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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 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity

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What Is Holy Week?

For many devout followers, Easter entails much more than a single day on which individuals find baskets, hunt for eggs and gather with family. Rather, Easter really begins on Ash Wednesday, continues through Lent and com ...

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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 ...

Category: Politics Religion school

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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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Is the Song “12 Days of Christmas” a Christian Primer?

If you’re totally tired of Christmas music, it’s completely understandable. Many stores start piping Christmas music through their speakers right after Halloween. The song “The 12 Days of Christmas&rdqu ...

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Mormon Church Changes Stance on LGBT Baptisms

In a stunning move on April 4 of this year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced that it will now baptize the children of LGBT parents. This new policy reverses ...

Category: Social Equality Christianity

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Seven Deadly Sins - Pride, Part 2

Pride is a driving force in drama. Combine pride with ambition and greed and you can bring down the hero and/or villain. “Beauty and the Beast” opens with the Beast refusing to provide shelter for the old wom ...

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New Study Links Fundamentalism to Brain Damage

A new study published last month in Neuropsychologia links Christian fundamentalist beliefs to damage in the prefrontal cortex of people who adhere to this belief system. Jordan Grafinan of Northwestern University and a ...

Category: Religion Science

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Seven Deadly Sins — Envy

Ever wonder where the phrase “green-eyed monster” comes from? The green-eyed monster refers to someone who is motivated by jealousy and envy. The first recorded use of the phrase is from Shakespeare. During t ...

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Seven Deadly Sins — Wrath

Wrath is defined as “intense anger.” The Catholic Encyclopedia says that it is a desire of vengeance and that “it becomes sinful when it is sought to wreak vengeance upon one who has not deserved it, or ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation Religion ULC Topics

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