challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

Abortion Is Part of the Animal Kingdom, Not Unique to Humanity

What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to resource scarcity.

Here’s why Christians believe in miracles

Christians are not alone in their miracle belief. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they believe in miracles, including almost 20 percent of nonbelievers.

Does the Internet Spell Doom For Organized Religion?

The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Southern Baptist Convention should be very worried.

Here’s why right-wing Christians think they are America’s most persecuted

Long before the Catholic Church made saints out of martyrs, a myriad of texts encouraged believers to embrace suffering or persecution.

Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible

Since many Christians haven’t read the whole Bible, most “Bible believers” are not, as they like to claim, actually Bible believers.

Why Many Evangelicals Find Donald Trump Simply Irresistible

When you look a little closer at the stories in the Bible, it turns out that God is an awful lot like Trump.

When Religious Teachings Become Immoral

Here are a few of the moral mandates from the Abrahamic religions that some people still practice on religious grounds.

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

The Quran and the Bible largely agree on a God-given male-dominated gender hierarchy in which men can negotiate bodily rights to girls.

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

In Bible-believing Christianity, psychological mind-control mechanisms are coupled with beliefs from the Iron Age.

What we know about abuse by clergy – for starters, gay priests are not the problem

Catholic leaders have variously blamed homosexuals, a modern culture of excessive sexual liberty, or even the child victims themselves.

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