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Obama and the Evil Squatters

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

American Thinker logoBy Robin of Berkeley (at American Thinker)

“God is dead,” according to the existentialist Nietzsche. He might as well have been talking about Berkeley, California.

Think I’m exaggerating? Take a trip out west and spend a few days on Telegraph Avenue. Then wander over to the downtown area, Shattuck and University. If you’re really the daredevil, do so after dark, when the mean streets look positively Kafkaesque.

When I say God is dead in Berkeley, I don’t mean just that parts of the city look like a hellhole. I’m referring to the militant anti-God vibe. While Berkeley has always had its atheists, a shift has….(continue here)

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George Soros’s Evangelicals

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Meet Richard Cizik, head of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.

Richard Cizik

BY Mark Tooley at The Weekly Standard

August 26, 2010

For nearly 30 years Richard Cizik represented the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C. During the George W. Bush administration, he tilted increasingly left and embraced global warming as his iconic issue. A Vanity Fair magazine spread admiringly portrayed him walking on water, just like Jesus. But in December 2008 Cizik stepped too far by endorsing same-sex unions during an interview with Terry Gross NPR. He was forced to resign from NAE.

This summer, Cizik was back with Gross on NPR. He has created a left-leaning New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good….(continue reading HERE)

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Of Foreboding and Forgiveness

By idaflo | June 19th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Uve Siemon-NettoThe Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life


This column reaches you from France. It is written with a sense of foreboding. Just before leaving California, I called a friend in New York. He is a native Berliner of Jewish descent. In the early Nazi years he fled to Paris while still a teenager, and then fought in the French Resistance. “Make the best of your stay in Europe,” he counseled me. “By the time of your return we might be living in a totally different world.”…(continue reading HERE)

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Rebranding Christianity

By idaflo | June 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Peter HeckPeter Heck – Guest Columnist – 6/7/2010 at ONENEWSNOW.COM

If you haven’t been paying attention, a very interesting reality has been occurring on the American political left.  Long advocates of the need to keep religion and the church out of politics, leading liberals have begun singing a different tune recently.  We hear the President speaking about listening for “God’s voice,” Harry Reid lecturing on our “moral imperatives,” and even Read More »

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Dear Milton

By idaflo | May 4th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Dear Milton,

Yes, sometimes it is scary to post stories and thoughts concerning events, politics or religion on the internet.  It can get one in trouble, not only with folks who disagree, but also with folks who agree but who are too scared to admit it…

Just by bringing it up, you are blowing their cover, forcing them to decide whether they can respond with an “amen” or pretend that they didn’t see it and so lapse into silence.  We can’t pretend not to know what we now know; you know?  Many folks are desperate to find a distraction that enables them to disengage and blend in.  But then the question becomes, what are you blending into?  Cultural suicide?

Three other questions to be asked: 1) What is truth? 2) What does this mean? And, knowing all this 3) How best do I serve my neighbor?

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