July 22, 2011 is a day of infamy for Norwegians. Not since World War II has that small, peace-loving country of five million experienced so much tragedy.
The Culture Watch Posts
A review of the article “Where Did The Bible Come From?” by David J. Lose
By Dr. Robert A. Morey
Since I have studied, lectured on and written material on the “canonicity of Scripture” for 40 years, I read with interest the article by Dr. Lose addressing the subject. I was greatly disappointed.
First, the “Bible” is not one book but a collection of 66 ancient Jewish scrolls from the book of Genesis to the book of the Apocalypse. These ancient scrolls were produced in different times, cultures, languages, political, economic, and social
By Sharon Sebastian
Obama’s duplicity is renowned. Obama’s long-hyped “shovel ready jobs” to rebuild America’s infrastructure turned out to be a joke that elicited an on-camera chuckle from Obama. Obama’s latest ploy is to play “nice Boehner vs. bad
By. Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
The lie that capitalism is evil promulgated by Michael Moore, teachers, professors, government officials, and even some liberal clergy shows a terrible lack of knowledge and understanding as well as mendacity.
Has the Fourth of July Become a Republican Holiday?
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor, with Dr. Ted Baehr
A new Harvard study not only shows that Republicans are more likely to attend Fourth of July events and to view the holiday as more important than Democrats, but also that children who attend Fourth of July events are more likely to identify with the Republicans, vote Republican, make campaign contributions, and turn out to vote.
Abolition of the family! … The bourgeois family will disappear, in the course [of history] as its supplement [private property] disappears, and both will vanish with the destruction of capital.
A Time of Turmoil
The French Revolution was one of the most influential events of modern history. The ten year period from 1789 to 1799 when France went from a Monarchy to a Republic, to a Reign of Terror, to Dictatorship was one of the most tumultuous times in European history.
by Dr. Paul Jehle
Some may remember the television show What’s My Line? It primarily ran in the 50’s and 60’s and was the longest running game show in U.S. history. It won three Emmy’s and the Golden Globe as the best TV show in 1962. I remember watching it with my father. After the panel was interviewed and questioned, the famous line would be given, will the real so and so please stand up? My father and I
“Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets”. Luke 6:26
It is interesting how, in spite of all the warnings in Scripture against gossip, slander, and tale bearing, just how much stock we tend to place in people’s opinions. It is said that where there is smoke there is fire. However, the smoke may be no more than dust and hot air.
By John Noe, Ph.D.
Once again, “end-of-the-world” ranting and ravings are parading across our paths. Harold Camping, president of the Family Radio Network, is the latest “prophet” of this ultimate doom. And all humankind, throughout the ages, has paid and is paying a horrendous price for our multi-centuries-old trail of false and failed predictions.
By Dr. Robert A. Morey
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One of the most important requests recorded in the Bible is found in Lk. 11:1.
And it came about that while He was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
Several things should be pointed out:
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Social critic Michael Medved has published two books now on lies that liberals and leftists tell about America and American business.
The first book dealt with 10 “big lies” about America. The second book dealt with
by Rev. Richard Fisher, Hospice Chaplain
You were made to last forever. This sounds pretty amazing. We all pass funeral homes and cemeteries that argue otherwise. As a hospice chaplain ministering in the shadow of death I
By Sandy Rios
VP of Family PAC Federal.
FOX News Contributor
“We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles!” said Thomas Edison in 1879 during his first public demonstration of the incandescent light bulb. And he did. That young boy, born poor, radically changed the world so that people everywhere could afford light and heat and power devices that expanded capabilities beyond their wildest dreams.
Secularists and the ACLU Strip First Amendment of Meaning
By Robert Knight
Christians, Orthodox Jews or anyone with traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless they agree to violate their beliefs. That’s the gist of the amicus brief the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed Feb. 11 in a case in which a Christian student is challenging her dismissal from a graduate counseling program at Eastern Michigan University in 2009.
Julea Ward had asked that another student take the case of a homosexual suffering from depression because, being a Christian, she could not affirm the person’s sexual relationships. Miss Ward was dismissed and filed a lawsuit charging unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination, religious discrimination and compelled speech. On July 26, 2010, a U.S. district court denied her claim, and she appealed to the 6th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ACLU’s brief to the appeals court contends that compelling someone to act against her beliefs does not violate her freedoms of religion or speech. The ACLU quotes the university’s response to Miss Ward saying she had a “conflict between your values that motivate your behavior and those behaviors expected of your profession.” In other words, you’re a conscientious Christian, so get lost.
