“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” ‭Jude 1: 24-25

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 8/17/19


This past Thursday, Roman Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Assumption, the dogma that Mary was assumed bodily up into Heaven either at the moment of her death or immediately prior to her impending death. This belief was defined as an infallible dogma by pope Pius XII in 1950, meaning any Catholic who refuses to believe the teaching commits a soul-damning mortal sin. The feast or “solemnity” is a holy day of obligation (HDO), meaning all Catholics were required to attend mass last Thursday under threat of mortal sin. How many actually did attend mass on Thursday? RCC statistics reveal that only 12% of Catholics attend all HDOs as required.

There is nothing in the Bible to support the notion of Mary being assumed into Heaven and there is…

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No Longer a God

Where Living Begins

Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1901-1989)

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped two nuclear bombs on the nation of Japan immediately killing 120,000 people. Six days later, Japanese citizens around the world were told that at noon, Japan time, they were to cease everything and listen to an important announcement.

At noon on August 15, 1945, the people of Japan heard a voice they’d never before heard, speaking in a dialect none of them fully understood. It was Emperor Hirohito declaring that Japan’s war against the United States was over and the Empire of Japan was defeated.

Abiding by the terms of surrender, Hirohito announced in his Declaration of Humanity that he was no longer the direct descendant of the sun goddess, no longer the divine Son of Heaven entitled to rule the world, but a mere man.

The Japanese religion of Shinto is a combination of…

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