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I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:49:48 AM »
To save and share classics like this...


Ban a book about book banning - during national banned book week - a week to raise awareness about the drooling morons who ban books.

Or the more recent Schatzes and their child rearing that was inspired by http://nogreaterjoy.org
http://notabletrials.blogspot.com/2010/07/schatz-trial-date-set-no-word-on.html

There is ALWAYS something in the news involving stupid religious people doing stupid things for their stupid religions.  Some exorcism that kills someone.  Murder & mayhem.  Corporal punishment gone wild (as above).  Mental illness.  Exploitation.  Rape victim stonings. 

All of this great content is simply lost in the noise.  There's always some celebritard who vomited on themselves to gobble up the public's attention.

A list of links to the most recent, heinous religiously motivated deeds needs to exist.  Not only because it's interesting reading, but because it's evidence of what base ignorance religion really is, in the face of all of the 'my religion never does wrong' retards out there.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 03:23:43 PM »
when I find stories like that in boards I moderate, I move them to Religion & Society. So that is sort of the "Religion in the News" depository.
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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 10:36:02 PM »
Yes, but in doing so but dillute the news with non-news items.  Chatter & fluff and random opinion, which isn't factual news.


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 07:44:35 AM »
We have a section for Chatter & fluff.  We call it "Chatter".  If Religion & Society is getting cluttered up with Chatter & Fluff, I recommend you harass the board mods to do some house cleaning.

That is my two bits, anyway, and I am certainly not the final word.  Pony & HAL may see it otherwise and grant a "Religion in the Nude" section for you.
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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 05:12:12 PM »
I liked having a Religion in the News section, too. It was a very handy place to post interesting news items that might not necessarily require a lot of discussion. Especially quirky little offbeat items. I saw Religion and Society as a place for more "important" topics for discussion.  Now I end up having to dump many news items in there by default.  Didn't we used to have a "Politics" (or "Religion and Politics"?) section, too? The political items end up getting dumped in Religion and Society, too. 


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 11:09:58 PM »
Relevant to the video posted: Damn, THAT'S where I came from. And I KNOW that high school. Damn. I had no clue some idiot girl actually thought that book needs to be banned. I love Ray Bradbury's short stories. I have yet to read Farenheit 451, but it's on the list on "Books that need to be fully read before I die." I'm glad students stood up for that book and didn't let some overly-sensitive religious nut get rid of one of the more influential books.

The idea of "Religion in the News": Yes please. I have to keep scrolling through all the little tid-bits of ideas, chatter, and contemplation in order to get the news section.  :D


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 11:27:44 PM »
AND it would be a way to actively solicit news sharing.  After all, though searches can find certain kinds of religiously based violence and insanity all the time, all kinds of other things one might never thing to SEARCH for happen all the time, and could be easily missed unless someone stumbles across a story and mentions it.

And it's not as if this is the only forum in the world.  In debates with theistic trollers, it's fun to keep them off balance with REAL WORLD events done in the name of their favorite gods.

You know, the fun way a 'REAL CHRISTIAN' is no longer a 'REAL CHRISTIAN' when they do something horrible, but, you know, they get forgiven, so then they're a 'REAL CHRISTIAN' again?


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 01:01:08 AM »

God: "You're welcome!"

An example of the kind of news story you either find at random, or because someone shared it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031530/Spanish-man-pilgrimage-thanks-recovery-car-crash-run-killed-mile-journey.html

Searching for 'exorcism' always yields tragedies.  A google news 'feed' that searches a term like this will routinely find this kind of nonsense.

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110816/LOCAL03/308169967

'Stoning' always yields results, too.  Not always what you'd expect.

http://www.dailygamecock.com/news/item/1891-students-stone-usc-pastafarians-on-greene-street


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 01:21:04 AM »
More kinds of news searches...

"God told me" Yields all kinds of crap.  From plain stupidity to excuses for murder.
http://news.google.com/search?q=god+told+me&hl=en&sa=G&tbm=nws&tbs=ar:1&tbo=u&ei=mbtlTp-TB6bYiALinbjPCg&ved=0CI4BEIIB

Death + God yields up lots of stuff, too.  But like anything else, you have to scrounge a bit.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jGngkON9x9_hVUBZATzMBiQf93mw?docId=d419dc214abc4d4b869f10f6d76d4183

Apostasy usually yields up a lot of islamic idiocy.  They take it awfully seriously.


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 02:26:03 AM »
Rick Perry tells Texas to pray for rain
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-state-agencies/governors-office/texas-governor-declares-weekend-of-prayer-for-rain/

Prayer answered!
http://www.statesman.com/news/catastrophic-fires-burn-thousands-of-acres-force-evacuations-1820174.html


If elected president, Rick Perry will also pray for the economy, world peace and energy independence.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 03:25:45 AM »
Agreed

a specific repository for real world examples of religion at work could not be a bad thing.
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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2011, 08:40:38 PM »
Yay! for the students who are petitioning to keep the book. I wish the student who spoke on camera would have added "and all those jesus freaks can go speak in tongues at church instead of sticking their foots in the mouths at our school."  But, of course, something so brash can't be said in Texas ... well, something so brash against religion cannot be said in Texas.


Father:  "... god's name in vain ..."  I would love for someone to dig up a video of that same father repeatedly taking the god's name in vain



On a side note, I spent a wonderful day at Lake Conroe relaxing on a boat ride around the lake, swimming, eating, drinking ... all on a lazy day. I had no opportunity to soak up the local culture of Conroe, but the entire place is loaded with churches.

