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  • John D. Davidson | C.S. Lewis' Haunting Prophecy About Today (video and formatted transcript)

    06/01/2024 4:40:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    youtube.com ^ | John Daniel Davidson
    Here is the formatted transcript with proper capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphs added (formatting by Claude.ai): Yeah, even the phrase for Chapter 5, the title of Chapter 5 is called "The Rise of the Materialist Magician." And that phrase "materialist magician," I took from C.S. Lewis's book "The Screwtape Letters." For those that don't know, "The Screwtape Letters" is an epistolary novel that takes the form of a series of letters that this demon Screwtape writes to his nephew demon Wormwood. Wormwood is assigned a person to try to damn to hell, to tempt and to enslave. Wormwood asks Screwtape a...
  • Student reportedly forced into Hindu rituals at Chicago school granted class action status

    04/30/2024 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/25/24 | Mauck & Baker, LLC
    A petition for class action status by a former Chicago Public School student, Kaya Hudgins, who alleged that her school coerced her to participate in Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Hindu practices has been granted by a federal judge in a lawsuit against the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and the David Lynch Foundation. Attorneys at Mauck & Baker, representing Kaya Hudgins, received an order from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarding class certification to Hudgins and her peers. The class action lawsuit alleges that while minor students were attending certain Chicago...
  • Pagan ‘prayer’ to Zeus, Apollo offered at 2024 Olympics torch lighting ceremony

    04/23/2024 8:15:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 23, 2024 | Stephen Kokx
    Pagan ‘prayer’ to Zeus, Apollo offered at 2024 Olympics torch lighting ceremonyA ‘high priestess’ prayed to Zeus and Apollo at a Greek pagan temple during the Paris Olympics’ torch lighting ceremony earlier this month, prompting backlash from Christians online.OLYMPIA, Greece (LifeSiteNews) — In less than 100 days, the summer Olympics will kick off in Paris, which, like every leading global city, a growing number of non-Christian foreigners now call home. God forbid there should be a terrorist attack or a Catholic church that goes up in flames. Earlier this month, the games’ first ceremony, the torch lighting ritual, was held...
  • Neolithic women in Europe were tied up and buried alive in ritual sacrifices, study suggests

    04/13/2024 10:36:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 10, 2024 | Tom Metcalfe
    The research found evidence of the "incaprettamento" method of murder at 14 Neolithic sites in Europe.The murder of sacrificial victims by "incaprettamento" — tying their neck to their legs bent behind their back, so that they effectively strangled themselves — seems to have been a tradition across much of Neolithic Europe, with a new study identifying more than a dozen such murders over more than 2,000 years.The study comes after a reassessment of an ancient tomb that was discovered more than 20 years ago at Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux near Avignon, in southern France. The tomb mimics a silo, or pit where grain...
  • The Decline Of Christianity Means The End Of Neutral Spaces

    04/02/2024 7:43:34 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Decline Of Christianity Means The End Of Neutral SpacesThe fading of Christianity in the West doesn’t mean the triumph of secular liberalism but the return of an oppressive paganism.President’s Biden’s decision to elevate Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, was no accident. Yes, we all know (now) that it falls on March 31 every year, while the date of Easter obviously varies. But the idea that the White House’s promotion of the transgender agenda on Easter was a mere coincidence, as Biden’s press secretary insisted on Monday, strains credulity. We all know...
  • America’s Stunning Embrace Of Paganism Signals The End Of This Country As We Know It

    03/28/2024 9:07:17 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 27, 2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    The following essay is adapted from the author’s new book, Pagan America: The Decline of Christianity and the Dark Age to Come. It’s hard to survey the state of our country and not conclude that something is very wrong in America. I don’t just mean with our economy or the border or rampant crime in our cities, but with our basic grasp on reality itself. Our cultural and political elite now insist that men can become women, and vice versa, and that even children can consent to what they euphemistically call “gender-affirming care.” In a perfect inversion of reason and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican again turns off lights for ‘Earth Hour’ to promote ‘respect for Our Mother Earth’

