Ross came along at that time in a Slowly Deconverting From Fundamentalist Christianity person’s life that they start to think, hey, y’know, let’s make fun of it a little.  They’ve got some distance!  And maybe a bit of anger at how friggin’ stupid it now all felt and so here come a series of take-thats!  Well, take that!

Not an entirely noble stage, but kind of a rite of passage.