gadgets
The Vatican Just Announced a ‘Smart Cross’ Wearable That Tracks Prayer Progress

The Vatican has just unveiled a 'Click To Pray eRosary' that contains its very own 'smart cross'. Read More >>

nike
Pimped Holy Nikes Sell For £2,000

A few pairs of extremely customised Nike trainers have sold for a comically extreme price to the world's shoe collectors, with the MSCHF-modified Nike Air Max 97 trainers selling out instantly for a staggering initial price of $1,425 (£1,120) – a value that's doubled already on the resale market. Because shoes are investments now, like everything else, if you keep it in the box. Read More >>

school
Welsh Schools Pressured into Banning Creationism Talk

A group of scientists led by Sir David Attenborough is asking the Welsh government to specifically outlaw the teaching of creationism across all schools, amid concerns that a forthcoming tweak to the national curriculum may allow religious-leaning learning establishments to gloss over science and have children growing up thinking it's God that develops all the apps and games. Read More >>

religion
Get Closer to Satan/Death With Norwich Cathedral’s Helter Skelter

Yes, that says Norwich Cathedral's helter skelter, as church bosses, increasingly desperate to replace all the old women that keep dying out with anyone under the age of 65, have taken drastic measures to get the kids – or anyone able to get up off the floor unassisted – in. Read More >>

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Amazon Says it Told Some Sellers it Was Blocking Ads With ‘Religious Content’ By Mistake

Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it had launched a prohibition on ads with “religious content,” with one seller claiming “serious loss in revenue” and others reporting similar issues on seller forums, CNBC reported this weekend. Read More >>

anthropology
Humans Built Complex Societies Before They Invented Moral Gods

The appearance of moralising gods in religion occurred after – and not before – the emergence of large, complex societies, according to new research. This finding upturns conventional thinking on the matter, in which moralising gods are typically cited as a prerequisite for social complexity. Read More >>

religion
Churches Won’t Have to Have Sunday Services Anymore

A 400-year old law mandating that all churches had to hold a weekly service on Sundays has been changed after the Bishop of Willesden called it "out of date." Read More >>

religion
Pope Verifies Miracle With Boss to Pave Way for New British Saint

The pope has somehow "authenticated" a miracle involving historic English do-gooder Cardinal Newman, which opens up the opportunity for Newman to be handed a full-on sainthood. Read More >>

apps
Pope Endorses App

Apps! They’re everywhere! Even Pope Francis is endorsing them. On Sunday, the pontiff touted an app called ClickToPray ahead of the World Youth Day festival in Panama. Read More >>

technology
Head of Russian Orthodox Church Warns Big Data Will Usher in the Antichrist and, Well, Hmm

The devil is in the downloads, says Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. In a recent interview with the state-run Russia-1 TV network, Kirill warned that smart devices like cell phones and social networks could enable the rise of Satan’s chosen and the rule of darkness until the end times. Read More >>

technology
How Ancient Religious Texts Went Digital

In the 1940s, as the Italian Jesuit priest Father Roberto Busa studied “the verbal system” of Thomas Aquinas, he wondered if, perhaps, there was “any gadget” that could help him develop a concordance—an alphabetical listing of all words written by the 13th century philosopher saint, complete with conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, and their citations. Read More >>

gaming
A Catholic Church Group Has Launched a Pokémon Go Clone

If you're passionate about the idea of video games that get you out into the world interacting with objectives in real world locations, but your church leader believes Pokémon are tools of the devil, then a new smartphone game might fit a little better into your religious life. Read More >>

stephen hawking
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 >>

film
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 >>

wtf
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 >>