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  • Lots of Atheists, more Muslims, Fewer Christians and Jews: This is the New America

    12/16/2013 6:57:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/16/13 | Damian Thompson
    The Washington Post has produced six massively detailed maps showing the religious make-up of America. The main map is above – if you want to enlarge it you'll have to click through to the Post's report here. The author/analyst, Niraj Chokshi, has uncovered some fascinating material – most of it lurking in the 2010 US Religion Census (data submitted by congregations, not the official US Census) but so much more surprising set out in map form. And here's an example. Did you know there are – possibly – now more religious Muslims than religious Jews in Florida? I know, it...
  • Churches using beer to attract new members

    11/11/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Lauren O'Neil
    In an attempt to combat dwindling attendance levels and add new members to their shrinking congregations, some churches in the U.S. are starting to think outside the box -- by embracing the bottle. Church-in-a-pub is a Forth Worth, Texas congregation that enjoys craft beer with Sunday evening services. The meetings are described as "salvation and everlasting life with really good beer." Church-in-a-pub is unique, but not alone in its quest to combine spirituality with suds. Beer-serving, religion-focused events now exist in New York, Atlanta, Boston and New York thanks to a group called Theology-on-Tap, and in Allendale, Michigan, members of...
  • Sarah Palin's Knockout Question (The Faith Trap The MSM Will Lay And How She Should Answer It Alert)

    09/21/2008 10:29:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 101 replies · 1,907+ views ^ | 9/22/2008 | Joseph Farah
    In case you didn't notice, there is a concerted war on serious biblical faith in our post-Christian society. And that's why, any day now, you can expect Sarah Palin to be asked a question designed to knock her right out of the race for the vice presidency. It won't be a question about the Bush Doctrine. It won't be a question about her teenage daughter. It won't be a question about Alaska state troopers. It won't even be a question about abortion. None of those questions threaten to deliver a killer blow to her bid to be the first woman...
  • Caption this Picture of Michelle Obama

    02/15/2008 2:52:09 PM PST · by oblomov · 97 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5 feb 2008 | reuters
  • ANOTHR baby dies in hot car

    09/18/2007 10:38:13 AM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies · 834+ views
    KSCB radio ^ | Sep 17, 2007 | vanity
    Authorities in Ulysses continue to investigate the death of a seven month old girl who was left in a car during a hot day Thursday. Kynadee Boese passed away Thursday after being left in a car parked at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. The infant's funeral was yesterday in Ulysses. Ulysses Police Chief Alan Olson says results of Friday's autopsy are not complete. The Ulysses Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and Grant County Attorney's Office are investigating.yesterdays report: The Ulysses Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and Grant County Attorney's office are investigating the death of an infant...
  • America is in an 'ABC Moment'

    09/04/2007 4:47:52 AM PDT · by BigAlPro · 39 replies · 1,728+ views
    Holland Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2007 | Rex M. Rogers
    We are now living in what some scholars call the "post-Christian West."By this they mean that Christianity no longer influences culture in Europe or in North America in a way that it once did. Of course there are many inherited influences still evident in the law, but for the past 50 years Europe, then the United States, has jettisoned Christian influences in arts and entertainment, politic, and education.It is becoming, some scholars say, an "ABC moment" -- "Anything But Christian."While well over 90 percent of Americans still say they believe in God, and many still identify as "Christian," the values...
  • How the West Really Lost God (A New Look at Secularization)

    06/09/2007 2:21:41 PM PDT · by AlbionGirl · 48 replies · 916+ views
    Hoover Institution | June/July 2007 | Mary Tedeschi Eberstadt
    For well over a century now, the idea that something about modernity will ultimately cause religion to wither away has been practically axiomatic among modern, sophisticated Westerners.1 Known in philosophy as Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous story of the madman who runs into the marketplace declaring that “Gott ist tot,” and in sociology as the “secularization thesis,” it is an idea that many urbane men and women no longer even think to question, so self-evident does it appear.2 As people become more educated and more prosperous, the secularist story line goes, they find themselves both more skeptical of religion’s premises and less...
  • Germans reconsider religion

