Reading Time: 6 minutes For the religious, baptisms are important. They are, for most Christians, the door to church membership and entering into a covenant with Christ, an invocation of unity, and a symbolic cleansing. In fact, Catholics believe it cleanses the subject of original sin. Get in there early, or sin could take hold. And to focus on […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ll never believe what happened when a conservative religious leader adopted 70 children. I’m just kidding. You know exactly how this plays out and you’re horrified without even reading another sentence. But I’ll tell you the horrific details anyway. Nikolai Stremsky was a rector at the Holy Trinity Convent of Mercy in Saraktash—part of the Urals in Russia. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Baby Baphomet is the result of a rule promoting religious freedom.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the dank cesspool of toxic vomit laced with Bible quotes, AR-15s, and rabid jingoism known as the Trump presidency was drowning the good citizens of the United States, one of the more malignant tumors floating in that hellish vat was the Q-anon conspiracy—ostensibly believed by millions—that Democrats and their Hollywood allies were operating a […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes You couldn’t write this stuff. Well, she probably could. The BBC reports on this delicious story – one that should please our ardent Catholic commenters: When Spanish bishop Xavier Novell resigned last month, the Roman Catholic Church cited strictly personal reasons without going into detail. It has now emerged in Spanish media that he fell […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the researchers noted, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition to still matter today — but it does.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes WE’VE seen this story before, all too many times. A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. What does that mean, […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes This has come up in a thread again, so I thought I would regale you with a piece I wrote now three years ago on the subject, but now with some updated tweaks. This is a question that has been kicking around ever since the child sex abuse scandal involving the Catholic church came to the […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute This is pretty staggering:
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, I’ll show you some of the goofier miracles Christians are claiming nowadays. These are the things Christians think their god’s been up to while avoiding serious work–and maybe why they’ve landed on these weird ideas.