challenging religious privilege in public life



Population growth remains a big problem but male patrimony is a major factor often ignored

The version of democracy, capitalism and religion that we experience are all male-dominated, and have resisted equality for women over the millennia.

US abortion policy is ‘extremist hate’ and ‘torture’, says UN commissioner

Trump administration’s ban on terminations is a crisis directed at women, warns Kate Gilmore, deputy high commissioner for human rights.

The 5 Most Persistent Anti-Choice Lies – and Why They’re Wrong

It’s time for the left to talk about how anti-choicers want to kill women, and leave babies in impoverished homes.

Conservative commentator: trans people will replace humanity with ‘New Species’ that’s ‘Human and Part Machine’

A guest on The Laura Ingraham Podcast has claimed that transgender people are trying to use social engineering to create a new species.

Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database

One popular theory has argued that moralising gods were necessary for the rise of large-scale societies.

Mary’s Virginity Product of Prudish, Puritanical Catholic Church

Attis, Adonis, Buddha, Krishna, Osiris and Tammuz were all born to virgins. To be a god your mother almost needed to be a virgin!

The Origin of Life on Earth and the Design of Alternative Life Forms

To understand the origin of life on Earth, we must understand the pathways that lead from chemistry to biology.

Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt: ‘Climate change … the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years’

Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt sees climate change as being the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years.

Minnesota Archdiocese to Pay Clergy Abuse Victims the Catholic Church’s Second-Largest Payout Ever

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a $210 million settlement agreement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse.

The absurdity of religion

Over the last few centuries it has become increasingly obvious that science provided a path to enlightenment and superstition was a dead-end.