January is named after Pagan God Janus. He is deity of new beginnings and transitions. He is two faced. Older face is the year that has come to an end. Younger face is the New Year we look forward to.
Christmas celebrations were illegal in New England in parts of the 17th century, because the Puritans found no scriptural justification for celebrating it and associated the celebration with paganism and heavy drinking.
Triclavianism is the belief that three nails were used to crucify Jesus. The issue of whether three or four nails were used has been a matter for a centuries-old theological debate.
When Chicago radio station “The Loop” was replaced by a Christian music station. They signed off with Highway to Hell.
Michael Jones, one of the all-time greatest rugby players, was a devout Christian, and didn’t play on Sundays (which made him miss many World Cup matches). When asked how a religious person can be such a fierce tackler, he replied with a quote from the Bible: “It’s better to give than receive”.
Mafia boss Lucky Luciano’s “favorite assassin”, “Red” Levine, an Orthodox Jew never planned to murder from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. If he had to make the hit on Shabbat, he would first put on a prayer shawl, say his prayers, and then do the job.
Classical “angels” are the lowest tier of God’s servants in traditional Christian Angelology. There are actually nine angelic orders, each with distinct responsibilities. The highest orders appear as firey beings with six wings, four-faced creatures covered in eyes, and chariot wheels.
Although they aren’t consumed by Jewish people, giraffes are Kosher. The giraffe does not have a masorah (tradition) for its consumption by any Jewish community. Though it is commonly believed that it is not known where on a giraffes neck shechita (ritual slaughter) can be performed, this is incorrect as the shechita can be performed anywhere on the neck. The reason many people will not eat it is for the lack of tradition of eating it, and Judaism relies heavily on tradition. the people who would eat it anyway won’t because the cost is too high, something like a few hundred per steak.
Ancient Israelites burned cannabis during worship. Cannabis residue was first discovered in a 2700 year old temple in Tel Arad. It was important for rituals and was a very important ingredient as shown by ancient holy texts. Not only that, but it gave a feeling of bliss among worshippers.