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November 28 2013

surveyork
10:48
A 30-year-old West Hazleton man is accused of a brutal sexual assault in a Hazle Twp. home early Tuesday that left the victim with severe internal injuries.

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While being walked into his preliminary arraignment at Magisterial District Judge James Dixon's Hazle Twp. office Tuesday night, Mr. Paulino offered only one comment to reporters, saying he had Jesus on his side.

November 08 2013

surveyork
15:54
BOULDER, Colo. - Five officials at Vinelife Church in Longmont are accused of failing to report that a youth pastor had allegedly sexually assaulted a church member since she was 15 years old.
7NEWS - Longmont church officials are accused of failing to report alleged child abuse by youth pastor - Local Story

October 18 2013

surveyork
20:02

A statue of the Virgin Mary dressed as a local tribal woman is in the eye of the storm in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

When leaders of a local church installed the statue in Singhpur village, 15km outside the provincial capital of Ranchi in May, they thought they were paying tribute to local traditions.

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<!-- PAGELOADEDSUCCESSFULLY-->But the statue - which depicts the Virgin Mary in a red-bordered white sari and red blouse, sporting a necklace, bangles and earrings, and holding baby Jesus in a cloth sling tied around her shoulder - has become a lightning rod of controversy.

It has infuriated a nature-worshipping, non-Christian group who identify themselves as followers of the tribal Sarna religion.

Several Sarna groups have held protest rallies and demanded that the statue be removed.

October 10 2013

surveyork
15:39
American Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill will be appearing before the British public for the first time in London on the 19th of October to present a controversial new discovery: ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, according to Atwill, that the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats and that they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ. His presentation will be part of a one-day symposium entitled "Covert Messiah" at Conway Hall in Holborn (full details can be found at http://www.covertmessiah.com).
[-UK-] Ancient Confession Found: 'We Invented Jesus Christ'
surveyork
00:46

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) over the weekend accused President Obama of arming al Qaeda militants in Syria and said it was evidence “we’re in God’s end times.”



“This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists,” Bachmann said in a radio interview with Understanding the Times that was first reported by Right Wing Watch.Now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice,” she continued. “Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”
Bachmann: Obama arming terrorists proof ‘we’re in God’s end times’

 - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

October 05 2013

surveyork
21:25

September 16 2013

surveyork
09:00
A documentary revealed the torture inflicted by a religious community on its young

September 10 2013

surveyork
16:45

September 07 2013

surveyork
09:28
"I would venture to say that of any institution in the country – perhaps in the world – I don’t think anyone is dealing with it as responsibly as the Catholic Church has."

LIES

September 02 2013

surveyork
08:22

August 20 2013

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08:24
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What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 9 (July-August 2013) - YouTube

July 30 2013

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08:54

June 07 2013

surveyork
21:10

On Patheos’ evangelical Christian channel, Peter Enns has been soliciting comments from his readers about what the greatest challenges are to remaining Christian. He got hundreds of responses, and he’s compiled a list of five common themes in the answers:

1. The Bible, namely inerrancy. This was the most commonly cited challenge, whether implicitly or explicitly, and it lay behind most of the others mentioned. The pressure many of you expressed was the expectation of holding specifically to an inerrant Bible in the face of such things as biblical criticism, contradictions, implausibilities in the biblical story, irrelevance for life (its ancient context), and the fact that the Bible is just plain confusing.

2. The conflict between the biblical view of the world and scientific models. In addition to biological evolution, mentioned were psychology, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. What seems to fuel this concern is not simply the notion that Scripture and science offer incompatible models for cosmic, geological, and human origins, but that scientific models are verifiable, widely accepted, and likely correct, thus consigning the Bible to something other than a reliable description of reality.

3. Where is God? A number of you, largely in emails, wrote of personal experiences that would tax to the breaking point anyone’s faith in a living God who is just, attentive, and loving. Mentioned were many forms of random/senseless suffering and God’s absence or “random” presence (can’t count on God being there).

4. How Christians behave. Tribalism, insider-outsider thinking; hypocrisy, power; feeling misled, sheltered, lied to by leaders; a history of immoral and unChristian behavior towards others (e.g., Crusades, Jewish pogroms). In short, practically speaking, commenters experienced that Christians too often exhibit the same behaviors as everyone else, which is more than simply an unfortunate situation but is interpreted as evidence that Christianity is not true-more a crutch or a lingering relic of antiquity than a present spiritual reality.

5. The exclusivism of Christianity. Given 1-4 above, and in our ever shrinking world, can Christians claim that their way is the only way?

One thing we can take away from this list is that Christian leaders who seek to shelter their flock from doubt clearly haven’t succeeded. These are all very good arguments!

May 25 2013

surveyork
15:06
Although defenders of religion like to portray faith as a source of peace and fellowship, and condemn those who commit atrocities in its name as untrue believers, the daily news media show how far this is from being invariably true. In fact, the relentless drip of bad news about religion-prompted violence in the world shows that the more zealous people are in their religious beliefs, the more likely they are to behave in non-rational, antisocial or violent ways.
Woolwich: Dogma will always lead to murder. In the end, scepticism is the only answer - Comment - Voices - The Independent

May 18 2013

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07:54

May 15 2013

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May 08 2013

surveyork
00:04
By opposing Plan B, conservatives show they are willing to sacrifice women, teens and pre-teens on the altar of patriarchy and religion.

May 07 2013

surveyork
22:33

May 03 2013

surveyork
04:22

"You know, G. K. Chesterton said that the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one which we have 3,000 years of empirical evidence to back up. Clearly, we need faith as a component and it’s just silly for us to say otherwise," she said.

Nance continued, "You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation."

Fox News Guest Penny Nance Ties Anthony Foxx's Day Of Reason To Holocaust (VIDEO)

May 01 2013

surveyork
21:21
A Des Moines anti-abortion activist has publicly proclaimed that “it will be a blessing to the babies” if someone shoots the people who recently reopened a Kansas abortion clinic.
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