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  • [Copied and retitled by blogger "Papa Giorgio" onto personal YouTube account ] Muhammad Talks to "

    I am not a fan of the show.... but was listening to him (Neil Saavedra, AKA, "Jesus Christ") on the way to get coffee for the wife and I while we were watching the niece. I enjoyed the call. I may start listening and uploading stuff like it in the future. BUT KNOW that a dude who responds like Jesus, is, ...well... creepy and borderline blasphemous in my mind.
  • Tunisian Professor Amel Grami: Homosexuality Emerged from Our Heritage

    01/17/2016 5:20:25 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 12/20/15 | Al-Wataniya TV (Tunisia)
    In an interview with the Tunisian Al-Wataniya TV channel, Professor Amel Grami said that in the days of early Islam, "society was more aware of its diversity and more pluralistic, while today we are more rigid and unaccepting of the other." According to Grami, a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Manouba, Tunisia, and an authority on gender studies, "many judges talked openly about their passion for boys, and said that they have their own boy, whom they meet intimately, and so on. Many jurisprudents had such relations." The interview aired on December 20, 2015. Video at link
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Is Pluralism a Threat to Catholic Survival?

    05/07/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 7, 2014 | James Kalb
    With few exceptions, American Catholics have given up on the dream of a Catholic society. Instead, they have come to aspire to a seat at the table: a respected position in public life that lets them bring their insights and values into public discussion within a pluralistic system.At first glance the aspiration seems sensible. A Catholic social order can’t function if there is no consensus in favor of Catholicism among people who run things. We are a long way from such a situation, so the best we can hope for today is to be able to propose our views...
  • US State Department creates office ‘to engage with’ world’s religious communities (Kerry)

    08/08/2013 7:46:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 19 replies
    CWN ^ | August 08, 2013 | CWN
    Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the creation of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, whose mission, he said, is “to engage more closely with faith communities around the world, with the belief that we need to partner with them to solve global challenges.” “There is common ground between the Abrahamic faiths, and, in fact, between the Abrahamic faiths and all religions and philosophies, whether you’re talking about Hindu or Confucianism or any other of the many of the world’s different approaches to our existence here on the planet and to our relationship with a supreme being,” said Kerry....
  • When the Government Tries to Be God

    03/15/2013 6:12:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 3-15-13 | David Murray
    Of course, for too long successive governments have enacted and tolerated laws that are evil (such as the legalizing of abortion). What’s new in our day is that laws are being proposed and enacted that attempt to force Christians to give up core Christian doctrines (e.g. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation) and ethics (e.g. biblical definition of marriage). When the Government does this, it is crossing the line from being God’s servant to being God itself. When that happens, what should we do? Although Christians ought to be the most loyal citizens in any nation, we are...
  • Another food fight at Harvard (That diversity, pluralism and multi-culti thing again...)

    11/20/2012 7:09:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The great minds at Harvard University just can't seem to get this diversity, pluralism and multi culti thing right. Not to mention inclusiveness. And when combined with something as difficult as food--well, Harvard just seems to collapse. Recently, Harvard succumbed after an Arab student went on a hate filled rant, complaining that hummus wasn't Israeli but Arab, or at least Mediterranean; labeling it Israeli was another sign of Israeli domination. Then Harvard University Dining Service (HUDS) decided that because kosher food is more expensive than non kosher food--and it is--only Jews should be allowed to eat in the Harvard Hillel...
  • Israel population passes 7.8 million mark on eve of 64th Independence Day

    04/25/2012 4:49:12 PM PDT · by Bevo · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ruth Eglash
    On eve of its 64th Independence Day, Israel’s population has surpassed 7.8 million, a growth of 1.8 percent or an additional 137,000 new citizens since this time last year, according to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) figures released Tuesday. According to the statistics, the state’s Jewish population makes up some 75.3% of the total population or 5,931,000 people, while the Arab population has reached 1,623,000 (20.6%) and those not identified with either group is at 327,000 (4.1%). Since last year, 161,000 babies were born in the State of Israel while some 39,000 people passed away. Close to 19,500 new immigrants...
  • A Dose of Reality

