Church, in a way, comes with prepackaged friends, and damn good ones. Members of your small group will listen to your plights, meet you for coffee, care about you endlessly, and pray for you nightly.
While it’s widely known that God exists, only revealing himself through his manipulation of professional sports and his borderline-exhibitionist obsession with putting his son’s face on Mexican food, no one is quite sure whether or not He actually knows what he’s doing.
I’m not a total Jew… I’m Jew”ish.”
It says a lot about human nature that, in a time of expanding income inequality, it’s still the poor the give the most and the most consistently.
Football is very religious.
“I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.” Qur’an 8:9-13
If you are a Christian, imagine this: you tell someone you are a Christian and go on to discover later that that person lost respect for you because of your religious beliefs and thinks you’re crazy, evil, and might be better off dead.
In the Bible, Jesus is a revolutionary figure, a rebel who questions conventional morality and societal traditions and who stresses mercy over justice.
“EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT THE BLOG POST! IT’S ON MANY IRANIAN NEWS SITES. PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE DOWN THE PICTURE OF ME SMOKING A CIGARETTE AND THE PHOTOS OF ME HUGGING MY BOYFRIEND. I’M SCARED!!”
Behind the names in the news, these are the men behind a surge in Islamic Extremism that’s setting the Middle East on fire.