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  • Is Facebook listening to your Confession?(tr)

    10/21/2016 3:32:02 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Diane Montagna
    Full title - "Is Facebook listening to your Confession? In an era of mobile microphones and apps that listen, both priest and penitent should be prudent about what they carry into the confessional" “All phones have a microphone, and Facebook and many other phone apps require access to the microphone and camera,” said Fr. George Hajj, parish priest at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church in the United States. “Therefore we don’t know what technology, and in whose interest it is in, to spy and overhear what is being said in the confessional.” For Father Andrew Pinsent, Research Director at...
  • (Vanity) Should Pro-Abortion folks watch one?

    10/20/2016 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Gman · 20 replies
    We have all had the opportunity to see various life-saving medical procedures and operations on TV or in a classroom setting. Maybe people that are in favor of Late Term Abortion should watch one too. What's the harm in that?
  • Instrumental Jesus Loves Me

    10/20/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/20/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, played on the mandolin by myself, with sing along lyrics of three verses. Our Nation is at a crossroad, pray for America but know this Jesus really Loves You and Cares, all is in His Care and Hands.
  • An Inspirational Story about Life - "The Man and the Butterfly"

    10/18/2016 11:27:34 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
    The butterfly story. A man found a cocoon.
  • Who will make this youtube to share?

    10/18/2016 7:58:26 AM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 10 replies
    660AM radio --- Mark Davis Show | 18 Oct 2016 | LTC.Ret
    This morning at approximately 8:30 on the Mark Davis morning show in DFW, a speaker named Robison called the show and gave his reasons for Christians to put aside the nit picking and vote for Trump. It should be on the Mark Davis website or Facebook --- he said he would post it ASAP. I do not have the skills to put this together professionally. This needs to be shared far and wide among our Christian communities so that our friends don't get hung up on a few salty words and forget the big picture.
  • Tens of thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage

    10/17/2016 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
    Tens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France’s next presidential election. The protesters ended up at Trocadéro Plaza, near the Eiffel Tower. Police estimated the crowd at 24,000, while organizers gave a figure of 200,000. They were also protesting Sunday against the use of assisted reproduction techniques and surrogate mothers to help same-sex couples have babies. …
  • University of Cape Town Student Leader Wants to Scrap Science Because It’s Racist, Oppressive

    10/17/2016 11:20:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | October 16, 2016 | William Hicks
    Students in South Africa are embroiled in a “Fees Must Fall” protest, aiming to lower tuition fees and “decolonize” the nation’s schools. These protests are offshoots of the “Rhodes Must Fall” movement which aimed to get names of colonialists off school buildings. At a meeting with the University of Cape Town science faculty, one of these “fallists” took the movement further demanding science too must fall.
  • Three Wooden Crosses

    10/17/2016 10:13:01 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    internet ^ | 10/17/2016 | self
  • Mother of conjoined twins shares... thanking ‘real heroes’ of separation surgery

    10/16/2016 8:43:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 15 Oct 2016 | KATHERINE LAM
    The mother of the conjoined twins who were successfully separated on Friday shared an emotional and touching Facebook post to thank the “real heroes” of the remarkable journey. There’s no way we would have made it without Him. Our ministers were always on call to give us advice or to lift our spirits and recenter us on what’s really important. The brethren of the Living Church of God and believers all over the world have lifted our family up in prayer and been pillars of strength from day one. These are the real heroes.
  • For Clinton, a daily dose of faith along with politics

    10/15/2016 7:55:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 10:47 AM EDT | Jocelyn Novek
    At about 5 a.m. each day — and maybe a little later on weekends — an email from the Rev. Bill Shillady arrives in Hillary Clinton’s inbox. […] It’s no secret that Clinton is a lifelong Methodist. But Shillady feels that many people don’t really know how much her faith “is a daily thing.” He says this is because Clinton’s faith is of a personal variety, one she’s not very comfortable with broadcasting. …
  • Will they lay Hillary Clinton in a Crystal Coffin?

