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.

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.

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.

Holy Horrors: Religious slaughter through the centuries

Without religion, divisions would blur with passing generations; children would adapt to new times, mingle, intermarry, forget ancient wounds.

The Vatican Primarily Responsible for Overpopulation Worldwide

In spite of the purely religious image that it endeavors to put for­ward, the Vatican is deeply involved in international politics and finance.

Catholicism – both a religion and an ambitious, arrogant political institution

If the Roman Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.