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Sarah Palin claimed today that Malaysia Flight 370 may have vanished because it mistakenly flew too high and ended up in heaven.
During an appearance on Fox News last night Sean Hannity asked the former vice-presidential candidate for her thoughts about the aircraft, which has been missing for nearly two weeks.
The former Alaska governor stunned viewers with an unorthodox new theory that international investigators have so far ignored.
“I see all these smarty pants people on CNN saying that it was terrorism or a fire in the cockpit.” she explained to a bewildered Hannity, “But I don’t hear anyone talking about the God possibility. I mean what if they accidentally flew too high and go stuck up there?
“I’m not expert on international aviation. But I do know that God is up there looking down on us. And everyone knows that once you go to heaven you can’t come back. This would explain why we haven’t found any wreckage in the ocean and why no one saw the plane land.
“The radar had the plane at 45,000 feet, well above it’s usual cruising altitude. Who knows how much higher they went?
“Of course the looney liberal media can only imagine secular explanations for this mystery. They would never tell the American public that God might be involved! But I hope the the Malaysian authorities and the NTSB take a look at the facts and seriously consider the idea that this flight crossed into Christ’s kingdom and isn’t coming back.”
Above the Clouds
Malaysia Flight 370 vanished without a trace on March 8th less than two hours into a regularly scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. After an exhaustive search no sign of the aircraft or Its 227 passengers and 12 crew have been found.
Initial speculation centered on the theory that a sudden explosive decompression destroyed the Boeing 777 over the South China Sea. But a subsequent review of radar and satellite data revealed that shortly after contact was lost the flight made a drastic left turn and continued flying for seven hours.
The latest information seems to suggest that someone on the plane deliberately shut down its transponder and flew it off course. However, the uncertainty about the who may have done so and why has fed a wide range of conspiracy theories involving everything from the singer Shakira to aliens.
Palin seems to be the first to suggest, however, that there may be a supernatural solution to this puzzle and the bizarre idea proved too much even for the devoutly Catholic Hannity.
“You realize that heaven isn’t an actually in the sky right?”, he pleaded, “The concept of heaven is metaphorical. Some people believe it’s in another dimension or in another universe. It’s not something you can just fly into.”
“Sean I think it’s incredibly arrogant for us as humble human beings to claim that we know how heaven works,” Palin responded, “How do you know there’s not a door to heaven in the sky between Malaysia and Vietnam?”
Published on 16 Dec 2013
The president of a Kentucky creationist museum told Fox News on Monday that Christmas was a “time to take on the atheists” who used their free speech rights to doubt the existence of God.
“Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas without someone complaining about Christ,” Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck told Creation Museum President Ken Ham, noting that atheists had put up a billboard in Time Square which suggested that Christ was not needed during Christmas.
“You know, the atheist who are a very small minority in the population have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while,” Ham explained. “You know, getting Bible, prayer out of schools. Christian symbols out of public places.”
“Because they’re becoming so aggressive, I just feel that it’s really time Christians really stood up in this culture to take on the atheists and to proclaim their message of hope,” he continued. “I mean, what’s the atheists’ message? There is no God? When you die that’s the end of you? So everything’s just meaningless and hopelessness?”
Ham said that his group, Answers in Genesis, had put up its own billboards in Time Square, including one that says, “To all our atheists friends: Thank God you’re wrong.”
“Our message to the atheists is, hey, we’re not attacking you personally but we want you to know the truth, that there is a God who created you and you are sinners as all of us are, but that God sent his son to become a babe in a manger,” he insisted.
Hasselbeck agreed that the American people “seemed to be with you” because a conservative polling organization had found that most people believed that Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than Santa Claus.
“The atheists are only a small part of the population,” Hamm said. “And really, it’s that minority, less than 2 percent of the population, that seem to be having such say in our culture, in imposing their anti-God religion.”
“What they’re really doing, the atheists, they’re really wanting to impose their anti-God religion on us, on the culture. And so we need to stand up against that.”
Hasselbeck concluded by thanking Ham for “standing up for you faith.”
Well, a commentator on US network Fox News has something to say on the matter.
The row was prompted by an article published on the US website the Slate, entitled: ‘Santa Claus Should Not Be A White Man Anymore’. The piece argues that from now on Santa should be depicted as – wait for it – a penguin.
It explains how the confusion caused by assigning an arbitrary race to a fictitious person could be overcome by making Santa into a cuddly bird.
Its author Aisha Harris states: “It’s time to hand over the reins to those deer and let the universally beloved waddling bird warm the hearts of children everywhere, regardless of the color of their skin.”
Responding to the story Megyn Kelly, a presenter on the right-wing Fox News network, set out to put children straight on the matter.
“When I saw this headline I kinda laughed and I said, “Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it’s racist to have a white Santa,” Kelly begins.
“And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids,” she adds.
A fellow contributor to the show Jedediah Bila defended Harris’ article, prompting another outburst from Kelly. “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change,” she said.
“You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure; that’s a verifiable fact as is Santa, I want you kids watching to know that – but my point is: how do you revise it, in the middle of the legacy of the story, and change Santa from white to black?”
So, there you go. A ‘verifiable fact’, no less.
