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Quote# 104988

Soon, upon the very moment that every Christ-rejecting unbeliever dies, they will immediately realize how foolish they were while on earth. I can see them looking back in shock, horror and disbelief that they've just discovered the awful truth that Hell is real, and the Bible is true, and they could have had eternal life and all the blessings of God JUST FOR THE TAKING! In hindsight they will realize how good God was to them, and how many opportunities the Lord gave them to get saved, and they will weep and gnash their teeth the Bible says in bitterness of soul, knowing that they could have enjoyed eternal bliss and provisions with the good Lord in Heaven.

Instead, they will spend forever in a place of torment, enduring excruciating mental and physical pain, and THERE WILL BE NO TIME. Think about it and it ought to frighten you, to be trapped in a horrible place of darkness, being burned with fire and everlasting bodily pain from the flames, smoke in your eyes and lungs, knowing that no one cares that you are there, and it will NEVER END!!! I tried to imagine myself in Hell, realizing that time didn't exist down there.

Even if you commit a horrible crime and are sentenced to life behind bars without parole, you can still look forward to death to end your misery, and count down the days until you turn 70 years old (which is the average lifespan of a man). My friend, please listen to me, in Hell there won't be anything to look forward to! Think about that. Even in the most horrifying of earthly situations, a person can always look forward to death.

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Precious 54 Comments [11/30/2014 5:04:00 AM]
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Quote# 104986

We must always keep in mind the reason so many hate the Bible. This is an important issue to understand, because if the Bible is God’s Word they are accountable for adultery, fornication, etc., for sinful imaginations, and for lust (which scripture says is adultery of the heart). So their hard-nosed agenda is to prove that the God of the Bible is unjust in His judgments, and therefore any thought of Judgment Day and Hell is bogus.

Most are searching after truth about as much as a man dying of thirst searches after salt ("There are none who seeks after God"-- Romans 3:11). They rather want to bolster their case for an "evil" Bible, so they can fortify their worldview with what they think are mistakes, contradictions, atrocities, etc., within its pages.

Ray Comfort, Facebook 39 Comments [11/30/2014 5:03:10 AM]
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Submitted By: Chris

Quote# 104985

(A discussion about theistic evolution)

Charly the Cambrian period lasted about a year.....that's at the longest it took for flood sediment to settle.

Danie Theron, News24.com 28 Comments [11/30/2014 5:03:00 AM]
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Quote# 104983

[On the Greek myth of the Amazonomachy]

Greek artists and thinkers understood that there was, and always has been, a power struggle between the sexes. Men and women complement each other, of course, but doesn’t the deer complement the mountain lion, and doesn’t the sheep complement the wolf? Biology is not a simple matter of cooperation, even within species. It would be stupid to think of it as such, and the Greeks made a conscious decision to prioritize civilization over the barbarism of matriarchy. Nothing better illustrated that concept at the time than the Amazonomachies.

The ancient Greeks were strugging against societies that saw them as fanatics. The supine potentates of surrounding states must have asked: “Who are these men to demand rights and a voice over their rulers? Surely, they should bow down to kings and queens, and relinquish this odd concept of manhood.” But they stood their ground, defining their struggle according to what appeared before their eyes.


Despite the misappropriation of the term “progressive” in contemporary America resulting in a warped concept of human progress, surely an irony befitting ancient Babylon, progress was at one time a desperate effort, and the Greeks fought against great odds to leave us with the blueprint upon which we built modern civilization.

If, like today’s simpering politicians, Greek men had bowed down before their wives and sisters, debasing themselves and squandering their efforts in order to appease the mother goddess, we would have been left with none of the marble pillars of civilization, but rather the misshapen mud huts of matriarchy.

In this spirit, we should celebrate the victories over the wanton Amazon women. Each stroke of sword and thrust of spear into the defiant, struggling Amazon warriors was another step in the construction of a better way of life. As Theseus plucked Hippolyta from the midst of a frenzied horde of howling women, carrying her off as a reluctant trophy, it was as though he were a fisherman hauling an ignorant mass of savages ashore. Thus was Athens, the seed of Western civilization, planted in victory in the heaving womb of barbary.


Today, as rockets burst forth from a speechless earth, as marvels of medicine save the lives of otherwise lost victims, and as we unlock the mysteries of the cosmos, we still resort to the language and thought of the few brave men of ancient Greece, reaching back to that indomitable spirit that subjugated even the Amazons, those women who still clamor and press up against us in spirit in an effort to shove us back into the abyss of darkness. If we give in and relinquish our patrimony, we have failed our forefathers, and don’t deserve to be called men.

W. F. Price, The Spearhead 29 Comments [11/29/2014 5:58:38 PM]
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Quote# 104979

I love the military and our hero soldiers because they risk everything to protect this wonderful Christian nation. Every man that signs up to fight for America's freedom to worship the Lord Jesus Christ is a hero and will, upon death, be praised by God for living such a righteous existence. That is, of course, as long as the soldier is a Christian, which he most likely will be if news reports are correct. But there is another reason I love the military: it is a microcosm of the order of things. Order and discipline are to be respected, and non-Christians are reprimanded. And now I've just read this: women in the military are treated as sexual objects. If you read the article, it interviews dozens of women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by our heroes and states that sexual assault and harassment are rampant in the military. I'm sure many people will react with outrage; however, those who are effected in such a way have embraced feminism and deny that women's' natural place is in the home rearing children and serving her husband. Luckily, in the military, where soldiers scoff at liberal attempts to rearrange the natural of order of things because our boys are threatened every day by evil Muslims and don't have the luxury of placating lesbians of feminists (unless they want to die), we have a bastion of goodness and wholesomeness. So, while corrupt senators and other political leaders -- tricked by the evils of witchcraft -- may force women upon the military, our soldiers are intelligent enough, Christian enough, and brave enough to put them in their place. For it is a crime against nature and God to have women serving in the military, driving tanks, carrying guns, etc. etc.. Women who insist on offending God deserve the leers and gropes, and all should remember such things would never happen if the women were at home serving their men.

Nathaniel, Jesus Loves Everything 43 Comments [11/29/2014 5:58:13 PM]
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Submitted By: The Reptilian Jew

Quote# 104977

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a leader in the anti-immigrant movement, said during his Sunday radio program that it’s possible that a Hispanic majority in the U.S. could conduct an “ethnic cleansing.”

Kobach made his remarks in response to a caller who asked, “What happens, if you know your history, when one culture or one race or one religion overwhelms another culture or race?”

Claiming that immigrant rights groups are “calling for the return of the Spanish territory, which could be almost half of the United States,” the caller warned, “When one race or culture overwhelms another culture, they run them out or they kill them. And it’s a bigger issue than just being Democrats. And they know in numbers, once the numbers are so bad, they can pretty much do whatever they want to do.”

“What protects us in America from any kind of ethnic cleansing is the rule of law, of course,” Kobach responded. “And the rule of law used to be unassailable, used to be taken for granted in America. And now, of course, we have a president who disregards the law when it suits his interests. So, while I normally would answer that by saying, ‘Steve, of course we have the rule of law, that could never happen in America,’ I wonder what could happen. I still don’t think it’s going to happen in America, but I have to admit, things are strange and they are happening."

Kris Kobach, Right Wing Watch 29 Comments [11/29/2014 5:58:00 PM]
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Submitted By: JeanP

Quote# 104976

We received an email today: “I had an opportunity to attend a Bill Nye book signing in Paramus, New Jersey last night. He reacted as if he had never seen this tract. The tract's banana illustration, "The Atheist's Nightmare," amused him. He was good natured and told me that he was going to read it. God Bless, Robert.”

It sounds like Bill Nye has more of a sense of humor than the average atheist. God bless him.

