Monthly Archives: March 2012

Atheist Chinese government still oppressing Christians: Police raid underground Christian newspapers

Chinese Police Raid Underground Christian Newspapers In Latest ‘House Church’ Crackdown Chinese police raided the offices of two underground Christian newspapers on Monday and seized four prominent staff members who are still missing, the Texas-based Christian rights group ChinaAid reports. … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Old house in the woods (perfect inspiration for the ghost story you’re about to write!)

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Fr. Walter Ciszek, survivor of 23 years in Soviet prison camps, on freedom and the will of God

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Photograph of the day: Sun setting behind tree

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Peter Hitchens on a “text of terror”: Psalm 137, verse 9

‘In Canterbury there are many lingering traces of the lovelier England that has now been pushed to one side by bulldozers, money, worldliness and egalitarianism.  The cathedral itself (surprisingly small for the mother church of Anglicanism) on a sunny late … Continue reading

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This arrowed sign shows the sort of “reasoning” that went on at the atheists’ ‘Reason Rally’

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Quote of the day: Iris Murdoch on why William Shakespeare will always be more important than Richard Dawkins

‘We are men and we are moral agents before we are scientists, and the place of science in human life must be discussed in words.  This is why it is and always will be more important to know about Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Philosopher and former atheist Edward Feser on Richard Dawkins, et al.

‘The rhetoric of the New Atheist  writers — Richard Dawkins, Daniel  Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher  Hitchens among the most  prominent — sounds much more like that of a  fundamentalist preacher than  like anything I read during my atheist days.  … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams: a self-confessed ‘hairy Lefty’ recants

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams: a self-confessed ‘hairy Lefty’ recants Williams said yesterday that “identity” has become a “slippery” word.  He added, “Identity politics, whether it is the politics of feminism, whether it is the politics of ethnic minorities or … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and U.S. atheists prove it’s not about reason, it’s about hate

Richard Dawkins and U.S. atheists prove it’s not about reason, it’s about hate Last Saturday’s gathering of 8,000 — 10,000 US atheists and agnostics in Washington for the Reason Rally was billed as seeking to ‘unify, energize,and embolden secular people … Continue reading

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British Christian doctor ‘sacked for emailing a PRAYER to hospital colleagues to raise their spirits’

Christian doctor ‘sacked for emailing a PRAYER to hospital colleagues to raise their spirits’ Dr David Drew emailed prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, to colleagues for motivation He was also ticked off for sending a Christmas … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, on the anti-Christian bias of the BBC

‘How does the BBC fulfil its public service remit by transcending the lazy intellectual sidelining of religion – challenging the ridiculous assumption among some in the Corporation that the “non-religious” world view is neutral?’ ~ Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, the Bishop of … Continue reading

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The 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the world

On the Watch for Religious Persecutors The California-based group Open Doors has released its latest World Watch List of the 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the globe.  A Baker’s Dozen are communist or former communist states, led by North … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: A very useful sign, at least for aliens in flying saucers

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Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bills for atheist protestor

Nice to see this happening: Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bills for atheist protestor A Texas atheist who earlier this year fought to ban religious symbols on government property in his town is reportedly “flabbergasted” that Christians have … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Larry Taunton on Richard Dawkins

‘Richard Dawkins is set to become the Pat Robertson of atheism.’ ~ Larry Taunton More: The unreasonable irrationality of Richard Dawkins’ “Reason Rally” – by a non-religious secularist

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Quote of the day: Rev. Peter Mullen on Church of England fudge

‘Our leaders have sat on the fence for so long that they are mightily sore.’ ~ Peter Mullen

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Atheist Brendan O’Neill says: look at Canada to see how gay marriage leads to Orwellian state-meddling

How the gay-marriage campaign has unleashed a bureaucratic assault on people’s identities Anyone who thinks the introduction of gay marriage will give rise to a new era of liberty and choice should look at the Canadian experience.  There, the passing … Continue reading

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Cambridge academic art historian, agnostic Thomas de Wesselow, on the Turin Shroud

Turin Shroud linked to Resurrection of Christ: the Shroud has baffled scholars through the ages but in his new book, The Sign, Thomas de Wesselow reveals a new theory linking the cloth to the Resurrection The Vatican, since 1983 the owner of this … Continue reading

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Fascinating marginal notes in manuscripts and colophons made by medieval scribes and copyists

From: Lapham’s Quarterly

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American fundamentalists continue to fund the lavish spending of millionaires Paul and Jan Crouch

Are American fundamentalists brain dead or just plain stupid?  They must be one or the other to support this lot for so many years: Paul Crouch, 77, and his wife Jan Crouch, 73, run the Trinity Broadcasting Network which delivers the … Continue reading

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Barrie Schwortz, a Jewish expert on the Turin Shroud, explains why he is convinced that it is authentic

Barrie Schwortz, a Jewish man who was part of a team that conducted the first in-depth scientific examination of the Turin Shroud, explains why he is convinced that the cloth is authentic At the very beginning of my involvement with … Continue reading

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The unreasonable irrationality of Richard Dawkins’ “Reason Rally” – by a non-religious secularist

The Un“reason”able, Irrational Aspect of Richard Dawkins’ Reason Rally – Writes A Secularist March 24th, in Washington D.C. there will be held a Reason Rally.  The point of the rally, however, has not so much to do with reason, but rather … Continue reading

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Atheists don’t own reason, points out Tom Gilson

Atheists don’t own reason The new atheists — participants in the contemporary anti-religion movement led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, among others — are working overtime to tell the world that reason favors atheism, and atheism … Continue reading

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And now the real facts about the Roman Catholic Church and Dutch castrations

Instead of BBC distortions and slack reporting, anyone who wants the facts should read this: We shouldn’t blame the Catholic Church for the shocking Dutch castrations before we know all the facts And this: “Hare, hunter, field” – Castration for deviancy … Continue reading

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