Browsing: April 10

A Brief History On April 10, 2018, adherents of the Anglican Church celebrate the Feast Day of St. William of Ockham, the Franciscan theologian and philosopher that gave us the logical tool known as Occam’s Razor, an idea oversimplified as ‘the briefest, most likely explanation is the best.’ Digging Deeper Born in Ockham, Surrey, England around 1285, William joined the Franciscan Order as a lad and was probably educated at Oxford, believed to have completed his studies in theology for a master’s degree which was apparently not awarded (for unknown reasons). William wrote an unpopular commentary on the Peter Lombard…

A Brief History On April 10, 1916, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America was formed in New York City. This watershed date in golf history is marked today as “Golfer’s Day.” Despite severe criticism by citizen Donald J. Trump of President Barack Obama, also known as “The Golfer in Chief,” for having golfed 306 rounds during his 8 years as President, President Trump has already raised eyebrows by going golfing 14 times in the 2 and half months he has been President. Apparently President Trump is not acquainted with Citizen Trump. Digging Deeper Although golfing is a recreational activity enjoyed…

A Brief History On April 10, 1908, a Cambridge educated Englishman finished translating The Book of the Law which had been given to him by a messenger of the God, Horus! Digging Deeper Aleister Crowley was born into privilege in England and studied philosophy and literature at Cambridge. Known to revel in his bisexuality, Crowley dabbled in poetry, painting, writing novels and plays, mountaineering, experimenting with drugs, and the occult.  Remembered primarily as the founder of the religion known as Thelema, Crowley claimed to be the prophet of the God Horus and that Crowley’s mission was to guide mankind into…

A Brief History On April 10, 1953, moviegoers in the US were treated to the first 3D movie in color released by a major studio: The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, a remake of the 1933 film, Mystery of the Wax Museum. Digging Deeper Although the industry had started to dabble in 3D technology and just 2 days before the premier of The House of Wax a black and white 3D film, Man in the Dark, had been released, The House of Wax was the first major color 3D movie.  (The 2005 movie House of Wax has no relation…