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  • Pope Francis – “Fundamentalism is a Sickness”

    12/01/2015 9:56:27 AM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | John-Henry Westen
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- On the plane returning from his journey to Africa today Pope Francis made his clearest remarks in condemnation of 'fundamentalist' Catholics. "Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions," Francis said, as reported by the National Catholic Reporter's Vatican correspondent, Joshua McElwee, and similarly by other journalists on the plane. "We Catholics have some -- and not some, many -- who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disinformation, and doing evil." "They do evil," said the pope. "I say this because it...
  • Fundamentalism: When a woman has to prove her purity by balancing a rock on her head (India)

    08/17/2015 4:19:52 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Express Tribune Blog ^ | 08/16/2015 | Noor Us Sabah Tauqeer
    . . . From across the border, another piece of news reached us regarding a rape victim in India who was required to provide irrefutable evidence of her purity. This proof was not a DNA testing, (not) astonishingly enough; rather the requisite was the rape victim balancing a monstrous 40 kilogram rock on her head. Passing this sanctity test, the woman would be at leisure to continue her former life with her husband failing it, I shudder to think what would follow. Supposed to be her agnipariksha (ordeal), the test was mandatory so as to know if the womans...
  • The Christian Life, and how it is to be lived

    03/01/2015 4:32:57 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 15 replies
    Middletown Bible Church | 03/01/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Christian LifeAnd How It Is To Be Lived "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me"...
  • 'Our Enemy Is Not Terrorism'

    09/02/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 40 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | May 2004 | John Lehman
    The subject here is naval history and the naval history to come. This is particularly relevant, given the subjects I've been immersed in over the last yearthe so-called war on terrorism and the attacks of 9/11, what went wrong, and what we should do to fix it. I have learned that what these two institutionsthe U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academystand for are at the center of what we face as a nation going forward. The Naval Institute is one of the great intellectual institutions in this country. I first joined when I was an undergraduate in college,...
  • Angelina Jolie takes Richard Dawkins to task for saying we shouldn't teach children about Santa

    06/06/2014 5:49:10 PM PDT · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-6-14 | Sam Creighton
    As sparring partners go, a Hollywood actress and an evolutionary biologist would not appear to be a natural fit. However, Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, 39, and controversial scientist Professor Richard Dawkins, 73, have found themselves inadvertently at loggerheads over whether children should be allowed to read fairytales. Miss Jolie, who plays an evil fairy godmother in her latest film Maleficent a spin on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty said fairytales play an important role in how she raises her six children, using a little magic to impart important moral lessons. The other day, one of the kids lost...
  • Peter Kreeft: Who's in authority here? (Ecumenical)

    05/18/2014 1:43:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Da Mihi Animas ^ | May 18, 2014 | Peter Kreeft
    All the beliefs that divide Catholics from fundamentalists are derived from the teaching authority of the Church.Because Catholics believe in the Church, they believe a fuller, more complex and mysterious set of things than the narrowed down fundamentalist. Thus, the Church is the essential point of divergence. In the fundamentalist view, the Catholic Church exalts itself over the Bible, adding to God’s Word: It is man arrogating to himself the right to speak in God’s name. But for Catholics, the fundamentalist puts the Bible in place of the Church as his “paper pope.” Instead of a living teacher (the Church)...
  • ASU Student Goes Berserk Over Christian Protester

    05/07/2014 12:37:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-05-2014 | justD4R
    *This video will be deleted by Youtube soon. :( Sign says: "Warning: Masturbators, Thieves, Liars, Drunkards, Fornicators, Homosexuals: Judgement Day."
  • The Dark Side of Wives Submitting to Husbands

    08/09/2013 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    chrismanews ^ | J. Lee Grady
    During a past ministry trip to Hungary, I heard a painfully familiar story. Through a translator, a tearful young woman living near Budapest explained that her Christian husband was angrily demanding her absolute submission. This included, among other things, that she clean their house according to his strict standards and that she engage in sexual acts with him that made her feel uncomfortable and dirty. This lady was not demanding her rights or trying to be disrespectful. She was a godly, humble woman who obviously wanted to please the Lord. But she had been beaten to a pulp emotionally, and...
  • Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

