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December 27, 2005
Let me commend you for reporting that "the Eastern PA Organizing Project, a faith-based and community group... " rebuked the School District of Philadelphia. Faith groups can and should rebuke secular organizations, for faith groups are better at changing lives than secular organizations. We are accountable to the God who made us, whereas secular organizations leave out God all together. The only hope for improving the educational system in America is impacting the Word of God upon it. Thomas Muldoon, Philadelphia
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 12 Religion played a key role during the Civil War, as both Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to justify their stance. The second hour looks at challenges to traditional faith in the 19th century.
NEWS
September 2, 2005 | By DENNIS G. SHULMAN
I JUST RETURNED from Crawford, Texas, where I was invited by Cindy Sheehan to participate in an interfaith service. As I was driving toward the large tent that has become the heart of the antiwar movement in this country, just a few feet from the entrance to George Bush's ranch retreat to lead prayers for peace and the souls of those of our children who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, I passed a group of pro-Bush, pro-war demonstrators....
NEWS
December 28, 2005
REGARDING Jack Phillippe's Dec. 19 letter mistakenly insinuating that God is mentioned in the Constitution: The phrase, " . . . that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator . . . " is contained in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. But how does Jack feel seeing that the Declaration of Independence trumps his Bible in the values department in that slavery is acceptable? Or maybe I read that in another work of fiction. Bill Paci, Philadelphia Dollar Education Re: Willard Elementary school stories.
NEWS
January 30, 2003 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
PATRICK Cubbage got fired for doing God's work. He's the military honor guardsman who worked at New Jersey's largest veterans cemetery and had a practice of saying "God bless you and this family, and God bless the United States of America" as he handed over our nation's flag to the families of deceased veterans. That's what got him canned. No wonder the firing quickly became a national embarrassment. To make matters worse, his superiors initially quibbled with his public explanation of his discharge.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | By Acel Moore
On the day that the news pages and broadcast airwaves were filled with the story of Jessica Dubroff, the 7-year-old pilot who died in a plane crash in Wyoming during a cross-country trip, another little girl, Christina Hunter-Shaw, 8, was being eulogized here. She had been killed in an auto accident earlier that week near her West Philadelphia home - a story that got much less media attention. But to those who knew her - her family, her neighbors and her teachers and classmates at Daroff Elementary School - Christina was more than just a faceless name in the news.
NEWS
December 30, 2013
C ONTINUING a tradition, the annual dialogue between God and Your Favorite Columnist. GOD: How you doing, sonny? YFC: Great, except for your habit of calling me sonny. I don't care for it. GOD: Remember when Explorer froze the other day when you were in the middle of writing (it never freezes when you're not) and you yelled, "God damn it"? How do you think I felt? YFC: Hmmm. I had no idea you were so thin-skinned. GOD: Give this a listen: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
RE THE letter from Kevin Flanagan titled "Abortion: Maybe It's God's Will": I can most assuredly tell you from reading the Bible that it is not God's will that people who call themselves doctors kill innocent human beings. God has no penchant for destruction. If anyone deserves destruction it is not innocent unborn human beings - it is Americans who have allowed abortion to continue in this nation for more than 30 years. We have innocent blood on our hands. Maybe it's the U.S. who is next to be disciplined.
NEWS
January 27, 1986
Is God deaf, or what? One would think so, what with President Reagan, some of his cabinet and most of the fundamentalist leaders of this country crying for a law to permit organized vocal prayer in the public schools. What ever became of the notion that God knows what's going on inside our heads even before we do? Is there a religion with a god so far away that voices must be raised in unison to get her attention? I thought only drill instructors were thay way. John R. Spengler Ambler.
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July 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Disney animal fable shot through with a hearty dose of social realism and spiced with some serious R-rated violence, White God is a strange, wonderful, disturbing, heartwarming story about a teenage girl, her pet dog, and the intense love that binds them in the face of hardship, misfortune, and separation. Brilliantly shot and edited - the picture includes sequences from the dog's point of view - and featuring a remarkable cast of hundreds of dog extras, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's minor masterpiece is a postmodern Lassie with a heart of gold and the bite of a rabid wolf.
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July 8, 2015 | By Howard Gensler, Daily News
Avoiding sex? Seattle Seahawks quarterback  Russell Wilson , who abstained from handing the ball to powerhouse running back  Marshawn Lynch  at the end of his team's Super Bowl loss in February, is also abstaining from something equally difficult to understand: Sex with his girlfriend  Ciara . According to q13fox.com, Wilson joined The Rock Church's  Miles McPherson  Sunday to talk about his relationship with God,...
