challenging religious privilege in public life



Antisemitism: how the origins of history’s oldest hatred still hold sway today

An historical awareness of the nature of antisemitism may prove a powerful ally for those who would challenge prejudice.

The Pathologies of Cultures of Honor and Shame

At the societal level, this desire to maintain one’s honor and hence avoid shame is intimately linked to the control of women’s sexuality.

Choose Secular Freedom Over Religious Repression Or Get Tyranny

The efforts of right wing zealots to interfere with secular matters are the stuff of what makes atheism America's fastest growing religion.

Is It Blasphemy – Or Honesty?

Blasphemy isn’t a dirty word. It's honorable and honest. It’s almost a duty of thinking people to express skepticism of supernatural mumbo-jumbo.

Recent findings on the origins of Islam: a key to countering radicalism?

Literalism, in the form of Islamism, is having a diabolical and destabilising effect globally, causing immense suffering.

The Phobia That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Radical Islam doesn’t ask; it demands. It demands that we either live under Sharia law, or under the rubble that they vow they will bury…

Let’s Face It: Islamic Terrorism HAS Changed Our Way of Life

Islamists do not need to win political elections to dominate the culture. They have already changed our behaviour.

Why Bans on Muslim Veiling Are Liberal

Fashionable left-leaning opinion is that criticism of Muslim veiling stem from misguided xenophobia or intolerance towards ‘otherness’.

Political and religious conservatives suddenly embrace free speech on campus

Throughout American history it has been political and religious conservatives who have been the opponents of free speech.

The War on Free Expression

Freedom and tolerance are two sides of the same coin, and both are under pressure. We all need to develop thicker skin.