    10/15/2016 12:54:57 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 18 replies
    opinion | 10-15-2016 | ShivaFan
    Will they lay Hillary Clinton in a Crystal Coffin? When Chairman Mao died on the 9th of September 1976 of Parkinson’s Disease, the death of the Party Leader was not announced right away. The government officials instead gave a warning to the nation that an announcement of extreme importance will be made later in the day at 4pm. Just before 4pm, citizens all across China gathered around transistor radios to hear the announcement, that Mao Zedong has died of a disease which they had no awareness he had. In fact, Mao was mostly in seclusion during his last five years,...
  • "Not Muslim"

    10/14/2016 12:19:18 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 15 replies
    Interesting observation here..... Suppose for a moment that a guy needing to do business in Russia were to hit upon the idea of learning the Russian language the fastest possible way i.e. marry a Russian woman and start thumbing through the Russian mail-order bride sites... One of the largest of such is One amusing thing he would notice is that a lot of the entries in those pages, in the box which specifies the religion of the man the lady is looking for, say "Not Muslim", i.e. anything in the world including Rastafari and Voodoo, but not Islam. A...
  • Are you saying that because I am disabled, I shouldn’t have been born?

    10/13/2016 9:28:46 AM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies ^ | 10/5/2016 | Grzegorz Polakiewicz
    It is getting late, yet I made up my mind to sit down at the laptop to write these couple of sentences. Today I have read what Ms. Bakuła said: “Without abortion, cripples would be born into this world.” I have also read the following commentary: “Rather than fight about abortion, we should think about what to do so that so many cripples would not be born. I partly know that answer to how to dramatically limit this fact”; I won’t even mention some private emails here. I am disabled. I am a person who, in many people’s opinion, should...
  • On the High Negatives of both Donald and Hillary

    10/13/2016 9:07:31 AM PDT · by mdmathis6 · 43 replies
    vanity | 10/13/16 | self
    ON THE HIGH NEGATIVES OF BOTH TRUMP AND HILLARY If worse comes to worse...whether Hillary or Trump is elected....The House of Representatives and the senate can examine both people at the time of the Electoral counts...decide neither one of them is fit for office and simply appoint a different president and vice can happen theoretically as the means to do so is laid out in the constitution...You'd see a fusion choice from both parties as a compromise! I think that's what needs to happen here. The congress and the country needs to say " a pox on both Trump...

    10/13/2016 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies ^ | 10/13/16 | Joseph Prince/New Creation Church
    Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. In the Old Testament, there was a place where God met with His people. In Exodus 25:22, God said, “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony...” This place was above the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant, under the wings of the two cherubim. The psalmist calls it “the secret place of the...
  • City Council declares support for local Muslims

    10/12/2016 7:48:10 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2016 | Michael Gartland
    The City Council, which last month condemned a boycott of Israel, moved Tuesday to declare its support for local Muslims. The non-binding proposal, which was voted out of committee and is likely to be approved by the full council Thursday, declares support for Muslim communities, “affirms the religious pluralism of the United States, and urges all residents to stand together for peace and understanding.”
  • The danger ahead if Hillary wins is profound

    10/12/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Mainstream Media reactions to Trump | 12 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    As all of this develops, it is becoming clear that the conservatives and those who hold to Judeo-Christian values are in extreme danger. Sadly, many do not realize the extent of what is about to happen. A politically savvy friend told me months ago that the media would turn on Trump and do ANYTHING to stop him. He was correct. In spite of his faults, Trump does realize that we have some severe problems in this nation which have to be addressed for us to even survive. He is promising to work toward fixing them, but, he wouldn't be able...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • Lifting the veil on Queen of Sheba's perfume