    04/01/2011 6:56:49 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | April 9, 2011 | Joel Belz
    If the world at large right now seems like a wacky place, and if you've lost the ability to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad around the globe, and if it seems that the president and his team in Washington have utterly lost track of their own foreign policy goals—well, then, may I suggest just one issue here we all need to get straight? We need to quit worshipping at the altar of pluralism and multiculturalism.
  • Unitarian Universalism and the illogical sham of pluralism

    09/04/2010 6:53:19 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | Sep 4, 2010 AD | Mariano Grinbank
    ...Now, here is the issue and it is the same issue as with the popular versions of syncretism, relativism, inclusivism and pluralism of all sorts and kinds: the fact is that we are all exclusivists. This is very simply proved: if you disagree with the statement “we are all exclusivists” then you have just proved the point as you have excluded the statement from the realm of truth. Consider this: all religions do not claim that all religions have the answer. All claim to have the answer. All claim some sort of exclusivity; or else they would not be distinct...
  • Live Blog From Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally in DC

    08/28/2010 7:04:31 AM PDT · by · 106 replies ^ | August 28, 2010 | David Shedlock
    Refresh every few minutes by pressing F5 on your keyboard. The crowd is rowdy with occasional chants of “USA, USA” or “Glenn, Glenn” A crowd of possibly 300,000 is expected at the Mall on Washington, DC for Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial. We plan to cover it “live” from his Facebook streaming audio. Lots of surprise guests will be showing up for this blend of religion and patriotism. Last night at the Divine Destiny rally at the Kennedy Center, evangelicals Twila Paris, Dave Roever, and Chuck Norris all made appearances. Today’s rally will feature...
  • Claremont president: Christians shouldn’t evangelize people of other faiths

    07/08/2010 2:30:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies ^ | July 6, 2010 | Methodist Thinker
    The president of a United Methodist-affiliated seminary says Christians who feel the need to evangelize people of other faiths have “an incorrect perception of what it means to follow Jesus.” The comment from Jerry D. Campbell, president of California’s Claremont School of Theology, was published July 2 by the United Methodist Reporter. “The correct perception [of following Jesus] is much more on [the] side of learning to express love for God and love for your neighbor as yourself,” he told the newspaper. Dr. Campbell’s remarks were reported in an article about Claremont’s plan to become an “interreligious institution” that offers...
  • All Religions are not Created Equal

    11/16/2009 7:51:03 AM PST · by thisisthetime · 49 replies · 886+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 16, 2009 | Brian Woodward
    “Do we regard the Christian way as the only way, so that salvation is not to be found outside it; or do we regard the other great religions of mankind as other ways of life and salvation?” - Religious Philosopher John Hick Pluralism, the belief that all religions are equal, contradicts the entire premise of religion. If all religion is equally true, what is the point of subscribing exclusively to one? People initially believe in a certain doctrine or religion because of faith and conviction that it is true. Likewise they reject other doctrine as false. Within respective faiths, most...
  • The “Coexist” Movement and Delusion

    09/27/2009 2:31:42 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 53 replies · 2,818+ views
    The Igonorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/23/09 | DJP I.F.
    It seems like everywhere you look these days while driving on the road – especially on college campuses – an odd-phrased bumper sticker with religious symbols spelling “COEXIST” can be seen. This phrase contains the spiritual ideologies of the major world religions. Every letter in the “COEXIST” phrase has a symbol representing a religious system or spiritual ideology: “C” for the crescent and star (representing Islam); “O” being dotted with the Karma Wheel (Buddhism) “E” as energy in the relativity equation (Science); “X” illustrating the star of David (Judaism); the “I” representing the pentagram (Wicca/Pagan); “S” for the Tao symbol;...
  • New Religions: A Small Sect Makes it to the Supreme Court

