Raptor Jesus

There is a hilarious cult of Jesus Christ claiming that the head of Jesus was that of a raptor. The sad thing is that the arguments for the claim were so similar to the types that some fundamentalist Christians use that I had to double check that it wasn't a real cult. Poe's Law strikes again!

I wish it were the case that I could have dismissed it as satire immediately, but sadly it's the case that some Christians seriously believe some weird things and often employ confused arguments (like what some believe about thermodynamics or the power of prayer). It's sometimes really hard to figure out whether certain religious content is sincere or parody.

Too much prayer

Some people might think that there can never be such a thing as too much prayer. So it's funny to notice that an Islamic cleric thinks that Egyptians pray too much. While I'm not against people praying in their own time, there's no way I can be fine with people spending more time praying than working during work hours. I'm not sure if the average Egyptian is incredibly devout or if they're just using prayer as a state-sanctioned excuse for not working. However, significant loss of productivity due to prayer is certainly not a downside I would have thought of coming from state-sponsored religion.