On 1955, after parishioners barred the Rev. Gerald Lewis, an African American priest, from celebrating Mass at St. Cecilia’s Chapel (Louisiana), Archbishop Joseph Rummel put this church under interdict, banning Masses and other sacraments from being celebrated 64parishes.org/entry/arch…
Today I learned about The Chicago Ripper Crew, a satanic cult and organized crime group operating in the early 80's. It's 4 members abducted, tortured and mutilated 18 women, amputating their breasts with a wire garrote to cannibalize as part of a satanic sacrament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip…
Today I learned about Church of Kopimism where information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore copying is central for the organisation and its members. bbc.com/news/technology-1…
In 2010 the Pope's astronomer, Guy Consolmagno, claimed that if extra terrestrial life were ever to be discovered, and an alien life form requested the sacrament of baptism, then he would gladly baptise the alien. theguardian.com/science/2…
The Bogomils were Christian Gnostic sect who believed the material world to be a creation of Satan: they held to anti-natalist, anti-materialist, anti-tax, and anarchist beliefs and denied that marriage was a sacrament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog…
The phrase hocus pocus originated in the Middle Ages from the Latin phrase "hoc est corpus meum" (this is my body) during the sacrament of communion, those who didn't know Latin thought they were saying hocus pocus ligonier.org/learn/articl…
The first food and drink consumed on the moon was the sacrament of communion by Buzz Aldrin on Sunday July 20, 1969 theguardian.com/commentis…
Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a 'sacrament' to the religion. reuters.com/article/2008/…
Baptizing people with beer had to be specifically condemned by the pope in the 13th c., as a place in Norway with a water shortage (but not a beer shortage) was using beer for the sacrament. All beer baptisms were declared invalid, and those who received them had to be baptized again with water. churchpop.com/2016/05/04/…
Welch's Grape Juice was originally developed as an alternative to wine at sacrament by the Wesleyan Methodist Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The Brazilian lingerie model, nude model, and Victoria's Secret 'Angel' Adriana Lima believes very strongly in saving sex for after marriage, as marriage a holy lifelong sacrament between two soulmates; she was therefore a virgin until she married a Serbian basketball player at age 27. gq.com/story/adriana-lima…
In 2009 a case in Connecticut was recorded on video. A 16-year-old boy was beaten in a church for 20 minutes by a group of church leaders acting as exorcists shouted "sacraments" such as, "Pray out the gay!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
That, while he was still a Catholic, King Henry VIII of England wrote a book called Defence of the Seven Sacraments in support of the Roman Catholic Church. In response, Pope Leo X rewarded Henry with the title Fidei Defensor (Defender of the Faith) in October 1521. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
In 1300, the Norse explorers in Greenland asked the pope in Rome if they could substitute bread and wine for meat and beer in performing the Catholic sacraments. The pope said no, at least use bread. ssrsi.org/Family/educate/…
The word "bless" and "blessed" originate from the Germanic Pagan word for "mark with blood" or blood sacrament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ble…
Some christian communities in Brazil regularly take an LSD equivalent in a sort of group sacrament. youtube.com/watch?v=mEdxr…
The Borborites, a Gnostic sect, sought to make sex into a magical sacrament by putting menstrual blood and semen on the communion pita bread. wildriverreview.com/Colum…
Today I learned about the League for Spiritual Discovery. A short lived religion that held LSD as it's main sacrament and attempted to get governmental recognition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
King Charlemagne kept his daughters at home with him and refused to allow them to get sacramentally married. However, he accepted their extramarital relationships. He rewarded their common law husbands and treasured his illegitimate grandchildren. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The first food consumed on the Moon was Christian sacramental bread and wine by Buzz Aldrin. He kept it a secret due to lawsuits filed by American Atheists over the Genesis reading on Christmas 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
In one Japanese Shingon Buddhist sect, the Tachikawa school, β€œthe master drops the sacramental bodhicitta into the pupil’s mouth". Bodhicitta is the semen ejaculated during the master’s union with a female ritual partner. books.google.com/books?id…
Welch's Grape Juice was originally produced as a non-alcoholic sacramental wine by a Methodist during the Temperance Movement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
During Prohibition, purchases of "sacramental" wine by permitted churches increased by 40%, or 800,000 gallons, over two years. straightdope.com/columns/…
The Stephen Colbert is actually a devote Christian who teaches Sunday school at his church when his schedule permits. freerepublic.com/focus/f-…
Non-Catholics are banned from taking Catholic communion unless they are literally on their deathbed. canonlawmadeeasy.com/2007…
In 17th/18th century France, it was forbidden for actors to be buried in cemeteries as the church felt acting was sinful, and the whole profession was thus ex-communicated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exc…
In the United States, using Peyote is illegal unless you are a member of the Native American church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pey…
The Vatican has its own bank that has been used for money laundering and other fraudulent activities. english.aljazeera.net/pro…
When "spiritual teacher" Ram Dass smoked toad venom, he thought he'd "turned into a very large black woman" and was "surrounded by beings who were children--all suffering, hungry, frightened, sick." dmtsite.com/5-meo-dmt/exp…
Amanita muscaria, a hallucinogenic mushroom, can be felt in humans after drinking the urine of reindeer who have consumed them. Often producing the feeling of flying, it my have led to the idea of Santa's flying reindeer. liveleak.com/view?i=ad2_1…

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