"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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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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Science and Religion
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.
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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"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 »
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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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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The TV Guide
For our only Sunday here in Tokyo, Adriana and I decided to take a day trip out of the city and make our way to the coastal town of Kamakura (referred to as the “Kyoto of Eastern Japan”) to visit the Zen Buddhist temples there as well as the Great Buddha statue. Darion suggested this city to us and we are very grateful for his advice. The train ride down was really easy so we had a lot of time to explore. After our full day in Kamakura, we made our way back into the heart of the mad fun to have dinner in Shibuya. On the advice of my friend Katie (who lived here in Tokyo for many years), we chose The Lockup themed restaurant for dinner. The place is kinda like a prison … kinda like a haunted house … and totally fun! More »
The People's Pope takes the Top Honor
Late last month we learned the troubling news that popstar Miley Cyrus was winning the online reader’s poll for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thankfully, the reader’s poll has very little to do with the magazine’s decision in naming the actual Person of the Year (Miley didn’t even win the online poll, Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi nabbed the most votes) and it is with great relief that I share that Miley did NOT win the honor. Time magazine has chosen Pope Francis as this year’s Person of the Year. Citing the speed with which the People’s Pope captured the hearts of Catholics (and non-Catholics) the world over, as well as his revolutionary comments in support of women and homosexuals, Time makes it very clear that he has been their Person of the Year choice all along. Click below to see Pope Francis on the cover of Time magazine and read more about his selection for this year’s honor. More »
"The Gospel According to Britney"
Now, y’all know that I love me some Britney Spears hardcore but … news today that a new musical production that tells the tale of the life of Jesus Christ by utilizing the music of Britney Spears gives even me reason to pause. Spears is a new show, set to debut next month, that looks to dethrone the award-winning Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar as the King of Religious Rock Opera. Click below to see a few promo photos from the show, read the official press release and get your first taste of Spears — The Gospel According to Britney Spears. More »
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