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  • Obama Calls It Fairness. The GOP Calls It Class Warfare. Scripture Calls It Envy

    01/29/2012 4:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Obama, in his State of the Union address and during his initial five-state, multi-million dollar taxpayer funded re-election jaunt has stated repeatedly that his platform and policies are not about class warfare, which means, of course, that his ticket is all about class warfare—or “fairness,” as he likes to call it … or as the Scripture labels it, envy. You don’t hear much about envy anymore, do you? We hear a lot about greed being bad, but in Obamaland envy is no longer a rank vice but a right and a virtue. However, historically speaking, envy has always been seen...
  • How did God test the angels?

    01/25/2012 10:45:09 AM PST · by Teófilo · 95 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus our Lord and Savior. I’m about to tackle the issue of the testing of the angels by God mentioned by Fr. Fortea a few posts ago, and to search for Scriptural clues about it, and reflect on the consequences of the failure by some of the angels to rise to the test. Why does God test his creatures? Speaking about this test is difficult because the Scriptural data is sparse and can only be surmised by what’s explicitly stated in Scripture by secondary reasoning. We know from Scripture that God...
  • German Catholic Priest Admits To 280 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

    01/13/2012 10:31:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 218 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/13/2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A German Catholic priest has admitted 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images -- including several of his victims -- were found on the priest's computer. Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, told a court in Braunschweig he did not think he was doing harm.
  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER!! WE ARE ALL THE SAME!

    12/31/2011 2:05:57 PM PST · by jesus4life · 85 replies
    BIBLE and FAITH | GOD inspired
    Happy New Year ( for those that celebreate it!). Love one another no matter what you think you know or dont know about them. Only GOD knows all things. We can only assume. Assumption is guessing upon things we may have seen on or about someone at a specific time and place. This can all change at GOD's will the next second. On this NEW YEAR ( again for those that celebrate), new minute, new day, new second, etc..... may we all have a new way of thinking and start loving one another. We all are going through various things...
  • The Animal Skin Coverings...Genesis 3 pt 15

    Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (Genesis 3:21)Remember that when Adam and Eve sinned they immediately perceived that they were naked? The nakedness of our first father and mother was a spiritual condition as well as a physical one. Now that they had broken away from God, they deeply sensed that they were vulnerable , uncovered, and exposed as sinful beings in the presence of holiness. This sense of nakedness has passed down unto all of the children of Adam. All of us feel the need for some...
  • Do Muslim Nations Do a Better Job in Fighting Gay Marriage, than Christian Nations?

    12/28/2011 9:58:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the Obama administration in the US, and the David Cameron administration in Britain, are threatening to cut off aid to third world nations that do not support gay rights? I do not support foreign aid in principle. But I think that using aid to force gay rights on foreign nations is irresponsible and disgusting. Here are stories on the issue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15524013 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/06/us-overseas-aid-human-rights Almost all White Christian nations in Europe and elsewhere, embrace gay civil unions of one sort or another, and some support full gay marriage. In Non-White Christian nations, they view the White Christian nations...
  • Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

    12/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 697 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/28/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2011 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. “What is the meaning of this image? It represents the Church and Our Lady at the same time,” the Pope told the crowd assembled before the nearby statue commemorating the 1854 definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. “Before all, the 'woman' of the apocalypse is Mary herself.” The 12th chapter of the Biblical Apocalypse – also known as the Book of...
  • Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta

    12/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Vol. 5 December 2011
    A small-sized find in an ancient megalithic temple stirs the imagination. Excavations among what many scholars consider to be the world's oldest monumental buildings on the island of Malta continue to unveil surprises and raise new questions about the significance of these megalithic structures and the people who built them. Not least is the latest find -- a small but rare, crescent-moon shaped agate stone featuring a 13th-century B.C.E. cuneiform inscription, the likes of which would normally be found much farther west in Mesopotamia. Led by palaeontology professor Alberto Cazzella of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the archaeological team...
  • David and Bathsheba

    12/13/2011 7:10:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 19 replies
    Torah Ideals ^ | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    It is a convention of biblical scholarship that scripture sometimes presents seemingly contradictory information that forces us to evaluate the misdeeds of extraordinary people in the context of their times and circumstances. To warn us against superficially interpreting David’s episode with Bathsheba, the Talmud records the oral tradition that, “Anyone who says that David sinned is in error.”1 Even without the Talmud’s admonition, it is impossible to reconcile the simple reading of the text with Torah law. According to Jewish law, an adulteress is forbidden to marry a man with whom she committed adultery, even after divorce or the death...
  • Dealing with gay family member situation (vanity)

