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  • Pentagram on clinic floor of alleged abandoned abortion clinic in unverified vid

    12/21/2014 5:33:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Saynsumthn's blog ^ | November 19, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    A video entitled “Abortion Clinic” shows young people walking through what looks like an abandoned building. If you are to believe the title – it is discovered to be an abortion clinic although they do not state the location or the name. After rummaging around for a while- the group notices something on the floor of the “clinic.” “Oh my God, its a pentagram,” they yell as the flee the site. As you watch the video below remember that it has not been validated as accurate nor the location as an abandoned abortion clinic. VIDEO/PICTURES ON LINK
  • Why is Israel blamed for evil while Islamic nations are not?

    12/21/2014 12:59:07 PM PST · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Blaming Israel for evil, rather than her many Islamic neighbors and enemies, is -- despite the views of Obama and His colleagues -- contrary to American values. Doing so is based on Jew hatred, envy of success, and the multicultural absurdity that no culture or religion is better or worse than any other. As I argued most recently here and here, Israel is fighting for her survival against regimes that want her to cease to exist because she is Jewish, not Islamic, and her government is free and democratic, not dictatorial. She is, therefore, an outsider in the Middle East. This video identifies many of the reasons why Israel is viewed harshly by other Western civilizations while Islamic nations, which...
  • We All Eat Chicken

    12/20/2014 9:33:50 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 27 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    In a hilarious episode of the animated TV show The Simpsons, Homer Simpson comes down with a serious case of Jerusalem Syndrome while visiting Israel. While in a messianic trance at the Dome of the Rock, Homer declares to the crowd: I will unite the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews. From now on, you shall be known as Chrismujews! …Because in the end, aren't all religions the same? They tell us what to eat, when to pray, that this lump of clay called Man can somehow shape himself to resemble the divine. But we can never attain that perfect...
  • "Mary, What DID You Know?" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, on Luke 1:26-38)

    12/20/2014 9:29:33 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 21, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Mary, What DID You Know?” (Luke 1:26-38)Every year several of the radio stations in St. Louis start playing nothing but Christmas music. I think they start sometime around mid-August, but that’s beside the point. They play Christmas music, and a few of the songs even have something to do with the birth of Christ. Yes, it’s true! And one of the most popular of these songs is a song called, “Mary, Did You Know?” You’ve probably heard it, I’m guessing. The idea of the song is that someone is asking Mary, the mother of our Lord, if she knew what...
  • Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley Murders Two NYC Police Officers

    12/20/2014 6:25:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | December 20, 2014
    Another isolated incident committed by a tiny minority of one Muslim misunderstanderer. Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two NYPD officers before committing suicide in Brooklyn’s Bed Stuy neighborhood just before 3 p.m. on December 20. He’s believed to have walked up to the cop’s patrol car and opened fire, “execution” style. After the shooting, he took his own life. Brinsley, 28, ran to the platform of a Subway station on Marcy Avenue and killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports NBC New York. These aren't the 174 likers of Allah wants you to kill da police for Christmas we're...
  • Imperialism, Obama style

    12/20/2014 11:15:10 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama condemns "wicked" U.S. imperialism for supporting American values such as freedom and democracy abroad. Simultaneously, he tries to precipitate "regime change" in Israel so that she will support His values and those of Palestinians rather than American and Israeli values of freedom and democracy.The Palestinians have placed before the United Nations Security Council a "peace proposal" intended to force Israel to agree to creation of a Palestinian state and "an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines" by the end of 2017. Secretary Kerry has argued that the matter should not be considered until after the Israeli Knesset elections in March. According to an article in Foreign Policy, Speaking at an annual...
  • What does Rand Paul mean when he speaks of "dignity?" - Is it a buzzword for "social justice?"

    12/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Does Rand Paul classify himself as a "free-thinker?" I was looking around to see how he might be associated with that atheist/agnostic group and the word "dignity" came up in the first piece below [that uses the term free-thinker]. So I search "Rand Paul" and "dignity" and found that he uses that word in his speeches. So just wondering what anyone knows about his religious leanings other than his traditional association with the Episcopal church. And does he use "dignity" as a euphemism for "social justice" - "getting along" - as a liberal-libertarian stand in [REPLACEMENT] for religion [Islam, Judaism,...
  • Greenfield: Saving Comrade Castro

    12/19/2014 4:24:58 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, December 19, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, December 19, 2014 Saving Comrade Castro Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Soviet Union did not have to fall. If Carter had won a second term and Mondale had succeeded him, the Communist dictatorship might have received the outside help it needed to survive. And we would still be living under the shadow of the Cold War. Carter couldn’t save the Soviet Union, but he did his best to save Castro, visiting Fidel and Raul in Cuba where the second worst president in American history described his meeting with Castro as a greeting among “old...
  • Is Joel Osteen within miles of clinic where babies who survive abortions are murdered ?

