Feb
24
2011
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Is Creationism Treason?

creationism as treasonA growing movement in the U.S. is stemming from the concept of “creationism.” Creationism holds two premises. 1 is that science does not hold all the answers to the questions we have about our universe and 2 the teaching of science in schools should be augmented or replaced by literal passages from the Christian Bible. [more...]

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Jan
12
2011
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What is Columbia, South Carolina city profile?

columbia city profileColumbia is the capital of South Carolina and the state’s largest city.  The city was specifically created to be the state capital by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1786.  Prior to that The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the site of a ferry established in 1754 [more...]

Jan
08
2011
3

Who and What is Quezi?

what is quezi?Who and what is Quezi? Well, first of all, Quezi is an attempt to ‘open the world to the world’ with a variety of articles, not only about the world, its geography, great cities, etc, but about topics within that world many have never even heard or thought of.  Have you ever heard of the [more...]

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Dec
20
2010
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How is Bodhi Day celebrated?

bodhi dayBodhi Day is celebrated on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month which is December 8. Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that marks the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni) received his awakening (enlightenment). Tradition has it that on the night of his awakening he was given three temptations by the [more...]

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Dec
07
2010
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What is the origin of holiday trees?

holiday treeFirst you might notice the wording of the question asking about ‘holiday’ trees rather than Christmas trees but I am not being anti-Christmas about it. The concept of a decorated tree to celebrate the shortest days of winter is a universal phenomenon and not just a “copy of Christmas” as many in the West want [more...]

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Dec
03
2010
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Why are Qatar and the World Cup good for each other?

qatar world cupWell, first of all, the choice of Qatar puts a solid cap on buy cheap cialis online the legacy of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has taken the Cup around the globe in an effort to broaden the game’s social and political legacy.  Qatar is the smallest nation to host a World Cup with only [more...]

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Nov
28
2010
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What is Lions Clubs International?

lions clubs internationalLions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 45,000 individual clubs in more than 200 countries where they meet the needs of local communities. Service has been the corner stone of Lions Clubs International since its founding in 1917.   The organization became international March 1920, when the first club in Canada was [more...]

Nov
24
2010
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What is Christmas vs Xmas?

chi-rhoWell folks, it is the Christmas Season again and the annual argument about the spelling of the holiday, Christmas vs Xmas is well underway. I actually support the more widespread use of Xmas over Christmas as it is more traditional and has the weight of history behind it. The annual argument often goes along the [more...]

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Nov
24
2010
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What is California's "City of the Dead?"

california city of the deadCalifornia’s City of the Dead has a little over 1.5 million residents.  About 1500 of those residents are alive. Near the beginning of the 20th century, San Francisco politicians began a campaign to move the cemeteries out of town by promoting the idea that cemeteries spread disease, the more important reason being that they wanted [more...]

Nov
17
2010
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What is Providence, Rhode Island city profile?

providence city profileProvidence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state’s largest city.  Providence, founded in 1636, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The area was previously occupied by the Narragansett Indians.  Opposition to the Sugar Act, a tax that affected Providence’s international rum trade led to the first violence of the American [more...]

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