challenging religious privilege in public life



Texas GOP files ‘Abolition of Abortion Act’ to ban abortion and make it punishable by death penalty

Texas state House Bill 896, introduced earlier this year, has the potential not just to criminalize abortion, but to classify it as a homicide.

Where did Nazis get their Nasty Ideas?

If you believe Catholic Church leaders, you might easily imagine that the Nazis were a confederation of atheists and neo-pagans.

We Need to Listen to the Survivors of Clerical Sex Abuse, Not the Church

A Chilean prosecutor found it necessary to raid Church premises after access to pertinent information was denied by the Vatican.

Overpopulation Looming Planetary Disaster Outranks All Other Issues

The mention of the primary driver of our growing global pain, population growth, gets virtually no mention.

Ethicists Generally Agree: The Pro-Life Arguments Are Worthless

The pro-life arguments fail, primarily because the fetus satisfies few if any of the necessary and sufficient conditions for personhood.

We Need To Talk About Overpopulation Now

A concerted effort to change access to contraception could make a huge difference to how things pan out for humanity over coming decades.

“Science refuses to take root in Muslim countries” Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy

The insistence that religion must be brought into everything – including science – puts certain critical faculties to sleep.

Empty Temples

Church attendance is down; supernatural beliefs are down. Perhaps 50 million U.S. adults now ignore organized religion.

Protect Children From the Bible

When we examine these purported "holy books", we see they all fall far short of any type of true meaningful morality.

14 Problems with Christianity

To my now liberated mind, Original Sin is precisely why Christians are told to never ever question god. The doctrine is so unjust and unreasonable.