Statistics from the Catholic Church in England and Wales reveal that the number of women entering convent life has hit a 25-year high. I talked to one aspiring nun in her 20s to find out why.
The 66-year-old Nebraskan wants a judge to declare homosexuality a sin.
Both Pauline Hanson and supporters for Reclaim Australia have suggested that halal food funds terrorism. We took to the streets to find out how widespread these beliefs are.
I spent a few days with them to meet the seemingly regular people behind the hate.
Pneuma: Breath of Life puts you right at the heart of a unique god complex.
The stories of four people who directly caused someone else's death in one way or another.
From the ages of 17 to 19, I believed that God had cursed me with a swollen left testicle that was the size and shape of a large pear.
They bent steel and smashed concrete with their skulls while preaching the word of Christ to massive audiences. Two decades later, the group was bankrupt. What happened?
In Joel Osteen's world, God is an exclamation point, a dubstep bass drop. God is steroids, God is your hype man, He is Cialis, He is the boombox you are holding outside her window.
It's Christmas in Los Angeles, so Fashion Cat rides his motorcycle to the Observatory to meet with God.
What would happen to the world's religions if we made contact with alien life? I asked Dr. David A. Weintraub, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University who's been trying to get to the bottom of that question.
The central historical figure in both Eid al Adha and the hajj is Abraham. The Qur'an does not name the son marked for sacrifice, but Muslim interpretive tradition has favored Ishmael, rather than Isaac, the intended sacrifice in the Biblical version.
A group called American Atheists is bankrolling a fledgling streaming TV channel called Atheist TV, which intends to cater to what they refer to as the fastest-growing religious group in America. The only problem is, they don't even know what to broadcast…
As the Israeli bombardment and invasion of the Gaza Strip continues—and militants continue to launch crude rockets into Israel—there's relative quiet in the other Palestinian territory, the West Bank.
Being present isn't easy, especially since the death of my favorite client, the handsome banker Dirk Goldfinger, whose conviction for insider trading was last fall's big news, and since I attended his wake this spring and subsequently, at a party for heal…
Groups all across America are still trying to persuade teenagers to choose abstinence over safe sex. For some in the Bible Belt, it's working.
We know every Sunday you tell your mom you're at church when you're really drunk off your ass at brunch, so for this week's Sunday comic, we had our pal James Harvey create a comic about Noah's ark.
This week was at least ten times weirder than last week. Maybe even 15. Let's GIF about it.
We talked to Him about His beginnings, the situation in the Middle East, and what He thought about the movie Noah.
"Please, give this note to her with a single red rose. I want this to be the first thing she sees when her sight returns."
This season I realized that what I used to think of as a bunch of meat slabs running around on a field is actually a highly nuanced competition, featuring insane nerds with an arsenal of some of the most athletically ridiculous people on Earth at their di…
At the start of 2014 there are four broad—and overlapping—schisms in atheism, which can be summed up as: Dicks vs. Cowards, Islamophobes vs. More Cowards, Misogynists vs. Feminists, and Americans vs. Europeans. There has to be a better way.
God is descending on Minneapolis in the form of invisible spliffs and imaginary lines of coke. The Drunken Glory movement—spawned by events like the Florida Outpouring and Toronto Blessing in the 90s, at which people appeared to be inebriated and high pur…
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