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  • Don't Stop at Yom Kippur, Bill!

    09/24/2008 1:11:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 569+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a Jewish American, you can imagine how moved I was to learn that, as he explained to Larry King, Bill Clinton will not be out campaigning for Barack Obama until after October 9th, out of respect for the Jewish High Holy Days. But by the same token, we know that the former president celebrates diversity and is deeply multi-cultural in his beliefs. America is a great mosaic, after all. And so, just as he respects the Jewish faith tradition, surely he would also wish to honor the great religions of the East. As a public service to President Clinton,...
  • New Age and the Da Vinci Code: Revisiting Gnosticism

    07/05/2005 6:58:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 423+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 07-05-05 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Other Articles by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. New Age and the Da Vinci Code: Revisiting Gnosticism 07/05/05 For nearly a generation, the New Age movement has been importing exotic religious ideas from the East into middle-class America. For the past couple of years, a best-selling novel, supposedly based on the authority of a secret tradition, has painted for many a picture of Jesus far different than what we read in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In This Article...A Diverse MovementChristian Gnostics?The New Age- DaVinci Connection A Diverse Movement Qoheleth said it well: “What has been is what will...
  • Didache versus Star Wars I-VI -- Darkness versus Light

    05/22/2005 9:11:27 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies · 523+ views
    www.starwars.com and sources for Diache [also www.thedidache.com] | May 22, 2005 | vanity
    First, there are three good references on the Didache or Teaching of the Two Ways http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/info/didache-wace.htmlhttp://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp%3Fartid%3D341%26letter%3DD&e=9707http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04779a.htm There is a fourth reference that has the complete Didache contents (translation):http://www.didache.com The Didache starts out with: There are two Ways, one of Life and one of Death, and there is a great difference between the two Ways. In Star Wars, there are two ways -- the way of the Jedi and the way of Darkness. In Star Wars Episode III, key to the success of the Jedi is being unselfish and avoiding the sins of passion. The Sith, on the other hand, are...
  • Alfred Ford: The billionaire bhakt

    03/06/2005 12:16:45 AM PST · by Arjun · 31 replies · 2,069+ views
    The Times of India ^ | MARCH 06, 2005 | MALAVIKA SANGGHVI
    Alfred Ford: The billionaire bhakt The Ford legacy doesn't really weigh him down as he can see beyond material trappings. In fact, he has found his religion, his God, his very reason to be. Alfred B Ford , the great grandson of the legendary Henry Ford, in an exclusive interview. He was born into one of America's richest families, the great grandson of Henry Ford, the tycoon who gave the world the motorcar and the assembly line. "I had a normal upbringing," Alfred B Ford says, "My parents lived simply." But behind that statement lies generations of staggering wealth and...
  • Stereotypes of the political ideaology of followers of eastern religions

    08/27/2004 4:40:24 PM PDT · by karmichit · 1 replies · 336+ views
    Followers of eastern and far eastern religions are often portayed as passive and in western society by the media as liberal in ideaology. Religions such as Hinduism, Bhuddism, and the philosophies of the far east represent a minority in western nations and are stereotyped accordingly. Just as the leftist media portrays devout and mainstream forms of christianity as radical and fundamentalist so are the religions of the east and far east portrayed as progressive and liberal in nature. As a conservative and a follower of Krishna, I often ponder if the concepts of right and left in this country are...
  • Study finds number of Protestants is falling

    07/21/2004 3:53:13 AM PDT · by BellStar · 25 replies · 10,847+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2004, 12:18AM | By RICHARD VARA
    For the first time in U.S. history, the number of Protestants soon will slip below 50 percent of the nation's population, according to a new survey. "As early as this year and certainly, if the projections hold, within the next two years, the majority of American adults will not be Protestants for the first time since the founding of colonial Jamestown," said Tom W. Smith, director of the National Opinion Research Center's General Social Survey. "We were always at least a majority Protestant country, and that is about to change." The survey, which was released Tuesday, has studied various aspects...