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Judaism is the smallest of the five major world religions: Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism (A World religion is an internationally widespread religion – Wikipedia). It numbers almost 14 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlascom). Most of these live … Continue reading
The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new. (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago. On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading
Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it. Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns. Christmas music is played. Presents are … Continue reading
Buddhism is the fourth largest of the world’s religions. It numbers about 488 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com). Most of these live in Asia (List of religious populations, Wikipedia). There are an estimated 1.2 million Buddhists living in … Continue reading
Hinduism is the third largest of the world’s religions. It numbers about 1.05 billion. Most of these live in South Asia (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com). More than 3 million live in the U.S.A. (Wikipedia). Origin The word ‘Hindu’ … Continue reading
Have you head of the “10,000 hour rule”? The theory is that to excel in a thing (e.g. sports, music, technology, business, etc.) 10,000 hours need to be invested in that thing (e.g. study, experimentation, practice). This theory was popularized … Continue reading
Thanksgiving celebrations, on American soil, predate the Pilgrims. Spanish explorers celebrated a day of thanksgiving in 1541 (Palo Duro Canyon, Texas), and again, in 1598 (El Paso, Texas). French Huguenot colonists did so in 1564 (Saint Augustine, Florida). English settlers … Continue reading