Let Weird Religion Wednesday Teach You Weirdness
There is some weird stuff going on in the churches today. Maybe it’s because of the new moon tonight (or maybe not.) Regardless, I haven’t been this interested in religion since the 4th grade Christmas pageant.
Pope Francis is a pretty cool guy, as popes go. In 2013 he denounced the judgement of homosexuals by the church, snuck out of the Vatican to feed the homeless, and auctioned off his motorcycle (badass) to raise money for the impoverished. Now, he’s about to make thousand of priests VERY happy, maybe.
For 1,000’s of years, priests have been forbidden to engage in sexual activity. There has been a lot of debate about it, considering that pastors of some christian divisions are allowed to get married. Well, today, Pope Francis said that celibacy is a man-made rule rather than dogma, or something determined by God. Furthermore, he said he’s open to discussion about repealing that rule. Watch out, ladies, there are about to be a lot more men in white in the club scene. .
A Family Tradition
The Coots’s are a family of snake-handling Pentecostal Christians featured on Snake Salvation on National Geographic channel. They believe that God commands them to handle deadly snakes, and will protect them from any harm.
Unfortunately, Pastor and father Jamie Coots was killed by a bite last February. His son Cody stepped in to preach after he died, and yesterday he was also bitten. The rattlesnake bite caused swelling and vomiting, but he refused to be taken to the hospital.
You’d think that after multiple deaths to family members and church patrons, they would consider stopping?
Watch the video above for some creepy missing finger action.
A fisherman caught this 4,000 year old idol in his net in Siberia this week. The carved bone depicts a pagan god, and is apparently worth more than it’s weight in gold.
However, Nickolay Tarasov turned the piece over to the Tisul History Museum without asking for anything in return. He says he believes its important for people to learn about their history.