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A White Lie

Is it okay to lie in order to not hurt someone’s feelings?

Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by a fake news story, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching himself from the internet.

Janaka Gita

Janaka Gita is a philosophical composition in the form of verse. It is credited to King... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Coming Soon: The Fountainhead

Good news! I’ve been reading and making notes on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, and I’m nearly done with it now. I’m planning to write another chapter-by-chapter review, like the one I did for Atlas Shrugged, beginning in January 2017....Show More Summary

You Are God's Treasure

"Do you remember the story of the prodigal son?" asked my grandfather and put down the book he was reading. "The son of a very rich, generous, and loving father had left home and for many years he squandered his part of the father's fortune on worthless things and distractions. Show More Summary

Junaid Jamshed: A Munshid Par Excellence

Naath Khwaan, Munshid, Pop Singer, Entrepreneur, public figure, family man and devotee; Junaid Jamshed was a beautiful person with a beautiful voice who displayed some of the most melodious ensembles and works of art that the Muslim world has ever known. Although born and raised in the United States, I grew up listening to the […]

Dear Christians, go ahead and feel. It's what the Bible says.

Matt Walsh published a piece about Jen Hatmaker's interview with RNS where, among other things, she stated that she affirms marriage equality. It was a turn around for her previously held position that marriage was to be strictly between men and women. Show More Summary

Japanese-Americans Imprisoned For Ethnicity Speak Out In Defense Of Muslims

Seventy-five years ago on Wednesday, the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II and subsequently ushered in the nuclear age. It also prompted the U.S. to round up about 120,000 people ? most of them American citizens...Show More Summary

Why Pope Francis' Christmas Card This Year Has Two Baby Jesuses

Every year, Pope Francis digs into the Catholic church’s centuries-old treasure trove of religious art and chooses an image for the front of his Christmas card. For Christmas 2016, Francis has chosen a scene from a fourteenth-century...Show More Summary

Germany's Top Court Rules Muslim Schoolgirls Must Join Swimming Lessons

Germany’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit,...Show More Summary

The Spike In Hate Crimes Against Jews Should Worry All Minorities

The New York Police Department reported on Monday a 115 percent increase in bias crimes following the election – just another marker of the swell in hate incidents coinciding with Donald Trump’s ascendance to the presidency. The upsurge in harassment and intimidation has been amply documented and ranges from tearful to bizarre. Show More Summary

Evolving, like Pokémon

My seven year old is a huge fan of the Japanese cartoon series Pokémon. If you have never shared your life with a Pokémon fan, you might not know that Pokémon are animated creatures (many of them adorable) with varying...

The Feast of St Nicholas in Byzantine Italy

Fr Hunwicke posted an article yesterday in which, with his characteristically marvelous wit, he describes St Nicholas as “a saint with as large a portfolio of Patronages as a Renaissance cardinal.” This is particularly true among Byzantine...Show More Summary

DIY Judaism with ALEPH and Judaism Unbound

Episode 22 of the Judaism Unbound podcast featured Rabbis Rachel Barenblat and David Evan Markus, co-chairs of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. In this live talkback at 8:30pm EST on Monday December 12, join the co-chairs and the hosts of...

Photopost Request : Immaculate Conception 2016

Our next major photopost will be for tomorrow’s feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please send your photos (whether of the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form) to for inclusion. We are also always glad...Show More Summary

The Vatican reaffirms its position suggesting gay men should not be priests

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Some see room for gay men to still enter seminaries, despite the Vatican policy's wording.

More people searched the Bible for “end times” because of same-sex marriage than because of Trump

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Searches for “end times” on a popular Bible website spiked when same-sex marriage became the law of the land.

Pope Francis compares media that spread fake news to people who are excited by feces

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The terms he used in an interview published Wednesday were "coprophilia" and "coprophagy."

The Latest: Survivor describes slayings at black church

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

Pope warns about fake news - from experience

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is warning about the dangers of fake news, and he should know: Earlier this year, he was reported — falsely — to have endorsed Donald Trump for U.S. president.

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