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  1. docuseries
    What The Family Reveals About White Evangelicals, Trump, and the ‘Wolf King’A conversation with director Jesse Moss and journalist Jeff Sharlet.
  2. praying for you
    The Bachelorette’s Hannah and Luke P. Are Fighting About Sin on TwitterWant some “biblical truth,” anyone?
  3. stand-up
    Is It Still Funny to Be Jewish?Thirteen comedians reflect on the power and perils of self-deprecation in the age of Trump.
  4. religion
    Ramy Can Teach You How to WuduThe Hulu comedy’s stunning first episode, “Between the Toes,” tackles the Muslim politics of cleansing for prayer.
  5. scientology
    Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini Get to the Bottom of Their Scientology FeudRemini stopped by Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show Red Table Talk for some denominational reconciliation.
  6. religion!
    Pope Francis Graced With Katy Perry’s PresenceAnd now for something completely different.
  7. Samantha Bee Meets the Only Pastor to Leave Trump’s Evangelical Advisory […]Back in August, Seth Meyers did a fascinating segment on Donald Trump’s longtime “spiritual advisor” Paula White, a televangelist who believes […]
  8. The Unshakable Yvette Nicole BrownIn the age of Trump, one of Hollywood’s nicest actors is eager for battle.
  9. exegesis
    Unpacking the Religious Metaphors of Mother!There were more than a few.
  10. let's talk about religion
    Leah Remini Claims Jada Pinkett Smith Is a Devoted, Long-Time Scientologist“I know Jada’s in.”
  11. religion
    Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology From Comparison to Handmaid’s Tale’s Gilead“Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me.”
  12. Seth Meyers Introduces Trump’s “Spiritual Advisor” Paula WhiteHere’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers checks in on Donald Trump’s evolving views on God and religion and how, despite […]
  13. right click
    Watch Aziz Ansari Tell the Story Behind Master of None’s Religion EpisodeIt has to do with bacon.
  14. renewals
    Leah Remini’s Scientology Docuseries Will Return to A&E for a Second Season“The way the organization has responded without taking responsibility for what they do to people, I need to continue.”
  15. close reads
    Silence’s Theological Adviser on the Movie’s Controversial Ending“This isn’t the fake spirituality of ‘If you believe in God, everything turns out great.’”
  16. vulture lists
    52 Films That Got a PR Bump From the VaticanFrom the rigorously devout to the, uh, Pokémon.
  17. religion
    What Birth of a Nation Gets Wrong About ReligionThis is, primarily, an earthly revenge story.
  18. explainer
    What Exactly Do The Path’s Meyerists Believe In?Here’s everything you need to know about the religion-cult hybrid.
  19. the vulture tv podcast
    How Is Religion Handled on Television?Surprisingly, it’s not dealt with as often as we’d expect in America.
  20. quotables
    Bieber Has a Pretty Great Metaphor for ReligionChristianity and tacos go hand in hand.
  21. reconciliation
    Mark Wahlberg Asked the Pope to Forgive Him for His Ted MoviesHe hopes God has a sense of humor, and so do we.
  22. amas
    The Best Answers From Alex Gibney’s Reddit AMAFear not: The filmmaker definitely wants to keep hammering away at Scientology.
  23. John Oliver Creates His Very Own Tax-Exempt Religion on ‘Last Week Tonight’Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a deep dive into the world of televangelists and how they legally […]
  24. game of thrones
    What You Need to Know About Religion on Game of Thrones This SeasonAs various faiths push their way to the forefront this season, the casual viewer may be confused.
  25. Watch Stephen Colbert Talk Comedy and Catholicism with Father James MartinAmerica’s favorite Catholic Stephen Colbert was recently interviewed by Father James Martin for weekly Catholic magazine America, and Colbert […]
  26. One Colbert Nation, Under God: Stephen Colbert Is America’s Cool PastorIt started out as a joke. It ends as a near institution to the point that this guy guest hosted it earlier in the month. In the coming days […]
  27. Jesus, You’re Funny: ‘Black Jesus’ and the Long History of Comedic MessiahsWherever Aaron McGruder goes, controversy follows. Black Jesus, McGruder’s new live-action Adult Swim show starring Gerald “Slink” Johnson as […]
  28. Due to a Clerical Error, There’s Now a Catholic Church on George Carlin WayIt’s been three years in the making, but a bill was finally signed into law today to name part of a Manhattan street after late comedian George […]
  29. Meet G. Willow Wilson, the Muslim Woman Revolutionizing Superhero ComicsShe’s G. Willow Wilson, the writer of Ms. Marvel.
