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Since Santa Clara County is trending, let's talk about the pervasive #Catholic influence & nepotism throughout Santa Clara.

3/5 Supervisors r Catholic, a majority.

#HolySee @SCCgov #Bellarmine #ArchbishopMitty #SantaClara Image
Cindy Chavez attended Moreau Catholic H.S. She is married to Mike Potter, who attended Archbishop Mitty High School. Mitty's tuition for 2020-2021, including the Registration Fee, is $22,925. For one year.

Chris Rock: "Prices are the new discrimination." ImageImage
Mike Wasserman attended (Catholic) Bellarmine Prepatory H.S.

Bellarmine tuition for 2019-2020 is $22,230 per student, which includes a $1,600 non-refundable deposit. Again, costs are for each year within a four year program. Image
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#Thread on #BurhanWani
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8th July 2016 was the day when Security Forces eliminated dreaded #terrorist #BurhanWani in #Tral #Kashmir
Since then, 8th July is presented as a ‘very important’ day in #Kashmir by #Pakistan based propaganda machinery...
2.
They flood social media with posts, posters, videos glorifying him, labeling him as martyr, messiah, studious , son of ‘maths teacher’ etc hiding his dirty image from locals...
3.
One who knows how #terrorism industry works in #Kashmir is also aware what really attracts young boys towards it. Mostly, they get inspired by a friend, an elder brother or an uncle who picked up arms & his job now is to recruit more for a failed cause...
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India and Marketing shares a complex bonding.

In a nation that keeps the heart embedded in head and religion inscribed in heart, marketing isn't easy.

#marketing #india #religion
A vermillion here, talisman there, pieces of threads everywhere- it's tough to imagine marketing could fail when and where.

This is a country where religion gets affixed to anything by scattering almighty over everything.

#digitalmarketing #india #marketing
Just look around you and observe the name of the Shops, Food Joints, Kiosks, Salon, Tea Stall, Internet Cafe, name of the Locality, private taxis et al.

The question is, does religion based naming grants some form of customer hegemony?
#marketing
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27th JUNE: THE SEVEN SLEEPERS

~thread~
1. During the Christian persecution of Decius were found in Ephesus seven Christian men, that is to wit, Maximian, Malchus, Marcianus, Denis, John, Serapion, and Constantine, practising fastings and prayers,
#Siebenschlaefer #SevenSleepers
2. who refused to sacrifice to the pagan idols. Because they were told they must die, they gave nearly everything away to the poor and went to hide in a cave near the mount of Celion.

Malchus went into the city to fetch food for all.He overheard the market people talking about
3. the emperor's great fury over the disappearance of those Christians. And Malchus set before them the loaves of bread that he had brought, so that they were comforted and were more strong for to suffer torments. After their meal, they sat in #prayer and weeping and wailings
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Participated in a Westar seminar for the last couple of days in which I heard some amazing papers the well-known Biblical "clobber passages" that opponents of LGBTQIA+ folk like to trot out.

#queer #religion
Tamar Kamionkowski on Leviticus 18-20.
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Michael Carden on Sodom/Gommoroah in Genesis & Jude:
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Some important, but valid questions arise as I reflect upon the protests that happened in opposition to #CAA all over the country. Collating my thoughts as a thread and sharing it. The questions are open for anyone to answer. (1/N)
@sakthi_ind93 @Swamy39 @MaridhasAnswers
The #CAA guarantees to instantly provide Citizenship to all persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who entered India before 31st Dec, 2014. There are 30K+ such immediate beneficiaries who will now be granted Indian Citizenship. (2/N)
Now, questions are raised by few senior MPs and politicians about why Muslims have been excluded. Obvious reasons include:

