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  • ‘Hating Jesus’: Liberals Declare Spiritual Warfare

    05/29/2016 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 29, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”– John 15:20The answer had to be yes. The Holy Spirit made it crystal clear. When Tristan Emmanuel, managing publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books, called me and said it was time for me to put pen to paper and write a book on the anti-Christian left’s demonic war on religious liberty (and all things godly and good), I immediately agreed.And so with the tireless help of my project partner...
  • Our Reversible Moral Coma

    02/12/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The problem with America is that our universities teach worldview and our churches don't. As a consequence, students usually enter college with a limited capacity to answer simple moral questions. By the time they graduate, that capacity is further impaired if not lost altogether. Such substantial moral impairment was on full display in a recent Q&A following a debate on the topic of abortion at Oregon State University (OSU). I participated in that debate and one of the questions I was asked by a student has been reproduced below: "Dr. Adams, you mentioned that dead things do not grow. But...
  • 5 Mistakes That Will Lead To The Fall of America

    06/27/2015 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | June 27, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Thousands of years after the Roman Empire fell, people are still speculating about how such a powerful empire became too feeble to defend itself. Did it become corrupt? Was its taxes too high? Was it widespread lead poisoning? The refusal to break up tribes it assimilated? Was it the loss of traditional values? Did it over-expand? There are all sorts of theories, but nobody really knows. However, if American falls, historians won’t have to speculate because the problems that are destroying our country are right there for anyone to see. You want to know how to break the greatest nation...
  • Ted, Monica, and Mickey

    03/30/2015 5:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Star Parker
    In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority. It was at the Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University, founded by Rev. Falwell, where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Although Cruz made no reference to the Moral Majority in his remarks, his thinking clearly is where Falwell’s and Weyrich’s was when they founded that organization. That getting a widely politically inactive universe of church going evangelical Christians politically engaged can change America. Cruz made...
  • Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable

    06/19/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    Gallup | 6-19-14 | daniel1212
    Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable Behavior 2001 [otherwise in brackets] 2014 Republicans Democrats Independents God (via precept or principal) Buying and wearing animal fur 60 58 71 49 59 "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21; cf. Ex. 36:19) Medical testing on animals 65 57 69 50 59 "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered...
  • Harvard Celebrates Satanism Like It's a Costume Party

    05/13/2014 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    What is wrong with you people? Seriously. A Black Mass was to be celebrated at Harvard. “The event, organized by the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club and the New York-based Satanic Temple,” writes FoxNews, “is to take place at an on-campus bar and is being billed as part of a ‘larger effort to explore the religious facets’ that influence contemporary culture, organizers from the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club say. The ceremony has traditionally been performed by satanic cults to parody the Catholic Church, and officials at the Archdiocese of Boston are furious that such an event could be held...
  • A Nation Adrift [video]

    03/16/2014 7:50:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
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  • A Nation of Bastards

    02/17/2014 6:15:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 65 replies
    American Thinker. ^ | February 16, 2014 | Glenn Fairman
    According to 2009 data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 percent of all births were to unmarried women. The percentage has risen steadily since at least 1980... In 1980, it stood at 18.4 percent. By 1990, it was 28.0 percent. And by 2000 it was 33.2 percent. In 2009, 17 percent of births to Asian-Pacific Islanders were out of wedlock, with non-Hispanic whites at 29 percent, 53 percent for Hispanics, 65 percent for American Indians and Native Alaskans and 73 percent for non-Hispanic blacks. These stark numbers reveal far more about the rapid state of decay...
  • Study: Nearly half of black men, 38 percent of white men arrested at least once in US by 23

    01/20/2014 5:37:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 20, 2014 | AP
    Nearly half of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23. That's according to a new study. The estimates published this month by criminologists at the University of South Carolina and the University at Albany didn't rely on arrest records but on an annual federal survey of 7,000 young people who answered questions from 1997 to 2008. The authors found that by age 18, 30 percent of black men, 26 percent of Hispanic men and 22 percent of white men have been arrested. By 23, those...
  • Sprinting Towards Gomorrah

