Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

When Woody Met Billy

Woody Allen interviews Rev. Billy Graham, ca. ’69:

(…and here’s part two)

Ricky Gervais Explains The Bible

Religion-opoly

Care for a game of Catholic-opoly? Or maybe Mormon-opoly‘s more your thing. Hey, they’re having an Easter Sale!
I wonder what real-estate you can buy. Mount Sinai? The Vatican?

Apocalypse

Hey, it’s Friday! So why not depress you with an article about the coming Apocalypse! No need to thank me.

Pin-Up

Pin-ups for atheists. And who do we see featured there?

Scientology Strikes Again

More Tom “I may be a crackpot but I’m not gay” Cruise news: apparently Viacom pulled last night’s scheduled repeat of the high-rated “Trapped in the Closet” South Park episode after Cruise threatened to cancel all publicity for Mission Impossible 3 if Comedy Central aired the episode that satirizes Scientology and mocks his sexuality again.

The Years Of The Wicked

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. — Proverbs 10:27

Premature Death of Rock Stars keeps a list of rock stars and their date/cause of death. According to their calculations, the average rock star lives to be 36.9 years old. At least they have more fun while it lasts! :)

eBay Atheist

On eBay: Send an atheist to his local church!

Everytime I come home, I pass this old Irish church. I promise to go into that church every day– for a certain number of days– for at least an hour each visit. For every $10 you bid, I will go to the Church for 1 day. For $50, you would have me going to mass every day for a week.

Current bid: a whopping US $280.

Erotic Bible?

Jimmy Swaggart would be glad to see
(The official page seems to be unavailable at the moment now came back to life ).

Scrupulosity

This sounds like a Police album but in fact scrupulosity is “a debilitating form of obsessive-compulsive disorder which takes the form of excessively fastidious religious observance, often in completely arbitrary ways, and fear of not being sufficiently devout or virtuous.”

Null Device:

Fortunately, drugs such as Zoloft and Paxil can be used to treat scrupulosity. I wonder how many potential saints the world loses every year to modern psychopharmacology.

MegaChurch

Forget about Aquarius, we are living in the age of the Megachurch.

Amen

Here’s something for the Intelligent Design followers to chew on: “We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” says the Catholic Church. Little do they know there is a third way

Thou Shalt Not Commit Parody

In certain places, irony and parody don’t mix well with certain people when the Bible and The Origin of Species are the topics.

Got God?

New research indicates that belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems:

In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy and abortion in the prosperous democracies.
The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so.

Somewhere, FZ’s nodding “told you so”.

Jesusland In Ruins

Inside Jim Bakker’s abandoned PTL Christian Theme Park.