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If “Nothing Fails Like Prayer,” Why Do People Keep at It?

Ask and ye shall receive? Not unless the implacable laws of physics and biology are already trending in your favour.

Holy Horrors: The Crusades

Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade in 1095 to wrest the Holy Land from infidels. "Deus Vult" (God wills it) became the rallying cry.

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

The Vatican’s sabotage of efforts to address population growth

The Vatican is successfully blocking consideration of the reality that popu­lation growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

Why Are “Moderates” so Reluctant to Criticize Religion?

The outright rejection of the idea of scriptural authority seems to be more straightforward and intellectually promising than any alternative.

The Genesis of Misogyny

What exactly is God’s problem with females? Or, more accurately, what problem do the creators of God have with women?

The valiant exhumation of long-buried highest-level U.S. population policy documents

The current code of silence with respect to the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church is fomenting a world disaster of epic proportions.

Agnosticism

Is it impossible to say anything about the likelihood of the existence of a personal, eternal, omnipotent, and perfectly good being?

A Definition of Atheism: Atheism as A-theism

An atheist is someone who denies the existence of a god with certain characteristics. In other words: he denies the existence of “God”.

Holy Horrors: Killing Heretics

In 1208, Pope Innocent III declared a major crusade to destroy the Albigenses. Some 20,000 knights and peasants answered the call.

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