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  • 5 Lessons From the Hacking of an Adultery Website

    08/20/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    After making threats for weeks, anonymous hackers have released the private information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison website, billed as the “most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners” and boasting that it is “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.” So much for being discreet. What lessons can we learn from the release of millions of names of users looking for adulterous hookups? 1) Sooner or later, your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23). Whether in this world or the world to come, if we don’t turn from our sins and...
  • The Dreadful Duty of Forgiveness

    07/20/2015 9:52:09 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 80 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/19/15 | Trevor Thomas
    One of the most unpopular and difficult virtues of Christianity is forgiveness. As C.S. Lewis put it, “Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” Sadly, our personal lives recently have been an exercise in forgiving the unforgivable.
  • What happened to Baby Alpha Beta? Did the newborn found behind a grocery find her birth mother?

    07/06/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 6, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    Kayla Tovo paced next to her parked car, not sure what to expect. "Mom, what are you doing?" her little boy called out the window. "Give me a minute," she answered. A decade ago, Tovo manned a machine gun for the Army in Afghanistan. Yet the meeting she was about to go to, at a park in Huntington Beach, spooked her. On the drive over she'd stopped to buy a yellow rose. A yellow rose means friendship. A yellow rose means starting over. A yellow rose would express three words to someone she'd be meeting for the first time –...
  • Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

    06/27/2015 11:54:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | June 27, 2015 | Ericka Schiche
    ~~Well-intended forgiveness has been seized on by the media and those in power as an excuse to ignore white supremacy~~ Unfortunately, forgiveness, that element of moral sanctity which facilitates assuaging of grief, has morphed into a barrier obstructing the path to justice and accountability in the United States — a place weakened by the ubiquitousness and insidiousness of racism. Although it’s tough to direct a critical lens at the concept of forgiveness when the situation involves grieving family members tearfully addressing an expressionless, depraved killer who isn’t even asking for it, for posterity’s sake this must be done. What happened...
  • The Power of Radical Forgiveness

    06/27/2015 5:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    The power of love recently on display in Charleston, South Carolina has been stunning. For a nation beset by hate in recent months, from one city to another, the blood shed there has led to something better. What a deep reserve of love there must be among the family and friends of those murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that they forgive the man accused of killing their loved ones. This is the Christian way, and it is quite dazzling to behold. Remember Pope St. John Paul II, saying this from Gemelli Hospital in Rome in May of 1981?...
  • The Amazing Grace in Faith and Grief in Charleston

    06/26/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Nothing so moved so many in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre than the heartfelt expressions of grace and forgiveness for Dylann Roof by the families of the slain. Nothing so astonished the rest of us than the expressions of pity and pleas for mercy for the young man standing before the judge at his bond hearing. "Every fiber in my body hurts," said Felicia Sanders, whose son Tywanza was killed, "and I will never be the same. But as we say in Bible study, we enjoyed you. But may God have mercy on you." "I forgive you,"...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    06/26/2015 6:13:15 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 76 replies
    Feeling Silly Today?Or, are you feeling out of sorts and just need a dose? Here is what is on the agenda for today - June 26th: Beautician's Day Beautician's Day is your chance to show your appreciation to those who make you look beautiful and stunning. Beauticians include your hair stylist, as well as manicurists. Their talents and training transforms the everyday you into the beautiful woman you always knew was inside of you. They make you glow, and feel great about yourself. The guys appreciate your Beautician, too. Proof positive is when they turn to watch as you...
  • God just spoke to us on live TV -The SC church shootings

    06/19/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 76 replies
    Vanity | Me
    The families of the victims in the church shootings just adressed the killer in court on live TV-One after the other they asked for God to have mercy on his soul-some even forgave him. It was profound. God is speaking to us through these family members . God bless and comfort them.
  • Forgive All Injuries – A Meditation on the Sixth Spiritual Work of Mercy

    06/10/2015 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-09-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Forgive All Injuries – A Meditation on the Sixth Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeOf all the things about which I preach, very few (if any) provoke as strong (and usually negative) a reaction as the call to forgive. I get more angry pushback after a Mass at which I preach on forgiveness than when I speak about chastity, greed, or any other challenging moral topic.It would seem that the anger is rooted in two things: first, that the call to forgive implies some dishonoring or diminishing of the pain or injustice someone has experienced, and second, that it seems to imply that there...
  • The forgiveness of Sins

    06/12/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 302 replies
    Catholic.com ^ | Catholic Answers
    All pardon for sins ultimately comes from Christ’s finished work on Calvary, but how is this pardon received by individuals? Did Christ leave us any means within the Church to take away sin? The Bible says he gave us two means.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Lenten Series 2015: Spiritual Works of Mercy, Forgive Offenses Willingly

    03/26/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CrisisMagazine.com ^ | 2012 | Mark P. Shea
    Forgive Offenses Willingly Mark P. SheaThe forgiveness of sins, said the Fathers of the Church, is a greater miracle than the creation of the universe. That seems exaggerated, when considered from our perspective. A Catholic does something he feels ashamed of, hies himself to Confession, goes in the little room with the priest, and comes out a few minutes later. Sometimes he stops for a quick penance prayer in the pew. Sometimes he’s off like a shot to his next Saturday afternoon appointment. To the naked eye, it’s hard to see something akin to God hurling the Andromeda Galaxy...
  • Is God Angry Anymore?

    03/22/2015 8:12:43 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 47 replies
    Is God Angry Anymore? by Jim Elliff     When I was in public high school, we had to read part of a famous sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, by Jonathan Edwards. He graphically pictured sinners as spiders dangling by a thread over the fire of Hell. He also asserted that God is angrier at this moment with some who are living than with others who are already in Hell.Do you believe that? Is God angry? I don’t believe my teacher thought so. When I later studied the Bible on the subject, I was...
  • The Rationale for Wrath

    03/21/2015 11:38:12 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 14 replies
    A cartoon depicted Noah’s ark surrounded by desperate people drowning in the water, begging for help. The rains were coming down hard while Noah and his family were safe inside. On the outside of the ark was a "smiley face" with the words, "Smile, God Loves You."Are you sure God loves everybody? John the Baptist didn’t think so. He said, "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him" (Jn. 3:36). Why is God justified in having wrath toward...
  • Faith Alone v. Forgiving Trespasses: How the Lord's Prayer Contradicts the Reformation

    02/25/2015 11:50:17 AM PST · by NYer · 438 replies
    Catholic Defense ^ | February 25, 2015
    Lines from the Lord's Prayer, in various languages. From the Eucharist Door at the Glory Facade of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. It's Lent in Rome. That means it's time for one of the great Roman traditions: station churches. Each morning, English-speaking pilgrims walk to a different church for Mass. This morning, on the way to St. Anastasia's, I was once again struck by a line in the Our Father: “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” That's a hard thing to pray, It doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room. Even the Catechism...
  • Bowing to God’s Verdict

    02/24/2015 7:46:30 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 7 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | November 7, 2012 | A. W. Pink
     “[Mankind] is under condemnation: ‘As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one’ (Rom. 3:10-12). Man is not on trial; he is a culprit under sentence. No pleading will avail; no excuses will be accepted. The present issue between God and the sinner is, will man bow to God’s righteous verdict?This is where the Gospel meets us. It comes to us as to...
  • Our Whole Bodies Are Cleansed (The Original Prot. on Baptism)

    02/23/2015 1:11:03 PM PST · by LearsFool · 53 replies
    Gnesio ^ | 1522 | Martin Luther
    But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit… (Titus 3:5) How beautifully the apostle in these strong words extols the grace of God bestowed in baptism! He refers to baptism as a washing, whereby not our feet only, not our hands, but our whole bodies are cleansed. Baptism perfectly and instantaneously cleanses and saves. For the vital part of salvation and its inheritance, nothing more is necessary...
  • Tender Grapes

    02/23/2015 5:23:41 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/22/15 | Steve Berman
    Image source: Shutterstock I wanted to take my bride out for a night without the kids.  As it turned out, I had a free night in one of the hotel chains I use when I travel on business, and it was set to expire on March 3, so I had to work fast.  I also had a gift card for a local fine dining restaurant I received as a Christmas gift.  Thus my el-cheapo, very expensive date night plans began to gel. We dropped the kiddos off at their grandparents (who had given us two “night of babysitting” certificates...
  • Forgiveness Sunday - Cheesefare (the Eve of Great Lent)

