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Historic meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox head 'getting closer'

image from bibleencyclopedia.comAn historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church is "getting closer every day," a senior Orthodox prelate said in an interview published on 28 June. 

The unprecedented meeting would be a significant step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity, which split in the Great Schism of 1054.

"Now such a meeting is getting closer every day but it must be well prepared," Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church's foreign relations department, said in an interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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The Bible Predicted End Times Marches on.............

2014 - Shimon Peres calls for Pope Francis to LEAD a 'United Religions' (source)

2014 - Evangelical churches uniting with the Papacy (source and here)

2015 - Leaders pushing to get rid of cash and make it illegal (source)

2015 - US State Senator calls for Bill to Mandate SUNDAY Church Attendance (source)

2015 - EU forcing nations to adopt 'bail-in' policy for banks by September (source)

2015 - In September, UN to launch a major 'Global governance' agenda for entire planet (source)

 


SUPREMES STRIKE AGAIN: STATES CAN'T FORCE VOTERS TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP

image from image.slidesharecdn.comMonday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts.

But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case.

“Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday.

The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship when registering to vote with the so-called “federal form.” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach led the suit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which was an appeal of a lower court decision.

The Supreme Court did not take up a voter ID case brought by Arizona and Kansas. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Both Kansas and Arizona have state laws that require applicants to prove their citizenship when applying to vote with state forms (for state or federal elections). But the U.S. EAC denied the states’ requests to have their citizenship laws applied when would-be voters use the standardized federal form.

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Four stories tall, 510 feet long and made of wood: Christian ministry unveils 'life-sized' Noah's Ark

It will be a modern-day, 'life-sized' replica of Noah's Ark.

But unlike the Biblical vessel, it will be filled with millions of tourists - not animals.

These photos show the first few wooden ribs being lifted into place at Ark Encounter - a planned visitor attraction featuring an enormous ark that 'will be the largest timber-frame structure in the world'.

The 510-foot-long replica, situated in a field in Williamstown, Kentucky, is being constructed according to the dimensions used by Noah to save his family and animals in the Old Testament flooding story.

Model: This image shows a model of the Ark, which will be at the center of the religious attraction. There are three towers to which the Ark is anchored. The middle tower contains stairs and four levels of rest rooms (one for each deck and one for the roof-top restaurant). The other two towers contain stairs and elevators

Model: This image shows a model of the Ark, which will be at the center of the religious attraction. There are three towers to which the Ark is anchored. The middle tower contains stairs and four levels of rest rooms (one for each deck and one for the roof-top restaurant). The other two towers contain stairs and elevators

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A President only for Black People: 'I'm running for Senate to deal with serious issues blacks face here'

Obama's half-brother sells revealing handwritten letter from 1995 in which president-to-be reveals political ambitions

President Obama's half-brother has sold a handwritten letter the president sent him 20 years ago - revealing he planned to venture into politics to tackle 'some serious issues blacks face here'.

It is the third personal note Malik Abongo 'Roy' Obama has auctioned in recent years.

But this, dated 23 July 1995, is perhaps the most revealing about the president-to-be's political ambitions.

'Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate (like being an MP for a province),' Obama, then a 33-year-old lawyer in Chicago, wrote to his paternal brother in Kenya.

'I have agreed, since I have an interest in politics to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.'

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This is the letter President Obama wrote to his half-brother in Kenya revealing why he was running for Senate
 This is the letter President Obama wrote to his half-brother in Kenya revealing why he was running for Senate
Close: The jovial note to Malik Abongo 'Roy' Obama (left) jokes about Malik's love life
Close: The jovial note to Malik Abongo 'Roy' Obama (left) jokes about Malik's love life

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Gohmert: ‘If There’s a God, As the Bible Talks About, There’ll be Price to This Nation For Acting in Such a Way’

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(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) said on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday that God may make the United States pay a price because, Gohmert said, the Obama administration has been telling people in Africa it will help them counter radical Islam but only if they abandon their Christian views on abortion and same-sex marriage.

“Only if you will violate your Christian beliefs will we be willing to come help you,” Gohmert said, summarizing his understanding of the administration’s view. “If there is a God as the Bible talks about, there will be a price to this Nation for acting in such a way.”

