How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World - Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion - laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices ...
More Americans identify with no religion that ever before but three states see evangelical growth: study - Fox News
More Americans identify with no religion that ever before but three states see evangelical growth: study Fox News
More Americans identify with no religion than ever before, according to a new study on religious affiliation.
A closer look at changing restrictions on religion - Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
A closer look at changing restrictions on religion Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Pew Research Center has analyzed restrictions on religion around the world for 10 years, finding that global restrictions have risen. What is happening in some ...
Religion, meet technology | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact Arizona State University
This summer, Arizona State University religious studies PhD candidate Jamie Edmonds decided to incorporate technology into the final projects of his religion ...
Why many of us still have faith in religion in this scientific age The Guardian
Letters: Zaki Cooper of the Council of Christians and Jews says faith should not seek political power, but to influence society for the better; Martha ...
UK secularism on rise as more than half say they have no religion The Guardian
The growth of secularism in the UK is unabated with *fresh* data showing stark generational differences and a new confidence among the non-religious to declare ...
Brownback wants 'like-mindeds' at religious freedom summit; violators need not RSVP - Religion News Service
Brownback wants 'like-mindeds' at religious freedom summit; violators need not RSVP Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) ‚ÄĒ China, Iran and other countries that the U.S. considers the most egregious religious liberty violators aren't invited to the State ...
Oil and American religion set stage for current political divides, historian finds ND Newswire
In his newest research, Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, chronicles North America's age of oil ‚ÄĒ in particular, ...
5 facts about religion in Canada Pew Research Center
A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion's influence in public life is waning in their country.
Stop Calling Politics Our New Religion The New York Times
Looking for a new villain to account for the polarization and sheer meanness of our current politics? Instead of blaming deep divisions over race, misogyny, ...
Shopping is America‚Äôs religion. But this isn‚Äôt the first country to confuse the two. - The Washington Post
Shopping is America‚Äôs religion. But this isn‚Äôt the first country to confuse the two. The Washington Post
We like to tell ourselves that in some past era, humans celebrated events that had real meaning: harvest festivals and national holidays, Christmas and Yom ...
‚ÄėScience does not try to undermine religion ‚Äď religion is simply irrelevant to science‚Äô - The Irish Times
‚ÄėScience does not try to undermine religion ‚Äď religion is simply irrelevant to science‚Äô The Irish Times
Opinon: Let's not fool ourselves. I wish religion had been an ally of science ‚Äď usually it was an opponent, and in most of the world it still is.
Ashlyn Harris says Jaelene Hinkle was left off USWNT over her ‚Äėintolerance,‚Äô not religion - The Washington Post
Ashlyn Harris says Jaelene Hinkle was left off USWNT over her ‚Äėintolerance,‚Äô not religion The Washington Post
U.S. women's national team member Ashlyn Harris took to social media Monday to address Jaelene Hinkle, who declined a chance to play for the U.S. team in ...
How millennials replaced religion with astrology and crystals Los Angeles Times
As people sour on the religious beliefs they grew up with, a new generation is embracing astrology apps, tarot cards, crystals and other spiritual practices.
Twitter updates hate speech rules to include dehumanizing speech around religion TechCrunch
Against a backdrop of rising violence against religious minorities around the world, Twitter today said that it would update its hateful conduct rules to include ...
Religion in school can be complicated. So teachers went to class. Washington Post
School was out ‚ÄĒ and now it was time for the teachers to be quizzed. More than two dozen Montgomery County public educators furrowed their brows as the ...
US Confidence in Organized Religion Remains Low Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in the church or organized religion continues to erode, with 36% now saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a ...
Americans have little confidence in religion, Congress, news media The Jerusalem Post
Gallup first conducted their Confidence in Institutions poll in 1973, around the time of the Watergate scandal. The ratings have been updated annually since ...
Israelis more liberal on religion, views on equality more mixed - analysis The Jerusalem Post
According to polling by the Hiddush organization, a religious pluralism advocacy organization, support for gay marriage has been steadily rising, with 78% of the ...
A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign ABC News
When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected ...
