Skeptics face a quandary: When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers may feel bitterly insulted.
“Opus Dei is an efficient machine run to achieve worldly power,” wrote investigative reporter Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.
Trump is a master of propaganda, and in that respect he is the quintessential Republican - he truly is their leader.
Recent trends reveal that the USA is becoming more authoritarian, totalitarian, and fascist. The very survival of the republic is now in doubt.
The fundamental problem with religion is that believers are so sure they’re "correct" on anything and everything they believe.
The Islamic world already has plenty of Luthers, Calvins, and Zwinglis. That is to say, it needs an Enlightenment, not more Reformation.
We are getting better at thinking about religion, individually and socially. Compared to centuries past, more people now know how to think.
One’s religious beliefs should not exist in an impenetrable and inviolable bubble wherein they are protected from criticism or scrutiny.
By any index, the Muslim world produces a disproportionately small amount of scientific output, and much of it relatively low in quality.
Once one enters the public sphere, religious beliefs are not protected from scrutiny, debate, criticism, and ridicule.