Category Archive: Religious Weirdness

Mar 29 2014

It’s Another Worldnetdaily Adverticle

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.

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Mar 28 2014

What Your Tax Dollars Are Paying to Teach

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:

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Mar 27 2014

Ham: Eternal Torment An Act of Grace and Mercy

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 …

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Mar 25 2014

Worst. Preacher. Ever.

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:

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Mar 22 2014

Church Launches CSI Jerusalem

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.

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Mar 19 2014

Michigan Public Radio on ‘Paranormal Researcher’

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.

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Mar 19 2014

Bible Found Among Dead People, Film at 11

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 …

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Mar 19 2014

Forget Christian Rock, Have Some Christian Country

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.

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Mar 17 2014

Greg Candelaria: God’s Special Snowflake

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.

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Mar 10 2014

Noah Movie Not True to Fictional Story

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:

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Mar 08 2014

Holy Underwear vs No Underwear

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.

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Mar 07 2014

Tom DeLay Joins the Moonie Times

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?

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Feb 25 2014

Fatwa: No Muslims on Mars

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.

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Feb 18 2014

Snake Handler Killed by Snake

A snake-handling Pentecostal pastor named Jamie Coots, probably the most famous one in the country because he was on a reality TV show about that subject, was killed by a snake that bit him over the weekend. He probably could have been saved, but he also refused treatment for it.

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Feb 14 2014

VA Church Has Nude Worship Services

A church in Virginia has decided to encourage its congregation to come to church butt nekkid. And you’re gonna love the reasoning behind it: Because Jesus was born naked. Of course, everyone was born naked. Gee, do you think maybe you’re just making shit up?

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