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STORIES DISCUSSED (yes actually)

Mythical root axe: 

Far Right American Christians converting to Orthodoxy: 

Spilling blood in fake tiger fighting for rain: 

Exorcisms have gone mainstream: 

Quasi-religious ceremonies for crypto creation 

Surprising reason why Christians help migrants: 

Wine loving nun is the oldest: 

Eve Frank, the first female Jewish messiah: 

We’re calling everything a “hellscape” now: 

Crucifying Jesus in front of Five Guys: 

A theory of why we’re all going nuts online: 

Mercury extra retrograde has people changing their lives: 

Catholicism declines in Latin America: 

Zuck on life’s meaning: 

Evangelicals starting to have a political mind of their own: 

Trapping people in your guitar worship service at 30,000 feet: 

Near death experiences are not hallucinations: 

Pastors flipping properties: 

Christian sect burning shed and Colorado fire: 

Catholic conspiracy theory:

Not Satanic Chair: 

Misunderstanding the book of Job in the face of the apocalypse: 

The last Covid story we’ll ever do pls? 

Poem, “Welcome to the Age of Beautiful Weirdos”: 

Priest helps families at no cost: 

Really stretching the “religion” angle here but Remember King of Kong? 

Pat Robertson going strong: 

Pat Robertson says God made Putin do it: 

Doomsday Plane flies yayyy: 

Teaching evals for Professor Jesus Christ: 

Celeb couples turning vampiric: 

Nephilim documentary:

A lot of humans wish they were never born (saw in Salem on way to Bend):

Astrologers predict new things for America based on 2s: 

Clergy shortage forces laypeople into roles: 

Facts and Myths about Being Wrong About Things: 

After school Satanism: 

People like lady robots better: 

Why Churches Should Drop Their Online Services:

Surge of digital church membership: 

Canadian doctors can prescribe nature walks: 

Worship the beast: 

Sunday lunch crowd meme: 

Attempt to kill the Antichrist: 


The Theologian who warned of American Christian facism in the 1980s: 

Zoommunion (?):

Faith healer nails nail in woman’s head: 

Non-believer groups in Ohio:

Christian flag reaches the Supreme Court: 

Rise of sneaker-preacher-influencers:

Drowning Man Parable and Vaccines: 

QAnon shuts down national butterfly center: 

JFK disguised as you know who: 

Mystical letters spell the real culprit: 

QAnon Shaman was trying to calm the crowd: 

Western Wall future and shaky Israeli government: 

New doc puts women at center: 

Islamic comic book finds audience: ​​ 

Noah’s Ark doomsday bunker: 

Nonbelief channel at Patheos drama: