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  • The solution to racial war: redemption vs. racism. All lives matter, and the problem is sin, not skin (and culture vs. color)

    06/06/2020 7:11:50 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 7 replies ^ | Sat, 06/06/20 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war: redemption vs. racism. All lives matter, and the problem is sin, not skin (and culture vs. color) "You [Bishops] say you've got to kill them because of what they did to you. You've [Mau Maus] got to kill them because of what they did to you. Everyone's griping abut this atrocity or that tragedy. All I hear is what a rotten deal we've all got."This reproof is what precipitated the conversion of members of two racially-opposed gangs which operated in New York City during the late 50's to early 60's, as portrayed in the Cross...
  • The party that bore false witness on Trump to destroy him should not pretend they care what the Bible says

    06/05/2020 5:08:43 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Jun, 2020 | Jack Hellner
    Democrats such as Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo and others who support abortion on demand should never invoke the Bible in their attacks on anyone. SNIP Journalists and other Democrats who have continually lied about Russian collusion, Trump being a racist, what Trump said in Charlottesville, about rubber bullets and tear gas being used to disperse a crowd, to destroy Flynn, to destroy white Christian schoolboys from Kentucky, to destroy Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and many other things the last four years in order to destroy Trump and elect Democrats should never invoke the Bible. After all the Bible says:...
  • Thank you to FRiends for your prayers. My nursing-home resident father just beat the Chinese coronavirus!

    06/04/2020 1:11:33 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 27 replies
    me | 6/4/2020 | MountainWalker
    About a month ago, I got news that my father contracted the Chinese coronavirus from one of the aides in his nursing home in MA. He had gotten a second lease on life earlier this year after a health scare related to his Frontotemporal Dementia diagnosis. He rallied, almost miraculously, but we were all certain that this virus was going to be the end of him based on what we knew to be the mortality rate among nursing home residents. Indeed, the hospice worker who came to check in with him said she hadn't seen any of her patients recover...
  • Church Ladies with Typewriters

    06/03/2020 3:19:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    email from a friend | 6/3/2020 | unknown
    They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again, giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen...
  • Nancy Pelosi lifts Bible and quotes scripture while urging Trump to 'heal' the country

    06/02/2020 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/02/20 | Madison Dibble
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held up a Bible and quoted scripture to chide President Trump one day after he held up a Bible for a photo opportunity at St. John's Episcopal Church during the protests in Washington, D.C. At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Pelosi took a shot at the commander in chief as she joined other members of Congress in a ceremony recognizing the House bill to defend the human rights of Uighurs. "Last night, when I saw the president hold up a Bible, I was thinking of so many things in the Bible that would have been appropriate...
  • 1. It's being reported that Joe Biden will be attending George Floyd's funeral. Will the media insist it is a "photo op?"

    06/02/2020 2:17:48 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 47 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/2/20 | Mark R. Levin
    2. Will Biden be attending the funerals of others killed the last several days, by rioters, including innocent citizens and police officers? If he'd like their names, I'd be happy to provide them. 3. Or do the media and the Biden campaign not give a damn. Biden has barely criticized the looters, arsonists, and violence. ...
  • Christian University Chaplain Endorses Planned Parenthood And Wants Students To Go To Planned Parenthood

    06/02/2020 12:28:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | June 2, 2020 | Matt Lamb
    Students for Life Action National Field Director Katie Lodjic called on Macalester College, a Christian university in Minnesota, to “follow through on the stated values of the school and remove the nation’s number one abortion vendor Planned Parenthood from its website. Refusing to provide life-affirming resources and opportunity in favor abortion is a moral and a policy failure.” In multiple links at their website, the Christian college encourages students to intern or visit Planned Parenthood. When asked to remove the abortion advocacy, Kelly Stone, the chaplain of the university both refused and expressed support for abortion. Lodjic continued: “Christian universities should prioritize their Christian identity ahead of what they perceive to be politically or culturally popular. Instead, Macalester College has taken...
  • Clever Churchgoers Avoid Arrest By Disguising Themselves As Rioters

