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  • Witch Who Smeared Church With Feces Commits Suicid

    08/24/2016 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Ducayne
    BOWLING GREEN, MO ( - In early August, a self-proclaimed Wiccan Catholic smeared a local Bowling Green Catholic church with her own feces. On Monday, August 22, she was found dead in her apartment from an apparent suicide. The local coroner, Jim Turner, has withheld the details of 54-year-old Linda Howard's death, only saying it looked like a suicide and that he would release details at a later date. Howard, who vandalized St. Clement Catholic Church, told police she committed the act because she was angry with God. The parish priest, Fr. Bill Peckmen, posted a message on his Facebook...
  • Loony Liberals Now Bringing Out “Witchdoctors” To Stop Trump? What The Heck!

    06/19/2016 8:12:01 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 22 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-19-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Now I've seen everything. Is not enough that the Democrats tried to kick God off their platform back in 2008 or how the Democrats have removed God out of the public schools along with the Pledge of Allegiance, now they're adding witch doctors at the Trump rally. Can somebody please fix America quickly? The more you see how the liberal left is loony, the more you have to realize your vote is the most important thing that you will do come November. You see what the rioters are doing to Americans who have voiced their opinion at the ballot box...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • Huffington Post Religion Editor Hypes Moonbat Pagan Author

    02/25/2016 2:59:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Attention all Druids! There will be a bingo game after the Wednesday night Oak Worship Service. The Religion Page of the Huffington Post should relocated to the Entertainment Page or, more accurately, the Comedy Page. Their bizzaro efforts to frequently use religion in all its forms to promote a plethora of leftwing agendas often yields highly comedic results. Remember Green Jesus? And now their Associate Religion Editor, Antonia Blumberg, has employed fictional liberal paganism to promote a leftwing fantasy world. 
  • The Left's War on Religion

    12/13/2015 6:05:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ......When the left unleashed aggressive social-media condemnations of people and politicians who offered prayers for those lost in the San Bernardino terror attack, many Americans (not just Republicans) were stupefied, angry - and then totally depressed to realize we had passed a tipping point. The incident has caused Main Street Americans to confront the challenges their kids and grandkids will face in a post-Christian America. American leftists have made a religion out of government; they were angry, not because people called for appeals to a higher being, but because it was to God — not government.
  • Communists, Pagans, and the UM Columbia Race Protests

    11/10/2015 6:38:30 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Whatever happened to welcoming the 'huddled masses,' Hillary? Hillary Clinton is a pro-amnesty candidate who has promised to do everything possible to help bring illegals “out of the shadows” and let them stay in the country. Her surrogates have had a field day deriding anyone who disagrees as a hate-fueled racist who spends his days living in terror of “brown people.” This is particularly true of Donald Trump, who’s been labeled a disgusting monster for suggesting that maybe the millions of illegals pouring across our southern border aren’t the wonderful, God-fearing, people the left would have you believe they are....
  • Ireland is worse than the pagans for legalising gay marriage, says senior cardinal (Raymond Burke)

    05/30/2015 9:50:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    The Tablet ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Backler, Liz Dodd
    Ireland has gone further than paganism and “defied God” by legalising gay marriage, one of the Church’s most senior cardinals has said. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently moved from a senior role in the Vatican to be patron of the Order of Malta, told the Newman Society, Oxford University’s Catholic Society, last night that he struggled to understand “any nation redefining marriage”. Visibly moved, he went on: “I mean, this is a defiance of God. It’s just incredible. Pagans may have tolerated homosexual behaviours, they never dared to say this was marriage.” A total of 1.2 million people voted...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

    Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.
  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

    04/14/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies ^ | 4-14-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Party’s platform will be expressly antireligious. Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. You’ll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 – after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their...
  • Humanist group sues to remove cross-shaped WWI memorial in Maryland

    03/04/2014 4:05:27 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies ^ | March 4, 2014
    A humanist advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit to remove a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Prince George's County, alleging the display violates the First Amendment. The American Humanist Association says it does not object to the fact that the Bladensburg Cross memorializes soldiers, but rather the placement of the Christian symbol on property owned by a government agency, The Daily Record reported. "We are certainly recommending coming up with a monument inclusive of all religious groups," said Monica Miller, a lawyer with the association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center. In 2012, the group sent a letter to the...
  • Why President Obama Didn't Say 'Under God' While Reading the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 4:23:03 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 67 replies
    The Wire Dot Com/Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ......."Today, to mark the anniversary, Twitter is arguing about why President Obama didn't say the words "under God" in his videotaped recitation of the speech. God bless America."......
  • Politics: Obama omits 'under God' from reading of Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 11:17:08 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Best of Cain ^ | November 19 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    For the moment let's dispense with the discussion about whether some of these people deserved to be included, and keep the focus on those two words. As you see, in the mashup version, the words "under God" are included, delivered by Jimmy Carter. According to this story from Washington's WMAL Radio, all the participants when reading their full versions included "under God," with the exception of Obama. So what's that? The explanation from Obama's people is that he was working from an earlier draft of the text, known as the "Nicolay copy," which did not include "under God." Lincoln added...
  • Hoiw to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

    11/19/2013 5:55:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    I.N.F.O ^ | 13 November 2013 | Barrett Johnson
    *Authors note: This post has gotten quite a lot of traffic. Several people (mainly practicing pagans) have pointed out that I used the word "pagan" in a way that doesn't fit the official definition. For my purposes here, I used that word to broadly define someone who rejects a biblical world view, fails to place God at the highest place in their lives, and is depending on something other than the cross for salvation. In hindsight, I probably could have gone with a different word. If you are a practicing pagan, please accept my apologies. Every Imperfect and Normal Family...
  • The Tragic Truth About Tattoos

    11/01/2013 8:21:51 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 201 replies
    Hub ^ | October 31,2013 | Pratonix
    The Truth about Tattoos I had written a hub earlier on 'The Dangers of Tattoos' - which was from purely a medical point of view. The present article is more comprehensive, and should enlighten the open-minded reader about the 'dark truths' behind tattoos. Historical Aspect History shows that tattoos have always been associated with paganism, shamanism, heathen (Baal worship), occult mysticism and demonism. The tattoo has never been associated with Christians, until the present decadent religious times. Wherever the Christian faith made its entrance, the tattoo made its exit. Tattoos where associated with shamans or magic-men (witch-doctors). A shaman is...
  • E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in ‘some sort of false religion’

    09/23/2013 2:38:42 PM PDT · by shego · 161 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/23/13 | Michael Laris
    At a morning sermon Sunday in Northern Virginia, Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor, said people who don’t follow Jesus Christ “are engaged in some sort of false religion.” Jackson offered that view while describing a list of the “controversial” things he believes, and that must be said, as a Christian.... It is not the first time Jackson has weighed in with controversial comments on questions of faith and social issues. He has also said that gay people’s “minds are perverted. They are frankly very sick people psychologically and mentally and emotionally.”...
  • Bishop Paprocki: “Christians have to mentally adjust…it’s a pagan kind of a culture”

    09/10/2013 5:42:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 10, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki (CNS photo) Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois recently did an interview with the Washington Times in which he lamented what he calls the “rupture” in the relationship between Church and culture: “We [Christians] have to mentally adjust. I know it is an adjustment for me because – and I assume for many other people as well - because I grew up in this country at a time when the values in our secular world mirrored the values of the religious world,” Bishop Paprocki said. “And I think what’s happening now is that...
  • Church of England creating 'pagan church' to recruit members

    06/21/2013 3:19:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/21/2013 | Radhika Sanghani
    The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers. Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers. Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.” He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much...
  • Rick Warren says 'haters celebrate' his pain after son's suicide

    04/09/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT · by MNDude · 40 replies
    Rick Warren said it's been difficult to deal with some of the hate mail and online comments he's read since announcing Saturday that his son had committed suicide. "Grieving is hard. Grieving as public figures, harder. Grieving while haters celebrate your pain, hardest," Warren wrote on Facebook on Monday night. Warren has been deluged with words of support both at his Saddleback Church in Orange County and on the Web. “Kay and I are overwhelmed by your love, prayers, and kind words,” the pastor wrote. But there have also been many words of hate on various website comment boards, including...
  • The Human Rights lobby think a Christian is like a Druid

    04/08/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT · by markomalley
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/8/13 | Cristina Odone
    I should say at the outset that I was turned down by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a post they advertised. I'd never have dared apply had it not been for Trevor Phillips, who headed it at the time. "Why don't you have a Christian on board?" I had asked him. "Why don't you apply?" he'd graciously replied. Alas, he was leaving the Commission when he said it. But when I saw his replacement – Baroness O'Neill – I wasn't upset about my failed application: the philosopher is, at least on paper, Christian. She'd look after the...
  • Happy Easter: Google Celebrates Cesar Chavez's Birth

    03/30/2013 11:25:27 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    March 31 marks the birthday of National Farm Workers Association (later United Farm Workers) co-founder Cesar Chavez. Chavez, who was trained by Saul Alinsky in the tactics of community organizing, has become a cult figure in California due to his organization of agricultural workers. March 31 also happens to be another important date this year: Easter. So, naturally, Google’s current logo features a graphic of Chavez’s face, rather than anything having to do with Easter.
  • Non-believers taking college campuses by storm

    02/16/2013 2:45:43 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Katherine Don
    In the past few years, the number of affiliated student secular organizations has increased more than threefold This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the Bleedin’ Heathens Blood Drive. On February 12, they will eat cake to celebrate Darwin Day, and earlier this year, they performed “de-baptism” ceremonies to celebrate Blasphemy Day, attended a War on Christmas Party, and set up Hug An Atheist and Ask An Atheist booths in the campus quad. These activities and more are organized by the Illini Secular Student Alliance...
  • There Are Less of Us Than You Think [Pagans discuss the amount(s) of religious influence in the USA]

    09/17/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jason Pitzl-Waters
    According to Grey Matter Research, Americans think our country is far more religiously diverse than it actually is. In a survey of 747 adults the research and consulting firm found that most underestimated the size of Christianity and over-estimated the size of atheists, Muslims, and other religious minorities. “The typical American adult pegs religious affiliation in the U.S. as follows:  24% Catholic, 20% Protestant, 19% unaffiliated, 9% Jewish, 9% atheist or agnostic, 7% Muslim, 7% Mormon, and 5% from all other religious groups. In reality, according to the 2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Americans...
  • A Lament at the Secular World’s Rejection of Natural Law

    07/21/2012 1:08:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 19, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the great losses to Western Culture is the increasing refusal to accept that there is a Natural Law to which we may commonly refer. This is especially problematic in pluralistic and secularist societies like the post-Christian West where reference to the sacred text of Scripture is not considered authoritative by many.Hence, it has been the long practice of the Church, even before secularizing trends to base her witness to the truth not only on Scripture but also on Natural Law. The recourse to such a basis for discussion is now largely impossible for us, as most secularists have...
  • Banning circumcision is dangerous to your health

    07/02/2012 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 32 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | July 2nd 2012 | Spengler
    I will not address the scientific grounds for circumcision (which among other things drastically reduces the transmission of infections including AIDS), because your decree has nothing to do with science. Rather, as Heinrich Heine wrote in 1844 of your city of Cologne, Dummheit und Bosheitbuhltenhier GleichHunden auf freierGasse; Die Enkelbruterkennt man nochheut An ihremJudenhasse. (Stupidity and evil mated here / Like dogs in the open gutter / You still can recognize their descendants today / By their Jew-hatred).
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-11-12

    01/11/2012 3:05:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies ^ | 1-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • UFO Survey Reveals Many Americans Believe the Obama White House is Lying (truncated title)

    12/21/2011 10:04:10 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/21/2011
    A majority of people surveyed believe the Obama White House is lying when it says the government has no evidence that extraterrestrial beings exist. According to those surveyed, 99% believe that UFO's of extraterrestrial origin have visited earth now or sometime in the past! And about 98% believe that the US government "knows more than it is saying" about UFO's and extraterrestrials, thus disputing the White House recent announcement last month on its website stating that that government/scientists/CIA/ military do not have information that supports that extraterrestrials do exist. "When asked, most people feel that the government has more knowledge...
  • Steve Jobs Was Not God

    10/07/2011 1:30:39 PM PDT · by toma29 · 168 replies
    Gawker ^ | 10/7/2011 | Hamilton Nolan
    Steve Jobs is dead. A tech genius has passed on. Sad. Certainly a devastating loss to Steve Jobs' close friends and family members, as well as to Apple executives and shareholders. The rest of you? Calm down. Among my Facebook friends yesterday, more than one wrote publicly that they were "crying" or "can't stop crying" or "teared up" due to Steve Jobs' death. Really now. You can't stop crying, now that you've heard that a middle-aged CEO has passed, after a long battle with cancer? If humans were always so empathetic, well, that would be understandable. But this type of...
  • From a Texas rat to the American eel, hundreds of plants, animals advance toward protections

    09/30/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 09/29/2011 9:23 PM | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark -snip- key Republicans vowed Thursday to press forward with their plans to put the brakes on a law they blame for jeopardizing economic growth. Still, said Patrick Parenteau, an environmental law professor at the Vermont Law School, "Here at a single glance, you see the sweep of the Endangered Species Act. They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now. -snip- The flurry of action could...
  • BIBLICAL ETHICS ~ Did God Kill Children? (Second Kings 2:23-25)