By Diana Anderson
The Apple computer company has caved in to religious bigotry against Christians.
A Christian iPhone application for Exodus International has been yanked by Apple after homosexual activists labeled its message as “hateful and bigoted” and aggressively petitioned Apple to take action.
Exodus International is a Christian group that ministers to people who have left the homosexual lifestyle, in line with such Bibles passages as Lev. 18-1-30 and Mark 1:15.
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor Our civilization in the United States of America is based…
Reggie Littlejohn highlighted the suffering of women under China’s One Child Policy as the Keynote Speaker and Award of Excellence recipient at the 100thAnniversary of International Women’s Day celebration in Boston on March 8, 2011. Below are her remarks.
A new book by a major New Testament scholar is sure to make mincemeat of many people’s faith. Needlessly.
The scholar is the iconoclastic Dr. Bart Ehrman, who teaches religion at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The book is called Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. Ehrman said on a radio broadcast that about 75% of the New Testament documents are supposedly forged. They’re
It turns out that the man responsible for taking six innocent lives and injuring thirteen…
If you add together all the populations of New York Los Angeles Chicago Houston Phoenix…
By William J. Murray
Jared Loughner, the man who shot Rep. Giffords and 19 others, is an atheist and a pothead who also dabbled in the occult. At just 22 years old, he has a history of drug and alcohol abuse that includes being taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. His abuse of drugs caused the military to refuse him. He was described by fellow students as “left-wing” and “out of control.”
With Loughner’s history, it is easy to see
The relatively new concept of teaching children sexual abstinence in the past 18 years is being credited with the American teen birth rate hitting a record low in 2009.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the birth rate fell to 39.1 births per 1,000 teens in 2009, the lowest level in 70 years!
By Dr. Michael Youssef
I remember back in the late ’60s or early ’70s, Germaine Greer and many of her feminist cohorts used to appear on Australian television and “pile on” Christianity as an oppressor of women.
Coming fresh out of the Middle East into the West and knowing how Christian women are lovingly treated in comparison to their Muslim counterparts, I wanted to scream at the television:
Do these people understand that Jesus is the only true liberator of women?
Have they ever read the Bible?
Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and host of the daily Movieguide® Radio show, is among the Top 20 Favorite Radio Guests, tying at No. 17 with President George W. Bush.
By William J. Murray
Christmas Day is not celebrated until January 7th in Egypt by Coptic and other Christian denominations. About 130 Christians, including children, will probably remain imprisoned on January 7th, nearly two months after they were arrested when months after 2,000 members of the state security forces attacked their church building. Several people were killed during that attack in which police chanted Islamic war cries tried to tear down the three story building that was under reconstruction. The object of the attack was to prevent the building from being used for Christmas services.
About 25 homes surrounding the church in the Christian area of Giza, a Cairo suburb, were burned to the ground by local police and one news agency
Very religious Americans are the most healthy Americans, especially when compared to nonreligious Americans.
According to a Gallup-Healthways Behavior survey, very religious Americans score a 66.3 compared with 60.6 and 58.3 for those who are moderately religious or nonreligious, respectively.
This analysis, based on more than half a million interviews
Written by Selwyn Duke
He was small in stature but big in heart — and, presumably, faith. His name was Adam. And he is among the youngest of Christian martyrs.
On October 31 there was a deadly terrorist attack on the Syrian Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad, Iraq, while Mass was being held. Launched by the al-Qaeda-linked Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq, the assault claimed 58 lives, while 78 were injured and 100 taken hostage. But amidst the blood, tears, terror, and carnage emerged a story that is as spirit-lifting as it is sad. It involves a three-year-old boy named Adam, who, on that day, witnessed
In November, some liberal pastors in America placed Korans, the religious text for Muslims, beside…
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
God has nurtured, blessed and empowered Good News Communications/Christian Film & Television Commission®/MOVIEGUIDE® over the last 32 years, providing incredible opportunities for us to witness to Him and supporting us as we ventured forth in faith in His Grace.
One of the great achievements in our entire history was the fact we initiated the campaign that stopped the vile movie ANTICHRIST from making money at the box office. In fact, the movie made a measly $400,000 at the box office.
Furthermore, we helped five universities conceptualize film and media departments.
