Twain's contempt and scorn for religion was kept secret for half a century after his death, lest it ruin his stature in Christian America.
Throughout history, a clear pattern is visible: Religious believers sometimes kill doubters or throw them into prison as criminals.
What’s the most significant occurrence so far in the 21st century? The remarkably rapid collapse of religion in advanced democracies.
Skeptics face a quandary: When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers may feel bitterly insulted.
The Catholic Church’s absurd claim that birth control is a “sin” worsens the out-of-control population crisis.
Separation of church and state was locked into the First Amendment of America’s Bill of Rights.
Fundamentalists are shriveling to an unappetizing fringe, while the rest of America increasingly lives by functional atheism.
Invisible gods, devils, heavens, hells, angels, demons and other magical church entities don’t actually exist.
This is the sixth segment of a nine-part series on religious horrors, cruelties, atrocities and tragedies of all types.
Many people think the Crusades were romantic quests but they actually were a nightmare of slaughter, rape, looting and magic tales.