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  • Study Finds Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

    05/09/2017 7:01:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Big Think ^ | 05/09/2017 | Paul Ratner
    Eyerusalem Solomon of Tacoma Park, Maryland, prays for Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception March 31, 2005 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Scientists found that damage in a certain part of the brain is linked to an increase in religious fundamentalism. In particular, lesions in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex reduced cognitive flexibility - the ability to challenge our beliefs based on new evidence.The researchers, led by Jordan Grafman of Northwestern University, utilized data gathered from Vietnam War veterans as part of the Vietnam Head Injury Study. They compared...
  • Islamic Replacement: A Plan to Conquer Europe

    01/09/2017 8:24:04 PM PST · by DonaldAx · 19 replies
    Donald Ax ^ | 01/09/2017 | Donald Ax
    The push to reclaim Mosul and Raqqa is just like a successful radiation treatment, it is shrinking the Islamic State’s caliphate that was once advancing unabated across Iraq and Syria. Even though their land mass and fighters are dwindling, their sympathizers and their fundamentalist ideology has spread across the world like a cancer. Islamic extremists in Europe, for instance, have plans to conquer the continent with fundamental Islam to join a future caliphate. They will not, however, wield the sword; pillaging, raping and killing infidels everywhere they go, planting their black flags on every hilltop. Mind you, this is the militant...
  • 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 woman’s...
  • 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 year—the 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 institutions—the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy—stand 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, he’s profound, but deep down, he’s 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 God’s...
  • 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 didn’t 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 Churchill’s views? A:...
  • Winner of Ł1m 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 Ł1 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 1980’s, 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 girlfriend’s 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 Pagan’s 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...