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Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines

North Carolina House Bill 86

I appreciate the folks on reddit/firearms keeping me up to date on the latest attempts at communist gun control in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  H.B. 86 is summarized as follows. AN ACT TO REQUIRE A PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN; TO REQUIRE A 72-HOUR WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A PURCHASED  FIREARM MAY BE DELIVERED OR OTHERWISE POSSESSED; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LONG GUN TO PERSONS UNDER A CERTAIN AGE; TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OR POSSESSIO...
Tags: Maryland, Israel, Military, House, Gun Control, North Carolina, Michael Lewis, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Saul, Philistines, Babylonians, North Carolina Senate, Wicomico County, North Carolina Gun Laws

A 4000-Year History Of New Year’s Resolutions

Turns out, it’s a time-honored tradition that started about 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. Beginning with a 12-day religious festival (are we seeing a modern equivalent here?) called Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or re-upped their devotion to the sitting ruler. At this time they also pledged to pay debts and return borrowed goods to keep in good standing with their gods. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, People, Babylonians, Akitu, 12.29.18

How To Make 2019 Your Year For Fitness

I’m not the biggest believer in New Year’s resolutions because I feel self-improvement should be a year-long affair. If you’ve been resisting making necessary changes, it’s hard to believe you’ll follow through just because you’re inspired by a clean slate, chronologically speaking. Looking at history, though, it seems to be human nature to view the New Year as an opportunity to move past old limitations and into better habits. Some 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians renewed their loyalty to the k...
Tags: Health, Goals, Lifehacks, Mediterranean, Centers for Disease Control, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Babylonians, Mesopotamia

You Shall Be a Sign for Them

Poor Ezekiel. Obedient to God’s request, the prophet packed a bag, dug through a wall with his hands, and, in the evening, scrambled through that hole and wandered off into the darkness while other people looked on. Many of them must have thought him a fool or a madman. A few years earlier, Ezekiel and his fellow Jews had been driven out of Jerusalem and into a foreign land when the Babylonians had conquered the holy city. Now, away from the temple and the place of their worship, the people were...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jerusalem, Christ, Jonah, Ezekiel, John Paul II, Babylonians, Faith & Spirituality, Dominicana, Ezekiel Obedient, Vita Consecrata

Why Some Christians Don’t Believe In Gun Control: They Think God Handed Down The Second Amendment

The Washington Post, by three sociologists. We’re now at a point when Americans are killed or injured in a mass shooting almost every month; by some definitions, almost every day. Despite this, resistance to stricter gun control in the United States remains fierce. As researchers of religion, we know the power of religious identities and beliefs. And so we wondered: How does Christian nationalism influence Americans’ attitudes toward gun control? In our newly published and freely available stud...
Tags: Washington Post, Israel, Religion, America, Rome, Military, United States, Jesus, Christian, Aristotle, Second Amendment, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Digest, Cicero

The Day My Prom Date Fell Through (Dealing with the Unexpected!)

“I’m not going to the prom with you,” she said.  In that moment I felt like every cell in my body was about to explode at the speed of light.  I started sweating, my legs became weak and I literally had to fight back tears.  “Are you serious,” I asked.  “Yes,” she said—and then just walked away.  ]I could not believe what had just happened.  We had planned this for months!  I had my tux picked out (and had put down a deposit on it!)  She was one of the hottest girls I had ever seen in my ...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Babylon, Don, Daniel, Judah, Babylonians, Babylonia, Daniel God, Jehoiakim, Judah Nebuchadnezzar, Ashpenaz, Daniel Hananiah Mishael, Azariah, Belteshazzar, Israel Everything

10 Most Significant Discoveries in the Field of Biblical Archaeology

This sponsored post is adapted from the ESV Archaeology Study Bible —which was created by a team of field-trained archaeologists and features 2,000+ study notes, 400+ full-color photographs, 200+ maps and diagrams, 15 articles, 4 timelines, and more. Archaeology Gives Context Biblical archaeology is a wide field offering modern readers fascinating insights into the everyday lives of people mentioned in the Bible. While archaeological findings don’t prove the truth of Scri...
Tags: Sponsored, Israel, Jerusalem, Syria, Blogging, Noah, David, Egypt, Moab, Kings, Sam, Mediterranean, Napoleon, Louvre, George Smith, Starkey

New Year, New Me? Not Again…

Another year has passed. This massive spaceship we live in called Earth has once again completed its trip around the Sun, marking the passing of another 12-month period we spent sleeping, running, laughing and crying, and going about our everyday lives. And you, like many, have probably chosen this arbitrary date to mark the end of a period of your life and the beginning of another and made a resolution to end a bad habit, stop seeking for 5 ways to spend your Canadian summer vacation and go som...
Tags: Travel, Blog, Earth, Babylonians, Babylonia

An Open Letter To Marty Daniel And Daniel Defense

Dear Marty, I see that you weighed in with support for the “fix-NICS” bill.  I was sad to see this, so I wrote you a note that went something like this (in abbreviated form). Sir, I feel that this will be a huge mistake and I wish there was a way to undo this.  Unfortunately, there isn’t.  My readers have already sent me this information, and I was wondering if there was anything I could say to them about this? I haven’t received a reply from you Marty, but I assume you’ve been busy, sir.  I als...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Israel, America, Military, Va, Gun Control, Jesus Christ, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Marty, Adam, National Association of Evangelicals, Saul

Scripture Speaks: Christ in the Temple

Today, Jesus drives out vendors and money changers from the Temple.  What prompted this rare flash of aggression? Gospel (Read Jn 2:13-25) St. John describes a visit Jesus made to the Jerusalem Temple near Passover.  To best understand this episode, we need to know something about the physical arrangement of the Temple at this time, as well as some of the customs and business conducted there.  The “temple area” refers to the Court of the Gentiles, a space outside the holy inner chambers that w...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Egypt, Judaism, Jesus, Isa, John, Christ, Temple, St Paul, PAUL, Abraham, Adam, Jeremiah

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve (2)

On Fridays, we’re doing a series on Stephen Greenblatt’s The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. In his stunningly well-written chapter, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” Greenblatt begins to trace the origins of the Adam and Eve story and how it came to be placed in the Hebrew Bible. If you want to understand Adam and Eve, don’t start in Eden; go to Babylon. Stephen Greenblatt gives a vivid overview of the Babylonian Captivity, noting that the kingdom of Judah was one of a number of nations that were ta...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Eden, Marduk, Babylon, Abraham, Judah, Adam, Greenblatt, Nebuchadnezzar, BCE, Babylonians, Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh, Yahweh, IM Recommended Reading

#Astrology Pro Tip: There Is No Thirteenth Zodiac Sign

(Astrology Explored) Oh, god. What do we have to do to get it through peoples heads? I opened my Quora feed this morning to find this: Now that NASA has re-arranged the zodiac signs, should I go by the ancient Babylonian way or the NASA way? I’m either Gemini or Taurus. Of course, I answered. And here it is. NASA has not rearranged the zodiac signs. They tell you so themselves. No, what NASA was attempting to do, through a children’s page, (updated January 2016) was to discredit astrology by s...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Congress, Wikipedia, Nasa, Earth, United States, Astrology, Phil Plait, BCE, Babylonians, Kunkle, Minnesota Planetarium Society, Robert Hand, Parke Knuckle, Jeff Jawer

Christmas Sermon: Good News that Changes Everything

Madonna and Child. Giotto SERMON: Good News that Changes Everything (Christmas 2017) The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great light;those who lived in a land of deep darkness—    on them light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2) He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. (Titus 2:14) Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born th...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Rome, David, Madonna, Jesus, God, Christ, Bethlehem, Mary, PAUL, Luke, Giotto, Augustus, Isaiah, Joseph He

