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

Creepy Santa Claus
December 14th, 2017

These days we celebrate Christmas with festive holiday decorations, visits from a jolly elderly gentleman named Santa, and robust trees placed by the window. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Christmases past were quite different from our celebrations today. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the history of the Christmas holiday. Continue reading

Man marries a goat
December 1st, 2017

When it comes to marriage, they say love knows no bounds. Well, we’re inclined to believe it! This list of odd pairings will leave you scratching your head. From a 106-year-old bride to a woman in love with a building, there sure are some strange couples out there. Continue reading

A dish of Strozzapretti pasta
July 11th, 2017

Strozzapreti might look innocent enough – on the surface, it’s just another type of Italian pasta. However, this unassuming food has a dark untold history. The medium-sized corkscrew-shaped pasta noodles were created not only for scooping up those last bits … Continue reading

August 2nd, 2013

Bobby Flay, the celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality has recently garnished his already impressive profile with a new status: ordained minister. While it is unclear what Bobby plans to do as a minister, we here at the Universal Life Church Monastery … Continue reading

July 27th, 2012

Please note: the following is meant for humor, not to offend. 1. Mormon underwear, Mormonism Of the many quirky facets of the Church of Latter Day Saints, “Mormon underwear” is probably the most notable. No other sect of Christianity prescribes … Continue reading

June 29th, 2011

In a tongue-in-cheek jab at the widespread reverence for religion, the left-leaning aggregated blog site Huffington Post has announced a “create your own religion” competition for its subscribers. The humorous publicity stunt asks readers to submit a description of their … Continue reading

June 16th, 2011

A Lighthearted Look at the Foibles of the Catholic Church Offended by the Catholic church’s refusal to ordain women, guest blogger SJ White takes a scathing yet tongue-in-cheek look at the many questionable practices of the world’s largest religious institution. … Continue reading