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CHRISTIANITY. The religion established by Jesus Christ.
     2. Christianity has been judicially declared to be a part of the common law of Pennsylvania; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394; 5 Binn. R.555; of New York, 8 Johns. R. 291; of Connecticut, 2 Swift's System, 321; of Massachusetts, Dane's Ab. vol. 7, c. 219, a. 2, 19. To write or speak contemptuously and maliciously against it, is an indictable offence. Vide Cooper on the Law of Libel, 59 and 114, et seq.; and generally, 1 Russ. on Cr. 217; 1 Hawk, c. 5; 1 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; 1 Barn. & Cress. 26. S. C. 8 Eng. Com. Law R. 14; Barnard. 162; Fitzgib. 66; Roscoe, Cr. Ev. 524; 2 Str. 834; 3 Barn. & Ald. 161; S. C. 5 Eng. Com. Law R. 249 Jeff. Rep. Appx. See 1 Cro. Jac. 421 Vent. 293; 3 Keb. 607; Cooke on Def. 74; 2 How. S. C. 11 ep. 127, 197 to 201.

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"It is, therefore, lamentable that the church and the Christian religion should be blamed for the ills besetting our country today," said Secillano.
In the context of the Bukusu funeral, lamentation, visitation, gathering around the deceased, invitation to burial, Traditional Public Comforting among other rituals from the Traditional Bukusu religion, co-occur and/or overlap with vigil, gathering around the deceased, prayers, mass (the sermon) from the Christian religion (Nganga, 2018).
In other words, this would seem to confirm that an indigenous Christian religion existed, centuries before the Roman-Constantine version.
[ClickPress, Thu Apr 26 2018] Christian religion has been considered the largest religion in the world with nearly 2 billion followers.
Synopsis: Pope Leo XIII's encyclical on the relationship between capital and labor (Rerum Novarum) and Abraham Kuyper's speech to the first Christian Social Congress ("The Social Question and the Christian Religion"), both published in 1891, are foundational sources for subsequent Christian social thought in their respective traditions, both Roman Catholic and Reformed.
Synopsis: Three-quarters of Americans identify with a Christian religion, down from 80% eight years ago and from the mid-90s in the 1950s.
The Christian religion is actively practised by a large majority of US citizens.
In a legal brief filed on behalf of military historians before the appeals court, Americans United said in December that the Latin cross is a powerful symbol of the Christian religion that has rarely, if ever, been used by the military to mark the permanent graves of non-Christian soldiers.
In the light off the recent slayings in Paris, I doubt if any religion could have felt as justifiably incensed by satirical profanity as the Christian religion. Some years back the national museum Te Papa exhibited two compositions entitled "Piss Christ" and "Virgin in a Condom".
Skjortnes combines her interest in Madagascar, social anthropology, and the role of the Christian religion. She grew up on the island, lived and worked there for part of her adult life, and continues to take a strong interest in the people.
Derbas said "we have to be mindful of the religious vaunters who claim to be theologians when they do not even understand the Arabic language and cannot even articulate it right." "The bells of the Church have been tolling ever since the Christian religion emerged; the Caliphate heard them (...) and never once he has ordered their destruction because the Islam religion is a religion of forgiveness and coexistence," he exclaimed.
I understand intellectually that a person's sexuality need not be, and should not be, made to be a big deal, but emotionally it is a point of connection and hope for someone who has felt excluded not only within the Christian religion but from society as a whole.

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