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Would You Let Your 9-Year-Old Daughter Read the Bible?

Do you want your sons and daughters to read about cannibalism, the sacrifice of children, and slavery?

The Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

In a democracy no one can have a right not to be insulted or offended

In today’s grievance culture, with its identity politics, the grievance lobby has succeeded in shifting the fulcrum of the human rights debate.

Kant’s Struggle with Moral Autonomy and Free Speech

Kant’s position on moral autonomy does not fundamentally differ from that of Thomas Paine, but he put it far less bluntly than Paine did.

Why We Must Defend Free Speech

Leading Nazis, such as Joseph Goebbels and Theodor Fritsch were all prosecuted by the Weimar Republic for their anti-Semitic speech.

Religious Morality Is Infantile

Religious ethics is similar to the attitude of a child. It is too concerned with rules that are experienced as sacrosanct.

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.

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

The Genesis of Misogyny

What exactly is God’s problem with females? Or, more accurately, what problem do the creators of God have with women?

How the Vatican’s enormous power undermines family planning worldwide

The Church is completely candid about its opposition to birth control and professes that it will do everything possible to accomplish its purposes.

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