The 2021 Irish Census Is Still Screwing Up the Way It Asks About Religion Patheos
The Irish Census, which is taken every five years, will send out questions again in 2021. There's been a looming battle over how to ask the question about ...
Brownback wants religious freedom summit to spark 'global grassroots movement' - Religion News Service
Brownback wants religious freedom summit to spark 'global grassroots movement' Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) ‚ÄĒ As he prepared for the State Department's second summit on global religious liberty next week, Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador ...
Freedom of religion | News, Sports, Jobs Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Paul Rinker recently wrote an outstanding letter on Freedom from Religion and the Montoursville baseball team. Some spectator at one of the games observed ...
Disagreement is not discrimination: ‚ÄėDo No Harm Act‚Äô is a dishonest act to eject religion - USA TODAY
Disagreement is not discrimination: ‚ÄėDo No Harm Act‚Äô is a dishonest act to eject religion USA TODAY
To hear supporters of the 'Do No Harm Act' tell it, the federal law protecting religious freedom is a weapon harming minorities. But that's not true.
Oil and Religion RTE.ie
The oil industry has been in sharp focus lately as OPEC has warned that climate campaigners are the greatest threat to the industry.
Twitter bans hateful posts based on religion BP News
SAN FRANCISCO (BP) -- Tweets that dehumanize a person because of that person's religion are no longer allowed on Twitter, the company announced ...
The Economics of Religion: How Faith Motivates Productivity. City Journal
The Wealth of Religions: The Political Economy of Believing and Belonging, by Rachel M. McCleary and Robert J. Barro (Princeton University Press, 199 pp., ...
Does Andrew Scheer have a religion problem? iPolitics.ca
"There is still a vocal and powerful social conservative bloc within the Conservative party in Ottawa and even more so within the rural and suburban rank-and-file ...
'He whispered, 'terrorist'' South Bay restaurant owner harassed over religion, to raise money for other marginalized groups - KGO-TV
'He whispered, 'terrorist'' South Bay restaurant owner harassed over religion, to raise money for other marginalized groups KGO-TV
A restaurant owner in the South Bay who says she was harassed because of her religion is taking the bad experience, and doing something good with it.
Religious liberals want to change what it means to be a Christian voter PBS NewsHour
DES MOINES, Iowa ‚ÄĒ The meeting began with a prayer. Heads bowed and eyes closed. Then the members of ‚ÄúWe Are Church Confessing,‚ÄĚ a group of liberal ...
Religion and vaccine refusal are linked. We have to talk about it. Vox.com
As measles cases have surged across the US and Europe this year, there's been a lot of talk about what's causing the outbreaks. Among the most discussed ...
Religious discrimination bill will safeguard people of faith, says attorney general The Guardian
Christian Porter says those who face 'indirect' unfair treatment will have 'powerful avenue' for redress.
'The Matrix' as secular religion Christian Post
The scene is movie legend: Morpheus sits with Neo beside a fireplace while a storm rages outside, and tells him that the world he calls reality‚ÄĒwhat he sees ...
Bad Religion Announce Fall Tour Dates Loudwire
The punk legends released dates for their month long fall tour in support of 'Age of Reason.'
Religion must rise to the challenge of climate change too New Scientist News
With biblical floods and famine on the cards, the fight against global warming needs faiths to get serious about green issues, says Graham Lawton.
Was AOC correct when she suggested all religions worship the same God? Experts weigh in Fox News
Do all of our prayers go to the same higher power ‚Äď whether we are Muslim, Christian or Jewish? Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently ...
Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle? NPR
Faith voters who have a mix of liberal and conservative values are up for grabs in the 2020 election. Democrats hope to win them over.
When Leaving a Religion Is Like Abandoning a Cult The New York Times
Amber Scorah's memoir, ‚ÄúLeaving the Witness,‚ÄĚ recounts a tale of disillusion and ultimate apostasy as she decides to turn away from the faith she's known since ...
Twitter updates its rules against hateful conduct to include religion The Jerusalem Post
Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm,‚ÄĚ Twitter explained, ‚Äúand research shows that dehumanizing language increases that risk."
