challenging religious privilege in public life



10 myths – and 10 Truths – About Atheism

Atheists are often imagined to be intolerant, immoral, depressed, blind to the beauty of nature and dogmatically closed to evidence of the supernatural.

The Great Scandal: Christianity’s Role in the Rise of the Nazis

A growing body of scholarly research reveals a convoluted pattern of religious failure in which atheism and the nonreligious played little role.

Everyone’s a skeptic – about other religions

Religion is an extremely touchy topic. Church members often become angry if anyone questions their supernatural dogmas.

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.

The Vatican’s Ban on Contraception: What Really Happened at Vatican II and How It Affects Us Today

Beyond its impact on the church, Humanae Vitae has dramatically impacted the health of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world.

The Undertold Story: The Vatican, the Mob, Super Ponzi Schemes and MORE

What few understand is that the pedophile disgrace is just the tip of an iceberg of outrageous church activity extending back over history.

Where do beliefs come from?

Suppose a miracle is reported. Some Americans will embrace this news joyfully, as evidence of the holy, while others will be skeptical.

The Role of the Catholic Church in Yugoslavia’s Holocaust

During WWII in Yugoslavia, Catholic priests were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nation's Serbian, Jewish and Roma population.

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 Death Of The Greatest Humanist You Never Heard Of

Winners write history books. That’s why Manuel Azaña, whose lonely death occurred in 1940, is the greatest humanist you never heard of.