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The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences
By: Aries C. Rufo 
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MANILA, Philippines – About 2,000 years separate the Roman Catholic Church and the homegrown Iglesia ni Cristo. While both claim to be of divine origin, the former traces its authority to St Peter and the succession of popes, while the latter, from the late Felix Manalo, its founder.
A wide gap of doctrinal differences also separates the two faiths, and in the Philippines, leaders of the Catholic Church and the INC do not see eye to eye – even politically.
Sometimes, they even find themselves on opposite sides of the political fence, obtaining mixed results in the process.

The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

How different is the Catholic Church from the INC, and vice-versa? 

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the INC, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo prepared a primer to act as a catechesis guide for Filipino Catholics. Quevedo, a Canon law expert and a Church scholar, stressed that differences in religious belief should not hinder unity and harmony.
“The respect we give to the religious belief of others should motivate us to get to understand those deep beliefs, as this is demanded by the requirements of sincere dialogue. Differences in what we believe do not make us distant from those who hold those beliefs…among ideas contradictions are inevitable, but not among persons,” Quevedo said in the foreword.

1) The divinity and humanity of Christ. To the Catholic Church, Jesus Christ “is the Son of God” and the “Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.” He is the central figure in the apostolic teaching. For the INC however, Christ “remains man in His state of being. Christ is never the true God. He is a true man.” That Christ “was subjected to the experiences and circumstances of human life” is proof that Christ was never God.

2) Central teaching about God. To the Catholic Church, the Trinitarian Faith guides its belief in the oneness of God. That there are 3 Persons in God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, that “equally possess the fullness of the one and indivisible human nature. This mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity forms the central mystery of the Christian faith and life.”
To the INC, however, “there is only one God. He alone is God (Ps. 86:10).” Another Bible verse says “For I am God and there is no other.” As such, “the INC interprets these as proofs against the Trinity of Persons in one God."

3) Sources of divine revelation. For the Catholic Church, there are two: Apostolic tradition and the Holy Bible. Apostolic tradition “is the transmission of the message of Christ brought about from the very beginnings of Christianity by means of preaching, bearing witness, institution, worship and inspired writings.” It occurs in two ways: through living transmission of the Word of God and through Sacred Scripture.
To the INC, however, only the Bible is the source of divine revelation. “They believe that the words of God are written in the Bible; that when the Bible speaks, God himself speaks. So when the Bible is silent, the INC is silent too, for it recognizes no other basis and authority in serving God except the Bible.”

4) What’s in a name? The Roman Catholic Church began to be called as such in the 4th century. St Ignatius, the bishop of Antioch and a disciple of St John, is credited for it when he said, “Where there is Christ Jesus, there is the Catholic Church.” The word "Catholic" is from the Greek word katholikos, which means universal.

The INC, using the *Lamsa version of the Bible, took its cue from various verses in the Holy Book, where the Church that Christ built is called the Church of Christ, or Iglesia ni Cristo in Filipino. To them, the INC is the only true Church.

(*George Lamsa authored "The Holy Bible from ancient Eastern Manuscripts." He based his translation on Aramaic, not Greek. The Lamsa version is also accepted by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christadelphians. Apart from the Lamsa version, the INC also adheres to James Moffat’s version of the Bible. It is the Moffat version that INC founder Felix Manalo “used as source of the identity of God’s last messenger. “From the Far East will I bring your offspring.”)


The Catholic Church and Iglesia ni Cristo: Major differences

5) Path to salvation. The INC adheres to the exclusivist doctrine that outside of it, there is no salvation. “To be reconciled and to be saved, one must become a member. Unless he becomes a part of the Church of Christ or the Body of Christ, he is not embraced by the redemptive death of Christ.”

In comparison, the Catholic Church teaches that eternal salvation is also granted to “those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do His will as they know it, through the dictates of their conscience (from the encyclical Lumen Gentium).”

6) Apostate Church. The INC accuses the Catholic Church of “unfaithfulness” or apostasy. Citing the prophesy of Apostle Paul, the early Church strayed away from the teachings of Christ. They cite the words of St Paul, who said that after his death, “men will arise who will speak perverse things to draw away the disciples of Christ after them (Acts 20:30)." The INC also cites St Peter, who said that false prophets will preach heresies “denying the Master, the Lord Jesus Christ, by rejecting him as Head of the Church…and by rejecting His name.”

