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  • Feds Spend $2.5 Million on Mindfulness Intervention for Kindergarteners

    11/11/2015 3:42:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/11/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Education is spending upwards of $2.5 million to bring a mindfulness intervention to kindergarteners in Chicago, where kids can go to “calm spots” in the corner to watch nature videos.The National Institutes of Health has spent over $100 million studying the New Age meditation technique, but it is not the only federal agency pouring federal funding into mindfulness. The Education Department has introduced a “Calm Classroom” program into 3,000 schools through its Investing in Innovation fund, costing taxpayers $2,513,093.“Mindfulness is a secular, psychological mode involving non-judgmental focus on present-moment sensations, and has been shown to have a...
  • Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

    05/25/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Ward, Author, publisher, teacher, and traveler
    In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman. The mythology and metaphysics of Ifa, the indigenous religion of the Yoruba people of West Africa, is woven throughout her fast-paced tale that combines spiritual text with descriptions of her experiences in rhythm, dance and deep trance. As she blends archetypal drama and epic soap opera, Marsha reveals and befriends her personal shadow. I interviewed Marsha about her book and what it was like become so deeply involved with...
  • Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    04/16/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2015 3:01 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll
    The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial reform of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said it had accepted a final report on its overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and declared that the implementation of the mandate has been accomplished nearly two years ahead of schedule. It was an abrupt about-face given that just last year, the head of the Vaticans doctrine office, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, sharply rebuked the LCWR for its regrettable attitude and behavior...
  • Outrage as Shirley MacLaine asks: Were Holocaust victims paying for sins in past lives?

    02/13/2015 6:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Creighton
    Her bizarre New Age views on topics such as reincarnation and UFOs have often left the public baffled. Now Shirley MacLaine has provoked widespread fury by claiming the victims of the Holocaust may have brought their fate upon themselves. The veteran Hollywood actress suggests the six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered in Hitlers death camps in the 1940s were balancing their karma for crimes committed in past lives. She also suggests that cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking may have subconsciously given himself his debilitating motor neurone disease.
  • New Age Monsters

    01/18/2015 5:18:34 AM PST · by don-o · 7 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | December 9, 2013 | Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
    The full weight of the failed Enlightenment experiment over-taxes the load bearing pillars that prop up a decaying Western Civilization, pillars that are buckling under the sheer weight of moral corruption on full display in modern society. The ethical structures of the West are in desperate need of repair. This new age is best characterized by the Weird Sisters crowing pronouncement Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air. The inversion of values has been a massive moral de-construction project that has taken the time honored vertical hierarchy of virtues and vices and turned...
  • San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

    12/30/2014 7:59:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Cynthia McFadden, Tim Sandler and Elisha Fieldstadt
    Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students meditate for fifteen minutes. And school administrators tell NBC News that the violence outside of the school, which is situated in one of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods, was spilling into the school and affecting the students' demeanor. "The kids see guns on a daily basis," the school's athletic director, Barry O'Driscoll said, adding, "there would be fights here three-to-five times a week."
  • NIH Had No $$$ for Ebola Vaccine, Spent $100 Million on Meditation

    12/19/2014 10:41:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Isn’t there supposed to be a separation of cult and state? Mindfulness is a New Age kind of meditation that focuses on the present moment “non-judgmentally,” tracing its origins to Buddhism. The growing phenomenon was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday, for which May and other fans of the practice were interviewed.The segment featured Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio), a so-called “rock star among mindfulness evangelists” who earmarked nearly $1 million to teach mindfulness to preschool students in his district. The $982,000 project provided deep breathing exercises, and “Peace Corners” for kids in Youngstown, Ohio. I’m sure...
  • U.S. nuns must give up New Age ideas or lose Vatican recognition: CDF head to LCWR nuns

    05/06/2014 1:26:37 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies ^ | Tue May 06, 2014 09:25 EST | HILARY WHITE, ROME CORRESPONDENT
    ROME, May 6, 2014 ( The American Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which was placed under a mandate of reform by the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith last year, must drop its New Age ideas and return to the central teachings of the Catholic religion on Jesus Christ, the Trinity, and the nature of the Church, or risk being expelled as a recognized Catholic institution. In an address to LCWR officials in Rome on April 30, Gerhard Mller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), and Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle,...
  • Son of God...Takes off big time!!!

