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Halloween is much more than wearing costumes and knocking on doors for candy. Discover the true history and some interesting facts about this ancient tradition!
The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant
of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening“), that is, the night before All Hallows Day .Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556. Read the rest of this entry
Atheism: The denial of or lack of belief in the existence of god or gods.
Certain Pygmy tribes found in Africa were observed to have no identifiable cults or rites. There were no totems, no gods, no spirits. Their dead were buried without special ceremonies or accompanying items and received no further attention. They even appeared to lack simple superstitions, according to travelers’ reports. The Vedahs of Ceylon, only admitted the possibility that gods might exist, but went no further. Neither prayers nor sacrifices were suggested in any way. Read the rest of this entry