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  • Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

    04/20/2015 3:22:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 145 replies
    CNet News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2015 | by Mitchel Broussard
    he Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority of its current core functions -- making calls, sending messages, getting information, even playing any third-party games -- require your iPhone to be on, have Internet service, and be paired with the Watch via Bluetooth or a shared Wi-Fi network. If you're thinking about getting one, make sure you know that. It requires an iPhone 5 or later, and it can't even be set up without one. Still, the Apple Watch can do a...
  • North Carolina Churches Trashed, Spray-Painted with Pro-Homosexual Vandalism

    04/20/2015 3:49:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Heather Clark
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two North Carolina churches recently suffered thousands of dollars in damage as their buildings and property were trashed and spray-painted with pro-homosexual messages. Officials at Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown arrived last Saturday to find the church sign broken and pelted with eggs and silly string. Some of the church windows had been smashed, flowers were uprooted and parking signs were ripped out the ground. The hood of the church bus was scratched as if it had been keyed, and a sign was shoved through the front grill. A number of messages were also spray painted...
  • Methodist group seeks LGBT inclusion

    04/19/2015 5:51:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 04/19/2015 | SARAH BARR
    DURHAM The conference at Epworth United Methodist Church on Saturday was one participants said they couldn’t have even imagined happening not so long ago. In speeches, panels and small groups, 80 people gathered to discuss how to fully welcome the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community into the United Methodist Church. “It’s a conversation that we couldn’t have had,” said Jimmy Creech, a former Methodist pastor who lost his position at Fairmont United Methodist Church in Raleigh in the wake of his outspoken support for gays and lesbians in the late 1980s. Years later, as a pastor in Nebraska, he...
  • So You Say You Hate the Puritans

    04/19/2015 7:28:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Jeremy Egerer
    Despite the fact that Oliver Cromwell was vastly superior to Charles I, I have yet to hear anyone praise Cromwell for deposing and killing the king. There have been many reasonable objections to his killing of Charles, chief among them being that Charles's death immediately led to the instant popularity and eventual kingship of Charles II – historically one of the most profligate and useless kings that England ever saw. But people are more likely to complain about Cromwell and the Puritans and unfairly loathe them, despite the fact that Cromwell ruled more honestly and rightly than both his predecessor...
  • The Technocratic Elitism of Modern Environmentalism

    04/18/2015 1:57:21 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 11 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 4/18/2015 | Mark Musser
    Modern America is saddled with many albatrosses weighing heavily upon the neck of her God given liberties coming from a variety of different directions – everything from the entitlement ethos to leftist political correctness, from a staggering debt never before seen in its history to many foreign despotic enemies lurking behind the shadows of the so-called United Nations, from post-modern socialism and/or environmentalism to an amorality based on Darwinism together with its mutated culture of death wrapped around abortion, divorce, marital infidelity, and a sexual madness that willfully refuses to differentiate between male and female. Enter another serious difficulty that...
  • Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Dies At 78

    04/17/2015 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Dies At 78 Published April 17, 2015 DEVELOPING: Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago from 1997 to 2014, died Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago has confirmed.
  • The Apple Watch is Already Wiping the Floor with the Entire Smartwatch Market

    04/16/2015 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 301 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Rob Price
    The Apple Watch is on fire: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple's debut smartwatch has sold more than 2.3 million units since preorders opened, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't released any sales data on Apple Watch sales, and it most likely won't until the company's quarterly earnings report. But this 2.3 million figure echoes what others have estimated — the research company Slice believes there were about 1 million US preorders on launch day, for example. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record on Apple: He was spot on with his predictions about the iPhone 5S, for example. If...
  • Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

    04/16/2015 12:22:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna
    Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
  • RFRA & My Wedding Ring (Terrific Essay)

    04/15/2015 12:43:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/7/2015 | Maureen Mullarkey
    It has been some time since I gave thought to the day my soon-to-be husband and I bought our wedding rings. But the spectacle over RFRA—all the panting hysteria of a predatory media and toadying politicians aided by timorous clergy—brings it back with great clarity. And even greater poignancy. Our wedding date was set. It was time to pick a ring. But where to look for one? How to shop? The two of us were young, broke, and scrappy. It would be some years yet before we could afford to pay retail. Besides, my intended was a combative shopper, born...
  • Stanford’s Students of Color Coalition Accused of Antisemitism in Student Elections

