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Doubting Thomas and the Divinity of Jesus

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to discuss the divinity of Jesus with a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They deny this doctrine and instead believe that Jesus is a created being, so our conversation gave me a chance to see how they deal with various Scripture passages that to me seem like clear proof that Jesus really is God. For example, I brought up this verse: “Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28) This text comes towards the end of John’s Gospel, in one of Jesus’ res...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, John, Thomas, Jehovah


Board Question #92043: #92017 was fascinating to read about to me. How many ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,#92017 was fascinating to read about to me. How many offshoots of the LDS church are there and what did/do they believe? What's the most interesting one out there?-I've heard of the FLDS and RLDS church before but that's it A: Dear same here, Prepare yourself. Here are basically all the offshoots of the church Joseph Smith established. Data comes from this amazing timeline (seriously go look at it). There may be churches missing but hopefully I got all the orders right, ...
Tags: Utah, England, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, France, Oregon, Wikipedia, Nigeria, Israel, Church, Georgia, David, Missouri, Maine, Hawaii


Yes, It's Okay To Not Go To Prom

Prom season is here, which means that prom #content is everywhere. I’ve definitely awww -ed over some cute promposals, but with all the prom articles, Instagram posts, and ads everywhere, it can be hard to remember that prom is not actually mandatory.I skipped prom for a few different reasons: I’d been to two homecoming dances before, and while I’d had an okay time, it didn’t feel the need to repeat it with a much-pricier ticket (another reason I skipped). My friends were all going with dates, ...
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Yes, It's OK To Not Go To Prom

Prom season is here, which means that prom #content is everywhere. I’ve definitely awww -ed over some cute promposals, but with all the prom articles, Instagram posts, and ads everywhere, it can be hard to remember that prom is not actually mandatory.I skipped prom for a few different reasons: I’d been to two homecoming dances before, and while I’d had an okay time, it didn’t feel the need to repeat it with a much-pricier ticket (another reason I skipped). My friends were all going with dates, ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Ariana Grande, Carrie Brownstein, Columbus, Taco Bell, Chicago Il, New York Ny, Sara, Brooklyn NY, Michele, Jehovah, Philadelphia PA, Dallas TX


Prince's shoe-maker used to supply 30-40 pairs of high-heeled boots/month, totaling 3,000 pairs

Prince was self-conscious about his height -- 5'3" -- and wore high-heeled boots (either 4" or 3 1/3") whenever he went out in public, and moreover, he did not like to be seen wearing the same pair of boots at two different appearances on the same day. Prince contracted with Andre No. 1, a famous cobbler-to-the-stars on Sunset Boulevard founded by Andre Rostomyan, whose client roster includes everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga. Rostomyan made a shoe last -- a wooden model -- of Prince...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Gender, Music, News, Religion, Prince, Frank Sinatra, Gary, Sunset Boulevard, Jehovah, Andre Rostomyan, Lady Gaga Rostomyan, Brooke Bobb Vogue


Russian Jehovah's Witnesses claim state tortured them

Seven Jehovah's Witnesses claim they were tortured by police in Russia because of their faith.
Tags: News, Russia, Jehovah


Opinion: Jehovah's Witnesses Cling To Faith Despite Arrests In Russia

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. Branded as "religious extremists," dozens of Witnesses were arrested in recent raids in Siberia.(Image credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Russia, Siberia, Npr, Scott Simon, Jehovah, Mladen Antonov


Russia says it will probe Jehovah’s Witnesses torture claim

MOSCOW (AP) — An official of Russia’s main criminal investigative body says it is probing allegations that its officers tortured members of the banned Jehovah’s Witnesses. The religious denomination says seven of its adherents were beaten, given electrical shocks and suffocated during interrogation this month at the Investigative Committee office in the city of Surgut. […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Investigative Committee, Jehovah


New Connecticut Bill would Add a 50% Tax to Ammunition

New Connecticut Bill would Add a 50% Tax to Ammunition Hartford, CT –-(Ammoland.com)- Connecticut state representative Jillian Gilchrest is proposing a 50% “sin tax” on ammunition. House Bill (HB) 5700 has been introduced to the Connecticut State House of Representatives. State Senator Will Haskell has introduced a companion bill in the Connecticut State Senate. In a Twitter post, Gilchrest said she is getting push back on the bill about the need to protect one's home. She asked, “how much am...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Tax, Pennsylvania, United States, New Hampshire, House, Connecticut, Gun Control, John, Harper, Nra, United States of America, Lee, Cox


Human rights groups blast Russia for sentencing a Jehovah's Witness to 6 years in prison

Human rights groups and religious freedom advocates are blasting a Russian court for sentencing a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in a penal colony, saying the charges of "religious extremism" are unwarranted and unjust.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Jehovah


Russia sentences a Jehovah's Witness to 6 years in a penal colony. Human rights groups call the charges a farce.

