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His Truth is Marching On
Post Date: 2018-03-24 09:57:27 by Ada
Social activist Julia Ward wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” in 1861, the same year that Henry Timrod composed his “Ethnogenesis” (the poem which kicked off part 2 of this series). In it, she penned that God will use His “terrible swift sword” to bring judgment upon “condemners” and “crush the serpent with his heel.” The wicked this New Yorker wanted to vanquish was, of course, the Southern people. Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street Banker and Calvinist-turned-Unitarian, saw the Northern cause as a holy war – the Yankees’ manifest destiny – and the Union as the army of God, whose cannons rained hellfire upon a ...

Somali Affirmative Action Cop FINALLY Charged in Justine Damond Murder—Minneapolis Police Continue Cover-Up
Post Date: 2018-03-22 08:28:19 by Ada
The Somali immigrant Affirmative Action cop who gunned down Australian Justine Ruszczyk Damond in Minneapolis last July 15 has finally been charged with murder and manslaughter. Justine Damond had called police at about 11:30 p.m. to report a suspected rape in progress behind her south Minneapolis apartment. A squad car responded, but as Damond approached the car in her night clothes, Officer Mohamed Noor fired across his partner, Matthew Harrity, killing her. Noor is charged with third-degree murder “perpetrating eminently dangerous act and evincing depraved mind” and second-degree manslaughter, “culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk” in the shooting, which ...

Legal battle between Katy Perry and nuns over Los Feliz convent takes tragic turn
Post Date: 2018-03-10 15:59:05 by Ada
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - Our Only On Fox story took a bizarre and tragic turn Friday night. As FOX 11 reported on the legal battle between local nuns and Katy Perry over a Los Feliz convent, we learned that one of the nuns involved in the case collapsed and died Friday during a court proceeding related to the case. 89-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman spoke to us just hours earlier in what we now know was her final interview. Pulling no punches, Sisters Rita Callanan and Holzman of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart spoke out for the first time since an LA County judge ruled against them clearing the way for the LA Archdiocese to sell their Los Feliz convent to singer Katy ...

Early Draft Of The Bible Discovered; Experts Say It Proves Bible Is 'Fiction'
Post Date: 2018-03-05 04:26:27 by Tatarewicz
PMF... An early draft of The King James Bible has been found at the University of Cambridge and experts claim it proves the Bible is "fiction." An early handwritten draft of The King James Bible has been found hiding in plain sight at the University of Cambridge in England and the unexpected find has been marked as one of the most significant discoveries in modern history. The handwritten draft was found after it had been mislabeled inside an archive and had gone undetected for decades. The book has been confirmed by leading experts as an early working of The King James Bible which remains the highest selling book in history, not to mention one of the most influential and ...

Lesbians Pitch Massive Fit After Church Gives Non-PC Answer to Their Question
Post Date: 2018-03-04 11:28:01 by BTP Holdings
Lesbians Pitch Massive Fit After Church Gives Non-PC Answer to Their Question By Joshua Gill March 2, 2018 at 4:26pm A lesbian couple expressed outrage over a Tennessee church’s refusal to violate doctrine and recognize them as core members because of their homosexual marriage. Jessica and Courtney Wright stopped attending Faith Promise church after church leadership informed them that they were not eligible to be core members because their marriage violates the church’s belief that marriage is between one man and one woman, according to WATE. The couple attended the church for two years. The couple and their daughter moved forward with the initial requirements for core ...

Jordan voices support for closure of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre
Post Date: 2018-02-26 11:08:05 by Ada
In rare move, church leaders in Jerusalem close off one of Christianity's holiest shrines, citing discriminatory policy. The Jordanian and Palestinian governments have expressed support for a decision by Christian leaders in Jerusalem to shut the doors of a major church in protest of what the latter described as "discriminatory" Israeli policies. In a rare and sudden move, Roman Catholic, Armenian and Greek Orthodox leaders in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre indefinitely on Sunday, claiming there is a "systematic campaign of abuse" directed at the community. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City, is ...

