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  • Newsweek Predicts the End of Christianity in America (GOD IS DEAD... AGAIN!!!)

    04/07/2009 7:35:22 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 94 replies · 2,352+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Published Apr 4, 2009 | John Meacham
    "The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. How that statistic explains who we are now—and what, as a nation, we are about to become."
  • Mixed Feelings about Moms in the Military

    03/02/2009 3:28:49 PM PST · by CMoran325 · 27 replies · 562+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | March 2, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Perhaps you heard about the NC mom, Lisa Pagan, who was recalled by the army and made the case that there was no one to care for her children. Her husband travels extensively for his job, and both sets of grandparents live out of state. Having exhausted the appeals process, she showed up for duty with her two kids in tow. Perhaps sensing a PR nightmare, the army has promised that she will be discharged. Now I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this story. In one way I totally sympathized with this woman, having pulled...
  • 'I'm pagan and I vote'

    11/15/2008 10:20:47 AM PST · by iomega · 13 replies · 676+ views ^ | 11/15/2008 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia — Jogging through this gorgeous, historic town the first Saturday after the Tuesday vote, which elected the most leftist presidential candidate in American history, it isn't difficult to see how the typically Republican state of Virginia went Democrat in 2008... ...the vast majority of self-described non-religious voting Americans went for Obama, and they were decisive. CNN exit polls found that 76 percent of those who answered "none" when asked about religious affiliation cast ballots for Obama. They comprised 12 percent of voters.
  • Priest dies while performing sorcery

    11/02/2008 12:36:12 PM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies · 1,010+ views
    Indian Express ^ | 2 Nov 2008
    Ahmedabad, November 1 : A Priest of a Shiva temple in Bapunagar hanged himself to death inside the temple premises reportedly while performing a sorcery ritual in the early hours on Saturday. B J Maharaj (40), who belonged to Uttar Pradesh (UP), was found hanging from a hook on the ceiling of the Lambeshwar Mahadev Temple, near Ajit Chowk in Bapunagar, on Saturday morning. The Bapunagar police have sent the body for post mortem and are investigating the case. According to preliminary investigations, said the police, the victim died accidentally while performing a ritual to get expertise in black magic...
  • Pagan teacher and author of "Slow Time," Waverly Fitzgerald talks about rethinking her relationship

    01/28/2008 7:55:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 101+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/8 | David Ian Miller
    Lately it seems that many of us are living as if we are over-caffeinated hamsters on well-greased exercise wheels. We run and run as fast as we can and still don't manage to arrive at our destinations. At the end of the day there are still a slew of chores undone on the to-do list. We struggle to find time to savor the company of our loved ones, enjoy life and relax. Our physical, emotional and spiritual needs often are abandoned due to the demands of modern life. Spiritual teacher and author Waverly Fitzgerald believes we'd all benefit by changing...
  • What Are We Celebrating When We Celebrate Christmas?

    12/21/2007 3:50:04 PM PST · by Cruising Speed · 2 replies · 299+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 21 Dec 2007 | Lee Harris
    One can only admire the humanity and wisdom of those Christians, like St. Boniface, who chose to Christianize the pagan festival, instead of outlawing it...[b]ut what can be said about those fanatics who today wish to apologize and minimize Christmas out of a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity...?
  • Christian snobs echo Scrooge

    12/11/2007 4:59:39 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 13 replies · 287+ views
    E-pistles to Ellen ^ | December 11, 2007 | Ellen Makkai
    Dear Ellen, Christmas is disgusting. It’s all pagan worship. Even most Christians don’t realize that all their decorations and traditions come from ancient Babylon. Our family doesn’t cave in to all this stuff and I tell friends at church they shouldn’t either. Signed, Ms. Christian Grinch Dear Ms. Grinch, By saying “all this stuff,” I assume we’re talking Christmas trees, mistletoe, hasty pudding, Yule logs, etc.? I grant that Christmas choices are a matter of personal conscience. I had a similar e-mail conversation with another Christian killjoy last month so I retrieve and relate to you my comments to him....
  • "My books are about killing God!" An athiest's 'Narnia' knockoff

    10/26/2007 8:54:15 AM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie "The Golden Compass," based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film's release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which...
  • Breaking: +Iker Receives Threat Letter from Schori

    11/08/2007 7:08:41 PM PST · by Huber · 16 replies · 109+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | November 8, 2007 | Extorting Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
    From ENS: 8 November 2007 The Rt. Rev. Jack Iker The Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth 2900 Alemeda Street Fort Worth, TX 76108 Dear Jack, As you are undoubtedly aware, it is my view that recent amendments to your Diocese's constitution violate the Constitutional requirement that the Diocese maintain an "unqualified accession" to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. I have now reviewed several proposed constitutional amendments that will be considered at your forthcoming diocesan convention. It is evident to me that several of these proposed changes would further violate the Church's Constitution, while some other proposed changes...
  • Festivity reunites living, dead

    11/02/2007 10:14:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 180+ views ^ | November 2, 2007 | MEREDITH MANDELL
    Tamara Morales paid homage to her grandfather on her lunch hour at the fast-food chain Chipotle on Thursday. "I told the guy behind the counter, 'Give me the most 'picante' salsa,'" said Morales, in Spanish. Morales was preparing for "El Dia de los Muertos," or "the Day of the Dead," a holiday when the spirits of the deceased are said to return and reunite with loved ones. Her grandfather, Manual, died six years ago at the ripe age of 87, she said. He had a loud voice and a penchant for spicy food, so Morales was going to savor the...
  • Executive Council receives draft response to proposed Anglican covenant

