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  • Sylvester Stallone on Donald Trump, Republicans and Running for Office

    01/09/2016 12:40:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | January 8, 2016 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ...Although [Sylvester Stallone has] been called a Republican, for supporting John McCain's 2008 presidential run, Stallone says he's not a member of the GOP. "May the best fighter win," he said. "I don't think you can be totally one-sided forever. Then you close your mind to all sorts of possibilities. It's just, 'Who comes along better at that time for what the planet is going through?' Right now, it's pretty confusing on every side." What does he think of the Republican frontrunner? "I love Donald Trump," he said. "He's a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are...
  • Creed's Scott Stapp 'Disappointed' With President Obama

    10/02/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 19 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/2/2012
    October 2, 2012 11:25 AM ET Scott Stapp of Creed Scott Stapp may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but the Creed frontman said this morning on Fox & Friends that he's "disappointed" by the president and his administration, who Stapp said have made "a lot of promises, but no real delivery." While Stapp did not explicitly that he would cast his vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, he told the Fox News morning crew that he wanted a candidate with a clear plan that Americans could understand. "My heart and soul would really want someone like Reagan or...
  • Former Creed Frontman, Scott Stapp, Gets Married then Arrested on his way to Honeymoon

    02/13/2006 1:50:18 PM PST · by dead · 24 replies · 837+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/13/06 | Gina Serpe
    For Scott Stapp, the honeymoon was over before it even began. Hours after the former Creed frontman tied the knot with beauty queen Jaclyn Nesheiwat in Miami on Friday, the rocker was rung up for public intoxication in Los Angeles. Stapp, en route to his Hawaiian honeymoon, was stopped from boarding a plane at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday after airline personnel deemed the rocker "antagonistic" and "boisterous." A spokesman for the airport police, Lieutenant Tyrone Stallings, said the rocker was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in a public place and taken to the Van Nuys station for processing....
  • Detox Flap: Scott Stapp Sued By Creed Crony

    09/14/2004 3:20:29 PM PDT · by Stoat · 40 replies · 592+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2004 | Smoking Gun Correspondent
    Fight over $60k "medical treatments" with tainted L.A. detox doc SEPTEMBER 14--A business associate of rock star Scott Stapp, the Creed frontman, claims that the singer failed to reimburse him $60,000 paid to a controversial Beverly Hills doctor known for his unorthodox drug detox treatments. In a lawsuit filed this month in Florida's Orange County Circuit Court, Jeffrey Cameron contends that he paid Dr. David Kipper "for certain medical treatments received" by Stapp during a three-month period in mid-2002. Cameron, who works for Stapp's management company, does not further describe those treatments in his complaint and he declined to provide...
  • 'The Passion' inspires album

    08/02/2004 8:47:27 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 11 replies · 709+ views
    CBC ^ | 07/30/04
    NASHVILLE - An album of music prompted by The Passion of the Christ will go on sale Aug. 31. The songs did not appear in the biblical movie, but were inspired by Mel Gibson's bloody film. Called The Passion of the Christ – Songs, the disc includes original songs from the likes of Lauren Hill, Matchbox Twenty front man Rob Thomas and Christian rock outfits like Third Day and P.O.D. The first single to be released from the album is Relearn Love by Scott Stapp, the former lead singer for Creed, the group that made the 1999 anthem Arms Wide...
  • Conservative Rock Groups?

    03/17/2002 11:56:23 AM PST · by Lebowski · 255 replies · 1,509+ views
    I was wondering if anybody can name some conservative rockers. It seams most people in the Music Industry are Left-Leaning, especially the hard stuff. I think you could say the same for most entertainment personalities, including movie stars and directors. So if any of my fellow conservatives could point me in the way of some good conservative rock groups it would be appreciated.
  • Protestors throw lamb's blood on Mel Gibson

    02/13/2004 6:56:46 AM PST · by dead · 38 replies · 185+ views
    Mike Walker of the National Enquirer
    This story has a very strange source. I'm listening to the Howard Stern Show. Every Friday, Mike Walker, the national editor of the National Enquirer, comes on and they play The Gossip Game. Walker offers up four stories, with one of them being false and the other three true. The people on the show have to guess the fake story.Anyway, I thought the following story had to be the fake one, because I couldn't imagine it wouldn't have gotten much more coverage, but I can't find anything else about it. But, according to Mike Walker, it is a true story....
  • Top Rockers Fear Shrinking Audiences

