Christian-based company In-N-Out Burger not only prints the bible verse JOHN 3:16 on it’s soda cups but also prints different bible verses on it’s milkshake cups, burger wrappers, and french fry holders.
The Catholic Church closed a Louisiana parish in 1955 after its members refused to let a black priest be assigned to it.
A few local Catholics sent a petition to Pope Pius XII, requesting a papal decree supporting segregation. The papacy responded by describing racism as a major evil.
A new religion has emerged in Tennessee that believes all US voting days are a religious holiday, legally allowing all members to vote by mail. They have Ministers in Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia.
In 1965, sister Mary Kenneth Keller was the first woman to get a Ph.D in computer science. She believed that the use of computers have boundless capacity for the sharing of information.
Sister Mary worked on developing the BASIC programming language. BASIC is a way of translating the zeroes and ones of computer code into something more intuitive and straightforward. It is a general-purpose, high level programming language which helped broaden computer programming into non maths and science fields, subsequently giving many people their first experience with programming.
In the 1860’s an atheist tobacconist named George Hull created a 10-foot stone statue, buried it, then exhumed it a year later as proof of giants, all to mock a bible verse that states giants once lived on the Earth.
In 1967, due an argument with their bishop everyone in a small Italian village renounced Catholicism and converted en masse to Greek Orthodox.
Slaves were given redacted bibles so they would not read anything that could cause them to rebel. Most of the old testament and half of the new testament was omitted.
There’s an island in Scotland owned by Tibetan Buddhists because the previous owner had a dream in which the Virgin Mary told her to give it to them.
The brains of Apple devotees respond to their products in the same way the brains of people of faith respond to religious imagery.