by Jan Markel
Most people know that birth pangs intensify and become more frequent as the baby is about to be born. Some translations call this "the beginning of sorrows." And that is exactly what is happening around the world. News' stories suggest Hurricane Katrina was "a once in a lifetime" event. How many times in the last five years have we heard that something, usually a disaster, was "of Biblical proportions? Check out my "Signs in Nature" category to verify this, at the Web site.
By Mathias Doepfner
The writer Henryk Broder recently issued a withering indictment: Europe, your family name is appeasement. That phrase resonates because it is so terribly true.
Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives as allies Britain and France negotiated and hesitated too long before they realised that Adolf Hitler needed to be fought and defeated, because he could not be bound by toothless agreements.
The UK House of Commons has just voted to support the Religious Hatred Bill ..... It will now go to the House of Lords... This article from the Telegraph details the current situation. Danny Nalliah is currently in London and was at the House of Commons - as mentioned in the article!
Also included is an email from Barnabas Fund revealing that the Muslims asked for the Qur'an and the hadiths to be EXEMPT! And a note from the Lawyers Christian Fellowship detailing action taken on the Bill.
LONDON (AFP) - Known cases of murder and rape committed to protect a family's honour are on the rise across Europe, forcing police to explore the reasons behind such crimes and how to stop them, officials said.
At a two-day conference in London, British police spearheaded a campaign to fight so-called honour-based violence, typically committed against women to protect a family's reputation.
The problem is greatest in Islamic communities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, but it has spread as families migrate, bringing their traditional values with them.
Further to our previous Rapid Lobbying Action we have now heard that the Ephesus Protestant Church at Seljuk has now been given the deadline of 14 October to remove not only the superstructure (providing shade and shelter) which contravenes building regulations, but also the parapet around the roof, the solar power panel and the air-conditioning unit. Thus, not only will the roof (a valuable extra room) be too hot and unsafe to use, but the whole building will be rendered unusable without power and air-conditioning. In view of these developments we have taken the unusual step of contacting you a second time to ask if you can write to your MP, MEP and the Turkish Ambassador. We were very grateful for your letters to the mayor. If you are able to write again please act as soon as you can in order in order to prevent the council taking its threatened action against the church.
As a Christian, I was shocked and disgusted by the character of a Jew in that cartoon of Dagens Nyheter. This exactly resembles the anti Semitic propaganda published by the Nazis in the nineteen thirties and forties.
I know your country collaborated with the Nazis in allowing them to use Sweden invade your neighbor Norway, but I also know that Swedes like Raul Wallenberg protected Jews from Nazis.
The anti Israel bias in this newspaper is well known. It was not the Israelis who shot hundreds of children dead in the back after taking them hostage in a school and it was not Israelis who are in the process of murdering another 1.2 million Black Christians in Sudan in addition to the 2;2 million already slaughtered. It was rather the Moslems. Why don't your Swedish papers stereotype Moslems in this way? The hypocrites wouldn't dare.
How can you allow this to go on? The cartoonist and editor should be fired and the newspaper fined.
Rev. JJ Prasch
Tuesday, 08 July 2008
The Church of England's governing body has confirmed it will ordain women bishops but also approved measures to accommodate traditionalist opponents.
After six hours of debate over the direction to be taken by the 450-year-old church, the solution hammered out by the synod was a typical Anglican compromise that sought to avoid a mass walkout by opponents of women bishops.