What God would like to kill you for (according to various world religions)

Sep 5, 2014 By Joey White 2

Across the spectrum of world religions, there are a plethora of supposed ways to motivate God to execute you or at least want you dead. Here are some of them, compiled from the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism, Hinduism and Confucianism.

Of course, each of these religion’s texts were written ages ago and are now interpreted in a variety of non-deadly ways. Still, taken literally, this summary of misdeeds that warrant death in each belief system is at least intriguing if not amusing…

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The Wrath of God

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Missionaries like to save mortals from the gutter, but it’s not usually like this. Adorable…

Aug 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

Missionaries are in the business of bringing souls up from the depths. They find those who are lost, stuck beyond hope — those who have hit bottom — and they bring hope and salvation.

So when a brood of ducklings all fell into a storm drain as they were following their mother, it’s a good thing this mormon missionary was nearby. He saw an opportunity to fulfill his calling, and he answered…

(via Reddit)

Jesus takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 21, 2014 By Abraham 0

With each celebrity that participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge the bar gets raised both for how famous the next participant will be and how crazy their version of the Challenge will be.

Here’s Jesus’ submission. He’s eager to see who is going to top it…

Creationist says all aliens are going to hell, Neil deGrasse Tyson has 3 words for him

Jul 28, 2014 By Abraham 19

In an article for his followers last week, creationist Ken Ham expressed his strong disbelief in the existence of aliens, since “The Bible…teaches that earth was specially created, that it is unique and the focus of God’s attention.”

He’s confident enough in their nonexistence that he believes looking for them is sin, because “the search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God.”

BUT if aliens do exist, they’re screwed…

You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire…

So what does eminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson say in response to this hypothesis?

Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]

Jul 23, 2014 By Jake Johnson 0

In February, we featured a series of photos by Suzanne Heintz with her mannequin “family,” (“Single Woman Spends 14 Years with Mannequin Family to Make a Point“). In the spirited comments section, the photos were called “creepy,” “brilliant,” and everything in between.

Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.

I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.

You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?

It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.

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Do you know the most popular religion in your state after Christianity?

Jun 6, 2014 By Abraham 3

The biggest religion in every state remains Christianity. Roughly speaking, the U.S. population is 2 parts Protestant, 1 part Catholic, and 1 part everything else.

So what is that “everything else”? Based on the most recent date from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, this map shows every state’s second most practiced religion…

2nd Most Popular Religion by State

Did you guess your state’s correctly?

Read more at the Washington Post.

25 silly things Christians laugh at themselves for actually debating

May 22, 2014 By Joey White 2

Over the last couple days, people on Twitter — mostly Christians — have been writing sarcastic tweets joking about things the American evangelical church is stuck on. Using the hashtag #ContemporaryChristianDebates, participants are asking questions that point to issues which genuinely incite serious discussion among some Christians.

Some are funny because of how absurd they are…

Contemporary Christian Debates 03

Others, as the great theologian Homer Simpson said, are funny because they’re true…

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The hashtag was initially meant to be a fun joke about Christians’ ability to debate any issue, no matter how small. The first tweet using the hashtag came from theologian Peter Rollins

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