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  • Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News

    03/05/2012 11:49:54 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in a culture where, increasingly, any sense of the sacred is being lost. The thought that something could be sacred, special, holy, or somehow “off-limits” is bewildering to many. Indeed many secularists consider those who do see some things as sacred, to be stuffy and somehow arrogant. There are many in our culture who defend the rights of others to burn the flag, ridicule religious symbols (e.g. the cross submerged in urine some years back in a noted “art” museum), and even applaud when, a couple years back, homosexual activists desecrated the Body of Christ by stomping on...
  • Hey, Isn't That the Spring Bunny?

    03/30/2013 5:40:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Because this is the holiest week of the year on the Judeo-Christian calendar, it might be useful to look at how theology is faring in the age of secularism. As you may know, there is a movement in America to remove the word "God" from the currency, to replace the word "Christmas" with "winter" and to replace the word "Easter"' with "spring." On Long Island, where I live, one school is running a "spring egg hunt" with a special appearance by the "Spring Bunny." Of course, this kind of stupidity is insulting to Christians, but it's been going on for...
  • It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

    03/29/2013 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture. In fact, what sparked this column was a warning by a nationally prominent Republican to his party that it ought not go "Old Testament" and oppose same-sex marriage. I don't want to turn this column into a rant about same-sex marriage, but I cite this example to illustrate a common tendency to bifurcate the Old Testament and the New Testament and to paint Jesus...
  • Pope to journalists: 'I love you so much and I thank you for everything'

    03/16/2013 9:28:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | March 16, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Pope Francis speaks to 5,000 journalists at Paul VI Hall. Credit: Estefania Aguirre Vatican City, Mar 16, 2013 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told thousands of journalists today he loved them and thanked them for their recent work. “I love you so much and I thank you for all that you have done,” Pope Francis told over 5,000 journalists today at Paul VI Hall in the Vatican. “We aren’t called to communicate about ourselves, but on this trinity of truth, goodness and beauty,” he told the journalists at 11:00 a.m. local time. The newly elected Pope from...
  • Oh, My God

    03/09/2013 12:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With the shorthand "OMG" (oh, my God) becoming a huge cliche, it might be worth taking a look at how Americans are seeing the Almighty these days -- that is if they are looking at all. A recent Gallup poll indicates that just 31 percent of Americans worship publicly on a weekly basis, while 43 percent rarely go to a church, synagogue or mosque. Growing up under the heavy hand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it was drummed into me that attending weekly Mass was not an option. It was a must to avoid eternal damnation, which...
  • Happy Holidays, Saudi Arabia

    01/05/2013 4:11:15 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, it is perplexing that some far-left bloggers are still bemoaning the fact that Newsweek magazine proclaimed that folks who respect the traditions of the Christmas holiday "won" the battle against secular progressives who want to diminish the birth of Jesus in the public square. Because of that ongoing angst, and because I am still in the Christmas spirit, I offer some travel tips to the anti-Christmas crew in preparation for this December. If you don't like Christmas, book your trip now. North Korea: According to reporting by ForeignPolicy.com, that feisty little country...
  • Religiously unaffiliated make up largest segment of Obama supporters

    11/08/2012 1:35:38 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    God Discussion ^ | November 7, 2012 | AL STEFANELLI
    The largest demographic of Obama's religious coalition supporters is made up of those who have stated they are not affiliated with a religion. The Public Religion Research Institute's 'American Values Survey' pegs that number to be approximately 23%. The largest percentage that supported Mitt Romney came from white, evangelical Protestants, at 37%.The survey also revealed that Obama supporters are younger, more diverse and more accepting of growing minority groups. Compared to the older, largely Caucasian and fundamentally religious group that supported the Republican candidate, analysts are predicting the demographic supporting Obama will translate into more wins for the Democrats in...
  • Are They Really Secularists, or Just Anti-Christians?

