challenging religious privilege in public life



A natural argument for the birth control pill

Pope Francis’ acknowledgment of the importance of “responsible parenthood” should be a catalyst for the church to reexamine its teachings.

Overpopulation and Habitat Encroachment

The threats to wildlife across the entire planet are hard to imagine, but the statistics for the U.S. alone should be alarming to everyone.

Democracy Versus Theocracy

A democracy cannot survive for long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend.

Finding Historical Black Women Atheists

From scholars of freethought there is little mention of black women who combined the same type of religious radicalism as their male counterparts.

The Greatest Religious Question Never Answered

What is the purpose of this petri dish we call the universe? Why was this artificial world created? What function does it serve?

Another 50 Years Please

I yearn for another 50 years because I am curious. We are now on the foothills of the age of artificial intelligence (AI).

On Earth Day 2018, Congress Whistling Past Graveyard on Population Growth

Continued population growth, the path that the U.S. travels today, will not have a happy ending. And indefinite growth is highly undesirable.

John Oliver Exposes The Shady World Of Anti-Abortion Activists

John Oliver takes on the issue of abortion, exposing the tactics of pseudo-health care organizations known as crisis pregnancy centers.

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

Wizard or Prophet? The choices made by my children’s generation will resonate for as long as demographers can foresee.

Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule

Remove apostasy and blasphemy laws and even ex-Muslims will be stunned at the extent of atheism in countries under Islamic rule.