Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Leafless Tree

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First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity

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Doctor Critical Of Vaccines Found Murdered Floating In River

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Thought Police Interdict Act Of Cultural Misappropriation

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Reflections Upon Matthew 27 & 28

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Crazed Faith Healer Insists Amputees Don’t Need Stinkin Legs To Walk

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Mourning Dove

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Should Achieving Students Be Stifled In Pursuit Of Leftist Utopia?

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Islamists Granted Right Denied Christians

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Radical Environmentalists Disrupt Easter Worship Service

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Is Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Indoctrinating Readers In Preparation Of Pending Extraterrestrial Encounter?

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Is Easter A Pagan Holiday?

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British Totalitarians Surrender Child To Islamist Indoctrination

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Nothing Celebrates The Risen Savior Like Looting & Theft

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Should Southern Baptist Contractors Pull Out Of Abortion Clinic Job To Placate Activists

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Janitor Punished For Cleaning Filth Out Of Church

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Islamist Savages Crucify Priest

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Feasting Squirrel

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Crocus Burst

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Osteen’s Minstrel Caught In Act Of Adultery

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Confessional Lutheranism In The 21st Century

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Disney & Marvel Declare Themselves As Enemies Of Religious Liberty

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Episcopal Prelate’s Easter Address Surprisingly Orthodox

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mocking Bird

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What Are The Signs Of The End?

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A.I. & Infinite Space

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What Is Orthodoxy?

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Scientists Admit Crowd Situations Drain Mind & Emotions

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Elizabeth Warren On The Warpath Over Trump Calling Her An Indian

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Emergent Theology & Attacks On True Christianity

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bunny Figurine

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Pastors, Elections & C.S. Lewis

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Islamists Slaughter Bible Translators

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Should It Be Considered A Hate Crime To Kill Off A Lesbian Character?

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Is Israel Training A Technoshaman Strike Force?

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Is It Shocking That Scott Baio Endorses Trump Or That Sott Baio Is Still Alive?

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Social Engineers Insist Child Better Off Raised In Indian Squalor Than With Family That Loves Her

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Scotland Deploys Thought Police Unit

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Bruce Collins Interviews David Limbaugh

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The Two Witnesses & Dispensationalism

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Pagan Temples To Be Erected In Major World Cities?

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Torah Codes & UFO Cults

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Lamb Basket

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Paleontologists Concoct Plot Of Interspecies Debauchery From A Pinky Bone & Two Teeth

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A Lutheran Review Of "Young Messiah"

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The Message of the Apologist

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Will Tyler Perry’s “Passion” Rank Of Up There With The Star Wars Christmas Special In Terms Of Holiday Flops?

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Prominent Critic off the Mark Regarding Apocalyptic Thriller

As a semi-professional contrarian prognosticator on current events and ideas, I’ll be the first to admit how easy it is to find fault with things falling outside the purview of one’s own take on the world. However, it would seem from John Whitehead’s review of "Left Behind" in the February 7, 2001 edition of WorldNetDaily that some people are never happy.

Though I have not yet seen the film nor read the series of novels as of earlier 2001, I have seen similar works such as "The Omega Code", "One Moment After" and the 70’s classics "Thief in the Night", "Image of the Beast", and "Prodigal Planet", as well as having noticed the proto-eschatological themes addressed in more mainstream science fiction such as "Babylon 5" and "Earth: Final Conflict". I believe I am safe in addressing John Whitehead’s criticism of this cinematic production.

John Whitehead levels considerable criticism at "Left Behind". Yet at one time he was one of the voices calling for greater Christian involvement with popular culture as evidenced in a profile of him published in the December 7, 1998 edition of Christianity Today. It is in response to this yearning that the producers of "Left Behind" hope their efforts will "lead to more family-friendly movies".

But of such efforts, John Whitehead says today, "Christian involvement in culture should be in a way that ultimately serves that end --- not merely to pour $17 million into a poorly adapted feature that does not contribute to leading viewers into a deeper relationship with their eternal Creator."

One must assume Mr. Whitehead thinks such edification can be found in "The Last Temptation of Christ" which he classified as "a sympathetic and reverent treatment of Christianity’s origins," according to the Christianity Today profile. It should be recalled that "The Last Tempation" was the movie that made Judas out to be the hero and cast Jesus as the villain.

Mr. Whitehead further admonishes contemporary Evangelicals in light of the "Left Behind" phenomena, "Instead of dedicating their lives to taking care of the poor and the needy, American followers of Christ too often ignore His example and instead look for cheap thrills in an increasingly superficial world."

