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Aramaic in ancient Arabia

ARAMAIC WATCH: A forest of crosses and names of martyrs in the desert of Saudi Arabia ( A Franco-Saudi archaeological team is responsible for the discovery. Prof Frédéric Imbert dated the graffiti to 470-475, a time when anti-Christian persecution began, culminating under the usurper Yusuf. Show More Summary

8 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

19 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Refraining from saying certain things is just as important as what we say.

Raising Independent Children

20 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

How to encourage your kids to let go and fly.

Breaking My New Year’s Resolution

20 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

I made a New Year’s Resolution, and I kept it…until now.

Pandu in the Mahabharata – Story of the Father of Pandavas

20 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Pandu was the father of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata.  Story of the birth of Pandu is... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Candlemas Photopost Request

Our next major photopost will be for the feast of Candlemas; please send your photos (whether of the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form) to for inclusion. We are also always glad to receive photographs of celebrations in the Eastern rites. Show More Summary

The Cathedral and the Movie Theater

They are spaces that teach us how to live. When I was sixteen, my family attended a church that met in a movie theater. I sang worship songs, listened to sermons, and took communion in the same building where I had seen The Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Show More Summary

Bryan Fischer Has Been Fired from the American Family Association

Rachel Maddow broke the news tonight that Bryan Fischer, the spokesperson and Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association (and constant source of fodder for blogs like this one), has been fired.It is because of his...Show More Summary

Moving to our dark night

23 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

It is true with everyone who takes up Zen. To compensate for our lack of insight into pure Mind we find consolation in reading the Zen stories and koan collections like the Blue Cliff Records and others. This effort is...

Bhishma Ekadashi 2015 Date – Bheesma Ekadasi in 2015

Bhishma Ekadashi, or Bheesma Ekadasi, is observed in the Magha Month or Magha Masam... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Silver Chariot during Thaipusam Procession at Batu Caves

This year it is the 125th year of Thaipusam celebrations at he Batu Caves. A silver... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

I Had No Idea Until I Read the P.S.

Thank you, person who emailed me. You have shown me the light.

Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods | TGC

Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods | TGC: Persuasive and with an irenic tone.

This Wonderful New Non-Profit Group Will Help Secular People in Need

What happens if you come out as an atheist or LGBT and your parents kick you out of the house? What if you're trying to leave an abusive relationship but your entire social network is contained within your church?There are resourcesShow More Summary

Reflecting on the Loss of Jesus Scholar Marcus Borg

The passing of Jesus scholar Marcus Borg last week (on January 21) highlights the continued rift in the Christian world between the conservative and liberal theological camps.

Postponement of 1,000 Lashes for Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi to Heal 'Exposes Utter Brutality' of Penalty, Says Doctor

A liberal Saudi blogger, who was sentenced to endure 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", has been temporarily reprieved from his 50 weekly lashings after a board of doctors ruled his body is incapable of taking any more lashings in the near future.

Boy Scout's 'Perversion' Files Reveals 'Sordid History of Sexual Abuse' in Organization, Says Lawyer

An attorney involved in a civil lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America over the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy by an adult volunteer says documents kept by the organization for nearly a century known as the "perversion files" reveal a "sordid history of child sexual abuse."

Ecologist Curt Stager on Getting Cremated: It’s Much More Beautiful Than You Imagined

Someone gave me an Amazon gift certificate last month, which I used to buy ecologist and science journalist Curt Stager's 2014 book Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe. I'm a few chapters into it, and it's lovely. Show More Summary

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