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  • Poll: Almost half in U.S. creationist

    06/02/2012 9:30:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PRINCETON, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- The percentage of U.S. residents who believe God created human beings less than 10,000 years ago has changed little in the past 30 years, a Gallup poll says. In a report Friday, the Gallup organization said 46 percent held that view in the most recent poll. In 1982, when Gallup first asked the question, the percentage was 44 percent and the average over the years has been 45 percent. The poll was conducted for USA Today. Almost one-third, 32 percent, said humans have evolved over millions of years with divine guidance, down from an...
  • Dan Brown comes out of his Exeter, NH hole-

    05/25/2012 5:36:20 AM PDT · by BonRad · 15 replies
    I’ve had the misfortune to run into a very few minutes of Dan Brown’s extended stage interview from Portsmouth NH Friday night May 18 that was part of today May 22 “Word of Mouth” radio program on NHPR Word of Mouth 11:01 am Thu May 24, 2012 It is available here in two parts, each under a half hour. http://www.nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-dan-brown-1 Writers on a New England Stage: Dan Brown By Virginia Prescott International bestselling author Dan Brown talks about science, religion, and life after the Da Vinci Code at a benefit performance for Writers on a New England Stage, live from...
  • hours agoUnderground gay group emerges, shaking evangelical Christian college

    05/24/2012 12:15:57 PM PDT · by Glacier Honey · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/12 | John Boxly
    LA MIRADA, Calif. -- On the same day President Obama became the first U.S. president to come out in support of same-sex marriage, a group of students announced the presence of the "Biola Queer Underground" at this small evangelical university, touching off a highly-charged debate about Christianity and homosexuality. The group launched a website and posted flyers around the Biola University campus May 9 with the following message: "We want to bring to light the presence of the LGBTQ community at Biola. Despite what some may assume, there are Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queers at Biola. We are Biola's...
  • Underground gay group emerges, shaking evangelical Christian college

    05/24/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Glacier Honey · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/12 | John Boxly
    LA MIRADA, Calif. -- On the same day President Obama became the first U.S. president to come out in support of same-sex marriage, a group of students announced the presence of the "Biola Queer Underground" at this small evangelical university, touching off a highly-charged debate about Christianity and homosexuality. The group launched a website and posted flyers around the Biola University campus May 9 with the following message: "We want to bring to light the presence of the LGBTQ community at Biola. Despite what some may assume, there are Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queers at Biola. We are Biola's...
  • "For Greater Glory" – The Cristiada

    05/23/2012 7:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Anglo Catholic ^ | 5/23/12 | Fr. Christopher Phillips
    I attended a screening of "For Greater Glory," which tells of the Cristiada, the war waged against the oppressive Mexican government in the 1920's by the Cristeros. What a magnificent film… absolutely inspiring! Not only should every Catholic see it for its beautiful testament to our Faith, but everyone should see it as a reminder of how precious is the right to religious freedom. The most haunting line to me: when Plutarco Calles arrogantly says, "The people elected ME!" I've heard that someplace before… When seeing this movie, understand that it concentrates on the the fighting force within the Cristeros,...
  • Christians are targets

    05/18/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 5/14/12 | DR. RALPH VOGEL
    Have you noticed lately that Christians are being singled out as a subnormal group of human beings? One editorial cartoon demonstrated the idiocy of Christians believing in creation and not evolution. The break-ins and damage to three churches in Hutchinson and the one-person complaint about prayers that actually recognize Jesus as the one to whom God is prayed to, all show how far we, as a people, have sunk in our relationship with decency and respect. It is a small wonder that this is happening when you consider the lack of leadership, responsibility and morality that has been demonstrated and...
  • The tragic link between abortion and contraception

    05/17/2012 5:37:48 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 1 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 16 May 2012 | By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator
    The tragic link between abortion and contraception May 16, 2012 By Most Rev. James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court made the second-most important decision about abortion to date. The case was Planned Parenthood v. Casey and at issue was the right of states to regulate the practice of abortion. The court's decision was a double-edged sword. Tragically, it confirmed the decision of Roe v. Wade and affirmed the principle that abortion should be legally available in the United States through all nine months of pregnancy. The decision was wrong, from both a moral and...
  • Understanding Addiction

    05/15/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT · by tedw · 101 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/15/2018 | Ted Adamson
    New You Tube Video on Addiction. Basically I am sick and tired of the so-called "experts" spouting off nonsense regarding drug and alcohol addiction. The most current one I found was a licensed Clincial Psychologist "enlightening" (tongue in check) us that addiction is a "brain disease". You can find his link here: http://tinyurl.com/d7h5c6q The problem with these so-called experts is that they understand nothing. They do not recognize the spiritual realm so they reduce these problems to a physiological level. They do not recognize the existence of demons or evil and the role it plays in addiction. As a consequence...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BLOOD OF ST. JANUARIUS, 05-14-12

    05/14/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-14-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BLOOD OF ST. JANUARIUS A famous relic in the Cathedral of Naples. The blood of this martyr (d. about 305), preserved in a glass phial, liquifies some eighteen times each year when the reliquary is exposed and placed near the saint's head. No natural explanation has been found for the phenomenon. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Burden of Proof: Why Most American Evangelicals Reject Long-Earth Evolution

