Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara.

Discovered and kept secret in the year 2000, the book contains the Gospel of Barnabas – a disciple of Christ – which shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he the son of God, but a Prophet.  The book also calls Apostle Paul “The Impostor”.  The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place.
A report by The National Turk says that the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives.  The books itself is valued as high as 40 Million Turkish Liras (approx. 28 mil. Dollars).  Man, where is the Thieves Guild, when you need them?



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According to reports, experts and religious authorities in Tehram insist that the book is original.  The book itself is written with gold lettering, onto loosely-tied leather in Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ.The text maintains a vision similar to Islam, contradicting the New Testament’s teachings of Christianity.  Jesus also foresees the coming of the Prophet Muhammad, who would found Islam 700 years later.

It is believed that, during the Council of Nicea, the Catholic Church hand-picked the gospels that form the Bible as we know it today; omitting the Gospel of Barnabas (among many others) in favor of the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Many biblical texts have begun to surface over time, including those of the Dead Sea and Gnostic Gospels; but this book especially, seems to worry the Vatican.
The Catholic Church wants in

What does this mean to Christian-derived religions and their followers?  Quite a tight spot.  The Vatican has asked Turkish authorities to let them examine the contents of the bookwithin the Church.  Now that the book has been found, will they come to accept the it and its evidence?  Will they deny it altogether?  Call it a “Muslim lie”, as did the “Truth” Magazine, in 2000?
To many, this book is a beacon of hope, that believers soon realize that the object of their adoration is arbitrary; and that all text, especially religious text, is subject to interpretation.
What does this mean to atheists/agnostics/secular thinkers?  Is the text real?  Fake?  Does it matter?  Hopefully, this news inspires the religious to ask questions, instead of pointing fingers or believing anything blindly.
Please, don’t go poking fun or tossing around the “I told you so!”s.  The biggest danger of faith is when people believe what they want to believe, defending against any and all evidence; especially when that evidence revolutionizes their foundation from the ground up.  And the biggest culprit to that danger is the ego trap: rejecting/criticizing others, for being unlike you.
For centuries, the “defense” of blind faith has driven nations to war, violence, discrimination, slavery and to become the society of automatons that we are today; and for just as long, it has been justified with lies.  If you know better, act like it.
This article originally appeared on Sons on the Pyre

Read more at http://www.theinfopost.org/2015/03/1500-year-old-bible-confirms-that-jesus.html#U3btEq19478dpJO9.99


Netanyahu: ‘Palestinians Killed The Dinosaurs’

Netanyahu: ‘Palestinians Killed The Dinosaurs’

Oct 22, 2015

netanyahu-dinosaursIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed today that Palestinians were responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this morning, the hardline conservative leader was asked to defend his recent comments, in which he claimed Palestinians were responsible for the Holocaust.

“Well it wouldn’t be the first time they tried to drive a group to extinction,” Netanyahu told the network. “The Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Rwanda. Even the end of the Dinosaurs. Whenever a group is threatened with annihilation, you better believe the Palestinians are behind it.”

A puzzled Anderson Cooper pressed Netanyahu on his most outrageous claim, asking “I doubt Palestinians were involved in any of those things. But do you seriously believe they killed the Dinosaurs? Human beings didn’t even exist 65 million years ago. And most scientists believe the Dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid. I mean, how is that even possible?”

“Anderson I’m not saying the Palestinians actually hunted down each individual dinosaur to extinction,” Netanyahu replied, “Of course that didn’t happen. That’s ridiculous. That makes no sense at all.

“What I am saying is that Palestinian Hamas fighters traveled back in time to 65 million years ago and set off a large series of explosives that knocked the Earth off its orbit and straight into the path of an oncoming asteroid.

“This operation was intended to wipe out the Dinosaurs, so that humanity could rise and Islam could take over the planet. Reptiles don’t believe in God, Anderson. So if you want to create an Islamic Caliphate you have to get rid of the reptiles. That’s just logic 101.

“This was no laughing matter. It was a barbaric act that destroyed an entire civilization. Millions of innocent Dinosaur families perished as a result of Hamas’s disgusting actions. Women. Children. Even unborn eggs. All were burnt to a crisp when Islamic time travelers rammed Earth into that asteroid.

“And that’s why keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of Muslims is so important. They’ve destroyed life on Earth before, so we know they’ll do it again.”

Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Israel’s Prime Minister since 2009, after previously serving in the same post from 1996 to 1999. He was recently reelected in March.


സദ്ദാമിനെ അട്ടിമറിച്ചത് തെറ്റ്, ഇറാഖ് യുദ്ധം ഐഎസിന്റെ വളർച്ചയെ സഹായിച്ചു :ടോണി ബ്ലെയറിന്റെ കുറ്റസമ്മതം

സദ്ദാമിനെ അട്ടിമറിച്ചത് തെറ്റ്, ഇറാഖ് യുദ്ധം ഐഎസിന്റെ വളർച്ചയെ സഹായിച്ചു :ടോണി ബ്ലെയറിന്റെ കുറ്റസമ്മതം

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ലണ്ടന്‍: ഇറാഖ് ചരിത്രം മാറ്റിയെഴുതിയ യുദ്ധത്തിന് തുടക്കമിട്ട് 12 വര്‍ഷത്തിനുശേഷം മുന്‍ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി ടോണി ബ്ലെയറിന്റെ കുമ്പസാരം. തനിക്കും അന്നത്തെ അമേരിക്കന്‍ പ്രസിഡന്റായിരുന്ന ജോര്‍ജ് ബുഷിനും തീരുമാനമെടുക്കുന്നതില്‍ പിഴച്ചതായി ടോണി ബ്ലെയര്‍ സമ്മതിച്ചു. ഇറാഖിലും സിറിയയിലും ഇന്ന് നരനായാട്ട് നടത്തുന്ന ഇസ്ലാമിക് സ്‌റ്റേറ്റിന്റെ പിറവിക്ക് വഴിവെച്ചത് 2003 ല്‍ നടന്ന ഇറാഖ് യുദ്ധത്തിലെ തെറ്റുകളാണെന്ന വാദം സത്യമാണെന്ന് മുന്‍ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി ടോണി ബ്ലെയര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു.

2003ലെ ഇറാഖ് അധിനിവേശത്തിന് മുന്‍കൈ എടുത്തത് ടോണി ബ്ലെയറും ബുഷും ചേര്‍ന്നായിരുന്നു. അന്ന് അവര്‍ എടുത്ത തീരുമാനം തെറ്റായിരുന്നുവെന്നാണ് ടോണി ബ്ലെയറിന്റെ കുറ്റസമ്മതം. തെറ്റായ ഇന്റലിജൻസ് റിപ്പോർട്ടുകളുടെ അടിസ്ഥാനത്തിൽ യുദ്ധം നടത്തിയതിനും, സദാം ഇല്ലാത്ത ഇറാഖിൽ എന്ത് സംഭവിക്കുമെന്ന് മുൻകൂട്ടി കാണാൻ കഴിയാതിരുന്നതിനും തങ്ങള്‍ സംഭവിച്ച പിഴവായി ടോണി ബ്ലെയര്‍ സമ്മതിക്കുന്നു.

സര്‍വനാശം വിതയ്ക്കുന്ന ആയുധശേഖരം ഇറാഖിന്റെ പക്കലുണ്ടെന്ന് ആരോപിച്ച് നടന്ന യുദ്ധത്തില്‍ സദ്ദാം ഹുസൈനെ അട്ടിമറിച്ചതാണ് എല്ലാത്തിനും കാരണം. തങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് അന്നു കിട്ടിയ സൂചനകള്‍ തെറ്റായിരുന്നെന്നും മാപ്പു ചോദിക്കുന്നതായും ടോണി ബ്ലെയര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു.
സദ്ദാം ഹുസൈനെ പുറത്താക്കിയാലുള്ള ഇറാഖിനെ കുറിച്ച് നടത്തിയ കണക്കു കൂട്ടലുകള്‍ തെറ്റായിരുന്നു. സദ്ദാമിനെ പുറത്താക്കിയവര്‍ക്ക് ഇപ്പോഴത്തെ ഇറാഖിന്റെ അവസ്ഥയില്‍ ഉത്തരവാദിത്തമുണ്ടെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം കൂട്ടിച്ചേര്‍ത്തു.


ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് ചരിത്രത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും പ്രശസ്തനായ രാഷ്ട്രീയ നേതാവ് എന്നതില്‍നിന്ന് ഒരു യുദ്ധക്കുറ്റവാളിയെന്ന നിലയിലേക്ക് പരിഗണിക്കപ്പെട്ടാലും അത് സ്വീകരിക്കുമോ എന്ന ചോദ്യത്തിന് അന്ന് തനിക്ക് ശരിയെന്ന് തോന്നിയതാണ് താന്‍ ചെയ്തതെന്നും ടോണി ബ്ലെയര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. ഇറാഖില്‍ അമേരിക്കയും സഖ്യകക്ഷികളും ചേര്‍ന്ന് നടത്തിയ അധിനിവേശത്തിന് മാപ്പു പറയാനോ തീരുമാനം തെറ്റായിരുന്നെന്ന് സമ്മതിക്കാനോ ഇതുവരെ ഒരു നേതാവും തയ്യാറായിരുന്നില്ല.


South Africa files defamation case against Modi in International Court of Justice

South Africa files defamation case against Indian Prime Minister Modi in International Court of Justice

Cape Town: After Indian Prime Minister Modi’s tweet comparing Parkash Singh Badal, an Indian politician with South Africa’s father of nation, Nelson Mandela, the Government of South Africa filed defamation case against the leader of India in the International Court of Justice, Hague.

PM Modi said: “There is a special family about whom pages are  written in history even if their fingernails break. Very few people know that Badal Saheb is Nelson Mandela of India, who has spent nearly two decades in jail only because of political differences.”


Prime Minister Modi tweeted the following,

After tweet, Twitterati started trending ##YoBadalSoMandela to protest against the Prime Minister of India’s statement.

“It’s a complete insult to our Father of Nation by comparing India’s ordinary politician”, a netizen from South Africa tweeted.

To calm down the protest situation in South Africa, the Government of South Africa filed a defamation case against the Indian Prime Minister Modi in the International Court of Justice, Hague for the insulting father of the nation of the country.

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International Court of Justice, Image Credit: MercoPress (South Atlantic News Agency)

“Our government filed a defamation case against the Indian Prime Minister Modi personally, but our relationship with India will not be affected. We share a strong relationship with India since centuries”, said by an official of the Federal Government of South Africa on condition of anonymity to the World News Express.

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“It’s a serious defamation case and International Court of Justice will act according to international law”, said an expert of international law to the World News Express in a telephonic talk on condition of anonymity.

“South Africa used our father of the nation’s name with Nelson Mandela by saying South Africa’s Gandhi. So, we used the Nelson Mandela’s name to give respect to our respected leader Parkash Singh Badal by saying India’s Nelson Mandela”, said by intellectual BJP and Modi supporter to World News Express.

News first published on October 12, 2015 @ 12:30 PM (IST).


Shia And Sunni Muslims In India Stand Shoulder To Shoulder For Joint Prayers

Shia And Sunni Muslims In India Stand Shoulder To Shoulder For Joint Prayers

Shia And Sunni Muslims In India Stand Shoulder To Shoulder For Joint Prayers “We believe in the oneness of God, we have the same Prophet, we share the same holy book.” Carol Kuruvilla Religion Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Posted: 09/29/2015 02:51 PM EDT | Edited: 10/01/2015 10:45 AM EDT

Shia and Sunni Muslims in Lucknow, India, came together as one family to hold joint prayers for Eid al Adha this year.  The Sept. 25 service was a grassroots effort by “Shoulder to Shoulder,” a group of volunteers seeking to highlight the common spiritual roots between these two sects of Islam. SYED ASAD HAIDER ZAIDI Sunni and Shia Muslims gathered together for combined prayers in Lucknow, India. Syed Asad Haider Zaidi, a 32-year-old Shia Muslim living in New Delhi, is one of Shoulder to Shoulder’s organizers. He was born in Kuwait and still feels a strong connection to that country. So when the Islamic State claimed in July that it was behind an attack on a Shia mosque that killed 27 people, Zaidi felt like it was his own home that had been damaged.