Mr. Whitehead should be reminded of his own neglect of the downtrodden in his own pursuit of glitz and the limelight. According to Christianity Today, Mr. Whitehead’s civil rights organization the Rutherford Institute, at the expense of those facing more pressing and substantial First Amendment religious rights issues, came to the defense of Paula Jones --- the floozy who wouldn’t disrobe for then Governor Clinton but who apparently had no problem doing so for Playboy photographers.

To some Christians, it’s not legitimate missions activity unless it’s directed at some impoverished foreigner halfway around the globe. John Whitehead writes, "...instead of centering their hopes, prayers and financial resources behind the tragedy in India [a reference to the recent earthquake] ... much of the American Christian community was busy hyping a movie that one reviewer called ’unintentionally hilarious’."

Elsewhere on his gaudy and semi-tasteless looking magazine and website Gadfly, John Whitehead has explored the metaphysical background of the "X-Files".

How would he propose we reach out to those whom this particular genre speaks to? Somehow I don’t think vaccination clinics or soup kitchens will quite grab them where they are hurting most. An evangelistic film geared towards their interests in paranormal phenomena and government conspiracies likely would, however. And for others, such visualization would help make the obscure beasts, dragons, plagues and judgments of the Book of Revelation and other passages of Scripture relevant to their early twenty-first century lives.

John Whitehead dismisses "Left Behind" as a "B" film and comments, "Truly Christian films embody this aim by exploring the human dimensions of loving thy neighbor as thyself, portraying servants in a world where everyone seeks to be a master, and by encountering the Divine in unexpected places ..."

What more could Mr. Whitehead hope for than a movie set during the time of the Tribulation?

During that period in eschatological history, the very power of Satan will be allowed the seemingly unbridled power the Prince of Darkness has always longed for since the time of his fall, and during this future era simply being a Christian could get you executed. It is under such conditions to which Americans are currently not accustomed that the protagonists of "Left Behind" must stand for truth and righteousness during the heyday of the New World Order.

In all likelihood, "Left Behind" is not a perfect movie. However, much of the drivel and filth produced by Hollywood is not worth watching to begin with.

It must be remembered that Christians have not had much practice at producing cinematic masterpieces that are both theologically accurate and appeal to a broad audience. This is due in large part to the sanctimonious piousness like that displayed by those such as John Whitehead, who in at least this instance, refuse to realize the apologetic of certain literary genres and narrative techniques.

By Frederick Meekins

Pope Equates Rapine Refugees With The Messiah

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Easter’s Origins Not As Pagan As Chickites Have The Unsuspecting Believe

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Sodomite Uprising Blamed On Christian Women Allowed To Step Outside The House

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Snow-Covered Tree

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Canonizing the Blair Witch: Pagan Religion More Noble than Christian Belief in the Eyes of Some

Isaiah 5:20 reads, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Many assume this warns that those who violate this holy decree will have the judgment of God heaped upon them. But while God is not slack in fulfilling His promises, the forthcoming retribution might not necessarily flow directly from His fingers in the manner we might expect. Often we end up being punished by the consequences of our own actions without God intervening as a primary cause.

In an article appearing in the January 18, 2001 edition of the Prince George’s Sentinel extolling the merits of Wiccan variety witchcraft, one discovers that in calling evil good and good evil that the very epistemological categories required for rational thought and communication begin to break down. Foremost among these is the idea of truth and its basis in objective factual knowledge.

The article begins its symphony of misinformation from almost the very first note. Sentinel staff writer Matt Carr boldly declares early in the piece, "Christianity has dwelled in the hands of war and genocide. Missionaries sent forth to deliver the teachings of God ... led to the torture of the Chinese and Japanese."

From this, one would conclude that fanaticism is only a Christian shortcoming. But excuse me, has anyone checked out much of Islam’s record lately? In Sudan, Christian children are sold into slavery and their legs mutilated so they can’t run away. Upon reaching adulthood, many will be executed so they won’t present a threat to their masters.

And speaking of Japan, did you know that the Christian church there was nearly wiped out by persecution after the death of Francis Xavier, the pioneering Jesuit missionary to the Orient? And the Red Chinese harassment of the modern Church is so well documented that I don’t even need to provide additional information to justify my claim.

So much for the wonders of multiculturalism.

Elsewhere, the Sentinel article plays so loose with the facts that it is doubtful if the statements made are worthy of classification as such. The article says of a local Wiccan, "[he] celebrates a religion of nature, much in the same way those burned at Salem did."

