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  • Tsunami-Hit Japanese Town Gets Huge Christmas Gift

    12/25/2012 11:04:26 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The West Australian ^ | http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/15709685/tsunami-hit-japanese-town-gets-huge-christmas-gi
    A small Japanese town devastated by last year's quake-sparked tsunami will receive a huge Christmas present after a ship arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday carrying a six-ton statue destined for the community. The giant present crossed the ocean from Chile which had pledged to supply a new statue -- modelled on the mysterious carvings at Easter Island -- to Minami Sanriku's tiny fishing community after the town's original was destroyed in last year's quake-sparked tsunami disaster.
  • Yes, Columbine Had Armed Guards—And They Saved Lives

    12/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 25, 2012
    School Safety: Critics of the National Rifle Association's call for armed security guards at our schools respond that one famous school did have a sheriff's deputy on scene. But without him, the toll would have been much worse. After remaining silent on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre held a press conference Friday to condemn another tragedy in a gun-free zone and to advocate the placement of armed security guards at our schools as is done at airports, banks and other public venues. "It's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools," he said....
  • Ohio deputy helps deliver baby in back of car

    12/25/2012 11:00:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWK ^ | 12.25.2012 | WOWK
    TRENTON, Ohio (AP) - This Christmas will be particularly memorable for a southwestern Ohio woman and the sheriff's deputy who helped deliver her baby in the back of a car at a gas station. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said that Heather Fitzgerald of Trenton, about half-way between Cincinnati and Dayton, was unable to make it to a hospital on time after going into labor on Christmas Eve. So she pulled into a Speedway gas station and dialed 911 around 4 a.m. Deputy David Runnells arrived to find Fitzgerald in heavy labor in the back seat of her car. Runnells...
  • Homeless man in mocked Justin Timberlake wedding video holds press conference with lawyer Glori

    12/25/2012 10:49:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/25/12 | Damian Ghigliotty and Daily Mail Reporter
    full title....Homeless man in mocked Justin Timberlake wedding video holds press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred asking star to visit him on Skid RowThe homeless man who was mocked in a video produced by one of Justin Timberlake's friends as a joke leading up to the singer's marriage to actress Jessica Biel says he wants Timberlake to come visit him on Skid Row. The man, who identified himself as 'Eddie,' held a press conference on Monday, Christmas Eve, with his lawyer, feminist attorney Gloria Allred.
  • Opening+Christmas in Eurabia

    12/25/2012 10:42:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/25/11 | Latma TV
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  • "The Ripple Effect of Christmas" (Sermon for Christmas Day, on Luke 2:15-20)

    12/25/2012 10:41:02 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 25, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Ripple Effect of Christmas” (Luke 2:15-20)Our text this morning is the second part of the Christmas Gospel we heard last night, that is, Luke 2, reading now verses 15 through 20: “When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them...
  • And the Word was made flesh

    12/25/2012 10:36:38 AM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 5 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | St. John the Apostle
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Gospel of St. John 1, 14 ............... Today we celebrate a creator choosing to become creation. Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas.
  • Florida Mayor Trades In His Pimpmobile

    12/25/2012 10:10:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Jalopnik via Yahoo ^ | 24 Dec 2012 | Raphael Orlove
    The mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn, has traded in his GMC Yukon Denali, seized from a local pimp. What's Buckhorn's new ride? It's a brand-new Suburban, bought with money from the Republican National Convention. From pimps to pork, then. The old Denali was a 2005 model taken from infamous local pimp Melvin Fox, who was charged with sex trafficking, sexual battery, and allegedly forcing someone's daughter into prostitution. Buckhorn thought the SUV would be perfect for his kids, right after he took off the chrome spinners. Buckhorn gave the Denali back to the Tampa police department, and it is now...
  • Radical Muslims Take Anti-Christian Protest to St Paul's Cathedral on Christmas Eve [UK]