Also, I had more opportunities to preach and teach around the United States. And, I recently completed a visit to South Korea, where I taught media wisdom to 880 or more Christian educators and met with leading filmmakers in the movie industry there, convincing them to producer family-friendly movies with faith and values.
In addition, our promotion of our main website and its new design, www.movieguide.org, helped it reach new heights of visibility, averaging 7 million hits and more per month and allowing us to start selling a new iPhone application for our reviews.
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, Movieguide(R)
Recently, I reviewed for www.movieguide.org a terrific DVD called AGENDA. The documentary presents a quote from Joseph Stalin from the 1930s“America’s. . . resistance is three fold, its patriotism, morality and spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
By the time I entered NYU School of Law in the early 1970s, I was a product of this campaign to undermine patriotism, morality and spiritual life that had captured the hearts and minds of the cultural Marxists and their fellow travelers, who were (as the Marxists intoned) useful idiots. Let me explain.
American voters solidified their support of traditional heterosexual marriage in the 2010 elections. Pro-marriage conservatives…
By Linda Harvey
Details are sketchy in the recent rash of homosexual-related teen suicides throughout the nation, but already the “gay” lobby is ready to exploit our children one more time.
In Minnesota, seven students committed suicide in recent months, three said to be involved in homosexuality. A college student at Rutgers jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his homosexual rendezvous was secretly filmed by his roommate and then broadcast over the Internet. The roommate and another student face criminal charges.
A 13-year-old in California and another in Texas killed themselves following student taunts about homosexuality. A 15-year-old in Indiana hanged himself over homosexual-related harassment.
And now we hear that another young man, 19-year-old Rhode Island college student Raymond Chase, hanged himself. He, too, believed he was “gay.”
By Mike McManus
President Obama was asked at his press conference if the election meant that with regard to terminating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that he needed “to tell your liberal base you are not able to get it done?”
Nope. He replied, “I have been a strong believer that if someone is willing to serve (in the military) they should not be prevented from doing so. Overwhelming majorities feel the same way.” And Congress has “time to act in the lame duck session.”
This is outrageous.
Obama has learned nothing from what he acknowledges was a “shellacking.”
Almost 90 new Republicans have been elected to Congress, but will not be seated until January. The new Congress would never vote to allow openly gay men to serve, a step opposed by the heads of every branch of the military (though it is supported by the Secretary of Defense).
So the President plans to push for a vote on gays in the military in the two-week lame duck session dominated by Democrats, 61 of whom who have been voted out of office!
Did Obama notice that the Democrats in the Maine Legislature which voted for same-sex marriage, were voted out of office this week? That is explicit evidence the President is wrong in asserting “overwhelming majorities” favor same-sex marriage. The public opposes it. Forty-two states have passed Defense of Marriage Act laws that limit marriage to a man and a woman. Thirty put it in their state constitutions.
By Tom Snyder and Tracy Schreiber
Today the people of California get to decide whether to legalize marijuana. Let’s hope they decide against it.
Whatever happens, however, let’s put an end to the stupid arguments that libertarians, liberals and red diaper doper babies make in favor of legalizing drugs, including marijuana.
One of the arguments these airheads make is that the War on Drugs is “unwinnable.” When people say it’s an “unwinnable” war, what do they really mean? What does it mean to win the drug war? You can’t possibly mean winning the drug war means no one using drugs, because, by that same logic, the war against violent crime is unwinnable.
This argument is specious. When confronted with such an argument, ask the person, What level of drug use constitutes “winning” the War on Drugs? Just because there’s rampant crime of any sort, that shouldn’t make us just give up!
Another argument in favor of legalization has the pro-legalization person asking the anti-legalization person, “If you make drugs legal, would you do drugs?”
The person’s answer to that question probably will be no, but what if it isn’t?
Of course, if they legalized rape or prostitution tomorrow, we ourselves wouldn’t suddenly become a pimp or a prostitute, much less rape anyone. Just because the average person wouldn’t do these things does not mean that a lot of other people wouldn’t do them.
Robbing banks is a perfect example here. If they made robbing banks legal, or-de-criminalized it, the average person probably isn’t going to start robbing banks, but many other people will.
Often, the pro-legalization person cites America’s allegedly bad experience with the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s.
The fact is, however, during Prohibition, the consumption of alcohol did indeed decline. Thus, Prohibition did indeed inhibit drinking.
