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  • Wizard of Id - The King's Archery Practice -VANITY

    12/19/2011 2:14:30 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 10 replies
    12/19/2011 | BwanaNdege
    I'm looking for a Wizard of Id cartoon by Johnny Hart. Sir Rodney & the Squire are watching the King begin archery practice. The King prepares to shoot at a blank wall. Sir Rodney asks, "Where is the target?" The Squire replies, "Just watch." The King hits the blank wall and immediately a servant boy runs out with a paint bucket & brush. He proceeds to paint a target around the King's arrow, which ends up in the center of the bulls-eye.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MASS, 12-19-11

    12/19/2011 9:13:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 12-19-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MASS The Sacrifice of the Eucharist as the central act of worship of the Catholic Church. The "Mass" is a late form of missio (sending), from which the faithful are sent to put into practice what they have learned and use the graces they have received in the Eucharistic liturgy. As defined by the Church at the Council of Trent, in the Mass, "The same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross, is present and offered in an unbloody manner." Consequently, the Mass is a truly propitiatory sacrifice,...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/13/2011 7:10:45 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 10 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 12/12/11 | Noman
    Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas--North, Central and South. The feast commemorates the day on which she imprinted her image on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego, whose feast Catholics celebrated on December 9th. It is a beautiful story that took place in 1531, a decade after Cortez's conquest of Aztec Mexico, and just 14 years after Martin Luther's publication of his Ninety-Five Theses, the event which precipitated the Protestant Reformation in Europe. December 9, 1531 is the day on which she first appeared to Juan Diego, an Indian convert...

    12/11/2011 5:59:43 PM PST · by rzman21 · 324 replies
    EWTN ^ | Dr. William Marshner
    Dr. William Marshner The Catholic Church holds that faith in Jesus Christ is not saving faith unless it bears fruit in good works. Vice-versa, the Church holds that such works are so intimately joined to faith, that, without them, it is impossible for the believer to grow or persevere in his faith.(1) In this way, good works are necessary for salvation. Most Protestants are uncomfortable with such a statement. Without denying the importance of good works, Protestants tend to see them as symptoms of the one thing necessary rather than as necessities in their own right. For Luther, good works...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Education Question

    12/06/2011 12:13:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Education Question 1092. Speaking of education, what is the real reason for Catholic antipathy to our state schools? Whatever others may think of our public policy of free, compulsory, and secular education, Catholics cannot in conscience accept that system as being suitable for the education of Catholic children. The real reason is that the religious training of the children is not sufficiently provided for, the time allotted for religion being quite inadequate, even were it utilized. The State system demands the "3 R's," reading, writing and arithmetic. Catholic principles demand the "4 R's," religion, reading, writing and arithmetic; and...
  • Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? ["Jesus Was Class Warrior"?]

    11/26/2011 10:21:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2011
    Is The Black Church The Answer To Liberal Prayers? By Lisa Miller, Published: November 24 As the American left continues to seek a coherent way to articulate its moral priorities in these days of political stalemates and widening income gaps, it might look to the most unlikely of places — the academy — for guidance and inspiration. At elite universities and seminaries thrives a constituency of African American intellectuals who fiercely contend that the American conversation needs to stay focused on justice — specifically, for those whom the Bible calls “the least of these.” Cornel West, who was arrested at...
  • Catholicism’s Top 10 – Part 2 (things that make the Catholic Church great)

    11/15/2011 12:37:43 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 15, 2011 | H.W. Crocker III
    Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part story. You can read Part 1 here.5. Freedom Yes, the good old reactionary, repressive Catholic Church has been the most ardent defender of freedom in the history of the world — though it almost never gets credit for it. We live in an age of determinist ideologies — with the fate of nations and individuals supposedly determined by race, economics, history, psychology, genetics, or even — insofar as Protestants have any common doctrinal beliefs — predestination. The Catholic Church stands alone in radical defense of man’s free will.When the media, Protestants,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LADY DAY, 11-11-11

    11/11/2011 8:32:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 11-11-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LADY DAY Originally the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (March 25), although now the title is applied to other Marian feast days, e.g., the Assumption into Heaven. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • German theologian: Pippi Longstocking is racist

    11/10/2011 8:05:57 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 55 replies ^ | 11/09/2011 | www.thelocal,se
    A German theologian has sparked controversy by calling Sweden's beloved Pippi Longstocking children's books racist and demanding additions to prompt parents to skip over or explain certain passages. Dr. Eske Wollrad from the the Federal Association of Evangelical Women in Germany first made her comments as a speaker at a state conference on anti-discrimination in Leipzig last weekend, stirring debate in the German media. “It is not that the figure of Pippi Longstocking is racist, but that all three in the trilogy of books have colonial racist stereotypes,” Wollrad told The Local on Tuesday. The publishers had already changed the...
  • "He was the only Apostle who was not a Jew. He never saw Christ. ..."