Over a million copies of “The Atheist Test” have sold. It not only shows that atheism is “senseless” (Sir Isaac Newton’s choice of words), but it shows how it’s scientifically impossible for any person to be an atheist.

Ray Comfort, Facebook 39 Comments [11/29/2014 5:56:03 PM]
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Submitted By: Nemo

Quote# 104962

A criminal was once arrested for a hennas crime. Even though the evidence of his guilt was overwhelming, he wanted to defend himself rather than have faith in professionals. He decided to the following defense. 1. He had never seen the judge, so he concluded that he didn't exist. 2. The judge that he didn't believe existed, was immoral. 3. The law books were full of contradictions. 4. The criminal, despite his crimes and guilt, thought he was a good person.

How true are the words "He who defends himself in court has a fool for a client."

Ray Comfort, Ray Comfort's blog 71 Comments [11/28/2014 6:12:36 AM]
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Submitted By: Chris

Quote# 104954

The only reason that anyone can be moral is because God’s law is stamped on their hearts:

for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.(Romans 2:14–15)

This moral law is often masked or darkened because of our sin nature, but the remnant of God’s law is still visible on the hearts of all. Just as everyone knows—whether they admit it or not—that God exists (Romans 1:19), so do they also know God’s moral law. That’s why even those who reject God can lead “moral” lives—God’s law is written on their hearts. This is also why everyone is “without excuse” (Romans 1:20). When atheists participate in some moral things—such as wearing clothes or telling the truth—they are proving the truth of God’s Word and confirming His existence.

Ken Ham, Around The World with Ken Ham 46 Comments [11/28/2014 6:10:21 AM]
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Submitted By: Chris

Quote# 104953

Ross Douthat, the NY Times’ token youngish conservative, came out today with an op-ed provocatively titled “Social Liberalism as Class Warfare.” This is a theme I’ve been hitting on a lot recently because I think it’s an overlooked but nonetheless very important component of politics in the US. Douthat, in his usual roundabout, overly-sensitive and borderline deferential way (I wouldn’t count on that kind of kid glove treatment from the other side), argues that the values espoused by upper class elites are toxic to the middle and working classes.

In his piece, he addresses an argument made by Randy Waldman, who called efforts to resurrect traditional marriage a “cargo cult” (you see, Mr. Douthat, these are not very nice people), and points out that while socially liberal norms may work fine for those with plenty of money and connections, they have had disastrous consequences for the rest of us.


Obviously, they do not have the greater good at heart. Their clear hatred for the majority bears this out. As a resident of a deep blue city filled with people with elite pretensions, the viciousness toward anyone not on board with the socially-liberal, politically correct message is right out in the open. Unabashed, naked hostility toward dissenting points of view and advocacy for traditional values is what passes for progressivism in Seattle. No “live and let live” here… But I’ll let Douthat make his point.


Ah, there’s that word “meritocracy” again. Am I still the only one who fails to see the merit in these people’s values and lifestyle?


Here’s where Douthat constructs something of a strawman on behalf of social liberals. He’s saying, essentially, that there’s no conspiracy at work, and that they do in fact sincerely hold the beliefs they profess even if they don’t act on them. Well, this may be true, but you don’t need a conspiracy to explain a collective effort to do harm. There’s a much simpler explanation: malice.

These meritocrats just don’t like us. That’s why they use terms like “cargo cult” to explain our values. That’s why they instinctively take positions that are the exact opposite of ours. When they push policies that harm their lessers, it’s because it makes them feel good to see us brought low. Maybe some people think this is a far-fetched explanation, but who can deny that hostility toward outgroups is a fundamentally human characteristic?

W. F. Price, The Spearhead 20 Comments [11/28/2014 6:09:28 AM]
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Quote# 104952

The Bible tells us that all people have a sin-nature. We don’t want the Bible to be true, and so we argue, and we get a second opinion that is more conducive to the way we want to live. But that doesn’t change the facts. That the issue is truly settled is evidence by the lack of any cogent counter-argument. Namely, non-Christian worldviews simply cannot account for the existence and properties of laws of logic, morality, or induction. And some of the more honest philosophers have admitted this

Jason Lisle, Jason Lisle's blog 43 Comments [11/28/2014 6:08:41 AM]
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Submitted By: Tony

Quote# 104948

Can you imagine being in the Lake of Fire, knowing that there's no escape and it's forever? At least if you get life in prison here on earth, you know that death will free you; but in the Lake of Fire, it WILL NEVER END! Even after a TRILLION years, it won't even be the beginning! Are you really willing to chance that there's no Hell because comedian George Carlin doesn't think so? Are you really willing to chance that there's no Hell because some fornicating or homosexual college professor hates God and teaches youth that God doesn't exist (Romans 1:25,28)?

Jesse Ventura says that his religion is the same as George Carlin's. Jesse Ventura might as well curse God and shake his fist at Heaven above, which is exactly what Carlin did and is now burning in Hell forever. It's not a big laughing matter now to George Carlin!!! The man will burn forever, with no hope of anything good ever happening again. Is that what you want?

David J. Stewart, God Loves People 46 Comments [11/28/2014 6:05:42 AM]
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Quote# 104945

When the prevaricator in chief says "America's God given bounty", he must mean "allah", which leads the prevaricator to think it is ok to subvert a Christian nation to turn the 'bounty' (should be read BOOTY) over to Muslims.. whom his god allah meant it for.

I'm finding it difficult to love this person Lord, please help me to maintain a proper respect for you and your judgment, the shadow of which falls upon us all, as I try to come to grips with this corrupt and wicked administration and its key players.

Perfect5th, Townhall.com 27 Comments [11/28/2014 6:05:08 AM]
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Quote# 104943

There is not a more evil group of people in the world than the Hollywood film gang in California. This includes Hollywood Studios, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, United Artists, Capitol Films, Sony, Warner Brothers, CBS, NBC, FOX and the entire film industry in Hollywood. An increasingly disturbing trend in Hollywood in recent decades has been the gradual “Ratings Creep,” gradually putting more R-rated sexual perversion and violence into so-called PG-13 films. There is no argument that this is being done deliberately to corrupt America's youth and homes. Satan is the boss of Hollywood (or we should say, UNHOLYwood).

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Precious.org 32 Comments [11/28/2014 6:04:42 AM]
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Submitted By: Chris

Quote# 104942

For anyone who has been living under a rock the past few decades; "misandry" is a derogatory word used against women who do not pay deference to male people that society thinks they should. The word was used against Andrea Dworkin in character assassination for writing about the complexities of heterosexuality outside of the boundaries set by men - and without apologizing for it. They labeled her a man hater, a misandrist. They labeled her "sex negative" without ever bothering to read or understand the points she was trying to make (just like some of my own critics). "Misandrist" is the go-to word for antifeminists, misogynists, MRAs, or anyone else who can find no other response to a woman's opinion other than slapping a label on her in an attempt to shame her for showing the slightest bit of personal resolve to be treated like a human being and not a piece of meat.

"Misandrist" is a word very much like the B-word, the C-word, the W-word, the S-word, and other female-specific derogatory terms that are meant to remind a female person of exactly what her place in society is (under a man). "Misandrist," though, is a word that implies political legitimacy to the idea that female people are obligated to positive emotional investment in male people as a whole; and anything outside of that is the exact opposite or "hating men." This loyalty-oath approach is designed to keep women from analyzing and communicating about the power imbalance between the sexes, and how it presents itself on an institutional level.

lagertha, Daily Kos 65 Comments [11/28/2014 6:04:17 AM]
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Quote# 104933

If this depravity continues, God will eventually pour His wrath down upon the USSA; not to say the liberal heterodox “churches who have sanctioned this depraved behavior.

