Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston The New Yorker
Personal History by Jia Tolentino: Christianity formed my deepest instincts, and I have been walking away from it for half my life.
Employment and religion Donât talk (too much) about religion at work The Economist
BY HER own lights, Sarah Kuteh was evidently convinced that she was doing the right thing. But some of the patients who were interviewed by this devoutly ...
Trump Is Not a Defender of Religious Liberty but a Threat to It New York Magazine
As Steven Waldman explains in âSacred Liberty,â a history of religious freedom in the U.S., Trump's attacks on Islam and demands for conservative Christian ...
Respectfully debating different views of religion and beliefs is possible â here's how ABC News
Few topics cause as much drama as discussions over religion. But it should be possible to talk to one another, and even question someone's beliefs, without ...
How work became the millennial religion of choice Fast Company
More young people are defining themselves by what they doâand who they work for.
Pete Buttigieg shouldnât lead the religious left. There shouldnât even be a religious left. - Washington Post
Pete Buttigieg shouldnât lead the religious left. There shouldnât even be a religious left. Washington Post
About six months out from the first Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses, the hot commodity in the race is Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.
Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide RealClearPolitics
Of the many causes of political polarization in the United States, the conflict between religion and secularism is the oldest and deepest. Easing this conflict ...
Examining Religion and Violence The New York Times
This week's Australia Letter asks: Is religion making the world more violent? And how can we keep extremism in check?
James Madison Understood Religious Freedom Better than Jefferson Did National Review
The musical Hamilton captures a common perception about the relative importance, and sexiness, of Thomas Jefferson compared with James Madison.
Texas House passes religious liberty bill amid LGBTQ Caucus' objections The Texas Tribune
What started as a sweeping religious refusals bill has been significantly watered down as it moves through the Texas Legislature. But LGBTQ advocates still ...
HHS Is Flying False âConscienceâ and âReligionâ Flags at the Expense of Civil Rights - People For the American Way
HHS Is Flying False âConscienceâ and âReligionâ Flags at the Expense of Civil Rights People For the American Way
While the job of the HHS Office of Civil Rights is to ensure that HHS programs are not discriminating against the people they serve, OCR under the Trump ...
What role did religious faith play in the 2019 federal election? ABC News
The 2019 election showed that policies that appeal to affluent, irreligious, university-educated activists in the inner cities do not resonate with voters across the ...
Equality Act vote again pits Catholic nuns against bishops Religion News Service
(RNS) â Last week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, known as the Equality Act, which would strengthen bans on discrimination against LGBTQ ...
'Who will be our Rachel now?' Progressives reflect on movement without Held Evans - Religion News Service
'Who will be our Rachel now?' Progressives reflect on movement without Held Evans Religion News Service
(RNS) â When the Rev. Emmy Kegler heard her friend Rachel Held Evans had died earlier this month after a sudden illness, she offered a prayer. Then Kegler ...
Which is better for families â traditional, religious gender roles or secular ones? - Deseret News
Which is better for families â traditional, religious gender roles or secular ones? Deseret News
The 2019 World Family Map looks at faith and family across the globe to see how religion impacts relationships, fertility and violence.
Montreal archbishop, religious leaders oppose Quebec's secularism bill - Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Montreal archbishop, religious leaders oppose Quebec's secularism bill Crux: Covering all things Catholic
The archbishop of Montreal worries that Quebec's secularism legislation will affect religious liberties in this Canadian province.
Where Does Religion Come From? One Researcher Points To NPR
If you've taken part in a religious *service*, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals ...
Report: Religious Couples Have Happier Marriages Washington Free Beacon
Both religion and egalitarianism have something to offer those seeking a happy marriage in a world of shifting mores, a new report shows.
Beyond belief An encouraging history of religion in America The Economist
Sacred Liberty: America's Long, Bloody and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom. By Steven Waldman. HarperOne; 405 pages; $28.99. A BENIGN ...
The Modern, Secular Godparent The Atlantic
As Americans become less religious, some families are still looking for a mentor for their kids, albeit not a spiritual one.
Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre Religion News Service
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) â A South Texas church began a *fresh* chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half ...
New drug trial ordered after prosecutor's religion questions Crux: Covering all things Catholic
A federal appellate panel has ordered a new trial and reversed a couple's drug convictions partly because a prosecutor cited their beliefs in a religious figure ...
Science would be well advised to avoid picking fights with religion The Irish Times
Promoting science to replace religion often has the opposite effect, and scientists would be well-advised to stop picking futile fights.
Airbrushing Religion Church Militant
by Fr. George Rutler â˘ ChurchMilitant.com â˘ May 19, 2019 0 Comments. Fr. George Rutler on the film Tolkien. You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely ...
How important is religious support in higher education? Study International News
With more than half of the UK population professing no faith, it's easy to assume that religion doesn't have much space in the university setting. But a new report ...
In Israel, I heard eerie echoes of an old Irish joke about religion The Washington Post
Last week, I spent some time in Israel and the Palestinian territories, talking to people about religion, ethnicity and identity. Which of course made me think a lot ...
The simplicity, humanity, and community imperatives of Quaker faith Religion News Service
âI belong to a tradition that really emphasizes finding God in community, and in listening deeply within for the inner light; the inner teacher.â Eileen Flanagan.
Religious Minorities Across Asia Suffer Amid Surge in Sectarian Politics The New York Times
The bombings of three churches in Sri Lanka highlighted the growing vulnerability of religious minorities across Asia, from Christians in Hindu-majority India to ...
Bill accommodating students' religion signed into law KIRO Seattle
The holy month of Ramadan is meant to be a sacrifice. But for many college students, fasting all day has occasionally meant sacrificing good grades too.
Religion in Quebec: The bigger picture Montreal Gazette
Part One of a Gazette timeline: As debate over Bill 21 rages, Andy Riga takes a step back in time to track the evolution of religious faiths â and controversies ...
Browns running back Kareem Hunt turns to religion after assault video, baptized at Cleveland church - Fox News
Browns running back Kareem Hunt turns to religion after assault video, baptized at Cleveland church Fox News
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was baptized Sunday and the team's general manager and head coach were there to support him.
Folau represents the problem people have with religion: Smith NT News
Broadcaster Justin Smith says the Israel Folau case shows a problem with religion, not Folau, who only repeated what has been said by major religions for years ...
A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality Act Would âCrushâ Religious Dissenters - National Review
A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality Act Would âCrushâ Religious Dissenters National Review
The Equality Act would vastly restrict the ability of Americans to follow their consciences or religious faith.
Freedom of Religion Doesn't Cut It Foreign Policy
On Jan. 6, 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended his State of the Union speech by outlining a future based on âfour essential human freedoms.
We Are Taking Religious Freedom Too Far The New York Times
We have a right to practice our beliefs, but we don't have the right to discriminate against others, or endanger their lives.
Christian leaders say religious freedom was among issues that influenced voters The Age
Christian leaders believe religious freedom was among "sleeper" issues that influenced votes for the Coalition in marginal seats across the country.
American University Cairo religion professor loses post in academic freedom fight - Religion News Service
American University Cairo religion professor loses post in academic freedom fight Religion News Service
CAIRO (RNS)â A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has pressured the school to take ...
Religious Discrimination in the Workplace The National Law Review
Decision in employment case details that misconduct committed on religious grounds doesn't require an employer to allow an employee to impose their views ...
Keep religion out of public schools Prince George Citizen
Saturday's Citizen presented an article on the rise of public school Bible studies in the United States.
Is This the Religious Left's Kairos Moment? Religion & Politics
Ancient Greek had two words for time: kairos, meaning an opportune time, and chronos, meaning chronological or a set amount of time. Christian theology ...
Place of religion in a modern, secular society Times of India
By Tajender Singh Luthra The debate about the relevance of religion is an ongoing one in the modern secular world. One view that is current today is that ...
More Than EVMs, It Is 'the Hindu Mind' Which Has Been Effectively Rigged The Wire
Modi has become confident that the Hindu mind has been vulgarised and become so spiritually hollow that even a crudity like his Kedarnath yatra can pass off ...
