What is the significance of Easter?

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Easter is the day in which Christianity recognizes and celebrates the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the King James Version of the Bible, it is used in Acts 12:4, but the original Greek word is “pascha”, meaning “passover”. Easter gradually became recognized as the day that Christianity celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, but the word […]

What’s the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

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The Old Testament covers the beginning of God’s creation up until 400 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. This includes the creation of the heavens and the earth, the forming of man from the dust of the ground and God breathing into him the breath of life, the first lineages of mankind, the worldwide […]

What is exteriorization?

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Exteriorization in general is defined as the externalization of an abstract form (ie spirit, essence) into an outward form.  Relating to Scientology, Exteriorization is attained when a person realizes his “Self” as an immortal spiritual being and that the “Self” is not his body. More information can be found on these sites: http://www.scientology.org/en_US/feature/glossary/index.html http://www.religioustolerance.org/scientol1.htm Exteriorization […]

What is Santeria?

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Santeria, or Lukumi, or Regla de Ocha, is a set of religious systems that combine Catholic beliefs with traditional Yoruba beliefs.  The Yoruba are a large ethnic nation in Nigeria, the largest single ethnic nation in Africa.  There are about 40 million Yoruba in the world, almost all of them in Africa.  Their belief system […]

What happens during baptism?

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A Baptism is a water purification ritual practiced by a few different religions, Christianity, Mandaeanism, and Sikhism to name a few.  Its origins are Jewish however, from the ritual of mikvah. The most popular version of a baptism is in the Christian religion, the idea is to clean the person of sins, and to unite […]

Could God create a rock so heavy that even he could not lift it?

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The question of whether God could create a rock that even he cannot lift has been asked in many different forms.  Could God create a burrito so hot that even he cannot could not eat it, or could God create a triangle in which the three interior angles do not add up to 180 degrees?   […]

Why is the horseshoe lucky?

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Hanging a horseshoe over a door is considered to be an omen of good luck.  Hanging the horseshoe properly is key, if you hang it so that the two points are pointing down the luck may run out of the horseshoe.  The origins of the horseshoe’s luck derive from Catholic legends. The legend involves Saint […]

What is a sin of Pride?

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An example of the sin of Pride is simply being preoccupied with yourself.  If you consider yourself first and then act on that consideration only, then you’re probably a bit too preoccupied with yourself. Pride is one of the seven deadly sins along with, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Rage, Greed, and Sloth.  I’ve always wondered about […]

In which countries is Christmas Day an official holiday?

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Here is a list of countries that recognize Christmas Day as a public holiday: Albania Australia Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Cyprus Denmark Egypt (Jan 7th) Finland France Germany Greece Gibraltar (Dec 26th) India Ireland Italy Latvia Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico The Netherlands New Zealand Poland Portugal Romania Russia (Jan 7th) Singapore South Africa South Korea […]

Was Jesus of Nazareth a real person? If so what is written about him, other than what is in the Bible?

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Whether or not Jesus of Nazareth existed is very heavily debated.  It is accepted by many that he did exist but that still leaves up for debate the idea that he was the son of God.  Some believe he was the son of God, while others believe that he was a prophet of God.  Still […]

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