The temple, in Beijing, has accused the monks of "distorting facts". Xuecheng is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct as part of a growing #MeToo movement in China. He is the head of the Buddhist Association of China, the youngest person to ever hold the position, and a political adviser to the government....
  • Violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

    05/24/2018 12:02:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    The conversation ^ | 29 April 2018 | TC
    New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, in 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.... The movement known as Buddhism revivalism or Protestantism in Sri Lanka started with Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933). Known as the father of Buddhist Protestantism in Sri Lanka, Dharmapala had an anti-imperialist and nationalist agenda. Besides fighting the British, who ruled Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) at the time, Dharmapala focused on founding Buddhist schools and strengthening the...
  • Today Hindu's celebrate Holi Festival

    03/02/2018 10:38:15 AM PST · by entropy12 · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 03/02/2018 | Video
    What is Holi? Rooted in Hindu mythology, Holi also celebrates the triumph of good over evil — symbolism that correlates with the passing of winter. The Holi Festival’s history stems from the legend of a female demon and her brother, who believed was the ruler of the universe, according to CNN. His son, however, followed Vishnu, the protector of the universe, turning his back on the demon. The demon siblings plotted to kill the sun, but failed and died after Vishnu protected the son, who in turn became the king.
  • Buddhist Monk says all races and religions could live together if it weren’t for Muslims

    11/05/2017 3:52:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies ^ | October 31, 2017 | staff
    In Myanmar, Muslims are killing Buddhists and trying to destroy Buddhism in order to create an Islamic State. ***video only on link***
  • Three Converts, Three Religions: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens

    10/17/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | 10/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The imminent release of “Trouble No More” -- the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series; this one covers his controversial 1979-81 “Christian period” -- recalls the long-gone age of high-profile rock star conversions.Dylan became a Christian, George Harrison dived into Krishna consciousness, and Cat Stevens embraced Islam, and each demonstrated, yet again, that Leftist dogma is false. The content of one’s religious beliefs does matter, and influences those who take their religions seriously.Both Harrison and Dylan were widely criticized for their sanctimony. Reviewing Harrison’s 1973 album “Living in the Material World” in New Musical Express, Tony Tyler called the...
  • Turkey's Two Modern transformations...Euphrates pt 3

    Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Revelation 9:14-15)The Source of the Euphrates River is in the nation now known as Turkey, and from the mountains of what was once known as Armenia. Armenia was the first Gentile nation to officially accept Christianity, in the second century, and maintained a Christian presence even through the dark years...
  • Should Church Worship Spaces Be Used for Yoga?

    09/19/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2017 | Mark D. Tooley
    Recently Duke Chapel at Duke University in North Carolina tweeted photos of yoga exercises on the floor of its majestic worship space as part of Healthy Duke Week of Wellness. Built in the 1930s as a Methodist sanctuary in the style of a Gothic cathedral for what was then a Methodist affiliated school, Duke Chapel is now nondenominational. There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities? Tai-chi? Kickboxing? Karate? Spinning? Ballroom dancing? Salsa?...
  • 2017 07 16 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Kicking the Can Down the Road"

    07/16/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 7/16/17 | John Haller
    2 Timothy 4, written as Paul was facing imminent death, states this, beginning in verse 1: "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to...
  • The Last Great Apostasy...the West in prophecy pt 7

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so...