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Kaaba

The Kaaba (also Ka'bah or Qaaba), Islam's holiest site, is a cube-shaped shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca. It holds the Black Stone, an important Islamic artifact.Many legends surround the Black Stone, which lies in the eastern corner of the Kaaba, cemented into the wall. The stone existed as an important relic even before the rise of Islam, and Muslim tradition claims that it was given to Adam, who they believe was the first man on earth. Some Muslims also believe that the stone was pla

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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami commemorates the deity Sarasvati,Sarasvatī whom adherents believe to be the goddess of learning, the arts, and eloquence. In West Bengal, she is additionally commemorated as the inventor of the Sanskrit language and the Devanagari script. Date of observance: Basant Panchami is celebrated during February according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar The goddess Sarasvati, who is worshipped during the Basant Panchami Traditional Holiday Traditional Hindu Calendar 201

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Daniel

Introduction The Book of Daniel in the Bible. Daniel is a religious and political figure in the Bible. He is thought to be of royal lineage, but no family connection is stated in biblical scripture. God preserved his health and well being, as he decided to only eat vegetables and drink water during his training process, instead of partaking in food from the king's table. He did this to remain pure and faithful to the God of Israel. Through his faithfulness to the kings, his life is prese

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Atheism Overview
Overview

Atheism Overview

Atheism is the modern name for the willful denial of the existence of deities.Although the term "atheos" can be traced back to the 5th century BCE, it did not imply the willful disbelief in all divinities. This meaning, exemplified in the English word "atheism," did not apply until the 17th century. This belief functions chiefly as a response to the cross-cultural belief in an omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient supreme deity that is responsible for the creation of the world or universe.

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The Nihon Shoki
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The Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (infrequently referred to as the Nihongi ) is a thirty-chapter chronicle of Japanese mythological and historical narrative presented to the imperial court in 720 CE, only eight years after its predecessor, the Kojiki . Like the Kojiki , it chronicles the history of Japan from the earliest times up through 697 CE. About four times longer than the Kojiki , the Nihon Shoki seems to have been the result of a much longer compilation process, and in all likelihood involved tea

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