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The Power of Forgiveness (and How To Forgive)

Everyone has been hurt by someone near and dear to them at one point or another. Sometimes the harm is intentional, while more often than not it is the result of a careless statement, years of shaded criticism, a single ...

Category: Morality

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The World’s Top Four Religions

There are 4,300 religions of the world, according to the findings of Adherents, a non-religious, independent organization that monitors the number and size of the world’s religions. Eighty percent of the planet’s sev ...

Category: Religion

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Foods and Their Meanings Around the World

Since ancient times, people have been attributing symbolic meaning to foods. In some cultures, a plate of spaghetti is not just a plate of spaghetti, and in some households, a single piece of fruit may represent luck, fe ...

Category: Religion Superstitions

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Kindness Starts With You

Many people, as they enter the new year, have vague goals for themselves. “Lose weight,” “make more money,” “change jobs,” “drink less,” “exercise more,” and “quit smoking” all make the top 10 lis ...

Category: Morality

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Sermons Across the Denominations: How Do They Compare?

An analysis of over 50,000 sermons from 6,431 U.S. Christian churches over an eight-week span revealed striking differences between the lengths and content of the sermons of Christianity’s four major denominations. Som ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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What Is the Difference Between Atheism and Agnosticism?

Even people who are not religious or don’t follow a traditional faith like to put labels on themselves. It’s human nature. “I’m vegan.” “I’m Hispanic.” “I’m a jogger/biker/swimmer/model.” People g ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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How To Apply Your Faith to Your Everyday Life

What is faith? According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” What does that mean though? How does that single, simple definition of faith apply to your ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Lessons Non-Religious Believers Can Learn From the World’s Major Religions

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals, even those who grew up in religious households, to forego religion entirely. According to a Pew Religious Landscape survey, nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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New Year’s Around the World: How Different Religions Celebrate

In America, the “holiday season” consists of all the major holidays beginning with Halloween and ending with New Year’s Day. However, in today’s diverse society, it’s worth noting that not everybody celebrates ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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Will Your Decision To Be Cremated Ban You From Heaven?

Devout Christians and Catholics might tell you that your decision to be cremated will result in your eternal ban from heaven. Worried parents or grandparents may try to evoke fear by asserting that God cannot raise tho ...

Category: Ceremonies Funerals Religion

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