The United States has an estimated population of approximately 304,059,724, of which 78.5 percent practice Christianity, 1.7 percent practice Judaism, 0.6 percent practice Islam.
The United States has an estimated population of approximately 304,059,724, of which 78.5 percent practice Christianity, 1.7 percent practice Judaism, 0.6 percent practice Islam.
The history of Buddhism began with Gautam Buddha who was born in 563 BC in Nepal. Gautam Buddha laid the foundation for one of the oldest religions in the world after he sought out truth and became enlightened on the…
Mark finished writing his gospel in Rome somewhere between the years of 60 and 65 C.E. Nobody knows the exact date of completion. That’s really, really old!You can find more information here:
Jerome was the one who translated the bible books into Latin. Jerome started with the Psalms then proceeded with other books. It was in 385 that he had to leave Rome then settled in Bethlehem. You can find more information…
An elder is considered someone older and wiser than yourself. An elder can be a family member, or an esteemed person (ie; elder of a church).
BC stands for Before Christ and AD is after Christ. BC is pretty self explanatiory. AD stands for Anno Domini, a Latin term meaning the year of our Lord.
Divine providence is a belief that God is an all-knowing, perfect and loving father and that He watches over all His creations on earth. He also manages all His creation making sure that everything happens for the good. For more…
This is a matter of conjecture amongst the various sects of Christianity. Some like the Catholics believe that salvation can not only be lost but taken from them. Others like some sects of Baptists believe that once you are saved…
The twelve tribes of Israel were named for the twelve sons of Jacob. Their names are Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Napthali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulan, Joseph and Benjamin. It is out of these twelve sons that God’s promise to…
A hatred of women and girls is called misogyny. There are people who do have a tend of hatred toward women for whatever reason that they see fit. Some cultures look down on women or have prejudice against women which…
To marry someone, you typically date them for a period of time. Traditionally, the guy proposes to the woman and they then plan a wedding. You usually need to do marriage counseling and then a priest will perform the ceremony…
Gabriel is one of the arch angels. He is the messenger of the Lord. He announced the conception of Jesus and the birth of John the Baptist.
Anne Boleyn was beheaded on the Tower Green in London. She was beheaded on May 19th 1536. She was buried in a small box with her head beside her.
The soul is the spirit of a being that guides him to do the right things. It is core, the heart, and the spirit of what we are and who we are as people.
Well it is up to you regarding what religion you are. You must study to find out what religion interest you. You may want to take up a bible study course or talk to your family members for advice as…
John Knox was a Scottish cleryman, who founded the Presbyterian faith. He was born in 1510 and died on November 24th,1572, the Presbyterian religion is one of the most studied religions today.
Our Lady of Guadalupe was a possible Apparition of Mary, the Mother of Christ. Assuming she was about 16 when Christ was born, that would mean she was born in about 16 BC or so. Of course, if you mean…
An architect is someone that essentially designs a home or building. This person’s duties are to not only design, but to make sure everything is up to code and is properly placed on the property.
The Sacraments of Initiation consists of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist during Catechism within the Catholic Church. These sacraments are required in order to become a member of the Catholic Church.
Shadows are formed when an opaque object is placed in the path of light rays. The rays go past the edges of the object and make an outline which forms a shadow.
Lent starts 40 days prior to Easter, but Christians don’t count the Sundays within the 40 days. Lent is a preparation for Easter, observed by fasting and repentance. Look here for more information:
Although it is not exactly known, we gather from the bible that Mary was approximately 15 when she was pregnant. She would have given birth between 15 and sixteen depending on her date of birth.
A Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac. A person who is a Leo is someone who was born between July 23rd and August 22nd. The symbol for a Leo is a lion.
The current mayor of the great state of New York is Michael Bloomberg, who was born on February 14, 1942.He is also He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P.
Saints are usually workers of Jesus. Saints are similar to angels. The Bible talks about many saints and their contribution to the world.
St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, was born in Britain in 387. St. Patrick was a Christian missionary and though folklore was believed to have rid Ireland of all snakes. To find more information click here:
There are many answers to this question. They can’t seem to decide on when it was founded. If we accept that it was founded by Jesus Christ we can say it was founded over 2000 years ago.
You can contact Pope Benedict XVI by sending mail to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City State, 00120, Italy. Another way would be to send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no guarantee that you will hear back from…
The sun represents glory, authority and something that is bright. The sun gives to us happiness, a sense of spiritual and life. The sun that comes up in the morning represents hope.