Muslims acting on behalf of Usama Bib Laden’s Al Qaeda group massacred 58 Christians today…
By Judith Reisman
On October 22, 2010 President Barack Obama issued a formal message to young girls and boys to “be true to” themselves by adopting the current lionized state of homosexism as “a source of pride, and a source of strength.” Having been young once himself, Mr. Obama knows that teenagers are by definition “immature” and remain so until roughly age 21 when their cognitive neuro anatomy catches up with their bodies.
Why tell children to feel “pride” and “strength” in adopting an early death sentence when you are too immature to know much of anything? How cruel, how outrageously heartless!
Instead of urging vulnerable youths into premature sexual riddled with crippling disease and death, Mr. Obama should have pointed to the October 9, 1998 Washington Post full page advert by The Whitman-Walker Clinic.
By Larry Klayman, Founder of Freedom Watch
During the Ronald Reagan Administration, Voice of America (VOA), the nation’s international broadcast network, was used effectively to educate the Soviet people about the virtues of freedom. By all accounts, it played a huge roll in bringing down the Soviet empire from within, and providing freedom to its people, which had been enslaved by communism.
Now another despotic regime, even more evil than the Soviets, threatens not only its people, but the entire world. This is the radical Islamic regime in Iran, run by fanatical mullahs who are bent on the destruction of the Persian people, as well as Christians and Jews worldwide. These mullahs are perpetrating a modern day Holocaust, imprisoning, raping, torturing, and murdering anyone who dare complain about their brand of extreme Islam, or women’s or other human rights.
By Yervand Kochar
Very few works of art communicate the Armenian spirit—its strength and depth, its continuous pain and inexplicably persistent hope—to the degree it is communicated through the music of Vartabet Komitas and the art of Yervand Kochar.
Komitas and Kochar are, respectively, the musical and imaginative colossuses of the Armenian cultural psyche. Through their tragic lives and magnificent art, these artists manifested the undefeated spirit of the Armenian people and shed some precious light on the mystery of human perseverance against oppressive darkness and violence.
The lives, as much as the art, of Komitas and Kochar are navigational maps of the Armenian experience, a sublime alchemy of transforming a matter of base, brutal circumstances into a gold of spiritual ascendance.
Komitas was a victim of and witness to the Armenian Genocide, an experience that would eventually drive him into a dark corner of insanity and shorten the creative expression of one of the world’s most original and unique composers.
By Ronald W. Kirk
Theology Editor, Nordskog Publishing Inc.
As a long time teacher, I know how hard it is to get peoples’ attention—young people’s attention especially. Things like America’s early history, Pilgrims, Founding Fathers and Constitutions and such may not make much sense to those who live on the Internet, IPods, video games, texting, hanging out—whatever. Do I really have to listen to another geezer talking at me?
Let’s give this a try. Have you ever had trouble getting along with other people? Have you ever had a bully pick on you? Have you ever been hurt or troubled by others for apparently no good reason? No one likes being picked on by a bully. And by the way, why are there so many of them?!
Bullies have always been one of our biggest problems. This is so because of a problem deep inside every one of us. This problem is known as sin. Sin is something powerful and selfish. It controls us from birth.
When we were babies, we cried if we didn’t get our way instantly. We cried for no reason! We always wanted something. When we grew a little older, if we had a toy and our friend had a toy, we would want both toys! We would try to take them, and we would even hurt our friend, or brother or sister, just to get our own way, to get that toy. We always wanted attention. Attention might not make us happy, but we wanted it anyway.
Some of us had wise parents. They gently corrected us, little by little. Sometimes they even punished us to help us learn a better way. Jesus gave us the better way: Love God and love your neighbor. We love by doing things for the good of the other person. It is the exact opposite of selfishness.
A new study by the Family Research Council (FRC) shows that the grade-point average of…
Here is a post from SoL Blog about an issue that could affect churches and…
Lawyer, wife, five children shot to death after he tried to defend Christian
By Jeremy Reynalds
Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
Islamic extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, local sources said. According to a story by Compass Direct News, police found the bodies of attorney and evangelist Edwin Paul and his family on Sept. 28 at their home in Haripur, a small town hear Abbotabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (previously known as the North-West Frontier Province, or NWFP), according to Haripur Station House Officer (SHO) Maqbool Khan.
The victim and his wife Ruby Paul, along with their five children ages 6 to 17, had been shot to death.