The split between Sunni and Shia Muslims can be traced back to a dispute between the prophet Muhammad’s followers over who should assume spiritual leadership after his death. Other differences in rituals and theology developed over time, but for the most part, these two branches of Islam have coexisted peacefully throughout the centuries. The leaders of the Islamic State, however, consider Shias to be heretics and have been accused of systematically targeting these Muslims. Zaidi was inspired by the reaction of Kuwait’s Muslim community to the mosque attacks. Shia and Sunni Muslims in the country joined together to hold joint prayers at the Shia mosque to show their unity in the face of tragedy. “It suddenly hit me that this is the way to counter the evil ISIS,” Zaidi told The Huffington Post in an email. “ISIS are not only anti-humanity but anti-Islamic as well. What better way to thwart their designs than having unity between Shias and Sunnis, by having love and brotherhood?”

Zaidi organized the first Shoulder to Shoulder joint prayer in New Delhi in July, with the help of his co-founder, Mazin Khan, a 35-year-old Sunni Muslim. This month’s initiative happened in Lucknow, with the support of that city’s natives. Clashes between Shias and Sunnis are frequent in Lucknow, Zaidi said. SYED ASAD HAIDER ZAIDI A photo from the Shoulder to Shoulder joint prayer service in Lucknow, India, which united Shia and Sunni Muslims. “#‎Lucknow‬, a city of rich cultural, linguistic, architectural and culinary heritage, is also infamous for historical sectarian strife,” organizers of the event wrote on their Facebook group page. “For most Muslims, however, all of this makes no sense. We believe in the oneness of God, we have the same Prophet, we share the same holy book.”

During the Friday service, a Sunni imam led the prayer at Lucknow’s historic Shia religious center, Imambara Sibtainabad. Zaidi said he drove to Lucknow from New Delhi just to be at the event.  “It was a fantastic feeling to pray with my brothers in faith. But what really touched me was that a Hindu brother had also been present during the prayers. He didn’t offer namaz [prayer], but he came to mark his support for this movement,” Zaidi wrote. He hopes that these joint prayers will inspire more acts of interfaith unity in India. “This is not the end, just the beginning,” he wrote. This story has been updated with information about other supporters of the Shoulder to Shoulder initiative.


20 Best High Res Pics from Moon Missions

​In 1968, The Apollo program launched its first manned mission into low Earth orbit. The following year, the Apollo 11 mission brought humans to the Moon. The historic program pushed the limits of science, technology and our imaginations. And a large part of that was due to the photographs that were taken by astronauts. From the candid zero-gravity shots to thepale blue dot, pictures from the Apollo mission changed how the public saw the universe.

Now, 47 years later, Kipp Teague, a space enthusiast and archivist in Virginia, just posted a massive amount — 8,400 in total — of previously unreleased high-resolution photos.

We’ve looked through every single image and culled the best of the best from every mission.

For those that wish to dive into the complete collection, it’s organized by mission and film roll for easy viewing. 

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Apollo 8, Christmas At The Moon


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Apollo 9


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Apollo 10


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Apollo 11, The Moon Landing


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Apollo 12


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Apollo 13, Explosion

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Apollo 14


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Apollo 15


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Apollo 16


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Apollo 17, The Last Manned Lunar Landing

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Six Outrageous Things BJP Leaders Have Said About Dadri Murder Over Beef

Six Outrageous Things BJP Leaders Have Said About Dadri Murder Over Beef

Posted: 01/10/2015 16:01 IST Updated: 01/10/2015 20:21 IST



Even as the brutal murder of a 52-year-old Muslim man by a Hindu mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Bisada village has sparked outrage, leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are already trivialising the issue. Here are six outrageous things BJP leaders have said since the incident took place on Monday night.

1. “Just an accident”

Culture minister Mahesh Sharma termed Monday night’s incident an “accident”. “This (incident) should be considered as an accident without giving any communal colour to it,” said Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism.

