Saint Jerome of Stridon was a Latin Christian priest who was best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, which he completed between 382 AD and 406 AD. His translation is called the Vulgata (versio vulgata — means “commonly used translation”), it remained the official biblical text used by the Roman Catholic Church until the 20th century. Here […]

At Karni Mata temple in Rajasthan rats are worshipped. Thousands of the rodents scurry across the temple’s checkerboard floors, getting tangled in each other’s tails and fighting for access to huge saucers of milk.

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The rats are venerated as the holy descendants of Karni Mata, who was worshipped as an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga during the 15th century. Visitors to the temple are required to remove their shoes before walking inside. When shuffling among the droppings, spilled milk, and scrambling rodents, keep in mind that it is considered lucky for a rat to run across your foot.

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The approximately 25,000 rats that live there are called “kabbas”, and many people travel great distances to pay their respects. The temple draws visitors from across the country for blessings.

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Tithing is a big money maker for churches but what does the Bible say about tithing and does it match what you do? There is a huge demand and focus on tithing in many churches. One day I decided to read the Bible directly to see what it had to say about tithing and was […]

Switzerland completed a 17-year construction project of the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel. The opening ceremony of the Gotthard tunnel choreographed by Volker Hesse, was, to say the least, strange. You need to see it to believe it so I provided a video and some pictures from the event. Goat man and people falling on […]

The West Side Baptist Church in Beatrice, Nebraska exploded one evening in 1950 just five minutes after choir practice had been scheduled to start. 15 people were scheduled to be there before 7:20 PM to start practice but not one of the fifteen people had arrived when at 7:25 p.m. an explosion demolished the church. The […]

The painting, “The Glorification of the Eucharist“, was painted by Ventura Salimbeni in 1595, and hangs in Florence, Italy. Below on the left is the painting but on the right is the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth launched by the Soviet Union in 1957Sputnik.

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The painting is surprisingly similar to Sputnik, even to the point where we see a little nodule on the side of the object in the painting and a nodule on the side of Sputnik. A closeup of the painting reveals a metallic like construct with antennas and a status light. What makes it even more interesting is the emphasis on the nodule since Sputnik was sent into space primarily to spy on the US using a camera.

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A tradition, known as oral suction circumcision, that reaches back to ancient times, has created a modern-day dilemma due to diseases such as herpes. After certain rituals while performing the rite of circumcision some religious leaders use their mouth, rather than a sponge, to clean the baby’s penis of blood. Over 3,000 babies a year are […]