Photos of the Week Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Each week Religion News *Service* presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week's gallery includes the anniversary ...
What Religion is BTS? - BTS Members Religion and Faith Seventeen.com
It's not hard to tell BTS is super dedicated to their loyal fan base, the ARMY. Whether it's putting out exclusive *content* for them via a mobile video game or ...
Quebec Errs on Freedom of Religion The New York Times
A reader faults the province's ban on religious garb in public-sector jobs.
US religious freedom envoy insists Vatican-China deal should be made public - Crux: Covering all things Catholic
US religious freedom envoy insists Vatican-China deal should be made public Crux: Covering all things Catholic
U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said Friday that the Vatican's agreement with China on the appointment of bishops ought to ...
'Religious' does not also mean 'opposed to religion.' Seriously. Patheos
U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang used "religious" wrong in an atheist context. He's not the only one who does it, but it's a problem.
The Turnabout on Religious Freedom The Wall Street Journal
Liberals used to favor broad claims of liberty. Prof. David Skeel says the Obama-era culture wars helped change that.
Arab world turns its back on religion ‚Äď and its ire on the US The Guardian
Survey of 25000 people in Middle East and North Africa also shows 52% of 18- to 29-year-olds are thinking about migrating.
Opinion | Is the Religious Right Privileged? The New York Times
The history of race and religion under liberalism is a tangle, not just a morality play.
Terror has no politics, religion or caste, says Amit Shah as Lok Sabha passes NIA Bill - India Today
Terror has no politics, religion or caste, says Amit Shah as Lok Sabha passes NIA Bill India Today
Home Minister Amit Shah said in favour of the NIA Bill that terrorism has no religion, politics or caste in it.
Watching the rise of the religious left on 1970s TV Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Liberal-leaning faith movements are getting a lot of play these days, with everyone from pundits to presidential candidates predicting the rise of a ...
Physicist: ‚ÄúMultiverse Is Religion, Not Science‚ÄĚ Discovery Institute
No, this is not an exercise video. It's a cogent explanation by theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder of ‚ÄúWhy the multiverse is religion, not science.‚ÄĚ Watch: ...
The Supreme Court‚Äôs ‚ÄėPeace Cross‚Äô case demonstrates the fine art of pretending religious symbols aren‚Äôt religious - Washington Post
The Supreme Court‚Äôs ‚ÄėPeace Cross‚Äô case demonstrates the fine art of pretending religious symbols aren‚Äôt religious Washington Post
The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a large cross erected as a memorial to the dead may continue to stand on public land in Maryland because it has many ...
Kanye West says religion helped him overcome 2016 hospitalization for mental health issues - Fox News
Kanye West says religion helped him overcome 2016 hospitalization for mental health issues Fox News
Kanye West revealed that religion and acknowledgment of his bipolar disorder helped him through a very public rough patch in his career. In 2016, West took to ...
Pete Buttigieg Takes Aim at Religious Hypocrisy The Atlantic
The second night of the first Democratic debates focused on the American values that have been corrupted under Trump, in the view of the 2020 candidates.
Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 2 The Rapidian
‚ÄúI hear this pain and the longing in your question. I'm heartbroken for all those who have suffered traumatic experiences within the church. The healing journey is ...
Bengal School 'Asks' Teachers to Maintain Religion Column in Attendance Book, Suspends 1 for Protest - News18
Bengal School 'Asks' Teachers to Maintain Religion Column in Attendance Book, Suspends 1 for Protest News18
Teachers, who alleged that the Principal had insisted for a separate column in the attendance register for Hindu and Muslim students, held a 'pens down' protest ...
This abortion clinic is blessed Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ The other day, I joined clergy from many faiths in a worship *service* that, like many others, featured poetry, music, ritual and prayer. But this *service* was ...
Christian leaders speak out against proposed religious discrimination laws SBS News
An Anglican priest renowned for his provocative billboards has weighed into the religious freedom debate.
