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During the season that is referred to as Christmas, many churches set up nativity scenes in an attempt to depict the birth of Jesus Christ. While it can be debated in the Christian community as to whether Christmas actually has anything to do with Christ or not (some believe as I do that we aren’t…

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father christmas

Every holiday has a past. Christmas is no different. The day now known for manger scenes, Santa Claus, and gift-giving during the peak of winter was not always celebrated in said manner. Many of the traditions connected to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ have non-Christian origins. Items like the Yule log, the…

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The percentage of Americans who believe in God, heaven and miracles decreased in the last several years, according to poll results released Monday, while the percentage of people who believe in Darwin's theory of evolution is on the rise. A new Harris Poll found that nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of American adults believe in God, though that…

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The French and the Brits may love to make digs at each other but all that is most readily laid aside when it comes to a good tune, as the French-penned 'O Holy Night' remains a firm favourite nearly two centuries after it was written. The Christmas carol, written by the mayor of a small…

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A woman who wants to get married in a chapel of the Church of Scientology in London won her case on Wednesday at Britain's Supreme Court, which ruled that Scientology was a religion and the chapel was legally a place of meeting for religious worship. Louisa Hodkin had launched legal action after officials refused to record the chapel as a…

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Bible early

The president of the largest Bible translation organization in the world says that more people than ever before can access the Bible in their own language, that translation programs for every native language in the world will be underway in twelve years, and that work to translate the Bible into every tongue brings us closer…

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It started with just one person who offered to pay for the person's breakfast in the car behind them. HOUSTON – It's a trend taking off around the country, people "paying it backward" at drive-thru windows.  When you pull up to pay for your meal you quickly learn the customer in the car in front…

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