John 14:2 :: In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 07:57:11 PM »
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10751998

Born-again Christian Worthy Redeemed has been found guilty of manslaughter after three people were killed when he grabbed the wheel of a car and steered it into the path of an oncoming bus.

I'm sure he's all forgiven 'n stuff.  He's repentent, for sure.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 11:19:41 PM »
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10751998

Born-again Christian Worthy Redeemed has been found guilty of manslaughter after three people were killed when he grabbed the wheel of a car and steered it into the path of an oncoming bus.

I'm sure he's all forgiven 'n stuff.  He's repentent, for sure.

...from the witness being asked 13 times whether he was mistaken it appears Worthy Redeemed is arguing that he never grabbed the wheel  (even though previously elsewhere he had done exactly that)   

Amazing how free with the truth these knobrots are.
"...but on a lighter note, demons were driven from a pig today in Gloucester."  Bill Bailey

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 11:33:36 PM »
Well, you know it's not 'lying' if they BEELEEVZ it!

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2011, 02:12:42 PM »
I agree with the others about a "Religon in the News" section; it's really something to add if not already added.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 04:52:41 PM »
Religion in the news.   Yes,  add it.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2011, 09:59:53 PM »
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1663708.php/Bogus-Indonesian-healer-jailed-for-raping-Malaysian-teenager

I'm here to rape exorcise your child!  Isn't 'bogus healer' redundant?

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110917/LOCAL03/309179985/1002/LOCAL

30 Years for Fatal 'exorcism'.  And then they stuffed the little boy's body into a plastic bag for a year.  Sounds like the usual religiously inspired child abuse gone wrong...er.

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Believing Jezaih was possessed by a demon, the women gathered all their children in the living room of their apartment on Hobson Road. Each of the children was given a concoction of olive oil and vinegar. The older children threw up after drinking the mix, but Jezaih fought every effort to get him to swallow it, according to testimony.

According to court documents, Hawkins held the toddler’s legs and said a prayer while Latisha Lawson poured it down his throat, holding his mouth closed so he couldn’t spit it out.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2011, 04:25:01 PM »
Thanks for posting the story about the Spanish pilgrim being hit by a car.
I think there are far too many stories about religion in the news to post them all. Personally I appreciate the outrageous and ironic stories.
Isn't olive oil and vinegar a recipe for salad dressing? I wonder where they got the idea that it would work for exorcism too.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011, 09:16:36 PM »
Maybe demons don't like salad?

But I doubt anyone could down salad dressing and not feel a wee bit sick.

Probably pickling vinegar and cheap olive oil, anyway.  I'm thinking costco sized and walmart quality.

One thing in common with most of these 'exorcisms' is the overriding need to HURT the 'possessed person'.  Even if you KILL THEM, it's better than being possessed by da devil 'n stuff.

For every one that's caught, dozens do serious harm and 'faith heal' the broken bones, brain damage, etc. away... from any hospital that would ask any inconvenient questions.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2011, 02:29:45 AM »
Just like the Salem witch trials.

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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2011, 02:30:59 PM »
RC Planes For Allah!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/mass-man-accused-of-plotting-to-hit-pentagon-and-capitol-with-drone-aircraft/2011/09/28/gIQAWdpk5K_story.html?hpid=z2

This is retarded on so many levels.

Target: Pick the IRS, and all those right-wingers who hate ALL Muslims would be cheering the effort.

Method: RC Planes?  Even with big ones, PACKED with explosives, these would most likely cause relatively little damage to the pentagon.  It's a big, solidly built building.  Go rent a REAL plane, load it up with whatever you like, and fly it into the building yourself.  Bug smashers are utterly unregulated, and one REAL airplane would do more damage then 20 RC planes, assuming you could reach the target.

Help: You know, just like trying to hire a 'hit man', if you go asking people for 'explosives', you're going to meet cops.  This idiot was allegedly well educated, but couldn't figure out how to make explosives for himself.

Cause: No cause helped whatsoever.  Blowing random people and things up only pisses people off.  You get on the news?  You could get on the news in AMERICA any number of ways NOT involving carnage.  Just open a fucking 'No Blood For Oil' organization, with OFFICES, and those self same offices will be routinely vandalized and attacked.  You know, just troll retards and keep the moral high ground.


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2011, 02:52:34 PM »
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/09/30/paramedics-save-unborn-baby-after-pregnant-woman-shot-dead-in-church-in-spain/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/10/01/maniac-kills-pregnant-woman-in-church-and-her-baby-is-delivered-on-the-floor-115875-23457931/

Miracle Baby!

Mom prays for baby's well being, gets capped. 

Will we get the update about the baby's actual condition?  Little Alvero wasn't born with a heartbeat.  It isn't clear how long mom was laying there with no pulse.  Paramedics managed to get his heart started after they cut open his mom on the church floor.  It has been roughly three days since the incident, and no update on his condition. 

I hope for the best for the baby, but does having your mom's brains blown out while in church praying for your welfare count as a 'miracle'?  Never mind (very likely) suffering brain damage in the process.


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2011, 02:56:34 PM »
In other 'miracle' news...

Human heart tissue on communion wafer!  Yummy!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/02/ap/europe/main20114504.shtml


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Re: I want a 'Religion In The News' section
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2011, 03:16:27 PM »
In other 'miracle' news...

Human heart tissue on communion wafer!  Yummy!
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/02/ap/europe/main20114504.shtml



All the easier to drive a stake through zombie jesus' heart.

Stupid stupid monkeys...............
"...but on a lighter note, demons were driven from a pig today in Gloucester."  Bill Bailey

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