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  • Atheist professor desecrates stolen Host (now know it came from London Oratory & kept with condom)

    08/06/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 752+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 1, 2008 | Anna Arco
    Priests at the London Oratory have called for prayers of reparation after a consecrated Host was allegedly stolen during High Mass and desecrated by an atheist professor in America. Several priests have celebrated Masses of reparation this week responding to a video posted on the internet of a young man taking the Host and later placing it next to a condom, claiming he was holding it "hostage" inside the prophylactic until the Pope changed his policy on contraception in light of Africa's Aids epidemic. An evening of reparation with Mass and Adoration with prayers, litanies and silent meditation is planned...
  • Most Overrated Book: The Bible? - Jack Engelhard

    07/18/2008 11:38:31 AM PDT · by leonard33 · 152+ views
    Jack Engelhard's blog at ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jack Engelhard
    The constant bad news from the liberal media corporations is very dangerous! I've been finding communist/Stalinist propaganda like this all over the net: Frankly the people ranting against "community" don't realize how they've benefited from it - it was non-profit inventions like the internet, computers, modern electricity, phones, x-rays, penicillin, radio waves, and lightbulbs (Göbel), that make life better today. (*Also* state funding of science, medicine, & university research!) "Conservatives" like to rant about how everything good came from greed, but it's just a huge lie: 1. The computer - “This came from pure scientific thought, and not at all...
  • Making God Unconstitutional

    05/19/2008 8:58:23 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 12 replies · 118+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 5-19-08 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The assault on America's religious beliefs is not a new one. It is derived from a practice which Damon Linker, the author of Theocons: Secular America Under Siege referenced in his December 2007 article for The New Republic titled, "Atheism's Wrong Turn, Mindless argument found in godless books." He stated that far from being what modern journalists incorrectly label the "new atheism," the campaign to "act as missionaries for unbelief" is centuries old. Advertisement The American version of this mission to demonize religion is founded on a distorted interpretation of the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the First Amendment. Those...
  • Good vs Evil [God vs Science]

    12/12/2007 9:47:32 AM PST · by coffee260 · 163 replies · 252+ views
    Open Letters | 12/12/07 | Coffee260
    A science professor begins his school year with a lecture to the students, "Let me explain the problem science has with religion." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't you, son?" "Yes sir," the student says. "So you believe in God?" "Absolutely." "Is God good?" "Sure! God's good." "Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?" "Yes." "Are you good or evil?" "The Bible says I'm evil." The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say...
  • Should schools teach foe smiting?

    08/18/2007 2:44:56 PM PDT · by bd476 · 48 replies · 1,339+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 18, 2007 | Dana Parsons
    Would a public school's zero-violence rule include Wiley Drake's call for prayer for the deaths of his opponents?Imprecations and implications. Orange County Pastor Wiley Drake was minding his own business when two enemies of God came after him last week. That's how secular humanists operate, you know -- they're just looking for ways to undercut people doing the Lord's work. At least, that's how Drake sees things. Faced with that, the 63-year-old Buena Park Baptist had limited options. First, he says, he tried to resolve things with them privately, as Matthew 18:15 directs. However, when Americans United for Separation...
  • The Hype around "Evolutionism": Atheistic Materialism as a Religion

    08/14/2007 3:40:40 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 25 replies · 533+ views ^ | August 13, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    The Hype around "Evolutionism": Atheistic Materialism as a Religion By Elizabeth O'BrienOTTAWA, August 13, 2007 ( - In a recent column, Ottawa Citizen columnist David Warren digs at the root of the hype surrounding "evolutionism," calling it, "evolution as a religious cosmology."In the article entitled, "The Limits of Atheism," Warren notes that whenever he writes about "evolution", he always receives a series of letters from indignant people who are "shocked and appalled that anyone would dream of challenging what they believe to be the consensus of 'qualified experts,'" respected members of the scientific community whom they believe are a "closed...
  • The “Greatest” Secret: A Christian Response to The Secret (part 3)

