Religion - Western

The three great monotheistic religions of Western civilization, Judiasm, Christianity and Islam, are collectively known as the Abrahamic religions, since all thee traditions claim a direct lineage to Abraham.

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  1. Christian


    On this day in history, August 26, 1498...

    Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti was commissioned to carve the Pietà for French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome....
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  2. Christian


    On this day in history, August 19, 1692...

    Martha Carrier, George Jacobs Sr., George Burroughs, John Willard, and John Proctor were all executed after being convicted of witchcraft during the...
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  3. Christian


    On this day in history, August 4, 70...

    The Roman army, led by future Emperor Titus, ended his siege with conquering of Jerusalem. During the battle, the Second Temple, or Herod's Temple, had...
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  4. Christian


    On this day in history, August 3, 435...

    After being condemned as a heretic during the First Council of Ephesus, Nestorius, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and founder of Nestorianism,...
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  5. Christian


    On this day in history, July 29, 587 BC...

    The legendary Temple of Solomon, so meticulously described in the books of Kings and Chronicles, was destroyed when the Neo-Babylonian Empire led by...
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  6. Christian


    On this day in history, July 26, 1882...

    Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal premiered at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. Parsifal is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von...
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  7. Helios


    Last week, three Arab Israelis shot and killed two police officers who were guarding one of the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Now, a plan is in place by Israel to install metal...
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  8. Christian


    The past holds so many secrets. I think the human race is finally starting to realize we don't know everything there is to know about our history. Yet, scientists and historians alike are very...
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  9. Helios


    Apparently, Pope Francis seems to think the United States of America can be lumped in with China, Russia, North Korea, and Syria, because, according to him, these countries seem to have a...
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  10. Helios


    According to a report first published in Il Fatto Quotidiano, Vatican police have raided a cardinal's apartment where a drug-fuelled homosexual orgy was taking place. According to the paper,...
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  11. Christian


    On this day in history, July 6, 1535...

    Sir Thomas More, an English lawyer, social philosopher, author of 'Utopia,' statesman, Renaissance humanist, and bitter foe of the Protestant Reformation,...
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  12. Christian


    On this day in history, June 29, 1881...

    Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah, a religious leader of the Samaniyya Sufi order in Sudan, proclaimed himself to be the Mahdi. According to Islamic tradition,...
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  13. Christian


    On this day in history, June 26, 2000...

    Pope John Paul II reveals the so-called Third Secret of Fatima.


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    The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July...
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  14. Christian


    On this day in history, June 25, 1900...

    A Taoist monk named Wang Yuanlu discovered the Dunhuang manuscripts in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China. Dating from the 5th to early 11th centuries,...
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  15. Christian


    More and more kids are moving away from religion. As this article from the Wall Street Journal suggests, values and morals are formed during adolescent years, but kids are questioning religion...
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  16. Helios


    According to the apparent social media profiles of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, the NSA contractor who stole “Top Secret” documents from the National Security Agency and leaked them to The...
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  17. Christian


    On this day in history, June 14, 1966...

    The Vatican announced the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (list of forbidden books), which was originally instituted in 1557. The Index...
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  18. Helios


    #17 currently trending video on YouTube. CNN is caught staging a demonstration of "peaceful Muslim mums" following this weekend's London Bridge terror attack.

    Lights, camera, ACTION!

    [MEDIA]...
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  19. Christian


    On this day in history, June 7, 1929...

    The agreements signed at Lateran Palace, known as the Lateran Treaty, were ratified which created the state of the Vatican City and guaranteed full and...
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  20. Christian


    On this day in history, June 3, 1140...

    French philosopher and founder of the metaphysical school of nominalism Peter Abelard was found guilty of heresy, putting an end to his teaching career....
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  21. Christian


    On this day in history, June 1, 1967...

    The Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27...
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  22. Christian


    On this day in history, May 20, 325...

    The First Council of Nicaea was formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. The Council of Nicaea eventually settled the...
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  23. Christian


    On this day in history, May 13, 1981...

    An assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II was made by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter's Square. The Pope was rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University...
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  24. Christian


    On this day in history, May 11, 1310...

    The Archbishop of Sens, Philippe de Marigny, took over the trial of the Templars. After being directed by Pope Clement V to proceed with the trials, de...
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  25. Horus


    [MEDIA]

    In the lyrics, we hear the words "just do what feels right..."