    08/01/2002 9:17:46 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 137 replies · 1,019+ views
    People ^ | August 2, 2002 | STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN
    The audience for some top-name music acts apparently is shrinking. Denver's Rocky Mountain News reports that David Bowie, Moby, Busta Rhymes and the Blue Man Group, who were scheduled to perform this month in the city's 18,000-seat Pepsi Center as part of Moby's Area: Two concert tour, have had the venue of their concert switched to the 5,000-seat CityLights Pavilion, owing to a lack of ticket sales. And some lesser acts are even having trouble fill, ing that smaller arena. The News states that the Roy Haynes and Michael Feinstein concerts scheduled at CityLights for later this month have been...
  • The Weekend Youtube Music Video Thread

    05/15/2009 5:23:13 PM PDT · by Gomez · 37 replies · 1,359+ views
    May 15 1975 - Fleetwood Mac debut their new lineup. It's the first incarnation of the band that includes Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and John and Christine McVie 1970 - In the new releases section of the local record store is the self-titled debut from the mighty Black Sabbath Happy Birthday 1953 - Mike Oldfield 1948 - Brian Eno May 16 1966 - The Beach Boys release Pet Sounds 1980 - Brian May of Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis Happy Birthday 1946 - Robert Fripp May 17 1978 - Lou Reed begins a week-long stand at New...
  • Sting tops list of worst lyricists

    10/08/2007 7:42:44 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 42 replies · 1,155+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Oct 8, 2007 | Anon
    Maybe Sting should start writing more instrumentals. The school teacher-turned-rock star topped Blender's list of the worst lyricists, thanks to lines that betray "mountainous pomposity (and) cloying spirituality," the music magazine said. The survey, contained in the November issue that hits newsstands next week, placed Rush drummer Neil Peart at No. 2, Creed frontman Scott Stapp at No. 3, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at No. 4, and soft-rocker Dan Fogelberg at No. 5. Blender assailed Sting for such alleged sins as name-dropping Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov in the Police tune "Don't Stand So Close to Me," quoting a Volvo bumper...
  • Scott Stapp Relatives Panic He's Out to Kill Obama [911 Tape]

    12/12/2014 12:55:12 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 18 replies ^ | 12/12/14 | TMZ
    Scott Stapp Relatives Panic He's Out to Kill Obama [911 Tape] Scott Stapp threatened to assassinate President Obama ... and his alarmed wife and sister-in-law made a desperate 911 call to stop him. Scott had just gone AWOL from a mental facility late last month, when his sister-in-law told the 911 dispatcher he was cruising around his neighborhood, shirtless on a bicycle. She says the former Creed frontman claimed to be a CIA agent and his mission was to kill Obama. Stapp claimed in a rambling video the IRS is trying to ruin his life because he's been trashing Obama....
  • The Rudeness of Registries

    06/23/2014 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    I'VE ALWAYS taken a dim view of wedding gift registries, on the principle that greed is bad and greed masquerading as courtesy is worse. But I relented, just for a moment, when I read about the public's reaction after learning that Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student who disarmed a killer during a school shooting, would be getting married this month. Grateful strangers not only bought up every item for which Meis and his fiancée had registered, but also donated $50,000 to pay for their honeymoon and other expenses. The upwelling of generosity was heartwarming. Yet gift registries in...
  • The Creed We Need

    10/22/2013 4:45:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 184 replies
    Touchstone Magazine ^ | June 2006 | David Mills
    God is “agapic love,” the preacher said, and paused. “God”—I knew what was -coming, the man being mired in the -sixties—“is a verb.” He assured the congregation that as long as they were “doing agapic love,” that—left -undefined—was all they needed to do. I could hear around me the sighs of people who have heard something they wanted to hear. “God is a verb” is about as much doctrinal complexity as many American Christians seem to want, vague and useless as it is. They do not want anything too precise and specific, for that means exclusive, intellectual, and binding, nor...
  • On God As Creator of Heaven and Earth

    02/11/2013 8:56:11 PM PST · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 6, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    On God As Creator of Heaven and Earth "In the work of creation, God is seen as the almighty Father who by his eternal Word brings into existence a universe of goodness, harmony and beauty" Vatican City, February 06, 2013 ( Here is a translation of the general audience Pope Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Creed, which begins by describing God as "Almighty Father," as we meditated on last week, then adds that He is the "Creator of heaven and earth," and thus takes up the Bible's opening line. In the first...
  • On Abraham's Faith

