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  1. The subject of EasterRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | West Seattle Herald

    Easter is a surprisingly controversial holiday. No one's entirely positive where it - let alone it its rituals - come from.


  2. An unpopular opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Courier

    I'm just going to go ahead and say something that needs to be said - even though it's a very unpopular opinion to have around this part of the country. Separation of church and state is a good thing.


  3. Iowa woman to make history with nation's first Wiccan state House invocationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    An Iowa woman will make history next month by being the first Wiccan in the nation to give the opening invocation at a state legislature. Although Christian pastors and priests normally give the invocation, Deborah Maynard of the People's Church Unitarian Universalist told KCRG that Democratic state Rep. Liz Bennett asked her to open the Iowan House of Representatives with a Wiccan prayer on April 9. "I didn't really think it was that big of a deal, until I did more research on it," Maynard explained to KCRG.


  4. Pagan sex rituals rapist jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Newsday

    A man who carried out a string of sexual assaults on vulnerable women and children under the guise of Pagan rituals has been jailed for 17 years. "Those secret recordings had taken place over a protracted period of time and involved considerable planning and forethought on his part," prosecutor Ray Tully said.


  5. Vergil in Russia: milestones of identityRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OUPblog

    In 1979, one of the most prominent Russian classical scholars of the later part of the twentienth century, Mikhail Gasparov, stated: "Vergil did not have much luck in Russia: they neither knew nor loved him." Gasparov mostly blamed this lack of interest on the absence of canonical Russian translations of Vergil, especially when it came to the Aeneid .


  6. Prolific sex offender and friend jailed for string of serious offencesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Gazette Series

    Kenneth Gavens, who admitted sexual activity with a child and the possession of extreme pornographic image, has been jailed for 29 months David Mace, who admitted a series of serious sexual offences against multiple victims between 1996 and 2013, has been jailed for 17 years and will serve an additional five years on licence David Mace, 59, from Bristol, who admitted a series of serious sexual offences against multiple victims between 1996 and 2013, was jailed at Bristol Crown Court today. These offences include rape, sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, voyeurism and indecent assault.


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    7 hrs ago | WHO-AM Des Moines

    A Wiccan priestess has been invited to give the invocation to the Iowa House of Representatives. On April 9, Deborah Maynard, a member of the People's Church Unitarian Universalist, will travel to Des Moines to deliver her blessing.


  8. Town hall meeting at Pagan Pathways Temple tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2010 |

    This evening Mar 30, from 7:00 p.m.til 9:00 p.m., there will be a town hall meeting at All are encouraged to come to this event. One does not have to be Pagan in order to attend, and they invite the general public to come share, learn, and explore ideas with the Pagan Metro Detroit community.


  9. Satanic Reverses: Religious Exceptions Are A Real Win For Devil WorshippersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Mother Jones

    Last May, the Supreme Court decided in favor of Christians asserting their right to open town meetings with prayers. An unintended consequence of this and other recent court rulings knocking holes in the wall between church and state is that Satanists, pagans, and pranksters have eagerly embraced their newfound right to express their spiritual beliefs on public time and property: Two days after the Supreme Court's decision, a newly converted Satanist started asking towns in Florida if he could open town meetings with a prayer to his "Dude in Charge."


  10. .com | Easter is Un-ChristianRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | News24

    Easter is a day that is honoured by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.


  11. Sound Off: March 30Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Orchard >> What has become of the famed Porter apple orchard north of Las Cruces? I haven't heard about it for many years. Abortion debate >> Why can't I help decide if abortion is a good decision or not? I don't agree with it.


  12. Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord: JeremiahRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | All About Jazz

    It's comfort is often the discombobulation. That said, isn't that what jazz has always been about? Jeremiah his latest release, follows a 2-disc live recording Liverevil .


  13. Local Pagan Group Celebrates Earth Path Pride DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    As the country, including the Tarheel State, begins to thaw from winter, people will begin to celebrate the arrival of Spring and warmer weather. One of the festivals to be celebrated is Earth Path Pride Day, being hosted by Path Of The Moon Collective.


  14. Google+Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Martha Stewart

    Here's the story of how an ancient pagan ritual was passed down through Christian churches and finally to your home on Sunday morning.


  15. Culture Shock Miami Presents Ballet Memphis In Triple Bill of New and Recent ChoreographyRead the original story

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    Approaching its third decade as a leading ballet company and incubator of new choreography, Ballet Memphis takes the Main Stage at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8 PM. Culture Shock Miami presents the Tennessee-based company in a three-part program featuring works by North American choreographers Trey McIntyre, Julia Adam and Matthew Neenan.


  16. Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; March 29, St. Mark of ArethusaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    St. Mark was a priest in Syria during the reign of Constantine. He became the Bishop of Arethan.


  17. Celebrating SaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gloversville Leader-Herald

    This year, the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs will celebrate its 130th anniversary, with a new face and plans for a big season. The shrine's official 130th season begins April 12 with an 11 a.m. Mass.


  18. India And The Golden Age Of IslamRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Outlook

    Take what the Europeans came to call the "Arab numerals" which replaced the cumbersome Roman numerals. The Arabs call them Hindsa giving credit where it is due... History and legend both describe the first 400 years of Abbasid rule, roughly from 750 to 1150, as the Golden Age of Islam. 4 comments

  19. Pocono Wedding Talk: Literally tying the knot to bind loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Pocono Record

    Most people have heard the expression "tying the knot," but may not be familiar with the origins of this phrase. Also known as handfasting, tying the knot is one of the oldest wedding rituals we know.


  20. Jerome: a model scholar?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | OUPblog

    The Renaissance vision of Jerome , as depicted by Albrecht DA1 4rer in a world-famous engraving of 1514, seems to represent an ideal type of the scholar: secluded in the desert, far removed from the bustle of ordinary life , well-established in his institution , and devoted to his studies. However, even a casual reader of Jerome's letters and pamphlets can see that the reality was much more tumultuous.