Posted by doctore0 on March 19, 2015
My crazy country :)
A large and unusual rock will be moved today to make way for a new road in the municipality of Álftanes, close to Reykjavík. An announcement from the Icelandic Road Administration states that the rock will be placed by the side of the road close to similar rock formations.
“A pact between elves and men,” explains clairvoyant Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir who wrote to the Mayor of Garðabær on behalf of the elves in 2012.
A controversial road project
Moving the rock has been somewhat controversial and the new placement of the rock is no coincidence. In 2013 the story of this rock, believed to be the legendary Ófeigskirkja- an elf church- made international news.
Galadriel, the Lady of Lórien as she appears in Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s …
“Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabær. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church,” wrote the Associated Press at the time.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 19, 2015
A priest has been arrested in Burgos for performing repeated exorcisms on an underage girl suffering from anorexia.
A judge in Burgos has called for the arrest of exorcist, Jesús Hernández Sahagún, along with the girl’s priest after she went through 13 exorcisms while still a minor.
Sahagún, the official exorcist of Valladolid, is facing charges of gender violence, causing injury and mistreatment according to local newspaper, Diario de Burgos, and has been asked to make a statement on the events.
The events date back to 2012, when the girl began to suffer from anorexia. According to El País, her religious parents became convinced she was possessed by the devil and decided to have their child exorcised.
She was tied up and had crucifixes positioned over her head, according to El País.
The girl subsequently attempted suicide and an investigation was launched after her aunts and uncles filed a complaint.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 19, 2015
In order to prevent homeless people from sleeping outside of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the Archdiocese of San Francisco installed a system that dumps water onto the ground near its sheltered doorways, where people tend to rest at night.
On Wednesday, after facing substantial backlash for the deterrent, the archdiocese announced that the system will be removed “by the end of the day.”
In the statement, the archdiocese said it initially decided to install the controversial system “after learning from city resources” that similar deterrents were “commonly used in the Financial District” in San Francisco to “avoid the situation where needles, feces and other dangerous items were regularly being left in these hidden doorways.”
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Posted by doctore0 on March 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) —
Does the premier Catholic church in San Francisco have a confession to make? The homeless trying to find refuge at St. Mary’s Cathedral claim the church is using water not to cleanse them, but to get rid of them. The Archdiocese of San Francisco is now looking into accusations that well-timed sprinklers are preventing the homeless from taking shelter at the landmark church.
Homeless like to sleep in the church’s covered doorways to protect themselves from the elements. But if you look directly above, you’ll see a spout that sprays water on them while they sleep.
“Sometimes I come here to sleep,” said Ignacio.
Ignacio slept outside San Francisco’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday night. He placed his sleeping bag near the main entrance to stay dry. That’s because he says under the covered doorways, “the water comes down every 30 minutes.”
He says throughout the night, water sprays from a spout above, soaking the homeless and their things.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 17, 2015
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Posted by doctore0 on March 16, 2015
Claims that a primary school head made pupils lie on the floor while she “phoned God” are being investigated by Wiltshire Council.
Sheila Jones, head of St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary, Devizes, is said to have pretended to tell God the children had been naughty.
The investigation follows complaints from parents to Ofsted and to governors at the academy school.
Wiltshire Council said it was “looking at the concerns raised”.
It has confirmed that its safeguarding team is investigating a number of complaints raised by parents.
The parents had claimed their children were quiet and distressed after the punishment in the school’s prayer room which is said to have involved pupils being forced to lie face down on the floor while the head told them she was going to phone God on her mobile phone to say they had been naughty.
“The information provided raised concerns about the safety of the children,” said Ofsted in a letter responding to parents.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 12, 2015
The Atheist Experience #908 for March 8, 2015 with Russell Glasser and Ryan Bell.
Living a Year Without God. Former minister Ryan Bell describes his unusual path to atheism.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 9, 2015
“We sent comedian Dan Ilic, dressed as a knight, to #CPAC2015 to sign up conservatives for Bill O’Reilly’s Holy War against ISIS.”
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Posted by doctore0 on March 6, 2015
Haha the lard wills it :)
WESTAMPTON, N.J. — A man who leaned over a plate of sizzling fajitas to pray can’t sue a Westampton restaurant because the dish burned him, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
Hiram Jimenez sought damages from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar after a March 2010 incident at the chain’s restaurant on Burlington-Mount Holly Road. But an appellate panel said Applebee’s can’t be held responsible because the hot food posed an “open and obvious” danger.
According to the ruling, Jimenez ordered fajitas that were placed in front of him in a “sizzling skillet.” When he bowed his head “close to the table,” the ruling says, Jimenez heard “a loud sizzling noise, followed by ‘a pop noise’ and then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.”
In an incident report prepared for Appelebee’s, Jimenez said he was burned on his face, neck and arms after “grease popped” on the fajitas.
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