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  • School Says No To God For Project; Mother Furious

    09/14/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 7 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | September 11, 2013 | Candace McCowan
    Memphis mother Erica Shead said she was angry after her 10-year-old daughter Erin, told her Wednesday, she wasn’t allowed to write about God for a school assignment. “It was so cute and innocent. She talked about how God created the earth and how she’s doing the best she can,” said Shead. Shead said Erin was told she can’t use God as an idol for the assignment.
  • The Monumental Baalbek – The largest building blocks on Earth

    08/11/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    ancient-origins.net ^ | 7-15-2013 | April Holloway
    In Lebanon, at an altitude of approximately 1,170 meters in Beqaa valley stands the famous Baalbek or known in Roman times as Heliopolis. Baalbek is an ancient site that has been used since the Bronze Age with a history of at least 9,000 years, according to evidence found during the German archaeological expedition in 1898. Baalbek was an ancient Phoenician city that was named by the name of the sky God Baal. The name ‘Baal’ in the Phoenician language meant ‘lord’ or ‘god’. Legends abound around Baalbek with some of them mentioning that Baalbek was the place where Baal first...
  • Amazing Love - Movie Trailer (DVD Now Available) (Stream on Netflix)

    01/09/2013 4:32:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Starring Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker), Sean Astin (Rudy, Forever Strong), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea follows four teens who embark on a weekend camping trip with their youth group leader, Stuart (Astin), and his wife (Bethea). When an outsider, Ashley, unexpectedly joins Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy, the materialistic and self-involved young woman's bad attitude leads to a confrontation with Carrie.
  • ‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids

    11/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/12/2012 | By AL ARABIYA
    An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” “All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Capture of the Ark pt 3 future history of the Gentiles

    05/21/2010 8:19:32 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 14 replies · 353+ views
    5/21/10 | Bill Randles
    The Capture of the Ark pt 3 I Samuel 5 The Future History of the Gentiles Bill Randles The story of the capture of the Ark of God, contains not only history, as we have seen, but also Gospel, and Eschatology. We pointed out in our last article that the future history of Israel was outlined in the double defeats by the Philistines, and the loss of the Ark. The first defeat, in which 4000 Israelites were killed in battle, corresponds to the Babylonian captivity and the destruction of Solomon’s temple. It was devastating, but Israel did return from captivity...
  • Report: US Pressing for Israeli Government Change {Wanabe ruler 0bama makes move for Jerusalem}

    04/01/2010 9:12:27 PM PDT · by Tigen · 25 replies · 936+ views
    INN ^ | 4-1-10 | Reported
    (IsraelNN.com) Political consultants Dick Morris and Eileen McGann say that United States President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton want Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu out. They continue, "Livni, who thinks nothing of trading land for peace, no matter how flawed the peace might be, will then hold Netanyahu's government hostage and force it to bend to the will of Washington
  • Mumbai Doctor Smashed Idols and Became a Jew with Holtzbergs

    11/19/2009 10:52:44 PM PST · by bogusname · 12 replies · 642+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    In a powerful echo of the Biblical story of the patriarch Abraham, a Mumbai doctor smashed his father's idols and eventually decided to become a Jew in the Land of Israel. Dr. Aharon Abraham, left his position as Director of the ICU Medical Center at British Kennedy in Mumbai, India after terrorists murdered his spiritual guide and his wife, Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg one year ago. Abraham was born Vagirds Frads to a Hindu cleric who worshipped idols, and a mother who prepared food for them. As did the Biblical Abraham, young Vagirds could not understand how his father...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • The Obama cult

    07/23/2009 10:10:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 2,477+ views
    The Economist ^ | 2009-07-23
    If Barack Obama disappoints his supporters, they will have only themselves to blame. In January 2007 Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, said he was running for president to revive “our national soul”. He was not alone in taking an expansive view of presidential responsibilities. With the exception of Ron Paul, all the serious candidates waxed grandiloquent about their aims. John McCain said he modelled himself on Teddy Roosevelt, a man who “nourished the soul of a great nation”. Hillary Clinton lamented that America had no goals, and offered to supply some. And let us not forget the man...
  • What Mitt Romney's Doing Right

    06/26/2009 7:34:32 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 213 replies · 2,586+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Marc Ambinder
    "The prevailing narrative today is that Romney has risen to the top of the 2012 Invisible Primary because he's the last man standing. True, Romney hasn't made any obvious mistakes. But his rising standing is a consequence of decisions he's made, and not just a result of the luck." "It's a credit to his communications team that he can appear on television once every two or three weeks and seem to be part of the dialog. When Romney has something to say, he'll find a venue to say it. On auto restructuring, on the Republican stimulus plan, on a free...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

    06/05/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT · by james500 · 158 replies · 5,937+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/5/2009 | Kyle Drennen
    Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the...
  • Pope blames idolatry of money for economic crisis