    12/19/2014 1:55:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Saynsumthn ^ | June 6, 2013 | Saynsumthn
    50 churches within 2 miles of “Texas Gosnell’s” late-term abortion clinic (Osteen’s – 3 miles) WARNING GRAPHIC ABORTION IMAGES ON LINK! Says, Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek: “The worst part of this poster, in my opinion, is the fine print at the bottom: “This child was murdered in Texas by abortionist Douglas Karpen within 2 miles of 50 visible churches.Lakewood Church, which boasts a weekly attendance of 43,500, and where Joel Osteen is pastor, is located only three miles from this Houston clinic. This is just one example. Were snapshots taken inside very abortion clinic in America we would see photos...
  • Please pray for son's classmate! (vanity)

    12/19/2014 10:01:49 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 92 replies
    me (our school's head nun) | 12/19/14 | me
    Got shocking e-mail from our school's director just an hour ago that one of my son's classmate's mother died yesterday! Please pray to God for help and blessings!
  • Islamic State—The Bogeyman Haunting The Lindt Chocolate Café

    12/19/2014 9:07:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/14 | David Singer
    The bogeyman in the Lindt Chocolate café won't go away because Australia's Prime Minister wants to put the term "Islamic State" out of sight and out of mind. The joint press conference given by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 16 December after the siege at the Lindt Chocolate café in Martin Place had finally ended - was particularly noteworthy for certain viewpoints expressed by Mr Abbott during that conference. The Prime Minister - flanked by NSW Premier Mike Baird, Commissioner Colvin of the Federal Australian Police and Deputy Commissioner Burn of the New South Wales Police—made the following statement:...
  • Thanks to PC western leaders, it’s Happy Hunting for the Terrorists

    12/19/2014 9:04:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/14 | Judi McLeod
    As long as Western leaders take to mics warning the unwashed masses never to refer to terrorism as terrorism, it’s going to be happy hunting for worldwide terrorists When terrorists look in the rear view mirror after their latest slaughterhouse jihad in any land, they clearly see the cowardice of all western leaders and plenty of opportunities in what millennials would call ‘wiggle room’. Aware right down to their AK-47 tingling trigger fingers, the terrorists of today and tomorrow know that they will never be I’D’d as ‘terrorists’ because the leaders of the countries they strike will never allow the...
  • Pope Francis, Cuba and the emerging Socialist State

    12/19/2014 8:45:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 19, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Acton Institute, Joe Carter explains that, "The U.S. began imposing sanctions against Cuba after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, nationalized the economy, and stole more than $1 billion in American assets on the island. Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba broke off in 1961 as tensions between the two nations increased after Cuba signed a trade agreement with the Soviet Union. Even though the Cold War ended, not much has changed in the relationship between Cuba and the U.S." Why is it that even though Cuba hasn't changed at all and is as repressive...
  • If you don’t support Israel, what else do you not believe?

    12/18/2014 6:21:48 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Politically, culturally, and theologically, American Christians should support Israel, as a Jewish state, as a free nation, and as the Holy Land set aside for God’s purposes.  Believing otherwise is counter to scripture, Christian faith, and American interests. Many Christians believe that since the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and Israel was scattered, that God had no plans for Israel, and instead has passed his blessings to the Church.  Nothing could be further from God’s truth, and no belief could be more damaging and pernicious to God’s purpose in bringing redemption to the world. The thought that somehow...
  • Nativity Scene and the True Meaning of Christmas-Provide a Positive Counterpart to Satanic Display

    12/18/2014 6:01:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Thomas More Society ^ | thomasmoresociety
     Lansing, MI – This Christmas Season, the Michigan Nativity Scene Committee will display a nativity scene in the Michigan Capitol building in honor of the birth of Christ. On Friday, December 19 at 12:00pm, the Michigan Nativity Scene Committee will host a celebration to unveil the Christmas display depicting the newborn Christ Child, lying in the manger.  The nativity scene will be displayed on the lawn outside the Michigan State Capitol building.WHAT: Michigan Nativity Scene Committee to display nativity scene at Michigan State CapitolWHEN: Friday, December 19 at 12:00pm ESTWHERE: Michigan State Capitol – East Lawn Southside, Capitol Avenue at...
  • "The Great Christmas Gift Exchange" (Advent sermon on Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11)

    12/18/2014 12:24:48 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 17, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Great Christmas Gift Exchange” (Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11) There is a game that is played at this time of year at Christmas parties all across the land. The game goes by several names, but I think most often it is called “Rob Your Neighbor,” and I’m sure many of you have played it. The rules may vary from place to place, but generally I think it goes something like this. Each person brings a gift that could go to anyone in the group, depending on how the game turns out. The gift is wrapped in a package, so you can’t...
  • Dragnet: "The Big Little Jesus"

    12/18/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 10 replies
    FRiends, it is Christmas season, and this is worth sharing. Enjoy this television version of the original radio version of Dragnet: The Big Little Jesu.
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • The 8 days of Hanukkah my true love sent to me

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/15/14 | Larry Levine
    On the first day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. Some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the second day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the third day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the fourth day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 4 sufganiyot 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee...
  • Support Restore Nineveh Now - Nineveh Plains Militia

    12/17/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by Shery
    restoreninevehnow.org ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Jannah Hancock
    Anyone interested in either going as a voluntary soldier, or who is interested in garnering support for the ASsyrian and Iraqi Christian men who have volunteered for the new militia/military group forming to defend the Christians and other persecuted minority groups such as Yezidis) in Iraq against ISIS. This can mean financial support by individuals, church or social organisations who want to raise financial support on a one-time basis or on-going, or for people who want and/or can help gain support with through government in the U.S. or other countries. If anyone is interested in this issue and helping in...
  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each otherÂ’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing AkinolaÂ’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • Lindt Cafe Terrorist Warned Obama Not to Hide His Islamic Faith

    12/17/2014 12:48:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar. Sydney terrorist Sheik Haron Monis called out Barack Obama in 2008. He warned Obama during his campaign to not hide his religion. Canada Free Press reported: Among those who saw Barack Hussein Obama as an “apostate” for denying his religion as an Islamist, when he first ran as president in 2008, was the man who was to become the terrorist who killed two innocent hostages, injuring four others at the Sydney Lindt Cafe on Sunday. Signing his name as “Sheik Haron” and writing “Dear Brother Barack Obama” in the salutation of his letter, Man Haron Monis warned Obama...
  • Greenfield: A Dangerous Holiday

    12/16/2014 6:29:53 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 A Dangerous Holiday Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Holidays are a calendar. They mark points in emotional and physical time. They remind of us who we are. Many of those celebrating Chanukah celebrate a holiday that does nothing more than celebrate 'celebration', the rituals and rites of entertainment, a special food, a symbol whose meaning they don't remember and a little family fun. Chanukah is many things but it is not a safe holiday. It is a victory celebration in a guerrilla war. It is a reminder that Obama's war on Jerusalem...
  • UK Kids Think Jesus Is a Footballer

    12/16/2014 5:28:45 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    This is a conversation I heard. She: "Do we have a card with Jesus on it?" He: "No, we only have Christmas cards". This exchange may go some way to explain the tragicomic results of recent research. A survey of 2,000 UK families carried out in early December showed that a third of children aged 10-13 do not know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. It’s shocking but hardly surprising, as Christ has been progressively removed from Christmas. But the problem does not concern just kids. According to the same survey, half the population considers Jesus’s birth irrelevant...
  • Hanukah with PM Netanyahu

    12/16/2014 2:12:58 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    self
    I have seen a video of PM Netanyahu lighting the first Hannukah candle with a group of IDF unit commanders. VIDEO HERE I have a question: why does he light the first candle and only then, somebody else (Yaalon?) lights the Shamash (servant) candle?
  • Liberals Will Get Us All Killed

    12/16/2014 9:49:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/14 | Alan Caruba
    If not resisted, liberals would cause us all to be killed by our nation’s very real foreign enemies and the domestic perpetrators and criminals who prey on our society The news from Sydney, Australia was of another incident in which a lone Islamic fascist took civilians hostage to fulfill a demented notion of a “holy war” on non-believers. After a siege by police two of the hostages he had taken were dead along with the gunman. These attacks are becoming more frequent, referred to as “lone wolf” events, but in a larger context, they represent an effort by al Qaeda...
  • Lindt Cafe Terrorist called Obama out as an Apostate back in 2008

    12/16/2014 9:45:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/14 | Judi McLeod
    Islam is getting richer dollar wise and in social media support, but you can’t count on Obama, most western leaders or the mainstream media to warn you against the next terrorist strike Among those who saw Barack Hussein Obama as an “apostate” for denying his religion as an Islamist, when he first ran as president in 2008, was the man who was to become the terrorist who killed two innocent hostages, injuring four others at the Sydney Lindt Cafe on Sunday. Signing his name as “Sheik Haron” and writing “Dear Brother Barack Obama” in the salutation of his letter, Man...
  • Small Child Shoots Father at Wedding in Egypt (video)

    12/16/2014 5:52:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the video, we see the man, stated as the father, shoot a celebratory shot into the air.  He briefly examines the pistol, which appears to be a Browning type single action of some kind.  He may have put on the safety, but it is not clear.  He then places the pistol down, probably on a chair.   We can see the young child moving toward the pistol as it is put down.   Link to video: In the video, the young boy picks up the pistol and seems to be trying to emulate his father.  The boys hands are placed...
  • Pope Francis and the Eucharistic fast

    12/16/2014 3:39:33 AM PST · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 16, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In a review of Michael S. Rose's book entitled, "Goodbye, Good Men," Rev. Robert J. Johansen noted that, "There is too much evidence of the abuse of authority in certain dioceses and seminaries to dismiss Rose’s claims as baseless. It is still the case, even in a seminary with a reputation for orthodoxy such as St. Charles, that seminarians would not openly admit to members of the formation committee that they attended a licit (under the Ecclesia Dei indult) Tridentine liturgy for fear of being branded a “reactionary” and hounded out. I know many priests and seminarians who were subjected...
  • How we measure our love for our children

    12/15/2014 11:15:31 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 12/16/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    " Even bad people love their children".  But do they? Its not so much, "are they capable of love", as, "do they know what love is"? It's parallel to "what is freedom"? The ability to do whatever you want? Or the ability to do what is right? Love is preferring the good of the other for the other's sake. It can be explained to a five-year-old, as simply as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider's mutual, self-sacrificial love.  (Rapunzel is willing to remain the false-mother's slave, to save Flynn Rider's life. Flynn is willing to die so that Rapunzel can become free. Self-sacrificial love that perfects their...
  • A United Nations Timetable for Israel’s Surrender

    12/15/2014 5:00:48 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Joseph Klein
    Netanyahu: Islamic extremists to the suburbs of Tel Aviv and to the heart of Jerusalem. We will not allow this. We will rebuff this forcefully and responsibly. Let there be no doubt, this will be rejected The Obama administration is shamelessly outsourcing the United States’ historic leadership in facilitating negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel of a workable, secure two-state solution to the United Nations and European governments. In putting its trust in these two centers of anti-Israel sentiment, the Obama administration refuses to say categorically that it would veto a UN Security Council resolution setting some sort of deadline...
  • Urgent prayer request needed for my father in ICU

    12/15/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 92 replies
    15 DEC 14 | Dcbryan1
    My father, James W. Bryan III 74, was in the hospital for dehydration. This morning at 10 AM he had a pulmonary embolus. Luckily he was very well oxygenated and was sent to ICU immediately. TPA anticoagulant was introduced and he is responding well to blood pressure medicine. Precedex given. working good. May have to increase. He is responding well to all medications. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. If you guys don't have an Trust or family plans in these types of events consider this a warning. Luckily we have everything set up should things go south.
  • Islamic terror in Australia and Christians as second-class citizens

    12/15/2014 3:27:41 PM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Islamic terror in Australia and Christians as second-class citizens By Julio Severo Islamic terror hit Australia. A Muslim terrorist held an unknown number of hostages in a café in Sydney for more than 16 hours on Sunday. The hostages had been made to hold an ISIS flag in the window. According to Shoebat, the flag’s message was: “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” Shoebat said that, despite this very clear and obvious sign, Australia’s Prime Minister stated that he has no clue about the attacker’s motivation. Man Haron Monis, the Muslim refugee who...
  • Lesbian rabbi who supports Sharia Law is as dumb as a box of rocks, but dangerous nonetheless

