challenging religious privilege in public life



Supernatural Beliefs: The Trillion-Dollar Fraud

What if the whole supernatural spectrum and its huge army of practitioners constitute a trillion-dollar fraud?

Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed

We now know that the four gospels were assigned the names of the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, not written by them.

Let’s outgrow fairy tales

Most politicians invoke the deities. Supernaturalism pervades our species, consuming billions of person-hours and trillions of dollars.

Christian conservatives want to regulate sex – and deny it to the poor

Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy - and leave a lot of people out.

Who Aborts the Most Fertilized Eggs? Families Like the Duggars

A woman who values fertilized eggs or who believes her deity does should use the most highly effective contraceptive available.

Why I am Pro-Abortion, not Just Pro-Choice

I believe that abortion is a positive social good. And I suspect that a lot of other people secretly believe the same thing. It’s time…

Religion’s Dirty Dozen – 12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World Worse

To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, these twelve dubious concepts belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

The Problem of Evil

For thinking people, there's only one possible answer to the age-old problem of evil: The all-loving Father proclaimed by many faiths cannot exist.

Planetary Salvation Remains Dangerously Blocked By Religious Intransigence

Other religions are guilty as well but the most voracious and immoral attacks come from efforts led by the Vatican all over the world.

Murder in the Name of Religion

Politicians always call religion a mighty force for good. President Reagan labeled it “the bedrock of moral order”. They say it builds brotherhood.