    12/25/2012 10:07:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12/24/12 | Dominic Gover
    A group of radical Muslims is planning to use St Paul's Cathedral to protest against the sins of British society and the fallacy of the Bible. The protesters were due to gather outside the cathedral at 1pm, while a Christmas Eve Eucharist takes place inside. Ahead of the protest, radical preacher Anjem Choudary claimed that Jesus belonged to Islam and that British society was riddled with "sin". "We say Jesus is a Muslim prophet and not the Son of God," he said in a leaflet. Choudary, a former solicitor, has previously been linked to raidical groups including Al Gruabba and...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...
  • Roman Catholic Bishop Links Push for Gay Marriage to Nazi Attack on Religion in Christmas Sermon

    12/25/2012 10:00:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/23/12 | Daniel Martin
    Right Reverend Mark Davies will use his midnight Mass to say marriage can only be between a man and a woman The Bishop of Shrewsbury will say that both Hitler and Stalin challenged Christianity with the notion that what they were doing was ‘progress’A senior Roman Catholic will today use his Christmas sermon to liken plans for the legalisation of gay marriage to the way the Nazis and Communists tried to undermine religion. The Bishop of Shrewsbury will launch a vociferous attack on the Coalition’s decision to fast track a vote on same-sex marriage in the New Year. The Right...
  • The birth of Jesus Christ as found in Luke 2:1-20

    12/25/2012 9:58:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/25/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    n this time of worry about the future of our nation let us pause to remember the gift God gave us on the first Christmas morning. Here is the story of Christ’s birth as told to us by St. Luke @2: 1-20) 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to...
  • The Bible - 73 or 66 Books? (Ecumenical Thread)

    12/25/2012 9:50:07 AM PST · by narses · 258 replies
    So why does the Catholic Bible have 73 books, while the Protestant Bible has only 66 books? Some protestants believe that the Catholic Church added 7 books to the Bible at the Council of Trent in response to Luther’s Reformation, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In about 367 AD, St. Athanasius came up with a list of 73 books for the Bible that he believed to be divinely inspired. This list was finally approved by Pope Damasus I in 382 AD, and was formally approved by the Church Council of Rome in that same year. Later Councils...
  • Composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies aged 76

    12/25/2012 9:48:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 25, 2012 | Charlotte Higgins
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, one of Britain's most versatile and talented composers and performers, has died peacefully on Christmas Eve in his adopted home city of New York, aged 76.
  • Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate

    12/25/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 14 replies
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | 12/25/2012 | KAREN KELSO
    Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate Christmas in California is special. Beaches, mountains, the rich earthy smell of damp eucalyptus. You will see surfing Santas and snow in the mountains for the reindeer. Wherever you are, pause a moment; savor the beauty and wonder of the day and of this place.
  • Lessons From The Bork Debacle

    12/25/2012 9:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    It's always best, I find, not to talk too rapturously about Ye Olde Days: days which, on careful inspection, yield evidence of problems aplenty. I won't assert, therefore, that no public figure ever received in earlier times a public evisceration comparable to that inflicted on the late Robert Bork, presidential nominee in 1987 to a seat on the U. S. Supreme Court. I will make just two claims: 1) The political-journalistic assault on Judge Bork was indecent, slanderous, and hysterical -- a disgrace to ethics and standards all across the board; and 2) it ought to have warned us what...
  • 1 dead, 3 at large in home invasion at apartment complex(NV)

    12/25/2012 9:20:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Tovin Lapan
    A suspect is dead and police are seeking three of his cohorts after an apparent home invasion Monday morning at a Las Vegas apartment complex. Metro Police responded about 10:10 a.m. Monday to La Ventana Apartment Homes, 2901 N. Rainbow Blvd., near West Cheyenne Avenue, after a 911 call from neighbors. Metro Lt. Ray Steiber said four suspects – at least one of them carrying a firearm – knocked on the door of a first-floor apartment occupied by a couple and their infant. The assailants barged in when the woman occupant answered the door. The intruders were met with armed...
  • Elliott Management Loses Its Argentinian Warship On UN Orders (Argentina refuses to pay its debts)