    10/11/2016 2:38:39 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/11/2016 | CNRS
    It is one of the oldest fragrances in the world. Nicolas Baldovini's team at the Institut de chimie de Nice (CNRS/UNS) has just discovered the components that give frankincense its distinctive odor: two molecules found for the first time in nature, named "olibanic acids" by the scientists. Their research results have just been published online, on the website of the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. It is mentioned more than twenty times in the Bible, where it is one of the gifts offered by the Three Wise Men. Frankincense (also called olibanum1), one of the world's oldest fragrances, is a...
  • Gohmert: Trump Said 'Vile Things,' But He's a Christian Now

    10/11/2016 11:37:26 AM PDT · by Lions Gate · 31 replies
    GOP nominee Donald Trump said some things that were "very vile" back in the days when he still supported Bill Clinton, but now he's a Christian and Republicans need to forgive him about talking like a Democrat, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Tuesday. "If you are Bill Clinton's big buddy like he was at one time, you're going to talk like Bill Clinton," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "We need to forgive him about talking like big Democrats and other foul-mouthed people. He's a Republican now. And James Dobson says he's a Christian."

    10/11/2016 8:28:55 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 17 replies ^ | 10/11/2016 | Joseph Prince
    Deuteronomy 28:2 "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you…" God loves to bless you. He has even declared that “blessings shall come upon you and overtake you”. This means that you can’t run fast enough to escape them! When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you. When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing! Now, you may think that you don’t qualify for God’s blessings because of the preceding verse which says that these blessings will come to pass only if you diligently obey God’s voice and keep all...
  • God Bless Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 11:30:38 AM PDT · by Armaggedon · 7 replies
    For hundreds of years, America has been prepared as a catalyst for the restoration of the kingdom of heaven on earth. To participate in this divine creative process, men and women were called upon to repent by absolute centering in the love of God. Every individual must choose to dedicate their heart and mind to serve God or self centered gratification. We all have the corruption of human nature to clear in the fire of love, through repentance. Our Lord said we would not see him again until we say, blessed he who comes in the name of the Lord....
  • October 10, 732

    10/10/2016 4:32:39 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 5 replies
    October 10, 2016 | me
    October 10, 732: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the West October 7, 1571: Moslem forces attack Christian Europe from the East. Early 19th Century: Moslem forces attack Christian America's shipping off the coast of North Africa (The Barbary Wars) April 24, 1915: Moslem forces of the Ottoman Empire slaughter Christians in the Armenian Genocide. September 11, 2011: Moslem radicals attack the World Trade Center. Current Time: Moslem Radicals of ISIS, the New Caliphate, rape, behead, and burn alive Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. 14 Centuries of jihad against Christianity - it has been one continuous war...
  • Was The 'Circle Of Fire' In The Sky Over Jerusalem Just Before Rosh Hashanah Real Or Fake

    10/09/2016 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies ^ | 7OCT2016 | Michael Snyder
    At first I thought that this was fake, but now I don’t know what to think. On October 1st, a video was posted to YouTube that claimed to show a very strange “circle of fire” in the clouds that seemed to respond to the blowing of the shofars in the city of Jerusalem below. When this video came out, many immediately dismissed it as a fake because it is only 20 seconds long and because computer-generated graphics can produce these kinds of effects. If you have not seen the video yet, you can see it right here… Since so many...
  • Italian night

    10/09/2016 3:42:43 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 52 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 10/09/2016 | #1Ctyankee
    The date has been set, our 6th Annual Italian Night will be Saturday, January 21, 2017! Homemade Chicken Parmesean, garlic bread, pasta, salad and homemade cannolis! Italian music and wine!!! The cost will be 12.00 for adults and 8.00 and for children.The venue is the Colebrook Ct. senior center. One of our chefs (Valeria) is a 2nd generation immigrant from Italy, Her Uncle John Gotty would come over on Sundays for dinner. Funny stuff Her cousins Vicky and John Jr. came over and she always called her Vicky, she instead on being called Victoria, Vale has other ideas.
  • A Declaration by American Evangelicals Concerning Donald Trump

