Religion and Politics

Constantinism Redivivus: Pope Innocent III vs. @SarahPalinUSA

Craig provided our response yesterday. I want to provided some other discussion points: 1096, Jews were massacred in the Rhineland, As enthusiasm mounted for the First Crusade, the motivation to conquer the unbelievers in control of Jerusalem spilled over toward the unbelievers closer to home: the Jews. The mobs sweeping across Europe on their way to the Holy Land found their first victims among the Jews of the Rhineland (in modern-day Germany). Massacres and forced baptisms resulted. Rather than be murdered, large numbers of Jews committed suicide, with the fathers first killing their families and then themselves. The ancient

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@SarahPalinUSA and @BryanJFischer Don’t Understand Baptism

This first came to my attention this morning when Bryan Fischer tweeted the following gem: Under a President Palin, "waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists.” You go, girl. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 27, 2014 And, here’s the video: What Sarah Palin states about “baptism” is completely antithetical to the Christian Faith and what a good number of Christians believe about baptism. The Catholic Church has this to say about baptism: Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to

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all you need to know about @sarahpalinusa’s new ‘book’

Palin doesn’t seek the original Christmas (a fourth-century invention), the traditional American Christmas (they didn’t celebrate it), or consumerism-free Christmas (you Communist!). The festival Palin wants to retrieve is the Christmas of her youth. Palin’s Christmas is a medley of joy-filled eating, present opening, charitable giving, and idiosyncratic family tradition. via Sarah Palin Is Here to Save Christmas, Thank God – The Daily Beast. Fantastic.

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What you need to know about the Million Vet March, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party

From the groups official statement: We have, as a group, been prevented from certain groups that have piggy-backed off our grassroots efforts, to effectively create a comprehensive media message campaign. We made the mistake of trying to partner with some Washington insiders that thwarted many of our genuine concerns for keeping this apolitical and grassroots. While we support many of those groups common causes for Veterans, we do not support the manner in which they go about it. We chose instead to not incite or create panic. via Million Vet March Organizers Condemn Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the

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The President’s Christmas Card is blasphemy!

I have to agree with with Fox News Radio who ran ran a report: The official White House holiday card makes no mention of the word ‘Christmas’ and instead focused on Bo the First Dog based on the wishes of the First Family. “From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season,” read the inside of the card, featuring the presidential seal. The front of the card features Bo the First Dog lounging by a fireplace. Holiday greenery is draped over the fireplace mantle. Holiday presents are placed on a table underneath a poinsettia – instead

Old Testament / Religion and Politics

Thanks John Knox: Don’t vote for Sarah Palin,Michelle Bachmann, or Hillary Clinton

Where do we get the idea that women shouldn’t be in public office? Some say the Bible. How about Protestant legend John Knox’s interpretation of the bible, to oppose a catholic queen? Just take a look at his The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. From this position, added to the fact that John Knox knew of Protestant preachers executed at the hands of Mary I (so much for a more peaceful world if women reigned, yes?), it was a matter of life and death for John Knox to oppose Queen Mary. To read

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Did Levi Johnston **** Bristol Palin?

This bothers me, greatly, for a variety of reasons: The 20-year-old single mother wrote on the night she conceived, “I didn’t know that girl flavored wine coolers were just as likely to get you drunk as the hard stuff” while she was on a camping trip with then boyfriend Levi Johnston. Before the incident, she vowed to wait until marriage but with no memories of what happened, she got pregnant regardless of being on birth control pills to treat cramps. (here) There are states with laws which prohibit such things. Think ‘date rape’ which may be caused because of