challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico

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Why does the Judeo-Christian God have such a bad temper?

You might think that if someone is omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. The force that created the universe has no need of it.

The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.

Bible vs Quran – test your knowledge of who deserves death in which religion

How well do you know your Torah, Bible, or Quran and Hadith? Can you tell which is which? Give it a try and then check…

If “Nothing Fails Like Prayer,” Why Do People Keep at It?

Ask and ye shall receive? Not unless the implacable laws of physics and biology are already trending in your favour.

Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think

As antiquities scholarship improves, it becomes increasingly clear that the origins of Christianity are convoluted, and not very coherent.

Great Quotes from the Bible for Pro-Choice Demonstrators

It’s time to turn the Bible and Christianity’s highest values back on the Religious Right, with language they understand.

Christianity’s own ‘War on Christmas’

Guess who has been calling Christmas a pagan holiday for the last 500 years? Christians.

Peeling Back the Polished Pro-Woman Surface of Prolife™ Rhetoric

For years now, the professional class of abortion foes has been working to polish the Prolife brand, claiming they are protectors of women.

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

In Bible-believing Christianity, psychological mind-control mechanisms are coupled with beliefs from the Iron Age.

Pray Those Abortions Away

5. Pray that God will “shut that whole thing down” in cases of rape and when women are pressured or forced into pregnancy.

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