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  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Believers in Unbelieving Churches

    10/26/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 10-21-1935 | J. Greshem Machen
    Believers in Unbelieving Churches What Should Be Done by Christian People Who are in a Modernist Church? What is the duty of Christian congregations or Christian individuals who find themselves in a church that is dominated by unbelief? Shall they remain in such a church, or shall they withdraw from it and become members of a consistently Christian Church? That is certainly the question of the hour for the orthodox part of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Various attempts are being made to answer the question. Various considerations are being urged on one side or the other. If we...
  • Are Atheists mentally ill?

    08/17/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 66 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 08/17/2013 | Sean Thomas
    Thanks to a couple of surveys, it’s being put about in certain circles that atheists have higher IQs than believers. That may or may not be the case, but one problem with this argument is that, if you accept "average group differences in IQ”, you get into all sorts of sinister debates which bien pensant atheist Lefties might find less to their liking.
  • Column One: Bibi and the true believers

    08/02/2013 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 8/2/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Standing next to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday morning, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni gushed that through his indefatigable efforts to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials to Washington, Kerry proved that “nothing can stop true believers.” As usual, the cognitively challenged Livni told us something she hadn’t intended to say. The term “true believer” was coined by Eric Hoffer in his classic work The True Believer from 1951, which Livni has obviously not read. Hoffer’s epic study of the psychological roots of fanaticism described a true believer as a person so fanatically committed to a cause that no...
  • Why a Believer Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever

    08/02/2013 10:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2013 | By Dan Delzell
    If you are a believer and you are already married to someone who is an unbeliever, God's Word tells you to stay married to your spouse (see 1 Cor. 7:12,13). If on the other hand, you are a single Christian who is considering getting married to an unbeliever, don't do it. God's Word says, "Do not be unequally yoked." (2 Cor. 6:14) The most important relationship to a Christian of course is my relationship with Jesus Christ. Every other relationship is secondary. If a believer marries an unbeliever, he or she is choosing to ignore what God says about being...
  • Think about how we treat one another; believers.

    07/05/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 20 replies
    faith | GOD-inpsired
    Never forget what JESUS said.
  • Christians are targets

    05/18/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 5/14/12 | DR. RALPH VOGEL
    Have you noticed lately that Christians are being singled out as a subnormal group of human beings? One editorial cartoon demonstrated the idiocy of Christians believing in creation and not evolution. The break-ins and damage to three churches in Hutchinson and the one-person complaint about prayers that actually recognize Jesus as the one to whom God is prayed to, all show how far we, as a people, have sunk in our relationship with decency and respect. It is a small wonder that this is happening when you consider the lack of leadership, responsibility and morality that has been demonstrated and...
  • A Tough Season for Believers (Christmas is particularly hard for those who believe in it)

    12/20/2010 7:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/2010 | Ross Douthat
    Christmas is hard for everyone. But it’s particularly hard for people who actually believe in it. In a sense, of course, there’s no better time to be a Christian than the first 25 days of December. But this is also the season when American Christians can feel most embattled. Their piety is overshadowed by materialist ticky-tack. Their great feast is compromised by Christmukkwanzaa multiculturalism. And the once-a-year churchgoers crowding the pews beside them are a reminder of how many Americans regard religion as just another form of midwinter entertainment, wedged in between “The Nutcracker” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” These...
  • Survey: Many Church Sermons Fail to Inspire Change in Believers

    01/24/2010 1:12:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 650+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2010 | Charles Boyd
    Congregations may look forward to the pastor’s sermon, but when it comes to bringing about a change in their attitudes or lifestyle, preaching appears to have little impact. That is the finding of a new study by the CODEC research center at St. John’s College in Durham, U.K., commissioned by the College of Preachers to mark its 50th anniversary this year. Of the 193 Anglicans, Catholics, Methodists and Baptists surveyed, only 17 percent said sermons frequently changed their attitudes towards others or helped them look afresh at controversial or topical issues. Sixty-two percent of those questioned said sermons frequently gave...
  • Indicting the Left's True Believers

    04/22/2009 6:09:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 576+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 4/22/09 | Barbara Kay
    In The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn noted that Shakespeare's evildoers were content to commit only a handful of murders. They stop killing, Solzhenitsyn explained, because "they have no ideology." This pithy observation succinctly distinguishes Macbeth from mass executioners Stalin, Mao, Che and Saddam. But what explains the curious fact that intellectuals can apply critical thinking to the study of Shakespeare's murderers, while ideological massacrists inspire -- in leftists -- the very opposite: a lapse in critical thinking so egregious that it amounts to a pathology?
  • UFOs and AGW

