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  • Mark Zuckerberg Finishes Another Long Day Of Deciding What People Should Believe

    03/05/2018 10:23:59 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 05/25/2017 | Unattributed
    MENLO PARK, CA—Giving his arms and legs a nice little stretch while reclining in his office chair Friday afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, confirmed that he had successfully completed another long day of deciding what people around the world should believe. The tech titan, worth $71 billion, went on to describe the weight that comes along with being the arbiter of moral fitness and objective truth, able to make or break nearly any website on the internet by lowering the organic reach of their posts or outright banning them, based upon Facebook’s opinion of the views expressed in their...
  • Catholics Must Let Go of ‘Cherished Beliefs’ to ‘Discern’ like Pope Francis: U.S. Cardinal

    11/03/2017 5:32:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/2/17 | Pete Baklinski
    CHICAGO, November 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Francis-appointed U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich said that if Catholics want to engage in “discernment” like Pope Francis does, they must let go of “cherished beliefs.” “It is our job to take up that discernment. It takes time. It involves discipline. Most importantly it requires that we be prepared to let go of cherished beliefs and long-held biases,” said the Archbishop of Chicago in a talk to the Catholic Theological Union published on YouTube October 27. “It is this willingness of Francis to let go of the unnecessary and explore unchartered waters that gives him...
  • Tennessee Governor Signs Law Allowing Counselors to Refuse Clients on Personal Beliefs

    04/27/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr/27, 2016 | Jon Kamp
    GOP Gov. Bill Haslam cites law’s requirements for referrals, helping at-risk individuals. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Wednesday that allows professional counselors to use personally held principles as reasons to refuse clients and refer them on, projecting his state into the national debate over measures affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with MAGNETS

    10/14/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Express UK ^ | 10/13/2015 | Selina Sykes
    A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers.
  • AWANA Clubs International - What We Believe

    06/13/2015 11:06:42 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 39 replies
    AWANA Clubs international is a Bible-centered youth ministry with 30,000 charter "clubs" around the world. Their statement of faith describes a sound doctrine. I invite you to take a look.
  • Former SEALs chaplain could be kicked out of Navy for Christian beliefs

    03/09/2015 12:28:52 PM PDT · by ImNotLying · 75 replies
    TODD'S AMERICAN DISPATCH ^ | 3-9-2015 | Todd Starnes
    A chaplain who once ministered to Navy SEALs could be thrown out of the military after he was accused of failing “to show tolerance and respect” in private counseling sessions in regards to issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality, specifically homosexuality and pre-marital sex, according to documents obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • 7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

    01/23/2015 2:23:07 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review/FamilyShare ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Susan Swann
    We are what we think. These seven popularly held beliefs are causing you unnecessary misery 1. Lust and love are the same 2. The more money you have, the happier you will be 3. Any dream can come true, if you want it badly enough 4. Perfection is good 5. My happiness is more important than yours 6. Success is permanent 7. Hope is not a strategy (content snipped out, check article for explanations)
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes “Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” and 26 percent think there is not “solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades.” Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • First lady urges grads to reach out to those with different beliefs

    05/12/2013 6:28:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    First lady urges grads to reach out to those with different beliefs By Meghashyam Mali - 05/12/13 08:45 AM ET In a speech to graduates of Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama urged them to reach out to those with different beliefs. “That’s what’s always made this country great, embracing the diversity of experience and opinion that surrounds us everywhere we go,” said the first lady. So I encourage you all -- seek it out. “Try visiting a different congregation every once in a while; you might just hear something in the sermon that stays with you....
  • Is Redstate Going Soft

    10/17/2012 8:45:55 PM PDT · by Deagle · 53 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/17/2012 | RedState
    Is RedState going soft on Discussions about this election? Check out this thread and see what you think. They seem to be banning all that disagree with the site originators rather than agreeing or disagreeing with policy to the point of banning dissent.
  • The Elephant in the Room: Mitt’s Mormon Faith [Which is why one-third still don't know he's Lds]

    07/11/2012 5:53:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 330 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Kevin M. Jackson
    ( If you remember during the 2008 Presidential election, there was a strong effort to try to expose the faith of then Senator Obama. Many tried to label him an extremist because of his connection with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright. I am curious to know if Mitt Romney will receive the same type of treatment given the lack of knowledge that most Americans have about the Mormon faith. I think that faith must be on the table since it was a factor in the previous election. Perhaps the reason it has not be raised is because the GOP leaders...
  • Most Christians Have No Idea What Mormons Believe [LDS truth claims oft' tucked away by Mormons]

    06/10/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 383 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | June 7, 2012
    TORRANCE, Calif., June 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- There are more than a dozen key differences in the beliefs of Christians and Mormons, yet most Christians have no idea. In a recent article in the Christian magazine, World, author Joel Belz made this statement: "A huge majority of the American public has no idea what Mormons claim to believe. If those holding to the Mormon faith were to place their distinctive truth claims front and center, the public response would be probing, negative, and nasty." -- World Magazine, God's World Publications, online June 16, 2012 edition (Vol. 27, No. 12)...
  • 5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church