Christianity developed starting with Jesus. He was a preacher that realized humans were going in the wrong direction. Specifically his own people who were Jewish. The Jews were not following there own rules and that angered Jesus. He developed a…
John Wycliffe and Johannes Hus. It was finally completed by Martin Luther and hung on the door of the All Saints Church in 1517. That was the beginning.
Traditionally there were three mysteries : Joyful (or Joyous) mysteries, Sorrowful mysteries, and Glorious mysteries. In 2002 Pope John Paul II announced an optional mysteries which are the Luminous mysteries. Within each mysteries there are five different themes that one…
A Last Will and Testament is a document to be carried out after your death. It will usually contain information on dividing your estate, and the care of any wards. For more information, look here:
Put your hands together. Close your eyes. You don’t even have to speak it. Just silently inside of yourself ask for that forgiveness
Bogot’ is the capitol city and the biggest city in Columbia. The official number of population is over 7.055.000 people. The total area is over 1.587 sq km.
Well known American evangelist Billy Graham was born on November 7th, 1918. This means that he recently celebrated his 91st birthday in 2009.You can find more information here:
As God’s last plagues against Egypt he was slaying their firstborn child. Jews celebrate passover because God passed over the houses of the Jew when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt.
Legally, a marriage is a legal contract between a man and a woman. Spiritually, religiously, and emotionally, marriage can mean whatever you want it to mean.
It is a holiday celebrated by Christians often referred to as the Three Kings Day. It is celebrated the sixth of January. It can also mean an idea or original thought.
Mercury retrograde occurs 3 times a year, when Mercury appears to move backward. It really doesn’t move backward but from Earth, because of the combined movement of the Earth and Mercury around the sun, it appears to.
Jesus was said to have had more than one brother. He had (we believe) four. They were James, Joseph, Simon and Judas (also known as Jude) of Nazareth.
There are different types of intercessory prayer in different religions. Some people pray for the dead, as they are their intercessors. Some people say the rosary, as an intercessory that invokes prayers from the Virgin Mary. Some people say Novena’s…
The first marriage was that of Adam and Eve’s at the beginning of creation. At the time of their marriage, they were the only people created and we all come from them.
Taoism was founded in 300 CE in China by Lao Tzu a chinese expert. It preaches that everybody should have 2 goals happiness and immorality.
The Pilgrims were a sectarian group that believed in predestination, believer’s baptism, marriage as a civil event and not an sacrament of the Church, and Baptism and Communion as the only two sacraments of the Church.
The name of the Jewish Bible is the Torah. This sarced book is actually comprised of many of the same books that Christians have in the Old Testament.
Godly wisdom is wisdom from above. You can obtain this godly wisdom by studying God words the bible and applying this godly wisdom to your life.
Professional boxer Muhammad Ali boxed in the heavyweight division and won the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 205 pounds.
Charismatic leadership is the idea of having a leader who has a large amount of character, shows it to its followers, and knows how to use this to his or her advantage. They can use this character to help meet…
Typically a priest becomes ordained by first obtaining a bachelor’s degree in something that will enhance their work as a minister/priest. This degree is usually something in psychology, philosophy, or even world religions or humanities. They will then typically begin…
Meditation is simply a form of relaxation. Get into a comfortable position, close your eyes, and try to picture peaceful things, such as a bird in flight, or a walk on the beach. Do not allow negative thoughts to enter…
Jubilee, Social Gospel, traditional, modern, these are just a few. The field of Gospel music continues to grow and evolve with the time.
The I Ching, or the Book of Changes, is a classic Chinese text. It contains a divination system that is read by casting a hexagram and figuring out its dynamic relationship with other things.
Sangha is a Sanskrit or Pali word that means a community or group with a common vision or purpose. It is commonly used in Buddhism to refer to a group of monks.
Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman. He’s a famous musician that was born on May 24th, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. Dylan is now 68 years old.
They ate the same things we do now. Except that theirs were homegrown vegetables and fruits without pesticides and they also hunted for their meat.
The spiritual works of mercy are seven charitable Catholic works toward ones neighbors soul. They are conversion of the sinner, instruction of the ignorant, counseling of the doubtful, comforting of the sorrowful, bearance of wrongs, forgiveness of injuries, and prayer…
The event when Mary took off to heaven is called the Assumption. It is celebrated every August 15th. Assumption can also mean taking a role or responsibility. To find more information click here:
A missionary is sent by a church into areas not yet reached by Christianty. Many churches support missionary work even if they can’t afford to send one themselves. A missionary lives a frugal life and doesn’t receive a lot of…
It was simply taught or expressed to others as an understanding and they accepted it. It was spread just like that. No force or violation was used.
The Haggadah is a religious text in the Jewish faith. It sets out the order of the Passover Seder, and is required to read to Jewish sons so they know about the liberation of Jewish people from Egypt.
Harmony is a smooth flow of music. A pleasing consistent tune can be in harmony. A group of singers can sing in harmony. Something in harmony is something in sync.
Jesus is among us, God is the Creator, evil is real, community worship involves the entire community and the community is for invitation.
Mother Theresa died at the age of 87 on September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, India. She worked on many different charity helping as many people as she could.
Buddha was a spiritual teacher in the North Eastern region of India. he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha in most Buddhist religions, in which he founded. Look here for more information:
The virgin Mary is the woman who mothered Jesus. She is called the virgin because she never had sexual relations with a man, and produced the baby Jesus. This was all done by the will of God.
Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. Obama became the first black president of the United States November 4, 2008 and was sworn into office January 2009. He is the 44th president.
Passover is a Jewish holiday, and commemorates the Hebrew’s escape from Egypt. It begins on the 15th day of the month of Nissan, which has nothing to do with the car. Nissan is the equivalent to March and April. Look…
Judaism roots go back to about 1800 BC. Abraham refused to recognize the other idols and Gods that was worshiped at the time. The story that is more often recognized as the start date was Moses and him receiving the…
The fastest growing religion in the world is Islam. This may be because it has taken hold in the fastest growing countries in the world. Their population increase correlates with the growth of the religion. Look here for more information:
Metrosexual is a term used to describe men who care about and spend more time on their appearance more than a typical man. Their sexual orientation isn’t always clear.
He is viewed by Roman Catholics to be St. Michael the Archangel. He is one of the principal angels and his name was often the war-cry in the war against Satan.
Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. He was a surrealist style painter. His skills are often associated with the renaissance masters. Look here for more information:
You can find sympathy peoms by searching the internet for sympathy poems. Also your local card store may have sympathy poems in a card form as well.
CBD can stand for many things. It could be Central Business District, Cash Before Delivery, Christian Book Distributor. It could even be for Cannabis beliefs denied.
There is not one certain reason that you should believe in God. Your belief in God is a decision that only you can make for yourself. So take your time and weigh out all of your information.
Joseph Smith is the founder of the Latter Days Saint Movement. Which is also known as a type of religion called Mormonism. He was born on December 23, 1805 and later died on June 27th 1844. He was assonated by…
Nirvana is an important concept equally in Buddhism and in Jainism. Nirvana reresents the perfect state of being – free from suffering, greed and anger.
Leonardo da Vinci lived in various Italian villages throughout his entire life. He was born in Vinci, and lived nearby there while he was growing up. For the rest of his life he lived in either Florence or Milan.
Gabriel is a male Hebrew name. The meaning of the name is ‘devoted to God’. Gabriela is the female version of the name. Gabriel was one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition.
The song ‘Do You Believe In Magic’ was originally done by a group called Lovin’ Spoonful in 1965. It is a catchy tune that is often used in movies and commercials.
A tithe, is a portion of your income, that you donate to your church (or fellowship). Some church’s suggest a 10% tithe, others suggest more or less. Tithe’s are usually used to help pay for a church’s expenses; like utilities,…
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, was released in the United States and most other countries on November 20, 2009. The movie set box office records as the biggest midnight screening, and the biggest single day domestic gross.
Nothing is particularly wrong with John McCain’s face. He is just an older gentleman who may not be the best in the good looks department.
People who observe Lent may be religious, sincere, and dedicated but they can also be wrong, Lent is to prepare men for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ, the better preparation the more effective the celebration will…
The top 10 christian songs are City on our Knees, Revelation song, From the inside out, God in Me, Close to You, What Faith Can Do, Again, Meaning of Life, Until the Whole World Hears and The Words I Would…
Damien is a male name that means ‘to tame’. The name is of Greek origin. There is an urban legend that says Damien means ‘devil’s child’. It is untrue, and comes from the Omen movies.
The Old Testment developed throughout Jewish history as the books were written down. The New Testament was used throughout the early Church period (about AD 50 to AD 150) and was formally codified at the Council of Nicea in 325…
Put simply it is a way to get out of paying taxes on income. It is that simple. It moves the tax burden from the one receiving money.
Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States, died on June 5, 2004, in Bel Air, California. He died of Alzheimer’s disease. To find more information click here:
Demons are evil spirit creatures. All demons were originally angels of God in Heaven. When these angels rebelled against God, they were thrown out of Heaven. Now they’re down here with us! Ugh! You can find more information here:
A description of the four horsemen is found in the book of Revelation in the Bible. There is a white, red, black, and pale horse. Each horse is thought to symbolically represent a different event that will happen in the…
Adam lived to be 930 years old. You can read it at Genesis 5:5. He wouldn’t have died at all if he had kept his hands off of that fruit! LOL
A grand jury is the kind of jury that would determine whether there is enough evidence for a case to go to trial. They are responsible for issuing indictments and investigating alleged crimes. Their duty is to examine evidence that…
Samael, the angel of death is viewed as an evil angel. He is said to be the one who tempted Eve into eating the forbidden fruit and goes by several different names.
Margaret Peterson Haddix was born on April 9th, 1964. She is a noted American author. She now lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and children. Her first book was called ‘Running out of Time.’ Look here for more information:
An invalid arguement is used in the court system a lot in todays’ society. When the statement is considered an invalid argument all is meant by it is that the arguement has no motif behind it. The statement is irrelevant…
About 376 million people practice Buddhism worldwide today. This amounts to about 6% of the world’s population and ranks in at #6 among popular religions. To find more information click here:
When some hear the words Ave Maria they think of a beautiful song. But did you know it also means Hail Mary? If in a Catholic Church you may hear them use it in a prayer instead of Hail Mary.…
Being a christian means that you accept the lord into your life. You also agree to live by the word of the bible and the ten commandments.
Fasting in the month of Ramdhan is one of the 5 pillar of Islam. Ramdhan is the 9th month of the Islamic calender. Quran has 30 parts and each part was revealed in the month of Ramdhan in Mecca
The witching hour refers to when the supernatural creatures such as, withces, ghost, and demons are at their most powerful and black magic is at its strongest point.
Muslims believe that Jesus was the son of the virgin Mary, but they do not believe that Jesus is the son of God. Instead, they believe that God created Jesus much like God created Adam. Muslims believe that Jesus was…
There are four signs that are compatible with Gemini. They are the Leo, the Libra, the Aquarius, and the Aries signs that are compatible with Gemini’s.
Lent begins every year on Ash Wednesday.It is the 40th day before Easter Sunday.Not including the Sundays only the weekdays and Saturdays. Look here for more information:
A mustard tree is not big at all, because there is not really a mustard tree. The mustard tree is actually a parable that was given to represent how large the kingdom of heaven might be. You can find more…
It is credited to Abraham. He is noted as the father of the religion. However its ideas and conditions can be found all over ancient culture
Vulnerable Cancerians are best drawn out of their shells with approval. Tell him how much you sincerely admire him, whether it is his smile or his accomplishments.
Prosperity means that you are doing well or are successful. Most people refer to prosperity in terms of finance, but it can also be applied to family life, your profession or happiness.
Christian music is available in almost all the same places as non christian music. You can buy CD’s at places like Barnes and Noble, or download individual songs on You Tube.
Long ago in biblical times it was an attempt to bring together different beliefs and teachings. For instance, we have Christmas with Christmas trees.
John Calvin strained his voice while preaching which brought a fit of coughing. He burst a blood vessel in his lung from coughing which lead to declining health until he died.
The first man Adam and his wife Eve are known to have sons and daughters. However, the Bible only names three of their children. We know that they had Cain, who slew his brother, Abel and finally Seth.
Spiritual gifts are the gifts that God gave each one of us to serve in his work. All of us are equip with certain gifts ranging from teaching, hospitality, compassion and pastor as well as others. It is important to…
The Islamic religion was founded around the year 622 CE by the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the city of Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia. You can find more information here:
The word prophecy can basically be summed up as being an inspired message. Jesus spoke lots of prophecies while he was on earth. The book of Revelation is also full of prophecies!
Your moon sign depends on when your were born. There are two signs, the Sun and the Moon. Your moon sign represents your emotional life and the sun sign represents you as an individual. To find more information click here:
Superstitions began as a way of mankind not being able to accept all things or as a protection against that which is unknown. Many people did not want to accept things such as coincidence or just pure bad luck.
