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  • Majority Republicans should ban Obama from allowing partial-birth abortions

    01/25/2015 10:41:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    “If we accept that the mother can kill her own child for convenience, what moral ground is left?” If there is one subject that should not be left for the deceitful ‘debate’ of self-serving, bankrupt-of-morals politicians, it’s protecting the lives of unborn children. Any possible ‘debate’ on abortion came to a loud and grinding halt when technology proved for once and for all that babies are not the convenient so-called ‘fetuses’ that give rise to the selfish “My body, my choice” alibi but thumb-sucking infants, photographed as irrefutable proof in their mother’s wombs. Now comes proof that delaying and diluting...
  • NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET (Who is the murder capital of the world? Per Capita)

    01/24/2015 2:32:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
  • A Glimmer of Light in a Bleak Decade – A Consideration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/19/2015 8:19:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Glimmer of Light in a Very Bleak Decade – A Consideration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By: Msgr. Charles PopeIt is difficult to describe the decade of the 1960s as anything but a near complete disaster for this country, Western culture, and the world. Like a tsunami that sweeps in and out in successive waves destroying and reworking the whole landscape and setting loose subsequent disasters, the 1960s was a disastrous series of revolutions whose destructive aftermath is now breeding disease, broken families, addiction, sexual confusion, and social chaos. The sexual revolution, the revolution...
  • A Wonderful and Awful Clarity...Israel's Future pt 10

    And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war… And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.(Revelation 19:11,19)One of the beautiful things about living in these turbulent last days, is the wonderful clarity that current events reveal. Evil at the highest levels has usually tried to hide behind a facade of benevolence if not righteousness, at least...
  • With jabs at Obama, CUFI lobbies for Iran sanctions, end to P.A. aid (Christians United for Israel)

    07/23/2014 11:10:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jewish Telegraph Agency
    Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, addressing the annual Washington conference of Christians United for Israel, July 21, 2014.With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority. David Brog, the group’s executive director, said CUFI regarded the Iran nuclear talks as a failure and would back legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would impose new sanctions immediately. The Cruz measure is tougher than legislation already under consideration that would trigger sanctions...
  • Moral Monday Crowd Should Be Careful What It Asks For (only $7 billion)

    06/16/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 6/12/14 | JOHN HAMMER
    There is nothing quite like calling a political opponent’s bluff, which is what President Pro Tem of the State Senate Phil Berger Sr. did to National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) North Carolina Conference President Rev. William Barber. Barber has been the leader of the “Moral Monday” protests at the North Carolina General Assembly, which oppose much of what the Republican-led North Carolina legislature has done. What Berger asked Barber in a letter dated April 2 was exactly what Barber wanted the legislature to do. Barber replied in a letter dated April 17 with his “Five Point...
  • Muslim Cleric Urges Homeless Women to Become Sex-Slaves

    04/05/2014 6:31:34 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    FrontPage.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Within the context of keeping the Syrian jihad alive, it seems there is no end to the attempts of some Islamic clerics to legitimize otherwise forbidden behavior in order to gratify the sexual urges of the jihadis and keep them fighting Syrian president Bashar Assad. First, there was the now infamous “sex-jihad” fatwa, which holds that any Muslim woman who willingly allows her body to be used by the sexually-deprived jihadis becomes herself a jihadi, if not a “martyr,” deserving of all the honor and rewards associated with those titles. (Much has been written about the sex jihad, including videotaped...
  • A Crisis of Faith: Morality in an Amoral Society

    02/21/2014 8:46:17 PM PST · by jxb7076 · 39 replies
    http://jxb7076.hubpages.com ^ | 02/21/2014 | jxb7076
    If you were given unquestionable proof that neither heaven nor hell existed – no rewards or punishment after death and no afterlife - how would you live your life? Would right or wrong really matter? Would morality be an issue or would amorality be the norm?
  • The Story of Eli: A Moral Tale on the Peril of Faltering Fatherhood and Unfaithful Priestly Ministry

    01/16/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the First Book of Samuel which we are reading now in daily Mass, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of High Priest of the Sanctuary at Shiloh, Eli. Consider this line from the Scriptures: Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.”“I did not call you,” Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” …..At that time Samuel was not familiar...
  • Southerland: Shutdown fight a ‘moral issue’

    10/05/2013 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    newsherald.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | VALERIE GARMAN
    PANAMA CITY — For U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, the federal government shutdown is a fight to hold every American to the same standard under the country’s new health care law. Along with the House Republican majority, Southerland, R-Panama City, has backed resolutions to eliminate Affordable Care Act subsidies for members of Congress and delay the individual mandate for a year to avert a government shutdown. Democrats have said they will not negotiate until the government is reopened and the debt limit raised. Southerland said the Democratic-controlled Senate’s rejection of the proposal and refusal to negotiate is setting a dangerous precedent...
  • Officials continue ballot investigation (Winston-Salem RAT only ward)

    09/01/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 8/29/13 | Wesley Young
    Elections officials are continuing to investigate an incident in which nine absentee ballots were mailed to a man who lives across the hall from Phil Carter, a candidate for the Winston-Salem City Council. The absentee ballot requests came mostly from residents of Holland Homes apartments on Mount Zion Place. What got the attention of local elections officials was that the elections office was asked to send all of the ballots to one address – the home of Benjamin Parker on E. Fifth Street. Parker lives in an apartment across a hallway from Carter’s apartment. Carter is in a three-way race...
  • NAACP To Take Moral Mondays To Charlotte (Freeloaders release moocher soundtrack)

    08/11/2013 12:49:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Digtriad ^ | 8/09/13
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NAACP announced Friday they plan to take Moral Mondays to Charlotte. An event is scheduled for August 19 at 5 p.m. in Marshall Park at 800 E. Third St. The NAACP said there will also be protests in Dare County and Manteo on the same day. **SNIP** The 'Moral Monday' protests began in April in Raleigh. Protestors demonstrated against the policies of the Republican-controlled legislature. Hundreds of people have been arrested since its start.
  • 'Moral Monday' protesters take demonstrations on the road (freeloader traveling circus)

    08/06/2013 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | 8/05/13 | Liz Lohuis
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. —A huge crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Asheville Monday night. After 13 weeks rallying against the Republican-majority legislature in the North Carolina State Capitol, protesters are taking their Moral Monday Demonstration on the road. The Roger McGuire Green was packed Monday. Many had signs and most were chanting. The group said lawmakers are rolling back progress in education and social equality, rather than moving forward. The North Carolina General Assembly has finished for the year, meaning Moral Monday can begin its tour throughout the state. **SNIP** “They claim they are Christians but they are not Christ-like because...
  • Moral Monday protesters return to General Assembly, 60 arrested (Breaking: freeloader has a job!)

    06/10/2013 6:13:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WCNC ^ | 6/10/13
    **SNIP** During this week's protest, Congressman G.K. Butterfield showed up to support the effort. "We are here today to express our views," Butterfield said. "This is the way we petition our government and we're going to so it very forcefully, not only today but every Monday going forward until we are heard." Asked directly about a newspaper column from a state senator Thom Goolsby, who called the effort "Moron Monday," Butterfield said, "That's a poor choice of words. We have the same thing in Washington with congressmen making statements that are mean spirited. I would hope that this representative would...
  • Moral Action in the Face of Life-Threatening Pregnancies

    06/01/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 12 replies
    Recent high profile events—the Gosnell trial and the septicemia of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland—have again raised the question if abortion is ever acceptable, such as in attempts to save the life of the mother. There are at least two ways of thinking about such dilemmas in the Christian moral tradition. The first, which can be traced at least as far back as Thomas Aquinas, relies on the principle of double effect. The second, more familiar to the Lutheran communion, is the method of casuistry, the detailed study of all the factors and circumstances of a case in order to determine...
  • Obama: We have a moral obligation to end the slaughter and ensure a stable Syria

    05/08/2013 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5-7-2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Greg Hengler, we’re a little late on the “ending the slaughter” part, no? As of last month, the death toll stood at 70,000 and counting. He says we’ve been “active.” What sort of body count would “inactive” have produced? Needless to say, this is sonorous nonsense. We had no “moral obligation” to end the slaughter in Congo, even though the death toll is many, many, many times greater there than it is in Syria. O’s careful here too to lard up his “moral obligation” pronouncement with lots of qualifiers, from emphasizing that western intel has only perceived, not verified,...
  • Evan Sayet - Kindergarden of Eden (Video)

