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  • (Vanity, Long) A Campaign of Biblical Proportions, or, A Journey Through 1 Kings Part I

    08/20/2012 10:51:42 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby ^ | 08-21-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Note 1: I make reference to some Biblical passages in this article. While I am indeed Christian, I disclaim any resemblance to prophecy or interpretation thereof in this essay. Still less am I interested at this point in raising any issues of the mostly Protestant GOP base vs. the Mormon faith of Romney, or the putative crypto-Muslim faith of Obama. The passage given merely provides a convenient literary/historical comparison, and a lead-in of sorts to Part II. Note 2: Dates are approimate; any pedants who want to quibble are missing the point. Besides, it's past my bedtime. It has been...
  • Breakthrough: Electronic Circuits That Are Integrated With Your Skin

    08/19/2012 2:02:39 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 19 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Robert Gonzalez
    A team of engineers today announced a discovery that could change the world of electronics forever. Called an "epidermal electronic system" (EES), it's basically an electronic circuit mounted on your skin, designed to stretch, flex, and twist — and to take input from the movements of your body. EES is a leap forward for wearable technologies, and has potential applications ranging from medical diagnostics to video game control and accelerated wound-healing. Engineers John Rogers and Todd Coleman, who worked on the discovery, tell io9 it's a huge step towards erasing the divide that separates machine and human. Coleman and Rogers...
  • The Price of Liberty, Part 2: A Declaration of Dependence

    08/19/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 19, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    Last week, I introduced a new series, titled: The Price of Liberty. In this series, I address the troubling changes occurring in our country, why they are happening, and what to do about them. America, in her generosity and kindness, has always opened her doors to immigrants like me. I am most thankful and appreciative for that. I also want to assure you that many modern-day immigrants want the America envisioned by her Founding Fathers. We want the America of which George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” We want...
  • The Eucharist -- John 6

    08/18/2012 9:13:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 219 replies ^ | 2009 | CatholicThinker
    The EucharistAll Christians know what "the Eucharist" is - virtually all celebrate it in some form.  Yet the teachings regarding it, and consequently the emphasis put upon it, by the Catholic Church (and the Orthodox, who share the same theology and same apostolic priesthood), is probably the single most important differentiation between Catholicism and Protestantism.In this document I will demonstrate that the early Christian Church believed in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, centered their faith lives on this (the Mass), that Scripture completely and fully supports the Catholic teachings, and that virtually every Church Father of...
  • Genuine Prayer we can all say for President Obama

    08/15/2012 12:53:01 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 15 replies
    email | unknown | unknown
    PRAY FOR YOUR PRESIDENT ! My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and We were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama Bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8". When we got home my wife got out the Bible and opened it Up to the scripture. She started laughing & laughing. Then she Read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good Laugh, too. Psalm 109:8 ~ "Let his days be few and brief; And let others step forward to replace him." At last --...
  • Why Did the Jews Reject Christianity?

    08/12/2012 9:20:00 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 304 replies
    The ^ | 8/1/2010 | Rabbi Joseph Isaac Jacobson
    A Jewish class on why Jews do not accept Christianity. I post for Jews to self-educate and for Christians to understand the Jewish point of view--not that it matters (that they do.)
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Israel texts to warn of missile strikes

    08/13/2012 1:31:31 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/12/2012
    A nationwide SMS system for warning the public of an imminent missile attack was being tested in Israel on Sunday as new intelligence on a possible strike on Iran was leaked. With front page stories in two papers suggesting Tehran had made progress towards the manufacture and assembly of a nuclear warhead, Israel's Home Front Command began final tests of a public warning system which is expected to be operational by September. "The Home Front Command will today start conducting nationwide testing of the 'Personal Message' alert system, which will end on Thursday," said a statement indicating that SMS texts...
  • The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector

    08/12/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | August 09, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - send a comment) | August 09, 2012 9:36 AM Jesus ate with tax collectors. And Cardinal Dolan plans to eat with President Obama—who, Chief Justice Roberts tells us, has imposed a “tax” on employers who refuse to subsidize contraception. But there’s a difference.When Jesus sat with tax collectors, the dinners were private. They were not “photo ops” for political candidates. The Lord could speak directly to the hearts of his dining companions, and convert them. Remember, St. Matthew left the tax-collecting business to...
  • Is It True Jesus Never Addressed Same Sex Marriage?

