25 Dec 2021

NASA hires Catholic priest to prepare religions for encounter with aliens
NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times. Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who participated in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency’s Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians attempted to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found.

Tonga volcano grows in size as eruption continues for sixth day
Satellite imagery shows the island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai has grown in size as the underwater volcano erupts into its sixth day. Tonga’s head geologist Taniela Kula has all week been monitoring the volcano, which erupted again this morning.

Hamas using ceasefire to rearm and destabilize West Bank
The brain behind this collaboration is the leader of Hamas in the West Bank, Saleh al-Arouri, who constantly pushes for more attacks, and tends to travel a lot to Beirut, Istanbul, and Doha in order the strengthen the organization’s ties.

Israel’s chief rabbis warn against sin of abortion; Call to back pro-life group continuing mission of ‘midwives of Egypt’
Israel’s chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, and his Ashkenazi counterpart, Rabbi David Lau, signed a letter that was published on Tuesday stating that in most instances abortion is a prohibition according to Jewish Law.

Netizens concerned by Chinese rocket flying south of Taiwan
What a Taiwanese netizen on Thursday night (Dec. 23) described as a “UFO” flying off the southern coast of Taiwan appears to have been a Chinese rocket, according to military experts.

Washington to the PA on ‘Palestine’: “We’ve got this”
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Wednesday bolstered Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas with the news Washington remains devoted to achieving the Two State Solution. This “solution” comprises the universally-supported theft of the Jews’ ancestral lands – which also form Israel’s strategic high ground – so that a new Arab country can be birthed.

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: intense seismic activity continues
The elevated seismic activity continues. 2000 earthquakes have been detected in total over the last 17 hours at 5-8 km depth suggesting that the flux of magma rising within the volcano is significant

WATCH | ‘This has never happened before’: Massive sandstorm engulfs parts of Northern Cape
Northern Cape resident Sunè Kotzé was stunned when a massive sandstorm engulfed her farm between Kenhardt and Brandvlei on Tuesday. Kotzé quickly grabbed her phone to film the cloud of dust as it began forming on the horizon. In the video, the storm approaches like a giant brown wave.

Minnesota gives non-white patients preferential access to life-saving COVID treatment
Minnesota hospitals are giving non-white patients preferential access to monoclonal antibodies at the direction of the state. Minnesota says healthcare providers should provide non-white patients with preferential access to monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). This isn’t a conspiracy theory; it’s written in a state document and apparently upheld by local hospitals. This … system was devised by the Mayo Clinic,

CDC Cuts COVID-19 Quarantine, Isolation Time for Health Care Workers to Ease Staffing Shortages
The new guidance reduces isolation time for health care workers with COVID-19 from 10 to 7 days, provided they are asymptomatic and can present a negative test. That isolation time can be cut further if there are staffing shortages, the CDC said. Health care workers who are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot do not need to quarantine at home following high-risk exposure.

Bethlehem closed by COVID for a second pandemic Christmas 
The little town of Bethlehem usually teems with pilgrims this time of year, but the Holy Land is closed to international visitors for a second Christmas in a row due to the pandemic.

New York to require masks, social distancing at Times Square on New Year’s
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration will be scaled back, and attendees will have to wear masks, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

A Myth Is Born: How CDC, FDA, & Media Wove A Web Of Ivermectin Lies That Outlives The Truth
New Mexico officials admit they were wrong: Two people died from covid. NOT from ivermectin. Yet the CDC generated the nation’s highest health alert and a thousand fake headlines on false cases…

Why some worship leaders are sounding the alarm on contemporary worship music
Christian Post reporter Leah Klett joins “The Christian Post Podcast” to break down why some worship leaders are sounding the alarm on contemporary worship music, warning it’s too soft, lacks theological content and fails to help people think deeper on their faith.

Saudi Arabia Is Building Ballistic Missiles With China’s Help
CNN reported on Thursday that US intelligence agencies have concluded Saudi Arabia is now actively manufacturing its own ballistic missiles with the help of China. As the world’s largest importer of arms, Saudi Arabia has purchased ballistic missiles from China in the past but has not previously had the ability to manufacture them.

China Locks Down 13 Million in Xi’an, Key Ancient Christian Site
Chinese Communist Party officials locked down the entire city of Xi’an on Thursday after reportedly just 143 of the community’s 13 million residents tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus over the past two weeks, China’s official state-run press agency, Xinhua, reported.

Christmas 2021 And Christ is King!
“There’s no place like home”—particularly when the words “for Christmas!” are added. Smug, overreaching governments the world over think they are punishing the masses by confining them to home without realizing that for most of humanity, “Home is Where The Heart Is”.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was Made to Combat Atheism 
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ did not fare well at the box office, and it was given poor reviews by cynical movie critics at the time. So what happened?

‘Biden Seems Confused’: CNN Openly Questions President’s Cognitive Health After Yet Another Slip Up
A CNN correspondent noted how Joe Biden appeared “confused” throughout an entire interview as he repeatedly mistook COVID home tests for anti-viral pills.

US Became ‘Arrogant’ After Fall Of Soviet Union: Gorbachev
The United States grew “arrogant and self-confident” after the collapse of the Soviet Union, leading to the expansion of the NATO military alliance, former leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Friday.

Israel’s Iran question: To strike or not to strike? – opinion
Will an overt airstrike on Iran really achieve so much more for Israel in terms of a delay than continued covert operations?

Satellite images show Russia still building up forces near Ukraine
New satellite images captured by a private U.S. company show that Russia has continued to build up its forces in annexed Crimea and near Ukraine in recent weeks while pressing the United States for talks over security guarantees it is seeking.

Canada’s health agency admits tracking 33 million devices during lockdown…
The Public Health Agency of Canada accessed location data from 33 million mobile devices to monitor people’s movement during lockdown, the agency revealed this week.