    08/08/2007 1:35:39 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 13 replies · 1,265+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 8-8-07 | Ron McIntosh
    Everything coming to your life you are attracting to yourself by the images you are holding in your mind. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. The Secret’s heartbeat is in the philosophical realm of Quantum Physics and Metaphysics. It’s a combination of mind over matter and pixie dust. God’s Law of Attraction says, “You can attract people, ideas and resources according to your most dominant thoughts.” As you renew your minds (Romans 12:2), establish your heart (Proverbs 23:7), transform your personal belief system (Romans 12:2), (make your thoughts congruent to kingdom...
  • Rare example of Darwinism seen in action (Deluded Darwinists alert)

    08/07/2007 9:30:37 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 304 replies · 3,424+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | July 31, 2007
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A research team, including UC Riverside biologists, has found experimental evidence that supports a controversial theory of genetic conflict in the reproduction of those animals that support their developing offspring through a placenta. The conflict has been likened to a “battle of the sexes” or an “arms race” at the molecular level between mothers and fathers. At stake: the fetus’s growth rate and how much that costs the nutrient-supplying mother. The new research supports the idea of a genetic “arms race” going on between a live-bearing mother and her offspring, assisted by the growth-promoting genes of the...
  • Pope: Creation vs. evolution clash an ‘absurdity’

    07/25/2007 12:57:22 PM PDT · by mngran · 382 replies · 5,210+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/2007
    Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — between creationism and evolution was an “absurdity,” saying that evolution can coexist with faith. The pontiff, speaking as he was concluding his holiday in northern Italy, also said that while there is much scientific proof to support evolution, the theory could not exclude a role by God. “They are presented as alternatives that exclude each other,” the pope said. “This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as...
  • The Search For Noah's Ark

    07/19/2007 10:57:32 AM PDT · by Fennie · 72 replies · 3,343+ views
    The Parent Company ^ | Kelly L. Segraves
    The first sightings of the ark in more modern times took place in 1856 when a group of English scientists climbed the mountain to search for the Ark. They asked a young Armenian boy, Haji Yearman, and his father to guide them up the mountain and show them the ark of Noah. Haji Yearman and his father did just that! This upset the scientists, because their object was to prove that the ark was not there. These scientists were atheists, and they tried to burn the ark. They said it would not burn, so they tried to destroy it, but...
  • Don't they all think they are the true church?

    07/17/2007 6:03:40 PM PDT · by Grig · 47 replies · 1,029+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | By Paul Albers
    ...The reaction of some Protestants also strikes me as odd since it seems to deny the very idea of there being a 'one true church'. I would have expected that every church would consider itself superior to all others in some way. Early Protestants felt strongly enough about their faith to practice it in the face of violent persecution, and their leaders endured many hardships to establish their doctrines. Any church today that doesn't have a conviction of its own rightness is not prepared to last through the generations. If you think it makes no difference to God if you...
  • How Big is Your God?--Thoughts on Time and Light

    07/11/2007 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 144 replies · 2,582+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 7/11/2007 | Chuck Colson
    When you think of God, what comes to mind? A.W. Tozer once said, “We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.” If our ideas about God are coming from the wrong places, then our God will be too small. God’s Word, His Son, and creation give us ideas about the Creator. In Romans 1, Paul tells us that creation reveals God’s glory, but men have suppressed this knowledge. In her latest book, Time Peace, my friend and colleague Ellen Vaughn has come up with a wonderful way to blast our too-small...
  • Jesus' tomb story denies the Resurrection

    05/03/2007 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Clive · 32 replies · 1,180+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-05-03 | Father Thomas Rosica
    During the initial weeks of Lent 2007 in early March I avoided commenting on the sensational story of the alleged discovery of the tomb of Jesus in a Jerusalem neighbourhood. While it is true that tombs were found in Jerusalem's Talpiot section and the names of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Matthew seem to have been engraved on the tombs, few people spoke of how common such names were during the first century. The media hype, though short lived, certainly put the theme of the resurrection front and centre of our Lenten and Easter journeys this year. James Cameron's documentary The...
  • The Selfish Nature of Man means he will only choose God for reward or avoidence of punishment.