    12/08/2011 11:52:02 AM PST · by AUJenn · 301 replies
    We have a close family member who decided a few years ago that she was gay. I say 'decided' because up until then, she had always dated men and was actually about to get married. It came as a huge shock to everyone and has taken a while to get used to. She has had the same partner since she announced her lifestyle change. It has been difficult for me and other family members to accept and get used to their living arrangements, lifestyle, etc, especially on holidays. But as time has gone on, I have accepted this is how...
  • Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad

    12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/07/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." "Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of...
  • 8-Yr Old Boy leaves Michele Bachmann speechless on Gay Rights (Barf Alert)

    12/06/2011 10:30:42 AM PST · by parksstp · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12-06-2011 | Maggie Astor
    Normally, when people confront her on gay rights, Michele Bachmann has a response ready.
  • Adultery and Politics (Religious conservatives often go wrong by focusing on sexual sins)

    12/06/2011 7:09:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2011 | Dennis Prager
    With Herman Cain’s announcement that he was suspending his presidential campaign because of the charges of sexual harassment and of a 13-year-long affair, issues are raised that the country would do well to think through. The two most obvious are whether we should care about a politician’s sexual life, and how much the press should report about these matters. But there is a larger issue that needs to be addressed first: What does adultery tell us about a person? For many Americans, the answer is, “Pretty much all we need to know.” This certainly seems to be the case with...
  • For Every Zach Wahls...

    12/03/2011 5:26:32 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    Gay marriage has been rejected by every vote or referendum in every state of the union in which it has been proposed, including Iowa But it was foisted upon the state by Judicial fiat, over the objections of voters. Three of the Justices who imposed “gay marriage” on the state, came up for re-election and were soundly defeated in the 2010 elections, by Iowa voters.There is a movement to impeach the remaining activist judges. In the meantime the Iowa house voted 62-37 to pass a marriage amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. But the motion...
  • Small Ky. church votes against interracial couples, prompting race argument between members

    11/30/2011 7:58:54 PM PST · by TSgt · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/30/2011 | AP via Washington Post
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race. Members at the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church “does not condone interracial marriage.” The church member who crafted the resolution, Melvin Thompson, said he is not racist and called the matter an “internal affair.” “I am not racist. I will tell you that. I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoke evil about...
  • QUESTION TO ALL!! Relationship with each other and with GOD's law!!

    11/30/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by jesus4life · 34 replies
    GOD inspired! | jesus4life
    TO,ALL!! PLEASE PRAY, READ, and PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION AT YOUR LEISURE!!
  • Fall And Estrangement...Genesis 3 pt 5

    And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. (Genesis 3:7-8)Immediately after they transgressed, we are told that Adam and Eve became painfully aware of it. Their eyes were indeed opened, but not in the way that they had expected. Upon acting out their rejection...
  • Historic Comic Cover of the Day (Barf Alert)

    11/25/2011 1:36:03 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://thedailywh.at ^ | 11/25/2011 | n/a
    After introducing its first openly gay character in September 2010, Archie Comics continues to lead the pack with the mainstream comic book world’s first same-sex marriage. Kevin Keller will marry his military sweetheart, Clay, in an upcoming issue of Life with Archie. The character is also set to star in a pioneering solo title starting this February. An interracial same-sex marriage between two soldiers in an Archie comic? The times are no longer a-changin’, they are a-changed.
  • Obama's Thanksgiving Proclamation Strikingly Different From Predecessors'

    11/24/2011 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Janet M.LaRue
    Psychiatrist Karl Menninger, founder of the Menninger Clinic, raised the question, “Whatever became of sin?” in his 1973 book title. There was a time when U.S. presidents made certain that our sin didn’t fade from our national conscience. Not this year. The Huffington Post reviewed the Thanksgiving Proclamations of 26 U.S. Presidents from Washington to Barack Obama, and concluded that they’re “strikingly the same”: "Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor..." With these words,...
  • What Adam Actually Did...Genesis 3 pt 4

    And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.(Genesis 3:6)There has long been much confusion about the nature of Adam’s sin. This is partly because it is hard for us to imagine how the simple act of plucking fruit from the forbidden tree could merit such devastating consequences, not only for Adam but for the entire human race....