A City Upon a Hill
Post Date: 2018-02-26 10:31:34 by Ada
Recently, Business Insider editor, MSNBC contributor, and public-radio personality Josh Barro called the left’s war on American culture “annoying.” He explained that “Liberals have supplanted conservatives as moralizing busybodies.” New York Magazine‘s Jonathan Chait even tweeted support of Barro’s “sensible thoughts,” calling out the Democrats’ supposedly new-found misadventure of “liberal sanctimony.” Funny that in all his talk condemning such “moralizing,” neo-liberal Barro went on to further pontificate about the Dems suffering “from a cultural disconnect from non-college-educated voters who have abandoned the ...

But I Like My Nihilism
Post Date: 2018-02-19 08:57:04 by Ada
There’s an article floating around by a self-described millennial army veteran who is now a pacifist. It has the F-word in the title because we now live in Idiocracy and monosyllabic grunting is considered profound public discourse. The gist of this article is that the constitution is vague and since kids are being killed in school shootings we need to get rid of certain kinds of guns – with the exception of the government – they can have whatever weapons they want. The author claims that gun owners’ only argument for legalized weapons is “F-you, I like my guns.” There are very serious flaws with this article, but I can refute it by simply asking the author ...

After Joy Behar Calls Christianity a ‘Mental Illness,’ Mike Pence Hits Back Twice as Hard
Post Date: 2018-02-18 15:50:59 by BTP Holdings
After Joy Behar Calls Christianity a ‘Mental Illness,’ Mike Pence Hits Back Twice as Hard By Jason Hopkins February 15, 2018 at 10:05am Vice President Mike Pence hit back hard against Joy Behar’s mockery of his Christian faith. Amid a discussion on “The View” Tuesday regarding the vice president’s religiosity, Behar, a longtime co-host of the show, suggested such strong faith is a “mental illness.” Speaking the following day on C-SPAN, Pence responded to the liberal commentator, not holding back on his criticism of her and the show’s network, ABC. After Joy Behar Calls Christianity a 'Mental Illness,' Mike Pence Hits Back Twice ...

The People Who Were Burned to Ashes on Ash Wednesday
Post Date: 2018-02-15 07:50:15 by Ada
It was Shrove Tuesday, 1945 in the magnificent German art city of Dresden, which was packed with helpless Christian refugees fleeing the Red Army of the Stalinist USSR. Dresden’s native Lutheran and Catholic children, dressed in their festive Saxon folk costumes, were aboard a train taking them home after Mardi Gras parties at different points in the far-flung city. Still merry from the night’s festivities, they cavorted on the train prior to Ash Wednesday, February 14, and the solemnities that would be observed even in wartime, in memory of the passion and death of Jesus. In the sky Allied fighter planes caught sight of the civilian train and opened fire on the children inside, ...

Real Life Heroes Of New Eastwood Film Say God Orchestrated Events On Paris Train
Post Date: 2018-02-09 18:58:25 by BTP Holdings
Real Life Heroes Of New Eastwood Film Say God Orchestrated Events On Paris Train By Randy Desoto February 9, 2018 at 4:26pm The three Americans heralded as heroes for thwarting a 2015 terrorist attack on a Paris bound train say God divinely orchestrated events leading up to the fateful moment. The actions of the childhood friends former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler are the subject of Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s latest film “15:17 to Paris.” The three men, who portray themselves in the movie, were vacationing together in Europe in August 2015 when they boarded a train in ...

German bishops turn down pope’s translation change to Lord’s Prayer
Post Date: 2018-01-29 13:18:26 by X-15
BERLIN - Catholic bishops in Germany say they’ve debated Pope Francis’s suggestion to tweak the translation of the Lord’s Prayer, but will leave it unchanged. France recently changed its translation of “lead us not into temptation” to “don’t let me fall into temptation,” which Francis has suggested was better, to make clearer that Catholics do not believe God ever induces someone into sin. The pope told Italy’s Church-owned TV2000 last month that a father would never push a son into sin, and “what pushes you to temptation is Satan.” TV2000 had been broadcasting a series of conversations between the pope and a Catholic prison ...

Christ vs the Crowd: My Interview with Jordan B Peterson
Post Date: 2018-01-28 10:07:50 by Ada
Coinciding with the release of his new book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sat down with me earlier this week in New York City to provide powerful new insights on the historical transition from sacrifice of others to self-sacrifice. We explored how to dismantle mob violence and defeat witch hunts; his response to his recent controversial interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman, and how the imitation of Christ can save our civilization. Along the way, Dr. Peterson engaged synergies between his own insights and the groundbreaking anthropological work of the late René Girard and his Mimetic theory. Interview Reflections The ancient Greeks had a ...

Pope Francis slams Fake News, Disinformation
Post Date: 2018-01-24 20:27:21 by hondo68
Pope Francis releases 2018 World Communications Day messageIn his message for the World Communications Day 2018, Pope Francis calls for a “journalism for peace” in response to the threat of fake news, which “thrives on the absence of healthy confrontation with other sources of information”. Pope Francis on Wednesday released his message for World Communications Day, which is held annually on the Sunday before Pentecost, falling this year on 13 May 2018. “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace” is the theme of the Pope’s message. The Holy Father explores what makes fake news ‘fake’, how to recognize it, ...

Odds and Ends
Post Date: 2018-01-23 08:52:49 by Ada
As I offer on occasion, a grab bag. What’s Up, Trump? Russiagate, Clinton corruption, FBI and various spooks working to undermine US elections, etc. Trump has the authority to declassify any and all documents that shed light on any of these. Yet he hasn’t. Why? Is it possible he is ignorant of this power? I doubt it. Do the classified documents counter the suspected truth? No chance of that. Is it possible Trump has a different plan in mind? Maybe. If Trump does have a different plan in mind, I can think of two possibilities: first, with all of his enemies focused on the non-scandal scandals, Trump is able to have a freer hand in other things he wants to get done. If he did ...

Christian Zionism: The Heresy of Choice for Neocons
Post Date: 2018-01-05 09:40:30 by Ada
For each Jewish Zionist there are ten wacko Evangelical Christian Zionists At least one in four American Christians surveyed recently by Christianity Today magazine said that they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel. This view is known as Christian Zionism. The Pew Research Center put the figure at 63 per cent among white evangelicals. Christian Zionism is pervasive within mainline American evangelical, charismatic and independent denominations including the Assemblies of God, Pentecostals and Southern Baptists, as well as many of the independent mega-churches. It is less prevalent within the historic denominations, which show a greater respect for ...

Putin promises to help rebuild Syria's holy sites and bring refugees home
Post Date: 2018-01-03 14:46:37 by X-15
Russia's President Vladimir Putin recently vowed to help rebuild the holy sites destroyed by the war in Syria and to facilitate the return of displaced Christians and refugees from other faiths. During a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders on Monday, Putin declared that Syrian and Russian troops have succeeded in freeing Syria from the clutches of terrorists. He also promised that Moscow would help rebuild the country's holy sites and added that the return of Christian refugees and other displaced minorities could be instrumental in the restoration of peace, RT reported. "We will help also the members of other faiths, including Muslims, who, as we are well aware of, have ...

The Incomparable One
Post Date: 2018-01-03 09:09:48 by Ada
Griffin Internet Syndicate,6/4/2009 – Jesus was far from being an old man when his earthly life ended. He was probably well under 40, roughly the age of Mozart, who died at 35, as his genius was still approaching its unimaginable peak. By contrast, nobody thinks of Jesus as having died prematurely, as if he had been killed before his teaching had been fully developed, and as if it might have ripened into something more profound and interesting had his life span been longer. There is about his life a sense of completeness; he had done what he had come to achieve. At the very end, he said, “It is consummated.” He had foretold his own death and resurrection. The Jesus ...