1. Out of the 30k people who are awaiting Indian #citizenship for many years, there are Hindus, Sikhs, Parsi, Jain, Buddhist and Christians. (3/N)
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#EVIL #WORLD #LEADERS #Illuminati #OCCULT
#LeeWarren #PLIM #REPORT #Volume 11#1
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When have the most inhumane acts occurred in time?
Was Nazism born of secret societies and the occult?
Was Hitler under demonic influence?
Was Stalin controlled by demons?
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#World #Leaders & the #Occult #EVIL #Satanic #System

World leaders gathered around a moving luminescent #pyramid in a circle with symbols. They wear a lapel pin of an unholy triangle, the #illuminati pyramid

World Leaders #Wearing Illuminati Pyramid Pin
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We #Live #eviL in #WorldwideTheatreShow & we are the #participating #audience in the #SatanicSystem
What is #Satanism?
Is it full of #Devil #worshiping #maniacs who #sacrifice #children?
Lets have a look⬇️
10 Forms Of Satanism That Exist Around The World
listverse.com/2015/10/26/10-…
10. #thesatanictemple

#SatanicWorld #SantanicSystem #WakeUp
'The Satanic Temple is an organization that probably wouldn’t fit most people’s idea of what a Satanist is'

The Satanic Temple
9. #Luciferianism #

'#Luciferians are rather similar to #LaVeyan #Satanists. Most of them are nonreligious and simply treat #Lucifer as a #symbol'

Luciferianism
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ପବିତ୍ର #ସ୍ନାନପୁର୍ଣିମାର #SnanaJatra ହାର୍ଦ୍ଧିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ🙏
#ସ୍ନାନଯାତ୍ରା ସମୟ
1.00 – ମଙ୍ଗଳାର୍ପଣ (Mangala Arpana)
4.30- ମଙ୍ଗଳ ଆଳତି (Mangala Aarati)
4.40- ମଇଲମ (Mailam)
5.00- ତାଡ଼ପଲାଗି (Tadapalagi)
6.00- ଅବକାଶ (Abakasa)
7.30- 9.30 ସ୍ନାନ ନୀତି (Snananiti)
10.30- ଛେରା ପଂହରା (Chherapahanra) #SnanaMandapa @ 2020
ରୀତିନୀତି ଓ ପରମ୍ପରା ଅନୁଯାଇ ଦେବସ୍ନାନ ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିମା ଦ୍ୱିତୀୟ ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର #ବାରିପଦାରେ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବ। After #Puri , #Baripada also known as second #ShriKhetra is celebrating #SnanaPurnima amid imposition of #Section144 #curfew

#Baripada #SnanaYatra #ଜୟଜଗନ୍ନାଥ #OdishaTrails @TheGreatAshB Baripada which is also known as second #ShriKhetra is celebrating #SnanaPurnima amid imposition of #Section144 #curfew
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One of the leading figures of French #islamologie in modern times was Louis Massignon (1883-1962) chair at the Collège de France on #Islam and whose name is forever associated with the study of Sufism and an #empathetic study of #Islam 1/ ImageImageImageImage
In fact his turn to faith before WW1 followed a trip to #Iraq in 1907 and encounter with Muslim hospitality and spirituality reawakened his #Catholicism along with the #intercessionary friendship of Joris-Karl Huysmans (1838-1907) and the hermit Charles de Foucauld (1848-1916) 2/ ImageImage
After his own doubt, De Foucauld became a Trappist monk living in Morocco, Syria and then in the Algerian Sahara with the Tuareg when he was martyred in 1916 and is currently in the process of being canonised by Pope Francis vaticannews.va/en/vatican-cit… 2a/
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Jambudweep is the realm where ordinary human beings live.

Mount Meru is at the centre of the world surrounded by Jambudweep.

See the thread.

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#Jainism
#Jain

@vinayak_jain @YoungJainsIndia @bahubali09
@truejainology @Charmi_Ankit @SarikaJainBJP
An early 19th-century #painting depicting the map of Jambudweep.
1810 CE cloth painting from #Gujarat.

