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      Dogmageddon

      By Rick Paulas Jun 3, 2013

      Sacrificing Virgins

      Back in the day, if you wanted god to bless your crops and make them grow high to the heavens, you prayed for rain. If that didn't work, you built a temple or maybe slaughtered a goat. And if that didn't work, well, then you just hacked up the nearest fem…

      By Rick Paulas Jun 3, 2013
      By Rick Paulas May 28, 2013

      People Who Love God Also Love Porn

      The residents of "religious" cities watch just about the same amount of porn as the godless heathens in progressive cities like San Francisco and Boston. The study is the result of adult website PornHub crunching the numbers of where their users are locat…

      By Rick Paulas May 28, 2013
      By Rick Paulas May 20, 2013

      Don't Bet on the Apocalypse

      Remember those billboards during the summer of 2011 that boldly claimed the world was going to end on May 21 of that year? Those predictions were put together by a California-based Christian cult who is now destitute, because they spent all their money th…

      By Rick Paulas May 20, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Apr 22, 2013

      Please Stop Believing

      I like to think of myself as an equal-opportunity offender, that all religions are just different sides of the same million-or-so-headed coin to me. The specifics of what ancient person has what magic power according to whatever secret text is simply a di…

      By Rick Paulas Apr 22, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Apr 15, 2013

      Zealots with Nukes


      While most of the recent "crazy person with nukes" talk has been focused on the husky little crackpot in North Korea, there's another bit of backyard-underground-bunker-scare inducement that deserves some notice: the nuclear proliferation going on in Iran…

      By Rick Paulas Apr 15, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Apr 8, 2013

      Praise Kubrick Christ

      The new movie 'Room 237,' which explores all the crackpot theories on what Kubrick's 'The Shining' is about, sums up just about everything in religion. In it, nuts search for a hidden message that Kubrick is trying to deliver to a small group of enlighten…

      By Rick Paulas Apr 8, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Apr 1, 2013

      The Bible Is Nothing but Fan Fiction for Jesus

      What doesn't make sense is that some of the accounts of Jesus are considered "truth" while others are deemed "apocryphal." The original gospels were written down centuries after the events described, so it's not as if one has true boots-on-the-ground repo…

      By Rick Paulas Apr 1, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Mar 25, 2013

      Young People Still Suck

      It isn't hard to see which way the winds are blowing regarding gay marriage. All you need is a second-grade reading comprehension and a very simple understanding of statistics.

      By Rick Paulas Mar 25, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Mar 18, 2013

      Meet Frank

      Rejoice! The new pope is a man of the people! He famously cooks his own meals, rides the bus to work, and lives in a single apartment rather than in the palace befitting an archbishop. These are all good things! But there's also this...

      By Rick Paulas Mar 18, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Mar 4, 2013

      Religion Can Ruin Your Heroes

      The problem with Jim Miller's comment about gays never being accepted in NFL locker rooms pisses me off not just because it's an asinine way of thinking, but because he's ruined any goodwill I felt about the 2001 Chicago Bears.

      By Rick Paulas Mar 4, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Feb 25, 2013

      Whoever Wins, We Lose

      Being deep enough into Catholicism to the point where you can be considered to lead the church means not being too forward-thinking. In fact, let's take a gander at the top five candidates—according to, of course, a betting website—and see what they might…

      By Rick Paulas Feb 25, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Feb 4, 2013

      The Ravens Are God's Favorites

      Fifty-three percent of Americans think God rewards athletes who believe in Him with good health and great success. In other words, yesterday, God chose his most-loved, and by default his most-hated, Harbaugh brother.

      By Rick Paulas Feb 4, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Jan 14, 2013

      Adios, Choice

      Remove the clinics, put insurmountable obstacles in the way, and Roe v. Wade will soon hold as much power as the now-hilariously-shortsighted Third Amendment. The fight for abortion is almost over, and pro-lifers are nearly the victors.

      By Rick Paulas Jan 14, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Jan 7, 2013

      Too Much Jesus in the Locker Room

      The religiosity of sports is ignored when we question why a gay athlete playing one of the major American sports has yet to come out of the closet. We should be turning our attention to the clubhouse preachers leading teams in pre-game prayers.

      By Rick Paulas Jan 7, 2013
      By Rick Paulas Dec 31, 2012

      Subtle Forces

      The crazies of Hinduism aren't as in-your-face as, say, a suicide bomber or a Baptist minister calling for the end of Planned Parenthood. But they can certainly hold their own when it comes to mistreating women.

      By Rick Paulas Dec 31, 2012