    07/02/2013 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 15 June 2013 | Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of U.K.
    Rabbis, priests, bishops in Britain I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: On the surface, hes profound, but deep down, hes superficial. That sentence has more than once come to mind when reading the new atheists. Future intellectual historians will look back with wonder at the strange phenomenon of seemingly intelligent secularists in the 21st century believing that if they could show that the first chapters of Genesis are not literally true, that the universe is more than 6,000 years old and there might be other explanations for rainbows than as a sign of Gods...
  • Exposing religious fundamentalism in the US

    09/06/2011 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 31 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | September 6th 2011 | Paul Rosenberg
    With Representative Michele Bachmann's victory in the Ames, Iowa straw poll, and Texas Governor Rick Perry's triumphal entrance into the GOP presidential primary, there's been a sudden spike of attention drawn to the extremist religious beliefs both candidates have been associated with - up to and including their belief in Christian dominionism. (In the Texas Observer, the New Yorker, and the Daily Beast, for example.) The responses of denial from both the religious right itself and from the centrist Beltway press have been so incongruous as to be laughable - if only the subject matter weren't so deadly serious. Those...
  • Questioning Atheist Fundamentalism: From Left To Right

    07/19/2011 3:28:21 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 8 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | July 20, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    One. If religion is pure negativity, prohibition and denial, then its opposite - science, reason and truth - must be proselytised in a similar vein as ultimate, self-sufficient values. What seems at first the progressive and critical attitude of a latter-day humanism becomes a language of moral absolutes, an absurd pretence to certainty, a kind of fearful scholasticism that wants to rebut, dismiss, elide and ignore the heterogeneous motivations of spirituality. Against the New Atheism, by Ned Curthoys (Overland, September 1, 2008) Two. New Atheism is a modern movement that not only publicly rejects the existence of all gods, but...
  • Define 'fundamentalist', please

    05/25/2011 9:45:34 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 29 replies
    Terry MATTingly on Religion ^ | May 16th, 2011 | Terry Mattingly
    Few hot-button, “fighting words” are tossed around with wilder abandon in journalism today than the historical term “fundamentalist.” The powers that be at the Associated Press know this label is loaded and, thus, for several decades the wire service’s style manual has offered this guidance for reporters, editors and broadcast producers around the world.“fundamentalist: The word gained usage in an early 20th century fundamentalist-modernist controversy within Protestantism. … However, fundamentalist has to a large extent taken on pejorative connotations except when applied to groups that stress strict, literal interpretations of Scripture and separation from other Christians. “In general, do not...
  • Fundamentalism in the Catholic Church

    01/31/2011 8:43:14 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 37 replies
    CathBlog ^ | January 27, 2011 | GERALD ARBUCKLE
    Fundamentalism is not confined to Islamic religions. In fact fundamentalist movements are to be found in all societies and religions, including Catholic Christianity. Fundamentalism is a form of organised anger in reaction to the unsettling consequences of rapid social and religious change. Fundamentalists find rapid change emotionally extremely disturbing and dangerous. Cultural, religious and personal certitudes are shaken. Consequently, fundamentalists simplistically yearn to return to a utopian past or golden age, purified of dangerous ideas and practices. They aggressively band together in order to put things right again according to what they decide are orthodox principles. Sometimes they turn...
  • On Churchill's relationship with Islam

    01/02/2011 7:53:26 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies
    Positively Churchillian ^ | January 3, 2010 | B.P. Terpstra
    Some important questions and no-nonsense answers: Q: How did Churchill see Islam? A: Churchill saw misogynistic Islam for what it was. In a word: totalitarian. Whereas Obama likes to feel facts, Churchill didnt care for fantasy describing the so-called religion of peace in the frankest and therefore most politically-incorrect terms. Of Islam he said: How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Today, CNN would censor Churchill, without doubt. Q: What shaped Churchills views? A:...
  • Winner of 1m Templeton prize attacks fundamentalism of Dawkins