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July 4, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's widely considered by critics as one of the top directors in the world, but Taiwan-based Malaysian Chinese auteur Tsai Ming-liang's works are hardly rarefied creations. And while he's something of a minimalist, his movies do not have the antiseptic, static, arid feel of so many films classed under that banner. Films such as Vive L'Amour (1994), The River (1997), and his most recent entry, the 2013 masterpiece Stray Dogs are lively, urban parables that burrow into the nitty-gritty of life in modern Taipei.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Students of sound design and horror-movie scores should see - or hear - Closer to God , which elicits more creepy scares than its transparent plot warrants, thanks to an unsettling audio mix and pulsing, percolating music from Thomas Nöla. With shades of David Lynch's Eraserhead and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , writer and director Billy Senese's midnight indie follows a clinically cool scientist (Jeremy Childs), who has cloned the first human. The opening-credits birth sequence, with the fresh pink baby popping out as normal as can be, takes a nightmarish turn when a small, shiny receptor is planted in her forehead.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | BY STEVEN REA, Inquirer Staff Writer srea@phillynews.com, 215-854-5629
STUDENTS OF sound design and horror-movie scores should see - or hear - "Closer to God," which elicits more creepy scares than its transparent plot warrants, thanks to an unsettling audio mix and pulsing, percolating music from Thomas Nola. With shades of David Lynch's "Eraserhead" and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , writer and director Billy Senese's midnight indie follows a clinically cool scientist (Jeremy Childs) who has cloned the first human. The opening-credits birth sequence, with the fresh pink baby popping out as normal as can be, takes a nightmarish turn when a small, shiny receptor is planted in her forehead.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FRANK VEGA'S life was a mess. A serious heroin addict, drug peddler, jail bird, suicidal. In other words, a hopeless case, like so many in the dreary inner-city neighborhoods that harbor society's dregs. But something happened to Frank Vega while he was serving a 19-month sentence on drug charges in Holmesburg Prison. He had a dream. He saw broken people, like him, going into buildings and coming out restored. He believed it was a message from God, telling him he'd better do something for the people in his community, the ones he had for so long simply exploited for his own selfish gain.
NEWS
June 30, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SHE MOVED her kids to Hilton Street a few years ago, a stone's throw from the coral reef of humanity that wraps around Kensington and Allegheny avenues and the Market-Frankford El. Their block looks like an old prizefighter who punched above his weight for too long: cracked windows here, boarded-up doorways there, and jagged gaps where homes once stood. Paradise, it's not. But "Gringa" - that's her nickname, the only name she felt comfortable sharing - did her best to keep her kids happy and safe, letting them splash around in a little wading pool right under her nose, on the sidewalk in front of their house.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Rev. Norvel Goff, standing at the pulpit where murdered Emanuel AME Church Senior Pastor Clementa Pinckney had long preached, yesterday electrified grief-stricken congregants and dignitaries with a sermon that stressed the importance of leaning on God in times of crisis. The packed historic African-American church erupted in applause and shouts of "Amen!" when Goff said, "No evildoer, no demon in hell or Earth can close the doors of God's church," in explaining why it was important for Emanuel to have services on the first Sunday after Pinckney and eight other church members were shot to death there Wednesday night.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | BY JEROME MAIDA, For the Daily News
COULD "JURASSIC World" become a reality some day? According to Jack Horner - the world's most renowned paleontologist and a consultant on "Jurassic World" - the answer is yes. "I think one day in the not too distant future, we're going to have the ability to create any animal we want," Horner said. "That includes dinosaurs and even - though it may sound silly - unicorns. " Although Sam Neill's original "Jurassic Park" paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant was based on Horner, he feels it is more of an honor and more important that Steven Spielberg chose him to give the film some scientific plausibility, rather than take the easy way out and do a movie that was science fantasy.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PHILLY JESUS has started a digital collection plate for his ministries on GoFundMe.com, with a goal of raising $70,000. "We chose 70 because the number seven is God's number," said Philly Jesus, whose real name is Michael Grant. Grant, a 29-year-old recovering heroin addict, has been dressing as Jesus and hanging out at LOVE Park since April 2014. He has a large following on Twitter and Instagram and said he dresses as Jesus as a way to get others to approach him so he can share the story of Christ.
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