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Published on Feb 27, 2015 by Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy feels that all of this anti-vaccination silliness is starting to snowball, so he invited some real doctors to address it. These are actual medical professionals so hear them out and then decide for yourself.

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A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement
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Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:20 PM

A loving note from Father Nektarios Serfes:

God bless you on your path during the first week of holy & Great Lent… See you in prayer.

Thought to humbly share this with you…

The Goodness & Kindness Of Our God, by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes

Orthodox Christianity is not a matter of persuasive words.

It is a matter of true goodness and kindness towards one another.

May the goodness and kindness of our Lord God be with you always!

Our Lord God is kind and good – but do we ever stop to think if we deserve the goodness and kindness of our God? Could we ever be that worthy?

Sometimes we think we can call upon God to perform some act of justice on our behalf, but that justice, because it comes from our own limited and selfish viewpoint turns out to be against what is best for mankind. Our purpose is to be the heralds of God’s goodness, because He provides justice and mercy to those who are worthy of them. Our Christian lives must never be lived in an atmosphere of revenge against anyone, but always showing love towards one another. The good things we do for others, whether seen or unseen, bring us many spiritual rewards. God bestows them upon us, and through His giving there is a proclamation of His love, goodness and kindness. We already know that our God is just and righteous, but to seek revenge through our imagined “justice” is not the Christian approach to God.

God Himself is good and kind to those who are evil, and He waits for them to approach Him with love and repentance, He is, after all, a patient God who is always ready to offer His repentant people that same goodness and kindness.

Remember how the Prodigal Son in Jesus’ parable left his father and family, and eventually ended up living a very impious life, filled with evil and deceit; then, after finally realizing the state he was in – his eyes were opened – he longed to return to the goodness, kindness and blessings he had known. The Prodigal Son knew in the depth of his heart that our Lord God was still good and kind, so with contrition he returned home with tears of sincere repentance. To his joy he discovered that his earthly father too accepted him home again as his respected son. This truly was great goodness and kindness. God Himself was pleased the prodigal returned home to live his life of goodness and kindness to the full once again.

Christ our Lord died on the Cross because He loved us all, and this ultimate act of goodness and kindness did not stop after His Crucifixion. It still exists today as a powerful, active force, because goodness and kindness is always the Way of God.

Let us also be like the saints of our Church who were indeed good and kind. St Mark the Monk (early 5th century) wrote the following: “The saints offer repentance not only on their own behalf, but also on behalf of their neighbor; for without active love they cannot be made perfect. So the whole universe is held together, and we are helped providentially by one another.”

Are we, as Orthodox Christians, kind and good towards one another? How good have we been during the past days and weeks? How kind have we been towards one another? When was the last time we offered some act of goodness and kindness to someone we didn’t even know, and this act this brought peace and hope to this individual? In such a selfless act, it could be that this person for the first time found a true Christian – indeed, encountered Christ through and in us. When was the last time we told our children that goodness and kindness bring many blessings, and that they too should be good and kind towards all?

Do we desire to see our God, and to behold His mercy? Then be good and kind towards everyone. As pious Orthodox Christians let our days be spent in offering goodness and kindness towards one another, and we shall see and find our God. Our good and kind God will reward us with his compassion and His love. What a blessing!

God will love the life we live when we are kind and good.

May our good and kind God be with you always!

Humbly In Christ Our True God,

+Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes

Who prays for you!

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God love and bless you!

Humbly in Christ our Lord,
+ Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
Who prays for you and with you!

O Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me a sinner!
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The Science of Anti-Vaccination

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Published on Feb 19, 2015 by scishow
Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as making terrible, irrational decisions. Instead of doing that, let’s use science to understand why this is happening in the first place.

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Meta-Analysis of the Safety of Vaccines: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/325
The Internet and the Psychology of Vaccination Decisions: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19849
Naturalness Bias: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319507
Omission Bias and Vaccines: http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/14/2/118
Difficulty in changing minds once they’re made: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/25/peds.2013-2365
Onset Patterns of Autism: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2857525/
Bad is Stronger than Good – Negativity Bias: http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/71516.pdf
Parental Vaccine Decision Making: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24011751
Read more about Risk Perception: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_perception
And Explanatory Style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explanatory_style
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

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Published on Feb 12, 2015 by AlohaSnackbar01

CanadianJihad.ca documents public statements made by Canadian imams, Muslim scholars, and Islamic activists who advocate extremist ideas that undermine Canadian principles of freedom, democracy, pluralism, the rule of law, respect for minorities and the separation of mosque and state. In some cases, it shows Muslim leaders actually promoting violence, including murdering infidels.