    03/27/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Times ^ | 3/26/10 | Hannah Devlin
    The scientific fundamentalism promoted by the atheist Richard Dawkins was criticised yesterday by the winner of a prize he had attacked. Professor Francisco Ayala, who won the 1 million Templeton Prize for scientific thought, said that attacking religion and ridiculing believers provided ammunition for religious leaders who insisted that followers had to choose between God and Darwin. Richard Dawkins has been a friend for more than 20 years, but it is unfortunate that he goes beyond the boundaries of science in making statements that antagonise believers, he said.
  • Evolutionism, Catholicism, and Fundamentalism

    03/19/2010 2:15:37 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 47 replies · 535+ views
    In6Days ^ | Undated | John Donnelly
    This is a .pdf document which will not paste here. Please click on the link and scroll down to p. 184
  • A New Breed of Fundamentalist

    12/29/2009 9:57:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies · 702+ views
    I was an associate pastor in New York City in the early 1980s, and one of the other pastors had been a member of the motorcycle gang called the Pagans. They are a large and notorious gang that has a record of violence and drugs. This man, named Tom, began to date a backslidden Christian and led her into a sinful lifestyle. The girlfriends mother was a strong believer, and God had burdened her heart not only for her daughter, but for this man Tom. One day, led by the Spirit, this little woman marched right into the Pagans clubhouse...
  • Are atheists really fundamentalists?

    12/06/2009 6:47:01 AM PST · by Schnucki · 46 replies · 1,303+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | December 5, 2009 | Nigel Farndale
    If you had to come up with a subject for a debate, one that would persuade more than a thousand people to leave their firesides on a wet winter evening to sit in a draughty sports hall, what would you plump for? It would have to be something pretty charged, you would imagine. Or at least salacious. About Katie Price, perhaps, or Tiger Woods. But no. The motion that had them standing in the aisles and dangling from the rafters at Wellington College was: "Is atheism the new fundamentalism?" True, this was an Intelligence Squared debate, and there was a...
  • The Nightmare of Christianity [triple barf bag required]

    09/20/2009 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Defiant · 20 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Nation ^ | September 9, 2009 | Max Blumenthal
    The Nightmare of Christianity By Max Blumenthal September 9, 2009 The following is an excerpt from Max Blumenthal's new book, Republican Gommorah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party, published by Nation Books. A few miles down the road from Colorado Springs [a home to James Dobson's Focus on the Family], in the quiet bedroom community of Eldredge, a deeply disturbed young man named Matthew Murray followed the unfolding debacle at New Life Church [once under the stewardship of Pastor Ted Haggard] with an interest that bordered on obsession. Murray, a sallow-faced, bespectacled 24-year-old, had been indelibly scarred by a...
  • Baptist reunification?

    07/07/2009 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 511+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | July 07, 2009 | Marv Knox
    "Will the Baptist conventions come back together?" my father-in-law asked over Sunday lunch.Not in his lifetime.Most likely, not in my lifetime.And probably not until the Consummation of Time.Good question My father-in-law had a solid reason for his question. He had read my editorial about this year's Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. It describes the generation gap within the SBC and tells how the youngish leadership walloped the old guard.This is significant because the old guard comprises the remnants of the hard-line fundamentalist leadership that wrested control of the SBC from so-called moderates in a struggle that lasted from the late 1970s...
  • France: Veil flouts secular principles says mosque chief

    06/23/2009 12:51:42 PM PDT · by steve-b · 22 replies · 728+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | 6/23/09
    French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rejection of the burka and the face veil are "in keeping with the republican spirit of secularism," according to the rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, quoted by media. Boubakeur said he supported a proposal by French MPs for a panel of deputies to look at the wearing of the burka "on the condition that they listen to what the experts on Islam have to say". The burka marked "a return towards Islam's past, in line with the preaching and vision of fundamentalists" added Boubakeur (photo)....
  • Results from nationwide poll (Overwhelming support for teaching both sides of Evolution debate)

    02/19/2009 4:06:47 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 227 replies · 4,824+ views
    Zogby International ^ | February 3, 2009
    Narrative Summary 4. Would you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that teachers and students should have the academic freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of evolution as a scientific theory? (Click excerpt link for responses) 5. Charles Darwin wrote that when considering the evidence for his theory of evolution, a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with Darwins statement? (Click excerpt link for responses) 6. I am going...
  • Churches celebrating the Year of Darwin: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools .4
  • The Transformation of a Young-Earth Creationist

    02/18/2009 3:30:46 PM PST · by DallasMike · 103 replies · 3,473+ views
    Science in Christian Perspective ^ | June 2000 | Glenn R. Morton
    I became a Christian in my sophomore year of college. The people who had led me to the Lord immediately began my discipleship. They taught me to evangelize and they taught me what they felt a Christian should believe. But most importantly they were a loving family of believers which was a welcome oasis for someone like me whose home life had been less than familial. Thus, when I was told that Christians must believe in a young-earth and a global flood, I went along willingly. I believed. Being a physics major in college I had not taken any geology...
  • Did humans really evolve from ape-like creatures?