    04/15/2015 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 13, 2015 10:23 pm | David Daoud
    A student leader at Stanford University, was asked by a campus group about how her Jewish faith would impact her actions regarding Israel in the Student Senate, prompting allegations of antisemitism and an Anti-Defamation League inquiry, a campus publication reported. As part of her campaign for student senate, Molly Horwitz applied for as many student group endorsements as possible, since an endorsement from each group would effectively secure their members’ votes for her candidacy. The Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) endorsement is the most-sought after, due to its large size and vast influence, as well as the fact that it...
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: Poverty simulation to be held at Salem United Methodist Church April 30

    04/15/2015 7:35:38 AM PDT · by Currentriverrat · 20 replies
    The Salem News ^ | 04/14/14 | Andrew Sheeley
    A poverty simulation is going to be held at the Salem Methodist Church April 30, according to Pastor Doug Walter and Bank of Salem Vice President SN Ball. Walter and Ball visited with the Dent County Commission on Thursday to invite the commissioners to participate. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles as well as First District Commissioner Dennis Purcell and Second District Commissioner Gary Larson all said they would attend. The event is being held by volunteers with the help of the South Central Missouri Community Action Agenc
  • The Courage of America’s Founding Fathers

    04/15/2015 7:32:01 AM PDT · by dware · 5 replies
    Family Life ^ | 2014 | Scott Williams
    When you think of the Fourth of July, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? But 238 years ago, it was a different three words. Conviction. Courage. Sacrifice. On July 4, 1776, 56 men met in Philadelphia to pass a resolution declaring their independence from England. It was anything but a picnic. What they did that day at Independence Hall would cost them greatly in the years to come. But it paved the way for a radical new way of thinking about government that would change the course of human history. It’s not that the signers of the Declaration...
  • Nazism and Islam, an inconvenient truth...

    04/14/2015 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 13, 2012 | Muhammad Qathem
    The liberal left is in love with Islam because the liberal left has a lot in common with Nazism. Just like Hitler loved Islam, so are they in love with Islam. "Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers [...] then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world.'' Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944, p. 667 translated by N. Cameron. Hitler's confidant Albert Speer reports of a similar statement made by Hitler:...
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened ...

    04/14/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 71 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 13, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks? This story will confirm your hunch. A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported. Attorney Victor Long had $1,200 in cash on him — money bound for the bank — on April 1 when he ate breakfast at the restaurant, he told WXIA. “I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need...
  • APNewsBreak: AG says Bible can’t be official Tennessee book

    04/13/2015 11:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 8:33 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions. (Attorney General Herbert) Slatery in the opinion cites the provision in the Tennessee Constitution that states that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religion establishment or mode of worship.” …
  • Apple Watch: Understanding Early Sales Data

    04/13/2015 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | April 13, 2015 | J.M. Manness
    Last Friday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened its online store for preorders of the new Apple Watch. This article will clear up some of the misinformation that has resulted from inaccurate reporting.There have been several articles with conflicting headlines with almost all referring to the same resource data, a posting by Slice.The USA Today headline reads Apple Watch first-day pre-orders estimated near 1M, and illustrates the misleading information presented. I am not sure what country the author comes from, but in the U.S., if we are given a count of preorders of a product, we usually expect the number of units sold...
  • Prayers Requested for 3 YR old Grandson.

    04/13/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by Shery · 57 replies
    13 April, 2015 | vanity
    Our daughter-in-law just called from Tampa and shared with us that our grandson, Noah, who is exactly 3.5 years today may have lymphoma. They have tested him for Mono and other things and resent some blood for other tests, which they hope to have results tomorrow, but the doctor said it didn't look good. They suspect Lymphoma. They did an ultrasound to check on his glands and they are all swollen, some as big as 3 cm, which is over an inch wide. As an aside, our daughter-in-law is a 'documented immigrant' from Brazil...her whole family came about 15 years...
  • Apple Watch set to beat iPhone launch with 1 million-order (US) weekend

    04/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. ET | BARBARA KOLLMEYER—MARKETS REPORTER
    <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook eyeballs Apple Watches in Palo Alto, California April 10, 2015.</p> <p>An estimated 957,000 American shoppers ordered Apple Watches on Friday — a sign the tech giant’s newest gadget is already seeing more initial success than its first iPhone or the iPod.</p>
  • Chile’s Bachelet signs same-sex civil union law

    04/13/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 12:52 PM EDT
    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a law that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples. The law signed Monday takes effect in six months, giving same-sex and unmarried couples many of the rights granted to married couples. Among the changes, it will allow civil union partners to inherit each other’s property, join a partner’s health plan and receive pension benefits. …
  • Scrap the universities?

