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  • Teleios Research Evaluates Opinions About the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    11/13/2018 8:08:17 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    PRLOG ^ | November 13, 2018 | William C. Stewart
    Teleios Research recently surveyed adolescents and millennials regarding opinions about the Israel-Palestine conflict. The survey was promoted on the Christian Instagram accounts, Instapray and Godsholyscriptures as well as a secular site, Mindsetofgreatness. Of the 146 participants the majority were: male (52%), <35 years old (74%), from the United States (34%), and evangelical (58%). Politically, evangelical Christians believe Israel is a democracy and all groups are treated fairly (28%); whereas non-evangelicals perceive Palestinians living in Israel are repressed (28%; P=0.002). Evangelicals generally support Israel regarding political and human rights issues (74%) compared to non-evangelicals (46%); while non-evangelicals support the Palestinian Authority...
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Media Bias Against The Creation Museum

    11/03/2018 6:05:44 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 10 replies
    Answers in Genesis ^ | November 2, 2018 | Ken Ham
    The Ark (and Museum) have created a tourism boom. In fact, Northern Kentucky now is the largest faith-based tourist destination in the USA.
  • Michael Moore claims Pope Francis told him 'capitalism is a sin' (Trunc.)

    11/03/2018 7:56:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Nov. 3, 2018 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title: "Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore claims Pope Francis told him 'capitalism is a sin' and the 'poor must always come first' at a recent meeting in the Vatican City" Excerpt: Pope Francis apparently told US filmmaker Michael Moore that capitalism is a sin and that the ‘poor must always come first’ when they met recently in the Vatican City. Michael Moore, 64, told Late Night with Seth Meyers that he met the Pope two weeks ago and he made the comments when Moore asked him about income inequality.
  • CW Show Calls Bible 'Fairy Tale' With 'Room for Improvement'

    10/29/2018 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 29, 2018
    Episode Three of the fourth season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, titled “I’m on My Own Path,” included a sweet storyline about the wedding between Heather and Hector. Unfortunately, this is a show on the CW network and a Bible-bashing comment had to make its way into the dialogue. In the October 26 episode, Heather (Vella Lovell) and Hector (Erick Lopez) decide to speed up their wedding date to get Hector covered under Heather's health insurance faster for a medical issue. The happy couple has a civil wedding ceremony performed by a judge but Hector later confesses to Heather that he’d really...
  • Why Jews Hate Guns

    10/29/2018 5:27:29 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 35 replies ^ | 2012 | Rabbi Dovid Bendory & Alan Korwin
    Are they right?And who are The Shomrim? It’s no secret that one of the largest blocs of people pressing for so-called “gun control” is the culturally (aka not-so-religious) American Jewish community. This confounds many observers who would expect that Jews, with such a stunning history of oppression and murder by humanity’s villains, would cling tenaciously to personal firearms and the ability to protect themselves as the Hebrew Scriptures instruct. In reaction to the Holocaust, American Jews adopted the phrase “Never Again!” If actions mean anything, they don’t believe it. That’s for someone else to do. How do Jews expect to...
  • An Endoscopy of the American Culture

    10/28/2018 10:03:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 28, 2018 | Sam Rohrer
    Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as the next Supreme Court Justice, but, without a doubt, the procedure that led up to this final vote was more tumultuous, angrier and witnessed more deception, lies and conspiracy to dismantle the process, destroy lives and divide America that any previous event in Congressional history. As a result, the nation has been changed. To what extent, we don’t yet know. Like watching a day-time soap opera, Americans were immersed in this sickening display of raunchiness, with most hoping it was pure fiction. But sadly, the Kavanaugh experience was not fiction. It was real. Recently on...
  • China Sends 1 Million Muslims to 'Concentration Camps'

    10/26/2018 5:32:56 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 40 replies
    NN ^ | 10/25/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The Chinese Government has rounded-up an estimated 1 million Muslim people and sent them to "concentration camps" in China's western Xinjiang region, according to reports. Human rights campaigners report that, so far, 1,000,000 Muslims have to sent to prison camps for "re-education" with detainees being forced into the centers to try to bring them into line with the Communist Party's way of thinking.
  • Democratic Candidate Drops F-Bomb On Bimah During Debate At Synagogue

    10/23/2018 8:32:04 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 17 replies
    The Forward ^ | October 22, 2017 | Binyomin Korn
    Democratic congressional candidate Scott Wallace lost his cool during a debate with his Republican opponent held at a Pennsylvania synagogue on Sunday night, unleashing the “f-bomb” while standing on the bimah, local radio station WBCB reported. Wallace’s outburst “silenced” the audience at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Bensalem and led to him being chided by the debate moderator, the station stated. It took place when he was questioning his opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, about his position on insurance for those with pre-existing conditions. “Ironically, there was a later question about the need for civility in politics,” Fitzpatrick told WBCB....
  • The Left’s Religious War Against America - Greenfield

