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Saudi Arabia 5th-Grade Schoolbook: The ‘Hour’ Will Come After Muslims ‘Kill the Jews’ JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, 15 Sep 2017 Saudi Arabia has come under fire for using schoolbooks for children that disparage Christians as “unbelievers” and promise that the day of resurrection will not come until Muslims have fought and killed the Jews. An official textbook for fifth graders published by the Saudi Ministry of Education... 
 
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Happy 5778 Starting Wednesday Night


By:  @enoch, 20 hours ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 12 hours ago

An hour prior to Sunday Wednesday night, until an hour after sunset Thursday night (or when three stars are visible in the sky) some of us here will celebrate the most important of the four New Year's on our religious calendar.  The other three are as follows. Tu B'Shevat (15th of the month of Shevat). It is the New Year for trees. Similar to Arbor Day in the USA. Aleph Nisan (First of the month of Nisan). This commemorates the month of the marking of Redemption from slavery to... 
 
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Islamic Rules in Danish Schools


By:  @lucifer, 15 hours ago
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Latest By:  @lucifer, 15 hours ago

Islamic Rules in Danish Schools by   Judith Bergman , Gatestone Institute, September 18, 2017 Mette Frederiksen, leader of Denmark's Social Democratic party, says "When you are a child in Denmark, it is incredibly important that you grow up in Danish culture and Danish everyday life... an independent school based on Islam is not part of the majority culture in Denmark... Nor do I like the lack of equality in schools and these very hateful words against our... 
 
buzz-of-the-orient
BAHRAIN KING DENOUNCES ARAB BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL, SAYS COUNTRYMEN MAY VISIT BY TOM TUGEND, Jerusalem post,   SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 13:31 The king of the island nation has plans to establish a Museum of Religious Tolerance in the capital city by the end of the year. Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (R) speaks to British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) during the first Gulf Cooporative Council's (GCC) " GCC British Summit", in Sakhir Palace Bahrain, December 7, 2016..... 
 
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America was NOT founded on christian principles


By:  @gordy327, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @sandy-2021492, 2 days ago

I've come across article, discussions, and individuals who proclaim that America was founded on "Christian principles." Often, such claims are made to promote one's own religious beliefs above others or seek to validate those beliefs. Of course, such an assertion is not only based on Christian apologetic nonsense, but it is also factually and historically erroneous. Proponents of the "Christian principle' position may also attempt to quote the founding fathers to support their position. But... 
 
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Justice Dept. Sides With Colorado Baker Sued by 'Gay' Couple


By:  @calbab, 4 days ago
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Latest By:  @bobby-nguyen, 2 days ago

[jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="4Emsl1t9i3U"] In three short minutes the complete narrative of what is at stake in this case is summarized by a news department. This is the challenge for our flourishing republic. Shall we continue holding as captives portions of our legal citizenry as secondary, rejects, and outcasts (man-made social constructs) or shall the United States continue moving forward on a steady trek to a polymorphic society of social diversification once and for... 
 
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Prophethood: Walt Disney and the Divine Mouse theory. (Striking down an idol 2)


By:  @kpr37, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @kpr37, 2 days ago

Subtitled the Divine Mouse thought experiment: "Hijacking" the good name of Mickey Mouse for my own nefarious purposes. If they can "hijack" a religion? I can personally hijack a mouse. The primary philosophical challenge of thought experiments is simple: How can we learn about reality (if we can at all), just by thinking? More precisely, are there thought experiments that enable us to acquire new knowledge about the intended realm of investigation without new empirical data?... 
 
hal-a-lujah
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/15/televangelist-jim-bakker-i-could-be-shot-for-wearing-a-hat-with-a-cross-on-it/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=361 You know how Donald Trump keeps talking about how Christians will be finally able to say “Merry Christmas” and the rest of us roll our eyes because it’s not like they ever couldn’t? Televangelist Jim Bakker is one of those gullible people who thinks Christians in the U.S. are... 
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYPbWwOoeSg  
 
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Access Via Private Notes If Pastoral Care Needed and Wanted


By:  @enoch, one week ago
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Latest By:  @raven-wing, one week ago

The fall Yom Tovim (High Holy Days) will commence next week with the birthday of the world, Rosh Ha Shanah. The Yomim Ha Norahyim (Days of Awe) will conclude with the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Then the Festival of Booths {Tabernacles} (Succoth). Finally the end and beginning of the Torah Cycle (Simchat Torah - Rejoicing in the Torah). To those who observe and celebrate these important events, sincere best wises for a happy healthy prosperous meaningful ethical and... 
 
buzz-of-the-orient
In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked   TIME Staff , September 8, 2017 Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of Islam that draws on not just the faith’s tenets but local spiritual and... 
 
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  You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to   Matthew 15: That Which Defiles 15:1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2  “ Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders ? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” 3  Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition ? 4  For God said, ‘Honor your... 
 
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Just say no to "Poo" posting!


By:  @kpr37, one week ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, one week ago

[jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="cg2AezJo8aQ"]     Posting "poop" photos is juvenile, no matter what side is doing it. I know it is allowed within the CoH here. I don't mind personally. I would, however, like to volunteer this little reminder to us all, just how foolish feces tossing looks.  You can not get upset at that, however. It is a natural reaction to upsetting stimulus, progressives, and conservatives, are just primates, like the rest of us, and have the same... 
 
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Kirk Cameron: The Hurricanes Were Sent by God to Make Us More Humble


By:  @hal-a-lujah, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @ozzwald, 2 weeks ago

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/09/07/kirk-cameron-the-hurricanes-were-sent-by-god-to-make-us-more-humble/#8zI5ym5DVwT8DhCV.99 Actor and Creationist Kirk Cameron took time out of his busy (?) schedule to talk about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In video taken this morning at an airport in Orlando (Florida), Cameron explained how the natural disasters were obviously signs from God. Climate change, of course, didn’t factor into the discussion. "… One thing we know about... 
 
