Former Ohio mayor admits to molesting girl: - A former small-town Ohio mayor, who has described himself as a dedicated Christian, admitted to molesting a girl for years and blamed the victim for being a willing participant, according to court documents. From Nony
Mormon church baptising thousands of dead Victorians - atheist or not - In a windowless underground room, six Mormons are cheerfully working day in, day out to digitise the records of dead Victorians. So they can be baptised.One by one, many of the dead â Mormon or not â are being offered salvation by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' controversial Baptisms for the Dead process. From Nony
Just What Trump Needs: Religious Right Says He Was Elected By God | Right Wing Watch - Religious Right leaders were some of Donald Trumpâs most fervent supporters in the presidential electionâoffering dozens of religious justifications for backing Trump in spite of his evident arrogance, dishonesty, mistreatment of women, and other character flaws. Telling the supremely narcissistic Trump that he has Godâs special backing seems to be pouring gasoline on the fire, and thatâs what Religious Right leaders have been doing since Election Day. âThe Lord did this!â exulted former Rep. Michele Bachmann on the night of the election. Televangelist and End Times huckster Jim Bakker called Trumpâs victory âthe greatest miracle I have ever seen.â From Nony
The Smurfs are Satanic! - Do you know of a cartoon that is well designed to manipulate the minds of your children into godless sinners with a evil taste of Communism? Thats right fellows, it is The Smurfs! The Smurfs is a cartoon with many hidden satanic themes, and it is smuggled into the Saturday Morning cartoons that children like to watch. Like all the other rubbish in the Secular Media, The Smurfs is an abomination that must not go unchallenged! From Popper
Tax Payers Donate $18 Million For Empty Ark Encounter Parking Lot - When Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin had his inauguration party, most of the people who attended the nearly empty venue were evangelicals getting their Jesus on. In a remarkable tip of the hat to his supporters, the Gov finally approved a tax abatement costing Kentuckians $18 million along with an $11 million allotment to expand the highway to the Answers In Genesis Ministry of Ken Ham who has built a temple to manâs stupidity he calls The Ark Encounter. From Nony
Love and Marriage - his WTF Friday salutes Love and Marriage, 1950s Christian Sex Manual Style!!! Contrary to popular belief Jesus, is totally cool with you knockin' da boots- as long as it's with your wife. In this booklet, Plain Talk about Love and Sex for Christian Young People, the good William W. Orr A.B., M.A., Th.B., D.D. presents us with a few choice paragraphs: From Nony
Middle Eastern women may have vitamin D deficiency | Reuters - In certain Middle Eastern and other countries where conservative dress curtails exposure to sunlight, high levels of vitamin D supplementation may be needed to raise serum levels sufficiently in women, investigators report."When sunlight exposure -- the From Nony
George Pell subject of Victoria Police investigation into multiple allegations of sexual abuse - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Police are investigating multiple child abuse allegations levelled directly against Australia's most senior Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell, the ABC's 7.30 program has revealed.Key points Victoria Police investigating multiple complaints of sexual abuse by Cardinal George Pell Complaints range from the 1970s to the 1990s, when Pell established the Catholic Church's response to sexual abuse allegations Pell describes the claims as "totally untrue and utterly wrong"Victoria Police's Taskforce SANO, which investigates complaints coming out of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has been examining the allegations by complainants from Ballarat, Torquay and Melbourne for more than a year. From Nony
Porn viewership hits all-time high in Cleveland during RNC after GOP declares it a public health crisis - According to figures from xHamster, porn viewership is 184 percent above normal viewing rates, with more porn being watched in Cleveland this week than during the NBA Finals, when Cleveland hosted three championship games. Cleveland racked up 873,294 views on the xHamster site, shattering previous records. And in case any Republicans try to deflect blame onto the population of Cleveland, âTrumpâ was a trending search topic on the site. From Nony
Martin Luther - Album on Imgur - This is the book I had to study during catechism class in middle school. The class was two hours long every Monday night for two years. The pictures and flow charts below are some of what we learned during the class. The pastor mostly focused on us learning/reciting the creeds and ten commandments.In retrospect I'm shocked I didn't see all of this at the time. From Nony
History shows the religious right batsh*t crazy version of Jesus isn%u2019t unique to modern times - When I was a kid in the 1970s, my itinerant parents, who moved us eleven times in ten years, would occasionally send my brothers and me to local âafterschoolâ programs or âsummerâ programs so that we might meet other kids prior to starting our next new school. Inevitably, these programs were sponsored by Christian churches. Along with chorus and drama arts/crafts and sports, the programs mixed in a type of Sunday school-level theology, often taught to us through the kinds of feel-good modern hymns that emphasized that Jesus was a great guy. From Nony
NYC To Get Pop-Up Robot Confessional - Joe.My.God. - Thereâs a scene in the 1971 George Lucas film THX 1138 in which Robert Duvall visits a confessional where he reveals his shortcomings to a government computer who then grants him the âblessings of the state.â New York City is getting something similar next week, minus the blessings. The Verge reports: From Nony
He%u2019ll Raise You From the Dead for $1,000 - The Daily Beast - This self-proclaimed prophet says he can perform the miracle of all miraclesâif youâre willing to part with a cool grand.Yakim Manasseh Jordan can predict the future, heal the sick, and for the low price of $1,000, the 25-year-old can even raise the dead. But the self-proclaimed prophet of God is not above cold calling. From Nony
