Lisa abandons her Christian faith (after the local church sells ad space inside of it to cover the damages done by Homer and Bart's toy rocket) and opts for a new one that still allows her to be close to God, Buddhism. When words gets around, Marge tries to win her back to Christianity, but Lisa refuses.
!!Tropes of this episode:
* CelebrityStar: Richard Gere
* CrisisOfFaith: Plot of the episode
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kearney, a known bully and petty thug, is right to point out what has to be done about the church, making it a priority. Burns also fits this trope; after all he did help rebuild the church.
* KidHasAPoint: Lisa does explains to Bart she's not going for a new way to worship just because it's sounds cool, she rather find one that bring her peace while reminding God that she still respects Him.
* PetTheDog: Even though he opts for commercialism, Mr. Burns does live up to his promise to help rebuild for the church.