Superstition and Other Silliness: February 2011 Archives

February 26, 2011

H. Beam Piper would have concurred.


The covert audio probe captured the gang condemning Mr Smith for 'teaching other religions to our sisters', the court heard

Four Muslim men are awaiting sentencing after being convicted of slashing a teacher’s face with a knife because they did not approve of a British school’s lessons on world religions being given to Muslim girls. Gary Smith, a religious studies teacher, was attacked by the gang in Bow, east London.

He suffered a fractured skull, and needed three operations to repair his face after being attacked with a knife, an iron bar and a lump of concrete.

H. Beam Piper once claimed that there were people who only believed in ONE god, then they would believe that all the other gods were false, and then that the one "god" could only be worshipped in one way, and all others were vile unbelievers and heretics.....
Well, here it is!

Taliban’s violent methods of female repression arrive in east London National Secular Society Newsline , 25th February 2011.

February 8, 2011

Pratlets for 8th February 2011

February 7, 2011

Pratlets for 7th February 2011

February 6, 2011

Pratlets for 6th February 2011

February 4, 2011

Pratlets for 4th February 2011

February 3, 2011

Bargain of the Day: Jesus Brolly

jesus-brolly.pngToday's fabulous offer is not, as it might seem at first, an umbrella which was seen by Jesus himself. The seller of Umbrella Jesus Image Seen Worldwide Featured In Book simply needs to win an auction for some punctuation.

Up for auction I have a truly AMAZING item. This is an umbrella with the image of Jesus Christ on the cross. I have had this umbrella for many years and some how pictures of it that I had on my computer leaked onto Youtube. I do not know how but the author of the new book Look It's Jesus Amazing Holy Visions in Everyday Life saw them and contacted me. He wanted more pictures and permission to use them in this new book he was working on. I gave him my permission and in exchange he sent me an autographed copy of the book when it was released which you can see from the picture. (THE BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION).

The editor of Entertainment Weekly loved Look! It's Jesus! so much that she put it in the Jan. 22, 2010 issue.

I will not tell the story of when and how I found the umbrella because it is all featured in the book. Which is a very interesting book by the way. But it is an interesting story.

Again this is the actual umbrella that is featured in this book as "Umbrella Jesus". This is not a man-made item or a scam. I even have the original picture I sent to the publisher on a disc somewhere and if I find it I will send it along with the item but once you see the umbrella you will see that it is the real deal.

It is hard to see from the pictures but looking at the umbrella, which is worn all the way around, the one side you can clearly see Jesus with his arms spread and his legs crossed and you can see his head bowing down with hair and a beard.

I would not recommend trying to use this umbrella because it is older and has some wear but it is a truly amazing item.

This item has truly been a blessing to me and I hope it will be a blessing to you.


I have to admit, I cannot clearly see Jesus. I can clearly see a pair of nicely rounded buttocks framing a rather well-used arsehole, though.

Pratlets for 3rd February 2011

February 2, 2011

Pratlets for 2nd February 2011

February 1, 2011

Pratlets for 1st February 2011

My, that's an appropriate set of initials!

India: The new Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa, has found an interesting scapegoat for his troubles.

"The Opposition is conspiring to take my life using witchcraft. As I leave home for Vidhana Soudha everyday and return home, I am filled with the fear of losing my life. They are harassing me mentally.

"Nevertheless, I will do my best by ignoring these threats and will rule the state till the end of my tenure as I have the blessings of both God and my people," is what Yeddyurappa actually said at the Suttur helipad on Monday.

His family priest has given some interesting advice to Yeddyurappa, which seems to involve performing some magic of his own :

Bhanuprakash Sharma, the CM's family priest, said he has advised Yeddyurappa to perform certain rituals to ward off evil. I have advised him to perform the sahasra chandika yajna at Chamundeswary Temple in Mysore and laksha modaka Ganapathi homa (offering 1 lakh modaks to Ganesha), he said....

Among the rituals suggested by priests is the CM sleeping naked on the floor for two nights before the amaavasya, which falls on February 2.

(CM is "Chief Minister"; 1 lakh is 100,000)

The opposition is treating the allegation with the respect it deserves, i.e. none. Congress Party representative Manish Tewari told press agency PTI

This is a living example of a medieval and reactionary mindset. The fundamental question is that whether this betrays only his mindset or also that of the party to which be belongs and which has made him the Chief Minister.

Yeddyurappa is currently being investigated over allegations of corruption.

Yeddyurappa fears Opposition witchcraftExpress Buzz, 1st February 2011; Karnataka CM asked to sleep in the nudeIBN Live, 1st February 2011; Cong ridicules BSY over black magic commentOneIndia News, 31st January 2011.

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