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  • Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag (Chicago)

    09/25/2018 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned more than 175 members of the Protestant faith and clerical community have sent a letter to Cardinal Blase Cupich Tuesday morning asking the diocese to more strongly reject the recent burning of the LGTBQ-friendly flag by an Avondale priest. The rainbow-colored flag which featured a cross was ceremoniously lit on fire behind the Resurrection Catholic Church by Rev. Paul Kalchik earlier this month in what the priest dubbed an “exorcism.” “We write to request a full investigation of these actions and for full transparency from the diocese concerning Father Kalchik” and his future with the church, the...
  • Explaining the Left, Part III: Leftism as Secular Religion

    08/27/2018 11:15:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    One of the most important books of the 20th century -- it remains a best-seller 59 years after it was first published -- is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Marx saw man's primary drive as economic, and Freud saw it as sex. But Frankl believed -- correctly, in my opinion -- that the greatest drive of man is meaning. One can be poor and chaste and still be happy. But one cannot be bereft of meaning and be happy -- no matter how rich or how sexually fulfilled one may be. The greatest provider of meaning for the...
  • Everybody Has Religious Beliefs, Some People Just Deny It

    07/18/2018 7:32:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7-18-18 | Stephen Roberts
    When politicians argue that we should not 'legislate morality,' they are engaging in a theater of the absurd. Christians are watching with growing concern as U.S. senators increasingly employ anti-Christian litmus tests against judicial nominees and political appointees. Last year, Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein declaring to then-nominee Amy Coney Barrett that “the dogma lives loudly within you,” referring to her strong Catholic faith. As John Daniel Davidson recently argued in the Federalist, we can surely expect the same treatment for another devout Catholic — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Davidson and others rightly contend that such a litmus test is...
  • EWTN Live - 05-09-18 - Anthony DeStefano - Debunking the New Atheism (Secular Humanism)

    05/10/2018 7:33:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa ^ | 05.09.18 | Anthony DeStefano
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  • What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?

    04/03/2018 4:30:46 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-3-18 | Christopher Chantrill
    In "Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena", sociologist Rodney Stark writes that these godless movements do not count as religions because "without the existence of a conscious divine being ... these 'Godless religions' can offer no otherworldly rewards, no miracles, not even any reason for prayer or worship." (Skip) ... he makes the following proposition: "The everlasting basis for religion will be the human conviction and hope that life has meaning." Is this not exactly the point of Marxism: that instead of the endless cycle of exploitation of man by man, we are entering an era in which workers of the...
  • Why the Odds Favor Islam (Nails it! Excellent points)

    06/12/2017 3:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    On May 22, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated himself outside a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing and wounding dozens, many of them young children.The terrorist was a 22-year-old named Salman Abedi. A few days after the attack, I was reading an article about the mosque he attended—the Didsbury Mosque. “That’s funny,” I thought looking at the accompanying photo, “that doesn’t look like a mosque, it looks like a church.”Sure enough, as I discovered, the Didsbury Mosque was once the Albert Park Methodist Chapel. It had been bought by the local Syrian Muslim community and transformed into a Muslim...
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Don’t Let the Doctor Do This to Your Newborn (Slate pro-transgender propaganda)

    05/01/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 60 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/26/14 | Christin Scarlett Molloy
    Imagine you are in recovery from labor, lying in bed, holding your infant...Completely innocent and totally vulnerable, your baby is entirely dependent on you to make all the choices that will define their life for many years to come...You are calm, at peace. Suddenly, the doctor comes in. He looks at you sternly, gloved hands reaching for your baby insistently. “It’s time for your child’s treatment,” he explains from beneath a white breathing mask... You ask him what it's for. “Oh, just standard practice. It will help him or her be recognized and get along more easily with others who've...
  • A Christian Investigation of David Bowie's "Blackstar"

    02/09/2016 5:35:48 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Secular Humanism Examined ^ | 1/24/16 | Faith Presses On
    What's in "Blackstar" (To make it easier to follow the song/video description below, I've given numbers to different areas of the song/video. ) 1. The video begins by showing close-ups of an unmoving human being apparently in an astronaut suit, which is patched up here and there with duct tape. Then from a greater distance, the astronaut is shown, lying motionless against a rock. He is in a world which resembles an alien planet or a moon. It's very rocky, barren and cold looking, and a large "black sun" or "blackstar" is in an equally black, star-filled sky. Just as...
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 101 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him

    01/12/2016 8:35:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 128 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/10/2016 | Phil Torres
    It's a cliche to say that democratic states can't function properly without an informed electorate. But it’s absolutely true. And this is why, heading into the 2016 election year, I'm nervous about the future. With Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential contenders, even many Republican die-hards are shaking in their boots.But Trump isn't the cause, just the symptom. The deeper cause is a strain of anti-intellectualism that runs through the roots of American culture. And while this strain is found on both sides of the political spectrum (see some liberals on vaccines and chemtrails), it's mostly concentrated among religious conservatives...
  • Act will affect every family with children (Scotland "Named Person Act"

    01/10/2016 12:04:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 56 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/21/15 | Mark Boni
    The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, which received Royal Assent in March 2014, will assign a "named person" to every child in Scotland up to the age of 18 (and even beyond should the child remain in school after 18). The only exception applies to children of persons in the armed forces. The named person, for example a midwife, health worker or school teacher, will have the power to receive and share information about the child in a number of circumstances. The legislation as presently framed does not provide a parent with any say in who the named...
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Television news coverage of Ahmed Mohamed $15 million lawsuit?

    11/23/2015 4:26:50 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    Faith Presses On
    I just finished watching about an hour of local news on the local NBC affiliate, and then the NBC Nightly News, and I believe that they didn't cover the $15 million lawsuit to be filed by Ahmed Mohamed's family. I've been reading articles on the internet at the same time, but don't think I would have missed mention of the case if any of these programs had covered it. It makes sense that the television news wouldn't want to draw attention to this development, just as they never reported other facts in the case, starting with Ahmed not actually making...
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • "I'm a Christian but I'm not..." (BuzzFeed viral video)

    09/08/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    A viral video by BuzzFeed saying things like, "but I'm not homophobic," "I'm accepting, and "I believe in science." It's accompanied by a Twitter trend, #I'maChristianbut, and there's also a related trend, #I'maChristianso.
  • This Liberty Mutual Commercial Teaches the Wrong Policy

    09/01/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 12/12/14 | Don Klein
    What We See: This commercial isn’t for a car, but it’s about something you see in a lot of car ads these days: parallel parking without much driver input. We open on an unremarkable young woman talking to us from someplace in lower Manhattan. Over her shoulder we can see the Statue of Liberty, which—and it’s not by “accident”—looks a lot like the Liberty Mutual logo. The woman explains that although there are many things young people do well, parallel parking isn’t one of them. She then gives two options: “Either take the bus or get Liberty Mutual insurance,” because...
  • Univ. of Tennessee tells students to use gender neutral pronouns [Thoughtcrime]

    08/31/2015 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 8/31/2015 | Knoxville News-Sentinel
    Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the "he/she" pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "xe," "xym" and "xyr." Their suggestion hasn't quite caught on -- and some state legislators aren't impressed. Not everyone in society identifies on a strict male-or-female basis, according to diversity office staff, so they are asking people to be aware some may identify themselves with a name and gender that's not strictly male or female. It is not UT's policy. "We should not assume someone's gender by their appearance, nor...
  • Pastor: 'I Never Thought’ My Nation Would Persecute ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

    05/28/2015 3:25:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Penny Starr
    The Rev. E. W. Jackson spoke at the Family Research Council's Watchmen onthe Wall event on May 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – The Rev. E.W. Jackson told attendees at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event in Washington, D.C., last week that Americans who believe biblical teachings about marriage and the sanctity of life are being persecuted. “It bothers me to think my own country is a strange land,” Jackson said Friday at the pastors’ retreat. “I never thought there would be a day when my nation would persecute the Bible-believing Christian for standing...
  • Pulitzer goes to series blaming domestic violence on Christianity

    05/15/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bill Bumpas
    The Pulitzer Prize board is receiving criticism for giving an award to a South Carolina newspaper for a series on domestic abuse implying that Christianity and the Bible are the sources of the problem. The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) won the 2015 public service prize for a seven-part series titled "Till death do us part.” But the paper blamed part of the problem of domestic abuse on "deep-rooted beliefs about the sanctity of marriage and the place of women in the home." Tim Graham with the Media Research Center believes there's a natural tendency in southern states for newspapers...