Like the ruins of the Coliseum or shuttered drive-in theaters, the ghosts of web 1.0 linger. And scattered throughout that hidden world are the early Internet churches.
Every year, on the first Sunday of November, the monseigneur of Sainte Rita in Paris organizes a Mass exclusively for animals.
As the yoga market is flooded with gurus offering inner peace for $20 an hour, we remain naive to how vulnerable many people may be.
VICE Greece went in search of the people worshipping Zeus and Demeter in the 21st century.
"It's a group performance where everyone's a player," says Christopher Allman, the creator and leader of the People of Ieya.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
In the past couple years, Legrand Wolf's gay site MormonBoyz.com has become surprisingly popular while redefining the term "missionary position."
I spoke to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about anal sex, Israel's controversial nation-state bill, and his former pupil Michael Jackson.
A group called Soulsaver distributes pamphlets about the evils of homosexuality and the rock 'n roll lifestyle.
A couple of weeks ago, Matthew Lester realized he'd been an "unwitting twat" and decided to make amends.
Also this week: A church refused to bury a woman who had been attending their services for over 50 years because she hadn't given them enough money in the last years of her life.
It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.
A sculpture of Angelito Negro depicts him as a black angel with horns dressed in a mariachi outfit and holding tequila. His followers believe he will be the one to judge whether they get into heaven or hell.
William Tapley, self-proclaimed "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" and "Co-Prophet of the End Times," thinks the guy who played the Penguin is going to bring about the Apocalypse.
The Manor isn't just a place where women get naked, it also sponsors transitional housing for the down and out, and seven months ago began holding church services.
There's a deluded Facebook campaign being waged by people who think that a halal certification means that a cookie company supports terrorism.
A Christian group from Texas is getting ready to sue Wantagh High School over allegations administrators violated a student's religious liberties by not letting her form a Christian club.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Sitting among the cow skulls in his spooky bungalow, Phil Mawson told me about his conversion from the evil "cult" of Jehovah's Witnesses to the humane world of Satanism.
Many gay British Muslims don't feel that they have to choose between their religion and their sexuality, but not a lot of them are fully "out."
We talked to Kamran Kastle, a guy with an ambitious plan to translate the more than 31,000 verses of the Old and New Testament into emojis.
"Christian Domestic Discipline" is men asserting dominance over their wives using corporal punishment.
Despite Harold Camping's preaching on Family Radio and the costly media blitz, the world didn't end on May 21, 2011.
Eman Mohammed has fought her way through abusive colleagues, death threats, and sexual harassment.