Historians agree that the very first dollar sign actually was actually a typo made by a Mr. Oliver Pollock. Pollock was a trader that worked in the United States and traveled around the West Indies, and in the Revolutionary War,…
Bach whose real name is Johann Sebastian Bach was an organist and a German composer. He was highly respected because of his abilities as an organist. He was not known worldwide until the 19th century. Look here for more information:
Cassius Clay Jr. late known as Muhammad Ali, spent his youth in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Before turning pro, Ali had won 6 Kentucky gold gloves titles.
The New Testament is the section of the bible containing the the story of Jesus birth and death and Gods’ guidance for us in living with the gift of salvation. It begins with the Four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke…
Country music megastar, Keith Urban, was born on October 26th, 1967 in Whangarei, New Zealand, although he mostly grew up in Australia. He married actress Nicole Kidman in 2006.
Sage means a person who is known to be wise. There is also a plant that is called sage. The sage plant is a shrub that is part of the mint family.
A yarmulke is the small, skull cap worn by Jewish men and boys. It is worn to indicate their submission to God. Extremely religious Jews will wear it all the time, while non-orthodox Jews wear it during religious ceremonies.
You can get free Bibles from local churches. They are more than willing to give you a Bible if you need one. You can try searching online. You can even download software for the Bible.
many Universal churches will ordain you online. You can also have a pastor ordain you or go to a seminary school to get credited certification. You may still preform wedding ceremonies with an ordination online, you just may not get…
Jesus Christ was the human form of God that came to Earth to preform miracles and teach people about his Father God. He was sent her to die for our sins so that we can die and go to Heaven…
St Anne was said to be the mother of the Virgin Mary. That would also make her the grandmother of Jesus. She is considered the patron saint of grandmothers, housewives and women going through labor.
Catholic Saints are basically Catholic people who have done something so great the Church decides to make eternal their lives as examples of other Catholics to follow.
The answer to that question cannot please everyone, so I will answer for me. I am a Christian by choice, and I believe that when prayer was taken out of the schools, we became a nation of pagans. Children should…
The Dalai Lama is the head of the Tibetan people. He is both their spiritual leader and the head of their society. Dalai Lama’s are chosen at the age of two. Look here for more information:
Moses was a Hebrew prophet who received the 10 Commandments. He led the Hebrew people when they left Egypt. He is a leader with a dramatic story in the bible.
There is only one true God and that’s the father of Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega. Get a bible and find a really good church and study the bible.
Fernando Martins de Bulhoes, was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He was also known as Saint Anthon of Padua and is well known in the Christian religion.
Vishnu is a major god in Hindu belief. Vishnu is called the Preserver of the Universe, and is the prominent second god of the Trimurti, or the Hindu Triad. For more information see here:
These are the 12 disciples. Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus Christ.
You could say the Beatitudes are instructions, or a spiritual road map to get to heaven. They were given to Christians from Jesus and they show them how they can get to heaven.
The sacrament of confirmation is a catholic ceremony that signifies the giving of the holy spirit. It usually includes the laying of the hands.
Some beliefs of the Sikhs include: the Holy Trinity of Sikhism, Energy and not God is the creator of the Universe, equality among all human beings. For more information, look here:
The five fold ministry refers to a ministry that includes (1) apostles, (2) prophets, (3) evangelists, (4) Pastors, and (5) teachers. All positions are necessary to truly bring about the word of God.
The Bible says many things about children. It talks about how we need to teach our children to love one another. We are to teach them to honor their father and mother too.
Libra is one of seven astrological or zodiac signs. Libra is represented by scales and that make it stand out among other signs that are mostly of living things. Here’s more detailed information on this sign. For more information see…
Actually anyone can become a preacher. You have to make yourself familiar with the bible and apply the commands you can get baptized. Once you become baptized your are able to be a preacher of God’s word.
It is the holy book of the Muslims. It is a book that is very harmonious with the bible. It guides and directs its followers in the walk of humanity.
Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, inside of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. while attending a performance of the play ‘Our American Cousin’. His assassin was John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer. Lincoln died on April 15, 1865.…
Jesus was killed by the jews. However, Jesus died for all of mankind and he even prayed for those who murdered him. Jesus was a great man.
The Council of Trent was the 16th century council of the Roman Catholic Church. It was at this council that important matters of doctrine were settled, including the doctrines concerning the sacraments, salvation, and the Biblical canon. For more information…
The R & B artist Lloyd was born on January 3rd 1986. On January 3rd 2010, Lloyd became 24 years old. His birth name is Lloyd Harlem Polite.
The Apostolic or Papal Bull is known as Ineffabilis Deus, which means ineffable God. It is defined as the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Look here for more information: