Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Coming Jihad

According to Professor William Kilpatrick this soon could be what the Miss America Pageant looks like.

In Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West,  recently published by Ignatius Press, former Boston College professor Kilpatrick says that we have been engaged in a culture war with Islam for decades and that we are losing.

According to Kilpatrick, there is no such thing as radical Islam.  The teachings of Islam demand that Muslims rule the world and that non-Muslims either submit to Muslim rule or be killed.  Kilpatrick says that politically correct multiculturalism plays into the hands of Islamic jihadists who are bent on turning Islam into the majority religion in the world.  Once Muslims are entrenched in politics and culture, then sharia law will become the law of the land.  Professor Kilpatrick says that Western Europe is imminently facing this fate.

This is an interesting and important book.  Highly recommended.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Religious Tension Between Jews at the Western Wall

Apparently, there is some tension at the Western Wall in Jerusalem between Ultra Orthodox Rabbis who do not want women wearing prayer shawls and other religious items usually worn by Jewish men, and women who are members of Reformed Congregations.  Read the entire article from Haaretz here.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Annunciation of the Lord

O Lord Jesus Christ, who for our sake didst vouchsafe to descend from thy throne of glory to this world of pain and sorrow; who wast conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, and was made Man; Make, we beseech thee, our hearts a fit habitation for thyself.  Beautify and fill them with all spiritual graces, and possess them wholly by thy power.  Give us grace to prepare for thy coming with deep humility, to receive thee with burning love, and to hold thee fast with a firm faith; that we may never leave thee nor forsake thee.  Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Poor State of Free Speech

We Americans must never take our right to Free Speech guaranteed by the First Amendment for granted.  How long will it be before we wind up like Europe and Canada with "hate speech" trials.