    04/20/2013 10:31:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Apr 16, 2013 | Evan Sayet
    I have set the link to start at the point where Evan really gets going. Evan Sayet is a genius. If you have never heard him talk or read his book 'The Kindergarten of Eden' you are truly missing out. Listen to him and the illogical reasoning of Progressives and political correctness will become clear. The Laws of Modern Liberalism 1. Indiscriminateness – the total rejection of the intellectual process – is an absolute moral imperative. 2. Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policies. It leads to siding only and always with the lesser over the better,...
  • Two wonderful cartoons from Dixon Diaz about abortion and moral relativism

    04/02/2013 4:58:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 3-31-2013 | Bookworm
    Hat tip, and many thanks, to MacG:
  • Evan Sayet: Liberals are ‘morally and intellectually retarded’

    04/01/2013 12:24:42 AM PDT · by plsjr · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:08 AM 03/31/2013 | Grae Stafford
    Comedian Evan Sayet described his progression from a “brain-dead liberal” to a “9/13 Republican” in a forthcoming interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. “There is only one religion now [for the left],” he said. “The religion is that anything that is considered good, right or has become successful has some how been the beneficiary of some sort of injustice.” Sayet went on to pointedly criticize liberals’ “morally and intellectually retarded” philosophy. “The liberal believes if we just regurgitate the apple, give up all knowledge of right and wrong, we can return to paradise”
  • In the Footsteps of the March for Life [March for MARRIAGE]

    03/25/2013 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CWR.com ^ | March 24, 2013 | John Burger
    In the Footsteps of the March for Life March 24, 2013 Marriage supporters to rally in Washington, D.C., on March 26 as Supreme Court hears cases John Burger A man opposed to same-sex marriage and in favor of California's Proposition 8 holds signs outside City Hall in San Francisco in this Aug. 12, 2010 photo. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in a challenge to Proposition 8. (CNS photo/Robert Galbraith, Reuters) Supporters of both traditional marriage and same-sex unions will converge on the nation’s capital this week as the Supreme Court takes up two cases that...
  • I Need Help with Philosophy Class Questions

    03/18/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT · by EaglesNestHome · 91 replies
    Homeschool Blogger--Eaglesnest ^ | 3/18/2013 | EaglesNestHome
    I need your help, answering questions for my philosophy class. How would you answer the three great philosophical questions of life: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Also, may I share with you the basic message of the Bible, as I have experienced it? As a homeschool family, we’ve had to consider carefully what is most important in educating our children. Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic are important skills, but they will pass away someday. Ultimately, what really matters is what lasts forever. Why would such a powerful, just God care enough about you...
  • America Is Reaping From Its Moral Collapse

    01/10/2013 1:06:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Christopher G. Adamo
    The liberal Democrat political machine has been in high gear seeking restrictions on gun ownership ever since the December 11, 2012 massacre of twenty young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. According to the left, that hideous event constitutes inarguable proof that America needs to rescind the Second Amendment. For the good of everyone, and particularly “the children,” the guns must go. It might seem difficult to surpass such phony liberal sanctimony. Yet during the last days of 2012, as the contrived “fiscal cliff crisis” reached its do or die moment, the same old class envy...
  • “What Is Your Will for Me, O God?” (St. Jane Frances de Chantal) [Ecumenical]

    08/14/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    WAU.org ^ | August 2012 | Jill Boughton
    “What Is Your Will for Me, O God?” St. Jane de Chantal By: Jill Boughton “I await your plan. I want to live only for you.” Easy for a saint to say? Consider the fact that this saint, a passionate woman with strong desires, had to keep revising her understanding of God’s plan for her. Determined to glorify God with her life, she willingly set aside one objective after another until she discovered that only in God’s time and way could her deepest desires be fulfilled. Would she be a wife and mother? A cloistered nun? A pioneering foundress?...
  • Are We Being Too Hard On John Roberts?

    07/05/2012 7:14:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 175 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 5th, 2012 | Ken Connor
    Are We Being Too Hard On John Roberts? OpinionJuly 5th, 2012 Ken Connor   “Members of this court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments.  Those decisions are entrusted to our nation’s leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them.  It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” -Chief Justice John Roberts in NFIB vs. Sebelius  Conservatives are apoplectic that John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the liberal wing...
  • Detroit: The Moral of the Story (What can we learn from a rich, productive city that was ruined?)

    06/09/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/09/2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The Left’s answer to the deficit: raise taxes to protect spending. The Left’s answer to the weak economy: raise taxes to enable new spending. The Left’s answer to the looming sovereign-debt crisis: raise taxes to pay off old spending. For the Left, every deficit is a revenue-side problem, not a spending-side problem, and the solution to every economic problem is more spending, necessitating more taxes. The problem with that way of looking at things is called Detroit, which looks to be running out of money in about one week. Detroit is what liberalism’s end-game looks like. And Detroit does in...
  • Catholic End Times Prophecies (Apocalypse)

    Jesus says: "When I put in Zephaniah's mouth that I wll take away everything from the earth, I am having him prophesy what will happen the day before the eve of the last time. I then announced the same thing when I spoke about the destruction of the world, veiled behind the description of the ruin of the Temple and of Jerusalem. Later the Beloved prophesied it again in his Apocalypse (Rev.14:14-20, 19:11-21, 20:1-15). The voices follow each other. In fact, I can say that, as in a sacred building erected to testify the glory of the Lord, the voices...
  • The Moral Infrastructure (Thomas Sowell on OWS)

    05/07/2012 12:24:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 8, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created. The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people's lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment's requirement that the government provide "equal protection of the laws" to all its citizens. How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OBEDIENCE, 02-29-12

    02/29/2012 10:58:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):OBEDIENCE The moral virtue that inclines the will to comply with the will of another who has the right to command. Material obedience is merely to carry out the physical action commanded; formal obedience is to perform an action precisely because it is commanded by a legitimate superior. The extent of obedience is as wide as the authority of the person who commands. Thus obedience to God is without limit, whereas obedience to human beings is limited by higher laws that must not be transgressed, and by the competency or authority of the one who gives...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MANIFESTATION OF CONSCIENCE, 02-22-12

    02/22/2012 9:20:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-22-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MANIFESTATION OF CONSCIENCE Revealing the state of one's moral life to another person for spiritual guidance. It has been a practice in the religious orders since early monastic times. Ecclesiastical law respects those clerical institutes which require a manifestation of conscience. But its general attitude is to forbid superiors to demand such an account of one's interior life. On the other hand, the Church encourages all religious, men and women, to be perfectly open with their superiors and, if they wish, to freely reveal to them even their inmost thoughts and desires. In clerical communities it...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HERRENMORAL, 02-16-12

    02/16/2012 9:18:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HERRENMORAL Literally the morality of the masters (Herren). A concept of ruthless behavior associated with the ethical theories of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher and author of The Antichrist. Such ideas as the will to power, superman, master race, and the primacy of the strong-minded with no regard for Christian principles have deeply penetrated Western society. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHEATING, 02-04-12

    02/04/2012 12:57:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    eatured Term (selected at random):CHEATING Deception by trickery or fraud in order to gain materially, socially, or psychologically. Cheating is always sinful. Its gravity depends on the harm inflicted on the person defrauded or on some third party. True repentance for cheating requires at least the willingness to make restitution for the harm that may have been caused. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Society for the Protection of Iranian Nuclear Scientists

    01/17/2012 9:00:31 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    After having exhausted the indignant possibilities of protesting the extinction of whales, pelicans and polar bears, the left has found a new endangered species to be outraged about. Iranian nuclear scientists. It's one thing to hug a polar bear or a tree, but it's another to embrace an Iranian nuclear scientist, who may well be a jolly and colorful fellow with a family and a paint by numbers coloring kit of an atom, but also happens to be a participant in a plot to kill millions of people. The left which has all the moral sense of a squashed peanut...
  • Gingrich: Gov't branches should rule 2 out of 3

    12/18/2011 4:23:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 197 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 18, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Newt Gingrich on Sunday reiterated his argument that there is something "profoundly wrong" with the United States' judicial system, and argued that the balance of power in American government should come down to "two out of three" branches of the government. In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Gingrich continued to defend his controversial position that Congress and the president should have the authority to ignore the rulings of federal judges when they disagree with them. Citing what he describes as "extreme behavior" on the party of the judicial system, Gingrich proposes a system wherein "it's always two out...
  • Pro-homosexual student clubs at 107 Catholic colleges upsets many

    12/07/2011 9:07:18 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-06-11 | TFP Student Action
    Help Catholic students collect 100,000 Save Our Catholic Colleges protest petitions Why are pro-homosexual clubs allowed to promote anti-Catholic behavior on Catholic campuses? After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% – recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda.  Many of these clubs promote same-sex “marriage,” open homosexuality in the military, and push for the mainstreaming of unnatural vice. Here are a few examples: Saint Norbert College’s Rainbow Alliance promotes anti-Catholic events such as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day, and...
  • Following The Truth: Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide (What Jiminy Cricket-[Catholic or Open]

