British English Holidays – St. Andrew’s Day

hi everyone I’m Gina st. Andrew is a patron saint of Scotland and st. Andrew’s Day is celebrated on the 30th of November it’s a Scotland’s national day in this lesson you’re going to learn about st. Andrew and how his day is marked the 30th of November is a public holiday in Scotland but…

Eatery at the Depot

the restaurant that sits today started in 1858 and it was actually called the Branch Eating House uh… which was a stagecoach diner if you will uh… and the actual Branch Eating House it was moved to this location so it was a stagecoach restaurant that was moved here that dates back to 1858 presently…

Astrophysics and Religion

You’d think, from a distance, that astrophysics and religion would have very little to say to each other. Astrophysicists care about the composition of planets, they tend to be fiercely rational, very uninterested in teaching us how to live and not ones to raise big moral questions. Religious types, for their part, are passionate about…

What Comes After Religion

Fewer and fewer people believe nowadays. It’s possible that in a generation, there simply won’t be religion across Europe and large sections of north America, Australia and Asia. That ‘s not necessarily a problem. But it’s worth thinking about why people made up religion in the first place and what we’re doing with the needs…

What Is the Point of Spirituality?

The word spirituality has a capacity to divide people like few others. For some, it’s an innately beautiful touchstone, the designator of a special kind of experience that is so valuable, it is best left reverentially unexplored and pure, lest one disturb its ethereal mysteries with the cold hand of reason. For others, it’s nonsensical…

How Deep Space Nine Actually Gets Religious Tolerance Right

All right, enough screwing around. Most recently in this series I looked at Star Trek: Voyager, which is my least favorite show in the franchise. Here’s the cast having their photo taken at JC Penney, by the way. So now I think it’s only fair that turn my attention to my favorite Star Trek show….