    02/11/2013 8:49:56 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 23, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    On Abraham's Faith "Saying 'I believe in God' means founding my life on Him" Vatican City, January 23, 2013 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in Paul VI Hall. Dear Brothers and Sisters, In this Year of Faith, I would like to start today to reflect with you on the Creed, the solemn profession of faith which accompanies our lives as believers. The Creed begins, "I believe in God." It is a fundamental affirmation, deceptively simple in its essentiality, but one that opens onto the infinite world of the relationship...
  • On God the Almighty Father

    01/30/2013 9:22:36 PM PST · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 30, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    On God the Almighty Father "Despite the Crisis of Fatherhood in Many Societies, the Scriptures Show us Clearly what it Means to Call God 'Father'" VATICAN CITY, January 30, 2013 ( Here is a translation of the General Audience Pope Benedict XVI gave today in Paul VI Hall. Dear Brothers and Sisters, In last Wednesday's catechesis we focused on the words of the Creed: "I believe in God." But the profession of faith specifies this statement: God is the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I should like to reflect with you now on the first, fundamental definition of...
  • Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed

    01/09/2013 5:02:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 1/9/13 | OREN KESSLER
    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest. One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition. On Tuesday, two Brotherhood representatives participated in an opposition delegation that met with Vice President Omar Suleiman for the first set of talks over implementing political reforms. Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social...
  • Jesus Christ—True God and True Man (¶422-570) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/11/2012 10:20:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    AquinasRCIA2 ^ | November 20, 2007 | Denise Levertov/David W. Congdon
     Jesus Christ—True God and True Man (¶422-570) “On the Mystery of the Incarnation”By Denise Levertov It’s when we face for a momentthe worst our kind can do, and shudder to knowthe taint in our own selves, that awecracks the mind’s shell and enters the heart:not to a flower, not to a dolphin,to no innocent formbut to this creature vainly sureit and no other is god-like, God(out of compassion for our uglyfailure to evolve) entrusts,as guest, as brother,the Word.“Who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20) 1. Jesus, Christ, Only Son of God, Lord (¶430-55) a....
  • The American's Creed (new to me)

    09/12/2011 5:50:45 AM PDT · by Broker · 3 replies
    Historic Documents ^ | 1917 | William Tyler Page
    The American's Creed by William Tyler Page I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag,...
  • The Patriot Webmaster's Creed

    08/20/2011 1:45:41 PM PDT · by Moozle · 12 replies
    Free Range Patriots ^ | August 20, 2011 | Jon Watts
    This is my website. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Knowledge is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My knowledge, without me, is useless. Without my knowledge, I am useless. I must think my thoughts true. I must think straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill my way of life. I must rebuke him before he enslaves me. My knowledge and experience confirm that what counts in this war is not the words we write, the noise of our critics, nor the smoke...
  • "Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Life: God's Gifts to Ron" (Funeral sermon on the Apostles' Creed)

    07/07/2010 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 7, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Life: God’s Gifts to Ron” (Apostles’ Creed)Ron, Doris, John, family and friends of Ron Benear Jr., dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Today we mourn the loss of a son and brother, a friend, and fellow member of this congregation. It hurts to lose someone we know and love. Ron and Doris, you’re not supposed to say goodbye to a son. It’s supposed to be the other way around. John, to lose a brother you’ve known your whole life--that’s like losing an arm, or maybe more closely, to lose a piece of your heart. And for all...
  • What's the Point of Creeds?

    05/08/2010 1:49:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 358+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | March 7, 2010 | Peter Kreeft
    I remember vividly how deeply moved I was as a young Protestant to hear how one of the Catholic martyrs died: scratching in the sand with his own blood the words of the creed, "Credo...."( "I believe"). My heart was moved, but my head did not yet understand. What do these Catholics see in their creeds anyway? How can a set of words be worth dying for? Why have wars been fought over a word? What's the point of creeds? Then I read Dorothy Sayers' little masterpiece Creed or Chaos?, and I was answered. The question can be answered by...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOMOOUSIOS, 01-30-10

