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Man Who Smashed 10 Commandments Monument Says Devil Made Him Do It

Reuters | HEIDE BRANDES | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A man was taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of knocking over a Ten Commandments monument with a car on the grounds of the Oklahoma...

The Night the Devil Chased My Mom

Ashley Allen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

At some point my mom could see that all the evil spirit, demon, and Devil chat was scaring the crap out of us at night, so she took great pains pray over us at bedtime. I said my own prayers fervently, hoping that if the Devil ever did show up, he'd have to go through mom before coming for me. She prayed 10,000 times more often than I did, so I was sure she could take him down.

Catholic Demon-Making

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

As a Catholic myself, I do think that something potentially very dangerous is going on. And the devil is in the details. As much as exorcism might be about casting out demons, it's really about bringing back the priest.

Archbishop Cries Media Bias! Satan Is Real!

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Everyone's a media critic, including Archbishop Sam Aquila who told KNUS radio host Dan Caplis last week the media is distorting Pope Fancis, in part ...

What Is Spirituality? A Lenten Reflection for All Spiritual Traditions

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

What Is The History Of The Devil?

Ronni Thomas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

2013-12-20-ScreenShot20131220at3.29.29PM.pngWhy not take a few minutes between window shopping and sucking down Christmas cheer to celebrate the most fascinating, most allusive, most charming historical figure?

Hell Is Nearer Than You Think In This Devilish Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Whether you believe in Hell or not, the Devil is probably a lot closer than you think. Designer Jonathan Hull has created a map of America's most hell...

Satan's Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brandon Ambrosino

So Satan's Birthday is coming up and I wanted to talk to an expert about it. Here's the transcript of a conversation I recently had with a Religious Studies professor about Halloween and the Christians who hate/boycott/are afraid of it.

Iceland, the Devil and the EU

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Hallur Hallsson's book, Vulture's Lair, has many unexpected twists and turns. It is a fast-paced novel that accurately describes the world to come if we do not change things now. The hero of the novel is a simple fisherman from a small island off the south coast of Iceland. Yet, he is able to make a difference, as each of us can.

Justice Scalia's Belief In The Devil

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was profiled in New York Magazine with in-depth interview with Jennifer Senior that touched on his judicial phi...

Chucked Out of Sunday School

Carl Pettit | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

My experiences in the pews, and in the classroom, taught me that adults often profess knowledge about subjects they know very little about, and that my mind was prone to an enormous amount of speculative wandering.

My Writing Journey Toward Publishing, Part 2

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books
Carol Hoenig

It had been several years and three children later when the writing bug took hold of me again, but this time it would not let go.

The House My Rack Built

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Lauren Cahn

After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.

Did Pope Francis Perform An Exorcism?

Huffington Post Italy | Giacomo Galanti | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion

After Sunday’s Pentecost Mass, Pope Francis approached the children with disabilities who attended the Mass. He put both his hands on top of the hea...

The Pope And The Devil

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Pope Francis takes the Gospel warnings against Satan very literally, seeing the modern tendency to write the devil off as a kind of mythical expression or literary fiction as a kind of victory for evil's influence in the world. Having been trained by Jesuits, I understand where he is coming from.

Why Does Satan Need To Be Dark-Skinned?

Posted 03.29.2013 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) When some people recently started questioning whether the Satan character on "The Bible" miniseries...

Woman And Her Haunted Toaster Make For The 'Greatest Interview In Television History'?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weird News

This video may not be new, but it's being touted as the "greatest interview in television history." The clip -- which was rediscovered by viral vi...

The Devil You Say: A Halloween Interview

Bob Brody | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Bob Brody

Yes, the Devil himself has emerged from his secret netherworld headquarters in Des Moines, flashing his trademark devil-may-care smile. He's here to honor Halloween, his favorite holiday, and tout his new book, Evil For Dummies: Global Edition.

Unlikely Cute Animal of the Week: the Tasmanian Devil

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Tasmanian devils have had a bit of a bad rap in the PR stakes. First there's the name, which isn't exactly endearing, then there's the image of the Looney Tunes cartoon character -- a psychotic whirlwind of anger and aggression.

The Big Easy - Post Louisiana Primary

Susie Sampson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

My trip to New Orleans just after the Louisiana primary was fascinatin'. There were lots of conservatives down there so I felt super comfortable. I think my skin tingled! Aside from the rogue drunkard, those folks really know good southern values, even the homeless people.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Origins Of American Monsters

Chris Spurlock and Manya Kuzemchenko | Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel

Everyone knows that vampires come from Transylvania. They've got that campy accent and they look Romanian -- even Count Chocula has the tall, dark an...

Deconstructing Harry Jackson: Is Jim Wallis' Ideology Really "The Doctrine of Devils"?

Timothy King | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Timothy King

"I don't think Bishop Jackson is offended by my ideology but by scripture itself. If he wants to toss out what the Bible has to say about wealth and poverty he might as well toss out the whole book..."

The Secrets Of Orthodox Exorcists

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Sasa Milosevic

Unlike the Roman Catholic Church that elevated the Office of Exorcist, as a special exorcists unit, all Orthodox priests are trained and equipped to perform exorcism primarily as an obligatory part of Orthodox Baptism.

Real-Life Exorcist 'Brother Hermes' Promises To Drive Out The Devil (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Not feeling quite yourself today? Maybe even a little possessed by something truly evil? Perhaps you make others around you nervous each time you...