Category Archives: Holidays

The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day Everyone!

Here’s a special message to all soldiers past and present :) Until humanity learns to live in peace, may we honor the struggles and sacrifices of our and every soldier!

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The Top 10 Funniest Archaeology Jokes in Honor of International Archaeology Day!

10. I loved the concept of a “tablet” from the ancient world being mixed with a modern one :) 9. So true, there’s so much we don’t know from the past, and can only imagine the reasons behind some of … Continue reading

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What More Is There To Say?…

Last year, I wrote a huge reflection on 9/11 and what it means today¬†9/11: A New Perspective¬†. It covers the more analytical perspective of 9/11 versus the more commonly seen emotional side. In essence, what it means politically and what … Continue reading

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When Pride Turns to Arrogance: An Opinion Piece

The Fourth of July is the day we celebrate the founding of our country and what makes the US so great. We celebrate our achievements, our innovations, our freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as … Continue reading

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The “War On Christmas”

Often times around the holidays, you’ll hear of the “war on Christmas”. Basically, it’s about the controversy over whether or not Christmas should be celebrated by the government as a national holiday and in ¬†schools. The arguments for not openly … Continue reading

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A Side of Syncretism

Since it’s almost Christmas time, it’s time to post another list for the Holidays! Many aren’t aware of the amalgam of cultural and religious influences that made Christmas what it is today. Indeed, Christmas was born out of the attempt … Continue reading

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