Keyword: moses

Brevity: Headers | « Text »

    02/01/2010 1:06:22 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 168 replies · 3,983+ views
    vanity | 2/1/2010 | A Navy Vet
    After reading some more Koran tonight, I had an epiphany. I realized that some of the worst parts of the Koran were similar to worst parts of the Christian Bible. I now believe many parts of both were misinterpreted. While I realize that Islam has been violent throughout its history, so has Judeism and Christianity (think Crusades). I'm not sure I believe in the 72 virgin promise, but I am starting to get Mohammed's believe in a better after-life. I need to read more. That said, our world has gone to shit. There can be a better place for those...
  • First Great Seal Committee Ė July/August 1776

    11/28/2009 4:02:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 338+ views
    "Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." Ė July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress For the design team, Congress chose three of the five men who were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry. To help convey their vision, they chose the artist Pierre EugŤne Du SimitiŤre to work with them.
  • Meekness of Moses

    09/25/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT · by JesusBmyGod · 8 replies · 316+ views
    The Meekness of Moses Text: Numbers 12:1-15 ¬†I.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†If a little boy came up to and announced, ‚ÄúWhen I grow up, I want to be the meekest man on earth!‚ÄĚ What would you think?¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†A.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Oh, intellectually we know that meekness is a good thing. It is one of the fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-23 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†B.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†But most of us have this image of a skinny, unassuming guy with a high pitched voice and a timid way of approaching people.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†C.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†You see it in the definitions of meekness¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúHumble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúCompliant: evidencing little spirit...
  • The Light of Almonds

    09/08/2009 10:43:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 824+ views
    CE ^ | September 8, 2009 | Sonja Corbitt
    In the Old Testament tabernacle, a copy of the temple in heaven, the sanctuary was covered with curtains. To the left of the sanctuary entrance was a piece of equipment used to illuminate it, the gold lampstand. According to the pattern God gave Moses on Mt. Sinai, the shaft, branches, bowls, ornamental knobs and flowers of this lampstand were hammered from one gold piece. The center shaft was flanked by three branches decorated with almond blossoms on either side, all seven branches topped by little bowl-lamps containing olive oil. Inside the holy place (the sanctuary) but outside the curtain veiling...
  • Equipping The Called

    09/02/2009 2:20:47 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 177+ views | 09/02/2009 | Becky Brown
    We all know Moses story, but do we remember Gideon? No one gives much thought to Gideon, but the Lord has chosen him to save His people. Gideon reminds the Lord his family is the poorest and in his family he is the least thought of. Has God called you to a task? Are you feeling unqualified and unequipped? Read on and see how Gideon handled the situation. We all know the story about Moses and the burning bush. We all know God called Moses to save His people, but how many of us remember Gideon? I recently came across...
  • The Sermon on the Mountaintop

    08/18/2009 8:42:03 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Seeking Lord, Our God, with Our Heart and Being by Ari Bussel ďAnd thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers.Ē Deuteronomy 6:18 To Journey We Go How often do you read the Bible? Many of my Christian friends carry a well-annotated Bible with them at all times. Reference a verse, and they immediately flip through the pages to the correct citation. For the Jews, the Bible is...

    08/17/2009 9:29:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 585+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 17, 2009 | ANDY GELLER
    Call him the new Moses -- Robert Moses, that is. Mayor Bloomberg says that since 9/11 he has tried to transform the city on a scale not seen since the days of the legendary and controversial master builder of highways, bridges and parks that changed the metropolitan landscape. "I think if you look we've done more in the last seven years than -- I don't know if it's fair to say more than Moses did -- but I hope history will show the things we did made a lot more sense," Bloomberg tells The New Yorker.
  • Funny: Moses Once Said...

    07/22/2009 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 4 replies · 629+ views ^ | 07 22 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    5,000 years ago, Moses said: ďPark your camel, pick up your shovel, mount your ass, and I will lead you to the promised land.Ē 5,000 years later, Franklin D. Roosevelt said: ďLay down your shovel, sit on your ass, light up a Camel, THIS is the promised land.Ē Today, Barrack Hussein 0bama is stealing your shovel, selling your camel, kicking your ass, and telling you there IS no promised land. Thanks, mkjessup
  • Let's Be Moses

    07/16/2009 8:03:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 168+ views ^ | 07/16/09 | Jeannie St. John Taylor
    Have you ever noticed that in every love relationship one party always seems to care more than the other? The one who loves most is patient and considerate, overlooking wrongs, forgiving, and always wanting the best for the object of his love. The most-interested sees his love in a hopeful light and longs for a closer relationship, even when the less-interested one pulls back. If thereís separation, the one more capable of love reaches out for reconciliation and, if rebuffed, waits anxiously for the other to return his affection. Almost unbelievably, in your relationship with Jesus he is the one...
  • I am that I am (Moses and Burning Bush - Watch this with your children or grandchildren soon)

    06/12/2009 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Scythian · 2 replies · 372+ views
    The Prince of Egypt
  • Did God Speak at Mt. Sinai?

