By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, with Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Reading Dan Brown's ANGELS AND DEMONS in preparation for the May release of the movie by the same name is an excruciating task. Not just because page after page wrongfully attacks the church, but more so because he gets his history and his facts wrong, yet pretends to be intellectually astute.
G.K. Chesterton once said that, if a man doesn't reason from first principles, he will go mad. Dan Brown's ANGELS & DEMONS lacks a principled approach to history, science and religion, and therefore spreads lies and half-truths that have been circulating in the occult world for the last hundred years.
Forty years ago, people knew that these were lies. They understood that the Middle East ...
In the wake of the vicious homosexual attacks on Miss California Carrie Prejean's personal opposition to same-sex marriage at the recent Miss USA Pageant, a group of Hollywood celebrities have made a video mocking traditional marriage and its supporters.
Stars such as Allicia Silverstone, Lance Bass, George Takei, and Sophia Bush released the mocking video in the FunnyorDie website.
Of course, Jesus Christ Himself confirms that God defines marriage as a sacred institution for one man and one woman in Matthew 19:3-12. Other passages in the Hebrew Scriptures, including the Five Books of Moses, and the New Testament condemn homosexuality as abhorrent.
Please help MOVIEGUIDE® redeem the values of the mass media according to biblical princip...
A recent survey reveals the power of the mass media, noting that 30% of "tween" girls age 9-15 are "sexting" - sending, receiving and/or posting sexual messages and photos (including nude photos) on the Internet and/or via cell phone messages and emails!
Some of the findings:
· 30% of girls age 9-15 have sent, received and/or posted sexy messages and/or photos.
· Of the 30%, 82.2% said they wanted to get attention, 66.3% said they wanted to be "cool," 59.4% said they wanted to be like the popular girls, and 54.8% said they wanted to find a boyfriend.
· 67% of girls age 9-15 have posted some type photo or video of themselves.
· 47.2% of girls age 9-15 have thought about sending sexy messages/...
Social networks on the Internet such as Twitter can blunt one's morality, scientists from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California say.
According to the Daily Mail in London's report on the new study, "Rapid-fire news updates and instant social interaction are too fast for the ‘moral compass' of the brain to process. The danger is that heavy Twitter and Facebook users could become ‘indifferent to human suffering' because they never get time to reflect and fully experience emotions about other people's feelings."
Adds the news story, "The impact could be most damaging for youngsters whose brains are still developing."
The study also posits that feelings like admiration and compassion as well as the s...
Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester in the United Kingdom, recently urged British churches to stand by traditional biblical values, despite attacks on those values by the government and other sources.
"Britain is suffering because we have been too willing to forget what made us who we are," the Bishop noted.
He added that Christians in the United Kingdom must support the right to life as well as traditional marriage and the family. He also said that Christians should celebrate the virtues of their Christian heritage, including the Magna Carta, the end of slavery and the easing of labor conditions for men, women and children.
- Source: ASSIST News Service, 04/10/09.
Who Can You Trust to Make a Movie?
By David Outten, Production Editor
When you buy groceries, you have the choice between competing brands. Over time you develop favorite brands. If you’re a fan of pickles, you may decide Claussen makes the best pickles. If you’re in the mood for pickles, you will look for Claussen. You trust the brand.
When you’re in the mood to spend $10 per family member to see a movie in your local theater, you don’t want to waste your money on some piece of trash. Like when buying groceries, you will favor movies made by someone you trust.
Walt Disney spent many years building trust. At one point, the release of anything made by Disney was an occasion for families to open their wallets and buy ticke...
Though like most Americans, most liberals consider themselves to be Christian, they tend to be much less religious than conservatives, a new survey reports.
According to the Barna Research Group 94% of conservatives call themselves Christian but only 74% of liberals do so. Lead researcher George Barna added:
"Liberals appear to place a greater emphasis upon self-reliance and what they personally accomplish than upon faith alone or intense participation in a community of faith. They also seem less inclined to trust the Bible as a moral authority or source of truth, and have less involvement in some type of personal relationship with their god."
In contrast to this, Barna said conservatives are "more connected to their deity, seeing God as...
Paganism, including the pagan beliefs of the child-sacrificing Canaanites, have returned to the Holy Land, according to the Israeli website www.haaretz.com.
A tiny community of pagan believers, influenced by pagan movements in the United States and Europe, has developed in Israel. One pagan soldier, in fact, took time out to pray to three ancient gods to whom he has sworn allegiance. He also says they appeared to him and gave him strength during combat.
Alon Kobets, a self-proclaimed neo-pagan who has come out of the closet, said some pagans have even tried to revive some Canaanite gods and traditions (which, if you recall, the Bible says demanded child sacrifice), but Kobets said more people believe in Wicca, Celtic Druidism, Shamanism, ...
By Everett Piper
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just identified those US citizens who are focused on “right wing issues” as security risks!
Does anyone but me hear the voice of George Orwell echoing through the halls of our Capital, our culture, our corporations, our churches and our Country right now?
Who defines what these dangerous right wing issues are? The Fed? The DHS? The Congress? The President? Or maybe ACORN, the ACLU, NAMBLA, PETA, George Soros, Michael Moore, or even your State’s governor or your local police chief? Does it concern you that someone who proudly and myopically wears the label of “Left” is now declaring that those on the “Right” are a security risk because of your “extr...
By David Outten, Production Editor
The Russian revolution was based on class warfare. It began when the poor were encouraged to rebel against the rich. It quickly led to tyranny, pitting the powerful against everyone who dared question their power. The rich became poor, and the poor became poorer. Freedom vanished. Fear reigned supreme. Education, entertainment and sources of information were all confiscated to become tools of indoctrination. Children were taught that the revolution must spread until the world was free of greedy capitalists who oppress their workers.
America is headed in that direction. We are being told we must increase taxes only on the wealthy to provide better healthcare, education and opportunity for the poor.