The Mormon church had to actually tell its followers to not take tonight’s supermoon as a sign of the End Times. Because, as we all know, many devoutly religious people tend to do that at the drop of a hat. “OMG look, the moon looks a little different tonight! Grab the kids and HEAD FOR THE CELLAR!!”
Mormon church issues call for calm as ‘blood moon’ sparks apocalypse fears
A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.
Earlier this month there were there stories about how a lot of Mormons are actually stocking up on emergency food and supplies “just in case”. Sigh.
Some Mormons stocking up amid fears that doomsday could come this month
Thus, they believe, starting Sept. 13, the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, there will be another, even larger financial crisis, based on the United States’ “wickedness.” That would launch the “days of tribulation” — as described in the Bible. They say Sept. 28 will see a full, red or “blood moon” and a major earthquake in or near Utah. Some anticipate an invasion by U.N. troops, technological disruptions and decline, chaos and hysteria.
I think many Christians live their whole lives in a constant state of chaos and hysteria. And who could be stirring up a panic for such a nonsense reason? Oh, just some lady with End Times books to sell.
Some of these speculations stem from Julie Rowe’s books, “A Greater Tomorrow: My Journey Beyond the Veil” and “The Time Is Now.”
Well, fancy that! I’m sure it’s not just Mormons who are freaking out, either — I’d be willing to bet other factions of Christianity are doing it too. But I don’t really care enough to Google it. 🙂 Also, doesn’t it seem like it’s always the End Times? People have been saying it’s the End Times for hundreds of years now. You’d think it would have died out with the flat earth thing, but there’s always someone willing to believe it. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live your life with the constant fear that the Apocalypse is always just around the corner and can happen at any moment. Geez, it’s no wonder they’re on edge. Even when I was a Christian I didn’t buy into that particular nonsense.
“God gave you a penis for a reason” – publisher cancels gay author’s novel
He emailed Cedar Fort’s acquisitions editor, Angie Workman, who explained that Cedar Fort would not allow Mr. Jensen to state that he lived with a man because the publishing house was concerned about ruining their relationship with the LDS-church-affiliated Deseret Book.
Mr. Jensen replied that Ms. Workman could change the word “boyfriend” to the non-gender-specific “partner,” as his original bio—submitted shortly after signing with Cedar Fort—had always referenced his “partner.” Ms. Workman refused, and instead insisted that the reference to Mr. Jensen’s significant other be removed entirely.
What…a…dick. I hope this author goes on to sell a bazillion copies of his book with a different publisher — one who isn’t letting his religious bias dictate his business decisions.
What a total crock. Mormons baptising people after death is nothing new, but this is one I take as a personal insult. Not that I think these post-death baptisms have any actual relgious effect whatsoever, because it’s all bullshit, but it’s the principle that gets my goat. Leave the memory of these people the fuck alone!
If you don’t know it, the Mormon Church has a curious habit tradition? doctrine? what would it be called? of baptizing dead people as Mormons posthumously. This is the subject of a blog called Famous Dead Mormons tag line = “Saved After Death, whether willing or not.”. Apparently baptizing famous people became a bit of a “fad” in the 1990s Think of it, perhaps, as a Mormon “prank.”
Believe if or not, infamously outspoken hater of religion George Carlin is now, that’s right, a Mormon in the afterlife. I’m sure this will be news to him. Can you imagine his reaction to this???
via Dangerous Minds
Does it really surprise anyone that the people who preach so much against sex and “perversion” like homosexuality — mostly those repressed Bible-thumpin’ conservative nutjobs — consume most of America’s porn? Ohhh yes, this just confirms what everyone always suspected: these assholes are just as horny and in need of sexual relief as the rest of us. It sorta brings a whole new meaning to the term “whackjob”, doesn’t it? I’m all for porn, don’t get me wrong…I just think it’s hilarious for them to pretend to be so pure and chaste when we all know they aren’t. And guess which state snarfs up the most dirty material!
Utah. That’s right, the same evil fuckers who continue to funnel millions of church money into campaigns trying to torpedo anything having to do with equal rights for the gay homosexuals. The same evil fuckers who actually have special underwear to prevent their horny teens from touching themselves when they’re alone in bed. The same evil fuckers who think a woman’s place is either in the kitchen or in bed pumping out another kid. These people aren’t fooling anyone…they have the same urges as the rest of us. Shit, I’ve known ex-Mormons who, as teenagers, routinely hid the salami with their church leaders. You sick bastards! And God sees it all. He knows what dirty magazines you read, what slutty websites you visit, and how much you charge old men to view your webcam. He even watches you wax the carrot when you think nobody’s around…and he’s disgusted. And, frankly, so am I. The thought of some of these repressed churchy types fapping frantically to pictures of skanky chicks or douchey dudes makes me physically ill.
Oh, how I wish we could reveal the names on some of these porn mailing lists. Wouldn’t that be such delicious fun? Then we could actually plot them on a map as examples of their flawed, failed, Dark Ages ideology. What a Google Maps mashup that would be….