    05/26/2009 9:27:20 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 76 replies · 1,558+ views
    'Aish HaTorah ^ | Not dated | Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith and Rabbi Moshe Zeldman
    What support is there for the claim that God spoke to all the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?Who did God give the Torah to at Mount Sinai? Most people reply, "God gave the Torah to Moses." And what were the Jewish people doing while Moses was receiving the Torah? "Worshipping the Golden Calf." Correct answers -- but NOT according to the Bible. The above answers come from Cecil B. DeMille's classic film, "The Ten Commandments." Amazing the impact one movie can have on the Jewish education of generations of Jews. It's a great film, but DeMille should...

    05/24/2009 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Deltaforceeoo7 · 8 replies · 521+ views
    Over 5,000 years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land." Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land." Now Obama is going to steal your shovels, kick your asses, raise the price of camels, and mortgage the promised land.
  • Was the Sabbath kept before God gave the Ten Commandments?

    05/22/2009 1:58:04 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 113 replies · 1,903+ views ^ | unknown | Sabbath Research Center
    Was the Sabbath kept before God gave the Ten Commandments? It is the purpose of this study to examine the records of Scripture and history to determine once and for all whether it is true that the Bible Sabbath was not observed between Adam and Moses, or whether the real truth is that there is considerable evidence of Sabbath­keeping in the books of Genesis and Exodus before the giving of the Ten Commandments. In addition to Scripture, we shall call as witnesses many authors, men who were not at all biased in favor of the seventh day, but whose...
  • Mount Nebo: Looking with Faith and Hope to the Future

    05/09/2009 2:31:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 327+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 9, 2009
    VATICAN CITY, 9 MAY 2009 (VIS) - Having celebrated a private Mass at the apostolic nunciature in the Jordanian capital of Amman, the Holy Father travelled by car to Mount Nebo. The mountain, 806 metres above sea level, is the site of the Basilica of the Memorial of Moses, a fourth century structure built over an earlier monument dating from the classical age.Since the year 1933 there has been a Franciscan monastery at Siyagha on Mount Nebo. It has areas in which faithful from the nearby city of Madaba can pray, and special buildings for archaeologists. The top of the...
  • White House: Why didn't Barack Obama part the waves in Europe? That will take a few weeks.

    04/30/2009 7:54:28 AM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 7 replies · 493+ views ^ | Apr 7, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    A touch frustrated by reporters here in Istanbul questioning why more had not been achieved by Barack Obama during his eight-day European trip, David Axelrod, the president's closest aide, was moved to invoke Moses. "Why didn't the waters part, the sunshine, and all ills of the world disappear because President Obama came to Europe this week?" he asked before answering, to press chuckles: "That wasn't our expectation. That will take at least a few weeks." During the 2008 election campaign, John McCain mocked Obama by comparing him to Moses and calling him "the One", a self-appointed saviour of the world....
  • One Year Anniversary of Charlton Heston's death

    BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 7, 2008 ( - In his legendary film career he played saints, geniuses, prophets, soldiers and even the occasional bad guy, but in real life, Charlton Heston was a genuine hero for his defence of civil rights for blacks and for the unborn. His death on Saturday, at age 84, was met with an outpouring of admiration and tributes on the internet and television news and on countless blogs. Admirers lauded him as one of the last of the old-time Hollywood movie stars, and as a man who also embodied in his off-screen life the integrity,...
  • Do The Tough Thing [devotional]

    04/06/2009 6:26:03 AM PDT · by tenger · 152+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | April 6, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. Hebrews 11:24-26 Moses could have chosen the easier route of living in Egypt as royalty and lived quite comfortably all his days. He didn't choose the "path of least resistance," but he chose to...
  • Moses' Parents [devotional]

    04/05/2009 4:46:02 AM PDT · by tenger · 213+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | April 5, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. Hebrews 11:23 In Exodus 6:20 we learn Moses' and Aaron's parents' names: Amram and Jochebed. It's probably the first you've heard the names. It's intriguing to me that the book of Hebrews doesn't mention them by name. But that also encourages me that out of the millions of lives in the world, we can remain faceless and God will still know our deeds and our faith. Secondly, those parents knew...
  • Barney Frank accused of cooking books for gay lover Herb Moses (Banking Queen in trouble?)

    03/06/2009 9:12:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 4,099+ views
    CelebGalz ^ | 9/26/08 | Angie Anthony
    Barney Frank accused of cooking books for gay lover Herb MosesBy Angie Anthony on September 26th, 2008 Barney Frank, who is openly gay, had a past romantic relationship with Herb Moses, an executive for Fannie Mae. Barney Frankís involvement was alleged to have persuaded him to cook the books (finance accounts) for Fannie Mae. The Washington Post reported this story in its Reliable Source column in July 3, 1998. By the time the story broke in The Washington Post, the newspaper admitted that Barney Frank and Herb Moses had broken up. However, this was conflicting as Barney Frank was heard...
  • Science vs. Scripture: An Open Response to Dr. John Ankerberg

    02/05/2009 8:10:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,757+ views
    ICR ^ | February 4, 2009 | Institute for Creation Research
    In January 2009, ICR received a copy of a recent ministry letter published by television personality Dr. John Ankerberg. For many years, Dr. Ankerberg has skillfully tackled tough issues related to the church, society, the Middle East, and other topics of interest to believers. Christians everywhere need to be informed, challenged, and also taught sound doctrineóthere is no substitute for the Bible. However, the January letter from Dr. Ankerbergís television ministry reveals a dangerous trend toward subjugating the accuracy, understandability, and authority of the Bible to the foolish musings of menónamely, scientists who deny that Godís revelation in the book...
  • Some say you are Elijah or Moses? No, he said, I am Obama ...

    01/12/2009 12:45:37 PM PST · by Scythian · 31 replies · 878+ views
    Grandson of slaves: Obama is our Moses SLEDGE, Mississippi (CNN) -- James Presley stands amid chopped cotton, the thick Mississippi mud caked on his well-worn boots. A smile spreads across his face when he talks about voting for Barack Obama and what that might mean for generations to come. His voice picks up a notch. He holds his head up a bit higher. "There's a heap of pride in voting for a black man," he says.
  • Grandson of slaves: Obama is our Moses

    01/12/2009 12:17:41 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies · 1,513+ views
    CNN ^ | January 12, 2009 | Wayne Drash
    Editor's note: The n-word appears in this piece because CNN feels the context in which it is used is pertinent to the story of James "Little Man" Presley. SLEDGE, Mississippi (CNN) -- James Presley stands amid chopped cotton, the thick Mississippi mud caked on his well-worn boots. A smile spreads across his face when he talks about voting for Barack Obama and what that might mean for generations to come. His voice picks up a notch. He holds his head up a bit higher. "There's a heap of pride in voting for a black man," he says. At 78, Presley...
  • Dem to Palin: Jesus was a Community Organizer

    09/10/2008 2:27:49 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 86 replies · 181+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 10, 2008 | Amy Chozick
    <p>Democrats are asking Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin: What would Jesus do?</p> <p>The Alaska governor, a Christian, has come under fire for criticizing community organizers, but according to labor leader Cecil Roberts, Jesus was a community organizer.</p> <p>ďI used to be a community organizer and Iím in good company,Ē Roberts said as he introduced Barack Obama at a town hall event here Tuesday night. ďMartin Luther King was a community organizer. Listen, Sarah, Moses was a community organizer and yes, Jesus was a community organizer.Ē</p>
  • Charlton Heston dies

    04/05/2008 9:07:23 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 558 replies · 615+ views
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Legendary actor, civil-rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at 84. He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side. Heston is survived by his two children, Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell, and his three grandchildren, Jack Alexander Heston, Ridley Rochell and Charlie Rochell. A private memorial service will be held.
  • Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher

    03/04/2008 6:46:14 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 248 replies · 1,488+ views
    High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week. Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy. "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an...
  • Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher

    03/04/2008 1:31:40 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 99 replies · 695+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-4-08 | Breitbart
    High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week. Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy. "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an...
  • The Tabernacle of Moses ó what is it?

    10/31/2007 8:15:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 68+ views
    What is the Tabernacle? A visual dwelling Tabernacle means ‚Äútent,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúplace of dwelling‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúsanctuary.‚ÄĚ It was a sacred place where God chose to meet His people, the Israelites, during the 40 years they wandered in the desert under Moses‚Äô leadership. It was the place where the leaders and people came together to worship and offer sacrifices. The tabernacle was first erected in the wilderness exactly one year after the Passover when the Israelites were freed from their Egyptian slavery (circa 1450 B.C.). It was a mobile tent with portable furniture that the people traveled with and set up...
  • Mixing religion and politics: Faith symbols tucked into power capital

    08/07/2007 6:45:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,103+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 6, 2007 | Carol Zimmermann
    WASHINGTON (CNS) Ė Washington is a city rich with powerful symbols. It is known for its monuments, memorials and corridors of power. And its big landmarks, the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, will always loom large because of an 1899 law stipulating that no private structures in the city can be higher than either of them.In tourist season Ė early spring to late summer Ė visitors to the capital flock to the seats of government and monumental tributes to history with cameras always at the ready. But what they might not readily notice or capture for their photo albums...
  • A Bronze Age Vessel of Purification Reveals the Signature of Moses

    04/11/2007 8:52:35 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 19 replies · 855+ views
    Christian NewsWire ^ | 4/11/2007 | Rabbi Ben-Hayil Yellen
    ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- THE VESSEL OF PURIFICATION is believed to have been associated with the Prophet Moses over 3,300 years ago. Researchers have identified upon the Bronze Age Art-scroll artistic montage distinctive Paleo-Hebrew writing including the signature of its artist that elaborately signed, yet clearly spelled out his name, 'MoSHeH.' The investigation of a Hebrew artifact holds great significance to Muslims, Christians and Jewish people. The copyrighted artifact and its illustrations are available. The certified laboratory data collaborates with the ancient sacrificial system of ceremonially clean animals as well as healing plants used within the ancient...
  • Where Were You?

    01/12/2007 6:10:28 AM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 144+ views ^ | not stated (for Parasha Shemos) | Rabbi Shimon Posner
    "Where were you?" Whether the question is from Mom, the boss, the wife, the husband or the grown children; they are not asking, they are accusing: Why weren't you where you were supposed to be? Your answer is an excuse. Unless you answer "I've been here the whole time." A shepherd sees a little lamb run off. The shepherd runs after the lamb: to save it from wolves, to ensure the lamb has enough water and enough tender green grass. While chasing the lamb, he sees a bush on fire, but it isn't burning. He takes off his shoes in...
  • The Culture War Is About The Authority Of A Book (Dennis Prager On Moral Absolutes Alert)

    12/27/2006 2:37:16 AM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 12/27/2006 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to predict on which side an American will line up in the Culture War wracking America, virtually all you have to do is get an answer to this question: Does the person believe in the divinity and authority of the Five Books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah? ("Divinity" does not necessarily mean "literalism.") I do not ask this about "the Bible" as a whole because the one book that is regarded as having divine authority by believing Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Mormons, among others, is not the entire Bible,...
  • Jews ponder Moses [ Encyclopaedia Judaica ]

    12/16/2006 4:25:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies · 825+ views
    North County Times ^ | Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Richard Ostling
    Rabbi S. David Sperling, isn't certain that Moses even existed or, if he did, whether the Bible provides much reliable information about him. Sperling contends that if traditional accounts of the origins of Judaism had not recorded a founder, "analogy would have required postulating him; and that is probably what happened" when ancients wrote the Bible... The introduction to Moses' life from another writer says "we cannot really reconstruct a biography of Moses. We cannot even be sure that Moses was a historical character." ...Conservative Judaism's official Torah commentary (2001) states that what should concern Jews is "not when, or...
  • Latest on Charlton Heston

    11/29/2006 5:31:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 107 replies · 4,185+ views ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 |
    Reprinted from Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 4:28 p.m. EST Latest on Charlton Heston For those of us who have watched Charlton Heston in "Will PennyĒ a dozen times, the recent occasion of the Hollywood iconís 83rd birthday on Oct. 4 brought back those sharp memories of the laconic aging cowboy soon headed to his last round-up. Despite intense interest in the starís condition ó he was diagnosed with Alzheimerís disease in 2002 ó his publicist and family are not responding to requests about his health. Indeed, the last reliable update on Charlton Hestonís battle with the illness came in...
  • Did G-d Speak at Sinai?

