Topic / Idiocy

The war on thinking

It’s hard to decide what I hate most about Donald Trump, pictured above with UKIP’s Nigel Farage. The lying? The corruption? The bullying and insults? The ignorance coupled with grandiosity? The emptiness? The stupidity? I don’t know; I can never decide. I hate most whichever item I’m currently contemplating. There’s so much to hate about […]

Pope gives Patriarch Kirill of Moscow a grisly birthday gift

The picture above shows His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, right, with the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, who handed Kirill a piece of St Francis of Assisi. Koch, according to this report, gave Kirill the relic – a gift from the Pope – to […]

Phone retailer’s ‘pro-choice’ ads infuriate anti-abortionists

Carphone Warehouse has been forced to apologise to anti-abortionists over advdertisements that it insisted was completely unrelated to the debate about abortion in Ireland. According to this report, Cora Sherlock, the deputy head of the Pro Life Campaign organisation, told the BBC: Whether intended or not, it suggests a link to the pro-choice side of […]

SA pastor of Doom uses pesticide as a ‘miracle’ cure

Back in August, we reported that a young woman died in South Africa after submitting to a stunt performed by self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago, who placed a heavy speaker on her chest. Well, Rabalago, above, is back in the news, this time for spraying his followers with a pesticide called Doom. In a Facebook post, […]

Poland becomes a monarchy, with Jesus Christ as King

Ten years ago Polish politicians shelved a silly suggestion that Jesus should be crowned king of this overwhelmingly Catholic country. But this week his enthonement went ahead in Krakow at the Church of Divine Mercy. According to this report, the coronation took place in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and many […]

Sick stunt: US priest places aborted foetus on an altar

Catholic priest Frank Pavone is at the centre of a firestorm after he placed an aborted foetus on an altar in what has been described as an “atrocious” anti-abortion stunt. According to this report, Pavone – who heads New York-based Priests for Life – said the foetus was entrusted to him by a pathologist for […]

Religion begs to be mocked, so why punish those who do so?

In a sane world, gymnast Louis Smith’s grovelling apologies for taking the mick out of Islamic prayer should have been the end to the matter. But we don’t live in a rational world, and Smith was today suspended for two months by British Gymnastics. The sport’s governing body sanctioned Smith, who claimed a silver and […]

Utter lunacy: critics of Islamists are branded as ‘extremists’

Two prominent critics of Islamic extremism – Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz, above, have found themselves on a list of 15 ‘anti-Muslim extremists’ published by the American-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The list has enraged many commentators, including Sarah Haider, a co-founder of Ex-Muslims of North America, who accused the SPLC of “losing the […]

School slammed for giving abstinence imbecile a platform

Meet Brad Henning, above, a Christian abstinence advocate who thinks that ‘immodestly’ dressed girls ‘unleash a guy’s God-given sexual urges’ and are therefore to blame for anything bad that may happen to them. He’s by no means the only Christian (or Muslim or Jewish) knucklehead who thinks this way, but Henning, who runs an abstinence […]

Forget garlic, it’s cow pee you need to keep Dracula at bay

A government agency in India established to protect cows has claimed that that the sprinkling of the animals’ urine can protect people from ‘evil forces like Dracula and Satan’. According to The Times of India, the Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board, made the claim in a document called Aarogya Geeta, which sets out  the benefits of […]