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Humor (Religion)

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  • Audio: Methodist Methodology

    05/25/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/11 | Eve Harow
    Chana Shapiro Stillman is appalled at what she discovered while doing research for the JCPA. Some UK church authorities, significantly the Methodists, are substituting a political agenda for Christianity. They have disavowed the Bible because it's too "Jewish " and associate with anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups under the guise of religion.
  • Unitarians to discuss 'Ministry'

    05/24/2011 11:24:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies · 1+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | 28 April 2011 | SCT
    Reflections On Ministry is the topic for the morning to be presented by Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris at The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough, 25 South Main Street, on Sunday, May 1. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Joining Robinson-Harris for this service is the Rev. Judy Campbell, Ministerial Settlement Representative for the Ballou Channing District. The shared sermon will offer reflections on ministry and what it means to be settled. The service will also include New Member Recognition honoring five new members of FUUSM: Sophia Rose, Barbara Bancroft, Louisa Place, Jeremy Place and Jeff Giddings. Following the...
  • Staten Island Man Pours Life Savings Into Doomsday Ads

    05/22/2011 12:05:18 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 16 replies
    wpix ^ | 5.19.11
    Robert Fitzpatrick was near the World Trade Center when the towers fell. Flipping through a photo album filled with pictures he took of that devastating day, he told PIX 11 News during an interview at his Port Richmond home that the 9/11 attacks will pale in comparison to what he insists will happen this Saturday. “There will be a great earthquake and life will be over pretty much as we understand it on May 21st just before 6pm,” he said.
  • What's up with the Vatican being empty?

    05/21/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by dangus · 42 replies
    Vanity from Rome ^ | 2011-05-21 | Dangus
    Boy, I wish I spoke more Italian. So I got an unexpected business stopover in Rome for two days, and I figured, great I'll check out the Vatican, etc. I checked into a nice little hotel right next to the Vatican, and took a nap before sight-seeing this afternoon. At first I thought, "this is great." Must be some sort of holiday I didn't know about. No lines, no tickets needed. But no curators? No security? I always heard about how they even made sure you were dressed moderately. The art was fantastically beautiful, but I expected guides? I wandered...
  • Your Local Time When Kiritimati reaches 6 pm - "when the world is to end"

    05/19/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by pka54 · 39 replies
    Geographic Travels ^ | 5-20-2011 | catholicgauze
    Family Radio says the rapture will start at 6 pm local time. Kiritimati is 16 hours ahead of UTC which gives the rest of the world plenty of time (and the U.S. by midnight Friday into Saturday) to figure out if this supposed rapture is to take place. Check out what time it will be at your home when Kiritimati reaches 6 pm.
  • Static on the airwaves ("the rapture"?)

    05/14/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 129 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Chu/Glader
    Christian radio tycoon says the world will end May 21—and surprising numbers believe him. Ralph Workman believes what he hears on Christian radio. He believes preacher and Family Radio chief Harold Camping is right about Judgment Day. He believes the world is coming to an end May 21, 2011. An engineer at Boeing's avionics lab, Workman helps manage an RV caravan winding its way around the United States—from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh to Virginia—sharing the belief that biblical numbers point to the specific expiration date for the world. He also runs a website called eBible Fellowship, which distributes Camping's teachings. "I...
  • CANNES REVIEW: Habemus Papam and the Perils of Popehood

    05/13/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Movieline ^ | 05/13/2011 | Stephanie Zacharek
    In the ’70s New York Magazine ran occasional contests, in one case asking readers to submit greeting cards for unlikely occasions. Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam — or We Have a Pope — screening in competition here at the festival, could use one of those entries as its tagline: “Saw your smoke, now you’re Pope, congrats!” Actually, it’s kind of a bummer to be Pope, which is the idea behind this way-too-gentle but still potentially incendiary comedy by Nanni Moretti (director of the 2001 Palme d’Or winner The Son’s Room). Michel Piccoli stars as a sad old cardinal who’s surprised to...
  • Virus repair cost a man $6 million - malware linked to Opus Dei plot

    05/04/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 32 replies
    TechEye ^ | 10 Nov 2010 | Nick Farrell
    A US court has heard how it cost a great-grandson of an oil industry tycoon at least $ 6 million after he took his computer in to the workshop to repair it after it was infected with a virus. The victim was probably jazz pianist and composer Roger Davidson, an heir of oil tycoon Conrad Schlumberger, although the authorities have refused to name him. The victim took his computer to 36-year-old Vickram Bedi and his girlfriend Helga Invarsdottir after it developed a virus. According to prosecutors, the pair cooked up a scheme which convinced Davidson that his life was in...
  • Amazing Guilt (The Liberal's Hymn)

    05/04/2011 4:38:31 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-04-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Amazing Guilt! How Sweet The Sound That made you a Wretch, not me I once was lost, until I found You're blind, but I can see 'Twas Guilt that taught my heart to fear. Your Guilt, my fears relieved How precious did your Guilt appear The hour 'twas first conceived Though many dangers, toils, and snares You've caused, you worthless bum Your Guilt makes me superior Your Guilt, that's it, in sum Liberalism sounds good to me My hope is insecure I've no-one I must answer to As long as life endures Yes when my flesh and heart shall fail...
  • Bald Jewish Man to Play Catholic Nun in New Three Stooges Movie

    05/03/2011 1:29:52 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    UGO ^ | May 3, 2011 | Aubrey Sitterson
    The thusfar somewhat questionable cast of the new Three Stooges movie just got a sizable comedic boost with the addition of Larry David. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator will be playing a nun by the name of Mother Mengele. This is funny for at least three reasons: 1) David is a man, and nuns are women. 2) David is Jewish and nuns are Catholic. 3) His character has the same last name as Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician responsible for some of the regime's most cruel, grisly and depraved "experiments." Classic Farrelly brothers. Totally classic. No word...
  • Urban Legends: The Preacher’s Edition (how many have you heard?)

