Belief

Preacher Helen Ukpabio, child “witch hunter”, encounters trouble with London tour

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The Born-again Christian Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio is hitting some walls in her visit to London. For good reason. She believes that children who act up are servants of Satan. Call to ban ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children – The Independent. The Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to step in…

The Big Bad Moon, used to sell fear to the superstitious

If the moon ever REALLY looks like this, we're DOOMED.

Tuesday, April 15th marks the first of four lunar “blood moon” eclipses over the next two years. The tetrad — or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals — will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015. The other dates are Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015…

Though everyone else yelled “FAKE”, scholar says ‘Jesus’ wife’ evidence is genuine

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Another update to the back and forth about the piece of papyrus that suggests Jesus had a wife. Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say – NYTimes.com. A faded fragment of papyrus known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity…

Tinted windows in Zambia means you’re a Satanist

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Villagers rioted and acused teachers in a local school of practicing Satanism. Mpika villagers accuse teachers of satanism. OVER two hundred villagers from Mapoma and surrounding areas in chief Kopa’s area on Wednesday rioted and threatened to beat up teachers at Mapoma Basic School, accusing them of practising Satanism. Sinkamba said the villagers started accusing…

Bryan College’s absurd clarification is causing low morale, staff resignations

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In an update to a story last month, Bryan College is having a bit of an issue with their ridiculously silly “statement of belief”. IT’S A COLLEGE, NOT A *#$*&!@+ CHURCH! Bryan College faculty prepare to leave over evolution controversy Faculty members say that a recent clarification to the school’s statement of belief that embraced…

Exorcists are getting younger all the time

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Exorcism, one would think, is a task for strong adult. Not so. You can exploit an 8 yr old to do it. It’s more impressive that way. Meet Alani Santos the Eight-Year-Old Exorcist ‘Saving Brazilian Slums’ In the slums of San Gonzalo, people flock to a small church where Alani Santos claims to exorcise demons…

Headmaster of school ousted because of goblins

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Yes, it’s Zimbabwe again, the only place I’ve seen where goblins regularly terrorize schools. Villagers say strange occurrences have been ongoing since the early 90s when Mr Moyo joined the school but things got worse last year when the goblins’ antics turned to sexual abuse. Headmaster accused of owning goblins, ordered to leave school VILLAGERS…

3Cs: Christian, chiropractor, cult

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A charismatic chiropractor is fronting a doomsday cult, say parents of college-aged girls now involved in his massage therapy practice. Christian chiropractor’s ‘commune’ of women part of discount massage ‘cult,’ parents say. Parents and friends of college-age women in Michigan believe that a local chiropractor uses his business as a front for a doomsday cult.…

Indiana lawmakers pull the “academic freedom” trope

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What the hell are they doing? Ball State University president, Jo Ann Gora’s decision to scrap a science class,”Boundaries of Science” class taught by Eric Hedin, an assistant professor of physics, was her response to complaints that the class was promoting intelligent design, as opposed to evolution. Obviously, that is NOT a scientific take on nature.…