    05/17/2011 7:21:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2011 | Keith Reiler
    The liberal activists we know as secularists do not behave as broadly as the term might imply. When held to their own standards of tolerance and fairness, these focused meddlers fail because, in truth, secularists are just anti-Christians. The intriguing question is why.First, are secularists particularly hostile to Christianity? A recent study indicated a marked bias against Christians by university faculties. These faculties are a good proxy for secularists in general. Among other unsurprising findings, the study observed: [...] political liberalism is the dominant ideology on college campuses, especially in the social sciences and humanities. This study demonstrates that this...
  • Vatican plans major effort to engage non-believers

    03/18/2011 2:37:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 18, 2011
    The "Courtyard of the Gentiles, a Vatican bid to start conversations with non-believers, will be unveiled in Paris next week. At a March 18 Vatican press conference, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, explained the project, which his office has undertaken on a suggestion from Pope Benedict XVI. "The aim is to help to ensure that the great questions about human existence, especially the spiritual questions, are borne in mind and discussed in our societies, using our common reason, Cardinal Ravasi said. The title, Courtyard of the Gentiles, is drawn from the area outside the...
  • University of Barcelona suspends Mass due to 'progressive' student group (new term for secularists)

    01/26/2011 2:47:09 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2011
    Barcelona, Spain, Jan 26, 2011 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- Administrators from the University of Barcelona, Spain have announced that its weekly Wednesday Mass will be suspended due to protests by a group of self-proclaimed secular progressive students.The university stated that no more Masses will be celebrated until the university can guarantee the security of students who wish to attend the liturgy. At the beginning of November, shortly before Pope Benedict XVIs visit to Barcelona, a group of secular progressive students tried to boycott one of the university Masses, reported the Spanish newspaper ABC. Police then began providing security at the...
  • At last, Christians draw a line in the sand against their PC secularist persecutors

    11/24/2009 12:54:21 PM PST · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 843+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 24, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    At long last, Christian leaders have faced up to their persecutors in the secularist, socialist, One-World, PC, UN-promoted axis of evil and said: No more. In the popular metaphor, they have drawn a line in the sand. For harassed, demoralised faithful in the pews it will come as the long-awaited call to resistance and an earnest that their leaders are no longer willing to lie down supinely to be run over by the anti-Christian juggernaut. This statement of principle and intent is called The Manhattan Declaration, published last Friday in Washington DC. It is difficult to believe that so firm...
  • Country a Mess? Blame the Church

    07/15/2009 6:36:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,427+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Frank Turek
    As our great country accelerates its slide into economic and moral Hell, be careful whom you blame. The present boldness of liberals and timidity of conservatives are only the secondary causes. Much of the blame can be placed at the foot of the church. When I say the church, I dont mean an institution like the Roman Catholic church, but the entire body of believersthose from all denominations who believe that the Bible is true, that people are sinners, that God sent the perfect God-man, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from our sins, and that we are charged with spreading...
  • We Want a Divorce

    01/30/2009 8:01:58 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    Personal Correspondence ^ | 2009 | John Wall
    We Want a Divorce. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists, Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile, chalk it up to irreconcilable differences, and go our...
  • Atheist will attempt to boot God from inauguration

    12/30/2008 11:54:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1,747+ views
    D.C. Examiner ^ | 12/29/08 | Kathleen Miller
    A well-known California atheist says he and 17 others, plus atheist and humanist organizations, will file suit Tuesday in D.C.'s District Court to strip all references to God and religion from President-elect Barack Obama's January inauguration ceremony. Michael Newdow, of Sacramento, Calif., says he wants to remove the phrase "so help me God" from the oath of office, plus axe the invocation prayer from Pastor Rick Warren, already under fire from the left for his opposition to gay marriage. According to Newdow, any reference to God or religion violates the Constitution. "Equality is important to me," Newdow told The Examiner....
  • Madison-based group sues over inaugural prayer

    12/30/2008 11:02:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies · 711+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/30/08 | AP
    A group advocating separation of church and state is suing to keep prayer out of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and several of its members are among the 29 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit seeks to block the Presidential Inaugural Committee from including prayers in the official inauguration. It says clergy have not led prayers at inaugurations for most of the nation's history.
  • Democrats Really do Despise Religion, Dont They?