The INC believes the descriptions squarely fit the Catholic Church. “The Catholic Church denied the Lord Christ’s headship by putting Peter and the Popes in His stead. It rejected His name, Christ, by sporting such an unscriptural name as Roman Catholic Church.”

The Catholic Church however, counters that it “has been faithful at all times to the Revelation” amid erroneous teachings and persecutions. The martyrdom of early Christians in the first 3 centuries is proof of the fidelity of the Catholic Church to Christ’s teachings.

In the first place, if the Catholic Church committed apostasy, “why does the INC use the Holy Bible that was ratified by the same Church in the 4th century?”

7) Heretical Church. For the Catholic Church, the teachings of the INC “are a mere repetition of the ‘heresies’ of the early centuries of Christianity, in particular, Monarchianism (from the Greek word, monarch, which means principle/source) of the 2nd century.” Monarchianism taught that God “is only God the Father, thus it denied the Trinity, the eternity of the Logos (The Word, the Second Person), and reduced the Holy Spirit to a mere force of God, the Father.”

8) Prophecy. The INC believes that founder Manalo was the Last Messenger of God as prophesied in the Bible. Isaiah 46:11 said: Calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed and I will do it.”

The INC considers Manalo “as the bird of prey because the sons and daughters of God from the Far East are being hindered by the north and the south (the north representing Protestantism and the south, Catholicism) and the messenger of God has to bring them out of these 2 religions (Is. 43:6)

Manalo also supposedly fulfilled the prophecy in Revelation 7:2-3: “Then I saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God.” Rappler.com
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MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

When it was first announced that flight MH-370 disappeared without a trace, there had been voices suggesting that the same plane will be later used in a false flag operation.

Personally, I tried to ignore the speculations thinking that no secret agency could ever conduct such an insanely-obvious operation, expecting that the rest of the world is stupid enough to buy it.

Boy, was I was wrong!

It’s not only that the official MH17 story is filled with gaps, but there are also bizarre accounts and ‘coincidences’ that are impossible to ignore:

1. The alleged MH17 was the same plane model as MH-370


MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

The aircraft allegedly shot down over Shaktarsk is a Boeing 777-200, ID number M9-MRD.

The missing MH370 was the same model, 777-200, but with a different ID number M9-MRO.

Recent, “near conclusive” evidence reports that MH-370 (M9-MRO) was actually hijacked before it disappeared. This means that the hijackers could have safely landed the plane somewhere else.

The US military base Diego Garcia is conveniently located within flying distance of the spot where MH-370 disappeared from the radar.

One of the passengers on board MH-370, Phillip Wood, allegedly managed to send a photo from his iPhone, tracing back to the previously mentioned military base.

If the US secret services got possession of the MH-370 jet, then it was a child’s play for them to set it up for a false flag operation suiting their needs. After the story of a passenger jet having been shot down by pro-Russian separatists broke loose, Russia lost a lot of credibility and support due to the US propaganda machine.

2. The crashed plane had a different configuration of windows than MH17

Unfortunately for those who staged the false flag event, the MH17 plane had an extra window (bellow) next to the second right-side door, which MH370 did not — and neither did the wreckage of the airplane!

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

Jim Stone brings more photographic evidence supporting the connection between the wreckage and flight MH-370:

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

“Next is flight MH17. Notice the flag position, and ALSO, that MH17 has an extra window on this side of the aircraft, TOTALLY BUSTING THE OFFICIAL STORY.” [1]

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

So, what does it all mean?

The plane wreckage shown in the propaganda pictures doesn’t have the window configuration of MH17, whilst it matches the one of MH370.

The conclusion is obvious: the wreckage belongs to the ‘lost’ flight MH370.

3. Rebel leader describes the MH17 victims: rotten corpses, drained of blood

“A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash — suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off. (…) [People at the crash site]: ‘A significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh,’ adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.” [2]

According to independent journalist Jim Stone:

“It is being said that a Dutch doctor who was at the scene within a day has released testimony that the bodies on the plane were rotten and dead days before the crash, which would corroborate what the military commander said and that evidence is there that they were also tortured before the crash. However, the translation from Dutch is very poor and I am working on secondary confirmation.”

