The Higgs boson, commonly referred to as the “God Particle”, was originally intended to be named the “goddamn particle”, but Leon Lederman’s 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”
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”.
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.
St. Augustine, in the 5th century, wrote that Christians should not interpret Genesis literally because if science proved it otherwise, Christian witness would be gone.
In the U.S., there are 1.5 times more Google searches for “heaven” than “hell.”
A televangelist called Oral Roberts once told his viewers that if he didn’t receive 8 million dollars in 3 months God would kill him, and he received over 9 million dollars in that period of time.
Catholic schools in United States teach evolution as a part of their science curriculum.
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 it’s nature cannot contradict science, leading to the the majority of even highly religious Hindus accepting evolution as fact.
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 won’t have to press buttons on the Sabbath since pressing buttons is considered ‘doing work’.