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Hey, Did You Know Stephen Hawking Thought There Is No God?

In what would be somewhat of a revelation had the late theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking not been one of the world’s most famous atheists – and spoken or written on the topic on numerous occasions – media outlets are playing up that Hawking’s final book Brief Answers to the Big Questions contains the assertion that there is no God. Read More >>

Derby Cathedral’s Pagan Horror Film Night Didn’t Go Down Very Well

The current holders of the god-worship franchise at Derby Cathedral realised that people would rather stay at home in their houses watching films than go somewhere cold and uncomfortable to sing songs they don't know the words or tune of -- so they put on a film night. That'll get them in, they thought, and we can metaphorically crucify them by overcharging for snacks. And it did get them in, with punters enjoying a baffling night of 70s action in the form of pagan horror The Wicker Man and grim psychic thriller Don't Look Now. In Derby Cathedral. Read More >>

American Christians’ Vision of God Looks Suspiciously Like Elon Musk

If you asked 100 random strangers what God looks like, you’d probably get around 100 different responses. But if you specifically asked American Christians, and then aggregated their answers, you’d apparently end up with a face that’s so close to Tesla founder and aspiring mole man Elon Musk it’s frankly bizarre. Read More >>

Church of England Uses Alexa to Pray For Your Soul

Too lazy to pray because it quite clearly doesn't work? Want to get into religion but find muttering to an invisible person a bit silly? Well has the Church of England got the tech solution for you! Alexa can do your prayers now, if you're thinking it might be a good idea to hedge your bets on there actually being an afterlife. Read More >>

Priests Are Performing Exorcisms Over the Phone Now

Thanks to advancements in telecommunications, more people are starting to work remotely—including Catholic exorcists. Read More >>

Church People Declare Star Wars Screening Sinful, Heathens Carry on Regardless

There are people out there who consider Sunday a special day because it belongs to God, even though most of us aren't fussed and don't want the big man in the sky telling us how we should be spending our precious time off. Some of those people got together to protest a screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this past Sunday, though the blasphemous sci-fi fans opted to ignore them. Read More >>

The Internet Has Made People More Casual About Religion

Contrary to what you might assume after hate-browsing Facebook, it seems the internet may have actually made people less dogmatic about religion. A recent study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion has found evidence that the more we use the internet, the less likely we are to have a specific religious affiliation or to believe in and practice one religion exclusively. Read More >>

Does Uber’s Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Shit?

Anthony Levandowski is the artificial intelligence whiz at the heart of the nasty legal dispute between Waymo and Uber. Following his unceremonious firing from Uber, he’s been keeping himself busy by founding a church based on the idea of worshipping a future AI deity. As he shares more details about his philosophy, we have to ask: Is this guy for real? Read More >>

Italian Scientists Report Patient Who Sweats Blood

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Young People Don’t Care About Religion, New Figures Reveal

Bloody kids today, what are they like? When they're not voting Remain and suffering from a decade of no real terms wage increases, it turns out that one thing they're not doing is going to church. Read More >>

Evolution Will No Longer Be Taught in Turkish Schools

Claiming that evolution is “debatable, controversial, and too complicated for students,” Turkey’s board of education has decided to stop teaching Darwinian natural selection in its schools. The move has infuriated the country’s secular opposition, but it could embolden other countries to do the same. Read More >>

Let Germany’s Robopriest Offer You Guidance and Protection 

Unlike many of today’s workers, priests probably thought their jobs were safe from automation. Well, they thought wrong. In Wittenberg, Germany, one church has taken to automating spiritual guidance, creating a new robot, called the Bless U-2, that offers robotic benedictions to its fleshy parishioners. Read More >>

Emergency Exorcism Performed in Coronation Street Home

An exorcist, or at least someone pretending to be an exorcist, has been called to Old Granada Studios in Manchester, the former home of Granada TV and one-time Coronation Street set. Read More >>

Manchester Crucifixion Cancelled

A bizarre crowdfunding appeal that offered one lucky backer a "full crucifixion experience" has been cancelled, due to obvious reasons to do with a few people still believing in god and lots of other people still having a modicum of taste. Read More >>

BBC One Goes Super-Religious This Christmas

BBC One has scheduled a huge 105 minutes of religious programming for us all to be sad through on this Christmas Day, with the amount of god-referencing material set to be broadcast hitting a high not seen since the mid 1970s. Read More >>