    04/22/2007 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Rhadaghast · 25 replies · 751+ views
    Jeremiah Project ^ | 4/22/07 | Rhadaghast
    I need to desrcibe succinctly several different philosopies of the nature of man. I will also need to support this with citations. I believe that man is inheirently selfish, prone to promote self above all else. His natural bent will be self gratification devolving into ever lower levels of depravity. Without the tempering influence of the Holy Spirit, or the presence of the conscience there is no hope that man will attempt to do good. The good that he does attempt without these influences or after 'quenching the spirit' or 'searing the conscience' all his efforts result from the basic...
  • The Origin of Man (Combating Darwinism)

    01/18/2007 1:00:43 PM PST · by scottdeus12 · 228 replies · 3,460+ views
    Darwinism Refuted ^ | Harun Yahya
    Darwin put forward his claim that human beings and apes descended from a common ancestor in his book The Descent of Man, published in 1871. From that time until now, the followers of Darwin's path have tried to support this claim. But despite all the research that has been carried out, the claim of "human evolution" has not been backed up by any concrete scientific discovery, particularly in the fossil field. The man in the street is for the most part unaware of this fact, and thinks that the claim of human evolution is supported by a great deal of...
  • Tele-evangelist sued over 'God can heal' claim (Darlene Bishop)

    01/03/2007 11:30:43 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 67 replies · 1,946+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 01/02/2006 | Ed Pilkington
    Tele-evangelist sued over 'God can heal' claim Ed Pilkington Darlene Bishop, a tele-evangelist with a nationwide following, does not do things by half. When she and her husband Lawrence erected a statue of Jesus on the grounds of their mega church in Monroe, Ohio, they made it 62 feet high. No less gargantuan are her claims about the power of prayer to overcome illness. Through a series of sermons, books and a television show, Sisters, broadcast on religious satellite channels throughout the US and abroad, she preaches that God has the power to heal even the most deadly diseases, including...
  • Atheism's Army Of The Smug

    12/23/2006 7:01:57 AM PST · by Clive · 124 replies · 2,167+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-12-23 | Robert Fulford
    This time of year makes atheists especially cranky; O Little Town of Bethlehem, played in a shopping mall, does nothing to lift the spirits of an unbeliever. But even by seasonal standards, the letters attracted by my column last week on The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins, demonstrate astonishing vehemence. They leave the impression that atheists are sensitive about their non belief and easily hurt by criticism. A friend of mine, who used to run a radio program about religion, noted recently that "militant atheists were our most intolerant and angry listeners." The atheists I've lately heard from bring such...
  • Intelligent Design and The Inner Life of the Cell

    12/08/2006 7:17:52 AM PST · by WhatsItAllAbout · 100 replies · 2,015+ views
    Studio Daily ^ | Jully 20, 2006 | Beth Marchant
    The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students, won’t draw the kind of box office crowds that more ferocious˜and furrier˜digital creations did last Christmas. But it will share a place along side them in SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theatre show, which will run for three days during the 33rd annual exhibition and conference in Boston next month. Created by XVIVO, a scientific animation company near Hartford, CT, the animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their...
  • Which One God ? ( Comparing the Christian and Muslim Conceptions of God ).

    12/04/2006 10:22:38 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 147 replies · 2,734+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/04/2006 | Bat Yeor
    Which One God? Comparing the Muslim and Christian conceptions of God. By Bat Yeor With the passing of time, hidden challenges, which for a long time had been growing unnoticed and unaddressed, can suddenly emerge into the full-blown light of current events with a force which seems quite overwhelming. Today the Western world, or Judeo-Christian civilization, shaken by jihadist terror, is being rudely awakened to theological realities blurred for decades. From clashes of civilizations to the jihad that is declaring to the planet its genocidal intentions, rational discourse concerning faith is becoming increasingly fraught. It is within this tumult and...
  • The human race: success or failure?