    04/22/2009 3:16:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 592+ views
    The American THinker ^ | April 22, 2009 | David S. Van Dyke
    Depending on how you phrase the questions, approximately the same percentage of the public believes in global warming as believe in alien visitors. Polls vary widely depending on when the poll is taken, who is asking the questions and how the questions are asked A 2002 Roper poll showed that 55% of responders didn't think the government was telling the public everything it knew about UFOs and 48% believed the Earth was being visited by aliens. Compare these results to an April 2008 Pew poll that showed that 47% of responders believe that human emissions of greenhouse gases are causing...
  • Jesus Laughed ("A new Church for people that don't like Church")['Baby Got Book' Video]

    07/10/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 6, 2007 | Kevin Sites
    Preacher Dan Smith turned a rap song about babes with booty into a spoof Internet hit, and used it to help create a new church for people who hate church. Dan Smith thinks Christians take themselves too seriously. Pastor Dan Smith's 'Baby Got Book' video, a big hit online, helped him start his Momentum Church. "We can be dorks," he says after Sunday service in suburban Cleveland. "We can be Ned Flanders and basically speak jargon that nobody understands." The 33-year-old pastor has made it his mission to turn the notion of earnest, boring, humorless Christianity on its head —...
  • Ubi Christus, ibi ecclesia

    01/10/2007 9:43:20 AM PST · by AlbionGirl · 16 replies · 530+ views
    Confessional Lutherans Australia ^ | 1929 | Hermann Sasse
    Ubi Christus, ibi ecclesia And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 20:28 At the other end of the sea whose shore lies before us, by the Sils Maria, there is an inscription carved into a mighty stone, on a forested peninsula. The inscription reads "Friedrich Nietzsche" and above is the song of the deep midnight, from the Zarathustra who once originated in Sils Maria. Year after year Nietzsche had fled from the hustle of the world to the loneliness of this mountain vale, upon which at that time lay the deep...
  • Gallup: Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong (Libs Dissappointed)

    12/13/2005 10:30:25 PM PST · by HonduGOP · 19 replies · 534+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 12/13/05 | E & P Staff
    Gallup: Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong By E&P Staff Published: December 13, 2005 12:15 PM ET NEW YORK A new Gallup survey released today finds that four decades after the "God Is Dead" controversy was first noted, Americans retain a strong belief in a higher power. Some 94% think God exists. Only 5% feel God "does not exist" -- and even most of them "are not sure" of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God. But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are "convinced" God exists, although...
  • Gallup: Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong

    12/14/2005 9:53:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 13 replies · 425+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | December 13, 2005 | E&P staff
    NEW YORK A new Gallup survey released today finds that four decades after the "God Is Dead" controversy was first noted, Americans retain a strong belief in a higher power. Some 94% think God exists. Only 5% feel God "does not exist" -- and even most of them "are not sure" of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God. But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are "convinced" God exists, although Gallup does not ask them why that is. Conservatives are more likely to be convinced than liberals (87% vs....
  • Gallup: Poll Finds Americans' Belief in God Remains Strong [94% Believe in God]

    12/13/2005 10:31:56 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 70 replies · 2,098+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | December 13, 2005 | E&P Staff
    A new Gallup survey released today finds that four decades after the "God Is Dead" controversy was first noted, Americans retain a strong belief in a higher power. Some 94% think God exists. Only 5% feel God "does not exist" -- and even most of them "are not sure" of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God. But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are "convinced" God exists, although Gallup does not ask them why that is. Conservatives are more likely to be convinced than liberals (87% vs. 61%), women...
  • Wishful thinking about Islam - (Diana West answers Hugh Hewitt and Charles Krauthammer!)

    07/25/2005 1:44:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,442+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | DIANA WEST
    Last week, I outlined the problem of the age: the incompatibility of Islam with a multicultural West that hides away inconvenient history and disturbing doctrine under layers of political correctness. Without stripping them off to examine the problem, all we get is a lot of wishful thinking. Historian Niall Ferguson, writing in the London Telegraph on the intensifying "Muslim colonization" of Europe, has decided that such "demographic shifts" are not "invariably a bad thing." After all, seven centuries of jihad-imposed dhimmitude for infidels in Muslim Spain gave us the Alhambra, or something. It's that pesky "ideology" of conquest that follows...
  • Islamic Terror? Never Heard of It - (Brit writer says Koran no more aggressive than the Bible!)

