Topic / Superstition

The Catholic Church needs fresh blood if it is to survive

The woman pictured above is American Catholic Katie Prejean McGrady and right now she is in Rome, together with around 300 young people from all over the world who are discussing the future of the Catholic Church with the Pope. Reporting for the Religion News Service, Thomas Reese wrote: The pope shows he understands that […]

Burning wood will combat pollution. It’s a religious thing

In a Hindu religious ceremony scheduled to last nine days around 350 priests yesterday began burning 50,000 kg (55 tons) of mango wood in special firepits – to combat pollution. According to this report, the ceremony, known as a “mahayagya”, began at in the Meerut district. It was organized by the members of Shri Ayutchandi […]

Indian lawmaker wants ghostly government building exorcised

BJP MLA Habibur Rehman, above, told Indian media this week that he has asked to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to conduct religious ceremonies to rid the state’s secretariat building of ‘negative energies and evil souls’. Rehman, according to this report, is one of a number of lawmakers who believe that the building is haunted, […]

Consumption of more cow’s milk will reduce crime in India

Back in 2016 Indian nut-job Shankar Lal, above, prompted a great deal of eye-rolling when he advised people to follow his example by smearing their cellphones with fresh cow shit, claiming it would protect them from ‘harmful radiations’. Well, Lal, 78,a bigwig in a right-wing Hindu organisation – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) – is back […]

Pastor’s erection ‘miracle’ denied exposure on SA TV

Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Paseka ‘Mboro’ Motsoeneng, above, claimed to be the victim of censorship after South Africa’s Soweto TV refused to broadcast footage of a man who had his penis ‘miraculously’ raised from the dead. According to this report, Motsoeneng entered the  couple’s home to deal with the man’s erectile disfunction. The pastor said: […]

Police compel Indian ‘miracle worker’ to bury his dead son

When his 17-year-old son died late last month from cancer, ‘Bishop’ Octavio Nevis, above, held onto the body, believing that the teen would be ‘resurrected’ through the power of prayer. But after police intervened, Nevis, founder of the Jesus for All Nations Ministry (JFAN) church, agreed this week to bury the body of Meshach Octavio – […]

Creationism and other idiotic beliefs trashed by Julie Payette

Oh, how I wish we had more politicians like Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General, who have the courage to stand up in public for plain common sense. In a week that saw Rick Perry, America’s godly Energy Secretary, making a complete arse of himself by saying that fossils fuels could reduce sexual assaults in Africa, […]

Kenyan censor appalled by photograph of ‘crazy gay lions’

When Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the Kenya Film Classification Board, saw a photo of two male lions apparently having sex, he instantly blamed gays whom he suggested might have influenced the animals. He is quoted here as saying: These animals need counseling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to […]

Superstition is not the answer to India’s mounting problems

India’s Junior Education Minister Satyapal Singh, above, recently stated that engineering students should be taught about ancient Indian scientific discoveries. He said that the first airplane was invented by an Indian eight years before the Wright brothers. Indian Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a gathering of doctors and medical staff at a Bombay hospital in […]

Sweet Jesus! Confectionery store declares it’s not haunted

Nigel Parrott, above, has put a sign in his Great Yarmouth sweet shop telling ghost hunters that the only spirit they are likely to find there is that of Jesus. The dotty Christian was reacting to the fact that his 18th century shop – Sweet Dreams – had been listed in a ghost walk as […]