    02/17/2009 7:35:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 215 replies · 5,295+ views
    AiG ^ | Dr. David N. Menton
    In one of the most remarkably frank and candid assessments of the whole subject and methodology of paleoanthropology, Dr. David Pilbeam (a distinguished professor of anthropology) suggested the following: "Perhaps generations of students of human evolution, including myself, have been flailing about in the dark; that our data base is too sparse, too slippery, for it to be able to mold our theories. Rather the theories are more statements about us and ideology than about the past. Paleoanthropology reveals more about how humans view themselves than it does about how humans came about. But that is heresy."...
  • Louisiana is reaping what it sowed repercussions of the 2008 LA Science Education Act

    02/14/2009 4:10:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 117 replies · 2,621+ views
    Louisiana Coalition for Science ^ | February 14, 2009 | Barbara Forrest
    The repercussions that were expected from the Louisiana legislatures passage and Gov. Bobby Jindals signing of the creationist 2008 LA Science Education Act have begun. Louisiana taxpayers and schoolchildren are now reaping what the legislature and governor have sowed: the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, one of the nations leading scientific societies, is boycotting Louisiana.
  • Christian fundamentalists fighting spiritual battle in Parliament

    05/18/2008 9:53:22 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 3 replies · 58+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 18/05/2008 | David Modell
    ... According to Ms Williams, the HFE Bill must be resisted because it permits embryo experimentation, violating the sanctity of life. It also improves the rights of gay parents (homosexuality is a sin, of course). But most of her efforts will be focused on using the Bill to restrict abortion laws. By laying amendments, MPs will be able to change abortion legislation. Because Ms Williams believes that any intervention with the embryo is sinful, she is absolute in her attitude to abortion. It should be completely illegal. She knows this is not achievable any time soon, but a reduction in...
  • The Fundamental Truth About 'Fundamentalism'

    12/23/2007 9:37:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 80+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2007 | James Lewis
    Fundamentalist Christians have become the new target for the Old Media. One big reason is that media scribblers are simply ignorant of Western and world civilization. That thought comes to mind on listening to Verdi's Requiem, one of the most gorgeous and moving works ever composed. It is simply filled with "Christian fundamentalism" --- including the fear of punishment before God. At a guess, half of the greatest works in Western civilization are directly inspired by religious fundamentalism of one kind or another. Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mendelsohn, Faure, Britten, Handel, and all the rest are just incomprehensible without...
  • Artists too frightened to tackle radical Islam

    11/19/2007 4:27:00 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 62 replies · 125+ views
    Times Online ^ | November 19, 2007
    Britains contemporary artists are fted around the world for their willingness to shock but fear is preventing them from tackling Islamic fundamentalism. Grayson Perry, the cross-dressing potter, Turner Prize winner and former Times columnist, said that he had consciously avoided commenting on radical Islam in his otherwise highly provocative body of work because of the threat of reprisals. Perry also believes that many of his fellow visual artists have also ducked the issue, and one leading British gallery director told The Times that few major venues would be prepared to show potentially inflammatory works. Ive censored myself, Perry said at...
  • British taxpayers funding 'virginity fix' operations in Muslim-driven trend

    11/15/2007 10:48:59 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 16 replies · 143+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th November 2007
    Women are being given controversial "virginity repair" operations on the NHS, it emerged last night. Taxpayers funded 24 hymen replacement operations between 2005 and 2006, official figures revealed. And increasing numbers of women are paying up to 4,000 in private clinics for the procedure apparently under pressure from future spouses or in-laws who believe they should be virgins on their wedding night. Doctors said most patients are immigrants or British of ethnic origin. The trend has been condemned by critics as a sign of social regression driven by Islamic fundamentalists. Some countries have made hymen reconstruction operations illegal. ...Tory health...
  • The Kingmakers New Subject (Pat Robertson's Rudy endorsement)