    07/14/2005 4:33:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 598+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | ROBERT SPENCER
    After the 7/7 London bombings many have raced to renounce the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” A London Anglican priest named Paul Hawkins said in a sermon: “We can name the people who did these things as criminals or terrorists. We must not name them as Muslims.” It may seem odd to deny to the likely perpetrators of the bombings the name that they themselves prize above all others, but such are the politically correct dogmas that prevail in most contemporary public discourse. No one is better versed in those dogmas, or more relentless in her pursuit of any dissenters from them...
  • 'The da Vinci Code' Load - (Follywood making film; believers claim genetic descent from Jesus!(

    06/28/2005 5:58:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 789+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | JAMES HIRSEN
    Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" is sparking a lot of controversy because of its distortions about the history of Christianity, fantasies concerning the messianic bloodline and supposed iconography embedded in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci. Predictably, Hollywood has jumped at the chance to assail the Gospels and is making a film out of Brown's novel. Tom Hanks will star in and Ron Howard will direct the cinematic version of the book. According to a poll conducted by the National Geographic Channel in Canada, where almost 20 percent of the population has read "The Da Vinci Code," people are...
  • Joseph in Pharoh's Court - Christian Prof says Tolerance One-Way Street on Campus (U.Colorado!)

    05/23/2005 5:20:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 696+ views
    AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | RUSTY BENSON
    While American universities may proclaim diversity as an exalted value, a recent study shows that the only freedom of thought that really exists on campus is "to believe the dominant political ideology. Other ideologies are marginalized." (Klien and Western. For full text of study, follow links below.) But Phil Mitchell doesn’t need a study to validate what he has experienced for over 20 years. "The truth is, universities are the most hostile, narrow-minded and intolerant environment in society," Mitchell said. Mitchell, 57, is a former history professor at the University of Colorado (CU) and a deeply committed Christian. He was...
  • A CRUCIAL WORD FOR CALIFORNIA [Get it together believers or it's ZOT TIME]

    05/08/2005 7:36:43 PM PDT · by Quix · 72 replies · 1,248+ views
    A Crucial Word for California Patricia King On the issue of California, when I was at the National Religious Broadcasters convention this February, we stayed in Anaheim and I ministered in L.A. For days I was vexed in my spirit. I kept thinking of Lot and how the Bible said his righteous heart was daily vexed because of living in the midst of unprincipled men. Everywhere I looked, I saw gross immorality, lust, and greed. I was filled with remorse and even felt sick to my stomach. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night and I...
  • Ex-Muslim to lead at Liberty U. - (very interesting development)

    04/16/2005 1:58:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 116 replies · 1,633+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 16, 2005 | BOB LOWRY
    The new dean of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University theological seminary is a former Sunni Muslim who plans to turn out a hipper generation of graduates by relating to them with lyrics from rapper 50 Cent, TV's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the latest movies and film stars. Ergun Mehmet Caner cracks one-liners as easily as he quotes a Bible verse. Lecturing to a packed auditorium of 450 students, Mr. Caner mixed religion with jokes to keep his students on their toes in a late afternoon theology class. He asked his students which popular actors they would...
  • On Not Mourning the Pope

    04/08/2005 5:29:56 PM PDT · by guitarist · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    Slate (Microsoft's Online Journal - NPR's Partner) ^ | Friday, April 8, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    It seems only a year or so since every talk-show host and pundit in the country was telling us that Ronald Reagan had personally demolished communism in Eastern Europe. Now we come to the end of an entire week when the mass media behaved as if we all lived in a Catholic country and were united in mourning the Dear Leader, in which this historic achievement of freedom was credited to "the Polish Pope." That isn't necessarily a contradiction: The two men might possibly have shared the work. And it's perhaps thinkable, though not apparently mentionable, that the Polish workers...
  • The semantics of immersion

    04/06/2005 4:58:50 PM PDT · by GospelUnion · 115+ views
    Gospel Union ^ | April 6, 2005 | Kevin Harper
    The semantics of immersion Some good conversation has come up lately about baptism. For the sake of clarity, I'm simply going to refer to it as immersion, because that is what the word meant to the first century believers. Why it has been transliterated in most Bibles rather than translated into English, I don't know. But the meaning of the word is really not in dispute by anyone. The semantics of Christian immersion is far more divisive than the Biblical treatment of the subject. No doubt some will read a few sentences and either assume I'm one "position" or the...
  • The Schiavo Stakes: What the Fight's Really About

