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‘Satanic’ Craigslist killer; The prophecies behind Syria conflict

Posted April 2, 2014 by Religion News Blog

Miranda Barbour

Want to understand what’s going on in Syria? You need to be familiar with some 7th century prophecies.

“Craigslist killer” Miranda Barbour, who claims she was a Satanist and has killed “under 100 people,” has had her first court appearance.

Also: In some countries, not wearing a proper veil can get you arrested. By the religious police.

The beard-cutting-cult leader is back in the news. Plus more…

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Great Britain “A Society of Cowards”

Posted March 24, 2014 by JR

Pat Condell: Michael Coren with Tarek Fatah:

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Will Phelps’ Westboro hate cult disappear? +more religion news

Posted March 21, 2014 by Religion News Blog

Fred Phelps

There has been some speculation that the death of hate preacher Fred Phelps will spell the end of the hate group he founded.

That may be a case of wishful thinking, especially when you take into account that Phelps was excommunicated from the church after a power-struggle in August, 2013.

Also inside: A Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist monk, a Hindu and a Taoist priest get together — and its not a joke.

Plus: help make an anti-Scientology cult conference possible; and more…

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Religion ‘not that important’ to growing number of Americans

Posted March 14, 2014 by Religion News Blog

Craig Allen Stasio

Is Dr. Craig Stasio running a doomsday cult? Parents of the young people he has surrounded himself with think he has brainwashed their daughters, who refer to him as “the prophet.”

Plus: a poll shows that increasing numbers of Americans don’t consider religion all that important. Russians, on the other hands have become more religious — and religion plays an important role in the current Russia – Ukraine conflict.

Also: Christians urgently need to gain an understanding of Islam.

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How our immigration system went wrong

Posted February 8, 2014 by JR

George Jonas:

… The assumption, unspoken but taken for granted until the 1960s, was that immigration was beneficial as long as it was designed to serve the interests of the host society first

… It was in the past 40 years that the immigrant of dubious loyalty emerged, followed by the disloyal native-born, sometimes of immigrant ancestry, sometimes of Islamic conversion. The new immigrant seemed ready to share the West’s wealth but not its values.

… How did this come about? Three reasons stand out.

One, we retreated from the principle that immigration should serve the interests of the host country first.  …

Next, we tried to turn this liability into an asset by promoting multiculturalism….

Finally, in fundamentalist Islam, we’ve come up against a culture for which the very concept of rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s is alien.  …

…. When Canada is no longer regarded as a culture, with its own traditions and narratives, but a clean slate for anyone to write on what he will, immigrants of the new school will be ready with their own texts, including some that aren’t very pleasant

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