Archive for December, 2017

The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

on December 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

by David Mikics  / Reprinted with permission from Tabletmag.com. Both Hitler and Himmler had a soft spot for Islam. Hitler several times fantasized that, if the Saracens had not been stopped at the Battle of Tours, Islam would have spread through the European continent—and that would have been a good thing, since “Jewish Christianity” wouldn’t have gone on to poison […]

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Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter

Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter

on December 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

  Many years ago, a wealthy man went duck hunting with a hired hand named Sam. They took a horse and carriage, and along the way a rim came off one of the wheels. As Sam hammered it back on, he accidentally hit his finger. Instantly he let go with some bad words. He quickly fell to his knees, asking […]

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December 1st in History

December 1st in History

on December 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 1 is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Battle of the Sinop Day (Russia) Christian feast day: Blessed Bruna Pellesi Blessed Charles de Foucauld Castritian Eligius Edmund Campion Nicholas Ferrar (Episcopal Church) December 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Damrong Rajanubhab Day (Thailand) Earliest day on which Farmer’s […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “How they hate a Christian in Damascus!…” Mark Twain wrote “…and pretty much all over Turkeydom.”

American Minute with Bill Federer “How they hate a Christian in Damascus!…” Mark Twain wrote “…and pretty much all over Turkeydom.”

on December 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born NOVEMBER 30, 1835. His first popular story was “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” written in 1865 while he was in San Francisco. In 1866, as a reporter for the Sacramento Union, Mark Twain traveled to the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii). In 1867, a newspaper funded Mark Twain’s voyage […]

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Why Did Christ Come?

on December 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

At this season called Christmas, amid the frenzied commercialism, which has distracted the attention of the multitude, how many give serious thought to the things, which this holiday is intended to represent? Do we ask ourselves what do we celebrate? Yes, a few do and of this few, only a few get the entire answer. We say that we are […]

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