Topic: Religion

Why Can’t The New Pope Be A Woman?

Why Can't The New Pope Be A Woman?

White smoke has finally blown above the Sistine Chapel as bells rang at approximately 7 p.m. local time in Vatican City, signaling the choice for a new pope has been made. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will now be known as Pope Francis I. He is the first Jesuit and first Latin American to be appointed as pope, both of which are steps away from tradition for the Roman Catholic Church.

But what of other traditions? The prohibition of women being ordained as priests — and thereby disallowing the possibility of a female pope — is one many have been asking about during this papal election. So, why can’t there be a female pope? More »

Sex Tips From History: Get Circumcised So Your Wife Never Has An Orgasm

Sex Tips From History: Get Circumcised So Your Wife Never Has An Orgasm

Hello everyone! It’s time now for a new column called “Sex Tips From History,” wherein each week I will spotlight a useful sex and/or love tip from that greatest sex instructor of all, history. Some of them are going to be awful, so maybe don’t try them at home. Or do, but be aware that some people hate history and hence will not take kindly to your attempts to bring it into the bedroom. More »

What We Saw At A Burqa Inspired Fashion Show

What We Saw At A Burqa Inspired Fashion Show

You see a lot of the same things at Fashion Week that are supposed to be edgy and different and exciting. A lot of peplums, really. A lot of torn fabric. Some harem pants. Some shoulder pads. Basically, anything your mom wore in the 80′s set to a bouncy soundtrack. But I think, by far, the most inventive and unusual show we’ve been to was the Maison de Urbana burqa inspired collection. More »

Beauty Trends From History How To Look Like A God In 32 Easy Steps

 Beauty Trends From History  How To Look Like A God In 32 Easy Steps

The religion you would least suspect of caring about physical beauty has got a total lock on Cosmo-style checklist obsessiveness about pretty deities. That’s right: the Buddhists have a tradition of listing the Thirty-two Major Characteristics and the 80 Minor Characteristics of the Buddha. These lists, detailed in ancient sutras and other Buddhist writings, describe the features that make the Buddha and his numerous reincarnations and manifestations so Hollywood glam. And it’s not just the Buddha – if you’re particularly saintly, you might even have or develop some of the characteristics, too. More »