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Post Date: 2016-03-26 18:07:56 by redleghunter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn94B3GHcjY Poster Comment:Have a blessed Resurrection Day celebration.
Muslim-Christian relations in Ethiopia
Post Date: 2016-03-23 23:42:55 by goodnessmarlok
1. Introduction According to Levine (2007), Ethiopias religious traditions have at least three distinguishing features: first, Ethiopia received three great Semitic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) at a very early point. It adopted Judaism at the earliest period, and still has an indigenous Judaic community. Then, it adopted Christianity in the 4th century A.D. and made it the official religion of the Axumite Kingdom. This makes Ethiopia the home of one of the oldest Christian communities like Armenia, Egypt, and Syria. Ethiopia was also the first country who made early contacts with Islam and gave shelter to first Muslim converts who came from Mecca. Second, the three ...
Confession of Saint Patrick
Post Date: 2016-03-16 23:43:08 by redleghunter
Confession 1 My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae[Nota]. His home was near there, and that is where I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen at the time. At that time, I did not know the true God. I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others. We deserved this, because we had gone away from God, and did not keep his commandments. We would not listen to our priests, who advised us about how we could be saved[Nota]. The Lord brought his strong anger upon us, and scattered us ...
Post Date: 2016-03-08 12:31:59 by Hondo68
Hillary Clintons much publicized visit to Foundry United Methodist Church yesterday brought back many memories. My first assignment with IRD 20 years ago was to research and publish an article on Foundrys then controversial pastor Phil Wogaman, a longtime liberal theologian who had taught at Wesley Seminary. He was an old time Social Gospel modernist, skeptical of biblical miracles but confident about perfecting society through state power. My subsequent report on Wogamans theology and politics was picked up by columnist Cal Thomas, which led to longtime Foundry members Bob and Elizabeth Dole, then in a presidential campaign, publicly quitting ...
Georgia Pastafarian can wear colander in Nevada license photo
Post Date: 2016-02-28 23:02:54 by Hondo68
When Chris Avino learned he would have to take a new drivers license photo this time, without a colander on his head he vowed to fight the state of Georgia until the colander received the same religious headdress status as any hijab or yarmulke.There was just one problem: by the time Avino was told that hed need a new photo, hed already moved from his parents Snellville address.Instead of fighting to keep it on his noodle in Georgia, Avino simply got a Nevada drivers license in mid-January. That state let him wear a colander in his photo.I was tired of waiting, Avino said in an email.Avino is a Pastafarian, and claims that the colander ...
Anger and Citizenship
Post Date: 2016-02-04 17:34:22 by redleghunter
The Iowa caucuses are in the rear-view mirror, the New Hampshire primary looms on the horizon, and by most media accounts, the leitmotif of Campaign 2016 is anger. As in: a lot-of-Americans-are-angry-and-that-explains-the attraction-of-certain-candidates, whether that be the anti-political-correctness anger of Donald Trump voters, the anti-government anger of Ted Cruz voters, or the Obama-hasnt-been-radical-enough anger of Bernie Sanders voters. For those of us with long cinematic memories, its rather reminiscent of the Howard Beale character in Network, urging people to stick their heads out the window and holler, Im mad as hell and Im not going ...
Franklin Graham: ‘Islam and Christianity Clearly Do Not Worship the Same God’
Post Date: 2016-01-24 20:55:03 by cranky
Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God, celebrated evangelist Franklin Graham said in response to the controversial claim by a faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois. In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, laid out his opposition to the recommendation of the colleges faculty council that the school drop its plans to terminate a professor who published her belief that Islam and Christianity worship the same God, which Graham said was no minor issue. Professor Hawkins of @WheatonCollege published her belief that Islam & Christianity worship the same God. This is no minor issue. 1/3 Franklin Graham ...
How The Pre-Trib Rapture Is A Deception
Post Date: 2016-01-18 22:26:15 by Hondo68
Elite use the rapture as cop-out for ChristiansAlex breaks down how the false narrative of a pre-tribulation rapture is being used by the elite to convince Christians that they will not have to endure the horrifying tribulation described in the Bible.Poster Comment:The run down on the typical Pre-Trib 501c3 Government Worship Center/Clergy Response Team/FEMA Camp.
Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity ‘Bulwark Against Something Worse’
Post Date: 2016-01-17 08:39:53 by cranky
In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world. There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings, Dawkins said. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical Islam perpetrate the very atrocities that he laments. Because of this ...