    10/15/2018 12:56:17 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Left’s Religious War Against America What’s really driving leftist anger and hatred. October 12, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. 69% of progressives are ashamed to be Americans, but 63% are proud of their political ideology instead. The majority don’t attend religious services, but 73% list politics as their preoccupation. Religiously unaffiliated voters are the most excited about attending political rallies and marches. Numbers from one poll showed that, "religiously unaffiliated Democrats were more than twice as likely...
  • "Cross Controversy: Religious Symbols in Wayne County May Have to Go" (I love my town)

    10/12/2018 3:55:33 PM PDT · by Celerity · 17 replies
    WNEP ^ | 10/08/2018 | Jim Hamill
    HONESDALE, Pa. -- Lighted religious symbols in Wayne County may have to go dark. Borough leaders were told an illuminated cross and star celebrating the holidays in a public park are unconstitutional. The cross and star are in a public park in Honesdale. A Newswatch 16 investigation found borough leaders are only now finding out about a letter sent to the mayor months ago claiming both are unconstitutional and should be removed. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the mayor of Honesdale back in June. It says someone filed a complaint about the star and cross on...
  • Politics as the New Religion for Progressive Democrats

    10/11/2018 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 11, 2018 | by Emma Green
    The voters who are most amped for the 2018 elections look elite in nearly every way. They are Democrats, college-educated, and largely secular. They are likely to be women, but they’re not necessarily white or particularly young. These are the people who might post rants about Donald Trump on Facebook or harass their friends to donate to Planned Parenthood. They may sign petitions on or follow the Facebook page of the U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, even though they don’t live in Texas. Maybe they attended the Women’s March two years ago, or the March for Our Lives this...
  • 'Good Chance' Turkey will release American pastor tomorrow

    10/11/2018 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 11, 2018 | Shawn Carrié, Yahoo! News
    ISTANBUL – American Pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has sparked a tense standoff between Ankara and Washington, will likely be released following a hearing scheduled for Friday, according to his lawyer. “There is a good chance he could walk free,” Brunson’s lawyer, Ismail Cem Haravut told Yahoo News. Brunson, a Christian preacher from North Carolina, became the center a diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington after Turkey jailed on terrorism charges. Ankara accuses Brunson of having links to groups guilty of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in 2016, through the small evangelical he has run in the coastal...
  • Christian Woman Appeals Death Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Prophet Muhammad

    10/07/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 51 replies
    NN ^ | 10/07/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The Supreme Court will hear a Catholic Christian woman's final appeal against her sentencing of execution after she was found guilty of "insulting" the prophet Muhammad.
  • NCC Calls for Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination

    10/03/2018 11:41:25 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    The National Council of Churches (NCC) ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | staff/Steven Martin
    The National Council of Churches (NCC) calls for the withdrawal of the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. We believe he has disqualified himself from this lifetime appointment and must step aside immediately. We note several reasons for this. During his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Kavanaugh exhibited extreme partisan bias and disrespect towards certain members of the committee and thereby demonstrated that he possesses neither the temperament nor the character essential for a member of the highest court in our nation. In addition, his testimony before the Judiciary Committee included...
  • US Schools BAN Christian Prayer Before Football Games Because of 'Complaint'

    09/27/2018 11:33:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 20 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-26 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Traditional Christian prayer before football games has been banned in 18 schools across the US following a complaint.
  • By Serving Kremlin rather than Christ, Moscow Patriarchate Now a Small National Church

    09/22/2018 7:29:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Blogger ^ | Sep 2018 | Ilya Zabezhinsky
    Ilya Zabezhinsky, an Orthodox commentator from the Northern capital [of St. Petersburg], says that the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate by its promotion of the Kremlin’s agenda of “a Russian world” has failed in its Christian mission to the peoples of the former USSR and been reduced to a small national church of the Russian Federation. Under Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin, the writer says, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has become “the ideological department of the powers that be of the Russian Federation and essentially ceased to be the Russian Orthodox Church. Instead,...
  • Dean Defends [Anglican] Cathedral Screening Films with Graphic Sex Scenes and Paganism [UK]

    09/20/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | 8/20/18
    A cathedral is pressing ahead with plans to show two “not for the faint-hearted” horror films and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on an inflatable big screen – despite opposition from some church wardens. The Dean of Derby, The Very Reverend Dr Stephen Hance, said the decision to host the city’s QUAD cinema’s Fright Club and other films in the nave would not compromise the cathedral’s holiness. Critics of the plans have claimed 1970s classics The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now are inappropriate for a place-of-worship because of a graphic nude sex scene and themes of paganism. Other films...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/18/2018 11:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Various | September 18, 2018
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Listen. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ‘konam,’ ‘konas,’ or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not...
  • Catholic church rapidly disappearing from Netherlands, archbishop says

    09/18/2018 2:20:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies ^ | September 14, 2018 | Janene Pieters
    The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander. According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5...