    03/01/2014 6:04:24 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 146 replies
    Hollywood Reports
    Blockbuster in the making. Son of God blasts off to major viewer numbers, Thursday night and Friday!!! Could be #1 movie this week. Terrific movie across the board. All Americans should see this wonderful, motivating, religious film!!! Son of God will do terrific across the entire world!!!
  • Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Nudged 1,000 People to Leave Mars Hill Bible Church, Says Successor

    11/19/2013 3:00:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2013 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    Mars Hill Bible Church, the congregation founded by author Rob Bell, lost about 1,000 people over their former pastor's controversial 2011 book, Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, according to the Grandville, Mich., megachurch's new pastor Kent Dobson. Dobson was chosen by Mars Hill Bible Church in 2012 to replace Bell, who founded the congregation in 1999. "There was a lot of drama with (Bell's book) Love Wins and that season feels like it's over. This year has been one of sort of settling down a bit and re-identifying our...
  • Best-selling author Marianne Williamson running for US House seat in California

    10/21/2013 9:44:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    AllVoices ^ | Oct 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM PDT
    Marianne Williamson running for Congress Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is running for the US House of Representatives in California's 33rd District. Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author whose A Return to Love spent 39 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1992, announced Sunday that she is running as an independent for the US House of Representatives in Californias 33rd District, a seat currently held by 74-year old Democrat Henry Waxman, one of the most powerful members of Congress. Williamson, who made her candidacy official Sunday afternoon at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, has written extensively about the...
  • Charlotte-born doctor talks about time in heaven

    03/30/2013 8:04:20 PM PDT · by boatbums · 59 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/29/2013 | Tim Funk
    Last Friday night (March 22), March Madness was in its televised glory. And Taylor Swift was singing and strumming at Time Warner Cable Arena. Despite such competition, Christ Episcopal Church managed to draw 1,100 people. The attraction: A doctor describing his time in heaven. Not just any doctor. Sitting on stage, answering questions from the Rev. Chip Edens, the churchs rector, was Dr. Eben Alexander. Hes a Charlotte native who wrote Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeons Journey into the Afterlife. His book is such a mega-seller that he has talked to Oprah and Universal Pictures won a bidding war...
  • Daily Caller Cigarette Review #2 (Hilarious!)

    02/09/2013 5:44:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 9, 2013 | Patrick Howley, investigative reporter
    The Natural American Spirit is produced by the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, which sprang up in left-wing Santa Fe, New Mexico in the early 1980s with a new innovative approach to cigarette-making. The American Spirit consists of 100 % Additive-Free Tobacco, without the nuanced chemical combinations that give most mass-marketed cigarettes their savory taste and potent impact. As such, the Spirit satisfies a growing niche market of left-leaning types who want smokings well-documented coolness without earning it through hard respiratory work. This brands very existence is a response to the cancer research conducted by various academic elites in the...
  • To Hell with Hell? [New Pastor at Rob Bell's former church rejects Bell's theology?]

    01/04/2013 8:17:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    the resurgence ^ | Mark Driscoll
    Every once in a while, someone of note questions or denies the classic Christian belief of a literal hell with eternal, conscious suffering. Then a debate rages and becomes personal between representatives of various perspectives on the issue... Hell is real and terrible. It is eternal. There is no possibility of amnesty or reprieve. Daniel says that some of the dead will be resurrected to shame and everlasting contempt. Jesus says, Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. . . . And these will go away into eternal punishment. Paul tells...
  • Spiritual But Not Religious is Hokum

    10/05/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 5, 2012 | JP
    There was an intriguing forum this week in New York City provocatively titled Im So Spiritual. It was co-hosted by The New School, which trains up its students, it says, to bring actual, positive change to the world, and New York Salon, an organization composed of intellectuals, academics artists and public personalities, according to Wikipedia. The forum featured four speakers: Courtney Bender, an associate religion professor at ColumbiaUniversity, Matthew Hutson, a Psychology Today science writer, Sally Quinn, editor of the Washington Posts On Faith blog, and Alan Miller, New York Salons co-director. Of the four speakers, Miller proved to be...
  • As Occult, New Age Practices Increase, so Does Need for Exorcists

    09/25/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/24/12 | Elisabeth Deffner
    Evil has not fallen out of fashion. Exorcism is a rite developed and promulgated to meet a need that still exists, due to more people delving into New Age and occult practices. And, yes, satanic worshippers are a reality. They come in the church and steal the Blessed Sacrament to use in a black mass, explained Father Gary Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, Calif., and the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose. He has alerted his fellow priests to this danger and trained his extraordinary ministers of holy Communion so that they note...
  • 2012:Prophecies of the Maya Calendar