    11/15/2008 7:55:14 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 33 replies · 1,094+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 11/15/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    On his November 10 Huffington Post, Nicholas Graham and nearly every commenter thereafter, purposefully distorted what Governor Palin said about prayer and the 2012 presidential race. The universal misconstruction of Palin's comments was that she was "praying to become president" in 2012 and that somehow God was speaking directly to her. But reality is she did not say that at all. Graham offhandedly claimed that Palin said that she was waiting "for a sign from God" as to whether she would run in 2012. Further distorting her comments, he claimed she was "confident God would show the way to the...
  • AU (Barry Lynn) Asks IRS to Investigate NJ Catholic Diocese.. for Partisan Electioneering

    10/23/2008 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies · 893+ views
    OMBWatch.org ^ | 10/22/2008 | Lateefah Williams
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the IRS to investigate the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J. and Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico. According to AU's letter to the IRS, Roman Catholic Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli has published a letter on Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J.'s website and newspaper attacking Barack Obama." The letter criticizes Obama for his pro-choice stance and encourages parishioners not to vote for Obama. AU also wants the IRS to investigate Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico for posting a large display that encourages voters to support republican candidates...
  • Powerful Television Commercials Driving Catholics Back into the Pews (and Confessionals)

    09/23/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 161+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 22, 2008 | John-Henry Westen
    PHOENIX, September 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Statistically church-going Catholics are pro-life, and pro-family. However, many nominal Catholics (in some parts of North America, the majority of Catholics) are non Church-going and thus tend to fall in with the general population in terms of adherence to life and family values. However, an innovative media company is changing those statistics by airing a series of powerful commercials which have been shown to drive Catholics back to church in droves. Catholics Come Home Inc., an independent, non-profit is the group behind the current TV advertising campaign that is contributing to thousands of...
  • Islamofascism in the Netherlands

    05/29/2008 8:21:45 AM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 46+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | May 21, 2008
    Dutch police raided the home of Gregorius Nekschot (a pseudonym meaning "Gregory Deathblow"). Mr. Nekschot makes rude and often sexually explicit cartoons that poke fun at the multicultural society and at religious people, especially Muslims. The police confiscated his computer and a number of drawings. The cartoonist was also arrested and jailed for 36 hours but has been released until his court case is due. "Gregory Deathblow" the first name refers to Pope Gregory IX who established Papal Inquisition hides behind an alias.. made drawings for Mr. van Gogh's Web site until it ceased publication in 2004, after...
  • Religious right is dead (Left-wing 'tolerance' reigns! "Thank you, Jesus.")

    12/27/2007 7:41:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies · 376+ views
    Community Times ^ | 12/26/07 | Bill Press
    Religious right is deadBILL PRESS 26.DEC.07 No matter who becomes the next president of the United States, the American people have already won a great victory with the total disintegration of the once all-powerful religious right. Starting in 1979 when Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority, Christian conservatives have been the most powerful voting bloc in the Republican Party. Ironically, they began by casting out of the White House a born-again Christian who continued, as president, his lifelong practice of teaching Sunday school, and replacing him with a divorced and remarried man who seldom stepped inside a church. But...
  • Party of Disbelief (Democrats depend on nonbelievers.)

