Throughout history, people’s faith and their attachments to religious institutions have transformed, argues Sumit Paul-Choudhury. So what’s next? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 2 August 2019 Before Mohammed, before Jesus, before Buddha, there was Zoroaster. Some 3,500 years ago, in Bronze Age Iran, he had a vision of the one supreme God. A thousand years later, Zoroastrianism, the world’s first great monotheistic religion, was the official faith of the mighty Persian Empire, its fire temples attended by millions of adherents. A thousand years after that, the empire collapsed, and the followers of Zoroaster were persecuted and converted to the new faith … [Read more...] about Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion?
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Legends of sport, showbusiness and entertainment are among the famous faces we have lost during the first six months of 2019. As well as globally known acting stars such as Doris Day and Luke Perry there have been many more household names who have passed away. Tributes have been paid to the celebrities as fans recalled the successes which made them famous and gave them a special place in their memories. Here's a look at those we've lost in 2019 in a list compiled by the Mirror. JULY John McCririck John McCririck passed away aged 79. The former pundit was the face of Channel 4 racing for 28 years, before he was dropped in 2012. He was also known to those outside of the racing circle for his outspoken opinions, which he was not afraid to share during his stint on Celebrity Big Brother . Tyler Skaggs Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs passed away on July 1, aged just 27. In a statement, the Angels said: "It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away … [Read more...] about These are the celebrities who have passed away this year so far
In the age of track pants tailored for the office, and socks ’n’ sandals becoming as essential to summer as Aperol spritz, there are few fashion faux pas left capable of causing widespread wardrobe hysteria. But turning up at your best friend’s wedding wearing the same outfit as someone else is still grounds for total dress-code disaster. So how should you navigate the impending social circuit of soirées without inadvertently co-ordinating with half the congregation? Once upon a time (last year) the solution could be found in a shallow pool of lesser-known brands that offered an alternative to the dregs of occasionwear departments or the ubiquity of high-street carbon copies. In 2019, however, the phenomenon of the small-scale dress label extends far beyond Self-Portrait’s floral lace confections and Rixo’s patchwork printed tea dresses. Now there are a wealth of labels vying to be the chosen one for your next nuptials, which means that, mercifully, … [Read more...] about Find the one: niche labels to know before your next wedding
HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has ended and fans finally know the fate of all of the major characters. Some of those fates were shocking and unexpected - but Jon Snow's was inevitable. Spoilers: Major spoilers for the entire Game of Thrones series follow. In S08E06 'The Iron Throne', Jon Snow - real name Aegon Targaryen - murders his aunt and lover, Daenerys Targaryen. He does it despite swearing an oath to serve her and being in love to her, because he'd just witnessed her slaughter untold thousands of innocent civilians and knew she'd go on slaughtering untold thousands more. But while it might have been for the greater good, the betrayal and cold-blooded murder goes directly against a lot of what Jon stood for. Why Bran becoming king in the series finale makes sense The major Arya clue we missed way back in season 2 Yet for people who watched the show closely or understood the clues given by author George RR Martin, Jon was always going to do what he did. There are … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: Why Jon Snow’s fate was sealed from the start
Bristol is the coolest city in the country, maybe in the world. Not a day goes by, it seems, that some magazine, website, estate agent, TV channel, blog, guide or influencer isn't announcing they have written a list of all the places in the world that are cool, happy, best to live in, or the hippest city, and Bristol is not there or thereabouts at the top of the list. Bristol is cool for a lot of reasons that go back decades - the music, the accent, the dry, laid back wit of Bristolians, the suave good looks of almost all the people who live here, and the fact that, as a city, it seems anything much goes and no one is that bothered. But if Bristol really is cool, it's not the Insta-friendly coloured houses, the cider in the park or the fiercely independent streak of streets, shops, views and protests that makes it so, it is the people themselves. Two years ago, we compiled the first Bristol Cool List amid much fanfare and some controversy, with the words: "Everything is subjective, and … [Read more...] about The 2019 Cool List: The 60 coolest people in Bristol right now