Research for this site, including translation from Arabic, is courtesy of Jonathan Halevi.

CanadianJihad.ca is a project of ForCanada.ca.

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Russia Insider has the story [link].

Wow – has to be watched (listened to) to be believed. Click on CC on lower right of screen to see English subtitles.

Note that this is in Zaporozhiye, which straddles the Dniepr. Not in core Donbass area.

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Published on Feb 20, 2015 by Acts17Apologetics
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In the Qur’an, Allah claims to be perfectly clear in his commands (see 6:114; 11:1; 12:1; 15:1; 16:89; 22:72; 24:1, 34, 46; 26:2; 27:1; 28:2; 36:69; 41:3; 57:9; 65:11; etc.). Yet when critics quote the Qur’an, many Muslims insist that Allah means something very different from what he says. This should cause us to wonder: Is Allah’s speech clear, or is it horribly unclear? Could Allah be the the worst communicator ever? In this video, David Wood discusses the problem.

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BHO makes the one-finger Muslim gang sign at US-African leaders’ summit

American Thinker: Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign

Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light.

It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.

The Associated Press took this astonishing photo as the African dignitaries joined Obama, who hosted the event, in a State Department auditorium for a group photograph. It was published in an article in Britain’s Daily Mail, and it was the only use ever of the photo.

The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger. The extended finger is symbolic of the one-God concept of Muhammad and is understood by all believers to be a symbolic shahada, the Muslim affirmation of faith: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.

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R4BIA, the Muslim Brotherhood gang sign

Front Page: A New Muslim Brotherhood Symbol: R4BIA

There is a new Islamist symbol appearing in protests, on social networking sites and at demonstrations throughout the Middle East. The symbol allegedly originated as a four-fingered hand sign by pro-Morsi protesters during demonstrations in Egypt’s Rabia al-Adawiya Square. The hand gesture quickly evolved into an image of the hand commonly depicted in black on a bright yellow background. It is called the “R4BIA sign.” In English it is officially spelled in capital letters and the letter “A” is replaced with the number 4. It has become the symbol of the massacre of pro-Morsi supporters in Rabia al-Adawiya Square on August 14, 2013. This new sign already has its own history, legend and mysticism and it contains all the attributes that Islamists favor in their symbology, particularly martyrdom.

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Published on Feb 18, 2015 by securefreedom
LTC Samantha Nerove USA (Ret.) gives her first hand perspective on the problems with treatment of women in Islamic cultures and how that is even happening here at home.

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New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) Supports Black History Month Diversity Shoot

When: February 19, 2015, 6pm to 8 pm

Where: Gun For Hire, 1267 McBride Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424- 50 Yard Range

Cost: Range fees $25 per hour; rental and ammunition extra; eye and ear safety gear provided

Tony Simon of Simon Says Train, is a NRA certified instructor and host of the Black History Month Diversity Shoot.

He created this shooting event “to raise the awareness of the non-stereotypical firearms enthusiast.” Simon says, “we can only win against the gun-control zealots if we are united.”

Tony was the only African-American pro-gun rights male to testify against the ten-round magazine limit bill before the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee in Trenton last year.

This event is open to everyone.

Sean Fisher from Black Bag Resources will join Tony Simon. NJ2AS membership information will be available.