    09/13/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 19 replies ^ | Sept. 8th, 201 | Allan Wall
    Will the world really end in 2012? Is the ancient Maya prophecy true? What exactly is supposed to occur on December 21, 2012? Does the Maya calendar really predict a cataclysmic event on that date? People are talking about it, books have been written about it, and some folks believing it have contemplated taking drastic measures with their own lives and families. However, even the purveyors of the hysteria are not in agreement on what it entails. Is it the end of the world, the end of life on earth, or "just" the end of human civilization or...
  • San Jose: 21 people treated for burns after firewalk at Tony Robbins appearance

    07/21/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7-21-2012 | Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez
    SAN JOSE -- Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said. At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said. The people who suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker's event at the...
  • The Diocese of Worcester promotes angry dissident and New Ager Joyce Rupp

    05/23/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In a previous post, I noted how The Catholic Free Press is once again promoting Sister Joyce Rupp, a dissident religious who rails against the hierarchical Church while promoting New Age spirituality. Many parishes throughout the Worcester Diocese are also promoting the upcoming day-long retreat with this angry, dissenting religious. The retreat, which is to be held on September 29th at St. Anne's Parish hall in Shrewsbury, is being sponsored by the "Commission for Women," and has as its theme: "The Gift of Self - Compassion." Sister Rupp, the self proclaimed spiritual midwife, claims to have learnt a lot from...
  • The Catholic Free Press promotes New Age advocate Joyce Rupp

    04/22/2012 6:41:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The basic credo of the New Age Movement, which looks to usher in a New World Order, is that a person creates their own reality according to what feels right for them. For example, a person may choose to be homosexual, bisexual, monogamous or polygamous and it's "okay" as long as it's "right for me." A person may choose whether or not to have an abortion. And so on. Of course, this is nonsense. For, as Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand reminds us, "The truth of a proposition is essentially objective; a truth which as such would be valid for one...
  • Newt presents a fresh new virtual face

    12/08/2011 3:45:57 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Ann Coulter
    Before you newly active Republicans commit to Newt Gingrich as your presidential nominee on the basis of the recent debates, here's a bit of Newt history you ought to know. I promise you, it's going to come up if he's the candidate. The day after the Republicans' historic takeover of the House of Representatives in the 1994 election, Newt was off and running, giving a series of Fidel Castro-style speeches about "the Third Wave information revolution." It had the unmistakable ring of lingo from his new-age gurus, Alvin and Heidi Toffler. Read the complete article here:
  • Women Abduct Man for Satanic Ritual: victim slashed over 300 times

    11/11/2011 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 11/10/11 | Jennifer Roche
    Mug shots of Rebecca Chandler, 22, and Raven "Scarlett" Larrabee, 20 Think the Devil doesnt exist? Gaze into these lovely ladies eyes and think again! This past Sunday, two women were arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a man claims he was held hostage in a Satanic Sex Ritual. According to police reports the man suffered in excess of 300 stabbings, cuts and punctures.He is expected to survive, and perhaps tell of his entire ordeal at a future date. But until then, heres the scoop we have at present.Ruben Vatin, 18-years old, decided to hop a bus last week from...
  • Gingrich, Toffler, and Gore: A Peculiar Trio

    11/05/2011 1:51:25 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 11/05/2011 | Steve Farrell
    Democrats In Drag, Part 3 The most-heralded achievement and high water mark of Republican leadership since the revival of Americas military superiority under Ronald Reagan is, without question, the coming forth of the Contract With America during the election of 1994. Its 100-day surge through the House of Representatives, with its visionary agenda and its promise and delivery of lock-arm partisan voting, is a singular feat; such a one that ever since Republicans have looked back with fondness and longing for a revival of the good old days. Seven years later, as election 2000 approached, conservative Republicans, unhappy with the...
  • Protect Pets from Physical, Emotional Stresses in the Days After an Earthquake or Other Disaster

