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A New Beyoncé-Inspired Religion Called ‘Beyism’ Has Been Created

Behold, The National Church of Bey

Back in January we learned that a new Kanye West-inspired religion was created by a 23-year old man so I guess it should come as no surprise to learn that a Beyoncé-inspired religion has also been created as well. Beyism is the name of this new religion which was created by a group of 12 friends in Atlanta, CA, led by a self-proclaimed Minister Diva named Pauline John Andrews. HMMM. The group claims that the inspiration for Beyism came from one of their weekly hang sessions where the friend would gather every Sunday to sing her songs. While smoking marijuana, they say, the inspiration for this Beyoncé-inspired religion sprang froth. Imagine that. More »

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Why Are There Are No Black People In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

"My black, woman’s body ... is not represented in Aronofsky’s movie"

For weeks now, we’ve been hearing criticisms of the new Darren Aronofsky film Noah from folks who claim the movie isn’t Biblical enough for their liking. Today, tho, I came up on a blog post by Reverend Wil Gafney, Ph.D. who saw the movie on opening night last night and realized very quickly that there are no Black characters AT ALL in the entire film. Not that that this is a good thing but even in horror films there are Black characters who are features and oftentimes killed off early on in the story … but Noah is essentially an origin story that tells the tale of the only surviving human beings to exist after all life on Earth was destroyed by a flood (which Aronofsky‘s film maintains was caused by environmental means and not necessarily the hand of God, which is where the original controversy stems but that’s a discussion for another time) and, as such, should at least give some representation to people of color in the world. That there are no Black people at all in the world featured in Noah, Rev. Gafney maintains, suggests that Black people simply do not exist. More »

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Madonna Dresses As Daenerys Targaryen From ‘Game Of Thrones’ For The Jewish Holiday Of Purim

"Happy Purim!!!!!"

The Jewish holiday of Purim is upon us once again … a fact that I know only because Madonna has posted photos of the costume she has selected for the holiday this year. Purim, as you may know, is a Jewish holiday of deliverance that is celebrated by (among other things) the wearing of masks and costumes. In years prior, Madonna has dressed up as her teenage daughter Lourdes Maria, she has dressed as Charlie Chaplin, she has dressed as a Betty Page-like pin up girl and this year, she has dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones. Check out her fun photos below. More »

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Leah Remini Explains Why She Left The Church Of Scientology

"I didn't like the message ... sent my daughter"

Last year Leah Remini made headlines when she made a break from the Church of Scientology and today we are hearing from her for the first time, in some detail, about why she chose to leave the church. There are lots of stories about what goes on in the Church of Scientology but its extremely rare to hear from a celebrity ex-practitioner, mainly because celebrity Scientologists either don’t quit the church or don’t talk about quitting the church. Leah is finally ready to share some of her story, read what she has to say below. More »

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Behold! Ragnarök, The End Of The World, Is Today

The Viking Calendar says Today's The Day

Soooo, I’m not sure what you’ve got planned for your Saturday today (or your weekend, week or lifetime ahead) but you might want to rethink your schedule. According to the Viking Calendar, we learn today is the day that Ragnarök is supposed to happen. Ragnarök is, essentially, the Norse myth about the end of the world. Essentially, the giant wolf Fenrir, who runs across the sky chasing the sun (which is why the sun circles the earth) will catch up today and devour the sun, signaling the start of Ragnarök … at which point, a giant serpent will come out of the ocean to devour the planet while the gods do battle with one another until everything sinks into the sea leaving only one man and one woman hiding out inside the World Tree Yggdrasil to repopulate the planet. That’s basically what’s supposed to happen today … or tomorrow, I’m not entirely sure. Just figured you’d want the heads up. Need to know more? Read on. More »

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Watch: Bill Nye Argues Evolution & Ken Ham Argues Creationism In The ‘Creation Debate’

Science and Religion
Evolution vs. Creationism

Last night, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY, scientist Bill Nye participated in a debate with Christian author Ken Ham in a battle of wits arguing Evolution vs. Creationism. I heard that this Creation Debate was going to be live streamed online and, thankfully, remembered to tune in to watch it as it happened live last night. Personally, I believe in evolution and was really impressed with how well Nye handled himself and with the way he presented the case for evolution. I must admit, tho, that I was also impressed with Ham‘s ability to argue for creationism as well. While I don’t agree with his arguments, I can appreciate how well-thought out they are and how adeptly he presented his beliefs. In the end, I don’t think the debate changed anyone’s mind on the matter. Folks who believe in evolution likely saw Nye as the winner, creationists likely saw Ham as the winner … but I think the debate is definitely worth watching. Click above to watch the full 2+ hour debate (which starts at the 13:13 mark of the embedded video) … which is long, I know, but I’m telling you, it’s worth watching if you have the time.

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Justin Bieber Is Looking To Get Baptized

Like, he wants to be "cleansed", or whatever

You probably wouldn’t know it based on his recent criminal and questionable behavior lately but popstar Justin Bieber is actually a very religious person … at least, he professes to be a religious person … and as a result, we hear today that The Biebs has been looking for a place where he can be baptized and cleansed of, well, his recent sins, I guess. According to a new report, JB scoured NYC recently looking for a phat private residence where he could be baptized. Altho he didn’t find the right place, it appears that he is still on the look out. More »

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Pope Francis Covers The New Issue Of ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

For the first time in the history of the magazine, Rolling Stone magazine has decided to put the pope on the cover of their publication. In a coverstory feature titled The Times They Are A-Chagin’, Pope Francis is profiled for the music magazine. As you may know, Pope Francis has been winning the hearts and minds of Catholics and non-Catholics alike ever since he was elevated to the role of pontiff after the previous pope resigned from office. Just last month, Time magazine selected Pope Francis as the Person of the Year for 2013 and this month, RS magazine is featuring God’s representative on Earth on the cover of their publication … I’d say the Pope is so hot right now. More »

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Meet The 23-Year Old Man Who Created A Religion Around Kanye West

The Pope of Yeezianity

Last week we learned that a new religion based on Kanye West has been created and today we learn about the man who created the religion called Yeezianity. Brian Liebman is the 23-year old man who has come forward to let the world know that he is the prophet who has brought Yeezianity to the world. Honestly, I have a hard time taking anything at all to do with this so-called religion seriously but for the sake of argument, let’s assume that Liebman is serious about this new religion … don’t you want to know why he decided to give life to a religion based on Kanye West? I mean, you have to be curious … right? Click below to get a good look at Brian Liebman and learn more about his religious devotion to all things Kanye. More »

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A New Kanye West-Inspired Religion Called ‘Yeezianity’ Has Been Created

Yes, Really

Ok, are you ready to get a dose of That-Ish-Cray of the Century? Cuz, I got a doozy of a story for you. It turns out that a group of anonymous people have created a religion that is based on rapper Kanye West. Yes, folks, this is for real. This new religion is called Yeezianity and it is based on the belief that Kanye is a “divine being”. The Church of Yeezus even has 5 Pillars of belief. Altho the religion is merely theoretical in its current state, the religion’s creators are working toward making it a more organized religion. I … uh … I am so at a loss of words right now. More »

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