challenging religious privilege in public life

Howard Bloom


Howard Bloom: My Atheism Gave Me A Mission

Turn the lens not up, not down, but inside. Train it on the inner world and its passions. Illuminate the realm where the spirits reside.

The Perceptual Trick That Manufactures Devils

The Christian right have made full use of the psychological ploy with which we project our own worst tendencies onto some distant figure.

Women – Not the Peaceful Creatures You Think

Evidence from the world of our closest relatives in the primate family indicates that the cheerfully idealistic picture of women is a self-delusion.

A Brief History of the God Problem: Were Kepler, Galileo, and Newton Creationists?

The greats of early science were creationists. They believed in the biblical account of the creation of the world. With a few minor modifications.

The Scandal of the Century: George Eliot and Her Ape

In 1846, Mary Anne Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, translated the scandal-making Life of Jesus from the German.

Mother Nature, the Bloody Bitch

Culture alone is not responsible for violence. Our biological legacy weaves evil into the substrate of even the most "unspoiled" society.

Control and the Urge to Pray

The memes of magic, medieval Christianity, and modern fundamentalism, hold out the illusion of power over the shocks and pains of life.

Power and the Invisible World

In America, television evangelists are resurrecting the priestly phenomenon, sucking in the dollars of believers by the sackful.

The Theory of Individual Selection and Its Flaws

Richard Dawkins’s theory is a powerful tool for cracking the mysteries of the cosmos, but it has a limitation. In reality, genes were never loners.

Howard Bloom Explains ‘The God Problem’

Take God out of the skies, put him in the minds, guts, and gonads of human beings, and you’re left with a massive question.