Browsing: Religion

A Brief History On November 8, 1901, people once again proved that human beings are willing to riot over just about anything.  This time it happened in Greece and was precipitated by the publication of the Gospel of Matthew in a translation from Latin into the modern Greek vernacular (demotic Greek).  Known as “Black Thursday,” November 8, 1901 was the climax of the Gospel Riots and 8 of the rioters were killed.  (We have previously published numerous articles about riots, so if you are interested in checking out some of these ridiculous and sometimes deadly events, please use the search…

A Brief History On November 5, 2017, US citizen and former NRA shooting instructor, Stephen Willeford, stopped a mass murderer in his tracks when Willeford employed his own AR-15 style rifle to stop a gunman that had just shot and killed 26 people.  Gun advocates and 2nd Amendment supporters are often heard saying, “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”  (Or words similar in effect.)  Anti-gun people often scoff at that assertion, but in the case of the tragic Sutherland Springs Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas (30…

A Brief History On October 28, 2018, we have such deserving jerks, idiots, creeps and scumbags that we just cannot wait until the end of the month!  These people are so bad, we have to “honor” them right now.  Hopefully there will not be any other total goofs in the next couple days, but if there are, we will amend our list by adding them as well later.  As always, if you think someone was wrongly listed here, please tell us and be sure to specify whey you think that way.  If we overlooked any truly deserving jerks, let us…

A Brief History On October 27, 1553, a Spanish scientist versed in many disciplines, Michael Servetus, was burned at the stake for heresy.  The first researcher to correctly identify pulmonary circulation as the aeration of the blood through the lungs, his mind was a valuable tool for the Renaissance world that was snuffed out because of religious bigotry, a problem history has seen again and again over the years.  Does religion continue to suppress the advance of science?  Are religion and science incompatible?  Today we look at some of the ways religion and science have crossed swords over the years,…

A Brief History On October 23, 1982, Cochise County, Arizona, law enforcement Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve 3 arrest warrants at the Christ Miracle Healing Center and Church, the headquarters of a cult that had its origins in Mississippi.  In the ensuing violence as cult members resisted the arrests, 2 cult members were killed, and 7 law enforcement officers were injured.  One of the injured officers later died of his injuries, as did an additional cult member.  State police were called in to assist with the riot. Today we examine this tragedy in light of the recent nosedive in relations…

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