    08/12/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 51 replies
    Between the Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Daniel Akin
    Today it is popular among those promoting same sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject. Those who affirm the historical and traditional understanding of marriage between a man and woman often are admonished to go and read more carefully the Bible. If we do so we are told we will see that Jesus never addressed the issue. So, the question that I want to raise is, “Is this assertion correct?” Is it indeed the fact that Jesus never addresses the issue of same sex marriage? When one goes to the...
  • Jesus on Marriage: Matthew 19:4-9: "Between male and female" [only]

    08/10/2012 12:37:53 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bible: King James Version and NIV Version + plus vanity | August 10, 2012
    Matthew 19:4-9 King James Version: 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He...
  • ZOT> Luther lovingly corrects the radical Chick-fil-A dominionists

    08/02/2012 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Downyoceanhon · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 2, 2012 | downyoceanhon
  • Ahmadinejad: World forces must annihilate Israel

    08/02/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    n a speech published on his website Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel. Speaking to ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of 'Qods Day' ('Jerusalem Day'), an annual Iranian anti-Zionist event established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini and which falls this year on August 17, Ahmadinejad said that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years." Repeating traditional anti-Semitic slurs, the Iranian president accused "Zionists" of controlling the world's media and financial systems. It was Zionists, he said, who were “behind the scene of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CANON, 07-30-12

    07/30/2012 8:25:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 07-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CANON An established rule for guidance, a standard, or a list of such rules: 1. in biblical usage the catalogue of inspired writings known as the Old and New Testaments, identified as such by the Church; 2. in ecclesiastical usage, a short definition of some dogmatic truth, with attached anathema, made as a rule by general councils; 3. the Eucharistic Prayer, which is the essential part of the Sacrifice of the Mass. In religious life, certain orders of men with specific duties often attached to a particular church, shrine, or ecclesiastical function; 4. in music a...
  • White House can’t name Israel’s capital

    US White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to state the US position on the location of Israel’s capital during a press briefing, Thursday, despite several requests for clarification from a pair of reporters. The exchange, caught on video and uploaded to YouTube, quickly made the cyberspace rounds as the latest example of world bodies’ refusal to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the video, a female reporter asks about the administration’s position on the capital of Israel, as several other reporters lightly chuckle. “I haven’t gotten that question in a while,” Carney responds. “Our position has not changed.”...
  • Sackcloth&Ashes: Obama CONFIRMS COVENANT on TISHA B'Av The 9th of Av A day of CALAMITY!

    07/27/2012 9:21:52 PM PDT · by TaraP · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 27th, 2012
    Please watch this video! HAS ISRAEL ENTERED INTO A COVENANT WITH DEATH ON JULY 27, 2012 THE 9TH OF AV??? H.R. 4133: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Isa 28:15 BREAKING NEWS 7/27 Obama SIGNS bill to STRENGTHEN SECURITY cooperation with Israel H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of...

    07/27/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT · by wmfights · 67 replies
    Baptist Bible Believer's Website ^ | 1926 | W. H. Griffith Thomas
    CHAPTER ONE STRUCTURE AND HISTORY OF THE BIBLE OUR English version, and probably most of the translations of the Bible, consists of sixty-six Books, thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New, and is regarded with special consideration by all Christians because it is held to be the record of the divine religion of Redemption. The Old Testament shows how this religion was prepared through many centuries; the New tells how it was at length provided and proclaimed. The keynote of the former is, therefore, Preparation, and this is twofold: - The preparation of the Redeemer for the...
  • Fifty Shades Of Business

    07/25/2012 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Robwin · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/25/2012 | Steve Cooper
    ...the Damson Dene Hotel [London], a 40-bedroom retreat that has made the bold decision to replace the Gideon Bible in each room with the smash hit “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E. L. James. On his blog Innkeeper Jonathan Denby explained the decision noting the world is a more secular place, no one reads the bible (some even dislike that it’s in their room), and that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is something everyone seems to want to read at the moment.
  • Origins of Messianic Expectation

    07/23/2012 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 17 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Alice C. Linsley
    The Horite caste of rulers controlled the trade routes from the Sahara to India at a time when the Sahara, Arabia and Mesopotamia were wetter. Commerce moved along the rivers which were interconnected in the late Holocene. The Horites served as shrine and temple attendants. They interceded for others and offered sacrifice. Job offered sacrifice daily for the sins of his own family. At the end of the book, Job prays for his kinsmen Eliphaz, Zophar and Bildad. This is reminiscent of Abraham praying for Abimelech and his household (Gen. 20:17,18). Purity was an essential trait of the Horite priest....
  • Israeli Parlaiment Member Rips Up New Testament

    07/21/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 19, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Remember a while back when some Florida pastor with a bad mustache and worse manners threatened and then ultimately burned a Koran? I am sure you do. It had plenty of two things, media coverage and body count. There is another story that is likely to have neither of those things, mercifully. The Bible Society in Israel sent some copies of the New Testament to members of the Israeli Knesset with a note that said "We hope the book will help you and illuminate your way.” MK Michael Ben Ari, with better facial hair than the aforementioned Florida Pastor but...