    12/25/2012 9:19:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Value Walk ^ | 12/20/2012 | By Tabinda Hussain
    In the tug of war between Argentina and Paul Singer’s Elliott Capital Management, Argentina has scored a goal. A UN court has ordered Ghana to release the military warship that has been detained at Ghanaian shore for more than two months now. The UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, located in Hamburg Germany, ruled that military vessels cannot be impounded in debt disputes. Ghana has been ordered to release the ship unconditionally, the court said, “Argentina should not [pay any] bail, bond or security”.The ARA Libertad has been held at Tema harbor in Ghana since the 2nd...
  • Ex-NRA fave Gilly in switch (Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand)

    12/25/2012 9:18:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | december 25, 2012 | GERRY SHIELDS
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vigorously championed Americans’ right to carry high-powered guns — before she turned against them. Since the Newtown massacre, the senator has been at the forefront of the national campaign demanding stricter gun-control laws — including her own legislation to prevent gun trafficking. It’s quite the conversion for a former upstate congresswoman who earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. When she represented a more conservative Albany-area district, she boasted of keeping two rifles under her bed. That was before her 2009 Senate appointment.
  • While Much of America Suffers with Stagnation,....

    12/25/2012 9:09:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    In large part because of an excessive burden of government, the American economy is suffering European-style stagnation, with even the Washington Post now confessing that growth far below the long-run trend. This helps explain why job creation has been so dismal in recent years, with more than twenty million Americans out of work, underemployed, or dropped out of the workforce.But there is one pocket of enormous prosperity in America. It will warm your heart to know that our overlords in Washington are living the life of Riley.Here are some of the highlights of a remarkable Reuters expose about the fat...
  • "The Sullivan Act was to protect mobsters and disarm innocent civilians in New York State."

    12/25/2012 9:03:43 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 23 Dec 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Bloomberg and Cuomo come from the jurisdiction where major gun control legislation was established by New York State Democratic Senator Timothy “Big Tim” Sullivan. Sullivan became known as a Tammany Hall crook intent on protecting his mobsters from prosecution and disarming innocent civilians in New York State. The Sullivan Act was passed in 1911 after a murder suicide shooting. The law mandated that New York residents must have police issued licenses for concealed handguns, otherwise it would be considered a felony. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a Jewish gang, the Eastmans, against the Italian Five Pointers. When...
  • Christianity 'Close to Extinction' in Middle East

    12/25/2012 9:01:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/23/12 | Edward Malnick
    Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”. It warns that converts from Islam face...
  • Yes, we can fix Social Security

    12/25/2012 9:00:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    LIFE INC ^ | 12/25/2012 | Allison Linn
    The fiscal cliff negotiations are reviving the debate about that other financial elephant in the room: Social Security.Under current government estimates, Social Security could face funding shortfalls in about two decades if nothing changes. That’s because the U.S. population is aging -- and generally living longer.That sounds like a disheartening scenario for workers who are currently paying into Social Security and worry that they won’t get as much out of it once they retire.  About half of the Americans polled by Pew Research Center earlier this year believe it’s not likely there will be enough money in Social Security and...
  • Have You Been to the Manger?

    12/25/2012 8:59:57 AM PST · by kindred · 3 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | DJP I.F.
    My dear friend, may I ask you this very personal question since we are in the “Christmas” season? Do you truly comprehend and believe the biblical message of ETERNAL salvation put forth by Almighty God in His infallible Word? Do you fully comprehend without a shadow of a doubt that your ABSOLUTE GREATEST NEED is to be delivered from your fallen humanity and the wrath of your Creator (John 3:36, 1 John 5:12)? My friend are you fully prepared for your ETERNAL abode? Do you have the ABSOLUTE PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS required by Almighty God (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:2-4)? My friend,...
  • Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows

    12/25/2012 8:59:43 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 18 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | December 24 2012 | FoxNews
    Crime stats compiled by a Northeastern University professor, the Census Bureau and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show the number of mass shootings since the 1980s has fluctuated annually, but without any major upward or downward trend. Data published earlier this year showed that while the ban was in place, from 1994 to 2004, the number of mass shootings actually rose slightly during that period. From 1985-1994, there were 173 mass shootings and 766 victims. From 1995-2004 (starting with 1995 because it was the first full year the law was in effect), there were 182 mass shootings and 830 victims. After...
  • Pope Says Denying God No Path to Peace in Christmas Eve Mass