    02/21/2015 8:47:15 PM PST · by NRx
    GOA ^ | unknown | GOA
    The Sunday of Forgiveness, the last of the preparatory Sundays before Great Lent, has two themes: it commemorates Adam’s expulsion from Paradise, and it accentuates our need for forgiveness. There are obvious reasons why these two things should be brought to our attention as we stand on the threshold of Great Lent. One of the primary images in the Triodion is that of the return to Paradise. Lent is a time when we weep with Adam and Eve before the closed gate of Eden, repenting with them for the sins that have deprived us of our free communion with God....
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • How (Pope) Francis Is Befriending the Pentecostals

    11/19/2014 2:24:41 PM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Chiesa ^ | November 19, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In Latin America, they're pulling millions of faithful away from the Catholic Church. But the pope has only words of friendship for them. This is his way of doing ecumenism, unveiled here in two of his video messages by Sandro Magister ROME, November 19, 2014 - With the mastery for which it is known all over the world, the Washington-based Pew Research Center has conducted a survey on a massive scale that gives substance to a fact that was already known in general terms, the startling decline of Catholic membership in the Latin American subcontinent:> Religion in Latin America. Widespread...
  • To Forgive As God Forgives, It Means Forgive Ourselves

    11/13/2014 8:54:57 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Knights of the Immaculata ^ | 11/12/2014 | Fr. Jeremy Leatherby
     Father Jeremy Leatherby  Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Sacramento CA Podcast kofc15693.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ChaplainsReport11-11-2014.mp3 A relatively brief thought: For some reason, this has been coming up quite a in the last couple of months, on forgiveness. A priest friend in Slovakia shared a story with my brother-in-law, Father Farrell, that he had given a homily on the need to forgive. A lady come up to him after Mass and said, "Father, based on what you said, I realized that there is something I've never let go of. "Twenty-five years ago, a man broke into my home and raped me. I've never been able to forgive...
  • bonhoeffer on what a christian under the cross can offer that a secular therapist cannot

    09/11/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    TGC ^ | 9/8/14 | Justin Taylor
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: Whoever lives beneath the cross of Jesus, and has discerned in the cross of Jesus the utter ungodliness of all people and of their own hearts, will find there is no sin that can ever be unfamiliar. Whoever has once been appalled by the horror of their own sin, which nailed Jesus to the cross, will no longer be appalled by even the most serious sin of another Christian; rather they know the human heart from the cross of Jesus. Such persons know how totally lost is the human heart in sin and weakness, how it...
  • Make Jesus Your Paradise

    06/13/2014 2:34:42 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 33 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-13-14 | Jedediah
    I "AM" your Paradise search no further for truly if the Israelites realized this in the desert I would have been their Canaan as wholeheartedly as they would have received me even then and so it is for you even now for I AM The Wind of Fire and Breath of Tongues for you even unto forever and not just on a day (Pentecost) for I AM ~abiding~ in your WellSpring , so simply let Me "Rise Up" for your Testimony of ME "IS" the spark that starts the FIRE and I AM your Burning Bush and VOICE ! Joshua...
  • Goldman’s sister wrote to O.J. Simpson in jail

    05/05/2014 4:04:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-5-14 | Susannah Cahalan
    Seventeen years after her brother Ron’s brutal murder, Kim Goldman wrote to O.J. Simpson in jail. “I’m sure it’s really weird to be getting a letter but you’ve been on my mind recently,” Goldman, 42, wrote in 2011. “I realize our few interactions have not been great — but I am wondering if you would grant me a visitation, to let me get to know the real you.” It was a stunning act of forgiveness, and it was just that — an act. Her real goal was to savor the sight of the disgraced gridiron great humiliated in prison, she...
  • holy week series; The Victors' Portion...Isaiah 53 pt 8

    Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.(Isaiah 53:12)The last verse of this fourth Servant Song has always struck me as anti-climatic. But this is because I believe the King James version confuses the meaning somewhat, for it reads as though the Servant takes his place among other great and strong ones. But the according to evangelical scholar Alec Motyer,...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES; The Vicarious Sufferer...Isaiah 53 pt 5

    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.(Isaiah 53:4-6)We have been looking at the 4th Servant Song from the book of the prophet Isaiah.It seems that the Song is divided into...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES Behold My Sevannt...Isaiah 53 pt 2

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)The fourth Servant song is composed of three sections. First of all, we have this introduction in Isaiah 52:13-15. Secondly we have the great and...
  • Father, Forgive Them! {A Look at the Hurt of Divorce and Forgiveness]

    03/22/2014 3:41:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    WAU.org ^ | 03-14 | WAU
    Father, Forgive Them! Jesus shows us the way to forgive. When Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive someone who sinned against him, Jesus told him, “seventy-seven times,” a Semitic way of saying something like “every time, every day, for the rest of your life” (Matthew 18:21). But sometimes the pain of what has happened to us is so deep that we wonder if we will ever be able to forgive.That’s where Linda was—bitter, broken, and unable to forgive her former husband. And she’s not alone. Think of the mother whose young daughter was sexually abused...
  • Father of Colorado school shooting victim said he forgives killer

    01/03/2014 2:22:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | January 1, 2014
    The father of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot at her suburban Denver high school said Wednesday that he and his wife have forgiven the killer, and he asked others to do the same. Michael Davis said at a memorial service for his daughter Claire that the killer was blinded by anger and didn't know what he was doing. "My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson for what he did," Davis said. "We would ask all of you here and all of you watching to forgive Karl Pierson. He didn't know what he was doing."
  • Hell Has to Be

    09/26/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 16, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If God is Love, why is there Hell? And why is it eternal? In a word there is Hell because of respect. God has made us free and respects that freedom. Our freedom is absolutely necessary if we are to love. Now suppose a young man wanted a young lady to love him. Suppose again he found a magic potion with which to lace her drink. So she drinks and suddenly, presto., she “loves” him! Is it love? No, it’s chemicals. Love, to be love, has to be free. The yes of love is only meaningful if we were free...
  • Saving Words...acts10 pt3

    And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; Who shall tell theewords, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. (Acts 11:13-15)We have been looking at the third of three conversion stories in the center of the book of Acts, that of Cornelius. An angel had come to the God-fearing Roman officer while in prayer, bidding him send for...
  • Would Jesus Reject 'Amnesty' for Illegals?

    10/29/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT · by Moseley · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Giving ‘amnesty’ to illegal immigrants depends upon manipulating gullible voters and elected officials. A major component of the amnesty propaganda campaign is trying to convince churches and Christians that they have to support citizenship for 11 to 20 million people breaking the law in our nation because of their Christian beliefs. Enlisting Church denominations – even those who normally vote conservative – is essential to the amnesty effort. But “Go and sin no more,” was one of Jesus Christ’s most frequent commands. Christian forgiveness never means keeping what you stole. Note the example of Zaccheus, who cries out in Luke...
  • Mother Forgives Police Officer Who Shot Her Unarmed Son

    09/17/2013 12:25:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | Christina Ng
    The mother of a former Florida A&M University football player killed in a barrage of 10 bullets by a police officer while apparently looking for help after a crashing his car said that she forgives the officer and wishes him the best. "You caused a great loss to my heart," Georgia Ferrell said at a news conference today as she clutched a Winnie the Pooh bear beloved by her son. "You took a piece of my heart that never can be put back, but I do forgive you. I truly forgive you and wish you the best with your life...
  • It's Been an Honor

    09/13/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 281 replies
    Self | Sept. 13, 2013 | Mesta
    Dear FRiends,This day is Erev Yom Kippur, (Yom Kippur Eve,) usually commemorated with two festive meals, the giving of charity, and asking others for forgiveness. This is to ask YOUR forgiveness for not explaining why all of my pings have stopped without anyone knowing why. I wouldn't exactly call this a 'vanity', more like an explanation and apology to all of you who have added your names to any of my lists for why you don't get those oh, so many pings anymore.Below is what this post started as. And THIS is how it ended. I figured it was better...
  • Carter: Paula Deen Should Be Forgiven

    06/29/2013 4:13:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    CNN.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen should be forgiven, arguing that while there's no condoning the racial slurs she uttered, the well-known personality has been candid and apologetic.
  • My love for you "IS" My ordination let flow [charismatic caucus]

    05/17/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshau Chronicles ^ | 5-17-13 | Jedediah
    My love for you and through you "IS" My Ordination . So take on my ordainment that My love through you endures for it is "this" commandment alone that "IS" the very Cornerstone that I speak of against which there is NO weapon but My love is never changing it does not whither or fade it does not wax or whane for I AM Eternal and it "IS" the I AM I speak of " I AM THAT I AM " ----> MY LOVE and MY LOVE you "MUST" BEcome . 1 Corinthians 13 If I [can] speak in the...
  • Welcome Home

    03/24/2013 6:09:33 AM PDT · by bluecollarman · 22 replies
    Using secular songs to deliver Christian messages. How do you feel about using country songs and changing the lyrics to deliver a gospel message? I don't have a good grasp of it. I felt lead to write these lyrics and sing this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVMSw0Ospe0
  • Priest conceived in rape recounts journey to forgive father

    02/23/2013 8:07:16 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | February 18, 2013
    CNA STAFF, Feb 18, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A priest who was conceived in rape when his mother was only 13 years old is sharing the story of how he met, forgave and heard the confession of his father, who is now living a life of faith. “I could have ended up in a trash can, but I was allowed to live,” said Father Luis Alfredo Leon Armijos of Loja, Ecuador. In a Feb. 6 telephone interview with CNA, Fr. Leon, who is pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Loja, said his mother, Maria Eugenia Armijos Romero, was working...
  • Russia Bolshoi Ballet acid victim: I forgive my attacker

    01/28/2013 7:31:04 PM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Steve Gutterman, Reuters
    MOSCOW -- The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet says he has forgiven the attacker who splashed acid in his face and has pledged to return to the stage.His head shaven and a bandage around his neck, Sergei Filin told a Russian television station from his hospital room that he was determined to return to work despite his injuries. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Filin, 42, suffered severe burns during the attack on his way home from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow late on Jan. 18. Doctors have performed two operations on each...
  • Jean Valjean and the Forgiving Heart

    01/13/2013 7:01:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2013 | Glenn Fairman
    Scant days ago, in that chilly time after Christmas, I strolled into our local theatre in the expectation of being entertained by an established well-loved musical that had just been rendered to film. I had no idea I would emerge from the darkness three hours later a scarlet-eyed blubbering wreck. Having bargained for diversion, I instead reaped a bounty of cinematic moral lessons wherein intense human ugliness runs headlong into the arms of sublime beauty and breaks our aching hearts in a fair exchange. Welcome to the spectacle of Les Miserables. In retrospect, one could not ask for a more...
  • Les Misérables Primer: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Joining the French Revolution

    12/26/2012 5:21:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    E! ^ | 12/25/12 | Matt Stevens
    Les Misérables is the big-screen version of the world's longest-running stage musical (take that, Cats!). Since its 1985 debut, the show has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages. Mon Dieu! For this eagerly anticipated adaptation, the Oscar-winning director of The King's Speech, Tom Hooper, shifts his focus from stuttering British royalty to singing French paupers in the 19th century. Victor Hugo's epic tale follows fugitive Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) as he's hunted for decades by relentless Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), through the Paris Uprising of 1832. Whether you're a Les Mis...
  • Les Misérables Primer: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Joining the French Revolution

    12/26/2012 5:20:56 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    E! ^ | 12/25/12 | Matt Stevens
    Les Misérables is the big-screen version of the world's longest-running stage musical (take that, Cats!). Since its 1985 debut, the show has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages. Mon Dieu! For this eagerly anticipated adaptation, the Oscar-winning director of The King's Speech, Tom Hooper, shifts his focus from stuttering British royalty to singing French paupers in the 19th century. Victor Hugo's epic tale follows fugitive Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) as he's hunted for decades by relentless Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), through the Paris Uprising of 1832. Whether you're a Les Mis...
  • Tortured WWII British Soldier Tracks Down Japanese Tormentor And Forgives Him

