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Quote# 107949

Last week the Obama administration expressed its support for a petition demanding a ban on homosexual and transgender conversion therapy for minors. The petition was started in memory of Joshua Ryan Alcorn, a seventeen-year-old boy who took his own life after suffering from the delusion that he was a girl named Leelah. Joshua's parents are described by the media as conservative Christians who did everything in their power to restore their son to his right mind. Unfortunately, Joshua was still able to access social media where he found encouragement to persist in his disease.

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While it is bad enough that the petition demands an end to therapy aimed at helping sick children, the full implications of this demand are deeply disturbing. Note that in addition to the therapy itself, the petition also condemns Joshua's parents for removing him from school and trying to limit his contact with his peers, actions that are within the accepted limits of parental authority. In essence, the petition blames Joshua's death on his parents' refusal to accept his delusion. The moral principle behind the petition is clear: it is abusive and evil for parents to discourage their "transgendered" children.

For now, the only legal action demanded by the Left is aimed at conversion therapy performed by mental health professionals, but it is easy to see how parents who teach their children to reject homosexuality and transgenderism could also be labeled as criminal in the future. For if, as the petition states, it is unethical for a therapist to attempt to "reverse any child's gender identity or sexual orientation", how could it not be unethical for a parent to attempt to do so? By now, the ultimate goal of the Left should be obvious to all Christians. The Left desires to use the authority of the state to destroy the Church and the Biblical teaching on sexuality. Christian businesses and Christian families will be targeted and prosecuted. Children will be taken from Christian families in order to prevent "abuse" and to provide the children with a full range of gender options.

The "sexual revolution" is not a finished event that occurred in the 1960s. It is an ongoing process and it is accelerating. During the first stage of the sexual revolution abortion, pornography and homosexuality were legalized. But although these practices were legal and promoted by the mainstream culture, it was still possible for individuals to express their disapproval of these practices and to teach their children to avoid them. Now, in the second stage of the sexual revolution public disapproval of sexual perversion will become taboo and will ultimately be criminalized, as is already happening in other countries.

We must not be deceived: we are entering the darkest period in the history of the world. I would prefer a thousand times over to be fed to lions than for my children to be taken from me and raised as sinful perverts. But this is the future that the retreating church is inviting.

Clement Pulaski, True Sons of Abraham 15 Comments [4/18/2015 4:07:44 AM]
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Quote# 107945

The Holy Bible is the official book of Tennessee in the view of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Despite questions of constitutionality, lawmakers beat back an attempt to make Andrew Jackson's Bible the official book and voted 55-38 in favor of Rep. Jerry Sexton's original bill.

"History's going to tell us where we stand on this. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to have the side that I'm on," said Sexton, R-Bean Station, after the vote.

"It may be kind to me in the future and it may not be kind, and that's OK. I made a decision for today and I feel good about it."

Although a GOP-led effort, House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, was one of 20 Republicans to vote against the measure. House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, and four Republicans abstained. Only six Democrats voted in favor of the bill.

The bill faced a little opposition in the House, but sailed through one Senate committee easily when it came up for discussion.


Tennessee House of Representatives, The Tennessean 9 Comments [4/18/2015 4:05:53 AM]
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Quote# 107944


On Tuesday, I read an Associated Press report about a young woman who, with the help of the radical liberals of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and another homosexual activist group, is suing a business for firing her because she refused to dress and behave as a woman. This girl pretends to be—or believes she is—a man, and the business did not want to employ a woman presenting herself as a man. She had apparently dressed and looked like a man when she was hired, but only when the company processed her paperwork and driver’s license did they realize she was a female. Management told her she would have to dress and behave like the woman she is in order to work there. She refused and was let go.

It was just a short few weeks between the time she was hired and then fired. This is yet another case of the radical homosexual-“transgender” activist movement using lawfare to crush the rights of people to run their businesses as they see fit, free from being forced to hire mentally ill cross-dressers. The SPLC in its devilish case is trying to conflate this case with “civil rights” for “transgendered” people. As they write in their “case docket” at the SPLC website:

Tristan Broussard, a young transgender man, was fired from his manager trainee position at Tower Loan, a Mississippi-based finance company with 180 locations nationide, for not agreeing to dress and be treated as a woman. The Southern Poverty Law Center and allies filed a federal discrimination lawsuit alleging Tower Loans violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights by firing plaintiff Tristan Broussard. Title VII prohibits against employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

… The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleges that Broussard’s former employer Tower Loan violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the federal law that protects employees from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Courts nationwide have repeatedly recognized that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination protects transgender workers.


I am not aware of an abundance of nationwide cases that have “repeatedly recognized” that the Civil Rights Act covers mentally deranged people who believe, against biological reality, that they are the opposite sex, but wherever these rulings may be made, they’re dead wrong. Never in the wildest imaginations of the men who crafted and passed that legislation, would they have intended it to cover people with such mental illness at the expense of the right of employers to not participate in such lunacy. Further, since when can the employer not dictate employees’ dress code, specifically that it should match their gender?

This is tyranny, and it has not come to the United States from an invading nation with tanks and rockets. It has come wrapped in a hijacked-rainbow flag, under the banner of “diversity” and “nondiscrimination.” At this point, only the most uninformed and deceived among us cannot see that the radical homosexual movement—a movement based purely on lies and sin—has at its heart the wicked goal of tyranny over Christian freedom, expression and conscience. Don’t doubt it. While this particular case does not necessarily involve a Christian employer, ultimately Christians and Christianity are the true targets of this hell-born movement. But, these activists will gladly target anyone who resists their dark agenda, as this company, Tower Loan, is sadly discovering.

Gina Miller, BarbWire 10 Comments [4/18/2015 4:02:39 AM]
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Quote# 107943

On Tuesday’s edition of the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” program, Religious Right activist and rabbi Daniel Lapin repeated his bizarre claim that liberals are sexually attracted to radical Islam. Lapin told FRC President Tony Perkins that there is a “sexual dimension” to liberals’ supposed love for Islamic extremism, claiming “effeminate” liberals are sexually attracted to the “masculinity” of Islamic fundamentalism and are experiencing “Stockholm Syndrome.”

“There are countless studies showing that feminine-type behavior produces an excess of estrogen in men and vice versa,” Lapin said. “Essentially, the left has fallen in love with the masculinity of Islam.”

He continued: “Today, after a 30- or 40-year epidemic of leftism that has swept its sordid stain across America, we’ve become much more feminized and we are attracted to the masculine strength and brutality of Islam. This is the girl in the high school being attracted to the bad, tough guy and that’s really what’s happening. There is no other way that I know of to explain this utterly irrational — and as soon as I said to myself that it’s irrational, I said, where else do you see irrational behavior? When people are sexually attracted you see irrational behavior. On a spiritual level, the feminized American left, show business, politicians, particularly academia, all the people who love Islam, when Christianity and Judaism are exactly the reverse.”

Or maybe the claim that liberals support Islamic extremism is a myth created by the far-right.

Daniel Lapin, Right Wing Watch 10 Comments [4/18/2015 4:02:23 AM]
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Quote# 107942



Creationist Textbook, Tumblr 8 Comments [4/18/2015 4:00:36 AM]
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Quote# 107938

 [On why God gives children cancer]

It is always when we feel helpless and distressed that we remember God. Too often that is the only time we remember Him. If we had our way, we’d erase all pain from this world and thereby take away one of God’s most effective means of securing our attention. Then we’d all become completely self-absorbed and totally ignore His existence. Does God smile on this plan? Not hardly. Our Creator loves us too much to let us walk away from Him without a fight. He will do anything it takes to intensify our interest in Him

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 19 Comments [4/18/2015 3:13:33 AM]
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Quote# 107936

In this world, we learn not to discount the feedback our senses give to us. Yet when it comes to spiritual growth, we must learn to live primarily by faith, which means discounting what our senses tell us whenever their message conflicts with the convictions of the Holy Spirit.

Faith is strengthened by learning to trust in God’s Character. It is weakened when we try to rely on our senses or our ability to always perceive God’s actions as logical and good. For faith to grow strong, it must be put through continuous stress tests. These tests are created when God asks us to believe something which our senses completely reject.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 30 Comments [4/17/2015 3:26:19 AM]
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Quote# 107935

HOLY DREAM - BEWARE! Adolf Hitler (meaning the Antichist System) Will Rise Again From The Dead!

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This is a warning to the Spiritual and Biological Jews who belong to ABBA YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA, and the RUACH ha KODESH that there is one coming who has a spirit unto like a hitler, who is the son of perdition, the son of satan, and also known as the Antichrist. Take heed to this warning that all Biological and Spiritual Jews HE will seek to destroy. You must keep your faith in ABBA YAHUVEH, YAHUSHUA/JESUS CHRIST, and the RUACH ha KODESH to be saved and live a loving and obedient relationship with our heavenly creators. To those who refuse to accept YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH as lord as savior, they will have no protection.
We at AMIGHTYWIND ministries pray that this dream reaches and warns many who's names are truly written in the Lambs book of Life and that Psalm 91 protection will be upon them in the glorious and mighty name of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH! AMEN!