Human rights groups and religious freedom advocates are blasting a Russian court for sentencing a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in a penal colony, saying the charges of "religious extremism" are unwarranted and unjust.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Jehovah


Russian Court Sentences Jehovah's Witness To 6 Years In Prison For Extremism

Dennis Christensen was arrested during prayer. "I hope today is the day Russia defends religious freedom," he said before the verdict. Critics call it a severe crackdown on religious freedom.(Image credit: Yuriy Temirbulatov/Courtesy of Jehovah's Witnesses via AP)
Tags: News, Russia, Jehovah, Dennis Christensen, Yuriy Temirbulatov Courtesy of Jehovah


Russian jailing of Jehovah's Witness raises persecution fears

Danish builder arrested at prayer meeting imprisoned for organising ‘extremist group’A Russian court has found a Danish Jehovah’s Witness guilty of organising a banned extremist group and jailed him for six years in a case raising fears of a return to Soviet-era religious persecution.Armed police detained Dennis Christensen, a 46-year-old builder, in May 2017 at a prayer meeting in Oryol, about 200 miles (320km) south of Moscow following the banning of the local Jehovah’s Witnesses by a court a ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Religion, World news, Christianity, Moscow, Denmark, Jehovah, Oryol, Jehovah's Witnesses, Dennis Christensen


Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

MOSCOW (AP) — A regional court in western Russia has sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison. The court in Oryol on Wednesday found Dennis Christensen, who was leading the local Bible reading, guilty of extremism, making him the first Jehovah’s Witness in Russia to have been sent to prison. Russia in […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Jehovah, Oryol, Dennis Christensen


Board Question #91845: Is God sexist? -Me

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Is God sexist?-Me A: Dear you, I don't think so. I believe he believes in perfect equality between genders. -Sunday Night Banter A: Dear you, This is a question I've thought about a lot within the past year. And I'm still waiting to draw a really satisfying conclusion. There is one conclusion, however, that I feel pretty solid about: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints institutionally treats men as better than women. As Sheebs goes into in her answer below,...
Tags: Church, Jerusalem, Mitt Romney, God, Luciana, Matthew, Jesus Christ, Alta, Merriam Webster, Abraham, Adam, Zechariah, Anne Certainly, Jehovah, Eve Eve, Church and Church


Doctors’ Refusal to Refer Patients for Treatment They Refuse to Provide on Religious Grounds

The importance of religion in Canada is reflected in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, both in section 2(a)’s guarantee of “freedom of conscience and religion” and in the inclusion of “religion” as a protected ground under section 15’s equality provision. As all guarantees, these are subject to section 1’s justification for limiting rights, which are “subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”. And as do ...
Tags: Law, College, Canada, Ontario, Carter, Supreme Court of Canada, Jehovah, Case Comment, Amselem, Divisional Court, Ontario Divisional Court, Ontario College of Physicians, Professional Obligations and Human Rights, Canada Attorney General The College, Syndicate Northcrest, Children s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto


3 superb arguments for why we live in a matrix – and 3 arguments that refute them

The simulation argument was first put forth in a paper published in 2003 by philosopher Nick Bostrom. Bostrom assigns less than a 50 percent probability that we're living in a simulated universe.Some physicists believe that we can test this scientifically. Are we living in a simulation? This idea has been explored on a number of levels. While there has been a fair share of sophomoric musings and half-baked proposals surrounding the hypothesis — usually in hazy podcast studios and college dorm r...
Tags: Earth, Mit, Physics, Frankfurt, Harvard University, Innovation, Philosophy, Simulation, University Of Maryland, Carroll, Lisa Randall, Jehovah, Isaac Asimov, Bostrom, Matrix, Asimov


Most Holy Name of Jesus

The name of Jesus stands out as a name above all other names. In the Bible Jesus is given many names and titles: Prophet, King, Messiah, Prince of Peace, Son of God, Son of Man, Servant, Savior. In the words of the Bible he is the Altogether Lovely One. Of all the names and titles given to the Son of the living God, none is as precious, as sweet, as majestic as the name Jesus. It is a special name. During the time of Jesus, the name of Jesus was no different from other names given to children. W...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Calvary, Son of God, Jehovah, Jesus Jesus, Homily of the Day, Messiah Prince of Peace Son of God Son


