No, Iran Is Not An Apocalyptic Nuclear Cult

Yesterday, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program failed to meet the deadline. Talks have been extended, but already an emerging chorus of "I told you so" says that it's pointless to negotiate with a fanatical religious regime that views nuclear war as holy martyrdom. It's time to put this myth to rest. » 11/25/14 3:42pm 11/25/14 3:42pm

Survey: 1 In 3 Football Fans Have Asked God To Help Their Team Win

The Public Religion Research Institute has released the results of its latest survey, one that examines the intersection between sports fandom and supernatural belief. It indicates that a significant minority of Americans think God will decide whether the Seahawks or Broncos win next Sunday. » 1/24/14 11:12am 1/24/14 11:12am

The 9 most baffling passages in the Bible, and what they really mean

The Bible has been called an historical document, a guidebook for moral living, and a work of fiction. No matter how you view it, there is no question that certain parts are confusing. We'll take a look at the possible meanings of the nine strangest passages in the Bible. » 12/12/13 1:44pm 12/12/13 1:44pm

Concerned Mom: Slutty Girls' Selfies Are Tempting My Perfect Sons

Kimberly Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry at a Presbyterian Church in Texas, has a message for teenage girls who take bedtime selfies in their pajamas: stop luring her teenage sons into sin. Why would you devil harlots want to control the Hall boys' minds? Are you whores and witches? She outlines her urgent plea in… » 9/04/13 2:15pm 9/04/13 2:15pm

Former Packer Supports Jason Collins, Gets Church Appearance Cancelled

Leroy Butler, the former Packers safety who played 12 seasons in Green Bay, was set to make an appearance at a Wisconsin church and talk about whatever it is that former NFL players talk about when they go to churches. Butler's apperance was cancelled, though, when the church discovered that he had sent a tweet … » 5/01/13 10:43am 5/01/13 10:43am

Here's Pope John Paul II Taking Some Swings At An Indoor Batting Cage

Pitchers and catchers! Popes, ranked! But how's this for synergy? The late Pope John Paul II, on a visit to California in 1987, stepping inside a batting cage to take a few hacks while a dude and a couple of pontificate minimi stand around talking softball. The Vatican's sports broadcasting division released this… » 2/12/13 5:05pm 2/12/13 5:05pm

Survey: 27 Percent Of Americans Believe God Helps Decide Who Wins…

Because it's Super Bowl time, everyone has to get in on the football. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey earlier this month, and asked its random sample of 1,033 adults a bunch of questions about the NFL. Most of the responses aren't surprising or interesting (Lots of people watch football! Even… » 1/30/13 2:35pm 1/30/13 2:35pm

Clemson Receiver Gets Baptized At Practice, Sets School Record For…

Junior DeAndre Hopkins looked like a new man in Clemson's win over Auburn on Saturday. He set a school record with 13 catches, finishing with 119 yards and a score. Then his wide receiver coach posted this photo to Twitter, totally explaining everything—Hopkins had been baptized after Thursday's practice, in front of… » 9/04/12 1:00pm 9/04/12 1:00pm

Minor League Team To Hold "Atheist Night"

We've got a whole tagpage of oddball promotions by the independent St. Paul Saints, but this is probably the first one that runs the risk of excommunication. It's not called Atheist Night—it's actually called "A Night of Unbelievable Fun"—but when the Amarillo Sox come to town next month, the home team will be, for a… » 7/13/12 9:50am 7/13/12 9:50am