    Compare this to Aleister Crowley's Law of Thelema, which is, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"

    Isn't this...
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  26. Aristarchus


    A message to the rational soul...

    There is an unprecedented attack on free speech and in particular, conspiracy theorists.

    There is a deliberate and targeted campaign going on right now to...
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  27. Christian


    On this day in history, May 2, 1611...

    The King James Version was published in London, England, which was authorized by King James I. The translation is noted for its "majesty of style" and has...
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  28. Christian


    On this day in history, May 1, 1776...

    The Jewish-born Adam Weishaupt, who later converted to Catholicism and was taught by the Jesuits, established the Bavarian Order of Illuminati in...
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  29. Christian


    On this day in history, April 21, 753 BC...

    Rome was founded by its legendary first king, Romulus. Although many of the legends and myths ascribe Romulus (and his brother Remus) to the founding...
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  30. Christian


    On this day in history, April 9, 475...

    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issued a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the monophysite Christological theory. In a...
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  31. Christian


    On this day in history, April 6, 1830...

    Joseph Smith and his followers formally organized the Church of Christ (now know as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Smith claimed to...
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  32. Christian


    On this day in history, March 21, 630...

    Byzantine Emperor Heraclius returned the True Cross to Jerusalem. The True Cross, believed to be the physical remnants from the cross upon which Jesus was...
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  33. Christian


    On this day in history, March 20, 1915...

    Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. The theory provided a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and...
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  34. Christian


    President Donald Trump set a record with the amount of prayers said during his inauguration. Trump started his day at St. John’s Church, had six religious prayers as part of the ceremony, three...
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  35. Christian


    Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States of America. On this historic day, President Trump gave a speech that was described as "populist" leaving some commentators to...
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  36. Christian


    On this day in history, February 28, 2013...

    Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger) resigned as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. On February 11, 2013, Benedict announced his resignation...
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  37. Christian


    On this day in history, February 24, 1582...

    Pope Gregory XIII issued the papal bull Inter gravissimas, which reformed the Julian calendar and essentially established a brand new calendar, called...
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  38. Anonymous


    This is the video in question. It was originally posted to /x/ under the same title (11BX-2024) with only a link to the video in the thread. Numerous /x/men and /pol/acks noticed and began solving...
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  39. V. Putin


    Vladimir Putin, in his 2016 Christmas speech, said that the Western liberal elites have abandoned the traditional values that made their countries great. He also said that instead of building a...
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  40. Christian


    On this day in history, February 19, 356...

    According to the writings of Libanius, the easily manipulated Emperor Constantius II, being under the control of others, issued a decree that closed...
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  41. Christian


    On this day in history, February 17, 1600...

    Following the Vatican's seven-year trial--which began in 1593--of the Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and astrologer,...
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  42. Christian


    In an interview with the about his new film, Silence, a religious epic about Jesuit priests living in a violently anti-Catholic 17th century Japan, Martin Scorsese remarked that "cinema is gone"...
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  43. Christian


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing backlash for her open-borders policy on Muslim migrants following a terrorist attack in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured 50 more. All this comes...
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  44. Christian


    On this day in history, February 13, 1633...

    Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. At issue was Galileo's view and writings on Heliocentrism. Because readers could...
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  45. Christian


    On this day in history, February 12, 1947...

    Christian Dior helped to re-establish Paris as capital of the fashion world by unveiling his "New Look" for war-weary women in Europe.

    [MEDIA]
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  46. Christian


    On this day in history, January 23, 1368...

    Zhu Yuanzhang ascended to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, a coronation that initiated Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three...
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  47. Christian


    On this day in history, January 22, 1506...

    The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards, one of the oldest military units in the world, arrived in Rome to begin its service to the Pope. 500 years...
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  48. Christian


    On this day in history, January 18, 1884...

    Dr. William Price, a Welsh physician known for his support of Welsh nationalism, Chartism and his involvement with the Neo-Druidic religious movement,...
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  49. Helios


    This is getting absolutely bizarre!

    Here's a link to a Podesta wikileaks email where a woman named Marina Abramovic invites John and Tony Podesta to some kind of "dinner" called "Spirit Cooking."...
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  50. Christian


    On this day in history, January 6, 1893...

    The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from Congress to establish Washington National...
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  51. Christian


    On this day in history, December 25, 800...

    During Mass, when Charlemagne knelt before the altar to pray, Pope Leo III crowned him Imperator Romanorum ("Emperor of the Romans") in Saint Peter's...
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  52. Christian


    On this day in history, December 4, 1563...

    The final session of the Council of Trent was held in Bologna, Italy, which continues to be one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important...
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  53. Christian


    On this day in history, November 24, 1859...

    Charles Darwin published his famous On the Origin of Species where he posits the theory of evolution in contradiction to creationism orthodoxy long...
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  54. Helios


    So as it turns out, "nationalism" and "patriotism" is old fashioned, racist and just plain irrelevant these days, according to the mindset of liberal douchebags that think they know everything,...
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  55. Christian


    On this day in history, November 9, 1494...

    The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence following an invasion by France. The family was led by Piero II de' Medici (Piero the Unfortunate),...
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  56. Christian


    On this day in history, November 5, 1605...

    Guy Fawkes was arrested for his role in the Gunpowder Plot, a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England by a group of provincial...
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  57. Christian


    On this day in history, November 1, 1512...

    The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time. The Sistine Chapel's ceiling is one of the...
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  58. Christian


    On this day in history, October 22, 451...

    The teachings of Nestorius (386–450), Patriarch of Constantinople, were declared to be heretical. In essence, his teachings were opposed by the early...
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  59. Christian


    On this day in history, October 21, 1854...

    Florence Nightingale and her team of 38 volunteer nurses were sent to the Crimean War, where she became famous for making rounds of wounded soldiers at...
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  60. Christian


    On this day in history, October 19, 1900...

    Physicist Max Planck discovered the law of blackbody radiation. Also known as Planck's law, it describes the spectral density of electromagnetic...
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  61. Christian


    On this day in history, October 18, 1009...

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, was completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh. The...
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  62. Helios


    Until recently, it was rare to hear people referred to as "globalists" in the mainstream, but the label is more common now. And while many globalists claim to have only the best interests of the...
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  63. Christian


    On this day in history, October 13, 1307...

    At dawn, King Philip IV (Philip the Fair) ordered Knights Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be...
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  64. Christian


    On this day in history, October 9, 1635...

    Puritan minister Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, was found guilty of spreading "newe & dangerous opinions" and was banished from the...
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  65. Christian


    On this day in history, October 5, 1793...

    Christianity was completely disestablished following a number of measures instituted in prior years to limit the reach and influence of the Roman...
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  66. Christian


    On this day in history, September 27, 1540...

    The organization of Ignatius of Loyola's Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu), the Jesuits, was approved by a papal bull issued by Pope Paul III. Known...
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  67. Christian


    On this day in history, September 22, 1862...

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation as a threat to the South, for which it set a date for the freeing of black...
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  68. Laurel


    All this as Angela Merkel's party has made historic losses in elections for the Berlin state parliament...

    Merkel's party suffers HISTORIC losses in Berlin

    Meanwhile, in Paris....

    [MEDIA]
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  69. LadyHawke


    Over the years, we have heard many different theories about who ordered the assassination of President JF Kennedy, but even today, there is no other official story besides the first one that was...
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  70. Aristarchus


    The Saudis are not happy about the U.S. Senate's unanimous vote approving a bill that allows the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Now, a London-based Saudi newspaper is running with a...
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  71. Christian


    Those two cities are both hell holes where the agents of Rex Mundi has set up bastions, so it kind of makes sense...

    'Demonic' arches rising in New York and London on April 19: 'Welcome signs'...
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  72. Christian


    Happy Easter, On Three Points!

    Practically every other day, the Google homepage features some kind of Google Doodle.

    But an interesting trend has been happening over the past 16 years with...
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  73. Guest


    I feel this is a very interesting and perhaps esoteric passage from William Shakespeare's Romeo & Julet. I'll highlight the interesting parts.....

    "Romeo and Juliet" Act 1, Scene 2

    Romeo:

    When...
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  74. SashaS

    Holy Water

    SashaS, Feb 27, 2016
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    So I recently went to an apparent "sighting of Jesus" at somebody's home, who claims that Jesus visited their home. Now my family is religious but I am not, so the presence of this so called "Holy...
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  75. SashaS


    People have different theories of what life was like many centuries ago. Some believe that a guy with a beard walked the earth and was pinned to a cross by his father because mankind offended him....
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  76. SashaS


    Before the rise of the internet and gaming culture, The Illuminati was this mysterious group of individuals who did scary things and seemed intimidating. There was many conspiracy theories around...
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  77. Helios


    Pope Francis suggested that Donald J. Trump "is not Christian" because Trump is promising to deport illegal immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a border wall.