    03/25/2005 5:40:55 AM PST · by Zivasmate · 110 replies · 1,897+ views
    New York Post (online) ^ | Mar. 25, 2005 | John Podhoretz
    THE SCHIAVO STAKES: WHAT THE FIGHT'S REALLY ABOUT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 25, 2005 -- THE looming death by starva tion of Terri Schiavo has ex posed yet again the key fault line in American culture. Those who have sided with her parents in seeking the reinsertion of her feeding tube have a view of life that is profoundly different from those who have sided with her husband's quest to have her die. Those who want her to live tend to view life as a gift — a treasure beyond value that has been bestowed upon us and that we therefore have...
  • Right on Side of Life, Left on Side of Death (El Rusbo Demystifies The Schiavo Battle)

    03/21/2005 3:14:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 1,272+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 03/21/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: With the Schiavo case at the end of the program on Friday, I said, "I'm going to throw some gasoline on the fire." I said, "Isn't it amazing that when it comes to the subject of life, you don't find any Democrats on that side?" It just continues to amaze me. Even when the subject is life of a human being, the Democrats always seem to come down on the opposite side of life. So I'm watching all these debates over the weekend and I'm watching some of the debate in the House late last night, and there it...
  • Denying Terrorism

    02/08/2005 6:28:30 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 565+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | February 8, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in New Jersey: An Islamic Murder of Coptic Christians?.Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that "no facts at this point" substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this...
  • Liberals ain't got no manhood (stirring up a storm on liberal blogsites!)

    02/07/2005 7:05:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 705+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2005 | RUDY TAKALA
    Lieutenant General James Mattis recently made comments at a forum in San Diego that are now pervading the news; he said, "It's fun to shoot some people... You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them." So of course, liberals have now become frantic in their revolted outrage. As the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad, said, "We do not need...
  • PAKISTAN : ENRAGED MUSLIM CHOPS OFF CHRISTIAN’S ARM (Death threats force victim into hiding.)

    01/22/2005 1:42:16 AM PST · by underlying · 43 replies · 1,280+ views
    CompassDirect.org ^ | January 21, 2005
    Lead story - Friday January 21, 2005 PAKISTAN : ENRAGED MUSLIM CHOPS OFF CHRISTIAN’S ARM Death threats force victim into hiding. Shahbaz Masih January 21 (Compass) -- A young Christian shopkeeper in Pakistan’s Punjab province had his arm chopped off by a Muslim customer who became enraged during a disagreement over a TV rental. Shahbaz Masih, 22, was approached last November 28 by a customer wanting to rent a television set from his video shop in Talwandi, a little village near Chak Jhumra in Faisalabad district. When Masih declined the request, his customer, a 26-year-old butcher named Ahmed Ali,...
  • Among the Non-Believers :

    01/13/2005 5:33:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 202+ views
    Reason Online | January 2005 | Chris Lehmann
    For nearly as long as there have been villages, there have been village atheists, the hypervigilant debunkers who lovingly detail the many contradictions, fallacies, and absurdities that flow from belief in holy writ. As a strictly intellectual proposition, atheism would seem, on the face of things, to have wiped the floor with the believing opposition. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, by Sam Harris, New York: Norton, 336 pages, $24.95 Still, village atheists are as numerous, and as shrill, as they’ve ever been, for the simple reason that the successive revolutions in thought that have...
  • The Muslim Vacuum - (Barbara Stocks' Newest! Powerful)

    12/06/2004 1:41:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,512+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2004 | BARBARA STOCKS
    I receive the most amazing e-mail messages from all over the world. Some of these messages are angry, most are supportive, and some are from Muslims who feel they are on a mission from Allah to show me the error of my ways. Many from other countries show a woeful lack of knowledge of Americans and what is really happening in the world. One very nice Muslim man said, “Look at me, I am peaceful.” Well, that’s one. Over and over again, these e-mailers remind me that Islam is a religion of peace. The well-documented genocide at the hands of...
  • PROPHETIC SIGNS THAT WE ARE IN THE END TIMES [A good summary of SOME key evidences--QX]

    11/07/2004 8:40:35 PM PST · by Quix · 1,655 replies · 22,523+ views
    CONTENDER MINISTRIES ^ | 11 JUL 2004 | JENNIFER RAST
    Prophetic Signs that we are in the End Times Contender Ministries -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Bible gives many examples of signs that should warn us of the coming end of the age. Six such signs are given by Jesus, two characteristics are given by Paul, and eleven other occurrences are given by the prophets to occur prior to or soon after the end of the age. While we are also told we will not know the time of the End, God obviously wanted us to know when that time was getting closer. As the Christian church is increasingly drawn into the interfaith...
  • LETTER TO MANKIND