    01/29/2010 9:00:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 235+ views ^ | 01-30-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HOMOOUSIOS A term first defined by the first general council of the Church to identify Christ's relationship to the Father. It was chosen by the council to clarify the Church's infallible teaching that the second Person of the Trinity, who became man, is of one and the same substance, or essence, or nature as God the Father. The Arians, who were condemned at Nicaea, held that Christ was "divine" only in the sense that he was from God, and therefore like God, but not that he was literally "God from God, one in being with the...
  • Creed 7: Ascended Into Heaven

    03/26/2009 9:42:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 194+ views
    NCR ^ | March 25, 2009 | Mark Shea
    The creed tells us Jesus “ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.” Psalm 68:18-20 reads:“Thou didst ascend the high mount, leading captives in thy train, and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there. Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Our God is a God of salvation; and to God, the Lord, belongs escape from death.”Christian liturgical tradition has long associated this Psalm with the triumphal entry of Christ into heaven at the Ascension.The original hymn is equally triumphal and...
  • "To Know and Believe in God" (Sermon on the Creed)

    03/04/2009 1:33:41 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 30 replies · 457+ views
    March 4, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “To Know and Believe in God” (The Creed)The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, in a big national survey last year--the Pew Survey found that 92% of Americans say they “believe in God or a universal spirit.” 92%! Well, whoop-te-do. Big deal. That doesn’t really say much. Who is this God you believe in? Allah, the false god of the Muslims? Sorry, I bear witness that there is no god called Allah, and Mohammed is his false prophet. Is this “god” you believe in some depersonalized “universal spirit” or “higher power”? That won’t do you any good, either. Is...
  • In Defense of Creedalism

    10/16/2006 9:29:58 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 13 replies · 404+ views
    Covenant Media Foundation ^ | Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
    In Defense of Creedalism Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.We live in a non-creedal age. By and large conservative Christians dimin­ish the importance of creeds and confessions of faith. As a matter of fact, many non­-creedalists do not simply dismiss creeds as unimportant for maintaining biblical Christianity, they decry them as positively antithetical to it. Such a position is not simply “non-creedal,” but rather “anti-creedal.”Many factors are at work generating this anti-creedal sentiment today. Among these we may list the following:an increasing permeation of society with a relativistic, existential concern for the moment; a loss of a sense of the significance...
  • I Believe [Apostle's Creed]

    10/04/2006 4:54:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 99 replies · 1,786+ views
    CatholicExchange. com ^ | 10-04-06 | Mickey Addison
    by Mickey Addison Other Articles by Mickey Addison I Believe 10/04/06 We begin each rosary with the words, "I believe," the first words of the Apostle's Creed. It is our "statement of faith," one that is more written on our hearts rather than in a book. To “believe" is something more than "guess" and something slightly less than "know." In fact, the first dictionary definition of "believe" is to "have confidence." This, of course, describes our Catholic faith quite precisely. We have great confidence in our Lord and His Church, and we have a number of good reasons for this confidence....
  • Why the Creed Doesn't Mention the Eucharist

    06/28/2006 5:07:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 27, 2006 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, JUNE 27, 2006 ( Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Could you tell me why, in our profession of faith and creed, we don't profess our belief in the Real Presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? -- D.K., Norwalk, Connecticut A: The reasons are above all historical but also involve the purpose of the liturgy itself. From a historical perspective the creed as we know it was first sketched out at the Councils of Nicaea (325) and Constantinople (381) although in its developed form it...
  • UK site: Can we help dying infidel?

    06/05/2006 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Alama · 16 replies · 713+ views
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | 5 June 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    nternet sites run by young extremist Muslims in Britain and other Western countries have begun reacting to the anti-terror operation in London in which a 23 year-old suspect was shot. "What filthy kuffar (infidels)," wrote one user on the Muntadaa jihadist forum. Similar messages expressing hatred for non-Muslims were echoed by other members of the site. "There is little doubt left in the minds of the majority of Muslims that we are a community under siege," wrote Anjem Choudary, media secretary of the jihadist al-Ghurabaa website. "On the domestic front the British regime have brought in a range of draconian...
  • Rock Star of a New Creed

