Category Archives: Religion and Faith

Posts predominantly related to Religion, faith and beliefs

Modern day Grave Robbers who stole from my mothers grave

I wasn’t going to write anything today; I’ve had a chest infection which turned into bronchitis and then manifested itself into something like pneumonia for the last 10-12 weeks. I have been out of the house only a handful of … Continue reading

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The Tradition of Maundy Money

Often in the shadow of Christmas due to the rampant over-commercisation, it is often forgotten that Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important Christian festival, and the one … Continue reading

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Christmas through the ages

It seems unavoidable, the big day has almost arrived.  Whereas last year I wrote a post on debunking myths surrounding Christmas and in 2015 on the history of Father Christmas and Santa Claus  this time around I thought I would write … Continue reading

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Crows, Ravens & Halloween

Over the years, I have written quite a few posts on Halloween related subjects such as Halloweens of past and present (updated)  Top 10 Haunted places in the U.K. the fearful Spring Heeled Jack who wrought terror in mostly distant times and … Continue reading

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The festival of Raksha Bandhan

Two weeks ago today on August 7th, was the festival of Raksha Bandhan.  Originating with the Hindu faith in India (though long observed by Sikhs too),  it centres on a ceremony wherein a sister will tie a Rakhi (a simple … Continue reading

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When your biggest hope turns into your worst nightmare – The Legend of Prester John

Prester John was for several centuries once one of the most famous people in the world, despite not having ever existed.  His non-existence however didn’t stop him having a great and possibly horrific legacy to those who believed in him … Continue reading

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An Easter Walk

On Easter Sunday, I went to Church and I took my iPad so thought you might like to see some of the photos which I took.  

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