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Country Gone Crazy, Vol. 3

Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

5 things you should do before you retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Many of us dream about our eventual retirement, when we’ll close the office door and have …

Retirement

Mormons Aim To Address Messy Parts Of Church History, Theology

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormonism begins with a simple story of heavenly manifestations.<p>A 19th-century farm boy in upstate New York prays in a thicket of trees and sees God and Jesus. The boy next uses spiritual powers to unearth ancient writings, which he translates into English with the help of Old …

Faith

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

ISIS Set Their Sights on Europe in Latest Beheading Video

The executioner speaks in English and points his knife toward the Mediterranean. “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission,” he says.<p>The video …

International Crisis Group

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Videos Worth Sharing

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We Talked to the Cartoonist Behind the Original Muhammad Drawings

Kurt Westergaard gave us two minutes of his time to discuss 'Charlie Hebdo.'<p>Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is well aware of how it feels to be the target of extremist anger. In 2006, he drew a cartoon for the Danish newspaper <i>Jyllands-Posten</i>, illustrating Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. It …

Drawing

DIY: Root Succulents from Leaves

If they don’t get enough sun, succulents sulk. That’s why indoor succulents get leggy. The fix? Snip off a stem, strip the leaves from your …

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / pogonici<p>Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or …

Islam - The True Religion of God

The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named …

Islam

Reza Aslan And Theological Scholar Peter Lillback Debate Who Jesus Really Was

The different historical and religious interpretations of Jesus are generally cause for a heated debate, and in a HuffPost Live panel discussion on Monday, author Reza Aslan and theological scholar Peter Lillback had just that.<p>The "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" author argues that …

Jack Miles’ return to religion: “There are questions that remain in the human mind even when science doesn’t address them”

Science is about learning, and religion about coping with life, says editor of new Norton Anthology of religion<p>Jack Miles is the religious writer of our time. An agnostic who dared to write the book "God: A Biography," which won the Pulitzer Prize, he has just completed another daunting work as the …

Is There an Afterlife? Christopher Hitchens Speculates in an Animated Video

Ten months before his death -- a death he knew was coming -- Christopher Hitchens debated the question, “Is there an afterlife?”. Sharing the stage …

Dalai Lama Says He'd Prefer To Be The Last Dalai Lama Than Have A 'Stupid' Successor

The Dalai Lama has said yet again that he may be the last person to hold the title, adding that he’d rather there be no Dalai Lama than for someone “stupid” to take his place.<p>"The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease," the 79-year-old Tibetan spiritual …

Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It’s telling how ready we still are to embrace them<p>Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey.<p>Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden …

Today in History for December 16th

Swastika - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

The <b>swastika</b> (卐) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees. The earliest archaeological evidence of …

Anti-Defamation League

Green Tara - Tibetan Buddhist Deity | Exotic India

Goddess Green Tara is one of the principal deities of the Buddhist pantheon. To realize the symbolism behind her, we first have to understand the …

Spirituality

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Seven

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Seven<p>June 11, 2012 by Ben Witherington<p>Q. In both the past and the present, people have often drawn parallels …

Lion's Roar - Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time

Lion's Roar is the website of the Buddhist magazines Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) and Buddhadharma, with exclusive teachings, how-tos, news …

Bart Ehrman’s on Did Jesus Exist? Part One

Bart Ehrman’s on Did Jesus Exist? Part One<p>June 5, 2012 by Ben Witherington<p>In the next few posts we will have a Q and A time with Professor Bart …

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Six

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Six<p>June 10, 2012 by Ben Witherington<p>Q. On p. 180 you say that because the pericope about the woman caught in …

Bart Ehrman on Did Jesus Exist? Part Two

June 6, 2012 by Ben Witherington<p>Q. Why do you think it is that some atheists are so adamant about trying to eradicate Jesus entirely from the …

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Five

Bart Ehrman on ‘Did Jesus Exist?’ Part Five<p>June 9, 2012 by Ben Witherington<p>Q. Two of the real linch pins in your argument that Jesus existed is the …

Saudi religious police crack down on bloggers | DW | 05.12.2014

Week for week, Saudis in Jeddah can get a good idea of what happens to those who deviate from the path of righteousness. After fulfilling their …

Saudi Arabia

Watch Megyn Kelly Call Out Congressman for ‘Hands up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture

Megyn Kelly got into a heated clash with Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Tuesday night over the ongoing Ferguson saga, with the congressman lecturing Kelly to be “fair and balanced” after she cited witness testimony backing the claim that Michael Brown charged officer Darren Wilson.<p>Green, one of the …

Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Company: The Critical Problem with the Prophet System

Moses is big right now. A blockbuster movie, <i>Exodus: Gods and Kings</i>, will shortly be released, glorifying his role in leading the ancient Hebrews to freedom-- with some not insignificant assistance from God. And just about a week ago, the Texas State Board of Education approved textbooks extolling …

Theology