Tuesday, 16 January 2024
quote [ We were taught to literally worship Chris Butler and Wai Lana when in their presence. We would be taken into their house and everybody except Chris Butler was made to wear surgical masks in his presence. We would lay on the floor and pray to them in worship when Wai Lana or Chris Butler entered or left the room. ]
This was popular on the old SE, whenever a new episode would drop. Connection to crazy former Congresswoman/Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in extended
Wednesday, 10 January 2024
quote [ A fracas at Chabad Lubavitch headquarters when a crew tried to fill in a tunnel dug by rogue students points to a deep rift in the movement. ]
I don't know what's been more fun, people's reactions when they heard about the excavation, or their reactions when they subsequently found out about Lubavitchers.
Thursday, 7 December 2023
quote [ if you've ever thought about this stuff you may be glad to hear it's not just the kind of obligatory small talk you have to make at the local Opium Den ]
When you say "it's gonna happen now"
Well, when exactly do you mean?
Friday, 10 November 2023
quote [ Levitation was the last thing Teresa of Avila wanted. It drew the wrong kind of attention and embarrassed her in public. She tried to remain grounded, clinging to furniture when the weightlessness set in, and then suddenly, it stopped for good. Carlos Eire reads Teresa's autobiographic Vida and finds the 16th-century saint complaining to God about the aethrobatic miracles that he forced her to endure. ]
Saint Teresa, can you speak to me at all?
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
quote [ church molestation insurance is necessary for churches and other religious organizations that want to protect themselves from the financial repercussions of sexual abuse claims ]
Well that's enough internet for me today
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
quote [ In this limited series, Jamie Loftus investigates and interrogates American spiritualism, a century-old tradition of communing with the dead that takes place in camps full of mediums across the country. Who is drawn to these camps, how did the religion come together, and why are the tarot card readers and the seance-havers fighting? Ghost Church is a look at grief, religion, and loneliness, with on-site reporting and interviews with everyone from spiritualist psychics to Protestant pastors to a very lonely carnival employee. ]
I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as her other podcasts, but it was great and I highly recommend it. Jamie has a lot of empathy and understanding for all of the subjects but also deals with a lot of difficult aspects as well
Sunday, 19 June 2022
quote [ Picture this: the second World War is unleashing upon the world, but in a far corner across the seas from America, patches of land remain untouched by its wrath. In a paradisiacal world near Australia, tribal natives go about their lives surrounded by glorious waves and lush greenery. ]
we?ve got precious cargo
Sunday, 17 April 2022
quote [ It's only when I wondered "Hmmm, does a healing spell break my fast or not?" that I snapped out of this autopilot mode. ]
Interesting aspects on virtual holidays because Ramadan.
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
quote [ How a religious sect in Brooklyn stole my grandmother?s childhood. ]
with the yellowy eyes
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