    02/28/2009 2:05:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies · 1,321+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Vatican City, Feb 27, 2009
    Pope blames idolatry of money for economic crisis Vatican City, Feb 27, 2009 / 07:03 pm (CNA).- Meeting with pastors and clergy of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the economic crisis, the liturgy and evangelization. Naming the idolatry of money as a major shortcoming of the economic order, he warned that large-scale reform cannot be achieved without individual reform and conversion.Pope Benedict said that the Church has the duty to present a reasonable and well-argued criticism of the errors that have led to the current economic crisis. This duty is part of the Church’s mission...
  • Iraq metal band reunites in U.S., meets idols

    02/05/2009 2:16:04 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 716+ views
    msnbc ^ | 2-4-09 | Brian Ries
    NEW YORK - One of Iraq's first heavy metal bands has been reunited in the United States after fleeing their homeland as refugees. Members of Acrassicauda faced death threats in Iraq for playing Western rock music and went into hiding before spending two years exiled in Syria and Turkey. Named after a type of scorpion, Acrassicauda began writing and playing heavy metal in 2001 after being inspired by bands including Metallica and Slayer.
  • Now Barack Obama makes it into Nativity

    12/12/2008 3:46:56 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 55 replies · 1,234+ views
    Timesonline.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Joanna Sugden
    They hailed him as the Messiah and said his election was a miracle, but now Barack Obama has made it into the Holy Family to appear in the Nativity scene alongside Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus. Hand-carved figures of Mr Obama and his wife Michelle are on sale in a Naples Christmas market with the rest of the Nativity set regulars. The President-elect and his spouse are the best sellers.
  • Idols Of The Age

    03/01/2008 2:54:44 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 37 replies · 128+ views
    New English Review ^ | 1 March 2008 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    One of the Idols of the Age is that "People Are The Same The Whole World Over" or, in another variant, "Everyone Wants The Same Thing." George Bush believes it. He believes everyone wants something he calls "freedom," which bears in his view a remarkable resemblance to the head-counting that nowadays too often passes for democracy, combined with free-market fundamentalism. The editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal believes that everyone wants economic prosperity, and once that is achieved, all other resentments, grievances, and triumphalist aggressive impulses will fade away -- just as we are asked to believe, apparently, that...
  • False idols of autonomy, utility work against life, cardinal says

    08/10/2007 11:53:05 AM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 07AUG2007 | Catholic News Service
    ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- Like the Israelites who idolized the golden calf, the pro-life movement is challenged today by "the idolatrous gospel of total autonomy, sheer utility and false mercy," Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia told a gathering in Arlington Aug. 2. The cardinal, who chairs the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, spoke on the opening day of the Aug. 2-4 annual conference of directors of diocesan pro-life offices and state Catholic conferences, sponsored by the bishops' pro-life secretariat. "Those who have blind faith in embryonic stem-cell research and its so-called 'biblical power to cure' -- as House Majority...
  • The Question: "If you could lunch with any person from history (living or dead), who would it be?"

    07/15/2007 1:06:44 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 75 replies · 1,560+ views
    The Celebrity Cafe ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Shane Inwood, of Tripod Jimmy Well, I assume that trite answers like "Saddam Hussein so I could slip 10 tabs of bad acid and some rat poison in his dinner" or "David Geffen so I could auction it on-line to the millions of graspers all vying for his time" are against the spirit of the question. And as much as I would love to meet say, Kevin Shields from My Bloody Valentine or Bob Mould or to have met Kurt Cobain etc, how much can you really accomplish in one dinner? You may love their work but hate them and...
  • Author claims art depicting God’s Son is sinful

    06/22/2007 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies · 610+ views
    The Times and Democrat ^ | June 22, 2007 | WENDY JEFFCOAT CRIDER
    Justin Griffin of Columbia started losing his vision as a senior in high school, the same year he professed his faith in the Lord. “My plans for me in high school were to graduate, join the military and become a professional soldier,” he said. “I had no love of God. I had no love of people. “Basically, I was my own God.” A victim of retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease of the retina of the eye, Griffin said he didn’t view his failing vision as a curse. “When the blindness came, I looked on it as a blessing,” said the...
  • Icons and Anglicans

    03/13/2006 12:19:25 PM PST · by sionnsar · 8 replies · 530+ views
    RatherNotBlog ^ | 3/12/2006
    Today is the first Sunday in Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches, and by tradition this is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, a celebration of the seven ecumenical councils that defined the faith of the undivided church, and in particular of the seventh council, the Second Council of Nicaea, which defined the proper veneration of icons. Icons, of course, are a form of liturgical art most associated with churches of the Byzantine or eastern Christian tradition, but have in recent years become once again a source of interest and inspiration to Christians outside of Eastern Orthodoxy, including a great many Anglicans....
  • Do Muslims worship idols?

