Tagged: history

Stained Glass

Stained Glass Windows in Churches

The term ‘stained glass’ was coined a millennium ago, in the 12th century, when the art form was originally conceived. The process involved the application of a silver stain to the outer side of...

Vatican

Separation of Church and State?

“I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.” -George Carlin Pope Francis is currently visiting Philadelphia on his US tour. Francis has been, so...

Spooner

A Defense for Fugitive Slaves (Spooner)

Lysander Spooner was a 19th Century abolitionist, lawyer, and anarchist. Although you never learned about him in your Social Studies class, his popularity has skyrocketed in the internet age, especially among libertarians, anarchists, and...

Cosmos

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: Blues for the Red Planet

I’ve been watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on Netflix. For those who don’t know, it was a miniseries that aired in 1980, I believe. It’s held up remarkably well, considering the rapid advances in science...