    10/10/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-9-12 | Robert Hardman
    Beaten to a pile of broken bones, caged, starved and tortured, Eric Lomax was convinced he would never see Britain ever again. He had already experienced the lottery of death among the chain gangs on the Burma-Siam Railway. Now things were even worse. Accused of being a spy, he had been left to the mercies of the Japanese army’s secret police. Among their specialities was what is today known as ‘waterboarding’, when a prisoner undergoes near-drowning. It was surely only a matter of time before he would be put out of his misery.
  • The Boy They Couldn't Kill

    09/22/2012 2:49:41 PM PDT · by lastchance · 5 replies
    Sports Illustrated, SI Vault ^ | September 17, 2012 | Thomas Lake
    The English language has a million words, but only one for the two kinds of forgiveness. This is a major failure. The two kinds may be similar at the molecular level but they are far removed in magnitude. Like a candle flame and a volcano, an April shower and a hurricane, a soft tremor beneath your feet and the great San Francisco earthquake. The first kind of forgiveness is the easy kind. Someone wounds you, and in time this offender comes to see what he has done. He returns to lay the crime at your feet. And when you reach...
  • A Word For The Bride of Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/13/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 9-13-12 | Jedediah
    Profound changes are about to come upon My Bride and body of Christ in a universal manner as never before . Worship shall ascend to a higher level "and must" to continue the work of the Gospel and to implement Kingdom Regime as My Father has intended it to be " on Earth as it IS in Heaven " for the Latter Rain is about to descend and ascend together "AS ONE" in places I ordain "as the Body of Christ " and it shall flow "AS ONE BODY" no matter where My Children reside and nothing I say "NOTHING"...
  • 20 years after Ruby Ridge, there's forgiveness

    08/19/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2012 | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge. As the 16-year-old closed in, her mother, Vicki, opened the cabin door and stood behind it, holding Sara Weaver's 10-month-old sister in her arms. Just then, a sniper's bullet struck her mother in the head, killing her.
  • IRS widens taxpayer debt forgiveness program ("Offer in Compromise" program)

    05/21/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More middle-class Americans will be able to work out their debts to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service because of changes in a tax payment forgiveness program, the agency announced on Monday. The "Offer in Compromise" program lets taxpayers negotiate agreements with the IRS to pay less than the full tax owed. The announced changes make the program more flexible for taxpayers, with some people able to pay off their debts faster, according to the IRS. The IRS announcement focused on the financial analysis used to determine which taxpayers qualify for an Offer in Compromise. Additionally, the program...
  • Forgive us our student loan debt (Is forgiving debt a moral issue?)

    04/28/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb. By some reports, student loan debt will exceed 1 trillion dollars this year, more than the credit card debt of all Americans. A whole generation of young Americans is at risk in this excessive borrowing. They fall further and further behind in “servicing their debt” because they have no way to keep up with the payments as many of them are unemployed or underemployed. They will delay starting marriage and families; they dare not take the risk of...
  • Obama's America: Why Black Grievance Will Never End

    04/11/2012 4:42:08 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 58 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When I was 12 years old, I used to play tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I forget, said, "Selwyn doesn't like black people." This raised my eyebrows. You see, I had never really thought about the man one way or the other. And what occupied my mind were forehands, backhands, topspin, and volleys, not race. So the only thing I could figure was that I was probably in a funk one day and didn't hear and acknowledge a greeting he...
  • The Last Supper (skit; if this happened to another religion, heads would roll)

    04/06/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    LAST SUPPERI am Catholic, and along with other Christians, this weekend we are celebrating the Holiest of days. Unlike the so-called "religion of peace," which has filled the world with unspeakable violence and misery, we have a sense of humor and are actually not threatened. If something like this was done about the ROP, there would be car bombings, suicide bombings, carnage, and mass death. That is their worthless and bankrupt culture. To Christians everywhere, may you have a blessed Easter.