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How Long Will Obsolete Religious Fantasies Govern Sensible Secular Governance?

How Long Will Obsolete Religious Fantasies Govern Sensible Secular Governance?

Specific religious beliefs are now truly and obviously obsolete. Particularly the ones with their monotheistic male dominated cultures. In fact, looking outward as our space tools now permit, these religions will shortly seem to…

School Rankings and Vouchers: Connecting the Dots

School Rankings and Vouchers: Connecting the Dots

Source: Free Inquiry. Much has been made of the global school rankings released in December based on the performance of 15-year-olds on math and reading in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), published in…

Opinion

Religious Liberty for Whom?

Religious Liberty for Whom?

Source: Americans for Religious Liberty. A little history is in order, dating to Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which ruled that contraceptives were a matter of a zone of privacy which cannot be controlled by any…

How a Rural Ophthalmologist’s Vision Changed Our Lives

How a Rural Ophthalmologist’s Vision Changed Our Lives

Source: The Social Contract Press. Let’s understand that being visionary means taking constant rhetorical body blows. The second and really only remaining argument for failing to bring real reform to American immigration policy is now…

Reproductive Health Why Religious Leaders are Speaking Up in Support of Universal Contraceptive Access

Why Religious Leaders are Speaking Up in Support of Universal Contraceptive Access

Source: Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Women who use contraception are generally healthier, better…

When Bishops Direct Medical Care

When Bishops Direct Medical Care

Source: The New York Times. Beyond new state efforts to restrict women’s access to proper…

Abuse in the Church Vatican envoy rejects UN panel’s critical verdict on clerical abuse scandal

Vatican envoy rejects UN panel’s critical verdict on clerical abuse scandal

Source: The Guardian. The leadership of the Roman Catholic church is engaged in a tense…

Vatican gives ‘a slap in the face’ to sex abuse victims by stonewalling UN panel

Vatican gives ‘a slap in the face’ to sex abuse victims by stonewalling UN panel

Source: The Guardian. The Vatican has refused to give a United Nations panel information it…

Right to Die Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Source: Dawn.com. Despite opposition from the Church, which called the move “a step too far”,…

Catholic rebel Hans Küng, 85, considers assisted suicide

Catholic rebel Hans Küng, 85, considers assisted suicide

Source: Reuters. Hans Küng, Roman Catholicism’s best known rebel theologian, is considering capping a life…

Population Stress

We must make contraception and abortion universally legal and available

We must make contraception and abortion universally legal and available

Source: Americans for Religious Liberty. Scientists for at least 60 years or so have been calling attention to the problem…

Malaysian Flight 370 Offers Instruction About The Illusion of Earth’s Vastness

Malaysian Flight 370 Offers Instruction About The Illusion of Earth’s Vastness

Those who dismiss the threat of overpopulation often cite the many places on Earth that have no people, or the…

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?

Source: The Guardian. A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial…

Islam Watch
Sharia Law to be enshrined in British legal system

Sharia Law to be enshrined in British legal system

Source: Sunday Telegraph. Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system…

The Real Agenda Behind the Push for “Islamophobia”

The Real Agenda Behind the Push for “Islamophobia”

Source: Gatestone Institute. Many Muslims in the West use “Islamophobia” as a penalty card against…

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East’s 30 year war

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East’s 30 year war

Source: The Spectator. There are those who think that the region as a whole may…

Democracy and Government
A Fervent Call for Saving Our Precious Democracy With Enlightened Governance

A Fervent Call for Saving Our Precious Democracy With Enlightened Governance

Yes, we do have serious divisions in ideologies, religions, and cultural views, and ethnicity, but the…

Immigration
Catch And Release Is Only Good For Fishing NOT for The Policy of Immigration Non-enforcement

Catch And Release Is Only Good For Fishing NOT for The Policy of Immigration Non-enforcement

Source: Progressives for Immigration Reform. The Obama administration’s deliberate obstruction of immigration enforcement, in which tens…

Freedom of Speech
The prevention of journalism

The prevention of journalism

Source: openDemocracy. There are three types of censorship that restrict the freedom of the press. The…

Belief
Religious Bias Keeps Admitted Atheists From Their Civil Right to Run For Office

Religious Bias Keeps Admitted Atheists From Their Civil Right to Run For Office

The dangerous power for religious hatred which leads to violence here and world wide gets daily…

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