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Yomi

Yomi, or Yomi-tsu-kuni, is the underworld of the Shinto religion, even if it forms no part of Shinto theology and appears only in ancient myths as …

The Evidence for the History of Jesus

Did a man named Jesus from Nazareth exist in Judea around 2000 years ago proclaiming to be some kind of prophet? Of course this is a controversial …

Yazidis

"Yezidi" redirects here. For other uses, see Yazid (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Yazidis</b> (also <b>Yezidis</b>, <i>Êzidî</i>; i/jəˈziːdiːz/ <i>yə-ZEE-dees</i>) are an ethnically …

The Search For Caligula’s Sunken Orgy Ship

Wild tales of sex, affairs, and murder are associated with Roman emperor Caligula’s grand ships. Two vessels have been discovered in Italy’s Lake Nemi—and there may be a third.<p>The legend was passed down from generation to generation. One can imagine it was the type of story that was relished by …

Rome

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddy Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

The rise of Arab atheism

<i>This article is a preview from the Summer 2015 edition of New Humanist. You can find out more and subscribe here.</i><p>Religious disbelief is viewed with …

Tarot Mythology: The Surprising Origins of the World’s Most Misunderstood Cards

The Empress. The Hanged Man. The Chariot. Judgment. With their centuries-old iconography blending a mix of ancient symbols, religious allegories, and …

Spirituality

Hopi Prophecy and the End of the Fourth World

More than any other tribe in North America, the Hopi Indians have developed according to the dictates and demands of what may be called a legacy of …

MAYAN LEGENDS: STORIES OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

Mayan mythology emerged from the traditions and religion of a civilization as old as 3,000 years from a vast region called Mesoamerica: territories …

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him …

Theology

What Tolkien Did So Well, What We Do So Poorly

Over the past few weeks I have been reading through <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, slowly meandering my way through Middle Earth for the umpteenth time. Every …

Christians were strangers

How an obscure oriental cult in a corner of Roman Palestine grew to become the dominant religion of the Western world<i>By Michael Kulikowski</i>Read at Aeon

Religion

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

​When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Like it or not, we are nearing the age of humans creating autonomous, self-aware super intelligences. Those intelligences will be part of our …

Singularity

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Could Mary be getting a new title this year?

Detroit, Mich., Apr 4, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Earlier this year, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope Francis, …

What Does the Christian Tradition Mean by the Word “Mystery?” - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • January 24, 2017 • 1 Comment<p>In the secular world, a “mystery” is something that baffles or eludes understanding, something that …

Why Not Pray to a Toy?

I am sure you have seen this on your Facebook or elsewhere, the story of a grandmother who had been praying for years to Saint Anthony, via a …

Fire Scrying Ritual

Scrying is the act of staring into something – often a shiny surface, but not always – for the purpose of divination. Visions and images are then …

The One Thing You Need To Know About Death, According to Buddhism

I think we can all agree that the fear of death is the greatest fear we can face. How can we wrap our minds around the mystery of the great unknown? …

Defending Eclectic Neopaganism

Various neopagan religious symbols (from left to right): 1st Row *Slavic Neopaganism (“Hands of God”) *Celtic Neopaganism (or general spiral triskele …

Thoughts on Bashing Fluffy Bunnies

No-bunny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>One unfortunate trend which has become prominent within the online Pagan community is known as “bashing fluffy …

Mixing Pantheons in Modern Pagan Practice

Photo copyright Eylon<p>It has been said by some Wiccan authors that mixing mythological pantheons is bad and should be avoided at all costs. The usual …

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi

A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It …

Poetry

The Reformation 500 years on: do we need 95 New Theses for the 21st century?

The most important role for our bishops is to mediate the wisdom and compassion of God: to be teachers and pastors, after the example of Christ …

The Villain Who Gave Us ‘Mother of God’

Cyril was one of the most powerful theological figures of the early Christian church—but he also turned monks in bloodthirsty mobs when it suited his needs.<p>On (hopefully) at least a weekly basis Roman Catholics around the world say the Ave Maria (better known as the “Hail Mary”) in which they …

Theology

Can someone who doubts the literal truth of the resurrection be called a Christian? | Commentary

<i>What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st century? Can one be a Christian and yet doubt the virgin birth or the Resurrection? I put these</i> …

Top 5 ‘heresies’ of 2016: ‘One God,’ biblical authority and more

(RNS) How important is it to know your Christian creeds and confessions?<p>Not terribly, according to most Americans: 58 percent said they believe there …

Theology

Are Faith and Knowledge contradictory?

Follow @ThePoachedEgg <i>Switch to mobile friendly version</i>Are Faith and Knowledge contradictory?<i>by Noah Myers</i>Last week I met with some Mormon …

Faith