Latest Articles: Religion
Study: More Americans than ever spurning religion
Post Date: 2015-05-13 19:47:07 by Gatlin
NEW YORK -- The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Christianity is still the dominant faith by far in the U.S.; 7 in 10 Americans identify with the tradition. However, the ranks of Christians have declined as the segment of people with no religion has grown, the survey says. Rest of story here >
Americans becoming less Christian, more secular
Post Date: 2015-05-12 10:25:42 by Willie Green
NEW YORK (AP) - The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Christianity is still the dominant faith by far in the U.S.; 7 in 10 Americans identify with the tradition. However, the ranks of Christians have declined as the segment of people with no religion has grown, the survey says. Between 2007 and 2014, when Pew conducted two major surveys of U.S. religious life, Americans who described themselves as atheist, agnostic or of no particular faith ...
China orders Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol, cigarettes, to ‘weaken’ Islam
Post Date: 2015-05-05 10:38:13 by Willie Green
Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in its troubled Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in eye-catching displays, in an attempt to undermine Islams hold on local residents, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Establishments that failed to comply were threatened with closure and their owners with prosecution. Facing widespread discontent over its repressive rule in the mainly Muslim province of Xinjiang, and mounting violence in the past two years, China has launched a series of strike hard campaigns to weaken the hold of Islam in the western region. Government employees and children ...
Beirut Flash Mob sings 'Christ is Risen'
Post Date: 2015-05-01 11:46:56 by Orthodoxa
Poster Comment:The English captions are translating it as "Jesus is Risen" but it more properly is "Christ is Risen" or more literally as "The Messiah (Al Massih) is Risen".
Biblical Values–Or Sheldon Adelson’s Vegas Values?
Post Date: 2015-04-28 09:58:07 by nativist nationalist
Almost all of the declared and undeclared Republican candidates for 2016 could be found this weekend at one of two events, or both. The first was organized by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, and held in Point of Grace Church in Waukee. Dominated by Evangelical Christians, who were 60 percent of Republican caucus-goers in 2008 and 2012, the Point of Grace Church event drew no fewer than nine Republican hopefuls. Ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee and ex-Sen. Rick Santorum, past winners of the Iowa caucuses, were there. So, too, were Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walter. Cruz and Walker are sons of Christian preachers. All nine GOP hopefuls espoused Judeo-Christian values, and all nine pledged ...
Hillary Clinton Is Corrupt And 100% Pure Evil
Post Date: 2015-04-26 10:12:50 by Don
Hillary Clinton Is Corrupt And 100% Pure Evil By Shoebat Foundation on April 23, 2015 in Featured, General http://shoebat.com/2015/04/23/hillary-clinton-is-corrupt-and-100-pure-evil/ By Walid Shoebat Hillary was not only corrupt, but through her corruption, she has also catapulted the Islamists to a level beyond return. Even Hillary Clintons camp is swinging back at what has become a deluge of reports detailing perceived conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency about her family foundations acceptance of foreign cash. Over the past week, drips of information have leaked out from an upcoming book by conservative author Peter Schweizer, Clinton Cash: The Untold ...
If science shows abortion is wrong, why is the pro-life movement so Christian?
Post Date: 2015-04-23 20:04:38 by redleghunter
Are you guys religious? Its a question every pro-life activist doing educational outreach has heard. The question is always leveled suspiciously, as if the truth of our abortion victim photography is contingent on whether or not pro-life activists believe in God. The response to this question is simple: Abortion is wrong because it is an act of violence that destroys a human being developing in the womb. On this everyone from the late atheist Christopher Hitchens to the pope can agree. Yes, many of us are Christian, both Protestant and Catholic. But a basic overview of embryology textbooks used in medical schools across Canada and the United States should suffice when ...
Should Christians Support the ‘War on Drugs’?
Post Date: 2015-04-22 08:27:40 by Deckard
Televangelist and founder of the Christian Coalition Pat Robertson, with whom I have major theological, philosophical, and political differences, recently said something that even I must acknowledge was important, truthful, and courageous. Speaking about the criminal justice system on his 700 Club television program, Robertson remarked that it was a shocking statistic that the United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any nation on the face of the Earth. Then he said something few law and order conservatives and especially Christian conservatives would dare to say: More and more prisons, more and more crime. ...
