It truly baffles me that any woman could be a Christian (or for that matter, a Jew or a Muslim since they all accept the passage I’m about to recite as coming directly from God). The Bible is virulently patriarchal and misogynist in a hundred different ways. Like Leviticus 12:
Category Archive: Religious Weirdness
May 17 2013
Mar 23 2013
Jesus and his mother, the “Virgin” Mary, have a habit of appearing in odd places, from tortilla chips to toast to bathroom mold. But this may be the strangest one yet. An Ohio man thinks he saw the face of Jesus in bird shit on the windshield of his car.
Mar 19 2013
Mar 04 2013
The folks at Right Wing Watch recently discovered the radio show of Rick Wiles, TruNews, and it’s been a lot of fun listening to him spew the crazy. The latest is that he says President Obama is “the latest incarnation of Satan’s spirit” and that he might — just might — declare himself God while …
Feb 19 2013
As I’m sure you know by now, a meteorite hit Russia last week and did a great deal of damage. The Worldnutdaily, unsurprisingly, thinks it’s worth noting that people in a synagogue kept praying as other buildings were hit, and that a “miracle” occurred.
Feb 06 2013
One of the most irritating arguments I hear from Christians all the time is that if you don’t believe that morality is defined solely by God in His allegedly infinite wisdom, you’re a “moral relativist,” presumably a bad thing. But a New Jersey Catholic School is demonstrating that quality themselves rather plainly:
Feb 03 2013
Here’s an entirely unsurprising story out of Brazil, where a pastor has been arrested and charged with rape after telling women in his church that his penis was filled with divine semen and that they holy ghost could enter them if they’d just give him a blowjob.
Feb 02 2013
A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that a significant number of Americans believe that the outcome of sports contests is determined by God and that God makes sure that believing athletes do better and get injured less.
Jan 28 2013
I’m a big fan of unintentional comedy, which is often funnier than the intentional variety. I especially tend to laugh when people are being absolutely serious while spouting the most ridiculous nonsense imaginable. Here’s a perfect example, a charismatic preacher telling the story of wrestling with demons.
Oct 31 2012
Jen Kiaba, a young woman who left the Unification Church — the Moonies — that she was raised in, has a really incredible article about her life in that cult. It focuses a lot on the marriage she had arranged by Rev. Moon himself and the story is heartbreaking to read.
Oct 31 2012
Leave it to the Worldnutdaily to promote this bullshit from some crackpot rabbi who still buys the long-discredited and, frankly, moronic idea that the Bible contains “codes” that predict current events. And that rabbi says the Bible codes predict a Romney win.
Oct 30 2012
Joseph Farah is joining the litany of Christians proclaiming that the end is hear in this column, which is based on the “prophecies” of a 13th century rabbi named Judah Ben Samuel who was alleged to have “performed many miracles.” And he’s got his golly gee amplifier turned up to 11:
Oct 28 2012
A few months ago I had a woman on my radio show who had grown up in the inner circle of Bob Larson, the endlessly ridiculous “exorcist” and hater of rock music. Here’s a hilarious video of him “exorcising” the demon of homosexuality from a man. Love the combover and the bad acting.
Oct 22 2012
I thought that government officials who think prayer is good public policy was limited to the United States; turns out I was wrong. The new police chief in Winnipeg, Canada seems to think that prayer is the key to solving that city’s apparently serious crime problem.
Oct 19 2012
NPR reports on a new study that finds that getting the vaccine against HPV infection does not cause teenage girls to become more sexually active than those who don’t. That part is pretty unremarkable to me. What is more interesting is what this says about societal attitudes about female sexuality: