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Dec 20, 2014

The Christmas Myth-Exposed?

Both former Pope Benedict XVI and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, have questioned the accuracy of the Christmas "myth"-in particular the alleged time of Christ's birth and the way in which the Nativity scene is commonly depicted. They claim that there were no animals present and that the wise men were not identified as three. There are of course many more Christmas assumptions and ideas which do not find support in the Bible. In this program, we show you what the Bible really says about Christmas and its customs, and we offer you a free reprint article about the wise men or "magi," and our free booklet, "Don't Keep Christmas."

 

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This Week in the News

We begin with troublesome developments and opinions regarding the practices of CIA interrogators; address Germany’s growing discontent with asylum seekers; report on Islamist terrorists in Australia and Pakistan; point out an explosive change in US-Cuba relationship and the Vatican’s involvement; speak at length about Pope Francis’ controversial and disputed comments about the future of animals and the fact that (almost) everyone loves him; remind the readers of past comments from the former leaders of the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church about the “myths” of the “Christmas story”; and conclude with a warning that the world is “heading inexorably towards a mass extinction.”

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John McCain Condemns CIA Torture

On December 14, 2014, Newsmax reported the following:

“Some of the practices used by CIA interrogators to gather information from captured prisoners went against ‘everything that America values and stands for,’ Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday. McCain believes...

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Congress Approves Medical Marijuana

The Los Angeles Times reported on December 16:

“Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks...

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Islamist Gunman in Australia Heightens Fear of Islamic Terror Attacks

The Times of Israel wrote on December 16:

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent an official letter of condolence to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott Tuesday after two people were killed the day before during a hostage standoff at a Sydney coffee shop. Netanyahu called the deadly...

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EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

JTA wrote on December 17:

“The European Parliament passed a [nonbinding] resolution that supports in principle recognition of a Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel. The resolution, which was drawn up by five political groups, passed Wednesday in a 498-88 vote in Strasbourg…...

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“The Obama Administration Cannot Be Relied On…”

The Weekly Standard wrote on December 17:

“Imagine for a moment that you are a Saudi, Emirati, Jordanian, or Israeli. Your main national security worry these days is Iran—Iran’s rise, its nuclear program, its troops fighting in Iraq and Syria, its growing influence from...

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All Dogs Go To Heaven?

USA Today wrote on December 12:

“Pope Francis continues to show he's anything but traditional. During a recent public appearance, Francis comforted a boy whose dog had died, noting, ‘One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of...

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Christmas Story All Wrong?

Although somewhat dated, we would like to bring again the following two articles to our readers’ attention, as they show that even the former leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church know that there is something wrong with the entire Christmas story:

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Jeb Bush for President? No, Says Donald Trump

Newsmax wrote on December 16:

“Count billionaire Donald Trump among the unimpressed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement Tuesday that he will form an exploratory committee to consider a presidential run. ‘The last thing we need is another Bush,’ Trump...

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Asylum Seekers Pose a Problem for Germany’s Established Main Parties

The New York Times reported on December 15:

“With visible and vocal far-right protests against foreigners swelling in Germany in recent weeks, Chancellor Angela Merkel forcefully denounced the demonstrations on Monday, affirming that the country has both a special obligation and a...

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Insane Terrorists Slaughter School Children and Teachers in Pakistan

The Washington Post wrote on December 16:

“The bloody siege of an elite army high school Tuesday by Taliban gunmen… killed at least 141 students and teachers… The mass targeting of children, in a military zone in the northwestern city of Peshawar, drew condemnation from...

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President Obama’s Controversial Decision to Change Policy with Cuba

Mail On Line wrote on December 17:

“President Barack Obama declared the end of America's 'outdated approach' to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with the communist island – a historic shift in U.S. policy...

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Pope Involved

Breitbart reported on December 17:

“Pope Francis and the Vatican were involved in the negotiations with Cuba, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on background. ‘Pope Francis personally issued an appeal thorough a letter that he sent to President...

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(Almost) Everyone Loves Pope Francis

USA Today wrote on December 12:

“… a recent Pew survey finds Francis has a 60% approval rating worldwide and 78% approval in the US… China may be growing fond of the pontiff, too, considering he allegedly refused a meeting with the Dalai Lama…”

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“The World Is Heading Towards Mass Extinction”

The Guardian wrote on December 13:

“A stark depiction of the threat hanging over the world’s mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other life forms has been published by the prestigious scientific journal, Nature… the journal indicates that a staggering 41% of all amphibians...

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