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  • What Science Really Says about Religion

    03/26/2013 8:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2013 | Thomas P. Sheahen
    In the March 25 issue of The Weekly Standard, the lead article entitled "The Heretic" deals with philosopher Thomas Nagel, who has abandoned his long-held perspective on philosophy and religion. This has caused consternation and alarm among contemporary philosophy professors, the great majority of whom are strongly committed to an atheistic world-view. A recurring assertion by members of that profession is that they are being very scientific, because science disproves religion. The question arises, "Where did the idea come from that science disproves religion?" It didn't come from within science; rather, it's the province of non-scientists making statements about science....
  • Nothing to Religious ‘Nones,’ Gallup Pollster Says

    03/17/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 17, 2013 | JP
    Frank Newport, author of the recently published book, “God is Alive and Well,” made a timely appearance this past week at a forum hosted by Concordia University in Southern California. It followed the much-hyped release of a new survey by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University that stated, “Americans and religion increasingly parting ways.” Deliberately misinterpreting data culled from the General Social Survey, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, the researchers claimed that the percentage of Americans “preferring no religion” had risen to 20 percent in 2012, down 12 percentage points from 1990. “We...
  • Americans and religion increasingly parting ways, new survey shows

    03/15/2013 10:01:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    UC Berkeley ^ | March 12, 2013 | Yasmin Anwar
    Religious affiliation in the United States is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s, according to analysis of newly released survey data by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Duke University. Last year, one in five Americans claimed they had no religious preference, more than double the number reported in 1990. Fewer Americans affiliated with an organized religion, survey shows UC Berkeley sociologists Mike Hout and Claude Fischer , along with Mark Chaves of Duke University, analyzed data on religious attitudes as part of the General Social Survey, a highly cited biannual...
  • Conclave: timetable for first days

    03/09/2013 11:56:02 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | March 9, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) During the course of the briefing for journalists on Saturday in the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, outlined a timetable for the ceremonies and proceedings on the first days of the upcoming Conclave. The times given below are tentative and approximate. Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 (all times Rome local: GMT + 1) 15:45 – Transfer from Domus Sanctae Marthae to Pauline Chapel16:30 – Procession from Pauline Chapel to Sistine Chapel16:45 – Oath administered and Extra omnes! Proclaimed Followed by meditation by Card. Prosper Grech, OPEventual 1st vote 19:15 – Vespers19:30 – Cardinals return...
  • Day Four: The Great Game Begins (Daily Conclave Report)

    03/09/2013 11:37:30 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 9, 2013 | Robert Royal
    So we finally have a starting time. Given the choice among Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, the assembled cardinals chose to be moderate and pick the date in the middle. I am not boasting when I say that I anticipated this middle-of-the-road move – which my press colleagues here in Rome discounted. It was simply a logical extrapolation: There seems to be an air of caution and moderation in all the events to date. So in many ways, this latest result is the least surprise. There’s still a lot of time between now (Friday evening, as I write)...
  • What have the cardinals been doing? One of them explains.

    03/09/2013 6:37:32 AM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 7, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From New York’s blogging cardinal archbishop, Timothy Dolan: Every day we each begin with the most effective prayer of all, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In our sessions we pray from the Divine Office, begin each meeting with the ancient prayer to the third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the Veni Sancte Spiritus, and we break at lunch with the beautiful words of the Angelus. Wednesday, we cardinals made a Holy Hour of adoration before Jesus, really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, at the Altar of the Chair in Saint Peter’s Basilica.We’re praying a lot; and,...
  • Oh, My God

    03/09/2013 12:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With the shorthand "OMG" (oh, my God) becoming a huge cliche, it might be worth taking a look at how Americans are seeing the Almighty these days -- that is if they are looking at all. A recent Gallup poll indicates that just 31 percent of Americans worship publicly on a weekly basis, while 43 percent rarely go to a church, synagogue or mosque. Growing up under the heavy hand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it was drummed into me that attending weekly Mass was not an option. It was a must to avoid eternal damnation, which...
  • Libertarianism & Christianity

    01/06/2013 3:43:37 PM PST · by grumpa · 69 replies
    Faith Facts Publishing ^ | January 5, 2013 | Faith Facts
    We have noticed many conservative Christians these days claiming to hold to a libertarian political philosophy. Libertarianism is the idea that government should allow complete freedom, except in the case when one person directly harms another. While this often sounds appealing to Christians, we see see a dangerous clash of worldviews in trying to mix Christianity with libertarianism. We think that “Christian libertarians” have been unwittingly duped into adopting a philosophy that has much in common with liberal secularists--and is contrary to the Bible at key points. Libertarianism and Christianity really do not mix like some think. Among the problems...
  • One slap a day... (The Truth Behind the Veil: Islam Enslaves the Hearts of Their Women Video)

    12/30/2012 7:08:20 AM PST · by Magen David · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on Nov 27, 2012 | Nick van Riel
    Where is love and peace in Islam? Does the muslim woman who is flogged for being ‘the victim’ of a rape find the love in Islam? Does the muslim woman who is buried up to her chest and stoned to death find peace in Islam? Does the muslim woman who is acid burned find the love and peace in Islam? Does the muslim woman who is honor killed find the love and peace she seeks? I think not.
  • Does Objective truth exist? If so, why?

    12/15/2012 8:18:27 PM PST · by Zeneta · 70 replies
    unknown | Jonathan Sarfati
    I'd like to share this for those that are interested in seeking truth. The issues run far and wide, however there seems a core to understanding that needs to be examined.
  • Muslims World Failures is not the West's Fault 'Islam Bigger Impact Than Imperlaism'

    11/03/2012 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 October 2012 | Niall Ferguson interviewed
    video 8:11
  • Faith and Science

    09/17/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 3 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 18, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Today is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and I happened to get a synopsis of a sermon that was delivered by a Rabbi at a Reform synagogue in Seattle. The Rabbi presented what I would describe as a false conflict, a dialectical analysis, and that is the alleged conflicting views of faith and science. Operating on the premise that this conflict exists, the Rabbi suggested, as a solution, that his congregants re-introduce faith into their lives. There is, or course, no contradiction between faith and science as this is one of the great myths that has been promoted by...
  • Afterlife Exists Says Top Brain Surgeon

    10/10/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | October 10, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".
  • The Volatile Notion of a Married Jesus (George Stephanopoulos' Mom Objects)

    11/03/2003 8:03:28 PM PST · by Destro · 38 replies · 776+ views
    VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN ^ | November 3, 2003 | VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
    The Volatile Notion of a Married Jesus By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Published: November 3, 2003 Half a dozen religious leaders joined David Westin, the president of ABC News, and others from the network and the press for lunch on the 22nd floor of ABC building on 66th Street in Manhattan late last week. Mr. Westin wore a sharp suit, as did some members of the clergy; others had dressed casually. Many were diffident. Some were quietly furious. Part symposium and part focus group, the meeting had been convened to discuss "Jesus, Mary and da Vinci," tonight's ABC News special; the show...
  • Ancient Text Reveals False Gospel

    09/25/2012 11:44:40 PM PDT · by GeronL · 38 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 2-26-2012 | geonl
    (Associated Posers) - CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, revealed this morning an ancient shred of papyrus. He announced that for the past 6 months this scrap of papyrus has been studied by some of the leading archaeologists. "Due to the controversial nature of the contents, we have been extremely meticulous and we have documented everything" Zahi Hawass said at the press conference held near his office "The paper, the ink and even the writing all point to the same result" Less than a week after another scrap of ancient text was falsely said to have...
  • Why the Singleness of Jesus Makes the Best Sense of the Historical Evidence

    09/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2012 | Timothy Paul Jones
    “It is an embarrassing insight into human nature that the more fantastic the scenario, the more sensational is the promotion it receives and the more intense the faddish interest it attracts,” Roman Catholic scholar Raymond Brown wrote nearly three decades ago. “People who would never bother reading a responsible analysis of the traditions about how Jesus was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead are fascinated by the report of some ‘new insight’ to the effect he was not crucified or did not die, especially if his subsequent career involved running off with Mary Magdalene to India.” This...
  • The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed

    09/25/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT · by annalex · 27 replies
    markgoodacre.org ^ | 20 September 2012. | Francis Watson
    http://markgoodacre.org/Watson.pdf The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed FRANCIS WATSON, Durham University, U.K, 20 September 2012. Email francis.watson@dur.ac.uk A gospel or gospel-fragment might be regarded as “fake” whether its author belongs to the ancient or the modern world. In both cases, the aim would be to persuade as many readers as possible to take the new text seriously – as a window onto unknown aspects of Jesus’ life, or how it was perceived by his later followers. In her thorough and helpful analysis of the text that is coming to be known as the Gospel of...
  • The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus

    09/20/2012 5:34:56 AM PDT · by OldRanchHand · 40 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | September 20, 2012 | OldRanchHand
    Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” The text also mentions “Mary,” arguably a reference to Mary Magdalene. The announcement at an academic conference in Rome is sure to send shock waves through the Christian world. The Smithsonian Channel will premiere a special documentary about the discovery on September 30 at 8 p.m. ET. And Smithsonian magazine reporter Ariel Sabar has been covering the story behind the scenes for weeks, tracing King’s steps from when a suspicious e-mail hit her in-box to the nerve-racking moment when she thought...
  • The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship

    09/22/2012 7:35:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 45 replies
    http://www.albertmohler.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The whole world changed on Tuesday. At least, that is what many would have us to believe. Smithsonian magazine, published by the Smithsonian Institution, declares that the news released Tuesday was “apt to send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship — and beyond.” Really?What was this news? Professor Karen King of the Harvard Divinity School announced at a conference in Rome that she had identified an ancient papyrus fragment that includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” Within hours, headlines around the world advertised the announcement with headlines like “Ancient Papyrus Could Be Evidence that Jesus Had...
  • The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship

    09/22/2012 12:41:56 PM PDT · by rhema · 48 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 9/20/12 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The whole world changed on Tuesday. At least, that is what many would have us to believe. Smithsonian magazine, published by the Smithsonian Institution, declares that the news released Tuesday was “apt to send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship — and beyond.” Really? What was this news? Professor Karen King of the Harvard Divinity School announced at a conference in Rome that she had identified an ancient papyrus fragment that includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” Within hours, headlines around the world advertised the announcement with headlines like “Ancient Papyrus Could Be Evidence that Jesus...