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  1. Kirk Cameron, Chuck Norris, and War on ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Albany Times Union

    A War on Christmas means that people are not free to worship or celebrate Christ's birth, right? Where are the storm troopers coming into churches and shutting the place down? Why use such charged language of "war" like "war on terror", "war on drugs", and now "War on Christmas"? Rumor and speculation of a "war" via talking heads does not make a War on Christmas . Gallup reports that 78% of people in this country are some type of Christian.


  2. A time for celebrationRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    What does Christmas mean to you? Does it mean family gatherings around a tree decorated with lights and fragile ornaments? Does it mean holding your breath hoping that Santa doesn't know of the "bad" things you may have done over the past year? Or does Christmas mean something more spiritual, deeper, something that resonates with goodness and a celebration of the birth of Jesus? The very word "Christmas" has become synonymous with shopping, gift giving, hustle and bustle - and it has become a season rather than a day. This Pagan Extravaganza begins immediately after the Halloween candy is given out and the Jack-o-Lanterns are smashed.


  3. Brisket, latkes and tzimmes: Hanukkah is here againRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Daily Gazette

    The cause is that in 164 BC, a group of Jews led by Judah Maccabee captured the former Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which had been turned into a pagan shrine by brutal King Antiochus IV. Latkes – potato pancakes – are a delicious reminder of the Hanukkah story.


  4. J.K. Rowling Confirms Jewish Character in 'Harry Potter'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Hollywood Reporter

    J.K. Rowling gave Jewish Harry Potter fans an early gift for Hanukkah when she confirmed that the character of Anthony Goldstein was in fact a Jew. The question arose on Twitter when a fan asked if there were any Jewish characters, and Rowling responded directly.


  5. Who or What is Santa Claus?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    I will try to summarize in a page or so, what could take a whole book. If you do research, not to find St. Nicholas a 3rd century AD figure but that person upon whom he was based or imitated throughout history , you may be surprised.


  6. 'Pontius Pilate'-Sans Brad Pitt-Headed For Jeff Robinov's Studio 8?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE : Pontius Pilate , a script by Woman On Top scribe Vera Blasi about one of the most vilified figures in history, has shaken loose from Warner Bros. Several financiers are chasing it, but I'm told the clear frontrunner is Jeff Robinov 's Studio 8 .


  7. Mistletoe and its place in tradition and medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    Mistletoe is one of the most interesting, controversial and misunderstood medicinal herbs. A common decoration during the holiday season, mistletoe has a long spiritual and medicinal history, particularly in Europe where mistletoe is common.


  8. Hanukkah celebration of food, light and latkesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    Hanukkah is known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, and is best known in the wider community by the lighting of a Hannukia - or a nine-branched menorah - each of the eight nights of the festival. The holiday celebrates the re-dedication of the great Temple in Jerusalem around the year 164 BCE.


  9. Hanukka and the Bar Kochba RevoltRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Jerusalem Post

    Should we accept at face value the account of Akiva's 24,000 students dying of plague as punishment for some esoteric moral failing? Last month the notoriously irreverent television series The Jews Are Coming included a more sobering than humorous sketch satirizing Rabbi Akiva ben Yosef as he rallied his hapless troops to rebel against Rome. Of course, in reality the rebel forces under Bar Kochba were not quite the bunch of innocents huddling in a cave as portrayed in the sketch they were armed, well organized and highly effective in battle.


  10. Ancient Roman MosaicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | RedOrbit

    Image: Workers clean the dirt off an ancient Roman mosaic as it is revealed some 13 years after it was first discovered in the ruins of a 4th century AD building, on July 1, 2009 in Lod in central Israel. The beautiful 1,700 year old mosaic floor, which is regarded as one of the most magnificent and largest ever revealed in Israel, was first uncovered in 1996 during a project to upgrade the city's sewage system.


  11. "Shut Diablo" Spell-Out at Ocean Beach + Winter Solstice Ritual to Shut DiabloRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 |

    Saturday, Dec. 20, 3:00 pm, San Francisco Ocean Beach, Winter Solstice Ritual to Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Diablo Canyon on the coast near San Luis Obispo is California's last nuke and is extremely dangerous as it sits near 13 earthquake faults! It's poisoning the ocean, killing marine life for hundreds of miles. Join us on the eve of Winter Solstice as we gather to celebrate the longest night of the year.


  12. The Nazi party's guide to ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Daily Mail

    A Nazi guide to Christmas - in which the Virgin Mary becomes German and the Archangel Gabriel is turned into an Ayran goddess - has been unearthed in an archive in the city of Dresden. As well as listing precise instructions for decorating the Christmas tree, faithful yuletide revellers were to be ordered told to ditch Christmas carols in favour of more 'Germanic' ditties extolling motherhood, harvests and nature.


  13. Lake Worth Commissioners Walk Out During Atheist InvocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Broward-Palm Beach

    The mayor of Lake Worth, and a handful of commissioners walked out as an atheist was about to give an invocation before a meeting last week. Like many cities, the commission allows a religious invocation to be given before holding their meetings.


  14. The Church, The Bride of Christ 5 The False Church 2: False apostles, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Nigeriaworld

    There are many things to discuss on this subject, but I will reserve most of it for the oncoming book of this series: THE CHURCH, THE BRIDE OF CHRIST: THE TRUE AND THE FALSE CHURCH. The book will address the true and the false Church and I will address this topic thoroughly and completely.


  15. A Yuletide Reading ListRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Beyond the Fields We Know

    Days grow short, nights grow long, and one thinks about curling up near the hearth with urns of tea, bowls of seasonal munchies and a stack of good books for company. This is a tradition of sorts, my annual posting of favorite reading materials for and about the holidays and the return of the light to our world.


  16. What being a pagan means todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 |

    The old world definition of pagan is heathen, but this actually meant being a follower of a polytheistic non-Christian religious system. In other words a hedonistic or irreligious person.


  17. A Christmas Panel Discussion? How Festive.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Dallas Observer

    'Tis the season when the pundits come out of the woodwork to proclaim that Christmas is dead, killed off by a bunch of non-believers who have co-opted all the good sales and cookies for their secular holiday celebrations. We hear of a post-Christmas society, where even Santa is a sinner and turkey dinners with family are a pagan ritual that prep us all for a future in hell.


  18. Make My DayBRITISH Scholars Schooled on HandshakesRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2011 | American Reporter

    I don't mind receiving Christmas cards or being wished a "Merry Christmas" from friends, clerks, or even in junk mail trying to sell me something no sane person should ever buy. My wife and I even send Christmas cards, with messages of peace and joy, to our friends who are Christians or who we don't know their religion.


  19. Milo Minderbinder is Alive and Well and Working in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2009 | American Reporter

    The question most likely to follow the name of the University of California at Berkeley physicist responsible for ruffling collars and generating tremendous banter amongst the physics community due to his new theory of gravity: A theory that may potentially re-champion the enlightenment absolutism of Newton. Interesting stuff considering that if the theory holds true it drastically restructures the conceptual understanding of the universe as we know it.


  20. Tracing the roots of the Christmas TreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Easley Progress

    The Winter Solstice falls on Dec. 21 or Dec. 22 every year and is marked by being the shortest day of the year. Ancient cultures who worshipped the sun would pay homage in the hopes of a short winter and a quick return of warmer weather.