While praising the Republican presidential frontrunner for his work in medicine, former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar slammed Dr. Ben Carson for "perpetuating a racial stereotype" of "clinging to superstitions or religion."
"Carson perpetuates the black stereotype of someone who's too confused or frightened by all that complicated science so he or she ignores it, clinging to superstitions or religion," Abdul-Jabbar claimed in a Time magazine column Wednesday.
The NBA hall of famer and Muslim convert challenged Carson on issues such as climate change, human sexuality, economics, poverty, and called his decision to run for president "bad for African-Americans." more >>
It can be the hardest thing for a person to do in response to one who has wronged them. And has been referred to in poetry as being divine.
Forgiveness is something integral to the Christian religion, as believers are supposed to forgive each other as God forgives us.
Is it not always easy. In fact, it can be very hard to put forth the effort to move past a wrong committed against oneself. more >>
The search is on for a dissapeared South African pastor who authorities accuse of "abusing" the faith of his congregants by having them eat live snakes and rats as a way of showing their trust in the Lord.
According to ECNA, self-styled prophet Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve is now wanted by South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities after photos emerged online showing him feeding members of his congregation live snakes as a test of their faith.
The commission is probing abusive and exploitive religious practices and has been searching for Mnguni. The CLR, however, has had no luck in its search for him since the pastor does not have a home address and the tent that his ministry used to hold its services was burned down in August by a group that was angered by his unconventional worship style. more >>
All it takes is the mention of one name to set off a political firestorm:
Protests, a potential firing and a law suit spell high drama in "God's Not Dead 2," starring Melissa Joan Hart and Jesse Metcalfe. In a newly released trailer for the film, Hart plays Grace Wesley, a Christian teacher who corroborates the principles of Jesus Christ during a class discussion. When a student notifies a parent of Wesley's actions it isn't long before two opposing camps are up in arms. more >>
It turns out that renowned neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Ben Carson's theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain is some 600 years old.
Despite being roundly mocked on social media after a recently unearthed 17-year-old video showed him suggesting the theory that the great pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain, not tombs for pharaohs as most archeologists contend, Carson has stood by the theory and research shows why.
Carson's hypothesis on why the pyramids were built is among 13 listed by gizapyramid.com. The grain storage hypothesis was proposed by Syrian scholars in the 1500s and Joseph was indeed mentioned, according to the website. more >>
Now solidly a frontrunner in the presidential race, Dr. Ben Carson delivered two speeches at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee, Sunday, where he defended his Old Earth creationist worldview and American political liberties.
Speaking at the megachurch, Carson said his creationist views aided his career as a surgeon and medical doctor. The Tennessean reported that Carson's speech alternated between the style of a sermon and stump speech, while heavily critiquing some forms of evolutionary theory.
"They say, 'Carson, ya know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science," declared Carson. more >>