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A brilliant skeptic who wrote timeless novels

Nikos Kazantzakis, widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine times.

Morality evolved – too late for Alan Turing

Ministers hail "God's eternal laws", the supposedly changeless morality rules of the Bible. But they’re wrong. Morality evolves constantly.

When thinking is made a crime

Arrival of The Enlightenment gradually erased the church's power to kill people. But blasphemy laws still sent nonconformists to prison.

Can We Avoid Insulting Believers?

Skeptics face a quandary: When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers may feel bitterly insulted.

A short travel into the struggles that won us the freedom from religion

Separation of church and state was locked into the First Amendment of America’s Bill of Rights.

Is It Blasphemy – Or Honesty?

Blasphemy isn’t a dirty word. It's honorable and honest. It’s almost a duty of thinking people to express skepticism of supernatural mumbo-jumbo.

The Deep Theory behind Stifling Speech

The worst manifestations are in universities and their cultural spill-over zones. Campuses are the training ground.

Campus Power Politics – It’s Calculated Strategy

Most of the many grievances are not meant to be resolved. They are meant to fester and be used in the service of power-politics strategy.

Will the Alt-Right Make the Left embrace the Enlightenment?

If the Left can make itself adopt the Enlightenment commitment to rationality, then we can at least again appeal to facts and logic.

Postmodernism, Reason and Truth

By most accounts we have entered a new intellectual age. We are postmodern now. Leading intellectuals tell us that modernism has died.

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