Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blessed Samhain



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bloody Brilliant Muslim Demonstration

Witness Muslims for Secular Democracy supporting free speech!

To all those who say "Islam is evil, Islam is fascism, Islam is fanaticism" -- I call BS. This shows that, given the right philosophy coupled with faith we can all join hands and get along!



Allahu Akbar!

For more information, check out British Muslims for Secular Democracy

Here are the organization's goals and practices, from their website:

bmsd aims to:

* Raise awareness within British Muslims and the wider public, of democracy particularly ‘secular democracy’ helping to contribute to a shared vision of citizenship (the separation of faith and state, so faiths exert no undue influence on policies and there is a shared public space).

* Encourage religious understanding and harmony, respect for different systems of beliefs, and encourage an understanding and celebration of the variety of Muslim cultures, values and traditions which are present in British society.


bmsd will achieve this by:

* Facilitating discourse and raising awareness of democracy particularly ‘secular democracy’ and its benefits.

* Facilitating broad and enlightened theological discourses, to enable British Muslims and the wider public to be better informed about the Islamic faith.

* Raising awareness of religious influence on UK domestic and foreign policies, particularly those which may lead to undue effect on civil liberties.

* Addressing Islamophobia and prejudice against Muslims and Muslim communities.

* Working with UK and global Muslim and other organisations, opposing radicalism and intolerant beliefs.

* Ensuring that politicians and community leaders encourage and practise transparency and ensure legitimate voting practices are followed.

* Engaging with marginalised Muslim communities, helping to identify root causes of deprivation and social exclusion, and help work towards a solution.

* Providing a lively and interesting social/educational programme which showcases the variety of Muslim histories, cultures, values and traditions in the UK today.

* Be responsive to the changing needs and pressures on succeeding generations of British Muslims and adjust and add to its programmes and projects accordingly.


Amen!
/Hat Tip to Real World Libertarian for this little nugget of pure gold.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lamentations 3:31-32

More inspiring words from pastor Dennis over at not 1 lost:
Lam 3:31-32 (TNIV) FOR PEOPLE ARE NOT CAST OFF BY THE LORD FOREVER, Though he brings grief he will show compassion, SO GREAT IS HIS UNFAILING LOVE!

According to traditional theology “MOST PEOPLE” are cast off by the Lord forever…into a fire pit to burn for all eternity in indescribable pain and unending suffering; without mercy, without compassion. Oh yes, if you look at what traditional church doctrines and religions of the world teach are the qualifications for “ESCAPING HELL” (that’s really what they are trying to do – not trying to go to heaven) there will be few that will meet these religious rules. You say Oh no, it is easy, “all you have to do is believe” well that is true biblically. But I can most assuredly say that if you listen closely to the teachings of these religious institutions you will soon find that; really, they are not really teaching “just believe” and pray the “sinners prayer” or hail Marry or something. No, there are many things you must “do or not do” to get to heaven (out of hell) or prove that you are “really” saved. When you stop and think about it, (I have – a lot) most will not make the grade. Not to mentions that two thirds of mankind probably will not even hear these teachings, read a bible, go to a church or hear the name of Jesus Christ. Oh yeah, they chose that didn't they.

My bible teaches that “The Lord WILL NOT cast off people forever” the very “OPPOSIT” of the majority of church doctrines! My bible and your bible teach that God in his UNFAILING LOVE has planned from Genesis to Revelation, from the eternal past to the eternal future through the plan of the ages; to save every single one of his children and all of creation; He doesn't lose one thing – He cant, He’s GOD!


Amen!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why Homosexuality Should Be Banned

Funniest video I have seen in awhile:


/hattip to upallnight over at MMORPG.com for finding this gem!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Here Comes the Judge...

Judge Andrew Napolitano gave an excellent speech about liberty at the Tucson Tea Party:
Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Nice job, Judge. And Happy Columbus day to a great Italian American.

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Answers to my critics -- Universal Salvation"

This cuts out at the end, but is otherwise very good.
Larry's got lots of great youtube videos over at his site.