Grandmother Verbally Attacks ISIS Fighters To Their Face (VIDEO)
Post Date: 2015-04-21 08:53:15 by VxH
A video featuring an elderly Syrian woman confronting ISIS has emerged. The woman slams the fighters as devils accusing them of slaughter and killing each other like donkeys. www.youtube.com/watch? t=97&v=fikWpBH9wMs
Killing Christians: persecution of Christians is worse than ever, so why is the Church growing so fast?
Post Date: 2015-04-14 09:32:19 by redleghunter
We are living in a time of unprecedented persecution of Christians in the Middle East and around the world. The Lord Jesus warned His disciples that they would be persecuted, and that persecution would intensify as the time of His return drew near. Today, we are seeing His prophecies come to pass as never before. Recently, my friend, Tom Doyle, published an important book titled, Killing Christians: Living The Faith Where Its Not Safe To Believe. Tom not only describes the general wave of brutality against Christ-followers worldwide; he also tells specific, personal stories of believers boldly standing for their Savior and courageously proclaiming the Gospel of forgiveness and ...
Russian TV broadcasts 6 1/2 hours of Orthdox Easter Services
Post Date: 2015-04-12 22:23:25 by Orthodoxa
Putin and Medvedev were shown prominently to be in attendance. Here is an English translation of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kyrill's sermon: "Beloved in the Lord my brothers the archpastors, all-honourable fathers, pious monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! It is with joy that I greet you with the ancient and yet eternally new and life-affirming victorious exclamation: CHRIST IS RISEN! This wondrous resonance of truly life-creating words contains the foundation of our faith, the gift of hope and the fount of love. Just yesterday, together with the Lords disciples, we grieved at the death of our beloved Saviour, while today with the whole world, both visible and ...
Pope calls Armenium slaughter genocide
Post Date: 2015-04-12 10:28:38 by rlk
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Sunday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such, a politically explosive declaration that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended his pronouncement by saying it was his duty to honor the memory of the innocent men, women, children, priests and bishops who were "senselessly" murdered by Ottoman Turks. "Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it," he said at the ...
Indiana And The Long Retreat in the Culture War
Post Date: 2015-04-10 01:21:14 by nativist nationalist
The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars. Faced with a corporate-secularist firestorm, Gov. Mike Pence said Indianas Religious Freedom Restoration Act would not protect Christian bakers or florists who refuse their services to same-sex weddings. And the white flag went up again. Politics follows culture. And the cultural revolution of the 60s is triumphant. Traditional Christianity, driven out of schools and the public square, is being whipped back into the churches and told to stay there. America has gone over to the revolution. Looking back, the sweep of the capitulation becomes stark. ...
Post Date: 2015-04-06 09:48:58 by redleghunter
Easter is upon us. But who is Jesus? Upon reading the Scriptures, it becomes clear that the real Jesus, as opposed tothe tamed, lame, and maimed Politically Correct Jesus who Christian clerics as much as anyone have been promoting for years, was the antithesis of the meek, mild mannered, nonjudgmental man of whom Christians and non-Christians alike hear about at every turn. The latter placates this generations political-moral sensibilities, but he hardly fits the profile of a person who gave rise to a religion claiming billions of followers. The truth about Jesus, in His own day as in ours, is hard. For starters,Marcionism was a school of thought from the second century ...
Israeli scholar says 1st century Jews awaited Messiah who would die & rise again.
Post Date: 2015-04-05 10:32:02 by redleghunter
This is the week of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of First Fruits. Millions of Jews in Israel and around the world are celebrating the story of how the Jewish people were saved from the angel of death in ancient times if they put the blood of a perfect slain lamb on the doorposts of their homes in Egypt. This is also the week of Good Friday and Easter. Billions of Christians around the world are celebrating the death of Jesus of Nazareth, and His resurrection from the tomb three days later, and the belief that all mankind can be saved from the angel of death in our times if we, too, trust in the blood of a perfect slain Passover Lamb. But ...
