Latest Articles: Religion
Christian chaplain fired for preaching compassion and love over violence of American Sniper
Post Date: 2015-03-20 06:04:31 by Tooconservative
On February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene Universitys (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasnt unusual it was his job. But what was different that day was the response to the sermon as one student paper put it, the sermon sparked an outcry and a torrent of criticism particularly on social media. The criticism ranged from complaints that Beckum had politicized his sermons to the idea that he had insulted Christians who served in the military. What was this controversial sermon that Beckum gave? Heres the full text and below youll find an embedded video of the sermon:Beckums sermon that day was about ...
My Jewish Trek [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-18 17:47:20 by Willie Green
In the spring of 1991, I had the privilege of spending a month aboard the good old NCC-1701-D. That's the starship Enterprise to you, then the flagship of Star Trek:The Next Generation, and the only interstellar craft I'd been on (and as a bureau chief for the acclaimed sci-fi film and TV magazine Cinefantastique, I'd been on a few) that boasted carpeting on the bridge. The occasion was the 25th anniversary of Star Trek, a series I had watched assiduously since its debut on September 8, 1966. I was 12 then, the proverbial Golden Age of science fiction. And by the end of Man Trap, an episode featuring the last of a race of mind reading, shape shifting, ...
Why You Should Think Twice before Bad-mouthing Obama [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-18 11:21:41 by redleghunter
Conservative ex-rocker Ted Nugent recently described President Obama as a subhuman mongrel. Later he told Dallas-based talk radio host Ben Ferguson, I do apologizenot necessarily to the presidentbut on behalf of much better men than myself. PJ ORourke said, Barack Obama is more irritating than the other nuisances on the left, according to brainyquote.com There is even a Facebook page called People Against Our IDIOT President Obama It doesnt surprise me that people would make these kinds of comments about our president. People have probably said similar things about every president. But what grieves me is when I hear ...
Largest Presbyterian Denomination Gives Final Approval for Same-Sex Marriage
Post Date: 2015-03-17 21:11:44 by Willie Green
After three decades of debate over its stance on homosexuality, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the churchs constitution to include same-sex marriage.The final approval by a majority of the churchs 171 regional bodies, known as presbyteries, enshrines a change recommended last year by the churchs General Assembly. The vote amends the churchs constitution to broaden marriage from being between a man and a woman to two people, traditionally a man and a woman.The Presbytery of the Palisades, meeting in Fair Lawn, N.J., put the ratification count over the top on Tuesday on a ...
The Confession of St. Patrick
Post Date: 2015-03-17 10:47:34 by redleghunter
1. I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a priest, of the settlement [vicus] of Bannavem Taburniae; he had a small villa nearby where I was taken captive. I was at that time about sixteen years of age. I did not, indeed, know the true God; and I was taken into captivity in Ireland with many thousands of people, according to our deserts, for quite drawn away from God, we did not keep his precepts, nor were we obedient to our priests who used to remind us of our salvation. And the Lord brought down on us the fury of his being and scattered us among many ...
Turkish teacher convicted for cutting schoolgirl’s throat
Post Date: 2015-03-17 02:52:29 by rlk
Turkish teacher convicted for cutting schoolgirls throat Hürriyet ^ | March/16/2015 A teacher in Ankara has been convicted to five months in prison for cutting a 12-year-old schoolgirls throat with a box cutter, Turkish media reported March 16 in the latest episode of violence against women in Turkey. Onur Özbek, a 35-year-old science class teacher at Ülkü Ahmet Durusoy Secondary School in the Turkish capital, received a five-month sentence for deliberately injuring a person. The schools principal received the same sentence for not reporting a crime committed by a public servant, daily Habertürk added. The lightly ...
Ferguson rising, the spiritual awakening in middle America
Post Date: 2015-03-16 09:23:32 by redleghunter
As I write, there is a huge fire burning in Ferguson, Missouri, but its not making headlines. The Rev. Al Sharpton and his divisive circus of opportunists blew in and out of town long enough to grab national attention, but those who truly care for the broken community and the long-term healing of the hearts of the people arent seeking headlines or shouting in a microphone. Today, the looting and destructive fire of the rioters has been replaced with the fire of spiritual renewal. Theres more than rebuilding going on in Ferguson, Missouri. It is called the Ferguson Response and it is powerful! Its a direct answer to the Prayer for Ferguson, Mo., I wrote ...