    11/16/2006 6:26:40 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 1,885+ views
    New Criterion ^ | November 2006 | Paul Johnson
    There have been times recently when I have scarcely dared to open the newspaper for fear of discovering the latest enormity committed by our fellow human beings. You all know the feeling. At this rate, will the human race survive? Does it deserve to survive? Significantly, the first to express this feeling of disgust at humanity was God himself. The Book of Genesis (6:5–8) records: “When the Lord saw that man had done much evil on earth and that his thoughts and inclinations were always evil, he was sorry that he had made man on earth, and he was grieved...
  • Fossils unearth big debate

    11/11/2006 3:40:38 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 53 replies · 2,162+ views
    USA Today | November 7, 2006 | Dan Vergano
    Link Only: Fossils unearth big debate
  • Perry believes non Christians doomed (w/o Jesus they are)

    11/06/2006 9:13:21 AM PST · by No Blue States · 389 replies · 4,574+ views
    Dallas morning News ^ | Nov 6th, 2006 | Christy Hoppe
    "If you live your life and don't confess your sins to God almighty through the authority of Christ and his blood, I'm going to say this very plainly, you're going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket," Mr. Hagee said during a service interspersed with religious and patriotic videos. Asked afterward at a political rally whether he agreed with Mr. Hagee, the governor said he didn't hear anything that he would take exception to. He (Perry) said that he believes in the inerrancy of the Bible and that those who don't accept Jesus as their savior will go to hell.A...
  • The God Delusion: David Quinn & Richard Dawkins debate (Transcript Here)

    10/28/2006 7:47:16 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 167 replies · 11,241+ views
    Home The God Delusion: David Quinn & Richard Dawkins debate    THE RYAN TUBRIDY SHOW Now, this morning, we are asking, what’s wrong with religion? That’s just one of the questions raised in a new book called, The God Delusion. We’re going to talk to its author — the man who’s been dubbed the world’s most famous, out of the closet, living atheist — Richard Dawkins. Ryan Tubridy Richard Dawkins David Quinn Ryan Tubridy: Richard, good morning to you Richard Dawkins: Good morning. Tubridy: It’s nice to talk to you again. We spoke before once on the similar subject...
  • Opinions: Evolution needs new tactics to sway American hearts (Fantastic op-ed)

    10/02/2006 6:40:47 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 688 replies · 6,780+ views
    Arizona State University WebDevil ^ | October 2, 2006 | Brandon Hendrickson
    Irksome to many scientists, creationism refuses to die. According to a recent Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans believe that humanity did not evolve, but was created in its present form. Darwin's irresistible force seems to have met an immovable object, and the evolutionists appear blind to the reason for the standstill. They mischaracterize the debate as one between science and religion, while the question for most Americans is closer to "which science?" or "which religion?" The way many see it, the sides are neatly laid out: one appeals to scientific evidence, while the other clings to dogmatic faith. This...
  • 10 percent of SBC pastors call themselves 5-point Calvinists

    09/19/2006 9:14:17 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 356 replies · 2,539+ views
    BP News ^ | Sep 18, 2006 | Libby Lovelace
    While LifeWay Research found the number of Southern Baptist pastors embracing five-point Calvinism to be relatively small, it is undeniable that the conversations on Calvinism within the Southern Baptist Convention have brought renewed interest to the theological system. Proponents of Calvinism, or Reformed theology, view it as a healthy return to early Southern Baptist heritage. Others see Calvinism as a negative trend and fear it is threatening to take over the SBC. In its inaugural survey, LifeWay Research sought to document the prevalence -– or lack thereof –- of Calvinism within the SBC. Surveying 413 pastors, the July/August 2006 LifeWay...
  • A Shot Across Many Bows

    09/17/2006 7:56:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 820+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 15 Sep 2006 | Stephen Bainbridge
    As expected, various and sundry Islamic leaders are criticizing Pope Benedict's Regensburg speech. The LA Times reports: "Pope Benedict XVI flew back to Rome on Thursday to face an international flurry of protest over comments he made critical of historical Islamic violence during a six-day trip to his native Germany. "Muslim clerics and community leaders from Europe to the Middle East and beyond condemned the pope's comments made this week." Both the Times (not surprisingly) and the Muslim leaders, of course, have missed the point. Benedict's remarks (which you can read in full here) must be understood in the context...
  • US preacher defends belief women can't teach men