“On Sept. 28 at around 8 a.m., we received a call from Sher Khan colony that people heard gunshots, and there was a group of people who ran from a house and drove away,” Compass reported Khan said. “We went and found seven bodies in a house.”
By Sharon Sebastian
Editor’s Note: Sharon Sebastian is an author, writer, public speaker ,and contributor to various forms of media including cultural and political broadcasts, print, and online websites. In addition to the heated global debate on creation vs. evolution, her second book, “Darwin’s Racists – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” highlights Social Darwinism’s impact on America’s political ideology today and its influence on current policy out of Washington (www.DarwinsRacists.com). Reviewers proclaim “Darwin’s Racists” a “Must Read,” “Incredibly Timely” and “Perhaps the Most Important Book in Publication Today,” as it addresses Social Darwinism’s national influence with its Marxist/Socialist underpinnings that directly impact the fractious political, educational, religious, and social environment in America today.
Obama a Christian? Millions of Christians pray nightly – “If only it were so.” Not just for the country, but for the man. God’s grace and mercy through Jesus Christ is the greatest of life’s blessings on all who profess Him as their Lord and Savior in adherence to God’s Word in the Bible. Less than that is a deception to self and others about being Christian. God’s Word warns of that deception. True Christians may prefer a president be Christian, knowing that such a person will strive to live by the Godly principles upon which this nation was founded, but they do not require that a President be Christian.
By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
The Muslim holy book, the Quran, tells Muslims it’s okay to lie about their faith to Non-Muslims to avoid “persecution,” but you can drive a 747 jumbo jet through that word “persecution” (see Sura 16:106 and 3:28 of the Quran).
In the last few days, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, the allegedly “moderate” Muslim behind the Ground Zero Mosque and Muslim “cultural” center in New York City, has told both CNN and ABC News that, if America doesn’t allow him and his Muslim supporters to build the mosque and cultural center, other Muslims around the world will “explode.”
“If we do move [the mosque],” Rauf said, “it will strengthen the argument of the [Muslim] radicals to recruit, their ability to recruit, and their increasing aggression and violence against our country.”
Apparently, President Barack Obama, who was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Islamofascist, Muslim-controlled Indonesia, agrees with Rauf’s assessment.
by Sharon Sebastian
Crisis is the dominant strategy of the Obama White House. Crisis is not only their basis for “change,” it is also a tool of distraction. While the American people are put in panic mode by the latest “emergency” or calamity by a seemingly wrought White House and media, crisis provides opportunity for Obama and cohorts to hurriedly implement their agendas. But, now as more and more Americans are paying attention, they are catching on. They are discovering that at the root of America’s crisis is the very President himself.
Early on complaints were, albeit legitimate ones, that Obama lacks business acumen. That he has neither business experience nor an education in economics. It soon became apparent to Americans that neither was needed. One does not need business experience or education to bring down an economy or to inflict a deepening “economic crisis.” Business acumen is not needed to empty the U.S. treasury, trample free enterprise, hamstring small businesses with healthcare regulation and impending taxes, squeeze the middle class, increase unemployment/entitlement lines, raise taxes that will kill jobs, place a moratorium on oil production that kills jobs, regulate independent fishermen out of business, and, based on fraudulent global warming, push for a Cap and Trade/EPA regulated energy bill that will bust the budgets of households across America. That is the making of a good crisis. Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is often quoted as never wanting a good “crisis to go to waste.”
Crisis in the making: New
Radical, liberal laws promoting homosexual adoption and same-sex marriage in Washington D.C., Massachusetts, San Francisco,…
Please note that the following article deals with subject matter only for discerning adults. — Ted
By Nathan Harden
When I first arrived at Yale, its beauty overwhelmed me. Strolling along under its high gothic towers, and listening to the sound of Carillon bells echo across the quad, I felt as though I were part of something high-minded – almost holy. It felt like a place where one could easily be inspired to contemplate, as Paul put it, “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure” (Phil 4:8).
There were times, however, when the content of the Yale education did not live up to the uplifting contours of its architecture. At no point was this truer than during Yale’s biennial series of sex-themed special events known as “Sex Week at Yale.”
The event, usually referred to around campus as “SWAY,” has taken place at Yale every other year since 2002. I first experienced Sex Week as a student. This year, I returned to cover the event as a journalist.
