challenging religious privilege in public life



Even setting evolution aside, basic geology disproves creationism

Overlooked is how the young Earth creationist's literal interpretation of biblical stories runs afoul of basic geological observations.

An Upgrade to the Ten Commandments

Right Wing Christian politicians and religious interest groups continue efforts seeking to inflict their Commandments on the rest of us.

The Religious Right’s Continuing Assault on Modernity

Eventually, organized religion will have to reconcile itself with the 21st century and its scientific and intellectual standards and requirements.

How Catholic women fought against Vatican’s prohibition on contraceptives

50 years ago a fierce debate erupted in the Church over "Humanae Vitae", which reiterated the church's ban on artificial contraception.

How Stephen Hawking Got It Right On Religion

The belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, the late Professor Stephen Hawking said.

Bishop: Women should skip college so they are not smarter than their husbands

Bishop Edir Macedo claims that women should not be allowed to go to college because if they do they will be smarter than their husbands.

Study: Atheists are nicer to Christians than Christians are to Atheists

A study from Ohio University provides evidence that atheists behave more fairly towards Christians than Christians behave towards atheists.

Every Christmas tradition is pagan in origin

Every, single, Christmas tradition was taken from a pagan tradition or religion – long before Christianity entered the mix.

Christianity No More Than Roman Government Propaganda

Throughout history, powerful governments have tried to control popular opinion, and often haven’t hesitated to flagrantly manipulate the truth.

Scientists Establish A Link Between Brain Damage And Religious Fundamentalism

Religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex.