Worshippers line up to place offerings at the Pangri Zampa, an important monastery in the in Thimphu region, during a ceremony to bless Bhutan for the year ahead. (Jonathan Gregson)
Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
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Pastor, Reality TV Star Jamie Coots Dies From Snake Bite
According to reports, emergency workers in Middlesboro, Ky., received a call indicating that a person at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church had been bitten by a snake.
However, when paramedics arrived at the church, Coots had already left for his home, where emergency workers later examined the snake bite on his hand. Coots reportedly refused treatment or transportation to a local hospital. About an hour later, authorities returned to Coots’ home and found that he had died.
Published on Sep 4, 2013
Pastor Jamie Coots carries on the family legacy of snake handling. SNAKE SALVATION AIRS TUESDAYS at 9P.
Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian.
History: During the reign of Saint Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (a member of the Zagwe Dynasty, who ruled Ethiopia in the late 12th century and early 13th century) the current town of Lalibela was known as Roha. The saintly king was given this name due to a swarm of bees said to have surrounded him at his birth, which his mother took as a sign of his future reign as Emperor of Ethiopia
Sanctuary of Truth - Thailand
The style of the Sanctuary evokes Khmer architecture, displaying hand-carved wooden sculptures indicative of the imperial setting at Angkor. It has four gopura, respectively representing images from the Buddhist and Hindu religions and mythologies of Cambodia, China, India and Thailand.