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New Libertarian Convert Asks Ron Paul Into His Heart
Post Date: 2018-01-16 05:34:26 by Gatlin
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KANSAS CITY, MO—While browsing memes on a popular libertarian meme Facebook page, local man Kyle Coats reportedly felt himself “cut to the heart” Wednesday, grabbing a Gadsden flag he had recently purchased and darting outside into the afternoon sun where he dropped to his knees and asked Ron Paul to come into his heart, once and for all, fully committing his life to the ideals of liberty he stands for. The man bowed his head and closed his eyes and asked the popular libertarian leader to come into his life and reign as his lord and savior. “Ron, would you come into my life and make me new?” he whispered privately to himself, a single tear streaming down his ...

All Hail The Chronic: Introducing Bizarre Pot Churches
Post Date: 2018-01-13 10:27:09 by Tooconservative
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Prepare ye, the way of the chronic. Welcome to the age of marijuana-laden church services, where stoners gather to worship God by getting high, according to California Healthline. “Breathe deep and blow harder," Pastor Grant Atwell tells those in his congregation as he passes out marijuana joints. “Nail the insight down, whether you get it from marijuana or prayer. Consider what in your own life you are thankful for.” “Thank you, God, for the weed,” responds a middle-aged man. “I’m thankful for the spirit of cannabis,” says one woman. “I am grateful to be alive,” says another. Though the church adopts some Christian symbolism and ...

Evangelical Christians 'uncritical' in support for Trump, senior bishop says
Post Date: 2017-12-28 07:37:00 by IbJensen
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Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, accuses some religious leaders of ‘colluding with a system that marginalises the poor’ A senior Church of England bishop has lambasted conservative evangelical Christians in the US for their “uncritical support” of Donald Trump, urging them to reflect on how their endorsement of the president relates to their faith. Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, said “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak. Bayes told the Guardian: “Some of the things that have been said ...

Merry Christmas to all (even the snowflakes)
Post Date: 2017-12-25 00:36:34 by GrandIsland
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I would like to wish all the posters and their families a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Years. I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank A K A Stone for allowing me to post my opinions on his forum. Poster Comment:Even you, Deckard, Hondo, Bucky and tpaine.

Evangelical leader asks how white Christians can support Trump
Post Date: 2017-12-18 11:02:51 by Willie Green
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HELENA, Ark. — I can remember moments of spiritual euphoria from my youthful days in church when I raised my hands toward the ceiling, closed my eyes, and received a vision from the Holy Spirit, one of blacks and whites equal and united.It was a recurring image in my mind in those days of heightened religious zeal, and adulthood never stole the dream from me. I remained convinced that the teachings of the Christian faith held the greatest promise for overcoming racism.This is a common desire among Christians of all political stripes. I grew up in a conservative evangelical culture, and many right-wing Republicans I knew believed that Christianity had the potential to tear down the ...

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
Post Date: 2017-11-20 14:36:24 by redleghunter
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Poster Comment:To all a warm and blessed Thanksgiving!

Tao Te Ching
Post Date: 2017-11-08 12:01:18 by A Pole
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1. Tao ------ The Tao that can be known is not Tao. The substance of the World is only a name for Tao. Tao is all that exists and may exist; The World is only a map of what exists and may exist. One experiences without Self to sense the World, And experiences with Self to understand the World. The two experiences are the same within Tao; They are distinct only within the World. Neither experience conveys Tao Which is infinitely greater and more subtle than the World. 2. Qualities ------------ When Beauty is recognized in the World Ugliness has been learned; When Good is recognized in the World Evil has been learned. In this way: Alive and dead are abstracted from ...

Getting High and Holy at the International Church of Cannabis
Post Date: 2017-11-08 10:11:41 by Gatlin
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Steve Berke, founder of the Denver nonprofit religious organization Elevation Ministries, stands on stage at his brand new International Church of Cannabis and takes two deep drags from a hefty joint. He closes his eyes, raises his head skyward, and exhales. In the wooden pews facing him, 50 or so people follow his lead. Smoke rises toward the heavens, settling in among the vivid Technicolor murals spread across the vaulted ceiling. This minute of silence, a quiet celebration of the “sacrament of cannabis” held every day at 4:20 p.m., is apparently as religious as the International Church of Cannabis gets. Elevationism boasts no other regular services, no doctrine, no divine law, ...

Franklin Graham VS Pope Francis
Post Date: 2017-11-07 18:30:51 by A K A Stone
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Franklin Graham: ‘Politicians Should Stop Saying Islam Is a Religion of Peace’ Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. Who is right?

In Bombshell Letter, Ex-Bishops’ Doctrine Chief Accuses Pope Francis of Sowing ‘Chronic Confusion’
Post Date: 2017-11-02 21:16:56 by cranky
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The former doctrinal chief of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) has written a forceful letter to Pope Francis, criticizing the pontiff’s “intentionally ambiguous” teaching, derision of conservatives and resistance to constructive criticism. Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy, who was named to the Vatican’s International Theological Commission by Pope Francis himself in 2014, told Crux that he only wrote the letter and eventually released it for publication after much prayer and discernment, as Pope Francis often recommends. “If I did write something, I wanted it to be of help to Pope Francis, to the Church, and to the faithful,” he said. Although Weinandy wrote ...

CUFI Leader John Hagee confirms Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic
Post Date: 2017-11-01 20:57:33 by hondo68
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CUFI leader John Hagee speaks to Israel supporters at a rally at the Jerusalem convention center in 2008 (Photo: AP) Evangelical pastor John Hagee, the leader of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the US’ largest pro-Israel organization and the most powerful group in the Christian Zionist movement, has adamantly insisted that Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic. WorldNetDaily (WND), a far-right website published an article in March 2015 about the “Blood Moon Prophecy,” an end-of-times theory that lunar eclipses are a sign that the world is on the brink of destruction and that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is near. The lengthy piece is about Hagee’s film Four Blood ...

Muslims to soon beat out Jews in U.S. population [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-11-01 09:57:07 by cranky
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Heavily armed police guard as revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. New York City's always-surreal Halloween parade marched on Tuesday evening under the shadow of real fear, hours after a truck attack killed several people on a busy city bike path in what authorities called an act of terror. There are about 3.35 million Muslims in the United States right now, according to recent Pew Research Center’s Factank figures.But by 2050, that particular population is projected to grow — from about 1 percent of the U.S. population to about 2.1 percent. If it does, that means America will be home to more Muslims than Jews.Just ...

The Fall of Civilizations
Post Date: 2017-10-20 17:03:27 by redleghunter
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Oxford college bans 'harmful' Christian Union from freshers' fair
Post Date: 2017-10-11 10:24:56 by redleghunter
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Oxford college bans 'harmful' Christian Union from freshers' fair An Oxford College has banned the Christian Union from its freshers’ fair on the grounds that it would be “alienating” for students of other religions, and constitute a “micro-aggression”. The organiser of Balliol’s fair argued Christianity’s historic use as “an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism” meant that students might feel “unwelcome” in their new college if the Christian Union had a stall. Freddy Potts, vice-president of Balliol’s Junior Common Room (JCR) committee, said that if a representative from the Christian Union (CU) ...

Pope Francis Is Just Like Donald Trump
Post Date: 2017-10-03 19:04:24 by Tooconservative
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With the norm-demolishing, nationalist-establishment civil war in America’s Republican party, we sometimes lose sight of what the other great disruptor is doing over in Europe. I’m talking about Pope Francis, of course, and his attempt to drain the Catholic Church’s swamp. I used to think of Francis as the David Souter of Rome. But the deeper we get into his papacy, the clearer it is that he’s incredibly similar to President Trump. Francis doesn’t read, or seem overly concerned with policy or theology. He’s dismissive of long-standing traditions and established theological “experts” and instead wants the Church to be more populist. He’s prone ...

Denying Dualism
Post Date: 2017-09-27 01:15:21 by redleghunter
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The Devil-as-myth view is Satan’s right-hand punch. If that one doesn’t get you, then watch out for his left hook. The left-hand attack moves the disinformation to the opposite extreme. If Satan can’t get you to ignore him by denying his very existence, he will cunningly lead you to attribute power to him far beyond what he actually possesses. He will seek to persuade you that he is virtually equal to God. Dualism, as a philosophy and a religion, has vied with Christianity from the beginning. Dualism affirms that the universe is the staging area, the combat zone, for two equal and opposite beings who struggle with each other eternally. Satan is falsely described in terms of ...

Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy
Post Date: 2017-09-24 20:35:02 by hondo68
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience on Sept. 20, 2017. A total of 62 clergy, theologians and other academics, though no cardinals and only one bishop from a break-away traditionalist society, have signed a letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy for his document 'Amoris Laetitia' and its cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, with organizers saying the last time such a "correction" happened was in 1333 under Pope John XXII. VATICAN CITY — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of ...

Nibiru, Planet X and Biblical prophecy: Will the world end Today?
Post Date: 2017-09-23 12:17:53 by Willie Green
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In the words of REM: It's the end of the world as we know it. Well, maybe. But probably not. The latest internet rumor has a rogue planet, dubbed either Nibiru or Planet X, striking the Earth on Sept. 23, wiping out mankind. It's not the first time Nibiru has made it appearance in the world of online conspiracies, though it's gained such traction this time that even the U.S. space agency NASA addressed the issue.  "Various people are "predicting" that world will end Sept. 23, 2017 when another planet collides with Earth. The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision," NASA said in a statement this week. The Nibiru ...

An Unworthy Pope
Post Date: 2017-09-18 17:10:56 by Tooconservative
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When Catholic prelates and popes make idiots of themselves or engage in misconduct, Catholics are inclined to respond to Protestants who are scandalized by saying that the presence of fools and scoundrels in high ecclesiastical offices only goes to show that the Catholic church is the one true church. How could it have survived and flourished otherwise? Not everyone is persuaded by this argument, but everyone must concede that fools and scoundrels sometimes find their way to high ecclesiastical office — and in this particular, our time does not differ from other times. In the last few decades, the Roman Catholic Church has been fortunate in those whom it has elected to the Papacy. ...

What does the term “holy see” mean?
Post Date: 2017-09-13 22:54:45 by A K A Stone
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The term Holy See comes from the Latin Sancta Sedes, meaning “Holy Chair,” and originates from the enthronement ceremony of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. Strictly speaking, the cathedra, i.e. the chair or throne, represents the position and authority of the Holy Father or a bishop, and the place where he resides in the territory of his jurisdiction. Here the Holy See refers to the “seat of government” of the universal Church. Geographically, this seat of government is located in the Diocese of Rome. In terms of actual governance, the Holy See refers specifically to the position of the Holy Father, who “by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, namely, and as ...

This Dogma Won't Hunt
Post Date: 2017-09-10 15:04:59 by redleghunter
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This Dogma Won't Hunt: Feinstein, Durbin, Sanders, and the New Religious Test for Office So much for Article VI of the U.S. Constitution | ED STETZER Excerpt : Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is the most recent, joined by Dick Durbin, and preceded (most famously) by Bernie Sanders. In all cases, their comments are catching notice on the right and left, and appropriately so. Furthermore, the frequency with which we are seeing it occur is beginning to cause concern for those who hold to religious beliefs today. Feinstein admonished Amy Barrett, a Trump nominee for a judgeship on the 7th Circuit, saying that Barrett’s Roman Catholic “dogma lives loudly” within her. Lest her words ...

IT'S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC, Amazon, and Guidestar for Defamation Because of 'Hate Group' Designation
Post Date: 2017-08-26 22:19:30 by hondo68
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On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon, for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a "hate group," while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile."We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong," Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. "Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as 'hate' groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian ...

My Trilogy
Post Date: 2017-07-31 01:59:23 by interpreter
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To all the posters on LF, I am happy to announce that all 3 of the books in my trilogy: the Beginning (Genesis: Why We Are Here), the Middle (The Gospels: An Astronomical Guide), and The End (The Revelation: A Historicist View) are now available on Facebook at facebook.com/biblecommentaries Barry M

Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow - West is making a mistake
Post Date: 2017-07-20 19:41:48 by A Pole
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Trump threatens to change the course of American Christianity
Post Date: 2017-07-19 10:25:48 by Willie Green
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If you want to understand white evangelicalism in the age of Trump, you need to know Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas. Jeffress is not a household name in the United States, known mainly in Southern Baptist circles. But he has recently gained national attention as a "court evangelical" - my term for a Christian who, like the attendants and advisers who frequented the courts of monarchs, seeks influence through regular visits to the White House. The court evangelicals are changing the religious landscape in the United States. The Trump presidency is only six months old, but it is already beginning to alter long-standing spiritual alignments. It seems as ...

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