Category Archives: Religion

January 12, 2018

Churches Bombed In Protests Over Pope’s Upcoming Chile Trip

Perpetrators left another message on the wall of the church of Christ the Poor, where police defused the fourth explosive device, condemning Francis’ travel expenses while the “poor are dying.”

Terrorists bombed three Catholic churches in Chile Thursday night and attempted to decimate a fourth, leaving a direct threat against Pope Francis ahead of his Monday visit.

The unknown perpetrators attempted attacks on four Catholic churches with various kinds of improvised explosive devices, one of which was successfully defused, in what authorities believe to be a protest against Francis’ visit to Chile, according to Crux Now. Authorities have yet to identify the terrorists and are not sure whether one group or several are responsible for the bombings, though at least one group left threatening pamphlets bearing the message “Pope Francis, the next bombs will be in your cassock.”

“We will never submit to the dominion you want to exercise over our bodies, our ideas and actions, because we were born free to chose the path we want to take. Against every religious man and woman and against every preacher,” read the pamphlets, which the perpetrators allegedly left at the Church of Saint Isabel of Hungary.

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January 9, 2018

Fr. Paulo Ricardo – Cultural Marxism and Cultural Revolution – 01 – Historical Overview (Video)

This is a series of lectures that seek to compile, in a systematic way, the theme of Cultural Marxism that is diffused in several videos and lectures on the website padrepauloricardo.org. The intention is to present the cultural revolution within the Church or, rather, a systematic study of the roots of Liberation Theology and its actuation within the Catholic Church.

December 24, 2017

Biblical Series XV: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors – Jordan Peterson (Video)

This lecture closes the 2017, and the book of Genesis. In it, I present the story of Joseph who, as the wearer of the coat of many colors, is profoundly adaptable, courageous, adaptable, merciful and just. Even in slavery — even in prison — he comes out triumphant, because of the strength of his character and his wisdom. Betrayed by his brothers, he acts to strengthen his family; unjustly accused by the Pharaoh’s wife, he maintains his faith.

December 15, 2017

J.K. Rowling: God Is a Black Woman

Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman following the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate election.

The Hill reports that J.K. Rowling, the British children’s book author behind the Harry Potter series, posted a tweet recently stating that, due to Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate election, God must be a black woman — likely a reference to the large number of female black voters that voted for Doug Jones. Some exit polls showed that 98 percent of black female voters voted for Jones.

Rowling’s reference to God being “in control” was likely a reference to a video that she had retweeted earlier of Roy Moore refusing to concede the election, in which he stated, “we also know that God is in control.”

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December 2, 2017

Roy Moore Campaign to Jimmy Kimmel: If You Want to ‘Mock Our Christian Values,’ ‘Come Down Here’ to Alabama to ‘Do It Man to Man’

The U.S. Senate campaign of Judge Roy Moore is firing back at Jimmy Kimmel and his paid trickster Rich Barbieri—also known as “Jake Byrd”—for disrupting a worship service at which Moore spoke here on Wednesday night.

“Jimmy Kimmel and the ‘Hollywood elite’ cross the line when they invade our Churches under a disguise and attempt to make a mockery of our worship services,” Drew Messer, a senior adviser to Moore, told Breitbart News on Thursday morning after the incident at the church on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday evening, after the pastor of Magnolia Springs Baptist Church here in Theodore, Alabama, just outside Mobile warned attendees of a worship service at which Moore was speaking multiple times that it was against the law in Alabama to disrupt worship services, Barbieri proceeded to interrupt the worship service during Moore’s speech.

Earlier during the Judge’s remarks, a leftist protester who infiltrated the church started shouting at Moore. “But the whole town says you did it!” the man yelled as Moore began debunking the allegations against him. “The entire town? All the girls are lying?”

As Breitbart News reported on Wednesday night:

The man was shouted down by the entire church and then escorted out by police officers on site.

“Get on out of here!” another man yelled at the lone unruly protester as police escorted the disrupter out. “You ought to be ashamed. You’re in a Church. You ought to be ashamed to even be from here! Get on out of here!”

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November 30, 2017

Biblical Series XIV: Jacob: Wrestling with God – Jordan Peterson (Video)

In this lecture, I present the second half of the story of Jacob, later Israel (he who struggles with God). After serving his time with his uncle Laban, and being deceived by him in the most karmic of manners, Jacob returns to his home country. On the way, he encounters an angel, or God Himself, wrestles through the night with Him. Successful in his encounter, he still sustains damage to his thigh, but earns the name Israel, and becomes the father of all those who to this day wrestle with God.

November 13, 2017

The Secretive World of Hasidic Judaism

A new Netflix documentary, ‘One of Us,’ falls short in a few keys ways in its portrayal of Hasidim — ‘It kind of blew my mind’

Hasidic Jews often lead very insular lives, and their strict practices can be confounding even to more assimilated American Jews.

Documentarians’ attempts to shed light on Hasidic groups can reveal their own — sometimes apparently willful — misconceptions about them, as an Oprah Winfrey film crew did when it toured a Hasidic group’s ritual bath, or mikvah, in Brooklyn in 2012.

As the Hasidic woman leading them remembered, Oprah and her team were clad in black, while she — who was interviewed for but asked not to be named in this piece — wore white, and her daughter, burgundy.

Why, one of Oprah’s producers asked the two women, do Hasidic women wear only black?

“It kind of blew my mind,” the mikvah guide said.

A new Netflix documentary, “One of Us,” also falls short in its portrayal of Hasidim, as the different groups of Hasidic Jews are collectively known. In the 95-minute film, Ari, Etty and Luzer allege abuse and discuss their struggles to leave the Hasidic lives into which they were born.

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November 11, 2017

Report: Trump Wants Scientology’s Tax Exemption Revoked

As for the Church of Scientology and its tax-exempt status, that’s a long, convoluted story that involves the church obtaining it in the late ’50s, losing it a decade later, then fighting for over two decades to get it back. After a 26-year bitter feud with the IRS, the organization secured their tax exemption, which has allowed the organization to acquire even more wealth and influence and shroud itself even further from public scrutiny.

“I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more.”

According to administration official Lynne Patton, President Trump believes the tax exempt status of the Church of Scientology should be revoked.

In a report that’s part attempted hit-piece on the Trump administration and part exposé on the sketchy tax dealings of Hollywood’s most influential cult, the Huffington Post details a back and forth between Patton, a “loyal family aide” and Department of Housing and Urban Development official, and “King of Queens” star Leah Remini, a former Scientologist who wants to see the infamously secretive organization brought to justice:

In an unsolicited Twitter message, Lynne Patton, who has worked for the Trump family since 2009, told actress Leah Remini of Trump’s position and said she would interface with the IRS directly to seek more information in an effort to initiate revocation. Remini sent HuffPost copies of Patton’s messages and has declined to comment further.

It’s not clear if Patton ever communicated with the IRS. But if Trump did express an opinion on the church and Patton did contact the IRS about it, as her message suggests, that would be a highly inappropriate level of interference with the IRS by the administration, one expert said.

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November 5, 2017

Hungary Asks ‘Is Everyone Entitled to Religious Freedom Except for Christians?’ After Anti-Cross Ruling

Hungary has offered to take a Christian cross which the French authorities say must be removed from a statue of Pope John Paul II in Brittany.

The courts had originally ruled that the entire statue, donated to the small town of Ploërmel by a Russian artist, must be torn down, but now say it may remain provided the cross is decapitated, prompting the mayor who received it to complain of “an attack on a part of our culture”.

The ruling has also caused considerable upset in the late pontiff’s native Poland, where he is revered as a symbol of Poland’s struggle to free itself from the Communist yoke by many, including the current government.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told reporters that Budapest had contacted the town offering to arrange for the cross to be saved and transported to his country, where it would be received by the Saint Benedict Secondary and High School.

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Biblical Series XIII: Jacob’s Ladder – Jordan Peterson (Video)

Dr. Peterson continues his Biblical Series lectures.