Category Archives: Religion

The Pagan Origin Of Easter

Easter is a day that is honered by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many… Read More »

Pope Francis washes youths’ feet at detention center

Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen prisoners, including young women, at a youth detention center in Rome as part of a Holy Thursday Mass ahead of Easter. The pontiff poured water over the young offenders’ feet, wiped them with a white towel and kissed them. The act of foot-washing at the Mass of… Read More »

Happy Patrick Stewart’s Day

To be honest, even though I’m part Irish, I’ve never understood St. Patrick’s Day. From now on, I’ve decided to celebrate Sir Patrick Stewart’s day on that day instead. He’s a much better role model. I’ll watch a few of his films, X-men or something, and eat some organic popcorn. Rock out.

Shape-shifting Jesus spent his last supper with Pontius Pilate, claims just-deciphered 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript

A 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript tells the story of the crucifixion with incredible plot twists – including the revelation that Jesus could change shape. The ancient illuminated text’s claim explains why Judas used a kiss to betray Jesus, since the Christian Messiah had the ability to transform his appearance. It also claims Jesus in fact spent… Read More »

Cardinal O’Brien Faces Vatican Inquiry

Amid a tumultuous period for the Catholic Church that has seen the surprise resignation of a pope, accusations of financial corruption, and reports of homosexuality in the Vatican, this looked like one scandal might go quietly into the night. When British Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned last month after sexual allegations, it looked like the Vatican… Read More »

Pope Benedict Resignation to Avoid Arrest?

Did the pope resign to avoid arrest and seizure of Vatican resources? Snopes says this rumor has not been shown false at this time, however, “It is unlikely that Pope Benedict’s resignation was prompted by any European government’s plans to issue an arrest warrant or take him into custody, because as long as held the… Read More »

Lightning strikes Vatican on the day the Pope resigns: Bolt hits St. Peter’s Basilica hours after Benedict XVI’s shock news

… lightning touched the roof of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic churches, hours after Benedict XVI’s shock announcement The Vatican stressed that no specific medical condition prompted Benedict’s decision to quit – the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. The move surprised even his closest aides, even though Benedict, 85,… Read More »

Losing Our Religion: The Growth Of The ‘Nones’

This week, Morning Edition explores the “nones” — Americans who say they don’t identify with any religion. Demographers have given them this name because when asked to identify their religion, that’s their answer: “none.” In October, the Pew Research Center released a study, ‘Nones’ on the Rise, that takes a closer look at the 46… Read More »

Pope starts tweeting to followers

Pope Benedict XVI he sent his first tweet from his new account, a move seen as part of the Catholic Church’s attempt to attract a new audience of believers through social media. In perhaps the most drawn out Twitter launch ever, the 85-year-old Benedict pushed the button on a tablet brought to him at the… Read More »

Dead hubby’s face appears on wife's bedroom wall

SHOCKED Andrea Samuels saw a stain suddenly appearing on her bedroom wall — and realised it was her late husband Brian's FACE. The 41-year-old, who lost her hubby four years ago, told yesterday how she went on to spot another in the bathroom — which was her dead DOG. Spooked Andrea decided against calling a… Read More »

Mormonism: A Peek Inside Temple, Rituals and Family Life

Barack Obama made history as the first African-American president of the United States in 2008.€  This year could also be historic if GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney were to be elected America’s first Mormon president. That milestone will involve a number of complexities. On the campaign trail, Romney keeps his focus simple: fix the economy.… Read More »

‘Tomatoes are Christian,’ Egyptian Salafi group warns

A Salafi group called the “Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a “Christian food,” NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the… Read More »

Raid In Russia Brings Underground Sect To Light

The recent headlines in the Russian press were sensational: Members of a reclusive Islamic sect were said to be living in an isolated compound with underground burrows, some as deep as eight stories underground, without electricity or heat. Reporters have descended on the compound, on the outskirts of the city of Kazan, but have had… Read More »