    12/25/2012 8:55:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/24/12 | AFP
    AFP - Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Eve mass on Monday that religion can be corrupted, leading to violence and wars, but refuted critics who claim that denying God's existence would lead to peace. "It is true that religion can become corrupted... when people think they have to take God's cause into their own hands, making God into their private property," the pope told thousands gathered in Saint Peter's basilica. "Monotheism, belief in one God, is said to be arrogance, a cause of intolerance, because by its nature, with its claim to possess the sole truth, it seeks...
  • Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People

    12/25/2012 8:55:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/25/2012 | by COREY DADE
    Although President Obama supports setting a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, his administration deported a record 1.5 million of them in his first term. In addition, the latest data released by the government in recent days show that an unprecedented 409,849 people were deported for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The increase from the previous year occurred despite policy changes ordered by Obama to reduce the deportations of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants. Roughly 55 percent, or more than 225,000 people, deported in the past year were convicted of crimes such as drug offenses and driving under...
  • People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason

    12/25/2012 8:51:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | Neil Snyder
    It's 2:00 a.m. You are at home in your bed sound asleep. Your wife is sleeping beside you, and your children are asleep in their rooms down the hall. The muffled sound of a window breaking interrupts your slumber. You're groggy and you wonder if it was just a dream, so you lie there quietly and listen. A few seconds later, you hear other sounds. The window opens; a table beside the window makes a noise as it is jostled by an intruder; through your open door, you see reflections from a dim light that's moving from side-to-side on the...
  • Hagel, Obama and the Israeli elections

    12/25/2012 8:46:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 12/25/12 | Caroline Glick
    Today the National Journal reported that Obama is reconsidering his decision to appoint Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense. As I wrote in my previous post, there is no chance that Obama will appoint a supporter of a strong Israel to any senior foreign policy post because he wouldn't appoint someone who doesn't share his basic animosity towards Israel. But in Hagel, he chose someone even more outspoken in his animus towards the Jewish state than Obama. Hagel's looming appointment provoked angry responses from many leading Jewish voices in the US. Whether this opposition made a difference in driving Obama to...
  • From My Cold, Dead Hands

    12/25/2012 8:45:41 AM PST · by orthodoxyordeath · 9 replies
    The Band of Patriots ^ | December 21, 2012 | Matthew Monos
    "Those that give up an essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty not safety" - Ben Franklin IÂ’ve waited to comment on the Sandy Hook atrocity for quite a few days because I have been doing some serious soul searching and thinking. IÂ’ve tried to wait for all the facts to come out, for all the pundits to get their BS out, for all the politicians to declare their holy crusades and for every dimwit lobbyist to voice their opinion. Now itÂ’s my turn. WeÂ’ve heard every manner of excuse in the last week. Guns kill people!...
  • Controlling Guns - Controlling Us

    12/25/2012 8:42:36 AM PST · by morethanright · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-12-25 09:19:29 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Firemen Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka arrived at a blazing home in Webster, New York, when William Spangler opened fire, killing the firefighters and wounding two others. According to police, Spangler deliberately set the fire to lure first-responders to the scene. During a gun battle with police, Spangler turned his weapon on himself, ending his life.William Spangler was released from prison in 1998 after serving 17 years for murdering his 92-year-old grandmother. Spangler's assault weapon in that case was a hammer."We don't have an easy reason," said Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering of Spangler's motive for the shooting...
  • Statism vs. Communism vs. Socialism vs.... (open question)

    12/25/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    vanity | 12/25/2012 | freeatlanta
    I looked up Statism and is seems a whole lot like communism. I thought it would be good if we had a discussion/education effort to explain the different political and economic systems. Statism Communism Socialism anarchism Capitalism Despotism Dictatorship Autocracy Conservatism Democrcy Imperialism Monarchy Plutocracy Theocracy Liberalism Libertarianism Objectivism Republicanism What are these systems? I know a lot of these overlap and some are political systems and some are economic and some are both. What are the good and bad of each? Are there any that I left out?On a scale of 1-10 with 1 representing Good and 10 representing...
  • Shame on you

