A research study reveals the world’s fastest growing religion (hint: it’s not Christianity or Islam)

A research study reveals the world’s fastest growing religion (hint: it’s not Christianity or Islam)

There are nuns and then there are “nones”. Do you know the difference? One way to differentiate between the two groups would be to note that the first is shrinking while the latter is growing in numbers. Still lost? I don’t blame you, it’s also the first time that I hear about so-called “nones” – […]

Why “trial by ordeal” in the Middle Ages was actually an effective test of guilt

Why “trial by ordeal” in the Middle Ages was actually an effective test of guilt

Can you think of anything more tragic than an innocent person landing in prison? One shudders to think of the many people wasting away unnecessarily because they were found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit. It doesn’t bear thinking about. Yet, even in modern societies with advanced criminal justice systems, the accused still too […]