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  • First The Bait, then the Hook. A Sober Meditation on Temptation

    06/25/2014 2:34:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/24/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Satan, it would seem, does not act in an arbitrary manner to tempt us. Rather, he is more of a master hunter who carefully sets traps, or a skilled fisherman who, having studied our behavior chooses just the bait he thinks most effective. Heís calculating, and clever.Sadly most of us, by comparison, are far less calculating and clever in seeking to avoid temptation and sin. We seem more often to engage in the wishful thinking that no trouble will befall us, and our strategy seems to live more with dumb luck. Would that we were as ingenious in holiness as...
  • Mom Plays God: Brings Good from Evil (Excellent Video Link in the Article)

    04/24/2011 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | April 24, 2011 | Frank Turek
    Itís easy to spot militant atheists who attend my presentation called I Donít Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. They usually sit with their arms folded and scowls on their faces. During a recent presentation at Michigan State, I knew Iíd get push back from one such scowling student sitting to my right. He looked mad and was mad. (He wouldnít even smile at a hilarious Homer Simpson clip!) He shot his hand up during the Q&A and yelled out, ďYou mentioned the problem of evil during your presentation but you didnít answer it! If there is a...
  • The Resurrection of Our Nation

    04/04/2010 11:33:29 AM PDT · by Faith · 4 replies · 487+ views
    WE WILL WIN THIS BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL. The mystery and holiness surrounding this very special time of the year is palpable. A gentle breeze has replaced winterís bitter wind, and the sun again warms us our earth. The memories of winterís hardship and deprivation are beginning to fade. Today Christians have awakened to the promise of new and everlasting life through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Evil: Its Force and Weakness Through Counteraction

    10/15/2009 1:07:57 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies · 442+ views
    MSMB ^ | October 15, 2009 | Rob W. Case
    It is very difficult not to turn on the news or experience first hand, in some form or another, frustration, stress, or in some extreme cases, even harm. People seem to be getting crazier and crazier, and it seems like its getting out of control. Recent news headlines alone serve as a perfect indicator for what Iím talking about. In local News: Corruption, crime, murder, domestic disturbances, or other. National News: Political Corruption (money laundering, politicians writing laws to advance the interests of lobbyists and not the people), secrecy, betrayal, national sellouts to an international elite, population control (inflicting sickness...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Live Thread, June 26 BIBLE GO TO GUY TODAY!!

    06/25/2009 9:22:44 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 25 replies · 514+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | June 26, 2009 | abigail2
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  • Seven Signs of the Times

    09/18/2008 3:30:16 AM PDT · by Joya · 28 replies · 377+ views
    Maurice Sklar ^ | Mar 12 2007 | Maurice Sklar
    MAURICE SKLAR MINISTRIES Buy Postage Seven Signs of the Times Maurice Sklar Mar 12 2007 05:21PM 1. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil ďAnd the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.Ē (Genesis 2:16-17) ďAnd the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes...
  • Obama's Naive Berlin Speech (Dennis Prager On How The Left Overlooks Evil Alert)

    07/29/2008 3:14:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 229+ views ^ | 7/29/2008 | Dennis Prager
    To better understand Sen. Barack Obama, his speech before 200,000 Germans in Berlin is one good place to start. As we shall see, however, it does not leave one secure as to the senator's understanding of history, of America's role in the world, and what to do about evil, among other important issues. Obama: "At the height of the Cold War, my father decided, like so many others in the forgotten corners of the world, that his yearning -- his dream -- required the freedom and opportunity promised by the West." Promised by the West? Or promised by America? It...
  • Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor

    09/07/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 40 replies · 850+ views
    Originally published in Catholic Insight December 2003 ^ | September 5, 2007 | Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsych
    Harry Potter: The Archetype of an Abortion Survivor By Marie Peeters-Ney, MD and Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., FRCP(C), FRANZCP, RPsychOriginally published in Catholic Insight December 2003Republished with permission and encouragement of authors One could speak about a worldwide "Harry Potter phenomenon," appearing soon after the Pokemon craze. The object of this discussion is to reflect on the possible reasons for the remarkable popularity of Harry Potter. Can the current craze be only due to good marketing skills? Does this book have exceptional literary value? Could the book be an indicator of a deeper cultural trend?† We wish to hypothesize...
  • Benedict XVI Urges Struggle Against Evil