    Imperfect elections and flawed candidates often make for complicated and difficult choices for Christians. But sometimes historic moments arise when more is at stake than partisan politics--when the meaning and integrity of our faith hangs in the balance. This is one of those moments. A significant mistake in American politics is the media’s continued identification of “evangelical” with mostly white, politically conservative, older men. We are not those evangelicals. The media’s narrow labels of our community perpetuate stereotypes, ignore our diversity, and fail to accurately represent views expressed by the full body of evangelical Christians.
  • Amish Leaders Make The First Ever Presidential Endorsement, Shocks Millions

    10/05/2016 6:45:35 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 43 replies
    three percenter nation ^ | October 4, 2016 | Sumur Bell
    Thousands of voters lined up in the rain to see Donald Trump in Mannheim, Pennsylvania on Saturday. The most surprising voters…were the Amish. For the first time ever, Amish leaders have endorsed a Presidential candidate. The Amish population is relatively small, but the more support the better. The Amish are self sufficient, and very smart people. I have to agree with their choice. Check out the tweets below…
  • Child support while Pregnant: women should vote Trump

    10/05/2016 5:51:16 AM PDT · by JudgemAll · 23 replies
    self | 10/5/16 | self
    (I posted this in Chat, let me know if incorectly done) It just dawned on me that pregnant women receive no child support, and that the democrat stance on abortion with Planned Parenthood is a language obstructing that. A Compassionate Conservative like Pence should make the case
  • Local Worship Team Perplexed By Strange Symbols On Music Sheet

    10/04/2016 6:49:51 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 15 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Unknown
    SEATTLE, WA—According to sources within The Lighthouse Fellowship, worship leader Hurley Hudson carried out his weekly routine of printing chord sheets for him and his eight-piece worship band Saturday night—only this time, Hudson checked the wrong box on CCLI’s SongSelect web application, which caused the site to print out a strange collection of lines, ovals, circles, and numbers along with the usual lyrics to the Coldplay song they were set to feature during their worship service. As nobody caught the error until Sunday morning, the band arrived with no idea that anything was amiss until they began their 9:15 a.m....
  • Hillary the Satanic Necromancer, Bill Admits

    10/04/2016 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Old Landmarks · 47 replies
    CNN | June 22, 1996 to the present | Bob Woodward and others
    Bob Woodward has a new book out (which this post is not about) so I thought it was a good time to remind everyone of what Woodward revealed in an older book he wrote, called "The Choice".Woodward suggests the White House hoped to keep Mrs. Clinton's relationship with Houston and her talks with the dead a secret. "Most people in the White House did not know about Hillary's sessions with Houston ...(he is referring to Jean Houston, her adviser who helped her commune with the dead). ... To some of the few who did, the meetings could trigger politically damaging...
  • Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age

    10/03/2016 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | 2015/12/07 | Albert Mohler
    Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age This intellectual revolution began with four lectures in late 1915 presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The lectures were given by Albert Einstein, and before the end of the year Einstein would publish his argument for a “General Theory of Relativity.” Those lectures launched an intellectual revolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity is essential to our understanding of the modern age.The 100th anniversary of a scientific theory is not necessarily a matter of great cultural importance. Einstein had developed his Special Theory of Relativity a decade earlier, but his General Theory–extended to...
  • Unfortunately, Kerry's still in office ... Fortunately, he'll be gone soon

    10/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | knarf
    Two years ago, John Kerry said the Bible Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming.A minute and a half
  • Hungary referendum rejects EU mandatory migrant plan

    10/02/2016 2:27:16 PM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | October 2, 2016
    Hungary referendum rejects EU mandatory migrant plan Prime Minister Viktor Orban called on EU leaders to note the result Hungarians who voted in a referendum on Sunday have overwhelmingly rejected mandatory EU migrant quotas, the national election office has said.But exit polls suggest that turnout failed to reach the 50% needed for the result to be valid. With nearly all the votes counted, 98% rejected the quotas, officials said.
  • Black-clad Poles protest proposal to completely ban abortion