Here is an excerpt from Gohmert’s speech, which has been published in the Congressional Record:

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Fox News fires Bob Beckel

Fox News has fired one of their hosts and issued a scathing statement announcing the news.   Bob Beckel, the former Democratic consultant who appeared on the network's popular show The Five, has been let go from his job.  The news comes just two months after Fox announced the Beckel was battling an addiction to prescription pills.   Beckel is not the first person at the network to struggle with addiction, with Gregg Jarrett taking a six-month hiatus last year after an incident at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar.

image from i.dailymail.co.ukJarrett was on his way home from an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility when he was arrested while drunk and carrying prescription pills in his pocket.   He later confessed to being an alcoholic and thanked Roger Alies, the chairman and CEO of Fox News, for saving his life when he returned to the air in December 2014. Alies himself may be a target of the Murdoch kids, who are taking control of FOX from their father, and are very liberal and anti-Fox News.

'We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues,' Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming, said in a statement obtained by Politico.

'He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.'

Fox News personalities Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera will be among those filling in for Beckel in his absence added Shine. 

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Supreme Court OK's Queer Marriage

  • image from www.swade.netRom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."

Once again the nation inches closer to ruin, as our leaders impose homosexual marriage on 98% of the nation who doesn't practice it. God will not be mocked, and our time is running short. The people of this nation are allowing God to be replaced with paganistic evil.  We will reap the rewards...

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WARNING: CHRISTIANITY COULD BE CRIMINALIZED in BRITAIN

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(TELEGRAPH) — Traditional Christian teaching could effectively be “criminalised” in some settings under David Cameron’s plans for new anti-extremist banning orders, a top Anglican theologian and former Parliamentary draftsman has warned.

The Rev Dr Mike Ovey, a former lawyer and now principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London, a training school for Church of England clergy, said proposals for new “Extremism Disruption Orders” could be a “disaster area” for people from all the mainstream religions and none.

Mr Cameron and Theresa May have signalled that the new orders, planned as part of the Government’s Counter-Extremism Bill, would not curb the activities of radical Islamist clerics but the promotion of other views deemed to go against “British values” even if it is non-violent and legal.

Ministers have defined British values in the past as including broad notions like democracy, tolerance and the rule of law.

 


eBay, Amazon Pulling Down Confederate Flag Merchandise- NAZI Flags OK--UPDATED

  image from mediad.publicbroadcasting.netCalling it a “contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism,” eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise.

“This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance,” said eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff.

The e-commerce company is the latest to prohibit the sale of Confederate merchandise following Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. The shooting deaths of nine black church members last week in South Carolina has reignited debate on what the flag symbolizes.

TIME reports that Amazon is also pulling down its Confederate flag merchandise.

You can however still buy NAZI Flags, as I guess 20 million deaths are that important to EBAY

 

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Pope's science adviser believes in 'Gaia, not God'

No Big Surprise here- just study the true origins of the Pope

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(STREAM.ORG) — St. Francis of Assisi’s hymn Laudato Si’ spoke of “Brothers” Sun and Fire and “Sisters” Moon and Water, using these colorful phrases figuratively, as a way of praising God’s creation. These sentimental words so touched Pope Francis that he named his encyclical after this canticle (repeated in paragraph 87 of the Holy Father’s letter).

Neither Pope Francis nor St. Francis took the words literally, of course. Neither believed that fire was alive and could be talked to or reasoned with or, worse, worshiped. Strange, then, that a self-professed atheist and scientific advisor to the Vatican named Hans Schellnhuber appears to believe in a Mother Earth.

The Gaia Principle, first advanced by chemist James Lovelock (who has lately had second thoughts) and microbiologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s, says that all life interacts with the Earth, and the Earth with all life, to form a giant self-regulating, living system.

This goes far beyond the fact that the Earth’s climate system has feedbacks, which are at the very center of the debate over climate change. In the Gaia Principle, Mother Earth is alive, and even, some think, aware in some ill-defined, mystical way. The Earth knows man and his activities and, frankly, isn’t too happy with him.

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Something's Fishy - Or Where Did that Pope's Hat Come From????




EXCLUSIVE: Whole Foods chain faces city probe after investigators found ‘worst case of overcharges’

Rip-off on aisle four.

The city has launched a probe of Whole Foods Markets after investigators nabbed the upscale food purveyor for routinely overcharging customers on groceries during dozens of inspections dating back to at least 2010, the Daily News has learned.

The most recent spate of violations came during a sting operation the Department of Consumer Affairs conducted in the fall that specifically checked the accuracy of the weight marked on pre-packaged products.

