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Christmas Tree?

“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax.  They decorate it with silver … Continue reading

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The Christmas Truce

It sounds like fiction.  However, it is history.  History is sometimes stranger than fiction.  The date was December 24 – 25, 1914 during World War I.  The location was in Belgium and France, along the Western Front.  German soldiers began … Continue reading

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Honoring Veterans

Veterans Day is observed on November 11th.  It does not matter on what day of the week in falls.  The date stays the same; the day of the week changes.  It was originally known as Armistice Day.  In 1918, on … Continue reading

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Denominations: Methodist/Wesleyan Church (Part 1)

Ascertaining accurate total numbers is difficult.  The Methodist church is greatly divided.  There are 23 separate Methodist bodies in the U.S. alone (Frank S. Mead and Samuel S. Hill, Handbook of Denominations, p. 159).  “The World Methodist Council is made … Continue reading

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Denominations: Anglican and Episcopal Churches (part 1)

The Anglican Church numbers about 85 million (Countries With the Largest Anglican Populations, worldatlas.com).  The top five countries, by number, are: (1) Nigeria; (2) United Kingdom; (3) Uganda; (4) Sudan; (5) Australia.  The United States is seventh, counting the Episcopal … Continue reading

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Western Religions: Scientology (Part 2)

Authority a.   L. Ron Hubbard The organization’s website says, “IS IT ALL BASED ON ONE MAN’S WORK? Although Dianetics and Scientology were founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and all of the scriptures are solely compromised of his writings and recorded … Continue reading

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Western Religions: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism) Part 1

This is a sub-division of a series on the religions of the world.  The sub-title, “Western Religions,” does not mean that these religions are confined to the West.  It indicates that they originated in the West. The Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (Remember)

“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military… originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions: Zoroastrianism and Bahaism

These two religions are from Persia (Iran).  One is ancient.  One is of more recent origin. Zoroastrianism There are fewer than 200,000 followers of this religion in the world.  Most are in India, Pakistan, and Iran (Top Countries of the … Continue reading

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Halloween, Nike, Mazda, and Paganism

Many go “all out” for Halloween.  Houses are decorated.  Costumes are selected.  Candy is purchased.  Did you know that ¼ of all candy sold in the U.S is sold for Halloween?  (Halloween 2018- History, history.com).  Personally, I have never understood … Continue reading

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