Sex Week is billed primarily as an educational event. Its “educational” value, however, is somewhat doubtful – that is, unless one aspires to a career as a porn star. There were more than thirty events during Sex Week 2010. Porn stars or porn producers were the featured speakers or
By Tiffany Leeper
“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
Do you remember the first time you realized that you loved your husband or boyfriend? Do you find yourself often visiting that special moment in your mind? Perhaps reminiscing about the better times. Sometimes those memories are the only things we have to remind us of how we knew them to be. . . before porn.
Because of their addiction, we want to hold on to those memories for dear life. Those memories of the good times, when you first met them, or when you knew you first loved them, you cherish. . . especially now. When you see a transformation in your husband or boyfriend, to the point that you don’t even recognize him anymore due to his addiction, there is such a sense of loss that sometimes can take years to overcome and truly grieve through.
How Porn Makes a Woman Feel
The thought of losing someone to a porn addiction is crippling and feels like the most severe emotional pain that could exist, especially if it results in the complete loss of the relationship. We know the detrimental effects of porn because of its chemical nature and effect on the brain and on one’s actions, demeanor, and
By Dr. Tom Snyder So, now that President Obama has seen his approval ratings plunge…
The International Symposium has tapped Dr. Ted Baehr to give the keynote speech at a…
Like a good little Communist blockhead, Academy Award-winning director of JFK and BORN ON THE…
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
The news announcement Wednesday, July 7, 2010 that eight Christians were killed in Nigerian Muslim attacks is another example of fundamentalist Muslims under Sharia law doing what comes naturally – viciously murdering innocent people, especially Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists.
It has been said by the uneducated that all religions are the same – that there is no difference between Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc. . . . That doesn’t make any sense! That’s like saying all ice cream flavors taste the same. Or, better yet, all political opinions are the same. If that were true, what is everybody fighting about? And, why do ice cream companies make so many different flavors?
Mohammed, the alleged founder of the Muslim faith, was
By Diana Anderson
Physician and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra has the answers to all that ails you. As a resonant voice echoing through the mirrored, metaphysical halls of the New Age movement, Chopra believes that looking within to our inner gods and goddesses will release the divine life, which we all are capable of enjoying, from optimal health and happiness to transcendent peace and prosperity.
The problem lies in the inescapable fact that human beings are inherently sinful, hopelessly adrift, fundamentally foolish, and powerless, in our own strength, to reach even the remotest ring rippling from the epicenter of any ageless, amorphous universal energy from which, in Chopra’s view, all divinity flows.
The solution to the problem of sin and its harmful effects on humanity is
‘Gay rights’ agenda is liberal Trojan Horse
By Robert Knight
As a longtime conservative, I believe in building coalitions. We can’t agree on everything, and it doesn’t help the cause to concentrate on areas of disagreement.
That said, when someone throws a brick through a church window, it’s absurd to pretend that isn’t a serious breach.
A number of prominent self-styled conservatives have embraced the false premise that homosexuality is morally irrelevant or even something to be promoted through public policy. Some have gone so far as to demand that
By Robin of Berkeley
So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.
Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?”
The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe, recently pronounced him
By Sharon Sebastian
Government can suppress it, deride it, attempt to lay claim to it, but they cannot stop it. Talk show hosts are speaking of it, many are now calling for it and more Americans understand the necessity for it, whether they believe in it or not. There is an uprising, a movement, a need to return to God. From the founding of this great nation, our forefathers knew that our liberty and rights are gifts from our Creator.
“Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God? ” Thomas Jefferson
Of late, talk show hosts such as Limbaugh, Beck, Levin, Larson, Gallagher, Cunningham and an array of others are now openly calling for a
Only about one-third of Americans take a strong stand when it comes to abortion, according to the Barna Research Group.
A recent survey of 1,001 adults by Barna shows that 19% of Americans believe the practice should be illegal in all cases while 15% want abortion to be legal in all cases. Regrettably, however, 49% prefer keeping abortion legal in most or all cases while 42% would like to make it illegal in most or all cases.
Interestingly, 78% of Christian evangelicals believe abortion
By Larry Klayman, attorney
My grandfather, Isadore Klayman, a Jew, fled the Soviet Union as a young boy, entering this country legally though Ellis Island, as most immigrants did in the early part of the 20th century. Not knowing his birthday – the Ukraine was not big on record keeping, particularly for rural farm families – “Izzy” was asked by the government immigration officer to pick a date for his entry visa. Izzy’s reply, “I’ll take Christmas, December 25! If it’s good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me!”