    03/25/2024 5:06:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 25, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican again turns off lights for ‘Earth Hour’ to promote ‘respect for Our Mother Earth’Father Enzo Fortunato, the communicators director of St. Peter’s Basilica, linked the move to Pope Francis’ encyclical on ‘climate change,’ Laudato Si’."The Vatican once again turned off its external lights for an hour this weekend to “raise awareness of respect for Our Mother Earth.”In a statement issued to journalists accredited to the Holy See late Saturday afternoon, Father Enzo Fortunato – the recently appointed director of communications for St. Peter’s Basilica – announced the darkening of the basilica that evening: On the occasion of...
  • Pagans Worship Sex

    01/30/2024 1:25:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 92 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | January 28, 2024 | FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK
    Pagans Worship SexPagans worship sex and the body. Christians worship God. Alone. The pornographic cult, which has seized power in Rome, and which centers around the sexual act and the body as it relates to coition, is forbidden as sinful for Christians.Are the agents of disorder and subversion in the Vatican attempting to substitute the idolatry of a sex cult for the true faith? Worship of the body and the sexual function apart from marriage and procreation is pagan. Pagans are closed in on nature apart from Revelation. Pagan cults are deprived of the supernatural, imprisoned within the “eternal return”...
  • “Climate Scientist” Promoted by Danny Akin at SEBTS Has Pagan Ritual Performed Over Her at World Economic Forum

    01/24/2024 1:44:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Disntr ^ | January 20, 2024 | staff
    Dr. Katharine Hayhoe calls herself a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian, blending her role as a professor at Texas Tech University with efforts to weave climate change narratives into religion. Her approach, essentially merging speculative science with religious beliefs, has placed her in the spotlight of climate activism within religious circles, even in the Southern Baptist Convention. Katharine Hayhoe’s appearance at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a move greenlit by its president, Danny Akin, is more than just a whopping misjudgment but is indicative of the priorities of Southern Baptists today. Her advocacy for climate alarmism cloaked under the guise...
  • Creepy photo shows runner unknowingly passing Hawaiian Night Marcher demon in haunted forest

    01/12/2024 4:59:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/11/24 | Rachel Bowman
    A woman may have unknowingly passed the ghost of a supposed ancient Hawaiian warrior while running through a rainforest. Kay Borleis was running the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team’s Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run on the Honolulu Mauka trails in Oahu in January 2019 when she had the spooky encounter. 'To this day, we still don’t know what it was,' said Borleis, a senior art director, in a blog post. The race, known as HURT 100, is a 20-mile loop through the rainforests that participants run five times. Borelis' friend Cassie was running the fourth lap with her when Cassie snapped the...
  • The Slow Death of the Christian West: How Paganism Has Re-Emerged Through the Failure of the Church to Be Faithful

    11/16/2023 1:50:09 AM PST · by spirited irish · 12 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 11/23 | Rev. Benjamin Glaser
    In our prayer and worship help today we are going to talk about the world in which we live today and how the same men tasked with building up have been working to destroy and tear down. We are now experiencing the results of this evil. In some sense the reappearance of the strong gods, the pagan culture we left a millennia or more ago is all a result of men abandoning their responsibilities in accordance with the Fifth Commandment. Everything comes back to the law of God, and whether society will bow their knee to Christ or seek to...
  • Season of the Witch

    10/29/2023 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 10/31/2009 | Jack Kinsella
    Religious holidays are all but illegal in 21st-century America. Those few that survive have been watered down beyond recognition. Thanksgiving, a day once solemnly set aside to thank God for our blessings as a nation, has morphed into Turkey Day, a day set aside to worship the guest of honor at dinner. “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25) Most Americans don’t gather to give thanks to God, they gather to eat and watch football. For millions, it is the...
  • WOKISM: THE NEW PAGAN MORALITY

    10/03/2023 6:51:11 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 7 replies
    TruthXchange ^ | 8/22/2023 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Many sociologists now speak about the arrival of the post-Christian era in both America and the West in general. Way back in 1976, Newsweek Magazine spoke of “the year of the evangelical.” But church attendance is down in America. Young people abandon any semblance of their childhood faith as soon as they set foot in a university. This is a great concern in our churches. The Wall Street Journal recently published an analysis of national sentiment over the past 25 years on: · Religion: 62% in 1998 vs 39% today.· Having kids: 59% in 1998 vs 30% today.· Community involvement:...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil (Sept. 26, 2023) [Prayer]

