Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse.
Was Jesus a stoner? asks Cris Bennett in a High Times article.
Jimmy Carter loses his religion.
About 800 pages of the earliest surviving Christian Bible have been recovered and put on the Internet.
The badly beaten and mutilated corpse of Gianmario Roveraro, one of Italy's reputedly most pious financiers, was discovered "cut to pieces" under a motorway overpass near Parma yesterday, some two weeks after he was kidnapped while returning home from a meeting of the conservative Roman Catholic group Opus Dei.
The Jesus Brew video has been removed from YouTube but is available at MilkandCookies.
I started reading an article from Harpers called Through a Glass, Darkly by Jeff Sharlet, about "how the Christian right is reimagining U.S. history". Interesting stuff but kind of long so I skipped to the end. I have too many other things to read right now but for anyone researching the subject it looks like it would be a valuable read.
The decision to return the Stone of Destiny to Scotland 10 years ago caused consternation among the Church of England authorities, it has emerged.
Jesus Brew - well I thought it was funny anyway.
A Japanese legend claims that Jesus escaped Jerusalem and made his way to Aomori in Japan where he became a rice farmer. Christians say the story is nonsense. However, a monument there known as the Grave of Christ attracts curious visitors from all over the world.
Many years ago I read an excellent variation on the story of the serpent which persuaded Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, resulting in the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. It was a short story called "Snake" by Anne Herbert and I felt compelled to post it to alt.discordia
The first woman chosen as leader of an Anglican church says her appointment shows women are not excluded from any role in the communion.
Meet the Shock Troops of the Christian Youth.
Leading UK Catholics and members of Opus Dei have formed a group to respond to the negative impact the Da Vinci Code film is expected to bring.
Never before has the music of so many blasphemers, adulterers, Judases, sodomites, narcissists, drunkards, pill poppers, and ne'er-do-wells been compiled to celebrate the passing and second coming of Jesus.
Stacey Tallitsch is running for congress in Louisiana, and is the author of Bare Naked Truth: on the Religious Right which has a cover illustration of a naked woman on a cross.
Multiculturalism has left the English embarrassed about celebrating their true national identity, Britain's first black archbishop has said.
A priest of the Portsmouth Diocese, Father Ray Lyons, has said that he is "shocked" and "concerned" that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has been elected Pope.
Bowling for Columbine did it to the gun culture, Super Size Me did it to fast food, now The God Who Wasn't There does it to religion.
Ms. Magazine published an excellent article by Robin Morgan called Fighting Words for a Secular America. Subtitled "Ashcroft & Friends vs. George Washington & The Framers", this article debunks the increasingly prevalent misconception that the United States of America was somehow founded on the basis of Christianity. One such deluded individual seems to be Antonin Scalia, the man most likely to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, whose bizarre ideas are exposed in Scalia To Synagogue - Jews are Safer With Christians in Charge.
A new branch of the Anglican church with only male clergy is expected to be proposed in a report aimed at ending the row over women bishops.
Last Monday fist fights broke out at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre between Christian sects that jealously guard their hold on sections of the shrine built on the traditional site of Jesus's crucifixion.
George Monbiot explains how US Christian "fundamentalists" are driving Bush's Middle East policy. His basic thesis is well known and widely dismissed as "conspiracy theory" but as such theories go it certainly seems more plausible than most.
Since I have already created pages dedicated to religions as obscure as Discordianism I thought I should probably create one for Christianity. Not that I consider that it is ultimately any more or less "valid" than Discordianism, just that it is undeniably more influential. I already have some stuff about Christianity in my general notes on religion, which I am not going to move to this file.
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as recounted in the New Testament. Along with Judaism and Islam it is one of the three major world religions whose basis is Abrahamic monotheism.
www.zenatode.org.uk Ian Gregory 2010