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Christian roots of the Police Brutality

When there was surge of that brutality some time ago against the blacks many were talking about bad and/or racist apples in the police force. But is it a real cause of the police brutality, or just a naive and … Continue reading

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Indo-Iranian parallels of the Slavic water and fire rites of the oath and guilt confirmation attested in Medieval Latin accounts and Slavic law codices

Indo-Iranian parallels of the Slavic water and fire rites of the oath and guilt confirmation attested in Medieval Latin accounts and Slavic law codices / Индо-иранские параллели славянских ритуалов клятвоприношения и признания вины описанных в средневековых латинских источниках и представленных … Continue reading

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Alternative readings of the Saxo Grammaticus’ account on Slavic pagan religion, and their implications on its reconstruction

Abstract Commentaries to a new translation of the Saxo Grammaticus’ account on Slavic pagan religion are presented. Grammatical and contextual reasons are offered to support new readings which differ from the traditional translations. Alternative reconstructions of the Slavic rituals are … Continue reading

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Is Christianity possible without the Bible?

The answer is affirmative. Yes, Christianity is possible without, not only the Old Testament, but also without the New Testament. As a matter of fact, so is true for Judaism – it is also possible without the Tora/Tanach/Talmud. On any … Continue reading

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Importance of the Saxo Grammaticus’ account for understanding what were the pre-Christian religious beliefs and mythology of the Slavs

Slavic pre-Christian religion and mythology – what do we know about it? Surprisingly, not much of what we could consider as a reliable fact. Of course there are a lot of new age contemporary fluff that was created around speculations … Continue reading

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After all, Keep Christ in Christmas!

In her article “For Christ’s Sake, Leave The ‘Christ’ Out Of Christmas” Tiffany Willis gives a good overview of the pagan roots of Christmas celebration. Though there are some omissions and fuzziness in her presentation. For example the Santa Claus/St. … Continue reading

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Bad religion as a source of anti-social sentiment

Ongoing Congressional fight to exclude food stamps program from the Farmer’s Bill gave rise to the food stamps/welfare programs discussions. Though food stamp apologetic articles suffer from the careful avoidance of stepping on somebodies toes and commitment not to look … Continue reading

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