Monday, November 30, 2015

NEW EVIDENCE & DISCOVERY on The Shroud of Turin.

For those not familiar, the Shroud of Turin is a  linen cloth bearing the image of a man that is believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. It has been investigated as a scientific mystery.

This is compilation of several documentaries. Some better than others in  production values but the info is good in all of it. Find some time to watch it.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Atheist-to-Catholic Convert Tells Her Powerful Story

Jennifer Fulwiler tells of her journey to Christ. It is interesting to hear an intellectual argument for a belief in Jesus opposed to a purely emotional one. But I dare you to watch without your emotions being stirred and your spirit leap within you. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Getting Things Done--summary

In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cultural Marxism destroying Western Culture

Cultural Marxism, dubbed “the greatest cancer in the Western world”, is the ideological driver behind political correctness. It is the destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it.

Cultural Marxism was formulated as a way to subvert Western nations and civilization using methods other than direct political action.

Cultural Marxism is largely a synthesis of Marx and Freud. It is Marxism as applied in the cultural sphere and the analysis and control of the media, art, theatre, film and other cultural institutions in society, often with an emphasis on class, race and gender.

Shortly after the Russian Revolution, in 1919 the Bolsheviks founded Comintern (the Communist International) to “fight by all available means … for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie for the creation of an international Soviet republic.”

Two Marxist theorists, Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary, concluded that the Christianised West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order. Gramsci said that Christianity had corrupted the working class and the West would have to be de- Christianised by a “long march through the culture” – starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and the presentation (and revision) of history.

In 1923 Lukacs established the Institution for Marxism in Frankfurt – later known as the Frankfurt School. Lukacs said “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution.  A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.”

During the Second World War, the Frankfurt School relocated to various campuses in the  United States and many became influential in American universities. The Frankfurt School’s studies combined Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis to form the basis of what became known as “Critical Theory.” – the destructive criticism of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, ethno-centrism, conservatism.

Critical Theory repeats over and over this mantra of alleged Western evils: racism, sexism, colonialism, nationalism, homophobia, fascism, xenophobia, imperialism, and of course religious bigotry (only applied to Christianity).

 In 1950, Theodor Adorno of the Frankfurt School proposed the idea of the ‘authoritarian personality‘ – claiming that Christianity, capitalism, and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism. Thus, anyone who upholds traditional moral values and institutions is both racist and fascist, and everyone raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism or free markets needs psychological help.

The Frankfurt School were frustrated at the persistent lack of interest by the Western working class in revolt. Herbert Marcuse asked the question: Who could substitute for the working class as the agent of revolution?

His answer was:  marginalized groups, including black militants, feminists, homosexual militants, the asocial, the alienated and third world revolutionaries represented by the mass murderer Che Guevara.

Cultural terrorism – now called political correctness – was to be waged against white, Christian, capitalist, heterosexual males.

So victim groups were to be defended:  Blacks, women, also now Muslims as alleged victims of “racism“ and “genocide”  and also, more recently, the environment (being raped by white capitalists). 

Not Enough Time to Evolve

Ann Gauger is co-author of Science & Human Origins. In Science & Human Origins three scientists challenge the claim that undirected natural selection is capable of building a human being. The authors critically assess fossil and genetic evidence that human beings share a common ancestor with apes, and debunk recent claims that the human race could not have started from an original couple.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

"Follow Your Passion" is BAD ADVICE

 Here is What You Should Do Instead...

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliche flawed -- preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work --

but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe's Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

This book is a great read for anyone really interested in what the Catholic abuse scandal in Boston was really about. Intelligence may be defined as always keeping an open mind about everything and being driven by facts and not emotion.

If you're looking for an exoneration of the Catholic Church in Boston for the Abuse Scandal, you won't find it here. But it is good to see if there may have been some biases in the reporting.

This is the book that the Boston Globe does not want you to read.

SINS OF THE PRESS blows the lid off the Boston Globe's 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting about sex abuse and the Catholic Church.

While the Globe would want you believe that its paper's reporting was a carefully impartial chronicle of abuse and cover-ups by Church officials, this fast-paced, eye-opening, and meticulously researched book uncovers something entirely different.

Using actual images of headlines, photos, and editorial cartoons from the Globe archives, Sins of the Press exposes:
* How the Globe's reporting was only the culmination of a relentless, decades-long campaign against the Catholic Church for ideological reasons;
* How the Globe flagrantly misled its readers about the Church's response to abuse complaints;
* How the Globe has dismissed abuse and cover-ups in other institutions;
* How the Globe has routinely celebrated child molesters in its pages over the years;
* How the Globe frequently promoted an author who supported incest between fathers and daughters;
* How the Globe was flat-out erroneous in its reporting;
* How the Globe facilitated the foundation of the notorious gay pedophile group NAMBLA;
* The truth about Cardinal Law and his response to cases of abusive priests;