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 Religious Insanity

Monday June 28, 2010
Religious InsanityScientology:
Scientology The Church of Scientology, seen by many as a destructive cult involved in the marketing of quackery under the guise of religion has compared itself to the Salvation Army during a senate inquiry in Australia.

The inquiry also heard from ex-Scientologists who went public with their shocking experiences earlier this year, when Senator Xenophon twice failed in efforts to have an inquiry into abuse allegations.

Friday June 25, 2010
IslamReligious InsanityRNB's Religion News Blog:
Religious insanity: Men in the Somali capital Mogadishu, have been given 30 days to grow a beard. The order was issued by Moalim Hashi Mohamed Farah, the Governor in the capital. It takes effect on July 20.

Moalim Hashi is a member of Hizbu Islam, led by Sheikh Dahir Aweys, one of the Islamist groups opposing the Transitional Federal Government.

Considering the way Aweys’ beard looks, the facial hair doesn’t need to be all that traditional.

Last year another Islamist group in the same town banned women from wearing bras.

Tuesday April 20, 2010
IslamReligious Insanity:
Iran Women who dress “inappropriately” incite extramarital sex that in turn cause more earthquakes, a senior Iranian hard-line cleric has claimed.

The Islamic dress code is mandatory in Iran, which has been under clerical rule for more than three decades.

Tuesday March 30, 2010
Hate GroupsReligious Insanity:
Westboro Baptist Church Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters say a court has ordered him to pay the protesters’ appeal costs.

The protesters in question are members of the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading at a Christian church — known for its despicable behavior at funerals and elsewhere.

Monday October 19, 2009
Hate GroupsIslamReligious Insanity:
Anjem Choudary Muslim hate preacher Anjem Choudary — considered an ‘extremist nut’ by moderate Muslims — has sparked controversy by asking for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to convert to his faith.

In relation to the upcoming UK elections the extremist also said: “Britain does not need a new leader, it needs a revolution – an Islamic revolution.”

Saturday October 17, 2009
Hate GroupsIslamReligious Insanity:
Islamic hate groups bans bras A hardline Islamist group in Somalia is publicly whipping women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a “deception”, it was claimed yesterday.

Gunmen from al Shabaab have been rounding up any women with a “firm bust” and whipping them, say residents in the capital Mogadishu.

One woman said: “They first introduced a hard fabric which stands stiffly on women’s chests. They are now saying breasts should be firm naturally, or just flat.”

The group has also banned movies, football, musical ringtones and dancing at weddings.

The group’s hardline interpretation of Islamic law has shocked many Somalis, who are traditionally moderate Muslims.

Naturally Religion News Blog files these type of items under the category, ‘religious insanity.’

Thursday October 15, 2009
Religious Insanity:
Marc Grizzard Yet another case of religious insanity…

A church leader in North Carolina is burning versions of the Bible he doesn’t agree with.

Pastor Marc Grizzard of the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton is building a bonfire on Halloween to destroy Bibles that aren’t the King James Version.

“What we’re doing is we’re burning books that are satanic. I believe the King James version is God’s preserve, inspired, in erect, infallible word of God.”

King James Only-ism is the aberrant belief that God isn’t clever enough to address people in anything other than ancient English. [video]

Friday September 25, 2009
Hate GroupsReligious Insanity:
Westboro Baptist Church A federal appeals court has thrown out a US$5 million ($7 million) verdict against fundamentalist Christian protesters who carried signs with inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” outside the Maryland funeral of a US Marine killed in Iraq.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church — a cult-like hate group — have deluded themselves into thinking they are Christians.

Thursday September 24, 2009
IslamReligious Insanity:
Hijab Iranian police have warned shopkeepers not to display female mannequins without a hijab, or showing bodily curves, Irna news agency reports.

Display of bow ties and neckties, and the sale of women’s underwear by men are also banned, the police said.

“Un-Islamic behaviour” has been targeted since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first election in 2005.

Thursday September 10, 2009
Religious Insanity:
Jose Flores Pereira A Bolivian religious fanatic who claimed he had a bomb briefly hijacked a jetliner from the beach resort of Cancun as it landed in Mexico City.

The Bible-carrying Jose Flores Pereira described himself as a pastor who had gone to Cancun to preach.

He is also a Christian music singer who in videos posted on YouTube sings of leaving drugs and finding God.

He told police that his action was prompted by the realisation that the date – 9-9-09 – is the satanic number 666 upside down.

Three other passengers, whom Flores had referred to as “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,” were also arrested but quickly released.

Thursday April 16, 2009
IslamReligious Insanity:
Islamic extremism A delusional French father has been charged with starving and beating his eight children in the belief that it would make them good Muslims.

Meanwhile, in Russia police have arrested 46-year-old Gafar Kerimov on charges that he hired a gunman to murder his 21-year-old daughter — because his Muslim friends disapproved of her choice of clothes.

Wednesday April 15, 2009
Hate GroupsIslamReligious Insanity:
Taleban The Taleban, whose followers believe they are adherents of the purest form of Islam, have murdered a young couple after accusing them of immoral acts.

The woman, Gul Pecha, 19, and the man, Abdul Aziz, 21, were executed by a Taleban firing squad in front of a crowd.

Friday February 27, 2009
Hate GroupsReligious Insanity:
Westboro Baptist Church The savages who operate the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — have announced on their website that they intent to picket the funerals of people killed in last Wednesday’s plane crash at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The cult is best known for its despicable practice of picketing the funerals of people its delusional followers object to.

Thursday February 5, 2009
Hate GroupsIslamReligious Insanity:
Beastly female Muslim terrorist Samira Ahmed Jassim A woman suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame.

Women are often allowed through military checkpoints without being searched, making it easier for them to hide explosives under their traditional robes.

Our question: with Muslims around the world going nuts over cartoons, teddy bears and freedom of speech, when will we see them protest this kind of religious insanity?

Tuesday December 16, 2008
Religious Insanity:
religious insanity A religious tyrant and his cruel wife must stay behind bars after a judge refused them leave to appeal against their long prison sentences.

The Bradford, UK couple were locked up in May after a jury found the father sadistically tortured his sons while his fervently Christian wife turned a blind eye.

During the trial at Bradford Crown Court, the two boys told how they were tortured with safety pins, clothes pegs and scalpel blades.

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