    12/07/2013 8:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | December 7, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a culture collapses? Have you ever wondered if past cultures that collapsed throughout history knew what was about to happen to them? Did they see it coming, or were they blindsided by it? I’ve often asked myself those questions, but now I’m also asking myself a new one. Provided the Lord chooses not to return and culminate history, I’m now wondering if future generations will ask the same questions about us? There are several telltale signs of a culture in decline, or on the brink of collapse. One of which is...
  • Black Friday: Dark Night Rises

    12/03/2013 5:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 3, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." -- John Lennon "Black Friday" was a metaphor beyond the merchants' bottom line. Headlines on last Friday's Drudge Report reflect a culture that is being trampled by the greed and me-only attitude of a growing number of us: "Mall mayhem... Suspected shoplifter shot after dragging cop through KOHL's parking lot... Brawls. .. Man stabbed over parking spot... Shopper Kicked Out Of WALMART For Filming Fight... Man shot walking home with big screen... Shoppers Trampled in Race for $49 Tablet... SALVATION ARMY kettles stolen... Woman pulls stun gun...
  • Will 2013 Be the Year We Slow the Moral Decline?

    12/27/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Susan Brown
    With dark shadows of uncertainty descending upon the hearts of so many at the conclusion of 2012, one can only hope 2013 will be a year of promise. But even in these dark days, miracles do still happen, especially when people are willing to roll up their sleeves for the cause of freedom. This present darkness has its roots in our nation's moral decline, and the further we get from our moral center, the worse off we are as a people -- and a nation. It has taken some time to get where we are today. Over the years, conservatives...
  • The Recent Unpleasantness

    11/13/2012 11:27:30 AM PST · by ELS · 17 replies
    Truth and Charity Forum ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Fr. John McCloskey
    On November 6, the citizens of the United States re-elected perhaps the most anti-Catholic president in its history to a second term.Even sadder, according to exit polls a majority of Catholics voted in his favor, even after they theoretically had imbibed the bishops’ message, conveyed from the pulpit and in various other media, that no Catholic should vote for a candidate who favors abortion rights and single sex marriage and does not support religious liberty.What is going on here? Clearly, to borrow a line from the film “Cool Hand Luke,” “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”Simply put,...
  • Queasy stomachs on the Today programme as the BBC looks into multicultural Britain

    01/23/2011 1:53:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2011 | Andrew M. Brown
    Are young men of Pakistani origin really fizzing with testosterone, and do they target young white women for sex because they see them as easy meat, as Jack Straw claimed last week? The Today programme went to Bradford this morning to find out, and you got the distinct impression that no one was more shocked than the BBC to find young Asian men, by and large, confirming what Mr Straw said. ....In fact,...I’m afraid the show’s producers will have been disappointed if they hoped Aaronovitch and Nihal might offer an alternative reading of the situation. ...“It does seem that there...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled (Pill's 50th Birthday - Repost)

    05/29/2010 4:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | 1962 | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • Dennis Prager : Global Moral Decline and Who’s to Blame for It

    05/25/2010 11:00:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 600+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2010 | Dennis Prager
    One of the many beliefs — i.e., non-empirically based doctrines — of the post-Christian West has been that moral progress is the human norm, especially so with the demise of religion. In a secular world, the self-described enlightened thinking goes, superstition is replaced by reason and reason leads to the moral good. Of course, it turned out that the post-Christian West produced considerably more evil than the Christian world had. No mass cruelty in the name of Christianity approximated the vastness of the cruelty unleashed by secular doctrines and regimes in the post-Christian world. The argument against religion that more...
  • High Court Grants Gay Marriage Rights (Connecticut)

    10/10/2008 9:07:05 AM PDT · by raybbr · 17 replies · 572+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 10, 2008 | Mark Spencer
    Same-sex couples won the right to marry in Connecticut in an historic ruling by the Supreme Court today. Citing the equal protection clause of the state constitution, the justices ruled that civil unions were discriminatory. In a 4-3 decision released at 11:30 a.m., the majority wrote that the state's "understanding of marriage must yield to a more contemporary appreciation of the rights entitled to constitutional protection." "Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice,"...
  • Problem Gamblers Sue Casinos for $3.5 Billion

    06/11/2008 2:43:15 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 45 replies · 83+ views
    Yahoo! News via Reuters ^ | June 11, 2008 | Frank Pingue; editing by Rob Wilson
    Thousands of problem gamblers in have launched a $3.5 billion class action lawsuit in Ontario, saying they were allowed into provincially run casinos despite signing up for a program that should have denied them entry. According to the CBC's website, the suit was filed earlier this week in Toronto, claiming the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. did not fully enforce a "self exclusion" program that allows problem gamblers to ban themselves from casinos. Those who sign up for the program are photographed and their personal information is stored in binders at all of the province's casinos. If program members are...
  • The Decalogue, dangerous? Advice for a society that cringes at commandments

    08/19/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09:09 AM CDT on Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Rod Dreher
    The Decalogue, dangerous? The commandments certainly are regarded as hazardous by the Irritable-American community, which successfully petitions the courts to banish them from public life. At least these stalwart secularists give the Decalogue its due; most of us admire the Ten Commandments just enough to avoid taking them seriously. If we grasped how radical they truly are, we'd find them an offensive stumbling block to us middle-class moderns, who live in a rebellious age characterized by sociologist Daniel Bell as "the rejection of a revealed order, or natural order, and the substitution of the ego, the self, as the lodestar...
  • A Not-So-Divine Intervention: Texas Catholic bishops fail to protect unwanted patients

    05/05/2007 5:39:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 585+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/2/07 | Wesley J. Smith
    What if hospitals could put a sign over their doors stating, “We reserve the right to refuse life-sustaining care?” People would be outraged. Yet that is precisely what Texas law explicitly grants to hospitals — namely, to say no to wanted life-sustaining treatment, on the basis of subjective judgments about the quality of the patient’s life. It is an example of a bioethical concept known as Futile Care Theory, a.k.a. medical futility. How did Texas, of all places, become ground zero for futile-care impositions? Back in 1996, a group of Houston hospitals adopted internal administrative protocols, called the Collaborative...
  • The Hate Crime Bills: Imposing an Anti-Christian Worldview

    05/05/2007 3:33:15 PM PDT · by EShellenberger · 21 replies · 1,059+ views
    TFP Forum ^ | 5/5/2007 | Luis Sérgio Solimeo
    Homosexual acts are a moral aberration, yet the drive to have them accepted as normal by society continues full steam ahead. Egregious recent examples can be found in two bills under consideration in Congress which would grant special privilege to those embracing the homosexual lifestyle, and intimidate and punish those citizens whose values and principles are opposed to the moral revolution advocated by the homosexual movement. The first bill is H.R. 2015, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007; the second is H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. "Sexual Orientation," a Set of...
  • Abortion: why it’s the ultimate motherly act -barf alert!

    05/05/2007 2:32:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 50 replies · 1,297+ views
    The Times Online ^ | April 13, 2007 | Caitlin Moran
    Our columnist, who has opted to have a termination since the birth of her two children, argues that it is a moral duty not to bring unwanted offspring into the world: On Wednesday, More4 broadcast Travels with My Camera — A Matter of Life and Death, a “personal journey” by the journalist Miranda Sawyer. This was heralded by a piece in The Observer, written by Sawyer, explaining the purpose of her quest. Sawyer’s dilemma has been that, until recently, she had been a dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying, pro-choice feminist. After the birth of her son last year, however, she began to have...
  • Retailers Now Making Wedding Dresses That Flaunt Pregnancy

    05/05/2007 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Huntress · 50 replies · 2,333+ views
    Lakeland [FL] Ledger ^ | 5/4/07 | Jenny Deam
    Amanda Onnis just wanted a nice wedding. That's why, when the 33-year-old unmarried cosmetics saleswoman discovered she was pregnant last November, she panicked. She had known her boyfriend only a few months and recently moved from Boston to the Denver area to live with him. He immediately asked her to marry him. She figured they'd better elope. After all, it wouldn't be long before she would start to show. Still, a part of her heart broke to give up her girlhood dream of a lavish ceremony and a really great dress. But, in the end, she didn't. On April 21,...
  • BYU Students Get Donations for Alternative Commencement [Without VP Cheney]