Jesus Of Nazareth, Enemy Of The State, Executed For Treason
Post Date: 2015-04-03 18:16:05 by Tooconservative
Jesus of Nazareth was executed today on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this anarchist was so strong that authorities of both the Roman State and the Kingdom of Herod concurred with the arrest and execution, and he was subjected to trial by both governments. And in a rare uprising of spontaneous collective justice, the mass of people who were gathered for Passover called for his execution as well. The mob affirmed their loyalty to the state, chanting, We have no king but Caesar. Fridays execution ended a career as an ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientology Is No Different than Judaism, Christianity
Post Date: 2015-04-03 08:45:33 by Willie Green
Neil deGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology. The famed astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey told The Daily Beast, "So, you have people who are certain that a man in a robe transforms a cracker into the literal body of Jesus saying that what goes on in Scientology is crazy?" Tyson was asked about Scientology in connection to the new HBO documentary Going Clear. Tyson said he hadn't yet seen the film, but still opened up about his feelings on the religion. "Lets realize this," Tyson continued. "What matters is not who says whos crazy, what matters is we live in a free country ... If we start controlling what people think and why ...
Study: Muslims To Outnumber Christians Worldwide At 2070
Post Date: 2015-04-02 14:00:05 by redleghunter
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) Shifts in the worlds major religions will see Islam growing faster than any other faith, with the number of Muslims nearly equaling that of Christians by 2050. A new Pew Research Center study finds that with the exception of Buddhists, the worlds major religions will all see an increase in numbers by 2050, although some will make up a smaller percentage from today. Muslims are the only major religious group projected to increase faster than the worlds population as a whole. Over the coming four decades, Christianity will remain the worlds largest religious affiliation, but Islam will see a major increase that will make the two religions ...
Blood Moon With Total Lunar Eclipse & Eerie Biblical Message Rising Over U.S. Easter Weekend
Post Date: 2015-04-02 12:09:07 by redleghunter
(CBS SF) Get ready to feast your eyes on an extra special and rare total lunar eclipse Saturday morning that has some Christians worried this Easter weekend. For the third time in less than a year, the moon will dip into Earths shadow, turning its bright white globe a deep coppery red in a matter of minutes. The action begins at 3:16 a.m. PST on the morning of April 4 when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earths shadow. For the next hour and 45 minutes, Earths shadow will move across the lunar disk, ultimately covering the entire moon at 4:58 a.m. PST. The total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest ...
Post Date: 2015-04-01 18:32:54 by redleghunter
Watchdog group questions Cruz appearance at Liberty University
Post Date: 2015-03-30 13:55:07 by Willie Green
The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling foul on Sen. Ted Cruzs appearance at Liberty University last week and pointing to it as an example of the need for renewed IRS enforcement. In a letter to the IRS, Americans United said Cruzs speech at an LU convocation on March 23 amounted to a campaign rally that students had to attend or risk being fined. This is precisely the sort of activity that should warrant an investigation into the schools tax status, reads the letter signed by Americans United Executive Director Barry Lynn. It sure looks and smells and walks and feels like an endorsement to us, Lynn ...
Indiana religion law is Jim Crow of our time [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-29 04:44:12 by Willie Green
The arguments for Indianas Religious Freedom Restoration Act arguments are strikingly similar to the arguments for racial discrimination some 50 years ago. Then, the nation debated whether it was right and just for someone to be barred from service at a lunch counter because of the color of his or her skin. Astonishingly, here we are again, having to combat arguments that it should be legal to bar someone from the same lunch counter based on the gender of the person they love.Lets tell it like it is: The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act is the Jim Crow legislation of our time. Today, African-Americans are protected from discrimination of this kind and ...
Arizona state senator wants mandatory church attendance
Post Date: 2015-03-28 13:52:47 by Willie Green
PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) -- Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen said she is unapologetic after suggesting the state require Sunday church attendance to precipitate a "moral rebirth." During a committee debate on allowing concealed guns in public buildings, the Republican senator said mandatory church attendance would stem a moral crisis she says is eroding the "soul of America." "I believe what's happening to our country is that there's a moral erosion of the soul of America," she said. "It's the soul that is corrupt. How we get back to a moral rebirth I don't know. Since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have. ...
Post Date: 2015-03-21 13:16:03 by redleghunter
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound... So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all times, a staple in the hymnals of many denominations, New Britain or 45 on the top in Sacred Harp. The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved by amazing grace. Newton was born in London July 24, 1725, the son of a commander of a merchant ship which sailed the Mediterranean. When John was eleven, he went to sea with his father and made six voyages with him before the elder Newton retired. In 1744 John was impressed into service on a man-of-war, the H. M. S. Harwich. Finding conditions on board intolerable, he ...
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