By Heather Abraham
Fighting Monks? Roman Catholic, Armenian, and Greek Orthodox Monks battle each other with brooms. Why are they fighting? For the ultimate prize: Sacred Space! The 1500 year old Church of the Nativity, built over the spot believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, is a hot bed of contestation with the three Christian denominations vying for control of space within the church.
Powerful and controversial poem by Chris Tse: “I’m Sorry I’m a Christian”
Robert Watson, Professor of American Studies at Lynn University, addresses the paranoid ranting of those claiming that President Obama has forbidden Christmas Trees in the White House. BTW, according to Barbara Walters, who toured the White House recently, there are 37 Christmas trees in the White House this year.
Rick Perry promises an end to “Obama’s War on Religion.”
JESUS responds to Rick Perry.
Religious People are nerds!
Banned Super Bowl commercial, “Jesus Hates Obama”
The “Fuck it Way,” a break off NRM which finds its roots in the cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” released a Christmas video.
For those of you wondering what the hell “The Fuck it Way” is, here is an introductory video. “The Ultimate Spiritual Way: Say, Fuck It!”
What connects spirituality, poetry, and fashion? Levi’s Jeans, of course. “The God’s wait to delight in you….”
Pole Fitness for Jesus! Christian women embrace the stripper pole to get fit while listening to upbeat Christian pop music. Apparently pole dancing empowers women and 4 inch+ hooker shoes are good for the legs! Who knew! Now don’t judge, “It’s all about being spiritual.”
Raelian Swastika Rehabilitation Day. An interesting walk through the history of the swastika before it became the Nazi symbol. The Swastika, a Coca Cola symbol?
Bill Maher talks about Apatheism—apathetic atheist.
Australia’s John Safran explores religion and pop culture in his homeland and beyond: Islamic Jedi?, Matrix Messiah?, Juggalo Minister?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has unleashed an “I’m a Mormon” commercial blitz on America. Their goal? To introduce Mormons to mainstream America.