    04/24/2007 7:41:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 629+ views
    KSL News ^ | 4/24/07
    BYU students wanting an alternative commencement speaker to Vice President Dick Cheney could get their wish, thanks in part to a local filmmaker. The Deseret Morning News reports shortly after director Steven Greenstreet posted video footage online from a protest April 4 at BYU, the donations came pouring in. By Monday afternoon, students, faculty and alumni received more than $12,000. The money should be able to fund an alternative commencement at Utah Valley State College. Meanwhile the uproar has drawn national attention because it's seen as a sign the Bush administration's support is waning. Cheney will speak at BYU's commencement...
  • Rosie Grosses Out Media Elite

    04/24/2007 5:50:34 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 120 replies · 4,965+ views
    NY Post (Page Six) ^ | 2/24/07 | Richard Johnson
    ROSIE O'Donnell's blue humor made faces red when she emceed the Matrix Awards in front of 2,000 feting New York's most accomplished women in media at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom yesterday. The loose-lipped lesbian dropped the F-bomb as Barbara Walters lowered her head on the dais and covered her face with her hand. O'Donnell concluded a rant about Donald Trump by grabbing her crotch and shouting, "Eat me!"
  • Mass Shootings More Common Since 1960's.

    04/21/2007 3:57:04 PM PDT · by freemike · 52 replies · 1,743+ views ^ | April 21, 2007 | Matt Crenson
    New York-Mass public shootings have become such a part of American life in recent decades that the most dramatic of them can be evoked from the nations collective memory in a word or two: Luby's. Jonesboro. Columbine.

    04/19/2007 4:11:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,478+ views
    Grasstops USA ^ | April 18, 2007 | Don Feder
    An article in The Wall Street Journal (April 12) breathlessly informs us of the latest fad on the Incredible Shrinking Continent -- "As Religious Strife Grows, Europe's Atheists Seize Pulpit: Islam's Rise Gives Boost To Militant Unbelievers; The Celebrity Hedonist," the headline teases. The "Celebrity Hedonist," isn't geriatric frat-boy Hugh Hefner, but Michel Onfray, a 48-year-old author dubbed "France's high-priest of atheism" in the Journal piece. Reporter Andrew Higgins describes the doyen of disbelief -- commander of the faith-less -- strutting onto the stage of Caen's 500-seat Alexis de Tocqueville auditorium, dressed in black from head to toe, to deliver...
  • Do we really need religion?

    04/19/2007 9:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 640+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 19, 2007 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I would ban religion completely," British pop-music star Elton John said in a much-noted interview last November. "It turns people into hateful lemmings, and it's not really compassionate." It isn't exactly news that many people find religion odious, but what is being called the New Atheism has lately become a booming industry. Books, articles, and lectures in profusion extol secularism and deride faith in G-d as pernicious and absurd. Such antipathy to religion was once relegated to the edges of polite society. Today it shows up front and center: A California congressman is cheered for announcing that he is an...
  • Ex-coach guilty of having sex with cheerleader

    Defense attorney Bernard Shelton argued there was no evidence the girl knew Grocesley was a coach until after most, if not all, of their seven sexual encounters. They occurred from December 2005 to February 2006. "He wasn't in a position of trust with respect to her," Shelton said in closing arguments. "She decided to have sex with him because she liked him, not because he hung out at the school." Fillipitch argued it did not matter whether the girl knew he was a coach. "You don't have sex with students," she said, pointing out Grocesley knew the girl was a...
  • Camera in synagogue restroom leads to charges

    04/12/2007 9:01:26 PM PDT · by Muentzer2005 · 4 replies · 382+ views
    A longtime custodian of a Highland Park synagogue was charged Thursday with rigging a video camera in one of the building's restrooms and taping at least 20 children over three weeks, Lake County prosecutors said. Salome Zequeida, 49, of the 2500 block of Waukegan Road in Highland Park, would face up to 5 years in prison if convicted on charges of unauthorized videotaping, said Assistant State's Atty. Patricia Fix ... The video camera was discovered by contractors working in the synagogue, Fix said. The unisex bathroom in which the camera was found is not used often and is a "small,...
  • Shocking New Details Revealed In Office Shootings

