articles tagged: history
all your thetans are belong to us
# oddities

all your thetans are belong to us

Scientology is a dangerous cult ran by abusive people. But UFO religions in general might be the future of organized faith on Earth.

the religious world quakes. ok, no, not really.
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the religious world quakes. ok, no, not really.

A theologian claims that the God of the Old Testament is just one deity who separated us from writhing, shapeless monsters. Don't expect his colleagues or mainstream believers to care much about his treatise.

porn, the phantom menace
# politics

porn, the phantom menace

Of all the sins that worry the religious right, lust, in the form of pornography, seems to dominate their every other waking thought.

atheism behind the iron curtain
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atheism behind the iron curtain

After Stalin's crackdowns were over, the USSR was a lot less hostile to religion than Americans are often taught.

happy space exploration day
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happy space exploration day

Every year, Russia celebrates the first human flight into space, but not how, or why, you might think...

the long search for evil
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the long search for evil

Some things are objectively evil. Others? Not so much...

your religion is what they say it is
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your religion is what they say it is

How to view history through the prism of the No True Scotsman fallacy.

stealing the ancients’ glory
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stealing the ancients’ glory

Ancient alien claims often rely on a single flawed assumption: that our ancestors couldn't be engineers and scientist in their own right.

a tale of two religions
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a tale of two religions

How passionate letters become books, and books become sacred texts.

aliens and masons and nazis, oh my!
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aliens and masons and nazis, oh my!

Forth Reich conspiracies are alive and well in a potboiler coming soon to a conspiracy-laden bookshelf near you.

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