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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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Who Do Atheists Thank on Thanksgiving?

Ah, Thanksgiving. This most American of holidays started well over 300 years ago when righteous Pilgrims and friendly Wampanoag Indians came together to thank their respective gods for a bountiful harvest. Thanksgiving ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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5 Inspiring Saints With October Feast Days

The Catholic Church celebrates many saints each month. You don’t have to be Catholic to be inspired by their stories. Here are five saints whose feast days are in October. Saint Francis of Assisi Saint Francis is ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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Salt in the New Testament

One of the most famous references to salt is from Matthew 5, when Jesus is preaching the Sermon on the Mount. The disciples are referred to as “the salt of the earth.” Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary e ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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What Role Does Salt Play in the Old Testament?

Salt is mentioned throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Understanding its role in ancient times can help you understand scripture. In Israel, the Dead Sea was a source of salt, which in the Old Testam ...

Category: Religion Religious Items

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Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is usually associated with overeating, but it really has to do with overconsumption. In “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Augustus Gloop, the first child who has an accident, almost drowns in the ...

Category: Christianity ULC Topics

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Coping With Loneliness Through the Holidays

There are a lot of expectations around the holiday season. Christmas commercials remind you that it’s the season to be with family and loved ones. Buy lavish gifts and enjoy the food and parties. When you’re ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances

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Put Together a Playlist of Thanksgiving Music

It seems as if the Christmas carols begin earlier and earlier each year as merchants try to get shoppers in the holiday-buying mood. If you're tired of Christmas music, but want some seasonal favorites to play in the ba ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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Movies for Your Thanksgiving Party

If you're not into football and not ready for Christmas movie favorites, it might be hard to find something for your Thanksgiving party. We've put together a list of fun Thanksgiving classics you can find on DVD or stre ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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5 Female Saints of November

Take a trip into the history of the church by looking at some of the patron saints who have feast days in November. Saint Agnes of Assisi Most people are familiar with Agnes’ older sister, Clare. Clare founded th ...

Category: Religion

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