Archive for the ‘religion’ Category

The devil vs. evolution: America weighs in

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

More Americans believe in hell and the devil than Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Sudanese demand schoolteacher’s execution

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear “Muhammad.”

Crowe to get baptized

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Russell Crowe decided to get baptized.
russell crowe

Anti-gay church held liable for damages

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

A jury ordered an anti-gay Kansas church to pay $10.9 million in damages to relatives of a reportedly gay dead U.S. Marine after church members cheered his death at his funeral.

Archbishop: Condoms infected with HIV

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The head of the Catholic Church in Mozambique said he believes some European-made condoms are infected with HIV deliberately. Maputo Archbishop Francisco Chimoio claimed some anti-retroviral drugs were also infected “in order to finish quickly the African people”.

Bin Laden releases first tape in 3 years

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Osama Bin Laden urged Americans to embrace Islam.

Mother Teresa’s secret spiritual crisis

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Previously unpublished letters by Mother Teresa revealed that beginning in 1948 and continuing until the end of her life in 1997 she was unable to sense the presence of God. “Repulsed—empty—no faith—no love—no zeal,” she wrote. “Heaven means nothing.”
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Jesus concrete goes for $500

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

A sealant smudge on a piece of concrete that looked like Jesus sold for $500 dollars on ebay.
jesus concrete

Chinese gov. announces control over living reincarnation

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

The Chinese state media announced that Tibetan living Buddhas are no longer allowed to be reincarnated without permission from the atheist Chinese government.

Charles Manson’s views on Scientology

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

It was reported that Charles Manson took 150 hours of Scientology classes, and then rejected it as too crazy.
charles manson
[too sane for scientology]

Scientists: Science not a faith

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Scientists pointed out that science is not a faith. Neither is atheism.

Extremist Christians convicted of murder of Muslims

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

A dozen Christian men were convicted Thursday and sentenced to up to 14 years in jail for beating to death and beheading two Muslims to avenge the government executions of three Christians in Indonesia last year.

Wal-Mart to sell religious action figures

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Wal-Mart is selling Jesus action figures.
jesus action figure

Church to sell properties to fund sex-abuse settlements

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Over 500 victims of clergy sexual abuse settled their claims with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $660 million; the Archdiocese is expected to sell up to 50 church properties to raise funds, as many of the the cases date from periods when it had little or no sexual-abuse insurance.

Chinese villagers eat dinosaur bones

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Villagers in central China dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and ate them, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers.

UK: Intelligent design is religion, not theory

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The UK government announced that “creationism and intelligent design are not part of the science National Curriculum programmes of study and should not be taught as science. ”

Germany bans Cruise film shoot

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Germany has barred the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler from filming at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Egypt mufti say Islam forbids female circumcision

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Egypt’s state-appointed Grand Mufti said on Sunday that female genital cutting was forbidden by Islam after an 11-year-old girl died while undergoing the procedure at a private medical clinic in southern Egypt.

Iran tightens government control

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in the midst of one of the most intensive crackdowns on domestic dissent in the last two decades, targeting groups as diverse as banks and labor unions, students and civic organizations.

Disney to make biblical comedy

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Disney is making a romantic comedy about Adam and Eve.