Tagged: religion

Monks haircut explained

Known as “tonsure,” the typical monk hairstyle has many variations throughout religions. The particular hairstyle worn by Christian monks has its own variations and controversies as well. Three different types of tonsure were popular:...

Yule

Yuletide is a pagan holiday also known as the Winter solstice. Generally celebrated by Wiccans and Northern European Christians. “Yuletide” celebrates the birth of the Sun and also celebrates the “Mother” at the height...

About the wise men

Commentary about who the wise men might have been, and why they would come to worship the King of the Jews. Interview with Rebecca Holt Stay, Instructor of Biblical Studies

Pastor bitten by deadly snake continues ritual

The pastor of a snake-handling church has vowed to carry on handling serpents – despite almost dying after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Cody Coots is the ex-leader of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in...

Baptazia

The raw mix of heavy drum n’ bass and middle american evangelical churches…

The sufi ritual of sticking knives in eyes

The annual Urs Festival sees thousands of followers of the branch of mystic Islam take to the streets to commemorate the founder of Sufi, Moinuddin Chishti. To show devotion to their faith, the holy...

Scientology: Steven Fishman Deposition

Former Scientologist Steven Fishman and his psychologist Dr. Uwe Geertz were sued by Scientology after they were interviewed by Time magazine for a cover story about Scientology, “The Cult of Greed and Power.” http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman

Christmas by Philomena Cunk

One thing Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without is the traditional Christmas Christmas Dinner. Food is everywhere at Christmas. Not just in the usual places like the cupboards and the bin, but all over the...

Conspiracy of Silence

Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing Discovery Channel documentary revealing a child sex abuse ring that leads to the highest levels of United States government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated...