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What Do the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs Have To Do With Jesus?

Every holiday has its symbol. Halloween’s is the pumpkin. Thanksgiving’s is the turkey. Christmas is characterized by Santa Claus. Valentine’s Day has the heart. And then there’s Easter. For Easter, people throug ...

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Can a Religious School Fire a Teacher for Sexual Orientation?

The Catholic Church is under fire yet again, except this time for allowing its schools to discriminate against and fire teachers for their sexual orientation. Most recently, two teachers at a Seattle-based school were fo ...

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Religion as Secular Parents

As secular parents, you may feel that any religious discussion is a non-issue, as why introduce your kids to something you yourself don’t believe? Good question. While secularism is on the rise, new parents or soon-to ...

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Signs God Is Telling You To Slow Down

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day responsibilities and technology. If you don’t have something you need to be doing now, you’re thinking about something you could be doing i ...

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Online Dating as a Christian: Should You Do It?

As of 2019, 39% of heterosexual couples reported having met their significant others online. More than half of Americans have used an online dating service, and nearly three-quarters of single adults say they believe tha ...

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Why Gen Z’s Lack of Religion May Be a Good Thing

According to a Pew Research study, Generation Z is the least religious generation to date. Approximately one-third claim to have no religious affiliation, which is about the same percentage of millennials who also have n ...

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Americans Are Losing Confidence in Organized Religion — Here’s Why

According to a Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in organized religion is at an all-time low. This news may come as no surprise, as confidence in organized religion has been on the decline for several decades now. Whe ...

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Religion and Phobias: What’s the Connection?

There is no doubt that religion is heavily linked to fear and that, in times of religious crisis, fear becomes more pronounced, but why is that? Unfortunately, the connection between religion and fear is not well underst ...

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Witchcraft and Possession Belief Linked to Child Abuse and Death in the UK

Hollywood may not necessarily idolize witchcraft, but it certainly fanaticizes it. From “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” to “The Wizard of Oz” to “Maleficent,” there are dozens of movies spanning several generatio ...

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What Does It Really Mean To “Turn the Other Cheek,” and How Can You?

Exodus 21:24 of the Old Testament proposes a legal guideline for punishments, which is “an eye for an eye.” The purpose of this guideline was to ensure that no person endured a sentence more severe than the crime its ...

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