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  • Prayers requested

    10/05/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 37 replies
    me | October 5, 2012 | Smokin' Joe
    My Sister-in-Law is experiencing some serious medical difficulties at the moment, with very high BP and partial kidney shutdown. While the doctors are unsure of the problem, her Calcium levels are all over and they are trying to get her electrolytes stable. Please pray for her, and the whole family. In addition, my oldest granddaughter and great granddaughter are facing a different sort of trial, with Social Services in the middle of things, all based on a wild rumor. Please pray that they are reunited and the matter is favorably resolved.
  • The political Season Is Mad Season

    10/04/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT · by IslamE
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | 10/2/2012 | Bryan Hipple
    I made a video for the political season, enjoy!
  • German court warns Catholics: pay church tax or face expulsion

    10/04/2012 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Tony Paterson
    A German court gave its backing yesterday to a decree by the country's Catholic bishops declaring that believers who refused to pay an eight percent church tax could not be considered Catholic and would automatically lose the right to receive Holy Communion and a religious burial. The verdict, which was delivered by Germany's chief administrative court in Leipzig, was a bitter defeat for Germany's grass-roots Catholics and conservative church campaigners who had denounced the bishop's decree as "pay and pray" and claimed it sent "the wrong signal". … The ruling was welcomed by Germany's Catholic bishops who said it had...
  • The 10 Most Dangerous Religious Right Organizations (A Leftist's take)

    10/04/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 10/04/2012 | Simon Brown
    (Church & State Magazine) — The movement known as the Religious Right is the number-one threat to church-state separation in America. This collection of organizations is well funded and well organized; it uses its massive annual revenue and grassroots troops to undermine the wall of separation in communities nationwide.Americans United staff members have carefully researched this movement, and here are the 10 Religious Right groups that pose the greatest challenges to church-state separation. Most of these organizations are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, but the financial data includes some affiliated 501(c)(4) lobbying organizations operating alongside the...
  • Test Of Fire

    Numerous examples of our freedom of religion are under attack. Given some of the current events and the actions of this President this video applies to all of us, regardless of you personal beliefs.
  • Prayer Request (vanity)

    10/04/2012 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Marie · 55 replies
    self ^ | 4OCT12 | Self
    By a strange coincidence, both of my children (19 and 20) are having unrelated surgeries in the same hospital right now. My poor son-in-law is doing everything he can to hold this difficult day together. I'm in a different state and pulling my hair out with worry. My husband is flying back home tomorrow. I can't go because I'm post-op myself and sick on top of that. May I please have some prayers sent for all of us? We've been hit with so much (a LOT more than this) this week and we're barely holding it together. The two healthy...
  • Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?

    10/01/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 158 replies
    Yahoo News/LiveScience.com ^ | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once seemed mysterious—the existence of humanity, the life-bearing perfection of Earth, the workings of the universe—can now be explained by biology, astronomy, physics and other domains of science. Although cosmic mysteries remain, Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, says there's good reason to think science will ultimately arrive at a complete understanding of the universe that leaves no grounds for God whatsoever. … Another role for God is as a...
  • CAIR Canada Proposes Abolishing Secularism as a Principle of Society

    10/01/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | 10/1/2012 | KGS
    CAIR CANADA PROPOSES ABOLISHING SECULARISM AS A PRINCIPLE OF SOCIETY……… Tundra Tabloids blogger, KGS has been been live blogging the OSCE event taking place in Warsaw Poland, and the rep from CAIR affiliate in Canada just hurled a major bombshell at the meeting, From Europe News’s Facebook page: 5:28: CAIR Canada openly requests the abolishment of secularism as a principle of society, for the reason that ‘Secularism’ constitutes only another belief, that should not be granted special status. Further, she emphasizes that we should obey and respect all law set up by the State (that would include blasphemy laws), and...
  • If you had the chance to advice Gov. Romney in the debate?

    10/01/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT · by joshua1222 · 78 replies
    If you had the chance what would you tell the Gov to bring up in the debates?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "North West Frontier" (1959)

    09/30/2012 1:40:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | J. Lee Thompson
    This week's feature is to honor the memory of the late Herbert Lom who passed away last week. An exciting 1959 adventure(a British "western" of sorts) set in imperial India about the attempts to protect a young prince from Mohemmadan terrorists(sound familiar)? As a Bible-believing Christian, I don't agree with the universalistic quip Kenneth More's character makes near the beginning but other than that, it's quite a good historical drama. Lom plays a character that Hollywood(or in this case, London) wouldn't have the guts to include today, i.e., an Islamic villain.
  • Ex-Scientologist: Cruise 'scary to watch'

    09/30/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 29, 2012
    The relationship between U.S. actor Tom Cruise and Scientology leader David Miscavige is so close the lines between them are blurred, an ex-Scientologist said. Former Scientologist Steve Hall, who headed the church's marketing division for 20 years, said Cruise could have been seen as a victim of charismatic leader Miscavige when he became a Scientologist, but not anymore. "There's a point of no return, and I think Tom has crossed it," Hall told The Hollywood Reporter. "The time for him to leave was a long time ago. The lines between him and Miscavige are so blurred now." Former Scientologist Karen...
  • Ulster Covenant: Thousands on centenary parade

    09/29/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 29/09/12
    Thousands take part in commemorations in Belfast to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant which paved the way for Ireland's partition.
  • Affirmative Action Salvation and the big deception.

    09/28/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT · by fabian · 46 replies
    my good spirit | 9/28/12 | fabian
    Affirmative action salvation~ when you have not found nor even believe the true power of what Jesus did for the world; to have real salvation and total freedom over sin. So you water down the message and lower the standard of salvation. That way you help make other poor souls who have also not found full freedom, to feel better about continuing in their sin state. The teachers who propagate this are blind and shame on all of them. How dare they water down the power of our Lord’s victory in order to assuage themselves and the masses! And of...
  • How We Win.Every "Red Army" Overwhelm Their Precincts In Masses.Are There 150 Million Of Us?

    09/28/2012 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 6 replies
    Just like what happened with "The Red Coats Are Coming" and "The Chik-Fil-A" Event,We need to repeat what happened in 2010,But Two or Three Fold!,There are plenty of "Red Armies" out there who can't wait to vote and of course they all need to show up in the masses.From the Tea Party,The "ABO Mob","Rush Babes",Veterans,Catholics,Jews,Protestants,Mormons,"Polish Americans"(thanks for the death camps Bambi!)Those Who HATE MSNBC,ABC,CNN,etc.Over half the country is extremely angry and in fear of their lives&children. Lets hope November 6th will become the 2012 Version Of "Clash Of The Titans". 150 Million Americans VS 87 Million Liberal "Pu*****y's"!
  • Decapitations called solution for criticism of Islam

    09/28/2012 8:22:27 AM PDT · by wesagain · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Jihadi writer says heads should be displayed along roadsA jihadi writer who has praised the murderer of a Dutch filmmaker is offering a suggestion to cut down on the criticism of Islam around the globe: Behead the critics and post their heads along roads. Oh, and post a sign that says, “This is the punishment of those who insult our prophet.” The report comes from the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, a unit of the Middle East Media Research Center. The organization, which monitors Middle East media, said the comments were made by Muhib Ru’yat al-Rahman, a senior writer of...
  • Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space

    09/27/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 26, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones' plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.
  • Update2 on prayer request for sick soldier (Alex)

    09/27/2012 12:13:40 PM PDT · by texaschick · 8 replies
    I am thrilled to be able to report to you how God has answered your prayers on behalf of Alex. You have been a part of a miracle and I thank you all so much for interceeding for Alex and his family. His mom just notified us that the three of them will be on a plane tomorrow, headed to the states and to a hospital in San Antonio. That is a great answer to prayer, but the miracle is that twenty four hours or so after his parents were reunited with him he went from being in a coma...
  • Do They Believe Amazing Grace Is A Black Woman?

    09/27/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT · by donna · 33 replies
    University of Phoenix ^ | 09/27/12 | Vanity
    Have you seen this unfortunate ad? Does the University of Phoenix believe that "Amazing Grace" is a black woman?
  • The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

    09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 86 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
    The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference. The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the...
  • Analyst: Innocence of Muslims Film Actually Made by TERRORISTS

    09/27/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 20 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/26/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem. To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012. Now do I have your attention? The narrative that circulates the media fails to answer crucial...
  • Innocence of Muslims made by Terrorists

    09/25/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 54 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem. To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012. Now do I have your attention? The narrative that circulates the media fails to answer crucial...
  • Why is the Coptic Christian filmmaker partners in crime with Coptic Christian hater?

