what a bum-flavored funnelcake.
Friday, 16 February 2018

Pastor of Philippine mega-church detained after piles of cash found on private jet

quote [ The head of a mega-church in the Philippines was detained at Honolulu's airport after federal agents found $350,000 in cash on the private plane he was on. ]

Interesting point in the coverage of this news story is another local outlet, the Star Advertiser, has zero mention of the pastor or his church. (Link to other article in extended)

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by JWWargo@7:46pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Satanic Temple challenges Missouri?s abortion law on religious grounds

quote [ A group called The Satanic Temple is going to bat for a woman identified as "Mary Doe" who contends that the state?s informed consent law violated her religious beliefs. ]

Only the Satanists can remove religion from medicine.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+8 Good]
[by satanspenis666@4:56amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 5 January 2018

The Language of Religion

quote [ Thus, it is my intent to analyze religious thought through the lens of cognitive linguistics; to apply the research and theories of that academic discipline to the language and ideas of religion. In particular, we shall consider how image schemas and conceptual metaphors contribute to our understanding of a specific religious idea; that being, the idea that God is everything, an omnipotent mind which is spread throughout all of existence. ]

Kind of an incomplete take on things, but still an interesting read. This is an avenue I think NLP and machine learning becomes useful because we can feed all our schemas and metaphors into a system capable of extracting the structures we use and gain insight into how the brain processes information. I've got a related reading list for this floating around somewhere. ;)
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@8:44pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 28 December 2017

The link between polygamy and war

quote [ Plural marriage, bred of inequality, begets violence

This is one of the reasons why the Arab Spring erupted, why the jihadists of Boko Haram and Islamic State were able to conquer swathes of Nigeria, Iraq and Syria, and why the polygamous parts of Indonesia and Haiti are so turbulent. Polygamous societies are bloodier, more likely to invade their neighbours and more prone to collapse than others are. ]

It's another version of economic inequality.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+6 Interesting]
[by HoZay@1:16amGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Harry Reid to be played by David Duchovny

quote [ The Pentagon, at the direction of Congress, a decade ago quietly set up a multi-million dollar program to investigate what are popularly known as unidentified flying objects?UFOs. ]

Merry Christmas! Ayy lmao!

[SFW] [religion & spirituality]
[by Ussmak@9:13pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Brand New Intifada

quote [ The leader of Hamas has called for a new uprising against Israel after US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. ]

Regardless of how you feel about Israel or Palestine, this is an unforced error with lasting consequences.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+1 Underrated]
[by kylemcbitch@10:42amGMT] [27 comments]

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sex with Demons Was Totally Chill Until the Church Ruined It

quote [ Throughout history, men and women have had sex with supernatural beings?but when did summoning Satan to fuck become an evil act? ]

Soooooooo um can we get a reformation going on?
[NSFW] [religion & spirituality] [+4 Hot Pr0n]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:20pmGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 9 October 2017

The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the inside

quote [ The problem isn?t ?coastal elites don?t understand rural Americans.? The problem is rural America doesn?t understand itself and will NEVER listen to anyone outside their bubble. It doesn?t matter how ?understanding? you are, how well you listen, what language you use?if you are viewed as an outsider, your views are automatically discounted....

At some point during the discussion, ?That?s your education talking,? will be said, derogatorily, as a general dismissal of everything I said. They truly believe this is a legitimate response because to them education is not to be trusted. Education is the enemy of fundamentalism because fundamentalism, by its very nature, is not built on facts. ]

You aren't from around here are ya boy?
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2 Underrated]
[by bbqkink@12:45amGMT] [14 comments]

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Cult of Guinefort: An Unusual Saint

quote [ What does it mean that the people of medieval France decided that a local greyhound was a saint? ]

Yeah, this is a story of a famous dog
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [2 comments]

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