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  1. Wright Way: Santa and the anagramRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Cleveland Daily Banner

    In conversations with a certain department store Santa Claus, I was impressed with his awareness about the origin of Christmas, Saint Nicholas and the reaction of some Christians to a holiday that often loses its focus on celebrating the birth of Christ. I was even more surprised to learn from Santa himself that if you anagram the word S-a-n-t-a you can come up with the word S-a-t-a-n simply by transposing a letter, and that some Christians are associating this jolly old icon with the devil himself.


  2. Who's the party for?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Altus Times

    I meandered aimlessly through the department store, my wife's words echoing in my ears: "We'll just stop for a few things after we take Mary to the airport. At least we'll get some Christmas shopping started.


  3. Dress Codes DecodedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Slate Magazine

    I have received a wedding invitation that specifies "cocktail attire" for the ceremony and reception. My investigation shows that this can mean any number of things.


  4. What is Pagan Pride Day?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 |

    Although Pagan Pride Day, Pagan Pride, Pagan Pride Project and PPD are all well-known terms in most Pagan circles across the country, here in the Pacific Northwest it is a bit of a mystery that has not been well shared. Here in the Puget Sound we have a great Pagan Pride group and the crowd at the events has been growing in numbers by leaps and bounds.


  5. The Debunker: Did the Druids Build Stonehenge?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Woot

    If you're an anglophile, a lover of all things British, then this time of year must be like Christmas for you. Well, it's real Christmastime as well, but you know what I mean, right? If you have a soft spot for Dickensian carolers, candlelit mince pies, snow-covered country villages, special episodes of inexplicably popular TV shows like Downton Abbey and Doctor Who ... well, in December, we all become a tiny bit British, don't we? But not everything we think we know about life across the pond is strictly "pukka."


  6. Should Christians Really Be 'Saving Christmas'?Read the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | Times-Union

    Guest Column Sue Bendorf, Warsaw Beloved Christian actor Kirk Cameron has come out with another film that was released in theaters on Friday, Nov. 14. A friend sent me a trailer of "Saving Christmas" a couple of months ago. When I saw the title, I wondered as to the movie's premise.


  7. Ronnie Sarkin releases debut novel in epic love trilogyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | PRWeb

    This promising first novel is a page-turner that aims to keep readers on the edge of their seat as they follow Fey and Adam from one lifetime to the next. The year is 1238 in Ireland, and 4-year-old Fey becomes orphaned after her mother is burnt at the stake, accused of being a pagan priestess.


  8. 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.


  9. History of MistletoeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | LivePressWorld

    History of Mistletoe The mistletoe, native to the forests of Northern Europe, is a parasite implant on deciduous and evergreen trees which produces yellowish flowers and waxy white berries. Its closest relative in North America has yellowish flowers and waxy white berries, and is also commonly known as mistletoe.


  10. Mother Goddess auction: Christie's halts sale of 'stolen' $1m...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A campaign in Sardinia to reclaim a 4,500-year-old pagan idol from a US auction house is gathering pace ahead of its scheduled sale next week, as Italy steps up the fight against the theft of its precious cultural patrimony.


  11. Fill season with good food, fellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Nanaimo News Bulletin

    During the period of the darkest days and longest nights, people of the north have celebrated the winter solstice, after which the dark is in retreat and the growing season rapidly approaches. Such celebrations included feasting and lights to raise people's spirits during belt-tightening times when winter supplies were carefully rationed.


  12. Random ArticleRead the original story

    May 26, 2011 | Inland Empire Weekly

    If you can read this, you're not in heaven. And neither is Harold Camping, the 89-year-old radio preacher who has spent more than a year and a $100 million on 2,000 billboards and other forms of advertising predicting that Judgment Day would occur on Saturday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Massive earthquakes would strike, Harold promised.


  13. Should we use "jihadist" to describe the Islamic State?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Business News

    Using the term "jihadist" to describe the Islamic State could lead to misunderstandings of Islam and even help the Islamic State recruit Everyone, from Cameron to the news media, have adopted the term " jihadists " to refer to those who commit atrocities and justify it in terms of Islam, these include many groups from al-Qaeda to the Taliban to new groups such as the Islamic State. However, this term is misleading and could not only encourage the belief that Islam is somehow inherently violent, or incompatible with international law , but also help these groups by implying that their actions are within the realms of the Islamic definition of jihad which they are not.


  14. Reg Henry: Thanks to America for inventing holidayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 |

    It was 40 years ago. There I was, just a young fellow from Australia on vacation on a Greek island, and a beautiful American girl appeared on a rock beside the sea as if in a vision.


  15. Earth Magic - photography of witches at play and at ritualRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Boing Boing

    There has long been a tension between the witch of legend and the modern day practitioner. The former has its origins mainly in polemical Christian ideas and folktales, where the witch is a consort of the devil, brewing wicked and foul smelling potions in a cast-iron pot, and eating children.


  16. Jonathan Merritt a " What C.S. Lewis thought about space exploration and aliensRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Religion News Service

    The iconic Christian author addressed the space exploration and aliens at least twice. What he believed may surprise some of his faithful fans.


  17. What I Learned by Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business BooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Entrepreneur Magazine

    Every management program will teach you that you can't go wrong trying to boost morale and build culture through team-building exercises. We, of course, write about that in the abstract all the time.


  18. Neo-pagan 'Cybeline Revival' wins tax exemption from New York's highest courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Post-Standard

    A neo-pagan group aimed at serving transsexuals has won a religious tax exemption from the state's highest court. The Cybeline Revival , run by two women in the Town of Catskill, convinced the court that its 3-acre property should be tax free because it served as the worldwide headquarters for the tiny religion.


  19. Prayers, Quips and Quotes by Saintly People; November 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 |

    While there is no historical evidence regarding St. Catherine of Alexandria there is a strong tradition about her martyrdom. St. Catherine was the daughter of a wealthy pagan couple.


  20. Planned Parenthood becomes a religionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | RedState

    One of the most pernicious things the advocates of various deviancies and social pathologies are fond of doing in finding morally corrupt alleged "clergy" and getting them to endorse whatever perversion is in vogue. We've seen the homosexual marriage fascists to this with tortured explanations of how the Old Testament ban on sodomy doesn't really mean sodomy but rather being rude to strangers .