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Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers

Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is also called JASRAC in short. Its official name in Japan is 一般社団法人日本音楽著作権協会. JASRAC was made in 1939. It is the only organization in Japan to manage and protect cop ...

                                               

Philatelic International

The creation of the Filintern was set up at a conference in Moscow in 22 to 30 June 1924. Its formation was greeted by all branches of the All-Russian Society of Philatelists and at the same time by the Soviet Esperantists. At the conference open ...

                                               

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle

Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle is the official computer games rating organization in Germany. All ratings by USK are official and fall under law, so you must appreciate them. You have to show the seller your passport if you fall under age ...

                                               

Les XX

Les XX was a group of twenty Belgian painters, designers and sculptors. It was formed in 1883 by the Brussels lawyer, publisher, and entrepreneur Octave Maus. For ten years Les Vingt, as they called themselves, held a yearly exhibition of their a ...

                                               

Popular culture

Popular culture is culture which interests the general masses of people. It is influenced and spread by mass media. People experience or learn popular culture by hearing popular music on the radio, watching television, playing video games, or rea ...

                                               

Classical crossover

Classical crossover is a style of music where classical music is performed in a popular modern style that is different to how that music was originally performed. It can also refer to popular performers who normally play rock music or other popul ...

                                               

Cult following

A cult following is a group of fans who are very devoted to a work of culture. It is often called a cult classic. A movie, book, musical artist, television series or video game, among other things, has a cult following when it has a small but ver ...

                                               

Gay icon

A gay icon is a prominent person who is liked by the gay community. Gay icons are often glamourous and even flamboyant. They show strength through adversity. They often show a blend of masculine and feminine traits. Sometimes they show no gender ...

                                               

Human Be-In

The Human Be-In was an event during the afternoon and evening of January 14, 1967. It was held in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park. The Human Be-In caused the Summer of Love, which introduced hippie life and the word psychedelic to everyday Americ ...

                                               

Japanese idol

An idol in the Japanese pop culture is a young media personality. This is usually a teenager, who has a cute and innocent public image. Idols are a separate category of Japanese artists. The term is commercialized by Japanese talent agents. The t ...

                                               

Traditional pop

Traditional pop, also called standard music, is a genre of Western popular music that was popular before the beginning of rock and roll in the middle of 1950s. The most popular and ever-lasting songs during this period of music are also known as ...

                                               

Agnosticism

Agnosticism is the philosophical view that it is unknown whether any deities exist or not. Some people who call themselves "agnostic" say that it is not possible for anyone ever to know if there are any deities or not. Other agnostics, though, sa ...

                                               

Apatheism

Apatheism is the attitude of apathy towards the existence or non-existence of God. It is more of an attitude rather than a belief, claim, or belief system. An apatheist is someone who is not interested in accepting or rejecting any claims that go ...

                                               

Apostasy

Apostasy is a term used in a religious context, for leaving ones religion. Usually it means moving to another religion. Someone who does this is called an apostate. Apostasy is different from heresy: A heretic only questions one of the traditions ...

                                               

Argument from morality

An argument from morality is an argument for the existence of God. Also called moral arguments, most are apologetic arguments. They argue there is a moral order in the universe and so there must be a God said the German philosopher Marc Nickl. Th ...

                                               

Arupadai Veedu

Arupadai Veedu of Lord Murugan are the 6 abodes of lord Murugan where lord Murugan gives each and every kinds of blessings. They are thirupparankundram, thiruchendur, pazni, swamimalai, thiruthani, pazhamudircholai. Mentions are given in both thi ...

                                               

Being

Being is also a present tense part of to be The word being means a living person or animal. Human being’ means the same as ’person’. Men, women, and children are human beings. Some people write stories or make movies about beings from other plane ...

                                               

Druid

A Druid was a member of the priestly and learned class in the pre-Christian, ancient Celtic societies. These societies existed through much of Western Europe, until the Roman government took over and, later, Christianity arrived. Druids were part ...

                                               

False prophet

A false prophet is a person who claims to be a true prophet but really is not. A false prophet is also someone who uses prophecy to do evil. The term is also used outside religion to describe someone who fervently promotes a theory which the spea ...

                                               

Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is a moral which says treat others as you would like them to treat you. This moral in various forms has been used as a basis for society in many cultures and civilizations. It is called the golden rule because there is value in ha ...

                                               

Idolatry

Idolatry is the worship of an idol or image, being a picture, a statue, or a person in place of God. In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, idolatry means worshiping something that is not God. These religions teach that there is only one God. Idolat ...

                                               

Judeo-Christian

Christianity started as a movement within Judaism, and later became independent. As a result, many scriptures and ideas are present both in Judaism and Christianity. Since about the 19th century, the term Judeo-Christian is used, to either descri ...

                                               

Meaning of life

Many religions, viewpoints, and creative artists have tried to find the meaning of life, but have no sensible answer. Some people say that we will never know what the meaning of life is. Many religions claim to offer some answers. There are also ...

                                               

Nontheism

Nontheism is a term that describes anyone who is not a theist. In other words, a nontheist is anyone who does not have a specific belief in a god or deity. It usually refers to anyone who does not have any religious belief. This is a lot like ath ...

