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Archive for December, 2010

-Thousands of Christians Continue to Flee Iraq

Friday, December 17th, 2010

                   ( Catholic Iraqi refugees in Jordan via Wikipedia) Since the Oct. 31 deadly attack on a Catholic Church in Bagdad, thousands of Christians have fled Iraq, many to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Plus thousands more have moved north to the Kurdish controlled region of Iraq where Christians are apparently safer. Some have also tried […]

-UK: The Red Cross Bans Christmas?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

                                  (Red Square via Wikipedia) From the daily mail in the UK: “Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems. The charity’s politically-correct move triggered an avalanche […]

-A Battle Over Christmas in Schools: ACLU vs. ADF

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

                           (Image via Wikipedia) A battle over Christmas is going on in Tennessee over whether Christmas should be even acknowledged or recognized at all in public schools in the Volunteer State. The ACLU mailed a letter of warning to 137 school superintendents across the state not to focus on one religious holiday like Christmas during […]

-Throwaway Business Card and Go to Jail for Blasphemy?

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

                                                            (Pakistan Flag –Wikipedia) This is one of those incredible stories that can only happen in the Middle East and particularly in Pakistan. A Pakistani doctor sits in Jail today awaiting his trial for a charge of blasphemy because he threw away the business card of a pharmaceutical salesman named Muhammed: Naushad Walyani, a doctor, […]

-Contributions Have Declined for Many Protestant Churches in 2010

Monday, December 13th, 2010

                                        (Image via Wikipedia) A survey has shown that 34% of the Protestant churches in America have experienced a marked decrease in the financial contributions received in 2010. This has resulted in staff reductions, frozen salaries, and cut backs in ministries and programs. In the meantime, more church members in 2010 are finding themselves in […]

-China: Major Crackdown Against Christian House Churches

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

                (Chinese Flag by BWJones via Flickr) BEIJING, CHINA (ANS): According to a recent report from China– “Chinese authorities last week launched a crackdown directed at Christians who belong to China’s huge network of unregistered house churches, calling a “cult” one of the fastest-growing populations of Christians in the world.” The Chinese government is rounding […]

-Dawning Where Idiot’s Fear to Tread

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

                                         (Aslan via Wikipedia) Right on the eve of the release of the newest Narnia feature-The Voyage of the Dawn Treader comes a couple of idiotic PC quotes that have C.S.Lewis fans shaking their heads in disgust. First of all came the quote from Actor Liam Neeson who is the voice of Aslan in the […]

-Happiness is Going to Church and Making Friends

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

   (Image by aimforawesome via Flickr) A Sociological study shows that people who go to church and make friends are more likely to be happy than the average. However, apparently it’s not spiritual practices or religious beliefs that seem to make the difference as much as developing close relationships and making friends among those of like […]

-Sorry Pres. Obama Our National Motto is Still: “In God We Trust”

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

          (Image by jmtimages via Flickr) Last month while he was visiting Indonesia he stated in a speech that our national motto was “E pluribus unum”: "In the United States, our motto is E pluribus unum — out of many, one." He was making the point that the two countries had similar mottos. Indonesia’s is: […]

-Over 200 Million Muslims Support al Qaeda?

Monday, December 6th, 2010

There are all sorts of disturbing statistics to look at in a recent Pew Research Center survey of Muslims in 7 nations including: Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. However nothing is more scary than the support for Muslim extremist groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaeda. Even if it is a minority […]