    04/12/2007 8:29:21 PM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 1,189+ views ^ | April 12, 2007 |
    Shocking details were revealed Thursday in the investigation of Anthony LaCalamita, a man who police say went to his former employer's office on Monday and shot three people, killing one of them. Experts close to the investigation told Local 4 that LaCalamita, 38, was fired from his job because a pimp showed up at his office at Gordon Advisors. Local 4 sources said a so-called pimp allegedly came to LaCalamita's office to collect a debt he owed on a prostitute.
  • We need to stop pornography, now

    03/21/2007 9:14:58 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 200 replies · 1,980+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | March 21st, 2007 | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    A friend recently quipped to me that if Americans were as good at the “war on terror” as we are in our “war on common sense,” the world would be a much safer place. He was talking about our country’s increasingly confused attitudes toward sex. Last week offered a good example. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said that “I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe the United States is well-served by a...
  • Americans see media aiding moral decline

    03/08/2007 9:44:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Most Americans think culture is becoming more immoral, and they view the media -- both entertainment and news -- as prime culprits, according to a new survey.     If the media continue to "singularly promote" secular values while undermining orthodox faith and values, it will be very difficult to reverse America's moral decline, said the National Cultural Values Survey, released yesterday by the Culture and Media Institute (CMI) of the Media Research Center.     "Americans who care about the nation's moral condition should insist that the media strive to more fairly represent all views, including those of the orthodox," the report stated....
  • For girls, is 12 the new 15? (Nightclubs replacing slumber parties)

    04/03/2006 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Number57 · 45 replies · 1,203+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | April 01, 2006 | Anne Marie Owens
    It's Saturday night, and as one group of 12-year-old girls prepares to head out for a night at an all-ages dance in Toronto's nightclub core, another group of preteens is busy fussing over their expensive gowns and shoes and wheedling their parents to arrange a limousine for their Grade 8 graduation. In the week that has followed an altercation involving a 12-year-old girl stabbed on the streets of Toronto's Entertainment District at 2:30 a.m. last Saturday, there has been an outcry over parental abdication of responsibilities, calls for a strict children's curfew, and considerable hand-wringing about what kind of society...
  • 40% lose virginity by 14th b'day, survey sez

    04/05/2006 6:15:06 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 37 replies · 1,840+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | April 5, 2006 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Urban teens are increasingly losing their virginity before they can legally drive. A new survey shows four out of 10 city kids say they have had intercourse before age 14, and have engaged in oral and even anal sex by 17. "This study makes clear that urban young adults engage in a variety of sexual behavior beyond vaginal intercourse," said Dr. Danielle Ompad, who authored the survey for The New York Academy of Medicine. Ompad said the findings raise concerns about the possibility of a boom in sexually transmitted diseases among teens who don't know about safe sex. "Sex education...
  • Communism blamed for baby deaths

    08/04/2005 6:14:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 362+ views
    The Australian ^ | 8/4/05 | The Australian
    A GERMAN politician caused outrage by suggesting East Germany's communist past created a morally bankrupt social climate where a woman could kill nine of her babies unnoticed by neighbours. Police arrested a 39-year-old German woman in the eastern state of Brandenburg on Monday and charged her with killing nine newborn babies between 1988 and 1999 after finding their bodies buried in flower pots at her parents' home. The comments by Brandenburg Interior Minister Joerg Schoenbohm have been condemned from within his own Christian Democrats (CDU) party, amidst fears they could further damage the CDU's standing in the region ahead of...
  • When Nations Die

    04/03/2005 8:28:30 AM PDT · by stm · 26 replies · 977+ views
    Probe Ministries ^ | Kerby Anderson
    Introduction One of the more popular Probe radio programs has been "Decline of a Nation." I would like to return to this important theme by summarizing the significant work by Jim Nelson Black in his book When Nations Die. When we look at three thousand years of history, we observe that civilizations rise but eventually fall and die. The history of the world is the history of nations that are conquered by other nations or collapse into anarchy. Jim Nelson Black sees ominous parallels to our own country. He says, As I have looked back across the ruins and landmarks...
  • In Degenerate Europe, Even the Clergy Are Atheists

