YMMV / Bad Religion

  • Anvilicious/Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: They have a lot of songs falling into both categories. The Empire Strikes First, in particular, tends to skew heavily towards the former.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Faith Alone"'s solo
  • Epic Riff: "American Jesus".
  • Face of the Band: Greg Graffin.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans like to pretend Into the Unknown never happened. Some also ignore No Substance and The New America, or even their entire Atlantic era.
    • Into the Unknown is a funny case because it's actually not a bad album, especially when you realize they're 19 years old when they wrote it. But it's *not* punk by any stretch, so the fans tend to view it as an aberration.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The following quote from "Do What You Want": "But I'll believe in God when one and one are five."
    • Also funny when you consider that its writer (Mr. Brett) has publically stated that he's not an atheist.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Averted. They don't fit any type of the trope, including the new overly enthusiastic militant atheism. They say they use religion as a metaphor for anything that limits free thought or expression, and even their religion rant songs aren't anti-theistic.
  • The Law of Fan Jackassery: Naturally, being a not-mainstream-but-not-totally-obscure punk band with some pretty biting political and religious commentary, they fall squarely at the peak of this.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Hi, welcome to stealth," seems to have become a big meme on omegle and 4chan.
  • Song Association: If you've ever played Crazy Taxi and The Offspring aren't running through your head, chances are a song from The Gray Race is.
    • Before copyright forced a change, "Tiny Voices" was the first song played on the popular online game Punk-O-Matic and is likely ingrained in many fan's memory.