    08/24/2006 10:02:06 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 324 replies · 2,756+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/24/06
    A U.S. Baptist preacher has publicly defended himself for firing a female Sunday School teacher after more than 50 years on the job because he believes the Bible bans women from teaching men. Watertown First Baptist Church Pastor Tim LaBouf, also a city council member in Watertown, N.Y., said women could fulfill any role or responsibility they wanted to -- outside the church. "My belief is that the qualifications for both men and women teaching spiritual matters in a church setting end at the church door, period," LaBouf said in a statement on the church Web site ( LaBouf and...
  • How to Make Sure Children Are Scientifically Illiterate (Barf Alert)

    08/16/2006 6:42:08 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 663 replies · 7,388+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
    Voters in Kansas ensured this month that noncreationist moderates will once again have a majority (6 to 4) on the state school board, keeping new standards inspired by intelligent design from taking effect. This is a victory for public education and sends a message nationwide about the public’s ability to see through efforts by groups like the Discovery Institute to misrepresent science in the schools. But for those of us who are interested in improving science education, any celebration should be muted. This is not the first turnaround in recent Kansas history. In 2000, after a creationist board had removed...
  • Habits of the Mind: "A Mind for God"

    08/01/2006 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 45 replies · 1,108+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 7/31/2006 | Chuck Colson
    A few years ago, a professor at Pasadena City College led a class discussion on the famous story “The Lottery.” In the story, a seemingly normal village carries out a bizarre ritual involving human sacrifice. The professor, Kay Haugaard, had taught the story many times over the years and was anticipating the usual shocked reactions from her students. Instead, she found that she was teaching a room full of moral relativists who thought that the ritual might be all right “if it’s a part of a person’s culture . . . and if it has worked for them.” To Haugaard’s...
  • One Truth, Many Evidences: 20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists

    08/01/2006 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 396 replies · 4,287+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 7/28/2006 | Chuck Colson
    In the first chapter of their new book, 20 Compelling Evidences that God exists, Ken Boa and Robert Bowman write, “We don’t mean to discourage you from reading the rest of this book. But in the interest of full disclosure, we should tell you that, in a sense, there is only one good reason to believe that God exists: because it’s true.” That statement is both profound and well expressed. Unfortunately, these days it’s not the kind of statement you can make in public without having scorn heaped upon your head. As the authors jokingly point out, the popular viewpoint...
  • Psych Prof Advocates Human/Chimp Hybrids – But only to Offend Christians

    07/31/2006 7:49:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 118 replies · 2,039+ views
    Lifesite ^ | July 28, 2006 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 ( – In an op ed piece in the LA Times, David P. Barash, a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, says that reproductive facilities should work towards creating a race of human/chimpanzee hybrids, but, he admits, only because it would offend Christians.   Some geneticists have postulated that their distant evolutionary ancestors may have interbred with those of chimps, and Barash argues that this means there is no moral difference between a human being and a chimpanzee, or indeed, between a human being and a sea sponge.   The psychology professor looks forward to...
  • Spare us from the God-haters (Nice indictment of 'The Church of Liberalism')

    07/22/2006 4:49:25 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 23 replies · 768+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2006 | MICHAEL COREN
    Spare us from the God-haters By MICHAEL COREN Toronto Sun July 22, 2006 In West Virginia local activists are trying to remove a picture of Jesus that has hung on the wall of a local school for many years. Various so-called civil liberties groups claim that such a portrait is an infringement of basic human rights. Elsewhere in the United States assorted opponents of organized religion have been fighting for decades to ban prayer in schools, to force teachers to take down copies of The Ten Commandments from classrooms and to eliminate all mentions of God from public halls...
  • Author claims blood link to Jesus and Mary

    07/22/2006 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 47 replies · 1,533+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 07/23/06 | Tony Allen-Mills
    MOVE over Da Vinci, here comes Mary Magdalene. In the latest twist to the seemingly endless literary debate over the roots of Christianity, a controversy is looming over a novel by an author who claims to be descended from Jesus Christ. It may sound familiar to readers of Dan Brown’s blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, but Kathleen McGowan, an American who began her career as a journalist in Belfast, has persuaded publishers that her claims that Magdalene married Jesus and bore his children should be taken seriously. “I don’t want people to think I’m claiming to be some elitist figure...
  • Noah's Ark in Iran?