When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? - Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct. Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20.9 correct answers. Jews (20.5) and Mormons (20.3). Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right.How will you do on the quiz? From Nony
Why I Left the Right: How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal - My journey from Young Republican to less young Democrat did not come from a crisis of faith, it came from finding inspiration in the life of Jesus. Once I removed the dogmatic lens that had informed my biblical interpretations, I found a figure that defended a prostitute and ate with the poor. The life of Jesus simply didn't reflect the agenda of the political right, so now neither could I. From X Isle
Here%u2019s How A Christian Family Vlogger Explains His Extramarital X-Rated Selfies / Queerty - A popular Christian family vlogger has released a video with his wife to explain the X-rated selfies heâs been sending to a woman he met online.Austin Null and his wife Britt (along with the nonconsensual help of their two young children) make rambling videos about their âadventuresâ in daily life. You know, things like grocery shopping and going to church. Seriously, who watches this stuff?Well, a lot of people watch it. They have over 350k subscribers on YouTube.But their latest video, posted December 30th and titled âWE NEED TO TALK,â takes a decidedly more somber tone.In it, Austin explains that heâs been having an online affair for the past five months, an admission no doubt tied to the very NSFW nude selfies heâs been sending her that have surfaced online. From Nony
Restaurant employee finds 'GOD' in sliced eggplant - When an employee at Gino's Restaurant in Baton Rouge cut into an eggplant Monday, he found "GOD."Chef Jermarcus Brady couldn't believe what he was seeing. "I saw a miraculous image formed by the seeds," said Jermarcus Brady. "It spelled out the word God!" Chef Brady has many responsibilities, one being cutting, salting and sauteing eggplants. From Nony
Catholic Diocese investigate 'bleeding' communion wafer being hailed as miracle | Daily Mail Online - A 'bleeding' piece of communion wafer is being hailed as a miracle by believers at a church in Utah.Faithful followers claim the sacramental bread 'bled' for three days following communion at St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Salt Lake City, after it was placed in glass of water.Now news of the 'miracle' has reached the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City which is investigating the incident. From Nony
Famous unanswered prayers: Warren W Wiersbe - Do you find yourself becoming discouraged when you ask God for something and you don't get any results? Are you tempted to think that God doesn't care about your request-or worse yet, that He doesn't care about you? From Nony
32 Mid-Century Christian Family Album Covers - Flashbak - Islamists dont like music. They ban it. Thats sad for any number of ways, not least of all because in hardcore Muslim countries there will be no album covers for future generations to marvel at. Blessedly, Christianity embraces music.
In this gallery, we look back at family singers who recorded albums of Christian music. The family that plays together stays together, so the saying goes. What people say about the family all dressing the same is less certain. From Nony
Spread the Word Bible Bucket - With this special offer you will receive a bucket filled with twenty-four (24) MEV Paperback Bibles!Everybody that's storing food, has generators, water, etc. should also store buckets of Bibles. It's been said on the Jim Bakker Show many times that, "If you're simply just preparing just to get through the worst period of time in human history, first of all why would you even want to be here if you're not doing anything for the sake of the gospel?" From Nony
How a husband can enjoy sex that is grudgingly given by his wife | Biblical Gender Roles - This is when you go to initiate sex with your wife and she responds kindly and gently. Perhaps she says something like âHoney, I know you really need it, but I am just really sick tonight, can I make it up to you tomorrow?â There are other reasons of course that a woman might legitimately ask for a rain-check of course like after the birth of a child, or surgeries, chronic pain flare-ups, deaths in the family and other reasons like these. From Nony
N.Y. church members beat teen to death in 'confession': cops - NY Daily News - Determined to get two brothers to confess their sins, members of a secretive upstate New York church beat one of the teenagers to death and badly brutalized the other, police said Wednesday.
Among those now charged with killing Lucas Leonard, 19, and injuring his 17-year-old brother Christopher during a counseling session at the Word of Life Church, are his parents and a sister, officials said. From Nony
An Anthology of Mythical Creatures [Infographic] | Daily Infographic - Weâve been telling stories since the dawn of man. Stories are fodder for powerful imaginations to create detailed and beautiful imagery. The world is illuminated when great story tellers enchant us with vivid details of love, betrayal, war, and fantasy. This sandbox of our imagination allows for limitless character permutations and gives way to elaborate creatures. Mythical Creatures are so intriguing that we see them pop up in stories young and old. These patterns are signs that the audience is captivated by these creatures. This infographic is a great breakdown of the Mythical Creatures around the world. From Nony
Muslim Inbreeding: Impacts on intelligence, sanity, health and society - A rough estimate shows that close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred: In Pakistan, 70 percent of all marriages are between first cousins (so-called "consanguinity") and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent.
At least they have an excuse. What can we say about Christian Fundies and Hasidic Jews? From Roddy
Alabama pastor facing charges for raping 9-year-old girl on father%u2019s grave - n Alabama pastor of a conservative congregation is being accused of raping a 9-year-old girl on her fathers grave, AL.com reports.
