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Good Reads

I am now on my third reading of a fascinating book, “The Genesis of Science”, by James Hannam.

Hannam shows how the emergence of what we call “science” did not spring from the foreheads of a few Renaissance geniuses who managed to somehow overcome to oppressive Catholicism of the Middle Ages.

Rather, those geniuses built on the steady progression of developments by brilliant thinkers during the Middle Ages who had been educated at Catholic monasteries and universities. Continue reading

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Stupid and Dishonest

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Rewriting Holy Scripture

Creating a New Version of Leviticus to Support Gay Sex

What do you do when the biblical text is against your position, explicitly so? What do you do when not one single verse supports your viewpoint? It’s simple. You create new verses out of thin air. You rewrite the Bible to your liking. That’s exactly what biblical scholar Idan Dershowitz has done.

Dr. Dershowitz claims that, “Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient world.” And he believes that Leviticus was “created gradually over a long period and includes the words of more than one writer.” Continue reading

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Where does “rapture” come from?

The English word “rapture” is often used to apply to the translation of the saints, living and dead, to be with the Lord Jesus Christ upon His return.

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Calling this event “The Rapture” originates with the Latin Vulgate translation of the Greek Bible, which was the Catholic Church’s official Bible for many years.

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Proclaiming the Gospel of Salvation

The following is my very-much-shortened version of an essay circulating the internet that starts “I was a Catholic once.” I found what I think may be the original net posting: “How Do Catholics Hear The Gospel?” by Gary Michuta (from Hands-On Apologetics, March/Apirl 1997. Copyright Thy Faith, Inc. 1997).
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showresult.asp?RecNum=396190&Forums=0&Experts=0&Days=2003&Author=&Keyword=head&pgnu=1&groupnum=11&record_bookmark=2764

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Caritas vs. Charity

2018_05 11 God loves a cheerful giver

The great virtue known in Latin as “Caritas” is translated into English as “Charity.” Sadly, the word “charity” in English has come to mean:

1. an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
2. the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need. Continue reading

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Find your identity in Jesus

This is really good.

Another good piece by the same guy about how and why the LGBT movement mercilessly bullies those who choose to give up their LGBT lifestyle.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-the-lgbt-movement-mercilessly-bullies-this-smallest-most-rejected-minor

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Saturday Cleanup

Didn’t post yesterday because it was Friday 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, but why take chances.

Amnesty Advocates Mourn Ryan’s Exit

Ali Noorani is the director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington, D.C.- based group which promotes cheap-labor immigration for cheap-labor employers, including the dairy industry in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin.Noorani tweeted: “Thank you @SpeakerRyan for always hearing us out on immigration. Let’s get some good legislation passed before your next step!”

http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/04/11/amnesty-advocates-mourn-paul-ryan-exit/

Paul Ryan to Push DACA Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens Before Leaving Congress
PAUL RYAN…PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE KOCH BROTHERS
House Speaker Paul Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/13/paul-ryan-to-push-daca-amnesty-for-millions-of-illegal-aliens-before-leaving-congress/

Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise Top The List To Replace Paul Ryan
McCARTHY IS THE MAJORITY WHIP. HE’S PART OF THE SWAMP AND AS BIG A RINO AS RYAN.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., appears to be the odds-on favorite to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he would hold onto his title until he retires in January.
The other most likely candidate, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has said he’s interested but only if McCarthy declines.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/kevin-mccarthy-steve-scalise-top-the-list-to-replace-paul-ryan

Dem Lawmaker Calls On Trump To Resign: “It Will Get Worse”

IN THEIR DREAMS

Betsy DeVos Tells Striking Teachers to Stop Being so Selfish
Teachers in Oklahoma have not showed up to class in nine days. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin approved pay raises in the tune of $6,100, but educators say it does not meet their demands. They also weren’t too happy that she likened their protest to “a teenager wanting a better car.” The teachers are on the march in defiance of school funding cuts and in support of pay raises of $10,000 over the next three years.

THIS MAY BE PART OF THE FUNDING PROBLEM:
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/04/12/betsy-devos-criticizes-striking-teachers-n2469945

Comey Admits He Hid That Dems Funded Steele Dossier From Trump – ‘Wasn’t Necessary For My Goal’

“Did you tell him the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?” Stephanopoulos asked the former FBI director in an interview set to air on Sunday night.
“No, I don’t even think I used the words ‘Steele Dossier,’” Comey responded. “I just talked about additional material.”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/13/comey-hid-dossier-funded-by-dnc-from-trump/

Pelosi suffers face spasms, says wrong words during brief appearance
Nancy Pelosi only spoke for a few minutes to reporters on Wednesday, but she still wasn’t able to avoid suffering face spasms, brain freezes and repeatedly using the wrong words.

SHE NEEDS PROFESSIONAL HELP BUT HER FAMILY WANTS THE MONEY SHE CAN SCOOP UP.
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-pelosi-suffers-face-spasms-says-wrong-words-during-brief-appearance/

New Yorker’ Calls Chick-Fil-A ‘Creepy,’ ‘Pervasive’ for Being Christian
Angered, no doubt, by the “ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch,” Piepenbring accused the restaurant of having an ulterior motive: proselytism and “glorifying God.” Rather than just understanding that the free market exists and that there is in fact a niche for enthusiastic Christians who want to sell chicken sandwiches, the writer took the same, stale path that the rest of the media has been parroting since 2012: Chick-Fil-A is “anti-LGBTQ” and full of “bigotry.”
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/04/13/new-yorker-calls-chick-fil-creepy-pervasive-being-christian

Senator who called for Trump’s assassination demands slave reparations…counts herself among the beneficiaries
When you get down to the nitty-gritty of the progressive left’s “critical race theory,” which now drives race relations in the United States, reparations is the coveted goal to resolve all grievances.
Cue Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Trump-hating Democrat, who is calling for reparations for former slaves, according to The Kansas City Star.
Well, considering there are no former slaves alive today, the default payees would be current relations to the slaves — which conveniently includes the senator, according to her testimony.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/04/13/senator-who-called-for-trumps-assassination-demands-slave-reparations-counts-herself-among-the-beneficiaries-623436

Maxine Waters Gets Schooled On Separation Of Powers By OMB Director, Cuts Him Off With “Reclaiming My Time”

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First Sunday of Easter

2018_04 Resurrection - Charles Colson

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The President Addresses the Nation

It can honestly be said when this man offers words of hope, unlike the charlatan who preceded him, it is truly heartfelt.

President Trump wished Americans Happy Easter and quoted from the book of Isaiah on this Good Friday.
Millions of American Christians are celebrating Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
President Trump sent a heartfelt message to American Christians celebrating Good Friday and Jews celebrating Passover.
“During the sacred holiday of Passover, Jewish families around the world give thanks to God for liberating the Jewish people from bondage and Egypt and delivering them to the promise land of Israel.”
In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps, we trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength, and we praise our Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life,” he said.
Trump quoted Isaiah 60:2-3 to remind Americans God will be our everlasting light. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/president-trump-wishes-americans-happy-easter-passover-quotes-scripture-video/

Christians Observe Good Friday, Remembering the Death of Jesus
The Old Testament is full of references and prophesies to a Messiah (a Hebrew word that is translated “Christ” in Greek) who would deliver God’s people. God promised Abraham that one of his descendants would bless all the nations of the earth. His grandson Jacob—who changed his name to Israel and became the namesake of the Jewish state —declared that this deliverer would come through his own son, Judah. Judah’s descendant, King David, recorded God’s promise that this future leader would be one of his posterity.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/30/christians-observe-good-friday-remembering-death-jesus/

Spain To Fly Flags At Half Mast To Honor Christ’s Death
All units, barracks and bases will lower the Spanish flag beginning at 2 p.m. on Maundy Thursday. The tradition commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet and will last until 12:01 a.m. on Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, according to Catholic Herald. The Ministry of Defense published a statement announcing the lowering of the flag, as well as Spanish soldiers’ voluntary participation in 152 Holy Week celebrations and parades.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/28/spain-holy-week-easter-maunday-thursday/

The Greatest Story Ever Told – Christ’s Death
Jesus dying on the cross. The centurion (John Wayne) saying, “Truly this man was the Son of God”.

NPR Doesn’t Know What Easter Is
The correction reads:
“An earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as ‘the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all but rather arose into heaven.’”
The updated story simply reads: “Easter — the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection — is on Sunday.”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/30/npr-easter-correction/

Father Jonathan Morris: Christians Are ‘Most Persecuted Group in This Century’
Christians are the most persecuted group in the world,” Father Morris told the Breitbart News editor-in-chief – whether in the more overt forms in the Middle East, China, and elsewhere – or in the “less obvious, silent persecution” that takes place in Western countries.
This “silent” persecution takes many forms, the priest continued, sometimes fueled by “government programs” and other times as a form of “cultural persecution” through ridicule of Christian beliefs and the message that Christians “have no place in modern society.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/30/father-jonathan-morris-christians-are-most-persecuted-group-in-this-century/

TIME TO BRAG:
THIS WAS PAINTED BY MY PRECIOUS MISS OLIVIA, ALL OF ELEVEN YEARS OLD.
MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE THE ONLY REASON I HAVE TO STILL BE LIVING.

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