    11/30/2007 8:04:24 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 16 replies · 145+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-30-07 | Arthur C. Brooks
    As the election season proceeds apace, we can expect to see increasing attention to the influence of religious figures on the Republican leadership. It made the headlines when the chancellor of Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian school, endorsed Mitt Romney. Similarly, televangelist Pat Robertsons endorsement of Rudy Giuliani was big news. Religious leaders are portrayed by the press as kingmakers in conservative politics. In contrast, we rarely hear about the links between nonbelievers and political power. The assumption is that nonbelievers are disorganized and relatively politically weak. Indeed, this is the explicit lament of some high-profile atheists. In a...
  • Green Martyrdom (Not Environmentalist "Green" - Read for Explanation)

    10/11/2007 1:47:30 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 181+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 10/12/2007 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Green MartyrdomSeveral months ago I heard a provocative description of martyrdom from Fr. Robert Cook, President of the new Wyoming Catholic College. His idea was that martyrdom in the modern age is not necessarily one of bloody (red) martyrs who die violently for the Faith. Neither is it the daily, silent and sacrificial (white) martyrdom of humble believers. He says that modern martyrs will manifest their heroic courage economically; that is, we will be called to pay dearly for our principles, not necessarily at the cost of lives, but at the cost of dollars. This is green martyrdom, and it...
  • Conservatives: Pantywaist pushovers

    09/06/2007 5:13:35 AM PDT · by alexem · 9 replies · 429+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Tristan Emmanuel
    Tristan Emmanuel says secularists, like cockroaches, 'seem to thrive on filth' "I'm sure you've heard the saying: "You'll attract more bees with honey than with vinegar." The adage equates using honey with "being nice." And the point seems to be that if we are "nice" - if we are sweet - then we'll be able to win others over to our way of thinking. It sounds nice. But in a war it is totally useless. And frankly, foolish. Too many free-market traditionalists have tried to advance their agenda with this sappy strategy. The thinking - the unspoken hope of some...
  • Secularists Often Behave As They Claim Christians Do

    08/27/2007 5:39:32 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 9 replies · 475+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 08/27/07 | david limbaugh
    Newsweek's Anna Quindlen recently wrote that a presidential victory for Rudy Giuliani "wouldn't be a good thing for this country, but his candidacy may wind up being a good thing for his party," which Quindlen obviously believes has been hijacked by the Christian right. Giuliani's strong poll numbers, said Quindlen, perhaps "indicate that the end is nigh for the stranglehold the Leviticus Lobby has had on the GOP." It's no longer surprising that those screaming most loudly against Christianity and its influence on public policy in America often employ the same tactics and represent the same dangers they falsely attribute...
  • ATHEISTS WON'T SAVE EUROPE

    04/19/2007 4:11:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,478+ views
    Grasstops USA ^ | April 18, 2007 | Don Feder
    An article in The Wall Street Journal (April 12) breathlessly informs us of the latest fad on the Incredible Shrinking Continent -- "As Religious Strife Grows, Europe's Atheists Seize Pulpit: Islam's Rise Gives Boost To Militant Unbelievers; The Celebrity Hedonist," the headline teases. The "Celebrity Hedonist," isn't geriatric frat-boy Hugh Hefner, but Michel Onfray, a 48-year-old author dubbed "France's high-priest of atheism" in the Journal piece. Reporter Andrew Higgins describes the doyen of disbelief -- commander of the faith-less -- strutting onto the stage of Caen's 500-seat Alexis de Tocqueville auditorium, dressed in black from head to toe, to deliver...
  • Dean Fails to Reach Evangelicals

    04/11/2007 12:29:18 PM PDT · by siunevada · 17 replies · 622+ views
    Taegan Goddard's Political Wire ^ | April 10, 2007 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Two recent press releases from the Democratic National Committee reflect the party's continuous struggle to understand evangelicals in America. A March 30 press release entitled "DNC Offers Passover Greetings" included a joint statement by Chairman Howard Dean and DNC Vice Chair Susan Turnbull. The release was appropriate and timely and included their definition of the event, though it ignored the religious aspect. "On Monday night, Jews around the world will begin celebrating Passover, a week-long holiday that commemorates the Israelites' freedom from persecution and slavery." Then, a week later, the DNC celebrated Easter with another statement from Dean, including his...
  • Thursday Night Thoughts