    11/11/2007 6:07:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 306+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 19, 2007 Issue | Michael Gerson
    There is an old hymn written by Fanny Crosby, sung at generations of camp meetings, which exclaims: "Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!" Since the emergence of evangelicalism as a cultural force in the 1950s, three approaches to politics, represented by three personalities, have emerged. They are the prophet, the priest and the kingmaker. The prophet has been psychologist James Dobson, who dispenses child-rearing advice on the radio from his Colorado ministry, Focus on the Family. On family issues, Dobson's counsel is moderate and broadly appealing. On politics, his tone sharpens. He rails against compromise on social-conservative...
  • Amanpour's `God's Warriors' airs on CNN

    08/20/2007 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 53 replies · 2,356+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 08/20/07 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK - Christiane Amanpour's work on the documentary series "God's Warriors" took her directly to intersections of extreme religious and secular thinking. She watched, fascinated, as demonstrators in San Francisco accused teenagers in the fundamentalist Christian group BattleCry of intolerance in a clash of two cultures that will probably never understand each other. Understanding is what Amanpour is trying to promote in "God's Warriors," which takes up six prime-time hours on CNN this week. The series on religious fundamentalism among Christians, Muslims and Jews airs in three parts, 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday through Thursday. Many people know only stereotypes...
  • Muslim paramilitary compounds springing up around America

    05/25/2007 5:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 93 replies · 5,844+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 21, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A U.S. defense analyst and author says Americans should be very concerned about some radical Muslim paramilitary compounds that have sprung up around the country and that are surrounded with "No Trespassing" signs. Hear This Report Greg Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), says the compounds are often populated with former U.S. convicts who were converted to Islam in prison. These convicts, he contends, are connected to a Pakistani organization. "Islamberg in New York, Ahmedabad in Virginia, and Holy Islamville in South Carolina, and so on are places which have been formed largely by Jamaat ul-Fuqra," Copley...
  • Turkeys leaders plan Muslim Europe

    05/24/2007 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 10 replies · 609+ views
    The First Post, UK ^ | APRIL 30, 2007 | Edward Luttwak
    For the AKP, democracy is merely a means to a higher Islamic goal, If you thought Turkey was no threat to the West, think again. A new generation of politicians is aiming to Islamise the state by stealth. The AKP - Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi, or Justice and Development Party - has a stranglehold on Turkey for the foreseeable future. The AKP was founded to replace a previous Islamic party banned for extremism. It benefited hugely from the corruption scandals that dragged down the previous government, taking two-thirds of parliament in the 2002 general election (on a third of...
  • This is what the clash of civilisations is really about

    04/14/2007 6:07:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 14, 2007 | Julian Baggini
    Relativism has made liberal openness appear weak, empty and repugnant compared with the clarity of dogma I don't usually consider either the Ministry of Defence or the Vatican to be prescient founts of wisdom. But when two such different oracles issue remarkably similar warnings, you have to take notice. Earlier this week it was revealed in this newspaper how the MoD believes that "the trend towards moral relativism and increasingly pragmatic values" was causing more and more people to seek "more rigid belief systems, including religious orthodoxy and doctrinaire political ideologies, such as popularism and Marxism". Flash back to 2004...
  • Critics of Market Theology

    03/10/2007 9:48:43 AM PST · by A. Pole · 57 replies · 846+ views
    Boston NPR / WBUR ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Tom Ashbrook/Duncan K. Foley
    The father of modern economics, Adam Smith, wrote more than 200 years ago about the all-powerful "invisible hand" of the market. It was tough, he said, but good for all. The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman was the great champion of the invisible hand and free markets. Governments, he said, should just let markets do their work. Economist Duncan Foley, in his new book "Adam's Fallacy," says wait a minute. This is free market theology, he says, and it's producing a value-free society, an unequal society, an immoral society. This hour On Point: the author of "Adam's Fallacy"...
  • Islam, Protestantism and Divergence from Catholicism

