Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
Scientology- This is more a cult than a religion and cults evolove very differently than religions. If you look at other cults (ie: Jim Jones, Manson) they have a charismatic leader that, after indoctrination, followers will do anything for including killing themselves or others. Now, I am not saying that Scientology is dangerous like those others, just that the way it evolved followed that templet much more than it followed the evolution of standard religions. So the quick rise and non-questioning devotion are not so surprising.
Islam- I'll go along with the crazy uncles idea Chuck.
homeless shelter- I guess these people are no more foolish than those who rebuild in the same place time after time when hurricanes repeatedly come through or those who live in trailer parks in areas with high risk of tornadoes.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 01/24/13 at 10:46 AM
Islam - A few years back a Greek Orthodox Monk/Priest decided that men should be made to wear long sleeved shirts as their hairy forearms excited women past the point of resistance. (Haven't seen it work yet and I've been hanging mine out for, like, you know, ever
He (or some other nut) also demanded that women and men have separate beaches lest temptation overcome them and/or their fluids co-mingle and produce unwanted "results".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/24/13 at 11:14 AM
Patty, ITA. Particularly the hurricane/tornado rebuilding.
As for the crazy uncles, Christianity has a few of those, too. Particularly here, in the Deep South, where they put the whuppin' in Bible Belt.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 01/24/13 at 03:06 PM
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