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E. O. Wilson: Runaway population growth at epicenter of environmental problems

The epicenter of all of our problems in the environment is runaway population growth.

Science warns world of ‘ghastly’ future ahead

Humankind faces what scientists have called a threat to the Earth's living things "so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts".

Reckoning with the Toxicity of Christian Nationalism

Without squarely and honestly facing the role of white Christianity in fostering American society's worst impulses, there's no way to move forward.

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 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.

Ted Cruz: ‘I’m a Christian first, American second.’ Imagine if Muslim or Jewish politician said that

Ted Cruz: "I’m a Christian first, American second, conservative third and Republican fourth." Only a Christian has the privilege of saying this.

How the “prosperity gospel” convinces poor people to give everything to grifty millionaire preachers

The prosperity gospel is the most predatory form of mainstream religion in practice today, and it benefits from the US tax code.

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.

Where did Nazis get their Nasty Ideas?

If you believe Catholic Church leaders, you might easily imagine that the Nazis were a confederation of atheists and neo-pagans.

You Need To Consider The Possibility Your Religion Is Mythology

There are at least 4,200 religions in the world today. It’s obvious there’s a 0% chance all of them are the true word of God.

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