    12/15/2014 9:27:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A story from New Hampshire reminds us once again that liberals are often willing to commit suicide to prove how liberal they are. It would be hard to imagine a more ridiculous scenario than a lesbian rabbi making a public stand in favor of adopting Sharia Law as the new ruling principles of any American state; but Rabbi Robin Nafshi of New Hampshire has done just that. With the type of smug,” I’m a liberal so I’m smarter than you” hubris only the sickest of liberals can muster, Rabbi Nafshi scolds her fellow Granite Staters in a piece she has...
  • Greenfield: Life in Post-Truth America

    12/15/2014 5:47:01 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 Life in Post-Truth America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Next month Americans will experience the fifteenth anniversary of the time that the President of the United States shook his finger at the country and informed it, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never.” Bill Clinton was lying. But the lie was more significant than the thing that he was lying about. When the lie came crashing down, Clinton and his defenders deconstructed the English language, questioning the...
  • "Who Are You, John?" (Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent, on John 1:6-8, 19-28)

    12/14/2014 1:40:01 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 14, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Are You, John?” (John 1:6-8, 19-28) How would you like to be defined in terms of someone else? I mean, who you are, your life and identity--when people think of you, they always compare you to somebody else? Are you like this person? Are you like that person? I suppose it could get old after a while. Why can’t people just take you for who you are, on your own terms? Well, today we’ll meet someone whose life was always being defined in terms of someone else. And you know what? He was okay with it. And so this...
  • The Exodus Movie I'd Make: Moses the Rejected Deliverer

    12/14/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/14/14 | Steve Berman
    Watching Exodus: Gods and Kings stirred me to read the Biblical account once again.  I’ve read it many, many times in Exodus chapters 2-14.  Reading the story with the Ridley Scott movie fresh in my mind illuminated a few things.  First, that Scott’s version of the account, while weak on the theological aspects of the characters, didn’t do a half bad job at the Biblical story elements (and ludicrously bad at being historically accurate). But that’s not what I want to focus on. If I were to make an Exodus movie, I’d take a different tack than everyone else.  Everyone...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 62 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • The Pope and Dogs in Heaven

    12/13/2014 7:55:40 PM PST · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Pope and Dogs in Heaven By Julio Severo Some news services interpreted that Pope Francis reportedly said that dogs also go to Heaven. If he was really misinterpreted, so do these dogs have nothing to do with animals? Is another kind of dog? Should he be interpreted, in his precariously disguisable socialism, that Fidel Castro and his gang also have a chance to the heavenly Paradise? Speaking about Fidel, why has no pope ever condemned communism in his visit to Cuba? If any other world leader visited Cuba without condemning communism, he would be branded in the least...
  • The Satanic Society: Penis Crucifix for Christmas

    12/13/2014 2:47:35 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 13, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here,Tom Ford, a designer and self-styled "provocateur," has created a penis crucifix for the Christmas season. When one of the world's leading exorcists, Father Gabriele Amorth, was asked how one can tell if someone is possessed, he replied, "By their aversion to the sacrament and all things sacred." One of the clearest signs of demonic possession is a hatred for the Eucharist or the crucifix. And isn't this precisely what we are witnessing today? As our world immerses itself more and more in sin, the numbers if demon-possessed multiply exponentially.
  • (Ann Barnhardt) - One Hour Interview with Andrea Shea King

    12/12/2014 10:17:52 PM PST · by GraceG · 5 replies
    Radio Interview on Andrea Shea King's show of the incomparable Ann Barnhardt. Link here: http://www.barnhardt.biz/2014/12/12/one-hour-interview-with-andrea-shea-king/ Direct MP3 link here: http://blogtalk.vo.llnwd.net/o23/show/7/174/show_7174343.mp3
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses Meets Rambo III

    12/12/2014 8:13:26 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/12/14 | Steve Berman
    When I was thirteen, I played a whole lot of Dungeons & Dragons.  I was even the Dungeon Master for a while.  I designed my own campaigns, with characters and towns mapped out.  Old school.  None of this video game online stuff.  Sitting around a table with a bunch of nerds in a basement, with the Dungeon Master guide, combat tables, and a jar of 6-, 12-, and 20-sided dice (don’t judge me, you did stuff you don't talk about, too). This is Exodus: Gods and Kings.I can imagine Ridley Scott and his writing team of Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine,...
  • BlackElk Speaks! Recovery continues

    12/12/2014 6:06:29 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 18 replies
    self | 12/12/14 | self
    This evening I talked with Mrs. Elk. All good news. BlackElk is out of critical care, and is one step below ICU. The ventilator is off, he is breathing on his own. He is talking. In fat, he wouldn't shut up. (So what else is new?) Brain is all there. Feeding tube is gone. He will still need dialysis regularly, and will be in a nursing facility for a while. He may not have to get dialysis for the rest of his days, though. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. I hope to talk with the antlered...
  • Franklin Graham: America glorifying sin

    12/12/2014 1:27:33 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart notes that, "The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is 'like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God.' 'What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God,' Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of 'The Kelly File.' Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government...
  • Greenfield: Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone

    12/12/2014 5:35:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, December 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, December 12, 2014 Leftist Lynch Mobs from Ferguson to Rolling Stone Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Did you bury a teenage girl alive after shooting her? Are you on death row after a string of crimes too gruesome to describe? Or you just a member of Al Qaeda dedicated to destroying America?  If so progressives will fight for you. Just dial 1-800-IAM-VICTIM and the left waiting to take your call will insist on your presumption of innocence. Its activists, reporters and lawyers will exploit every pretext to get you off the hook and they will...
  • The incredible lightness of college morality

    12/11/2014 7:48:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    I am given to wonder if in the very near future all of us will be relegated to speaking Arabic, as a large number of our young people can't seem to distinguish good from evil The kids at Harvard have been up so long it looks like down—literally, as Joe Biden would say. A recent poll taken by Campus Reform at Harvard University found that a fair number of students attending those ivied halls believe that America is a greater threat to world peace that ISIS. Yes, that ISIS, not the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and wisdom, but the...
  • Cop Allows Saudis with Dead Baby in Trunk to Drive Away so as Not to Offend Muslims

    12/11/2014 5:47:31 PM PST · by BCW · 24 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11 DEC 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An outlandish example of political correctness occurred in Tennessee yesterday when a police officer allowed a car full of Saudi Arabians to drive away with a dead baby reportedly in the trunk so as not to be “disrespectful” towards Muslims. Police in Sumner and Robertson counties are on the lookout for a blue Dodge Charger after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, which had paper tags and a registration violation, contained three Saudi Arabians with Saudi drivers licenses who told the officer that they had a dead child in the trunk prepared for an...
  • How Catholic Monks Made the West Rich

    12/11/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 20 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | Enza Ferreri
    Why is the West richer than other parts of the world? What creates wealth? The scientific journal Science Nordic reports that a new PhD thesis tries to find an answer to these questions, very topical in times of bailouts and double-dip recessions and very challenging for economists, in Medieval history. And it discovers that it was the Roman Catholic order of Cistercian Monks that left a long-lasting legacy of cultivation of the virtues which made the West prosperous. ...One of the clues the thesis follows begins in France in 1098, when a breakaway group of monks formed a new...
  • Obama versus Freedom, Part II -- Foreign policy and Islam

    12/11/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 11, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama does not want Americans to be free -- to think for ourselves, to have our First and Second Amendment and other constitutional rights or to reject any aspect of His radical transformation of our country and others into nations of which He, in His twisted way, can be proud. Part II of this multipart series deals with Obama's foreign policy. Series IntroductionIn an article posted on January 12, 2014 titled Might President Obama morph into an el Presidente Chávez? I offered parallels and dissimilarities suggesting that it had already started. That's no chip on my shoulder Where's MY parrot? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began...
  • Excuse Me, Mr. Terrorist, Are You OK?

    12/10/2014 5:58:34 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 1210/14 | Me
    There are those who conduct themselves with a clear penchant for humility, pragmatism, and those so-called leaders who yell "fire" in church because it’s the only way they can be saved. Mrs. Feinstein, I have neither the stomach nor the inclination to aid your vindictive campaign to politically exploit and berate our intelligence community, those patriots who tirelessly toil to protect ignorant and ungrateful hypocrites like yourself, so I instead would like to embark on a brief history lesson. Do you recall, Senator, when your accomplice and savior, Barack Obama, “spiked the football” and referenced (knighted) himself for the umpteenth...