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Can illness be cured by prayer?

Posted by Mr DoctorE on March 23, 2014

Naaahhh….. prayer = pure delusion/stupid!
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Malaysian Witch Doctors Try to Locate Missing Plane

Posted by Mr DoctorE on March 14, 2014

Ugga bugga
Malaysia invites witch doctors help ‘locate’ the missing Malaysia Airlines jet,

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The prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, has been labelled brainless for allowing a witch doctor to help in the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Ibrahim Mat Zin, a famous “bomoh” (witch doctor), performed a prayer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with coconuts and a “magic stick” to trace the missing aircraft.

Zin, also known as the Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, who plans to return to the airport to perform another prayer, told Free Malaysia Today: “I think the plane is still in the air or has crashed into the sea.”

One user of Weibo (the Chinese social media service) wrote: “I feel so ashamed as a Malaysian for the first time, not because of any wrongdoing on Malaysia’s part but for having a brainless prime minister.

“Instead of hiring a witch doctor holding two coconuts to be ridiculed, would be better off to do something down-to-earth.
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World of Batshit – #1: Sky Demons

Posted by Mr DoctorE on March 4, 2014

Religion AKA mental illness in progress

Part one in a series examining some of the most ridiculous claims. In this part, we look at a channel claiming that aircraft are holographic “sky demons” signifying “end times”, and discuss how easy it is to be an end times fraud.

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FACEPALM!

Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 6, 2014

It’s a crazy world out there. And sometimes, there’s only one appropriate response.

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Astrology

Posted by Mr DoctorE on January 6, 2014

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Turmoil in the Toybox

Posted by Mr DoctorE on November 1, 2013

Religion in progress…

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Atheist Chris Stedman discusses Oprah’s interview with Nyad on CNN

Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 21, 2013

Oprah = The queen of woo

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The Honest Liar’s Pseudoscience Collection

Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 18, 2013

The Honest Liar’s Pseudoscience Collection! In this installment of The Honest Liar, Jamy Ian Swiss considers the differences between science and pseudoscience, and discusses some highlights from his vast and colorful pseudoscience collection, from Aromatherapy to Xenoglossy!

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Church of England creating ‘pagan church’ to recruit members

Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 2, 2013

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The Church of England is trying to recruit pagans and spiritual believers as part of a drive to retain congregation numbers.
The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers.

Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers.

Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.”

He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much in the centre.”

The Church Mission Society, which is training ministers to “break new ground”, hopes to see a number of spiritual people align themselves with Christianity.
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Atheist/ anti-superstition campaigner murdered in India

Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 23, 2013

INDIA is so crammed with colourful “godmen”, quacks hawking dodgy medicines and palmists to trace your fate, it is easy to miss the mild-mannered rationalists in the scrum. Extreme followers of Kali, the goddess of power, occasionally still leave a decapitated human sacrifice at one of her temples, provoking a storm of attention and debate. But when a group of unbelievers organised a “hug an atheist day” on June 7th nobody noticed.

It took the murder on August 20th of an anti-superstition campaigner to remind India of the lot of its faithless. Narendra Dabholkar was on a regular morning stroll, in Pune, Maharashtra, when a pair of hitmen parked their motorbike and shot him dead (mourners paid their respects in traditional fashion, pictured above). He had campaigned for 18 years against those who pretend to use, or offer protection from, the arts of black magic or other religious or mystical harassment. He wanted a law to prosecute such con artists and to protect their victims from extortion and bullying.

A local sect and assorted Hindu right-wingers opposed his law, which Maharahstra’s state government finally agreed to enact, in Mr Dabholkar’s memory, on August 21st. He had received death threats before. The chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan, compared the killing of the rationalist to the murder of India’s most revered figure, saying that “just as Gandhi was killed by those who could not digest his thoughts…[Mr Dabholkar] too was eliminated”.
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