    06/02/2020 10:04:21 AM PDT · by BipolarBob · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 06/01/2020 | Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—Religious people in Southern California have found a bold, creative solution for in-person meetings in spite of the continuing lockdown. This past weekend, several area churches attended church services disguised as righteously indignant rioters. "We already have the righteous indignation thing down," said one church elder. "Now, we've simply added black balaclavas, hoodies, Guy Fawkes masks, and baseball bats! We found that when we do this, we can meet in large groups without much interference from the local authorities. It's been a delightful experience." Leaders from Spirit-River In The City Church in LA County are reporting a successful...
  • Supernatural battle ensuing.

    05/31/2020 2:40:06 PM PDT · by delta7 · 62 replies
    Spiritually connected tend to see events in a different light than atheists and secularists. Make no mistake this current rioting in conjunction with Covid has supernatural powers behind it. A truly well rounded Christian can discern when divine powers are at work. The evil we are seeing has been amongst us as a nation for some time. It is time for good, righteous men and woman to take a stand against evil. For some it may be arming yourself to protect your family, business or the weak, for others it may be more prayer time, but these current events require...
  • Roberts joins court's liberals to deny California church's lockdown challenge

    05/31/2020 1:12:09 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2020 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A sharply divided Supreme Court late Friday turned aside a church's urgent plea that California's coronavirus lockdown orders are putting an unconstitutional burden on religious freedom. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberals in rejecting a San Diego church's request for relief from Gov. Gavin Newsom's most recent directive limiting churches to 25% of their normal maximum capacity, with an absolute maximum of 100 people at any service. In a three-page opinion {pdf} issued just before the stroke of midnight Washington time, Roberts said it would be unwise for the court to intervene on an emergency basis as...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    05/31/2020 6:38:41 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 5/31/2020 | myself
    David Houston - The Church in the Wildwood (1967) is our gospel tune today.. THE WESTERNER
  • The Spiritual, Reductionist Consciousness of Christof Koch

    05/31/2020 4:21:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | Steve Paulson
    Consciousness is a thriving industry. It’s not just the meditation retreats and ayahuasca shamans. Or the conferences with a heady mix of philosophers, quantum physicists, and Buddhist monks. Consciousness is a buzzing business in neuroscience labs and brain institutes. But it wasn’t always this way. Just a few decades ago, consciousness barely registered as a credible subject for science. Perhaps no one did more to legitimize its study than Francis Crick, who launched a second career in neurobiology after cracking the genetic code. In the 1980s Crick found a brilliant collaborator in the young scientist Christof Koch. In some ways,...
  • Today in History: Islamic Jihad Conquers Ancient Christian Constantinople

    05/30/2020 7:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/30/2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today in history, on May 29, 1453, the sword of Islam conquered Constantinople. Of all Islam’s conquests of Christian territory, this was by far the most symbolically significant. For not only was Constantinople a living and direct extension of the old Roman Empire and current capital of the Christian Roman Empire (or Byzantium), but its cyclopean walls had prevented Islam from entering Europe through its eastern doorway for the previous seven centuries, beginning with the First Arab Siege of Constantinople (674-678). Indeed, as Byzantine historian John Julius Norwich puts it, “Had the Saracens captured Constantinople in the seventh century rather...
  • FR is run by cliquish Mods and Freepers that hurl insults and falsehoods who FB you if you don't agree.

    05/28/2020 3:36:32 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 259 replies
    The rules say "be considerate" most of the Freepers are anything but, constantly hurling innuendo, names, and insults. But it's my fault or something like that so my threads get pulled without any explanation. And then the mods call me "thick". That's considerate? I'm a rock solid conservative, retired, 24 year Army Vet, and still work for the Army. I'm a lifetime member of the VFW and NRA. I'm a 20 year contributor to FR and the mods wont even answer a question, but instead call me names and insult me.
  • Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online [Post Mortem]

    05/27/2020 8:29:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2020 | Saira Asher
    A top model, presumed dead in a plane crash in Pakistan last week, has been attacked by online trolls, accusing her of having led an immoral life. Zara Abid's social media accounts were deactivated after comments poured in criticising her clothes and lifestyle. The 28-year-old was on board a PIA flight when it crashed in a residential part of Karachi on Friday, according to the manifest and her friends. Victims have not been named but authorities said only two men survived. Initial reports she had survived led her brother to issue a plea to people to stop spreading fake news,...
  • Dostoevsky and Natural Science

    05/26/2020 3:45:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Dostoevsky Studies ^ | May 2020 | Michael R. Katz
    The nineteenth century has often been characterized as an "age of revolution." Indeed, it was an age brimming over with revolutionary ideas of all sorts, as well as with political and social movements seeking to implement those ideas. The cast of revolutionary characters includes Marx and Engels, Darwin, Comte, and Freud; among major events -the French Revolutions, to name but a few. The nineteenth century was also an age of scientific revolution -- not The Scientific Revolution, a designation traditionally reserved for the period of radical and innovative discoveries which occurred in the interval between Copernicus and Newton -- even...
  • Priest performs socially-distanced baptism on baby using water pistol

    05/26/2020 1:07:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    The Irish Post ^ | 05/26/2020 | BY: Jack Beresford
    WHEN IT comes to social distancing, the Church has got it covered. In recent weeks we’ve seen Men of the Cloth getting seriously creative to ensure their parishioners can worship the Lord in relative safety. Innovations have included car park confessions and drive-by blessings delivering via water pistol. Now a priest in the US has unveiled the latest innovation designed to ensure life gets back to something approaching normal while maintaining a strict two-metre distance from one another. In a picture widely shared around social media, an unnamed clergyman can be seen baptising a young child using another water pistol.
  • Girl, 17, 'beheaded by ex-boyfriend who wrapped her head in aluminium foil'

    05/24/2020 5:54:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 98 replies ^ | 05/24/2020 | Lorraine King
    A teenage girl was beheaded by her ex-boyfriend when she returned to his flat to collect her belongings after she broke up with him, it has been claimed. Wilma Andersson, 17, disappeared on November 14 last year before police found a 'body part' a fortnight later which turned out to be her head. Her ex-boyfriend Tishko Ahmed Shabaz was arrested and has now been charged with her murder in a case that has shocked Sweden because it is deemed as one of the safest countries in the world, Expressen reports. The rest of Wilma's body has yet to be found....
  • Vatican Bank Says It Holds No Investments in Fossil Fuels

    05/24/2020 4:36:54 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME — The director general of the Vatican bank, Gian Franco Mammì, confirmed this week that the institution holds no investments in the fossil fuel industry, apparently in response to challenges from climate change activists.Mr. Mammì told the U.S.-based National Catholic Reporter that the Vatican bank follows the same practices as other European banking institutions, investing in treasury instruments rather than private equities. In recent months, the Vatican has been plagued with a series of financial scandals, a number of which involved questionable investments.The Italian daily Corriere della Sera revealed in December that the Vatican’s Secretariat of State had invested...
  • Column: Is Pritzker’s coronavirus levee about to break?

    05/22/2020 2:14:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 May 2020 | John Kass
    “If you’d told me six months ago that the governor of Illinois would declare churches ‘nonessential’ and shut them down, while liquor stores are ‘essential’ and open, I’d have asked what blend of weed you were smoking,” Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society told me. The ministry serves the homeless. State and local social welfare agencies refer ex-convicts and others in dire circumstances to the ministry. The Jesus House had been offering food and clothing and church services indoors. But with coronavirus, and wanting to maintain proper social distancing, Brown took his operation to a private outdoor parking lot....