This means that the bodies found at the crash site in Ukraine are probably the passengers of MH370.

4. ALL the videos were created before MH17 was allegedly shot down

“A look at the time stamps for the nine versions of the video that allegedly shows a conversation between Ukrainian anti-fascists and the Russian military and uploaded to what is said to be the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) youtube account, indicating that all the videos were created before MH17 wrecked in the afternoon 2014-07-1.” [3]

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370


Remarkable unit with timestamps confirmed by the date stamp for when the videos were uploaded to a local server contained herein.

5. MH-17 propaganda picture doesn’t match the facts


According to the Daily Mail, Flight MH-17 was photographed by one of the passengers just before boarding, but the identification number doesn’t macth! MH-17′s ID number is 9M-MRD (Wikipedia):

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

The ID of the plane in the propaganda picture is 9M-MRC (Daily Mail):

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370

6. Flight MH17 was cancelled, according to flight radar screen

Flight Radar-24 screen capture on the day following the crash (7/18) shows MH-17, (9M-MRD) as “canceled” on the date of the crash (7/17): [4]

MH-17 Was In Fact The ‘Lost’ Flight MH-370


7. Invalid and pristine passports at the crash site

All the passports appearing in the propaganda video are in mint condition. They want us to believe that ALL passports have escaped undamaged after an airplane filled with fuel was shot down by a SAM missile — not to mention the 33,000 feet drop.

And that’s not all! Many of presented passports are clearly invalid: some have been ‘hole-punched’ in the upper left-hand corner, while others have been ‘clipped’ (triangular cut-out from right-hand center front cover) – making it impossible that any of these decommissioned passports could be used to travel internationally at the flight’s port of Departure in Amsterdam. [5]

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8. U.S. State Department Deputy admits: MH17 ‘evidence’ is based on YT clips & social media posts

In a testy exchange between AP reporter Matt Lee and U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Lee virtually corners Harf into admitting that the “evidence” presented by the U.S. to blame Russian-backed rebels for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 [now exposed as MH370] amounts to nothing more than YouTube videos and social media posts. [6]

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Prophet 'Promised To Heal Girl With His Manhood And Egg'

Prophet 'Promised To Heal Girl With His Manhood And Egg'

22-year-old Tafadzwa Ushe, a self-proclaimed Chitungwiza prophet was arrested on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl whom he said had incision marks in her womb which needed cleansing.

He denied rape charges when he appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Estere Chivasa on Tuesday.

On June 11 2014 at around 9am, the 17-year-old girl from Mude village, in Zimbabwe, went to Ushe's church in Masona for spiritual healing.

The victim was allegedly told that she had incision marks in her womb which needed to be removed.

Ushe then instructed the complainant to go and buy an egg to be used in the healing process.

Prophet 'Promised To Heal Girl With His Manhood And Egg'

But when she got back he was not around and had to wait for his return.

Further allegations are that when Ushe returned, he informed the complainant that the healing process was to be conducted near the gardens, but she refused to go with him.

Prosecutor Karen Kunaka told the court that Ushe then started speaking in tongues and told the 17-year-old girl that if she refused to be healed she was going to die.

When they reached the bushes, Ushe instructed the complainant to break the egg and to remove her underwear, but she refused.

The court heard that Ushe then took a cloth and covered the complainant's mouth making her dizzy and then he raped her.

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Boy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman for second time to make it ‘official’ in bizarre South African nuptials

Boy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman for second time to make it ‘official’ in bizarre South African nuptials

Boy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman for second time to make it ‘official’ in bizarre South African nuptials
A nine-year-old boy who sensationally ‘married’ a 62-year-old woman last year has wed her again to make the union ‘official’.

As he did first time round, young Saneie Masilela controversially kissed his bride Helen Shabangu at her home in Mpumalanga, South Africa, where the latest pretend wedding took place.

The family of the boy, and Mrs Shabangu, who was already married, were widely criticised after last year’s union but both were still unapologetic.

Boy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman for second time to make it ‘official’ in bizarre South African nuptials

‘I didn’t have a problem with it because I know it’s what the ancestors wanted and it would make them happy,’ Saneie’s mother Patience Masilela, 47, said.

Mrs Shabangu, who said the wedding was just a ritual, played down the controversy and added the two of them were ‘just playing’.

Boy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman for second time to make it ‘official’ in bizarre South African nuptials

Saneie seemed more serious about the whole thing and said he married the mother-of-five because he loved her.

Despite this declaration he said he planned to marry a woman of his own age when he was older.

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'Face of God' spotted in the skies over Norfolk

'Face of God' spotted in the skies over Norfolk

Dark clouds parted on Monday in Norfolk County, England to reveal what some are calling the "face of God."

Finance industry employee Jeremy Fletcher captured an incredible photo from the Snettisham seashore looking towards The Wash – an east coast bay and estuary.

Surrounded by grey clouds is a bright light in which a face can be seen. A forehead and furrowed brow sit above deep-set eyes and a prominent nose and cheekbones. The "man's" mouth is obscured by a thick, fluffy "beard" of white clouds. The entire face appears to glow.

Fletcher was struck by the image.

"I realized the image looked remarkably like a face of a man with a beard so I took a number of shots on my phone," he told the Daily Mail.

He hesitated to say the face was heavenly, however.

"The obvious comment is that it looks like God but it could also be Sean Connery or Karl Marx," Fletcher said, adding that he is not a religious person.

'Face of God' spotted in the skies over Norfolk

To the thousands who have viewed his image online, however, there does hold a spiritual significance.

"God really sees us!!!" one woman wrote on Twitter.

"He came to fetch my father-in-law who died last night," another Twitter user shared.

Some residents of Norfolk said the photo is evidence that the area is "God's own country."

"Everyone who lives here knows Norfolk is a bit special and now it seems to have been confirmed from above," Councillor Charles Joyce told the Daily Mail.

Some social media users have claimed that the picture is Photoshopped, but weather experts say that crepuscular rays are the explanation for the unique image in the clouds. When light seeps through darkness during sunsets or sunrises, the random holes of sunshine can form a no-so-random image. Other times the effect is a brilliance of sun rays shining through the clouds.

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Opening gates of hades JULY 27 2014 [VIDEO]

Opening gates of hades JULY 27 2014

Opening gates of hades JULY 27 2014

Ramadan in 2014 will start on Saturday, the 28th of June and will continue for 30 days until Sunday, the 27th of July. They do this by the sighting of the Moon....... Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not'Gate to Hell' Guardians Recovered in Turkey

Opening gates of hades JULY 27 2014

Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the "Gate to Hell" -- two unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale.

Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. It was discovered in March by a team led by Francesco D'Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.

"The statues represent two mythological creatures," D'Andria told Discovery News. "One depicts a snake, a clear symbol of the underworld, the other shows Kerberos, or Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of hell in the Greek mythology."

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European Mathematicians ‘Prove’ the Existence of God

European Mathematicians ‘Prove’ the Existence of God

The question of the existence of God has preoccupied philosophers and theologians for dozens of centuries. Suddenly, a few months ago, two European mathematicians, using a computer and the related theorem of the Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel, managed to mathematically prove the existence of God!

Shortly before his death, the great Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel published a mathematical proof for the existence of God on which he had been working for 30 years. The proof is based on the modern axiomatic foundation of mathematics, which in turn is a continuation of ancient mathematical tradition and Euclid’s geometry. In this way the foundation starts with formulating axioms, i.e. statements which are not proven but seem obvious. Then, with the help of axioms and mathematical logic, we can prove theorems and build an entire theory. Gödel tried to “prove” the existence of God as a theorem starting from a set of five axioms that seem “obvious” as part of Mathematical Logic.

European Mathematicians ‘Prove’ the Existence of God

From the beginning, the “proof” had two weak points. First, are these axioms really obvious, and secondly, are they compatible with each other so that they do not have hidden inconsistencies? There is not much to do about the first one, since the axioms in mathematics may seem “reasonable” but are also arbitrary, so if these axioms are true, they imply the existence of God. However, the second point has been investigated for over 40 years because it is necessary to prove that these five axioms do not contain hidden inconsistencies and thus are self-consistent.

European Mathematicians ‘Prove’ the Existence of God

Two European mathematics, Christoph Benzmüller from Germany and Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo from Austria, managed to represent Gödel’s axioms with mathematical symbols. Then, with the help of special software that operates with terms of logic on computer, they established that the axioms do not contain hidden inconsistencies and confirmed the proof of the theorem.

It should be noted that, apart from the purely mathematical part, the basis of Gödel’s ontological proof was not completely new since it was similar to the argument of the English theologian and philosopher of the 11th century, Anselm of Canterbury, which in turn is based on the “reductio ad absurdum” of the ancient Greek philosophers and mathematicians.

 The premise of Anselm’s ontological argument was the following:

1. God is the supreme being.
2. The idea of God exists in our minds.
3. A being that exists both in our minds and in reality is greater than a being that exists only in our minds.
4. If God existed only in our minds, then we could conceive the idea of a higher being which exists in reality. 5. But we cannot imagine a being greater than God.
6. Therefore, God actually exists.

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Town Mayor Marries Crocodile

Town Mayor Marries Crocodile

The mayor of a small fishing town in the south of Mexico has ‘married’ a crocodile.


Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents.

According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast.

‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate.

Town Mayor Marries Crocodile

‘It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’

For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day.

‘It is my wish to marry the young princess,’ said Mr Vasquez Rojas as the pair were married.

Local council members funded the event, with those who didn’t contribute issued with a fine.

The festivities included dancing and fireworks, and the groom told reporters he was delighted with how the day went.

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You’re Eating Human Hair: 6 Cringe-Worthy Ingredients Big Food Hides From You

You’re Eating Human Hair: 6 Cringe-Worthy Ingredients Big Food Hides From You

We all cringed when we heard the news spread about hamburgers made out of so-called pink slime. Then when we learned about how filthy conventional apples were, many of us started buying organic apples. A few of us even stopped making macaroni and cheese for our kids when we read that our favorite brand contained harmful food dyes.

As you can see, it’s getting harder and harder to findhealthy food. Sadly, the food industry essentially lies about the health of certain food. After all, scientists are working overtime to make food cheaper. And let’s face it: Much of what goes into our food, well, really isn’t food.

So the next time you go to the supermarket or a restaurant, here are six more ingredients to be on the lookout for.

You’re Eating Human Hair: 6 Cringe-Worthy Ingredients Big Food Hides From You

1. L-cysteine

L-cysteine is a softening agent often used in bread. It’s non-toxic, but it’s often made from hair. That’s right, human hair! Another source for L-cysteine is duck feathers. If you haven’t lost your appetite for bread yet, make sure that you read your labels and avoid L-cysteine. According to Popular Science:

“The truth is, you might have eaten hair today. Food manufacturers use L-cysteine, an amino acid in keratin, to stabilize dough and perk up the taste buds that detect salty, savory flavors. Although some factories derive their L-cysteine synthetically or from duck feathers, others get it from human hair. It’s clean, though, thanks to the fact that the manufacturers who use human hair boil it in hydrochloric acid to extract the L-cysteine from the keratin.”

2. Cellulose

Have you read the long list of ingredients on most packaged food lately? If not, you should. One ingredient you might see in many products—cellulose—is actually wood chips. Yes, wood chips!

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And because wood chips are “organic,” they’re also in organic food. Cellulose is in many productsincluding: waffles, pancakes and pancake syrup. So the next time you want frozen waffles for breakfast, check the label and make sure that it doesn’t contain any cellulose. To find out what restaurants serve cellulose, here’s an article to check out: “15 Food Companies That Serve You Wood.”

You’re Eating Human Hair: 6 Cringe-Worthy Ingredients Big Food Hides From You

3. Meat Glue

The steak you had last night might not have come from where you think it did. Does it come from a cow? Yes, but it probably comes from meat taken from several different cows and glued together. Meat glue comes from transglutaminase, an enzyme found in blood that can bind proteins together. Food scientists learned how to create it from bacteria from cows and pigs blood. Transglutaminase hasn’t been linked to any health problems—yet. Unfortunately, meat glue is hard to avoid since it’s not on the product labels and it’s used in hundreds of products.

“Marketing consultants and food scientists estimate — because no company will discuss sales figures — that 11 percent to 35 percent of all packaged and sliced ham, beef, chicken, fish, pizza toppings and other deli products are enhanced, restructured or molded using the meat glue, made from one of two brands ofprotein adhesive,” The Seattle Times reported.

4. Natural Flavorings

Most of us agree that artificial sweeteners are bad, but did you also know that natural flavorings are just as harmful? Natural flavorings often contain excitotoxins. If you want a healthy weight and strong immune system, you need to avoid foods that have natural flavorings listed on the label. Food Babe.com recently did a report explaining why the excitotoxins in natural flavorings are so harmful:

“These excitotoxins are some of the chemicals that cause your taste buds to experience irresistibility when it comes to food. Ever wonder why you can’t just eat one chip? Or one cookie? Or why you remember a taste of a product so distinctly and crave uncontrollably? Excitotoxins can be to blame.”

You’re Eating Human Hair: 6 Cringe-Worthy Ingredients Big Food Hides From You

5. Bacteriophage

In 2006, the FDA approved lunch meat to have a virus sprayed on it to kill Listeria. In layman’s terms, it’s a microscopic bug. Instead of trying to get rid of Listeria, the FDA allows six viruses on your lunch meat. And there are no labels on meat that has these viruses. Do organic deli meats such as ham, roast beef, and hot dogs contain these viruses? Yes, according to FoodRenegade.com. So if you don’t like microscopic bugs on your sandwich, perhaps you should avoid deli meat altogether.

6. Titanium Dioxide

Similar to asbestos, titanium dioxide is a mineral used to whiten a product. It’s found in products ranging from paint and sunscreen to skimmed milk and coffee creamers. Although the FDA considers it safe for human consumption, there are many studies that say otherwise. In 2006, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified this mineral as a “possible carcinogen to humans.” And theAmerican Cancer Society (ACS) has also released a report expressing their concern for this chemical-causing cancer. Should it be a concern for you? Yes, especially when you consider that titanium dioxide accounts for 70 percent of the total production volume of pigments worldwide. Titanium dioxide is a metal and can cause serious health problems. Avoid it.

Don’t believe everything the food industry tells you. They lie. So when you pick up a packaged food and see a label with the ingredients like the ones above—put it back on the shelf! And the next time you’re in line at a sub shop or a fast food restaurant, just leave. Better yet, run! And if you aren’t doing so already, now is the time to grow your own food and make your meals from scratch.

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Satanism And Witchcraft Fears After Boy Vomits 'Money'

Satanism And Witchcraft Fears After Boy Vomits 'Money'

A 14-year-old boy is alleged to have vomited mysterious objects including bearer cheques (Zimbabwe's old currency which was officially discarded in February 2009).

Some claim that witchcraft and Satanism are at work after the minor's disappearance and mysterious return a week ago.

There are claims that more children in the area were being targeted.

Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tadius Chibanda confirmed the case saying that investigations were in progress.

"We received information about that case where a 14-year-old boy is said to have started behaving strangely before vomiting a bearer cheque that was written names among other objects. The father is the one who saw the child vomiting and inquiries are being done," he said.

A crowd quickly gathered to catch a glimpse of the mysterious objects and the boy had to be taken to a pastor's house where he received prayers.

"Come and see what this child has done. God help me, Satanists want to kill my son," cried the boy's mother who was being consoled by her relatives.

The mother who was still to come to terms with the whole incident said she believed her son was being used by satanic agents, fingering one of her fellow residents in the acts.

Satanism And Witchcraft Fears After Boy Vomits 'Money'

"Strange things started happening after our neighbour sent my child to steal his brother's money. The child later confessed that the woman who lives next door had instructed him to steal money from her brother before she went on to threaten him with death for exposing her.

"Two days after the resident threatened him, he was kidnapped on his way to school and was released five hours later. We reported the matter to the police and also noted the resident's threats," she narrated.

The woman added that they started seeing strange things at their house which she believes were acts of witchcraft.

"We then started seeing ritual herbs tied with a red cloth that had a needle on it. We saw my child's name written on the juju as well as names of other children who he plays with," said the mother.

She said things got worse when they burnt the juju. That is when the boy started vomiting mysterious objects.

"We consulted our pastor who prayed with us before burning the objects last night. My child then started vomiting strange things which I have never seen in my whole life.

Satanism And Witchcraft Fears After Boy Vomits 'Money'

"Every time he was vomiting he told us that he was spiritually seeing our fellow resident shouting at him for exposing her.

"We prayed last night until the child slept and when he woke up he requested that I boil him an egg as he was hungry. Before he could start eating the egg, he started vomiting again and we rushed him to the pastor's place," she said.