    05/11/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 277 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 05/11/2012 | Michael D. Peabody
    [dc]O[/dc]n May 14, noted philanthropist and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is scheduled to give the commencement address at Emory University and receive an honorary degree. But there is a problem. In recent weeks Emory faculty and students have asked the University to disinvite Dr. Carson because he is a critic of evolutionary theory and advocate of creationism. Faculty and staff have written that Dr. Carson’s “great achievements in medicine allow him to be viewed as someone who ‘understands science’” poses a direct threat to science that “rests squarely on the shoulders of evolution.” The anti-Carson letter describes how there is...
  • Emory University Commencement Speaker Sparks Evolution Controversy

    05/08/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    A letter signed by about 500 Emory University faculty, students and alumni seeks to bring attention to the anti-evolution views of Dr. Ben Carson. The world-renowned Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon will be the Atlanta university's May 14 commencement speaker. The letter does not ask that Carson be dis-invited. Rather, it seeks to bring attention to the issue. It notes Carson's accomplishments as a neurosurgeon and philanthropist, then adds, "But, as those students, their families, and the Emory Community listen to his speech, we ask you to also consider the enormous positive impact of science on our lives and how that...
  • Melinda Gates: Poster billionaire for how a rotten Catholic education...

    05/08/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 68 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | 8 May 2012 | Carl E. Olson
    Melinda Gates: Poster billionaire for how a rotten Catholic education... May 08, 2012 04:03 EST By Carl E. Olson ... ends up promoting and spreading the culture of death—worldwide. Via The Daily Mail: Facing backlash from the Catholic Church on an already controversial issue, Bill Gates' wife Melinda announced this week that contraception will be the primary goal of their foundation, with plans to revolutionize it globally. And from the May 7th Newsweek piece, "Melinda Gates' New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women's Health": There’s currently very little investment in contraceptive research and development. The single biggest funder, Darmstadt says, is...
  • The US Military Wants To 'Microchip' Troops [Mark Of Beast update]

    05/07/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT · by Quix · 98 replies
    Business Insider: Military & Defense ^ | May 6 2012 | Robert Johnson
    Here's 3 excerpted paragraphs DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. . . . Bob Unruh at WND reports one of those opponents, Katherine Albrecht, co-author of Spychips says “It’s never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says, ‘You’re going to have a tracking chip. It’s always in incremental steps. If you can put a microchip in...
  • Space Aliens Would Think We Are Insane

    05/05/2012 3:08:11 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    CST News ^ | May 5, 2012 | Dr. Don Boys
    Don Boys, Ph.D. Recently a global warming fanatic (who now uses the term, “climate change” since there is no proof of man-caused global warming) made a shocking statement: "Any rational being coming to our planet from outer space would say ‘There is a species here that has gone insane.'" Like most fanatics, he makes some gargantuan leaps in his thinking especially when he makes an assumption of space aliens even existing; then he presumes they are rational! After all, if humans are not rational, why would we expect make-believe aliens to be? Humans are not rational and I agree that...
  • Politics from the Pulpit: What the Pastor Can/Can not Do.

    05/05/2012 12:06:56 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 9 replies
    The Liberty Councel ^ | 2008 | Mathew D. Staver, Esq.
    Pastors and Christian ministry leaders have a high calling to preach the truth from the Word of God. Speaking the truth is essential all the time but it is especially important to do so when we elect leaders who will make law and policy that affect our faith, our families and our freedom. There is an ongoing struggle for the soul of America. Many people look to pastors and Christian ministry leaders for guidance on important moral and social issues.
  • Pope Tells Medical Faculty: Restore Role of Faith in Research

    05/04/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on May 3, to join in 50th-anniversary celebrations for the hospital’s teaching faculty. In his remarks there the Pontiff spoke of the urgent need to restore a healthy relationship between science and faith. The divorce between faith and reason, and the loss of Europe’s Christian cultural heritage, have caused a “weakening of thought and ethical impoverishment,” the Pope said. Particularly in the field of medicine, he said, the result is “a dangerous imbalance between what is technically possible and what is morally good.” He said that institutions like the Gemelli—which is affiliated with...
  • Study Claims People of Faith Are Stingy

    05/02/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 2, 2012 | JP
    Hardly a week passes, it seems, without yet another “scientific” study disparaging people of faith. This week’s study, ginned up by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, dubiously concludes that the “highly religious” are less compassionate toward the needful than non-believers. Published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the study defines “compassion” as an emotion felt when people see the sufferings of others which then motivates them to help, often at personal risk or cost. The study’s lead author, Laura Saslow, says she was inspired by an atheist friend who told her he donated to earthquake...
  • ‘Scientific’ Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. That’s a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. “Religious belief is intuitive,” explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, “and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.” In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • Teacher says Catholic school fired her over IVF

    04/26/2012 12:16:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 48 replies
    Fonews ^ | 04/26/2012 | AP
    Indiana teacher who says she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights.
  • Award winning scientist admires God ~ conception to birth ~ visualized ~

    04/22/2012 2:35:58 PM PDT · by stpio · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November | Alexander Tsiaras
    You'll like this video, it leaves you agog and hopeful. Alexander speaks again, after the film in the Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70