Government officials are, indeed, a bunch of Godless hypocrites. They say they stand for “separation of church and state”; yet, they’ll gladly erect synagogues and pagan temples in defiance of God and stand shoulder to shoulder with enemies who mock Him.

For this, they’ll suffer the consequences of eternity in Hell, unless they return to Him and repent.

And, Br. Nathanael, thank you for pointing out this Jewish pushing of sexual depravity in the USSA, with the Judiciary being the worst perpetrator for not standing up for the Constitution and religious liberty.

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion as well as of speech, the press, and assembly; yet, the Courts have rammed sexual deviancy down the population’s throats, even though the majority have voted against it.

The churches are also at fault for not standing up to the Judiciary and defending religious liberty.

Eileen K., Real Jew News 39 Comments [11/27/2014 8:13:56 AM]
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Submitted By: Wykked Wytch

Quote# 104930

Why has homosexuality come out of the closet into the living room of American life?

Through a combination of Media, Hollywood, Lobbies, and Courts—all run by Jews—sexual depravity is now touted as the ‘new normal.’

In fact, a sitcom called, “The New Normal,” features perverted bedroom scenes and homosexual propaganda targeting American youth.

And shows like “Modern Family” and “Faking It” continue the endless onslaught of sexual perversion.

Jewish Hollywood also spreads the ‘great to be gay’ message with movies like “Brokeback Mountain” and “Adam and Steve.”

But it’s not just on our screens, it’s on our streets with ‘Gay Pride Parades’—egged on by the Jewish-owned Media—over-running the ‘real normal.’

Topping the plot to make America ‘gay’ are powerful Jewish Lobbies.

Behind the Boy Scouts lifting its ban on homosexuals were the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

And the Anti-Defamation League has unleashed in tandem with the American Federation of Teachers a flood of homosexual books placed before the eyes of impressionable young children in our public schools.

The goal is to dismantle a Christian consensus in America.

For where no shared-values are present a Jewish worldview takes over.

But the most sinister of Jewish influence is what’s happening in our courts.

Same-sex practice was force-fed all the way up to the Supreme Court by the ACLU when Donna Lieberman represented two Jewish lesbians, Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer.

The case resulted in four Jews on America’s highest bench: Ginsburg, Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor, striking down the “Defense of Marriage Act.”

Recently, the same four Jews refused to uphold bans on same-sex marriage by the states.

Whether its Media, Hollywood, Lobbies, or the Courts, the Jewish plot to make America gay is at our very doors.

Brother Nathanael Kapner, Real Jew News 31 Comments [11/27/2014 8:12:57 AM]
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Submitted By: Wykked Wytch

Quote# 104923

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights on Monday that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood.

Erdogan, whose conservative, Islamist ideology frequently raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it was impossible to place them on an equal footing with men.

"You can't get a woman to work in every job that a man does, like they did in communist regimes in the past," he told the meeting of Turkey's Women and Democracy Association.

"You can't put a pickaxe and a shovel in their hand and get them to work. That's not the way."

He said women should be treated equally in the eyes of the law, but their different role in society had to be recognized.

Erdogan's critics in mostly Muslim but constitutionally secular Turkey have regularly accused him of puritanical intrusiveness into private life, from his advice to women on the number of children they should have to his views on abortion.

But his divisive rhetoric has won him the support of the country's pious Anatolian heartlands, helping secure his victory in the first popular election for head of state in August after more than a decade as prime minister.

"Our religion gave woman a station. What station is this? The station of motherhood ... Motherhood is something different and is the most unobtainable, the highest station," he said.

"There are those who understand this, those who don't. You can't tell this to feminists, because they do not accept motherhood. They have no such concerns."

Economists cite the low numbers of women in the workforce as an obstacle to Turkey's development, while the European Union -- which Turkey has been negotiating to join for over a decade -- has urged the country to do more to improve gender equality.

"We know women are not physiologically equal. But equality is about having equal rights, equal status and equal opportunities," said Gonul Karahanoglu, president of women's rights group KA.DER.

"He defines women only as mothers. It is discriminating against all the women who don't have children. He always says the same things," she said.

Tayyip Erdogan, Reuters 37 Comments [11/27/2014 8:11:13 AM]
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Submitted By: Insult to Rocks

Quote# 104919

Here is a work I've done since months about the End Times, the intervention of the extraterrestrials in the Bible, and their coming in the near future. Please visit endtimesufos through blogspot to discover the Summary of The Book of Revelation in Pictures.

Future articles will come to explain and argue about the claims showed. For example, everyone knows about the 1,260 days of the Two Witnesses and the woman giving birth. But WHO NOTICED THAT 1,260 DAYS IS EQUAL TO 12 x 7 DAYS (a week) (=84 days) ONE TIME + TWO TIMES + FOUR TIMES + EIGHT TIMES (84 days + 168 (84x2) days + 336 (168x2) days + 672 (336x2) days = 1,260 days)?

Who noticed that when starting these 1,260 days on the first anniversary of Prince George on July 22 2014 (huge peak of the Schumann resonances), these 1,260 days ends exactly on DECEMBER 31 2017?

I know that some Christians will be upset about the presence of the ETs as 'angels', and the multidimensionnal spaceships as 'clouds', in the Bible but a deep study allows us to admit this.

[later on in the thread]

This blog is dedicated to the study and the monitoring of the End Times as described in the Bible, especially the Book of Revelations of John. This version of the End Times is unprecedented since revisited through the angle of the presence of aliens in the Bible. The Apocalypse of John was dissected taking into account all the details that Jesus Christ specifically requested to meet in the final chapter of this book. The articles you will read are surprising. Enter the End Times since it started with the birth of Prince George, the future Christ, on July 22, 2013.

PLAYERS OF THE APOCALYPSE ... Prince George: CHRIST - William & Kate: TWO WITNESSES / FOUR HORSEMEN - Harry: ANTICHRIST - British Monarchy: FIRST BEAST - City of London: SECOND BEAST - Media: FALSE PROPHET - End Times from 2013 to 2043. World War III in 2016. Antichrist in 2018. Christ in 2021 for the Rapture of the Great Multitude. ARMAGEDDON, war against 200 millions extraterrestrials in 2032.

ACTS: 1:9-11 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Christ will therefore come in an extradimensional spaceship!

ChristExtra, Godlike Productions 31 Comments [11/27/2014 8:09:30 AM]
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Submitted By: Yossarian Lives

Quote# 104914

Father John O'Connor

Many Catholics have probably never heard of Fr. John O'Connor, but he was one of the first priests to acknowledge the cabalistic origins of Masonic Communism and to be expelled for opposing homosexual control of the church.

Born and raised in Chicago, Father O'Connor was a Military Chaplain during the Second World War. He became curious about Hitler and the "anti-Semitism" of the Nazi regime. Many soldiers asked him why, when they liberated Jews from the concentration camps, some of the Nazi guards were themselves Jewish and had even been former mayors of towns in Germany prior to the War.

Fr. O'Connor was ordered to be examined by a psychologist following a talk in which he named his Superior as a member of the Gay Rights Movement. His Superior barred young men from joining the Dominicans if they refused to accept sodomy and homosexuality as a viable life style alternative. He had been informed of this by several young males who had sought ordination.

O'Connor sought the advice of a Canon Lawyer, Fr Alfred Kunz. Fr. Kunz was brutally murdered in a ritualistic fashion after assisting in the investigation of a satanic pedophile cult connected to the priesthood.

In the summer of 1991, Rome informed O'Connor that he was dismissed from the Dominicans. O'Connor packed his bags and left the River Forest Priory forever. He lived with his widowed sister until his death of natural causes Dec.7 2006.

On Ash Wednesday, February 28, 1990, O'Connor wrote: "When I made my vow of obedience 40 years ago, it was first and foremost to Jesus Christ, His Mother and St. Dominic and in obedience to them only death will silence my witnessing to the Truth."

O'Connor exemplifies the fate of the true Catholic today.

(No name given), Catholic Counterpoint 33 Comments [11/26/2014 6:13:46 AM]
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Quote# 104913

All actions are the result of prior actions in an unbreakable chain. We are no different than a cog in a watch or a falling domino.

There is no difference between the embrace of a loving husband and the violence of a vicious rapist, the actions of a doctor trying to save a life and the mass murderer who kills at whim, the actions of our greatest leaders and the inaction of a lazy sluggard.

Both are totally the same in atheism.

"Justin S", Creation Ministries International 55 Comments [11/26/2014 6:12:48 AM]
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Submitted By: the_ignored

Quote# 104910

Remember that your personal bond with God is ALL that matters—not promises of special blessings or earthly ministries or anything else. The whole point of your existence is to develop a close relationship with your Creator and He is a very jealous Being. He values you so much that He can’t stand the thought of you prizing anything as much as Him. It’s not good enough for God to be first in your heart when He’s followed close behind by a hundred other second priorities. He wants to be way out in front on your priority list: so supremely important that you keep forgetting there’s anything else of value in this world besides Him.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 42 Comments [11/26/2014 6:10:58 AM]
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Quote# 104907

God is always working with the eternal picture in mind. We humans act with now in mind. If I see a homeless man, my instinct is to try to rush in and fix his life for him. But God is working with that soul and He is using his current circumstances to teach him many important lessons. Perhaps He went to great lengths to drag that man down to the low point he is now at and perhaps He is trying to break some stubborn will in him. If I let my human logic lead me, I will only get in God’s way. If I let Him lead me, my timing will always be perfect and He will use me to greatly bless people. Only God sees the soul of a man and knows what he truly needs. Only God sees the future and understands how every life impacts every other. Compared to God, I am a complete fool filled with wrong instincts and flawed logic. If I really want to help someone else, I MUST listen to God, for He is the only One who knows how to do it.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 30 Comments [11/26/2014 6:10:38 AM]
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Quote# 104906

Suppose a husband walks into his bedroom and finds his wife making love to another man. He gets so furious that he grabs a gun and shoots her dead. This is an extreme form of anger—one that seeks to destroy anything that provokes it. This is the kind of anger God has towards those who die without submitting to Jesus. It is with this kind of hateful rage that God will throw unsaved souls into Hell.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 33 Comments [11/26/2014 6:10:29 AM]
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Quote# 104905

God has no use for fake. Honesty is what He’s after, and honesty is what He wants from you in every stage of the journey. Hating His guts, thinking He’s a monster, deciding He is cruel—these are all very valid places to be. It’s in these pit holes of pain and anger that we really let God have it with both barrels: hurling accusations at Him and throwing out all the pretty platitudes we clung to before. We join Job in saying that the way God runs His game down here isn’t right or fair. He blesses those who do evil while He kicks His loyal friends in the face. He is an Ogre with unstoppable power who gets off on tormenting those who can’t fight back. No, we aren’t going to love that. We can’t. God has wired us to find such a dark image of Him utterly repulsive. We can’t trust or love a God who we honestly don’t believe is good. Sure, we can obey Him out of fear of being punished, but that certainly is a lousy way to live. We weren’t designed to thrive in a state of cowering fear. For us, everything is anchored on confidence in God’s goodness—our peace, our hope, our sense of purpose in life. Once we lose that, we lose everything, and in certain stages of refinement, confidence in God’s goodness is the thing that He rips away from us.

Now we get to that ten dollar question: WHY?! What is the point in God totally destroying our confidence in Him? Why does He morph into some terrifying Monster? Why does He go into death silence mode and refuse to utter one peep of encouragement to us? As usual, the answer is nonsensical: God destroys our trust in Him in order to make it stronger.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 33 Comments [11/26/2014 6:10:14 AM]
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