challenging religious privilege in public life


The Unbelievable Truth: Why America has become a nation of religious know-nothings

Pew researchers asked more than 3,000 Americans 32 central questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions.

Population growth the single greatest threat to world peace – and activities by the Catholic hierarchy the greatest deterrent

The effective opposition to population growth control activities by the Catholic hierarchy has clearly been the single greatest deterrent.

Thomas Paine: With His Name Left Out, the History of Liberty Cannot be Written

Thomas Paine was one of the intellectual heroes. As long as free government exists he will be remembered, admired and honoured.

Church atrocities receded in Europe because of the Enlightenment

Why did church atrocities recede in the West? Because a new social climate was spreading - the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment.

How far is the Vatican willing to go to ensure its survival?

The Vatican has had so much success at shutting down efforts to control population growth that draconian actions have not yet been necessary.