When you think about the greatest musical talents to grace this earth over the last few decades – one of the names that should definitely pop into mind is Bono, the frontman of U2 (also known as Paul David Hewson).
In this video, Bono is asked if he prays, to which he responds “yes… to Christ”. Watch the video below to see Bono talk about his love of Christ and his connection to Christianity.
The idea that this is even needed bothers me. The Catholic Church does not hate gays, read our teachings on it… If this was Mohamed the media would be all over this, calling the artist out for being insensitive to the Muslim faith, yet, because its Christians, its all OK, an open session to offend. I personally say they have the right to publish this and think this… And I would be the first one to defend there rights of free speech, yet I find the hypocrisy of the media amazing…
There have been plenty of contentious and/or inflammatory artistic depictions of Jesus Christ over the years. One of the most recent comes from a book published in July, titled “Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision.”
The book contains two dozen paintings by artist and “very agnostic believer,” Doug Blanchard, with text written by Kittredge Cherry. Cherry calls herself a “lesbian Christian author and art historian.”
The series of paintings, which appear to be loosely modeled after the Catholic Church’s Stations of the Cross, tells the story of the Passion of Christ using images of modern people – the most notable one being the portrayal of Jesus as a gay man:
In their Catholic Evidence Training Outlines, Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward address the prevalent spiritual illness of religious indifference. The eminent Catholic duo—renowned for their influential work as street apologists, authors and co-founders of the Sheed & Ward publishing house—describes religious indifference as “the belief that no religion matters at all.” The indifferent man, according to the apologists, reduces religion to a sort of optional hobby—like stamp-collecting.
On the contrary, Sheed and Ward argue, religion is far from an idle amusement. It is the “first necessity.” Further, they do not say it is the man who rejects it who is the fool but the man who neglects it.
A Great Paradox
Father Robert Barron has called this present state of society, “a ‘meh’ culture of relativism.”
A great paradox that descends from this prevalent attitude of religious indifference in our culture is that it is often accompanied by an intense repulsion towards dogma. Yet “the indifferent” are often severely dogmatic on issues like abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage. Religious dogma is condemned not because it is religious but because it is dogmatic; thus, religious dogma is traded for non-religious or even anti-religious dogma. This human inability to escape the self-affirmation of objective truth in practice led G.K. Chesterton to say:
“In truth, there are only two kinds of people; those who accept dogma and know it, and those who accept dogma and don’t know it.”
Facebook has been accused of censoring a fundraising ad for a Christian movie starring “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash and “Hercules” and “God’s Not Dead” star Kevin Sorbo.
The movie, “I Am A Christian,” tells the story of Meriam Ibrahim, a woman who was arrested in Sudan for converting to Christianity.
Producers are trying to raise $500,000 to help with the costs of making the independent film.
Good for him. We must uphold our faith, and sometimes that means cutting out ties…
A Virginia Knights of Columbus council is pressing forward with plans to honor pro-abortion, pro-homosexual “marriage” Gov. Terry McAuliffe by having him as grand marshal of its St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In response, the parish priest has strongly reproached the council and cut ties.
Good to read… Pray it continues….
Christianity is a dying relic of an ancient past. The Internet is killing it. Science is killing it. Western sophistication is killing it. Right?
In many ways, Christianity is on the rise as never before—worldwide, and in America. Here are the ways we can tell:
Have you ever been “tongue-tied” when asked to provide geologic evidence that the Genesis Flood really did occur, just as the Bible describes? What follows is an overview of six geologic evidences for the Genesis Flood. Together, they will provide you with “ammunition” and a teaching tool for you and others.
Why is it that many people, including many Christians, can’t see the geologic evidence for the Genesis Flood? It is usually because they have bought into the evolutionary idea that “the present is the key to the past.” They are convinced that, because today’s geological processes are so slow, the earth’s rock layers took millions of years to form.
However, if the Genesis Flood really occurred, what evidence would we look for? We read in Genesis 7 and 8 that “the fountains of the great deep” were broken up and poured out water from inside the earth for 150 days (5 months). Plus, it rained torrentially and globally for 40 days and nights. (“The floodgates [or windows] of heaven were opened.”) No wonder all the high hills and the mountains were covered, meaning the earth was covered by a global ocean. (“. . . the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished” 2 Peter 3:6; KJV.) All air-breathing life on the land was swept away and perished.