Are you a Christian with a foot fetish? If so, a guy in Florida has the Christmas gift for you — Jesus’ toenails. He’s selling them on Ebay along with a cockamamie story about how they ended up in his possession. Their condition is listed, naturally, as “used.”
Category Archive: Religious Weirdness
Dec 02 2013
Nov 18 2013
Man, it seems like we just managed to survive Harold Camping’s predictions of the end of the world, twice in one year, and the famous Mayan apocalypse a year ago. Now we’ve got another impending demise to stare down, this one apparently from the Vikings (and not the football team, which plays badly enough to …
Nov 18 2013
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon died last year, prompting a war within his family for control of the multi-million dollar religious, corporate and criminal enterprise that comprises the far-flung Unification Church. The New Republic has a very long article about that and the whole sordid history of Moon’s criminal cult. I encourage you to read …
Nov 13 2013
I’ve been in the Denver airport many times but I somehow missed that some of the murals in that airport promote Satanism. If you enjoyed watching Glenn Beck walk around Manhattan finding obscure hidden symbols of communist mischief, you’re gonna love watching William Tapley point out all the Satanic symbols at the Denver airport.
Nov 12 2013
A friend on Facebook pointed me to the amazing website of Kevin Carlyon, who declares himself to be “the high priest of British white witches” and “possibly one of the world’s most powerful witches and spellcasters.” I like the “possibly” — you don’t want to be too brash about these things, you know. Just reading …
Nov 11 2013
How bad have things gotten for Rand Paul after being caught plagiarizing multiple times in his articles and speeches? Bad enough that even the Washington Moonie Times has dumped him. But they still managed to write one of the most hilarious sentences I’ve ever read:
Nov 09 2013
You’re a Christian and you buy a new house, but you don’t know what went on before you bought it. I mean, gay people may have had sex there. So Bryan Fischer is here to help you exorcise those “demonic spirits” from the property. And this is funny stuff.
Nov 06 2013
Andrew Sullivan often has posts titled “poseur alerts” that highlights particularly incoherent or obscure use of jargon by academics, but he presents this quote from Robert Barron without noticing that it would qualify very well for that label. Barron is arguing that the “new atheists” (I really hate that term) don’t understand God at all:
Nov 01 2013
Gordon Klingenschmitt isn’t the only wingnut who thinks he can identify the work of “demons” (whatever the hell that is) in every situation where he doesn’t like something. “Coach” Dave Daubenmire thinks there are demons at work in Washington, DC, which he delivers in his usual shouty manner. Maybe he should compare secret demon decoder …
Nov 01 2013
More and more of Virginia Republican lt. governor candidate E.W. Jackson’s bizarre and irrational statements in the past are coming out now that he’s actually relevant to something and it’s not turning out well. Here he is in 2011 saying that God is going to stop “blessing” the military because THE GAY!
Oct 31 2013
Surveys show that a staggering percentage of Americans believe in a literal Satan, and even more believe in the idea of a sort of disembodied evil. Piercarlo Valdesolo at Scientific American looks at some psychological research on how those beliefs affect our views on other issues.
Oct 28 2013
It’s Halloween time and you know what that means. It means we get treated to the bleatings of Christian fundamentalists who think that participating in Halloween opens children (and adults, presumably) up to demonic possession. Whatever the hell that is. The Worldnetdaily is concerned with more than Halloween, though; they’re concerned about the popularity of …
Oct 24 2013
Billy Graham, the vastly overpraised evangelist and world-class bigot (listen to him call Jews the “synagogue of Satan” during secretly recorded conversations with Richard Nixon), is now old and probably senile. But he thinks the end times, and not just his, are soon upon us:
Oct 21 2013
We’re used to hearing all kinds of inane and absurd proclamations about atheism and atheists from Christian fundamentalists, but Paul Fidalgo gave a link in his daily update to some weapons-grade religio-babble from some Eastern “guru” named Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.