Which is not to say Bad Religion couldn't benefit from their offspring's liberal use of humor. Tempering the soap-box approach with a wink and a smile would go a long way toward making the socially conscious message of songs like "Kyoto Now!" a little easier to digest. Lyrically in love with all things literal, Bad Religion never met a metaphor it didn't despise. No one ever said punk rock was about subtlety, but singing about diversity takes on an ironic twist in the context of such unbelievably conservative music. "Supersonic," "Can't Stop It," and "Evangeline" all offer the catchy combo of airtight power chords, machine-gun snare rolls, and Beach Boy harmonies that the band's been churning out for two decades. In the tradition of the Ramones and AC/DC, these guys are hardcore environmentalists, at least in terms of recycling, with nothing more than a few feeble attempts at experimentation. But the pseudofolk of "Broken," the quasireggae intro to "Sorrow," and the midtempo break in "Epiphany" all give more-than-ample reason for the band to get back in the stable and remain a one-trick punk-rock pony. The Process of Belief ends with the track "Bored and Extremely Dangerous." If the members of Bad Religion are referring to the listener, they got it half right.