Jambūdvīpa continent has 6 mighty mountains, dividing the continent into 7 zones (Ksetra).
#India
#History

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The 3 zones i.e. Bharat Kshetra (India), Mahavideh and Airavat are also known as #Karma Bhoomi as the practice of austerities and liberation is possible.

Work of Art showing from 17th century CE Manuscript of 12th-century Jain text Sankhitta Sangheyan

3/n
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I know everybody mindful about it, though let's spell it out:

The #FakeReligious @realDonaldTrump demands the Churches would open, but nobody made a single report that he seeked during this national "lockdown" the service of a PASTOR/REVEREND/PRIEST. Not even once/month...
2/
We know that everything #Trump does is just tossing crumbs at his following...
Regardless, he demands churches to reopen, yet he goes to PLAY GOLF. How much clearer "proof" anyone needs that this imbecile doesn't actually give a shit about #religion? His "galvanizing" move
3/
is just a worthless stunt.
Let's go further.
His #MAGA following pretends all of this non-sense he supposedly did for the good of the "country".
How many people in his position, if would have cared about the country & PEOPLE (especially now when most are jobless) would have
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I’ve been focusing on #Pakistan and #CPEC recently, but wanted to tell you all about this article on #India that @WilfriedSwenden and I published recently. In it we assess Lijphart’s claim that India should be coded as consociational 1/n. rdcu.be/b0eGR/n
Wilfried and I aren't the first ones to do this but we use new data, some from @TCPD_Ashoka to assess power sharing in #India in relation to #religion #caste, #territory and #language 2/n
In relation to the Union #Cabinet we find that #Muslims are under-represented according to their proportion of the population and that this is getting worse 3/n #India Deviation from proportionality in Indian cabinet based on religion 1947-2018
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Eyes OPEN. Ears OPEN. Hearts OPEN, kids. I believe #WE as #Christians, as #PATRIOTS, as BROTHERS and SISTERS have MISSED the MARK by a great deal and I can't help but posit the question, would our Father be PROUD? For the "Christians" that stopped reading (or thought
about stopping) this is the SPIRIT of GOD telling you, you need #DELIVERANCE from the SPIRIT of #RELIGION. It is ACTUALLY okay to NOT be OKAY. As a great man of God once told me, Having troubles, problems, tribulations, trials, betrayals, and PERSECUTIONS? That's ALL #BIBLICAL.
But for a CHRISTIAN to be DEFEATED? THAT is UNSCRIPTURAL! And folks, that's the God's honest #Truth. So why do #WE who have CHOSEN to WASH our ROBES in the BLOOD of the LAMB who WAS SLAIN, not have the VICTORY? Why then do WE #SPIRITUAL #MARTYRS not WALK EVERYDAY in the VICTORY
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A #StayAtHomeOrder order might not violate the #FirstAmendment #righttofreeexercise of #religion, or it might. Candidly, the answer to the question of whether it does so depends entirely on the contents and stated motivation of the Order.
Since the #SCOTUS decided #EmploymentDivisionvSmith, it has been a constitutional truism that #neutrallaws of #generalapplicability can, as an incident of their nature and scope, tread on religious exercises without violating the Free Exercise Clause.
So, for example, a city might adopt a zoning ordinance, and create an #R1district defined as residential single-family dwellings only.

Homes could be built in this zone, but not barbershops, bowling alleys, temples, churches, libraries, etc.
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NJ Force Mandating Students Eat Cafeteria Food! An analogy:
Did you hear? The state of NJ is MANDATING that all children must eat CafeteriaFood for school lunch. No more choices in what your kids eat for lunch. All students will be force-fed CafeteriaFood for lunch every day. 1/8
All students will be force-fed CafeteriaFood for lunch every day. (Everything, even that Red cardboard shaped like pizza that we know has no nutritional value). They must eat that CafeteriaFood for lunch every day and if they don’t they can’t go to school anymore. (2/8)
Oh Also if your child has allergies, TOO BAD. Get in line for the State Health Commissioner to Approve you to opt your child out out of force feeding them the CafeteriaFood. (The State know what is best, not you or your Doctor). 3/8
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"It is increasingly clear that much of the blame for the seriousness of the #coronavirus’s spread can be placed on the culture of lying & covering up bred by #China’s deeply flawed & highly corrupted Marxist-Leninist system 'with Chinese characteristics.'"
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"Yet it’s also worth reflecting on the limited tools that the #Chinese government has to deal with the situation due to its parallel wars on both #religion & #civil society. The two are closely related as across the world the Catholic Church, Protestant denominations, Islam..."
"Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism & most other organized religions play an outsized role in civil society through religion-backed organizations & charities devoted to humanitarian services. The Catholic Church has traditionally been very active in providing such services..."
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The separation of #Religion and #State is the foundation of #Secularism.

Lets Explore ... "SECULARISM".

Read & ask yourself whether #India is actually a 'Secular' state.

#ExploringSecularism
Secularism ensures religious groups don't interfere in affairs of state, and the state doesn't interfere in religious affairs. Separation of religious institutions from state institutions and a public sphere where religion may participate, but not dominate.

#ExploringSecularism
Secularism seeks to defend the absolute freedom of religious and other belief, and protect the right to manifest religious belief insofar as it does not impinge on the rights and freedoms of others.

#ExploringSecularism
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Baroness Warsi (the first Muslim to
attend Tory Cabinet meetings).

THEY, CLEARLY, KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE TORY PARTY, how #racist, #xenophobic, and nasty this #Conservative Party really is, they were right at the top of it, #BaronessWarsi ... the #Cons Party's most sen fig
Some key things to understand. Andrew Lansley (1st quote) was in the #Cameron Cabinet.
Baroness Warsi was Tory Chairman for this, Theresa May Government. Her comment, (2), was made LAST SUNDAY, her other quote (3) was from 2016.
She was so disturbed about the disgraceful attitudes she could see all the time that she decided to blow the lid on her own, rabid, Party. Her incendiary comment , in 2016, about there being "a simmering UNDERBELLY of #Islamophobia" came from her own experiences dealing with
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Thread: The Temple of Jupiter inside Diocletian's Palace, Split. Constructed around 300 AD and dedicated to Emperor Diocletian's "divine father", the supreme Roman god Jupiter. The temple was converted into a baptistery in the 7th century. #roman #architecture #croatia
The temple entrance retains its intricately carved marble cornice. Amongst the decorative motifs of leaves, tendrils and flowers are carved images of Roman gods such as Sol, Victoria, Apollo, Triton and Hercules.
Details of the elaborately carved marble doorway with images of the Roman pantheon. #roman #sculpture #religion
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The plan to invade the Riyasat of #JammuAndKashmir wasn't born in #Lahore but in the residence of #Jinnah at #Aurangzeb road #NewDelhi . Here in the spring of 1947 Col. Akbar Khan & some #Muslim officers of the #British #Indian #Army hatched this plot .
#KashmirAccessionDay26Oct
It was only in October 1947 that Maj. Onkar Singh Kalkat of the Bannu Brigade #PakistanArmy who had not yet been repatriated to #India found files marked Operation Gulmarg Secret while looking for some other documents in the office of Brigadier Murray at NWFP.
Even though he was nearly arrested & sent to #Lahore , Maj.Onkar somehow made it out to #NewDelhi & told the #IndianArmy top brass about the file he had sern which detailed an invasion of #JammuKashmir by tribesmen. He wasn't taken seriously by the Brass .
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Someone asked me today: How can you talk about Hinduism when you're not Hindu?

I love talking about authority to comment on religion, insider / outsider issues, so let's do this. (for my original thread on Hinduism: ) #THREAD #Hinduism #religion
So, should you listen to anything I, a non-Hindu, says about Hinduism?

Well, it kinda depends on what you want to know and what you consider to be relevant markers of authority.
If you're looking for spiritual guidance, and you want that to come from a Hindu, then I'm not your person.
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