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Separation of Church And State, Hitler Style

In 1954 the US passed tax exemption legislation that prohibited tax exempt entities to engage in certain kinds of political activities.

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From a speech by Adolf Hitler, 1935.  National-Socialist Party Conference:

The Party never had the intention, and it has not the intention now, of engaging in any kind of hostilities against Christianity in Germany.  Our aim has been quite the opposite.  We have sought to unite the various regional Prostestant churches, whose conditions of existence were impossible, and create one great Evangelical Church throughout the Reich, without interfering in the slightest with questions of religious belief or practice.… continue reading...

The Kenyan Violence was NOT related to Islam?

In a few previous posts I have discussed the violence in Kenya, noting in particular the burning of a church with dozens of people purposefully trapped inside.   The news reported the burning and other violent acts but it was surprisingly quiet about who was engaging in the violence and precisely what the motives were.  This led me to ask a friend who I knew had been in Kenya for a time and who I knew was still receiving updates.  In fact, it was through these updates (from Christian missionaries) that I first became aware of the church burning.

At long … continue reading...

The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed. Martyrs for what they saw not what they believed.

The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed.

This essay was written in response to challenges to demonstrate that the early Christians died because of their testimony, and their unwillingness to reject their testimony. In other words, they believed that they had actually seen certain events, and chose to die rather than deny what they had seen. Contrast with an event like 9-11, where we talk about 19 Muslims flying into the towers ‘because of their beliefs.’ I will contend in this essay that the early martyrs were driven on by what they witnessed with their own eyes- externally- continue reading...

Update on Kenya: Muslims and Islam Behind the Madness?

Last week I posted some information about the Kenya church burnings. I wondered what the point was in burning down churches because of an election controversy, and in particular burning them with dozens of people trapped inside. I have sought more information and haven’t received it, but my friend Don Hank turned up information that this was a Muslim attack on Christians, or at least, their facilities. In his article on Worldnetdaily.com taking the media to task for being silent on this affair, he includes a link to this blog: http://directorblue.blogspot.com.

On DirectorBlue I finally learn that Raila Oding … continue reading...