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Waiting for the Rapture

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jun 2, 2017. 8 Replies

Welcome to the CrazyIn Texas there's a case going to the Supreme…Continue

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Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it

Started by Neal. Last reply by Stephen Jun 2, 2016. 40 Replies

Yes, religion does have all the answers. Saudi Arabian cleric has claimed…Continue

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Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World  Men like this give me hope for the Middle East.Continue

Another decade, same old song.

Started by Neal Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

A decade or so ago, Judge Moore's ten commandments monument went on tour across the U.S. When it made it's way to Lansing, MI, I went to protest the monument sitting on the state capital grounds. There I ran into a fine christian man and his son who…Continue

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400 men cut their testicles off believing it would help them meet God.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Mar 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Hell, this might be even better than the stationary earth dude. Cutting off your balls should be an action that all religious men partake in. …Continue

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Foundational Worldview Questions

Started by Brennan Bowman. Last reply by Chris Sep 24, 2014. 40 Replies

Hi everyone. i am working on project for a class and for it I am asking some questions on worldviews. If you are willing I would really appreciate it if you would answer these questions for me.1.What is actually reality? What is really real?2.What…Continue

How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book!

Started by Davy. Last reply by Suzanna Apr 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Council of Islam in Pakistan has declared that mere existence of women is against sharia and the will of their sky fairy! Read the full report in the following link.…Continue

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Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreeding

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Mar 20, 2014. 10 Replies

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreedingvia The Panda's Thumb..Had to put this up. Apparently creationists have their own take on the recent findings that…Continue

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Chris Cuomo Schools Catholic League's Bill Donohue

Started by Neal Feb 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Bill Donohue speaks to CNNCatholic League President Bill Donohue got a course on modern…Continue

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The spiritual scientist

Started by Davy Sep 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Science would not exist without an innate spirituality driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world, writes Paul Willis.Early this year my seven-year-old son Chester began his current obsession with the computer game Minecraft. It seems he…Continue

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Comment by Doone on November 1, 2011 at 4:17pm

We are never going to have a religion free society until we have a society with religious freedom and making a a political issue out of Hinduism or Islam is not acceptable.

Comment by Doone on November 1, 2011 at 4:11pm

HINDU 'IDOLATRY' ISSUE IN KENTUCKY CAMPAIGN

 

 

National Dems hardly exist anymore in Kentucky these days. But Gov. Steve Beshear (D) is cruising to a smashing reelection victory next Tuesday. So his Republican opponent David Williams is slamming Beshear for participating in a Hindu religious ceremony. "He's sitting down there with his legs crossed, participating in Hindu prayers with a dot on his forehead with incense burning around him. I don't know what the man was thinking ... To get down and get involved and participate in prayers to these polytheistic situations, where you have these Hindu gods that they are praying to, doesn't appear to me to be in line with what a governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky ought to be doing."

 

— Josh Marshall

Comment by Doone on November 1, 2011 at 1:24pm

Stupidphobia

House Will Vote to Affirm “In God We Trust” as National Motto

 

Where are the ding dang jobs?


Further demonstrating that Republicans have no interest in putting Americans back to work, and that any forward progress on the economy and jobs front is being thwarted by a bunch of Norquist-loving Dominionist hypocrites, today, Eric Cantor plans to bring to the floor for a vote a non-binding re...—is, like, seriously the national motto, you guys, so don’t even try to pretend it’s not:

Republicans may be trying to focus their messaging on jobs and the economy — and hammering President Barack Obama for campaigning — but they still have time for some red meat base-baiting on the House floor.

 

To wit: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (Va.) decision to bring to the floor a measure that “reaffirms ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States and supports and encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions,” according to the resolution, sponsored by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.).

The resolution is one of three measures being considered by the House on Tuesday and is nonbinding.

Cantor’s office declined to comment for this story.

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Comment by Hope on November 1, 2011 at 12:49pm

Allahophobia

Comment by Hope on October 31, 2011 at 1:51pm

A suicide attack (which may include suicide bombings)

From Wikipedia,

Historical

In the late 17th century Qing official Yu Yonghe recorded that injured Dutch soldiers fighting against Koxinga's forces for control of Taiwan in 1661 would use gunpowder to blow up both themselves and their opponents rather than be taken prisoner.[1] However, the Chinese observer may have confused such suicidal tactics with the standard Dutch military practice of undermining and blowing up positions recently overrun by the enemy which almost cost Koxinga his life during the siege.[2]

During the Belgian Revolution, Dutch Lieutenant Jan van Speijk detonated his own ship in the harbour of Antwerp to prevent its capture by the Belgians.

Another example was the Prussian soldier Karl Klinke on 18 April 1864 at the Battle of Dybbøl, who died blowing a hole in a Danish fortification.

