Pastafarian Barrett Fletcher delivering the opening prayer at government meeting
September 23rd, 2019

A Pastafarian pastor in Alaska delivered the opening invocation at a government meeting, complete with colander on his head. The incident is just the latest in Pastafarians pushing boundaries and poking fun at religious belief. Continue reading

A Virgin Mary icon weeping
September 13th, 2019

One of the stranger clarifications we’ve ever had to publish: no, we did NOT spend $2.5 million on a Virgin Mary art installation. Continue reading

Christian Bale thanks Satan at Golden Globes
January 7th, 2019

Christian Bale caused a stir at the Golden Globes by thanking Satan for giving him inspiration on how to play the role of former vice president Dick Cheney. The Church of Satan responded with wholehearted approval. Continue reading

Santa next to a magic mushroom
December 21st, 2018

Where does the objectively strange story of a man in a red and white suit who travels with flying reindeer come from? One popular theory involves Siberian shamans bearing particularly special gifts: magic mushrooms. Continue reading

Woman claims she's had sex with a ghost
October 30th, 2018

A British woman insists that she’s had sexual relations with at least 20 ghosts over the past decade. After settling down with a particularly special phantasmal being, the happy couple is now planning to get married. Continue reading

Woman wears colander hat
August 20th, 2018

The highest Dutch court ruled that Pastafarianism is not a real religion, denying a Dutch student the right to wear a colander in her I.D. photo. Should the government be able to decide what is a “real” religion and what isn’t? Continue reading

Blood moon apocalypse
July 27th, 2018

Today’s the day, folks – the world is finally ending. Batten down the hatches, hold your loved ones close, and hope for the best. Numerous doomsday preachers have issued dire warnings that tonight’s blood moon will bring with it the long-awaited apocalypse. Are you prepared? Continue reading

Man protesting conversion therapy
March 19th, 2018

In a major victory for the LGBT rights movement, states are cracking down on the use of conversion therapy for minors. However, the controversial practice – characterized by many experts as ineffective and even abusive – remains popular in many religious communities. Continue reading

February 6th, 2018

Justin Trudeau believes it’s time to move on from the term “mankind”. During a town hall event last week, the Canadian Prime Minister interrupted a young woman in the audience, telling her not to use the term “mankind” and instead say “peoplekind.” Continue reading

Female demon doing yoga
February 5th, 2018

Upward dog, or a downward spiral straight to Hell? That’s the question posed by a popular Christian blogger in a recent viral post. “What is the point of trying to re-purpose pagan worship for the sake of getting a nice workout?” … Continue reading