    Pope Francis Suggests Donald...
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  78. sparkster


    I don't know if any of you are familiar with hypnosis, how it was developed from mesmerism and how it relates to occult practices or not, but it's something I've studied and learned quite a bit...
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  79. Christian


    Back in November, Pope Francis called this year's Christmas a "charade" because "the whole world is at war."

    During a Mass at the Casa Santa Maria last month, he said, "We are close to Christmas....
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  80. Helios


    SPOILER ALERT!

    I'll try to keep the spoilers to a bare minimum, but there are a few things about the film that really stuck out at me and I wanted to make a post about it before I forgot them....
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  81. Christian


    Stefan Molyneux helps to put things into perspective as to how the Christians and Muslims have gotten along together throughout history.

    A strange phenomenon has taken place, especially...
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  82. Christian


    I know I may be in a minority here since Trump is taking the Republican Party by storm.

    I usually don't even like playing into this left/right paradigm nonsense, but I really think the country...
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  83. Helios


    I spent most of tonight listening to a new Project Camelot interview with "Kameran" and in it, he says there was an encoded message inside Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video meant to be sent...
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  84. Helios


    I listened to the pope's address before Congress. I actually never even heard him speak English before. I have to say I was not impressed one bit. In fact, several parts made me pretty angry.

    For...
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  85. Guest


    Growing up my dad always liked watching shows about the moon landing hoax and JFK but 911 is what really got me into this whole conspiracy scene.

    The thing is, although I was still in high school...
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  86. LadyHawke


    For many thousands of years, mankind believed that the sun rose and set around the earth, and not that the earth revolved around the sun. The book of Genesis says that the sun, moon, and stars...
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  87. Christian


    As the story goes, the Prophet Muhammad received the Koran in a single night by the Archangel Gabriel.

    However, a recently-found version of the Koran has been discovered in a Birmingham library....
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  88. Christian


    A 1500 year old bible was discovered in Turkey. Based on the results of several carbon dating tests, this Bible is at least 1500 years old and contains the Gospel of Barnabas. It states that Jesus...
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  89. Guest


    The Gnostics - a 4 part documentary.

    Part 1: Knowledge of the Heart

    [MEDIA]

    In 1945 an Egyptian peasant discovered a collection of early Christian scriptures - the Nag Hammadi Codices, which...
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  90. Christian


    So, what do you think about this? Is it real or just some kind of trick with lights or something? The people in church are clearly distracted by it...

    [MEDIA]
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  91. Helios


    Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is claiming that rich people living 200 years in the future are likely to become "godlike" immortal cyborgs, while the poor...
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  92. Christian


    What is going on here?

    Is this an attempt to say conspiracy theorists are on the same level of Osama bin Laden, or something else?

    Just look at the titles of some of these books!
    Bloodlines of...
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  93. Christian


    This is hugely significant for a number of reasons.

    Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes
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  94. Christian


    You know, I have a lot of mixed feelings about our current Pope and the Vatican itself. I honestly don't know what to say about him. I know he's a Jesuit and there have been a lot of bad things...
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  95. Christian


    In America, we're seeing an historic and unprecedented rise in anti-police sentiment. From Baltimore and Ferguson, to the hundreds or even thousands of videos of police brutality caught on camera,...
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  96. Guest


    It would seem ISIS is declaring war on anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller. In an online message, ISIS made a thread claiming to have fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire."...
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  97. Christian


    This year, millions of Christians celebrate Easter, but statistics show the faith is in relative decline in Europe. The population is declining, Muslim immigration is increasing, and there are...
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  98. Guest


    This Saturday's celestial phenomenon is on the order of some magnitude because it coincides with other strange and interesting events.

    To read more about the eclipse itself, visit this link:...
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  99. Christian


    At least 30% of New Testament texts have been written by or at least attributed to Paul of Tarsus, otherwise known as St. Paul the Apostle. Prior to his conversion to Christianity and subsequent...
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  100. Helios


    I've said from the beginning that the hacker group "anonymous" is nothing but a government psy-op. They appear to be against tyranny and oppression, yet more often than not, they attempt to move...
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