August 18, 2005

Religion Facts - This seems to me to be a pretty good resource for what it is. It alleges it is neutral. There's some pretty good articles to my way of thinking, although it will not satisfy everyone's factual wishes with regards religion. That's a given.
  • What, no Muggletonians? Other than that, a great find!
  • Odd that they include Scientology and Jehova's Witnesses, but not the Mormons in their top menu. I think the mormons got those two beat, at least in size.
  • Yeah...I can imagine the ranting that might have occurred at meetings to decide on layout for this site. Odd too that 'Chinese' is a religious label in the top menu.
  • It is a slightly idiosyncratic list, isn't it? 'Chinese religion' (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) is one entry, though Taoism and Buddhism also appear separately. Wicca is in, but no Parsees or Druzes. Still, the site doesn't claim to be encyclopaedic, and there's certainly some interesting stuff there.
  • Zoroastrians?
  • Good stuff, thanks peacay Ras Tafari? And now, the obligatory snark: "Religious facts? Isn't that a contradiction in terms??" And I thank you.
  • If you want snarkiness, go to The Skeptic's Annotated Bible.. Though it's less a fact-hunter than a close-text-reading literary critique, and less an literary critique than a mere pointing out of things the annotator(s) find funny/scary/stupid/wrong about the Bible. Pretty exhaustive, too.
  • A food find, peacay.
  • I don't believe I typed food for good!...yes I do...
  • Welll...I am hungry. That slip seals it. EAT.
  • Good link.
  • Hey, what about Jedis? There are 390,000 of 'em in Britain alone, you know...
  • Great link, peacay, thanks. Also of possible interest,
  • Good post peacay. I like the Timeline of Christianity, it ends in 1997 with the Birth of the Internet! I wonder what event they are referring when they chose that date? It seems a bit late to me. I would have thought 1990 had a better ring to it.
  • "Last evening one of our neighbors, who has just completed a costly house and front yard, the most showy in the village, illuminated in honor of the Atlantic telegraph. I read in great letters before the house the sentence "Glory to God in the highest." But it seemed to me that that was not a sentiment to be illuminated, but to keep dark about. A simple and genuine sentiment of reverence would not emblazon these words as on a signboard in the streets. They were exploding countless crackers beneath it, and gay company, passing in and out, made it a kind of housewarming. I felt a kind of shame for [it], and was inclined to pass quickly by, the ideas of indecent exposure and cant being suggested. What is religion? That which is never spoken."