challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

Religion’s Dirty Dozen – 12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World Worse

To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, these twelve dubious concepts belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You

Evangelicals wear their religion on T-shirts and around their necks and on car bumpers and eye-blacks. They hand out tracts on college campuses.

The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.

Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

We now know that the four gospels were assigned the names of the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, not written by them.

9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right on Abortion

Unless pro-choice advocates reclaim the moral high ground, there is every reason to fear that abortion will become inaccessible in the U.S.

Denied Contraception, Catholic Mother of Disabled Child Questions Faith – Gets Abused by Believers

'The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, tortured and thrown in different jails. You? Well you were told to not use birth control and your faith crumbled.'

If the Bible Were Law, Would You Qualify for the Death Penalty?

Working on the Sabbath: “Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 31:15

Why does the Judeo-Christian God have such a bad temper?

You might think that if someone is omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. The force that created the universe has no need of it.

4 Questions That Show God Is Highly Unlikely

Does God exist? To my mind, the likelihood that the Bible God exists depends on the answer to four questions.

Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith

Hundreds of millions of people believe that God put powerful men at the top and gave them the right to own others, literally or figuratively.