    09/13/2011 6:13:40 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 9 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 9-12-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    ....One last point before we bullet point the complete idea behind the Holy and Rightful judgement from the Judge of all mankind. there were 42 persons killed by two bears. Obviously this would require many more than 42 people. Why? What happens when you have a group of ten people and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes in preparation to attack? Every one will immediately scatter! In the debate I pointed out that freezing 42 people and allowing the bears time to go down the line to kill each one would be even more of a miracle than...
  • 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...
  • Animal parts, blood found in suitcase of Dulles traveler

    12/10/2010 5:37:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 10, 2010 | Emily Babay
    Elephant tails, dried hedgehogs and chicken blood probably weren't on the top of your packing list the last time you traveled. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized all of that and other animal parts and plants from one suitcase at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP spokesman Steve Sapp said Thursday that the items were taken on Dec. 3 from a 59-year-old man who was traveling from Ghana. The passenger said the items were used for spiritual purposes...The suitcase contained two elephant tails, bloody sheets, five chicken feathers, chicken blood, a dried hedgehog, two dried chameleons, grass, seed pods, tree...
  • NASA Flunky Apology Tour

    10/04/2010 4:49:46 AM PDT · by Viktor1959 · 28 replies
    There is another Apology Tour to the Muslim World getting underway. This time, rather than President Obama touring the Middle East and bowing to foreign rulers, NASA Head Charles Bolden and other NASA officials will tour the Middle East, performing their newly-appointed role of “Muslim Outreach”. Why must our NASA officials, whose job it is to oversee America’s Space Program, go to the Middle East for Muslim Outreach? None of the Middle East Countries even has a space program. The trip began on Friday. The delegation is going to Prague, then to Saudi Arabia, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...
  • Feds nab 19 Pagans in 5 states after 21-month probe unveils plot to kill rival Hells Angels

    09/16/2010 2:57:16 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 09/16/2010 | JASON NARK
    THE PAGAN'S Motorcycle Club didn't burn down the boardwalk during a biker rally in Wildwood last weekend, but they did take a few moments to plan a thoughtful Christmas gift for some fellow bikers. Unfortunately, "Christmas presents" was a phrase the outlaw motorcycle gang used for homemade hand grenades, federal officials said, adding that some Pagans in Wildwood last weekend were plotting to use them to kill members of the Hells Angels, their biggest rival.
  • Urban Pagans Mark Solstice With Marriage of City, Country and Me

    06/21/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    London Times ^ | June 21, 2010 | Nick Ray
    Urban Pagans Mark Solstice With Marriage of City, Country and Me Johnny Blueeyes conducts the pagan marriage at Shoreditch, London [pic in URL] Nick Ray for The Times June 21 2010 On the eve of the longest day of the year, as the sun was setting over the Gherkin, beneath the Broadgate Tower bathed in orange light, I married my unwitting colleague Kaya Burgess. If there are ley lines in London it seems unlikely that they would cut through an East End car park. But last night, as druids prepared for their ancient rituals in Stonehenge, 400 urban pagans performed...
  • Pagans Flock to Stone Henge Solstice

    06/21/2010 11:21:30 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-21-10 | Kevin Spak
    (NEWSER) – Thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight this morning as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice. About 20,000 alternative-minded revelers crowded the prehistoric site in southern England to see the 4:52am (11:52pm EST) sunrise, following an annual all-night party. They waited for dawn at the Heel Stone, a pockmarked pillar just outside the main circle that aligns with the rising sun. Unlike previous recent years, when the sunrise has been obscured by cloud, the bright sun bathed the monument in orange and gold today....
  • Christianity and the Charge of Pagan, Hellenistic, and Gnostic Syncretism

    The internet and popular literature are awash in false charges that Christianity is the result of pagan, Hellenistic, and/or Gnostic syncretism. A simple internet search and cursory perusal of public sharing sites yield manifold examples of profound error and many are being misled today as a result. A growing body of atheists and people adhering to neopaganism or false religious systems are propagating this information usually due to their own misunderstanding and deception but some are propigating the error knowingly on purpose. During a period roughly spanning 1890 to 1940, scholars often alleged that New Testament Christianity was heavily influenced...
  • VANITY: Discovery Health Channel evening TV schedule for Easter Sunday (Disturbing!)

