When you first get into American Gods and begin to wrap your head around its central premise—that gods are real people who feed on human belief—there’s one god in particular who’s conspicuously missing from Neil Gaiman’s original book and most of the first season of Starz’s television adaptation: Jesus Christ.
A few episodes back on American Gods, the mysterious Mr. Wednesday told main character Shadow Moon about the Sons of God: “Well, you got your white Jesuit-style Jesus, you got your black African Jesus, you got your brown Mexican Jesus, you got your swarthy Greek Jesus.” This Sunday, audiences will meet one of these…
A church in Mexico is promoting some of its upcoming Easter celebrations with a bit of flair: putting Jesus Christ side-by-side with Iron Man and Captain America. Wait, does this make Jesus an honorary Avenger?
After a reign lasting more than 2000 years, the King of the Judeans has been dethroned.
The are many reasons one might put off a much-needed home improvement project. Budget. Can’t find the right contractor. When it came to the tomb where Christians believe Jesus was buried, it was two centuries of infighting between some very possessive monks.
When it comes to weirdness, Jesus Christ has nothing on his old man. While Yahweh was looking for excuses to drunkenly wrestle Moses, Jesus was usually preaching about love, tolerance and forgiveness. The key word there is “usually.”
If you want to get a look at the Shroud of Turin, now’s your (limited-time) chance: the artifact that some believe (and many dispute) was Jesus’ burial cloth is on display until June 24 at St. John the Baptist cathedral in Turin. Just make sure you do like one million others have done, and sign up online first.
Here's a strange Christmas film—weird, sad, and hopeful all at the same time. According to its creators, Anomaly is 'a retelling of the traditional Christmas Nativity which explores, through a modern-day lens, the events of two-thousand years ago, set against the space-race canvas of the 1960s.'
Iron Sky: The Coming Race trailer has decided not to poke at one, but all of the taboos. So here is Zombie Christ, ripping himself off his crucifix and picking up a couple automatic weapons. Why? We have no Earthly idea, but we assume it has something to do with Nazis.
A new book is making the controversial claim that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had two sons. The authors say the evidence comes from a 1,500-year-old manuscript uncovered at the British Library.
During an otherwise routine restoration, researchers at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) made an unprecedented discovery. As it turns out, the 18th century statue of Christ they'd been X-raying was fitted with actual, 100% human pearly whites—totally intact all the way to the roots.
Here's a question we never thought to ask: how would Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera about the life of Jesus play with the Muppets? Now we know, thanks to the Muppet Christ Superstar album, with Kermit as Jesus, Gonzo as Judas, Miss Piggy as Mary Magdalene, and a chorus of clucking proto-Christian chickens.
Three teams of scientists at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have concluded that the ancient coptic papyrus that talks about Jesus' wife is authentic and not a forgery. The Vatican claimed the latter when it was discovered.
Crowds are flocking to León's San Isidro basilica in Spain after two historians published a book claiming that the precious goblet of the Infanta Doña Urraca is the mythical chalice from which Jesus drank during the last supper.
Rio de Janeiro, which has been getting lit up with lightning storms this week, just got hit with another one—and this one struck the city's famous 125-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue on top of the Corcovado mountain. A lightning bolt broke off a few fingers on his right hand.
After a 10-year investigation and criminal trial, an Israeli antiquities collector has been cleared of forgery charges. That means the modest limestone burial box pictured above — an ossuary inscribed with the earliest-known reference to Jesus – is the real deal.
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.
Stop what you're doing and watch the trailer for The Power of Few. It's part heist film, and part weird science Jesus cloning experiment. We are so into the lunacy streaming out of this wackadoo film. The Power of Few stars Christian Slater, Anthony Anderson and Hollywood's favorite grandpa Christopher Walken. Watch…
Pope Benedict XVI has just published a new book, the third volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, talking about the childhood of Jesus. Like Dan Brown's bestsellers, Herr Ratzinger promises to reveal lots of mysteries for just $13. Or you can save your money and read the juiciest bits here, starting with the reality…
If mixing monsters from the mind of H.R. Giger with a beloved Christian holiday is wrong, WE DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT.