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  • Modesty and Beach Volleyball

    08/15/2016 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 283 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Modesty and Beach Volleyball Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2016 • One of the less edifying aspects of the Summer Olympics in Rio is the attire of the women’s beach volleyball players from Western countries. Most of the women wear a tiny bikini with the bottom being especially tiny. (I do not show a picture here because I deem it immodest to do so. Instead, I show a picture of some of the men, whose attire I mention below.) Embed from Getty Images  Frankly, playing volleyball in a tiny bikini seems quite unnecessary. I would argue that it...
  • The Grand Sez Who Arrives

    07/15/2016 7:25:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The President of the United States went to the memorial service for the Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting and serving. Taking the podium, the President quoted scripture, mourned the dead, then turned decidedly partisan. The president claimed it is easier for kids to buy guns than either computers or books. The only people who say such things are people who have never tried to buy guns. It is simply not true. The problem is not that the president said it, but that the president used a nonpartisan memorial service for dead police officers to lie in the name...
  • The Law is Dying because Morality is Dying

    07/10/2016 6:37:45 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 45 replies
    The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas
    I don't think Comey's presser heralds the end of law in the U.S., but he surely did put another nail in the coffin. Like the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and marriage, few should be surprised at this outcome. America has been on a long ugly road when it comes to law and justice, reason and logic, morality and truth.
  • Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law?"

    05/05/2016 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 4, 2016 • Our relationship with God’s law is complex and we don’t often get it right. When it comes to God’s law we cannot forget that it is personal. That is, it is given to us by a loving God who wants to save us. Therefore, it is important to know both the law and the lawgiver, who is God.In the Deuteronomic code, each law is often followed by the phrase “I am the Lord.” It is as if the Lord is saying, “This is...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs (Part 2)

    04/29/2016 8:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the second in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogeys weekly radio address and podcasts at advancingchurch.com. This week we begin our examination of questions from listeners. 1. Christians should be informed about politics, but should they really determine which political side is correct? How can one claim that it is important for Christians to be informed about politics if the conclusion one draws from the information is deemed irrelevant or off limits? It is, after all, conclusions that lead one to act and to act is to take...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • All Together Now: What the Catechism Has to Say on Assessing Moral Acts

    04/18/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    All Together Now: What the Catechism Has to Say on Assessing Moral Acts Msgr. Charles Pope • April 18, 2016 • The Catechism of the Catholic Church states the following regarding moral acts:The object, the intention, and the circumstances make up the “sources,” or constitutive elements, of the morality of human acts (CCC # 1750).Note, therefore, that in assessing a particular moral act we must look not only to what is done, but also to the circumstances under which it is done, and to the intention of the one doing it.For example, to steal is wrong. However, one’s culpability...
  • America 1956 vs. America 2016

    04/06/2016 9:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Director Blue ^ | April 6, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Is America a better place today than it was back in 1956? Of course many Americans living right now couldnt even imagine a world without cell phones, Facebook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then? 60 years ago, families would actually spend time on their front porches and people would actually have dinner with their neighbors. 60 years ago, cars were still cars, football was still football and it still meant something to be an American. In our country today, it is considered odd to greet someone as they are walking down the street, and if...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/18/2016 4:45:38 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 48 replies
    Myself | March 18,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks we have been talking about a lot of things, food,long & short term food preps, comm., & a lot of other subjects. Well now, we're gonna talk about some topics that may be a little harder to deal with. We're looking at ourselves & our values [both good & bad]. We know nothing lasts forever, parts break, wear out, get stolen by others, traded off for other items, ect.. [Now we are looking at a worse case theory here.] 1] How do you define theft/looting, from salvaging/scavenging? 2] When does it become permissible to threaten deadly force a)...
  • Why Donald Trump Threatens The Gospel

    02/03/2016 5:38:02 PM PST · by Linda Frances · 78 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | January 27, 2016 | Mark Galli
    This is a fact: from Trump owning of strip clubs to his bragging about sleeping around to his Nietzsche-esque notions of power. Moore believes that a leaders moral behavior will affect his leadership, so he argues that no Christian should support a candidate like Trump. This will not convince all Christians, but at least it’s an argument grounded in the fact of Trumps moral behavior.
  • Fargo Season 2

    11/08/2015 10:11:34 AM PST · by mylife · 67 replies
    FX ^ | 11/8/2015 | Coens
    Any one seeing this? Whoa http://www.indiewire.com/article/review-fargo-season-2-episode-3-the-myth-of-sisyphus-gives-a-few-too-many-facts-20151026
  • Gender unicorn: fantasy definitions and sexes validate feelings (sex ed vs gun ed)

    11/05/2015 6:39:21 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/5/2015 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Efforts to infiltrate fifth and sixth grade health courses with additional classifications of sex are popping up in public schools. With the help of unfettered political correctness, the Genderbread Person and the Gender Unicorn corrupt not only the English language but the basic biology of mankind. (I suppose using the Biblical reference of “mankind” will raise hackles among the super-sensitive “gender” police.) But let’s get one thing straight… gender is properly used as regarding grammar, i.e. masculine, feminine and neuter, if you speak German. The beginning of this whole fantasy of “gender identity” began its upsurge with the disuse of...
  • Hattiesburg church dismissed from Baptist Association for affirming homosexual lifestyle

    11/03/2015 8:33:32 AM PST · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | October 27, 2015 | Margaret Ann Morgan
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Baptist church in Hattiesburg that is self-described as "a different kind of Baptist church" was kicked out of the Pine Belt Baptist Association. A written statement by University Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rusty Edwards said members of the association voted to dismiss UBC from its membership on Tuesday, Oct. 20. ... The statement specifically outlined University Baptist Church's decision to openly affirm the practice of a "homosexual lifestyle" into their church. According to the statement, the church is listed as an "affirming" church on the website gaychurch.org. The Pine Belt Baptist Association said that doctrine...
  • Army Gen: Obama Is Destroying Military From Within

    10/24/2015 10:06:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Downtrend ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2015 | ROBERT GEHL
    President Obama is trying to destroy Americas military from within and its not an accident. These are the words of Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees. Dees said its all part of a massive social engineering experiment and the end result will destroy the nations ability to defend itself. Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness, he said on a panel chaired by Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army-Ret.). I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low, Dees...
  • Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever A Reflection on a Serious Problem

    10/12/2015 8:32:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 155 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-11-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem Msgr. Charles Pope • October 11, 2015 • A 2012 report on men and marriage by the Pew Research Center shows statistically what many of us have noticed anecdotally: men are finding marriage less desirable than in the past and are now marrying later, if at all.In today’s post I want to present some excerpts from a hard-hitting article that appeared at Lifesite News in 2013, commenting on the Pew study. The full article can be read here: Men Giving Up on Marriage.As usual, I...
  • Charlie Daniels: America Needs a Leader Like Ronald Reagan

    07/28/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    Remember back in the late 80s and early 90s, when the Berlin Wall was coming down and all the talk about perestroika and glasnost were making the rounds, when Gorbachev came to power and was being viewed as the great Russian reformer who would bring about the long-awaited change that would bring the deprived population into prosperity and twenty-first century convenience, when scores of MiG fighter jets were mothballed at obscure Balkan air bases and the Russian leadership was making overtures about better relations and stronger ties with the west? Remember when western leaders were acting as if the long...
  • Paul Harvey - If I Were the Devil

    07/25/2015 5:15:50 AM PDT · by NCjim · 9 replies
    If I were the devil...
  • Why Social Issues

    07/17/2015 6:33:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Ray DiLorenzo
    Social issues are the key to either destroying or conserving our nation. Any effort in an attempt to preserve this great country will come to nothing if we do not get our moral house in order Almost no one wants to talk social issues. The Tea Party, for all their good work, doesnt want to bring up social issues. The political establishment avoids the conversation as they would a leper colony. Talk social issues in the GOP and you will get a call from Reince Priebus. Ask Donald Trump. People live in fear of being called racist, bigoted, homophobic, or...
  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization’s blanket ban on “open and avowed” homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council’s new policy is as follows: “Discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • How Do You Dress for Church? Some Helpful Encouragement from a New Video

    07/13/2015 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-12-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Do You Dress for Church? Some Helpful Encouragement from a New Video Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2015 • 14 Comments I have written at length before on the issues of modesty and how we dress for Mass: http://blog.adw.org/2010/05/adore-the-lord-in-holy-attire-on-proper-dress-for-mass/http://blog.adw.org/2012/04/i-miss-women-wearing-hats-and-veils-in-church-a-brief-reminiscence-of-days-gone-by/http://blog.adw.org/2013/07/have-we-lost-reverence-in-church-these-days-how-can-we-recover-it/http://blog.adw.org/2010/02/modesty-is-reverence-for-mystery/http://blog.adw.org/2010/04/modesty-and-men/ Rather than repost all that commentary here, I would like to focus on a new video (thanks to Brandon Vogt and the other producers) that invites us to be more considerate about how we dress for Holy Mass. The video is quite balanced and presents a range of views. One man wears a tie, the other does not; one...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 31 replies
    doctorspiller.com ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India. He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__". He was born in India, and...
  • Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer

    06/29/2015 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1:56 pm ET Jun 26, 2015 | By Amir Mizroch
    Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Heres part of the exchange, as related in a paper presented this week: Human: Tell me the definition of morality. Machine: I dont have ethics. Human: Look, I need help; I need to know...
  • The Pills That Mother Gives You - Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality

    05/11/2015 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Blake Seitz Review
    Dalrymple believes psychology has taught people to think of the world in terms of pathology rather than evil. Confronted with the tragic dimension of human life, as he terms it, we seek to explain behavior we dont understand as illness, or as anything, really, other than human imperfection. The first issue of National Review in 1955 included the essay Why Theyll Never Get Me on that Couch, in which movie maven Morrie Ryskind declared himself a non-conformist for rejecting Hollywoods latest craze, psychoanalysis. Five years later, in the same magazine, John Dos Passos put psychology on a level with communism...
  • Sin and the Internet: 4 Frightening Lessons

    03/16/2015 9:02:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 16, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Social media is ubiquitous in a way that the lives of previous generations never had to deal with, and everyone from the high and mighty to the lowly and rowdy are learning hard lessons. Here are some spiritual truths that are reflected in social media scandals. 1. We cannot rid ourselves of sin. To uproot sin and the evil that is so imbedded in our sinning can be done only by divine power, for it is impossible and outside man's competence to uproot sin. St. Macarius, Homily 3.4 Hillary Clintons email system is teaching her a lesson many have...
  • Editorial: A changing, improving morality

    02/14/2015 9:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | February 14, 2015 | The Editors
    Americas morality evolves constantly and the rapid acceptance of same-sex marriage is a stunning example. Only a few years ago, the notion seemed unthinkable. During the 2008 presidential campaign, all candidates opposed it. Democrat Barack Obama declared then: I am not in favor of gay marriage. The 2012 Republican national platform called homosexual wedlock an assault on the foundations of our society, and demanded a constitutional amendment to outlaw it. However, morality turned upside-down swiftly. The tide for marriage equality rolled like a tsunami. Alabama just became the 37th state to legalize it. West Virginia stands among yes states....
  • How Clint Eastwoods American Sniper stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle, conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns and gun control and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    01/12/2015 6:31:41 AM PST · by Gamecock · 70 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 11/10/2014 | John Hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it. Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • John Adams on Thanksgiving: Ask God to Make Our Schools Nurseries of Sound Science, Morals

    11/27/2014 7:55:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 26, 2014 | CNSNews.com Staff
    On March 6, 1799, President John Adams issued a proclamation Recommending a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer--for thanksgiving to the Author of All Good. Among the things Adams wished Americans would ask God on this day was to make American schools teach not only sound science but also sound morals and religion. Americans, Adams said, should ask God to smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion.
  • Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

    11/02/2014 9:49:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Samuel Smith
    Six Magistrates Have Now Stepped Down Because of Gay Marriage LegalizationSince gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to go against their Christian faith and conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. While it was reported last week that Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. and Swain County magistrate Gilbert Breedlove resigned from their positions because of the legalization of gay marriage, media reports have surfaced indicating that at least four other magistrates have done the same. All six magistrates, Kallam, Breedlove,...
  • On My New Book and a Couple of Thoughts on the Moral Life

    09/09/2014 1:50:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/8/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I am the proud father of a new book entitled simply The Ten Commandments (see at right). And youll be surprised, knowing me, at how brief it isjust 104 pages. But I wanted to keep it short, readable, connected to the catechism, and very practically related to living the Commandments on a daily basis. You can get it at the usual booksellers and there is also a Kindle version. I hope many will find it helpful, and it even fits neatly in your coat pocket.A couple of thoughts on moral law, which is a very precious gift to us from...
  • The More People Are Exposed To Socialism, The Worse They Behave

    07/18/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI - The Economist ^ | 7-18-2014 | The Economist
    July 18, 2014"UNDER capitalism", ran the old Soviet-era joke, "man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite." In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena Garca-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to EUR6 ($8). The...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from secular society. And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • New Record Highs in Moral Acceptability

    05/30/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/30/14
    The American public has become more tolerant on a number of moral issues, including premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia. On a list of 19 major moral issues of the day, Americans express levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past on 12 of them, a group that also encompasses social mores such as polygamy, having a child out of wedlock, and divorce.
  • Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says Unrestrained Immorality...

    05/03/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/2/14
    Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction? Harvest House Publishers Harvest House Publishers Answering that dichotomy depends on ones worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he sees human beings continuously and perilously cutting God out of society. I look around my world and I think, Wow, weve written God out of our own story here, Kinley recently said in an interview. Were content in living in our own lives.
  • The Suffocating Neo-Puritanism of 'Progressive' America

    05/02/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Alexandra Pelosis HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jerseys disgraced, self-dubbed gay-American, former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads -- and this is a close paraphrase -- Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on non-judgmentalism, these have emerged as the seven new deadly...
  • The New America a grotesque vestige of American the Beautiful

    04/06/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    From Kim Kardashian’s butt to Miley Cyris’ obscene gyrations, clearly our American culture has popped, exploded, gone to hell in a hand basket, and is just plain offensive and out-of-control. Once again, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER tells it the way it is by featuring the re-release of the iconic art book WHITE TRASH UNCUT by outstanding photographer Christopher Makos. (1). His first edition is available for a whopping $500 a copy, but this second release is selling at $50 each and includes 40 new pix of the decline and fall of Western Civilization in full disgust. Makos is “the first photographer...
  • Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

    03/13/2014 8:17:33 PM PDT · by thecodont · 24 replies
    TIME ^ | March 13, 2014 7:02 AM ET | Camille Paglia
    Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about womens declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men. The refusal by public schools sex-education programs to acknowledge gender differences is betraying both boys and girls. The genders should be separated for sex counseling. It is absurd to avoid the harsh reality that boys have less to lose from casual serial sex than do girls, who risk pregnancy and whose future fertility can be compromised by disease. Boys need lessons in basic ethics and moral...
  • Casring Off The Cords...Psalm 2 pt 3

    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...
  • Woman Be a Woman

    12/11/2013 7:34:27 AM PST · by austinaero · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Kyleshay Draper
    Kyleshay Draper wrote a poem called "Woman Be A Woman",,, talks about girls take the thug over the guy with the degree.....check it out! verse..."These girls are choosing to be strippers instead of choosing to go to college"
  • WE ARE THE GOLD

    11/05/2013 10:28:46 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 13 replies
    Part 3. At the end of the day, any currency is backed not by physical commodities or a collective abstraction called a government. No. A currency is backed by the character and integrity of men that constitute the issuing nation or body. In short, WE ARE THE GOLD. We are the bearers of the full faith and credit which backs our Federal Reserve notes today. And that, dear readers, is why this country is not going to turn itself around anytime soon, and is almost certainly doomed in the short-run. Every text I read over the last few days always...
  • The Christian Morals of the US Armed Forces (remembering it fondly)

    08/17/2013 12:53:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.americanminute.com ^ | August 17, 2013 | William Federer
    After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure Chaplains... - persons of good Characters and exemplary lives - to see that all inferior officers and soldiers pay them a suitable respect and attend carefully upon religious exercises. The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger - The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavour so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian...
  • Enders Game Author Speaks Out on Boycott of Movie Version Over His Anti-Gay Marriage Statements

    07/09/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 87 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | July 9th, 2013 | Mark Deming
    The author of the novel "Ender's Game" has spoken out about the controversy that's flared up over the upcoming movie adaptation in the past few days, but he doesn't sound eager to smooth ruffled feathers, declaring the statements that angered fans are "moot." Geeks OUT, a group that "rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community," are calling for a boycott of the "Ender's Game" movie based on statements about gay marriage made by Orson Scott Card, who wrote the much-loved young adult sci-fi novel in 1985. Card, a strongly outspoken opponent of gay marriage, wrote of the subject in...
  • Laurel given to writer for measuring Supreme Court

    Laurel given to writer for measuring Supreme Court July 4, 2013 Lewistown Sentinel To the editor: I want to compliment Mr. Clyde Bailey for his well presented letter, "Supreme Court seems to disregard Constitution" of July 2. The Supreme Court has definitely turned political and is a far cry from what the founding fathers had in mind. The bad thing about the Supreme Court's decisions is that they are deciding on moral issues, issues that should be debated and voted on by the citizenry. An example of the moral issues decision was the Supreme Court abortion vote which was presented...
  • BBC reports 152 new sexual abuse allegations have been made since Jimmy Savile scandal

    05/31/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died.
  • Why Having More Christians Won't Necessarily Change Our Culture

    05/28/2013 6:58:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 132 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/27/2013 | Os Hillman
    For centuries, Christians thought culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the top of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3-5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.For example, this is exactly what advocates in the gay rights movement has done through the "mountains" of media and arts and entertainment. They have strategically used these...
  • What Happened to Dads?

    04/01/2013 2:14:38 PM PDT · by marcbold · 51 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4-1-13 | Matt Archbold
    My wife recently chaperoned a dance for junior high schoolers at a Catholic school. She working the door when another of the chaperones, a father of one of the students in attendance, hurried over and asked her what he was supposed to do about an eighth grade girl making out with an 8th grade guy in the middle of the dance floor. Thats not ok, is it? he asked her. Should we be doing something about this? The man truly didnt know what his responsibilities were. My wife was stunned by the question. She was about to answer when another...
  • In First Diplomatic Address, Pope Francis Decries 'Tyranny of Relativism'

    03/23/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 11 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 3/23/2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In his first address on the worlds affairs to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis was very clear about one thing: no one should assume that because he is devoted to the poor and the goal of peace in the world, that he deviates from the substance of the message of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. On Friday, the newly elected pontiff expressed serious concern for the spiritual poverty of the world as represented by a rejection of both God and objective standards of morality. Borrowing a phrase from Benedict, Pope Francis told representatives from 180 nations...
  • Some Seniors display the class and morals of 1960s hippies

    03/06/2013 9:07:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/6/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Disgusting debasement of America’s moral and Christian standards is reaching an all-time high as reports surface that senior citizens are increasingly falling victim to various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially Herpes, sex warts virus, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhea. The idiot left wingers of the 60′s Baby Boomer generation, now reaching what once was called the Golden Years, are making America and themselves laughing stocks with foolish, unseemly conduct bordering on sexual perversion. By signing onto online, seniors “meet and greet sites,” our drugged, defiled, and debased seniors find themselves dealing with personal medical crises unheard of before the left foisted...
  • Clinton Named Father of the Year

    01/13/2013 12:32:21 PM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    The National Fathers Day Council announced that on June 16th this year it will be giving former President Bill Clinton its annual Father of the Year award. Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Fathers Day Committee, said that President Clintons exemplary behavior over the last decade has set an example for reprobates everywhere that reform is truly attainable. Consider, despite the temptations faced by a person of his stature, there is no evidence of scandal since he left office, Orwig recounted. No young women have come forward to allege improper sexual conduct. No shady real estate schemes have come to...
  • Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?

    11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. Ive tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?