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Cat reveals ‘real reason for the season’ by scratching its owner

Yesterday Lori Grice, a photographer in Georgia, US, posted the picture above on her Facebook page, along with the words: Sometimes it is the little things in life … Playing rough with my kitty left me a little scratched up but Edie Grace noticed that two of the scratches make a cross. What perfect timing […]

In Jerusalem camels are being used to bless Donald Trump

Oh, and billboards and buses too are carrying a message concocted by a lunatic called Mike Evans, 70, founder of Friends of Zion Heritage Centre in Jerusalem. In reporting on the appearance of the banners and signs, Charisma News trumpeted: Around the world this Christmas, millions of Christians – and Jews – can thank Donald […]

We have lost the true meaning of Christmas

Which is, of course, the birth of Jesus Christ, or a pagan fire ceremony, or a midwinter festival, or the Roman Saturnalia, or what you will. And who is or was Santa Claus? This piece is taken from John Radford’s Don’t You Believe It! Sixty Things Everyone Knows That Actually AIN’T SO, illustrated by Donald […]

Kenya’s ‘true church’ annoys mainstream Catholic leaders

Legio Maria members do many things that Catholics do, except they claim to do them a whole lot better – and this annoying mainstream Catholic leaders. Said Geofrey Omondi, a catechist of the Nyatike Catholic church in Migori: This is worrying because leaders from this church (Legio Maria) have their own selfish agendas, which they […]

Jesus DID have two dads, so why the anger over this scene?

According to biblical mythology, Joseph wasn’t merely some human caretaker, he was Jesus’ human father. But it’s apparently “blasphemous” to create scenes or signs which suggest that Jesus had two fathers, even though a Catholic deacon in Brooklyn, Greg Kandra, pointed out in 2015: God was Jesus’ father in a much more literal sense than […]

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. […]

Is the new Christ Coin a fresh way of fleecing the faithful?

I know bugger all about cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but I can’t help feeling that when Christians latch onto some newfangled method to raid wallets in order to Spread the Word, someone, somewhere is gonna get be stung. Badly! Here is how the newly-launched Christ Coin is being flogged to the faithful: Christ Coin is […]

Malaysia cracks down on fighting Jesus video game

A company called Steam has incurred the wrath of the Malaysian authorities by promoting a video game that pits mythological deities, Jesus included, against one another. The Steam blurb for Fight of Gods reads: Your prayers have been answered! For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around the globe and […]

Faith-based stripper sign in Salem removed after outcry

Cynthia Shaver, above, found herself at the centre of media attention this week after a community group in Salem, Oregon, complained about her ‘Jesus loves strippers’ sign near a busy road. Members of Salem Community Vision, according to this report, said they didn’t take issue with the sign’s message, just its placement on a public […]

Tacky ‘Jesus is my life’ tattoo proved deadly for Texas man

Just months after getting a religious tattoo, a 31-year-old man from Texas died after he fell victim to flesh-eating bacteria. According to a paper published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, the patient – identified only as a Hispanic man – was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with severe pain in both […]