    12/25/2012 8:24:26 AM PST · by ABrit · 142 replies
    Me | Christmas Day 2012 | Me
    Shame on you not Free Republic. Delete any mention of things that you're afraid of instead of proper debate. You're frit. Yellow.
  • George Washington's 1776 Christmas Present: Saving the American Revolution

    12/25/2012 8:20:59 AM PST · by Bratch · 9 replies
    Yahoo! Voices ^ | Dec 20, 2006 | Brian Tubbs
    The American Revolution was over. The United States of America was finished. The Continental Army was all but finished in December 1776 as the British and their Hessian (German) mercenary allies settled in for a long winter rest. In those days, it was customary that armies rest and refit in the winter months in preparation for the campaign seasons of spring and summer. And the British were all about custom and tradition. No matter, thought the British. They saw little need to move directly against Washington's army and risk further casualties. The Continental Army was disintegrating. Unpaid, ill-equipped, cold, and...
  • The Faith of Lincoln

    12/25/2012 8:15:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | Michael Iachetta
    Abraham Lincoln's spiritual beliefs are notoriously difficult to pin down. It's a source of endless debate for historians trying to reconcile Lincoln's words and actions into a coherent faith. Tony Kushner, for his part, does not portray the sixteenth president as a religious man at all in his screenplay for the recent blockbuster Lincoln. Kushner alters the historical record, though, in his one direct reference to Lincoln's faith. Near the end of the film, Kushner has Lincoln tell his wife that with the war over, he wishes to visit Jerusalem, the place "where David and Solomon walked." Yet in the...
  • America's 'gun culture' and Piers Morgan's selective outrage

    12/25/2012 8:11:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | David Paulin
    It's a strange omission: liberal pundits like CNN's Piers Morgan are fulminating over America's "gun culture" following Newtown's school massacre -- yet they seem blissfully ignorant about what happened after Britain's draconian handgun ban following a school massacre in Scotland, in 1996, eerily similar to Newtown's. After the ban, more than 160,000 law-abiding citizens gave up their handguns. The idea was to stop gun violence. But ironically, the ban had the opposite effect: crime-related gun violence jumped a whopping 40 percent in the two years after the ban. And since then, gun crime has continued to soar at an alarming...
  • Tenth most popular request for kids' Christmas gift: a 'dad'

    12/25/2012 8:07:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Doesn't this say more about the status of western culture than just about anything you've read recently? Telegraph: ********* When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse"...
  • Send in the Clowns (triple barf alert!)

    12/25/2012 8:01:29 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2012 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    WHEN thinking about the state of the Republican Party, I defer to a point that the Democratic consultant James Carville made the other day: “When I hear people talking about the troubled state of today’s Republican Party, it calls to mind something Lester Maddox said one time back when he was governor of Georgia. He said the problem with Georgia prisons was ‘the quality of the inmates.’ The problem with the Republican Party is the quality of the people who vote in their primaries and caucuses. Everybody says they need a better candidate, or they need a better message but...
  • NT Wright Wrong About Eternal Torment?

    12/25/2012 7:59:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2012 | By Pastor Dan Delzell
    The last thing any of us want to think about is eternal torment. And yet there we find it....smack dab in the middle of God's Word, and regularly mentioned by the very One who suffered on the cross for our sins. As much as we would like to ignore it completely....or pretend it doesn't exist....we find ourselves compelled to honestly accept everything God has placed in His Word....even when it has such extreme consequences. Nothing could be further from our natural way of thinking than the doctrine of eternal punishment in hell....and the Son of God suffering on a cross....and...
  • Modern Santa Has Little in Common With 'Original' One, Scholar Says

    12/25/2012 7:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/25/2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    No Christmas passes by without depictions of Santa Claus, and yet we know little about St. Nicholas, the real man behind the red-suited, white-bearded legend. A U.S. scholar, who discovered the truth about him, offers insights on what the "original" Santa was known for. While the vast majority of saint stories that circulated in the early church involved extraordinary miracles and healings or dramatic martyrdoms and confessions of Christ, the story of Nicholas was about a regular family facing a familiar crisis to which ordinary people could relate, writes Adam C. English, author of The Saint Who Would Be Santa...
  • The Genius of Sam Donaldson

