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Jesus spotted on cow trailer

Posted by doctore0 on July 16, 2015

More crazy christian pareidolia time

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El Cajon man calls oil dripping from Jesus plaque a miracle

Posted by doctore0 on June 17, 2015

insane

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Malaysian official blames deadly quake on naked tourists

Posted by doctore0 on June 8, 2015

Crazy huh

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A government official blamed the recent deadly earthquake in Malaysia on a group of 10 foreigners who “showed disrespect to the sacred” Mount Kinabalu by posing naked at the peak last week.

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan said a special ritual would be conducted later to “appease the mountain spirit.”

The foreigners, who included two Canadians, two Dutch and a German national, broke away from their entourage and stripped naked before taking photos at the mountain peak on May 30, officials have said.

Five of the tourists are believed to still be in Malaysia and will be barred from leaving on the offense of gross indecency, according to police.

Nicolas Doire, spokesman for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, said consular officials in Malaysia have contacted local authorities and are assisting the two Canadians who are among those barred from leaving Malaysia.

Foreign Affairs could not confirm the identity of the Canadians, citing privacy concerns, but Malaysia’s foreign affairs ministry identified them to The Canadian Press as siblings Lindsey Petersen and Danielle Petersen.
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Teens are fleeing religion like never before: Massive new study exposes religion’s decline

Posted by doctore0 on May 29, 2015

Nice..

Religion is rapidly losing the youngest generation of Americans, according to new research.

America’s rising generation of adults are the least religiously observant of any generation in six decades, determined an expansive study led by Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State.

“Unlike previous studies, ours is able to show that millennials’ lower religious involvement is due to cultural change, not to millennials being young and unsettled,” Twenge says in a San Diego State University news release. .

In one of the largest studies ever conducted on Americans’ religious involvement, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Georgia collaborated with Twenge and her colleagues in California to analyze data from four national surveys of U.S. adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. The surveys were taken between 1966 and 2014, and include responses from some 11.2 million people.

The researchers’ findings were published this month in PLOS One.

According to Twenge and her cohorts, today’s adolescents view religion as less important, report less “approval” of religious organizations, and spend less time on prayer than did their similarly-aged predecessors. Some 75 percent of American 12th graders, the paper finds, believe that religion is “not important at all” in their lives.
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Masturbating men ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ says Muslim televangelist

Posted by doctore0 on May 26, 2015

Religion aka max stupid in progress :)

After claiming that a man would meet his masturbating hand “pregnant in the afterlife” and “asking for its rights,” a Muslim televangelist has set Turkish social media aflame.

Self-styled televangelist Mücahid Cihad Han dived into some delicate matters on May 24 when he answered his viewers’ questions on private television station 2000 TV, Turkish media has reported. Han initially looked puzzled when a viewer said he “kept masturbating, although he was married, and even during the Umrah,” a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims which can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj.

After repeating the question a few times, Han claimed that Islam strictly prohibits masturbation as a “haram” (forbidden) act. “Moreover, one hadith states that those who have sexual intercourse with their hands will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife, complaining against them to God over its rights,” he said, referring to what he claimed to be a saying of Prophet Muhammad.
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Britons no longer consider turning to God in death

Posted by doctore0 on May 18, 2015

Why turn to god(s), it’s all made up shit; some idiotic/scam fantasy pacifier.

The extent of decline of religious faith is exposed in new research suggesting that British people no longer turn to God even in the face of death.

Research into attitudes about death and dying found that having spiritual needs catered for is now considered the least important priority for those facing the end of life.

When asked to choose what would be the most important factor in ensuring they had a “good death”, from a list of options, only five per cent selected having their religious or spiritual needs met.

By contrast 33 per cent said they would like to be “pain free” and 17 per cent said it was most important to have their friends and family with them. One in seven singled out retaining their dignity as most important.

Strikingly, 60 per cent of those surveyed ranked religious or spiritual needs last of the six options they were given.

The findings emerge from research carried out by “Dying Matters”, a coalition of 16,000 hospices, charities, care homes and others working with people facing their end of life.
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Bogus faith healers fishing for victims in Leicester, police warn

Posted by doctore0 on May 18, 2015

Ehrrm all faith healers are bogus :)

Police have issued a new warning about bogus faith healers who trick people into handing over cash for ‘cures’ for everything from cancer to financial trouble.

