Category Archives: Religion

Teaching Evolution Badly in American Classrooms

When it comes to scientific fact versus scientific theory, many people are confused. Occasionally, the terms can be applied to the same principle. Evolution is both a theory and a fact. Over the last few centuries, the evidence supporting evolution as the mechanism for the origin of species has become so overwhelming and so incontrovertible […]

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The Myths of Christmas, Part II

The big day is drawing nigh. Christianity’s happiest celebration, and the second most important day on the Christian calendar. But Christmas wasn’t always so cherished. For three hundred years after the birth of Christ, Jesus’ humble beginnings weren’t even observed. It wasn’t considered important, not by Paul, nor any of the Gospel writers, or early […]

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The Myths of Christmas, Part I*

Everyone knows the story. That baby Jesus was born in a manger, surrounded by oxen and donkeys, to humble parents named Mary and Joseph. Shepherds came to pay homage, heavenly hosts sang like the Mormon Tablernacle Choir, and three wise men came from afar bearing kingly gifts. But is all of that true, or is […]

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