Page 46 of 46 FirstFirst ... 36444546
Results 676 to 688 of 688
  1. #676
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    Yesterday arvo, a few hours hours before the mardi gras parade in Sydney, I saw a skywriter above the CBD with the words Jesus Saves. Pretty sad to use that message to spread a message of hate.
    meep meep

  2. #677
    Reader in Slood Dynamics Rincewind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The multiverse
    Posts
    21,570
    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Jesus Saves.
    That's why the church has so much money.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

  3. #678
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopian lake

    A Protestant pastor has been killed by a crocodile during a baptism ceremony in an Ethiopian lake, the BBC has reported. ...

    "He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one," a resident of the nearby town of Arba Minch told the BBC's Amharic language service.

    "All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor." ...

    Ultimately, they only managed to save his body from the crocodile - dragging it from the lake with fishing nets as the crocodile disappeared into the water. ...
    meep meep

  4. #679
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,449
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

  5. #680
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    Charges Filed In Hypothermia Death Of Boy Following Brutal Punishment For Failure To Learn Bible Verses

    A seven-year-old Wisconsin boy, Ethan Hauschultz, died last year after being forced to carry a 44-pound log for two hours in cold temperatures before being buried under snow for more than 20 minutes, Fox 11 News reports. He was allegedly struck around 100 times during the ordeal, which was a punishment for failure to learn 13 Bible verses. ...

    According to the criminal complaint, [15-year-old] Damian Hauschultz was ordered [by his parents] to supervise a punishment that included carrying the log along a snowy pathway in the family’s yard. During that time, it is alleged that Damian repeatedly hit the boy, including with various objects. Ethan Hauschultz was also subjected to having the log rolled across his chest and being stood on before ultimately being buried in a snowbank without a boots or a coat. ...

    In addition to hypothermia, the technical cause of death, Ethan suffered injuries including blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen, plus a rib fracture, according to the medical examiner.

    In an interview with police, Damian Hauschultz said he “didn’t do anything that would have hurt” the boy, but also described the variety of physical punishments in the criminal complaint, including covering him in “his own little coffin of snow.”

    The punishment was intended to include one week of daily log carrying for two hours per day. Timothy Hauschultz dictated the punishment and picked out the logs for the twin boys and Damian was instructed to supervise the punishment. ...
    meep meep

  6. #681
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    8,704
    Some horrendous stories here, but they are isolated incidents and do not reflect standard Christian beliefs.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  7. #682
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,982
    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Some horrendous stories here, but they are isolated incidents and do not reflect standard Christian beliefs.
    One challenge today is to be able to identify what a ''standard'' Christian/Muslim/Hindu etc belief is. Within every religion there are many interpretations and movements.

    E.g. Who is more ''standard'' - Greek Ortodox or Catholic?
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

  8. #683
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    Pastor accused of sexually assaulting parishioners said he was ‘sucking’ demons out of them

    A pastor accused of sexually assaulting three male parishioners told them he needed to “suck” the demons out of their bodies, according to court documents.

    Rev Dr William Weaver, a Presbyterian minister working in Linden, New Jersey, is said to have performed sex acts on the men under the guise of exorcising evil spirits.

    The 69-year-old ordered his victims to place “angel coins” on their head and balance stones on their hands before he got to work extracting demons through their semen, it is said. ...
    meep meep

  9. #684
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    19,603
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    One challenge today is to be able to identify what a ''standard'' Christian/Muslim/Hindu etc belief is. Within every religion there are many interpretations and movements.

    E.g. Who is more ''standard'' - Greek Ortodox or Catholic?
    For what Adamski is talking about, this is not an issue: neither Orthodox, Catholic, nor Protestant beliefs teach these things; rather, they are opposed.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

  10. #685
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

    ... Except Bach was not a doctor. She was a 20-year-old high school graduate with no medical training. And not only was her center not a hospital — at the time it didn't employ a single doctor. ...

    In an interview with NPR, Bach says it felt like a calling from God.

    "It was a very, very profound feeling and experience. It's kind of hard to even describe in words," she says. "Like there was something that I was supposed to do."

    At first Bach wasn't sure what that was, beyond a sense that it should address some need that wasn't already being met by existing charities.

    Funded by money raised through church circles back home, Bach rented a large house in one of Jinja's poorer districts, called Masese, and began testing out options, including starting a program to serve a free hot meal to neighborhood children. Twice a week about 1,000 of them would line up by Bach's house to receive a bowl of food. Bach named her charity "Serving His Children."

    According to Bach, word of her feeding program spread through Jinja. In the fall of 2009, she says, she got a call from a staffer at the local children's hospital asking if she could help out with several severely malnourished children.

    Bach says the staffer told her that from a medical standpoint, these kids had been stabilized. They just needed to be fed back to health. Could Bach take them in?

    Bach says seeing a child in this state — impossibly thin arms, ribs poking out, sunken eyes — "was almost an out-of-body experience. And a sense of, 'Oh my goodness, this isn't right. This needs to stop.' "

    She says she agreed to help the children. And before long she came to feel that this was God's plan for her: turn the house into a center where malnourished children and their mothers could live while the youngsters recuperated — complete with free rations of the special foods they would need, the medicines doctors had prescribed and lessons for the mothers on nutrition ... and the Bible. ...
    meep meep

  11. #686
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,449
    I have a similar tale about unqualified teachers (Catholic nuns) failing to teach me decent English language. I recently seen the local public school's English course and was pleasantly amazed. Of course it only sixty years different era.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

  12. #687
    CC Grandmaster road runner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    on the skin of the pale blue dot
    Posts
    12,568
    POLITICIAN WANTS CATHOLIC CHURCHES TO POST SIGNS WARNING CHILDREN OF DANGER
    Newsweek, 11 Oct 2019

    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children.

    The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage.

    In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act 2019, which added religious leaders to the list of individuals who are legally mandated to report child abuse to the authorities when they learn about it. That list already included police, teachers, nurses, midwives and other occupations. ...

    Gilley said it was the government's responsibility to "clearly advise people of the risks of using such institutions." ...

    Mother of two sexual assault victims Chrissie Foster had stern words for church leadership, telling The Age, "Archbishop Comensoli says quite proudly that he'd rather go to jail than break the seal of confession. He's chosen to protect paedophiles instead of children. That's business as usual for the church." ...
    meep meep

  13. #688
    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    17,449
    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    POLITICIAN WANTS CATHOLIC CHURCHES TO POST SIGNS WARNING CHILDREN OF DANGER
    Newsweek, 11 Oct 2019

    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children.

    The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage.

    In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act 2019, which added religious leaders to the list of individuals who are legally mandated to report child abuse to the authorities when they learn about it. That list already included police, teachers, nurses, midwives and other occupations. ...

    Gilley said it was the government's responsibility to "clearly advise people of the risks of using such institutions." ...

    Mother of two sexual assault victims Chrissie Foster had stern words for church leadership, telling The Age, "Archbishop Comensoli says quite proudly that he'd rather go to jail than break the seal of confession. He's chosen to protect paedophiles instead of children. That's business as usual for the church." ...
    Considering that registered clubs must have signs warning about poker machines and offering help it is only fair that churches are also required to do so.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •