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  • After-School 'Satan Club' Takes New Aim at Archenemy: Christian Clubs for Kids

    02/17/2022 6:05:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/22 | Lauren Green
    The Satanic Temple is fighting against Christian-focused after-school clubs — and children are in the crosshairsThe Satanic Temple recently opened an after-school "Satan Club" in a Moline, Illinois, elementary school, as part of its nationwide campaign to push back against the Christian Good News Clubs offered to schoolchildren after regular-hour classes. Parents protested outside the Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline when the first after-school Satan Club met there last month. Last Thursday, a few people came out to protest the club's second meeting as well. It's why some say that spiritual warfare is now taking place in America's public...
  • Kerala Filmmaker Ali Akbar Converts To Hinduism, Says He Has Lost Faith In Islam

    12/29/2021 10:03:01 PM PST · by Cronos · 12 replies
    India today ^ | 12 December 2021
    Winner of Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director in the year 1988, filmmaker Ali Akbar who has directed more than 20 films, has announced that he is quitting Islam and converting to Hinduism. The director took this step after discussing with his wife, who too is converting to Hinduism. As he said, "They have lost faith in religion." he said, "Today, I am throwing away an attire I received by birth. From today onwards I am not a Muslim. I am an Indian. That is my reply to those people who posted thousands of smiling emoticons against India."
  • Muslim men getting converted to Hinduism

    12/19/2021 1:16:04 AM PST · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Afternoon voice ^ | 12 December 2021 | Vaidehi Taman
    Film producer Ali Akbar sparked the controversy by becoming Ramasimhan – the name he chose for himself. He said that Ramasimhan was a man who was killed when he stood close to his culture and therefore that name was appropriate for him. Following disgraceful reactions to the news of the death of General Bipin Rawat, Ali Akbar deactivated his Facebook account. He was also affected by the fact that no religious leader called out such reactions and decided to convert. He made his announcement through a new account. He also said that he would not force his daughters to change...
  • ‘Rapture’ Likely To Occur By 2021, Claims World Bible Society President

    12/10/2021 1:36:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 58 replies
    Eurasia review ^ | October 4, 2012
    The End Times are nearing, and the ‘Rapture’ could happen within 10 years, according to the World Bible Society President. Dr. F. Kenton Beshore. More specifically, Beshore claims that the “Rapture” is likely to occur between now and 2021 and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from 2018 and 2028. (Related article: “The ‘End-Time’ Is Really A Good Time – OpEd“) The ‘Rapture” is the belief by some Protestant Christians that prior to the Second Coming of Christ, faithful Christians will be “caught up,” and removed from the Earth. Pre-tribulation rapture theology — such as espoused by Beshore — was...
  • In Muslim-majority Indonesia, daughter of ex-president converts from Islam to Hinduism

    10/29/2021 1:01:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    India Today ^ | 29 October 2021 | India Today
    The daughter of Sukarno, Indonesia’s founding father and first president, on Tuesday converted from Islam to Hinduism, an unorthodox move in the world’s most populous Muslim country.Sukmawati Sukarnoputri, 69, embraced Hinduism in a ritual called 'Sudhi Wadani' . The ceremony took place at the Sukarno Centre Heritage Area, named after her father, located inside the Buleleng Regency in Bali. According to media reports, Sukmawati’s Balinese grandmother, Ida Ayu Nyoman Rai Srimben, played a major role in influencing her decision to convert to Hinduism. It may be pointed out that the main religion in Bali is Hinduism, though it is...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Healed from Death

    10/24/2021 9:03:48 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 10-24-2021 | Aux. Bishop R. Barron
    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:46-52 Friends, today in the Gospel passage, we see Jesus’ mercy toward the blind man as a hallmark of his ministry. Jesus comes as healer, savior, inaugurator of the kingdom. He is the embodiment of hope. Jesus wanted to connect human suffering to the very source of life and health. The energy of God pours through him to the needy. Now, I realize a question may be forming in your mind: "Well, why doesn’t he simply cure everyone then?" The answer is obviously wrapped up in the mystery of God’s will, but the important...
  • Group Asks Judge to Halt Aztec Prayers in California Public Schools

    09/30/2021 6:14:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/29/21 | Joseph M.Hanneman
    The suit claims the state’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum and its in-classroom activities constitute state-sanctioned prayer, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution.A group of California taxpayers and school parents is asking the Superior Court of California for a restraining order to block the state’s public schools from using prayers to Aztec and Yoruba gods as a classroom activity. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 7 before Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon in San Diego. Californians for Equal Rights Foundation and school parents Eric Gonzales, Steve Houbeck and Jose Velazquez sued the...
  • Michchhami Dukkadam - last day of paryushana (the most important festival in Jainism) - Jain religion