Should Christians Be Hospitable to Cult Members? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-11 16:41:49 by redleghunter
In verse 10 John sets out one practical application of how to defend the truth: If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house. Hospitality for traveling teachers was common in the culture (cf. Luke 9:1-6; 10:1-12). The prohibition here is not to turn away the ignorant; it does not mean that believers may not invite unbelieverseven those who belong to a cult or false religioninto their midst. That would make giving the truth to them difficult, if not impossible. The point is that believers are not to welcome and provide care for traveling false teachers, who seek to stay in their homes, thereby giving the appearance of affirming what ...
Americans are turning away from organized religion in record numbers [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-06 12:42:16 by Willie Green
Atheist teen girl holding a banner with the inscription-"THERE IS NO GOD" (Shutterstock)With fire-breathing religion figuring anew in global conflicts, and political discussions at home often dominated by the nuttery of the Christian right, you might get the sense that somebodys god is ready to mug you around every street corner. But if youre the type who doesnt like to hang your hat on organized religion, heres a bit of good news: in America, your numbers are growing. There are more religiously unaffiliated people in the U.S. today than ever before. Starting in the 1980s, a variety of polls using different methodologies have come to the same ...
Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty
Post Date: 2015-02-27 17:18:40 by Willie Green
(Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in February to measure the impact of moral language, including interventions by Pope Francis, on the climate change debate. In recent months, the pope has warned about the moral consequences of failing to act on rising global temperatures, which are expected to disproportionately affect the lives of the worlds poor. The result of the poll suggests that appeals based on ethics could be key to shifting the debate over climate change in the United ...
The biggest threat now is not Radical Islam. It is “Apocalyptic Islam.” [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-27 13:50:34 by redleghunter
(Nashville, Tennessee) Yesterday, the Christian Post published the following article: ISIS, Iran Are Agents of Apocalyptic Islam Paving Way for Islamic Messiah, Says NYT Bestselling Author. I hope you will take a few moments to read it and consider the analysis. Last night, I discussed this subject in more detail at the closing dinner of the National Religious Broadcasters convention. Here are excerpts from those remarks. I also promised to post stunning research data on the End Times beliefs of Muslims from a 2012 Pew Research Center study. You will find those numbers below. THE THREAT OF APOCALYPTIC ...
The Two Shall Become One Flesh [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-26 22:04:36 by redleghunter
In the Gospel of St. Mark, the Lord Jesus teaches that from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. He then declares a great and beautiful truth inscribed in creation: For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh (Mark 10:68). For centuries, Christians have proclaimed these words at weddings, for they express the gift of marriage long recognized by all humanity and acknowledged by men and women of faith: Marriage is the union of a man and a woman. This truth is being obscured, even denied, today. Because of that, the ...
Where's Your Name? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-24 15:29:00 by redleghunter
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“The Crusades In Reverse”—The West’s Perverted Christianity
Post Date: 2015-02-21 08:35:39 by nativist nationalist
What is this, the Crusades in reverse?Jean Raspail, The Camp of the Saints Christianity built the West, but a multicultural perversion of Christianity is bringing the West down. One of the most irritating aspects of modern politics is the way Christian leaders and commentators (although apparently not their flocks) have gone all in for Amnesty. The Evangelical leadership, Southern Baptist Convention, and the current Pope all justify Amnesty through their own interpretations of Scripture. But perhaps Glenn Becks soccer ball-and-Teddy bear border handout is the most depressing recent example of self-destructive and yet oddly self- aggrandizing Christian charity ...
The “Jobs for Jihad Delinquents” Program
Post Date: 2015-02-18 11:39:03 by nativist nationalist
At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists. Just kidding. Its actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo money, mo money, mo money. Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off of our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to invest in unnamed immigrant communities vulnerable ...
Chapel Hill Suspected Shooter Fan of SPLC, Rachel Maddow
Post Date: 2015-02-14 10:35:45 by Deckard
When a white guy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was charged with putting bullets in the heads of three Muslims, you might expect the multicultural left to be screaming Islamophobe, hate crime and demanding sensitivity training in schools and in workplaces. But we havent heard that. Why? Because Craig Hicks, the suspect charged in the murders, is an atheist, a fan of the Southern Poverty Law Center and likes MSNBCs Rachel Maddow, The Science Guy Bill Nye, same-sex marriage groups and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. So hes immune to the label. He hasnt even been charged with a hate crime. After all, we all know ...
Franklin Graham: Secularists have taken control of America [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-13 14:14:58 by redleghunter
Addressing the crowd at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference last week, world-renowned evangelist Franklin Graham admittedly took a different spin than his iconic father, Billy Graham, on the podium and criticized America, declaring that "secularists have taken control of our country." The president of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association admonished believers in America for standing by while godless, democratically appointed government officials rip the Christian foundation of the country out from under them. "Our country has changed, and we've got to take a stand," Graham exhorted the Oklahoma City crowd, according to The Christian Post. "We live in a ...