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YAHSHUASFIRE, Youtube 28 Comments [4/17/2015 3:23:40 AM]
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Quote# 107934

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns — and the wishes of Republican leaders in the Statehouse— in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book.

The chamber approved the measure 55-38 on Wednesday. It is sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton, a former pastor, who argued that his proposal reflects the Bible's historical, cultural and economic impact in Tennessee.

Tennessee's attorney general, Herbert Slatery, warned in a legal opinion earlier this week that the bill would violate separation of church and state provisions of both the federal and state constitutions.

Constitutional concerns raised over similar proposals in Mississippi and Louisiana caused lawmakers there to drop those measures in recent years. While Tennessee supporters acknowledged the likelihood of a lawsuit if the bill becomes law, several said it would be worth the expense.

"There are some things that are worth standing up for," said Rep. Andy Holt, a Republican. "Markets, money and military are meaningless without morals. I think it's time for our body to make a stand."

Several lawmakers raised concerns about putting the Bible on par with innocuous state symbols such as the official salamander, tree and beverage.

"Pilgrim's Progress is a book, To Kill a Mockingbird is a book," said Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, R-Signal Mountain. "The Bible is the word of God, it's a whole a whole different level."

Supporters were dismissive of concerns raised during the floor debate.

"It's not just a book," Sexton said. "I base my life, my ministry and my family on this book."

Rep. Micah Van Huss said if the Bible becomes the state book, people won't be required to worship or follow Christianity.

"The dog and the cat are state symbols and nobody in Tennessee is required to purchase a dog or a cat," the Republican said.

Sexton said nothing prevents other works to be named official state books alongside the Bible. Tennessee, after all, has several state songs, he said.

The measure would need to be approved by the Senate before heading to the desk of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who opposes it. The governor wouldn't tell reporters whether he'd veto the measure.

Senate sponsor Steve Southland told the Citizen Tribune of Morristown that he expects the governor would allow the measure to become law without his signature. Haslam appeared surprised by Southerland's prediction.

"He must be reading my mind somehow — or attempting to," Haslam said. "That's definitely not coming from us."

Other prominent opponents of the measure include the Republican speakers of both chambers, Sen. Ron Ramsey and Beth Harwell, along with the Senate and House GOP leaders, Rep. Gerald McCormick and Sen. Mark Norris.

Norris told reporters it would be "a dark day for Tennessee" if the Senate approves the bill Thursday.

"All I know is that I hear Satan snickering, he loves this kind of mischief," Norris said. "You just dumb the good book down far enough to make it whatever it takes to make it a state symbol, and you're on your way to where he wants you."

State Rep. Jerry Sexton (R - Bean Station), Yahoo News 33 Comments [4/17/2015 3:17:43 AM]
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Quote# 107931

Three Questions for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Regarding your June 24 policy statement on "Sexual Minority Youth":

1. You state that a teen who questions if he is male or female, or who wants his genitalia removed, is "normal, just different."

Given the physical differences between male and female are more substantial than between races, if an African American teen is convinced she is really Caucasian, is she also "normal, just different?" Should her pediatrician affirm her belief, and support her wish for facial surgery and skin bleaching?

2. If my son thinks he's a girl, you recommend I find him a therapist who will respect and affirm his belief.

But if my son is attracted to boys, and his urges feel foreign and distressing, you advise me to find a therapist who will tell him, "this is who you are, accept it."

Honestly, does that make sense?

3. You are calling on all pediatricians to fight homophobia and heterosexism. Per the FBI, the number of hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation bias is similar to those motivated by religious bias.

Will the AAP be calling on its members to fight society's irrational hatred of God-fearing people?

Dr. Miriam Grossman, Miriam Grossman, MD 24 Comments [4/17/2015 3:13:26 AM]
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Quote# 107930

A student from Wilson Middle School has contacted our office to request assistance with regard to a serious constitutional violation that is occurring under the authority of your school and school district. The student, currently in eighth grade, reports that she was wrongfully berated, humiliated, and otherwise mistreated by a school staff member for exercising her constitutional right to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Moreover, this mistreatment was reinforced by an authority figure within the school. As you should know, the right of students to opt out of Pledge participation was settled long ago by the United States Supreme Court in West Virginia State Bd. of Educ. v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943). Consequently, any actions by your school or its agents infringing upon that right would be actionable as a serious constitutional violation.