    02/15/2007 10:52:08 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 128+ views
    Nuke's news and views ^ | 2/15/07 | nuke gingrich
    Falwell, Dobson, and Robertson: the lefts favorite targets for pointing out the undeniable truth that Christians are both human and flawed. I thought about these three men when reading Howard Finemans piece on the Orlando conference of religious broadcasters. Mr. Finemans headline labels them the Three Kingmakers. Each of the men have had moments in their lives in which the glare of the spotlight has magnified their spoken words, causing the casual observer to wonder who these men think they are, and the committed left to have their worst fears confirmed, and even supporters to question the wisdom of their...
  • Christian democrat ??

    09/15/2006 5:50:06 AM PDT · by thepresidentsbestfriend · 63 replies · 553+ views
    self | Sept 15 2006 | thepresidentsbestfriend
    Bob Beckel claims to be a born again Christian...Fox News,Hannity. Bob Beckel says he is a born again Christian.Speaking as a sinner saved by grace,I challenge! He went on to bear false witness within a minute of his claim. God bless Bob Beckle,but I dont believe a Christian can continue in the democrat party,arguing for abortion,gay rights and banning the name of Jesus from the public square. I challenge the term "Christian democrat" all togeather. I don`t buy it for a moment.I don`t believe Jimmy Carter is a Christian either.To continue to support abortion etc, after being supposedly saved,does not...
  • Secular Coalition Grades 109th Congress [Secularists love Dems, no surprise]

    09/09/2006 11:24:55 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Secular Coalition for America ^ | Sept. 7, 2006 | Lori Lipman Brown,
    Washington, D.C. - The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) today released its House and Senate Scorecards of the 109th Congress. The SCA, an advocacy group for atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheists, provides roll-call votes to demonstrate the members' commitment to the separation of church and state and their willingness to protect the interests of the nontheistic community. The scorecards cover votes taken from January 2005 until August 2006. The SCA used ten key votes in both the House and Senate. Votes include: allowing organizations that receive federal funds to discriminate based on religion; promoting narrow religious beliefs over secular...
  • Campus political pulse quickens

    04/12/2006 12:41:38 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 1 replies · 288+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Apr. 12, 2006 | MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
    Religion and morality are critical to how college students view political issues ranging from stem-cell research to the governments Hurricane Katrina response, according to a survey released Tuesday. Most of the 1,200 students surveyed for the Harvard University Institute of Politics study consider religion important in their lives. But Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided as to how much of a role religion should play in politics and government. Only 21 percent of college Democrats said they wanted politicians to talk about religion, while 56 percent of college Republicans did. And 54 percent of all those surveyed are concerned about...
  • The cartoon mania, the liberals and the death of Voltaire!

    03/05/2006 10:46:29 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, March 4, 2006 | Alamgir Hussain
    Publication of a number of caricatures of the Prophet of Islam, initially in a Danish paper, has created an unprecedented media-hype and violent protests amongst the worldwide Muslim community. These protests turned deadly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Nigeria resulting in at least 100 deaths, which continues to rise by every passing day. Danish and other European embassies have been attacked, torched and even burned in countries like Syria, Iran, Indonesia and Lebanon. Churches have been burned in Pakistan and Nigeria. A Pakistani Cleric offered $1 million reward for killing each of the cartoonists. An Indian Muslim Minister offered $10...
  • Abortion And The Gay Agenda: Secularism's Big Guns

    02/18/2006 7:29:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 63 replies · 1,035+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | 02.15.06 | James F. Csank
    For approximately one thousand years after the fall of Rome, European civilization comprised a religion (Roman Catholicism), a morality (based on the revealed word of God and the natural law implanted in man by his Creator), and a political hegemony (in which the Church was both a secular ruler and a moral and spiritual influence on other rulers.) This Catholic Civilization was not seriously threatened by numerous dissenters who, from time to time, sought to weaken the Church and obtain a greater freedom either for themselves or for one of the new Nation-States. The Protestant Revolution (to give it its...
  • None So Blind: How Secularists Ignore the Value of Religion