    09/13/2021 2:50:05 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    abutimes ^ | 2014 | Abu
    Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ is an ancient Prakrit phrase literally meaning — may all the evil that has been done be fruitless. It is especially used on the Kshamavani Diwas or Forgiveness Day, celebrated on Samvatsari, the concluding day of the eight or ten day Paryushana festival, one of the main festivals of the cheap ativan online cost Jain community. On this day, Jains request forgiveness from each other for all offences committed. The phrase is also used when a person makes a mistake, or recollects making one in everyday life, or when asking for forgiveness in advance for inadvertent ones.Michchhāmi...
  • Parents sue California to stop chants to Aztec gods in ethnic studies curriculum

    09/05/2021 4:35:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2021 | Anugrah Kumar
    Parents of students in the California public school system have filed a lawsuit against the state's Department of Education in an attempt to remove a chant to Aztec gods that's part of a new ethnic studies curriculum. The lawsuit was filed Friday by the conservative legal firm Thomas More Society on behalf of the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, individual taxpayers and parents of current and former students after their Aug. 26 letter to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction demanding withdraw of the Aztec prayer from the curriculum went unanswered. The lawsuit says the “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” has...
  • India’s War on Muslims Continues to Escalate in Plain Sight

    07/09/2021 11:32:09 PM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    Byline timee ^ | 1 July 2021 | CJ Werleman
    News host Tucker Carlson, asked his millions of viewers why I, an Australian journalist based in the United States, had not been arrested for allegedly “misreporting” hate crimes in India. “My question is this – why isn’t Indian law taking action against CJ Werleman?” asked Goswami during a segment titled ‘Unfollow Twitter’ which was telecasted last Friday. The point Goswami was driving home is why hadn’t Indian authorities laid charges against me, like it had against three Indian journalists, all of whom are Muslim – including Washington Post columnist Rana Ayub – and three Muslim members of Congress, for sharing...

    05/27/2021 11:16:14 PM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Goa Chronicle ^ | 5 May 2020 | Amit kumar Bhowmik
    I confess that I have always been intrigued and fascinated; even influenced, by the teachings of ‘Zoroaster’, also known as’ Zarathustra’, ‘Zarathushtra Spitama ‘or ‘Ashu Zarathushtra,’ who was an ancient Iranian Prophet. ‘Zarathustra’ literally means ‘golden camel” in Old Iranian, derived from ‘zarat’ denoting “golden”, combined with ‘ushtra’ meaning “camel”, which was considered as a hallowed being. He founded what is now known as ‘Zoroastrianism.’ ‘Zarathustra’ was born in Bactria (or Aria) in modern day Iran (then Persia) around 628 BCE, possibly, in Rhages, (Iran) .He died around about 551BCE. He was the son of a not very prominent Nobleman,...
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch blasts

    05/08/2021 4:52:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 05.05.21 | CARA ANNA
    The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in his first public comments on the war in the country's Tigray region is sharply criticizing Ethiopia's actions, saying he believes it's genocide: "They want to destroy the people of Tigray." In a video shot last month on a mobile phone and carried out of Ethiopia, the elderly Patriarch Abune Mathias addresses the church's scores of millions of followers and the international community, saying his previous attempts to speak out were blocked. He is ethnic Tigrayan. The video comes as the conflict in Tigray marks six months. Thousands of people have been killed...
  • Saudis come out against Temple Mount Saudi Twitter users say that Muslims should be praying only towards Mecca.

    03/07/2021 2:56:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/7/21 | Shlomo Witty
    Last week, Saudi Twitter pages began to promote the message that ‘the direction of Jewish prayers do not matter to me”. The campaign, designed to emphasize the importance of Mecca and Medina as the holy places of Islam, and to eliminate the importance of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, has caused considerable controversy online. Among the most prominent messages in the campaign were those who wrote that "the direction of the prayers of the Jews is not important to us, what is important to us is only our homeland," referring to Saudi Arabia. This tweet was written by a well-known...
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses Leader: COVID-19 Signals the “Last Day of the Last Days” rapture

    02/27/2021 1:36:09 PM PST · by Cronos · 662 replies
    Patheos ^ | 20 march | He meant mehta
    In case you’re wondering how some religions are coping with the outbreak of COVID-19, just look to the Jehovah’s Witnesses to see how absurd reactions can get. In a recent video featuring Governing Body member Stephen Lett, he absolutely delights in the disease because he sees it as a signal that Armageddon is imminent. So the events unfolding around us are making clear, [more] than ever, that we’re living in the final part of the Last Days. Undoubtedly, the final part of the final part of the Last Days, shortly before the last day of the Last Days.
  • No longer knocking on doors, Jehovah's Witnesses have adapted their ministries to COVID-19

    02/27/2021 6:50:34 AM PST · by Cronos · 38 replies
    Commercial appeal ^ | 21 January 2021 | Catherine Burgess
    Before COVID-19 reached the United States, Roderick and Danesha Allen spent an estimated 60-70 hours every month going door to door. As Jehovah's Witnesses, spreading their message is a central part of their religion, and witnesses have been doing so "door to door" for years. "That was our go to," said Roderick Allen, who lives with his wife near West Memphis, Arkansas. "We spent a lot of time knocking on doors, talking to strangers about the Bible, something we both really, really enjoyed, being able to connect with people, show an interest in people and their situations.” But for the...
  • The quran shop sketch. (This is a re-write of the Cheese shop sketch by Monty Python.)

    02/25/2021 8:19:39 AM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Sneaker's Corner ^ | 2-22-21 | Sneaker's Corner
    From the Sneaker's Corner page: "This is a re-write of the Cheese shop sketch by Monty Python. Here is the original sketch:​ (I've re-edited to balance the background sound, hopefully, better) Sneaker's Corner is jointly run by Mel and Murad. We also work in collaboration with Bala. Our theories are liable to be updated in light of new information, so please treat them as our considered view in light of what we currently know. We support freedom of expression, however, spamming in the comment section is not welcome. Please take the time to compose your own view. Copy and...
  • Migrant Muslims on the Prowl: 'These Men Act in Groups and Start Hunting, Treating the Women Like Prey'

    02/12/2021 10:43:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 02-10-2021 | George Thomas
    From London to Vienna to Stockholm, young migrant men, mostly from Muslim-majority countries, are targeting white women for sexual violence and harassment. European governments are doing little to stop the attacks or punish the perpetrators for fear of being labeled racist. Now some are warning that immigration and Islam are endangering women's rights and security across Europe. For some forty years, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of young women have been drugged, raped, and beaten across dozens of UK cities by men belonging to so-called grooming gangs. "They are gangs of men who groom young teenage girls and abuse them for sex...
  • More than Just a Parable: The Genetic History of the Samaritans

    01/27/2021 5:36:45 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    23 and me ^ | 2008 | 23
    ...Many people who know this parable or the term ‘Good Samaritan’ are unaware of who the Samaritans really are. In actuality, the Samaritans are a unique people whose history can be traced to Biblical times. They are not considered ethnically Jewish or Arab, despite the fact that Samaritans have lived in close proximity to both groups for thousands of years. Though they used to be numerous, there are now only about 700 Samaritans left, divided between two towns near Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. They rarely marry non-Samaritans, and their religious practices are distinct from all Jewish sects. Their ability to...
  • Why didn’t the Jews and Samaritans get along?

    01/22/2021 1:10:31 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    USC ^ | 14 May 2020 | Alice Camille
    ...Israel’s first king, Saul, only governs some of these people. His successor, David, pulls all the tribes together under him. David’s son, Solomon, does little to hold them in place. When Solomon dies in 930 B.C.E., the kingdom fractures into big northern Israel and meager southern Judah. The north names its capital Samaria. The southern kings retain David’s capital at Jerusalem. As scholar Raymond Brown points out, the distance between Samaria and Jerusalem was 35 miles—closer than Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which share an airport. But proximity doesn’t equal intimacy. Eventually, Samaria becomes a catchword for the entire northern region....
  • Is Jesus the same person as Archangel Michael as Seventh Day Adventist claim using Daniel 12 and Revelation 12?

    12/11/2020 4:32:45 AM PST · by Cronos · 83 replies
    Evidence for Christianity ^ | 3 August 2009 | John Oakes
    Question:I have come across a statement which a 7th Day Adventist claims. They say Jesus and the Archangel Michael is one and the same person. Their reading is in Daniel and also revelation with the war in heaven, I think its chapter 12. I find this hard to believe. What are your views in this?Answer:No, Jesus is DEFINITELY not Michael. I am a bit surprised to hear a 7th Day Adventist making this heretical claim. This would be no surprise at all coming from a Jehovah’s Witness, as they believe that Jesus is not God, but a very high and...