    09/25/2004 2:35:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 759+ views
    TheRant.US ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 | ALI SINA
    Dear fellow human, Today humanity is being challenged. Unthinkable atrocities take place on daily basis. There is an evil force at work that aims to destroy us. The agents of this evil respect nothing; not even the lives of children. Every day there are bombings, every day innocent people are targeted and murdered. It seems as if we are helpless. But we are not! The ancient Chinese sage Sun Zi said, "Know your enemy and you won't be defeated". Do we know our enemy? If we don't, then we are doomed. Terrorism is not an ideology, it is a tool;...
  • For heaven's sake! Most Americans believe

    10/25/2003 3:54:27 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 163+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, October 25, 2003
    For an overwhelming majority of Americans, uttering the phrase "for heaven's sake" isn't just an idle expression. A new study shows the majority believe heaven is exactly where they're headed. A national poll of 1,000 adults conducted by Barna Research Group found 76 percent of Americans believe heaven exists and 64 percent believe they're headed for the Pearly Gates, reports the Los Angeles Times. The California-based independent marketing research firm, which has tracked trends related to beliefs, values and behaviors since 1984, says the percentage of those who believe is the same as a decade ago. Among the believers, nearly...
  • Skeptics, believers flock to statues - gaze into Virgin Mary's Glowing eyes (Video) -

    08/14/2003 9:14:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 464+ views
    Plain Dealer ^ | 08/14/03 | John Horton
    Campbell, Ohio - The show starts at dusk, promised Tony Valvas, his eyes fixed on the Blessed Virgin Mary statue affixed to the bell tower at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church. Stand at the corner of the neatly trimmed hedge next to the church's school, he instructed. Then gaze up into the statue's eyes. Into its glowing eyes. "There's something happening here," said Valvas, 37, who lives two blocks from the church. "I don't know what it is, and I can't explain it. But there's something happening." Is it a miracle or a mirage? Nobody knows for sure, but...
  • Believers In The Lost Ark (Noah's)

    08/08/2003 6:56:40 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 614+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-9-2003 | Karen Armstrong
    Believers in the lost Ark Treating myth as fact misunderstands the meaning of religion Karen Armstrong Saturday August 9, 2003 The Guardian (UK) The explorer who discovered the Titanic beneath the Atlantic in 1985 is setting out on another underwater expedition to document Noah's flood. The Black Sea was originally a freshwater lake that in ancient times became inundated by the salty Mediterranean. Robert Ballard believes that this was a cataclysmic event that occurred about 7,500 years ago, and was possibly the deluge described in the Bible. Ballard's critics are sceptical: they argue that the infiltration of the Black Sea...
  • Judge for Yourself --- Are Senate Democrats determined to keep believers off the bench?

    07/25/2003 8:42:50 AM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 237+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 07/25/03 | KAY DALY
    <p>A study of the earliest federal judicial nominees reveals that they were expected to be of the highest character, display sober temperament, experience no incidents of moral turpitude, and profess a belief in God and the Bible. A federal judge's public display of faith was considered to be a mark of the highest ethical standards and an indication of fairness and concern for all who would seek justice in the courts.</p>
  • RESCUE AND RECOVERY (The Ministry of Rescue and Recovery)

    01/23/2003 10:46:30 PM PST · by Jael · 8 replies · 109+ views
    Mike Althaus/BibleBelievers ^ | Brother Mike Althaus
    <p>1 Sam 30:18-20, "And David recovered all that the (1) Amalekites had carried away: And there was nothing lacking to them, (2) neither small nor great, (3) neither sons nor daughters, (4) neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all. And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil."</p> <p>Prov.18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.</p>
  • God lost His Truth, His Church? (A civil discussion regarding such issues)

    01/01/2003 12:24:46 PM PST · by Jael · 200 replies · 311+ views
    Submitted for discussion, the following statement (and all that can follow from it.... "Finally, by God's grace, the central truths of the Bible were rediscovered by Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other Reformers." 1.) Did God lose his Truth? Or hide it? Or not allow it to be seen or known? (During the period of time in question.) 2.) Why would something that God has promised would continue, need to be "rediscovered"?3.) Did He allow a period of time to exist where his church did not? 4.) If one holds to the fact that Rome was not the true church,...