    04/30/2011 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 20 replies
    Kingdom People Blog ^ | 2011apr27 | Trevin Was
    Those of us who are entrusted with the task of expositing the Scriptures in a local church must take care to verify our sources, illustrations, and stories. No matter how helpful an illustration may be, it is dishonoring to God if it is untrue. Here are a number of urban legends that get repeated in sermons. Some are more pervasive than others, even appearing in commentaries and scholarly works. 1. The “eye of the needle” refers to a gate outside Jerusalem. ...
  • Easter greeting from Israel

    04/25/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT · by RJR_fan · 134 replies
    Toffee VeHa-Gorillah ^ | September 25, 2010 | Toffee
    So many American Christians support Israel and all things Jewish. HERE is a peek at how these objects of our tender solicitude regard us.
  • Batman Tried to Save Jesus

    04/25/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT · by marcbold · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-25-11 | Matt Archbold
    My 3-year-old daughter is a Batman nut. She kinda’ thinks she is Batman. Not Batgirl, mind you. Batman. Most days, she pretends to be caped crusader leaping from cushion to cushion saving us all from evil of some sort or another. She has an assortment of Batman shirts she wears when she changes out of her Batman pajamas. When we go to the beach she wears her bathing suit and a batman mask. I’ve got pictures. I’m not proud of that you see, I’m just explaining. When I’m forced to peel her Batman shirt off and wash it she stands...
  • Hippies - Crying Over Dead Trees

    04/24/2011 1:39:43 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 30, 2008 | Stupid Hippies
    Stupid Hippies crying over dead trees...
  • How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

    04/20/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 04-20-2011 | Lee Strobel
    Earlier this week, humorist Ricky Gervais presented his arguments for atheism and why he thought he was a better Christian than many Christians. In this follow-up essay, writer Lee Strobel offers his defense of Easter. It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was “divorce.” I thought she was going to turn into a self-righteous holy roller. But over the following months, I was intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values. Finally,...
  • The Wackiest Holy Week Evah?

    04/20/2011 10:56:01 AM PDT · by marcbold · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4-20-11 | Matt Archbold
    We all know about the War on Christmas. Yawn. If you want to be where the action is, it’s the wackiness that takes place every Holy Week and Easter. Every Holy Week we witness a cavalcade of lunacy and I believe this year we might be “enjoying” the wackiest Holy Week ever. My evidence is as follows: Time Magazine picks this week to run the headline, “Is Hell Dead?” This is, presumably, a knock off of their infamous “Is God Dead?” cover in the 60’s. Well in another few years I’m sure we’ll be running the headline “Time Magazine IS...
  • Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception

    04/14/2011 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 174 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    Catholic women overwhelmingly use birth control, despite an official ban by the church, a new study finds......
  • SAME-SEX BAPTISMS CONTINUE AT ST. CHARLES [and Diocese Says Lead in Baptismal Water "Not a Problem"]

    04/01/2011 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    St Charles Church ^ | April 1, 2004
    St. Charles priests regularly conduct same-sex baptisms it was revealed this week, as Christening Season gets under way and there is renewed concern about the lead content in water used to perform the rite. Following a surge of infants competing for prime Saturday morning baptism time slots this spring, the frequency of same-sex baptisms has not gone unnoticed. "Last weekend, I baptized Chris, Pat and Sandy, who were all the same sex," said associate pastor Father Mendez. Although the Vatican has taken a strong position opposing same-sex marriage, it has not made a formal determination on the potentially explosive issue...
  • Can Catholics Participate in April Fools?

    04/01/2011 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    Catholicism for Everyone ^ | 4/1/2010 | Phil Lynch
    Today is April 1, 2011, and therefore April Fool's Day. The question is can Catholics legitimately participate in it without sinning? This is a question which deserves to be addressed because most Catholics do participate, but we must always follow our moral compass, no matter the time of year. The main moral issues brought up in April Fools include lying, and causing harm to others. "Harm" of course can be accomplished in a multitude of ways, and therefore most sins could come under this categorization. First, let's address lying. Often, April Fools jokes involve convincing someone that something which is...
  • Honest, bishop, the screwdriver was the barmaid's error [March Madness-Real Lds in Real Casino]

    03/28/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Saal
    If I ever do decide to write a book about last weekend, they'll probably call it something like, "Fall From Grace: How a Good Mormon Boy Just Wanted to Watch a Little Basketball, But Ended Up Drinkin', Smokin' and Gamblin' the Weekend Away." I blame March Madness. The annual NCAA basketball tournament opened last weekend, and let's face it, some of us go a little crazy this time of year. Opening weekend alone features 48 games. Forty-eight. I did the math, and that many 40-minute games works out to 1,920 minutes -- a whopping 32 hours -- of basketball. And...