Mack Charles Andrews, a pastor at the heavily conservative United Pentecostal Church is accused of raping Jane, a pseudonym to conceal the identity of the victim, along with multiple other minors. Andrews allegedly started grooming her for sexual abuse when she was only 7. From Nony
Jesus brain scan a 'miracle' | Stuff.co.nz - Although their doctor did not spot the resemblance, MacDonald, Lougee Mingramm and her family were convinced that an image at the centre of the scan depicted Jesus Christ.The pyschological phenomenon of recognising a familiar pattern within an image or object is called pareidolia. Past cases of pareidolia include people spotting an image of Jesus on a clothes iron and a piece of pita bread, while the Virgin Mary has made an appearance on a pebble. From Nony
The Museum of Idolatry - The Museum of Idolatry is the worlds largest collection of artifacts of apostasy. We have over 1500 exhibits and we're adding new exhibits regularly.If this is your first time visiting please feel free to grab a beverage and take your time wandering through the museum. This site provides a front row seat for the Great Apostasy that is sweeping through the "Christian" Church.Thanks again for visiting. From Nony
Why Some Mormons Are Preparing For Doomsday - SALT LAKE CITY - Mixing a brew of biblical prophecies, the Hebrew calendar, a volatile economy, world politics, and astronomical occurrences, hordes of Utahns have become convinced that calamitous events are imminent â maybe by monthâs end â and are taking every precaution. From Nony
Kim Davis Declines Oath Keepers' Offer Of Armed Guard - Yesterday, we reported that the Oath Keepers, a "Patriot" movement group best known for the standoff at the Bundy Ranch and for showing up heavily armed to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, was converging on Kentucky to offer a "security detail" to anti-gay clerk Kim Davis to protect her from further arrest for refusing to do her job and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Now, almost as soon as they arrived, the Oath Keepers are packing up and going home. Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes writes in an email to members today that Davis, through her attorneys at the Religious Right legal group Liberty Counsel, has (probably wisely) declined their offer of assistance. He encourages members to save their gas money for another mission, such as "our planned upcoming operation to guard Texas border ranches against drug cartel violence and invasion": From Nony
Amazon.com: Rapture Board Game: Toys & Games - RAPTURE The Board Game. In this exciting game 1 to 4 players all start out in the life section, one at a time rolling, moving and pulling a card from the life deck. In the Life section there are opportunities to be Saved. The object of the game is to get Saved before someone pulls the Rapture card. "This game was designed as a soul winning tool, as well as an entertaining experience for believers... From Nony
Some local idiots designed a 'terrorist-proof' bigot rifle - Spike's Tactical, an assault rifle company in Apopka, Florida, has recently designed a "terrorist-proof" bigot rifle, which features Christian symbols and Bible verses etched on it â you know, to keep the "Muslim terrorists" from touching it. From Nony
AUDIO: Backmasking: Subliminal Deception - Long thought of by certain fundamentalist Christians as a nefarious plot to brainwash our impressionable youth, backmasking is, quite simply, the process of including backwards elements in a recording. Sometimes the effect is obvious and used as part of the aesthetic of a song, as with the Beatles use of reversed tape loops in "Revolution 9", but just because it's plainly noticeable, that doesn't stop people from attributing some deeper meaning (Paul is dead!) to something that was probably given little thought beyond, "Hey, that sounds pretty trippy". From Nony
Researcher Finds Jesus in Ancient Planetary Alignment - Earlier today, researcher Miguel Antonio Fiol announced a major scientific discovery. And why go through the hassle of getting published in a peer-reviewed journal when you can just purchase a press release?Fiol says that you can see the crucifixion of Jesus in the planetary alignment from 33 A.D., the year Jesus supposedly died. From Nony
Islamic State Finds Gold Coins Are a Steal as Throwback Currency - Bloomberg Business - Forget the printing press. In readying for the rollout of Islamic States new money, goldsmiths and silver smelters have been toiling away.
The jihadist group on Saturday touted the return of the gold dinar in an hour-long video issued by the al Hayat media center, its media wing. Islamic States Shura Council last year tasked its Beit al Mal, or treasury, with minting the coins, which come in several denominations made of gold, silver and copper.
Too bad there is not enough gold in the world to replace all the current currency. From Nony
Viral Christian Pregnancy YouTuber Sam Rader Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account - The popular Christian vlogger Sam Raderâbest known for âsurprisingâ his wife with her own positive pregnancy test in a viral videoâhad a paid account on the cheating website Ashley Madison in 2013, the Daily Mail reports. Sam is a leader in a new industry of online evangelism, posting daily videos of his upstanding, Jesus-loving family for hundreds of thousands of subscribers. From Nony
Satan statue's wife? Pregnant devil statue spotted in East Vancouver - Almost a year after the original devil statue was spotted near the VCC/Clark Drive SkyTrain station, its fellow partner appeared in East Van.
On Thursday, the statue was found on top of Gene Cafe at the Main and Kingsway intersection. This devil naked once again appeared to be female with one hand in the air and the other to its pregnant belly. From Nony
The NIV Quiz | Stuff Fundies Like - Heres a quiz that attempts to cleverly defend KJV-Onlyism by pointing out all the places where the NIV maybe sorta kinda does things somewhat wrong. Or at least does them different. And different is always wrong. From Nony
Can you see Him? Family says cow trailer delivers image of Jesus - nstead of transporting cow, the trailer is delivering something with a higher purpose.One of the Polk sisters, who lives in the â1300 block of Ewing Street in Gonzales, said that she was sitting in a lawn chair, feeling depressed and lonely when she looked over and realized she wasn't alone -- and she wasn't talking about their three pet ducks, Charlie, Pam and Phil. From Nony
The Duggars' Homeschool Cult: Cabbage Patch Dolls Are Possessed By Satan - The Advanced Training Instituteâthe fundamentalist, sex-offender-led cult subscribed to by the Duggarsâhas a lot of questionable practices. But in addition to cancer-causing semen and horrible fashion advice, ATI has one extra-absurd bit of wisdom it would like to impart on your children: Your Cabbage Patch doll is filled with Satanâs demons. From Nony
Empathy? - This raises a few questions. Why does an evangelist drive a Jaguar and write with a Mont Blanc pen? But more to the point, why would any decent human being brag about their hair not being messed up when their wife has serious and painful injuries? Was she not sheltered in the arms of God or does she just really not matter? From Nony
Journey Christian Church, Inc. - Subsplash App Platform - Welcome to the official Journey Christian Church App.Journey's vision is to develop a growing community of people on a life-changing journey with Jesus, where everybody's welcome, nobody's perfect, and anything's possible!When you download this app you will have access to the latest audio and video content from Lead Pastor John Hampton. From Nony
Creflo Dollar Says the Devil Blocked His Dreams of a $65,000,000 Jet -
Wouldnt it be nice if you could get hundreds, or even thousands, of people you dont even know to donate to your worthy cause? Even if that cause was a $65 million private jet, all in the name of God, because its a dream of yours? In the mind of Creflo Dollar, you cant stop him from dreaming.
Dollar (Dollar Bill) blasted critics of his recent jet-fundraising endeavors during a recent church sermon. Dollar took issue with those who felt it was wrong for him to reach deep into the pockets of his congregation and ask them to donate to his $65 million dream jet because a pastor cant travel coach, apparently. His critics were compared to the devil, and he doesnt appreciate them trying to discredit him and his dreams of flying high in a G650.
Killings for Christianity - The Church started killing unbelievers as early as the 4th century. The killing (often with torture) of heretics, church splinter groups, dissenters, atheists, agnostics, deists, pagans, infidels and unbelievers was supported by almost all mainstream Christian theology for over a thousand years, starting with the intolerant St. Augustine (died 430 AD). From Nony
Killings for Islam - Islam and Christianity have an interesting contrast. Jesus never killed anyone, and Christianity took 300 years before the killing began.Whereas Islam began with killing of unbelievers right from the start.For the first century of its existence, Islam was absolutely soaked in blood. The killing only slowed down as the Islamic empire finally ran into boundaries in the 8th century, after about a century of expansionist, imperialist, unprovoked Islamic aggression.Even after the initial expansion slowed, the killings did not end. Slaughter (jihad) and oppression (sharia) are part of the core doctrines of Islam. Killing for Islam is not a modern idea, and it will never end until some sort of reformation takes place within the religion. Medieval Christianity was equally violent, but Christianity has since reformed. From Nony
How to care for your soul | StudentSoul - Do you ever get tired of trying to take care of all your stuff? There is more to us than our possessions. We have an inner lifea soulwhich, while invisible to the outside world, is very real and of utmost importance. Your soul is a living thing that needs nurture, care and attention. But what exactly does a soul need? From Nony
Jeffress: 9/11 Was God's Judgment On America For Abortion | Right Wing Watch - Right-wing megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress spoke at Liberty University's convocation this morning, where he told the student audience that America's complete collapse was unavoidable, thanks to Supreme Court rulings banning organized prayer and Bible study in public schools, legalizing abortion, and striking down bans of gay sex.
Damn, USA got of light then! One would expect a much bigger disaster considering 50+ million abortions supposedly have taken place. Stupid religious fucks. From Nony
Priest carries out mass exorcism at religious camp for children in Poland - SCHOOL children at a religious camp to celebrate Lent were left screaming and in tears when instead of singing songs and praying, the priest carried out a mass exorcism.The 1000 children from schools in the town of Gryfice in north-western Poland had gone to the camp for a three-day trip for what was billed as a way of helping âyoung people explore God and devote themselves to spiritual renewal through prayer.â From Nony
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Maryland couple sees mysterious 'tree demon' face in tree trunk - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG - Do you see what we see? A couple in Prince Frederick in Calvert County tells FOX 5 this is what was left behind after a tree fell in their yard during last week's snow storm -- and it's creeping them out.The couple tells FOX 5 the storm knocked a branch off their tree, and tree trimmers came to cut the rest of the broken limb down. When they did, this is what was revealed in the tree trunk. The residents and neighbors insist the image was not created or altered. From Nony
Fifty Shades of Grey: Evangelical Authors Write 'Christian Perspective' : People.com - Trade your Shades?That's what two Evangelical authors are urging for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, which swept the box office this weekend with nearly $100 million in ticket sales.Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery and Dannah Gresh, the founder of Pure Freedom Ministry, are offering a free copy of their "Christian perspective" intimacy book, Pulling Back the Shades, in exchange for copies of the E L James novel. From Nony
Christian school gives gay student ultimatum - A local high school student says he was pressured out of his high school because he's gay.He says he was not pressured by the students but by the administration at the Lutheran Education Association of Houston because it's a private school. From Nony
Saudi Arabia holds all male women's rights conference - Saudi Arabias laughably prestigious University of Qassim played host to one of the biggest womens rights conferences in the Arab world in 2012. Ironically, the institution managed to hold the event without the advice or attendance of a single woman. From Nony
Love Letters to Richard Dawkins - YouTube - In a candid moment, filmmaker Eric Preston, founder and producer at Fusion Films, rolls his camera as Dr. Richard Dawkins - Author, Professor and Evolutionary Biologist - again reads "fan mail" he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. (Parental Discretion is Advised!)
Heaven Is For Real Under Attack? Colton Burpo Talks About The Truth - In light of a recent development where one young boy reveals that his experience in Heaven is not real, Colton Burpo, the subject of the book-turned-movie Heaven is for Real, is speaking out about the details of his own life. He wants us to know that his story is true, and that Jesus âreally, really loves you.âRecently, Alex Malarkey, The Boy Who Went to Heaven, revealed that his story is not real and did not happen. At the time he made up the tale, he was only 6-years-old and had no personal knowledge of the Bible. From Nony
Boy Who Came Back from Heaven admits he made up memoir - Five years ago, a book called The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven became a bestseller in the US. It was the memoir of Alex Malarkey, who claimed to have visited heaven when he was in a coma after a car crash. However Malarkey, who was six at the time of the crash, has now published an open letter to Christian bookshops stating that his book was a fabrication.
"I did not die," the teenager wrote in the letter published on the website pulpitandpen.org. "I did not go to Heaven. I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible." From Popper
10 Supernatural Relics And Their Turbulent Histories - The world would be a very, very boring place without a little bit of the unknown, the mystical, and the supernatural. Throughout history, there have been a series of relics reputed to have mystical, magical origins or powers well beyond what we can possibly understandâand acting on human nature, some will go to great lengths to possess them. From Nony
Christian Porn star sacked as teacher appeals ruling - A teacher who lost her job when she was found moonlighting as a porn star is appealing against the ruling saying she can still promote "Christian values".The 38-year-old woman - who works under the stage name Julia Pink - worked for 17 years with the Diakonia Germany Evangelical Federal Association in the city of Munich in southern Germany teaching children and supervising adults with disabilities. From Nony
Christians Openly Advocate Killing Atheists on FOX News Facebook Page - About a week ago, a group of people filed a lawsuit in New York to prevent a cross from being erected within the World Trade Center memorial without equal opportunity for other religions who wish to have memorials there as well.According to the lawsuit, among the 2,792 people killed in the twin towers, 31 were Muslim Americans, approximately 400 to 500 were Jewish Americans, approximately 500 were non-religious Americans, and an unknown number were Americans of other faiths. (So, about half of the people who died were not Christian.) From Nony
Temple Of The Jedi Order: Church Of Jediism - We are not a community of Star Wars roleplayers, but a church of a genuine religion, Jediism. The Jedi at this site are not the same as those portrayed within the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars Jedi are fictional characters that exist within a literary and cinematic universe. From Popper
The Universal Life Church is possibly the most quintessentially American religion of the Internet age. Its one based on equal parts sincere religious devotion, shameless hucksterism, and a radical belief in near total openness.
I was one of those people. According to one church website, so are Stephen Colbert, Conan OBrien, Lady Gaga, all four of the Beatles, George Takei, Sammy Davis Jr., Hugh Hefner, and Vanilla Ice.
Hair transplant surgeon claims he%u2019s Jesus, attacks man - A state licensing board suspended the medical license of Dr. Brett Bolton by emergency order Tuesday after the Brentwood hair transplant surgeon proclaimed he was Jesus Christ and exhibited other bizarre behavior while refusing psychiatric help. From Nony
Only God Can Stop Public Urination - The Atlantic - I recently noticed something curious as I drove out of my neighborhood in South Delhi. The road had just been redone and now, on the stone walls that run along either side of the street, about knee-high off the ground, I spotted ceramic tiles with pictures of Hindu gods. There were images of Lakshmi, Shiva, Saraswati, Hanuman, and others of the pantheon, along with saints like Shankaracharya and Sai Baba of Shirdi. From Nony
Judaism 101: Kosher Sex - Note: This page addresses issues of Jewish law that may not be appropriate for younger readers. In places, it discusses sexual behavior in plain and frank terms. Please exercise appropriate discretion. From Anawaram
Bible prophet: Danny DeVito is the Antichrist - Yep, William the Tap Tapley, Bible co-prophet of the Endtimes and Third Eagle of the Apocalypse has returned. Tapley posted a new video over the weekend where he carefully dissects the symbolism of the new One Direction video that he claims is an Illuminati-inspired prophecy of the last days of the Catholic Church. From Nony
Temple Of The Jedi Order: Church Of Jediism - We are not a community of Star Wars roleplayers, but a church of a genuine religion, Jediism. The Jedi at this site are not the same as those portrayed within the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars Jedi are fictional characters that exist within a literary and cinematic universe. From Nony
Man who destroyed Oklahoma 10 Commandments monument was devout Christian - His mother, Crystal Tucker, told KOCO that her son is a practicing Christian, and that âhe would never deface something that meant so much to him. He takes the Ten Commandments very seriously. He has been very Christian his entire adult life.âAfter a work-related injury four years ago, though, she said he began to have âbreakdowns,â and âhe one thing that is foremost in his mind, his religion, is the thing he takes it out on. A statue of the 10 Commandments would be something that would attract him. Anyone who knows Michael, knows he loves his God. Right now, everyone is praying for him.â From Nony
BBC News - Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? - It began as a joke at the expense of statisticians. In the UK's 2001 Census, 390,127 people - or 0.7% of the population - described themselves as Jedi. A question on religious belief had been asked for the first time in a census and Jedi - from the cloak-wearing, lightsaber swishing rebels in the Star Wars films - was a tongue-in-cheek response. From Anawaram
The Herald Weekly - New Birth Charlotte enters foreclosure - New Birth Charlotte Church has entered foreclosure proceedings on its property off Sam Furr Road.Although Mecklenburg County records show that foreclosure proceedings began in November 2013 and a Notice of Sale was filed Jan. 21, 2014, there have been seven Postponements of Sale, with the latest postponed from Oct. 9 to Dec. 9. From Nony
Former lesbian porn star came to faith after an experience with Jesus that shook her 'to the core' | Christian News on Christian Today - A former lesbian porn star in Great Britain shared her testimony in a recent interview with news site Barcroft TV.Teresa Carey left the adult industry in 2009 after having sex with over 100 women on camera and appeared in major adult titles like Playboy. Both she and her husband, Scott, claim the dramatic change in their life came after they saw Jesus face-to-face in a "religious epiphany.""A vision came over us both," Teresa explained. "I think the reason it happened to us both together, is so that years down the line I can think back and realize, 'Ok, I'm not crazy because it happened to my husband as well.'" From Nony
These Christian swingers like sharing Bible verses, sex partners - A Bible-thumping couple in Florida is changing the way people think about their faith â with a hookup website for devout Christian swingers!Cristy Parave and her husband, Dean, are the unashamed bodybuilding Jesus lovers bringing couples together and introducing them to their wild lifestyle of swapping sex partners and Bible verses, Barcroft Media reports. From Nony
Atheist Awarded $2M in Settlement After Being Refused Secular Rehab Treatment - Barry Hazle Jr. charged the state of California and a contractor with infringing on his religious freedoms by ordering him to spend 90 days in a rehab facility that required him to submit to a "higher power" as a part of its 12-step program.
"It sends a clear message to people in a position of authority, like my parole agent, for example, that they not mandate religious programming for their parolees, and for anyone else, for that matter." From Roddy
Islam vs. ISIL Extremism (In-depth) - Special Coverage - Shari`ah - OnIslam.net - Denouncing all its acts and atrocities wrongly attributed to Islam, Muslims all over the world have totally rejected the so-called Islamic State (IS), previously calling itself Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Muslim scholars and communities have made it clear that the religion of Islam has nothing to do with the criminal acts and horrific atrocities committed by this group. From Nony
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Delay Flight Because Seating Wasn't Segregated: Gothamist - An El Al flight from JFK to Tel-Aviv was delayed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah after ultra-Orthodox passengers refused to sit next to women. One passenger described the whole experience as "an 11 hour ordeal," and another tells ynetnews.com that the plane was prevented from taking off because "people stood in the aisles and refused to go forward." From Nony
16433 Children in One Grave - I had a quick visit to the West Coast this weekend that included praying at a gravesite that contains the bodies of 16,433 children killed by abortion. The prayer service was part of the National Day of Remembrance, a project organized by Priests for Life, Pro-life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-life Society. On this day, simultaneous memorial services are held at the graves of aborted babies around the nation.
instead of praying at a drain, why not adopt unwanted children or allow decent sex education in school, free condoms and birth control pills? What about it "Mr Priest for live"? From Nony
Grand Ayatollah Issues Fatwa Stating High Speed Internet is against Sharia : International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is âagainst Shariaâ and âagainst moral standards.â In answer to a question published on his website, Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, one of the countryâs highest clerical authorities, issued a fatwa, stating âAll third generation [3G] and high-speed internet services, prior to realization of the required conditions for the National Information Network [Iranâs government-controlled and censored Internet which is under development], is against Sharia [and] against moral and human standards.â From Nony
His Mom Cancelled the Abortion Appointment, Now He's Becoming a Priest | LifeNews.com - Twenty-six years ago a woman in Nebraska made an appointment to have an abortion. She was in college and believed she couldnât afford to take care of her baby. However, she couldnât go through with it so she made an appointment with another doctorâ an OB-GYN. After her appointment, she decided to place her baby for adoption. She wanted to give her baby the very best chance at life. From Nony
The Satanic Temple - In cooperation with The Freedom From Religion Foundation, and in accordance with School Board policy that allows religious material dissemination, The Satanic Temple announces they will distribute Satanic literature in Florida Public School district. From Nony
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed%u2019s tomb - Middle East - World - The Independent -
One of Islams most revered holy sites the tomb of the Prophet Mohamed could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world.
The controversial proposals are part of a consultation document by a leading Saudi academic which has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque in Medina, where the remains of the Prophet are housed under the Green Dome, visited by millions of pilgrims and venerated as Islams second-holiest site. The formal custodian of the mosque is Saudi Arabias ageing monarch King Abdullah.
The plans, brought to light by another Saudi academic who has exposed and criticised the destruction of holy places and artefacts in Mecca the holiest site in the Muslim world call for the destruction of chambers around the Prophets grave which are particularly venerated by Shia Muslims.
Americas Christian conservatives ponder a 'Babylonian exile' - From the moment they set foot on North American soil, the Puritans who came to the continent viewed their errand into the wilderness through a biblical lens, seeing themselves as modern-day Israelites building a New Jerusalem in the New World.
Guangdong cult leader convinced apprentices to sleep with him by claiming he had healthy sperm: Shanghaiist - A 47-year-old Guangdong cult leader, and creepiest human ever, has been arrested for convincing female apprentices to sleep with him by claiming that his sperm improved women's health, according to Tencent News. We guess it's not the worst selling point when considering that a lot of sperm in China is apparently "ugly due to smog."The leader, named Wu Mouheng, also claimed that sleeping with him would help women reach the highest state of Buddhism. Prior to this conviction, he was targeted by the cops for rendering people jobless and breaking up families. From Nony
A 300-Year-Old Mexican Jesus Statue Has Real Human Teeth, X-Rays Show | VICE News - The restoration of a venerated 18th century statue of Christ in Mexico has revealed a somewhat creepy detail â the figure contains real human teeth, and the chompers appear to be in pristine condition.Researchers at Mexicoâs National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said this week they made the discovery after performing X-rays on the Lord of Patience, as the figure is known, during a restoration operation. From Nony
Florida church cancels gay man's funeral - Julion Evans passed away on July 26, 2014, after a battle with a rare disease called Amyloidosis. He had a large family and an even larger group of friends who wanted to come together to remember his life. His family booked a large church in Tampa, Florida. One day before the service, they were shocked to receive a call from the pastor, telling them the church was canceling after finding out Julion was gay and married to Kendall Caper, his partner of 17 years: From Nony
Bryan Fischer Agrees With ISIS That Yazidis Are Devil Worshipers And That's Why Obama Defends Them | Right Wing Watch - American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is outraged that the U.S. is intervening in Iraq to stop ISIS, who has been attacking Christians and other Muslims throughout the country.
Fischer believes that President Obama only intervened to stop the extermination of the Yazidis, who practice an ancient religion yet are considered by ISIS fighters and others to be devil worshipers. He began todays edition of Focal Point by railing against Obama, saying the president only decided to launch airstrikes in Iraq in order to defend devil worshipers.
They go after devil worshipers and all of the sudden the entire weight of the United States government is sent in there to relieve them and to avenge them, he said. Those are the Yazidis. From Nony
Epic End of the World Christian Film Festival - Although it was once a notion with widespread cultural currency among the more superstitious American evangelicals of the 1970s and early 80s, the âcredit cards = âthe Mark of the Beastââ belief has largely died off, no doubt a casualty of the fact that nearly everyone has one, and so far at least no devilish Antichrist has shown up to lay claim to our immortal souls. From Nony
Lesbian expelled from Christian college for marrying another woman - A student at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma says she was expelled from the school for breaking a 'lifestyle covenant' by getting married to a woman.Christian Minard, 22, who went to the school on an athletic scholarship as a star basketball player, says she was informed of the expulsion in a latter from a college administrator the day she returned from her honeymoon.
Is This The Scariest Doomsday Sect in China? - Cuffed and behind bars, Zhang told state media, âShe was a demon, she was an evil spirit, so I beat her relentlessly, and stomped on her head with my heel. She wouldn't let me have her phone number, and my daughter said she was no good. She told me to kill her.â His prison confession was broadcast on CCTV last week. âWe give no thought to the law. We only believe in God,â he said with an icy calm. âI felt good doing it.â From Nony
Cops: Bus driver lied about Bible stopping bullets - Ohio bus driver Rickey Wagoner wasn't really saved by his Bible in a supposed Feb. 24 gang attack, police say â but he probably does need some kind of help.Investigators now believe the Dayton driver staged the attack by stabbing himself, shooting himself in the arm, and firing two bullets into his New Testament, reports the New York Daily News. After the incident, he told police he had been attacked by three black teenagers with their faces covered who used slang (shooting a "polar bear") for a black-on-white attack. From Nony
Mormon terrorist: Oregon school shooter wanted to kill sinners - Padgett, a member of of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was described as being very active in the church, along with his father and older brother. According to Church elder Earl Milliron, the shooter was highly regarded for his spirituality.
You will never see a Pastafarian school shooter. From Roddy
Church group removes Alabama billboard quoting Hitler - A billboard featuring a quote from Adolf Hitler next to pictures of five smiling children was taken down on Tuesday in the city of Auburn, Alabama at the request of the church group that bought it after the sign drew criticism.The billboard message, purchased by Life Savers Ministries to promote the church group, quoted the Nazi leader as saying, "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." The billboard also included a biblical quote: "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." From Nony
Stepdaughter 'snapped' before ax attack on 72-year-old man - 72-year-old Reginald Robinson had asked his 32-year-old stepdaughter, Mary Katherine Atkinson, to stop using profanity and taking the Lords name in vain on Sunday before he sat down to watch late-evangelist Adrian Rogers on TV.
WSOC reported that Atkinson had told her mother that she was sick of her stepfathers gospel music, and was going to cut him up with the ax. From Nony
The worst places on Earth for Christians- WND.com - Despite spending $2 trillion to finance wars and fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, at a cost of 6,700 American soldier's lives, those two countries are among top five worst for persecuted Christians, according Open Doors USA.
Despite? More like BECAUSE dickheads. How about all those muslims murdered by the Christian US soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan etc? From Nony
Beatification of Pius XII blocked by absence of approved miracle - More recently, in 2011, an Italian woman claimed that she had been cured from cancer through the intercession of Pius XII. But some physicians said that chemotherapy might explain her recovery, and Vatican experts have notâat least to dateâapproved the authenticity of the miracle. From Nony
Sudan to execute Christian woman who refused to convert to Islam | JPost | Israel News - Sudan on Thursday sentenced a 27-year-old mother to hang for apostasy when she refused to renounce her family and the Christian faith in which she was raised. She is also to receive 100 lashes for adultery beforehand.Meriam Yahya Ibrahim was raised as a Christian by her Ethiopian mother. Her father, a Sudanese Muslim, was reportedly absent from her upbringing, but because she was born in Sudan, she is considered Muslim by the state. Ibrahim married a South Sudanese-American Christian man, Daniel Wani, but because the state religion in Sudan is Islam, the marriage is considered void and Ibrahim is considered to have committed adultery, and to have converted away from Islam, by marrying Wani. From Nony
God crashes truck into Maryland TV station building - A 29-year old man who said he was God crashed a truck through the glass doors of a Maryland television news station building on Tuesday and barricaded himself inside before being arrested hours later, police and witnesses said. From Nony
Satanic Temple Presses on with Baphomet Statue Despite Oklahoma Permit Halt - A group of satanists will go ahead with plans to erect a statue dedicated to the devil outside the Oklahoma statehouse, despite the building permit being suspended in a row over religious freedom.New York-based Satanic Temple members said they would press on with plans for their 7ft bronze and stone sculpture of Baphomet (Satan in his Goat-headed representation) outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building. From Nony
The Healing of Serpents at Easter - The original, pre-Christian name for Easter was Oestre, named after the goddess of the Spring Equinox, when painted eggs would be left as offerings to her in her serpent form, at her shrines. Oestres festival of healing and regeneration was always on the first full moon after the Spring Equinox.
No Jesus was involved. From Roddy
Christian School Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student « CBS Miami - A second-year teacher at Zion Lutheran Christian School was arrested Wednesday after he was found partially naked in the backseat of a car with a 14-year-old student.
Lighthouse Point Police said Eric Beasley, 24, admitted that he had performed oral sex on the girl and that he was the girls 9th grade biology teacher at the school. After he was arrested, police said Beasley admitted to multiple sexual encounters with the girl starting in February and running through Wednesday. From Nony
Fred Phelps, founder of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, dies at 84 - During a life that spanned more than eight decades, Fred Phelps Sr, was many things: a father, a civil rights attorney, a one-time US congressional hopeful.In the end, though, he will be remembered as just one: the architect of a small ministry that became a fountain of anti-gay sentiment, brought national scorn to Kansas and eventually tested the limits of Americans' right to free speech.Phelps, whose decades-long work as pastor of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church transformed him into one of the country's most reviled religious figures, died shortly after midnight on Thursday, according to daughter Margie Phelps. He was 84. From Nony
Hundreds flock to sleepy Belgian town to see 'glowing' statue of the Virgin Mary - A 'glowing' statue of the Virgin Mary has brought hundreds of pilgrims flocking to a house in a small town in southern Belgium.Police in Jalhay have been forced to post guards around a pavilion erected by the retired owners of what is being referred to as 'the mysterious glowing Virgin'.On one day this week alone 500 people visited the house in the normally quiet town to see the statue, which witnesses claim emits a dull glow in the dark. From Nony
Devastationofearth - Fires and floods engulf thisnation of second Jer-USA-lemtoday as God is angry with hispeople who live in this lastday Jer-USA-lem, asJudgment first begins at thehouse of God! And so it istoday here in a land of Milkand Honey way beyond anynation on earth ever, period!God has opened up his watercoming out from the RockyMountains, Boulder, the Rock... the sign of Moses strikingthe Rock, Jesus twice. Thetime happened with the Jewscrucifying Jesus Christ and thesecond time happened with the From Nony
National Curriculum Survey - Australian Fundies questionaire - The Federal Government is reviewing the National Curriculum.We want to know how you feel about the curriculum. We want to know what is important to you.You can let us know by telling us how strongly you either agree or disagree with the following statements. From Nony
10 Ways for A Christian Woman To Please Her Man - Pick up any supposed womens magazine in the grocery store check out line and they will list 101 ways to please your man, or some other list. The only way to actually please your christian man is the be a good proper christian woman. You dont need 101 ways to do that. You only need one. Read the BIBLE!
But for the rest of you I have compiled a list of 10 ways that you can be a proper christian woman and please your man and most importantly God. From Nony
Skype Exorcisms Are Worthless, Say Full-Time Exorcists | Vocativ - The Internet exorcism probably won't heal you or cast off your demonsEvangelical Christian Reverend Bob Larson appeared on Anderson Cooperâs nighttime television show Friday to discuss one of the holiestâand least understoodâreligious rites: exorcisms. From Nony
Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from church - A vial of Pope John Paul II's blood has been stolen ... by Satanists?The first part is fact, the second speculation. NBC News reports that the relic was taken on Saturday from the Church of San Pietro della Ienca, which is located in central Italy's Abruzzo region. From Nony
British Museum: Prototype for Noah's Ark was round - It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood. A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia - modern-day Iraq - reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle - as well as the key instruction that animals should enter "two by two."
The tablet went on display at the British Museum on Friday, and soon engineers will follow the ancient instructions to see whether the vessel could actually have sailed. From Nony
Pastor Tries to Walk on Water Like Jesus, Then Drowns in Front of Congregation - Walking on water is not easy. Not too many people have the ability. Lets see, theres Jesus, and well, thats about it. Unfortunately for one pastor on the West Coast of Africa, his attempt to become the second man to make this impossible feat a reality cost him his life.
Pastor Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation that he was capable of reenacting the very miracles of Jesus Christ. He decided to make it clear through way of demonstration on Gabons beach in the capital city of Libreville. From Popper