    10/18/2011 2:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 18, 2011 | Carl Olson
    ... All that is written in his eloquent but restrained Gospel he acquired from hearsay, from witnesses, from the Mother of Christ, from disciples, and from the Apostles. His first visit to Israel took place almost a year after the Crucifixion. Yet he became one of the greatest of the Apostles. Like Saul of Tarsus, later to be known as Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, he believed that Our Lord came not only to the Jews but to the Gentiles, also. He had much in common with Paul, because Paul too had never seen the Christ. Each had had...
  • Mormon Official Equates Christianity with “a false cult”

    10/17/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 124 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Mormons believe that in 1820 a young Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray. In answer to that prayer, they believe, Joseph was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. Today this is called the First Vision. As Joseph reported this vision (in the version that has since been named “official”), he asked the Deities which sect or church was right, and which one he should join. Joseph wrote, “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    09/26/2011 3:20:55 PM PDT · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | September 26 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The Glory of the Lord September 26, 2011  "And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD." (1 Kings 8:10-11)  This remarkable glory cloud filling Solomon's Temple at its dedication had also been present when the tabernacle in the wilderness was dedicated. At that time, Moses recorded how "a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, . ....
  • Why You Should Take Theology Seriously (ignorance of God is root of much of the church’s weakness)

    09/26/2011 12:50:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/24/2011 | By S. Michael Craven
    In J. I. Packer’s 1973 classic Knowing God, he points out that “ignorance of God-ignorance both of his ways and of the practice of communion with him-lies at the root of much of the church’s weakness today.” The ignorance to which Packer refers is first and foremost theological. To some, the term theology evokes images of scholasticism and ivory tower elitism with little practical use. However, the science of theology is simply the organized and systematic study of God. Every Christian is called to know God and if we deny that responsibility then we deny what it means to be...
  • Reason and Faith (From An Old Debate-Updated)

    09/18/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 9-18-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    …I want to insist that there is not a single item in Christianity, upon which our souls’ salvation depends, that is only “probably” true. In each case, the evidence supplied is sufficient to establish conclusive proof regarding the truth of the Christian faith. This is not to say, however, that such a case is psychologically compelling, so that one could not reject the evidence. That would be an abuse of free will. I do argue, however, that one can be absolutely certain (intellectually) of such matters as the existence of God, the deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Bible,...
  • Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists...

    08/27/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 374 replies ^ | July 1, 2011 | Douglas Hamp
    The biblical usage of “election” has absolutely nothing to do with salvation contrary to the teaching of Calvinism. Calvin summarizes this foundational doctrine in his book Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 3 chapter 21): “Of the eternal election, by which God has predestinated some to salvation, and others to destruction.” He qualifies his summary by stating: "The predestination by which God adopts some to the hope of life, and adjudges others to eternal death, no man who would be thought pious ventures simply to deny…By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which he determined with himself...
  • Who or What is God?

    08/21/2011 6:20:32 PM PDT · by bad company · 22 replies ^ | August 16, 2011 | Bishop Kallistos Ware
    “What or who is God? The traveller upon the spiritual Way, the further he advances, becomes increasingly conscious of two contrasting facts—of the otherness and yet the nearness of the Eternal. In the first place, he realizes more and more that God is mystery. God is “the wholly Other”, invisible, inconceivable, radically transcendent, beyond all words, beyond all understanding. “Surely the babe just born”, writes the Roman Catholic George Tyrrell, “knows as much of the world and its ways as the wisest of us can know of the ways of God, whose sway stretches over heaven and earth, time and...
  • The Great Liberal/Conservative Media Fraud

    08/17/2011 5:10:06 PM PDT · by Roger-SD · 27 replies
    Stop Obama Now!! - San Diego ^ | 8/17/2001 | Roger-SD
    This is the way it seems to work. The media on the left and the right want to keep people outraged enough about the misguided actions of the other side to keep them tuning in every night. But they don’t want to generate enough controversy that it scares the sponsors away or maybe even causes a boycott of their sponsors, as happened to Glenn Beck. For that reason, the conservative media refuses to fully address what Black Liberation Theology, the doctrine of Obama’s church, is really about, the destruction of America’s democratic political institutions, so-called white society and the traditional...
  • Jousting with HuffPost's 'Bible scholar'

    07/20/2011 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 48 replies
    WND ^ | July 20, 2011 | Dr. Robert A. Morey
    Since I have studied, lectured on and written material on the "canonicity of Scripture" for 40 years, I read with interest the article by Dr. David J. Lose addressing the origins of the Bible ("Where did the Bible come from?" Huffington Post). I was greatly disappointed. First, the "Bible" is not one book but a collection of 66 ancient Jewish scrolls from the book of Genesis to the book of the Apocalypse. These ancient scrolls were produced in different times, cultures, languages, political, economic and social orders over a period of almost 2,000 years by 40 different authors. They are...
  • Could the Church of England Be Dead in 20 Years?

    07/17/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 17, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The headline on the July 14, 2011, edition of the British paper, The Telegraph, heralded some very bad news for British Anglicans. It declared, “Aging Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years.'” They buttressed their argument in two ways: 1. The average age of a Church of England attendee is 61 (you do the math).2. In the last 40 years, church attendance has been cut in half.You would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would wake up and smell the coffee. Instead, a few weeks earlier, he finally came clean. Well, he was forced to come clean. For...
  • Satan's Demonic Complex - Setting the Stage For 666

    As a biblical fundamentalist (one who believes in the realities and ETERNAL truths of the Holy Bible) I have one critique with those who give political commentary and analysis. The average media personality today - whether they be a Left-wing reprobate or a Conservative, REFUSES to see the world, the events at hand and the overall picture of why the world is the way it is from Almighty God’s ETERNAL perspective (2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph. 6:12, 1 John 2:16-17). These blinded individuals (Left or Right), posses an unbelieving subjective world view which blinds them to the true realities at hand,...