Browsing: Religion

A Brief History On March 20, 2019, we take a plunge into one of the forbidden subjects, that of atheism.  With Atheist Pride Day being celebrated on March 20 AND June 6 annually, atheists must feel the need for 2 days, maybe making up for the cornucopia of religious holidays each year.  Atheists often hide their true feelings and thoughts on the subject of religion to avoid social ostracism, so exact numbers of atheists are hard to pin down due to reluctance to admit such an idea publicly. Digging Deeper Poll takers claim there are about 11% to 13% of…

A Brief History On March 15, 2019, the early afternoon in Christchurch, New Zealand was shattered by scores of bullets being fired by an anti-immigrant domestic terrorist with an arsenal of guns.  The suspect in the first shooting used a body or helmet camera to live stream his murderous rampage, an explicit video that made its way onto YouTube, although administrators soon removed the video from the public viewing.  The first attack took place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at around 1 pm at the Al Noor Mosque. Digging Deeper The 17 minute long chilling video clearly showed the arsenal…

A Brief History On March 8, 1782, people once again proved how hate can lead to innocent lives began violently taken when Ninety-six Native Americans were massacred at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, the first European settlement in Ohio.  The Native Americans killed were actually fellow settlers with the German Americans that founded the town, followers of the Moravian faith, White and Native people living together with a common religion for a common purpose.  So why were the Delaware Indians (also called Leni Lenape) killed by the rampaging Pennsylvania militia that carried out the massacre?  Because of raids committed against White settlements by…

A Brief History On February 27, 1943, a most unusual event took place in Berlin, Germany, the capital city of the Third Reich, a government possibly remembered more for its virulent anti-Semitism than any other trait.  That event, known as The Rosenstrasse Protest, consisted of non-Jewish people, mostly the non-Jewish German wives and families of Jewish men, who were protesting the arrest and planned deportation to concentration or work camps of 1800 of these Jewish men. Digging Deeper By 1943, Adolf Hitler and his NAZI henchmen had already gotten well along with their ultimate goal of enslaving and/or killing of…

A Brief History On February 15, 1113, the reigning Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Paschal II, issued a Papal Bull titled “Pie Postulatio Voluntatis,” recognizing the Order of Hospitallers, a military order of Catholic knights that had existed in the Holy Land since about 1099.  The order had begun in Jerusalem during the 11th Century in service of an Amalfitan (established by people from the Italian city-state of Amalfi) hospital that was founded in Jerusalem to see to the medical needs of Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, part of the Christian Crusades.  Known more formally as The Order…

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