challenging religious privilege in public life

Freedom of Speech


Can We Avoid Insulting Believers?

Skeptics face a quandary: When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers may feel bitterly insulted.

Trump Isn’t Attacking the Press, He’s Manipulating It

Trump is a master of propaganda, and in that respect he is the quintessential Republican - he truly is their leader.

Yes, America Is Descending Into Totalitarianism

Recent trends reveal that the USA is becoming more authoritarian, totalitarian, and fascist. The very survival of the republic is now in doubt.

Should Bots Have a Right to Free Speech? This Non-Profit Thinks So.

The First Amendment simply states the government can’t make a law "abridging the freedom of speech". It doesn’t specify human speech.

The Deep Theory behind Stifling Speech

The worst manifestations are in universities and their cultural spill-over zones. Campuses are the training ground.

Campus Power Politics – It’s Calculated Strategy

Most of the many grievances are not meant to be resolved. They are meant to fester and be used in the service of power-politics strategy.

Will the Alt-Right Make the Left embrace the Enlightenment?

If the Left can make itself adopt the Enlightenment commitment to rationality, then we can at least again appeal to facts and logic.

No Reformation for Islam, Please

The Islamic world already has plenty of Luthers, Calvins, and Zwinglis. That is to say, it needs an Enlightenment, not more Reformation.

Postmodernism’s Dangerous Assault on Reason

Postmodernism rejects the Enlightenment project in the most fundamental way – by attacking its essential philosophical themes.

Is Religion Worth Arguing About?

We are getting better at thinking about religion, individually and socially. Compared to centuries past, more people now know how to think.