    07/12/2004 4:16:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 220+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/12/04 | Carl Limbacher
    How corrupt and degenerate has Europe become? This much: Even the clergymen are losing faith in God. "The Danish government today upheld the clerical suspension of a Lutheran minister who proclaimed last year that there was no God or afterlife, and he now could be fired or fined for declaring his beliefs in the pulpit," the Associated Press reported. Lutheran ministers are on the taxpayers' dole in Denmark. Eighty-five percent of Danes supposedly belong to the state Evangelical Lutheran Church, but only 5 percent attend church regularly. "The Rev." Thorkild Grosboell was temporarily suspended after claiming in an interview last...
  • HBO Relying on "Deadwood" to Replace "Sopranos"

    06/16/2004 8:59:17 AM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 71 replies · 1,435+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2004 | BluegrassScholar
    HBO thinks it may have found a series that — in some ways — can replace the mighty (and soon to depart) "Sopranos" as its centerpiece drama. The show is "Deadwood," the gritty, foul-mouthed Western. The news on "Deadwood," HBO's latest drama series, has been highly favorable on two fronts. It drew the second-highest rating for any new drama in HBO's history, and it was also greeted with some of the best reviews that the network has seen at least since the start of "Six Feet Under" three years ago.
  • "Save Marriage? It's Too Late. The Pill made same-sex nuptials inevitable.""

    03/27/2004 9:02:29 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 26 replies · 441+ views via Virtuosity Online ^ | March, 2004 | Donald Sensing
    Save Marriage? It's Too Late. The Pill made same-sex nuptials inevitable. BY DONALD SENSING Monday, March 15, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST Opponents of legalized same-sex marriage say they're trying to protect a beleaguered institution, but they're a little late. The walls of traditional marriage were breached 40 years ago; what we are witnessing now is the storming of the last bastion. Marriage is primarily a social institution, not a religious one. That is, marriage is a universal phenomenon of human cultures in all times and places, regardless of the religion of the people concerned, and has taken the same basic...
  • NFL Releases SB XXXVIII Commemorative Game Ball

    02/03/2004 11:50:24 AM PST · by Registered · 35 replies · 1,447+ views
    Registered ^ | 02.03.04 | Registered (idea by null and void)
  • Cannibal on trial in Germany says victim was willing

    12/03/2003 3:53:04 AM PST · by kattracks · 42 replies · 318+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/03/03
    A self-confessed cannibal went on trial in Germany accused of murdering a victim who was apparently willing to be killed, carved up and eaten in front of a running video camera. Armin Meiwes, a 42-year-old computer technician, was pictured laughing and chatting easily to his lawyer moments before the case opened in the central city of Kassel. It is the first time Meiwes, dressed smartly in a jacket and tie, has been shown in public since he was arrested a year ago. The macabre case is unprecedented in German legal history, not only because it concerns cannibalism -- which Meiwes...
  • G.K. Chesterton on Sex (*) and Money

    07/25/2003 2:41:34 AM PDT · by Psalm118 · 6 replies · 215+ views
    American Chesterton Society. ^ | July 25, 2003 | G.K. Chesterton. Philosopher, Writer
    (*) I knew that'd get your attention... --------------------------------------------------------- Sex and Property From The Well and the Shallows In the dull, dusty, stale, stiff-jointed and lumbering language, to which most modern discussion is limited, it is necessary to say that there is at this moment the same fashionable fallacy about Sex and about Property. In the older and freer language, in which men could both speak and sing, it is truer to say that the same evil spirit has blasted the two great powers that make the poetry of life; the Love of Woman and the Love of the Land. It...
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Snoop Doggy Dogg: The Perils of Postmodernism

    11/23/2002 11:38:12 AM PST · by clintonbaiter · 29 replies · 215+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | Unkown | William E. Grim
    While standing in line to purchase a pair of khaki Dockers the caterwauling began. "Muthaf**ka, muthaf**ka, muthaf**ka," blared forth from the miniature Bose speakers attached to the steel gray pylons holding up a display of the latest oversized "pipes" jeans. Not being an aficionado of the genre, I was unable to determine the provenance of the rap tune, but its literary structure was unmistakable. All human discourse had been reduced to three words -- bitch, 'ho and variations......