Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 23rd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A Creationist puts on his wizard hat, argues for the existence of dragons. (Jezebel) Jewish palm reading, or chiromancy if you want to be, uh, fancy. (PaleoJudaica) Russia is cracking down on Pastafarians. Pizzafarians are still […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: May 24th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Saudi Arabia says the road to Hell is paved with Twitter. (NPR) Why doesn’t God live on a cloud anymore? (BBC) The Mormons are pretty keen to preserve their architectural history. Case in point, this floating […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: March 1st, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. China says “Yes” to Christian missionaries in Tibet because they are less disruptive than those rowdy Buddhists. (Guardian) Those who identify as “spiritual but not religious” are actually more religious than the, uh, religious people. Religious. […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 22nd, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Ghosts are more likely to do their hauntings when its dark. Boo! (Epiphenom) The Canadian government opens its Office of Religious Freedom, a foreign policy initiative to help religious minorities, like the ones they kicked out […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 15th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The pope resigns, citing health reasons for the decision. This has nothing at all to do with the multiple scandals the Catholic church has been facing. (NYT) The Anglican church says women priests can attend some […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 8th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A study at the University of British Columbia suggests atheists are uncaring and lack empathy, probably because they are better than you. (Epiphenom) Aramaic is dying! Here’s how to save it. (Smithsonian) Thirty beautiful college chapels. […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: February 1st, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. It is with a heavy heart that I report the Florida Satanist rally for religious freedom was a hoax. (Miami Herald via The Wild Hunt) If you want someone to like you, tell them your religion. […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: November 23rd, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Scientists mix up their correlation with causation and say that things happen for a reason. (Epiphenom) We talked about the pope’s Latin school a few weeks ago, but grammar nerds will enjoy this article about the […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: November 16th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Notre Dame is replacing its out-of-tune bells, but folks want to know what will happen to the old ones. (Guardian) The Vatican compares gay marriage with polygamy. Other things the pope says he’ll compare gay marriage […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: November 2nd, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Congratulations, Sweden, you now have your very own Stonehenge. Enjoy your subsequent drummer shortage. (Live Science) The Pope’s collection of Popemobiles goes on display. (Religion News Service) Muslims make a pilgrimage to the cave where the […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 21st, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Ever wonder why Muslims get so worked up about the prophet Mohammed? Here’s why. (Religion Dispatches) On a similar note, Salman Rushie reveals what its like to live with a fatwa on your head. (The New […]