challenging religious privilege in public life



The history of white Christian Nationalism

The malignant effects of such ideologies are being intensely felt – as manifested in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

The future of Christianity

In 1900, about 80 percent of the world's Christian population lived in the Western world and about 20 percent in the majority world.

The Purpose of Human Existence (why we are here)

Purpose for humans is about more than surviving and reproducing. It’s about what we believe we should do in the brief time we're alive.

Four centuries of trying to prove God’s existence

Whether God exists or not is one of the most important philosophical questions there is.

Does Religion Poison Everything?

I still think religion has seriously poisoned much of human life and still is doing so. But not quite "everything".

Why the U.S. is heading toward nonbelief

The U.S. is heading toward nonbelief. The Secular Age is snowballing in America, as in other Western democracies.

Can we avoid insulting believers?

When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers who devote their lives to those dogmas may feel bitterly insulted.

The search for meaning in these times

Priests and scriptures say a magical, invisible God created the universe, and put people here to be tested. But some of us can’t swallow it.

The best and worst of times

The steady decline of supernatural religion is a human improvement because it advances scientific honesty instead of magical fairy tales.

White evangelicals are opposed to Jesus

Clearly Jesus espoused values aligned with the modern political left. Sometimes, this facet of religion is called the "social gospel".