The student in question, for personal reasons, does not wish to participate in the Pledge exercise in any manner. On Thursday, April 2, she happened to be at the school nurse’s office when the school’s Pledge of Allegiance exercise took place. The school nurse ordered everyone present to stand up, but the student remained seated as she typically does. She reports that subsequently, when it was her turn to be seen by the nurse, the nurse asked loudly, “Why didn't you stand for the Pledge?” The student replied that the Pledge exercise is voluntary and that no explanation for opting out is needed. Shockingly, the nurse responded by ordering her out of the room, yelling, “Fine! Then leave! I have the right to not service you!”

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The student reports that she left the nurse’s office in tears and went to the administrative offices to call her mother. A secretary then led the student to an office, but at that time the same nurse appeared again, saying, “She isn't calling a parent until I have a long conversation with her!” Still sobbing, the student said she only wanted to call her mother. At this point a school counselor arrived and took the student to his office, where the student remained for the first two class periods. Though he showed some sympathy, he also incorrectly instructed the student that she should stand in the hallway if she does not wish to stand for the Pledge exercise! The student politely tried to explain that she is under no obligation to stand in the hallway as such, to which the counselor replied that it was “district policy,” apparently unaware that “district policy” does not trump federal law.

To say that the actions of school district staff in this situation have inflicted trauma upon this child would be an understatement. She was bullied and subjected to public embarrassment for doing nothing more than harmlessly exercising her constitutional rights. The actions of the nurse are indefensible, as she provides an example of the kind of overzealous, dangerous patriotism that any true patriot would loathe. The student was left angry and scarred by this mean-spirited hostility, which is only made worse by the fact that it came from a person trusted with the health and well being of students. Moreover, the nurse’s refusal to give the child medical attention calls into question her fitness for the job.

School nurse, Wilson Middle School, Carlisle, PA, American Humanist Legal Center 32 Comments [4/17/2015 3:13:07 AM]
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Quote# 107929

After much prayer, discussion and a recent unanimous vote by our Board, Alaska Right to Life is disaffiliating with National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). For several decades we have been the Alaska affiliate of NRLC. During recent years we have come to recognize that there are certain irreconcilable differences with the strategy and the direction of NRLC and that of Alaska Right to Life. The most notable difference would be NRLC's willingness to include rape and incest exceptions in legislation purely for the purpose of protecting incumbent politicians from their constituents. Alaska Right to Life has developed a policy to never support legislation that endeavors to protect some children while simultaneously condemning others.

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We are excited to see what God will do as more and more people raise united voice against this great evil of our day.
We believe these changes were necessary to support our direction and mission "to protect and defend innocent human life from the moment of conception until natural end of life". We will endeavor to faithfully carry the banner proclaiming that message and watch as mountains are moved and the giants of darkness, deception, and death are slain by our mighty God. AKRTL's Statement of faith can be seen on our website.

Alaska Right To Life, National Personhood Alliance 37 Comments [4/17/2015 3:09:26 AM]
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Quote# 107928

In a recent Facebook post, well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said the Islamic State (ISIS) “is Satan,” and he also questioned the lack of response from Western nations.

“ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realms, then they are made concrete on this earth,” he said in an April 8 post on the social media website.

Father Amorth continued, “there are only two spiritual realms: The Holy Spirit and the demonic spirit.”

He said the demonic enters in “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the devil. As a Christian I fight the beast spiritually.”

“The political world, which today seems to lack a response in face of the massacre of Christians, will also have to fight ISIS and it will do it in a different way. If it advances as it seems to be doing, we ask ourselves what has the West done over the course of the last decades.”

The priest, who founded the International Association of Exorcists, explained that Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days and the beast is working furiously.”

ISIS took control of the largest Christian city in Iraq, Qaraqosh, in August last year, causing tens of thousands of people to flee.

The terrorist group has persecuted and murdered Christians and other religious minorities in parts of Syria and Iraq.

Fr. Amorth, age 90, has performed over 70,000 exorcisms during the past 29 years. The number is so high because carrying out an exorcism can require multiple sessions and each time the rite is administered it is counted as one instance.

Fr. Amorth has previously spoken about the danger posed by people no longer believing in the devil, as well as a shortage of exorcists.

Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Catholic News Agency 21 Comments [4/17/2015 3:08:59 AM]
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Quote# 107927

And our leader will declare a "Christiannacht" where the mobs of hysterical sex addicts attack anything that seems Christian in nature in a night of hysteria/flash mob rule while the Fema trucks and trains take all the men and women of God to a "safe place" (or as Hillary spoke out, a "Fun place") to starve to death while working for the government in some fashion (work means freedom) etc...Oh yes, and of course this means marshal law and any elections will be delayed until the manufactured crisis is over (i.e. the third and fourth terms of potus)

Norm, Barbwire 37 Comments [4/17/2015 3:05:36 AM]
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Quote# 107921

For most media outlets a picture of Kim Kardashian, reality television celebrity and wife of rapper Kanye West, would be regarded as guaranteed clickbait. Now, however, the woman for whom the word over-exposed might have been invented has found herself crudely excised from ultra-orthodox Jewish website Kikar HaShabbat.

A photograph of Kardashian in a Jerusalem restaurant enjoying a meal with her husband was doctored, with a receipt placed where she was sitting. In a second image she was rendered unrecognisably fuzzy.

Even Kardashian’s name was left out of the piece by the paper, which referred to her only as “Kanye West’s wife”.

The article from which Kardashian was excised had criticised the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, for dining with the couple at a well-known non-kosher restaurant, Mona, which not only opens on the Jewish sabbath but serves non-kosher dishes mixing meat and dairy, including for the meal in question.

Barkat – the target of the article – had posted a photograph of himself with the couple on his Facebook page, in which he wrote: “Raising a glass to Jerusalem with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! I asked them to serve as Jerusalem’s ambassadors and spread the word that Jerusalem is an open city and welcomes everyone.”

Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said on Wednesday Kardashian had been removed because she clashed with ultra-Orthodox values, not least that women should dress and behave modestly.

Nissam Ben Haim and others at Kikar HaShabbat, The Guardian 15 Comments [4/17/2015 2:47:54 AM]
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Quote# 107920

Here at TomatoBubble.com; we love all of our readers, including the Atheist / Evolutionists. From time to time an E-mail that reads something like the following will arrive in the inbox:

"Mike. I love your work but you really need to stick to history and current events. You do not understand the science behind Evolution and are only harming your credibility when you attack Darwin."

Though this type of feedback is certainly more cordial and tolerable than the occasional, "You are a stupid ignorant deranged 'Nazi' extremist who believes that a giant spaghetti monster created the universe in 7 days. Ha ha ha" - it is still a variation of the condescending you-do-not-understand-science ad hominem logical fallacy that Evolutionists always resort to. This rhetorical device is a weaponized trick that we shall now disarm.

First of all, the lack of any extensive "scientific background" does not necessarily disqualify a logical thinker from expressing an opinion on Evolution or any other matter related to science. If a man observes a rapidly darkening sky on a brutally hot and humid summer afternoon; followed by a sudden temperature drop and distant rumbles of thunder; would his lack of a "background in meteorology" invalidate his opinion that rain is forthcoming?

If a man opts to take the elevator downstairs instead of simply jumping out of a 40th floor window and into his waiting convertible; would his lack of a "background in physics" invalidate his fear of jumping out of skyscrapers?

This idea that any matters pertaining to science, or alleging to pertain to science, can only be discussed by those with the right "qualifications" is a clear example of another classic logical fallacy; the 'Appeal to Authority'. Every great philosopher from Buddha, to Confucius, to Plato, to Socrates, to Marcus Aurelius, to Jesus, to Schopenhauer and so many others specifically warned against the inherent errors associated with this type of boot-licking, group-thinking worship of authority figures. Buddha expressed the key to right thinking very well when he stated:

"Do not go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought."

In other words, "To hell with those diploma-decorated fools. Use your own reason and observation!" And with that, let us dispense with this puffed-up patronizing rubbish about "lack of a scientific background" once and for all. You see, it doesn't take a "scientific background" to understand the basic and timeless principles of what is known as "The Scientific Method". Ironically, it is the hallowed Scientific Method which dooms the "theoretical science" of Darwinian Evolution to the toilet bowl of pseudo-scientific error.

Had Darwin studied Greek or Buddhist philosophy, he would never have made such a monkey of himself.

What is the Scientific Method?

The Scientific Method consists of the flow-chart steps shown in the following chart:



Each step must logically flow into the next step until the process is complete. No skipping steps! As soon as the standards of any given step cannot be met, the game ends and the hypothesis goes into the garbage. Now, let's plug "Evolution" TM into the step climber and see what we get.

Step 1: Ask a Question

OK. This one is easy. Anyone can ask a question about anything. Here it goes: "How did we all get here?"