    10/01/2016 7:23:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
    Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, have rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion. Speakers at the protest said a total ban on abortion, including for victims of rape or women whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy, would be “barbaric.” Poland already has one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws. …
  • Islamist Front CAIR Calls Bill to Support 9/11 Families “an Anti-Muslim Attack”

    Islamist Front CAIR Calls Bill to Support 9/11 Families “an Anti-Muslim Attack”The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill might seem like commonsense to most people. The legislation would change “the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism.” Therefore, American citizens would be able to sue foreign governments/officials for acts of terrorism.
  • Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

    09/30/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2016 12:23 GMT+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The Swedish government has proposed a ban on the wearing of masks by spectators at sporting events in an effort to stem fan violence, but exceptions will be made for religious garments like burqas. The proposal comes at a time where a number of high-profile violent incidents at Swedish football matches have made global headlines. In August, a match between Jönköpings Södra and Östersund was called off when a masked supporter ran onto the pitch and assaulted Östersund goalkeeper Aly Keita. […] A number of exceptions to the ban are mentioned in the proposal, including covering of the face due...
  • Muslims mis-using foodstamps in America.

    09/30/2016 9:26:08 AM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/2016 | blackbetty59
    Muslims using their EBT to buy soda, to resell. They are confronted by a lawyer who is watching what they are doing, and the fallout of him confronting them on their fraud.
  • VP debate: My guess: Pence will be SLAMMED for Christian views on abortion/marriage

    09/29/2016 1:48:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    9/29/16 | sff
    I think next week in Virginia, Kaine's state, is the veep debate. Pence is going to be targeted BIG TIME for not celebrating homosexual behaviour and for thinking unborn children deserve protection. Please pray for him to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within him, and that the arrows of the wicked fail.
  • Rob Bell Lists Mint Condition Bible On Craigslist (satire)

    09/28/2016 2:59:44 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 9/27/16 | Staff
    An anonymous tipster pointed out to media outlets Tuesday that author, speaker, and former pastor Rob Bell had listed his Bible on the Los Angeles Craigslist for sale section. The post inadvertently revealed Bell’s identity, as the Bible had his name embossed in gold on the front cover, though it was clear from the image the sacred tome had never once been opened in his years of owning the beautiful version of the holy Scriptures. “One Bible, never used,” the ad read. “$5 obo. You pick up. No guarantees as to accuracy of the contents of the book—all sales final. Will consider...
  • Another pastor misleading Christians--Hillsong and BLM!!

    09/28/2016 1:51:09 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 18 replies
    Blaze ^ | 9/28/2016 | Blaze
    Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz has struck a nerve. The pastor took to Facebook Sunday to explain why his church — made up of Hillsong’s NYC campuses — will not be using the phrase “all lives matter.” Instead, Lentz wrote, his church will be saying “black lives matter.” The pastor wrote: At THIS church, we are not saying ‘all lives matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that most reasonable people agree with. All lives are not at risk right now. We ARE saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our...

    09/28/2016 9:31:40 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 30 replies
    Fred Willis | 05/30/2016 | Fred Willis
    AN INFIDEL'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, Updated. by Fred Willis, May 30, 2016 "There is none so blind as he who will not see." This essay was composed by me in 2008. I have revised it and published and broadcast it in several versions. Read on and you will see that I have reason to fear Islam. There is no bigotry in telling the truth about Islam. I am an infidel. If you are not a Muslim, according to the Koran, you are an infidel. This guide will help you to understand your position in the Muslim world. There are approximately...
  • The Exorcist: The Television Series