Who Stole Our Culture?
Post Date: 2018-01-02 08:17:15 by Ada
Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values. Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the ’60s feel like it’s a foreign country? Did it just “happen”? It didn’t just “happen.” In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and ...

Israel Shahak: The Laws Against Non-Jews In 2 Minutes
Post Date: 2017-12-29 19:07:51 by Horse
A Jew who murders a Gentile is guilty only of a sin against the laws of Heaven, not punishable by a court. To cause indirectly the death of a Gentile is no sin at all. Thus, one of the two most important commentators on the Shulhan Arukh explains that when it comes to a Gentile, ‘one must not lift one’s hand to harm him, but one may harm him indirectly, for instance by removing a ladder after he had fallen into a crevice .., there is no prohibition here, because it was not done directly: He points out, however, that an act leading indirectly to a Gentile’s death is forbidden if it may cause the spread of hostility towards Jews. A Gentile murderer who happens to be under ...

So What? Christians
Post Date: 2017-12-26 15:08:24 by Ada
Thanks to a note from a preacher friend, I think I’ve discovered a new type of Christian: the So what? Christian. I have written many times about Christian jihadists, Old Testament Christians, Christian armchair warriors, theological schizophrenics, Christian Coalition moralists, nuclear Christians, Janus Christians, evangelical warvangelicals, Catholic just war theorists, reich-wing Christian nationalists, theocon Values Voters, imperial Christians, pro-lifers for mass murder, Red-State Christian fascists, bloodthirsty Christian conservatives, beam Christians, nuclear Christians, Christian Coalition moralists, double-minded Christians, Christian warmongers, God and country ...

Messianic Communism in the Protestant Reformation
Post Date: 2017-12-22 09:16:28 by Ada
[This article is excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith.] Communist Zealots: the Anabaptists Sometimes Martin Luther must have felt that he had loosed the whirlwind, even opened the gates of Hell. Shortly after Luther launched the Reformation, various Anabaptist sects appeared and spread throughout Germany. The Anabaptists believed in predestination of the elect, but they also believed, in contrast to Luther, that they knew infallibly who the elect were: i.e., themselves. The sign of that election was in an emotional, mystical conversion process, that of being “born again,” baptized in the Holy ...

Negative Liberty’s War on Nature
Post Date: 2017-12-21 08:36:02 by Ada
Luther and His Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism and Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society, edited by John C. Rao. What I would like to demonstrate in this study is the unnatural “nature” of what has been labeled “negative liberty.” So writes Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula (to save myself much trouble, from here on I will refer to him as IBC). In this post, I will not examine the background of why the author lays blame on the Reformation for the war on nature brought on by the spread of the idea of negative liberty; I will merely examine the ramifications of this idea – ramifications that are manifest in the west today. The non-aggression ...

Duterte hits back at Catholic Church after clerics tried to undermine drug war
Post Date: 2017-12-17 09:26:16 by Ada
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s newfound support for homosexual marriage is a move which could politically checkmate a perennial opponent. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has apparently switched his position on the issue of homosexual marriage, in a move which is a clear challenge to the power of the Catholic Church, whose leaders have opposed Duterte from the moment he took office. Duterte has been known to have very poor relations with the Catholic Church as clerics have spoken out in opposition to Duterte’s war on drugs and related violent drug criminals. From the point of view of a secular leader, the drug war has been instrumental in helping to reduce ...

Resisting Jesus
Post Date: 2017-12-15 08:46:59 by Ada
Griffin Internet Syndicate, 12/23/2004 — As always in our time, Christmas is provoking dissent from people who don’t want Christian symbols on public property or Christmas carols sung in public schools. Many Christians find this annoying and churlish. Some even feel that Christianity is being persecuted. The columnist Michelle Malkin writes, “We are under attack by Secularist Grinches Gone Wild.” Pat Buchanan goes so far as to speak of “hate crimes” against Christians. I disagree. In some parts of the world, from Sudan to China, Christians really are being persecuted, even murdered. But what is going on in America’s symbolic opposition to Christianity ...

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