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Chuck C, A♠ • Sun 2020 Sep 27, 1:31pm

There is a Unitarian joke server on the web at

My favorites so far:
UU Prayer: "Dear God, if there is a God, if you can, save my soul, if I have a soul."


What do you get when you cross a Unitarian Universalist with a Jehovah's Witness?

Someone who knocks on your door for no apparent reason.

Frank Miles | Fox News • Tue 2018 Dec 18, 10:38am

…11-year-old girl in Texas… Roxli Doss… diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma… [inoperable brain tumor]… Her parents, Gena and Scott, prayed for a miracle and they got it.

Her mom said: “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”

The girl’s medical team are equally in a state of disbelief.…

Hochai Adriano | Upper Room • Tue 2018 Dec 18, 10:31am

…Sometimes we may feel desperate in difficult situations because we can find no solutions. We may feel too small to face the great problems of life. At times like these, whether we are young in faith or leaders in the church, we can put our trust in God.

David knew that the king’s armor would not give him victory. It is not by strength, intelligence, wealth, or influence that we will succeed. Victory lies only in the Lord who is with us at all times.

Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today • Tue 2018 May 15, 3:11pm

…according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, what they mean by God varies a lot.…

Survey also suggests 98% of those who believe in God believe that "my God can beat up your God."
Matt Walsh, Daily Wire • Tue 2018 May 15, 2:23pm

…The modern church has gorged itself on temporal, forgettable, fashionable things. As a result, everything about this era of the church, in this part of the world, will be lost to decay.…

Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today • Mon 2018 Apr 16, 2:15pm

After growing up and retracting his controversial account of “coming back from heaven,” 20-year-old Alex Malarkey is now suing the Christian publisher who made his story famous, then infamous.…

I read the book. It had lots of nice-sounding stuff, but was full of Malarkey, as it turns out.
David Aikman, Christianity Today • Fri 2018 Apr 6, 2:10pm

…Until his dying day, he believed that communism was a malevolent attempt to usurp the sovereignty of God on earth.

But he changed in how he thought Christians should behave towards Communists—the people, not the ideology—and in how he thought the gospel should be presented to regimes that officially rejected Christianity.…

Cannibal Bob, Ace of Spades • Tue 2018 Apr 3, 11:20am

I found our today on the news that its "frowned upon" to use a taser to get your kid out of bed for church. I just don't recognize this country any more.

Adirondack Patriot • Tue 2018 Mar 20, 10:47am

There were no grammar police in the 1st century.

Yeah, Biblical scholars still argue about "Let's eat, Jesus" and "Let's eat Jesus" communion thingy.

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart • Wed 2018 Feb 21, 3:21pm

Rev. Billy Graham has died according to several news reports citing church spokesman Mark DeMoss.
He was 99-years-old and passed away at his home in North Carolina. Graham suffered from pneumonia, prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.

The world-famous evangelist preacher reached millions with his message of Christian forgiveness and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Graham’s commitment to preaching the gospel in an accessible way made him a national figure, speaking to Americans searching for God.…

DeploraBOT, Ace of Spades • Wed 2018 Feb 21, 9:53am

"Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church • Mon 2018 Feb 19, 1:50pm

…These are only a few of the wonders and miracles which 45 of our parishioners and I heard yesterday when we visited this Tender Heart Icon of the Virgin Mary. Fr. Mark told us that October 13th will mark three years since the icon has been exuding this holy, fragrant myrrh. And not just a drop or two. Fr. Mark began his talk by holding up the icon and walking around the church, allowing the myrrh to drip from the icon into the hands of each of us. Imagine, this icon of wood has been continuously overflowing with myrrh for three years!…

Three concentric azure blue circles
Tom, OKUB • Sat 2018 Feb 3, 3:01pm

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
--Horace Walpole, novelist and essayist (1717-1797)

Verbum Veritatis • Sat 2017 Dec 23, 7:57pm

…Matt 6, 13. There is often a theological battle over this particular verse in the Pater Noster. Does God lead us to temptation? The obvious answer is of course not, God isn’t the author of anything evil (cf 1 Cor 14, 33). But we must come to an understanding of the term temptation means in the Bible.…

Star Bright
Meghan Overdeep, MSN • Sat 2017 Dec 23, 1:24pm

…"My granddaughter said, 'Pa, why did you do that?' And I said, 'because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes…'"

Tom, OKUB • Thu 2017 Dec 21, 1:48pm

The longest day must have its close — the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
--Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)

Lucas Nolan, Breitbart • Sat 2017 Dec 16, 11:32am

J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman…

I remember that scene in the George Burns movie God, where she is a shopper in a grocery store. Really. Just ask John Denver.

