Category: religion

How the Ouija board got its sinister reputation

The Ouija board didn’t always have a sinister reputation. In fact, the Ouija board developed out of Spiritualism, a movement known for […]

10/21/2016. Category: religion. Tags:

Lessons from Noah’s Ark

Almost everything you need to know about life, you can learn from Noah’s Ark: 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that […]

02/25/2013. Category: religion. Tags:

End of world predictions

You should live every day as if it is your last. That may be easier said than done. But what if you […]

08/16/2011. Category: religion. Tags:

What Jesus looked like

The best-selling Jesus movie, Jesus of Nazareth (1977), starred the attractive blue-eyed Robert Powell. If a modern version of the movie had […]

06/15/2011. Category: religion. Tags:

Number of churches and mosques in New York City

New York City is the most linguistically and religiously diverse city in the world. The 8.4 million inhabitants communicate in some 800 […]

08/19/2010. Category: religion. Tags: , , ,

Pie in the sky

“A pie in the sky” means to search for the impossible dream, and was coined by a labor unionist. In the early […]

05/04/2010. Category: religion. Tags: ,

Printing errors in the Bible

In a 1631 edition of the King James Bible – in Exodus 20 verse 14 – the word “not” was left out. […]

02/09/2010. Category: religion. Tags: ,

Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral

One of the greatest achievements of Edward the Confessor, who ruled England from 1042 to 1066, was the construction of Westminster Abbey. […]

02/09/2010. Category: religion. Tags: , ,

Decoding the Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown’s 2003 historical novel The Da Vinci Code provided some food for thought… or was it just gooyie gum with an […]

02/09/2010. Category: religion. Tags: , , ,

English translation of the Bible

In 1454 in Germany – Johannes Gutenberg printed the famous 42-line Bible – the first printed Bible in the world. Printed in […]

02/09/2010. Category: religion. Tags: ,

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