The BJP MP from Noida claimed that two other families who lived with the family of the murdered man, Mohammed Akhlaq, were not attacked, essentially shifting blame to the victims.

“About 10-12 houses of other community are in the outlying part of the village but no incident concerning them has happened,” he said. “I feel this incident occurred due to some misunderstanding and the law should truthfully act against whoever is responsible for it.”

2. “Be a victim”

Worse, BJP MP Tarun Vijay said today that it wasn’t the Hindu community’s responsibility to maintain peace and the Muslim community should remain mute.

“Why responsibility to keep peace and maintain calm is always put on the Hindus alone? Be a victim and maintain silence in face of assaults!!” tweeted the former editor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) weekly in Hindi, Panchajanya.

3. “Innocent children”

A local BJP leader who was a former lawmaker in the area, Nawab Singh Nagar, stoked further controversy by describing the alleged members of the lynch mob as “innocent children”. Soon after visiting the village, Nagar said, “If anybody was consuming cow meat then that is wrong,” adding that the “innocent kids” who allegedly killed Akhlaq were “children barely 10-15 years old”.

4. “Arrest cow slaughterers instead”

Instead, the BJP wants action against those who allegedly killed a cow, even though proof of that is completely absent. “The police have arrested innocent people. We also demand legal action against those people, who are engaged in cow slaughter as it is hurting Hindu sentiments,” local BJP leader Vichitra Tomar said on Wednesday.

5. “Some people (just) got agitated”

It appears that the party members are more interested in police investigation on whether beef was consumed by the victim’s family, rather than bringing the perpetrators in the horrific incident to book.

“The locals gave samples of meat to the police but they (the cops) did not take it seriously. Then some people got agitated,” BJP district president Thakur Harish Singhsaid on Tuesday, suggesting that the “agitation” was justified.

6. “This happens everyday”

The party even came up with an alternative theory for the 52-year-old man’s brutal murder. “The man did not die because of the injuries but because of shock when someone (wrongly) told him his son was dead,” said Shrichand Sharma, vice-president of BJP’s western UP unit, to The Indian Express. “This happens every day. When we hurt people’s sentiments, such clashes take place. This was not a communal riot. The Hindu community worships cows. Whose blood won’t boil if they see cow slaughter?”

In fact, he blamed the local police for not registering an FIR after reports of the alleged cow slaughter, calling for a mahapanchayat (mass meeting) on 11 October if the administration, district magistrate and other officials don’t listen to their demands.

“From Friday, we will go from village to village and mobilise people. We will not tolerate harassment.”

Also Read: Despite Horrific Killing Over Beef, Communal Hatred Is Reluctant To Take Root In Bisada Village


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Dadri killing: How three Hindu families helped 70 Muslim neighbours flee mob

Dadri killing: How three Hindu families helped 70 Muslim neighbours flee mob

Friday, 2 October 2015 – 8:30pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk
The Muslim neighbours say that they owe their lives to the Hindu families.
  • riotsMob was approaching the Muslim family’s house

While communal tensions may torn apart the Bisada village where Mohammed Akhlaq was killed over rumours of beed consumption, there was also an example of religious harmony.

Three Hindu families led seventy members of Muslim joint family to safety minutes before a mob approached their homes, reports The Hindustan Times. The Hindu neighbours made sure that the houses of the Muslim villages were untouched by the attack.

The Muslim neighbours say that they owe their lives to the Hindu families. “We would not have survived if we were not helped by them,” 65-year-old Abdul Muhammad said to HT.

They were warned about the attack on Monday night after which they all rushed to the village mosque a few metres away from their houses.

Vineet Kumar, Umesh Kumar and Ashok planned an escape for them to go safely out of the village. Ashok helped women, children and the elderly to cross a pond that led to a road closeby while Vineet and Umesh drove their utility vehicle to the road using a narrow alley with the rest. The alley is seldom used by the villagers.

“It took us more than two hours to ensure that all of them reached safely,” said Vineet, a 35-year-old farmer who is also a student of law.

The men from the community only returned after being informed that the situation Bisada was under control and that the neighbours would continue to protect them. However many women are yet to return.