Cleric Not That Crazy, But Boobquake Lives On

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked its readers whether they thought a cleric from Iran was crazy/stupid for saying that women’s cleavage are causing earthquakes around the globe.  We were not too surprised by the results.  Almost half, at 47.8%, believed that it was a cultural issue, and that the man is NOT stupid/crazy.  4.3% thought […]

Supreme Court Says No to Ave Maria

Cynthia Cheng Kathryn Nurre, an alumna of Henry M. Jackson High School in Washington State, wanted to play an instrumental version of  Franz Biebel’s Ave Maria at her graduation.  The school’s reasoning was that it must be a secular ceremony.  Upset, she sued and tried to get it all the way to the US Supreme Court.  […]

Exodus and Social Media

Cynthia Cheng To many people, religious services are hideously boring, so Rabbi Oren Hayon decided to start Tweet the Exodus.  Yes, that’s right.  The adventure started on Tuesday, March 16, and will continue until Passover.  Several “characters” are involved, including the evil Egyptians (tweeting under handles like @PharaohofEgypt (not very creative, huh?) and @Slavedrivers).  Moses is @Moshe_ben_Amram.  even @The10Plagues has […]

LG Fashion Week Fall 2010 Overlaps Two Religious Observances

Cynthia Cheng  AIME collection:  Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Week Recently, The Fashion Design Council of Canada updated their website to read that the upcoming Fashion Week starts on March 28.  Strange.  This is one or two weeks later than what’s generally been, historically – Toronto’s Fashion Week has, in the past, run over the week of […]

Creation vs Evolution: Keeping Education Back?

Cynthia Cheng Earlier this week, the New York Times published an article about John Freshwater, a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio who was not only teaching creationism in class, but branded two kids with a cross.  Yes, that’s right, the man burned crosses on his students.  The board had intended to fire him, but he asked […]

Medieval Portugal VI: Mosterio da Batalha and Mosterio da Santa Ana

K. Lau Webitor’s Note: In this final installment of Medieval Portugal, we take a look at two of Portugual’s monasteries which date back to the 1100s. Mosteiro de Batalha, Leiria In 1385, Joao I, facing the stronger Spanish forces in the battle of Aljubarrota, made a vow to build a superb church in honour of […]