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September 19, 2018
Three Cheers for Atheist Education in British Schools
Adding atheism and humanism to the public curriculum merely reflects the reality of demographic changes...
September 12, 2018
The Cristero War – A Catholic Rebellion Against an Atheist President
By James A. Haught In the vast annals of faith-based killing, some episodes are widely...
May 28, 2018
Congratulations, Ireland! #RepealedThe8th
Irish voters blow away one of the last dark clouds of Catholic theocracy that lingered...
May 23, 2018
When Will New York Elect an Atheist Mayor?
In liberal, diverse blue cities, there’s not as much of a call for firebrand atheism.
February 12, 2018
#WhiteWednesdays: Iranian Women Fight Theocracy
This seems like a small, symbolic protest, but sometimes that's just what it takes to...
January 17, 2018
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
A modern-day defense of a long-ago outrage illustrates the Catholic church's drift toward illiberalism.
September 18, 2017
Can the Courts Make You Pretend To Be Religious?
As much as we might depend on the courts to enforce our rights, those courts...
August 06, 2017
Weekend Coffee: August 6
I'm on vacation this week in Vermont, taking in some green mountains and cultural liberalism,...
July 17, 2017
The Twilight of ISIS
If this doesn't represent progress, it's at least the precondition for all future progress to...
June 14, 2017
Is Belief in Hell Inherently Hateful?
Exclusionary theologies are common, but that doesn't make them benign.
June 12, 2017
FGM: An American Problem
It's happening right here in America, in communities of successful and highly educated people.
June 07, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: The Problem of Religious Pharmacists
One of my earliest blog posts was about right-wing pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions...
February 23, 2017
Does Atheism Lead to Islam?
The recurring belief that all religions which aren't the speaker's are the same religion.
October 03, 2016
Roy Moore’s Final Act
The most likely outcome is that he'll dwindle into a historical footnote, just as he...
August 31, 2016
Does Religious Diversity Undermine Religion?
Religious uniformity is inherently fragile.
August 26, 2016
France’s Burkini Ban Isn’t About Secularism
The liberty to dress and live as we see fit is the West's best weapon...
July 18, 2016
The Rising Tide of Republican Extremism
The party's sharp rightward swing is confounding even its most conservative officeholders.
June 27, 2016
Donald Trump Isn’t the Secular Candidate
I'd rather vote for a principled religious believer than an irreligious person who has no...
May 11, 2016
God’s Endorsement Isn’t Worth Much
Either he can't control the outcome of a primary or he delights in endorsing multiple...
February 22, 2016
When Catholic Dogma Fuels Medical Negligence
Despite its public image as the faith of kindly Pope Francis, Roman Catholicism still enforces...
August 17, 2015
Jewish Fundamentalism Is Poisoning Israel
Last month, a religious fundamentalist attacked a gay-pride parade in Jerusalem, stabbing six people. One...
August 08, 2015
Weekend Coffee: August 8
• Niloy Neel, a Bangladeshi atheist writer, is brutally murdered in his own home by...
July 29, 2015
There’s No Religious Freedom to Refuse Service
Last week in Washington state, another special religious privilege bit the dust. The Ninth Circuit...
July 22, 2015
The Manhattan Option
In retrospect, the coming of marriage equality to America may well be the high-water mark...
May 20, 2015
The Hypocrisy of Tolerance at the Touro Synagogue
I'm on vacation this week in New England. Yesterday I visited the Touro Synagogue in...
March 28, 2015
Weekend Coffee: March 28
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November 02, 2014
Weekend Coffee: November 2
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October 08, 2014
Maher, Harris and Atheist Islamophobia
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September 10, 2014
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