    11/14/2005 8:28:29 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 397+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 2005 | Thomas E. Woods Jr
    It’s the same argument we’ve heard so many times before, except now with increasing frequency and intensity: The world’s troubles are caused by religion. If only people would at last abandon these silly superstitions and get with the times.Late this summer Zenit, the international Catholic news agency, reported on an increasing tendency in the Western press—particularly in the wake of the July bombings in London—to criticize not simply “Islamic fundamentalism” but also religion in general as sources of discord and violence. Thus in the pages of Scotland’s Sunday Herald Muriel Gray declared that “the cause of all this misery, mayhem,...
  • Famed author takes on Kansas: Rushdie bemoans role of religion in public life

    10/08/2005 5:29:47 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 160 replies · 2,524+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | 10/7/5 | Sophia Maines
    Citizens of the world should be concerned about religious extremism whether its in Iran or America, says author Salman Rushdie, who was once marked for death by Irans Ayatollah Khomeini. Rushdie compared the emergence of religion into public life in Kansas with similar movements across the world in a lecture Thursday at the Lied Center. I would really love never to mention that word again: religion, Rushdie said. But now it seems to be coming right at us all. I dont just mean radical Islam, by the way. I believe we have some problems right here. Rushdie received a standing...
  • Pope Benedict whacks 'hypocritical' secularists

    10/02/2005 2:09:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 1,546+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 2, 2005
    In a message to over 250 Catholic bishops at the Vatican today, Pope Benedict XVI said it was hypocritical to exclude God and religion from public life. "A tolerance which allows God as a private opinion but which excludes him from public life, from the reality of the world and our lives, is not tolerance but hypocrisy," the pope said in the homily he gave at a three-week-long synod's opening mass in St Peter's Basilica. "When man makes himself the only master of the world and master of himself, justice cannot exist. Then, arbitrariness, power and interests rule." Today marked...
  • Pro-Abortion Court Revolution Targets Colombia

    10/01/2005 5:56:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 513+ views
    Dear Colleague: The abortion revolution is putting on a big push in Colombia, the latest victim of First World-funded efforts to impose abortion-on-demand in Latin America. Steven W. Mosher, President PRI Weekly Briefing, 30 September 2005, Vol. 7 / No. 38 Pro-Abortion Court Revolution Targets ColombiaBy Joseph A. D'Agostino A tyrannical global revolution in law is underway, and the leaders of this international movement have targeted the small, turbulent country of Colombia. By their own admission, they want Colombia to be on the leading edge of legalizing abortion in Latin America. They may have their...
  • SOCIALIST WAR ON GOD CONTINUES

    09/22/2005 5:19:18 AM PDT · by ElCapusto · 28 replies · 724+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 9/22/2005 | Steve Farrell
    So the courts have struck down The Pledge of Allegiance in three Sacramento, California elementary schools. So what else is new? A little history as to how this hostility toward God in our schools began begs our review. In 1932, it was Communist Party USA founder, William Z. Foster, in his book, Toward Soviet America, who outlined the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution. His target: Americas schools. His strategy: "[S]tudies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the...
  • Denying Our Country's Founding (Don Feder Slams SCOTUS For Trashing Our Christian Heritage Alert)

    07/01/2005 5:14:40 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 06/30/05 | Don Feder
    In his book, The Cube and the Cathedral, Catholic scholar George Weigel explains why the proposed constitution for the European Union, a 70,000-word document, does not contain the word Christianity in other words, why its framers deliberately ignored 1,000 years of European history. Weigel writes: In the minds of many Europeans, Christianity was not simply a non-factor in the development of contemporary European public life; Christianity was (and is) an obstacle to the evolution of a Europe at peace, a Europe that champions human rights, a Europe that governs itself democratically. This also explains the Judeo-Christophobia of the U.S....
  • Secularists Strike Back - How the Liberals Will Promote Blue Churches

