Pope Francis Is the Princess Diana of Popes

This morning, TIME announced that this year's Prom Queen Of News is none other than Pope Francis. The pontiff is the perfect choice for 2013's Person of the Year — he changed the Church from a mouthpiece for intolerance into one of love and acceptance. Except not really for women. He's still pretty meh about women. But … » 12/11/13 12:50pm 12/11/13 12:50pm

Costco Apologizes for Selling Bibles Categorized as 'Fiction'

Costco has apologized to customers after a box of Bibles labeled "Fiction" made it to store shelves in LA. As one might imagine, this offended people who do not believe the Bible to be fiction, and amused people who do not believe the Bible to be true. Now I understand why the "religion/philosophy" category must exist —… » 11/21/13 7:00pm 11/21/13 7:00pm

How to Be an Atheist Without Being a Dick About It

I'm an atheist and I'm embarrassed. Not because I'm self-conscious about my convictions (lol, no), but because so many people insist on being such condescending dicks in the name of atheism. I didn't settle on my belief system because it's a great opportunity for me to dunk on church ladies—it's my belief system » 7/18/13 5:15pm 7/18/13 5:15pm

Billboard Criticizing Mormon Stance on Blacks and Gays to Follow Mitt…

Mitt Romney is a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a religion viewed by many Americans unfamiliar with the faith as a strange tradition shrouded in secrecy and characterized by the sort of perky friendliness that can only be concealing a horrible Stepford-style robot factory. But as one… » 10/22/12 12:50pm 10/22/12 12:50pm

1 in 5 Americans Going to Hell, According to 4 in 5 Americans

Rents in the trendy postlife neighborhood of Hell are likely to increase dramatically in the next decades as more and more Americans check the "none" box on surveys about religion. In fact the proportion of the American population that consists of atheists, agnostics, and otherwise totally unaffiliated freelance souls… » 7/20/12 5:30pm 7/20/12 5:30pm

Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hire Only Christians

Crisis pregnancy centers, those lovely places that give pregnant women free ultrasounds and then tell a bunch of lies about abortion, receive millions in taxpayer money per year, which is crappy enough on its own. But did you know that many of these taxpayer-funded non-fact based non-health care facilities are also run … » 6/08/12 4:20pm 6/08/12 4:20pm

As You Inch Towards Death, You're More Likely to Start Believing in God

Depending on where you are in the world, you may believe in one kind of God or another, or you may not believe in anything. But one thing is for sure, according to a new report, as you get older you're far more likely to veer into God-fearing territory. Why? Because you start to realize that, in fact, you will die… » 4/30/12 11:00am 4/30/12 11:00am

Santorum Says Separation of Church and State Makes Him 'Want to Throw…

Our beloved constant companion Rick Santorum took to ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning to expound offensively a number of topics, but perhaps his most shining moment was when he took very relevant political force John F. Kennedy to task for his 1960 remarks on the separation of church and state.… » 2/26/12 8:45pm 2/26/12 8:45pm

Oops! Santorum Spokeswoman 'Accidentally' Says Obama Has 'Radical Islamic …

Man alive. Just when you think Rick Santorum's campaign has done every dumb thing covered in How to Lose Everyone's Vote for Dummies, they manage to pull another trick out of their hat. This one comes courtesy not of Santo-Claus himself but from Alice Stewart, a spokeswoman for his campaign. She was on MSNBC today… » 2/20/12 10:30pm 2/20/12 10:30pm