A pir (a Muslim saint or holy man) in Pakistan excited the villagers of Mubarakabad, Bahawalnagar when he announced he could bring the dead back to life. Muhammad Sabir had already gained notoriety for his ability to perform miracles and was popular amongst the villagers. When he announced he could breathe life back into a dead man (with the condition that the dead man was married and have children), 40-year-old Muhammad Niaz couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience the afterlife. Indeed, Niaz got to experience the afterlife but unfortunately, after a botched resurrection attempt, will not be able to tell anyone about it.
New NASA imagery has been released showing a huge, bizarre, glowing human hand-like structure that appears to be reaching out to touch a brilliant glowing red cloud in deep space. Complete with clearly-defined forearm, wrist, thumb, fingers, and fingernails, the celestial object has been appropriately dubbed the “Hand of God”.
Man wraps his entire body in plastic in order to protect against religious impurity while flying aboard commercial airline
We don’t much like making fun of anyone’s religion but this must have been some sight to see for passengers of a recent commercial airline flight. A photo of an Ultra Orthodox Jewish man wrapped in a life-size plastic bag aboard an airplane has been posted online and is quickly going viral. It is believed the man may belong to the Kohen sect of Judaism, whose members believe they cannot come in close contact with dead in order to protect their higher-than-average holiness. However, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, leader of the Lithuanian Haredi community in Israel, has recently found a solution to this issue, ruling that wrapping oneself in thick plastic bags while the plane crossed over the cemetery is permissible, which would explain the man’s bizarre protective travel gear.
70-year-old Hua Chi, from Tongren, China, seems disappointed that his aging body only allows him to pray 1,0000 times each day (only 500 if the weather is cold). In his younger days, his strict daily ritual consisted of 2,000 – 3,000 prayers each day. In fact, Chi has prayed in his Tongren monastery for nearly 20 years, in the same spot, each day. His prayer routine is so consistent, he has left 1 1/2 inch deep footprints ingrained in the monastery’s floor. Check out the photo montage below.
Religious organizations have long been known for their generosity and willingness to help others. But has a Catholic sect known as Opus Dei, under the guise of promoting Christianity and spreading goodwill, gone too far?
Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was “possessed by demons” and subsequently underwent an exorcism. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep.