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Jesus would like to connect with you on LinkedIn! Inside the Church of England's digital conversion | WIRED
In which a monolithic institution is traditionally conservative in its adoption of novel paradigms. "Christians habitually fret that every new invention could be “of the devil”, but once that stage is passed they switch to purely trying to use it to “get more bums on seats”."
religion  tech  zeitgeisty  #getoffmylawn  internet 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Orange Order in Scotland is on the brink of collapse | Herald Scotland
"[The] Orange Order is in terminal decline and can only survive if it abandons sectarianism"... which would be by disbanding altogether, then.

"The Sunday Herald contacted the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland but did not receive a response." Because everyone there is still trying to figure out how telephones work.
sectarianism  religion  fuckwits  news  scotland 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Archaeologists Find a Classic Entrance to Hell
"The eunuch priests of Pluto would prove their power by entering the gassy cleft and coming out alive (presumably by holding their breath)"
history  archaeology  religion  natureoftruth 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
What ISIS Really Wants - The Atlantic
Fascinating, engaging piece, challenging a lot of preconceptions. "[W]e tend to see jihadism as monolithic, and to apply the logic of al‑Qaeda to an organization that has decisively eclipsed it [...] much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse."
religion  terrorism  politics  fuckwits  news 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Goblinbooks: Secret of the Rapture ¦ Paul Bibeau
"I am contacting you in this way to announce something about that Rapture. It was real. And now it’s over."
books  writing  religion  usa  story 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
gominokouhai | #67: Lunge wildly at the Pope
I've discussed the concept of Popefights before. Seriously guys, there's a Celebrity Deathmatch-style series in this. I'll take an Executive Producer credit and a very modest cut of the royalties.
religion  silly  blog 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The Pope Is Way More Popular Than Donald Trump | FiveThirtyEight
"For once, this is a fight that Trump didn’t start. Reporters asked Pope Francis, during one of the informal press conferences held on the papal plane what he thought of Trump’s position on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border[...]"<br /><br /> IFPTA "infernal press conferences on the papal plane, which would be much more interesting.
religion  news  usa  fuckwits  politics  drumpf 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
UK ally Saudi Arabia is just ISIS with an embassy | The Canary
"[...]both Daesh and Saudi Arabia interpret Islam in an inaccurate, intolerant, and extremist way"
religion  news  politics  fuckwits  terrorism 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
King Salman’s first year in power in Saudi Arabia has been a dark year for human rights | Amnesty International USA
"Instead of addressing the gross and systematic human rights violations in the country, the authorities generally dismissed international criticism[...] and launched a media charm offensive".
news  politics  religion  fuckwits  amnesty 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
This is why you should wear Cameron's "terrorist sympathisers" insult like a badge of honour | The Canary
"Whilst Cameron and his double standards accuse peace activists of terrorism, it is a badge we need to reclaim and wear with pride."
news  politics  religion  terrorism  fuckwits  bloodytories 
december 2015 by gominokouhai
FactCheck: is Saudi Arabia more extreme than ‘Islamic State’?
TLDR: they're pretty much exactly as extreme as each other, but it's okay because... Saudi Arabia want to be our friends. That's all right then.
news  politics  religion  fuckwits  terrorism 
december 2015 by gominokouhai
Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It - The New York Times
"The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia[..] relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on."
religion  terrorism  news  fuckwits 
november 2015 by gominokouhai
Eye For Film: Tataouine threatened by Isis
If all of that murdering civilians wasn't bad enough for you, then Isis have finally gone TOO FAR. "The line must be drawn here! this far, and no further", cry a million geeks, rising from their chairs in anger, then immediately sitting back down, panting heavily.
news  politics  religion  terrorism  fuckwits  movies  incrediblyobscurereference 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Ireland's gay marriage debate: where homophobes are treated as victims | Emer O'Toole | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Speaking of Ireland: you need to fix this shit, guys. For the avoidance of all doubt, John Waters is a homophobe and a cunt.
equality  religion  fuckwits  politics 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Church of England 'an enormous waste of everyone's time' | The Daily Mash
Yes it's a parody, or a satire, or something. That doesn't mean that it's not 100% true and more incisive than anything you're likely to pay money to read this week.
religion  atheism  news  writing  satire 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
The question of Susan | The Slacktiverse
In which there are the ramblings of a deeply troubled Lewis apologist juxtaposed with the serious, common-sense criticisms we've all felt since we were twelve.
religion  literature  writing 
april 2013 by gominokouhai
The Reason Stick: The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense
I started reading this Venn diagram from the outside in as is my wont. I was not at all surprised with what I found at the final intersection.
religion  fuckwits 
march 2013 by gominokouhai
The Christmas Sermon 2012 – “On Not Believing In Canada”
"Well, I do believe in Canada, a bit, but I don’t worship Canada! Canada doesn’t bloody ask me to come to the Canadian Embassy every Sunday when the cartoons are on telly, and sit through a two hour sermon about Canada, then fill in colouring books about Canada and the Son of Canada, does it? Nobody makes me sing songs about Canada, or gives me a book of stories about Canada instead of a comic for my birthday! In general, I don’t allow my belief in Canada to affect my life!"
satire  religion 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Westboro Baptist "Church" declares war on Anonymous
*popcorn* Unapologetically linking to an image here. WBC press releases just aren't the same without the Timecube fonts.
fuckwits  religion 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Ten 2012 Games Jesus Loves (And Why) | Gamechurch
"We cannot reiterate this enough: Jesus is so, so tired of tower defense". And it's his birthday coming up, so watch it.
gaming  religion 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Disestablishment of the Church of England may be closer than we think | New Statesman
"The idea that there should be a special place within our constitution for one particular religious outlook is increasingly anachronistic."
equality  religion  politics  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Let's call a bigot a bigot
Can we call him a hatemongering shitfuck while we're at it?
equality  religion  politics  news  homophobia 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
"I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist" | Imperfect Writing
"My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall."
society  news  religion 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
In which Muslim women have always been muhaddithat - scholars of the Hadith
"Muslim women’s religious scholarship is seen as sort of a cottage industry: if women study, it is pretty much in the purdah of their own homes or in segregated rooms in mosques or madrassas [...] When he started on the project, he expected to find 20 or 30 women, enough to fill a single-volume biographical dictionary. Seven years on, he has found more than 8,000, and his dictionary now stands at 40 volumes."

Purdah is to religious scholarship as Stalin is to classical music composition: discuss.
feminism  sexism  history  religion 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Father Benedict Groeschel Claims Teens Seduce Priests In Some Sex Abuse Cases
"A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer". Right. If only those prepubescent children didn't have such sweet, tight, virginal bottoms, none of this nasty "sex abuse" stuff would ever have happened.
news  religion 
september 2012 by gominokouhai
How Buzz Aldrin's communion on the moon was hushed up
Buzz: "Perhaps, if I had it to do over again, I would not choose to celebrate communion. Although it was a deeply meaningful experience for me, it was a Christian sacrament, and we had come to the moon in the name of all mankind – be they Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, agnostics, or atheists."

Random Grauniad reader complaining about stale news: "This story gets more ink than the average honor killing". Well, yes. Show me a story about an honour killing ON THE MOON and I'll read the /shit/ out of that.
news  religion  spaaace 
september 2012 by gominokouhai

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