    07/05/2005 9:22:01 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 1 replies · 366+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 06 July | Spengler
    Although Benedict XVI has expressed sympathy for Islam, he states quite plainly that the "martyr ideology" of Islamist terrorists amounts to an odious form of idol worship. Most Muslims, and emphatically the Muslim clergy, support this "martyr ideology".
  • Do Muslims worship idols?

    07/05/2005 9:20:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 145 replies · 2,377+ views
    Asia Times ^ | uly 5, 2005 | Spengler
    Do Muslims worship idols? By Spengler Is what divides Islam and the West a minor misunderstanding, or an incipient war of civilizations? One's answer often depends on whether one sees Islam as a variant of Christianity or Judaism, or a pagan conqueror cult. Pat Robertson, the prominent American evangelical, claims, "The struggle is whether Hubal, the Moon God of Mecca, known as Allah, is supreme, or whether the Judeo-Christian Jehovah God of the Bible is Supreme." President George W Bush and his advisors, by contrast, aver that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, an argument restated recently by Daniel...
  • Billy Joel Weds 23-Year-Old Bride

    10/03/2004 5:05:38 PM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 120 replies · 4,446+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 3, 2004 | Unknown
    Singer Billy Joel has married his 23-year-old fiancée Kate Lee in a ceremony at his Long Island home, Columbia Records confirmed on Saturday. It is the third marriage for Joel, 55, best known in the UK for his 1983 chart-topper Uptown Girl. The singer-songwriter's teenage daughter, Alexa Ray, by his second wife and former model Christie Brinkley, also attended the sunset ceremony. Lee, a TV restaurant critic, began dating the singer last year. Joel has had more than 24 hit singles in the US, in a career that has spanned more than 30 years. His song Piano Man, which was...
  • Spread of neo-paganism brings racism and violence [Russia]

    05/22/2004 12:58:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies · 605+ views
    AsiaNews.it ^ | May 21, 2004 | Not listed
    21 May, 2004 RUSSIA: Spread of neo-paganism brings racism and violence Livna (AsiaNews/ agencies)- “Neo-paganism” has gathered such a following in the former Soviet Union that organizations, seminars and books are sprouting up throughout the country, claiming adherents. According to Viktor Shnirelman, compiler of the book “Neo-paganism on the Expanses of Euroasia”, St. Petersburg has become the main center of Russian neo-paganism, though cults and organized ‘churches’ have spread throughout every part of the country. On May 13th there was the arrests of three suspects in two incidents of arson against the church of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother...
  • Idolatry Update: KIM JONG-IL HAS BEEN GIVEN OVER 1,200 TITLES OF RESPECT/WORSHIP (N.Korean TV Video)

    11/24/2003 7:03:23 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 188+ views
    North Korean TV (Pyongyang) via Japanese TBS TV (Streaming Video) ^ | 24 November 2003 | AmericanInTokyo (sharing Pyongyang TV)
    North Korea reports on its national evening TV news from Pyongyang 23 November(with the usual vitriol and staged excitement), that they have now tabulated the number of honorable titles of respect assigned to the 'Great Leader' dictator Kim Jong-il.The North Korean male TV reporter emotionally announces these have been flooding in "from all over the world." They are such titles of respect and endearment as: "The Undefeated General", and "Wise Man Born of Heaven", and "Teacher of Philosophies", "Son of the Sun", etc. etc. etc., ad nauseum....Please don't take my word for it. VIEW THE BRIEF STREAMING VIDEOS HERE:Cut...
  • 'Pagan god' sneaked in California budget

    07/31/2003 8:47:43 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 80 replies · 754+ views
    © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 31, 2003 | Art Moore
    YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK 'Pagan god' sneaked in California budget State taxpayers set to finance Quetzalcoatl AIDS memorial Posted: July 31, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Opponents of an AIDS memorial designed in the form of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl thought they had scored a victory when California Assembly members removed a line from the state budget that reappropriated $400,000 for the project. Quetzalcoatl But through last-minute maneuvers, backers of the controversial plan managed to set aside the taxpayer money by shifting the project from the budget bill, passed Tuesday, to a trailer bill where...
  • Hollywood Lawyers Shut Down Anti-Hollywood Website! Free Speech Alert!!

    05/02/2003 4:04:09 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 22 replies · 216+ views
    We need to show William Morris what it means to upset the American public!! Contact them to share your feelings! The William Morris Agency has been successful in silencing the American Public with their efforts to close down the website BoycottHollywood If the site is down here is the cached page http://www.hollywoodhalfwits.com/boycott_hollywood.htm WMA put pressure to Dotster through their Attorneys (Rintala, Smoot, Jaenicke, & Rees LLP in Los Angeles, CA) to close down the website, which consisted of the postings of every day American Citizens expressing their feelings and opinions about Liberal Hollywood. The full info is posted on the...
  • One from Tommy's Scrapbook

    06/12/2002 11:25:30 AM PDT · by Registered · 14 replies · 261+ views
    Registered ^ | 06.12.02 | Registered