Faith leaders disrupt US Vice President Mike Pence during CUFI summit Religion News Service
This Monday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) hosted its annual summit in Washington DC. The world's largest Christian Zionist organization, CUFI is infamous ...
What Religion Is Luke P. From 'The Bachelorette'? We Found His Church Distractify
What religion is Luke Parker from 'The Bachelorette'? The Georgia native and Hannah clash over their differing faiths.
Anti-Vaxxer Sues NY to Give Religious Groups the Right to Spread Measles Again Patheos
Being religious doesn't give you a right to infect the public with a disease.
VA's revised policies on symbols, displays aim to protect 'religious liberty' - Religion News Service
VA's revised policies on symbols, displays aim to protect 'religious liberty' Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ In the wake of a Supreme Court decision permitting a cross to remain on a public highway, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revised its policies ...
Maryland banned a school from voucher program over anti-LGBT views. It says that violates religious freedom. - Baltimore Sun
Maryland banned a school from voucher program over anti-LGBT views. It says that violates religious freedom. Baltimore Sun
A private Christian school that doesn't accept same-sex marriage or transgender people says Maryland unfairly threw it out of a school voucher program ...
'Stranger Things' sees Mormons as 'super-religious white people' Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Season 3 of the Netflix hit ‚ÄúStranger Things‚ÄĚ features a rare discussion of Mormonism ‚ÄĒ but not in a good way. Without spoiling any plot points, Dustin, ...
Quebec passes religious symbols secularism bill BBC News
The new law bars civil servants in positions of "authority" from wearing religious symbols at work.
AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy Religion News Service
DETROIT (AP) ‚ÄĒ Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it's not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a ...
India rejects critical US religious freedom report Al Jazeera English
State Department report says senior BJP officials made 'inflammatory speeches' against religious minorities last year.
Gallup: Confidence in church or organized religion falls to 36 percent UPI News
Thirty-six percent of respondents to a new Gallup poll released Monday said they have confidence in the church or organized religion, a far cry from the 60-plus ...
Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist? History
Every U.S. president has been a member of a church, except for one: Abraham Lincoln. Famously opaque on the subject of religion, Lincoln's personal faith was.
Israel Folau and the tension at the heart of religious freedom The Guardian
Two core democratic principles are at stake in the Israel Folau case, and they will not be challenged at the pulpit or on the football field. Andrew West. Sat 22 Jun ...
New Religion, old hypocrisies The Australian
This is a parable about a new religion that has deep roots on the secular left side of politics. The starting principle for moderates and extremists alike is that those ...
Scott Morrison pledges bipartisan approach on religious freedoms The Guardian
Prime minister says he doesn't want 'religion to be an issue that divides Australians' but conservative MPs are pushing for tougher line.
Justin Haskins: The left is (finally) losing its war on religion ‚Äď Here's why Fox News
For decades, the far-left in the has been working feverishly to eliminate all semblance of faith from the public arena, and its chief vehicle for imposing its ...
Beliefs review: Religion and social justice Religion News Service
‚ÄúI think the most perverse phrase in the Bible [is], ‚ÄúAm I my brother's keeper? Am I my sister's keeper?‚ÄĚ With the implication that we're not attached to each other; ...
Zuma's religious leanings could explain his lack of shame IOL
Jacob Zuma's religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral ...
Can drugs be a religious experience? Judge says no The Courier
By KATHRYNE RUBRIGHT. Staff Writer. Judge Reginald Routson on Monday rejected a Findlay man's religious freedom argument against drug charges, but ...
Orthodox newspaper‚Äôs editor called African religions ‚Äėprimitive‚Äô and gay rights movement ‚Äėevil‚Äô - JTA News
Orthodox newspaper‚Äôs editor called African religions ‚Äėprimitive‚Äô and gay rights movement ‚Äėevil‚Äô JTA News
NEW YORK (JTA) ‚ÄĒ The chief editor of The Jewish Press, an Orthodox newspaper, has repeatedly used his Twitter account to make racial comments and ...
Poll reveals lukewarm public support for religious freedom legislation The Conversation AU
As the debate over the Morrison government's plan to legislate against religious discrimination gathers heat, an Essential poll has found only 38% of Australians ...
