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April 6, 2012

Originally posted on Secular Morality:

It is very difficult to drive on American streets without noticing at least one of the famous John 3:16bumper stickers.

A picture of a bible reference on the bottom o...

One would not even be surprised to see a reference to the verse on the bottom of a restaurant cup (see picture)! So, just what does this verse contain? Many of those reading this may already know it by heart, but here it is:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

What benevolent words does Jesus speak next? Well actually he says…

 “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but

whoever does not believe stands condemned already

because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:18)

This post is a plea to all free-thinkers. Share the message of John 3:18 as vehemently as…

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April 6, 2012

Originally posted on Deep Green Resistance News Service:

By Chris Arsenault / Al Jazeera

For years, legal scholar Susan Freidwald has been raising alarms about police tracking the locations of average American cellphone users, without warrants or judicial oversight.

But the extent of routine surveillance on the whereabouts of millions of people, outlined in a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) based on 5,500 pages of internal records from 205 police departments across the US, shocked even seasoned observers like Freidwald.

“I am surprised agents are getting information from all the calls to a particular cellphone tower,” Friedwald, a law professor at the University of San Francisco, told Al Jazeera. “I think that is one of the biggest intrusions.”

Cellphones register their location with phone networks several times each minute. This function cannot be turned off when the phone is getting a wireless signal. Police ask phone companies to provide them with data on the phone…

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April 6, 2012

What The Bible Says…

What the Bible says about…

The Wealthy

They are going to hell.

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. — Luke 16:19-25

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. — Matthew 19:23-24Mark 10:23-25

But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. — Luke 6:24

Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. — James 5:1

Source

Jacob Matham’s engraving after Sebastian Vranc...

Jacob Matham’s engraving after Sebastian Vrancx’s The Rich Man at the Table and Lazarus at the Door (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

April 6, 2012

The Insanity of U.S. “Defense” Spending

From MoveOn.org

Found on the website of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

April 6, 2012

Noodles In The Sand

reblogged from Atheist me

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