Step 2: Do Background Research

Gather data and observe it carefully. If you detect a pattern that suggests a plausible conclusion, then move onto the next step. What Darwin "discovered" during this step is that all living creatures share many common traits; and that the differences among them adapt them perfectly to their natural environment.

Step 3: Construct a Hypothesis

Based on your data mining, make an educated guess as to what the truth is. Not just any ole guess; not a wild and baseless guess; but an educated guess based on a compelling pattern of data. Here, at a very early stage of the Scientific Method, Darwin has already gone off the rails. In his own words:

"The real affinities of all organic beings, in contradiction to their adaptive resemblances, are due to inheritance or community of descent. Therefore I should infer from analogy that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed."

What Darwin observed is nothing that a retarded 8 year old, living 10,000 years ago, could not have easily noticed on his own; namely, that all creatures have much in common. For example, a lizard has two eyes, a mouth, teeth, a tongue, four limbs, a spine, a skeleton etc; and, a human being also two eyes, a mouth, teeth, a tongue, four limbs, a spine, a skeleton etc. And from that, and nothing more, Darwin "hypothesizes" that all living things came from an original "single-cell" organism? Really Chuck?

Darwin himself even admits that there is no data to support his hypothesis; which means that the hypothesis itself should never have been put forth in the first place. Again, from his own mouth:

"On this doctrine of the extermination of an infinitude of connecting links, between the living and extinct inhabitants of the world, and at each successive period between the extinct and still older species, why is not every geological formation charged with such links? Why does not every collection of fossil remains afford plain evidence of the gradation and mutation of the forms of life?

We meet with no such evidence. and this is the most obvious and forcible of the many objections used against my theory."


That's right Chuckie. The MILLIONS of "missing links' flowing from single-cell pond scum to modern man did not exist in the 1800's, nor have they been pieced together to this day. In fact, as even prominent Evolutionists openly admit, the fossil record actually appears to show that new life forms came on to the scene very suddenly.

Nonetheless, in spite of the fact that the standards of the 'Hypothesis Step' of Scientific Method have, by Darwin's own admission, not been met; let us, purely for the sake of argument, cheat a little and give the Evolutionists a "free pass" to the next step.

Step 4: Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment

I don't even know where to even begin with this one. How does one construct an experiment to "prove" that great-great-great grandma[x] was a piece of algae that spontaneously appeared in a pond, and "mutated" into millions of transitional species, culminating in what we are today. In the absence of any experimentation, one could conceivably skip this step and jump to an intense observation of unfolding natural processes; a "natural" experiment, so to speak.

But here again, there is nothing to observe. The reality is that trans-species evolution is not observable and has never been observed, neither in nature nor in the fossil record. Sorry Evolutionists, but a non-definitive skull fragment of some creature purported to be an "ape ancestor" does not meet the standard of observation; let alone constitute evidence that great-great-great grandma[x] was single-celled pond scum. The same goes for your desperately hyped-up finches, peppered moths, 'super rats', platypuses etc.

And speaking of "simple" single-cell organisms (which we now know are more complex than nuclear submarines and space shuttles!), a single-cell organism has NEVER been observed to "mutate" into a new species of two-cell organism. My God! The Evolutionists cannot even validate, neither in nature nor in a laboratory, the jump from one-cell bacteria to two-cell bacteria; yet they call us "stupid" for doubting that our common one-celled pond scum great-great-great grandma[x] "evolved" into the modern day human, elephant, bird, bumble bee, dolphin, eagle, spider, flower, tree etc.

Obviously, steps 5 and 6 of the Scientific Method are rendered mute; but that doesn't stop the dogmatic Evolutionists and degenerate Marxists from pounding their fists on the table and screaming "Science ... science ... science!" in your face; whilst viciously denouncing you as "uneducated" for daring to question their pond scum to human scenario.

The Theory of trans-species Evolution TM is neither testable nor observable. Likewise, the theory of life blindly coming from non-life is neither testable, nor observable; to say nothing of even being sane. Heck, these ideas were never even 'hypothesizable', and that was before our understanding of the incredibly complex DNA computer code we call the genome; a mind boggling instructional code that is programmed into all organisms, including those "simple" single-cell amoebas and bacteria!

Bottom Line: According to any honest rendering of the Scientific Method, Evolution TM is NOT science!

Mike King, Tomato Bubble 28 Comments [4/17/2015 2:46:24 AM]
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Quote# 107917

[Articles parts quoted and inserted by the author bracketed by me]

Saudi Arabia has entered into a diplomatic fracas with a European Union member over monkeys.