    02/17/2007 11:55:27 AM PST · by Titanites · 225 replies · 2,787+ views
    Faith Magazine ^ | January-February 2007 | Francis Lynch
    Protestantism and Islam: Points of Contact Protestantism may well have begun as a genuine movement of reform. Accepting the teachings of the Church, its adherents wanted to bring the practice of the Church into line with its teachings. This is the object of all Christian movements. However, it very soon developed into something far more radical, jettisoning basic Christian teachings, bringing in doctrines entirely new to Christianity, and having to meld the results into a coherent whole. This involved developing doctrinal and practical solutions to new problems in the field of Christian faith and morals. Most of Protestant teaching was...
  • Christian woman facing fight for sons

    01/02/2007 4:22:18 AM PST · by Man50D · 11 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | January 2, 2006
    A Christian woman who once served as an FBI informant on her husband's alleged support of terrorism now is seeking divorce from the self-described radical Muslim who told her he would be proud if their two teen sons blew themselves up for Allah. But she's finding herself on her own completely after a judge allowed her lawyer to withdraw, refused to allow an interested lawyer from appearing in her court, and then refused to allow time for any other replacement to be found before today's trial. At stake are Rosine Collin Ghawji's sons, whose futures have been defined...
  • On Being a Jewish "Fundamentalist"

    10/30/2006 12:31:42 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies · 765+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/25/'06 | Rabbi 'Avi Shafran
    Anyone familiar with contemporary talk-radio in the United States knows that the word "liberal" has become for some a slur, implying that holders of ideals like tolerance for other cultures or concern for the poor and disadvantaged are somehow inherently polluted by nonchalance toward national security, too little concern about crime and too much about the rights of terrorists. But another word, "fundamentalist," has likewise been made into an insult of its own, something recently noted by David Klinghoffer, the erstwhile literary editor of National Review and current senior fellow at a public policy think-tank, the Discovery Institute. (Full disclosure:...
  • Are We Any Safer?

    10/05/2006 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies · 592+ views
    U.S. Navaql Institute Proceedings ^ | September 2006 | John Lehman
    Products Site Content Five Years Later: Are We Any Safer? John Lehman Proceedings, September 2006 Discuss in the eForum. Timeline: Major Islamic Extremist Attacks A former secretary of the Navy and member of the 9/11 Commission identifies the real enemy in the current war and assesses progress. GREG E. MATHIESON According to the author (left)-here, with fellow 9/11 commissioner, Washington attorney Richard Ben-Veniste (right)-the commission's report on the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks and its recommendations for what the United States should do to prevent such attacks from happening again have been largely ignored. Are we winning the war? The...
  • The Gospel According To James Carville (Burt Prelutsky On Liberal Fundamentalism Alert)

    10/04/2006 10:31:22 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 635+ views ^ | 10/04/06 | Burt Prelutsky
    If there is any among you who still thinks the mass media isn't in the pocket of the Left, you merely have to compare how the Plame affair went from being the biggest scandal since Capt. Dreyfuss to a non-story once the crime couldn't be laid at the feet of Karl Rove or Dick Cheney. Of course, inasmuch as Valerie Plame was not an undercover operative, it was never a big deal. But once it turned out that Clinton colleague Richard Armitage was Shallow Throat, the media buried the story back among the classified ads. Liberals who are aware that...

    09/17/2006 10:47:31 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 26 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 12/24/2003 | by Professor Moshe Sharon
    There is no Fundamental Islam. "Fundamentalism" is a word that came from the heart of the Christian religion. It means faith that goes by the word of the Bible. Fundamental Christianity, or going with the Bible, does not mean going around and killing people. There is no fundamental Islam. There is only Islam full stop. The question is how the Koran is interpreted. All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are politicians in the western world. They know better than all the speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against anything that...
  • Islamic Fundamentalism according to Winston S. Churchill III(Grandson of Winston Churchill)

    08/27/2006 7:04:55 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 46 replies · 1,392+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | Vcrisis
    Editor's note: Seldom I disregard the editorial policy of dealing exclusively with issues of my country. The recent escalation of violence in the Middle East against Israel however merits our attention for the issue goes far beyond a dispute between the Islamofundamentalists of Hezbollah and Israel; it isn't about Israel's future and safety anymore, rather a 'holy war' between deranged people and freedom; between terror and the values and liberties the civilised and rational inhabitants of this world hold dear. Someone sent the following speech -originally published March 03, 2006, which I have decided to post for it couldn't have...
  • Jimmy Carter: Sympathy for the Devil

    08/18/2006 10:34:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1,730+ views
    NewsMax ^ | August 19, 2006 | David Limbaugh
    Want to know where the Democratic Party stands and where America would be under their leadership? Just ask Jimmy Carter. Carter is certainly not bashful about bashing the United States, even on foreign soil or to the foreign press. He sat for an interview with Der Spiegel recently and fired with both barrels at President Bush, "fundamentalist" Christians and Israel. But do Carter's views represent those of the Democratic Party? Well, he sure seems to think so. He told Der Spiegel, "I think I represent the vast majority of Democrats in this country." If so, that's scary. Expanding on the...
  • 'Fascistic' Is The Right Word For Islamic Fundamentalism

    08/14/2006 3:17:24 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 895+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-14-2006 | Janet Daley
    'Fascistic' is the right word for Islamic fundamentalism By Janet Daley (Filed: 14/08/2006) The anti-war-on-terror lobby has had a bad week. Not that it hasn't kept its end up. Oh no. Faced with a threat so devastating that it seemed more like a world-domination plot from a Superman comic than a hard-headed act of war, there was nothing for it but to fall back on semantics. George W. Bush was pilloried for referring to "Islamic fascists" by, among others, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Using that kind of language "on the ranch in Texas" did not help, he...

    06/16/2006 4:33:27 AM PDT · by Mia T · 51 replies · 1,212+ views
    NewsMax via Free Republic ^ | 6.16.06 | Mia T
    ALERT!CLINTONS CONTINUE ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS RIGHT by Mia T, 6.15.06 "For ... the so-called Christian right and its allies, their great sin has been believing they were in full possession of the truth." bill clintonTanenbaum Center For Interreligious Understanding*New York, New York, 16 June 2006 * Note the irony WHY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT MUST MOBILIZE AGAINST HILLARY:CLINTON CONFLATES EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AND ISLAMO-FASCIST TERRORISTS by Mia T, 03.16.06 It is wrong to demonize and cartoonize one another and ignore evidence and to make false charges and to bear false witness. Sometimes I think our friends on the other side...
  • Containment is a good strategy for failure

    05/25/2006 4:37:46 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | may 25, 2006 | ben shapiro
    For decades, America's interaction with the Soviet Union was governed by the policy of containment, but it took Ronald Reagan's aggressive policy of confrontation to end the Cold War. So when some Washington policymakers are entertaining a new vision of containment for terrorism and Islamist fundamentalism, FSM Contributing Editor Ben Shapiro argues that the country should prepare itself for another lengthy stalemate unless and until we are ready to confront this challenge with all we've got.
  • Some LC contracts reportedly not renewed

    05/17/2006 6:10:57 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-17-06 | Leggett, Jim
  • Jones talks judicial caution (but not for liberals)

    04/26/2006 6:25:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies · 836+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 4/26/06 | Michelle Starr
    The judicial branch is no place for politics, Judge John E. Jones III told a crowd Tuesday afternoon at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The federal judge from Pottsville ruled in December that Dover's intelligent design policy was unconstitutional...... Jones was among the speakers at a two-day convocation..Though he was asked to speak about the Constitution's Establishment Clause..he instead talked about the broader issue of th epublic blurring the lines between the branches of government...... judges should make decisions based on the law, not based on personal affiliation, he said. "We must remember that we have a rule of law,"...
  • New Edition: Darwin's Black Box

    04/10/2006 8:01:00 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 16 replies · 520+ views
    The new 10th Anniversary edition of the book that still has Darwin Fundies running scared. With a new afterword. "A persuasive book. It will speak to the layman and perhaps even to professional evolutionists as well, if they are able to suspend for a little while their own judgment about origins, the ultimate black box." -- The Washington Times "An argument of great originality, elegance, and intellectual power. . . . No one can propose to defend Darwin without meeting the challenges set out in this superbly written and compelling book." -- David Berlinski, author of A Tour of...