    12/25/2012 7:51:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | David Garth
    Old Sam Donaldson is back in the news. You remember Sam, don't you? Physically, he tends to remind one of an eagle. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have the vision of one - particularly in regard to our future. Here's what Sam had to say last weekend: "It's the Tea Party and thinking of the Tea Party and people like that that are driving the Republicans out of contention as a national party. You cannot win nationally if you don't know something about the way the country's changed, and the Tea Party seems to think the country can go back...
  • Most Christians Say Jesus Wasn't Born on Dec. 25, Poll Finds

    12/25/2012 7:50:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/25/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    When King James Bible Online asked the 110,000 users on its Facebook page if they believe Jesus was born on Dec. 25, Christmas Day, 83 percent of those who responded answered in the negative. A majority of the respondents also said Santa Claus is a "lie." The date of the birth of Christ was among the four questions King James Bible Online asked as part of its survey, titled "What Do Christians Really Believe About Christmas," that was conducted this month. Only 11 percent of the respondents said tradition is right about the date of Jesus' birth. Six percent marked...
  • Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89

    12/25/2012 7:46:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Charles Durning, who overcame poverty, battlefield trauma and nagging self-doubt to become an acclaimed character actor, whether on stage as Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” or in film as the lonely widower smitten with a cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie,” died Monday in New York. He was 89. He died of natural causes, The Associated Press reported, citing Judith Moss, his agent and friend
  • Merry Christmas: Insulting Islam by Professing Christianity

    12/25/2012 7:45:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 12/25/12 | Robert Spencer
    The Byzantine icon representing this article is the work of the 16th-century iconographer Theophanes the Cretan. Many Muslims around the world today would consider it offensive and insulting to Islam. Muslims in the Balkans just a few years ago have entered churches and destroyed icons like this one for precisely that reason. How does this icon insult Islam? In many ways, including these: 1. It depicts human beings, which violates the traditional Islamic prohibition of images and would be considered idolatrous and blasphemous on its face. 2. It depicts Jesus not as a Muslim prophet, as this does: Instead, it...
  • VLOMO2012 - Day 29 - School or Prison

    Here is another fun game to play as you are driving about on this Christmas Day. Short video ( 27 seconds): School or Prison?/Another "Fun" Game A variation of this game: Count how many times that the signs outside those buildings that look like prisons but are actually schools will say, "Winter Break". No mention is made that this "Winter Break" just happens to coincide with our national holiday, Christmas.
  • North Korea's Wakeup Call

    12/25/2012 7:22:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Townhall.com | Phyllis Schlafly
    It should have been a loud wakeup call in December when North Korea successfully launched a three-stage rocket delivering a payload in orbit around the globe. This event was North Korea's boast that it now has basic intercontinental ballistic missile technology. North Korea's test was a surprise to Americans, to the Obama administration and to Congress because its last couple of tests had been failures. More alarming was the fact that the launch was a surprise to our intelligence community, which didn't know the North Koreans had perfected this technology, and didn't anticipate a launch. There should have been an...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    12/25/2012 7:16:26 AM PST · by Hiskid · 13 replies
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  • NY Fireman shooting lack of reporting?

    12/25/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 45 replies
    12/25 | t1
    Why nothing on the fireman shooting in NY. All the usual suspects,MSNBC,CNN void of any or little coverage. Could it be because the shooter was a certified wack job and the system released him after slaying his G Mom with a hammer. Could it be all the weapons were possibly purchased legally and if so with his past history he never should have been allowed to be near a fire arm or a hammer. Any opins/
  • Once There Were Giants

    12/25/2012 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
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  • Why there is no TrumpetChristmas

    12/25/2012 7:08:50 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    Every year there are TubaChristmas events across the country. Large gatherings of tuba and euphonium players performing Christmas music.But there is no TrumpetChristmas.Here's why.