Or the many things we have Catholicism to thank for.
• CE 300: “Baptism” by immersion changed to affusion (sprinkling).
• CE 300: Prayers for the dead. (Against Deut. 18:11 & Is. 8:19).
• CE 325 Anathema (death) decreed to anyone who adds or changes the creed of faith of Nice (see years 1545 & 1560)
• CE 375: Veneration of angles and dead saints
• CE 431: the worship of Mary.
• CE 431 Mary “Queen of Heaven” (against Is. 7:17, 44:17, 44:25
• CE 593: Doctrine of “purgatory” –by Gregory (against John 5:24, 1 John 1:7-9, 2:1,2, Rom. 8:1)
• CE 600: Latin language only language permitted for prayer (against 1 Cor. 14:9)
• CE 709: Kissing the feet of the pope is ordered (against Acts 10:25,26 Rev. 19:10, 22:8,9)
• CE 850: Fabrication and use of “holy water.”
• CE 995: Canonization of dead saints (against Rom. 1:7, 1 Cor. 10:25, 1 Tim. 4:1-8).
• CE:998: Fasting on “Fri-days” & during “Lent.” (Against Mt. 15:11, 1 Cor., 10:25, 1 Tim 4:1-8).
• CE 1079: Celibacy of priesthood declared.
• CE 1190: Sale of Indulgences (against Eph. 2:8-10)
• CE 1215: Confession of sins to priest ordered. (Against Ps. 51:1-10, Luke 7:48, & 15:21, 1 John 1:8,9)
• CE 1229: Scripture forbidden to “laymen.” (against John 5:39, 8:31, 2 Tim. 3:15-17).
• CE 1545: Church tradition equal to Scripture. (Against Mt. 15:6, Mk. 7:7-13, Col. 2:8)
• CE 1854: Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary. (Against, Rom. 3:23 & 5:12, Ps. 51:5, Is. 19:9)
• Papal infallibility decreed. (Against 2 Thess. 2:2-12, Rev. 17:1-9, 13:5-8, 18)
• CE 1950: The dogma of “trans-substantiation.”
For more information, see Fossilized Customs, by Lew White.
By Don Reisinger | Published: August 03, 2008 - 09:01PM CT
Google may be the de facto leader in search today, but will its lead last forever? With services like Mahalo and Cuil gaining attention and Microsoft willing to pour continued billions into its quest for online dominance, Google's rivals are legion, and they're hungry, but that doesn't mean the Big G needs to elevate its corporate blood pressure; Google's dominance is assured far into the future.
According to comScore's latest figures, Google commanded 61.5 percent of the US search market, while Yahoo owned 20.9 percent and Microsoft trailed with 9.2 percent. Both Ask.com and AOL follow far behind the big three. And where are the hot startups? Smaller search engines like Mahalo, Powerset, and Quintura didn't even make the list.
A search engine can be an extremely lucrative endeavor when it's popular. But with Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft commanding more than 90 percent of the market, is it even possible anymore for a small company to be anything more than the nichest of niche players?
"When the term 'google-it' is a common phrase, it's hard for others to even enter the search engine market."
The internet has been filled with hilarious mistranslations of sign names, restaurant menus and street signs for many years - but at LIVENEWS.com.au we don't think we have seen one quite as outstanding as this.
Off The Wall says: We're not sure what kind of dishes they serve up at "Translate Server Error" - but we have no doubt it would be a smorgasboard of "404 page not found" fried rice, and "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" with Honey Soy Chicken.
"I'll take the '404 Chicken Chow Mein" & the 'Blue Screen of Death Spring Rolls' , please!