Inspectors weighed 80 different types of items at Whole Foods’ eight locations in the city that were open at the time. They found every label was inaccurate, with many overcharging consumers, agency spokeswoman Abby Lootens told The News.

Whole Foods spokesman Michael Sinatra said the Texas-based chain "never intentionally used deceptive practices to incorrectly charge customers."

Sinatra said Whole Foods disagrees with the city's findings and is "vigorously defending" itself against the allegations. Sinatra also noted that the store always refunds any items found to have been incorrectly priced.  MORE


Limbaugh: American flag next target to come down

image from www.wnd.comAs the push grows to remove Confederate flags from Southern states as well as retail stores such as Walmart and Sears nationwide, talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh is making a startling prediction.

“The next flag that will come under assault, and it will not be long, is the American flag,” Limbaugh said Tuesday on his national program. “It is gonna happen. We are trending that way.”

“It makes perfect sense,” he continued. “If you take a look at the timeline of progression of events, the speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all of these American traditions and institutions, if you don’t think the American flag’s in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider.

“The American flag is what? It’s the symbol of America. The left, what? Doesn’t like this country very much and never has and it’s getting angrier and angrier about it seemingly every day. The American flag stands for the United States of America and as such, everything that’s wrong with it. And you wait, it isn’t gonna be long before the American flag is gonna cause chills, fear, scary thoughts … [because] it’s a symbol of hate.”

Limbaugh said those on the political left are under the impression that just seeing the Stars and Stripes can cause people to tilt toward the political right.

“They believe the American flag has mystical powers to turn people away from the Democratic Party,” he explained, saying they fear it “results in them losing support.”

“The 4th of July parade is uberpatriotism, and that is showing Dracula the cross.”

 


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"Free Trade" Kills Jobs

image from www.aflcio.orgDespite promises that free trade agreements would increase job creation in the U.S., close to 700,000 jobs have been lost as a result of the passage of NAFTA in 1993, according to a new study by Economic Policy Institute senior economist Robert Scott.

According to the analysis, if NAFTA had not been enacted, tariffs on goods passing between the two countries not eliminated, and important features of Mexico's social welfare state not eradicated in 1994, U.S. trade with Mexico would have supported approximately 1.5 million jobs in 2010 in the U.S.

That number came in at just under 800,000 last year, however. In other words, on average more than 40,000 jobs in the U.S. have been lost each year since the passage of NAFTA due to the growing trade deficit with that country.

The study further noted that "[e]ven if increased demand in other sectors absorbs all the workers displaced by trade (an unlikely event), job quality is likely to suffer, as many non-trade-related industries … pay lower wages and have less comprehensive benefits than trade-related industries."  MORE


Rome Vs America

Table: Parallels between ancient Rome and modern America

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Factors that contributed to the fall of Rome

Similar factors that exist in America today

Antagonism between the Senate and the Emperor Antagonism between the President andCongress, as well as between our two major Parties
Economic factors included:

 

  • Trade deficits
  • Inflation
  • Poor management by government
  • Poor leadership in government
Economic factors include:

 

  • Trade deficits
  • Inflation
  • Poor management by government
  • Poor leadership in government
Decline in morals – especially in the rich upper class. Decline in morals – especially within the entertainment and sports industries.
Political corruption was rampant Political corruption is rampant
Constant Wars Constant Wars
High unemployment within the working class, resulting in increasing dependency on government Rising unemployment within the working class, resulting in increasing dependency on government programs.
High cost of the “Dole” which was government supplied bread and entertainment for the non-working poor. High cost of government dole, including food stamps, Medicaid, extended unemployment insurance and other government entitlement programs.
Unrestricted trade agreements with foreign nations, resulting in Roman citizens not being able to compete with foreign trade. Free trade agreements that have resulted in loss of American jobs, since Americans cannot compete with foreign low wages.
Class warfare between the rich and the poor. Government inspired class warfare between the rich and the poor.
Increased government subsidies enabled citizens to live comfortably without working. Increased government entitlements allow citizens to live comfortably without working.
The mob and the cost of games – the roman government provided circuses for the unemployed. Government now supplies cell phones and many perks for those living below the poverty line.
Decline in ethics and values – the decline in Roman ethics and values is well-known and needs no further explanation America has experienced a decline in ethics and values that cannot be argued and needs no further explanation.
Decline in morals led to the destruction of families. It was not common to have two parent households. Decline in morals is leading to the destruction of families. It is now common to have single parent households.
Barbarian Invasion For America, this can be considered to be Islamic terrorists.
Expansion of government – Ralph Martin Novak, author of “Christianity and the Roman Empire,” stated:“…whereas at the start of the third century A.D. the Roman emperors employed only about 300 to 350 full-time individuals in administering the Empire, by 300 A.D. this number had grown to some 30,000 or 35,000 people.” Expansion of government. It has been said that today you will work for the government one way or another.
High taxes were instituted to fund growing government and its programs. High taxes are being instituted to fund growing government and its programs.
Government ceased being the servant of the people and became its nanny. The Nanny State is increasing exponentially.
Practices of infanticide were justified and legal. Abortion is justified and legal.
Gladiator games, chariot races, and forms of violence were considered entertaining. Violent games of all kinds are considered entertaining.
Paganism and religious tolerance ruled – except for Christianity. Religious tolerance rules – except for Christianity.
Decline of the military and reduced incentives to join, including lack of respectable leadership. Attempts to disrespect and underfund the military have thankfully been unsuccessful.
Citizenship granted to foreigners Amnesty and disregard for immigration laws.
Romans became globalists instead of nationalists. Americans are encouraged to become globalists, abandoning patriotism.
Decline in education, which had previously been conducted privately within homes. Prosperous Roman families began to hire Greeks to teach their children. The Greeks taught humanistic and godless philosophies. Decline in education by government-run schools. Our government-run schools teach secular humanism and evolution, which portends that supernatural creation did not occur.


Was America established Christian at state level?

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The 55 writers of the U.S. Constitution were:

  • 26 Episcopalian
  • 11 Presbyterian
  • 7 Congregationalist
  • 2 Lutheran
  • 2 Dutch Reformed
  • 2 Methodist
  • 2 Quaker
  • 2 Roman Catholic

Dr. Franklin, who called for prayer at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787, stated: “In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. … I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? …”

Franklin continued: “We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’ … I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel … I therefore beg leave to move – that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business.”

 

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Ronald Reagan carried a handgun in his briefcase at all times during his administration

Ronald Reagan carried a gun with him at all times and stashed it in his briefcase whilst he was away on official business.  An American author has claimed that the former president never left the White House without a .38 caliber pistol by his side.  He even took it on Air Force One in case a disturbance broke out in mid-air said Brad Meltzer, who writes political thrillers. 

Meltzer did not specify when the President started carrying the firearm, though it could well have been after the attempt on his life.

On March 30, 1981, Reagan and three others were shot by would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr.  Reagan was the first serving president to survive an assassination attempt .

In an article in the New York Daily News, Meltzer said that on a tour of the Secret Service headquarters whilst researching his latest book, he came across the actual car door from the limousine where Reagan was shot.

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Carrying: Ronald Reagan carried a .35mm handgun in his briefcase throughout his presidency, a new book on the 40th president of the United States claims
Carrying: Ronald Reagan carried a .35mm handgun in his briefcase throughout his presidency, a new book on the 40th president of the United States claims
Armed: Author Brad Meltzer says Reagan took the gun even on board Air Force One. Above, stock image of a .38mm handgun
 
 

Armed: Author Brad Meltzer says Reagan took the gun even on board Air Force One. Above, stock image of a .38mm handgun

 



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5 Signs to Look for in the End Times

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Prophecy One: America’s Death Knell

Knowing the identity of nations is the key to understanding end-time prophecy. (You can have this key by requesting a free copy of Herbert Armstrong’s book The United States and Britain in Prophecy.) Old Testament prophecies, for example, spring to life when we understand that the termIsrael is referring to modern-day America and the British Commonwealth.

The entire chapter of Ezekiel 33 is a tragic prophecy about Israel’s downfall. In verse 11, God laments the destruction of these people, saying “turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

The Prophet Hosea saw a similar fate for the United States and Britain (Ephraim). “And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them” (Hosea 5:5). The Prophet Jeremiah also spoke of a time of unprecedented trouble in Jacob (also Israel, or the United States). “Alas! for that day is great,” he wrote, “so that none is like it: it is even thetime of Jacob’s trouble …” (Jeremiah 30:7).

According to each of these prophecies, we know it is the end time when the United States is stripped of its power and global supremacy and is overrun by its enemies. President Obama’s speech in Cairo was a sure warning that we now live in that time!

