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The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough.

Motives for migration to and from Britain – religion and ideas Ulster Plantations, Pilgrim Fathers and the migration of Huguenots Looking West The 16th and 17th centuries were periods of tremendous change in Britain and Europe. Christianity was still the dominant intellectual force but it had been strongly influenced by the cultural Renaissance of the …

The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough. Read More »

Martin Luther King Sr was also a civil rights activist who lived until 1984

Martin Luther King Sr. Martin Luther King Sr. (born Michael King; December 19, 1899 – November 11, 1984) was an African American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the father and namesake of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Martin Luther King Sr. was born …

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During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors

Second Vatican Council Part of a series on Ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church Renaissance depiction of the Council of Trent Antiquity (c. 50 – 451) Jerusalem Nicaea I Constantinople I Ephesus Chalcedon Rome Early Middle Ages (553–870) Constantinople II Constantinople III Nicaea II Constantinople IV High and Late Middle Ages (1122–1517) Lateran I Lateran …

During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors Read More »

During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”.

Hans Egede Statue of Hans Egede by August Saabye, outside Frederik’s Church (the Marmorkirken) in Copenhagen Hans Poulsen Egede (31 January 1686 – 5 November 1758) was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland. He established a successful mission among the Inuit …

During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”. Read More »

Black Mormons couldn’t become priests until 1978 when their Prophet had an unprecedented revelation that the “time had come” to allow it, after which black people thanked him for his “many hours” begging God to permit it.

Black Mormons and the Priesthood In June 1978, the priesthood in the Mormon Church was made available to all worthy male members, whereas up until that time, black Mormons of African descent had been denied the priesthood. The decision to extend the reach of the priesthood was made after much pleading to the Lord from …

Black Mormons couldn’t become priests until 1978 when their Prophet had an unprecedented revelation that the “time had come” to allow it, after which black people thanked him for his “many hours” begging God to permit it. Read More »

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished

Josephinism “Josephists” redirects here. For the medieval heretics, see Josephines. For other uses, see Josephites. Joseph II by Anton von Maron, 1775 Josephinism was the collective domestic policies of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1765–1790). During the ten years in which Joseph was the sole ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy (1780–1790), he attempted to legislate …

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished Read More »

An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village.

Indonesian man becomes instant millionaire after meteorite crashes through roof Also in this package A humble coffin maker in Indonesia became an instant millionaire – when a meteorite which was recently sold for $1.8 million (Dh6,611,760) crashed through his roof. According news reports, 33-year-old Josua Hutagalung was working next to his house when the space …

An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village. Read More »

During the 1908 Olympics in London, the Russians showed up 12 days late due to the fact that they were using the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar.

The Extra Mustard Trivia Hour: When a Calendar Defeated Russia in the 1908 Olympics If you were to turn your calendar to January 7th, you’d likely see the words “Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)” or something similar on that date. To those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Everyone else, you’re probably wondering why there’s an …

During the 1908 Olympics in London, the Russians showed up 12 days late due to the fact that they were using the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar. Read More »

The idea of black holes was first proposed in 1783 by John Michell, calling them “dark stars” and proposing a method to detect them by looking for star systems that showed the gravitational effects of two stars, but only one star was visible, which is indeed how scientists look for them today

The forgotten genius who discovered black holes over 200 years ago Centuries before black holes became accepted science, a fat little man in 1780s Yorkshire imagined stars so massive that even light could not escape. He predicted black holes. This is the incredible story of John Michell and his “dark stars.” The Fat Little Country …

The idea of black holes was first proposed in 1783 by John Michell, calling them “dark stars” and proposing a method to detect them by looking for star systems that showed the gravitational effects of two stars, but only one star was visible, which is indeed how scientists look for them today Read More »

Larry Hillblom, the H of DHL, regularly took “sex safari” trips to Asia to prey on underage girls. When he died in a plane crash, 4 of the illegitimate children he fathered were able to claim $50 million each from his estate.

Larry Hillblom Larry Lee Hillblom (May 12, 1943 – May 21, 1995) was a sexual abuser of minors, American businessman, and a co-founder of the shipping company DHL Worldwide Express. After his death, his estate paid $360m to four impoverished children that he had fathered as a result of ‘sex safari’ trips in South-East Asian …

Larry Hillblom, the H of DHL, regularly took “sex safari” trips to Asia to prey on underage girls. When he died in a plane crash, 4 of the illegitimate children he fathered were able to claim $50 million each from his estate. Read More »