    08/19/2007 10:18:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 394+ views
    zenit ^ | 08.19.07
    The peace of Christ is not "the absence of conflict" but the "struggle against evil," Benedict XVI says. The Pope said this today to those gathered at the pontifical residence at Castel Gandolfo to pray the Angelus. He added that being instruments of Christ's peace means "defeating evil with good." Speaking about the words of Jesus from today's Gospel -- "Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division" -- the Holy Father clarified that this saying "means the peace that he came to bring is not synonymous with...
  • The Problem of Evil: Exonerating God - Part I Prefacing the Problem

    02/10/2007 4:24:02 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies · 429+ views
    No single factor is invoked more often in people turning away from God, or in their failing to believe in Him, than the occurrence --- note that I do not say "existence" --- of evil, especially as it manifests itself in suffering. The occurrence of evil appears incompatible with God, or at least a coherent conception of God as both (and simultaneously) absolutely good and absolutely powerful. That God and evil should coexist appears logically contradictory and ontologically inconsistent. The one is the abrogation of the other. The existence of God, it is argued, precludes the existence of evil and...
  • The Best Are Killed In Every Generation (Dennis Prager On The Righteous Die Too Soon Alert)

    10/10/2006 1:06:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | 10/10/06 | Dennis Prager
    Have you ever heard of Anna Politkovskaya? She was a Russian journalist who regularly reported on Vladimir Putin's undermining of press and other freedoms in Russia. This past weekend she was murdered. If you are debating whether to be optimistic or pessimistic about humanity's future, here is a point to consider: In every generation, especially in the last century, vast numbers of good people -- often the best people -- have been murdered by the worst people. Think about all the decent (and, of course, some indecent) people Stalin murdered among his 20 million to 30 million victims. Think about...
  • Pius Attacked For Not Confronting Evil; Benedict Attacked For Confronting Evil (Hypocrisy Alert)

    09/26/2006 2:43:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 815+ views ^ | 09/26/06 | Dennis Prager
    Among the most heated debates of the last 40 years has been the debate over Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. What did he do when the greatest evil of his day engulfed Christian Europe? Was he "Hitler's Pope," as the name of a widely read book about him charged? Was he too reticent in speaking out against Nazism and the Nazi extermination of Europe's Jews? Was he perhaps even a Nazi sympathizer? Or was he in fact a great friend of Europe's Jews who did whatever he could to save tens of thousands of Jews, especially in Italy, opening...
  • At the 9/11 crossroads--Bush's actions caused more damage--Let us commit to nonviolence

    09/11/2006 3:41:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 1,131+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9-11-06
    Editorial: At the 9/11 crossroads A Cap Times editorial, Sept. 11, 2006 Five years ago today, America found itself at a crossroads. The country could respond to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an opportunistic manner defined by ignorance, raw emotion and political cowardice. Or the country could respond with the seriousness that the incidents of Sept. 11, 2001, demanded. George Bush chose the cavalier course. His refusal to stretch beyond his own weakness has cost the United States and the world dearly. Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenants remain at large. The...
  • Let's not become confused

    08/02/2006 1:00:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 435+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8/2/6 | Nadav Shragai
    Nathan Alterman, who wrote extensively about purity of arms, wondered many years ago what kind of memorial should be erected for three IDF soldiers -- Hanan Samson, Yossi Kaplan and Boaz Sasson -- who fell while pursuing terrorists, because they were reluctant to harm a nursing mother who stood at the entrance to a cave in the Jordan Valley and behind whom the terrorists were hiding. Should it be an ordinary memorial, like those scattered everywhere else in the country in memory of the fallen in Israel's battles, or perhaps a monument in the shape of a woman with a...
  • Thank God For Moral Violence (Dennis Prager On Why The Use Of Force IS Sometimes A Moral Good Alert)

    07/04/2006 1:41:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | 07/04/06 | Dennis Prager
    Let us make war on the phrase "violence doesn't solve anything." It is a lie, and anyone who utters it cannot be taken morally seriously. Take, for example, the American use of violence against the Taliban. Thanks to it, Afghani women may get an education, attend public events without a male escort and otherwise ascend above their prior status as captive animals. Thanks to American violence in Afghanistan, Islamic terror has started to decline in prestige among many Muslims who had previously romanticized it. Though many Muslims still glorify Muslims who blow themselves up in order to murder Jews and...
  • The Silence Of God (God Did Not Build Auschwitz; Man Did. Free Will Alert)

    06/04/2006 11:02:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 998+ views ^ | 05/05/06 | Jeff Jacoby
    "Where was God in those days?" asked Pope Benedict XVI as he stood in Auschwitz last week. "Why was he silent? How could he permit this endless slaughter, this triumph of evil?" It is the inevitable question in Auschwitz, that vast factory of death where the Nazis tortured, starved, shot, and gassed to death as many as a million and a half innocent human beings, most of them Jews. "In a place like this, words fail," Benedict said. "In the end, there can be only a dread silence, a silence which itself is a heartfelt cry to God: Why, Lord,...
  • Light Of Christmas, A Symbol Of Good That Conquers Evil

    12/24/2005 7:50:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 430+ views
    LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS, A SYMBOL OF GOOD THAT CONQUERS EVIL VATICAN CITY, DEC 21, 2005 (VIS) - "The light of Christmas" was the theme of Benedict XVI's special catechesis in today's pre-Christmas general audience, which was held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 15,000 people. "Today's audience is taking place in a climate of joyful and eager expectation as we await the imminent Christmas festivities," said the Pope, adding that many symbols help us to understand the mystery of Christmas, "among them that of the light, which is one of the richest in spiritual significance." He went on:...
  • Did God Whack New Orleans? A Theological Inquiry (Don Feder Alert)

    09/24/2005 3:03:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 90 replies · 1,552+ views
    Don ^ | 09/19/05 | Don Feder
    DID GOD WHACK NEW ORLEANS? A THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY By Don Feder Was Katrina a warning - the ultimate wake-up call for a morally somnolent nation? Even religious conservatives are afraid to speculate, so successfully have we been cowed by a culture of disbelief. Regarding the way God works in the world, there are four possibilities: 1. There is no God and everything that happens is the result of the random collision of molecules. 2. There is a God, but he's an absentee landlord. He arranged the world, including nature, as a self-regulating mechanism, then sat back and allowed it to...
  • EWTN Series: Good or Evil, Who Decides?

    09/13/2005 7:15:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 3,203+ views
    good or evil: who decides?Dr. Raymond DeSouza Who decides what is good or evil? The state? Society? The individual? Join Dr. Raymond De Souza as he teaches about the Natural Law and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.Contact:Dr. Raymond De Souza PO Box 111 Western Australia 6058 Telephone:[61] 08 9202 1300 †Back to Series List
  • The Left's Battle To Restore Chaos (The Case For Judeo-Christian Values, Part X)

    04/04/2005 10:53:06 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 327+ views ^ | 04/05/05 | Dennis Prager
    It is difficult to overstate the depth of the differences between the Judeo-Christian view of the world and that of its opponents, most particularly the Left. For example, it involves the very question of whether there is order to the world. Basic to the biblical worldview is the proposition that God made order out of chaos Ė order expressed largely through separation and differences. God separated light from dark and created day and night; separated the waters and created land; and so on. Differences reflect the divine order, while attempts to abolish those differences represent a denial of that order...
  • (Vanity)President Bush Could Pardon Schiavo !

