challenging religious privilege in public life



What are the chances of Donald Trump winning the upcoming election?

To those who expect a new President to replace what for some is an odious incumbent, I would counsel a serious look at the facts.

Women Versus Religion

It is the weak-link, Eve, who first falls prey to the talking snake and disobeys God by eating of the tree of knowledge.

Is Sex for Reproduction About to Become Extinct?

Our ability and willingness to make genetic alterations to our future children will grow over time along with our knowledge and technological ability.

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

We have all the tools we need to alter the genetic makeup of our species. The realization is inevitable. Timing is the only variable.

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right

Since the 1980s, the movement has become increasingly sophisticated. Christian Right organizations push for laws that reflect their fundamentalist views.

Nearly one in four Americans today is religiously unaffiliated

The Christian right energized religious voters, but Christian conservatives’ social agenda prompted other people to opt out of religion entirely.

What’s wrong with religion?

3. Religion teaches people to accept their ignorance rather than use it as a motivator for exploration and free inquiry.

How to Debunk the “Atheism Is a Religion” Argument

The Argument: Atheism is itself a religion, and a bad one at that. It asserts that there’s no god, and tries to enshrine this assertion…

The Merge

We can either fade into an evolutionary tree branch or we can figure out what a successful merge looks like. 

Who’s Afraid Of Superhumanity?

It doesn’t matter how many superpeople there are. A world with any superpeople in it is a better world. But is this the future?