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  • 40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

    09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday. The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith. "This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report....
  • Holy Hour: The Power of Three O’Clock [Catholic Caucus]

    03/29/2013 5:33:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 29, 2013 | JUDY KEANE
    Amid our busy workdays and weekends, it is not unusual for most of us to let the 3 pm hour pass by as any other hour in the day. Yet after reading the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul, the 3 pm hour has become a deeply significant time for me. We know 3 pm is significant for us on Good Friday as the hour when Christ breathed his last and died on the cross for our sins and those of the whole world. We also know it is the hour when his side was...
  • God's Love ;An awesome Mystery... John 3 pt 12

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us…(Ephesians 2:4)John 3 is the record of an interview that Jesus gave to a leading Rabbi, a Senator(Sanhedrinist) and a Pharisee, Nicodemus.The Topic? The New Birth. Jesus told Nicodemus that the New Birth was more than the acceptance of a new set of responsibilities such as marriage or ministry, as the Jews believed. The New Birth was an act of...
  • Lose God, find God's love

    04/30/2010 10:47:13 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 219+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Michael De Groote
    OREM, Utah -- A mother loses everything. A suffering god defies the taunts of Furies. Brother stands against brother -- with a kiss. I'm listening to Terryl Givens, a University of Richmond professor of literature and religion, as he recounts some stories in literature where God utterly fails. You can do this sort of thing in literature -- it is fiction, after all. Givens, who is speaking to a group at the seventh annual meeting of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology on March 25, recognizes the value of literature for exploring ideas. Deep ideas -- like trying to...
  • A GREAT EXPLOSION OF PURITY IS ABOUT TO COME \O/ HALLELUJAH

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • Farrakhan says Obama draws a 'oneness of spirit'

    11/09/2008 8:51:30 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 240+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 9, 2008 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    "President-elect Obama has energized all segments of the depressed, downtrodden, rejected and despised," he said in a 90-minute speech at Mosque Maryam on the city's South Side. "Now it is up to us to take the new energy that he has given us ... and channel that energy into making ourselves better." Dressed in intricately decorated red and gold robes and a matching fez, the once-ailing 75-year-old leader spoke to more than 1,000 followers in an address called "America's New Beginning: President-elect Barack Obama." Farrakhan, who said Obama draws a "oneness of spirit" from all people, admitted he stayed quiet...
  • Logical Proof of the Existence of a Divine Creator, Why Atheism is Not Logically Sound

    06/10/2008 6:31:56 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 65 replies · 805+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 06/09/2008 | Yomin Postelnik
    One of the beautiful aspects of self evident truths is that they can be proven on both the simplest and the most complex of levels. By contrast, to make an argument for what is in fact an illogical fallacy, one must use plenty of skill, sophistry and remain beholden to a dogmatic protection of what is really an illogical position. Yet even after a detailed case is made for the illogical side of the argument, it can instantly be deflated like a balloon with the simplest poke of clear logic. It can also be attacked piece by piece with even...
  • Buried Dogs Were Divine "Escorts" for Ancient Americans

    04/25/2008 7:30:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 192+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-23-2008 | Anne Casselman
    Buried Dogs Were Divine "Escorts" for Ancient AmericansAnne Casselman for National Geographic NewsApril 23, 2008 Hundreds of prehistoric dogs found buried throughout the southwestern United States show that canines played a key role in the spiritual beliefs of ancient Americans, new research suggests. Throughout the region, dogs have been found buried with jewelry, alongside adults and children, carefully stacked in groups, or in positions that relate to important structures, said Dody Fugate, an assistant curator at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fugate has conducted an ongoing survey of known dog burials in the...
  • Who—and What—Was Jesus Christ?

    03/10/2008 9:00:40 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 70 replies · 986+ views
    Jesus Christ - The Real Story ^ | Spring 2004 | Various
    Who—and What—Was Jesus Christ? "None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Corinthians 2:8, New Revised Standard Version).The Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, faced a difficult situation when Jesus was brought before him. Apprehensively, he attempted to dismiss the picture that was emerging in front of him. When Pilate heard the accusation, it struck fear into his heart. "He has claimed to be the Son of God" (John 19:7, NRSV). Pilate's next question betrayed his fear that he was not dealing with an ordinary...
  • Sheed on the Trinity (Catholic Caucus)

    06/03/2007 6:21:43 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 30 replies · 850+ views
    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog ^ | June 3, 2007 | Carl Olson
    Sunday, June 03, 2007 Sheed on the Trinity One of the finest popular examinations, explanations, and defenses of the doctrine of the Trinity is found in Frank Sheed's masterful Theology and Sanity. A shorter work, A Map of Life, presents a much more concise version of some of the same material, yet with the same clarity and precision that marks Sheed's many writings: Thus the doctrine of the Trinity, at first seen only as a  sheer challenge to Faith grows steadily more luminous to the  mind which accepts it and comes humbly to the study of what  the Church has...
  • George Washington: Christian Gentleman