There is more than one religious view on abortion - here's what Jewish texts say - The Conversation - US
There is more than one religious view on abortion - here's what Jewish texts say The Conversation - US
An expert explains that many of the foundational Jewish texts assert that a fetus does not attain the status of personhood until birth.
Are yoga and mindfulness in schools religious? The Conversation - US
Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America's public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert ...
Religious people internalize stereotypes about moral superiority and are more responsive to identity threats - PsyPost
Religious people internalize stereotypes about moral superiority and are more responsive to identity threats PsyPost
Research indicates there is "extreme moral prejudice" against nonreligious people around the world, which appears to be rooted in intuitions about ...
Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it's now blocking ads with 'religious content' CNBC
Amazon employees have been mistakenly taking down ads with religious *content*, causing some small sellers to take a direct hit on their sales. Multiple sellers ...
Here's what Arab youth think about religion, drugs and education StepFeed
An overwhelming majority believe religious institutions are in need of reform, according to Arab Youth Survey 2019.
How âFleabagâ Sold Thousands of Jumpsuits and Made Religion Sexy The New York Times
LONDON â In the first episode of season two of âFleabag,â which debuts on Amazon Prime in the United States on May 17, the heroine, played by Phoebe ...
Religion in Quebec: The tumultuous years Montreal Gazette
Thirteen years later, the "reasonable accommodation" debate about religion's place in Quebec society rages on.
Texas Republicans pass a âChick-fil-Aâ bill. LGBT advocates are up in arms. - The Washington Post
Texas Republicans pass a âChick-fil-Aâ bill. LGBT advocates are up in arms. The Washington Post
The so-called âSave Chick-fil-Aâ bill explicitly forbids the government from taking âany adverse actionâ against any person or business for affiliation with a ...
Churchgoing American religion is starting to look less exceptional The Economist
FOR ANYONE who studies Americans and their beliefs, the most startling phenomenon of recent times has been the rise of the religious ânonesâ. About a ...
Paducah leaders to hold special meeting regarding religious freedom WPSD Local 6
PADUCAH â The Paducah City Commission will hold a special called meeting Tuesday evening to introduce an amendment to the city's Human Rights ...
The do's and don'ts of religion reporting | The GroundTruth Project - The do's and don'ts of religion reporting - The GroundTruth Project
The do's and don'ts of religion reporting | The GroundTruth Project - The do's and don'ts of religion reporting The GroundTruth Project
SHARE. May 2, 2019. By Wilson LiĂŠvano Âˇ @wlievano. This column originally appeared in Navigator, GroundTruth's newsletter for early-career journalists.
The link between science and religion Toronto Star
Marcelo Gleiser is in search of the essence of religion that permeates all aspects of human thought and life, just like science.
Entrepreneur markets interfaith meats to combat surge in religious hate crimes - Religion News Service
Entrepreneur markets interfaith meats to combat surge in religious hate crimes Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) â After the latest wave of attacks at places of worship, from Poway, to Sri Lanka, to New Zealand and Pittsburgh, Mohammad Modarres felt ...
Why You Should Run from Religion that Emphasizes Being Right Patheos
There is an ancient Jewish joke that two in a conflict people came to a rabbi to settle their dispute. One person gave his perspective. The rabbi immediately said, ...
Texas Senate passes religious liberty bill that LGBTQ advocates fear licenses discrimination - The Texas Tribune
Texas Senate passes religious liberty bill that LGBTQ advocates fear licenses discrimination The Texas Tribune
The measure moved quickly through the Senate after the LGBTQ Caucus killed a near-identical proposal on a procedural motion last week in the Texas House.
Religious Freedom Report Details Egregious Violations Of Human Rights NPR
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report in the aftermath of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, churches in Sri ...
Nation in denial on religious revolution The Australian
The Morrison-Shorten uproar over religion and LGBTI rights should concern all Australians given the parliament was deadlocked late last year with Labor ...
Byrne: Democratsâ infringement on freedom of religion âtruly radical and deeply troublingâ - Yellowhammer News
Byrne: Democratsâ infringement on freedom of religion âtruly radical and deeply troublingâ Yellowhammer News
"Unfortunately, the modern Democratic Party has decided that mandating its beliefs on everyone is more important than upholding the rights of people of...
Pete Buttigieg, a gay Christian, is driving the religious right nuts CNN
The only Democrat talking at length about his faith in the 2020 primary also happens to be the only gay candidate in the race. And he's one of the few from a red ...
âReligious Freedom in Islamâ Review: Politics and Pluralism The Wall Street Journal
After revoking the Edict of Nantes, and with it the civil and religious liberties that the law had afforded Protestants in his realm, Louis XIV boasted that France had ...
The hollowing out of American religion Religion News Service
(RNS) â The biggest American religion story of the past decade has been the rise of the Nones â those who answer ânoneâ when asked what their religion is.
Supreme Court conservatives are bickering over the death penalty and religion Los Angeles Times
Conservatives on the Supreme Court are bickering over the timing of death penalty appeals and access to religious advisors. A solution: End the death penalty.
Women say goodbye to sweet home Alabama Religion News Service
(RNS) â It is 2031. My grandson, Noah, is about to celebrate becoming bar mitzvah. In the middle of the two of us studying his Torah portion together, Noah ...
Donal Lynch: 'How Ireland turned its back on religion, but kept Communion' Independent.ie
Streaks of fake tan on the bouncing castle. A pop-up charity shop overflowing with tulle, lace, chiffon and tiny jackets with rosettes. Princess packages and ...
Pete Buttigieg, please donât equate religion with morality The Washington Post
People bring their morality to their religious texts; they don't get their morality from them.
Religious Freedom: Whatâs at Stake If We Lose It Daily Signal
Religious freedom preserves America's diversity, where people of different faiths, worldviews, and beliefs can peacefully coexist without fear of reprisal.
Israel Folau's fight for religious freedom leaves behind ugly mess The Guardian
The sacked Wallaby's test case will prompt a lot of soul-searching about how rugby arrived at this point.
Religion calendar Newnan Times-Herald
Music/Drama. â˘Old Paths, historic sanctuary, Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road, May 24, 7 p.m. Complimentary dinner, fellowship hall, 6 p.m..
Life is changed, not ended | Religion The Mountaineer
I never knew Riley Howell, but I suspect I'll always remember where I was when I heard about his untimely death.
India Proposes Controversial Bill Making Religion A Criteria for Refugee Citizenship NPR
India wants to grant citizenship to refugees from nearby countries â unless they're Muslim. Critics say making religion a criteria for citizenship violates India's ...
Election campaign goes to hell over religious debate The Age
How can we have a civilised debate about hell, sin and religion?
Editorial: Vaccinations arenât about religion. Theyâre about public health. Hartford Courant
Those who are in favor of religious exemptions to vaccines that are otherwise mandatory before children attend school claim that the issue is about religious ...
Folau verdict aside, Labor threatens religious freedom in schools The Age
Rugby Australia's verdict on its punishment for Israel Folau, due on Friday, will highlight broader religious freedom implications â and these may have an impact ...
What Mike Pence got wrong at Liberty University Religion News Service
(RNS) â This past weekend, Vice President Mike Pence, offering the commencement address at Liberty University, issued a warning to graduates of this ...
The Satanic Temple gets religion PRI
From trolling the religious right to being recognized by the IRS as a real religion, the Satanic Temple is on the rise. And with growth comes a new challenge.
The Satanic Temple is a real religion, says IRS Religion News Service
(RNS) â The Almighty may not think the Satanic Temple is a church. But the taxman has given it the thumbs-up. The Satanic Temple, which is featured in a ...
Embarrassing Gaffes Continue to Show Mediaâs Ignorance of Religion Daily Signal
It's become increasingly clear that many in our nation's elite media know little to nothing about religionâChristianity in particular. This is a disturbing trend for the ...
