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Nine Fun And Fascinating Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day pugs photo cc 2013 DaPuglet via Flickr.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and time for the wearin’ ‘o’ the green. But some of the things you think you know about the holiday aren’t quite right. Slàinte!

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Why Chocolate And Roses? The Origins And History Of Valentine’s Day

Photo of Conrad Dressler's 1907 Lupercalia statue (Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK) cc 2012 by Ketrin1407 via Flickr.

How did we get from running around in loincloths and whipping people to sending cards and flowers? This history of Valentine’s Day might surprise you.

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Beautiful Frescoes Renew Ugly Debate Over Role Of Women In The Catholic Church

Do these frescoes in a newly opened section of Roman catacombs depict Christian women as priestesses? Despite Vatican insistence many feel that they do.

Vatican unveils newly restored frescoes in an ancient catacomb. The catacombs of Priscilla lie under the northern section of Rome. They are a popular site for both the faithful and those fascinated with history. The catacombs are decorated with many frescoes — the earliest known depiction (c. 235 CE) of […]

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Right Wing Christian ‘Expert’: Halloween Is ‘Demonic’ And (Seriously) Just Like The Roman Colosseum

Karl Payne says Halloween is demonic. But comparing it to the games in the Roman Colosseum is just plain crazy! No, he's just trying to sell his snake oil. 
Image: FreeBackground @ PowerPoint

It’s Halloween and, as surely as the sun rises and sets, the Evangelicals are railing against it. They just can’t seem to grasp — or refuse to — that the holiday has nothing whatsoever to do with their devil or that it is not demonic. And, while everyone is welcome […]

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The Celts Called It Samhain: An Essential Primer On Halloween

To the ancient Celts, Samhain was the end of the year. Part Harvest festival, part memorial, Halloween was a very important holiday. Here's the scoop. Image: T. Steelman

Halloween, spirits Halloween. The word conjures up images of grinning pumpkins, costumes, bats, owls, ghosts, Witches… What do these symbols mean? What is Halloween all about? Why do we DO what we do on Halloween? What is Samhain and what does it involve? Samhain was originally a year-end celebration. Samhain […]

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Christians Go On The Attack Against ‘Pagan’ Lone Ranger (VIDEO)

Hi Ho Silver... Christians swing and miss at The Lone Ranger, calling the movie 'pagan' and decrying the portrayal of Christians within. Image courtesy of GoDisney.Com.

Hi Ho Silver… Christians swing and miss at The Lone Ranger, calling the movie ‘pagan’ and decrying the portrayal of Christians within.

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Homophobic Preacher Calls For Holy War For The ‘Soul Of America’

David Lane, as for your God delivering pagan gods into your hands... well, sure. If you think you could handle Thor or Kali or Hecate. Somehow I think you'd run away screaming if any of them actually showed up on your doorstep. Image  @ RothsEye

David Lane has a notion about God delivering pagans into his hands. I think he’d run away screaming if Thor or Kali or Hecate actually showed up.

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‘F**king Witch!’ Florida Pagan Family The Target Of Hate Crimes

Kyrja & Randy Withers. From Lady Liberty League's facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/LadyLibertyLeague?ref=ts&fref=ts

Kyrja writes children’s books that promote love, tolerance, and acceptance. Apparently, the neighbors haven’t gotten the message.

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For Christ’s Sake, Leave The ‘Christ’ Out Of Christmas

Winter Holidays Celebrating the Solstice
By N.S. Gill, About.com

Let’s begin with the most obvious and the most commonly accepted myth: Jesus was NOT born on December 25th.

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Five Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths

Five Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths

Here are some facts surrounding the so-called ‘war on Christmas’ that everyone should be aware of.

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Religious Fox Contributor Says ‘War On Christmas’ Is Silly (VIDEO)

Religious Fox Contributor Says ‘War On Christmas’ Is Silly (VIDEO)

The ‘war on Christmas’ is silly, says Father Jonathan Morris.

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Michelle Obama Receives Official 2012 Christmas Tree

Michelle Obama Receives Official 2012 Christmas Tree

The official tree will go on display in the Blue Room in the White House for the duration of the holiday season. Michelle, Malia, Sasha and dog Bo are shown receiving it.

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