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Religion (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Zen and the Art of Sailing: My Excellent Zen Experience in California 1978

    06/20/2018 4:08:50 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 40 replies
    A Free Republic Vanity ^ | June 20, 2018 | PoconoPundit
    I’m going to relay a one-time experience I had with Zen meditation when I was in my early 20’s. I didn’t need to visit Japan for this experience: Zen came to me in the form of a 2-day weekend retreat held in San Diego.  The event was held in a large two-or-three floor neighborhood house facing out on lovely Balboa Park with its large trees.   I gained much from this meditation retreat, and I would definitely encourage others to give it a go.   Before attending this retreat, I’d read that it may take a Zen monk many years to...
  • As Italy, Austria, and even Greece are closing their ports to African Muslim invaders...

    06/17/2018 12:10:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    But not everyone in Spain is happy about their new socialist governments eagerness to allow masses of Muslim welfare migrants into the country. They havent forgotten the disaster that Muslim rule in Spain for 700 years caused. And just as Libyas assassinated leader, Muammar Gaddafi, predicted if he were to be ousted, Europe would turn black and Muslim within 50 years.
  • D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

    06/16/2018 9:56:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | June 15, 2018
    Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe were just a few more commonsense safety measures away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. A related premise is that gun control advocates hold the keys to ending violent behavior once and for...
  • "How Does Your Garden Grow?" (Sermon on Mark 4:26-34)

    06/16/2018 4:10:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 17, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    How Does Your Garden Grow? (Mark 4:26-34)Its June, and everything is green. Were in the growing season, and everywhere you look, you see the signs of growth. Its green all around. Oh wait, you thought I was talking about outside! No, Im talking about in here, in the church! Its growing season now, and everything is green. Look at the green paraments on the altar, on the lectern and the pulpit, and the green banners on the wall. Green is the color of growth, and its the primary color for this Season after Pentecost. This non-festival half of the church...
  • Trail Life USA takes part in Corpus Christi Procession

    06/16/2018 11:48:52 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 9 replies
    On May 31, Trailmen joined St. Joseph Parish in honoring Christ with a procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi. For approximately 800 years Catholics set aside the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday to acknowledge the awesome reality that Jesus meant what he said, This is my Body and He who eats me will live because of me. Along with the warning that, Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord. The Feast of Corpus Christi and the procession with the Blessed...
  • UN General Assembly Approves Another Anti-Israel Resolution

    06/15/2018 10:29:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/18 | Joseph Klein
    There is a long way to go before the UN can gain any legitimacy on anything to do with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict At an emergency meeting held on June 13th, the United Nation General Assembly adopted another one-sided resolution against Israel. The resolution, proposed by Turkey and Algeria, deplored the use of allegedly excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly the Gaza Strip. The anti-Israel resolution demanded that Israel refrain from such actions and fully abide by its legal obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention relating...
  • A Near-100% Guarantee on Preventing STDs

    06/11/2018 6:38:49 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 27 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 6/11/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Despite being sexually active for over two decades,I know, TMI, but you can hardly discuss sex and not have a little TMImy wife and I have never spent even five seconds worrying about, or one dime preventing or treating an STD. This is chiefly due to the fact that our sexual activity exactly corresponds to our marriage years. Were teaching our four childrenages 9, 12, 14, and 16that if they conduct themselves similarly, they too will never have to ponder preventing or treating an STD. For us, conducting themselves similarly means adhering to what God has said about sexual behavior....
  • They're Here, They're Queer, and Now They're Coming for Christians and for Our Jobs

    06/10/2018 12:23:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 9, 2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    A handful of recent news items highlight the dangers Christians face as the moral revolution fully takes hold in America: CrossFit executive Russell Berger was fired for tweeting that "pride" is sinful in the context of planned LGBTQ "Pride Workouts" at CrossFit gyms. Berger tweeted: As someone who personally believes celebrating pride is a sin, Id like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout." He was referring to a CrossFit gym in Indiana that canceled the Pride event. The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing, he...
  • "The Gospel in the Garden" (Sermon on Genesis 3:8-15)

    06/09/2018 10:49:18 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 13, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Gospel in the Garden (Genesis 3:8-15) Did you know you have an adversary out to get you? A very strong adversary, too strong for you to handle on your own? You do. Hes out to get you, to destroy you, body and soul. And you would be powerless to overcome him on your own. You need help--big help, the kind only God can provide. Or else you would be lost, damned and condemned forever. You need this help day by day, every day, for your enemy will never give up on trying to take you down. But the good...
  • What websites do you normally surf?

