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  • Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday? [ History contradicts this popular notion.]

    04/16/2017 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Easter 2009 | Anthony McRoy
    Was “ Easter” actually borrowed or rather usurped from a pagan celebration? The argument largely rests on the supposed pagan names for the celebration in English and German (“Easter”, “Ostern”). Note, however, that in most other European languages, the celebration’s name is derived from Pascha (Greek), from Pesach, (Hebrew), Passover. Easter is the Christian Passover. [large snips here and throughout] The usual argument for the pagan origins of Easter is based on Venerable Bede (673-735), an English monk who wrote: “ … Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month" and which was once called after a goddess...
  • Stav - Northern European Fighting System

    06/17/2016 7:58:08 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2016 | Ronayne Martens-Loderus
    The old Stav system. An old martial art system using staff with the stances of the younger futhark runes.
  • Large pagan celebration in NYC on air now on NBC [Vanity]

    11/30/2011 5:46:19 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 25 replies
    Vanity | 11/30/2011 | Self
    What a display of heathen craziness. Crass commercialism as a huge tree is celebrated by wild-eyed fascination with pop singers. All supposedly done in the name of our Savior. Now some misguided soul is singing "Beautiful" the Christina Aguilera song. What a mockery. God help us all.
  • America, the Godless

    08/05/2011 3:28:43 PM PDT · by Yawehs Soldier · 14 replies
    Yawehs Soldier
    What has our country become, but a degenerate society that praises degeneracy? We allow our children and even ourselves be defiled by Hollywoods vision of "morality", which is immorality! We allow movies to portray sexual acts. We allow mindless, Godless TV shows like Jersey Shore and the Cardashians be the norm of our society! We allow gays to cavort in the streets with their disgusting chosen lifestyle as if it were normal! We allow the unbelievers to trash our religion because of their mortal fear that we may be right in our convictions! Nevermind that our compassion allowed them the...
  • Casting Off The Cords...Psalm 2

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.(Psalm 2:1-4)According to the Divine psalmist, the Kings of the earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the “bands” and “cords” of the religion of the LORD and his...
  • The People Imagine A Vain Thing...Psalm 2

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)Psalm one and Psalm two go together. Psalm one looks at an individual over against the world he lives in. The Individual is separated inwardly, he thinks differently because he has a different source, the Law of God. He meditates on...
  • Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience'

    06/25/2010 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience' By Nathan Burchfiel Created 06/25/2010 - 08:43 Sometime-comedian Janeane Garofalo never passes up an opportunity to slam conservatives or, apparently, Christianity. The Huffington Post gave her an opportunity June 24 to kill two birds with one stone. In an interview [1] promoting her upcoming special on a network called EPIX, Garofalo compared the most widely-read book of all time, the Bible, to a Bill O'Reilly autobiography and a children's book authored by former President Bush. When asked by a Huffington Post reader which of those three publications she'd rather read, Garofalo...
  • Gene Robinson, Former Ugandan (Anglican) Bishop Hail Sexuality without Boundaries (*BARF*)

    06/11/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 239+ views
    Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 6/10/2010 | Jeff Walton
    Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.Christopher Senyonjo was hosted by Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop to be consecrated in the Anglican Communion. Robinson has served as Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) since March. The two spoke about anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda, which they blamed upon U.S. evangelicals. They also called for a broader effort to decriminalize homosexual practices...
  • Caption Obama at a high school graduation ceremony in Kalamazoo, MI

    06/08/2010 4:51:22 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 22 replies · 90+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/7/10 | staff
  • Obama Addressing High School Graduates With Teleprompters

    06/07/2010 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 34 replies · 101+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2010 | RCP Staff
    President Obama uses teleprompters while giving the commencement address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan.
  • Who are the Catholics: The Orthodox or The Romanists, or both?

