Jihad on Non-Muslim Places of Worship in Turkey

One hears that “Islam is a religion of peace.” But what many Westerners fail to understand is that this “peace” takes place only after everyone has converted to Islam. No other ideology has enjoyed the luxury of being praised as the “religion of peace” while providing exactly the opposite.

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Debate One of the United States Presidential Elections, the Republican

Beyond the Cusp

The initial debate for the Presidency of the United States was supposed to present the Republican candidates. This was accomplished by Fox News but not if all you watched was the prime time debate with The Donald, The Bush, and the other eight candidates. Wait, you exclaim, aren’t there seventeen candidates? True, but for the other seven, the second tier candidates determined from the average of five polls taken up to about a month ago were put on before prime time and scheduled so their debate would not bore anybody with their skills. That was unless you were former Ohio Governor John Kasich who was thrust onto the stage with the other first tier candidates without having even been listed in the five polls as nobody even realized he would run. Fair or not, he waited until the Friday a week before the first debates to declare he was in…

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It’s a Small, Small, Small Press World

A few years ago, it was impossible to talk to anyone in the book business without contracting a sense of doom. Publishers had seen how quickly new technologies destroyed the once mighty music industry and left newspapers and magazines teetering on the brink; so it was only natural to assume that books would be next. Once Amazon produced the first cheap and appealing e-reader, the Kindle, it seemed a safe bet that the next step would be online file-sharing, free streaming, and all the other legal and illegal innovations that destroyed the CD and the morning paper. Meanwhile, Amazon tried to take advantage of its market dominance to set a standard price of $9.99 for e-books, squeezing profit margins so tight that publishers feared they would go out of business. For a while, those that held out for a higher price point, like Hachette, saw their titles effectively banned by the online bookseller.

Along with this commercial and technological crisis came the crisis of confidence that affected every branch of the culture industry. Publishers, after all, are gatekeepers par excellence, deciding what writing should be put between hard covers and what should be relegated to the slush pile. And the very idea of gatekeeping, of discrimination between good and bad, worthy and unworthy, has taken a beating in the digital age. One of Amazon’s most potent weapons in its fight with Hachette was the idea that publishers themselves were elitist relics, standing between authors and their potential readers. Why bother submitting your manuscript to a publisher, and giving them 90 percent of sales revenue, when you could self-publish directly through Amazon’s Author Central program?

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Christians Burn While Pope Worries about “Worldly” Matters

Although the Egyptian constitution stipulates equality before the law, the judiciary refuses the testimony of Christians against Muslims in courts. Islamic law maintains that the testimony of an “infidel” cannot be accepted against a Muslim.

Al Azhar University in Egypt continues to incite Egypt’s Muslims against Christians. Most recently, the university was exposed distributing a free booklet dedicated to discrediting Christianity. It is full of direct attacks on Christianity in general and the nation’s Coptic Christians in particular. Islam is hailed as the true and superior religion. No mention of violent Islamic conquests is made.

More than 200 girls, mostly Christian, remain missing in Nigeria after Boko Haram kidnapped them in 2014. Escapees testify that some were told to slit the throats of Christians and to carry out suicide attacks. Girls who cannot recite the Koran are flogged.

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Short Guide to Comparative Religions

Taoism Shit happens.
Confucianism Confucius say, “Shit happens”.
Calvinism Shit happens because you don`t work hard enough.
Buddhism If shit happens, it really isn`t shit.
Seventh Day Adventist No shit on Saturdays
Zen What is the sound of shit happening?
Hedonism There`s nothing like a good shit happening.
Hinduism This shit happened before.
Mormon This shit is going to happen again.
Islam If shit happens, it is the will of Allah.
Moonies Only happy shit really happens.
Stoicism This shit is good for me.
Protestantism Let the shit happen to someone else.
Catholicism Shit happens because you are BAD.
Hare Krishna Shit happens rama rama.
Judaism Why does this shit always happen to US?
Zoroastrianism Shit happens half the time.
Christian Science Shit is in your mind.
Atheism Sheeit.
Existentialism What is shit anyway?
Rastafarianism Let`s smoke this shit.
Jesuitism If shit happens and when nobody is watching, is it really shit?
Psychoanalysis Shit happens because of your toilet training.
Scientology Shit happens if you’re on our shit list.
Unitarianism Maybe shit happens. Let’s have coffee and donuts.
Mysticism What weird shit!
Agnosticism What is this shit?
Nihilism Who needs this shit?
Aztec Cut out this shit!
Quaker Let’s not fight over this shit.
Forteanism No shit??
12-Step I am powerless to cut the shit.
Voodoo Hey, that shit looks just like you!
New Age Visualize shit not happening.
Deism Shit just happens.
Secular Humanism Shit evolves.
Shintoism Shit is everywhere.
Wicca Mix this shit together and make it happen!
Hasidism Shit never happens the same way twice.
Objectivism Our shit is good for you.
Theosophy You don’t know half of the shit that happens.
Dianetics Your mother gave you shit before your were born.
Jehovah’s Witnesses No shit happens until Armageddon.
Hopi Corn fertilizer happens.
Baha’i It’s all the same shit.