Obviously, Darth Vader is an extremist. One could even make the argument that he is a religious extremist. As such it would be fair to say that he is a kind of fundamentalist, though obviously not of any religion we’re used to seeing fundamentalists from.
But what if his extreme devotion were toward a faith we’re more familiar with…
(It gets especially good at 2:22.)
They don’t admit it outright, but it’s pretty obvious that at Monster Energy, Satan is head of marketing. Here’s the evidence summed up…
Earlier this year, citing religious freedom, the Satanic Temple fought to build a statue of Baphomet outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol building, next to a statue of the Ten Commandments.
Plans were going well, and the Temple had raised more than enough to construct the statue. But then someone completely destroyed the Ten Commandments monument with their car “in the name of Satan.”
So how did the Satanic Temple respond? They’ve put off the construction of their own statue until the Ten Commandments monument is restored. They explain…
The Satanic Temple was appalled to learn of the act of destructive vandalism laid upon the 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma today. As many are aware, we are seeking to have a Satanic monument erected alongside the 10 Commandments….
We do not want our monument to stand alone. If our monument stands at the state Capitol, we want it to compliment and contrast the 10 Commandments, with both standing unmolested as a testament to American religious freedom and tolerance. We hope that by respecting religious liberty in allowing our monument to be displayed, Oklahoma will help ameliorate any animosity between differing perspectives, not cultivate them.
Considering what comes to mind for most people when they picture Satanism, this is both surprising and refreshing.
Now we wait and see whether a new 10 Commandments statue will be erected to stand beside Baphomet or whether the powers that be will simply decide that the front lawn looks just fine with out any religious decoration.
If you think Roman Catholic priests don’t know how to have fun, think again.
American Reverends David Rider and John Gibson are in seminary at the elite Pontifical North American College in Rome, just up the hill from the Vatican. During a fundraiser at the college, the men got into a lively dance battle that garnered a standing ovation…
Most religious organizations leave you alone if you walk away from their faith. They may ignore you or even disown you, but they won’t actually chase you down and intimidate you.
Most religions aren’t anything like Scientology, though.
Mark “Marty” Rathbun left the organization ten years ago after 25 years, during which time he’d risen to become the second highest official. As he was leaving LAX for his home in Texas recently, he was confronted by three current top officials whom he identified as Jenny Linson, Marc Yager, and Dave Bloomberg.
It was an incredibly bizarre encounter intended to make Rathbun snap and assault one of the three so they could call the cops and then sue. Fortunately, he kept his cool…
Via: The Daily What
It turns out that making atheists upset for laughs is as easy as saying it’s easy…
When people watch Springs of Life Giving Waters Ministries on television amazing things happen, apparently. So when phone lines open up, obviously these apostles and prophetesses are going to be inundated with testimonies of God’s miraculous power that has been demonstrated through their program.
In this instance a hamster breeder phones in with a remarkable (if scatologically cringeworthy) tale. As you listen, be warned — Surprise shofar praise ahead…
Via Boing Boing
Of course, it’s really British comic writer Robert Pepper. What a genius.
As much disagreement as there is surrounding the Bible, there’s one thing everyone can agree on. The Old Testament has some crazy stories. And now one of the most outlandish sequences of tales, namely Moses’s entire life, is coming to the big screen.
Judging by this trailer, it’s going to be as epic as it should be…
This lady is trying so hard to play a pretty song for her church. But she and the drummer might not be on the same page about how it’s supposed to go.
Wait for it. It doesn’t even seem real…
In case you’re wondering, the song doesn’t call for any drum solos.