Religious facts

Da Jesus Book is the Hawaiian Pidgin English Bible Translation

Reading Time: 2 minutes So I’m personally not that familiar with the Bible. It’s not that I find the whole idea of a God disturbing, or a subject that I’d rather avoid, it’s just if I was going to read a book I’d really prefer it to be something a little more entertaining. And this is where this translation …

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Superman Was Inspired By Moses, Not Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Superman was inspired by Moses. You know the guy, he’s the one from the Bible that parted the sea fleeing the Egyptians and collected the Ten Commandments. Sure, the Bible certainly makes him out to be the all round good guy, freeing an enslaved people and acting as a moral compass for the rest of us, …

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There Was Once a Thou Shalt Commit Adultery Typo in the Bible

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that there was once a thou shalt commit adultery typo in the Bible? Did you pick up the mistake? If you did you did a better job than some London printers who made the blunder a few centuries ago. Known as the Evil Bible due to this typo, the line thou shalt commit …

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Medieval Monks Copying Books Complained in the Margins

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of the religious texts that we read today are the product of medieval monks copying books. As you can imagine, in a time before printing presses the only way to do such a job was by hand, literally copying word for word the text from another book. Could you imagine how mind numbingly boring this …

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China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

Reading Time: 2 minutes China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless. It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the …

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There’s a Shrine in Indonesia, the Gunung Kemukus, Where Muslims Go to Commit Adultery

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is certainly out of left field. For those who don’t know, Indonesia is a predominately Muslim country. In Indonesia adultery is an illegal activity. Yet despite many Muslims being conservative, there is a shrine in the Javanese village of Solo that hosts the most unusual of practices. Once every 35 days, devout Muslims will flock to …

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The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Lasts Only 100 Yards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Admit it. March 17 every year, Saint Patrick’s day, we all become a little bit Irish. Celebrations the world over mark the day of his death in a way only the Irish would do. By having a massive party, with street parades celebrating the day. But did you know that the shortest Saint Patrick’s day parade …

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Saint Patrick Has Never Been Canonised By A Pope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, has never formally been recognized as a saint by a Pope. The reason no Pope has formally recognized him as a saint is because he has never been canonised by a Pope. The process of canonisation is the one in which a deceased person is included …

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Indonesia Walking Dead Ritual Known As Ma’nene

Reading Time: 2 minutes The common saying is that there are only two things that you can guarantee in life, death and taxes. The way we are taxed can vary from region to region, but death is always the same. The way we mourn or celebrate a life certainly does vary from culture to culture. The Toraja district of …

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