challenging religious privilege in public life

Gad Saad

Blasphemy Laws Belong in the Dark Ages

Rational discourse and the scientific method are the means by which enlightened societies resolve their debates.

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.

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.

Is Atheism Just Another Religion?

Notwithstanding the silly attempts by some to draw equivalences between religion and atheism, they are non-overlapping concepts.

Morality Exists Despite Religion

There are endless instantiations of moral, compassionate, and kind acts that are committed by atheists.

The Pathologies of Cultures of Honor and Shame

At the societal level, this desire to maintain one’s honor and hence avoid shame is intimately linked to the control of women’s sexuality.

Atheists Are Murderous, Perverted Beasts!

Atheists are construed as immoral beings who are more likely to commit grotesque acts such as incest, animal torture, and serial murders.