    03/15/2006 3:10:20 PM PST · by rikkir · 7 replies · 473+ views ^ | 3/15/06 | Mark Joesph
    Thirty million albums ago, a Florida-based rock band named Creed debuted on the American music scene with an album called My Own Prison. Led by singer Scott Stapp, Creed peppered its records with religious phrases and tributes to God and even a condemnation of abortion. One reporter labeled the band "Bible thumping rockers," while another opined that the problem with Creed was that they lacked "the crucial hell-raising and devil-may-care abandon that elevates rock to transcendent heights." These were just some of the many Creed-bashing reviews that would appear in print as the band reached the top of the rock...
  • Sex Video with Kid Rock Will Test Faithful [Scott] Stapp Fans

    02/17/2006 2:13:04 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 11 replies · 8,283+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/17/2006 | Jo Piazza and Chris Rovzar
    Troubled former Creed singer Scott Stapp may lose the last of his Christian disciples now that a sex tape has emerged in which he co-stars with Kid Rock. Rock, 35, and Stapp, 32, do not have sex with each other on the tape, but they do trade jokes and share camera time as they get down with some strippers. In one scene, Rock and Stapp are standing side by side as a pair of buxom babes pleasures them. "This is my third," Stapp tells the cameraman. "It's good to be the king." The 20-minute tape is said to have been...
  • Question on Dems (Vanity)

    01/09/2006 5:50:48 PM PST · by republican4ever · 11 replies · 281+ views
    I have been looking around for any sort of creed of the Dem Party (something like what the GOP posts in its site)... Well, I have found nothing. What, concretely and specifically, do they believe in? What is their creed, declaration of values, beliefs, whatever? I want to make some sort of comparative chart...
  • More Than Our Father [The Creed]

    01/04/2006 12:56:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | 01-04-06 | Mark Shea
    by Mark Shea Sr. Content Editor Other Articles by Mark Shea More Than Our Father 1/4/2006 The Creed balances many difficult ideas and paradoxes (as that God is one and three; that the immortal Son became mortal man; that life issues from death; and a thousand other mysteries). In This Article...The Titles of the Father"Almighty""Creator" The Titles of the Father But the very first bit of balancing the Creed does is to propose three different titles by which we must think of the first Person of the Trinity. The first title is the most familiar, since Jesus Himself explicitly commands us...
  • An American's Creed - By Dean Alfange (a MUST read, send to friends and family and a liberal or two)

    09/13/2005 7:33:31 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 16 replies · 8,809+ views
    Dictionary of Quotations ^ | Reprinted in The Reader’s Digest, October 1952 | Dean Alfange
    I do not choose to be a common man It is my right to be uncommon... If I can. I seek opportunity... Not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, Humbled and dulled by having the state to dream and build, to Fail and succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the Guaranteed existence; the thrill of Fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence Nor my dignity for a hand out. I will Never cower before any master nor bend...
  • Lying in Church

    07/17/2005 8:23:58 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 64 replies · 886+ views
    Touchstone Magazine (Mere Comments) ^ | July 17, 2005 | S. M. Hutchens
    I have known people who have left the worship of the church because they believed were losing their faith and could no longer in good conscience say the Creed, or in some other way participate in its common prayer. They could not lie to themselves and others about their beliefs. There are others, however, who have left churches not because they have lost their faith, but because the church demands that to participate in the worship service they must lie to God. As I write I have stumbled away from yet another Evangelical service where half the hymnody has made...
  • Cult-Like Lure of 'Ana' Attracts Anorexics

    05/31/2005 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, May 30, 2005 | MARTHA IRVINE
    CHICAGO - They call her "Ana." She is a role model to some, a goddess to others — the subject of drawings, prayers and even a creed. She tells them what to eat and mocks them when they don't lose weight. And yet, while she is a very real presence in the lives of many of her followers, she exists only in their minds. Ana is short for anorexia, and — to the alarm of experts — many who suffer from the potentially fatal eating disorder are part of an underground movement that promotes self-starvation and, in some cases, has...
  • How Islam is Responsible for Making Terrorists - (from one who should know)

    04/14/2005 9:32:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 516+ views
    In my previous article Why Good Muslims Become Terrorists I wrote: “Everyone who has a brush with Islam is at risk. Any Muslim can become a terrorist overnight. As long as people believe Muhammad was a messenger of God, they are at risk of contracting Islamic terrorist fever.” Not everyone agreed. Mr. Hugh Fitzgerald of in a private email wrote: "'any Muslim' and 'overnight'? I think too much is claimed”. Let me respond to this concern and clarify my position. Of course not everyone who reads the Quran becomes a terrorist overnight. I said "can" not "will". In the...
  • Origin of the Twelve Days of Christmas [An Underground Catechism]

