Browsing: Religion

Religion, as you might guess, is a pretty hot-button topic around the world, and it has been throughout history. Of all the things you can talk about, very few are likely to generate the kinds of heated debates that a discussion of religion will. Of course, it’s even harder to take a religion seriously when…

Traditionally, the debate between evolution and creationism as secondary education topics has been a hot button issue. As a matter of fact, the famous Scopes trial once focused on the very question of whether evolution should be taught in schools at all. However, even if you have no intention of believing in the tenants of…

Throughout the history of mankind, many men (and women) have claimed to be the flesh and blood incarnation of God. As time has worn on, the general populace has grown savvy to such outlandish claims, but not everyone. Even with the onset of cutting edge technology to help the population sort through the allegations of…

The progression of becoming a Saint is almost as long and complicated as filling out a tax form with multiple attachments.  There is a process called canonization, in which the church (usually Catholic, but not always) considers the life and death, of a person who has given themselves up to God.  Canonization usually takes decades, sometimes centuries,…

The Democratic Party recently created a stir by leaving the word “God” off its political platform for 2012. Recently, it would appear that the Democratic Party has become disconnected, in matter of faith and religion, to many people. However, it may be surprising to many people that the Democratic Party has a long traditional relationship…

Sex serves two distinct purposes: pleasure and procreation. But there’s a third, less popular (at least depending on your religion) purpose: to break world records. While it may be nice to one day bounce a little baby on your knee and watch it grow into a responsible man or woman, it’s probably less nice to…

The Celts are an often misunderstood people. Originating from Austria (circa 1200 BC), they spread across Europe as far as Britain and Spain-and even into Asia Minor, as seen with the Galatians. They were renowned warriors, noted in Greek and Roman literature. However, there is a bias against the Celts that continues into the modern…

December 25th is almost universally celebrated as Christmas, the holiday when Christians celebrate the birth of their savior Jesus Christ. However, Christ’s birth is not the only important event to fall on December 25th. Many momentous things have happened on December 25th throughout the ages. Here are 10 of the most significant historical events to take place…

Today, even people of the same religion often have different beliefs about Hell. Does it exist? Is it a literal place of punishment, or just a symbol of spiritual suffering? But those questions are really just the beginning. Throughout history, people have imagined vastly different scenarios for those who didn’t do things quite right during…

Whether you believe its God’s word, a historical relic, or a load of hogwash, there’s no doubt that the Bible contains some interesting stuff. Like monsters, for example. All sorts of terrible creatures and mythical beasts can be found in its pages. Like… 10. The Behemoth In Job, one of the Bible’s oldest books, the…