Topic / Humour

Australia: comedy duo skewers Prime Minister’s Christianity

Ever since Scott Morrison, inset, seized power last month, the godless masses in Australia – one of the least religious countries on the planet – have been asking themselves how they came to be saddled with a Prime Minister who’s a right-wing evangelical numpty.  Oh wait … numpties was the word used by Morrison to […]

Ireland: drive-thru confessional pokes fun at Catholic Church

An enormous drive-thru confessional has been erected in Dublin to coincide with the Pope’s visit to Ireland this weekend – but bookmakers Paddy Power, the company that erected it near Phoenix Park where thousand are due to see the pontiff, clearly did so to mock the Catholic Church. According to this report, a spokesperson for […]

California media group blasted over ‘blasphemous’ cartoon

TBC Media, publishers of the The California, has been described as ‘an atheist enterprise’ by a reader who expressed his fury over a ‘deplorable’ Last Supper cartoon. But Jack Balfanz ‘s letter, which said that TBC “has without a doubt totally embraced itself with the rest of the liberal scum media in this country”, got a […]

‘Nazi pug’ case: Scottish court finds man guilty of hate crime

Mark Meechan, 30, pictured above with a pug called Buddha, will be sentenced next month after he was found guilty this week of posting a video on YouTube that was ‘anti-semitic and racist in nature’. According to this report, Meechan filmed the dog – his girlfriend’s pet – giving Nazi salutes. It responded to statements such […]

The elephant in the room is a god, ad watchdog decides

In September we reported that Hindus were rebuffed by Australia’s Advertising  Standards Board, which found nothing offensive about a humorous lamb ad and rejected calls to ban it. Well, according to this report, religious pester power finally won out, and the ASB has now imposed a ban, finding that the ad produced by the Meat […]

Christians kick off over UK baker’s hilarious crib scene

Faith-heads in Britain have found something fresh to be offended by: a sausage roll featured by the Greggs company in a promotional image for its advent calendar. After it was accused by Christians of disrespecting their religion, Greggs apologised, according to this report. One Twitter user wrote: I’m glad Christians kicked off and Greggs apologised. […]

Meat ad moaners told to get lost by advertising watchdog

Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has dismissed complaints filed by Hindu groups against a controversial advertisement which featured Lord Ganesha at a nosh-up attended by a collection of deities. According to this report, despite numerous complaints lodged by Hindu groups across the globe, the ASB declared the ad  – created by the Meat and Livestock […]

Jesus turns wine into water – Catholics in India are appalled

An amusing ad for Australian meat was attacked today by the the Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) in India for, among other things, showing Jesus turning wine into water for a ‘designated driver’ attending a dinner party. According to this report, the Australian advertising campaign launched by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) features “revered” mythical figures […]

German courts refuse to take pasta-based religion seriously

A legal battle over whether or not the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is an ideological organisation could end up in the European Court of Justice, according to the church’s chairman Rüdiger Weida, above, who goes by the pastafari name of ‘Brother Spaghettus’. Weida’s legal tussle with the authorities in the small German town […]

Seven Catholic priests walk into a pub in Cardiff and ….

They get told to remove themselves because a member of staff thinks they are on a stag do and are wearing clerical fancy dress. According to this report,  the seven seminarians, including Reverend Robert James, pictured above, found themselves barred from the City Arms last Saturday afternoon, despite protesting they weren’t in in priestly garb for […]