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July 16: Escape into Religious History

Muhammad’s Hegira (622) It was on this date, July 16, 622, by tradition and on the Western calendar, that Muhammad’s hegira (or hijra, هِجْرَة) occurred — that is, his flight from Mecca to Medina (then called Yathrib) in order to

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February 22: George Washington

Wrote Thomas Jefferson, “I know that Gouverneur Morris, who pretended to be in his secrets and believed himself to be so, has often told me that General Washington believed no more in [Christianity] than he did.”

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December 30: The Vatican Recognizes Israel

It came about 50 years too late for the Holocaust. So… if God is right today, and Jews are not “reviled of God,” was he wrong in the Dark Age, when faith was stronger?

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December 18: The Powerlessness of Prayer

Those who believe prayer will help them and know they are being prayed for may indeed get better, thanks to the placebo effect. The same could be said of giving pets to the elderly who like animals.

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John Mill