    04/04/2006 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 1,983+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 03, 2006 | James C. Roberts
    A common and false impression about America’s Founding Fathers is that they were deists -- that is, they believed in a "watchmaker" God who set the universe in motion and then stepped aside to let it run itself. The deist god lacks the interest, or the power, to intervene in human affairs. Michael Novak, a celebrated theologian and author, convincingly rebutted this misconception in his book, "On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding." In "Washington's God," Novak and his daughter Jana turn their attention to the religious beliefs of America's first and greatest President. The...
  • 'Divine Mission' Driving Iran's New Leader

    01/13/2006 7:12:28 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,129+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-14-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    'Divine mission' driving Iran's new leader By Anton La Guardia (Filed: 14/01/2006) As Iran rushes towards confrontation with the world over its nuclear programme, the question uppermost in the mind of western leaders is "What is moving its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to such recklessness?" Political analysts point to the fact that Iran feels strong because of high oil prices, while America has been weakened by the insurgency in Iraq. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad But listen carefully to the utterances of Mr Ahmadinejad - recently described by President George W Bush as an "odd man" - and there is another dimension, a...
  • Pope on divine love vs. erotic love

    01/04/2006 7:31:11 AM PST · by klossg · 66 replies · 1,369+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 01/04/2006 | CATHLEEN FALSANI
    Pope Benedict XVI may try to "save eros," in the first encyclical of his papacy, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George told the Chicago Sun-Times. George expects the new pope will try to explain that erotic love, eros, and unconditional love, agape, are both inherently good in God's eyes in his encyclical titled "Deus, Caritas Est," Latin for "God is Love." An encyclical is a pope's most authoritative document, a pastoral letter circulated to the universal church. Letter talks about Christ The cardinal has not yet seen Benedict XVI's encyclical, which is expected to be released by the Vatican within days, but...
  • Marines celebrate 230 years of ‘special operations’

    11/10/2005 12:57:59 AM PST · by Sailor6468 · 25 replies · 986+ views
    THE STATE ^ | November 10, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    More than just a branch of America’s armed forces, the modern U.S. Marine Corps serves as a model that other military forces worldwide have attempted to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Marines are aware of this, and justifiably proud. But that pride has not always been conducive to working and playing well with others.
  • Bigger than Elvis

    09/16/2005 3:15:21 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 449+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday September 15, 2005 | Robert Tait
    Despite the influence of the west on Iran's popular culture, Hafez, a poet who died over 600 years ago, still gets the crowds flocking, writes Robert Tait The pilgrims could have been on day out at Graceland. Representing the full range of the age and socio-economic spectrums, they came to pay homage to an icon of modern popular culture. But the hero being saluted was not Elvis Presley or any comparable figure from the age of mass communication, but a poet who died centuries ago, and whose messages remain disputed and obscure among even the most literary of his fellow...
  • Israel: The Center of Divine History

    09/15/2005 7:41:07 PM PDT · by epow · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Levitt Letter ^ | unknown | Thomas McCall
    Israel: The Center of Divine History by Thomas S. McCall, Th.D. Biblical history is the history of Israel. It is different from all other histories. Secular scholars consider the movements of nations and armies to be the core of world history. Church historians, on the other hand, consider the great ecclesiastical conferences and development of denominations and institutions to be at the heart of human history. It is remarkable, but the Bible alone views history from the vantage point of Israel, especially from Genesis 12 through Acts 8. The prophet Isaiah, for instance, envisioned Israel as occupying “the center of...
  • On Not Getting the Koran - (rapid spread of Newsweek rumor re: "Koran down toilet at Gitmo")

    05/12/2005 6:37:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 2,271+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | LEE HARRIS
    Yesterday that recently vanquished cliché, the Arab street, returned to remind us that there are some things that even the most enlightened Westerners don't get about Muslims -- their fanaticism about the Koran. Newsweek, which had only a few months ago been jubilantly celebrating the new People Power rising up in the Middle East, apparently ran an article in which it was alleged that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, in order to annoy the Muslim inmates, had deposited copies of the Koran on or in the toilet bowls of the prison facility. There was even a rumor that a copy of...
  • Terri and Divine Mercy Novena Day 7

    03/31/2005 7:16:29 PM PST · by Siobhan · 31 replies · 525+ views
    EWTN ^ | JMJ 31 March A.D. 2005/1 April A.D. 2005 | Siobhan
    Seventh Day Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death. Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those...
  • For Kerry, the mother of all Achilles heels