                                               

Parish

A parish is the area which is served by a church. This term is used by these churches: Church of England and the Anglican Communion, Roman Catholic, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutheran churches, and some Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. Th ...

                                               

Petition

A petition is a request to change some thing. They are often made to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer.

                                               

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of religion is a branch of philosophy. Religions, and religious beliefs can manifest themselves in different ways. Philosophy of religion looks into explaining certain answers to questions of religion using understanding. It is also lo ...

                                               

Polytheism

Polytheis means believing in many gods. A person that believes in polytheism is called a polytheist. A religion with polytheism can be called a polytheistic religion. Polytheism is well documented in historical religions of classical antiquity, e ...

                                               

Sacred

People use the word sacred or the word holy for something that is special or important. Most religions have sacred books that tell about their religion. For Christians this book is called the Bible. Muslim peoples have another book, they call the ...

                                               

Secularism

Secularism, also called Secularity, is the idea of something being not religious or not connected to a church or other religious organization. An example of this is the government, which is independent of any religion in many states. In some coun ...

                                               

Serbian three-finger salute

The three-finger salute, usually known as the Serb salute, is a salute which, at first, represented the Holy Trinity, was used when making oaths, and as a symbol of Serbian Orthodoxy, but today it is usually a gesture for ethnic Serbs and Serbia. ...

                                               

Shamanism

Shamanism is a practice where a practitioner reaches altered states of consciousness. Supposedly, the shaman perceives and interacts with a spirit world, and channels these energies into this world. A shaman is a person regarded as having access ...

                                               

Spirituality

Spirituality is a name given to matters of the spirit. These can be any kind of meaningful personal activity or peaceful experience. There is not one agreed upon way to explain what happens. It is a concept so people can see and understand it in ...

                                               

State religion

A state religion (also called an official religion, establish is a religious group or creed officially accepted by the state. The term state church is used in context with Christianity, and is sometimes used for a specific national branch of Chri ...

                                               

Supernatural

The word supernatural is used for things that some people believe are real, but that are not part of nature or inexplicable by the scientific laws of nature. Because we cannot prove whether these things are real, people often disagree about these ...

                                               

Testimony

In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. The words "testimony" and "testify" both derive from the Latin word testis, referring to the notion of a disinterested third-party witness.

                                               

Tithe

A tithe, means the tenth-part of something, usually income, paid to a religious organization. A tithe can be seen as a tax, a fee for a service or a voluntary contribution. Tithing came from the Book of Numbers. In ancient Israel, the tribes of L ...

                                               

Witch doctor

A witch doctor often refers to a healer in undeveloped regions who use traditional and sometimes out of date methods rather than modern medicine or science. The term witch doctor is generally used with negative terms. It is often used to imply th ...

                                               

Royal Society of Arts

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce is a British multi-disciplinary institution, based in London. It is often called the Royal Society of Arts instead of by its long formal name. The front of the building us ...

                                               

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was a teacher, scientist, and inventor. He was the founder of the Bell Telephone Company. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His family was known for teaching people how to speak English clearly elocution ...

                                               

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking was a British theoretical physicist and mathematician. He was born in Oxford. In 1950, he moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire. He was one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists. Hawking has written many science books f ...

                                               

Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA was an English painter of portraits. He helped to start the Royal Academy of Arts and was its first president. King George III made him Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1769. Some critics disliked Reynolds and the Royal Acad ...

                                               

Subculture

A subculture is a group of people involved in a community of some sort. Subcultures can be hobbies, groups or communities. A subculture is a group of people with a culture which makes them different from the larger culture that they belong to, kn ...

                                               

Hipster (contemporary subculture)

Hipster refers to a subculture of young, urban middle-class adults and older teenagers. Hipsters first appeared in the 1990s and became more noticeable in the 2010s. It is based on the earlier movements in the 1940s. Hipsters listen to independen ...

                                               

Poseur

Poseur is a negative term used by some subcultures. It describes a person who copies the style or mannerisms of a subculture, but who is not considered to belong to it. It implies that the person is fake, and is considered not to share or underst ...

                                               

Etiquette

Etiquette, one aspect of decorum, is a code that rules how everyone is expected to behave, according to the social conventions and norms, in society, in a social class, or group. It is usually unwritten, but it may be put in written form. Because ...

                                               

Ghost Festival

The Ghost Festival, also called the Hungry Ghost Festival, is held on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month. Both Buddhists and Taoists celebrate this festival. The belief is that the gate to the underworld opens on the first day of the seventh ...

                                               

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

The Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity is a UNESCO award which recognises the special cultural activities round the world. By "oral and intangible" is meant activities of people which leave no permanent t ...

                                               

Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy is a very popular puppet show which children in Britain love to watch. It is traditionally performed at the seaside in a small booth which can easily be transported. The characters are all glove puppets. The story is told by a man ...

                                               

Valediction

A valediction is a phrase used to say goodbye at the end of a letter. It also refers to the act of saying goodbye to someone. It comes from the Latin vale dicere, which means "to say farewell". Valedictions are normally written before the signatu ...

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