  30. The Kid from ‘Two and a Half Men’ Said Some More Religious Stuff, Has a […]Two and a Half Men’s titular half man Angus T. Jones left the show last summer, calling the show “filth” in a testimonial video for a Christian […]
  31. Stephen Colbert Made Some Great Catholic Jokes Last NightFamous Catholic Stephen Colbert gave the keynote at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner last night, a notorious white-tie charity […]
  32. In Response to Your Manuscript, ‘The Bible,’ by Ben GodarDear Authors, Thank you for the opportunity to read your manuscript, The Bible. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you we are […]
  33. A New Pope Picked: How Have TV and Film Done It?Five pop-culture theories about how things really go down in the Sistine Chapel.
  34. When God and Comedy Meet: Stephen Colbert on ChristianityWhen he was a young actor in Chicago, Stephen Colbert stood offstage waiting for his scene. He nervously watched an actor perform the bit he […]
  35. Stephen Colbert: Laughing with, Not at, Religion“The brilliance of The Colbert Report is its refusal to dismiss or denigrate the religion with jokes that equate faith with idiocy or […]
  36. vampires
    Rick Santorum Inspired This Season of True BloodIs that why it’s so terrible?
  37. documentaries
    Watch Hands of God, a Documentary About Christian PuppeteersSinners come in all shapes and sizes, including felt!
  38. grammys 2012
    See a Supercut of Award Winners Thanking GodAnd Chilli gets the last word. Nice to hear.
  39. kirk cameron
    Watch the Creepy Trailer for Kirk Cameron’s ‘Documentary,’ MonumentalIt’s like Kirk Cameron is the real-life version of Nicolas Cage in National Treasure, except rocked by oppressively religious undertones.
  40. Threats to the South Park Creators Will Get a Guilty Plea TodayA Muslim convert in Brooklyn is expected to plead guilty today for posting online threats against the South Park creators for insulting the […]
  41. Pete Holmes on the Ministry of ComedyComic Pete Holmes has some wise words worth considering in his AV Club interview about the similarities between comedy and religion: This […]
  42. Jay Leno Causes Diplomatic Incident With Throwaway Slideshow JokeBig week for NBC late night hosts getting sued for unexpected reasons! The Bol Punjabi All Regions Community Organization is suing Jay Leno and […]
  43. Miley Cyrus Angers God In New Blasphemy Comedy The Hollywood Reporter has deets about a Miley Cyrus’ God-themed comedy, which, provided they go all Book of Job with it, could be pretty […]
  44. oprah
    Oprah Is Basically God NowExcept that God forgave James Frey immediately.
  45. Ricky Gervais Answers Questions On Being a Godless HeathenAs a followup to his WSJ op-ed about atheism, Ricky Gervais answered some readers’ questions about it. For example, when asked how a comedian […]
  46. crusades
    Ricky Gervais Fields Questions on Atheism“Since there is nothing to know about god, a comedian knows as much about god as any one else.”
  47. crusades
    Ricky Gervais Explains Why He’s an Atheist“So what does the question “Why don’t you believe in God?” really mean. I think when someone asks that they are really questioning their own belief … ‘How come you weren’t brainwashed with the rest of us?’”
  48. Ricky Gervais’ Argument for AtheismIn this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, Ricky Gervais wrote a long, non-comedic piece on why he’s an atheist. You’re not going to get many […]
  49. The Vatican: Homer Simpsons Is ‘a True Catholic’According to the official Vatican newspaper, Homer Simpson is “a true Catholic.” If the closest thing you can find to a true Catholic on TV is […]
  50. Ricky Gervais on AtheismFrom Gervais’ appearance on Inside the Actors Studio last January: “When you’re a working class mum, Jesus is like an unpaid babysitter.”
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