Friday, April 18, 2014

Filipinos Nailed to Cross in #GoodFriday Ritual Frowned on By Catholic Church

from blogs.reuters.com: Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. The annual Philippine ritual draws thousands of spectators to San Fernando, 80 km (50 miles) north of Manila, to see penitents flagellate themselves and a series of crucifixions in a recreation of Christ’s death on the cross.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#Mormons, #Atheists Discussion Held in #SaltLakeCity

from goddiscussion.com: Salt Lake City, UT will host the atheist convention this coming weekend. So as a "warm-up event," two Mormon professors from Brigham Young and two atheist experts held a panel to discuss "public perceptions of atheists and Mormons." The panel was moderated by University of Utah history professor Paul Reeve. "The panelists will tackle common stereotypes of both groups, dispel myths and answer audience questions." Once of the panelists was American Atheists President David Silverman. He has been with the group since 1997. He worked his way up to director, national spokesman, vice president, and then became president in 2010.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Panic!

The Great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Panicfrom bbc.com: In an era of potent concern over internet pornography, cyber-bullying, and drugs, it is hard to imagine a game being controversial. But 30 years ago Dungeons & Dragons was the subject of a full-on moral panic...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

‘Tetrad: A Blood Moon In The Grand Cardinal Cross’

April proves a volatile month from even a casual observer’s per- spective. A recent article, ‘Tetrad: A Blood Moon In The Grand Cardinal Cross’,“ reminds us of April events: “The Waco siege and massacre occurred April 19, 1993. The Oklahoma city bombing also happened on April 19, in 1995. The Columbine shootings occurred on April 20, 1999, and the shootings at Virginia Tech happened April 16, 2007. This year we observe the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that happened April 15, 2013, which coincidentally occurs on the date for the tetrad and eventual formation in the Grand Cardinal cross”   Astrological signs would lead us to believe, period beginning April 15th, to be extremely volatile!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#PeachesGeldof Was Obsessed With Occult, Spiritual Study

from dailymail.co.uk: While Peaches Geldof appeared to have beaten her drug demons, her continuing fascination with the occult, and particularly a mysterious religious cult called OTO, worried her family. Just three weeks ago Peaches, 25, tweeted a picture of bookshelves groaning with works by Aleister Crowley, the British founder of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO). She also posted a photograph of Crowley's book, Magick - In Theory And Practice, praising him as a 'beautiful writer and thinker'. Her interest in OTO ran alongside previous fascinations with the Scientology cult, and Judaism, the religion of her husband, Thomas Cohen.

Friday, April 11, 2014

#Satanism Tops Agenda of Teachers’ Conference

from newera.com.na: Top on the agenda of the teachers’ conference that starts today in //Karas Region is alleged satanism at schools and pupils possessed by demons. The unending reports of learners being possessed by demons and practices of witchcraft at schools have prompted //Karas educationalists to include the item on the agenda of the regional teachers’ conference.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jack The Ripper Mystery Solved After 125 Years?

from express.co.uk: The Jack the Ripper mystery that has kept the world enthralled since the killer first struck on the streets of Victorian London has been blown apart on the 125th anniversary of the grisly crimes by a former murder squad detective. And the bad news for the countless millions of amateur sleuths who have spent years trying to identify the nation’s most notorious serial killer is that he never existed. He was just dreamed up by a drunken journalist called Thomas Bulling who wrote a forged letter to Scotland Yard in 1888 pretending to be “Jack” so he could obtain a scoop.