Curses-deut-28As one commentator noted in the London Times, he became the first Western leader since Napoleon to address Islam as a single bloc, thus legitimizing the Islamic extremist view that the world should be divided along religious lines. In his 54-minute, 6,000-word address, not once did the president use the word terrorism. His administration has carefully avoided using the term war on terror—opting instead for the obscurely worded “overseas contingency operation.” His repeated attempts to extend an olive branch to Iran and the rest of the Islamic world send an unmistakably clear signal to America’s enemies: The terrorists are winning. And they know it.

Jeffrey Kuhner, president of the Edmund Burke Institute, wrote about the global significance of the Cairo speech. “It will be remembered as the pivotal moment in history when the United States ceased to be a superpower,” he wrote. “Sapped of its self-confidence and sense of grandiose destiny, America chose the policy of appeasement over confrontation, lies over truth, illusion over reality” (Washington Times, June 13, emphasis mine throughout).

America’s position in the world, ideologically, morally, economically and geopolitically—especially in relation to radical Islam—has been declining for years. Obama’s capitulation in Cairo was a very public sign that America lacks the moral clarity to discern good and evil and the mental willpower to stand up against tyranny.

America’s enemies recognize weakness when they see it. The president’s overtures in Cairo, as sincere as they might be, will not result in better U.S.-Islamic relations, nor bring the people of the world together in peace. Instead, for all of his trouble, asAsia Times opined, the president will get “more megalomania from Iran, more triumphalism from the Palestinians, and less control over Iraq and Afghanistan. … It is hard to imagine any consequence except a steep diminution of American influence”(June 2).

Prophecy Two: The Rise of the King of the South

 

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Deleting your browser history could land you in court

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Can you believe this? Big Bro now may send you to jail for deleting your browser history! When will conservatives wake up and see what the Patriot Act and other Big Brother Laws are doing to our liberty?

 

Many Internet users delete their browser history and clear their cache and cookies without thinking twice about it. It's just one of those things you do — some more often than others — if you own and use a computer.

 

"If you don't clear this information, it's there for someone to come along and retrieve — either by sitting down at your computer or remotely if you visit vicious websites or get a virus," said a Patrol Tech expert.

 

But the recent Boston Marathon bombing trial has brought to light a law, ratified in 2002, that could land you with a federal charge of obstructing justice for — wait for it — clearing your browser history.

 

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was initially created to combat corporate accounting scandals, like those of Enron and Worldcom in the late 1990s. Fast forward to today, and the law has become the basis for prosecuting individuals who delete their browser history if that browser history is considered evidence in a federal trial.   MORE PLUS VIDEO

 


Akhenaten and Moses

Forward By Bob Barney: There is strong evidence, and I tend to believe that King Akhenaten, meaning “Effective for Aten” (originally Amenhotep IV) was either the Biblical Hero "Joseph", or one of his children. This is why he knew the God named Jeh (Yahweh) and believed in the one true God.  It would make sense that Moses knew this long before the burning bush.....

Did the monotheism of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten influence Moses?

Robin Ngo   •  06/10/2015

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On this stela from El-Amarna, Egyptian King Akhenaten is seen with his wife Nefertiti and their daughters bearing offerings to the sun-disk Aten.

Defying centuries of traditional worship of the Egyptian pantheon, Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten decreed during his reign in the mid-14th century B.C.E. that his subjects were to worship only one god: the sun-disk Aten. Akhenaten is sometimes called the world’s first monotheist. Did his monotheism later influence Moses—and the birth of Israelite monotheism?

 

In “Did Akhenaten’s Monotheism Influence Moses?” in the July/August 2015 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, University of California, Santa Barbara, emeritus professor of anthropology Brian Fagan discusses this tantalizing question.

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FLOAT SPA FANS SAY ISOLATION TANKS BUOY BODIES AND MINDS

image from hosted.ap.orgPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Hughes said the concept of floatation therapy took a long time to sink in.

The management consultant, a self-described "high strung" type who's always looking for new ways to relieve stress, said he didn't think floating in water could bring him that much relaxation.

"This is something crazy people do," he recalled thinking.  more


The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member carries his ...A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member carries his Colt Commando assault rifle through the woods during a field training exercise. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By , SEAN D. NAYLOR and JOHN ISMAY

They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks.

Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture.

Those operations are part of the hidden history of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, one of the nation’s most mythologized, most secretive and least scrutinized military organizations. Once a small group reserved for specialized but rare missions, the unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden has been transformed by more than a decade of combat into a global manhunting machine.