    03/25/2005 10:00:29 AM PST · by SENTINEL · 103 replies · 1,466+ views
    25 Mar 05 | SENTINEL
    I see no reason whatsoever that President Bush could not use his Presidential Pardon power to pardon Terri Schiavo. Our founding fathers granted the presidnet this power to protect the individual against evil in the judiciary. No mention is made between civil or criminal cases, and the only recourse from those opposed is the ballot box or impeachment.President Bush could pardon Terri Shiavo, pick her up in the presidential helicopter, and keep her in the Lincoln bedroom to guarantee her safety during rehabilitation. Terri's mother could file for divorce on her behalf. With access to Terri, the news media and...
  • The Case For Judeo-Christian Values, Part II (Dennis Prager On Why Morality Is God-Derived alert)

    01/10/2005 9:49:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 590+ views ^ | 01/11/05 | Dennis Prager
    For those who subscribe to Judeo-Christian values, right and wrong, good and evil, are derived from God, not from reason alone, nor from the human heart, the state or through majority rule. Though most college-educated Westerners never hear the case for the need for God-based morality because of the secular outlook that pervades modern education and the media, the case is both clear and compelling: If there is no transcendent source of morality (morality is the word I use for the standard of good and evil), "good" and "evil" are subjective opinions, not objective realities. In other words, if there...
  • Something Evil This Way Comes [moral relativism mega-barf alert]

    03/17/2004 12:54:08 PM PST · by doc30 · 12 replies · 228+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Page A21 | MICHAEL SHERMER
    I once had the opportunity to ask Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List, what he thought was the difference between Oskar Schindler, rescuer of Jews and hero of his story, and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp. His answer was revealing. Not much, he said. Had there been no war, Mr. Schindler and Mr. Goeth might have been drinking buddies and business partners, morally obtuse, perhaps, but relatively harmless. What a difference a war makes, especially to the moral choices that lead to good and evil.Ever since 9/11, the discussion of good and evil has migrated...
  • Zell Miller's Book Reviewed by Conservative Attorney

    01/14/2004 8:25:59 AM PST · by Pellegrino · 8 replies · 241+ views
    NewsMax, Legal Times, ^ | 1/7/03 | Roger Banks
    From "Many Shades of Folly" by Roger Banks; published in NewsMax and The Legal Times. Advancement in age guarantees no corresponding advancement in wisdom, as Shakespeare's uncrowned Lear attests on the heath of his personal and political ruin, lamenting, "I am old . . . and foolish!" But, alas, one need not invoke Elizabethan tragedy to recognize this time-honored principle. As revealed in Sen. Zell Miller's magnificent new book, A National Party No More, the marriage of old age and folly is a daily matinee in Washington, especially among leaders of the author's own Democratic Party. In words that are...
  • European Justice-Killer of Pim Fortuyn gets 18 years

    04/15/2003 5:16:37 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 17 replies · 173+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | April 15, 2003
    Dutch politician's killer gets 18 years 15 April 2003 The assassin of Dutch populist politician Pim Fortuyn was jailed for 18 years today. Animal rights activist Volkert van der Graaf admitted shooting Mr Fortuyn at point-blank range nine days before the elections last May which swept the taboo-breaking politician's novice party into power. Mr Fortuyn, 54, a homosexual who courted controversy by calling for an immigration freeze and criticising Islam, was shot outside a radio station in Hilversum, near Amsterdam. Van der Graaf was arrested minutes later. "The accused went about his plan to kill the victim with calm consideration,"...
  • Panhandle funeral held for Pa. teen who may have been starved

    10/01/2002 4:57:57 PM PDT · by jpthomas · 7 replies · 245+ views
    AP ^ | October 1, 2002 | Bill Kaczor
    PACE, Fla. (AP) -- People in this Florida Panhandle town and surrounding communities paid final respects Monday to 18-year-old Chester Lee Miller, although many never knew the malnourished youth before his death. Chester died from a ruptured stomach Wednesday at a hospital in nearby Milton. Four days earlier, he had been taken in by strangers after he knocked on their door. He told them he had been starved and sent by bus from Pennsylvania to look for his father. His mother, Lydia Miller, 37, and stepfather, Paul Hoffman Sr., 38, of Hazelton, Pa., remained in a Pennsylvania jail Monday. They...
  • Good and Evil

    04/12/2002 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Phil V. · 30 replies · 303+ views
    my library | 1927 | Kahlil Gibran
    † Good and Evil FROM "The Prophet" By Kahlil Gibran AND one of the elders of the city said, Speak to us of Good and Evil.And he answered:Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.You are good when you are one with yourself.Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil.For a divided house is not a den of...