Category: Church

Two rival churches in Vrontados, Greece shoot tens of thousands of fireworks at each other every Easter in a “Rocket War”. Both churches then claim victory and agree to settle the score next year. The tradition dates back to the Ottoman era, when real cannons were used instead. (source)

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When a church put an anti-beer ad in the newspaper, a local brewery accepted it as a $1 off coupon.

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When a church put an anti-beer ad in the newspaper, a local brewery accepted it as a $1 off coupon.

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There is a strip club in Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday.

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The difference between a graveyard and a cemetery. A graveyard adjoins a church, whereas a cemetery does not. You can also bury ashes in a cemetery.

There was a church of Euthanasia whose motto was “Save the planet, kill yourself”. source source1

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Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, The Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people. source

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“Devil’s advocate” was an official position in the Catholic Church who argued against the canonization of a saint. source

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