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Religion

The Football Nuns



Original article here.

I guess the choice of training camp for the Steelers once necessitated commissary duty by nuns. Plus other help, as seen below.

Not sure when this practice ended.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 27, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Religion, Sports, 1970s

Patty Prayer Doll





Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 06, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Religion, Toys, 1970s

Occult Knowledge and Esoteric Wisdom of the Cross



It's always good to "separate the 'shaft' from the wheat."

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 08, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, New Age, Religion

The Gods Were Angry With Me



Man's carnal lusts cause Armageddon and make the gods open up the Book of Revelation.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 25, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Music, Religion, 1940s, Love & Romance

Hindu Ceremonial Animal Marriages



1932 report here.

The practice of having a human marry an animal for various mystical reasons has been a part of Hindu religion for who-knows-how-long, and continues to the present.




Full article here.

And then of course there is marrying a tree as well.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Religion, Husbands, Wives, 1930s, Asia

The Giant Bible of 1917

Why, one hundred years later, can I find no extant traces of this massive Bible?



Original text here.



Original article here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 03, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Engineering and Construction, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Religion, Books, 1910s

Pope performs a miracle



May 1984: Jan Lavric was wheeled forward in a wheelchair to receive a blessing from Pope John Paul II. Blessing received, he was wheeled back, at which point he promptly stood up, folded the chair, and carried it away. "It must be a miracle," someone in the crowd gasped.

Lavric later explained that it was no miracle. He was fully able-bodied. He had sat down in the wheelchair because it was the only seat left in the audience chamber, and he had been too embarrassed to say anything when a Swiss Guard unexpectedly wheeled him forward.

Southern Illinoisan - May 3, 1984

Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 09, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Religion, 1980s

The Jesus Cloud of 1963



This strange cloud appeared over Arizona in 1963 and inspired many mystical revelations.

Good coverage here.

And here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 06, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Eccentrics, Nature, Religion, 1960s

Rev. irwin Moon, Science Preacher



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Obituary here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 15, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, Religion, Science, 1930s

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