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Holy Experiment Day

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Holy Experiment Day

When : Always March 4th

Holy Experiment Day is a day to try something religious. It is a chance to try something, or ask for something, and to measure the results.

There are a lot of things that can be viewed as religious or holy experiments. Some examples could be:

Pray for someone to get better
Pray for snow (or not)
Pray for your team to win the superbowl
Pray someone will ask you on a date
Try saying grace at dinner and see if others join you
Try to get a person to attend religious services
Plan to convert someone to your religion

In our examples above, God may grant all, some, or none of the desired results. He may be too busy with the problems of the world to make it snow. He definitely doesn't have a favorite sports team. The Lord truely works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, he has his own plans for an outcome that we may not understand.

We don't want to discourage holy experiments. Quite the opposite, we think they are good. We just believe you shouldn't judge the results. Your religious beliefs will be strengthen and you will be closer to God. So, participate in Holy Experiment Day to its fullest.

Origin of "Holy Experiment Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did find references to the usage of holy experiments in people's lives.

This Day in History March 4th

Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). (51)

Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans. (1152)

The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia. (1238)

Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV. (1461)

Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean. (1493)

Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth. (1519)

The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter. (1528)

John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England. (1675)

Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania. (1681)

American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston. (1776)

In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress. (1789)

A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario). (1791)

Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state. (1791)

The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress. (1794)

Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales. (1804)

Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario. (1814)

The city of Chicago is incorporated. (1837)

The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted. (1861)

The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress. (1865)

Britain's first electric trams run in east London. (1882)

The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. (1890)

The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people. (1908)

U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox as U.S. Secretary of State (1909)

The United States Department of Labor is formed. (1913)

Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives. (1917)

The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic. (1918)

The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle. (1918)

Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet. (1933)

World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end. (1943)

World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin. (1944)

The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90. (1957)

People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly. (1974)

Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. (1980)

Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada. (1983)

The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States. (1985)

The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus. (1986)

Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion. (1991)

A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days. (1996)

Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex. (1998)

Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission. (2002)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    God answers prayer 1 of 4 ways
    SLOW - you're on target, but the timing isn't right
    GROW - you're on target, but not ready
    GO - you're on target, so continue
    NO - you don't want the consequences
    1565 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    1566 days ago
    Holy Experiment Day is actually the anniversary of the formation of the colony of Pennsylvania, on March 4, 1681. The formation of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers became known as the Holy Experiment. See

    1566 days ago
    I was expecting something more humorous for this title, like a Batman reference.

    thanks for the history tidbits.
    1566 days ago
    Thanks for the post.
    1566 days ago
    Sounds like an interesting experiment.
    1566 days ago
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