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Guide to Jewish Holidays

Title: The Miracle of Lights, By Billie S. Loper-Berman The Miracle of Lights, Chanukah, is one of the most celebrated of the Jewish Holidays and enjoyed all over the world. …

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Atheism Sports

I see religion almost exactly as I see professional sports, I have no real interest.  I am aware that many people around me like professional sports, I recognize the traditions, …

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An Introduction to Buddhist Art

Buddhists have been producing art for 2,500 years across two continents, so, rather than trying to introduce it all, I will share the most inspiring and exciting bits. Original, ancient …

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Islamic Threat to the West

Is Islam a threat? The word propaganda comes to mind here… In the West, we generally associate propaganda with state-controlled media in the old Soviet Union or Red China. We …

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Finding Wisdom in your Bible

The Bible is a book of wisdom. From Genesis to Revelation, the verses are inspirational, educative, guiding and/or cautioning. There are a total of 222 verses that contain the word wisdom in the …

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Why does Islam Forbid Alcohol

There are several verses in the Qur’an that expressly decry the use of alcohol. In 4.43, the Qur’an forbids going to prayers while intoxicated. This is a general prohibition, referring …

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How is Character Built?

We love people who are gracious and humble: Mother Teresa, Frederick Douglass, Jesus Christ . . . . The very fiber of these individuals echoes through time. How exactly is …

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Bodhisathva

Buddhism is a practical way of living a noble life that helps in cultivating kindness, forgiveness, empathy and enlightening. The teachings in Buddhism will become mere knowledge fillers if it …

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Why is Laxmi Pujan done on Diwali

The Importance of Goddess Laxmi The word Laxmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksha, meaning to perceive or observe, and is synonymous with Lakhya, meaning aim or objective. Lakshmi …

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Zen Koan Moving Flag

Case: Two monks argued about a temple flag waving in the breeze. One said, “It is the flag that moves.” The other said, “It is the breeze moving.” Just then, …

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