challenging religious privilege in public life

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Population growth has contributed 80% of ecological overshoot

The human enterprise is in overshoot, depleting essential ecosystems and polluting the ecosphere beyond nature’s assimilative capacity.

Why the U.S. is heading toward nonbelief

The U.S. is heading toward nonbelief. The Secular Age is snowballing in America, as in other Western democracies.

Can we avoid insulting believers?

When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers who devote their lives to those dogmas may feel bitterly insulted.

The role of population growth during three decades of increasing carbon emissions

A dominant narrative in climate change debates asserts that addressing population growth is not relevant for climate mitigation.

The search for meaning in these times

Priests and scriptures say a magical, invisible God created the universe, and put people here to be tested. But some of us can’t swallow it.

Reconciling human demands with planetary boundaries

Human population grows, Earth doesn’t. A certain environmental impact is needed to satisfy basic human needs.

The best and worst of times

The steady decline of supernatural religion is a human improvement because it advances scientific honesty instead of magical fairy tales.

White evangelicals are opposed to Jesus

Clearly Jesus espoused values aligned with the modern political left. Sometimes, this facet of religion is called the "social gospel".

Thomas Edison was a whimsical skeptic

Edison is greatly admired even today for his scientific genius but his views on religion are unfortunately little remembered.

Ending the sixth mass extinction

The chief cause of the Sixth Mass Extinction is exponential human population growth that has far exceeded Earth’s human carrying capacity.

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