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Holy Horrors: The Inquisition

The victim was required not only to confess that he was a heretic, but also to accuse his children, wife, friends, and others as fellow…

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.

The dogma of infallibility lies at the heart of the overpopulation problem

There is a nearly total lack of awareness that the problem of contraception is related to the problem of papal infallibility.

Holy Horrors: Witch-Hunts

During the 1400s, the Inquisition shifted its focus toward witchcraft, and the next 300 years witnessed a bizarre orgy of religious delusion.

Religion and Overpopulation: Threats to Human Survival

If the Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.

The Catholic Church and Its Obsession With Sex

The Church, from the beginning, was concerned with "out-reproducing" other groups. Sex, to some extent, became a concern on those grounds.

The Return of Totalitarian Theocracy

Many of us fear living under the rule of theocrats whose tolerance for diversity and dissent only lessens as their own power grows.

Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion

All three Abrahamic religions are nasty, and women have borne the brunt of the nastiness throughout history.

How the undemocratic activities of the Catholic Church silences critics

The fear felt by many American politicians aware of the undemocratic activities of the church has resulted in their silence.

How the Catholic Church Undermined the Population Growth Control Movement

The prolific propaganda machine has been effective in creating illusions which serve to counter the realities we all see with our own eyes.

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