Hold the Mohamed Salad
Post Date: 2016-01-14 12:30:20 by nativist nationalist
Yesterday was Sir John A Macdonald Day in my native land. Calgary got an early jump on the festivities, with a two Mohammed salute: A brazen shooting in Calgary, after a gunman opened fire inside TEN Nightclub. One person was shot, while bullets grazed by other unsuspecting patrons. As Tracy Nagai reports, two of the club's bouncers are now being called heroes. So what's up with that? Drunken brawlers getting out of hand? Drug dealers? Ted Cruz's psycho right-wing siblings mistaking the heavily perspiring guy at the bar with a long drink of water for Marco Rubio? Well, Tracy Nagai's "report" is full of fascinating details: Spencer Wallace considers himself lucky ...
The Airbrush is Mightier Than the Sword
Post Date: 2016-01-09 00:41:17 by nativist nationalist
Maurice Chevalier and his brother Abdul As Kate McMillan says, the Canadian Press is in "particularly fine form" this Charlie Hebdo morn. Your uneducated, uncredentialed amateur would probably write something like: On Jan. 7, 2015, two Muslim brothers killed 11 writers and artists at Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons they didn't like, as well as a policeman outside. Over the next two days, an accomplice shot a policewoman to death and then stormed a kosher supermarket, killing four Jews. But if you're a highly trained J-school graduate you know that the trick with journalism is to identify the who-what-where-why - and then remove it all. Thus: On Jan. 7, 2015, ...
Christianity vs. Jesusanity — The Postmodern Temptation
Post Date: 2016-01-06 16:06:46 by redleghunter
The most hard-core forms of postmodern thought are generally limited to academic campuses, but the postmodern worldview is trickling down in various forms to the popular
The most hard-core forms of postmodern thought are generally limited to academic campuses, but the postmodern worldview is trickling down in various forms to the popular level. While postmodern literary theorists debate the meaning of totalizing metanarratives, at the level of popular piety we see the widespread substitution of spirituality for biblical Christianity. In this sense, spirituality is a project centered in the self and constantly negotiable more about meaning ...
Mormon leaders to Oregon militia: Your religion isn’t with you
Post Date: 2016-01-05 16:54:00 by Willie Green
If Ammon Bundy and other Mormons involved in taking over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon believe their religion is backing them, they should reconsider.Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "strongly condemn the armed seizure of the facility," spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a news release Monday, "and are deeply troubled by the reports that those who have seized the facility suggest that they are doing so based on scriptural principles."The release further states that "this armed occupation can in no way be justified on a scriptural basis."Americans "are privileged to live in a nation where conflicts with government or private ...
Billy Graham ... Put Jesus in New Year's resolutions --- 'But seek first His kingdom - His righteousness'
Post Date: 2016-01-04 15:04:34 by BorisY
Billy Graham: Put Jesus in New Year's resolutions 'But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness' (CHRISTIANTODAY) Every New Year, people are eager to shed off past mistakes and embrace a new beginning. Evangelist Billy Graham is all for self-improvement and fresh starts, but he is strongly suggesting that people open their hearts up to Jesus Christ first. After all, each of us wants to become a better person and have a better life, and yet it eludes us. Even the Apostle Paul admitted, I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out (Romans 7:18), he writes in an advice column for the Kansas City Star. Peoples New ...
We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
Post Date: 2015-12-28 15:41:29 by redleghunter
Its time to confront Islamism head onwithout cries of Islamophobia. Holding Islam up to scrutiny, rationally and ethically, must not be confused with anti-Muslim bigotry. Ours was an inauspicious first meeting. Nawaz, a former Muslim extremist turned liberal reformer, had just participated in a public debate about the nature of Islam. Though he had spent five years in an Egyptian prison for attempting to restore a medieval caliphate, Nawaz argued in favor of the motion that night, affirming that Islam is, indeed, a religion of peace. Harris, a well-known atheist and strident critic of Islam, had been in the audience. At a dinner later that evening, ...
Why Thomas Aquinas Distrusted Islam
Post Date: 2015-12-27 17:24:36 by cranky
The 13th-century scholar Thomas Aquinas, regarded as one of the most eminent medieval philosophers and theologians, offered a biting critique of Islam based in large part on the questionable character and methods of its founder, Mohammed. According to Aquinas, Islam appealed to ignorant, brutish, carnal men and spread not by the power of its arguments or divine grace but by the power of the sword. Aquinas, a keen observer of the human condition, was familiar with the chief works of the Muslim philosophers of his dayincluding Avicenna, Algazel, and Averroesand engaged them in his writings. Since Islam was founded and spread in the seventh century, Aquinasconsidered by ...
