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  • Latinos Are Becoming More Secularized the Longer They Live in US, Hispanic Evangelical Leader Warns

    02/02/2018 8:22:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2018 | Samuel Smith
    GRAPEVINE, Texas — Prominent Latino evangelical leader the Rev. Gabriel Salguero told a gathering of Christian college administrators this week that they are facing a "Daniel and Esther" moment as Latino millennials, overall, are becoming less religious the more they assimilate to American culture. "The longer Latinos are in the United States and the more Americanized they become, the more secularized they become," Salguero, a natural born American born to Puerto Rican parents, explained. "The fastest growing group among millenials is the nones — the n-o-n-e-s." Salguero, founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and the leader of Calvario City...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Ličge to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • West's Atheization Worse Than What Happened in USSR - Patriarch Kirill

    11/26/2017 5:51:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/22/17
    Moscow, November 22, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is alarmed by the rise of atheism in the West. "What we are seeing today, particularly in Western countries, is far more dreadful than what happened to religion in the Soviet Union: the rapid atheization, the expulsion of God from human life, disregard for the divine, the moral law," the patriarch said at a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Moscow. There was a time when atheism was being planted in the Soviet Union, but "the weakness of that atheization consisted in the fact that it...
  • Christianity Is In Decline Across America, Satanism Is Taking Its Place(tr)

    09/09/2017 2:00:00 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 92 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 09/08/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    White Christians in the US are in the minority and declining, amid increasing ethnic diversity and growing numbers of people who identify as religiously unaffiliated, according to a new survey. The poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that just 43 per cent of Americans now identify as white and Christian. This is in contrast to 81 per cent of Americans identifying as white Christians in 1976. But what is most striking about the new PRRI survey is that it shows a relatively recent decline among evangelicals – from 23 per cent to 17 per cent from 2006...
  • Fake News and the Death of Christianity: Western Christianity's demise greatly exaggerated

    09/09/2017 11:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2017 | Mike Konrad
    Mark Twain, quoting Disraeli, once said “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” So it has been with the recent story that White Christians are a minority, To paraphrase Twain again, the reports of Christianity's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The headline was framed as if America was becoming outright pagan. Buried deep inside the story was this admission: Christians of all races and denominations still make up nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population. But that number is likely to shrink as the much younger populations of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists continue to grow....
  • Muslim takeover of Europe is ‘biggest story of our time’ and nobody knows it

    08/11/2017 6:57:55 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    August 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Historian Arnold Toynbee once famously said that “civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” Using this as a springboard, commentator Mark Steyn shows in a new video how Western Europe is already in the death throes of “demographic suicide” because couples are no longer having enough children. He then shows how a thriving Muslim population in Western Europe is well on its way to filling all the empty space. Steyn explained how given the divergent birth rate between Muslims and post-Christian secularists, it will take only two generations for the current Muslim population (sitting at...
  • More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do?

    05/09/2017 8:08:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 142 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-08-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    More Parish Closings Nationwide - What Are We to Learn and Do? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 8, 2017 • It was recently announced that a substantial number of Catholic parishes will be closing in Connecticut. This is just the latest in a national trend that is likely to affect the diocese where you live, especially in the north. I’d like to offer some rather quick thoughts and then ponder what I think is the root cause for our decline. Bishops don’t close parishes, people do. While it may be juridically true that bishops formally certify or give recognition...
  • PETER HITCHENS: A fight for equality? No, it's a plot to wipe out marriage

    02/27/2017 5:03:40 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/25/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    The campaign to get rid of marriage has not gone away. Civil partnerships for heterosexuals were not thrown out by the Appeal Court last week, only put off till later. They will come. In fact, after 20 years of New Labour government (some of it nominally Tory) we can now look back and survey the smoking ruins of marriage. It's not that the New Labour radicals and their Tory imitators wrecked marriage on their own. It's just that they have more or less finished it off. The very words 'husband' and 'wife' have been erased from official forms and even...
  • Match: Half of Millennials View Sex As a Way To Test For a 'Connection'

    02/09/2017 7:15:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Match.com just released their annual “Singles in America” survey, offering a chilling insight into the Millennial Generation -- those born between the early '80s and 2000 -- and what this demographic thinks about love, sex and relationships. It’s no secret that Millennials have a much looser – pun intended – view of sex and commitment than prior generations, following a change in social norms that now seem to place higher value on things like “strong, independent women” than on committed long-term relationships or the notion of waiting until marriage to become intimate. But Match’s study of 5,500 random Millennials pulls back...
  • The United States Cannot Survive as Presently Constituted

    02/06/2017 4:02:04 AM PST · by Badboo · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Michael Philosof
    “With slight shades of difference,” wrote George Washington in 1796, Americans “have the same religion, manners, habits and political principles. That is no longer true."
  • How to survive in a post-truth world

    02/03/2017 2:28:57 PM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Martin Montoya
    The Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year. The OED defined it as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." This is an extraordinary development. Seeking restlessly for the truth has been at the heart of Western culture for more than 2000 years. Just 30 years ago, the idea of post-truth would have seemed just as absurd as “post-goodness” or “post-food”.
  • 5 Ways the World Has CHANGED since 58th Inauguration of TRUMP | Can LIBERTY Exist without Religion?

    01/23/2017 7:29:00 AM PST · by SubMareener · 3 replies
    Discover Ministries ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed.
    Pastor Steve Cioccolanti is declaring the start of global revival. This teaching begins an important series on Good Government called "Is America a Christian Nation?" available at http://www.discover.org.au/bookshop To understand the immigration problem & global terror threat, watch these videos on WW3: https://discover.org.au/bookshop/inde...
  • Christmas banned from being mentioned on menu over fears it would offend Muslims

    12/22/2016 7:32:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | JON ROGERS
    CHRISTMAS treats have been taken off a menu and replaced with 'winter delicacies' over fears the phrase would offend Muslims. A function held at the Austrian embassy in Germany still served traditional festive fare such as Lebkuchen but rebranded them as 'winter delicacies'. The event was a presentation by the Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, who has written the book What Do Muslims Do at Christmas?: Islamic Faith in Everyday Life in Germany. The invitation to guests, from ambassador Nikolaus Marschik, was described as a “cosy get-together with winter delicacies.” A reporter attending the...
  • WE'VE LOST THE GLUE THAT BINDS US

    10/18/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The challenge of racial division in America today is not just that there are forces pushing us apart, but that we've lost the things that held us together. Relations between black people and white people are probably at their worst in anyone's lifetime, with most of those divisions exacerbated dramatically in the last handful of years. The reasons for that have more to do with the manipulation of racial animosity than the reality of the racial situation. Politicians and activists, each standing to benefit by pitting people against one another, have whipped up an internal and seemingly unresolvable conflict between...
  • Religion is dying out in America: Just 18% of people 60 and younger attend church

    03/17/2016 6:11:53 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 March 2016 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    Around the world, people are beginning to turn their backs on religion. For some time, researchers have observed this trend as it ripples through developed countries, with the United States standing out as the exception. Now, a new study reveals this is no longer the case; with each passing generation, Americans too are steadily becoming less religious. --snip-- Researchers found each generation is subsequently less religious than the one before. In one example, the team found that 41 percent of people aged 70 and older reported they attend church services at least once a month. For people just under that...
  • New Study: Increasing Number of Americans Consider Christianity "to be Extremist"

    02/29/2016 5:34:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/29/16 | Carl E. Olson
    "The perception that the Christian faith is extreme," says Barna Group, "is now firmly entrenched among the nation's non-Christians."I'm in the final stretch of completing this book, which I should have finished weeks (or months!) ago. And I have a number of things I plan to post about as soon as possible. But this bit of news from the Barna Group grapt aholt of me (that's a German phrase, by way of Montana): Society is undergoing a change of mind about the way religion and people of faith intersect with public life. That is, there are intensifying perceptions that faith...
  • Patriarch Kirill Calls on Catholics to Jointly Oppose de-Christianization of Human Civilization

    02/20/2016 3:38:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/20/16
    Rio de Janeiro, February 20, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called on Orthodox Christians and Catholics to join efforts in the fight against the ousting of Christian values. "We still have some doctrinal disagreements, but no one is preventing us from fighting, hand in hand, to end the persecutions, the ousting of Christian values, to end the de-Christianization of the 21st century human civilization," the patriarch said, after conducting a prayer service near the Jesus Christ statue on Mount Corcovado, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world's largest Catholic country, on Saturday. All travelers, especially...
  • Post-Christian Britain arrives as majority say they have no religion

    01/18/2016 7:19:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    London Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Nicholas Hellen
    A POST-CHRISTIAN era has dawned in Britain, with most white Britons now saying they have no religion, according to a new survey. The increase is most pronounced among those aged under 40 and comes amid claims that they feel alienated from the church’s conservative social values. The poll, conducted by YouGov last month with a sample of 1,500 across the whole population, including recent immigrants, found almost half (46%) have no religion, up from 42% in February 2015 and from 37% in January 2013. This rises to more than 50% among white British.
  • 0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals

    01/15/2016 9:02:07 PM PST · by massmike · 62 replies
    Iceland seems to be on its way to becoming an even more secular nation, according to a new poll. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it had been created by God. The poll, which was conducted by...
  • Soul Mates? Why Many Christian Marriages End Up In Divorce

    09/30/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | 09/29/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    You want to know one reason why so many Christian marriages end up in divorce? Ronald Reagan once quipped that the trouble with his political opponents, “is not that they are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Well, I’ve had a bee in my bonnet for years over something that far too many of my fellow Christians believe in that just isn’t so. I speak, gentle listener, of the whole “soul mate” nonsense, especially when it comes to finding a husband or wife. Let me be perfectly clear: No matter how many ads for Christian...