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The scene at Lee’s execution by Utah firing squad on March 23, 1877. Lee is seated, next to his coffin.

Mountain Meadows Massacre

A series of attacks was staged on the Baker-Fancher wagon train around Mountain Meadows in Utah. This massive slaughter claimed nearly everyone in the party from Arkansas and is the event referred to as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. They were headed toward California and their path took them through the territory of Utah.

The wagon train made it through Utah during a period in time of violence history would later call the Utah War to rest in the area of Mountain meadows. It was leaders from the nearby militia called Nauvoo Legion that staged the attack on the train of pioneers. This militia was comprised of the Mormons that settled Utah. With the intent of pointing the finger at Native Americans, they armed Southern Paiute Native Americans and coerced them to join their party in the attack.

The massacre almost brought the United States to war against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but only one man was brought to trial: John D Lee. Lee had 19 wives and 56 children, and his descendants are now numerous.

Called “the darkest deed of the nineteenth century,” the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at a place in southern Utah called Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West.

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Australian students at risk of radicalisation at 20 Sydney schools

Immigration to Australia started with the Aborigines who were then followed by the British. From 1901 onwards Australia controlled immigration with the Immigration Restriction Act which was known colloquially as the White Australia Policy. British migrants until after World War two were the preferred choice of migrant for Australia.  During the Second World War, Prime Minister John Curtin said, “This country shall remain forever the home of the descendants of those people who came here in peace in order to establish in the South Seas an outpost of the British race.”

Since 1945, more than 7 million people have settled in Australia. From the late 1970s, there was a significant increase in immigration from Asian and other non-European countries…

In the decades since, Australia has maintained largescale multi-ethnic immigration. Australia’s current Migration Program allows people from any country to apply to migrate to Australia, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, culture, religion, or language, provided that they meet the criteria set out in law.

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Out of the many different immigrant groups to move to Australia only one type of immigrant and their descendants has been linked to radicalisation in Australian schools. While Australia was right to remove the discrimination based on nationality and ethnicity they made a serious error of judgement making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion and culture since Islam is 80% a political ideology and Muslim cultural values are at odds with Western values of equal rights for women and homosexuals and a democratic system of government. Islam is also the only “religion” that is linked to radicalisation in Western countries which is an inconvenient truth for many.We simply do not see people radicalised by any other religion or culture in this way.

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Aimee Semple McPherson busy preaching to the King of the Jungle, King-Kong …

Fervour, Scandal, Altered States …

Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s. The evangelical preacher put on theatrical church services and used ground-breaking radio broadcasts to teach the gospel – but one mysterious episode in her life has never been fully explained.

On May 18, 1926, Aimee went for a swim in the Pacific Ocean and did not make it home.

The female assistant who’d gone with her had to leave to make a short phone call from a nearby hotel. When she returned she couldn’t see the evangelist anywhere.

As evening fell, McPherson was still missing and her followers rushed to the beach to join the search.

Her mother tactfully made the announcement at the end of a sermon by declaring “Sister is with Jesus.” Aimee’s flock freaked out. One would-be rescuer drowned, and another died of exposure. For a solid month, the country played detective, looking for her body. Until the day when — praise Jesus! — she stumbled out of the desert with a story of kidnapping, drugging and torture. But at least she was home. Hallelujah!

For all her savvy business sense, Aimee didn’t quite think her story through. For one thing, she claimed she escaped her kidnappers and managed a 13-hour trek through the desert. Yet she looked as fresh as a daisy – she wasn’t dehydrated or sunburned, her clothes didn’t have that I-just- traversed-a-desert look. So that didn’t quite sit right with investigators.

Then there was the matter of Aimee’s so called kidnappers, “Steve” and “Mexicali Rose,” who she said chloroformed her before stealing her away in their car.

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Religion versus Atheism

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Comment of the day

Our new guest poster and commenter Lushington D Brady made this comment on his post yesterday that helps us to understand why Social justice bullies and Left-wingers choose to be outraged and offended so often.

As Theodore Dalrymple says, “Outrage is a substitute for religion: It convinces us that our existence has some kind of meaning or significance beyond itself … therefore we go looking for things to be outraged about as anteaters look for ants. Of all emotions, outrage is not only one of the most pleasurable but also one of the most reliable”.

-Lushington S Brady

The Dalai Lama says that terrorists have no religion

I like the Dalai Lama I really do but is he in la la land? Is it naive to believe that ALL religions are at their core exactly the same? Is it ignorant to assume that ALL religions are essentially all about love, peace and mutual respect?

If what he says in the video below is true then I agree that terrorists have no religion because terrorism has nothing to do with love, peace or respect for others. The problem I have is that the vast majority of terrorists have only one religion in common. There has to be a reason why one religion out of all the others in modern times is a fertile breeding ground for hate, intolerance and terrorism.

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Why Muslims are impacting the West more than any other group

Of course, it is true that not every Muslim is a terrorist and I would never treat my fellow Muslim New Zealanders differently or badly because Islamic terrorists follow the same religion that they do. I will, however, comment on their impact on our society because when Christian/secular countries have a Muslim population time after time it has an effect on that country.

A New Zealand Muslim family: Two wives and five children NZ Herald, October 3, 2016

Muslims in the west are outbreeding Christians and other non-Muslims due to their large families and multiple wives.This impacts western countries culture, politics and value system because Muslims have a markedly different belief system and values to the West and their religion encourages them not to integrate and to recruit non-Muslims to their ranks. Just as historically Christian immigrants turned cultures into Christian cultures, Muslims are now changing Christian and secular societies into Muslim ones. The example most personal to me is Lebanon, the home of my Christian maternal Great-grandparents. It was a Christian country when they left it to immigrate to New Zealand but today it is a Muslim country.

People who disagree with me will say that I am scaremongering and that what I am saying is not factual. Look at the statistics below and come to your own conclusions. I am not going to be impacted too much in my lifetime but it is my children and their children that I am concerned about.

As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31%) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. Islam was second, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23% of the global population.

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NZ Herald thinks it’s OK To ridicule the Old Testament

NZ Herald thinks it’s OK to ridicule the Old Testament.

And, it is ok. Praise the Lord, that Ana Samways chose to mock the old testament, sacred to Christians and Jews, instead of mocking the Quran, Mohammed or Muslims in her sideswipe column from Monday.

What do Christians and Jews do in response to ridiculing of their good book? Why, they write letters and discuss.

 

This Sideswipe column is only mildly witty in some parts. It was ridicule, but acceptable ridicule, and today, the NZ Herald published a letter from someone who was offended. Good on them. Power of the pen.

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EXCLUSIVE: David Seymour’s thoughts on Islamic Immigration

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With overseas terror attacks and mass migration of un-vetted refugees into Europe, many people are concerned about the connection between Islam and terrorism, along with the social unrest that can accompany large-scale migration.  While New Zealand has been relatively insulated it would be incredibly naive to think we are immune to the challenges faced by Europe and the US.

Too often, the left labels those raising concerns as racists or bigots – a cynical attempt to shut down debate through name calling. Debating the ideas and beliefs of any religion shouldn’t be forbidden and the practical difficulties of integration, especially where there is a clash of values, should be openly discussed.

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Do not give me a holy book give me a holy sandwich

Luis Quiles is a talented Spanish Artist on Deviantart. His images provoke a response from the viewer and he has been censored by the admins on the website who have removed many of his images.

Today’s artworks are called, Do not give me a holy book give me a holy sandwich and Teaching religion.

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