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Campus Crusade for Christ

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]angel_of_olore)

Tomorrow, I go back to university for the fall semester. I frequently encounter other people on campus who want me to join Campus Crusade for Christ. They portray themselves on my campus as being a casual, 'everyone's welcome' group. My only personal experience with them was a religiously insensitive at best and downright ignorant at worst survey offered to students near the Easter holidays, with a prize drawing out of the finished surveys. As it is, the answer that I give to people when they ask me why I'm not part of "Cru" sounds just as shallow and ignorant, and I'd like to be better informed and prepared to answer the question in the future.

I seem to remember seeing a passing reference in a recent post about it being linked with Dominionism, and I was wondering if any of you have resources or just general knowledge about it. The DC Wiki just mentions that it "has been noted for using coercive tactics" on college campuses. Does anyone have any more information about the tactics in question?

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Poe's Law?


~I honestly cannot discern if the "Harry Potter and the Plot to Corrupt Your Children" website is a spoof or not.

Current Mood: flummoxed
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British doco on the "end-times"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]crazyjane13)

This is a documentary from BBC's Channel 4 in the UK. The narrator, Tony Robinson, refers to Dominionists as "end-timers", but take a look at some of the people he interviews. Seems like the British are getting it, at least.

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CNN documentary "God's Warriors"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

CNN Video: Christiane Amanpour on Ron Luce, Battle Cry, and Culture Wars

Excerpt. Click Headline for full story. )
See more on CNN's new documentary "God's Warriors" here. Over three nights, they will cover Jewish, Islamic, and Christian "Warriors for God".

And wait until you hear Luce talk about "virtue terrorists."

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And now, a word from your moderator(s)


I've noticed that our numbers here have been climbing again- slowly but steadily. I want to welcome newcomers here, along with those who just want to lurk and look.

In the course of the lifespan of a community, it changes and grows. For this community, the growth and change have mostly been for the better, which is good. People read and follow the simple and straightforward guidelines on the front page, and the quality of the posts reflect that, for the most part.

But now we've reached a level of maturity and number that that requires another look at the way we do things. This is a living community, which means that guidelines grow and change as the community grows and changes.

One of the things that has made Dark Christianity what it currently is is the rigor and depth of the research and discussion here. We've worked hard to keep this comm from degenerating into a snark, debate, or bashing community, and for the most part, it has worked. We have sought- and have mostly succeeded- in becoming a great launching point for questions, discussion, insight, research, and education.

What does this mean for you, the member? It means that we require a level of responsibility and rigor above and beyond the Live Journal norm when you post about stuff. Do not presume that the readers know what you are talking about. If your subject is the least bit vague or possibly confusing, and requires a bit of explanation, please provide that background and context. Don't just slap something up that might be satire, or from a questionable source, and expect it to go unchallenged. It won't.

There are a lot of highly educated people here. They are the ones who can discern the difference in sources and resources will question you - sometimes sharply. Perhaps you do not have an academic background. That's OK. What we ask is that you do your homework, and think about what you're posting and what its impact will be on the readers here.

The bottom line here is that this isn't a place to stir crap, start 'holy wars', proselytize (any faith!), or anything else of that order. If you toss down a gauntlet, be prepared to have it returned to you. And be prepared to hear from the moderation team, too. While we try to accommodate a large variety of viewpoints and subjects on this board, our ultimate goal is to keep the meta-discussion on-topic. That is your responsibility as well. So, if we ask for more information, or clarification on something posted, it isn't because we're picking on you, it's because we want you to meet the high standards that this community has achieved.

Keep up the good work, folks.

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Unicorn Museum.


The Unicorn Museum Billboard Campaign was founded in response to the Creation Museum's insistence that if something is mentioned in the Bible then it is absolutely true.

The Unicorn Museum site points out that unicorns are mentioned at least 9 times in the King James version of the Holy Bible.

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