Jesus: The Final Adam
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In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, God created Adam and his companion Eve, allowing them to live in the Garden of Eden with only one rule: never eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the midst of the garden. One day, a serpent convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, and then Adam followed suit. God found out...
The Travis Walton Alien Abduction
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At the end of a long day cutting wood in Arizona's Sitgreave's National Forest, six men were heading home when suddenly, the entire logging crew noticed a bright light in the sky that they initially believed to be a forest fire. It soon became apparent, however, that as this brilliant yellowish light approached the truck, it definitely wasn't a...
The Levelland UFO Incident
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The mystery began within hours after Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the late evening of November 2, 1957, in Levelland, Texas. Two migrant workers, Joe Salas and Pedro Saucedo, were driving just west of town. They observed a blue flash of light located near the road. The engine of their truck stalled and they were unable to...
Martin Luther: A Reluctant Rebel Who Changed the World
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Martin Luther was born in 1483, coming into a world where the Roman Catholic Church reigned both spiritually and politically in Western Europe. No one knew that the baby born to a smelting master in Eisleben, Saxony would not just challenge the church, but alter history forever. The birth of great ideas is often described as a “lightbulb...
The Black Tuesday Stock Market Crash
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Let's step back for a moment to the 1920s. Everyone thought that they could get rich quick, and investors were buying stocks in huge numbers. Credit was loose and banks were anxious to lend money for people to invest in the stock market. If you had as little as 10 to 20 percent down, bankers would line up to get you to invest on margin in the...
Showdown at the O.K. Corral: 30 Shots in 30 Seconds
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At roughly 2:30 p.m., four men walked down the street in Tombstone, AZ. The day was October 26, 1881. These men were the Earp brothers--Virgil, Wyatt, and Morgan--and their close friend, Doc Holliday. With Virgil as the town marshal, they were prepared to arrest a group of cowboys that were waiting for Doc Holliday outside of his home after a...
Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Microcosm of the Holy Land
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Exactly one thousand and nine years ago today, on October 18, 1009 AD, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was completely destroyed following an order given by Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim to destroy all Christian places of worship throughout Palestine and Egypt. Very few parts of the original church are still intact, and according to chroniclers of...
The NPC Meme: Time to Wake Up and Start Thinking for Yourself
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A simple meme poking fun at the relentless, permanent post-election "resist" culture in America is creating shockwaves throughout social media. The original meme is known as "NPC Wojak" and is a simplistic drawing of a person with gray skin and a blank, expressionless face. The term "NPC" is a reference to video game culture. In the world of...
The Downfall of the Knights Templar
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The city of Jerusalem was conquered by Arab armies in 638 AD. At this time, a treaty was signed between the Rashidun caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab and the Christian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Sophronius, which promised to protect the Christian holy sites while under Muslim rule. For the next four hundred or so years, Jerusalem found itself in the...
The "New and Dangerous Opinions" of Roger Williams
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The son of a tailor, and pioneer for religious liberty and government humility, Roger Williams was born at the opening of the 17th century in London. His views congealed as he witnessed the brutal oppression of Puritans, Separatists and other religious minorities at the hands of the established Church of England. Those deemed heretics were...