Category Archives: Holidays

“They Have Risen!”

Jesus wasn’t the only god who died and rose again in the springtime! The theme of “Dying and Rising” gods was common in agricultural societies where naturally, the deities would follow the cycle of growth in the spring and summer, … Continue reading

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Happy International Septuagint Day!

The Septuagint is a Greek Translation of the Hebrew Books in the Bible! As there is a Greek New Testament, the Septuagint is essentially the Greek Old Testament with a few additional books not found in the Christian Bible! The … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

This is a bit late, but History is Interesting wishes you had very happy holidays this holiday season! Throughout history, this time of year has been one of joy and triumph for many cultures in welcoming the return of life … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Controversies Present!

There is a well known- yet overlooked annual tradition that comes with the holidays every year: Christmas controversies! In modern day, everybody’s a critic! From those who feel that Christmas is too commercialized, or too secular, to not enough “Christ” … Continue reading

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Happy (German) Memorial Day!: Volkstrauertag

This song is a German military song for fallen comrades. It talks about a soldier and his comrade as they go into battle and the close bond they shared. In battle, one of them is struck with a bullet and … Continue reading

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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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