Yes, you read that one right.

[...]

Okay technically the Saudis were just doing a little diplomatic quid anti quo after a female Swedish politican criticized the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for not letting sluts behind the wheel.

[A co-ordinated campaign by Muslim nations against Sweden is not a fanciful notion. There is talk that Sweden may lose its chance to gain a seat on the UN Security Council in 2017 because of Wallström.]

Look, aside from the benefit of not letting women drive (hint: they're all terrible at it, we might consider a similar move here), there's nothing here that should really offend the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, Sweden does $1.3B a year with the Saudis, and that they're throwing money around while other governments aren't hasn't escaped the notion of policy makers everywhere: notice Sweden just last week apparently greased some wheels some but not enough.

Meanwhile, another Middle Eastern country is entering into a diplomatic fracas with a monkey...

Bonus observation: Note the name of the "Islamophobic" politician and the name of the zoo curator. Is that like Johnson/Johnston over there?

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child, The Third Edge of the Sword 16 Comments [4/17/2015 2:44:02 AM]
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Submitted By: JeanP
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Quote# 107914

It is clear to me that many of my fellow Americans have no clue as to what homosexuality is and what it is exactly that makes a person a homosexual. In the interest of clearing up some really rather large misconceptions, I have devised this simple test.

WARNING! Sexually explicit material.

1. You are a male homosexual if you:

A. Love your brother. B. Are a really nice guy. C. Are creative and like musicals. D. Are afraid of asking out a female. E. Willingly put another male's penis in your mouth or anal canal.

The correct answer is E.

2. You are a female homosexual if:

A. You are a really nice girls PE teacher. B. Live in a house with another female. C. Are not asked out on dates with males. D. Like cats and holding hands in front of the fireplace. E. Willingly have other females sexually stimulate your vagina.

The correct answer is E.

If you selected answers A-D on either question, then you are ignorant or kidding yourself.

Homosexuality is an act. It is not a physical trait like skin pigmentation.

It is not "just about love". It is a behavior. No male is born with another male's penis in his mouth.

blueunicorn6, Free Republic 34 Comments [4/16/2015 1:57:07 PM]
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Submitted By: Missouri1988
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Quote# 107911

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) predicted in a recent interview that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East was a sign of the End Times and that Jesus Christ would soon return to Earth.

“If we actually turn our back on Israel as we have seen Barack Obama do today, if that happens then I think we will see a scale and a level of push back in the United States, negative consequences,” Bachmann told Understanding the Times radio host Jan Markell on Sunday. “I don’t know what they are, but I believe that the Bible is true. And believe what the Bible says is that our nation and the people of our nation will reap a whirlwind, and we could see economic disasters, natural disasters.”


“The United States does not want to be in that position and unfortunately the people put into office Barack Obama,” she opined. “Not only once, but twice. And the people have to rise up against his actions and demand that their leaders take steps accordingly.”

But even though Bachmann lamented that Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was “pro the goals of Islamic jihad,” she said that the coming End Times were a reason to celebrate.

“These are not fearful times, these are the most exciting days in history,” she insisted. “Talk about what you see in the newspaper. We can talk about God’s time clock and the fact that Jesus Christ’s return is imminent. Is there anything more important to talk about?”

“We need to be so on fire right now about the things of Christ and the things of God, that needs to occupy our time and our thoughts virtually from morning to night because we have very little time — in my opinion — left before the second return of Christ. That’s good news!” the former congresswoman added. “The world is embracing degeneracy, but what that also tells us as we look at what the world is doing that they’re going according to God’s time clock. Pastors, preach it from the pulpit!”

Michele Bachmann, Rawstory 36 Comments [4/16/2015 1:52:52 PM]
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Submitted By: Naturalistic Worldview
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Quote# 107910

The irony is, that the anti-Christian homosexuals are working closely with the Muslims who gleefully kill the homosexuals. If Islam gets a firm grip in America the homosexuals will be murdered right along with the Christians. But the homosexuals are so driven to eradicate Christianly from America they don’t seem to care they will be on the chopping block (literally) also. Hilarious, if it wasn’t so dangerious.

19gundog43, BarbWire 25 Comments [4/16/2015 1:52:41 PM]
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Quote# 107909

American communists are not sitting on the sidelines in the left’s attacks on Indiana over gay marriage. Hardly. They are condemning Indiana because they are firmly on board for gay marriage – for a host of interesting reasons. Communists have steadily but surely moved in this direction, a literal two-century-long progression I chronicle in my coming book, “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.” Once upon a time, the Communist Party USA booted out gays like Harry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society, and the likes of Fidel Castro (who, amazingly, is reportedly also now an advocate of gay marriage) once tossed homosexuals in insane asylums. Not anymore. There has been a fundamental transformation.

[...]

Why would this be? When did it happen? There are many reasons, which I chronicle in my coming book, but among them, the most significant (if not chilling) is this: For two centuries, communists and other leftist radicals have been seeking to take down natural-traditional-biblical marriage and the family. Since the early 1800s, they have made their arguments and tried different tactics. The Communist Manifesto spoke of “abolition of the family.” At long last, however, communists have the vehicle to make it happen: gay marriage – a 21st-century novelty utterly without precedent in human history. Now, as the legal definition of marriage rapidly changes, the floodgates will be open to all sorts of new configurations.

Their efforts to redefine the family structure have been long at work, starting with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and moving on to the Bolsheviks, to cultural Marxists from the Frankfurt School such as Herbert Marcuse and Wilhelm Reich, and on to more modern Marxists such as Betty Friedan, Kate Millett and assorted ’60s radicals. Those leftist extremists, however, never made much headway in their efforts to redefine family and marriage. Only now, with formal legalization of same-sex marriage afoot, they are finally getting what they’ve wanted for multiple generations: the literal redefinition of family.

To be sure, Marx and Engels would be speechless at the idea of two men marrying each other. They would be equally baffled that mainstream Americans now gladly join them in rejecting the biblical design for natural marriage and family. Nonetheless, this is where the culture now stands.

And perhaps most fascinating of all, communists then and today would be shocked but delighted to find that gay marriage has provided them a stunningly effective tool in attacking what the far left has always hated most: religion. Marx and Engels and friends would be absolutely thrilled that gay marriage is offering a sledgehammer not only to remold the family but to bludgeon religious believers. It’s an amazing sight to behold. It has been a long time coming.

Paul Kengor, WND 20 Comments [4/16/2015 1:49:01 PM]
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Quote# 107908

That is what Russia said a long time ago. They said that America will fall without a shot fired. They knew that the fabric of a strong family in America would be destroyed due to the mandated educational system that could manipulate and teach propaganda to the youth. First taking God out of every square inch of the Public Square. The politicians who were Democrats stifled the Freedom of Religion. They protected the criminal that pushed drugs and ignored the victims. Democrats were in the majority of Congress for (40) Forty years and that is when America started the down-hill slide..
The Democrat Party's Platform: (their mission statement and how they vote) Abortion on demand and taxpayer is forced to pay for these abortions: Freedom Lost!
The Same Sex pseudo marriage: If you do not bake for the pseudo occasion the taxpayer will be forced to the court system.
Taxpayer is also forced to pay for sex-changes. Freedom of Religion Lost!
This all "While the Americans Slept". Now they find themselves at the bottom of Dante's Hell.

IntellectOne, WND 13 Comments [4/16/2015 1:48:25 PM]
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Quote# 107907

It looks like America is not only turning into an islamic state. Soon it will be a homosexual communist sharia caliphate. Modern American leftist ideas are even worse than classical marxism and fascism. Literally the worst thing human civilization ever made.

Alan Gonzales, WND 54 Comments [4/16/2015 3:43:01 AM]
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Quote# 107905

(Responding to picture of Indiana pizzeria owner who announced they would refuse to cater gay weddings)

Hey atheists! Check out the smile on her face!
Something to behold!

Who would have thought that out of such shameful hate and intolerance from the LGBT crowd, such joy and relief could come to followers of Christ!

Oh yeah. CHRISTIANS would have thought! What a great God we serve, eh you bunch of "we're descendants of monkeys" (!?) loons, you!

"Nothing is impossible for those that believe" comes to mind here, as well as, "Thou preparest a table before me (an over $800 000 dollar TABLE!) in the presence of mine enemies"

Blessed be our God. All glory and honour belong to HIM. :)


The Last Trump, Christian News Network 47 Comments [4/16/2015 3:39:08 AM]
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Quote# 107898

“Don’t you be ashamed you go to a church with male leadership," Lytells says in the clip of his sermon, uploaded to YouTube by 'Bad Preachers'. "Every church that’s right with God oughta have a sign: ‘Male Leadership.’ Because that’s the only kind of leadership, both from Adam all the way to the last part of the Bible. It’s all been male. This is a man’s world!”

Rev. Bill Lytell, Huffington Post 18 Comments [4/16/2015 3:35:44 AM]
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Submitted By: Doubting Thomas
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