The Hierarchy of Religious Beliefs

Step aside, Maslow.

Crispian Jago created a hierarchy of religious beliefs, from the most harmless at the bottom to the most harmful at the top. He argues you can’t make your way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below first:



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Ohio Grocery Chain Removes “Sweet Baby Jesus” Beer from Shelves After Customer Complaints

Baltimore-based DeClaw Brewing has a variety of beers with fantastic-sounding names.

Like Sweet Baby Jesus (a reference to Talladega Nights):



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Teen Atheist Facing Three Years in Prison for “Wounding Religious Feelings” Online

Last month, we posted about Amos Yee:

He’s the 16-year-old Singaporean YouTuber who had been arrested and convicted of “wounding religious feelings” and “obscenity” after making a video that lampooned Christianity and Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kwan Yew.

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California State University Give Stamp of Approval to Christian Groups Who Want to Discriminate

For a couple of years now, Christians have been fighting to obtain special rights on college campuses that allow them to discriminate against certain kinds of students while still reaping the benefits of being official campus organizations.

A year ago, we saw it happen at Bowdoin College in Maine, when leaders of the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship were about to lose their designation as an official campus group (with all the privileges that came with it) because they really really really wanted to make sure nobody who supported LGBT-rights had the opportunity to become a leader of their group. School administrators, on the other hand, refused to allow official campus groups to discriminate for any reason.



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Arizona Sheriff Will Send Armed Guards to Black Churches Tomorrow Whether They Want Them or Not

Tomorrow morning, when black congregations will once again gather for what will surely be emotional church services, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (who has a racist past of his own) has announced how he plans to protect those churches in his part of Arizona.

He’s going to “send armed volunteer posse members” to those churches.



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