A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that most people who leave their faith do so by age 24.
Many who do leave their faith did so because they stopped believing in the teachings of their childhood faith or cite disillusionment with religious people and institutions.
- Source: Christian Newswire, 04/27/09.
"Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country. . . . This new top rate of tax could be the final nail in the coffin. . . . I beg readers not to confuse overpaid bankers with the rest of Britain's entrepreneurs. The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain's gale-force waters."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CATS, EVITA, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, The Daily Mail, 04/26/.
By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
"Angels & Demons," Ron Howard's new movie based on author Dan Brown's series of novels featuring a fictional anti-religious zealot posing as a pseudo-intellectual professor, is another Christophobic, slanderous liberal attack on faith and reason.
Though the movie tones down the hero's knee-jerk atheist attitude against the historical Christian faith of Protestants and Catholics, it still manages to attack those of us who have strong faith in God, Jesus Christ and the biblical accounts of God's interaction with His creation. In other words, the movie still reflects Dan Brown's false anti-Christian, secular humanist worldview.
For example, although (unlike the book) the movie's dialogue has some posi...
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
This time it's personal!
That was actor Hugh Jackman's attitude toward his new action movie, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, where he stars as Logan, aka Wolverine, the most popular member of the X-Men team of mutant superheroes, and serves as a producer.
"This movie has a different dimension as a producer," he said in a press conference attended by MOVIEGUIDE®. "In that way, I feel it's more personal. It's more my baby."
To prove his point, Jackman noted that it was he who asked Gavin Hood, the South African born director of the acclaimed movie TSOTSI, to direct WOLVERINE. Also, he said he found himself the other day asking everyone what they thought about the movie and was more "nervous" than usual about their a...
Director Gavin Hood of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first summer season blockbuster, said the FBI is closing in on who pirated an unfinished copy of the movie and posted it on the Internet.
They know the location of the pirating, Hood said at a press conference attended by MOVIEGUIDE®, but they don't know the who.
"It was really quite stressful, to put it bluntly," Hood told journalists about the theft before a recent press screening of the movie. "It was devastating for me when it happened."
To combat the effects of the theft, Hood said they are putting different scenes from the future DVD release of the movie at the end of the credits into different prints at different theaters.
"I'm thrilled that it's finally out there in the for...
The U.S. Supreme Court announced April 28 that it voted 5-4 to support the FCC's new rules banning unplanned "fleeting expletives" on network television, such as the use of the "f" word by U2 singer Bono on the 2003 Golden Globes show.
More and more viewers have complained in recent years about such unplanned obscenity and pornography, including Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl.
The FCC under President George W. Bush took a strict attitude toward such violations of the laws governing the public airwaves, but that policy may change with President Barack Obama's liberal nomination of Julius Genachowski as the new FCC chairman.
Be that as it may, the liberal members of the Supreme Court obviously don't mind the prove...
** Fascinating and Profound Insights **
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
RATING: Not Rated
RELEASE: May/June 2009
TIME: 52 minutes
CONTENT: (CCC, Ev) Ultimately very Christian worldview that exposes and explores the true story of Darwin and presents his humanist, anti-Christian views with dignity and respect, but in the process reveals the flaws, confusion and falsehoods of his theories; and, nothing objectionable.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: All ages
REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
Mention the name Charles Darwin and people will get very upset or very enthusiastic. THE VOYAGE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD is an extremely...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
The tragic church shooting and death of Reverend Fred Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church, Maryville Illinois, has once again raised one of the most under-reported issues within the media today: violence directed at Christians and churches.
While the recent church shooting in Illinois this March did receive some coverage, the full extent of church violence has not been adequately discussed. If this kind of event had happened at a Mosque or Synagogue there would have been non-stop media coverage and a cry for "hate crime" prosecution. Because it only happened to a Christian there is little outcry.
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has compiled a partial list of recent church shootings:
February 18, ...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
For the first time in recorded history, our government is trying to change a fundamental social institution and tradition - marriage. Thus, in recent months, courts in Massachusetts, California and Iowa, and now the legislature of Vermont, have decided to allow same-sex marriage.
Forget for a moment the fact that no other society in human history has ever defined marriage in this way and the fact that the United States Constitution does not give such power to the judiciary or our elected representatives, what does Jesus say about marriage?
In Matthew 19:4-6, Jesus says that marriage is for a man and a woman.
"Haven't you read," he says, referring to the Book of Genesis, "that at t...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and David Outten, Production Editor
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that she stands by an intelligence report warning about the danger of "rightwing extremists" motivating people to violence.
Where is the Homeland Security Report on the threat posed by some filmmakers? Again and again, news reports have shown that mass murderers were inspired by violent movies.
To single out so-called "rightwing extremists" while ignoring the impact of the mass media of entertainment smacks of using Homeland Security to monitor the activity of anyone opposing the current administration and its policies.
The report says, "Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration a...