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No God, No Justice


By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @redding-shasta-jefferson-usa, 2 weeks ago

The constant cry for justice in our times is tiresome and boring. Like my six-year-old's toy train's sounds, they were cute at first. After a few hours, they're just insufferable. The "justice now" train is not going much farther than my son's convoy tracking around him in circles as he plays on his knees. They, too, are not really trying to get anywhere. They're just having fun — while annoying the rest of us. It's not that there are no injustices in our polity. Injustices are plain for... 
 
hal-a-lujah
Source The North Carolina man accused of killing his wife in a cough syrup-induced stupor was an aspiring preacher and Star Wars devotee who had a lightsaber fight at his wedding. More information emerged Tuesday about Matthew Phelps, 29, who is accused of stabbing his wife Lauren Hugelmaier, also 29, several times after taking Coricidin, a cough and cold medicine. He admitted to authorities he took the medicine because it made him “feel good” and it would help him sleep.... 
 
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Evangelical Silence and Trump: A Reformation Irony


By:  @bob-nelson, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @calbab, 2 weeks ago

“Trump’s religious advisers have been mostly silent.” Tom Gjelten wrote these words for NPR just days ago, in his aptly titled article “Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Stand By their Man.” In the aftermath of Trump’s shocking response to Charlottesville, the silence emanating from his Evangelical Advisory Board screamed. It seemed even louder after prominent business leaders and non-profit organizations publicly withdrew support from Trump, resigning advisory positions and cancelling... 
 
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UN Chief Guterres, the Media and Palestinian Fake News


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 weeks ago

UN Chief Guterres, the Media and Palestinian Fake News by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute, September 1, 2017 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his to Ramallah, August 29, 2017. (Image source: UN Photo/Ahed Izhima n) Fake news is an old story in the Palestinian world. Yet recently, fake news has been taken to new heights by Palestinian spin-doctors, who have been working overtime to mislead the international community and media. A number of stories... 
 
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Guard Your Tongue - Co-Authored by Enoch and Raven Wing


By:  @raven-wing, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 weeks ago

Guard Your Tongue By Raven Wing and Enoch By Raven Wing: Cherokee Tribe Rule of Harmony – Among all Cherokee Tribes, Harmony among the members of the Tribe is the most important thing. Like most Native American Tribes, the Cherokee Tribes, members were dependent on each other to keep the Tribe productive, help the people survive and help defend the Tribe against their enemies. Thus, Harmony was a primary necessity in order for the members of the Tribe to work... 
 
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Scholars Explain The Biblical 'Book Of Revelations'


By:  @johnrussell, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @calbab, 3 weeks ago

Sorry to burst a few bubbles here -  (as if that would happen) -------------------- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/revelation/white.html The Book of Revelation was written sometime around 96 CE in Asia Minor. The author was probably a Christian from Ephesus known as "John the Elder." According to the Book, this John was on the island of Patmos, not far from the coast of Asia Minor, "because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus" (Rev. 1.10). This... 
 
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Europe: Jihadists Exploit Welfare Benefits


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 3 weeks ago

Europe: Jihadists Exploit Welfare Benefits by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute, August 30, 2017 Anjem Choudary, a British Islamist who is serving a prison sentence for urging support of the Islamic State, believes that Muslims are entitled to welfare payments because they are a form of jizya, a tax imposed on non-Muslims as a reminder that they are permanently inferior and subservient to Muslims. He received up to £500,000 ($640,000) in benefits, which he has referred to as "Jihad... 
 
bob-nelson
  There are some who opine that all Scripture is to be taken literally 100% of the time. The purpose of this article is not to detract from so doing for those who favor it. Neither is it to disrespect those who adhere to this view. Rather it is to present what are problems with its use, and provide one of a number of viable alternatives. Taking all Scripture literally faces the following challenges. There are contradictions, or things which seem inconsistent in texts. There are... 
 
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Cutting Young Girls Isn’t Religious Freedom


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 3 weeks ago

Cutting Young Girls Isn’t Religious Freedom  by Kristina Arriaga, Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2017 Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl from Minnesota entered an examination room at a clinic just outside of Detroit. Thinking this was a regular visit, she allowed the doctor to remove her pants and underwear and place her on the examination table. Suddenly, while two women in the clinic held her hands, the physician spread her legs and cut her clitoris. Two months later she told... 
 
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Christians Who Libel Israel: The Iona Community


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @ausmth, 3 weeks ago

Christians Who Libel Israel: The Iona Community by Denis MacEoin , Gladstone Institute, August 27, 2017 The Abbey of the Iona Community, on the island of Iona, Scotland. (Image source: Akela NDE/Wikimedia Commons) Earlier this year, Sammy Stein, chairman of Glasgow Friends of Israel, complained to the group about remarks made at a meeting addressed by Iona's Leader-Elect, Dr. Michael Marten. Marten had argued [1] more than once that Israeli soldiers routinely and... 
 
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LION'S DEN: BEING A PART OF THE PROPHECY


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 weeks ago

LION'S DEN: BEING A PART OF THE PROPHECY BY TOMAS SANDELL, Jerusalem Post, AUGUST 23, 2017  The challenges facing Israel today are not only from conventional wars but just as often diplomatic. Henri Dunant.. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) Apart from the Jewish people, there is no other people group in the world that supports Israel more passionately than Bible-believing Christians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pointed out that without the support of Christian Zionists... 
 
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