Advent: A Reminder To Wait for the God Who Takes His Time

Anunciation to Zacharias. Giotto Note from CM: During Advent, I have asked some of our wonderful iMonk writers to share meditations on seasonal themes each week. On the second Sunday, we welcome our friend Randy Thompson to contribute his perspectives on Advent. I am grateful for each of these friends and gifted people, and know that what they share will help us prepare our lives for celebrating the Incarnation. ✧ ✧ ✧ Advent: A Reminder To Wait for the God Who Takes His Time By Randy Thompson A...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Noah, David, Egypt, God, Christ, Norwich, Bethlehem, Advent, Peter, Babylon, Abraham, Jesse, Babylonians, ST JULIAN

The Saturday Monk’s Brunch: December 9, 2017

Welcome to the refectory, iMonks! Time for another edition of our Saturday Brunch. We are in the Advent season and just marked St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 6. But beware! There are many imposters out there — RUN! He doesn’t know the difference between homoousios and homoiousios! He’s NOT St. Nick! • • • THE POPE WANTS TO CHANGE THE LORD’S PRAYER? Andrew Perriman reports that the Pope has a problem with the traditional wording of the Lord’s Prayer. The Catholic Church is unhappy with the line “...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Jesus, Npr, North America, Christ, Wells Fargo, Trump, Mary, Andrew, Darby

Who Are Gog and Magog, and What’s So Evil about the North?

The terms “Gog and Magog” seem to factor into biblical prophecy quite a bit. Do a Google search for them, and you’ll come up with quite a few conflicting (and sometimes fanciful) articles. Most speculation attempts to tie Gog and Magog’s appearances in Ezekiel and Revelation to a specific geographical location or country. Gog and Magog: a mysterious northern force of evil Two passages in the Bible have cemented Gog and Magog in our minds when we think of the apocalypse: Ezekiel 38–39, and Re...
Tags: Google, Asia, Israel, Religion, Articles, Jerusalem, Syria, David, Egypt, Judaism, Spirit, Jesus, Isa, God, Christ, Eden

The world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet

The Babylonians had a sophisticated understanding of geometry more than 1000 years before Pythagoras and Euclid.
Tags: Mathematics, Pythagoras, Babylonians

Learn more about Zoroastrians, followers of an ancient faith

Zoroastrianism is the world’s oldest revealed religion. It is believed that it came about around the Iranian Bronze Age (1800-1100 BC). However, the date is not definite as many believe that the prophet Zarathustra (Greeks called him Zoroaster) was born about 10,000 years ago somewhere near the ancient land of Aryana Vaeja – the Russian steppes near the Aral Sea in Central Asia.   Zoroastrian Mobedyar Maneck Vhujwala speaks to about 80 people during the 9th Annual Interfaith World Peace Pilgr...
Tags: Greece, Life, Russia, India, Iran, Rome, Egypt, Middle East, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Mumbai, Christ, Persepolis, Prayers, Alexander, Cyrus

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry -- the study of triangles -- by more than 1,000 years.
Tags: Babylonians, UNSW Sydney

Signs in the Heavens

Signs in the Heavens Matthew 24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. The post on Saturday and Monday’s eclipse (saw it from wo...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Egypt, Kings, Jesus, Antares, Christ, Pliny, Matthew, Bethlehem, Peter, Mike, Daniel, PAUL, Luke, Joshua

Why We Worship On Sunday

Answering Seventh-Day Adventists and Other Sabbatarians Have you been asked yet — either by a Seventh-Day Adventist or a member of other Seventh-Day Sabbatarian groups (and there are many) — why Christians changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday? Quick answer — the Sabbath is still on Saturday. But most (not all) Christians including Catholics, Orthodox and many Protestants observe Sunday as the Lord’s Day. Sabbath Day…Lord’s Day. There’s a difference. Let’s look at this. Keep It Holy… W...
Tags: Israel, Church, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Egypt, Jesus, John, Christ, Moses, Jesus Christ, Babylon, St Paul, PAUL, Cecil B DeMille, Luke

She was naked, her hair in the Egyptian style, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem

New evidence of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem has been found at the City of David.
Tags: News, Jerusalem, Christian, Babylonians

Balancing Tenderness and Toughness

Love in any context, but especially in a family, will alternate between tenderness and toughness. The ancient Israelites recognized that love does not look like the saccharine romances (they were blessed not to know about artificial sugar) that are sold in pop culture. Love is not merely a feeling that comes and goes, making us feel warm and cuddly when it’s here and cold and prickly when it’s gone. Love is a choice that includes wisdom, prudence, and the hard work of self-giving. Every proverb ...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Love, Religion, Jerusalem, Jesus, God, Christ, Jesus Christ, St Paul, Matt, Mount, Abraham, Jeremiah, Isaac, Heb

Who Is the Woman Clothed with the Sun?

Last week, we began our investigation of the image of “the woman clothed with the sun” as described in the Book of Revelation (11:19-12:6). Since the time of the early Church Fathers, this image of the woman has had a three-fold symbolism: the ancient people of Israel, the Church and the Blessed Mother. However, as we learned last week, the fullness of the image is the Blessed Mother, for she fulfills the prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah, and she is the Mother of the Church. There ...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Church, Religion, Jerusalem, Queen, Jesus, John, Saints, Christ, Temple, St John, St Paul, Mary, Aaron, GN

Speaking to the Soul: Steady … Easter’s Coming!

by Linda McMillan   In a world that doesn’t make sense, the only response is a life that doesn’t make sense either.   Isaiah 50:4-9a John 13:21-32   It was never really about the woman and the ointment. You know the story:  Jesus was having dinner with some friends when a woman entered the room and poured some expensive perfume over his feet. Some people said that the money, equal to about a year’s wages for a soldier, should have been spent on the poor; but Jesus said that what she did was a be...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jesus, John, Matthew, Control, Peter, Judas, Cyrus, Isaiah, Babylonians, Zachariah, Speaking to the Soul, Linda McMillan, Yangzhong China, Anointing Woman

Have Mercy on Me: Four Glimpses into the Heart of God

The mercy of God is one of the most precious realities in the world, one of the most revealing themes in all the Bible, and one of the most tragically misunderstood truths about God. If you want to know who God really is, if you want to peek into his heart, it is not the display of his just wrath and cosmic power to which you should look. Rather, set your eye on his mercy, without minimizing the fullness of his might, and take in the life-changing panorama. Many of us today are prone, by na...
Tags: Justice, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, David, Jesus, God, Christ, Moses, Matthew, Corinthians, Jonah, Samuel, Timothy, Joel, PAUL

Psalms Week: Entering into the Story

Gethsemani Farms Wall, 2014 Save us, O  Lord  our God,    and gather us from among the nations,that we may give thanks to your holy name    and glory in your praise. • Psalm 106:47 When we read and pray the Psalms, we enter into the prayers of David and the other psalmists, we enter into the prayers of the exiles who composed, edited, and arranged the Old Testament, we enter into the prayers of Jesus the Christ, the Son of David, the ideal King who brought us salvation, we enter into the Story...
Tags: Kingdom, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Lent, David, Egypt, Jesus, John, Jordan, Jezebel, Bethlehem, Herod, Babylon, Joseph, Cain

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by C Stuart Hardwick, Award-Winning Scifi Author, on Quora: The Earth solidified 4.54 billion years ago, plus or minus 1%. That's a fact, and if your belief is not aligned to this fact, then you are what we call "wrong." This age i...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Congress, Earth, Quora, Jupiter, Grand Canyon, Huffington Post, Abraham, Twitter Facebook, Thomas Paine, Babylonians, Ussher, James Ussher, William Henry Green

Dropping Everything for the Call | Mark 1:16–20

Last Sunday's sermon: Dropping Everything for the Call | Mark 1:16–20In today's passage, Jesus calls His disciples to absolute commitment. In a similar manner, He calls us to follow Him above all else—no matter who you are. We’ll notice who He calls and what He calls people to. Video: Audio:  Notes (PDF): Dropping Everything for the Call | Mark 1:16–20 Shaun Marksbury | Morning Service | 5 February, 2017 I. Introduction Peter tells his story through Mark, and the words here have all...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Nashville, Jesus, John, Christ, James, Amos, Peter, Simon, Lazarus, Mark, PAUL, Andrew