On Easter eve, I went down a rabbit hole of a party to watch spring-themed creatures whip one another on a cross.
For the past decade, people in the north of Rio de Janeiro have been celebrating Holy Week with a series of reenactments of scenes from the final period of Jesus's life.
Sacrifice, betrayal, death, and spiritual ascension aren't only found in the Bible, they're essential elements to so many great works of art, from the Matrix to the Lord of the Rings.
What's it like to celebrate Easter when everyone thinks you're a dickhead and God isn't real?
Then Motherboard explains the problems inhibiting the rise of sex robots and i-D celebrates Vans' 50th birthday.
If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, spending your freshmen orientation week trying to get strangers to come to Jesus.
Singer Joseph Coward was brought up as part of a church known then as New Frontiers International. His experience was one of homophobia, control tactics, and a system that bore "all the calling cards of a cult."
Unfortunately, so does the Islamic State.
Considering that the holiday wasn't even developed until centuries after Jesus's death—and has been protested by Christians as often as atheists—it's difficult to know how J.C. would feel about his birthday bonanza.
A infant Jesus is a whole lot more pleasing to look at than an emaciated hipster on a crucifix.
He's launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise support for his undead manger scene, despite angry Baptist flyers and a court summons from the county.
Gene Sullivan runs Jump for Jesus, the world's only full-gospel ministry stunt program, where he leaps through rings of fire on his motorcycle in the name of Jesus Christ.
Celia Rowlson-Hall's gorgeous feature-length silent film "Ma" re-imagines the life of the Virgin Mary.
We talked to locals and fans to piece together the life of Geoffrey Brindle—the mysterious man who walks around the town Bradford in a robe and sandals well-wishing strangers.
Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
In 1987, police raided properties owned by the 'The Family' to confirm they'd beaten, starved, and drugged 14 children raised in isolation.
Leaving a religion is like a breakup, a death, and a midlife crisis all at once, except your drinking buddies don't drink because they're religious, and your other friends don't exist.
Apparently there's a bit in Dante's Inferno that says the Holy Grail is in a chamber inside a mountain. So these guys are heading off to look for it.
The 66-year-old Nebraskan wants a judge to declare homosexuality a sin.
The "Vodění Jidáše" tradition can be a bit confusing, but at the end of it a bunch of kids get candy.
In the documentary Looking for Jesus (2012—....), artist Katarzyna Kozyra speaks with men exhibiting symptoms of Jerusalem Syndrome, a condition that makes people believe they're the messiah.
We generally notice them huddled outside abortion clinics holding signs and images of aborted foetuses, but is there more to the story?
The wall destroyed Johnny Anastas' livelihood and trapped his home in on three sides, so he decided to make the most of it with a gift shop full of wooden, Christian-themed souvenirs.
At 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, you can usually find Michael Job writhing in pain as Roman soldiers whip him on the cross. It's all part of the Holy Land Experience, a Christian theme park in (where else?) Florida.