Registration is limited. Reserve your space today by clicking here: http://www.NJ2AS.com/events

Questions? Contact Tony Simon at 732-309-0938 or SimonSaysTraining@yahoo.com

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New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com

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Daily Mail (UK): Killer jihadi inspired by Hebdo: Fanatic shot dead after Copenhagen horror was trying to kill Muhammad cartoonist – weeks after being released from prison for knife attack

  • Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was shot after opening fire on officers
  • Fanatic murdered film director while firing rifle at free speech debate
  • His intended target could have been controversial cartoonist Lars Vilks
  • Swedish artist previously depicted prophet Muhammad as stray dog
  • Ten hours later the gunman shot Dan Uzan in the head at synagogue
  • Netanyahu calls for ‘massive immigration’ of European Jews to Israel
  • Denmark is becoming an extremism hotbed with 100+ men joining ISIS

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From the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA:

A note to readers: This list is not compiled or maintained by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA.  It is shared here for the benefit of Orthodox faithful. The calendar is maintained and updated by Mary Photini.  Please contact her directly at iphnh3@earthlink.net to receive emails of event listings, have an event included, and/or to report any errors in event listings.

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Published on Feb 12, 2015 by Simon’s Cat
‘A lovestruck cat has a bad case of the butterflies’

Have you seen our Happy Valentine’s Day animated GIF?
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Published on Feb 10, 2015 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
Subtitles: ENGLISH, SPANISH, GREEK and RUSSIAN
A brief, weekly catechetical program, based on the Byzantine liturgical calendar and hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna in Austria. This episode is on the 5th Sunday of Pascha, of the Samaritan Woman.

Today we will again be reflecting on a narrative in the Gospel of John. It is read in church on the 5th Sunday of Pascha, forming part of our preparation for Pentecost, and it‘s about the very unexpected conversation Jesus Christ has on a sunny day in Samaria – this is a mountainous, central region in the Holy Land. The Lord shockingly initiates a very sophisticated theological conversation here with a Samaritan woman. This is shocking because, first of all, this is a woman – and women at that time, like today, were not taken seriously in matters theological. Secondly, this Samaritan woman led a promiscuous life, which Christ, of course, knew about. And, finally, she was a Samaritan, that is, a heretic. You see, the Samaritans recognized only the Torah, that is, the first five books of the Bible, so they rejected, among other things, the prophets, and they also rejected the focus of the people of Judah on Jerusalem and its Temp-le, having built their own temple on a mountain in their region, on Mt. Gorizim. So, at that time, many Orthodox Jews would have been shocked to see Christ engaged in theological discussion with this woman, just like today many of us Orthodox are immediately dismayed when we see Orthodox bishops or theologians engage in conversation with non-Orthodox. But let‘s get on with our show.

Let‘s take a look at this narrative in the 4th chapter of the Gospel of John: ”So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.” (Let’s note immediately that here we again see the topic of water and thirst, just as we saw on the previous Sunday leading up to Pentecost, when we read about the healing of the paralytic at Bethesda. But let’s get back to the Samaritan woman): ”Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw. Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

(Now, note what the woman replies to this. She doesn‘t say, How dare you? Or, I believe that‘s none of your business!) She says: “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” (She has recognized that this man speaking to her speaks the truth, and she is now looking to Him for answers to theological questions that evidently bothered her): Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:12:00 +0000
From: Ezra Levant
To: Mark Harding, Evangelists of Canada
Subject: Meet five Muslim imams who preach extremism in Canadian mosques

Dear Mark,

There are Muslim extremists in Canadian mosques, preaching radical ideas and even violence.

Don’t take it from me — take it from them.

I’ve set up a new website called www.CanadianJihad.ca where you can see these Muslim extremists in their own words. From their own YouTube videos or Facebook pages, you’ll see how Canadian mosques are preaching everything from killing people who “insult” Islam, to instructing men on how to beat their wives. It’s a disgrace, and it’s all happening right here in Canada.

Visit www.CanadianJihad.ca right now, and sign the petition to our law enforcement agencies to investigate this conduct. And check back in the days ahead, too. Unfortunately, we have a lot more radical mosques to show you.

Yours truly,
Ezra Levant

P.S. If you doubt that Canadian mosques are being infiltrated by extremists, look at this video, in which three Canadian Muslim leaders themselves complain about it!

P.P.S. If you’re worried about the jihad in Canada, please share this e-mail with a friend and share CanadianJihad.ca on Facebook and Twitter.

ForCanada.ca
P.O. Box 61010 Langara Post Office
Vancouver, BC, V6P 6S5

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Published on Feb 10, 2015 by Sun News Network
We’ve shown you proof that some Mosques have been used for radicalized preaching; now Jonathan Halevi is back with more.

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