    12/22/2008 8:42:49 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 9 replies · 522+ views
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 12/22/2008 | Monte Sahlin
    The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted an appeal from a religion that you probably never heard of until it hit the news yesterday. Summum is rooted in gnostic Christianity (or, at least modern understandings of gnosticism) and ancient Egyptian religion (or, at least contemporary understandings of ancient Egyptian religion). It was founded in 1975 and has its headquarters in (of all places) Utah. You can get more information at the official Summum web site. The case before the Supreme Court is based on the fact that the small town in Utah has a large, stone monument in the city park...
  • Blame Everyone But Russia!

    08/20/2008 10:08:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 103+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Everyone is distracted by the Olympics. The squabbling here on the campaign trail consumes the media. Two presidential candidates and a lame-duck president all are weighing in on foreign policy. No wonder Vladimir Putin thought it was a good time to invade Georgia. Apparently the Russian prime minister knew exactly what he was doing but assumed no one in the West did. And he was right. Our pundits and politicians are all over the map as Putin is variously portrayed as villain, victim, patriot, tyrant -- and more still. The neoconservatives: We must make Russia pay a terrible price for...
  • Do All Religions Lead to God?

    During the days following the catastrophic terrorist events of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush called for a national day of prayer. He urged people of all faiths to pray for America. Interfaith religious services were televised from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and from Yankee Stadium in New York. These services included clerics from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. They offered prayers to the God collectively addressed as "the God of Abraham, the God of Muhammad, and the Father of Jesus Christ." Popular television personality Oprah Winfrey led the service held in New York City and...
  • Pope: Catholic Politicians Need to Be Aware of Christian Identity

    12/19/2005 6:12:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 401+ views
    Zenit ^ | 12/18/2005
    ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome Code: ZE05121805 Date: 2005-12-18 Pope: Catholic Politicians Need to Be Aware of Christian Identity Urges That They Act Against Injustice and Tyranny VATICAN CITY, DEC. 18, 2005 ( One of the challenges facing the Church is to help Catholic politicians recognize their Christian identity and act accordingly, says Benedict XVI. The Pope addressed this topic Saturday when receiving in audience a third group of Polish bishops making their five-yearly visit to the Holy See. Recalling the teachings of the Second Vatican Council's constitution "Gaudium et Spes," the Holy Father said: "Those who...
  • Reform Jews Hope to Unmix Mixed Marriages

    02/12/2006 2:11:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,238+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2006 | MICHAEL LUO
    In this age of potpourri spirituality, Anique Olivier-Mason, 25, classifies herself generally as a Christian: she grew up Catholic and often attends a Presbyterian church near her home. But on a recent Friday night, she was attending Sabbath services at Larchmont Temple. Mrs. Olivier-Mason's husband, Joshua, is Jewish, and the couple became members of the synagogue, in Westchester County, last summer, committing to immersing themselves in the 800-family congregation. On this night, she stood by gamely as her husband, 25, bobbed, swayed and sang in enthusiastic Hebrew with others in the temple. With intermarriage so common, Reform synagogues like Larchmont...
  • The Future Iraq Deserves (Ahmad Chalabi On Iraq's Future Of Pluralism And Democracy)

    12/21/2004 9:29:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 330+ views ^ | 12/22/04 | Ahmad Chalabi
    Despite the lack of security in Iraq today, a democratic, pluralistic Iraq is the only acceptable outcome. Iraq's unity can be best secured through the involvement of all groups in the political process. The concerns being voiced by many in the international community, of the fear of Sunni marginalization and Shiite domination, were the same concerns that allowed Saddam to last as long as he did. Those arguments are reappearing today, to close the door of hope and opportunity for the Iraqi people. But Saddamism without Saddam is simply not an option. Iraq's people are already realizing their objective of...