It is 2016, and at least one religious institution hasn’t let go of the idea that Pokémon is somehow sinful. What a time to be alive.
It’s not as scary tall as climbing oversized skyscrapers but climbing churches can be just as frightening because the buildings are so much older and the spire is totally not meant to be climbed. Plus, what if one of those things he stood on just snapped off because, well, they’re old!? But one thing that is cool…
For more than a thousand years, people have worshipped under stained glass windows. Is there any more appropriate setting to celebrate god? According to modern churchgoers, yes, yes there is. And more and more, that involves a giant LED screen in a darkened big box.
Step into France's Saint-Eustache cathedral, and—unlike most places of worship—you won't be asked to turn your cellphone off. Instead, you'll be told to send a text message to the building, which is then converted into part of a laser show.
Outstripping St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by more than 80 feet, Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire is a little-attended basilica in the Middle of an African coconut plantation.
The aptly-named 100 Walls Church in Cebu, Philippines, is like an architectural Rorschach test: From far away, it looks like shards of shale rock rearranged by an extreme rationalist. Up close, it's something closer to an oversized geometric maze. CAZA Architects, who designed the building, describe it on their site…
Construction on the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, the largest church on earth, started 28 years ago in the small Ivory Coast city of Yamoussoukro. Planned by then-president Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who led the country through two decades of economic boomtime known as the "Ivorian miracle," the church…
If you opened a 101-year-old time capsule and found a mysterious package addressed to the descendants of an unknown man, would you open it? That's the question a church in Michigan now faces after they recently cracked open a time capsule from 1912, and found something they couldn't quite explain.
Stealing computers is bad—everybody already knows that. And stealing from a church (or any non-profit institution for that matter) is extra bad. But if you must steal a computer from a church—especially one you're a member of—don't call up the software blocking company and ask if they'll remove the porn filter. As…
A scam "Christian ministry" has shut down after 40 years of peddling a fake "cure" for homosexuality. Exodus International's president says he is "deeply sorry" for all the misery the execrable tax-exempt organization has caused over four decades of jihad against gays.
And when I say long-term, I mean most-of-the-coming-millennium kind of long-term. There is a church in Germany that will be performing one musical piece until the year 2640. What will it mean if there's an applause as the end?
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke?
Just outside of Adelaide, Australia, there's a pedestrian-looking, bluestone church deserving of a second glance. Inside, the 1877 house of worship has been completely renovated and transformed into a thoroughly modern dwelling. It's such a unique residence that it's no surprise that it was snapped up almost…
Remember when the Church got all up in Galileo's grill for challenging the geocentric interpretation of the Universe? Seeing this almost makes you wonder if the Universe is still a little sore about that.
Exodus International, a religious organization against homosexuality, had an app in the App Store that acted as a guidance tool to "cure" gays. The church said the app would have homosexuals to "grow into heterosexuality." It's been pulled from the App Store. [Cult of Mac]
Don't adjust your monitors, people. What you're looking at is a real, honest to goodness Grade A spherical egg. What does it taste like? What was the aspect ratio of the chicken that produced it? What does it mean?
Some fanboys may have assumed that yesterday marked the rebirth of their savior, but many more believers celebrate that notion today. Fortunately, the two aren't mutually exclusive.
Current artificial-intelligence systems are typically one of two types: logic-based or probability-based. But an MIT researcher has developed a new language, Church, that combines the best aspects of each, and it's making AI smarter than ever.