    10/28/2007 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 25+ views
    Episcopal News Service ^ | October 26, 2007 | By Mary Frances Schjonberg
    Opening day of Dearborn meeting also features briefing on Church Center reorganization [Episcopal News Service] Members of the Episcopal Church's Executive Council received copies of a proposed Council response to the draft Anglican covenant during private conversation the afternoon of October 26. The Council, the church's governing body between meetings of General Convention, will discuss the draft response on October 27 in another private conversation during the second day of its three-day meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. Also on October 26, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during her opening remarks to the meeting, discussed her plan to...
  • Pagans upset over 180-ft. Homer

    07/19/2007 5:30:10 AM PDT · by period end of story · 55 replies · 1,524+ views
    UPI ^ | July 19, 2007
    CERNE ABBAS, England, July 19 (UPI) -- A 180-foot-long drawing of Homer Simpson next to an enormous, sacred carving in Dorset, England, has angered pagans, Sky News reported Wednesday. The group has vowed to do a little "rain magic" to wash away the cartoon character, which was rendered with biodegradable paint on a hillside next to the famous 17th Century fertility symbol, the Cerne Abbas giant. The picture of Homer Simpson eating a doughnut was etched alongside the chalk outline of the naked, club-wielding giant as a publicity stunt to promote the upcoming release of "The Simpsons Movie."
  • US Senate to open with Hindu prayers

    07/04/2007 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 293 replies · 6,548+ views
    Times of India ^ | 27 June 2007
    History will be created when a Hindu prayer will be recited at the opening of the US Senate in Washington DC on July 12. Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain, said that he had been officially asked to say the prayer. He said he believes this may be the first time any Hindu prayer is delivered in the Senate since its formation in 1789. Zed is likely to choose the prayer from the Rig Veda, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita. He said he plans to start and end the prayer with 'Om', the mystical Hindu syllable. The full text of the...
  • Pagans to Rally for Religious Rights in Front of the White House on July 4th

    06/21/2007 8:38:08 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies · 778+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | June 21, 2007 | Rev. Barry Lynn
    WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Pagan religious leaders from diverse denominations will gather in Lafayette Square Park on the Fourth of July to advocate for a Pagan military chaplain, request more approved Pagan religious symbols from the Department of Veterans Affairs and call for universal freedom of religious expression. Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will also address the crowd. "Until Pagans have the same rights as Presbyterians and Pentecostals, religious liberty is not safe in America. The Framers of our Constitution mandated no preference for any one religion over another...
  • Climate McCarthyism and Eco-Inquisitions (Al Gore & Co.)

    03/12/2007 5:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 639+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 13, 2006 | Paul Driessen
    Two centuries years ago, Voltaire proclaimed, “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Today, our free speech traditions are under assault. Colleges prohibit “offensive” or “politically incorrect” speech. Radical Islamists threaten to kill scholars, artists and even popes who “disrespect” the Prophet. And when we desperately need unfettered scientific debate, intolerant eco-activists have ushered in an era of climate McCarthyism and eco-Inquisitions. Al Gore seeks to muzzle anyone who raises inconvenient truths about climate alarmism. Greenpeace wants “climate criminals” pilloried and silenced. Grist magazine wants “Nuremberg-style war crimes trials” for...
  • German trial over Anne Frank book

    02/26/2007 11:43:52 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 678+ views
    BBB ^ | Monday, February 28, 2007
    The Diary of Anne Frank was displayed on the judge's desk A suspected German neo-Nazi has admitted publicly burning a copy of Anne Frank's diary, at the start of his trial with six others.The suspects are accused of inciting racial hatred and disparaging the dead. Prosecutors in the eastern German city of Magdeburg said Lars Konrad, 25, threw the book onto a bonfire during a summer solstice party in June 2006. Anne Frank wrote her diary while she and her family hid from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam during World War II. The indictment says the public...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, February 22, 2007

    02/22/2007 2:44:03 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 181 replies · 1,724+ views
  • For Gods and Country

    02/21/2007 3:01:47 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies · 618+ views
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 19, 2007 | Alan Cooperman
    A year ago, he was a Pentecostal Christian minister at Camp Anaconda, the largest U.S. support base in Iraq. On July 6, he applied to become the first Wiccan chaplain in the U.S. armed forces
  • In Mystery Of Beatle Lennon Was Occult Link That May Have Factored Into Death

    02/01/2007 9:14:13 AM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 2,337+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 02.01.07 | Michael Brown
    If there was a danger to the dark side that welled in music in the 1960s, it was perhaps best represented by what happened to one of its icons, Beatle John Lennon.  His was a life that symbolized, and took to an extreme, the spiritual struggles -- and confusion -- of a generation.  As previously reported [click here for story], after years of casting about -- swerving as a youth from Christianity to agnosticism to atheism and then all the way to Eastern meditation -- the famed songwriter settled, in the end, on the occult, as sort of a harbinger...
  • Schools turning on to yoga, but some call it foreign religion

    01/30/2007 10:42:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 91 replies · 1,701+ views ^ | 01.29.07 | RACHEL KONRAD
    APTara Gruber and staff demonstrating a schoolteachers' instruction session. Teachers claim yoga helps students with attention-deficit disorder and may help lower childhood obesity. SAN FRANCISCO -- In Tara Guber's ideal world, American children would meditate in the lotus position and chant in Sanskrit before taking stressful standardized tests.  But when she asked a public elementary school in Aspen, Colo., to teach yoga in 2002, Christian fundamentalists and even some secular parents lobbied the school board. They argued that yoga's Hindu roots conflicted with Christian teachings and that using it in school might violate the separation of church and state....