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Where do Easter Eggs & Chocolate Bunnies come from?

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Where do Easter eggs come from? Why do the children eat chocolate rabbits? And what about that game looking for hare’s eggs in the garden? We take a look at the symbolism behind Easter and its traditions and we find some common values and eternal cycles of respect for reproduction and human life. As Easter approaches, let us take a look at the symbolism... 

Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For “Brother Extraterrestrial”

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Why in the world is the Vatican searching for extraterrestrial life? Does the Catholic hierarchy know something about alien life that the rest of us do not? Why is the largest religious organization on the planet spending so much time and energy looking for “brother extraterrestrial”? Earlier this month, the Vatican Observatory cosponsored a major conference... 

Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time

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Sharia principles are to become enshrined in the UK legal system for the first time, with The Law Society publishing guidelines for drawing up documents according to Islamic rules, which would exclude non-believers and encroach on women’s rights. The new guidelines were produced by The Law Society earlier this month. Under the guidance, High Street solicitors... 

Arizona Governor announces veto of Religious Freedom Bill

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Arizona governor Jan Brewer held a press conference on Wednesday night to announce she had vetoed a controversial bill which would have permitted businesses to refuse service based on an owner’s religious beliefs. Brewer, a Republican known nationally for her conservative stance on immigration and abortion rights, said she would not sign the law, SB 1062,... 

Russian patriarch urges senators to strongly reject legalization of gay marriage

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On January 28, at the meeting of the Federation Council dedicated to XXII Christmas Readings, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill demanded Russian senators thwart any aspirations to legalize same-sex marriages in Russia. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman that is concluded for procreation.... 

Pope’s doves of peace for Ukraine attacked by angry birds

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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the start of a “constructive dialogue” in Ukraine, releasing two white doves to symbolize the hope for peace. However, the doves were immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull. Addressing tens of thousands of people gathered in Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s weekly Angelus prayer, the pontiff... 

“The internet is a gift from God” – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has proclaimed the internet a “gift from God,” lauding its ability to connect disparate groups and foster communication across religious, economic, and political divides. The comments were part of his message for World Communications Day. “A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive,” read the pontiff’s... 

The Best and Worst Christmas Films

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Reason TV’s Kennedy throws lumps of coal at the most un-libertarian Christmas movies and specials of all time, a list that includes A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Memory, Love Actually, White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street[*]. On the flip side, she explains why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, It’s a Wonderfu Life, and The Sound of Music are... 

Obama Order To “Destroy Duck Dynasty” Stunningly Revealed

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A curious report written by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) circulating in the Kremlin today is describing what can only be termed as a Kafkaesque [having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality] Plot instigated by United States President Barack Obama this past November to “destroy” an American reality television programme called the... 

Duck Dynasty Controversy: Bible to be Banned as “Hate Speech”?

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Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s views on homosexuality have been condemned by many as “hate speech,” yet his words were infinitely less savage than those contained in the Old Testament. If we are to accept that Robertson’s rhetoric represents hate speech, then the Bible should immediately be banned because it openly incites violence against gays. Compare... 

The Great Refusal: An Historical Guide To Christian Suicide

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During these early days of the 21st Century when hundreds of millions of Christians around the world are facing unprecedented modern day prosecution, and over 100,000 of them are being killed each year for their beliefs, the Sorcha Faal in her latest epic tome unveils the secret hidden truth that the death of Jesus was a deliberate suicide revealing to all... 

Disguised Pope Francis sneaks out of Vatican for night charity patrols

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Speculation has been raised that Pope Francis has been venturing out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a priest and meeting with the homeless in Rome. In a recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who has headed up the centuries-old position of seeking out the poor handing out alms for the Catholic Church, Krajewski seemed to imply that Pope Francis... 

Israeli woman fined $140 per day for refusing to circumcise her son

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An Israeli woman has been sentenced to paying $140 per day for refusing to circumcise her one year old son until the boy undergoes the procedure as required by Jewish law. “The baby was born with a medical problem, so we couldn’t circumcise him on the eighth day as is customary,” Haaretz has quoted the boy’s mother Elinor as saying. The boy is now over... 

Angola reportedly bans Islam, destroys mosques

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Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam and begun destroying mosques, becoming the first country in the world to do so. On Friday, several newspapers in the South African country quoted the Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, as saying that “the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human... 

Putin calls Assad on Geneva-2, chemical weapons, persecution of Christians

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For the first time since 2011, the Russian and Syrian presidents spoke on the phone to discuss developments in the Syria crisis. Vladimir Putin called Bashar Assad about the Geneva-2 peace talks and the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpile. President Putin called President Assad to talk about the preparations for the Syria peace talks, and to share Russia’s... 
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