    12/26/2004 5:44:28 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies · 2,011+ views
    Catholic Information ^ | 12-17-05 | Fr. Hal Stockert
        ORIGIN OF "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS" An Underground CatechismYou're all familiar with the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" I think. To most it's a delightful nonsense rhyme set to music. But it had a quite serious purpose when it was written.It is a good deal more than just a repetitious melody with pretty phrases and a list of strange gifts.Catholics in England during the period 1558 to 1829, when Parliament finally emancipated Catholics in England, were prohibited from ANY practice of their faith by law - private OR public. It was a crime to BE a...
  • Scout's Honor

    12/01/2004 3:59:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | Russ Vaughn
    When I was a boy, yep, I was a Scout, And whole time I was, no Scoutmasters came out. Nope, they stayed in the closet, if any were there, And no parents protested our Scout meeting prayer. We believed in our creed, truly honored our oath, Our duty to God in those years was not loathe. No, we pledged our young lives that we’d do our best, To honor traditions behind our Scout crest.
  • Churchly Quality Control V: Creeds

    11/26/2004 4:39:47 PM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Creeds are a vital part of Church Quality Control. Indeed, the Nicene Creed came about from efforts to combat Arianism. Clergy were obligated to affirm the creed or to stand down. That creed became and remains part of the Eucharist. Participation in the Lord’s Supper implies you believe the creeds. Creeds play a vital part in baptism in many churches. In the baptism last Sunday at my Reformed Episcopal Church, the adult candidate had to first affirm the Apostle’s Creed as spelled out in the REC Prayer Book. (For infant baptism, godparents affirm it on the infant’s behalf.) You don’t...
  • When Incrementalism Really Means Compromise

    10/13/2004 3:32:40 AM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 371+ views
    Radio Bible ^ | October 13, 2004 | Don Hicks, Radio Bible Guy
    When Incrementalism Really Means Compromise I was a mere high school student when I attended my first "contemporary" church service during the "Jesus Freak" movement of the early 1970's in Costa Mesa, California.  Up to that point in my life, I was exposed to more formal type church services only.  Nevertheless, this new kind of church service shocked me very little, because I was made aware (many times, until the point was driven home), of the "logic" behind this modern type worship. The example I heard most promoting the positive aspects of this new movement was, "we are building bridges to...
  • Rock Band Creed Calls It Quits

    06/04/2004 11:52:28 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 118 replies · 450+ views
    Billboard ^ | 6-4-04 | Lars Brandle
    Edited By Barry A. Jeckell. June 04, 2004, 9:25 AM ET Creed Calls It Quits The members of Creed have confirmed that they will split after almost a decade together. The announcement comes three months after Creed songwriter/singer Scott Stapp told Billboard that his bandmates would take a break. In a statement issued today (June 4) and posted on the band's official Web site, Stapp says, "Creed was one of the most amazing journeys through music and friendship I am blessed to say I was a part of." Creed's last studio album, "Weathered," debuted in December 2001 at No. 1...
  • An unscientific poll RE; Credence of Creeds(AKA a vanity)

    03/31/2004 1:18:22 PM PST · by conservonator · 79 replies · 151+ views
    self | 3/31/2004 | conservonator
    Another FReeper and I are engaged in a discussion on another thread and the subjects of creeds came up. From personal experience I know that there are people who consider them selves Christians and refuse to recite any creeds including the Apostles and Nicene creeds for various reasons and some even reject portions of said creeds. Ever mindful of the questionable nature of anecdotal evidence used to support or advance a position, I would like to take a very unscientific poll (ok, so it’s not much better than my personal anecdotal evidence) to find out if all Christians accept all...
  • The Council of Orange

    03/22/2004 11:44:50 AM PST · by HarleyD · 26 replies · 402+ views
    A Puritan's Mind ^ | 529 AD | Council of Orange
    About the Council of Orange The Council of Orange was an outgrowth of the controversy between Augustine and Pelagius. This controversy had to do with degree to which a human being is responsible for his or her own salvation, and the role of the grace of God in bringing about salvation. The Pelagians held that human beings are born in a state of innocence, i.e., that there is no such thing as a sinful nature or original sin. As a result of this view, they held that a state of sinless perfection was achievable in this life, which is a...
  • the Mass Explained

