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Disco and the End of Atheism

August 26, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from americanvision.org: Atheism seems to be on the rise. A number of young people are taking to it like they did to disco in the 1970s. But alas, like all trends, it met its end

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How Did God Get Started?

August 10, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from bu.edu: One day in the Middle East about four thousand years ago, an elderly but still rather astonishingly spry gentleman took his son for a walk up a hill. The young man carried on

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A hint of civilisations clashing

July 25, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from economist.com: As my last posting noted, the first edgy thing which the new Greek government did was to downgrade, albeit very politely, its relations with the church. The second thing was to upgrade a relationship whose historic roots

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Five Best: Religious Cults In Antiquity

June 6, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from wsj.com: Written by Mary Beard: The Greeks and the Irrational. By E.R. Dodds (1951) For me, this was a life-changing book. It starts with an encounter in the British Museum in front of the

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A Christian Nation? Since When?

May 28, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from nytimes.com: America may be a nation of believers, but when it comes to this country’s identity as a “Christian nation,” our beliefs are all over the map. Just a few weeks ago, Public Policy Polling reported

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How the Council of Nicea Changed the World

May 20, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from livescience.com: When Constantine became the first Christian leader of the Roman Empire in the 4th century, his vast territory was populated by a hodgepodge of beliefs and religions. Within his own young religion, there

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The Beguines: A Lost World Made by Women

April 30, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from nytimes.com: If feminism means a desire for independence from patriarchal authority, the beguines — a Roman Catholic laic order that began in the 13th century and branched across northwest Europe — represented, perhaps, the

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Aesthetic Occultism: A New Terminology

April 28, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from victorianweb.org: Christianity was dealt blows from all sides in the nineteenth century, altering forever the common system of Biblical image and terminology that people used to communicate. During earlier parts of the century, as

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Massacre of Innocence

February 22, 2015 Vulgarian 0

from www.revisionisthistory.org: In focusing on the subject of abortion, much has been contended from a medical and social perspective. But when we pull the lid off and look at abortion from a spiritual perspective, the