    09/15/2006 5:24:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies · 1,110+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 15, 2006 | Christa Case
    This is the continent where some leading thinkers are talking about a "post-Christian Europe." And this is the country of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who infamously quipped, "God is dead." So some may be surprised at the receptivity in Germany this week to visiting Pope Benedict XVI's message: Europe needs to rethink the thesis that secularism and economic progress go hand in hand. Coincidentally, some of Europe's stalwart secularists are challenging the idea that religious reasoning inevitably retreats from the public sphere as countries modernize. Germans themselves are modeling a growing acceptance of religion's role in shaping society: • Head of...
  • The Swedish Media Massage (The disturbing truth about Sweden’s moral decay)

    02/18/2006 3:01:12 PM PST · by NYer · 70 replies · 3,197+ views
    American Family Association ^ | February 17, 2006
    The disturbing truth about Sweden’s moral decay should serve to sober us from our own complacent drunken stupor. I recently had occasion to discuss religion and politics (dangerous ground, I know) with a Swedish mother of two visiting America. Sonya (not her real name) is a manager at a large investment house in Sweden. Her politics may be described as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. In a word, fashionable. We chatted about the Swedish economy, city life versus country life, and agreed that high taxes were hard on families. So much for the preliminaries. Then we dove into the issue...
  • Primate of Hungary on New Evangelization in Europe (Part 1)

    11/26/2005 7:22:06 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 123+ views
    Zenit ^ | 11/24/05 | Zenit
    Primate of Hungary on New Evangelization in Europe (Part 1)Interview With Cardinal Peter Erdo ROME, NOV. 24, 2005 ( Cardinal Peter Erdo says that total ignorance of Christianity -- rather than a rejection of the faith -- is what is perceived in many people in large cities. That problem, says the archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and primate of Hungary, points to the urgency of a new evangelization. The 53-year-old cardinal took part in the International Congress for the New Evangelization, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from Nov. 5-13. In this interview with ZENIT, conducted by Viktoria Somogyi, Cardinal Erdo indicated some of...
  • [Flashback] The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith (Any comments from 2005 perspective?)

    06/01/2005 6:10:09 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Crosswalk.Com ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Albert Mohler
    Albert Mohler Author, Speaker, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Tuesday, August 26, 2003 The House of Windsor and the Future of the Faith "We have come to regard the Crown as the head of our morality," explained Walter Bagehot, the most influential political journalist of the Victorian era. "We have come to believe that it is natural to have a virtuous sovereign, and that the domestic virtues are as likely to be found on thrones as eminent when there." It's a good thing Bagehot is not alive to witness the current heir to the throne. Great Britain calmly...
  • Mark Steyn: One Nation Under God (Flashback article about Mel's The Passion film from March 2004)

    03/26/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 14 replies · 2,547+ views
    Steynonline (originally The (UK) Spectator) ^ | March 13th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, the guy on my local radio station mentioned that The Passion of The Christ was the Number One movie in America. ‘So congrats to Mel Gibson,’ he said. ‘And it’ll probably hold on to the Number One slot until the new Starsky & Hutch opens.’ It’s always useful to keep things in proportion. But, in fact, Starsky & Hutch opened and The Passion cleaned its clock. Last weekend, it took in $51.4 million, as against S&H’s $29.05 million. By then, The Passion’s total gross was up around $212 million. Pace my radio guy, mid-Seventies nostalgia is no...
  • England's oldest university drops graduation prayer(to avoid offending other religions)

    02/16/2004 11:51:17 AM PST · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 374+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/16/04 | Auslan Cramb
    One of Britain's oldest universities is to ban Christian prayers at graduation ceremonies to avoid offending other religions and atheists. The tradition will be replaced at Edinburgh University by a secular "period of reflection" following complaints from staff and students that the prayers did not reflect the multi-faith character of the university. A report by Michael Anderson, the university's senior vice-principal, suggested that continuing the tradition of prayers might also leave the university open to legal action under race or religious discrimination laws. Officials agreed last week that, in future, a short "reflection" would make reference to general spiritual themes....