Religion and Faith

Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

Christmas: The Greatest Gift: Merry Christmas, the significance of Christianity, Herland Report

  Christmas is a time of traditions. If you have found time in the rush before Christmas to decorate a tree, you are sharing in a relatively new tradition. Christmas: The Greatest Gift: Although the Christmas tree has ancient roots, at the beginning of the 20th century only 1 in 5 American families put up a tree. It was 1920 …

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Why we Celebrate Christmas: St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the birth of Jesus

St. Nicholas and why we celebrate Christmas, Herland Report

  St. Nicholas: Today, Christmas is mostly associated with Santa Claus, decorative trees, gift-giving, and a time for relaxation in the Liberal, commercialized West. But where does this holiday – and its beloved traditions – come from? Initially a Christian feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it has been appropriated by secular forces to be expanded into a generic …

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Christmas: Jesus is voted the most significant person in world history

Jesus voted most significant person:Christmas-Mary-Jesus Herland Report

  Jesus is repeatedly voted the most significant person in world history. Napoleon and Shakespeare came in second and third place, in a survey described by Professor Steven Skiena and Charles Ward in Who’s bigger? Where historical figures really rank. Jesus voted most significant person: Social research has long documented that belief in the spiritual dimension has not decreased in …

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The existential light of Christmas

The existential light of Christmas:  Christmas-Jesus-Joseph Mary Herland Report KB

  Christmas is a time of year where billions around the world commemorate the birth of Jesus, who was born in a barn and placed in a feeding container for animals. The light of Christmas: The humble beginnings of the son of Mary, who was begotten by the Spirit of God yet born from the womb of a woman, came …

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The Metaphysical World and its Relevance to our Existence

  Herland Report: The Metaphysical World: The belief that human life is subordinate to God, that we are responsible for our own actions and will be judged by the Creator, is simply an unbearable thought for the non-believer. In the film version of J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings”, directed by Peter Jackson, two of the main …

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Christmas and the empowerment of the individual

Christmas and the most significant person in history: jesus-is-born-Christmas-Herland-Report

  The empowerment of the individual is unique to Western civilization and a Christian thought, writes Dr. Paul Craig Roberts in one of his Christmas Specials. Christmas and the individual: The decorations and gifts of Christmas are one of our connections to a Christian culture that has held Western civilization together for 2,000 years. In our culture the individual counts. …

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