challenging religious privilege in public life



How Christians Gave Hitler Power

The Catholic Church congratulated Hitler, and commanded the laity to be loyal to this regime, as it always did.

The US NOT founded upon Christianity

Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the US government derived from Christian foundations.

Mussolini and the Vatican

Pius XI described Mussolini as "the man of Providence" who had "given God back to Italy, and Italy back to God".

Why Mars? Essay by Carl Sagan

Mars is the prime site for self-sustaining communities on other worlds and the most readily terraformed world in the solar system.

Systems Biology and the Coming of “Big” Science

This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.

Aging: past, present and future

Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.

Alan Turing: Gay Man who Saved the World yet Died in Disgrace

A man who should have been a hero of the free world was instead hounded to death because of religion-inspired homophobia.

The Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

Does Christian Fundamentalism Endanger Our Republic?

Fundamentalist Christianity is anti-modern. It holds that truth became manifest two thousand years ago, and everything since is of no consequence.

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.