In all likelihood, with the exception of the local slave, probably not one resident of Salem, Massachusetts was a practitioner of the occultic sciences. Rather the modern equivalent of those persecuted at Salem can be found among those falsely accused of sexual harassment simply because they’ve rubbed someone the wrong way, figuratively of course, and their accusers had more in common with Anita Hill than today’s average Christian.

Furthermore, technically there were no Wiccans in Massachusetts at the time because, quite frankly, Wicca hadn’t been invented yet. According to an article in the Atlantic Monthly reviewed on Crosswalk.com, Professor of Religion Phillip Davis of the University of Prince Edward Island and Historian Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol concur in their assessments that Wicca was concocted in 1950 by amateur anthropologist Gerald B. Gardner who was influenced by German romantics and various occultic practices.

Even though Wicca does not posses a clearly delineable historical pedigree, that does not mean its ideas aren’t drawn from some kind of background. It’s just not the one filled with unicorns and flower children its adherents would like many to believe. It may have more in common with the Wicked Witch of the West depicted in the Wizard of Oz.

For example, in Wiccan lore, practitioners of this form of spirituality trace their lineage back to the Druids. Did you know that the Druids practiced human sacrifice?

Closely related to the Wiccans are those today professing themselves to be pagans. Their rights to bad mouth Christianity’s historical shortcomings are also suspect given their own atrocities.

Leviticus 18:21 says, "Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech [a pagan deity] (New International Version)." Later on in the book of II Kings chapter 23, King Josiah destroys the altars upon which children were sacrificed to pagan gods. One might like to note that Wiccan feminists play a prominent role in the abortion movement.

No wonder Wiccans are quick to heave objective history out the window.

From the Prince George’s Sentinel article, one gets the impression that witches are the only mistreated religious group. The warlock interviewed for the article said, "I’m intimidated to put my beliefs on applications."

Join the club. Many Christians feel the same way about the retaliation they will receive for expressing their convictions to leftwing supervisors and coworkers. Frankly, very few employment applications ask for one’s religious beliefs being that to do so violates the law.

Yet the ironic thing is that these very same ones peeved at those apprehensive about suffering a witch among them, to use the King James English, find John Ashcroft an unfit nominee for the office of Attorney General simply because of the Christian beliefs he happens to live by.

As a nation built upon the freedom of religion, the Constitution guarantees the right of citizens to live free in their beliefs without government harassment and without actual forms of physical violence from those with whom they disagree. However, a society that extols witchcraft as virtuous and shuns Christianity as a shameful thing is further down the yellow-brick road of losing its freedom as a judgment permitted under God than most realize.

By Frederick Meekins

Should Woman Be Allowed To Retain Pet Gator?

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Leftwing Jesuits Invoke Aquinas To Condemn Scalia For Failing To Impose Redistributive Jurisprudence

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Furry Tuxedo

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Apparently Irish Terrorists Too White To Be Allowed Entrance To White House

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Will Christians Be Granted The Same Exemptions Granted To Filthy Pagans?

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How To Tell The Difference Between Demonic Possession & Mental Illness

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Third Order Franciscan Accused Of Molesting Over 100 Students

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Secularist Approaches Eschatology Without The Hope Of Christ

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A Lutheran Analysis Of St. Patrick

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Ghetto Filth Invokes Right To Loot Whitey’s Property

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Did Pope Punish Ambassador Making Him Look Bad Before The Sodomites?

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Harvard Social Engineers Call For The Genocide Of The White Race

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cloudscape

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When Is A Prophet A False Propher?

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Episcopal Belief & Practice

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Palin Condemned For Failing To Lavish Additional Welfare Upon Human Detritus

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Exploring The Episcopal Way

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Episcopal Hierarchs Call For The Redistribution Of Other People’s Property

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Allegations Surface Of Second Tullian Tchividjian Affair

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Southern Baptists To Pander To Minorities At Annual Convention

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Duggars Open Bidding On Breeding Rights With Daughter

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thought Police On High Alert Over Woman With Disgruntled Expression At The Happiest Place On Earth

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Feeling Up Hookers The Least Of Swaggart’s Ongoing Depravities

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Is Swaggart’s Print Shop Disseminating Moral Filth?

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The Future Of Faith

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Hipster Nazarene Insists Daily Bathing Perpetuates Western Imperialism

In a sermon, a Nazarene pastor condemned everyone as an oppressor.

In a self-flagellating confession, the pastor admits he is guilty of this particular evil by taking showers everyday while the natives of an area of Africa to which he went on a short term missions expedition did not have the luxury of using water in such a carefree manner.

And how is that the pastor's fault?

Neither can the Africans probably afford airline travel halfway around the globe.

