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Did the Devil Make Him Do It?


Wednesday, April 18, 2007
By Lauren Green

When unexplained violence takes center stage, we tend to turn to modern psychology to explain it.

But there is an alternative explanation, one that has been played out in film, stage and writings since the beginning of history.

Was Cho Seung-Hui schizophrenic … psychotic … manic-depressive? Or were the shooting deaths of 32 people, including Cho himself, at Virginia Tech University part of the ongoing struggle between God and Satan … good against evil … lightness and darkness?

Could Cho have been possessed by the Devil? )

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Evangelical Chaplains Test Bounds of Faith in Military


I extracted this little gem from [info]sunfell's post HERE

Only 14 percent of the U.S. population is evangelical Christian, compared to 40 percent of the military's active duty personnel. More than 60 percent of military chaplains are evangelicals...and other fun facts that will curdle your poo.

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"Revival Rocks God's House"


Revival Rocks God's House

Sounds pretty innocuous, doesn't it? It would be, if it were anywhere else but frickin' Afghanistan, heart and home of the Taliban, who took Bush's "Crusade" remark to heart.

Blackanthem Military News, BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Members of the Bagram Airfield community gathered for three nights in the MWR clamshell to revive their faith and celebrate the beginning of the spring season.

Enduring Faith Chapel Gospel services hosted the first Spring Revival at BAF March 21-23.

The theme for the services, "Having faith that pleases God," was taken from the concept pointed out in Hebrews 11:6 of the King James version of the Holy Bible, which reads, "... without faith, it is impossible to please God."

"Faith is what you believe in and it affects everything around you," said Chap. (Maj.) Terry Simmons, Enduring Faith Chapel Gospel services chaplain. "I believe God had great impact on our BAF community. I believe God has more plans to influence and move through us in BAF and Afghanistan."

This blogger finds it a bit alarming, too. Great links to some NPR material about evangelicals in the military.

And one commenter said, "Wouldn't be surprising to see this revival press release float around the Arab media for a while as proof of America's 'crusader agenda.'"

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