The weird religion news is on fire as always. This week: Is there a Matt Damon - Ben Affleck curse? Has Britney Spears become Catholic? Is Amanda Knox a philosopher? Can you go beyond yoga?

Britney Spears goes Catholic on Insta, then deletes it: https://www.instagram.com/britneyspears/; https://www.newsweek.com/britney-spears-reveals-shes-now-catholic-she-models-mass-dress-1616859

Britney gets a new ipad (sound clip is from this Insta post, not her post about becoming Catholic): https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/06/entertainment/britney-spears-ipad-conservatorship-intl-scli/index.html

It’s Matt Damon’s turn in the Damon-Affleck curse cycle: https://slate.com/culture/2021/08/matt-damon-ben-affleck-f-slur-curse.html

SNL skit (sound clip), “The Curse”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNno63ZO2Lw

Amanda Knox makes a mystical rant: https://twitter.com/amandaknox/status/1420871392266911746

Hindu extremists attack U.S. scholars of Hinduism: https://religionnews.com/2021/07/07/hindutvas-threat-to-academic-freedom/ 

Tiktok faith communities: https://religionnews.com/2021/07/27/i-never-had-an-inkling-about-this-how-tiktok-is-fostering-community-among-questioning-christians/

GiveSendGo! making money off of anti-vaxxing: https://slate.com/technology/2021/08/givesendgo-gofundme-vaccine-skeptics-covid-misinformation.html 

Fasting and praying against the virus: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/3319

A new discovery validates the Bible at Mt. Kilimanjaro?! https://bit.ly/2U02vIG 

Let’s go...beyond Yoga? https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/levi-strauss-to-buy-yoga-apparel-brand-beyond-yoga-.html

A white version of the holy family in a playset: https://religionnews.com/2021/08/06/christian-group-petitions-toy-company-to-replace-nativity-playset-depicting-holy-family-as-white/