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  • Satanic Temple Claims Killing Babies is a Protected Religious Ritual

    05/11/2022 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | May 11, 2022 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Satanic Temple plans to challenge pro-life laws on religious freedom grounds if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade based on the claim that killing an unborn baby in an abortion is a “religious ritual” in its members’ views. The pro-abortion group announced its plans last week in reaction to a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Without Roe, states would be allowed to protect unborn babies from abortion again, and predictions estimate anywhere from a dozen to 26 states would do so. In a statement May 5, the Satanic...
  • In LA, ‘Atheist Pirates’ Remove Religious Signs from Public Streets and Overpasses

    03/04/2022 6:49:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 3/3/22 | Alejandra Molina
    ‘The only way we can have streets that are welcoming to all is if all religions can equally go through them and be on them without feeling like they are less than.’LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Standing atop an approximately 8-foot-high ladder, Evan Clark tugged at a sign tightly nailed to a utility pole on the intersection of Echo Park and Bellevue avenues, just beyond the 101 freeway ramps. The sign quoted John 14:6, and as Clark spun and pulled it to loosen it from the pole, a man in a car shouted, “The way. The truth. The life!,” quoting the...
  • Unbelief, the Opiate of the Masses

    02/18/2022 6:52:30 AM PST · by Heartlander · 54 replies
    First Things ^ | February 17, 2022 | Kurt Hofer
    Unbelief, the Opiate of the MassesReligion is the opiate of the masses.” In a single, swift turn of phrase, Marx had created a credo for the secular left. Opium, of course, is the drug of addicts; addicts cannot see beyond their chemical dependency. But if they were to lock themselves in a room and face the cold sweat withdrawals of truth, the addicts could be freed from their affliction. The veil of ignorance blinding their judgment would be torn away. Rationalist sobriety saves.But what if irreligion is the true opiate of the masses—what if unbelief is the valium of the...
  • Good News Club (( prediction 2022 )) ! Will 2022 produce a worldwide revival ?

    01/21/2022 11:57:42 PM PST · by FRinCanada2 · 17 replies
    Various online resources ^ | Various online resources
    More of a question than a post: It appears to me that 2022 (2 years after the great Public School “PLANDEMIC” shut down) is going to be the years parent regain control of our public school system! I am very interested in the politics of religious based after school programs such as “Good News Club”. The link I posted is intentionally ANTI “Good News Club” however I am personally very PRO Good News Club. As well as PRO any religious program being offered —- key words offered to students requiring parental consent of course. The main point is that parents...
  • No Country for Old Saints

    01/14/2022 6:12:30 PM PST · by MurphsLaw · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 01-14-22 | David Warren
    COVID has exposed the reality of our society, in the way that carpenter ants expose the structure of a house. St. Mother Teresa, pray for us.What now seems a long time ago (it was when I was deciding to become a Catholic), there was a controversy over Mother (now Saint) Teresa. It was caused by Christopher Hitchens, who seemed rather more controversial to me, and downright trying to be irritating. I had, at that point, never been irritated by a living Catholic saint. (Even though I was still an Anglican.) I refer, of course, to Hitchens’s book, The Missionary Position,...
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told

    01/03/2022 2:37:04 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 24 replies
    Misc. | Monday, Jan 3, 2022 | Misc.
    The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the Biblical account about Jesus of Nazareth, from the Nativity through to the Ascension. Along with the ensemble cast, it is Claude Rains' final film role. Rains as Herod the Great)Matthew 218 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. 19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a...
  • Amazing Miracles That Communism Couldn’t Stop

    12/05/2021 10:24:40 AM PST · by Bogle · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 11, 2017 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    "An angry mob of believers outside the church pulled down a police commander from his horse along with another soldier who had lied to the crowd...."
  • The Mark of the Beast is here

    12/01/2021 7:20:15 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 24 replies ^ | 12-01-2021 | James "Pinochet" Neighbors
    If you wondered what was really going on with the fake #covid19 #pandemic, it's your worst fears as we were warned about. Revelations 13 16 And he made all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath wit, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a...
  • Material for Students Cannot “Propagate Religious Teachings” [China]

    10/10/2021 6:03:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 9/24/21 | Wang Zhipeng
    The “Administrative Measures for Off-campus Training Materials” confirm that the crackdown on private tutoring is about ideology, not money only.On September 1, the Chinese Ministry of Education published its “Administrative Measures for Off-campus Training Materials for Primary and Secondary School Students.” By “off-campus training,” the CCP means the private tutoring services that help students preparing for the difficult Chinese exams. The crackdown on this multi-million-dollar market has been presented as a way to save money tutors milk out of struggling families, while realizing Xi Jinping’s goal of “common prosperity” by preventing the children of the rich from gaining advantages in...
  • "911 America" at 20: the Age of Attaining Full Manhood

    09/12/2021 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 4 replies
    Bible, Sefaria, Misc. | September 12, 2021 | Ezekiel, Misc. Writings and Texts
    We are all Israelis Now by Robert W Tracinski | Sep 19, 2001 | Middle East & Israel, POLITICS2021:At twenty for pursuit [of livelihood]This mishnah gives ages that are appropriate for the different stages in life.Pirkei Avot 5Pirkei Avot20MANHOODMAKINGS OF A MAN_______________________________________________THE NUMBER 20 MARKS THE ATTAINMENT, IN YEARS, OF FULL MANHOOD.The transition from child to adult occurs at the age of bar mitzvah (13 years old for a boy) or bas mitzvah (12 years old for a girl). It is at this age that they enter a life of mitzvah observance. Nevertheless, the jump to becoming a full member...
  • Harvard University: From once promoting Christ to now promoting an atheist chaplain

    09/03/2021 9:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/03/2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    The Reverend John Harvard must be rolling over in his grave. America’s oldest and most prestigious university, named in the Congregational minister’s honor, just promoted a “devout atheist” to be their head chaplain. This is not surprising since Harvard jettisoned its Christian roots long ago. But it’s shocking nonetheless. What’s the point of a chaplain if he doesn’t even believe in God? The Dailymail writes: “Greg Epstein, 44, who was raised in a reformed Jewish household in Queens, New York, was named president of the chaplains for the religious community at the school after serving as Harvard's 'humanist chaplain' since...
  • Harvard University names a devout ATHEIST as its new head chaplain who describes himself as 'humanist rabbi'

    08/26/2021 10:33:37 AM PDT · by algore
    A devout atheist and 'humanist chaplain' at Harvard University is set to lead the progressive university's collection of religious leaders. Greg Epstein, 44, has been named president of the chaplains for the religious community at the Ivy League School. Epstein, who has served as Harvard's 'humanist chaplain' since 2005 is a devout atheist and caters to fellow nonreligious believers as well as agnostics and humanists at the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school. Epstein, who was raised in a reformed Jewish household in Queens, New York, said his elevation to the position is meant to be inclusive of larger and larger numbers of...
  • Atheist Group Excommunicates Richard Dawkins for Transgender Heresy

    04/21/2021 7:55:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    Sometimes, atheists can be downright religious. On Monday, the American Humanist Association (AHA), which advocates for a “nontheistic worldview,” turned on one of the most prominent atheists in the world, Richard Dawkins. The AHA rescinded an award it gave Dawkins back in 1996, apparently for the heresy of raising questions about transgender identity.The AHA awarded Dawkins the Humanist of the Year Award in 1996, recognizing the atheist evolutionary biologist as “an exemplar of humanist values.” AHA cited the “communication of scientific concepts to the public” as a vital part of giving that award to Dawkins, who had published the influential...
  • Former Desiring God Ministries writer Paul Maxwell announces he's no longer Christian

    04/10/2021 6:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/10/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Paul Maxwell, a former Desiring God writer and the author of the book The Trauma of Doctrine, has announced he is no longer a Christian. “What I really miss is connection with people,” Maxwell said on his Instagram feed. “What I’ve discovered is that I’m ready to connect again. And I’m kind of ready not to be angry anymore. I love you guys, and I love all the friendships and support I’ve built here. And I think it’s important to say that I’m just not a Christian anymore, and it feels really good. I’m really happy.” “I can’t wait to...
  • The God Hypothesis Versus Atheist Science Denial

    04/07/2021 6:51:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | April 5, 2021 | Michael Egnor
    The God Hypothesis Versus Atheist Science DenialMy friend and colleague Stephen Meyer has a superb essay at The Federalist about the major scientific discoveries in the past century that clearly point to God. Dr. Meyer points out that a large percentage of young atheists today cite science as a reason for their disbelief in God, and that is because many atheist scientists have publicly misused modern scientific findings to discredit belief in God. The public square is replete with books and articles written by atheist scientists claiming that cosmology or genetics or evolution properly understood disproves the existence of God....
  • Fear

    03/20/2021 9:53:19 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    RR ^ | 3/19/21 | Sandy Howard
    I think, for several reasons lately – paramount among them are Covid-related issues – people are stressed, worried and afraid. It has even been stated that suicide, including among children, has increased. We have a new normal now, like it or not. Actually, for some, there are a few positive things and blessings to note in our new normal. For instance, some can now work from home, avoid the commute traffic, lessen distractions, stay inside out of bad weather, and dress more casually and comfortably at home than in an office. But there are many disadvantages of working from home,...
  • Atheist group files brief supporting Christian student's right to evangelize on campus; "This is Their First Amendment Right"

    09/30/2020 8:23:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    An atheist group has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit against a Georgia college that punished a Christian student for preaching outside of a limited free speech zone on campus. The American Humanist Association filed an amicus brief on Tuesday in the case of Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, which will be argued before the United States Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative law firm, filed suit against George Gwinnett College for its treatment of Christian student Chike Uzuegbunam. Although the school has changed their policy on free speech and expression since stopping Uzuegbunam from preaching, they have...
  • 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,...
  • Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults

    08/04/2020 8:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/04/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For years now, pollsters and demographers have been chronicling the decline of religion in America. And it’s not just religious affiliation that’s declining. Along with lower rates of church attendance, religious weddings and religious activities in the household are also waning. By every measure, America is becoming a less religious country, with huge implications for our political and cultural life.But the story of the decline of religion in America is incomplete. What has gone less noticed, and less studied, is the rise of ersatz religions in America—secular substitutes for traditional forms of faith. The fastest-growing of these pseudo-religions occupy...
  • Turning Point 2020

    07/22/2020 8:10:18 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/21/2020 | Gary
    It's been quite a year, hasn't it?  And I'm not just talking about the murder hornets, nunchuck bears, and shark-snatching eagles.  I'm talking about events that have changed our world forever and shaken the majority of mankind out of its perpetual sense of normalcy, like a global pandemic and lockdown, worldwide riots, and the march toward what looks like the most likely mark of the beast candidate we've ever seen.  The 2020 genie is never going back in the bottle. It's been 10 years this month that the watchmen at Unsealed have been sounding the prophetic alarm, warning as...