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A Brief Explanation of Protestantism

The exact number of Protestant denominations is not definitively¬†known, some estimates go as high as over thirty thousand. This is likely impossibly large, and furthermore the vast majority of Protestants worldwide belong to a handful of major groups. These are, in no particular order: Anglicans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals. There are many […]

Four Words and Phrases that *aren’t* Actually Offensive

The internet is peppered with lists of¬†common terms and idioms which they purport have offensive origins. In truth, there are many such terms, these include “gypped”, relating to “gypsies”, “paddy wagon”, relating to Irishmen, “Paddys”, and obviously “Indian Giver”, someone who gives or sells something and then wants it back, relating to beliefs about the […]