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There are 23 posts tagged: "religion"

Prancing prophet
8 January 2023

With the recent conclusion of Netflix's Addams Family spin-off, Wednesday, Lady Gaga's Bloody Mary has become a bit of a trope. I guess I never paid much attention to it before now, or if I had I'd forgotten. But now I have, and…the lyrics are enligthening, to say the least.

Be careful what you wish for
28 December 2022

Reacting to the Taliban's prohibition against women attending university, a nineteen year-old Afghan girl wishes god had never created women.

Hijab hysteria
25 December 2022

The Taliban has banned women from working with non-governmental organisations, citing dress code violations. The UN has condemned the move as a contravention of fundamental human rights, while the US Secretary of State criticised it as devastating for the Afghan people.

Pope porn
26 October 2022

Pope Francis has recognised the almost inevitable: nuns and priests are human. And those that aren't taking out their frustrations on choir boys and orphans, are taking it out on themselves. While viewing pornography online, that is.

Immorality code
17 September 2022

Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran's morality police for not wearing a hijab, in contravention of the country's strict rules on head coverings. She was beaten while inside a police van. Because it's immoral for a woman to not cover her head, but it's okey-dokey for the police to kick the crap out of her. That's not immoral; is that it? (rolleyes)

Wrong message
18 August 2022

A common written style of street vocabulary eschews the use of vowels, relying instead on phonetics to fill the gaps. Thus, N becomes ‑in‑ or ‑en‑, etc. It's so commonplace that reading acronyms phonetically becomes second nature.

Pet cemetery
19 July 2022

I never thought I'd say that I like the idea of life in Iran, but I like the idea of life in Iran.*

Religious drugs are cuddly
9 June 2022

In A Christian Response to Wokeness, Noelle Mering relates the modern history of the woke movement, originating with the work of Karl Marx. Which reminded me…

Having their meat and eating it
4 May 2022

As the US Supreme Court appears set to challenge women's right to abortion, conservative and religious pro-lifers hope that Roe vs Wade will be overturned. I can't help but wonder how many of them are vegan or vegetarian though.

Foetal attraction
1 April 2022

Lauren Handy is an American anti-abortionist, who describes herself as a Catholic anarchist. She's a leader of an activist group calling itself the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising.

God is grate
20 December 2021

Offering GREETINGS IN JESUS NAME !!!!, Mrs Susan Wilson informs me that she suffers from breast cancer and stroke, which have denied her a child. Although I suspect that has more to do with her age. As, indeed, do her diseases. (pipe)

Fleecing the flock
2 December 2021

In When Jesus is used to steal from his flock, Bernd Debusmann Jr discusses elder fraud, the scamming of trusting, elderly Christians by snake oil salesmen. It's a variant on affinity fraud, in which individuals are targeted, based on religious, ethnic, or professional associations.

Let the punishment fit the crime
24 September 2021

The Taliban have announced that extreme punishments, including execution and amputation, will resume in Afghanistan. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, who has an infamously zealous history in the pursuit of justice, claimed that amputations were necessary for security.

Bombs or blacklisting
30 August 2021

As someone who doesn't read comics, even I'm aware of Frank Miller. If only through his works that made it to the silver screen: 300; Sin City, and it's sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For; and The Spirit. Although the less said about the last one, the better.

League of extraordinary godbotherers
11 August 2021

Disney's Muppet Babies has managed to piss off the Catholics. Yay!

Losing your head
19 October 2020

In the wake of the brutal murder of a French teacher by an Islamic fundamentalist, thousands have rallied across France to support and honour him.

The will of God?
7 September 2019

An Indian couple, Mangayamma Yaramati and Sitarama Rajarao, have welcomed twin daughters following IVF treatment. This wouldn't really be worthy of comment, if were not for the fact that she is 73, and he is a sprightly 82 years young.

May god go with you...but take back-up just in case
11 July 2017

William Rian Adams, a North Carolinian priest, pulled a gun on two people in a road rage incident.

A sign of the times?
19 November 2012

I saw this while on holiday in Portugal recently, a sign on a bouncy castle warning that it's Only for children up to 40 kg, and Do not use the bouncy castle if you suffer from…pregnancy.

A Mormon moment (not really)
16 November 2012

During the 2012 US presidential election, much* was made of Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, and how it was seen as a negative trait for his candidature. But it's useful to reflect on the fact that not all Mormons are the same, and their faith doesn't dictate an identical world view.

Stop that 'fun' right now!
30 October 2012

The Catholic Church in Poland has warned that the celebration of Halloween promotes the occult, contradicting Church teachings and Christianity.

Benny joins the justice league
29 October 2012

In the wake of allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Jimmy Savile and some of his entourage—or one of his entourages as it happens—the Catholic Church in England and Wales has written to the Holy See to ask whether the papal knighthood bestowed on Savile in 1990 can be revoked. But it appears that this might not be possible.

Saudi Arabia is not feeling .gay
15 August 2012

Saudi Arabia has objected to several new global top level domains (TLD), including .gay, on the basis that they may offend, or promote practices that are counter to their religion. The poofs, on the other hand, counter that .gay is needed for support.