Fox News Editor Declares War on Pope Francis, Calls Him the Catholic Church’s Obama
December 8, 2013 By Allen Clifton
I don’t often like saying I told you so, but I told you so. The worst thing possible happened for the Republican party — Pope Francis decided to actually act like a Christian.
Well, following Rush Limbaugh calling the Pope a Marxist and Sarah Palin whining about how he sounded too liberal, FoxNews.com editor and columnist Adam Shaw officially declared Pope Francis the enemy by doing the one thing that solidifies him as someone conservatives will oppose — he called him the Catholic Church’s Obama.
Here are a few of the bullet points from his article:
“Just like President Obama loved apologizing for America, Pope Francis likes to apologize for the Catholic Church.”
“Just like Obama thought he’d won over Putin by promising a reset, Francis thinks by talking vacuously about the poor, he will be respected.”
“Like Obama, Francis is unable to see the problems that are really endangering his people.”
“Like Obama he mistakes the faithful for the enemy, the enemy for his friend, condescension for respect, socialism for justice and capitalism for tyranny.”
“In trying to please the media and the modern world, Francis mistakes their glee for respect.”
In every one of these asinine statements, Mr. Shaw clearly seems to believe Pope Francis has the mentality of a Republican. Not that he’s a conservative, but he obviously feels as if Pope Francis is calculated by what he says and how he says it. He feels as if he has some ulterior motive behind he words much like Republicans do behind all their right-wing propaganda.
But hey, here’s a novel idea: Maybe what Pope Francis says is simply – what he actually believes as a Christian.
It’s amazing how a Pope daring to actually act like he follows the Christianity spoke about by Jesus Christ somehow makes him some lost soul who just doesn’t “get it,” as these right-wingers seem to believe.
Personally I’m absolutely loving this, because I know it’s only going to get worse for them. This is just the beginning of the conservative attack on Pope Francis for daring to call out the greed that unregulated capitalism allows. See, in their minds capitalism is flawless. But the truth is, while capitalism is a great economic platform to build a nation around, it’s still flawed. It requires regulations in order to keep greed and corruption from getting out of control. Which is exactly what we’ve seen since the dawn of trickle-down economics.
But the real problem these conservatives have with Pope Francis is the fact that he simply dared to act like a real Christian. I know, terrible isn’t it?!
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Diana Butler BassDec 11, 2012
- FOX NEWS – WAR ON ADVENT
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Joyful Whatever!
With FOX News seeking to expose those who refuse to say “Merry Christmas” as secular collaborators to the War on Christmas, I confess that I am confused. FOX holds itself up as the network that stands by traditional values defending America and faith from heresies and infidelities of all sorts.
Did FOX get the wrong memo? According to ancient Christian tradition, “Christmas” is not the December shopping season in advance of Christmas Day; rather, it is Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Twelve Days following that run until early January. During most of December, Christians observe Advent, a four-week season of reflection, preparation and waiting that precedes the yearly celebration of Jesus’ birth. In many mainstream and liturgical (and even liberal and progressive) churches, no Christmas hymn will pass the lips of a serious churchgoer for another two weeks.
If you wander into a local Lutheran, Episcopal or Roman Catholic parish, the congregation will still be chanting the ethereal tones of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” or “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night.” There are no poinsettias, no Christmas pageants, no trees or holly, and no red and green altar linens. A few days ago, they might have preached about St. Nicholas — but not Santa Claus. There are no twinkling lights or over-the-top Christmas displays. Just four candles in a simple wreath, two partially burned, two yet to be lit. The mood is somber as December moves toward deeper darkness, and the night lengthens. The world waits, and it is time to prepare for the arrival of God’s kingdom.
It is not Christmas. It is Advent.
During these weeks, churches are not merry. There is a muted sense of hope and expectation. Christians recollect God’s ancient promise to Israel for a kingdom where lion and lamb will lie down together. The ministers preach from stark biblical texts about the poor and oppressed being lifted up while the rich and powerful are cast down, about society being leveled and oppression ceasing. Christians remember the Hebrew prophets and long for a Jewish Messiah to be born. The Sunday readings extol social and economic justice, and sermons are preached about the cruelty of ancient Rome and political repression. Hymns anticipate world peace and universal harmony. Churchgoers listen to the testimony of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who speaks of God:
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
Does FOX News want us all to say “Merry Christmas” so we forget about Advent? These, after all, are the four weeks that the Christian tradition dedicates to God’s vision of justice for the outcast and oppressed, not to celebrating the sound of ringing cash registers or Victorian America values.
Ancient Christian saints, theologians and evangelists would be horrified that those who claim to stand for tradition have forgotten the most important aspect of it. Jesus Christ was not born that human beings would spend December shopping or saying, “Merry Christmas.” Jesus was born to confront the rulers of this world with the love and justice of the God of Abraham — that Jesus, the same Jesus who preached the the poor and marginalized were blessed, is the King of kings and Lord of lords. All earthly powers pale before him, the humble born one who will die a political traitor to Rome.
Perhaps FOX thinks it might be best if Christians did not spend too much time contemplating a Savior who promised to overthrow the powers-that-be in favor of a kingdom where the poor are blessed and the last shall be first. That’s probably bad for business and does not exactly fit with their favored political philosophy.
And maybe, just maybe, the real war of this season is the War on Advent.