Sunday's Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse: Witches Prepare Rituals of Release & Christians Proselytize Prophetic Warning
There will be "blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood," quoted Peter, a disciple of Jesus. [i] In 2014, based partly on the above quote of an Old Testament Bible scripture, pastor John Hagee boldly, but incorrectly, proclaimed that an Apr. 15, 2014 Blood Moon lunar eclipse marked the date of a significant event that would occur. The Washington Post reported Hagee suggesting that the significant event would be a 'Rapture' during which "Christians will be taken to heaven, Israel will go to war in a great battle called Armageddon, and Jesus will return to earth." [ii]
Exploring the Canon City Abbey Grounds and Cemetery
The Abbey of the Holy Cross in Cañon City, Colorado, is a former monastery that has been in Colorado for nearly 120 years. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the grounds and cemetery are open to the public. Come with us as we explore the grounds and cemetery and tell some of the stories that have been told to us by entities involved with the Abbey.
Woman Refuses to Give Inheritance to Brother
Is someone else ever entitled to a person's inheritance?. It's never easy to lose a loved one, but everyone is bound to experience this at some point in their lives. With that said, something that can ease the pain of losing a person is having memories or mementos of theirs to help with the grieving process. This is why many will create wills to indicate where certain objects or property should go, should they unfortunately pass away.
Jehovah's Witnesses Increase as Virtual Ministry and Conventions Keep Congregants Active and Safe
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Naples resident Angie Nelson was accustomed to knocking on doors as part of her volunteer ministry. That abruptly changed in the spring of 2020 when the Witnesses took the unprecedented action of completely suspending their in-person public ministry, meetings, and large conventions.
Activist Chaz Stevens raises $5,110 to ban Bible from Florida schools, argues it contains "explicit content"
Political activist, Chaz Stevens, has embarked on a new mission to remove the Bible from Florida schools. His latest efforts involve starting a "Go Fund Me" campaign to raise money to support his cause. So far, it's brought in over $5,000.
The Guy that Sued God to Prove a Point
Picture of State Senator Ernie ChambersNebraska Unicameral Information Office. Ernie Chambers isn’t crazy. He just had something to say about religion and the court system. Ernie Chambers has spent most of his life fighting for disenfranchised groups. In 1980, he played a role in ending South African apartheid by pushing American organizations to divest from South Africa, namely by selling their Kruggerrands; in 1986, he promoted the idea of making university athletes state employees to protect them against exploitation; in 1993, he helped introduce a bill to stop LBGT discrimination. These are just a few among many other examples from a life filled with both activism and controversy.
Aurora mayor attends church to learn about different cultures
Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman poses for a picture after attending a Holi celebration at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Rockies.Photo submitted by Mike Coffman. (Denver, Colo.) Aurora mayor Mike Coffman faithfully attends church on Sundays. Thanks to that commitment, he's now invited to attend more services.
Woman Refuses to 'Credit God' for Financial Support
How much of raising kids is about divine intervention?. Many adults have the dream of one day becoming pregnant and having children. However, complications can happen when someone suffers from infertility. The CDC estimates that about 1 in 5 women suffer from infertility, and are unable to carry a child to term after 1 year of trying. On the flip side, other women can very easily become pregnant, and it might happen more often than intended.
Woman Hides Pregnancy and Newborn from Entire Family
In general, pregnancy is an exciting time for many. There's the anticipation of a new family member joining the group, and the excitement of just having a new little bundle of joy. And with 3.6 million babies born in the US every year, this is a joy that many get to experience.
Scientists Debate the Existence of the Human Soul
The soul, once the purview of religion and spirituality, has received renewed attention from professionals in various science-based disciplines. This article is based on scientific postings and accredited media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:Britannica.com, Snopes.com, Wikipedia.org, Psychology Today, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The National Academy of Science, and Evolution News & Science Today.
Hundreds Gather for First Time in Two-Year-Old Immokalee Kingdom Hall
Teresa Terry and Elease Maxwell(Jehovah's Witnesses US Branch) On April 3rd, hundreds of Immokalee residents filled the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with cheerful chatter and joyful singing, as congregants met for the first time in their new Kingdom Hall. “Oh, that's just amazing! It's amazing,” said 81-year-old Teresa Terry. “I didn't think I'd ever be able to get in here. It's been two years.”
U.S. Religious Order's Belgian roots in Kentucky: Sisters of Loretto
The Sisters of Loretto, was the first religious order in the United States that had no foreign affiliation, according to the Loretto Academy, in El Paso, Texas. Little Loretto, Kentucky was the original home of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.Loretto Community.
I set my best friend's hair on fire at a candlelight vigil in church
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Whose idea was it to let children carry open flames in a closed environment?
The Science of What Happens to Your Mind After Death
Ongoing studies have concluded human consciousness survives for up to six minutes following physical death. Those studies have also differentiated between the organic human brain, and the mind.
The Eviction of the Easter Bunny from St. Paul's City Hall (March 22, 2006)
ST. PAUL, MN - In the days leading up to Easter 2006 a cloth bunny, pastel colored-eggs, and a sign reading “Happy Easter” were taken down from the lobby of the St. Paul City Council offices after concerns over the appropriateness of publicly recognizing the Christian holiday in a government building. The simple act of putting up decorations ignited a political firestorm that reached every corner of the United States—and parts of the world.
Opinion: I will not pledge allegiance to the flag.
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events and opinion I experienced firsthand; used with permission. Since the fourth grade, I’ve had a problem with The Pledge of Allegiance.
Visit the Outdoor Stations of the Cross to Celebrate Easter
Replica of Pontius Pilates’ Palace.Photo courtesy of the author. The days are getting warmer, and people are antsy to get outside. Spring is a time for renewal and new beginnings. As Easter approaches, the outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph’s Shrine in Brooklyn, Michigan offers folks an opportunity to get some fresh air, enjoy some peaceful moments, and meditate on the miracle of Jesus’s death and resurrection.
Mom Demands Sister-in-Law Lie to Kids for 'Religious Reasons'
How far should one go to cater to another person's religious beliefs?. The world is full of different people with different values. Among these values will fall religious beliefs, whether they exist or are non-existent. The US is comprised predominantly of those who follow Christian beliefs at 65% of the population.
World Religion Basics
It is impossible to determine just how many religions now exist on the planet. The best estimate is over 4000 with 85% of the global population identifying with a religious group. For the purpose of reader understanding the term “religion” in this piece will be defined as a specific belief system in a god or gods that is manifested in a code of ethics, rituals, expression, and conduct. It includes belief in an unseen world or entity and is not limited to race or socioeconomic status. Nearly all religions recognize a supernatural realm.