    01/05/2010 9:46:47 PM PST · by the_conscience · 12,203 replies · 74,662+ views
    I just witnessed a couple of Orthodox posters get kicked off a "Catholic Caucus" thread. I thought, despite their differences, they had a mutual understanding that each sect was considered "Catholic". Are not the Orthodox considered Catholic? Why do the Romanists get to monopolize the term "Catholic"? I consider myself to be Catholic being a part of the universal church of Christ. Why should one sect be able to use a universal concept to identify themselves in a caucus thread while other Christian denominations need to use specific qualifiers to identify themselves in a caucus thread?
  • Spotlight on Desiree Rogers

    12/14/2009 9:19:53 AM PST · by sinanju · 15 replies · 933+ views
    The Black Socialite TM ^ | February 5, 2008 | The Black Socialite
    Super Socialite Desiree Rogers, 46 is President of both Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. She is also a mother (of one daughter Victoria), a political fundraiser, and highly active on the Chicago Social Scene. Rogers was elected President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas in 2004 after working in a series of high profile positions in Peoples Energy including Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, and Vice President of Corporate Communications. She also served a six year stint as Director of the Illinois State Lottery. Rogers is Vice-Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo and serves...
  • Report: Obamas balked at WH Nativity scene

    12/07/2009 3:38:53 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 140 replies · 5,064+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | 122/07/09 | Mathew Hay Brown
    The lunch conversation inevitably turned to whether the White House would display its crèche, customarily placed in a prominent spot in the East Room. Ms. Rogers, this participant said, replied that the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display — a remark that drew an audible gasp from the tight-knit social secretary sisterhood. (A White House official confirmed that there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crèche.) Yet in the end, tradition won out; the executive mansion is now decorated for the Christmas holiday, and the crèche is...
  • Same-sex "marriage" advocate (in NH) desecrates Bible in public

    04/16/2009 8:34:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,117+ views
    As volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) rallied for traditional marriage in Concord, New Hampshire, a pro-homosexual advocate desecrated a Bible, shouting obscene anti-Catholic slurs.
  • Gay, Pro-Abortion Episcopal Seminary Pres.'Worst of Post-Modern Church'

    04/13/2009 3:24:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 39 replies · 2,005+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/14/09 | David W. Virtue
    The announcement that the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, has chosen a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary has sent shock waves around the Anglican Communion. The appointment of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale highlights a week that also saw TEC bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester replace a reading from the New Testament with a reading from the Quran at St. Paul's Marquette, Michigan. One wonders what Episcopal boundaries and barriers have yet to be crossed that the dying embers of historic Christianity could possibly fan into life. That the Diocese of Massachusetts has a functioning transgendered priest complete with a...
  • Newsweek Predicts the End of Christianity in America (GOD IS DEAD... AGAIN!!!)

    04/07/2009 7:35:22 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 94 replies · 2,352+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Published Apr 4, 2009 | John Meacham
    "The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. How that statistic explains who we are now—and what, as a nation, we are about to become."
  • Obama Skips Church, Heads to Gym

    11/23/2008 6:09:35 PM PST · by Publius Maximus · 3 replies · 1,039+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/23/2008 | JONATHAN MARTIN & CAROL E. LEE
    President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors. On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym. Asked about the president-elect's decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners. "Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not...
  • 2008 Election Prayer Thread for McCain/Conservatives: Day 1

    04/19/2008 10:30:29 PM PDT · by topher · 206 replies · 284+ views
    April 20, 2008 | Vanity
    It is my opinion that we need to pray for our leaders this election. Many Conservative are disappointed with the selection of Senator John S. McCain. But in one sense, he is the true conservative in values -- he has fought for campaign finance reform -- getting big money out of politics. This should allow the little guy (or gal) more voice in what this country is doing. In some religions, it is part of the church service to pray for the leaders of a country (Ukrainian Catholic, for example). We must pray for our leaders and pray that the...
  • Yoga Cred

    01/29/2008 8:00:52 AM PST · by bs9021 · 21 replies · 180+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Yoga Cred by: Deborah Lambert, January 29, 2008 Although students at Needham (Mass) High School may have felt a lot less stressed after principal Paul Richards stopped publishing the list of honor roll recipients last year, it seems the relaxation guru was just getting started, according to Michelle Malkin, who noted that his latest idea was for the school to sponsor “in-school yoga classes.” “It’s not that I’m trying to turn the culture upside down,” Richards told the New York Times, explaining that his goal was simply to bring “the culture to a healthier place.” These health concerns not only...
  • "My books are about killing God!" An athiest's 'Narnia' knockoff

    10/26/2007 8:54:15 AM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie "The Golden Compass," based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film's release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which...