Tag Archives: interest-religion

  1. 10 Words To Explain What Ramadan Is About

  2. How Do People Say Grace In Other Religions And Cultures?

  3. Is “Agnostic” Only About Religion?

    Can the word "agnostic" be used outside of religion? What other things are considered "agnostic"?
  4. What Is The Origin Of The Word “Rapture”?

    The key to understanding the wide-ranging rapture is its origin. So, where did it come from?
  5. What Does The Word “Karma” Really Mean?

    Let's start from the beginning—the very beginning. Karma comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language going back some 3,500 years.
  6. The Surprisingly Religious Background Of “Golly,” “Gosh,” And “Gee”

    Gosh, golly, and gee casually express surprise or excitement, right? Well, yes, but when they were first introduced to the English language, these short words had a much more serious origin and purpose. Where did golly, gosh, and gee come from? While this folksy trio are informal interjections, they are also euphemistic alterations of the word God or, in the case of gee, Jesus. Of the three, gosh is recorded …

  7. What Does Amen Mean At The End Of A Prayer?

    Weekends are when many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen . But, what does the word mean? And, why do people say it? Origins of amen Amen is commonly used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means “it is so” or “so it be.” Amen …

  8. What is the “War on Christmas”?

    What is the “War on Christmas”? Christmastime. A festive season for family, food, and warfare? Perhaps, you’re familiar with the “War on Christmas” that’s been raging over the last several years. It stems from the radical belief that multiculturalism is shadowing traditional American values. The provocative phrase has been linked to figures like President Donald Trump (remember “[People] don’t use the word Christmas . . …

  9. What’s The Difference Between Atheism And Agnosticism?

    Studies have found that both atheists and agnostics are surprisingly knowledgable about a variety of religions. Which begs the commonly-asked question: What is the difference between someone who defines themselves as “atheist” and a professed “agnostic?” Atheist vs. agnostic There is a key distinction. An atheist doesn’t believe in a god or divine being. The word originates with the Greek atheos, which is built from the roots …

  10. What Does “Pope” Mean? And How Does A Pope Choose His Name?

    As you read about the Pope in the latest news, you may begin to wonder about his name. After all, what does pope actually mean? And how does a pope get his name after he assumes the papacy? The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, and thereby the world leader of the Catholic Church. The word comes from the Latin pāpa, which means “father.” He is …