Vatican mulling new department to tackle environmental issues
Post Date: 2015-02-13 09:55:43 by Willie Green
Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Vatican is considering setting up an environmental think tank, a spokesman said on Thursday, which could influence the opinion of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on such thorny issues as climate change. Father Federico Lombardi said the proposal was discussed at a closed-door meeting of cardinals from around the world who are at the Vatican to deliberate a reform of the Church's central administration, known as the Curia. "We see a growth in the awareness (of environmental problems) and in the importance of reflection, commitment, and study of environmental issues and their relation to social and human questions," he told reporters at a ...
Megiddo, The Place of Battles
Post Date: 2015-02-12 16:16:46 by redleghunter
Although Megiddo has been extensively chronicled in extra-biblical sources, it is only mentioned 12 times in the OT1 and once, indirectly, as Armageddon in the NT (Rv 16:16). Most Christians know the book of Revelation prophesies an end-times battle that will be fought at a place called Armageddon (Rv 16:16), and many know that Armageddon is, in fact, a corruption of the Greek word, ἉÁ¼±³µ´Î½ (Harmagedon) or the hill of Megiddo. A 35-acre (14 hectare) mound, 200 ft (60 m) high, in northwest Israel called Tell el-Mutesellim is believed to be the site of Megiddo. Tell el-Mutsellim, Megiddo. An aerial photo of the 35-acre ...
The Sacred Precinct on Mount Gerizim
Post Date: 2015-02-10 16:57:47 by redleghunter
Mount Gerizim is located south of Shechem and the Roman city of Neapolis. It rises to an elevation of 886 m (2900 ft) above sea level. Two important roads led to the mountain in ancient times: one from the north, from the vicinity of Shechem, and the second from the south. On Mount Gerizim are the remains of a Hellenistic city and a Byzantine church and its enclosure, covering over 100 acres in area. The archaeological excavations at the site began in 1982, directed by the author. Archaeological Staff Officer for Judaea and Samaria, and continued without interruption through 2000. The name Mount Gerizim occurs in the Old Testament from the beginning of the Israelite experience in the ...
Obama—Rev. Wright’s Star Pupil
Post Date: 2015-02-10 03:14:23 by nativist nationalist
A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every countrybut his own. George Cannings couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obamas remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, the president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him. And lest we get on our high horse
remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our ...
Pagan Temple to Nordic Gods Being Constructed in Iceland
Post Date: 2015-02-08 10:01:01 by cranky
Reykjavík, Iceland, the site of the historic 1986 summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, will soon be getting its own pagan temple. A collective of followers called Ásatrúarfélagið has started construction on the shrine to Thor, Odin, and Frigg, that will overlook the capital city of Reykjavíkfor the first time since the Viking religion was superseded by Christianity, reports the Daily Beast. Indeed, as PBS notes, neo-paganism is now Icelands second largest religion behind Christianity. The country also ranks as one of the most atheistic in the world. The new pagan worship facility is expected to be completed next ...
Pope Francis: It's OK to Spank Children If It's Done With Dignity
Post Date: 2015-02-07 23:04:52 by GrandIsland
Pope Francis is stirring up controversy with remarks that its OK to spank children as long as its done with dignity. The pope was speaking at the Vatican this week on the importance of a good father. He recalled a conversation with a father who admitted he hit his children, but not in the face. How beautiful. He has a sense of dignity. He needs to punish them and he does it justly and moves on, Pope Francis reportedly said. A reverend who collaborates with the Vatican press office reportedly defended Pope Francis, saying, Simply watch Pope Francis when he is with children and let the images and gestures speak for themselves. Do you agree with Pope ...
Obama Rips Bible, Praises Koran [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-07 06:32:22 by cranky
On Thursday, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., President Obama blithely informed his audience that Christians ought not get on their high horse about the problem of radical Islam:Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. So it is not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith. This is historically and philosophically illiterate. Historically ...
Imam Obama comes out at the National Prayer Breakfast
Post Date: 2015-02-06 08:54:09 by IbJensen
We can hear it now, much closer than ever before, the Islamic call to prayer, not in the far away MidEast, but here in the villages, towns and cities we call home. Well be hearing it more often as it begins to drown out the peals of church bells, now that Barack Hussein Obama came out as Imam Obama at Thursday National Prayer Breakfast. The president did not formally introduce himself as Imam Obama, not in so many words. That would have been too direct and up front, but he was suddenly Imam Obama all the same. Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible ...
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