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"… in both studies, secular children systematically categorized the characters embedded in fantastical stories as pretend, and most of their justifications referred to the impossibility of a central event in the story. Effectively, secular children responded to these stories just as they might respond to a fairy story — they inferred that the central characters were fictional because they were involved in an event that is ordinarily impossible in reality. The pattern of responding for children exposed to religion was different. In both studies, they [children exposed to religion] were less likely to judge the characters in the fantastical stories as pretend, and in line with this equivocation, they made more appeals to reality and fewer appeals to impossibility than did secular children…"

"It’s a punishment for repeated and deceptive editing of articles related to the controversial religion. The landmark ruling comes from the inner circle of a site that prides itself on being open and inclusive.

"In a 10-1 ruling Thursday, the site’s arbitration council voted to ban users coming from all IP addresses owned by the Church of Scientology and its associates, and further banned a number of editors by name…"

(via reddit)

"Snap Judgment Performance of the YEAR! Jamie DeWolf / The God Or The Man.

"Snap Judgment veteran Jamie DeWolf (great-grandson of L Ron Hubbard) smashes against a towering family legacy with a breathtaking performance…"

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The survey by Opinium shows that 58% of voters now believe faith schools, which can give priority to applications from pupils of their faith and are free to teach only about their own religion, should not be funded by the state or should be abolished.

"Of those with concerns, 70% said the taxpayer should not be funding the promotion of religion in schools, 60% said such schools promoted division and segregation, and 41% said they were contrary to the promotion of a multicultural society…"

"All the packages of products under the brand Ruza milk barcode strikethrough red cross. Many of our customers are asking: why? It is well known that the barcode on the product - the mark or seal of the Antichrist, it is invisible always three sixes (666) - or the name of the Antichrist, which is hidden in the Scriptures. Orthodox elders have long warned that it is in the form of a bar code that will print that people will be implanted on the forehead and on the hand, "- said in a statement."

(via Bar code on pack strikeout “Ruzsky milk” explained protection “Print Antichrist” - Quick Slon)

In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse…”

The statue is a direct response to the state’s installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012. State Representative Mike Ritze paid for the controversial statue with his own money, and therefore it was considered a donation and OK to place on government property…”

(via Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse | VICE United States)

"God has admitted he’s delighted to finally have someone to live with him in Heaven, after the death of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps.

"God welcomed the Church leader, claiming he had waited thousands of years for someone who finally ‘got it’ and could therefore be welcomed into through the pearly gates…"

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“God bless America!” Once again, respectfully, I say to myself: “What the fuck does that mean?” God bless America? Is that a request? Is that a demand? Is that a suggestion? Politicians say it at the end of every speech as if it were some sort of verbal tick that they can’t get rid of. “God bless you and God bless America! God bless you and God bless America!” I guess they figure that if they leave it out someone’s gonna think they’re bad Americans.

Let me tell you a little secret about God, folks: God does not give a flying’ fuck about America. OK? He doesn’t care! He never cared about this country! He never has, he never will. He doesn’t care about this country anymore than he cares about Mongolia, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, the Suez Canal or the North Pole! He simply doesn’t care, OK? He doesn’t care! Listen! There are 200 countries in the world now. Do these people honestly think that God is sitting around picking out his favorites? Why would he do that? Why would God have a favorite country? And why would it be America out of all the countries? Because you have the most money? Because he likes our National Anthem? Maybe it’s because he heard we have 18 delicious flavors of Classic Rice-A-Roni? It’s delusional thinking!

And America is not alone with this sort of delusions. Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side. America prays for God to destroy our enemies. Our enemies pray for God to destroy us. Somebody’s gonna be disappointed! Somebody’s wasting their fucking time! Could it be… everyone? Now… now… If people wanna say “God Bless America”, that’s their business, I don’t care, but here’s what I don’t understand: If they say “God Bless America”, presumably, they believe in God and if they do, they must have heard, God loved everyone! That’s what he said, he loved everyone and loved them equally! So why would these people ask God to do something that went against his own teachings? You know what these “God Bless America” people oughta do? They oughta check with that Jesus fellow they’re so crazy about. They’re always talking about “What would Jesus do?” They don’t wanna know so they can do it - they just wanna know so they can tell other people to do it! Well, I’ll tell you what Jesus would have done.

He would have gone up on the top of the Empire State Building and said: “God bless everyone around the world forever and ever ‘till the end of time!” That’s what Jesus would have done, and that’s what these people should do, or else they should admit that “God Bless America” is really just some sort of an empty slogan, with no real meaning except for something vague like “good luck!” Good luck, America! You’re on your own!… which is a little bit closer to the truth.

(via jesciexvx)

A Colorado man who was rescued from his submerged car by first responders now claims, via his lawyer, that it was something else that saved him: grace, presumably of the divine kind.

"And he’s getting ready to sue the people who pulled him to safety – because  he says they took too long to show up…"

(via reddit)

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"Jesus Christ visits Sarah Silverman to discuss women’s reproductive rights…"

SARAH SILVERMAN IS VISITED BY JESUS CHRIST (by Sarah Silverman)

In the “Book of Mormon,” dark skin is a sign of God’s curse, while white skin is a sign of his blessing. The book tells of a conflict between two lost tribes of Israel, the Lamanites and Nephites, who journeyed to the New World and made their home in Mesoamerica. The Lamanites sinned against God, and “because of their iniquity. …the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them” (2 Nephi 5:21). Later, when Lamanites became Christians, “their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites” (3 Nephi 2:15)…”

(via reddit)

"In their unanimous decision to allow Hodkin’s appeal, the Supreme Court justices said that the 1970 ruling was out of date in its definition of religious worship as involving "reverence or veneration of God or of a Supreme Being." "Religion should not be confined to religions which recognise a supreme deity," wrote Lord Toulson, giving the judgment of the Supreme Court. "To do so would be a form of religious discrimination unacceptable in today’s society," he wrote, saying that the criterion would exclude Buddhism, among other faiths."