    09/25/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 9 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    The Smoking Gun has produced court documents telling us that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered with Eiad Salameh and that Nakoula was finally caught in 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole over $870,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities. In this, we will show how this story is mired in FBI failure and the Eiad connection is crucial in unraveling more facts to this story, since many of his dealings with Nakoula can tell us more about his true motives. After all, Eiad Salameh...
  • Bill Clinton on anti-Islam film: "You can't react every time you're insulted"

    09/25/2012 6:20:27 AM PDT · by MikeD · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2012 | CBS News
    Former President Bill Clinton addressed the recent unrest in the Muslim world over a U.S.-made film insulting the prophet Muhammad, saying that while the underlying message is offensive, "you can't react every time you're insulted." Clinton sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell to discuss his thoughts on the turmoil in the Middle East as the Clinton Global Initiative begins its annual meeting in New York City this week.
  • Lincoln’s Great Gamble

    09/24/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 214 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2012 | RICHARD STRINER
    Countless school children have been taught that Abraham Lincoln was the Great Emancipator. Others have been taught — and many have concluded — that the Emancipation Proclamation, which Abraham Lincoln announced on Sept. 22, 1862, has been overemphasized, that it was inefficacious, a sham, that Lincoln’s motivations were somehow unworthy, that slavery was ended by other ways and means, and that slavery was on the way out in any case. The truth is that Lincoln’s proclamation was an exercise in risk, a huge gamble by a leader who sought to be — and who became — America’s great liberator. Since...
  • Update on prayer request for sick soldier (Alex)

    09/24/2012 7:16:21 AM PDT · by texaschick · 9 replies
    He is still on a ventilator, feeding tube, and in a coma. But his body temperature has been in the normal range for a couple of days now - PTL. After some patience causing delays in their departure, his parents are leaving today for Germany and will have more to say in a day or two. The last update was that the medical folks caring for Alex would like to see him on a plane back to a hospital here in the states by Friday. Thanks for joining me in prayers for this young man and his family. When they...
  • Polish police in a lather over photos showing teens licking whipped cream off priest’s knees

    09/23/2012 2:11:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    nydailynews ^ | September 20, 2012, | Corky Siemaszko AND Philip Caulfield
    Polish authorities have launched a probe about a possible perv priest after photos surfaced showing teenage boys and girls licking whipped cream off his knees during a bizarre "initiation ceremony." The priest's school, however, doesn't see what all the fuss is about. The creepy snapshots were taken during an initiation ceremony for freshmen at St. Dominika Savio Silesian School in Lubin, southeast Poland. The shots show a group of boys and girls on all fours - some of them in cat make-up - taking turns licking white foamy cream off Father Marcin Kozyra's knobby knees. In one set, Kozyra is...
  • Catholics, moving to the right?

    09/23/2012 1:43:05 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 43 replies
    Seattle, WA is extreamly liberal, think -Boston liberal. Yesterday St. Benidicts in the Wallingford community was celebrating their annual 'Borkwurst' Festival to raise money for their school. I wore a 2 1/2"X 3 1/2" pen I made up on my computor that said: 'ROMNEY: God, Freedom, and Prosperity. Obama: Socialism, Slavery, and $20 TRILLION Debt.' As I walked around the playground with our family, I recieved quite a few requests to take a picture of my sign with their i-pods. One girl said she wanted to send the pic. to her dad to prove that not everybody in Wallingford was...
  • George Washington’s Farewell Address United States 19th September 1796

    09/22/2012 9:52:28 PM PDT · by Golfinsocal · 14 replies
    September 19th, 1776 | George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
    Friends, & Fellow--Citizens. The period for a new election of a Citizen, to Administer the Executive government of the United States, being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person, who is to be cloathed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, esp ecially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those, out of whom a choice is to be made. I...
  • Fire Tears Through 2-Story Church In Hyde Park