    07/21/2006 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Sopater · 69 replies · 16,185+ views
    Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) ^ | July 19, 2006 | Rick Lanser, M.Div.
    This article was first published in the July 2006 ABR Electronic Newsletter. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. – Genesis 11:1–2 (KJV) The Media Blitz Since mid-June, 2006 there has been a flurry of reports in the media and on the Internet about the possible discovery of Noah's Ark on a mountain in northern Iran. Robert ("Bob") Cornuke, who has previously claimed to have found such notable things as...
  • Episcopalians refuse affirmation of Christ

    06/21/2006 5:15:34 AM PDT · by MountainMenace · 367 replies · 5,820+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | June 20, 2006 | Hans Zeiger
    COLUMBUS, OHIO (6/20/06)-The House of Deputies of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church today overwhelmingly refused to even consider a resolution that affirmed Jesus Christ as the "only name by which any person may be saved."
  • A Fresh Look at the Australopithecines and Homo habilis

    06/17/2006 5:18:55 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 1,123+ views
    Creation Research Society ^ | March 2006 | Staff
    Abstract The australopithecines and Homo habilis have been publicized for years as examples of evolutionary transitional forms that launched our own human lineage. Dogmatic evolutionists have rationalized these claims on the basis of brain expansion, encephalization quotients, and bipedalism. However, any evolutionary justification for brain expansion in these extinct creatures must rest in a precise model for the determination of body mass. To insure an accurate body mass model, one must take into account whether the animal is quadruped, facultative biped, or obligatory biped. Past body mass estimates for the australopithecines and Homo habilis were based on assumptions about their...
  • Who Is The AntiChrist? Is He Alive And Well?

    04/07/2002 5:54:05 PM PDT · by antidemocommie · 227 replies · 7,057+ views
    4/7/02 | AntiDemoCommie
    Take This Poll:... Is This The Begining Of The End? We are at another turning point in history. It was only a few months ago that we were here, but major events are now rapidly altering our world. Many seem to feel that we are in the days just prior to the appearance of the Anti-Christ, the person who will be the literal opposite of Christ. He is predicted to rise out of the newly rebuilt Roman empire. Before the advent of the EU, many predicted the unification of the EU which would become the new Roman empire that...
  • Modern Bibles are the Result of Many Edits:

    05/06/2006 7:04:47 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 238 replies · 3,579+ views
    For all those folks following the Good Book, we have some bad news. Turns out a lot of our modern Bible was tacked on, scratched out, and just plain garbled from the original Gospels as scribes over the millennia tried to present Christianity in what they thought was its truest light. In fact, many of our modern Bibles are based on the wrong originals, says Bart Ehrman in his best-selling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind who Changed the Bible and Why. Even our beloved King James version has several segments based on a 12th-century manuscript that scholars now say...
  • The Age of the Universe

    02/12/2006 4:08:17 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 52 replies · 1,664+ views
    AISH ^ | 1-30-2005 | Dr. Gerald Schroeder
    Age of the Universeby Dr. Gerald Schroeder According to a possible reading of ancient commentators' description of God and nature, the world may be simultaneously young and old. One of the most obvious perceived contradictions between Torah and science is the age of the universe. Is it billions of years old, like scientific data, or is it thousands of years, like Biblical data? When we add up the generations of the Bible, we come to 5700-plus years. Whereas, data from the Hubbell telescope or from the land based telescopes in Hawaii, indicate the age at about 15 billion years.Let...

