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  • AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws Mormon crowds

    03/29/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 3-29-2014 | Associated Press
    "Revelers with colored corn starched hands celebrate during the 2014 Festival of Colors, Holi Celebration at the Krishna Temple Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Spanish Fork, Utah. Nearly 70,000 people are expected to gather starting Saturday at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork for the annual two-day festival of colors. Revelers gyrate to music and partake in yoga during the all-day festival, throwing colored corn starch in the air once every hour. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the large majority of participants are not Hindus, but Mormons. Thousands of students from nearby Brigham Young University come...
  • People on Other Worlds

    04/09/2012 10:05:05 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 155 replies
    LDS.org ^ | April 1971 | Kent Nielsen
    Long before our God began his creations, he dwelt on a mortal world like ours, one of the creations that his Father had created for him and his brethren. He, with many of his brethren, was obedient to the principles of the eternal gospel. One among these, it is presumed, was a savior for them, and through him they obtained a resurrection and an exaltation on an eternal, celestial world. 8 Then they gained the power and godhood of their Father and were made heirs of all that he had, continuing his works and creating worlds of their own for...
  • “As man is God once was; as God is, man may become.” [Infamous couplet highlights Lds polytheism]

    03/10/2012 7:29:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    Mark Cares Weblog ^ | March 8, 2012 | Mark Cares
    This Sunday, in Gospel Doctrine Class, the study is on 2 Nephi 31-33. One of the summary statements in the heading of chapter 31 says, “Eternal life comes to those who kept the commandments after baptism.” Since I posted about eternal life just a couple of months ago (see the post for 1-13-12) and there showed that the Bible says eternal life is the present possession of believers through faith, I thought I would, in this post, explore what Mormonism says about eternal life. I’m going to do that with quotes from the last chapter of their basic manual, Gospel...
  • ADL slams Santorum for 'Jesus' comment

    01/10/2012 12:09:48 PM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 62 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/07/2012 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    US Republican presidential candidate criticized as "religiously exclusionist" for saying, "We always need a Jesus candidate." BOSTON – Jewish groups slammed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday for telling listeners of a Boston radio show that “we always need a Jesus guy” in the campaign. Santorum, formerly a Pennsylvania senator and the second-place winner of the Iowa caucus, made the remark Thursday after being asked about a listener’s comment that “we don’t need a Jesus guy this election. We need an economics guy this election.” Santorum continued, “Do you stand up and say, ‘God bless America?’ Do you mean...
  • How many Mormon Gods are there?

    01/09/2012 8:16:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 27 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | John Ankerberg
    How many Mormon Gods are there? From our series entitled, "Are Mormons Christians?":
  • Who Is a True Jew?

    10/19/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 168 replies · 1+ views
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dr. Tony Garland
    Q. In the Old Testament, the terms "Israel," "Jacob," and "Jew" all seem to clearly be applied to the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac, the man Jacob and his physical descendants (Gen. 32:28; 35:10). But in the New Testament, the terms "Israel" and "Jew" are used in passages which are more difficult to understand which some interpret as teaching that faithful Gentiles are described as "Israel" or "true Jews" (e.g., Rom. 2:28-29; 9:4; Gal. 6:16). Can you shed some light on this? A. I believe that much of the confusion concerning the use of the term “Israel” in...
  • The People Imagine A Vain Thing

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The Psalmist looks ahead to a tumultuous time when “Nations are in an uproar and the people imagine a vain thing”. Indeed we are living in a time when the nations are in turmoil, raging like the sea, even as Jesus warned us that they would in the last days, And there shall be...
  • 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...
  • Pastor learns about Islam, tries to bridge gap with Christians

    08/03/2008 10:15:46 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 220+ views
    The Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/01/08 | JOHN CHRISTENSEN
    During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God. "It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a Christian. "I had this sharpened awareness that in that moment she was in touch with God, just as I was. It was a dawning and an awakening, and it was liberating because it liberates you from standing on a pedestal and looking down on someone else." It also inspired Johnson to take on a...
  • Gods Deciding Obama Is Man For Oval Office (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2008 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 683+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 23, 2008 | David S. Broder
    It made no sense when Barack Obama left the country on his nine-day overseas tour for some of my fellow columnists to describe it as a high-risk venture. Foreign leaders, who can read the polls as well as anyone, would go out of their way not to embarrass a man who may, six months from now, be president of the United States. Obama prepares thoroughly for the big occasions. He is almost always well-briefed, and he was traveling in sharp company — with Sens. Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel — so you knew he would be thoroughly ready for these...
  • Prayer to End Climate Change (Religious Leaders & Greenland's Melting Glaciers)

