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Why Julius Caesar Is Important Today

How Is Julius Caesar Still Important Today?Beware the Ides of March” is a line out of the Shakespearian play, “Julius Caesar” that is still remembered today. Ironically, Shakespeare stole this famous line from the Roman historian, Plutarch. Honestly, why do we care? Julius Caesar was a famous Roman, true, but he was killed more than 2050 years ago. How can this one man still be relevant today? Caesar has come down in history to be one of the most famous rulers of all time, yet he did not rule anything. He was killed on the day he proclaimed himself emperor. However, because of him, many of the ordinary things in our lives can be attributed to this great man. Here are five of them.

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Posted by Jimm - March 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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The Longest Lived Empires You’ve Never Heard Of

[ReviewAZON name=”empires” id=”43″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0892369876″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Everyone has heard of the Roman Empire.  Rome was a world power from 44BC until technically 1453.  While it was the longest running Empire in history, this is really a misnomer since Rome consisted of Western and Eastern sections and was conquered a couple of times during this time span.  When we look at some of the longest lived empires, you may be surprised by some of these other.  Most likely, you’ve probably only heard of one of these five. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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Debunking The “XMAS” Myth

[ReviewAZON name=”Xmas” id=”21″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”1598695614″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]“It’s CHRISTMAS…….not XMAS!!! Don’t remove Christ from HIS birthday!!! Post this if you agree…….Please don’t X out the Lord!!!!! (I would like to see this on everyone’s wall!!!) Jesus is the reason for the season.”  If you’ve seen this, or you use the term XMAS without knowing its meaning, then this is the article for you. Here is some background on the Christmas reason for the season and why we celebrate the way we do. Add this article onto your wall to open people’s eyes to the true meaning behind the Christmas Season! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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History of Christmas Trees in America

christmastreeEach year, Americans decorate their homes by bringing either a live or artificial pine tree into their living rooms and decorating it for the Christmas season.  The smell of the fir trees is now a common theme in most Christian American homes, but it was always not the case.  Where did this tradition get its start?  How did it become a part of our Christian holiday tradition?  Here are five interesting facts about this holiday tradition. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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