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  • From Atheist to Christian at Yale - Dr. Paul Lim (Video)

    09/18/2018 7:32:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Video LinkThis is a great video (long but great). Dr Paul Lim is a South Korean immigrant to the U.S. who began to get religion while he was a student at Yale of all places. He is now a professor of divinity at Vanderbilt. His story is incredibly entertaining and interesting. And his wonderful sense of humor makes this long video pass too quickly.Given that it is a long (48 minutes plus), you might want to watch a little bit here and there instead of plunging head long.Dr. Lim's voyage to Faith is unusual and at the same time somewhat...
  • Pedophile Joe Biden calls Trump supporters ‘dregs of society’

    09/18/2018 5:57:28 AM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 38 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    In his speech at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2018, former VP Joe Biden attacked the millions of Americans who support President Trump, calling them "intolerant", “virulent people” and “dregs of society”, and of committing a “crime” of prejudice against LGBTQ people.
  • I just had something interesting happen to e on Facebook.

    09/18/2018 12:21:04 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 65 replies
    I was a Facebook friend of Desmond Ford. To those who are not familiar with him, he was disfellowshipped from the SDA church his disagreeing with the Sanctuary doctrine. The church believes that Christ separately went into the temple in Heaven to individually declare us saved or unsaved. His position something along the lines of that happening at the cross, which I agree with. The whole Jewish system of sacrifice, laid out step by step, was all done at once at the Cross. So, anyways back to my interesting event. We were discussing the ordination of wonen, of which I'm...
  • One-world-government Walter Cronkite: ‘I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan’

    09/17/2018 1:29:18 PM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 52 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    In 1999 at the UN, Walter Cronkite declared his support and allegiance to a one-world government. He blamed the refusal of the U.S. Congress to ratify one-world-government treaties on “a handful” of obdurate senators who “pander” to the Christian Coalition and the “religious right wing”. Identifying Pat Robertson as the leader of the Christian Coalition, Cronkite quoted Robertson, that “any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the Devil.” Cronkite then mocked Robertson by declaring, “I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.”
  • Ravi Zacharias and Dennis Prager with Jeff Foxworthy The Death of Truth, The Decline of Culture Q&A

    09/16/2018 4:26:24 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2017 | N/A
    An hour & 13 minute video with Dennis Prager & Ravi Zacharias, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. A very lovely evening talking about religion.
  • President Duterte calls Philippines typhoon an 'act of God'

    09/16/2018 4:08:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Philippine News Agency ^ | 09 - 16 - 2018 | Jelly Musico
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his sympathies to families who lost their loved ones during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong. “I share the grief of those who lost loved ones,” Duterte said in a situation briefing on the effects of "Ompong" in Tuguegarao City. “Those we call in the unforeseen events, in insurance, this is an act of God. I don’t know how it can be an act of God but that is the term used by the insurance,” he added. Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino said at least 25 people died at the height of the...
  • Red Engines by Kris Schnee

    09/16/2018 12:03:53 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Deviant Art blog ^ | 08/24/2018 | Kris Schnee
    This story by Kris Schnee was removed from a published book for offending a Muslim. I thought I'd share it here.
  • Germany and Russia's secret war against America

    09/14/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | Aug 2018 | Gerald Flurry
    President Donald Trump publicly rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 11 for Germany’s decision to buy a massive amount of gas from Russia. “I think it’s very sad,” he said. "Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” he later said, “I think it’s a very bad thing for nato and I don’t think it should have happened.” Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 are key components of Putin’s plan to tighten his grip on nations in Eastern Europe that used to be part of the Soviet Empire. Since these pipelines travel directly from Russia to Germany, they enable Putin to...
  • 'Illegal aliens' a dirty word on Twitter

    09/13/2018 7:57:39 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/12/18 | Tucker Carlson
    Having gotten away with banning Alex Jones, Big Tech's language police are getting bolder. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Twitter refused to let the organization promote one of its tweets because it included the phrase 'illegal aliens.'
  • Dalai Lama: ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’, Refugees Should Return and Rebuild Homelands

    09/13/2018 5:31:55 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    The Dalai Lama has told a press conference in Sweden that “Europe belongs to the Europeans”, asserting that refugees should be repatriated so they can rebuild their homelands. Speaking in the multicultural city of Malmö, where nearly half of residents are of foreign background, with Iraqis making up the largest single group, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism said Sweden is seen as “a peaceful, generally prosperous country” with a relatively small gap between rich and poor. “Spontaneously”, reports Norrköpings Tidningar, the Dalai Lama then “moved on to talk about one of the biggest issues in the Swedish election — the...
  • A Very Liberal Rosh Hashana today

    09/10/2018 12:46:08 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    My Shul | 9/10/18 | Vanity
    As usual, my wife and I attended first day Rosh Hashana services this morning. As he had done several years ago, the rabbi condemned Trump and Republicans for creating violence and bad feelings in the US and the world. I had had it and we walked out. This is the second time he has done this during The High Holidays. What a putz. When he had last done this I wrote to the congregation a letter criticizing the rabbi and the temple. A month later they replied that they had passed my letter to the rabbi, but counseled me not...
  • Herod's Death, Jesus' Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

    09/10/2018 7:27:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | August 18, 2018, Q&C, BAR, January/February 2014 | Letters to the Editor debate
    There are three principal reasons why the 4 B.C. date has prevailed over 1 B.C. These reasons were articulated by Emil Schürer in A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, also published in the 19th century. First, Josephus informs us that Herod died shortly before a Passover (Antiquities 17.9.3, The Jewish War 2.1.3), making a lunar eclipse in March (the time of the 4 B.C. eclipse) much more likely than one in December. Second, Josephus writes that Herod reigned for 37 years from the time of his appointment in 40 B.C. and 34 years from...
  • Is this women possessed by a demon?

    09/10/2018 6:25:02 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 80 replies
    ""The Resistance At The Kavanaugh Hearings: More Than 200 Arrests" Look at this photo....what is your take on this woman...? I cant help seeing a real 'demonic' look to this protester. Amazing photo...The Word states that the 'eyes are the window to the soul'..... here we see a very dark window...very dark indeed.
  • Leaving for Camino de Santiago tomorrow

    09/10/2018 1:55:34 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/10/2018 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Tomorrow morning I board a flight from Malaga to Santiago de Compostela then, 2 buses later, I arrive in Sarria and immediately start walking 20km to Portomarin. Most people who walk from Sarria to Santiago do it in 5 stages but I will be doing it in 6 so I have more time to sightsee along the way, plus I will have 1 full day in Santiago after I arrive and before my flight back. Weather looks good in the 10 day forecast so it should be a good walk.
  • The Pretenders "I'll stand by you" (video)

    09/09/2018 6:32:32 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    Video LinkWhen I first heard this song many years ago, I thought that the only one who could really sing this song...the only one who meant they would really stand by you...was, of course, Jesus.When you plug Him into this song, it all makes sense.There is certainly no human being who could fulfill these lyrics.That said, who knows who Chrissie Hynde was actually thinking of...but that doesn't really matter, does it?
  • Doctors should not be forced to ‘aid and abet’ abortions, says John Bruton [former PM of Ireland]

    09/08/2018 1:58:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/08/2018 | Colin Gleeson
    Former taoiseach John Bruton has said doctors opposed to abortion should not be forced to refer women seeking terminations to other physicians. Mr. Bruton, in a speech to the Pro Life Education dinner in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin, on Saturday night, said he feared anti-abortion doctors would be “targeted” by those who wanted to “catch them out”. The Bill proposed by Minister for Health Simon Harris to introduce and regulate abortions requires a doctor who has a conscientious objection to carrying out the procedure to “make arrangements to transfer the care” of the woman to another doctor. “This is aiding...
  • When Neil Armstrong Walked on Jerusalem

    09/06/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Adam Chandler
    When American astronaut Neil Armstrong, a devout Christian, visited Israel after his trip to the moon, he was taken on a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologist Meir Ben-Dov. When they got to the Hulda Gate, which is at the top of the stairs leading to the Temple Mount, Armstrong asked Ben-Dov whether Jesus had stepped anywhere around there. “I told him, ‘Look, Jesus was a Jew,'” recalled Ben-Dov. “These are the steps that lead to the Temple, so he must have walked here many times.” Armstrong then asked if these were the original steps, and...
  • Indonesian Sharia law district bans men and women from dining together unless they are [tr]

    09/05/2018 7:50:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 5, 2018 | Chris Dyer
    A strict Islamic district in Indonesia has banned men and women from having dinner together unless they are married or related to make women be 'more obedient' and 'well behaved'. The deeply Islamic Aceh province, which operates under Sharia Law, announced today it would stop unmarried couples eating together in public, an official said. Aceh is the only region in the world's most heavily populated Muslim majority country that imposes Islamic law and has come under fire in the past for putting moral restrictions on women. It also attracted global condemnation for publicly whipping people found guilty of a range...
  • CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE AND COMMUNION ON THE MOON(Flashback!)

    09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2016
    It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.”...
  • Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

    09/02/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 02, 2018 9:17 AM EDT
    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was “humbled” by the experience. He said that “it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn’t see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it’s just the drug, the hallucination, but we felt we had seen a higher thing.” …