President Obama Says His Campaign Volunteers and Other Supporters Are Doing ‘God’s Work’

Via Politico:

Touting the latest White House Obamacare benchmark, President Barack Obama told his political base not to be discouraged by partisan attacks and stressed that their cause is divine.

The president spoke those remarkable words at an Organizing for Action event in Washington.

“We’re going to make a big push these last few weeks,” Obama told OFA volunteers and officials. “I can talk, my team can talk here in Washington, but it’s not going to make as much of a difference as if you are out there making the case. The work you’re doing is God’s work.”


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Must-See: Iranian Robot, Constructed by Qur’an Teacher, Instructs Muslim Children How To Pray

Akbar Rezaie‘s praying robot could easily pass for a playful yet thought-provoking postmodern art project, a masterpiece of irony and social critique.

But the metal-and-silicon creature that the 27-year-old Iranian built in his home won’t be showing up in museums anytime soon. It is destined to be purely a prayer instruction device. Rezaie, you see, teaches the Qur’an at an elementary school in Varamin, 20 miles outside the capital of Tehran.



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Irish Inquiry Hears How Children Were Systematically Beaten and Abused in Catholic Home for Children

Dozens of ex-residents of the Irish Catholic children’s home Termonbacca have recently come forward with accounts of sexual and physical abuse that they say occurred there decades ago. Some of them reported slave-like conditions for the kids, referring to nuns kicking or caning residents considered not to be enthusiastic enough about scrubbing floors. One witness testified [Read More...]

Egyptian Military Unveils Cure for AIDS… That Looks Remarkably Like a Fake Bomb Detector

Egyptian military leaders have found the cure for AIDS. And Hepatitis C.

Or so they say

I defeated AIDS with the grace of my God at the rate of 100 percent. And I defeated hepatitis C,” said Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, the head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening Center, in CNN.

The C-Fast devices that are doing all the “curing” supposedly work by detecting infections without the use of blood samples. How does it do that? Short answer: Electromagnetism. Long answer: No one knows

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Once Again, an Atheist is Denied U.S. Citizenship Because of Her Secular Ethics

Last summer, 64-year-old Margaret Doughty was denied citizenship in America because she was an atheist.

The issue involved the part of the citizenship application that asked if she would “take up arms in defense of the United States.” Doughty had answered:

… The truth is that I would not be willing to bear arms. Since my youth I have had a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participation in war in any form or in the bearing of arms. I deeply and sincerely believe that it is not moral or ethical to take another person’s life, and my lifelong spiritual/religious beliefs impose on me a duty of conscience not to contribute to warfare by taking up armsmy beliefs are as strong and deeply held as those who possess traditional religious beliefs and who believe in God

This was basically a conscientious objection to fighting based on her moral beliefs. But the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told her that “conscientious objections” had to be made on religious grounds, not moral ones.

After a lot of media attention, and with the help of Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Doughty’s status was quickly changed:

This Service hereby withdraws the request for evidence (RFE) issued on June 7, 2013. This Service accepts your detailed statement in satisfaction of the information requested by the RFE. Your application for naturalization has been approved.

You’d think, after all that, that this sort of story wouldn’t happen again. Unfortunately, it has, this time in California.

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