    05/28/2006 7:58:46 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies · 446+ views ^ | Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith and Rabbi Moshe Zeldman
    What support is there for the claim that God spoke to all the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?Who did God give the Torah to at Mount Sinai? Most people reply, "God gave the Torah to Moses." And what were the Jewish people doing while Moses was receiving the Torah? "Worshipping the Golden Calf." Correct answers -- but NOT according to the Bible. The above answers come from Cecil B. DeMille's classic film, "The Ten Commandments." Amazing the impact one movie can have on the Jewish education of generations of Jews. It's a great film, but DeMille should...
  • 'Exodus Decoded' seeks 'plausible explanation' for Biblical events

    08/19/2006 6:32:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 3,235+ views
    The Tidings ^ | August 18, 2006 | David DiCerto
    Did Moses really part the Red Sea like it says in the Old Testament? What about the Nile turning blood red or the plagues that finally compelled Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery? Did those things actually happen? These are among the questions Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici attempts to answer in "The Exodus Decoded" which premieres Aug. 20, 8-9:30 p.m. (check local listings) on cable's History Channel. Challenging opinions that dismiss those events as myth, the thought-provoking documentary uses investigative journalism aided by modern science to examine archaeological and geological evidence in separating historical fact from fiction. Jacobovici...
  • Why The World Hates Jews (Michael Medved On Jews' Survival and Anti-Semitism Alert)

    08/10/2006 4:19:41 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 82 replies · 3,428+ views ^ | 08/10/06 | Michael Medved
    Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews? Whether itís the angry international reaction to Israelís efforts to defend itself in Lebanon, or Mel Gibsonís drunken rant in Malibu, the age-old specter of anti-Semitism refuses to disappear. With only 13 million Jews in the world Ė less than one fourth of one percent of the earthís population Ė why does this tiny group inspire such bitter, widespread and often violent animosity? The answer is obvious to anyone who monitors anti-Semitic propaganda from all its...
  • Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'

    08/07/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 143 replies · 2,838+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament ó the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
  • Ten Commandments Fight Takes Hold in Courts Backyard

    06/07/2006 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 25 replies · 635+ views ^ | Jun 5, 2006 7:00 AM (2 days ago) | Michael Neibauer, The Examiner
    WASHINGTON - It will be a short stroll for Faith and Action if the evangelical Christian organization is forced into a legal battle over its efforts to display an 850-pound granite Ten Commandments monument in its front garden. After all, its Capitol Hill ministry is all of 30 feet from the U.S. Supreme Court. ďWe would love to discuss this in front of the nine justices,Ē said the Rev. Rob Schenck, Faith and Action president. ďOur legal team is prepared to take this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary,Ē he said. ... Click here to read the...
  • Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

    05/14/2006 1:57:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 403+ views
    John AdamsSigner of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1854), Vol. IX, p. 401, to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776.) [W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only...
  • Was Moses Jewish? Not On ABC (a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed)

    04/17/2006 5:54:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 2,116+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 | Jack Engelhard
    In this ABC made-for-TV production of "The Ten Commandments" we have a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed. As played by Dougray Scott, Moses has been homogenized, pasteurized, sanitized, and dry-cleaned so as not to offend any race, religion, or creed. This Moses is not Hebrew, and in fact he's not anything but multi-cultural. Along both parts of this series that ran Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, the word "Hebrew" never came up, neither attached to him or to his people, yes, the Hebrews. The best this fat-free, low-calorie script could do was refer to Moses as a...
  • ABC's New Ten Commandments

    04/11/2006 11:26:46 AM PDT · by RainMan · 15 replies · 481+ views
    Dougray Scott, currently the star of NBC's Heist and most famous as the villain of Mission: Impossible 2, trots out much scowling anger and sulking angst in the lead role. This is Method Moses. Tonight, back from his conference with the burning bush and heading toward Egypt, he stumbles over a rock and mutters, "You'd think if this is what He wanted He'd make the going a little easier." Tomorrow, he furrows his brow and frets, " 'I am who I am.' What does that mean? Why give me a riddle to solve?" And while he struggles with his faith,...
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 8:10:41 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies · 802+ views ^ | John Crook
    "I was really impressed with [DeMille's version] when I saw it as a young boy, because it was such a wonderful cinematic extravaganza ... Just because there has been this huge, colossal canvas painted with one man's vision doesn't mean we can't retell it."
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Watershed · 107 replies · 2,457+ views
    Zap2it ^ | April 10, 2006 | John Crook
    Director Robert Dornhelm is painfully aware that there may be a large audience out there eagerly waiting to hate his new version of "The Ten Commandments," premiering Monday and Tuesday, April 10-11, on ABC. After all, the story of Moses leading the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt has been told before, and unforgettably, by Hollywood showman Cecil B. DeMille in his ultralavish 1956 production starring Charlton Heston as Moses. Adapted from a variety of religious novels, that earlier version introduced a number of extraneous characters and story lines to the biblical account, yet a fair number of fans today regard...
  • A Message For All Time (Jason Apuzzo Reviews The 50th Anniversary DVD Of The Ten Commandments Alert)

