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The Mormon church recently baptized the parents of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal. They do that. Baptize dead people. Well, by proxy. Kind of like a stunt double. They get this from I Corinthians 15, by the way (and, by the way (again), this is why they have such extraordinary genealogy records). [...]

February 16, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: cults, what are you drunk?  No Comments

Newest formal religion: Kopimism

If you thought things like Eckankar were ridiculous, you haven’t seen anything. Just before Christmas, the Swedish government officially recognized the Church of Kopimism as a religion. Rather than explain this new “church,” I’ll just copy the text from their website. For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information [...]

January 5, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: cults, what are you drunk?  No Comments

To be (a cult) or not to be (a cult)

Cult – (n). 1. formal religious veneration : worship 2. a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also its body of adherents 3. a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also its body of adherents In Romania, and I’m sure it’s the case in most countries like it with a dominant national religion, Evangelicals are [...]

October 9, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: cults, stuff to think about  No Comments

Diego Maradona as god

Soccer mad church worships Diego Maradona as god Would you worship this guy as god? I’m sure there’s a tongue-in-cheek tilt to this whole thing or maybe just the hyperbole that goes with extreme fandom. It wasn’t so long ago that you’d hear people say, “Michael Jordan is god!” But then, I don’t know of [...]

June 24, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: cults, Sports, what are you drunk?  No Comments

Do Mormons know Mormon theology?

Huckabee Doesn’t Know Mormon Theology – Huckabee is chided for suggesting (apparently crazily) that Mormons believe Jesus and Satan were brothers. The fact is, it’s not written in the Book of Mormon or the Doctrines and Covenants, which are two books that Mormons consider Scripture in addition to the Bible.  So it may be difficult [...]

December 12, 2007   Posted in: cults, politics  6 Comments

Cult News,2933,267561,00.html “It has been predestined and angels will make it happen. He is, after all, God himself,” said Axel Poessy, Miranda’s media director. Um…right.  I saw this guy on one of the news programs…60 minutes or 20/20 or CNN.  I don’t remember.  He believes he is the incarnation of Jesus Christ. At least he says he does. And just as the [...]

October 24, 2007   Posted in: cults, General  3 Comments