The boy reiterated that he was in trouble with Satanic agents who wanted his blood.

"I have never been so afraid and I don't know how this is going to end. I can't eat anything and I just feel like vomiting all the time and wheneverI vomit I see the woman," said the boy.

The boy's father, warned all parents in the area to pray hard hinting that the devil was at work and more was yet to come.

The accused resident was not around to comment.

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Vain Man Injects His Face with Household Products, Ends Up Disfigured [VIDEO]

Vain Man Injects His Face with Household Products, Ends Up Disfigured

Vain Man Injects His Face with Household Products, Ends Up Disfigured

Hugo Hernandez Garcia, from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, has been living with a disfigured face for the past 17 years. In his quest for cosmetic perfection, the formerly handsome stylist did some pretty weird stuff to his face – he injected it with baby oil, believing it to be a low-cost substitute for collagen. The results, as you can see, were quite ghastly. And, unfortunately, irreversible.

In his desire to look more like a woman, Hugo started a series of beauty practices in 1997, that would eventually lead to his disfigurement. He performed ‘surgery after surgery’ on himself using household products to make his skin look flawless. During one of these surgeries, he injected baby oil into his face because he thought that it would have the same effect as collagen.

Vain Man Injects His Face with Household Products, Ends Up Disfigured

It sounds like a bad idea even in theory, but Hugo was so blinded by his addiction to beauty enhancements that he didn’t realize what the baby oil could do. He had to learn the hard way, unfortunately. Soon after the procedure, his skin turned red and blotchy, and various parts of his face puffed up abnormally. It’s kind of sad when you look at Hugo’s ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. His once-cherubic face is now rather monstrous, devoid of any recognizable features.

Not only were Hugo’s looks ruined, but his health was affected quite badly as well. While his condition isn’t painful, he now depends on over 15 types of medication a day. He needs to be on a special diet, drink plenty of water, stay away from alcohol and avoid a series of harmful substances. He basically needs to live a quiet lifestyle that doesn’t involve too much of noise or stress. He has seen several doctors in the hope that the damage can be fixed permanently, but nothing has worked out so far.

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A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps

Carl Edward Sagan (/ˈseɪɡən/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. His contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus. However, he is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages that were sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them.

He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. Sagan is known for many of his popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca’s Brain and Pale Blue Dot, and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. The bookCosmos was published to accompany the series.

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps

He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.Sagan always advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies.

Sagan and his works received numerous awards and honors, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book The Dragons of Eden, and, regarding Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, two Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and the Hugo Award. He married three times and had five childrenradaronline.comchildren. After suffering from myelodysplasia, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62 on December 20, 1996

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It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property, went to jail today. He was charged with collecting rainwater.

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Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,”Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail. Harrington was found guilty two weeks ago of breaking a 1925 law for having, what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property. He was convicted of nine misdemeanors, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined over $1500 for collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property.

The Oregon Water Resources Department, claims that Harrington has been violating the state’s water use law by diverting water from streams running into the Big Butte River. But Harrington says he is not diverting the state’s water — merely collecting rainwater and snow melt that falls or flows on his own property.

Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level.

You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

This is while its scientifically proven that collecting rainwater is to the best of environment and people. Sharon Williams, UH Mānoa’s campus architect, who works on the campus’s long-range water planning efforts, said the current ideas in the university’s Long Range Development Plan focus on collecting rainwater through catchment systems on rooftops and other hard surfaces around campus to filter and use the water. The plan also looks at using unfiltered “greywater” for irrigation on campus, she said. “All of (these) will help to reduce our water bills, recharge the aquifer, limit the discharge of pollutants into the stream (and) ultimately the ocean, and reduce stream degradation,” she said.

Outlawing rainwater collection in other states

Utah isn’t the only state with rainwater collection bans, either. Colorado, Oregon and Washington also have rainwater collection restrictions that limit the free use of rainwater, but these restrictions vary among different areas of the states and legislators have passed some laws to help ease the restrictions.

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered on 2012 and served his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
In Colorado, two new laws were recently passed that exempt certain small-scale rainwater collection systems, like the kind people might install on their homes, from collection restrictions.

Prior to the passage of these laws, Douglas County, Colorado, conducted a study on how rainwater collection affects aquifer and groundwater supplies. The study revealed that letting people collect rainwater on their properties actually reduces demand from water facilities and improves conservation.