    09/25/2023 5:41:56 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 43 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Sept. 25, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14)Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.Psalm 73:6 Therefore pride is their necklace;The garment of violence covers them.
  • WE ARE REPAGANIZING

    09/13/2023 2:17:24 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 10/2023 | Louise Perry
    To mention abortion and infanticide in the same breath is a provocation. A majority of voters in Britain and America regard abortion as permissible in some circumstances, whereas very few are willing to say the same of infanticide (with some notable exceptions, as we will see). But this distinction has not been made by all peoples at all times...In 1939 T. S. Eliot gave a series of lectures at the University of Cambridge in which he described a fork in the road. Western Civilization might continue along the Christian path, he predicted, or it might adopt “modern paganism.” Eliot, a...
  • Hawaii delayed diverting water that could have helped Maui wildfires, letters obtained by CNN allege

    08/23/2023 11:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2023 | Isabelle Chapman and Curt Devine
    A state agency delayed a water management company’s request to make more water available to fight the devastating wildfires on Maui earlier this month, according to letters obtained by CNN. Glenn Tremble of the West Maui Land Company, which manages water supply companies, complained in a letter to the deputy director of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management that the agency failed to quickly approve his company’s request to divert stream water to nearby reservoirs. ... Hours went by, Tremble wrote in his August 10 letter, before his request was approved. Tremble told CNN by that time, his company’s...
  • Wokism: The New Pagan Morality

    08/22/2023 8:15:49 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 4 replies
    TruthXchange ^ | 8/22/2023 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Many sociologists now speak about the arrival of the post-Christian era in both America and the West in general. Way back in 1976, Newsweek Magazine spoke of “the year of the evangelical.” But church attendance is down in America. Young people abandon any semblance of their childhood faith as soon as they set foot in a university. This is a great concern in our churches. The Wall Street Journal recently published an analysis of national sentiment over the past 25 years on: · Religion: 62% in 1998 vs 39% today.· Having kids: 59% in 1998 vs 30% today.· Community involvement:...
  • Vivek Ramaswamy's Hindu Faith Is Front and Center in His GOP Presidential Campaign

    08/06/2023 1:36:49 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 78 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 08/06/2023 | AP
    Vivek Ramaswamy, the 37-year-old biotech entrepreneur, is hovering among the top contenders as a Republican presidential candidate while being open about his Hindu faith. Vivek Ramaswamy is as comfortable talking about Bible stories as he is sharing the message of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most sacred Hindu texts. The 37-year-old biotech entrepreneur turned Republican presidential candidate has been steadily garnering support in a party dominated by conservative Christians. In many polls, he's in third place behind former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and he is one of six candidates who have qualified for the first...
  • Pope Francis Slams ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories’ in Lisbon Address

    08/02/2023 9:02:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2023 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis Slams ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories’ in Lisbon AddressROME — Pope Francis began his four-day visit to Portugal for World Youth Day by blasting capitalism, populism, and insufficient attention to migrants and climate change.“At a time when we are witnessing in many places a climate of protest and unrest, fertile terrain for populism and conspiracy theories, World Youth Day represents a chance to build together,” the pontiff told civil authorities and diplomats gathered in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.Lamenting a lack of greater global cohesiveness, the pope cautioned that “planetary injustices, wars, climate and migration crises seem to run...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mexican Bishops Conference Submits 'Indigenous Liturgical Adaptations' for Approval; Holy See 'Favorable'

    07/31/2023 4:41:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 30, 2023 | DC Rosary Rally
    [Catholic Caucus] Mexican Bishops Conference Submits 'Indigenous Liturgical Adaptations' for Approval; Holy See 'Favorable' The Mexican bishops' conference has submitted, for Vatican approval, "a series of Indigenous liturgical adaptations for the celebration of Holy Mass for the 'original peoples' of the country." The Vatican has reportedly received the adaptations 'favorably.' They include a layperson who will incense the altar in place of the priest; a "senior layperson" who will "lead community prayer," and ritual dancing. Here is what then-Cardinal Ratzinger said about liturgical dancing in his classic The Spirit of the Liturgy:Dancing is not a form of expression for the...