Expanding Mormon "worthiness" interviews to children as young as 8: Why? Religion News Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appears to be considering a new policy that would call for children ages 8 to 11 to have regular ‚Äúinterviews‚ÄĚ with ...
Freedom From Religion Foundation wants Florence to rescind grant Times Daily
FLORENCE ‚ÄĒ The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the city of Florence to rescind $38250 in matching funds it provided to the Salvation Army to ...
In Brooklyn, 'tradpunk' Christianity meets millennial counterculture Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ A few weeks ago, I found myself at a goth garden party in Brooklyn, New York's historic Green-Wood Cemetery with a few people I'd met on the fringe ...
Raising a progressive Hindu voice to counter Indian Modi's increasing power Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ This past May, the Indian nation reelected Narendra Modi, the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party, for a second five-year term as prime minister of the ...
Israel Minister Says Jews Marrying Outside Religion Is 'Like the Holocaust,' Reports Say Newsweek
Israel's new top education official has reportedly compared intermarriage among Jews in North America to the Holocaust in comments said to have been ...
Religious Freedom Is Basis of All Other Freedoms in U.S., Cardinal Dolan Says Catholic New York
The nation's Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, Cardinal Dolan told a crowd of more than 3000 gathered in Orem, Utah, ...
Jains gather in California with the next generation on their minds Religion News Service
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi with 1.6 million Instagram followers, addresses the 20th biennial JAINA Convention in Ontario, Calif. on July 5, 2019.
Being religious is now a countercultural identity The Irish Times
Christianity is no bulwark against new tribal identities dominating discourse.
Pastor surveilled after ministering to migrants sues US government Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ A prominent Manhattan pastor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that U.S. officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over ...
This Far-Right Activist Will Now Lead a Major U.S. Religious Freedom Body New York Magazine
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has claimed that Islam is not a religion. Now he'll lead the U.S. Commission on International Religious ...
Gallup: Confidence in Organized Religion is at an All-Time Low (Again) Patheos
How much confidence do you have in organized religion? Gallup asks that question every couple of years, and once again, we can safely say confidence in ...
Democrats Need to Talk About Their Faith The Atlantic
America is still an overwhelmingly religious country. Candidates shouldn't be afraid to reflect that.
Is religion driving conservatism among youth? Livemint
The past few years have witnessed rising religiosity in the country, according to data from a number of surveys conducted by different organizations over the past ...
Rami Malek: Bond terrorist 'not driven by religion' BBC News
Rami Malek has revealed he only agreed to play a James Bond villain after he was assured the character would have no religious or ideological affiliations.
Role of religion DAWN.com
NOT too long ago, the events at Christchurch (New Zealand) mosques and Sri Lankan churches once again highlighted the crucial need for interfaith harmony.
Juli√°n Castro: Democrats 'put in a box' on religion and morality Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Juli√°n Castro is not the first Democrat from South Texas to run for president; Sen.
Freedom From Religion Foundation Won't Take Clergy Housing Case To Supreme Court Forbes
Freedom From Religion Foundation gives up fight against clergy housing exclusion as it sizes up Supreme Court makeup.
IRC Analysis: Trump Administration slashes resettlement of religious minorities - International Rescue Committee
IRC Analysis: Trump Administration slashes resettlement of religious minorities International Rescue Committee
On the eve of the administration's Ministerial on Religious Freedom, an IRC analysis shows the U.S. administration drastically out of step with America's tradition ...
Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo address Christian pro-Israel summit Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both addressed a Christian pro-Israel group Monday (July 8), lifting up the U.S. ...
Religious freedom for one must include religious freedom for all, Latter-day Saint leader says - Salt Lake Tribune
Religious freedom for one must include religious freedom for all, Latter-day Saint leader says Salt Lake Tribune
Provo ‚ÄĘ Religious freedom does not truly exist for anyone if it does not exist equally for everyone, a senior leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...
A same-sex couple says that a wedding dress designer turned them away, citing religious beliefs - INSIDER
A same-sex couple says that a wedding dress designer turned them away, citing religious beliefs INSIDER
A couple from St. Louis, Missouri, claims that a wedding dress designer in New York refused to work with them, citing religious beliefs, according to screenshots ...
Poll: Most Americans Rarely, If Ever, Seek Advice from Religious Leaders Patheos
While more Americans than ever have no religious affiliation, even the ones who do are relying less on their religious leaders for advice. In fact 75% of ...
Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the US Growing The Real News Network
James Zogby of the Arab American Institute discusses the results of a large survey conducted by the BBC in 11 Arab countries among 25,000 responders.
Why Christian and Atheist Libertarians Get Along
I'm the most religious guy in the Libertarian Party. At least that's what my friend, Charlie, decided. I don't know if his bit of insight was meant to be a compliment or a mere observation. Either way, I suppose there are others more deserving.
A Commonsense Guide to Exorcism
Bloodshot eyes stared at the crucifix six inches from his nose. Leather restraints lined with lamb's wool fastened his arms and legs to the chair. The demon-possessed man lunged at the hand holding the holy symbol. Gnashing teeth struggled to bite the outstretched wrist.
Choose Your Friends Carefully
For those of you who have entered into a true Spirit-filled, surrendered walk with the Lord where God and Jesus are now leading and directing your life in the direction They want it to go in - one of the first things that you will find happening to you is that God will start to prune out the people that He does not want in your life and start to bring in the people that He does want in.
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven is Ridley Scott's way of trying to recapture the success of Gladiator and to turn Orlando Bloom into the international sensation and instant leading man that Crowe became after is Oscar winning performance in that Gladiator. I don't fault Bloom for trying. I know he had to be thinking how could he lose? Sure it's an epic drama and none of the other recently released historical epics (including his Troy) have come anywhere near the success of Gladiator, but Dreams has Ridley Scott, Gladiator's mastermind at the helm, he couldn't go wrong?right? Well, that's not exactly what happened. See someone forgot to tell Orlando that he's not Russell Crowe. And while he looked damn good in those elf ears, it takes much more then a pretty face to pull off an epic drama the likes of Kingdom of Heaven and unfortunately for us all Bloom just doesn't have it.
The Moment of Truth
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated to all of Israel, and the world last night that the moment of truth had arrived. Announcing his resignation as Finance Minister in the Sharon cabinet, he stated that he had been forced to remain in the government, and also remain mostly silent regarding his opposition to the disengagement over these last several months in order to complete his economic reforms, he claimed that he anguished over the continued march towards the disengagement with no signs of gaining anything in return. He also categorically pronounced what the rest of us have been shouting from the rooftops since its inception, he stated in no uncertain terms that this move would escalate terrorism, empower Hamas, and ultimately put the survival of the state in danger. While many felt his timing was strictly politically motivated to position himself to take control of the Likud party, wresting it away from Ariel Sharon, I must say I have a bit of a different take on it. Please read on to understand what it is and why I feel that way, and also what I really think about BiBi Netanyahu.
The Caribbean is the site of another thing which some would call a mystery. Until a few years ago I would have been inclined to put it in the paranormal control of soul category and I still believe that is part of it. However, we have scientifically identified the use of sea urchin extract as the agent which allows apparent death and subsequent use of a body by means as yet mysterious to scientists who negate the possibility of ESP type brain connection or possessions.
Bang, Bang,Your Dead
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted
Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention.
Top Ten Religion Quotations
Review your religious beliefs with these revealing quotations all about religion...
Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance
Organized Religion has served mankind well, by uniting civilization and societies for thousands of years. God bless organized religion indeed. More so let us pay tribute to the great religious leaders of our largest and most well organized religions. One cannot think of a better or higher authority than those who are leaders of religious organizations. For instance the new pope and former Nazi Youth, the BTK murderer who was President of his Lutheran Church or the many Bishops and Priest who molest our innocent children? All in the name of god and organized religion, isn't it so wonderful that these organization help us lowly humans with our questions, self-doubts and inadequacies. What on Earth would we do without such humble and moral leaders of our organized religion.
Making Merchandise of Christians ? Prosperity Gospel Blight
Anyone who has read their Bible would have to concede in principle at least that it does say that God loves to bless his children. It also does promise that if we are giving individuals we should expect to have many wonderful blessings returned to us as a result. These promises are unquestionable. Christ said that if we gave that men would give to us good measure pressed down and running over, Luke 6:38. The principle here is not in question; it is the use, and or rather the misuse of this principle that causes all the trouble. Anyone trying to prove that the Bible does not promise God's blessings to the generous giver would come up woefully short. So how does this doctrinal new kid on the block, the abundant life gospel, succeed in the wake of its highly suspect proponents and their methods?
Islamic World Domination
The question is not whether terrorism is now a world-wide reality, but why is terrorism happening at all? And, is it possible to thwart the activities of the Islamic extremists?
Religion Versus Science: The Truth
I find myself amazed and appalled that such strong antipathy exists in this day and age between non-believes and believers--and between diverse groups of believers--that murder and injustice are perpetrated daily on innocent men, women and children.
Jesus as the Rose of Sharon
The words "rose of Sharon" comes out of the Old Testament in the Song of Solomon. The verse reads: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." (Solomon 2:1)
The Power of Love
There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of love is the #1 quality that God would like to get worked into our souls and personalities. Even nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics can see the power of love and how it has the ability to change people and change lives when it is properly walked out and handled.
The Rapture: A Twinkling of an Eye
A father savagely murders his nine children. A stay at home mother drowns her five children in a bathtub. A sex offender confesses to abducting and killing a nine-year-old child. Two weeks later in the same state ? another sex offender duplicates the same heinous crime. In late December of 2004, over 75,000 children perished when a 9.3 earthquake caused a great Tsunami off the coast of Asia; 75,000 children were gone in an instant. When reading the morning headlines, nothing can strike more sadness within the soul once finding out a defenseless, innocent child has passed away.
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The thought of a public examination before the Judgment bar of our Lord should be incentive enough to awaken even the most slumbering saint of God. Yet few, if any, ever give it a second thought. Paul declared, "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). Perhaps if the doctrine of judgment and reward were expounded more from our pulpits there would be more attention given to living a life of holiness and obedience. Think of it. How will you stand in that day? Will you approach Him with confidence or will you stand before Him red-faced and embarrassed over a life of waste and neglect? It is something that we as Christians will all have to do. Are you ready to appear before the judgment seat? And if you say that you are, perhaps you are speaking without the necessary contemplation of the task that lies before you. Yes, the judgment seat will be a most solemn occasion for many in that great day.
Rebuilding Society and The Tax Protest Movement
Rebuilding society and the tax protest movement: A Biblical Opinion and Strategy By Jack Kettler
Sins and the REAL Demons
We all must know that the Catholic Church has used fear of demons and so-called sin to make a great deal of their power. I hope to illustrate the inner workings of the separation of church and state that is not a reality and that the state uses the same techniques. In the words of the deservedly respected historians Will and Ariel Durant we visit with the technocrats of the Jesuit Order who John Ralston Saul holds up as the forerunners of the lobbyists and other courtesans of this present enlightened age. The quotation from Rousseau and Revolution does not elucidate the agreement Charles of Spain made before giving the Jesuits he expelled from Spain a small stipend. That agreement called for silence on the matters relating to their attempts to inform the people of his true nature. But during this silent period I suggest there were some Jesuits like Adam Weishaupt who decided enough was enough. It is this moment in history that we find a significant change in the world took place. America was created in the same year the Illuminati were re-organized and Russia celebrated the founding day of these Illuminati in their May Day celebration.
Of Snakes and Terrorism
With the passing of Arafat, the Middle East will take on a slightly different face, allowing the possibilities for prophetic fulfillment to speed up. The pathway is now open for renewed efforts to procure peace in the Middle East, using the avenue of the formation of the promised Palestinian State. But this window of opportunity may not remain open for long. Indeed pressure is now mounting from the United States, encouraged by Britian, to get on with the steps necessary to implement the terms of the "Road Map."
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