Our Lady of the Holy Death Is the World's Fastest Growing Religious Movement
Our Lady of the Holy Death devotees compose the fastest growing religion in the world. "She has between 10 and 12 million devotees, and she's only been public for 12 years," said Andrew Chesnut, autho...
Absolution of the dead
Absolution - dead and gone from the Murders Among Us compilation which also featured Nausea, Life's Blood, and Born Against.
Christianity and abortion
Christianity and abortion has a long and complex history as there is no explicit prohibition of abortion in either the Old Testament or New Testament books of the Christian Bible, and additionally, as...
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Annihilationism
Annihilationism (also known as extinctionism or destructionism) is a Christian belief that apart from salvation the final punishment of human beings results in their total destruction rather than thei...
Christian eschatology
Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology. Eschatology, from two Greek words meaning "last" (ἔσχατος) and "study" (-λογία), is the study of 'end things', whether the e...
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Christian Universalism
Christian Universalism is a school of Christian theology which includes the belief in the doctrine of universal reconciliation, the view that all human beings and fallen angels will ultimately be rest...
Hell
In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of eternal torment in an afterlife, often after resurrection. It is viewed by most Abrahamic traditions as a place of punishmen...
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Cremation in the Christian World
Today, cremation is an increasingly popular form of disposition of the deceased. This is true even in the Christian world, which for many years was opposed to cremation but has come to a greater acce...
Cremation in the Christian World - Wikipedia
Our Lady of the Holy Death Is the World's Fastest Growing Religious Movement
Our Lady of the Holy Death devotees compose the fastest growing religion in the world. "She has between 10 and 12 million devotees, and she's only been public for 12 years," said Andrew Chesnut, autho...
Tophet
In the Hebrew Bible Tophet or Topheth (Hebrew: תופת ha-tōpheth‎; Greek: Ταφεθ; Latin: Topheth) was a location in Jerusalem, in the Valley of Hinnom, where worshipers influenced by the Ca...
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David and Goliath (Caravaggio)
David and Goliath (or David with the Head of Goliath or David Victorious over Goliath) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio (1571–1610). It was painted in about 1599, and is held in ...
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Christian views on suicide
There has been much debate over the Christian view on suicide, with early Christians believing that suicide is sinful and an act of blasphemy. In modern times, some Christian churches reject this idea...
Roman Catholic funeral
A Roman Catholic funeral is carried out in accordance with the prescribed rites of the Catholic Church. Such funerals are referred to in Catholic canon law as "ecclesiastical funerals" and are dealt w...
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Santa Muerte
Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Spanish for Saint Death), is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification o...
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Churchyard
A churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church, which is usually owned by the relevant church or local parish itself. In the Scots language or Northern English language, this can al...
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Christian mortalism
Christian mortalism incorporates the belief that the human soul is not naturally immortal; and may include the belief that the soul is uncomprehending during the time between bodily death and Judgment...
Kollyvades Movement
The Kollyvades (Greek: Κολλυβάδες) were the members of a movement in Eastern Orthodoxy that began in the second half of the eighteenth century among the monastic community of Mount Athos, which wa...
Buddhism and euthanasia
The first precept of the panca sila states, "Do not kill any living being". It does not appear that suicide as euthanasia necessarily violates this precept, however.
Both "the Vakkali Sutta" and "...
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery is an Eastern Catholic cemetery in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States, a suburb approximately 5 mi (8.0 km) south of downtown Pittsburg...
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery - Wikipedia
Memorial service (Orthodox)
A memorial service (Greek: μνημόσυνον, mnemósynon, "memorial"; Slavonic: панvхида, panikhída, from Greek παννυχίς, pannychis, "vigil"; Romanian: parastas, from Greek παραστάς, parastas) is a liturgic...
Memorial service (Orthodox) - Wikipedia
Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog (/ɡɒɡ/; /ˈmeɪɡɒɡ/; Hebrew: גּוֹג וּמָגוֹג Gog u-Magog; Arabic: يَأْجُوج وَمَأْجُوج‎ Yaʾjūj wa-Maʾjūj) are names that appear in the Old Testament and in numerous subsequent work...
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