challenging religious privilege in public life



Jesus wasn’t as nice as people make him out to be

Face it: Jesus was a prude. He was just like all the other conservative first-century Jews. He was a product of his environment.

Why do nations idiotically add people when birth control is cheaper than growth for growth’s sake?

There is a lack of broad public understanding that explosive population growth will increasingly affect our capacity to survive as a species.

Yes, there is a war between science and religion

Science and religion are not only in conflict – even at “war” – but also represent incompatible ways of viewing the world.

Two-thirds of American voters want Roe v. Wade to stay the law of the land

If Republicans think they’ll win this midterm election by running on the Supreme Court and overturning Roe, they are miscalculating.

Criticizing Religious Beliefs Is a Fundamental Human Right

One’s religious beliefs should not exist in an impenetrable and inviolable bubble wherein they are protected from criticism or scrutiny.

Freedom = Criticism of ALL Religions Is a Fundamental Right

Once one enters the public sphere, religious beliefs are not protected from scrutiny, debate, criticism, and ridicule.

Pastor who thinks mothers don’t belong in public office leads Bible study for Trump’s cabinet

Ralph Drollinger is a pastor known for inflammatory statements on everything from climate change to women’s right to work.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here’s What Earth Will be Like in 500 Years

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that, if the current trend continues, we’ll only have enough room for everyone to live standing up.

Weaponizing a Word: Islamophobia

Islamophobia was, guess what? A new term for blasphemy – a term specifically aimed at the blasphemy of Westerners.

Ireland was a priest-ridden theocracy which treated women and children as scum

The nuns were a kind of religious SS but it was the leaders of this theocracy who delegated the dirty work to the Catholic Church.