Personally, I don’t think a study was even necessary to come to this obvious conclusion. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that using rainwater instead of tap water is a smart and useful way to conserve this valuable resource, especially in areas like the West where drought is a major concern.

Additionally, the study revealed that only about three percent of Douglas County’s precipitation ended up in the streams and rivers that are supposedly being robbed from by rainwater collectors. The other 97 percent either evaporated or seeped into the ground to be used by plants.

This hints at why bureaucrats can’t really use the argument that collecting rainwater prevents that water from getting to where it was intended to go. So little of it actually makes it to the final destination that virtually every household could collect many rain barrels worth of rainwater and it would have practically no effect on the amount that ends up in streams and rivers.

It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

It’s all about control, really

As long as people remain unaware and uninformed about important issues, the government will continue to chip away at the freedoms we enjoy. The only reason these water restrictions are finally starting to change for the better is because people started to notice and they worked to do something to reverse the law.

Even though these laws restricting water collection have been on the books for more than 100 years in some cases, they’re slowly being reversed thanks to efforts by citizens who have decided that enough is enough. Collecting rainwater has to be seen as the solution to environmental changes like drought. In Kansas, communities in the grip of a multi-year drought are learning how to save water while taking showers by keeping buckets at their feet, and even to save water from their rooftops by collecting rainwater with collection barrels under their gutters.

Because if we can’t even freely collect the rain that falls all around us, then what, exactly, can we freely do? The rainwater issue highlights a serious overall problem in America today: diminishing freedom and increased government control.

Today, we’ve basically been reprogrammed to think that we need permission from the government to exercise our inalienable rights, when in fact the government is supposed to derive its power from us. The American Republic was designed so that government would serve the People to protect and uphold freedom and liberty. But increasingly, our own government is restricting people from their rights to engage in commonsense, fundamental actions such as collecting rainwater or buying raw milk from the farmer next door.

Today, we are living under a government that has slowly siphoned off our freedoms, only to occasionally grant us back a few limited ones under the pretense that they’re doing us a benevolent favor.

It Begins… US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

Fight back against enslavement

As long as people believe their rights stem from the government (and not the other way around), they will always be enslaved. And whatever rights and freedoms we think we still have will be quickly eroded by a system of bureaucratic power that seeks only to expand its control.

Because the same argument that’s now being used to restrict rainwater collection could, of course, be used to declare that you have no right to the air you breathe, either. After all, governments could declare that air to be somebody else’s air, and then they could charge you an “air tax” or an “air royalty” and demand you pay money for every breath that keeps you alive.

Think it couldn’t happen? Just give it time. The government already claims it owns your land and house, effectively. If you really think you own your home, just stop paying property taxes and see how long you still “own” it. Your county or city will seize it and then sell it to pay off your “tax debt.” That proves who really owns it in the first place… and it’s not you!

How about the question of who owns your body? According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark office, U.S. corporations and universities already own 20% of your genetic code. Your own body, they claim, is partially the property of someone else.

So if they own your land, your water and your body, how long before they claim to own your air, your mind and even your soul?

Unless we stand up against this tyranny, it will creep upon us, day after day, until we find ourselves totally enslaved by a world of corporate-government collusion where everything of value is owned by powerful corporations — all enforced at gunpoint by local law enforcement.

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10,000 Year Old Rock Paintings Depicting Aliens and UFOs Found in India

Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region.

According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola.

“The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject,” Bhagat told TOI.

10,000 Year Old Rock Paintings Depicting Aliens and UFOs Found in India

There are several beliefs among locals in these villages. While few worship the paintings, others narrate stories they have heard from ancestors about “rohela people” — the small sized ones — who used to land from sky in a round shaped flying object and take away one or two persons of village who never returned.

“The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can’t refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things,” the archaeologist said.

10,000 Year Old Rock Paintings Depicting Aliens and UFOs Found in India

 He added that it is a co-incidence that such ancient images appear to have sharp resemblance to UFOs shown in alien movies. “The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle’s stand clearly show a similarity to UFO type craft,” he said.

Other archaeologists would also be consulted for further verification.
10,000 Year Old Rock Paintings Depicting Aliens and UFOs Found in India
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