My grandfather always felt very Jewish. In fact, he
By William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition
A short time before the passage of what is now known as Obama Care, I was one of a few people at a private lunch with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), one of the premiere conservatives in the House. She is pro-life and pro-family, as well as fiscally conservative. She has a firm understanding of how the current entitlement culture is destroying not only the financial foundations, but the social foundations of our nation. During the lunch Congresswoman Bachmann asked me what might seem an odd question to some, unless they knew that I had myself been raised in an atheistic, Marxist home in the 1960’s. She wanted to know why liberals can maintain such an attitude of superiority even when their concepts have been proven wrong so often and have led to such disasters.
I responded to Michele that the liberal mind functions according to “magic thought” which allows them to believe that their very opinions prove they have “evolved” further than other humans. Ultimately, I told her,
|I was born in one country, raised in another.My father was born in another country.I was not his only child.
He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me.
My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father not my mother.
Later in life, questions arose over my real name.
My birth records were sketchy.
No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.
Compiled by Dr. Tom Snyder
What does the Bible, the fully inspired and inerrant Word of God, say about government and politics, including the modern social welfare state, public education, ownership of private property, and helping the needy?
Proverbs 8:15, 16 of the Bible, the inspired Word of God, says that governments should use wisdom to rule and to make laws that are just. Proverbs 17:7 says rulers also should not lie. Proverbs 20:26 says wise rulers always try to punish the wicked. Proverbs 28:2-4 and 29:4 urges rulers to maintain order justly, to follow God’s moral code and to avoid oppressing the poor.
Furthermore, both Romans 13:3-6 and 1 Peter 2:13-15 say that government officials, whether elected or not, are ministers and servants of God who punish and restrain wrongdoers and who commend or praise those who do good works according to God’s transcendent moral code revealed in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. Government officials must do these things whether or not the people believe in God or the Bible.
Has Shariah Law from the Muslim terrorist nation of Iran come to the United States?…
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by Sharon Sebastian
Mid-1800, the false scientific justification to deny God as Creator started with a man named Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory of evolution divided humans into superior and inferior status. Darwin, in his own writings, labeled people of color, in particular black people, as sub-par and sub-human. The appeal of such a theory held great appeal to men who both denied the existence of God and sought superiority over fellow humans. Among them was Karl Marx, the father of Communism, who was so pleased with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that he sent him gifts, including a signed copy of Das Kapital in 1873 inscribed: “From a devoted admirer to Charles Darwin, Karl Marx.” Equally grateful to Darwin were mass murderers Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler. All wrote of Darwin’s influence on them and their policies to oppress masses of people.
Though Marxism seeks to rid society of God, Hitler allowed religions. Early in his political career, he praised Catholicism. Initially, he also was favorably inclined towards Christianity. In time as he garnered power, Hitler came to find Christianity particularly troublesome when . . .
by Sharon Sebastian
It’s afoot. The target: Christianity. Hijack, overthrow, or purge, the Obama government is making its move. True Christianity consists of people of biblical faith who are tolerant and giving while adhering to the Judeo-Christian teachings of Jesus Christ.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin of the American Alliance of Christians and Jews has witnessed the blessings of living in a Christian nation: “It is not an accident that America has provided the most tranquil level of prosperity that Jews have enjoyed for 2000 years and that is because America is a Christian nation. .I think always of America’s Bible Belt as Judaism’s safety belt.” History records that true Christianity benefits nations.
Though over 75% of Americans profess to be
By Gary Moore
“Looking for a True Conservative: A conservative, in the best sense,
sees the world and its inhabitants as an interdependent organism…. And,
needless to say, an acceptable conservative is not one who thinks all the
answers are obvious but is a modest person who admits that problems are
not easily solved, that perfection is unattainable in this world and that it is
often necessary to admit mistakes, change one’s mind and start again.”
November 16, 2009
Several years ago I managed the retirement plan of Willow Creek Church, the mega-church outside Chicago. When I’d go there, a local evangelical radio station would have me do a show. One show was about how we might help the poor of the US and the world. I mentioned two ideas that I personally utilized. One was Opportunity International, on whose board I have served. It is a Christian micro-enterprise lending ministry also located just outside Chicago. It raises money here so it can make tiny loans of about $200 in the third world so the poor can start businesses. That idea has since boomed.