However, that apparently did not prevent the pastor from engaging in such extraneous travel.

More importantly, did this pastor ever stop and think that these Africans are probably being denied the benefits of modern utilities such as an advanced sewer system as a result of the environmentalist organizations that such self-aware hipsters usually support insisting that the bushmen are more adorable in a state of perpetual primitivism?

Furthermore, even if the White man was magnanimous enough to gift these savages with the latest water distribution technology, will these backward cultures be willing to maintain it or will they get too distracted by the overwhelming compulsion to slaughter the neighboring tribe?

By Frederick Meekins

Friday, March 11, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sanctified Rod

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Second Wachowsk Sibling Mutilates Genitals

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Vatican Digitizes Document Collection

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Bread Truck

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Will Chimp Researcher Jane Goodall Communicate With Vatican Primate?

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Desire For Christian Money Softens Rabbinic Militant Christophobia

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Imagination Indispensable To The Survival Of The Human Species

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Should Mere Pewfillers Be Denied A Say In Ecclesiastical Governance?

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Booze Peddlers No Longer Consider Old Geezer The Most Interesting Man In The World

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Does McDonald’s Serve Up Moral Depravity On Its Menu?

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Will Evangelical Wimps Elevate Manners Over Survival?

In justifying why it is acceptable to vote for Mitt Romney but not Donald Trump since it is likely that neither is a valid Christian, the pastoral staff of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina enunciated during a SermonAudio podcast an interesting array of verbal criteria to justify such an electoral decision.

For example, Romney is supposedly a much more pleasant individual more concerned about unity and bringing people together.

Furthermore, it was clarified, even if his Mormon faith is in error, it is still sincerely held.

So would these pastors have as much problem if people utilized a similar criteria in deciding what church to attend or join?

For example, sure, Brother Osteen has his glaring doctrinal deficiencies.

But one cannot deny that he treats people a whole lot better than Touch Not The Unclean Thing Hyperseperationist Baptist Church where Pator Knowitall yells at the top of his lungs about women wearing pants rather than dungaree skirts so long that they herd dustbunnies as the garment scrapes the floor.

By Frederick Meekins

Has Full House Become More Like Animal House?

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Big Pink Car

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Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography

Catholic Organization Makes Insurance Concession For Gay Couples

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Has Christian Theology Become An Afterthought?

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Duck Tales Reboot Announced

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Tolerancemongers Douse Reporter With Urine For Daring To Ask Questions

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Trump No Less Pious Necessarily Than Average Christian

In contemplation as to whether or not Donald Trump is a Christian, Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in a SermonAudio podcast alleged the presidential candidate has not produced any fruit testifying to such.

As an example, this pastor did not offer any proof such as Trump enunciating an errant Christological profession or even the tycoon's shocking confession that he did not have any sins needing forgiveness.

Rather, the criteria referenced by Harris included no proof of regular church attendance, lack of a spirit of generosity, and lack of fidelity to a single woman.

How is charity being defined?

By the tossing of money at a particular cause or organization with no expectation of anything in return?

By that definition, the financial oblation many believers place in the collection plate each week doesn't count either.

For most are doing that for the purposes of curring favor with God or to workout some kind of arrangement between the taxman and/or the church leadership.

Secondly, it must be admitted that Trump's conjugal relationships are less than ideal.

However, unlike Bill Gothard, Josh Duggar, Jack Schaap, at least Trump seems to be attracted to woman over the age of consent or not beneath him on an organizational flowchart where the occupational statuses of the objects of his desire are not threatened if they spurn his advances.

By Frederick Meekins

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pedophile Priest Defiled Child To The Sounds Of Bill Cosby

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Rusted Truck

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Islamist Pedophile Murders His Child Bride

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Did Trump Operatives Instruct Illegals How To Subvert The American System?

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How Paul Invented Christian Theology

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Heathens Rage At The Mere Mention Of God

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Religion & Globalization

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Hoodless Hot Rod

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Episcopal Hierarch Insists Pansexualism Part Of The Gospel High Ground

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

New Age, Freemasonry & Transhumanism

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Swedish Islamists Brutalize 60 Minutes TV Crew

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Did Donald Trump Donate $20,000 To Pedophile Front Group?

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Should Bible Readers Be Put On The Terrorist Watch List?

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Apparently Superman Likes’em Barely Legal

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A Lutheran Review Of The Film “Risen”

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Were Russian Oligarchs Granted Control Of Disputed Ranch?

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Is The Boston Police Commissioner An Islamist Sympathizer?

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Trump Exhibits Disconcerting Failure To Comprehend The First Amendment

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