Officers spoke out after recovering a number of advertising leaflets in the Belgrave area of Leicester in the past couple of weeks.

They also confirmed two suspects are currently under investigation for allegedly conning people out of money.

The force has previously spoken out against ‘healers’ who claim to be able to use prayer to lift curses, heal broken marriages and solve financial problems.

Others who have targeted the city have said they could cure illnesses including cancer and HIV.

Inspector Ben Gillard, commander of Leicester’s Spinney Hill Park police station, said his officers had been alerted to a new batch of leaflets which have been delivered to homes or left on car windscreens in recent weeks.

Insp Gillard said: “This is still very much a live issue because people are still being subjected to these leaflets being put through their front doors or left on their cars.

“The danger is vulnerable people will turn to these people for help.

“They are predators and they will promise anything as long as it makes them money.

“The people who do this know that if they knock on 100 doors they will find someone who will believe in them and give them money.
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Losing their religion: the hidden crisis of faith among Britain’s young Muslims

Posted by doctore0 on May 18, 2015


As debate rages over the radicalisation of young British Muslims, are we overlooking a different crisis of faith? Ex-Muslims who dare to speak out are often cut off by their families and fear for their lives. A brave few tell us their stories

Sulaiman Vali is a softly spoken 32-year-old computer engineer. A natural introvert not drawn to controversy or given to making bold statements, he’s the kind of person who is happiest in the background. He lives alone in a modest house on a quiet street in a small town in East Northamptonshire. He doesn’t want to be any more specific than that about the location. “If someone found out where I lived,” he explains, “they could burn my house down.”

Why should such an understated figure, someone who describes himself as a “nobody”, speak as if he’s in a witness protection programme? The answer is that six years ago he decided to declare that he no longer accepted the fundamental tenets of Islam. He stopped being a believing Muslim and became instead an apostate. It sounds quaintly anachronistic, but it’s not a term to be lightly adopted.

Last week the hacking to death in Bangladesh of the blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was a brutal reminder of the risks atheists face in some Muslim-majority countries. And in an era in which British Islamic extremists travel thousands of miles to kill those they deem unbelievers, an apostate’s concern for his or her security at home is perhaps understandable.

“Oh yeah, I’m scared,” agrees Nasreen (not her real name) a feisty 29-year-old asset manager from east London who has been a semi-closeted apostate for nine years. “I’m not so worried about the loonies because it’s almost normal now to get threats. What worries me is that they go back to my parents and damage them, because that’s not unheard of.”
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Knoxville Christians, atheists agree churches must make changes to survive

Posted by doctore0 on May 13, 2015

Adjust, adjust the bible??? Just close this religion thing and throw it on the garbage dump of history and forget this god business, it’s all man-made/imaginary anyways :)

(WBIR) – Across the nation the number of Christians is dropping.

A Pew Research poll shows the number of people with no religion is growing.

These two groups are on the opposite end when it comes to beliefs, but agree when it comes to why churches may be seeing fewer numbers.

Two big reasons – not answering questions of faith and not being open to today’s society.

Kory Queen serves as a campus minister at the University of Tennessee. He hails from the Northwest and has seen firsthand why some churches struggle to retain members.

“The ones that are not surviving as well are holding on to traditions that are more oppressive, whether it be towards women or minorities,” explained Queen.

He believes churches have to adjust to keep their doors open.
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Woman ‘beaten to death with sticks by religious group trying to exorcise demons from her body’

Posted by doctore0 on May 11, 2015

Religion = Fancy name for mental illness

The mentally ill woman’s relatives were convinced she was “possessed by the devil”, so she took the extraordinary decision to call in an exorcist

woman was effectively beaten to death with sticks by a religious team trying to exorcise demons from her body.

Local reports in Moroccan say the woman was ‘possessed by Satan’, and it was decided the best way to deal with the problem was to yell religious passages at her while hitting her with the sticks.

A report by the Morocco World News said the woman’s relatives were convinced she was “possessed by the devil”, so she took the extraordinary decision to call in an exorcist.

The shocking incident took place last Friday, but the woman finally died after what the newspaper called continuous sessions of exorcism performed by a “fqih” (exorcist) in Douar Beni Salah in the Tetouan region of Morocco.
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