    04/13/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 11, 2015 | Anthony Furey
    Scrap the universities? If you ever feel like so much of what’s happening on university campuses today is a bunch of nonsense, you’re not alone and you’re not the first.Back in 1987, American philosophy professor Allan Bloom unleashed a widespread attack on modern education.His book The Closing of the American Mind argued that the university system was overcome by moral relativism. They weren’t teaching long-valued wisdom anymore, but subjective trends.They were all about promoting “the political passion of the hour,” as columnist George Will described it in a review at the time. Knee-jerk activism was taking hold.The book was...
  • Five Ways to Cut to the Heart of Non-Christian Ideas

    04/13/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 10, 2015 | Richard Weikart
    While I was reading Nancy Pearcey’s new book, Finding Truth, a professor at the state university where I teach circulated a news item about a politician seeking to alter the university’s goals. Instead of facilitating “the search for truth,” the university under this plan would commit itself to meeting “the state’s work-force needs.” I remarked to this professor and other colleagues that many academics had already eliminated “the search for truth.” In the ensuing e-mail conversation, several professors rejected the idea that there is any universal truth, and one professor even described the whole concept of a “search for truth”...
  • Paralyzed From the Neck Down

    04/13/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2015 | ANTHONY WELLER
    "The strangest aspect of being paralyzed is that nobody ever, ever asks you what it’s like. This may be from concern over not hurting your feelings. Or not wanting to bring up the issue. Or superstition that your paralysis might be contagious if discussed. It’s still odd that nobody inquires. It’s the elephant—the screaming banshee—in the room, and it’s mighty big..." "...Q: Where do you find an invalid? A: Where you left him. You find yourself, unavoidably, living in the past. Happiness isn’t is, but was. You try not to contemplate the future too much. Nor the future of the...
  • Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobb

    04/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by kanawa · 266 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobby' While gay activists are attacking Christian bakeries and wedding planners and filing lawsuits to put them out of business because of their religious beliefs, a Catholic priest has come up with a simple solution that, if adopted nationally, likely could end much of the gay and left-wing offensive in this realm. Simply, accept all business from gays and tell them that the money will be donated to a traditional pro-family lobby or organization. And if your business is catering, for instance, show up at the...
  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/11/2015 6:13:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CEH ^ | 04/82015
    Researchers find that the most common dating method can produce “spuriously old” dates.A team from Europe took a closer look at how uranium-lead ages are determined, and found problems. One of the assumptions going into dating zircons (zirconium silicate crystals encasing uranium that decays to lead) is that the clock is “reset” when the parent rock under goes the high heat and pressure of metamorphism. This team found that nanosphere inclusions of extraneous metallic lead (Pb) can confuse the dating technique, making the rock look older than it is. Writing in PNAS, they say:Zircon (ZrSiO4) is the most commonly used...
  • ACLU Targets Religious Charities Over Refusing Abortions, Contraception for Immigrant Children

    04/11/2015 9:20:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 10, 2015 - 4:31 PM | Lauretta Brown
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on Apr. 6 against the federal government to obtain “documents related to how groups that are awarded government funding contracts are restricting refugee and undocumented immigrant teenagers’ access to reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion.” The lawsuit is seeking the release of documents from the Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families about contracts awarded to religious groups that are helping unaccompanied minors, many of whom have crossed into the United States from Mexico. Brigitte Amiri, an ACLU senior staff attorney, said that...
  • In Orthodox Jewish Divorce, Men Hold All the Cards

    04/08/2015 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4-8-2015 | ABIGAIL JONES
    “Basically, what we are going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and torturing him and then getting him to give the get,” Rabbi Mendel Epstein told two potential clients. It was August 14, 2013, and he was sitting in his home in Lakewood, New Jersey, with a young Orthodox Jewish woman and her brother. She had sought out Epstein because she desperately wanted to divorce her husband, who was refusing to give her a get, the document that formally dissolves a marriage under Jewish law. In Orthodox Judaism, only husbands...
  • DST starts in Egypt on April 30, 2015

    04/08/2015 8:00:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    "During the month of Ramadan, clocks are expected to be turned back again one hour around June 18 and forward again around July 18, 2015. According to Law 35 issued in May 2014, Egypt returns to standard time during Ramadan, when Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours"
  • Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

    04/08/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.” “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.” Islam requires believers to adhere to strict rules regarding bathroom use. When a Muslim enters the bathroom, “one should say...
  • Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith

    04/07/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 54 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 4/5/2015 | Diana
    Denzel Washington is a two-time Oscar winner; however, he isn't afraid to speak out against liberal Hollywood and support his Christian faith. “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” he told a reporter, adding that it was not difficult for him to grow up as the son of a preacher. “He wasn't a taskmaster, but there were certain things you couldn't do,” Washington said. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day.” “Everyone I grew up with didn't have a father,” he continued....
  • The Post-Indiana Future for Christians

    04/07/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 3, 2015 | By ROD DREHER
    I spent a long time on the phone last night with a law professor at one of the country’s elite law schools. This professor is a practicing Christian, deeply closeted in the workplace; he is convinced that if his colleagues in academia knew of his faith, they would make it very hard for him. We made contact initially by e-mail — he is a reader of this blog — and last night, by phone. He agreed to speak with me about the Indiana situation on condition that I not identify him by name or by institution. I do know his...
  • 'A.D.: The Bible Continues' Easter Sunday Premiere Draws 9.5 Million Viewers, Highest Rated Program

    04/06/2015 8:28:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 04/06/2015 | By LEAH MARIEANN KLETT
    The highly anticipated series A.D.: The Bible Continues drew an impressive 9.5 million viewers on its Easter Sunday premiere, proving that there is indeed a massive audience hungry for faith-based programming. According to Variety, A.D.'s first episode, which focused primarily on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, was night's top-rated program, making it the highest-rating premiere since 2011. "#ADtheseries was the #1 show in America last night! #ADtheseries great news!" producer Roma Downey tweeted on Monday morning. In 2013, Downey her husband, Mark Burnett, shocked Hollywood with the success of their 10 hour miniseries, The Bible, which featured the...
  • Marxism and Eschatology

    04/06/2015 6:15:41 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    Worldview Weekend ^ | 4/6/2015 | Mark Musser
    While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely unaware that their most important leftist forefather, Karl Marx, was a false prophet of secular fundamentalism and profane eschatology ...
  • WATCH: Hitler Reacts To Being Denied Gay Wedding Cake!

    04/06/2015 5:13:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So I hate comparisons to Nazis as much as the next guy. Especially Hitler. But this recent deal with bakeries, pizzerias and religious freedom has created a line in the sand. Do you stand with fascism, political correctness, and big government, or do you stand with freedom? It’s just that simple. This video reflects that. Here’s Hitler reacting to a business denying him gay wedding cakes. Trust me, just watch it.
  • Why Science Does Not Disprove God by Amir Aczel (interview with book author

    04/06/2015 12:38:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 04 April 2013 | John Batchelor interviews author Amir Aczel
    book review ___ Why Science Does Not Disprove John Batchelor interviews author Amir Aczel podcasts 39:45
  • Bees cause pandemonium as Obama reads to kids

    04/06/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Joe Kovacs
    It has happened yet again. President Barack Obama has been plagued by flying insects, and this time they interrupted the commander in chief as he was reading to children Monday morning at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. As the president was reciting lines from the famous book “Where the Wild Things Are,” bees began buzzing around the kids seated on the South Lawn at the White House. “Oh no, it’s a bee!” declared Obama when some children began to scream because of the insects. “It’s OK, guys.” Obama tried to assure the children everything would be fine, saying,...
  • What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics

    04/06/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 5, 2015 | Michael Egnor
    What Could Be More Appropriate on Easter? Jerry Coyne Challenges Francis Collins on Metaphysics Michael Egnor April 5, 2015 3:15 AM | Permalink National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins, who is a devout Christian, did an interview recently with National Geographic about his faith and his science. Predictably, Jerry Coyne, an atheist biologist from the University of Chicago, took exception to some of Collins's answers about the compatibility of faith in God and science. Collins: [Question asked of Collins] Are science and religion compatible?I am privileged to be somebody who tries to understand nature using the tools of science....
  • What You Heard About “Allahu Akbar” Is WRONG [Rev 13]

    04/06/2015 8:09:09 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 4/6/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    Bombing, beheading, hijacking, mosque sermons — these are just a few of the instances where the proclamation “Allahu akbar” is shouted. But what does it really mean? The mainstream media tells us that the Islamic statement is a pledge of allegiance to the god of the Prophet Muhammad and is an admirable demonstration of faith and piety. It’s portrayed as a humble utterance of praise that is too often misused by jihadists during acts of terror. However, the real meaning behind the most controversial term of our time is much more sinister than the liberal left would have you believe....
  • Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death

    04/05/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/15 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    .... Yet the focus kept returning to one subject: Was death an inevitability — or a solvable problem? ....
  • Make Every Day Opening Day

    04/05/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    FB ^ | March 30, 2011 at 4:28pm | Tim Phares
    Spring is a wonderful time of year. Despite T.S. Eliot’s line that “April is the cruelest month,” spring is a time of renewal, a good time to remind ourselves to open up to new facets of life. One of the best things about spring, to me, is the opening of the baseball season. I am a fervent baseball fan. To me, there is a good deal of metaphysics in baseball. You start out at a place called home, then you go on a little journey like the Prodigal Son, the aim being to return home. The ones who go home...
  • Runaway Slave [Video: How the liberals seduced the black culture]

    04/05/2015 3:18:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Hulu.com ^ | 2012 | FreedomWorks Foundation
    Runaway Slave is an American independent political documentary hosted by Baptist minister C.L. Bryant. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 13, 2012. The film follows Rev. C.L. Bryant as he travels across the United States and speaks with members of the African-American community, various conservative leaders, and different public faces about the belief that the African-American community is immersed in a welfare state and prevented from being successful on their own.[1] Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck, Herman Cain and Rep. Allen West are among the notable figures featured in the film who offer their insight and opinion into the...
  • "The Name" - a Jewish Heavy Metal song, by Yours Truly

    04/05/2015 1:32:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/5/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, this is a Jewish heavy metal song. I don't know what I can add to that. (As always, your feedback is welcome.) The usual blahblahblah: 1. I write and record my music under the name "Hopalong Ginsberg." This is what is known as "plausible deniablilty." 2. I know that my voice is completely unsuited for this kind of music. If Rob Halford or Brian Johnson wants to sing the next one, they've got the the gig. 3. Clicking here or here will get you a free MP3 of my song. Clicking here will not, but it's still pretty cool....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Jesus"(1979)

    04/05/2015 11:29:26 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1979 | John Krish, Peter Sykes
  • One Man and One Woman-Even in Indiana

    04/05/2015 10:07:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/15 | Karen Lees
    For the last 5500+ years, wedding ceremonies have been sacred—set apart as holy, and reserved only for those who qualify…one man and one woman. Since the beginning of time, it has been the absolute standard as a foundation of families, of our society, and of civilization as we know it. All civilizations that have violated that standard have eventually fallen, often with nothing left to show for their existence but rubble. As the rest of the world looked on in horror, all they had left were the hard lessons to be learned for their neighbor’s devastating mistakes. There is absolute...
  • Schuller achieved his vision, but he couldn't sustain it

    04/05/2015 8:39:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 5, 2015 | David Ferrell
    From the moment he climbed atop a drive-in theater snack bar to preach to families in their automobiles, Robert Schuller established himself as a different sort of clergyman ... At its peak, his Orange County-based ministry operated the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and the "Hour of Power" television program, which put Schuller's grinning face and folksy humor before an estimated 20 million viewers a week. But Schuller lived long enough to see the empire crumble. Amid acrimonious family squabbling, his church filed for bankruptcy in 2010 ... "The private Schuller – particularly among strangers but even around his faithful...
  • Republican Ruse? Indiana “Religious Freedom” Law Bait and Switch

    04/04/2015 7:45:30 PM PDT · by Liberty1st · 2 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | Friday, 03 April 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Indiana Republicans possibly were trying to do their best impression of a cheap tent, but there perhaps hasn’t been such a quick folding since the collapse of the Maginot Line. The state’s Religious Freedom Restoration act, despite Governor Mike Pence’s feints to the contrary, was clearly intended to offer protection to bakers, florists, wedding planners, and anyone else who objects to participating in faux weddings and other events contrary to his conscience. Instead, after a media maelstrom, pugnacious protesting, and big-money maneuvering, an amendment to the legislation has rendered it an exercise in cowardly posturing. Passed by the GOP-controlled Indiana...
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  • ‘Everything Is Ready Now’: A Near-Death Experience

    04/04/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
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  • Why aren't the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart protesting Obama's nuclear proliferation?

    We, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, declare our properties to be Nuclear Free Zones. We oppose any research, testing, production, deployment, or transporting of nuclear weapons on our properties. We commit ourselves to collaborate with others to replace nuclear weapons systems with human sharing, understanding, and negotiation. We choose life for ourselves and our world.
  • Jesus Of Nazareth, Enemy Of The State, Executed For Treason

    04/04/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by all the best · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jerry Bowyer
    Jesus of Nazareth was executed today on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this anarchist was so strong that authorities of both the Roman State and the Kingdom of Herod concurred with the arrest and execution, and he was subjected to trial by both governments. And in a rare uprising of spontaneous collective justice, the mass of people who were gathered for Passover called for his execution as well. The mob affirmed their loyalty to the state, chanting,...