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Alan Turing: Gay Man who Saved the World yet Died in Disgrace

A man who should have been a hero of the free world was instead hounded to death because of religion-inspired homophobia.

Does Christian Fundamentalism Endanger Our Republic?

Fundamentalist Christianity is anti-modern. It holds that truth became manifest two thousand years ago, and everything since is of no consequence.

Holy Horrors: The Holocaust

For century after century after century, the Christian church had designated the people to be despised: the religious believers called Jews.

Europe’s politics of victimology

Europe must shed the straitjacket of political correctness, which makes it impossible to criticize minorities for anything.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy: a cabal of power that moves under the guise of benevolence

Through the Vatican’s constant presentation of the Church’s actions as “virtuous”, recognition of the Church as a tyrant has been thwarted.

Revisiting the question of the veil: Must the veil be banned?

The banning of the burka or the niqab can be argued from two angles, 1) the societal right and 2) the women’s right.

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

Christian bullying in history

The worst incident at demonizing in history? There are so many, but arguably the most vile was the “Blood Libel” of the Jews.

It’s a Free Country, Not a Christian Nation

The religious references in the Declaration are deistic: it’s clear that the references are not to the revealed God of Christianity.

Why Are “Moderates” so Reluctant to Criticize Religion?

The outright rejection of the idea of scriptural authority seems to be more straightforward and intellectually promising than any alternative.

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