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'Wild Applause' as Muslim Cleric Burns Bible.

If Abu Islam, instead of burning the [Holy] Bible, had carefully read this book, particularly the New Testament and the Book of Genesis, for the beautiful language contained therein, he just might have found spiritual enlightenment, but this would depend on the quality of his receptiveness. No true Christian would ever harm Abu Islam for this destruction, but he will have to answer to God for … More
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VIVA CO2! - Klimalüge

According to some scientists, the Sun at certain periods, radiates more energy in unit time and this causes the temperature of the oceans to rise. Because of their enormous extent, the oceans take one hundred years to warm up and in doing so, release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The greenhouse gas effect of methane is actually twenty-three times that of carbon dioxide. Termites in the … More
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What Catholics can learn from the Quran

Doubtless, while the Qur'an contains some truths, it does not contain the complete truth, because Muslims, while they say Christ is a prophet, in practice they do not want to know anything about Christ. This is proved but their destruction of churches bearing the cross of Christ. If Muslims were truthful and really interested in the person of Jesus Christ then they would take practical steps to … More
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Islam Explained in Layman’s Terms

I have read the Qu'ran and could make little if any sense of the text having found just a marginal hint of rationality in a book that is universally considered to be holy by Muslims worldwide.
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Russian president Vladimir Putin ruffled when priest attempts to kiss him

It was very disappointing that Vladimir Putin had to continue his vaccation in August 2000, when one hundred and eighteen submariners were slowly dying in the Kursk, a wrecked nuclear submarine, on the Barents sea bed. Compounding matters was his failure to accept International assistance. Had he done so, then the men could have been saved. This is what happens when people worship the State in … More
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Do Not Be Stupid

According to the Biblical Book of Ecclesiasticus, of Jesus Ben Sira, Wisdom therein personified, the antithesis of stupidity, begins in the womb. Hence the need to decide who should be my grandparents. I can only do my best with my inherited genes - and of course Christ heals the contrite and as soon as we ask her, Mary his blessed mother speaks to God on our behalf.
I love to hear wisdom from … More
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No gay marriage

The signing into law of Gay "Marriage". Is this not the institutionalising of decadence?
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THE DEVIL BY VENERABLE FULTON SHEEN PART 3

I find that Satan always starts by taking joy from my soul and makes me vulnerable to anxiety. Satan deceives me into believing that being with Christ makes for an uninteresting vacuously empty existence and tries to instil a dissatisfaction with the life of grace. But this destruction of inner peace is essentially the work of Satan.
Apart from and in addition to the sacraments, these thoughts … More
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Joint Statement of Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Bishop James Conley on Aurora Shootings

Some hard statistics on the efficacy of the death penalty would be very useful in connection with the likely punishment of James Holmes for the Aurora massacre.
A good Christian [Catholic] education would in every way have been effective guidance for the youth. The reward of Heaven and the avoidance of Hell is a very good motivation to live a good life. Meditation on the Decalogue as a program … More
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The Danger of the Ouija Board - Video

The young man in this video said it all: Just "be His [God's] child" - that is accept God on God's terms.
I can not think of anything more dangerous to body and soul than the occult. The idea of 'playing' with a ouja board horrifies me.
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Surfing and Spirituality

I just heard on the national radio yesterday that the Florida coast is a hotspot for sharks. A suitable repellent might be a liquid detergent as used for washing fat and grease off the dishes, to be kept for immediate use to spray at an approaching shark. There are proprietary repellents as well. I would just keep out of the water all together.
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Benedict XVI appeals for nuclear disarmament

Opinion - The possession of nuclear weapons could be seen in the same way as the possession of idols, that require human sacrifice. The 100000000's used to procure nuclear missiles - a profligate waste in any currency - really need 200000000's because of the economic " opportunity cost " - opinion.
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Sex-abuse crisis is a watershed in the Roman Catholic Church's history in America

In my opinion, many Catholics use the abuse [presumably authenticated] scandal as a pretext for leaving the Church, whereas the real reason might be entirely different. Referring to the Bible, New Testament, Christ has issued a disclaimer where it is written that there would be scandals but anyone who caused, particularly his " little ones " to commit sin would be in for very severe judgement.
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Belief In Hell Lowers Crime Rate, According To International Study

Someone once said to me that to be rejected by other people is to be rejected by God, presumably meaning that I was rejected. The answer to this is that, with reference to the Bible, Christ was the most despised and rejected of men. I just have to start believing that attaining to heaven is not only possible but absolutely essential and is the only concern that really matters. The sign pointing … More
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Priest given community service for ringing church bells

The ringing of Church bells is, I should hasten to add only considered to be noise by the people who are complaining about the ringing of Church bells. Personally, I prefer the tolling of a large solitary bell and find this much more appealing. Our parish priest gets exercise pulling the bell rope.
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Priest given community service for ringing church bells

In most cases of neighbors complaining about noise from church bells et c., this problem could be solved by the houses of the neighbors having sufficient proper accoustic insulation. This might cost some money. Another solution would be to have virtual bell ringing from the church that can only be accessed on the Internet.
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The World Over April 30, 2010: Newt & Callista Gingrich, Austin Rose

It would be interesting to see what would happen if all border controls to migration were gradually, very gradually, relaxed over say one hundred years. I happen to think that this would greatly help world economic development.
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May we all be one so that the world may believe

Surely intra-Church unity has to take precedence over inter-church unity. That is divisions and separations within the Catholic Church need to be overcome first and then the unity of all Christians will follow quite naturally. Is this not true?
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John Lennon's Opinion about Over Population

If man can invent the digital computer for example, then there is virtually no limit to man's [God given] ingenuity to feed the world. So much of the planet Earth is desert and lacks only water to grow wheat, maize, potatoes and rice, the staple crops. This only requires the political will. The Earth surely has sufficient room for everyone and always will have. There may be some absolute limit … More