Blog Archives

January 7: Heidi Fleiss, Religion and Prostitution

Prostitution, the crime underlying the crime for which Heidi Fleiss was jailed, has been present in every culture and every period of history.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Entertainer, History, Religion, Theology, Uncategorized

December 25: Christmas Day

Mithra — like Tammuz, Adonis, Apollo and Horus — was a sun-god. So you see, the “reason for the season” is not the son of any god, but the sun up in the sky!

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion, Theology

October 12: Columbus in the New World

Columbus Discovers the New World (1492) It was on this date, Friday, October 12, 1492, that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, in September or October 1451, and was reared a Roman Catholic. He

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Explorer, Religion, Theology

September 16: Tomás de Torquemada

Tomás de Torquemada (d. 1498) It was on this date, September 16, 1498, that the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, Tomás de Torquemada, died in Ávila. Born on a date uncertain in 1420 in what is now Valladolid, Torquemada was a

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion, Theology

September 5: Religion and Terror

The Reign of Terror (1793) and the Churches It was on this date, September 5, 1793, that an 11-month Reign of Terror began in France. Sometimes called the Red Terror, to distinguish it from the equally brutal but little-mentioned White

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion, Social Reformer, Theology

August 8: Eating God

Quam singulari (1910): Christian Communion It was on this date, August 8, 1910, that “Quam singulari,” a decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments, specified the age at which children are to be admitted to first Communion in the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion, Theology

July 11: Excommunication

The Papacy abused excommunication freely and frequently for political advantage – so much so that a bishop would excommunicate a thief who stole his property!

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Politics, Religion, Theology
John Mill