    10/01/2003 5:22:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 1,364+ views
    CERC ^ | 1981 | Cormac Burke
    The Mass Explained    CORMAC BURKE The following commentaries on the Holy Mass — one for each day of the month — were first prepared for school use. They can easily be adapted for other uses. ContentsIntroductionChrist's actionLove for the MassFaith The purposes of the MassThe first purpose: adoration The second purpose: to give thanks The third purpose: to make up for our sinsThe fourth purpose: petitionReadingsGospelCreedPresentation of the giftsPresentation of the giftsOrate, fratresSanctusConsecrationConsecration-CommunionThe Our FatherPreparation for CommunionCommunionHoly Mass: self-givingOpening prayer, prayer over the gifts, Prayer after communionMass: presence of God Sorrow for one's sin Thanksgiving IntroductionTo judge the...
  • The Unwise Hate Crimes Bill

    07/24/2003 12:54:23 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 24, 2003 | Chris Field
    The Kennedy Hate Crimes Bill introduced earlier this year, which I mentioned in this space on Tuesday, is a dangerous piece of legislation. Not only will the bill create a type of "thought police" by criminalizing an offender's perceived mindset during the commission of a crime (and giving future justification for criminalizing the thoughts of law-abiding citizens), but also the bill is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and will damage law enforcement efforts. Its unconstitutionality comes in two forms. First, the bill will attempt to regulate some hate crimes by claiming a right to do so based on those crimes' alleged effect on...
  • It may be rock n'roll, but we don't like it (class action lawsuit seeks $2 million from Creed)

    04/22/2003 8:08:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 91 replies · 380+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/22/03
    It may be rock n'roll, but we don't like it Tue Apr 22, 6:15 PM ET CHICAGO (AFP) - Their albums may have gone platinum but a concert by popsters Creed left some fans distinctly unimpressed -- so much so they sued for a refund. Four fans that attended a December 2002 concert by Creed outside Chicago filed a class action lawsuit in circuit court here Monday seeking two million dollars in damages from the band, its promoters, and the ticket-sellers. The disgruntled concertgoers allege in court papers that the band's lead singer Scott Stapp was so "intoxicated and/or medicated...
  • Catholic Caucus: Easter Vigil Daily Mass Readings, 4-19-03

    04/19/2003 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 610+ views American Bible ^ | 4-19-03 | New American Bible
    April 19, 2003Vigil During the Night of Easter Psalm: Saturday Week 18 Reading I Responsorial Psalm 1 Reading II Reading II Responsorial Psalm 2 Reading III Responsorial Psalm 3 Reading IV Responsorial Psalm 4 Reading V Responsorial Psalm 5 Reading VI Responsorial Psalm 6 Reading VII Responsorial Psalm 7 Reading VIII Responsorial Psalm 8 Epistle Responsorial Psalm 9 Gospel Reading IGn 1:1–2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss,while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,"Let there be light,"...
  • Back to Basics

    01/03/2003 6:19:11 AM PST · by stoney · 11 replies · 184+ views
    Junto Society ^ | 2/3/2003 | Monty Rainey
    Back to Basics January 3, 2002 On our way home from Christmas vacation, my wife and I took time out to visit the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, TX. It’s a worthwhile stop if you’re ever in the area. The Texas Rangers have been an integral part of the rich history of Texas. While perusing the massive firearms collection, saddlery and other memorabilia, I happened into a gallery dedicated to Hollywood’s pop culture of the Rangers. There, I stumbled across something I had not seen, or thought of, in years. Reading over those profound words reminded me of what is,...
  • Back to Basics

    01/03/2003 6:18:53 AM PST · by stoney · 186+ views
    Junto Society ^ | 2/3/2003 | Monty Rainey
    Back to Basics January 3, 2002 On our way home from Christmas vacation, my wife and I took time out to visit the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, TX. It’s a worthwhile stop if you’re ever in the area. The Texas Rangers have been an integral part of the rich history of Texas. While perusing the massive firearms collection, saddlery and other memorabilia, I happened into a gallery dedicated to Hollywood’s pop culture of the Rangers. There, I stumbled across something I had not seen, or thought of, in years. Reading over those profound words reminded me of what is,...