Check for yourself in this clip.

Star Bright
Fox News • Fri 2017 Dec 8, 12:08pm

Pope Francis has suggested he wants to make a change to The Lord's Prayer… he would prefer to adjust the phrase “lead us not into temptation,” saying that it too strongly suggested that God leads people to sin.…

Much as I dislike most of what I've heard from this Pope, on this one, I'm in agreement. This one bothered me as a little kid, for just these reasons. When I got older, I assumed it was something distorted in translation.

One of several reasons I appreciate the "original" version as allegedly revealed in the Urantia papers.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come; your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our bread for tomorrow;
Refresh our souls with the water of life.
And forgive us every one our debts
As we also have forgiven our debtors.
Save us in temptation, deliver us from evil,
And increasingly make us perfect like yourself.

Ann Barnhardt • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 5:13pm

…this business of “celebrating” the Lutheran Revolt of 1517 is nothing short of satanic…

Ann Barnhardt on Luther
YouTube Search • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 2:15pm

…[YouTube search] About 5,660 results… for muslim nde conversion christianity

NDE = Near Death Experience. Search terms suggested by kallisto, Ace of Spades
Joanna Kujawa, • Thu 2016 Dec 8, 6:42pm

…His intention was to approximate the location of Yeshua’s house in old Nazareth. From the descriptions in The Urantia Book, he guessed roughly where the house might be. The descriptions were quite detailed. …

Cheryl Chumley, Atlas Shrugged • Fri 2016 Oct 14, 12:15pm

Pope to Christians: You’re Hypocrites, If You Don’t Want Refugees…

Mr. Pope, tear down the Vatican wall, then we'll talk.
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart • Thu 2016 Oct 13, 11:02am

The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand… exorcist Father Ildebrando Di Fulvio… says that there are a number of external signs that can help distinguish between someone under the influence of Satan from someone who is mentally ill. Such signs include “a deformed facial expression; a cavernous voice; spitting out food or metallic objects they never ingested; speaking in archaic languages they don’t know consciously like Hebrew, ancient Greek, Latin, and Aramaic; an unnatural physical strength they don’t normally possess; and violent reactions to deliverance prayers and holy water.”… also noted that often people become possessed after participating in séances or Satanic masses, or after joining Satanic sects and cults.…

Wisc Gazette / AP • Sat 2016 Sep 17, 10:40am

…This event is called “Jesus & Beer” and it’s part of an effort by some Christian groups throughout the country to recruit parishioners, connect with people struggling with faith or provide a relaxed outlet to talk religion.

Call it pint-size salvation.…

Or, don't.
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart • Sun 2016 Sep 4, 1:34pm

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint on Sunday morning…

“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy,” the Pope said in his homily before the more than 100,000 people overflowing Saint Peter’s Square, “making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”…

Philip Kosloski, Aleteia • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:25am

…in the early 20th century a local group in Rio called the Catholic Circle saw a need to reclaim the city for Christ.

“In the wake of World War One, [Catholic Circle] feared an advancing tide of godlessness. Church and state had been separated when Brazil became a republic at the end of the previous century, and they saw the statue as a way of reclaiming Rio – then Brazil’s capital city – for Christianity.…”

A host of workers started construction on the massive statue in 1922 and completed it in 1931. It was built using metal scaffolding and cranes with the materials being carried up the mountain by railway.

The statue was officially opened to visitors on October 12, 1931…Philip Kosloski

Ali Waked, Breitbart • Sun 2016 Aug 7, 6:06pm

Christian Egyptian-Americans have come under fire for their intention to stage a vigil opposite the White House highlighting the plight of their community in Egypt.

The planned protest, prompted by a string of attacks on Christians, was subject to much social media controversy, leading the Coptic Pope to ask the organizers to cancel it.…

Acts17Apologetics • Sun 2016 Aug 7, 6:04pm

Lots of people have been asking me how I became a Christian, because I sometimes mention that I'm a former atheist but I usually don't share much of my story. Here's a video explaining why I left atheism and became convinced that Jesus is Lord and that he died on the cross for sins and rose from the dead.…

Video: 34:05
Bare Naked Islam • Sun 2016 Aug 7, 6:02pm

FRANCE: 2800 more churches across the country, many of them centuries old, are scheduled for demolition… As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates and out-of-control Muslim immigration, in many cities, Christians are becoming the minority.…

Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 8:48pm

…“The viewers truly feel they are there with Jesus and his disciples,” director David Hansen said in a statement. “This is the most powerful story of all time and virtual reality is the perfect way to tell it.”…