    10/26/2004 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 1 replies · 745+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Alan Nathan
    Throughout his campaign, and more recently in the first two presidential debates, Sen. Kerry has continued to argue that President Bush should have gone to war in Iraq only as a last resort – but he refuses to say what that last resort is. How can he credibly criticize anyone for prematurely crossing a line that he will not define for himself? What's more paradoxical is Bush's reticence to exploit this vulnerability. I've interviewed Kerry's top spokesperson Tad Divine, Foreign Relations Adviser Jamie Rubin, Senior Strategist Paul Begala and Democrat National Committee Chair Terry McAuliffe and not one of them...
  • Nation and Assassination in the Middle East

    10/18/2004 10:27:15 AM PDT · by forty_years · 439+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 18, 2004 | Martin Kramer
    Until modern times, there existed no form of legitimacy in the Middle East outside of Islam. Rulers ruled in the name of God; assassins struck them down in the name of God. The assassinations of the early caliphs and the struggle between the Sunni rulers and the Assassins in the Middle Ages took precisely this form: each side claimed to act in accord with divine will, revealed in divine texts. Religion played a crucial role in the rationale of assassination, but it also played a crucial role in the rationale of government, law, and warfare—indeed, of everything. This invocation of...
  • Group Threatens Attacks on Iraq Offices

    08/09/2004 12:52:22 PM PDT · by TexKat · 11 replies · 363+ views
    AP ^ | 8-9-04 | MARIAM FAM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A militant group on Monday threatened to launch a campaign of attacks against ministers and government offices and warned Iraqi state employees to stay away from work. The group, calling itself the Divine Wrath Brigades, said its "military rebellion and the shelling" would start Tuesday against state buildings. "We warn all civilian government employees and others ... against going to the offices and institutions where they work because they could be subjected to shelling," the group said in a statement. It said humanitarian groups and Health Ministry employees working in hospitals would not be targeted. Meanwhile, insurgents...
  • Urgent Prayer Request

    05/07/2004 8:32:09 AM PDT · by cielo · 42 replies · 349+ views
    cielo
    Katherine Onstad is in MD Anderson in Houston, after being diagnosed with brain tumors 2 days ago. Katherine is a 27 year old mother of one son. If you all could please stop what you are doing at 3PM each day and call on our heavenly father to beg for mercy through the blood of Jesus, for Kate and her family. Just a minute or two of your time would mean the world to her family. If you could recite "Eternal Father I offer you the body, blood, soul and divinity of your dearly beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ...
  • The Sermon by the Sea

    01/09/2004 9:00:50 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies · 785+ views
    Religious Science (Science of Mind) | 1959 | Dr. Ernest Holmes
    In his final "Sermon By the Sea" given in 1959 at Asilomar, California, Ernest Holmes shared with us his vision of the outcome of global well-being, the human species and Earth transformed by the consciousness that he had articulated as Science of Mind. His Sermon is a prescription for planetary resurrection, a prophetic, millennial assertion of the role of Religious Science in bringing about the world's rebirth: [Science of Mind] is the most direct impartation of Divine Wisdom that has ever come to the world, because it incorporates the precepts of Jesus, and Emerson, and Buddha, and all the rest...
  • Divine Mercy in the Lord of the Rings (article by Joseph Pearce)

    11/06/2003 7:47:49 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 100 replies · 864+ views
    Friends of Mercy Newsletter - Vol. 15, No. 7 | November/December 2003 | Joseph Perace
    Divine Mercy in the Lord of the Ringsby Joseph Pearce The Return of the King, the final part of Peter Jackson's blockbuster film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be let loose on an expectant nation this December. During the coming months, it will be watched by millions of movie-goers throughout the world, most of whom will be unaware that they are watching a film version of a fundamentally religious and Catholic work. The work's author, J.R.R. Tolkien, was a lifelong devout Catholic who poured his Catholic heart into the writing of the myth that is now...
  • Should the Bible be interpreted literally?

    06/25/2003 7:09:15 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 112 replies · 464+ views
    Self | June 25, 2003 | Gargantua
    A question has arisen among FReeper believers, and deserves a thread on which to air beliefs. Is it right to take, for instance, the New Testament books of John, Luke and Mark as literal history, but then to interpret the Old Testament books, Like Genesis or Job as being merely symbolic? I believe in the perfect, complete, inherent and inerrant literal truth of all the books of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. Also, does believing literally in the New Testament but perceiving the Old Testament as "symbolism" disqualify one from Salvation according to the Bible? I am a...
  • Miracle Cure Brings Sainthood to Polish Nun (Divine Mercy)

    09/03/2002 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Aliska · 356 replies · 802+ views
    Detroit News via the Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2000 | Carlyle Murphy
    Miracle Cure: Priest's recovery brings sainthood to Polish nun By Caryle Murphy/The Washington Post In 1995, the Rev. Ronald P. Pytel, just 48, had resigned himself to an idle life and early death. His heart was so damaged that simply walking made him winded. His complexion was pallid, his weight a gaunt 140 pounds. His quality of life, he recalls one doctor saying, "wasn't worth a plug nickel." But the pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Baltimore, like many of his parishioners, had long been devoted to Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun and mystic who died in 1938. At...