    04/04/2010 11:24:08 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 25 replies · 759+ views
    Self | 4/4/10
    Tonight on the Discovery Health Channel: "Anatomy of Sex" at 8pm; "Unfaithful Stories" at 9pm; and finally, "The Secret Life of Tiger Woods" at 10pm. NO JOKE. This is Easter Sunday. Do networks have any shred of morality or decency on one of the Holiest of days?
  • Syracuse University welcomes the pagans

    02/19/2010 1:38:06 PM PST · by metmom · 33 replies · 716+ views
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | February 19, 2010 | The Post-Standard Editorial Board
    Syracuse University’s announcement that it has taken the unusual step of hiring a pagan chaplain reflects a welcome open-mindedness to diversity and religious pluralism. The college’s roots are in Methodism. But the appointment of Mary Hudson as the 11th chaplain at Hendricks Chapel shows the broadening of religious expression in America — and one hopes, religious tolerance — in the 80 years since the chapel opened its doors.
  • Syracuse University welcomes the pagans

    02/19/2010 1:32:17 PM PST · by metmom · 12 replies · 402+ views
    February 19, 2010 ^ | The Post-Standard Editorial Board
    Syracuse University’s announcement that it has taken the unusual step of hiring a pagan chaplain reflects a welcome open-mindedness to diversity and religious pluralism. The college’s roots are in Methodism. But the appointment of Mary Hudson as the 11th chaplain at Hendricks Chapel shows the broadening of religious expression in America — and one hopes, religious tolerance — in the 80 years since the chapel opened its doors.
  • Pagan Pride at Syracuse U

    02/15/2010 7:55:40 AM PST · by bs9021 · 19 replies · 786+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 15, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Pagan Pride at Syracuse U Bethany Stotts, February 15, 2010 This month Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel installed its first pagan chaplain, Mary Hudson, “in line with its goal of being more inclusive of all religions on campus,” reports The Daily Orange on Feb. 14. “Syracuse University may be only the second university in the nation to have a pagan chaplain, Hudson said. The only other one she was aware of is at the University of Southern Maine,” writes Rebecca Kheel for The Daily Orange. She continues, This is the first new chaplain since the appointments of the Buddhist and the...
  • Hendricks Chapel | First pagan chaplain appointed (Pagan chaplain at Syracuse Univ.)

    02/15/2010 6:31:47 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Hendricks Chapel recognized Mary Hudson as its first pagan chaplain on Feb. 1, in line with its goal of being more inclusive of all religions on campus. This is the first new chaplain since the appointments of the Buddhist and the historically black church chaplains and the 11th chaplain at Hendricks. As a chaplain, Hudson will work at Hendricks two days a week, sponsor community outreaches and be apart of the Chaplains Council. Syracuse University may be only the second university in the nation to have a pagan chaplain, Hudson said. The only other one she was aware of is...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/03/2010 4:30:45 PM PST · by khnyny · 81 replies · 1,558+ views ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jpseph Abrams
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans. Wiccan cadets and officers on the Colorado Springs base have been convening for over a decade, but the school will officially dedicate a newly built circle of stones on about March 10, putting the outdoor sanctuary on an equal footing with the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels on the base. "When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn't have anywhere to...
  • Cross found at Air Force Academy's Wicca center

    02/03/2010 10:40:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies · 1,342+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions. But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there. "We've been making great progress at the Air Force Academy. This is clearly a setback," said Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the academy. He is founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and has often tangled...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/01/2010 7:32:59 PM PST · by wild74 · 35 replies · 933+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 01, 2010
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans.
  • Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy [All In The Name of "Religious Tolerance"]

    02/01/2010 5:12:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 404+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 01, 2010 | Dan Elliott
    Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday. A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors. "Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point," said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. "It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and...
  • (Air Force)Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas (for pagans)

    01/31/2010 11:29:10 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 35 replies · 870+ views
    US Air Force Academy ^ | 1/27/2010 | Staff Sgt. Don Branum
    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10. The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces.
  • Google Celebrates Christmas (with Spaceship Flying over Peace Sign-Adorned Earth?)

    12/25/2009 4:13:47 AM PST · by nhwingut · 34 replies · 2,026+ views
    Vanity | 12/25/09 | Me
    The company that celebrates Earth Day, Gay Day, Diversity Day, Muzzie Day and every other made-up liberal crapday, can't even bring themselves to honor Christmas.
  • Pagans celebrate winter solstice on the wrong day

    12/25/2009 4:14:30 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 1,678+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Dec 23 2009 | Martin Evans
    Pagan worshippers, who braved freezing dawn temperatures to celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge, were dismayed to discover they had turned up on the wrong day . . . Pagan leader Arthur Pendragon said: "It is the most important day of the year for us . . ."