The other idea I mentioned was the South Shore Bank in Chicago, where I’ve had a CD for over twenty years. It was partially owned by Christian denominations as its mission was to bring money into the inner-city to rehabilitate affordable housing. This life-long conservative Christian liked that as it created jobs, thereby getting people off welfare. In addition,
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The Truth about Islamic Imperialism
James M. Arlandson
Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialistic—and would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Muslim propagandists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world.
Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades.
Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is
By Vishal Mangalwadi
The world is witnessing how amoral secular economics turned the government of Greece into a gambling den. The same invisible force has also blinded Wall Street and the government of the United States into gambling away the future of America’s children. Who listens when America’s most respected investor, Warren Buffett, calls “derivatives” the “economic weapons of mass destruction” that would devastate New York in a way the 9/11 terrorists could not even imagine? The utterly insecure subprime mortgages that government-sponsored economic enterprises (AIG, Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae) sold as “high value securities” were “derivatives.” President Bush forced honest, hard-working, tax-paying Americans to bail out corrupt gamblers that should have been thrown in prison. Future Commanders-in-Chief may need the military to squeeze bailout dollars from uncooperative Americans.
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While the Christian and conservative press have been issuing the clarion call that pornography is…
Dartmouth Medical School researchers surveyed more than 2,400 children, grades five through eight, who reported…
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® Recently in Washington, an attorney friend pointed out…
Raquel Welch, the “sex symbol” of the 1960’s and ’70’s, has become an unusual advocate…
By David Outten, Movieguide(R) Alvin McEwan’s piece in the Huffington Post regarding the “May Day”…
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The Founding Fathers had an intention in mind when they created the government of our…
By Alvin Schmidt, PhD One uninformed liberal wrote, “One glance at the bible [sic] and…
By D. Michael Lindsay Pinpointing the number of Americans in weekly worship has vexed sociologists…
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® When my four children were young, they went…
Federal judge Barbara B. Crabb in Wisconsin has ruled ruled that the National Day of…
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® More than 55 years ago in Argentina, my…
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalms 11:3)
By Neil Markva, Attorney
With state and federal governments now tagging Bible-believing Christians as “extremists” whom citizens must be wary, it’s time to examine the Biblical basis of Christianity and its role in our nation’s Christian heritage. For America has fallen from the pinnacle of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” marked as God-given unalienable rights in our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, to the point of imposed government’s complete control of our lives.
In 1828, Noah Webster published the American Dictionary of the English Language after 28 years of compiling it. The introduction of its 1967 reproduction states that the dictionary “was produced during the years when the American home, church and school were established upon a Biblical and a patriotic basis.” Webster is quoted as saying:
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed…. no truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people….
Webster echoes the words of Jesus in His great commission to his disciples when He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” He announces His authority in heaven as the Son of God and on earth as the Son of Man created with dominion over the earth and everything in it.
Christians and Conservatives Are Not the Ones Being Really Stupid and Ignorant
By Dr. Tom Snyder with Dr. Ted Baehr
Still basking in the joy of Resurrection Day (or “Easter” to those of you who don’t know that the Vicarious Atonement, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the real reason for the current holy season), it strikes us how often atheists, alleged skeptics, liberals, leftists, fascists, Neo-Marxists, and other pseudo-intellectual elitists like to malign Christians and conservatives for being stupid and ignorant.
One of the most common, but dishonest and disingenuous, ploys of these Anti-Christian bigots is to take a fringe group (like the tiny militia members the FBI arrested in late March) and lay the blame at the feet of Christianity or conservatives.
It’s important to note, however, that these kinds of malicious, lamebrain labels are coming from people who believe that Mozart and Moses descended from monkeys and that increasing taxes and spending and re-distributing wealth will create jobs and prosperity in the private sector and not just the government.
Of course, we can all agree that Christians and conservatives, not to mention Republicans, are not completely immune from stupidity and ignorance. Or even prejudice and bigotry.
But, thousands of years of history, experience, research, objective science, and rational thought clearly demonstrate that Christian and conservative thinkers are among the most intelligent, insightful, and reliable thinkers in history.
Especially when compared to what passes for “intelligent” thought among today’s atheists, evolution “scientists,” skeptics, and leftists.
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By Melanie Oren
The impact of American children being raised by unmarried parents has shown not only negative effects on children, but also negative effects on families, communities, society, and the economy as a whole.