Weird Religious News from the past week


weird religious news
Each week I post a listing of weird religious news items that popped up during the past seven days. As you look at this stuff you have to wonder if these people are being truly sincere or if deep down inside they they don’t really believe this.

For some such as Jim Bakker it is clearly a con. They are grifting and using religion to drum up fear and so the creation of a lucrative stream of income is generated. “We are in the last days, the world is coming to an end, so buy by survival food buckets to enable you are your loved ones to survive“.

When it comes to most of those listed below, I suspect their sincerity is real and they truly believe that intolerance, the absurd, and general daftness is “truth”.

Luckily, the vast majority of people who have a religious belief are not like this. They have inherited a cultural acceptance of it all, happily mark life events such as hatching, matching and dispatching, but skip the obnoxious and the absurd.

Nevertheless, we do need to also deal with the very existence of the intolerant and the absurd, so how should we do that?

Not by raging against the wind, but by highlighting it all so that we can laugh at it and mock it.

What happened during the past seven days?

The devotees from the Cult of Trump continue in the worship and adoration of their Messiah with utterly daft claims…

Intolerance incarnate…

Blatantly absurd claims …

Forget that wall of separation …

Religious clerics and leaders continue to abuse kids …

God needs “Your” money and you need to shut up and not criticise those who ask…

  • John Burton has some advice for those complaining that Prosperity Gospel preacher Jesse Duplantis is asking his followers to provide him with a $54 million private jet: “The truth is that this is none of your business. Stay silent. Nothing immoral has occurred. No crimes have been committed.”

For some, reality is a rather elusive and very distant land …

The “Christian” solution to Church abuse stories …

Spotlight Item

The tragic death of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain is being used by some as a public soapbox to promote a religious belief …

They are quite literally using a tragic death as a megaphone, and do not realise how utterly crass, unethical, and manipulative this is.

Meanwhile, here is some positive News

From far away …

… and closer to home …

Being Intolerant does have consequences …

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