Christ Hidden in Our Schools, While Muhammad Roams the Halls Freely
Post Date: 2015-12-25 10:02:34 by cranky
Jesus Christ has had to go into hiding in our schools today, while Prophet Muhammad roams the halls freely. In the U.S., the media mocks those who make their Christian practices publicsuch as praying for victims of terrorism or young people committing to abstain from sexual relations until married. Yet that same media attacks those voicing concerns about terrorisms link to Islamic beliefs as being Islamophobic. In America, we see a nation so intimidated by political correctness that people in positions of responsibility make illogical decisions concerning the observation of a Christian holiday. Recently, Eujin Jaela Kim, a new principal at Public School (PS) 169 in Sunset Park, ...
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Post Date: 2015-12-25 00:38:33 by Pericles
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The Christian Case For Libertarianism
Post Date: 2015-12-24 21:56:44 by Hondo68
The evils of government threaten all people, but ought to be particularly concerning to Christians. Ronald Reagan once said, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. With the Christian Right now taking up the banner of religious liberty in the face of an onslaught by the secular Left, evangelical conservatives should heed Reagans words and consider libertarianism as a palatable governing philosophy to advance their interests. In his book, Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements (2004), George Woodcock defines libertarianism as: A political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians ...
2015 Christmas Music Thread
Post Date: 2015-12-24 17:14:43 by redleghunter
https://youtu.be/V7uiqRCW6I8 Poster Comment:Merry Christmas. Join the celebration and post your favorite Christmas music.
Post Date: 2015-12-20 09:48:01 by nativist nationalist
The winner of the 2008 Most Beautiful Goat award in Riyadh: a Damascene goat called Qahr. As no Saudi male ever says to his wives, "Baby, you can drive my Qahr." That is one smokin' goat. Some Hump Day news I missed yesterday: A huge family dispute erupted in Saudi Arabia after a man's wife kissed a camel. The man's mother accused her daughter-in-law of breaking religious and social traditions and pressured her son to divorce his wife. The wife insisted that the kiss was innocent and spontaneous. On the other hand, a London court has just acquitted Saudi millionaire property developer of raping a teenage girl. Mr Ehsan Abdulaziz testified that he accidentally ...
Catholic High School Creates ‘Sacred Space’ for Muslim Students to Pray
Post Date: 2015-12-17 16:26:12 by Stoner
A Michigan Catholic high school run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland is under fire for the creation of a sacred space for its Muslim students to worship during school hours. We dont discriminate based on race, creed, color, said school principal John Birney in defense of his decision to maintain the non-Christian prayer space despite the schools official Catholic status. Although the majority of the student body is Catholic, the all-boy Bloomfield Hills school accepts students of other faiths and currently some 12 Muslim boys study there. Parents of several of the schools students have protested the measure, with one mother claiming it was ...
EXCLUSIVE: Presiding bishop of fifth largest Christian church in US - and member of President Obama's religious advisory council - fights back against claims he is a 'gay pedophile' who has 'taken thousands of dollars in kickbacks'
Post Date: 2015-12-15 09:18:39 by cranky
Charles Blake is suing Pastor Earl Carter for $75,000 to stop his 'crusade'Says conduct is 'extreme, outrageous, and beyond all bounds of decency' Carter viciously attacked gays at the church's annual meeting in 2014 The church was appalled by the ferocity of Carter's words, and apologizedCarter claims they threw him under the bus and has been unapologetic Has also accused Blake of molesting under-age boys during trips to AfricaThe head of the country's fifth largest Christian church has hit back at one of his own pastors by suing him for repeatedly being accused of being a gay pedophile who has received thousands of dollars in kickbacks, Daily Mail Online has ...
'We are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history'
Post Date: 2015-12-13 01:27:49 by redleghunter
Despite the daily news of the persecution of Christians around the world by Islamist groups, there is another, lesser-known story of growing numbers of Muslims around the world who are turning to Christ as Lord. Missionary David Garrison's book, A Wind in the House of Islam, charts this phenomenon, which he says demonstrates that "we are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history". The book is the result of two and a half years of research and involved travelling more than 250,000 miles to conduct interviews with more than 1,000 people around the Muslim world. In the study, a 'movement' of believers is defined as a group of more than ...
Mystery of the Immaculate Conception: What you didn’t know about this church feast day
Post Date: 2015-12-09 18:48:08 by cranky
The Immaculate Conception's statue in central Rome. (ANSA via AP) Somehow, over generations, cultures, and 2,000 years, men and women have maintained an unwavering devotion and curious affinity for Mary, the Virgin Mother of God. Dec. 8 is celebrated around the globe as one of the most notable Marian Feasts: The Feast of The Immaculate Conception. This feast day also causes some confusion, even among avid churchgoers. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of Mary, the Mother of God, because she was conceived without original sin on her soul. Given the significance of this event, it is declared a Holy Day of Obligation in the church, meaning the faithful ...
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