My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama XIV




1/20. A televangelist called Oral Roberts once told his viewers that if he didnt receive 8 million dollars in 3 months God would kill him, and he received over 9 million dollars in that period of time.

2/20. Due to religious reasons, Manhattan is encircled by a constantly maintained, continuous string of clear wire.

3/20. France banned an ad depicting Jesus as a female because of its intrusion on peoples innermost beliefs.

4/20. Jehovahs Witnesses teach that Satan and his demons were cast down to earth from heaven around 100 years ago: October 1, 1914

5/20. Primitive Baptist Universalists, a branch of Baptists found in Appalachia, are known as No Hellers due to their belief that Hell is actually experienced in this lifetime.

6/20. There is a parody religion that instructs its followers to reject regular employment. Church heads also claim that their faux founder can time travel, which explains changes to religious doctrines from time to time.

7/20. In the U.S., there are 1.5 times more Google searches for heaven than hell.

8/20. Mohammed declared in a charter, that Muslims were to protect Christians until the end of the world. Christians werent to be persecuted in Muslim countries and wouldnt be drafted into the military.


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9/20. In 2001, hundreds of thousands of people across the world listed their religion on censuses as Jedi, a movement so big that it overtook major established religions, becoming the second most popular religion in New Zealand and surpassing the 400,000 people mark in the UK.

10/20. The Hindu religion states that science only offers a limited view of reality, but all it offers is right and correct, meaning that the religion by its nature cannot contradict science, leading to the the majority of even highly religious Hindus accepting evolution as fact.

11/20. There are Shabbat elevators in areas of large Jewish population in Israel, the United States, Canada and Ukraine. These elevators stop at every floor so that Jews wont have to press buttons on the Sabbath since pressing buttons is considered doing work.

12/20. Mary (mother of Jesus) is considered one of the most righteous women in the Islamic religion. She is mentioned more in the Quran than in the entire New Testament.

13/20. The shoe company Atheist Shoes conducted an experiment where they sent packages with Atheist brand packing tape and neutral packing tape to the U.S. The Atheist marked packages took an average of 3 days longer to ship and where 10 times more likely to disappear.

14/20. The Higgs boson, commonly referred to as the God Particle, was originally intended to be named the goddamn particle, but Leon Ledermans publisher asked that it be changed. Higgs, an atheist, was unhappy with the nickname because he thought the term might offend people who are religious



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15/20. Three of Nigerias wealthiest pastors spent more than $60 million on private jets between March 2009 and March 2011.

16/20. When Vladimir the Great was trying to decide on the national religion of Russia in 987, he nearly chose Islam; however, after realizing that Muslims werent allowed to drink alcohol, he decided on Orthodox Christianity instead.

17/20. The term devils advocate was originally the church official appointed to argue against a candidate for sainthood.

18/20. An analysis of over 200 social studies contends that high religiousness predicts a lower risk of depression and drug abuse and fewer suicide attempts, and more reports of satisfaction with sex life and a sense of well-being.

19/20. One of the Vaticans own astronomers, and the curator of of the Vaticans meteorite collection, dismisses creationism as a kind of paganism.

20. A man in Taiwan was mauled by a lion after he jumped into their enclosure with a bible in an attempt to convert them to Christianity.

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