    03/20/2006 9:38:39 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/20/06 | Jason Apuzzo
    On March 21st, Paramount will be releasing a 50th anniversary DVD set of Cecil B. DeMille's legendary classic, The Ten Commandments - and frankly, the timing couldn't be any better. Why, you may ask? How could a 50 year-old epic from Hollywood's Golden Age still be 'relevant' today? I'll answer that question below - but let's first take a look back at this glorious and important film. The Ten Commandments happens to be the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation. When the film was released in 1956, theater tickets cost 50 cents - and the film still...
  • (vanity) Today is Moses birthday and the anniversary of his passing.

    03/07/2006 12:10:37 PM PST · by APRPEH · 13 replies · 385+ views ^ | nondated | unauthored
    Moses was born in Egypt on the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE), at a time when the Israelites was slaves to the rulers of the land and subject to many harsh decrees. He was the third born of Jocheved and Amram's three children -- his brother Aaron was his senior by three years, and his sister Miriam by six.
  • Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel

    This is an excellent book that is both a detailed military history and a historical apologetics book. The authors' foundational point is that the military campaigns of the OT are so detailed that they couldn't have been fabricated and are not fables like some skeptics and liberal scholars would like us to believe. The authors do an incredible job at drawing out details from the English and Hebrew texts. This coupled with their own knowledge and experience in warfare, they paint a detailed picture of the Israeli campaigns. They also make many comparisons to later battles, leaders and campaigns in...
  • Dawkins: Religion equals 'child abuse'

    01/07/2006 10:26:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 281 replies · 4,767+ views
    Scientist compares Moses to Hitler, calls New Testament 'sado-masochistic doctrine'Controversial scientist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins, dubbed "Darwin's Rottweiler," calls religion a "virus" and faith-based education "child abuse" in a two-part series he wrote and appears in that begins airing on the UK's Channel 4, beginning tomorrow evening. Entitled "Root of All Evil?," the series features the atheist Dawkins visiting Lourdes, France, Colorado Springs, Colo., the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and a British religious school, using each of the venues to argue religion subverts reason. In "The God Delusion," the first film in the series, Dawkins targets Catholicism at the pilgrimage...
  • Riley says (Roy) Moore sought protection for monument.

    12/21/2005 10:23:14 AM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 149 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | December 21, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    Riley says Moore sought protection for monument Wednesday, December 21, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- During the peak of public protests over removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore sent an emissary who asked Gov. Bob Riley to call out Alabama National Guard troops to protect the 5,280-pound rock, according to the governor. "That's where Roy and I parted ways," Riley told the Mobile Register of his chief opponent in the upcoming 2006 Republican primary for governor. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Terry Butts, who came to...
  • Tookie And Moses (Joseph Farah Slams NAACLP's Analogy Of Biblical Hero To Quadruple Murderer Alert)

    12/05/2005 6:16:50 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 7,314+ views ^ | 11/05/05 | Joseph Farah
    This just in from the "what-can-you-say?" department. The rhetoric being delivered by the moral reprobates trying to save from execution next week Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the California quadruple murderer and founder of the Crips street gang, is getting even more overheated, hysterical and irrational. In calling for clemency for the monster who should serve as a walking, talking billboard for capital punishment, Jamal Watkins, western regional director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, compared Williams to Moses. I'm not kidding. Moses! What do Williams and Moses have in common? According to Watkins, Moses, too, was "found...
  • For Jews, there have always been two Irans (Good Article)

    11/12/2005 9:59:51 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | Abbas Milani
    The Bible is full of praise for Persia (today's much-maligned Iran) and for its rulers. In the Book of Ezra, God speaks through the proclamations of Cyrus, the king of Persia, who declares, "The Lord God of Heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem." Cyrus acceded to this divine command, and thus was the Second Temple in Jerusalem built. In other parts of the Old Testament, there is ringing praise of Cyrus as God's "anointed" and the "chosen" ruler, who freed Jews from their Babylonian...