    09/08/2007 7:45:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies · 815+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/07/07 | CARRIE MCGOURTY
    Prayer to End Climate ChangeReligious Leaders Join Scientists in Environmental Concerns on Greenland's Melting Glaciers From World News with Charles Gibson By CARRIE MCGOURTY Sept. 7, 2007 Religious leaders from all over the world met at the mouth of a melting glacier in Greenland today to say a silent prayer for the planet, appealing to mankind to address the impact that humanity is having on life on Earth. A group of nearly 200 scientists, theologians and government officials sailed into the ice fields of the Illulissat Icefjord, the largest glacier in Greenland that is bearing the brunt of global warming....
  • I am a Roman Catholic

    08/19/2006 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 49 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://www.adamkotsko.com/ ^ | 19 August 2006 | Adam Kotsko
    Many people think of the saints as examples of strong Christian faith and perhaps even as companions and helpers in our faith journey. If they involve the saints in their prayer life at all, it is strictly as intercessors who can help them grow in grace. I don't think of them that way at all, though. I think of them more as powerful near-deities who can help me to gain material blessings. That's because I am a Roman Catholic. The most powerful of these saints is clearly Mary, who has God completely under her power. Anything I ask of Mary,...
  • Master Index Of Online Books [133] From Muslims & Non-Muslims (Show Islam's Polytheistic Origins

    08/15/2006 5:36:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Bible.ca ^ | Staff
    The Library of Islam's Pagan past. Power Search Library...
  • If..Muslims..Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam They Must Acknowledge... Dark Past

    03/28/2006 2:24:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 685+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3/29/06
    Reformist Writer Dr. Kamel Al-Najjar: "If the Muslims are Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam… They Must… Acknowledge Their Dark Past" In January 2006, the Austrian-Iraqi Association for Development held its first conference on extremism and terrorism around the world, in Vienna. The conference was attended by Arab, Muslim and European researchers, intellectuals and diplomats. In the closing statement, the participants made the following recommendations: to present the humane and rational side of Islam which calls for co-existence and acceptance of the other; to condemn all forms of violence and terrorism; to promote dialogue and cooperation among all...
  • Justice Dept. Defends Satanism, Wicca

    03/22/2005 5:30:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 648+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/22/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The U.S. Justice Department believes that Satanism, Wicca and polytheism are religious beliefs. The federal government argued in the Supreme Court Monday that states must enable prison inmates to practice and observe such "religious" beliefs – no matter how unconventional they may be. But many states think the federal view will cause mayhem in prison systems throughout the nation. Ohio state officials argued that a law requiring them to give such special attention and benefits to these, and other, prison practitioners of religion is an unconstitutional endangerment of prison security. And at least one federal court has agreed so far....
  • Michael Savage is going to talk about why Bush mentioned the "Koran"!!!

    01/20/2005 3:22:49 PM PST · by fishtank · 366 replies · 6,902+ views
    Let's go! This needs to be on the table. Would at least one Christian minister who has the President's ear ---- give him an earful????
  • Nihilism revisited

    08/20/2004 7:28:48 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Friday, August 20, 2004 | Wretched
    Friday, August 20, 2004 Nihilism revisited Reader BH writes to say that the technical term for the repudiation of law referred to in World War 4 is not nihilism but antinomianism and quotes at length from Norman Podhoretz's 2002 book, The Prophets. "Yet even by itself the idea that the moral realm is governed by law becomes something more than an empty abstraction when placed against the background of a culture that has for all practical purposes denied or repudiated that idea. The technical term for the denial or repudiation of law is 'antinomianism,' and it is antinomianism by which,...
  • Saudi Sheik: 'Slavery is a part of Islam'

    11/10/2003 4:46:48 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 33 replies · 468+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 10, 2003 | WND
    GLOBAL JIHAD Saudi sheik: 'Slavery is a part of Islam' Leading government cleric, author of country's religious curriculum Posted: November 10, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com A leading Saudi government cleric and author of the country's religious curriculum believes Islam advocates slavery. "Slavery is a part of Islam," says Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan, according to the independent Saudi Information Agency, or SIA. Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan In a lecture recorded on tape by SIA, the sheik said, "Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam." His religious books are used to teach 5 million...