In the 18th century John Paul Jones wrote about Ottoman sailors setting their own ships on fire and ramming the ships of their enemies, although they knew this meant certain death for them.

Modern suicide bombing as a political tool can be traced back to the assassination of Tsar Alexander II of Russia in 1881. Alexander fell victim to a Nihilist plot. While driving on one of the central streets of Saint Petersburg, near the Winter Palace, he was mortally wounded by the explosion of hand-made grenades and died a few hours afterwards. The Tsar was killed by a member of Narodnaya Volya, Ignacy Hryniewiecki, who died while intentionally exploding the bomb during the attack.

Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff intended to assassinate Adolf Hitler by suicide bomb in 1943, but was unable to complete the attack.[3]

During the Battle for Berlin the Luftwaffe flew Selbstopfereinsatz against Soviet bridges over the Oder river. These missions were flown by pilots of the Leonidas Squadron under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Heiner Lange. From 17 April until 20 April 1945, using any aircraft that were available, the Luftwaffe claimed that the squadron destroyed 17 bridges, however the military historian Antony Beevor when writing about the incident thinks that this was exaggerated and that only the railway bridge at Küstrin was definitely destroyed. He comments that "thirty-five pilots and aircraft was a high price to pay for such a limited and temporary success". The missions were called off when the Soviet ground forces reached the vicinity of the squadron's airbase at Jüterbog.[4]

Following World War II, Viet Minh "death volunteers" fought against the French Colonial Forces by using a long stick-like explosive to destroy French tanks.

An Arab Christian military officer from Syria, Jules Jammal, used a suicide bomb attack to bring down a French ship during the Suez Crisis in 1956.

Comment by Doone on October 31, 2011 at 12:40pm

What Is Wrong With People?

This is just a sad and disgusting tale:

 

The recording was a suicide message, posted online on Sunday by an Islamist militia aligned with Al Qaeda. The voice was said to be that of Abdisalan Hussein Ali, 22, who was born in Somalia but spent his formative years in Minneapolis.

 

His life appeared to have come full circle here on Saturday, when he is said to have blown himself up in an attack on African Union troops in Mogadishu. He would be the third American known to become a suicide bomber for Somalia’s Shabab rebels.

The Shabab said that Mr. Ali was one of two suicide bombers in the attack, which the militant group said killed scores of peacekeepers. The African Union has confirmed that it suffered casualties, but has not disclosed the number.

 

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Mr. Ali was known by the F.B.I. to be one of an estimated 30 Americans who have joined the Shabab, at least 20 of whom came from the Somali community in Minneapolis.

He had been an ambitious pre-med student at the University of Minnesota, hoping for an internship at the Mayo Clinic, before he disappeared in 2008. The audio recording, in which the speaker exhorts Westerners to join the fight, appears to reflect those qualities.

“Don’t just sit around, you know, and be, you know, a couch potato and just like, just chill all day,” the voice on the recording says. “Today jihad is what is most important. It’s not important that you become a doctor, or some sort of engineer.”

 

I don’t “get” religion in the first place, but I really don’t get why people would buy into any religious message that encourages blowing yourself up.

Comment by Doone on October 30, 2011 at 8:40pm

Digital Religion

Macy Halford examines the possibilities:

Apps of the Bible are now more frequently downloaded than Angry Birds, and the sacred texts of other religions aren’t far behind: there’s an iQuran, iTorah, and a digital Book of Mormon. ...  For Catholics, there's EZPray, the Vatican-endorsed iBreviary, and Confession (which leads you through a personalized “examination of conscience” to prepare you for the sacrament)

Comment by Doone on October 30, 2011 at 7:14pm

The Trappings Of Faith

The Philosopher's Beard claims religion has been deracinated:

In the enchanted world religion was always felt as much as thought, because it was literally embedded into the social landscape and rituals of everyday life. That gave religion a solid foundation, and helped make defection difficult to even imagine. But now that the enchanted world has shattered, theology can no longer depend on the solid foundations of social practices. Almost the whole of Western Europe, for example, enjoys its quaint Christian culture (history, holidays, recipes, nice old buildings, church weddings) as part of its national identity, but hasn't the faintest interest in Christianity.

Comment by Michel on October 30, 2011 at 5:26pm

@doone I've added Megachurches to the Pages under LIBRAY 2.

Comment by Doone on October 30, 2011 at 3:38pm

Infographic: The World of Megachurches

  • Megachurch, Religion, Money, Infographic, GOOD, Transparency

As millions of Americans have turned away from mainline churches in the past few decades, megachurches—large congregations that emphasize casual style over ritual and doctrine—have seen huge growth in membership and budgets. Here's a glimpse into the wide world of American megachurches.

 

 
 
 

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