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Texas Church Members Accused of Starving “Demon Possessed” Toddler Then Try to Resurrect Him

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

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A Texas couple fled to Mexico after a failed attempt to raise a starved toddler from the dead, police said. Officers received an anonymous tip March 26 that the 2-year-old boy had died nearly a week earlier but was not reported, according to NBC News. Police went to a Balch Springs home, which also operated as a church, where they were told a “rising ceremony” had been performed four days earlier in an attempt to resurrect him, the network reported.

The child’s body was taken to Mexico the next day by his parents and other members of the Congregacional Pueblo De Dios, police said.

Investigators have not yet located the parents or church congregants.

Video of the ceremony appears to show Aracely Meza, the church’s secretary, praying and speaking in tongues over the toddler’s body, which she anoints with oils, as other congregants gather around.

Meza, who is not the child’s mother, was charged with injury to a child by omission.

A woman who knew the boy’s mother said pastors believed the child was possessed by demons, and she said the boy went 25 days without food before he died.

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‘Pope Francis effect’ leads to exorcism boom

Posted by doctore0 on April 14, 2015

Crazy huh

exorcism The “Pope Francis effect” has been credited with encouraging a resurgence in faith among rank-and-file Catholics but it has also had a more unexpected consequence – a boom in the demand for exorcisms.

The Argentinian pontiff’s fire-and-brimstone language and frequent references to the Devil have helped propel belief in Beelzebub back into the mainstream of the Catholic Church, where once it was an embarrassment.

Dioceses in the UK, Italy, Spain and elsewhere have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of people claiming to be possessed and have responded by training more priests in the dark arts of how to perform exorcisms.

A week-long exorcism conference, held this week at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum in Rome and endorsed by the Vatican, is being attended by around 160 Catholic priests from around the world, who insist that demonic possession is very real.
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Britain one of the ‘world’s least religious countries’, says poll

Posted by doctore0 on April 13, 2015


Britain is one of the least religious countries in the world, with two thirds of the population describing themselves as atheist or “not religious”, a new survey has disclosed.

Only 30 per cent of Britons interviewed by pollsters as part of a world-wide project said they would describe themselves as religious, regardless of whether they attended a place of worship.

It compared with 53 per cent who said they were “not religious” and 13 per cent who said they were a “convinced atheist”. The remainder were “don’t knows”.

The study appeared to show significantly different results to other research conducted in 2013 – the British Social Attitudes Survey – which said 52 per cent of the population associated with any religion while 48 per cent described themselves as having no faith.

In the latest study only three European countries surveyed by WIN/Gallup International had a lower proportion claiming to be religious than the UK – Sweden (19 per cent), the Netherlands (26 per cent) and the Czech Republic (27 per cent).

Outside Europe only China (7 per cent), Japan (13 per cent) and Hong Kong (26 per cent) had lower proportions of self-declared religious followers than Britain.

Worldwide just over six out of 10 people (63 per cent) citizens described themselves as religious, while one in five (22 per cent) said they were not and 11 per cent considered themselves atheists.

The poll asked nearly 64,000 people from 65 countries about their beliefs.
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Couple arrested for selling golden tickets to heaven

Posted by doctore0 on April 10, 2015

They look trustworthy :)

jcgangTito and Amanda Watts were arrested over the weekend for selling “golden tickets to heaven” to hundreds of people. The couple, who sold the tickets on the street for $99.99 per ticket, told buyers the tickets were made from solid gold and each ticket reserved the buyer a spot in heaven — simply present the ticket at the pearly gates and you’re in. “People can sell tickets to heaven,” a Jacksonville police spokesman said. “But the Watts misrepresented their product. The tickets were just wood spray painted gold with ‘Ticket To Heaven – Admit One’ written in marker. You can’t sell something as gold when it’s not. That’s where the Watts crossed the line into doing something illegal.” Tito Watts said in his police statement: I don’t care what the police say. The tickets are solid gold… it ain’t cut up two by fours I spray painted gold. And it was Jesus who give them to me behind the KFC and said to sell them so I could get me some money to go to outer space. I met an alien named Stevie who said if I got the cash together he’d take me and my wife on his flying saucer to his planet that’s made entirely of crack cocaine. You can smoke all the crack cocaine there you want… totally free. So, try to send an innocent man to jail and see what happens. You should arrest Jesus because he’s the one that gave me the golden tickets and said to sell them. I’m willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up…
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Fox News Ironic Anti-Atheist Segment

Posted by doctore0 on April 10, 2015

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Religious Bigots Make Hundreds Of Thousands Through Crowdfunding

Posted by doctore0 on April 7, 2015

“No doubt you’ve heard the proverb, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Nowhere is this more true than in the case of people who send money to businesses that claim a “moral” stance against serving gays or anyone in the LGBT community.

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The Sound of Muslims

Posted by doctore0 on April 5, 2015

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Religious Bigot Against Gays But Adultery Is A “Different Kind Of Sin”

Posted by doctore0 on April 4, 2015

Haha

“At least one florist in Jeff Davis County, Georgia admitted to a double standard regarding providing service to “sinners” in a CNN interview regarding “religious freedom” laws.”

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Skate-park, bank, pizzeria: Churches in Europe get creative to draw worshipers

Posted by doctore0 on April 4, 2015

Looks like game over for xianity pretty soon’ish

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First U.S. City To Protect Atheists From Discrimination!

Posted by doctore0 on April 1, 2015

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