    08/25/2011 1:51:09 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 12 replies
    Associated Content ^ | August 25, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Fires. Some natural disasters can be anticipated. Others can't, but we can prepare for them - and our emergency plans should include our pets. In the wake of large disasters in recent years, even federal, state and local emergency managers have realized the importance of providing information for pet owners and including the welfare of animals in their own plans. Probably one thing that many pet owners don't think about with those plans are the dangers that pets are susceptible to in the hours and days immediately following the destruction from a disaster.
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN Continues Ratings Struggle (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/03/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    TV Guide ^ | June 3, 2011 | Rich Juzwiak
    Oprah Winfrey's six-month-old network OWN was down 24 percent in adult viewership in May, compared to the May 2010 ratings of Discovery Health, which OWN replaced, according to TVbytheNumbers. Its numbers were down in demographics versus Discovery Health's May '10 ratings across the board. In women 18-34, the drop was 24 percent. For women 18-49, it was 19 percent. In women 24-54, likely its target demo, it was down 17 percent. And in adults 18-49, it was down a whopping 30 percent. Oprah replaces OWN CEOAlmost from the time of its January 1 debut, OWN has struggled to even match...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • Progressive Satanic Revolt: From Nothingness to Worship of Satan

    05/04/2011 4:14:30 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 42 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 3, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Haters of God, 2 Tim. 3:2 Our war is against God and the world created by Him, declared Karl Marx, father of the Communist Manifesto. In his poem, "The Pale Maiden" he admits that he has willfully opted for Hell: "Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 22) "The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority....Socialists recognize each other by the words, "In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done....Satan (is) the eternal rebel,...
  • The UN Meddling with Religion: Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative

    04/09/2011 11:52:33 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 10 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion, Part 9 Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative (URI)Another example of the influence of the United Nations in blending all religions together into a New Agey Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age to get rid of the exclusive Christian Gospel.Today's example in Interfaithism/Religious Syncretism is called a Cooperation Circle and is used by the United Religions Initiative (URI).Their website:'s what they say about themselves:URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 78 countries with its global office...
  • Actual Evil Within the United Nations

    04/07/2011 3:47:39 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 13 replies · 1+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 7, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 8 Actual Evil Within the United Nations Let's begin with a list of items that I will attempt to show:The United Nations has been infused with the evil New Age religion of Theosophy which reveres Lucifer.The United Nations operates its own Meditation Room and Catholic chapel.The UN Meditation Room is used monthly by a few Theosophical groups who meditate there around the changing of the moon.The United Nations General Assembly room is reported to contain a "being" called the Avatar of Synthesis.People who channel demons have done so inside of the UN headquarters in...
  • Ground Zero Mosque a Smokescreen for Interfaith Center?

    04/04/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 1 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 4, 2011 | Consigliere5
    My earlier prediction from September:Imam Rauf decided to pick a spot near Ground Zero so that there would be an outcry and hell keep stringing this along until one day when hell do the honorable and right thing: announce that instead of an Islamic Community Center which promotes Interfaith Understanding, hell build an Interfaith Center devoted equally to all religions and the crowds will cheer and people will actually be happy about an Interfaith Center maybe for the first time ever...recent article from March 30:Two co-founders of the controversial plan to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks...
  • Manchester Cathedral to host tarot card readers and healers at 'new age' festival

    03/28/2011 9:34:56 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | March 28, 2011 | Yakub Qureshi
    Manchester Cathedral is to host a new age festival featuring tarot card readers, crystal healers and dream interpretation. Local Anglican leaders have agreed to throw open the doors of the historic cathedral in a bid to embrace alternative forms of Christianity. Fortune tellers, meditation experts and traditional healers will fill the pews during the day-long festival in May. The Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch, said he wanted to celebrate all forms of spirituality. The Spirit of Life festival on May 2 will also feature stalls and workshops on angels, prayer bead-making and massage. Fire-breathing vicar Rev Andy Salmon,...
  • Brannon Howse on Glenn Beck

    03/10/2011 5:58:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    wnd ^ | Posted: March 09, 2011 | Brannon Howse
    A Christian author and national speaker has just released a video in which he flays radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck as a pagan, New Age "anti-Christ" who is deluding many believers away from the Bible's teachings and leading them toward Eastern mysticism. Read more: Christian author: Glenn Beck actually New Age 'anti-Christ'
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • Wow! Oprah Denies Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation & Heaven

    02/13/2011 2:51:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Conservative Blogs Central ^ | February 12, 2011
    (VIDEO AT LINK) Here is a video of Oprah spreading her New Age Eastern religion, or at least attempting unsuccessfully to indoctrinate these Christian ladies. Oprah says she doesn't want to get into a religious argument with these women because she knows she'll lose the debate at that point.
  • Saddleback Health & Fitness Seminar - Infomercial for Sustainable Development

    01/29/2011 2:28:26 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies
    Ponderings From Patmos ^ | 1/29/2011 | jenpek
    Saddleback Health & Fitness Seminar - Infomercial for Sustainable Development Today on Patmos we will discuss my experience at the Saddleback Health and Fitness Seminar this past weekend. I first arrived to Saddleback's campus only to be told that "all parking lots were full." I drove across the street to see if there were any spots available in the business lots and they were full too. I ended up parking in a housing tract and walked a mile or two back to Saddleback's campus. As I arrived, I overheard a parking lot attendant say they estimated about 6,000 people had...
  • Occult Pagan Revival Signals Death of America and the West

    01/19/2011 5:52:29 AM PST · by spirited irish · 116 replies
    Renew America ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    More than eighty years ago, America began moving away from its' founding Biblical-based worldview to what President Calvin Coolidge identified as "pagan materialism." Fearing for the future of our Constitutional Republic he said in a speech delivered on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926: "Democracy is Christ's government in church and state," said Coolidge as he quoted John Wise (1710). "Here was the doctrine of equality, popular sovereignty, and the substance of the theory of inalienable rights....When we take all these circumstances into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration...
  • Conscience Dreaming & Loughner

    01/09/2011 10:45:20 PM PST · by airedale · 25 replies
    Do a quick search on the term "conscience dreaming" and you'll find all kind of new age books and web sites including books on the subject and goddess religion material including face book pages dedicated to it.. Sounds like a real hard core Tea Party member...NOT. More like a liberal. Of course you wouldn't expect the MSM do do any research on this after all how can they expected to do research when they are pontificating. There is even some wack job over at Huffing and Puffing Post who claims it's really conservative code words To quote kobrock1: "Conscience...
  • Warning: Energy Healing and Reiki May Be Offered to You at Your Hospital

    12/27/2010 5:00:20 AM PST · by joiful77 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Lighthouse Trails Reserach ^ | December 20 2010 | Editors at Lighthouse Trails
    According to an article written by the guru of Reiki, William Lee Rand, the popularity of Reiki (and other energy healing techniques) is growing by leaps and bounds and is becoming common in many US hospitals. At hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care, Rand explains. Personal interviews conducted with medical professionals corroborate this view, (1) he adds. Rand says that the general public is turning with ever-increasing interest to complementary health care, including Reiki, and according to one study, one in every three Americans has...

    12/24/2010 6:07:15 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and dwells in us." (John 1) Our physical birth is God's incarnation, for incarnation signifies the assumption by a divine being of human or animal form. When you were born your little human form was assumed by God. Christmas marks the departure from God's incarnation and your birth as God.
  • The Christ Is Born In Me

    12/24/2010 8:55:37 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    The works of Dr. Holmes | 1950s | Ernest Holmes
    He that sent me is with me. The action of God in me is the Christ of my being and on this Christmas Day, I pay tribute to Jesus who is the worlds greatest example of Gods action through humanity. Two thousand years have passed since a Larger Light came into the world and told us of our spiritual freedom to accomplish our hearts desires. These years have not been in vain, for gradually we have come to a larger understanding of God and of our own Christ Self. I now dedicate and consecrate myself to the teachings of this...
  • The UN Meddling with Religion, Part 6: UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov./Dec. 2010

    12/24/2010 1:16:47 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | December 11, 2010 | Consigliere5
    UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010According to this page: COP16 is the official name of the Cancun summit, which is the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP is the highest body of the UNFCCC and comprises environment ministers from 192 countries who have met once a year since the 1992 Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro.Once again, the UN brought together many "faith traditions" in the spirit of Religious Syncretism and Interfaith Dreams. And. They. Just. Won't. Ever. Stop. Not until Christianity has...
  • The Religious Legacy of Tron

    12/18/2010 7:08:50 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 29 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 18, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Featuring computer graphics which where state-of-the-art in 1982, Disneys Tron became a cult classic among science fiction fans. While the film has not aged well, its high-concept has contributed to its endurance. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Tron was its role as religious allegory. The film depicted a computer-generated world where programs were created in the image of their human users. Those users were thus viewed as deities from the programs perspective. The villains in the film were aberrant programs who sought to wrest control of the system in which they operated. To this end, they propagated the idea...
  • Sri Daya Mata, Guiding Light for U.S. Hindus, Dies at 96