    12/06/2011 8:30:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    CE.com ^ | August 6th, 2010 | Gary Zimak
    Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide (What Jiminy Cricket Didn’t Tell You) August 6th, 2010 by Gary Zimak“Always let your conscience be your guide” (Jiminy Cricket, from the movie Pinocchio, 1940). “One of the key pastoral problems facing us is the widespread misunderstanding of the role of conscience, whereby individual conscience and experience are exalted above or against Church teaching” (Pope John Paul II, Address to Bishops of New England, September 21, 1993).While most people would agree with Jiminy Cricket’s advice to Pinocchio, Pope John Paul II’s quote illustrates that, in certain cases, the recommendation could be problematic.  One look...
  • No Man's Land [Steyn]

    11/19/2011 8:24:40 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>There is a famous if apocryphal tale of a Fleet Street theater critic covering the first night of a new play in the West End of London. At the end of the evening, he went to a public telephone and dictated his review. The following morning, a furious editor called him and demanded to know why he had neglected to mention that, midway through the third act, the theater had caught fire and burned to the ground. The critic sniffily replied that it was not his business to report fires, but that, if the editor had read more carefully, he would have observed that the review included a passage noting discreetly that the critic had been unable to remain for the final scenes.</p>
  • Mike McQueary — poster child for moral relativism?

    11/17/2011 12:00:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | Nov 17 2011 | Bookworm
    I had in my car two fourteen year olds and one thirteen year old. All were familiar with the Sandusky case, so I wasn’t exposing them to sordid information they didn’t already know. None of them, however, knew about Mike McQueary’s involvement, or lack thereof. I gave them a simple multiple choice question: You walk into a room and see a 50 year old man raping a 10 year old boy. Do you (a) attack the man and try to drag him off the boy or (b) sneak away and, hours later, ask your parents what you should do? The...
  • Attack Iran's Moral Foundations, Peres Tells CNN

    11/15/2011 3:57:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed.” "They are the only country that threatens to destroy another country openly,” and an attack on the Islamic Republic’s foundations is needed "because Iran is a spoiled country. It is morally corrupt." Concerning sanctions and promises to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, he said, "We expect that the leaders that make a promise will fulfill it." If military action is needed, President Peres said that he hopes Israel will not be alone in attacking Iran’s...
  • ODD, WEIRD, CORRUPT THINGS IN THE NEWS

    Congress caused the mortgage crisis, not the banks. Permit denied for Occupy Madison due to public masturbation. Cops: School worker asked student to pose nude for picture.
  • Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

    10/01/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    dicalxpress.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | no byline
    A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits. n the study, Bartels and Pizarro gave participants a set of moral dilemmas widely used by behavioral scientists who study morality, like the following: "A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people, and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger;...
  • Largest 40 Days for Life ever! September 28 – November 6 (301 locations, 46 for the first time)

    09/22/2011 7:16:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 126 replies
    40 Days for Life.com ^ | 09-22-11 | 40 Days for Life
    Largest 40 Days for Life ever! September 28 – November 6   301 locations will take part in the next 40 Days for Life campaign (and a few more may be added, as we're working out final details with a few more). There are 46 first-time campaigns – including locations in Puerto Rico, Argentina and Germany. Take the leap of faith and get involved with 40 Days for LifeHave you been to pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil yet? You may ask, “What do I do?” or “What sign should I bring?” The answer is simple; the...
  • Are Tax Havens Moral or Immoral?

    09/20/2011 8:44:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 09/05/2011 | Daniel Mitchell
    Being the world’s self-appointed defender of so-called tax havens has led to some rather bizarre episodes.For instance, the bureaucrats at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development threatened to have me thrown in a Mexican jail for the horrible crime of standing in the public lobby of a hotel and giving advice to low-tax jurisdictions.On a more amusing note, my efforts to defend tax havens made me the beneficiary of grade inflation and I was listed as the 244th most important person in the world of global finance — even higher than George Soros and Paul Krugman.But if that makes...
  • Morality of the Passions [Ecumenical]

    08/23/2011 5:27:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Catholicity.com ^ | not given | Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified
    Morality of the Passions From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, SimplifiedTheir Help (1762) The passions or feelings can help the person in his duty to choose.Passageway from Senses to Mind (1763-1764) Feelings (passions) are movements of the sensitive appetite. These lead us to act or not to act when experiencing a perceived good or evil.Emotions are a passageway connecting man's life of the senses with his life of the mind. Jesus called this source of human emotions "the heart" (Mk 7:21).Loving Good or Evil (1765-1766) Love (the most fundamental emotion) is attracted by the good causes hope and finds...
  • Jesus, Mary and ... Josephine? It's lesbian Nativity at church

    08/05/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 40 replies
    WND ^ | August 04, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The Bible's account of the night Jesus was born is noted for some well-known characters at the Bethlehem manger, including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and some shepherds following the instructions of an angel. The famous wise men were not present, as they showed up later when Jesus was a young child in a house. And as far as the New Testament indicates, there weren't any lesbians there either. Now a Christian church in America's heartland is helping redefine the story, as its most-recent living Nativity scene in December featured two women instead of a man and a women starring...
  • For Gay Christian Musicians, Work Balances Faith, Art, Love

    08/01/2011 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | July 31, 2011 | David Person
    Many Christian denominations denounce homosexuality as a sin. As a result, gay Christian singers, songwriters and musicians face a challenge in balancing their art, their sexuality and their faith. For those few who have decided to come out, it has meant giving up successful careers. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp has sold more than a million albums and earned Dove Awards on the strength of songs like her 1998 hit, "Undo Me." But in 2002, at the height of her career as a contemporary Christian artist, Knapp suddenly stopped making music. "Knowing that I was going to have to publicly deal with...
  • Michele Bachmann’s Husband Shares Her Strong Conservative Values [Gays Need To Be "Disciplined"]

    07/05/2011 8:01:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 05, 2011 | Jason Horowitz
    Michele Bachmann’s Husband Shares Her Strong Conservative Values By Jason Horowitz, Tuesday, July 5, Lake Elmo, Minn. — In an interview last year with a Christian- radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to “barbarians” who “need to be educated, need to be disciplined.” Dr. Bachmann’s strong anti-gay views would hardly be noteworthy outside of the suburban towns marked with water towers in the St. Croix Valley, except that his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, is suddenly the hottest commodity in the Republican presidential field. She has staffed up with professional consultants,...
  • Charles Carroll, founding father and "an exemplar of Catholic and republican virtue" [Ecumenical]

    07/04/2011 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    InsightScoop.com ^ | on webiste July 4, 2011 | interview with Dr. Bradley J. Birzer
    Charles Carroll, founding father and "an exemplar of Catholic and republican virtue" Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only son of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, was born in 1737 and died in November 1832. He was the lone Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die. Last year I interviewed Dr. Brad Birzer, Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College and author of American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll (ISI, 2010). Here is some of that interview:Ignatius Insight: In what ways was Charles Carroll an "American Cicero"? Dr. Birzer: Beginning sometime in his...
  • For Christians only

    06/07/2011 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 14 replies
    WND ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mychal Massie
    In the face of the upcoming presidential election, I feel compelled to speak directly to those who profess to be Christians. So, for those who will most certainly not like what I have to say, know ahead of time: I warned you. Weekly, I hear from well-intentioned Christians telling me of their concern for America. They tell me that only God can restore America. That's true; only He can, but He won't because God cannot/does not honor sin, and America is a nation of sin. It's sin that we proudly sit in the pews, not being convicted by the Spirit,...
  • Moral Relativism and Fall: Solzhenitsyn’s Forgotten Warning to America

    06/01/2011 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 6/1/11 | BD.L. Adams
    It is not understood definitively anywhere when the decline came. What is understood and easily seen is that we are a culture and society in deep trouble. There are proofs and evidence everywhere for those who care to look for such things. We were warned by one of the greatest men of the 20th century that our civilization would fall if we lost our core beliefs and our identity. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Soviet prisoner of conscience, author of Gulag Archipelago, and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, a titan of moral clarity warned us about the coming
  • An open letter to the church

    05/21/2011 5:35:05 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2011 | Ken Hutcherson
    As the pastor of an evangelical church in the Seattle, Wash., area, I am amazed at the lack of unity of the church in the United States. Up here in the Northwest, we will never have a problem with running out of constituents. Next to Oregon, we are, I believe, the most unchurched state in the country. For years, it has been a problem to get the church to do one simple thing, and that is to believe the Word of God does not change, to believe that what the Word of God demands has not changed. In 1 John...