Friday, April 28, 2006

Please God, fill my SUV.

US Christian group Pray Group Live has issued a press release stating that many people are : "overlooking the power of prayer when it comes to resolving this energy crisis."

So they spent a good part of yesterday afternoon at a Washington D.C. petrol (sorry, gas) station praying. Those who couldn't attend were also able to join in on a live Internet site and toll-free prayer line.

They don't just hope to reduce escalating fuel prices. Wenda Roster the group's finder explains: "It is our hope that seeing and hearing some of the nation's most powerful preachers gathered around a gas station and the United States capital as a backdrop, will remind everyone who is really in charge of our world -- God."

I'm not making this shit up, honestly. Click here for images.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

How to make the atheist backslide

Apparently, this video isn't a joke. It is very funny, however.

"Behold the atheist's nightmare!...The Banana!... Just the right shape for the mouth"

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cosmic Ordering

Noel Edmonds has declared his recent TV success is thanks to the cosmos... For more details visit my article archive.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Prayers not answered

A huge US study has come to the conclusion that prayer does not affect heart patients!

The perhaps not surprising results were obtained after 1,800 patients at six different medical centres were split into three groups of about 600 apiece: those who knew they were being prayed for, those who were prayed for but only knew it was a possibility, and those who weren't prayed for but were told it was a possibility. While the prayers didn't make a bit of difference, those who knew they were being prayed for actually had a worse recovery rate...

Click here for the full story from CNN.

"Researchers emphasized their work does not address whether God exists or answers prayers made on another's behalf."
They also said they had no explanation for the higher complication rate in patients who knew they were being prayed for, in comparison to patients who only knew it was possible prayers were being said for them."

The survey was sponsored by The Templeton Foundation which supports research into science and religion.

'God' was unavailable for comment.

Osho on Radio 2

Johnnie Walker recently hosted Veereesh, a representative of the Osho cult on his prime time BBC radio 2 programme, listened to by millions.

Presented as a "spiritual therapist", Veereesh described the Osho 'Humaniversity' he leads as a training, meditation and therapy centre and claimed not to follow a religion. Worrying as all this free and misleading advertising is for people who know a bit about Osho's dangerous history the interview for a full transcript was most notable for the Veereesh' inadvertent hilarity. When asked about hugging he replied:

"Yeah, yes, that’s what we teach. We're a hugging school. I love hugging. When I met you I thought that you looked like this image of the Johnny Walker bottle, whisky bottle. Yeah, yeah, you're a warm guy, I like you man. I like your voice; I heard it for the first time yesterday."

He then went on to suggest all members of the UN should hug before and after meetings ("that would be so beautiful man, wow!") and explained at length how he once threatened to break his sons legs.

Click here for a full transcript of the interview.

For more information on the weird and wonderful history of the Osho cult, click here