Spirituality

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Chicoms busy putting a stop to Christmas and proliferating religious movements

Chicoms busy putting a stop to Christmas and proliferating religious movements

SHANGHAI — China is to publish online details of legal religious venues, the official Xinhua news agency reported, apparently in an effort to identify unsanctioned groups as part of an effort to “root out illegal religious activities”. … [A university in northwestern China banned Christmas, calling it a kitsch foreign celebration unbefitting of the country’s […]

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Pope warns Vatican: Forgetting the central role of service causes ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’

Pope warns Vatican: Forgetting the central role of service causes ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’

Pope Francis has spoken out against the “sickness” of greed and lust for power at the Vatican in his annual Christmas speech, warning that senior officials forgetting the importance of serving God is a sign of “spiritual Alzheimer’s.” The pope’s direct words left many clerics at the gathering “uncomfortable,” according to observers. “A Curia that […]

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Chaplain written up for citing his faith to combat suicide in the ranks

Chaplain written up for citing his faith to combat suicide in the ranks

Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was given a “letter of concern” from a superior at Fort Benning for explaining to the class about how his Christian faith helped him through his depression. Col.l David G. Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, delivered the punishment: … “You provided a two-sided handout that […]

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Thanksgiving: From gratitude to God in 1863 to today’s recognition of dependency

Thanksgiving: From gratitude to God in 1863 to today’s recognition of dependency

Thanksgiving was created by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 … [H]e used the language of Christianity to explain the logic of this national ritual. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone […]

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Where is God? Celebrities trending toward non-belief

Where is God? Celebrities trending toward non-belief

Despite the fact that atheism is usually a huge taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, it recently became quite a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. …Here is the list of those celebrities who publicly admitted to be an Atheist. … 2. Angelina Jolie: When she was asked if […]

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Dr. Brantley, infected with Ebola virus in Liberia, discharged: ‘God saved my life’

Dr. Brantley, infected with Ebola virus in Liberia, discharged: ‘God saved my life’

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Their release poses no public health risk, Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University Hospital stressed. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and […]

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Robin Williams’ ‘What dreams may come’ explored the after-life for a suicide

Famed comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63,  died Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide. His wife since 2011, graphic designer Susan Schneider, issued the following statement: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. “On […]

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Ex-Muslim: A pastor’s nightmarish conversion experience

Ex-Muslim: A pastor’s nightmarish conversion experience

Just three weeks after arriving in the United States from Kuwait, Naeem Fazal was at his brother’s house … ready to get some sleep. Fazal, who was still a Muslim when he relocated to South Carolina following the devastating Gulf War, returned that night from attending a campus ministry event with his Christian brother. He […]

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Spiritual leaders call for new American ‘Great Awakening’

Spiritual leaders call for new American ‘Great Awakening’

WASHINGTON — Some religious leaders say America is facing a spiritually dark time. “At the root of America’s problem, we really have a spiritual cancer that’s been eating away at our nation,” Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, told CBN News. Retired Gen. Jerry Boykin, … now working with […]

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Hip Pope Francis on old fashioned notion: ‘Look out because the Devil is present’

Hip Pope Francis on old fashioned notion: ‘Look out because the Devil is present’

VATICAN CITY — A darling of liberal Catholics and an advocate of inclusion and forgiveness, Pope Francis is hardly known for fire and brimstone. Yet, in his words and deeds, the new pope is locked in an epic battle with the oldest enemy of God and creation: The Devil. … “ ‘But Father, how old-fashioned you […]