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  • The Parallels Between the Gun Debate and the Opioid Crisis

    03/08/2018 7:47:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 7, 2018 | Star Parker
    By now, most have heard about the deadly opioid epidemic that has struck our nation.According to data compiled in a Kaiser Family Foundation report, there were 42,249 casualties in 2016 related to opioids. This is double the 21,089 reported in 2010.For a little perspective, given all the attention guns are getting these days, per the FBI, in 2015 there were 13,455 murders, 9,616 committed with firearms.What is driving this opioid crisis?According to a recent report about opioids by the Social Capital Project, organized in the U.S. Senate, “the oversupply and abuse of legal prescription pain relievers is at the heart...
  • Two trees, one root: the link between evolutionism and Eastern spirituality

    02/13/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 13 February 2018 (GMT+10) | Tricia Wright
    Two trees, one root: the link between evolutionism and Eastern spirituality by Tricia Wright Published: 13 February 2018 (GMT+10) Looking at today’s once-Christian ‘Western’ society, one sees two non-Christian worldviews growing like long-established trees, stretching their branches into everything from education, to the media, to the church. One tree is materialism, the belief that matter is all there is, firmly based on and intertwined with Darwinian evolution. Its canopy bears the dark fruits which stem from morality without a Creator (and thus Lawgiver).1 Alongside it a second tree is thriving: Eastern spirituality. With its alluring blossoms promising enlightenment, health and...
  • Why is spirituality correlated with life satisfaction?

    11/13/2017 7:41:39 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 12 November 2017 10.44 EST | Daniel José Camacho
    Spirituality enables people to see more within the world and within others. It’s no surprise that this leads to a greater sense of fulfillment. A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute has found that higher levels of spirituality are strongly correlated with higher life satisfaction. As a person of faith, my experience with organized religion has ebbed and flowed throughout my life. Yet I have always appreciated how spiritualities across a variety of traditions animate expansive visions and compassionate ethics. Even as the religious landscape in the United States rapidly changes, the importance of spirituality won’t necessarily go...
  • The Things that Matter Most (Part 3): From God's Sovereignty to Our Hearts & Minds (PODCAST)

    05/08/2017 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] ^ | May 8, 2017 | Rob W. Case
    Picking up where my guest John Beechy and I left off, we begin the conclusion of this discussion talking about Bible prophecy and the authority of God's word as supplemental to His capital on truth. From there, everything rests on the condition of your heart in terms of whether or not you believe Him and what He says, whether or not you want a relationship with Him, and whether or not you desire a change from the impositions that sin has weighed your perception of things. Also, why does all of what we talked about in this series amount to...
  • The Spiritual Deadness of the Left

    02/11/2017 3:24:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2017 | Judah Friedman
    There is no logic. There are no facts. You can say blue, and they will hear white. One plus one equals cat. Calling the left mentally ill is truly a disservice to those who are mentally ill. At least with mental illness there’s a reason for the madness and a hope for a cure. There is no hope for the left. They are suffering from a deep-rooted spiritual sickness, one for which, I’m afraid, there is no cure. When you compare a United States President to a creature who killed 6 million Jews and 5 million others, what exactly is...
  • The Things that Matter Most (Part 1): The Gospel & The Importance of The Spiritual Nature (PODCAST)

    02/08/2017 5:09:14 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rob W. Case
    In this Podcast, my special guest and I will discuss The Things that Matter Most. As we are born into this world, and live out our lives, we discover the world through our senses which in turn establishes our habits, influences our mindsets, and forms our routines (which is what we consider to be personal reality). And yet, if we happen to hear about a dynamic concept called the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are confronted with a challenge to everything we believe. Why is that? Who holds the capital on truth? And why is trust a vital component in...
  • A Dog's Purpose

    08/29/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Y'uu T'uube ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Movieclips Trailers
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid A Dog's Purpose Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Dennis Quaid Movie
  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    03/12/2016 2:00:25 PM PST · by TBP · 41 replies
    Parade ^ | MARCH 11, 2016 | KATY KOONTZ
    It seemed impossible. But the emergency room doctors were telling Christy and Kevin Beam that their 9-year-old daughter Annabel wasn’t hurt. Annabel, who had tumbled headfirst 30 feet to the bottom of a hollow cottonwood tree on the family’s farm in Burleson, Texas, had no head injuries, no brain damage and no spinal trauma, the doctors said. No broken bones or internal injuries—only a few minor bumps and bruises. A concussion, at most. Annabel had spent several hours inside the tree, most of that time unresponsive, as rescue teams strategized the best way to free her. When they finally succeeded,...
  • Morality vs Spirituality: Which do you follow?

    02/20/2016 2:58:30 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 20 replies
    A highly moral person can be a holy devil. It is very dangerous to see yourself as highly moral person. You may not think it that way, but let's look at the difference between morality and spirituality. What is MoralityMorality is what's in the outside of a human being. Everyone sees it. I am not killing, I am not stealing, I respect people, work heard and am well educated. I am a highly moral person. And let anyone dare to tell me that I am not a moral good person. This is our image of a highly moral person. Isn't...
  • Europe's moral and spiritual vacuum invites acts of terrorism

    11/23/2015 9:05:53 AM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 23rd, 2015 | Iben Thranholm
    These days the media are overflowing with comments and analyses of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. One particular angle is consistently ignored – or banished: religion. This is a curious omission since the terrorists themselves issue statements that indicate that religion is their motivation. The statement in which IS accepts responsibility for the attacks in Paris is made in the name of Allah and the killings are referred to as “a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah”. It states that Paris was targeted because it is “a capital of prostitution and vice” and “the lead...
  • Can We Please Get God Out of Religion? (Barf)

    05/25/2015 5:31:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 24, 2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    Millennials—soon to be the largest generation of Americans, surpassing the baby boomers—are fleeing organized religion in droves. As a result, a generation of Americans is creating a national existential crisis. How can a country that regularly proclaims “God Bless America,” emblazons its currency with “In God We Trust,” and mentions God so frequently that it could make a secularist nauseous, survive if the largest demographic is indifferent toward the Almighty? According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, about 35 percent of millennials have no religious affiliation and thus are categorized as the “nones.” Approximately 56 million Americans...
  • From Southern Baptist to Goddess Worship, Sue Monk Kidd

    05/22/2015 8:54:09 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 335 replies
    Excerpted: What Catholic mysticism does is reject the Bible as the sole and sufficient and perfect revelation of God and tries to delve beyond the Bible, even beyond thought of any kind, and find God through mystical “intuition.” In other words, it is a rejection of the God of the Bible. It says that God cannot be known by doctrine and cannot be described in words. He can only be experienced through mysticism. This is a blatant denial of the Bible’s claim to be the very Word of God. This opens the practitioner to demonic delusion. He is left with...
  • Mr. President, Giving Spiritual Counsel To Ministers Is Above Your Pay Grade

    05/22/2015 12:10:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Michael Brown
    Mr. President, With due respect for your office and the tremendous responsibilities you face, I must take strong exception to comments you made at a recent Evangelical-Catholic leadership summit. Those comments were unhelpful, inaccurate, unbiblical, and, sad to say, hypocritical. During a panel discussion, you urged these leaders to spend less time on “divisive” issues like abortion and redefining marriage, putting more emphasis instead on dealing with poverty. Speaking as a professing Christian, you said, “When it comes to what are you really going to the mat for, what’s the defining issue, when you’re talking in your congregations, what’s the...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

    01/17/2014 7:43:11 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 250 replies
    A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.[...]The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is...
  • Leigh 3:16

    10/30/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 6 replies ^ | October 3, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As with all religions, there is a very small yet vocal element of atheists who are somewhat radical. ‘Evangelical atheists’ are not content to follow a live and let live philosophy when it comes to people of faith. These future eternal burn victims suffer a compulsion to virtually attack Christians, mocking not only Scripture but the believers as well.
  • Real salvation...not the false phony type!

    10/21/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT · by fabian · 343 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/21/13 | fabian
    Have you been searching for the real thing in spirituality and salvation? We hear a lot of talk about it by ministers who are no more saved than the average Joe, sadly. Well, I have begun this FB page to promote the real thing because I have found it myself. I am not talking from theory or rote learning. No! And I want you all to be on that path to real salvation, peace of mind, and being able to fight socialists/ communism and still remain happy! Please give it a like too...if you do like it! Thank you, fabian
  • Thirsty For God...A Sunday Meditation

    Read aloud this desperate and heartfelt prayer with me; As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that...
  • Here Is A Powerful Prayer Exercise Even For Those Who Do Not Pray Or Are Non-Believers

    01/25/2013 7:34:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | January 20, 2013 | Myra Adams
    Anyone on a faith walk will eventually ask the question, “How do I pray?” Except for the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, there is no easy answer, for prayer is a very personal and personalized pursuit. And, as with all pursuits, practice is the key to success and prayer is no different. You will soon discover the more you pray, the more you will find answers to difficult questions, along with mental or physical healing from various maladies, protection for you or your loved ones and comfort from any number of storms that happen to be raging in...