I was looking for something of a different topic when I ran across this article. I don't know how the videos are in fact the one supposedly comparing Puritans and Pilgrims I never could get to work, but the article itself is accurate from other material that I have read on the topic It may be too concise, and I actually found there are places that I wish it had gone into more detail. So, the article itself I think is quite good. The importance to New England culture is pointed out as well as some of the factors that may have been spread to other parts of America.
History Channel wrote: [Puritanism] laid the foundation for the religious, intellectual, and social order of New England. Puritanism, however, was not only a historically specific phenomenon coincident with the founding of New England; it was also a way of being in the worldâ€“a style of response to lived experienceâ€“that has reverberated through American life ever since.
Charles Spurgeon wrote: Mass The mass is a mass of abominations, a mass of hell's own concocting, a crying insult against the Lord of glory. It is not to be spoken of in any terms but those of horror and destestation. Whenever I think of another sacrifice for sin being offered, by whomever it my be presented, I can only regard it as an infamous insult to the perfection of the Savior's work.
Charles Spurgeon wrote: But the man Christ can be but in one place, and he is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high. It is absurd, it is horrible, both to faith and to reason, to say that Christâ€™s body is eaten, and that his blood is drunk in tens of thousands of places wherever priests choose to offer what they call â€śthe mass.â€ť A â€śMassâ€ť of profanity, indeed, it is!
These retailers had nothing on President Roosevelt--Franklin
This should be mentioned once a year anyway?
History Channel wrote: Lincoln proclaims official Thanksgiving holiday - Oct 03, 1863
On this day in 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, 1863.
Now I can see why Alabamians would be distrustful a Democrats. As John MacArthur put it,
John MacArthur said or, wrote: ...I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of Godâ€™s law and morality. [/QUOTE}---http://tinyurl.com/l7e9sbl (Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality)
As Politico put it, Mr. Jones needs to clean up some of his moral positions if he is going to have a chance to beat a man who needs to clean up his morals!
Michael Wear wrote: ... Hereâ€™s what you need to know about Alabama: ... Evangelical voters care deeply about abortion policy, and Jonesâ€™ position on this issue could cost him the election.... he could at the very least make solid commitments around supporting adoption and pursuing partnership with pro-life groups to find common ground ways to continue our national progress reducing the abortion rate.
Perhaps this priest doesn't like Christmas because he would have to get Christmas presents for his kids?
NPR wrote: Doyle's quest marked a milestone earlier this year: Partly as a result of his urging, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference approved a document in May â€” recently published online by Doyle â€” outlining the "principles of responsibility regarding priests who father children while in ministry."
David Shepardson wrote: The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that prohibited internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content in a move that promises to recast the digital landscape....
The rules barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to content or charging consumers more for certain content. They were intended to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband service providers from favoring their own content.
Grace Donnelly wrote: The elimination of net neutrality means that internet providers can carve up service into fast and slow lanes, charging more for higher speeds. Comcast could demand fees from Netflix, for example, in exchange for preferential treatment. (In response to the FCC plan, Netflix took to Twitter to show â€śstrong supportâ€ť for net neutrality.)
I wonder if the new Saudi Arabian leader will fix this problem?
Answering-Islam wrote: ...We would like to conclude this section by referring to a program produced by Frontline and shown on PBS around the country, entitled "The Saudi Time Bomb." At one point in this program we were told about the state sponsored religious education in Saudi Arabia. According to Frontline, "approximately 35% of school studies is devoted to compulsory Saudi religious education." [ /QUOTE]--http://tinyurl.com/27nj2k (Islam and Violence) Continued...
Answering-Islam wrote: One of these textbooks published in 2000, was a collection of prophet Muhammad's sayings, which was used by middle school students in Saudi Arabia. One lesson is entitled, "The Victory of Muslims Over Jews." According to a tradition from prophet Muhammad, "The last hour won't come before the Muslims would fight the Jews and the Muslims will kill them so Jews would hide behind rocks and tress. Then the rocks and trees would call: oh, Muslim, oh, servant of God! There is a Jew, behind me, come and kill him." Like a good textbook, the teachings of this saying are summarized in several prepositional statements such as:
It's fate decided by Allah that the Muslims and Jews will fight till the end of the world. This Hadith predicts for the Muslims God's victory over the Jews. Jews and Christians are the enemies of believers. They will never approve of the Muslims, beware of them.
One can get into trouble even if they aren't married.
Katherine Harris wrote: ...Most child support cases fall under State jurisdiction, but the Federal Government can intervene in cases in which parents don't pay child support for more than one year or noncustodial parents owe more than $5,000 and their children live in a different State. Intervention is also permitted when noncustodial parents flee the State or country to avoid paying child support.
Since 2006, the Federal Government has convicted more than 500 deadbeat parents who failed to pay more than $33 million in child support payments.
Christendom has been dead for quite some time. Look at the dates giving an example
Dave Hunt wrote: In 1992, 12% of Americans claimed to be evangelical. That dropped to 9% in 1993, and to 7% in 1994. The polls donâ€™t confirm the great last-days revival touted on TBN but that todayâ€™s boasted â€śchurch growthâ€ť is largely a myth; 70-80% comes from transfers between churches. Absolute truth is rejected by 71% of Americans, 64% of â€śborn-agains,â€ť and 40% of â€śevangelicals.â€ť Most Presbyterians and Methodists and 88% of Roman Catholics active in their churches believe one enters heaven by being good enough. And 30% of â€śborn-againsâ€ť deny the physical resurrection of Christ!
ABC News Australia wrote: ...One cannot understate the widespread jubilation at the demise of Mr Mugabe and his desire to create a dynasty for himself through his wife Grace.
But the optimism is misplaced because it doesn't deal directly with the dearth of democracy in Zimbabwe.
First, contrary to popular sentiment that the coup was meant to usher in a new era of political liberalisation and democracy, the takeover is actually meant to deal with a succession crisis in ZANU-PF....
Gene Veith wrote: Catholic journalist T. J. Reid makes a challenging connection for us pro-lifers:
Increasing health-care coverage is one of the most powerful tools for reducing the number of abortions â€” a fact proved by years of experience in other industrialized nations. All the other advanced, free-market democracies provide health-care coverage for everybody. And all of them have lower rates of abortion than does the United States
...the lesson from every other rich democracy.
The latest United Nations comparative statistics, available atÂ http://data.un.org, [not as recent data as I would like Â http://tinyurl.com/ycxcq4b6Â ] demonstrate the point clearly. The U.N. data measure the number of abortions for women ages 15 to 44. They show that Canada, for example, has 15.2 abortions per 1,000 women; Denmark, 14.3; Germany, 7.8; Japan, 12.3; Britain, 17.0; and the United States, 20.8. When it comes to abortion rates in the developed world, weâ€™re No. 1.
Joshua Hollan wrote: ...progressives need to learn something from the Republicansâ€™ effort to replace the ACA. They promised that facile slogans like â€śfreedomâ€ť and â€śchoiceâ€ť would magically increase coverage and bring down costs. They were selling snake oil, and one way or the other, itâ€™s going to come back and bite them.
We shouldnâ€™t make promises that we arenâ€™t going to be able to keep. â€śItâ€™s not going to be easy to do,â€ť Jacob Hacker says, â€śand anyone who tells you that the most expensive health-care system in the world [The American one ] is going to undergo a sudden shift to highly efficient and low-price medicine has not been studying American medicine.â€ťÂ
Besides writing a book perhaps this Congressman should point out that the federal government does have programs for getting fathers to take out time for their children. I'm not sure if this is the same outfit that does the promos for that idea on television - - I know that is a government group, but I did find this on the internet: https://www.fatherhood.gov/