    09/27/2016 2:33:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 27, 2016
    The Exorcist: The Television Series Did anyone catch the premier of The Exorcist TV series this past Friday on Fox? I did and I was pleasantly surprised, despite the presence of Geena Davis in the cast. Here are some helpful links about the show: Official site, where you can also watch the episodes online. Wikipedia article IMDb page Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
  • New Jersey woman arrested at 2014 protest of black mass sues Oklahoma City

    09/27/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 9/27/2016 | Kyle Schwab
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A New Jersey woman who was arrested during a 2014 protest of a satanic “Black Mass” has sued Oklahoma City and police a month after her municipal convictions were thrown out. Joan Bell, a longtime activist who said she has been arrested hundreds of times, claims that her civil rights were violated when she was wrongfully arrested. Bell, 68, was arrested during the protest after she refused to cease kneeling while saying the rosary on a landing at the top of the north steps of the Civic Center Music Hall. She said she attended the Sept. 21,...
  • Man, That's a Tough Question: Why Isn't This Football Coach Working on Sundays?

    09/26/2016 10:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    GetReligion ^ | September 24, 2016 | Terry Mattinglly
    College football Saturdays are back, so let's stop and ponder a journalism mystery linked to the new football coaching regime at the University of Virginia. The feature at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville is pretty direct, starting with the headline: "Part of the Bronco way is no work on Sunday." Bronco is not a reference to a mascot, in Wahoo land, but to the school's new head coach – Bronco Mendenhall. Things are not off to a good start there, so times are a bit tense. Here is the overture: The day after Virginia’s season-opening loss to Richmond, Ruffin McNeill,...
  • Satanic Temple to Open in Salem, Massachusetts

    09/26/2016 9:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NECN ^ | 9/23/16 | Abbey Niezgoda, Katelyn Flint and Caitlin Fichtel
    The temple will open to the public on FridayThe Satanic Temple opened its international headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, on Friday. The temple will be located at 64 Bridge St. in a Victorian home that was built in 1882 and once served as a funeral home, according to the organization. The headquarters will house a seven-and-a-half foot bronze statue of Baphomet. The organization will open the property to the public at the Salem Art Gallery, which will have a permanent exhibition dedicated to past and present witch-hunts called "Satanic Panic." Satanic Temple Opens Global Headquarters in Salem, Mass.[NECN]Satanic Temple Opens Global...
  • Step into the 'Cave of Miracles' at Dubai's Dh100m Quran Park

    09/26/2016 7:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 26, 2016
    Dubai Municipality says thee vision of the project is to build a bridge between the Islamic vision and urban values Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved the cave and glass house project in the Quran Park at an estimated cost of Dh100 million. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: "The approval of Sheikh Hamdan for this project comes in order to keep up with the basic needs of the population of the city of Dubai for municipality services. "The Quran Park is a great...

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • Jonathan Cahn-We Are at a Dangerous Point

    09/25/2016 8:00:02 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 25SEP2016 | Greg Hunter
    Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the best-seller “The Book of Mysteries.” Jonathan Cahn’s latest best-seller is called “The Book of Mysteries.” Cahn says, “The Book of Mysteries is literally opening up hundreds of the mysteries of God. Everything from the mysteries of the end times, mysteries behind history, mysteries of Heaven and mysteries of finding your own destiny, as well. The reason I was led to do this book is I believe we are going to have very challenging times ahead, especially for believers, very challenging times. God wants people to be...
  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinping’s campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • Do You Have to Try Every Stupid Thing You Think Of? (Islam, First Amendment)

    09/24/2016 8:21:57 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | September 23, 2016 | Ava Lon/Baron Bodissey @ GatesofVienna
    Do You Have to Try Every Stupid Thing You Think Of? by Ava Lon You think that even though Islam is an evil ideology, it should be legal, because outlawing it would be against the First Amendment. There are good ideas and bad ideas. A car with square wheels is a bad idea, and anyone who would like to drive it will find that out at their first attempt. It takes less than five minutes to figure it out, for those who believed that theoretically it should work and that it was worth to build it to convince themselves....