    01/22/2006 8:12:41 AM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 562 replies · 5,836+ views
    Sullivan County Tenn ^ | Unknown | Rev. James W. Watkins
    Creationists call us to believe the Biblical creation story as a literal account of historical events. However, Genesis contains two distinctly different creation accounts. Which creation story are they calling us to "literally" believe? For generations, serious students of Scripture have noted stark divisions and variations in the age of the Hebrew, its style and language within Genesis. As we have it now, Genesis is actually a composite of three written primary sources, each with its own character, favorite words and distinctly different names for God. Such differences all but evaporate when translated into English, but they are clear in...
  • Cardinal in row over 're-Christianising' Scotland

    01/13/2006 9:13:00 PM PST · by Murtyo · 18 replies · 679+ views
    The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland has caused controversy among non-Christian faiths by telling them that they needed to realise they live in a Christian country. In comments described as "obnoxious", Cardinal Keith O'Brien said he "tolerated" people who lived differently, but added that he must "take a stand when Christianity itself is questioned in this country" reports The Scotsman newspaper. The Church said the cardinal was not meaning to diminish the stature of other faiths as he set forward his mission to "re-Christianise" Scotland. However, a spokesman for the Hindu Temple in Glasgow condemned the remarks that...
  • Wheaton College prof fired for converting

    01/10/2006 8:04:31 AM PST · by sharkhawk · 54 replies · 1,675+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1/10/2006 | LESLIE BALDACCI
    A former Wheaton College professor who was fired because he converted to Catholicism found himself this week at the center of a debate about diversity and theological perspectives in private, faith-based schools. Faculty members at the west suburban evangelical Protestant college must sign a faith statement that the Bible is the final authority. Catholics follow the authority of Scripture and the pope. Joshua Hochschild, an assistant professor of philosophy at Wheaton College for four years, became a Catholic on Easter 2004. He was dismissed last spring.
  • Russia’s chief rabbi predicts the imminent coming of a Messiah

    08/12/2005 9:49:49 AM PDT · by jb6 · 118 replies · 2,486+ views
    Interfax ^ | 09 August 2005
    Moscow, August 9, Interfax - Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar believes the Earth will soon see the coming a Messiah to reward everyone according to his deserts. ‘We know that he (Messiah - IF) is very near at hand, but he needs not only to be born but also to come. The Messiah may well have been born already, but unless he is ordered by God he cannot reveal himself with God’s help and change the world for the better’, the rabbi said in an interview published by the Gazeta daily on Tuesday. Lazar explained this assumptions about the imminent...
  • Christian Adoption Agency Nixes Catholics

    07/15/2005 11:29:25 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 1,307 replies · 17,530+ views
    AP ^ | 07/15/05
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Christian adoption agency that receives money from Choose Life license plate fees said it does not place children with Roman Catholic couples because their religion conflicts with the agency's "Statement of Faith." Bethany Christian Services stated the policy in a letter to a Jackson couple this month, and another Mississippi couple said they were rejected for the same reason last year. "It has been our understanding that Catholicism does not agree with our Statement of Faith," Bethany director Karen Stewart wrote. "Our practice to not accept applications from Catholics was an effort to be good stewards...
  • Just Give Me That Old-time Atheism!

    06/04/2005 3:57:12 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 71 replies · 1,201+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | May 23, 2005 | Salman Rushdie
    "Not believing in God is no excuse for being virulently anti-religious or naïvely pro-science," says Dylan Evans, a professor of robotics at the University of West England in Bristol. Evans has written an article for the Guardian of London deriding the old-fashioned, "19th-century" atheism of such prominent thinkers as Richard Dawkins and Jonathan Miller, instead proposing a new, modern atheism which "values religion, treats science as simply a means to an end and finds the meaning of life in art." Indeed, he says, religion itself is to be understood as "a kind of art, which only a child could mistake...
  • Regarding the Origin of the Universe - (excellent; reasoned; balanced; thoughtful; humbling)

    05/31/2005 11:07:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 1,355+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | MAY 22, 2005 | ALAN BURKHART
    Am I the only one who marvels at the futility of Man as he tries to explain the origin of the universe? The time and effort expended upon this pursuit could be far better spent upon issues that actually lack an answer. Trying to find a new explanation for the cosmos via science is like trying to reinvent the wheel. For the sake of argument let’s assume that the universe happened by accident just as many so-called scientists claim. With this as a starting point we can make the assumption that there was a source of crude matter from which...