    06/07/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 126 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church JENNIFER FULWILERI would encourage anyone who is thinking of abandoning their Catholic faith to consider the following five questions. Author Anna Quindlen has been in the news lately, promoting a new book called Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She recently spoke with NPR's Terry Gross about a wide range of topics she covers in the book, including her recent decision to leave the Catholic Church. She summarized this decision by telling Gross: The pedophilia scandals, the church's reaction to them, and their constant obsession with gynecology — taken together at a certain point,...
  • Nelson Price: A close look at what Mormons believe

    02/29/2012 6:02:58 AM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Nelson Price
    This column is in response to requests for insights into the difference between Mormonism and traditional Christianity. I have dear friends who are Mormons. They, like most Mormons, are gracious socially, exceptional family people, and in general good citizens. As such they personally are objects of my regard. Their faith, the Church of Latter Day Saints, better known as Mormonism, has been very much in the news as a result of a prominent member of their faith being a primary candidate for president. I would not deliberately misrepresent any person’s faith so I hope Mormons find the following to be...
  • Top 5 faith & culture stories: Should Christians vote for a Mormon?

    12/31/2011 8:49:24 AM PST · by Colofornian · 345 replies
    Denison Forum on Truth and Culture ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | Jim Denison
    Time magazine says the #1 religion story of the year is the rise of Mormonism. Two Mormons are running for president; Glenn Beck's commitment to the Mormon church made headlines; . As we continue our series on my top 5 faith and culture stories of 2011, let's ask today: Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a cult? Can Christians vote for a Mormon candidate? What does the mainstreaming of Mormonism say about our culture? The answers to these questions will take more space than my typical essay--I hope the following information is helpful. If by "cult" we...
  • Quick Responses to the 10 Most Common LDS Questions

    11/20/2010 4:34:13 PM PST · by Colofornian · 53 replies
    Whether you are on the streets in Utah, on the job, or answering e-mails, there seems to be certain questions that are most often asked of Christians who challenge Mormon beliefs. The following list, though hardly exhaustive and in no particular order, gives the most common questions, and several quick responses that could be given. These are obviously short starter responses, but hopefully one or more of these might help you to better formulate your own answer. 1. Isn't it unchristian to question someone else's claim to Christianity?•Didn't Joseph Smith do this very thing when he claimed that God told...
  • Of Course Obama's A "Christian"

    11/20/2010 3:15:06 AM PST · by jspeelman · 23 replies
    The DC Post ^ | 11/19/10 | J.J Speelman
    By J.J. Speelman It should come as no surprise that many Americans question the religious beliefs of President Obama. One only needs to look at his approach to foreign policy and his attitude toward the American way of life to find that it is consistent with the anti-American sentiment that is so prevalent among many Muslims. “Is Obama a Muslim?” Headlines ask. Is the question appropriate? I believe it is. Obama has fueled this question by bowing to foreign Muslim leaders, apologizing to dictators for America’s “arrogance,” dhimmitude in the healthcare bill, and his refusal to answer questions truthfully regarding...
  • Doubling Down On His Religion With Another Flop?

    09/29/2010 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Wading Across · 10 replies
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 9-29-10 | Wading Across
    Recently Mr. Obama attended an event in New Mexico where a supporter asked him a question about his faith. Mr. Obama answered; he wants to be clear after all. ... Sorry, but the more he opens his mouth and speaks about his faith, the more I am convinced that he is either a deluded fool, or an outright liar. If he truly does believe he’s a Christian, the beliefs he’s been taught run contrary to what I know of orthodox Christian beliefs – more so, what someone who professes to be a Christian would say when asked/pressed about their faith....
  • 'Legacy Mormons' sowing global confusion

    12/05/2009 6:44:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 242 replies · 2,705+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Dec. 4, 2009 | Bruce K. Church
    For 27 years I have had the opportunity to visit vast and varied regions of the world because of my employment with an airline. I can travel virtually free anywhere my airline goes, and practically free on most other carriers because of generous reciprocal agreements. This perk has afforded me the opportunity to be an ambassador for my country and my "peculiar" state. No matter where in the world I go, when people ask me where I come from and I tell them Utah, the next words out of their mouths are almost always the same: "So you must be...
  • Judge rules activist's beliefs on climate change akin to religion

    11/13/2009 7:02:49 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 1,076+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | November 3rd | Karen McVeigh
    When Rupert Dickinson, the chief executive of one of Britain's biggest property firms, left his BlackBerry behind in London while on a business trip to Ireland, he simply ordered one of his staff to get on a plane and deliver the device to him. For Dickinson's then head of sustainability, Tim Nicholson, the errand was much more than an executive indulgence: it embodied the contempt with which his boss treated his deep philosophical beliefs about climate change. In a significant decision today , a judge found Nicholson's views on the environment were so deeply held that they were entitled to...