    06/09/2018 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 67 replies
    I'm just curious. I wouldn't mind visiting a few that are different from what I normally surf. My sites that I visit every days are: 1. www.crazydaysandnights.net - a celebrity gossip site that are often contributed to by insiders. 2. www.facebook.com 3. www.instapundit.com 4. www.newatlas.com - a gadget site 5. www.pc.com 6. www.kissanime.ru - for all your anime needs 7. www.drudgereport.com
  • Muslim workers at Amazon warehouse complain of unfair and dangerous workload during Ramadan

    06/07/2018 9:22:20 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Geller Report ^ | June 7, 2018 | Pam Geller
    This is further proof of what I have explained for years. Accommodation to Muslim demands gives way to more demands, more submission. One prime example of this is what happened to Hertz. Hertz was exceedingly generous to their Muslim workers. And the Muslim response was an endless war of litigation and attrition. Hertz provided prayer rooms, rugs and prayer break times. Not good enough. Back in 2011, I reported that Hertz had was forced to suspend 35 Muslim workers because they were abusing their extra special prayer break times and refusing to clock out when praying. There was no way...
  • Islam deepens its claws into England

    06/06/2018 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-18 | DrJohn
    England is in the midst of a crime wave. It is also in the midst of a cultural war that sees the country verging on fascism. British girls are being raped on an "industrial scale." "Between acts of abuse sometimes stretching over a number of days, the Oxford men ensured girls were guarded so that they could not escape. In addition to being abused in various locations in Oxford, some of the girls were taken to other towns and cities such as London and Bournemouth for the same purpose." Oxfordshire Serious Case Review."I turned up at the police station...
  • My husband has more sex with his slave then me. What to do Sister?

    06/05/2018 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Twitter @Pyrmah108 ^ | 5-4-2018 | Doloroso
    Doloroso - #FBPE @Pyrmha108 15h15 hours ago #Idlib - For all those really tricky questions - Ask A Sister (Women's movement under Jihadi's in Idlib? Insane.)
  • Normality Prevails: Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Christian Baker via 7-2 Vote

    06/04/2018 2:09:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled via a 7-2 vote in favor of Gay biased Christian baker Jack Phillips. The ruling states that Philips had the right to refuse service to a gay couple who asked him to bake them a wedding cake. The owner of the bakery was lynch-mobbed back in 2012 by LGBG/leftist activist for refusing to do business with the gay couple on religious grounds, and he even faced charges for discrimination. Its funny that the mainstream fake news media called the 7-2 vote of the SCOTUS a narrow win. 7-2 is a...
  • Serving the Kool-Aid to Diaspora Jews

    06/02/2018 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/2/18 | Isi Liebler
    Hat Tip: Robert M "What is truly macabre is the behavior of sections of Diaspora Jewish communities. Fringe groups in both the U.S. and U.K. have been publicly demonstrating in favor of the Hamas killers and even holding surreal recitations of the mourners kaddish, naming the individuals killed. This is the equivalent of reciting kaddish for dead SS soldiers who shared the same genocidal objectives against the Jews as Hamas truly a chilul Hashem, a desecration of Gods name.Even beyond this demented fringe, many Jews are publicly expressing grief at the death of the terrorists. Yet they do not...
  • The Only Way Back to God

    05/30/2018 7:37:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/18 | Dr. Robert Owens
    If Jesus is the Son of God, if God became man and walked among us, if the incarnate deity suffered and died to pay for the sins of the world, if He descended into hell and took the keys of death from the devil, if He rose again from the dead justifying all who become one with Him, if He rose into heaven and anointed the ultimate altar with His blood offering up the payment for the fall of man, what is there that can be of more importance than that? If out of all the millions of books ever...
  • The Presidents Bible

    05/29/2018 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Suzanne Eovaldi "In little over a year, a hundred thousand people had made a new commitment to Jesus Christ," reports the British Broadcasting Company ( bbc) in its coverage of the Great Welsh Revival of 1904 and 1905. Little did two elderly sisters who were attending Revival services know how their gift to their young niece would be making such a great impact on America today. Here is the story as told in the newsletter of the Heritage Baptist College in Franklin, IN. "I heard a great story from Clarence Sexton at the National Capitol Connection Revival Conference...
  • Trail Life Catholics Get Their Bishops

    05/29/2018 5:54:16 AM PDT · by davidwendell · 6 replies
    Three amazing bishops have joined Catholic Trailmen and Traildads (is that a word?) to ensure a future for Catholic outdoor adventure. With joy and gratitude Trail Life can announce that the Most Reverend James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln (Nebraska); the Most Reverend David Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck (North Dakota); and the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs (Colorado), have agreed to join our new Episcopal Advisory Board and to offer their counsel to the National Catholic Committee for Trail Life. Bishop Conley is a wonderful, rock solid bishop known for his dynamic orthodoxy and willingness to...
  • DNC Vice-Chairman Says Prison Bible Studies "Poaching Our Voters" [semi-satire]

    05/28/2018 10:49:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) called Republican efforts to encourage prison inmates to participate in Bible studies "an attempt to poach voters who rightly ought to be supporting Democrats." "While the Bible studies message is not overtly political it conveys values that implicitly support the GOP agenda," Ellison contended. "Take the admonition 'thou shalt not steal.' This insinuates a personal right to property that runs counter to our Party's belief that property ought to redistributed more fairly. I mean, a lot of guys are in jail because they tried to implement a redistribution on their own initiative....
  • WHERE is Tommy Robinson? British Authorities Owe Us An Answer

    05/27/2018 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Isnt Tommy Robinsons life worth protecting with a body cam, Prime Minister Theresa May? Where is Tommy Robinson? A question whose answer should be demanded rather than merely asked. We all know where Prince Harry is but not where Tommy, arrested Friday outside a court in Leeds, England, is. Modern day Merry England has become far more nightmare than fairytale, as it steadily works its way toward ugly police state status.