Early Tuesday morning we had the first of four “blood moons” — eclipses where atmospheric conditions make the moon look blood red — and a whole bunch of Christian conservatives of the premillenial variety have been heralding it as the sign of…well, something really important. John Hagee is one of them.
Category Archive: Religious Weirdness
Apr 17 2014
Apr 10 2014
From the same people that brought you gay Teletubbies and Disney movies that turn your kids over to Satan comes a brand new ridiculous bit of fear-mongering. A Catholic priest in Poland has declared that Legos are evil and turn kids on to “sin and occultism.”
Mar 29 2014
Hey look, the Worldnetdaily has another adverticle — an advertisement disguised as an article — for a book they’re pushing hard and profiting from. The absurd hook for the story is that the author is going to appear on Fox News as an “expert” on Noah’s Ark.
Mar 28 2014
Katie Halper has an article about some of the more bizarre things taught in private religious schools that receive tax dollars through state voucher problems. In addition to the usual creationist nonsense that has been exposed a million times, some of the history being taught is quite absurd. Like this one:
Mar 27 2014
Sometimes I’m just astonished by how fundamentalist Christians use words. They seem to be like Humpty Dumpty, declaring that words can mean whatever they want them to mean. A perfect example is Ken Ham’s claim that God is going to burn Bill Maher (and the rest of us heathens, of course) in a lake of …
Mar 25 2014
In the late 90s/early 00s there was a local televangelist who had a show on public access TV in Lansing, Michigan. I don’t remember his name but I remember him being the worst preacher I’d ever seen. This guy is almost as bad. Seriously, you won’t regret watching this:
Mar 22 2014
We’ve already seen lawyers attempt to make a case for the resurrection of Christ, now a New Jersey church is hiring a cold case investigator to do what I’m sure will be a totally objective examination of the “evidence” to determine whether the gospel accounts are trustworthy.
Mar 19 2014
Here’s another instance of a news outlet presenting what is little more than an infomercial for a purveyor of ridiculous woo, this time a “paranormal researcher” and “demonologist” who casts demons out of people. And sadly, it’s from Michigan Public Radio, which does have real journalists who should know better than this.
Mar 19 2014
Oi vey. Here’s another one of those stories that I find so irritating, where a terrible tragedy takes place, lots of people dead, but irrational and hyper-emotional people go all gaga when a religious relic is found in the wreckage. This time it’s a Bible found in the rubble of exploded buildings in New York …
Mar 19 2014
If there’s anything in the world worse than Christian rock music, it would have to be Christian country music (yes, that’s often redundant. John Hagee’s even dumber son Matthew apparently fancies himself a country music singer. To be fair, it isn’t any worse than Garth Brooks. Video below the fold. You’re welcome.
Mar 17 2014
One of the most annoying things about any disaster is the inevitable bleating on by those who narrowly escaped it about how God reached down and protected them specially because, apparently, they were just so damn special that he couldn’t help himself. Greg Candelaria is just such a person.
Mar 10 2014
Paramount Pictures is releasing Noah, a movie that retells the Biblical story of the global flood, two of every kind, blah blah blah. But some Christians were upset about the movie not being “accurate” and forced the studio to edit the film and append a disclaimer to it:
Mar 08 2014
A preacher in Nairobi, Kenya has ordered the women of his congregation not to wear bras and panties when they come to church so they’ll be more free and open to receiving the spirit of Christ. Kinda brings a whole new meaning to “eat of my body” for communion.
Mar 07 2014
Super-Christian and former Speaker of the House Tom DeLay is joining the Washington Times, owned by the Unification Church and founded by the Rev. Moon, who claimed to be the true messiah who had to come because Jesus failed to redeem mankind. But hey, as long as the check clears, right?
Feb 25 2014
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the United Arab Emirates has issued a fatwa (it just means a religious edict despite popular misconception that it commands some sort of violence) saying that no Muslims may go on a future mission to Mars.