Category Archives: Religion

The Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, 1556

Thomas Cranmer was Archbishop of Canterbury and the guiding hand behind Henry VIII’s religious Reformation. The Reformation was a process which continued throughout the 1530s and 40s. Edward VI died six years after succeeding Henry. His half sister, Mary, became … Continue reading

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Canadian Law and Order

Canada’s justice minister was reading his Bible when he came across a verse in Leviticus. It really struck a note with him. It was Leviticus 20:13, which as everybody knows says, “If a man lies with another man they should … Continue reading

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Players of the Year Award: diversity triumphs (2015-18)

   

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A Chinese epigram about religion

‘Man is born, ages and dies, the gods in heaven don’t care.’ Küng, Dinah Lee. A Visit From Voltaire (Kindle Locations 5601-5602). Eyes and Ears. Kindle Edition. Chris

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Dave knows the Pope

Dave was bragging to his boss, “I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I’m sure I’ll know them. “Pope Francis,” his boss replies. “Sure!” says Dave. “I’ve known the Pope for years.” So they flew … Continue reading

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Two priests on holiday in Hawaii

Two priests went to Hawaii on vacation without worrying about stereotypes. When they landed they bought shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc. so they’d fit in. An attractive holiday maker, dressed in a bikini, said ‘Good Morning, Father. Good Morning, Father,’ … Continue reading

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The origin of Fish and Chips in Britain

The dish of white fish, typically cod or haddock, fried in a thin coat of flour, was a favourite particularly among Sephardic Jews, who fried it on Friday nights to prepare for the Sabbath, as the Mosaic laws prohibited cooking. … Continue reading

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