    09/22/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 21, 2012 11:58 PM
    HYDE PARK [CALIFORNIA] (CBSLA.com) — Investigators say arson may be what caused a fire that ripped through a church in South Los Angeles Friday. Several members of the Galilee Baptist community said they are struggling with the loss of their 70-year-old church. “It’s just devastating, not only to the church but to the community,” Deacon Calvin Ford said. L.A. City Fire officials said when they arrived at 4:20 p.m. they found heavy smoke and flames pouring out of the single-story structure, located at 4731 S. 11th Street. “The flames were up so high I don’t know how the trees are...
  • Regime Runs Apology Ad on Pakistani TV

    09/22/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | 9/21/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    Speaking of, folks, you gotta hear this. Let me find it. Sound bite 12. I mentioned this to you yesterday on the program, and then last night I finally got the audio. You're not gonna get everything listening to this, but you'll get enough. There's some graphics on the screen, a little translation, but for the most part this a 42-second commercial. It's an Obama regime ad apologizing to the Muslim world in Pakistan for the video. Now, that story's over. Everybody's admitting that Susan Rice was sent out to try to establish a narrative on the Sunday shows that...
  • Vanity: Will the Antichrist practice "taquia"

    09/21/2012 9:06:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 147 replies
    So I've grown up in church. And everything I've read and heard preached went something like this. Israel will be in a war.. or be about to get into a war when the Antichrist comes along and makes a "peace" deal for 7 years. 3 and a half years into the deal the Antichrist breaks the deal and starts a war with Israel. Does this deception sound like "Taquia" to any of you. "Taquia" teaches Muslims that it's ok to lie to an enemy during battle. Deception, etc. I've like to hear Freepers thoughts on this. Will the Antichrist be...
  • Prayer needed for a soldier

    09/21/2012 6:09:55 AM PDT · by texaschick · 50 replies
    Please pray for a young man who was flown from Afghanistan to Germany yesterday with pneumonia like symptoms. A team of lung specialists were flown in because he had dangerously high fevers and they ended up putting him in a drug induced coma till they can figure out what is wrong with him. They want to fly him back to a hospital here in the states when he is stable enough to transport. The Army is flying his parents to Germany on Saturday to be with him. This family goes to my church and are leaning on God's Word to...
  • What "Miracle" of GOP-e Was Beck Talking About This Morning? (VANITY)

    09/20/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 10 replies
    Vanity | September 20, 2012 | Backwoods Engineer
    Was listening to the re-run of the Glenn Beck Radio Program this morning. Beck mentioned something about "a miracle" concerning the GOP-establishment capitulating to the Tea Party, and that he could say more because "it isn't our story."
  • The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus (Married!)

    09/19/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT · by Renfield · 80 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 9-18-2012 | Ariel Sabar
    Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” The text also mentions “Mary,” arguably a reference to Mary Magdalene. The announcement at an academic conference in Rome is sure to send shock waves through the Christian world. The Smithsonian Channel will premiere a special documentary about the discovery on September 30 at 8 p.m. ET. And Smithsonian magazine reporter Ariel Sabar has been covering the story behind the scenes for weeks, tracing King’s steps from when a suspicious e-mail hit her in-box to the nerve-racking moment when she thought...
  • Spanish Communist leader Santiago Carrillo dies

    09/18/2012 3:14:29 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 9/18/2012 | Reuters
    Santiago Carrillo, the veteran Communist leader who was Spain's last surviving public figure to have taken an active part in the civil war, has died aged 97, family sources have said... In 1936 he joined the army to defend the Republic from a military revolt which turned into a bloody civil war lasting almost three years and ended up installing Franco as dictator. Carrillo, by now a Communist, was named a public order official in a defence committee set up in Madrid in November that year just as rebel troops were approaching the capital and the Republican government had fled...
  • My brother the militant atheist (VANITY)

    09/16/2012 8:03:11 PM PDT · by Thorliveshere · 104 replies
    Sept. 16, 2012 | Thorliveshere
    My brother and I have been going back and forth over the last few years, his atheism has really taken a sharp curve into aggravating territory. I got this message from him, and I'm trying to let my anger subside before I respond. I'm curious what you would say:The only two things you should ever worry about getting married to each other are big government and big religion. While many are very vocally opposed to "redefining marriage" (even, though there are more than one definition of marriage if you bother to look in a dictionary) they don't realize that, in...
  • Alleged US spy crucified in Yemen

    09/16/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 30, 2012 | Staff
    An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday. MEMRI posted the clip, but only to subscribers and with a viewer discretion warning. The Washington, DC-based media watchdog said the man had been crucified by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Al-Shari’a for allegedly directing US drones targeting terrorists in Yemen. It said the YouTube clip was posted on Monday.
  • The man that is helping to produce strong conservatives. On radio for 52 years!

    09/16/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT · by fabian · 674 replies
    fhu ^ | 09/16/12 | fabian
    Now celebrating 52 years of helping people on the radio! For over half a century Roy Masters has been helping people overcome their most difficult problems. As the nation’s first and longest running radio counselor, Roy Masters has advised callers with a unique ability to hear inner problems, heal fears and sexual stresses, and help people take charge of their own lives. Great show and exactly what the world needs! Here is a radio show stations page... http://www.fhu.com/radiostations.html
  • A Very Merry 5773 to All

    09/16/2012 10:51:14 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 5 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | September 16, 2012 | Philologos
    Everyone knows when it’s New Year’s Day — and everyone knows what new year it’s the first day of. After 2012 comes 2013. But although nearly all American Jews know it’s Rosh Hashanah this week, not all of them could tell you that the new Jewish year is 5773. After all, once the holiday is over, it’s not a number we’ll use for anything. We won’t date our checks with it, we won’t use it to figure out how old our car or TV set is, and we won’t remind ourselves that the next American presidential elections will be held...
  • When MSNBC Mocks Mormonism, Do We Blame Video if Violence Results? Time to Play the Race Card!

    09/15/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT · by zencycler · 6 replies
    Vanity | self | self
    Remember that vile rant O'Donnell gave about the Mormon faith on MSNBC. Naturally, no violence erupted as a result, and naturally, if it had, anyone who suggested O'Donnell was responsible for this would have been soundly ridiculed for that statement. Putting aside, for the moment, whether the violence was actually sparked, in any way, by the recent video, those who react to events like this by policing Western speech instead of being outraged by persons being violent, are actually revealing their own racism and bigotry. This is an attitude you should only take when being confronted by a violent animal....
  • The 9/11 attacks on the US embassies were not about a movie

    09/15/2012 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Caroline Glick dot com ^ | 12 September 2012 | Carolin Glick ?
    Here are a couple of facts: On June 4 the White House confirmed that the US had killed Abu Yahya Al-Libi - OBL's Libyan lietenant who had moved into Al Qaeda's #2 spot after Ayman Zahawiri after the Navy SEALs whacked OBL. On Tuesday 9/11, a tape was released of Zawahiri announcing that Libi had been killed earlier this year by a US drone attack. The Zawahiri tape was made during Ramadan which ended in the middle of last month. Zawahiri called for his terrorist underlings to avenge Libi's death and especially exhorted Libyans to take revenge. The attack in...
  • US Lawmakers praise Church of Scientology, once considered at odds with US

    09/15/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2012 | The Daily Caller
    Three U.S. congressmen and a top-level government official attended the opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Thursday. Their attendance marked a significant endorsement from members of a government that was once partially at war with the organization. Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance. Jackson Lee applauded the organization. “I want to thank L. Ron Hubbard for recognizing that courage is not rewarded but it is...
  • IBLIS - Islamist Brutally Lethal Insecurity Syndrome, a proposed new category of mental disorder.

    09/14/2012 4:25:50 PM PDT · by J. Semper Paratus · 10 replies
    Self | 9-14-2012 | J. Semper Paratus
    IBLIS – Islamist Brutally Lethal Insecurity Syndrome – A culturally learned syndrome of antisocial, fanatical behavior, displaying AntiSocial Personality Disorder (ASPD); Psychopathy, including lack of remorse or guilt, a callous disregard for the personhood of non-Islamists; a failure to accept responsibility for one’s own actions, impulsiveness, irresponsibility, and poor behavioral controls; with Reputation-defending Antisocial, and Malevolent Antisocial behavior. IBLIS is most often characterized by Intermittent Explosive Disorder (abbreviated IED) that is a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme expressions of anger often to the point of violence, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand. Persons with IBLIS will seek to...
  • God and Jerusalem

    09/14/2012 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Jimmy4Toes
    Townhall.com ^ | 09/14/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Who would have thought that God and Jerusalem would become controversial issues at this year's Democratic National Convention? Previous Democratic Party platforms had mentioned God and referred to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After both were initially missing from this year's platform, someone apparently realized that this was likely to raise questions about Democrats that they could ill afford to have raised in an election year. So the convention faced a vote on whether to restore God and Jerusalem to their party's platform. Rather than risk a roll-call vote from the delegates, the chair called for a voice vote....
  • Connellsville (PA) businessman supporting school’s decision to not move Ten Commandments display

    09/14/2012 4:22:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 14, 2012
    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — School district leaders have delayed moving a controversial Ten Commandments display outside a junior high school indefinitely. Board members said it will stay put, and they are looking at all of their options to determine how to move forward. The monument is outside the Connellsville Area Junior High School. A student's parent and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have each asked the district to take down the monument. In a statement, the group said the First Amendment gives parents the right to tell their children what religion to choose and not public schools....
  • Washington's Katie Walker weds Archduke Imre of Austria

    09/14/2012 3:25:46 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/11/2012 | Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger
    Save for the parade of stupendous hats, there was little to alert passersby to the royal wedding Saturday morning in downtown Washington. The bride: Katie Walker, 26, a Cincinnati native who until recently was communications director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. The groom: Archduke Imre of Austria, also 26, great-grandson of Charles, the last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Right now you’re thinking, “Wow. How’d she find an archduke?” Well, by going to church. Ken Wolfe, a friend of the bride who sang in the Gregorian chant group at her wedding, tells us the couple met two...
  • Fiorito: Light Candle, or Curse the Darkness, or Both (Santeria)

    09/13/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sunday September 09, 2012 | Joe Fiorito
    On patrol the other day, along Eglinton Ave. just east of Dufferin, I passed St. Simon’s Religious Supply Store. I am not fond of religion, but I do like the supplies. I have a relic in the form of a shred of cotton from a garment of Brother André, late of Montreal. I also keep a medal of St. Catherine of Siena with my car keys, a logical place if you think, like she did and I do, that the way to heaven is heaven. St. Simon’s is not about those kind of supplies. It is, however, a place for...
  • Video: Egypt's Mursi implicated in murder of U.S. Ambassador?

    09/13/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 7 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/13/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There have been questions raised about whether the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was done in conjunction with the attacks on the Embassy in Cairo. This video brings us closer to answering that question. In fact, it not only points to the same attackers but possibly to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi himself. Fast forward to the 1:15 mark in this video (if you don’t understand Arabic). Watch as the raw footage of a firefight in Benghazi is taking place. The news report loops the relevant portion of an exchange between gunmen, in which one can be heard, saying,...
  • One of Culprits behind Egyptian Embassy attack scheduled to visit U.S. next week

    09/13/2012 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 7 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/13/12 | Walid Shoebat
    The attacks on U.S. Embassies had very little to do with the latest film and much more to do with the old story of the Muhammad Cartoon and the failure of Muslims to prosecute internationally the culprits who drew the Muhammad cartoons. This will be another attempt to change the laws globally. Wisam Abdul Waris of Dar Al-Hekma (House of Wisdom) – about whom the Nour Salafist party announced publicly that its call to demonstrate was in support of – began a call to push for the passage of laws to be placed in the Egyptian Constitution – as well...
  • Karzai, Muslim Brotherhood Condemn Anti-Islam Movie (Not Attacks)

    09/12/2012 10:47:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/12/12 | NATHAN HODGE and HABIB KHAN TOTAKHIL in Kabul and MATT BRADLEY
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday angrily denounced a U.S.-produced film harshly critical of the Prophet Muhammad, raising fears that a new wave of violent protests will follow Tuesday's attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya. Shortly after news emerged that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed in Benghazi, the Afghan presidential palace released a statement condemning the "desecrating act" by the makers of the film, saying that its release "stoked interfaith enmity and confrontation, and badly impacted the peaceful coexistence between human beings."