Vice President Mike Pence to Liberty University grads: âFreedom of religion is under assaultâ - WTVR CBS 6 News
Vice President Mike Pence to Liberty University grads: âFreedom of religion is under assaultâ WTVR CBS 6 News
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Vice President Mike Pence offered a stern warning for graduates of Liberty University during his commencement address Saturday at the ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Challenges Religious Right On Specific Bible Passages HuffPost
The freshman lawmaker from New York says if they want to follow the Bible, they can start by backing her bill.
Religious Freedom Is Americaâs Greatest Exportâand Itâs Under Attack Newsweek
Few things would better safeguard religious freedom than if American evangelicals regained their leadership position on religious freedom.
MoE rejects MBM's proposal for special subject on religion New Straits Times
KLUANG: The Education Ministry (MoE) has rejected the Malaysian Youth Council's (MBM) proposal that a special subject about other religions, apart from ...
Bangladesh for all to practise religion without fear: Hasina bdnews24.com
The prime minister highlighted her government's efforts to enable the people to practise their religion peacefully, freely and with dignity as she met the people ...
A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.
New law requires professors in Washington to accommodate religious holidays Religion News Service
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) â A new state law makes it easier for college students to take time off for religious holidays. Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5166 ...
It's unfair to say Christians' pro-life stance ends at birth Religion News Service
(RNS) â Over the past few weeks, three states â Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee â passed laws restricting or banning abortions. But it was the ban signed ...
Marianne Williamson's metaphysical campaign for president Religion News Service
(RNS) â Unless the Democratic National Committee moves the goalposts, New Age author and activist Marianne Williamson will be on stage for the party's first ...
Religion News Service, AP and The Conversation launch global religion journalism initiative - Religion News Service
Religion News Service, AP and The Conversation launch global religion journalism initiative Religion News Service
NEW YORK â Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News *Service* (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced today the ...
Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking religious ads Fox News
Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles, and religious symbols and statements.
Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence - Washington Post
Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence Washington Post
The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country not known for religious violence or intolerance, are tapping into global worries about safety.
Do religious couples have happier marriages? Multi-nation reports finds it's complicated - The Christian Post
Do religious couples have happier marriages? Multi-nation reports finds it's complicated The Christian Post
Certain secular progressive couples and religious conservative couples are the most satisfied with their relationships, according to a new report. The Institute for ...
US ambassador to visit Tibet âto raise concerns about religion and cultureâ - South China Morning Post
US ambassador to visit Tibet âto raise concerns about religion and cultureâ South China Morning Post
Trip is chance to talk to local leaders to raise long-standing concerns, embassy says.
Q&A: Why Latter-day Saints loom large in the history of religious freedom law Deseret News
A new book examines what it took to truly protect religious freedom in the United States.
No one should be afraid to talk about religion Sify News
The global constant with all religion is this: one can be punished for voicing one's thoughts on religion, because an opinion is believed to âhurt the religious ...
Religious Men Can Be Devoted Dads, Too The New York Times
âBlueâ marriages are better â or at least that is the conventional wisdom. Couples who live according to egalitarian values, sharing domestic responsibilities like ...
Muslim members of Congress host Ramadan feast at the Capitol Washington Post
The three Muslim members of Congress invited fellow representatives to dine with them as they broke their fast.
'I support the law of the country': Debate over sexuality and religion creeps into election campaign - Sydney Morning Herald
'I support the law of the country': Debate over sexuality and religion creeps into election campaign Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his âfaith is not about politicsâ as debate over freedom of religious expression and the targeting of gay Australians creeps into ...
Is Juche the state religion of North Korea? Big Think
Why on Earth would North Koreans worship the Kim family? If some observers are correct, its because the state religion tells them too. Juche is a political ...
We can protect LGBTQ people and religious freedom. Pete Buttigieg and Utah show the way. - USA TODAY
We can protect LGBTQ people and religious freedom. Pete Buttigieg and Utah show the way. USA TODAY
Advancing civil rights has always required a broad consensus, and that's no different for LGBTQ people. We need church leaders to be part of our fight.
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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