Australia: Gillick competence, parens patriae and Jehovahs Witnesses - blood transfusions to minors - Carroll & O'Dea

This was an application for the administration of blood to a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness, in the event of childbirth.
Tags: News, Australia, Carroll, Jehovah, Gillick


Talk to the homeless and the buskers

Some people love Christmas shopping. The noise, the trip hazards, the bustle of the streets, the jostling of the crowds. The vague hope of grabbing some old tat to wrap up before the shops knock the Xmas price down in the New Year Sales in the desperate hope of offloading Yule gifts that are way past their sell-by-date come late Christmas Eve. Well, as perhaps gather from the tone of that introduction, I’m not particularly keen on shopping, Christmas or otherwise…I did venture into town yesterd...
Tags: Cambridge, James, PAUL, Jehovah, Tanya, Peregrine, Sciencebase, Daffy, King s College Chapel, Saker Peregrine, Cambridge Peregrine


A Peregrine for a King

When (if) you ever stop to chat with the people on a city’s streets, the homeless, the buskers, you will often hear sorry tales of woe, but also great joy. Give someone the time of day and they will tell their tale and you will feel the richer for having listened and for having heard it. Paul is one such character walking the streets of Cambridge in his brown leather porkpie hat, waterproof jacket, Xmas jumper, and baggy grey pantaloons. He pulls along behind his bicycle a metal trailer the con...
Tags: Cambridge, John, James, PAUL, Jehovah, Tanya, Peregrine, Sciencebase, Daffy, Mrs Sciencebase, Cambridge Peregrines, Sidney Street, Saker Peregrine, Ravi Shankar So


Vladimir Putin Decries Prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Nearly 100 Jehovah's Witnesses face charges in Russia, and 25 of them are in jail awaiting trial
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Putin decries prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to look into the reported persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russia officially banned the Christian denomination last year and declared the religious group an extremist organization. Nearly 100 Jehovah’s Witnesses face charges in Russia, and 25 of them are in jail awaiting trial. Human rights activists raised […]
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Moscow, Jehovah, Nation & World


Turning down the volume

Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon The  Pyro Maniacs   devote some space each weekend  to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers,  Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Only a Prayer Meeting, pages 146-47, Pilgrim Publications. "The much despised truth of election stands us in good stead in troublous times."We sigh, and cry, because so many worship the deity of the hour; but the Lord answereth, "Yet have I reserved unto Myself seven thousand men wh...
Tags: Religion, Jehovah, Dose of Spurgeon, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Kerry James Allen, Baal Even


Not long ago...

...it felt like fall. Now, the trees are bare and it's feeling more like winter. Temperatures are dropping lower each day. The weather people predict that the lows will dip below freezing as the week goes on. I'm back to making daily fires in the wood stove after a couple weeks of relative warmth. These are the shortest days, these weeks around the winter solstice. We'll only have just over eight hours of daylight today, and nearly sixteen hours of darkness. A little fall color in our back ya...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Holidays, WCS, Jehovah


Cops Investigate Attacks Against Jehovah’s Witness Buildings In Washington State

There have been six attacks on Jehovah’s Witness kingdom halls in Thurston County since March.
Tags: News, Washington State, Thurston County, Jehovah, Cops Investigate Attacks Against Jehovah


ATF: There have been 5 attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses in Washington state this year

A fire last week at a Jehovah's Witnesses' house of worship in Washington state was an arson -- the fifth attack targeting the religious group this year, federal officials Sunday.
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Do you want to be everlastingly strong

Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: For in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: God has the strength. He makes the difference. He is our Creator. He is our strength. He is our salvation. We do not have the strength in ourselves. We can have temporary victory but not eternal, everlasting, or forever. If you want to live in victory, you need the work that only God can do in and through you. So Isaiah calls on all of us to trust in the Lord. Give your daily living to Him. Let Him work...
Tags: Religion, Christ, Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Isaiah, Daily Bible Devotionals, Heather Schwartz


The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet’s “Wicked System Of Things”

Matthew Sweet feels like it might be time to take a little bit of a breather and you can hardly blame him for that. “I’ve had so much stuff,” he chuckles, late in our conversation. “I feel like taking a break would be good for all of us. Meaning, me and the fans.” In the past two years, he’s released Tomorrow Forever and its companion album, Tomorrow’s Daughter. Fans can get their hands on a third album of new songs, Wicked System of Things, which will be in stores for Record Store Day this comi...
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Jehovah's Witness elder jailed for child sexual abuse

Brian Jenkins used his position in religion to indecently assault a "terrified" schoolgirl.
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