Topic: Religion

Ask Your Doctor About Unpretentiousil™, a Cure for the Common Hipster

Relief from an insidious disorder

Hipster bashing seems so 2008. And yet, done well, it still elicits some latte-soaked, vegan chuckles. Here's a fun faux-mercial that peddles a fake drug called Unpretentiousil, a supposed cure…

Pope Benedict XVI Begins Tweeting @Pontifex


In what is doubtless an upsetting move for doctrinal wonks around the globe, Pope Benedict XVI has opened a Twitter feed, where he will dispense divine wisdom to the masses…

Dr Pepper's Evolution Joke on Facebook Riles Up Creationists

Clichéd image still has power to offend

So, this happened late last week: Dr Pepper posted a dumb joke on Facebook—a visual parody of the infamous 1965 "March of Progress" evolution illustration, with Dr Pepper playing a…

Catholic Church Now Advertising for Priests on Billboards

'Those who give all receive even more'

Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but they know opportunity when they see it. The Roman Catholic diocese of Austria has seized upon Europe's economic crisis as a…

Church Apologizes on Billboard for North Carolina's Anti-Gay Vote

Ad rues 'rights and equality' denied

A San Diego church paid $3,000 for a four-week run on a billboard in North Carolina apologizing for that state's recent vote supporting an amendment defining marriage as a union…

South Africa's Ban of Anti-Atheist Ad Is Truly Brainless

One complaint dooms billboard

I normally wouldn't side with a church that's using ads to mock unbelievers, but it's hard to understand why the billboard above was banned in South Africa. One complaint—one!—was all…

Focus on the Family Ad Celebrates Tim Tebow's Favorite Bible Verse

Kids recite John 3:16

Is it wise to mix religion and football beyond the occasional Hail Mary pass? Focus on the Family has no problem combining the two, and did so again during Saturday's…

Mary Gets a Positive Pregnancy Test in Church's Christmas Billboard

St. Matthews in the City strikes again

Get a load of this billboard from St. Matthews in the City, a progressive Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand. I mean, Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Well, only Mary is…

Lowe's in Facebook Hell as Racist Comments Pile Up

Company goes silent after pulling ads from 'All-American Muslim'

Should Lowe's need a crowbar to pull its head out of the sand, it can find one in its own aisles. On Saturday, the home-improvement company posted a note to…

American Atheists Bide Their Time Playing the Grinch This Christmas

First billboard is just odd, but wait for the second

O ye of little faith … you've still got something to look forward to this holiday season. Just wait until Monday, when the American Atheists unveil a new billboard near…