TEST OF FAITH: THE UNCHURCHING OF AMERICA – Mainline Protestant churches dropping like flies!

From: Star&Tribune

TEST OF FAITH: THE UNCHURCHING OF AMERICA

AS CHURCHES CLOSE,
A WAY OF LIFE FADES

Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations.

About the seriesThis is the first in an occasional series about Christianity at a crossroads — a time of unprecedented decline in church membership and a changing future for the faith. …

Mainline Protestant churches have been hit the hardest. Continue reading “TEST OF FAITH: THE UNCHURCHING OF AMERICA – Mainline Protestant churches dropping like flies!”

(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions

Internet pornography—akin to cocaine

A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits.

Nicole M. King and Bryce J. Christensen | May 8 2018

The progressives who brought the world the sexual revolution assure one and all that that Internet pornography poses no threat to social or personal well-being; indeed, they argue that Internet pornography deserves the same legal protections afforded expressions of political opinion. But the progressive view on pornography appears ever less credible as evidence accrues showing that addiction to Internet pornography looks very like addiction to cocaine and carries consequences that may prove just as harmful for individuals and families. Continue reading “(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions”

Tucker: Modern Liberalism is a Religious Movement – It’s a replacement for protestant Christianity that the left worked so hard to undermine and destroy — ‘You can’t commit sin if your intentions are pure,’ and liberals believe their intentions are the purest

“‘You can’t commit sin if your intentions are pure,’ and liberals believe their intentions are the purest. But that sounds like theology and not public policy. That’s because it is theology. Modern liberalism is a religious movement. It’s a replacement for the protestant Christianity that the left worked so hard to undermine and destroy. Liberals are speaking a language of faith, albeit a faith without God. This is the main reason that right and left talk past each other. … One side arrives with facts and stats and arguments. The other side brags about its decency. … You can beat a liberal in an argument, but you can never convince him that you won. He cares much more deeply than you do, and therefore he knows he’s right by definition, and nothing can convince him otherwise.”

“‘We’re good people; therefore, we must rule. You are not; therefore, you must obey.'”

– Tucker Carlson on Fox News, 5/9/18, transcribed by Jeff Fenske Continue reading “Tucker: Modern Liberalism is a Religious Movement – It’s a replacement for protestant Christianity that the left worked so hard to undermine and destroy — ‘You can’t commit sin if your intentions are pure,’ and liberals believe their intentions are the purest”

Our Society is the Sick One – Not Syria’s | Interesting Facts About Syria

From: Christopher Bollyn on Facebook

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Our Society is the Sick One – Not Syria’s

When you read the facts below about Syrian society, you might wonder why the U.S. is so hostile to it. This hostility to the government of Syria can only be explained by realizing that our society is the sick one – not Syria’s.

We are the nation that has been engaged for 17 years in a fraudulent War on Terror based on unproven allegations about the unsolved crime of 9/11. Our nation has spent trillions of dollars waging war against countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, while we lavish praise and money on the one nation that is most deeply involved in the false-flag terror attacks – Israel.

It is our nation that has been tricked into several wars based on lies and fabrications: Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria. We have been fooled repeatedly into attacking Israel’s enemies (e.g. Iraq and Syria) and allowed our diminishing national wealth to be plundered fighting wars in countries where we have no national interest.

Our own president recently complained that we have wasted $7 trillion in 17 years fighting the War on Terror in the Middle East and that we have gotten nothing for it – as he led a new military attack on Syria based on nothing but unproven allegations – once again.

So, ask yourself, who is the sick one here? Them, or us?

Interesting facts about #Syria..

“•The Assad family belongs to the tolerant Islam of Alawid orientation.
• Syrian women have the same rights as men to study, health and education.
• Syria women are not forced to wear the burqa. The Sharia (Islamic law) is unconstitutional.
• Syria is the only Arab country with a secular constitution and does not tolerate Islamic extremist movements.
• Roughly 10% of the Syrian population belongs to one of the many Christian denominations, all fully integrated in Syrian political and social life.
• In other Arab countries the Christian population is less than 1% due to sustained hostility.
• Syria has banned genetically modified (GMO) seeds, stating his decision was made in order “to preserve human health,”
• Syria has an opening to Western society and culture like no other Arab country.
• Its media and universities openly debate the global power elite’s influence in things. This means that they fully grasp the fact that real power in the West lies not in the White House but rather with the complex and powerful grid of elite think-tanks and central banks.
• Throughout history there have been five popes of Syrian origin. Religious tolerance is unique in the area.
• Prior to the current civil war, Syria was one of the only peaceful countries in the area, having avoided major wars or internal conflicts.
• Syria was the only country that admitted Iraqi refugees without any social, political or religious discrimination
• Syria clearly and unequivocally opposes Zionism and the Israel government.
• Following a massive oil find in Syria’s Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967, Netanyahu recently asked Obama to recognize its annexation of the territory. To consolidate its hold, plans are afoot to quadruple Israeli settler numbers to 100,000.

And the most two important points:

• Syria is one of the only countries in the Middle East without debts to the International Monetary Fund ( Pre-invasion Libya & Iran the only others )
• Syria is the only Mediterranean country which remains the owner of its oil company, with an oil reserve of 2,500 million barrels, the operation of which has avoided privatization and is reserved exclusively for state-owned enterprises.

So now ask yourself, why are we truly attempting to overthrow yet another government? What are we hoping to fix here?

If the recent invasions and illegal assassinations of Presidents like Qaddafi and Saddam have taught us anything, it should be the understanding of the blowback effect of such lawless actions by the West and the vacuum of chaos that always supersedes it.

Debt Conquer. Invent a reason to invade and destroy, then offer $Trillions in IMF funding to rebuild… conveniently paid back by control of your oil fields and the free access to build gas pipelines to the west.” #SyriaHoax