    12/05/2010 12:31:09 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3-Dec-2010 | Dennis Hevesi
    Sri Daya Mata, who for more than five decades was the leader of one of the most influential Hindu groups in the United States and an ardent advocate of the healing power of meditation, died on Tuesday at the groups retreat for nuns in Los Angeles. She was 96. The society, whose monks and nuns adopt Indian names, teaches that there is a unifying truth behind all religious experience, and the group encourages its members to honor their roots in other faiths. Most members follow a vegetarian diet, practice yoga, chant and meditate Sri Daya Mata, who was born Faye...
  • Fr. Corapi urges viewers to stop going with the flow

    11/25/2010 6:42:39 PM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies ^ | 11-12-10 | Lilia Borlongan-Alvarez
    MANILA, PhilippinesIts easy to see where the passion and energy of world-renowned preacher, Fr. John Corapi, is coming from every time he delivers his talks on EWTNhe found the road back to the faith after leading a sinful life in his youth. He gives viewers goose bumps as he talks about sin and its consequences. Recently, we caught his two-part lecture series, Surrender Is Not An Option and the Power of the Holy Eucharist, in which he took to task his audience for being ignorant of their faith. In his booming voice, he blamed bad Catholic teaching at universities in...
  • Mass meditation event scheduled for 11/11/10

    11/05/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 19 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 4, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- On Nov. 11, 2010 - next Thursday - New Agers around the world will be taking part in a mass "energy transmission," in hopes that through positively changing your thoughts can positively change the world. As they note on their website, the people behind this "New Reality Transmission" hope on 11-11 2010 that "one million people across the globe will mentally project a unified vision of a new paradigm for our species ... a new reality. The very real physics that connects human consciousness with molecular structure will be harnessed en masse during the largest scale...
  • The exploited Maldives 'celebrants' are the victims here, not the Swiss couple

    10/29/2010 2:56:56 PM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    al-Guardian ^ | 10/29/10 | William Sutcliffe
    "The Swiss couple who recently renewed their marriage vows in a Maldives beach ceremony can scarcely have expected the shaky handheld video of the ceremony to turn them into temporary celebrities, but thanks to YouTube, and the addition of subtitles, this is exactly what has happened.... Despite the grovelling apology issued by the Maldivian authorities, the victims in this story are not the Swiss couple but the "celebrants" who have now been arrested, and the thousands of other Maldivians who will doubtless be under harsher pressure to bite their tongues and keep smiling over the cocktails."
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:Id think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UNs cultural heritage agency whove never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt Hosni...
  • Is Yoga An Anti-Christian Practice?

    09/22/2010 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 140 replies
    NewsFeed ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Allie Townsend
    Warning to Christians: There may be churches that will bless your Blackberry, but your favorite morning workout may undermine your faith. In a recent blog post, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, examines the argument that practicing yoga may be in direct conflict with the values of Christianity. "Yoga begins and ends with an understanding of the body that is, to say the very least, at odds with the Christian understanding," Mohler writes.
  • The Ground Zero Imam and an InterFaith Explosion

    09/16/2010 4:27:15 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 6 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | September 14, 2010 | Consigliere5
    The Ground Zero Imam and Interfaith Explosion The U.N. has long been obsessed with "Interfaith" this and that... trying to cram all religions together into a big batch of New Agey mush... (and perhaps injecting it with the green tinge of Gaia/Earth worship?) Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is involved with at least two of these U.N.-connected Interfaith organizations: the Interfaith Center of New York... (he's a Vice Chair of the Center) and the Temple of Understanding... at the full post: An InterFaith Explosion: The U.N., Glenn Beck, Churches reading from the Koran, and the Ground Zero Imam... plus a prediction...
  • Author: teens are following a "mutant" Christianity

    08/28/2010 7:58:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 8/28/2010 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Here's some disturbing news about religious trends among teenagers -- what you might call Teenage Mutant Ninja Christianity. From CNN: If you're the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean has this warning: Your child is following a "mutant" form of Christianity, and you may be responsible. Dean says more American teenagers are embracing what she calls "moralistic therapeutic deism." Translation: It's a watered-down faith that portrays God as a "divine therapist" whose chief goal is to boost people's self-esteem. Dean is a minister, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of "Almost Christian," a new book...