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The big problem rotting at the core of the Evangelical movement

Religious beliefs and political beliefs have become, for many Evangelicals, indistinguishable objects of devotion, beyond question.

Why We Must Defend Free Speech

Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.

Holy Horrors: The Holocaust

For century after century after century, the Christian church had designated the people to be despised: the religious believers called Jews.

The “Final Days” of Religion

We’re entering a new Secular Age when magical supernatural beliefs cannot be swallowed by educated modern people.

The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy: a cabal of power that moves under the guise of benevolence

Through the Vatican’s constant presentation of the Church’s actions as “virtuous”, recognition of the Church as a tyrant has been thwarted.

Empty Temples

Church attendance is down; supernatural beliefs are down. Perhaps 50 million U.S. adults now ignore organized religion.

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.

Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think

As antiquities scholarship improves, it becomes increasingly clear that the origins of Christianity are convoluted, and not very coherent.

The ‘war on women’ is not a war – it’s an assault

The ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative men, drunk on power, letting us know they own our…

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