    05/01/2005 8:00:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,033+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2004 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    [Cue the Darth Vader theme] ACW II isnt over. 48% of the U.S. did not have an epiphany and conversion experience after President Bushs election. The Liberals will strike back. Their front ranks will be filled with clerical collars. Blue churches like Blue states will be the base for counter-attacks on value voters on many fronts. The blue churches are the Religious Left mainline Protestant churches with declining membership, lapsed, cafeteria Catholics and secular Jews. And all the other Pagan faithful who are spiritual not religious, Wiccan, Vegan, etc. The Liberals will come back hard, because theyre infuriated that...
  • Some in France Criticize Pope Observance (secularists show their true colors)

    04/06/2005 6:01:17 PM PDT · by Maverick32984 · 10 replies · 450+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Apr 4,10:27 PM ET | CHRISTINE OLLIVIER
    PARIS - Secularists criticized the French government Monday for lowering flags to half-staff out of respect for Pope John Paul II, calling it an attack on the country's century-old separation of church and state. Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's office ordered that flags at public buildings be lowered for 24 hours following the pope's death Saturday "in keeping with republican custom." But critics said France's republican custom is secular, pointing to the law enacted last year that bans Islamic head scarves and other conspicuous religious symbols from schools. "The French Republic should not descend to such a level," said Socialist Sen....
  • The Origin of Rights - (God, Creator?......or Government?)

    04/05/2005 5:21:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 654+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | MARCH 31, 2005 | CHAD M JANICEK
    From where do your rights come? Not the right to bear arms, or freedom of the press. Im talking about those unalienable rights our founding fathers spoke of: Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. At face value, its quite a simple question; who, or what, gives you these rights? It seems to me there are two possible answers, God or government. Though it seems like a simple question, the implications of either answer are quite severe. Either your rights come from an objective, unchangeable higher authority, or a manmade power with the potential for corruption. The danger in assuming that...
  • It's A Rough Week For secularists

    04/05/2005 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Pendragon_6 · 166+ views
    rushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-4-2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Boy, I tell you folks, some immediate observations from watching television over the weekend, reading a lot of newspapers, the juxtaposition of the Terri Schiavo story with the death of Pope is breathtaking. It is spellbinding. On the one hand -- I'm referring here to the primary media, the mainstream media -- in the case of the Schiavo story the attitude is, "Get it off the screen!" Peter Jennings was lamenting it was more than a one day story. (doing impression) "Can't we get rid of this?" "How long are we going to go with this?" Everybody was getting...
  • Secularists Strike Back

    02/17/2005 6:12:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 946+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2004 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    How the Liberals Will Promote Blue Churches [Cue the Darth Vader theme] ACW II isnt over. 48% of the U.S. did not have an epiphany and conversion experience after President Bushs election. The Liberals will strike back. Their front ranks will be filled with clerical collars. Blue churches like Blue states will be the base for counter-attacks on value voters on many fronts. The blue churches are the Religious Left mainline Protestant churches with declining membership, lapsed, cafeteria Catholics and secular Jews. And all the other Pagan faithful who are spiritual not religious, Wiccan, Vegan, etc. The Liberals will...
  • Fearing the Tooth Fairy in the Blue States - (Libs, get a grip..!!)

    12/31/2004 4:57:56 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 551+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2004 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Some Americans must be living in fear that the Tooth Fairy is going to force them to believe in her. I am convinced they must live in mortal terror that the Easter Bunny is going to hop into their homes and force them to color hardboild eggs turning their homes into some multicolored slave labor camp. Perhaps they are worried beyond measure that a Leprechaun will take away their freedom and cast them in an ocean of bad green beer and make them wear funny green bowler hats everywhere they go. I would posit that this fear laden segment of...
  • The Coming Christmas Break Point

    12/20/2004 8:03:33 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 535+ views
    TRUTH NEWS.NET ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2004 | JUDSON COX
    America was not founded on the concept of a "wall of separation between church and state," it was founded upon pluralism. The "wall of separation" phrase does not appear in any of our founding documents; it is taken from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. To base our laws on the correspondence of Jefferson, rather than the Constitution ratified by representatives of each of the original " united states ," is in direct opposition to our system of representative government. Jefferson was a brilliant man, but he also favored slavery and was fanatical about macaroni and cheese. However, slavery was...
  • Massachusetts High School to Celebrate Transgender, Gay Day

    Topics include queer families gays in sports and heterosexism. Students in Newton, Massachusetts, will be treated to an entire day of pro-homosexual propaganda on December 15. To BGLAD Day features workshops and speakers who will make students feel good about homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. This is so incredibly objectionable, Brian Camenker, who heads the Article 8 Alliance and the Parents Rights Coalition, said of To BGLAD Day. The parents are so outraged that this is being pushed on their kids that they dont know what to do. To use childrens minds this way without even letting the parents know is...
  • Hate Takes One On The Chin

    12/07/2004 3:32:41 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 857+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2004 | BOB NEWMAN
    The first battle was joined about a week ago. My units enemies had been enjoying many victories (all against the weak and defenseless) on battlefields outside of my area of operations when they finally showed up in a place my growling troops could get at them. I quickly consulted my small-unit leaders, analyzed the intelligence I was being provided with, called the enemy to let them know they were about to get whomped (I like to fight fair and have found that telling the enemy they are about to get their asses handed to them has a way of rattling...
  • Church belongs in debate

    10/28/2004 6:49:35 AM PDT · by aynrandy · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Denver Post ^ | October 28, 2004 | David Harsanyi
    Many of us secular types are rattled when those religious types implant themselves into the political debates of the day. Agitated or not, Denver's Archbishop Charles Chaput, as the conscience of the Catholic Church in this community, not only has the right to voice his opinion on social issues, he has the obligation. Since Chaput has publicly opined on abortion and embryonic stem-cell research this election season, his right to free speech has been challenged, ironically enough, by groups purportedly advocating freedom of choice. A pro-choice group, Catholics for a Free Choice, recently filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue...
  • Cleric Says It's Right to Fight U.S. Civilians in Iraq [he is a "moderate"]

    09/02/2004 12:05:36 PM PDT · by yonif · 16 replies · 1,743+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 2, 2004
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian cleric based in Qatar and often described as a moderate has ruled that it is a religious duty for Muslims to fight Americans in Iraq, including U.S. civilians, his office director said Thursday. But Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi said that two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq should be freed immediately. Qaradawi gave his opinion at a meeting Tuesday evening at the Egyptian journalists' syndicate in Cairo. "All of them (U.S. military personnel and civilians) are invaders who came from their country to invade our country and fighting them is a duty," said his office director Essam...
  • FR SWAT TEAM---ARMED WITH THE TRUTH AND DANGEROUS (action alert: Kerry allied with secularists)

    04/12/2004 4:12:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 296+ views
    FR SWAT TEAM ALERT | 4/12/03
    FR SWAT TEAM ACTION PROJECT John Kerry recently said he is "unsure" about The Passion of The Christ, the film Christians of all tempers are flocking to see, "I don't know," Kerry said when asked if he would see Mel Gibson's blockbuster film. "I am concerned," Kerry told reporters. "I think we have to be careful," he said echoing secularist critics complaints about Mel Gibson's depiction of Christ's last 12 hours. (Reuters, "Democrat Kerry Urges Caution on 'Passion,' 26 February 2004, by Patricia Wilson). John Kerry also said he is "not sure" God is on America's side in the war...