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September 24, 2018
Religion and Sexual Shame
By James A. Haught The World Health Organization once estimated that more than 100 million...
September 14, 2018
The Fountainhead: Soul-Searching
Why second-handers are the best lovers; why wanting to find yourself is a sign of...
July 27, 2018
The Fountainhead: My Dinner with Wynand
Why devotion to your wife is a character flaw.
July 20, 2018
The Fountainhead: Indecent Proposal
For a book written by a woman, The Fountainhead has a surprisingly grim moral for...
May 11, 2018
The Fountainhead: Love in the Time of Parasites
To say "I love you," one must first agree with everything Ayn Rand says.
May 07, 2018
More Thoughts on Incel Psychology
Having sex isn’t a magic key that transforms someone’s core self.
March 14, 2018
The Shape of Prejudice
I'm all in favor of reevaluating all our values, because the good ones will survive...
February 23, 2018
The Fountainhead: Down With Compassion
Compassion as an act of evil; sex as an act of violence.
February 09, 2018
The Fountainhead: Hate Sex
This scene only makes sense if Rand views sex not as a gesture of love...
January 29, 2018
The Strange Sad Story of Josh Weed
The real villain of this story is the Mormon church, which indoctrinates people with the...
January 26, 2018
The Fountainhead: Stalking Equals Love
Roark and Dominique's relationship is violent, in every sense of the word.
November 17, 2017
The Fountainhead: Special Delivery
Geology: surprisingly erotic.
November 10, 2017
The Fountainhead: Meet Cute
She glimpsed his cruel and pitiless face, and it was love at first sight.
November 06, 2017
The Chains We Make For Ourselves: A Humanist Sermon
It's true that millions of people are victims of circumstance, but it's equally true that...
September 04, 2017
The Nashville Statement: Christians Haven’t Learned Anything
This is going to devastate their numbers in the decades to come, and it's entirely...
July 03, 2017
Weekend Coffee: July 2
I'm going on vacation for the July 4 holiday, so I'm planning to run some...
April 17, 2017
The Barbarism of Religious Honor Codes
They perpetuate the fear, ignorance and shame around sex that allows rapists and predators to...
February 08, 2017
Can Married Christians Go to Heaven?
A little-known Bible verse implies that a huge number of Christians are in serious afterlife...
June 04, 2016
Weekend Coffee: June 4
I'm in Washington, D.C. this weekend. If you're here for the Reason Rally, come find...
December 11, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: Randian Fidelity
Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter V In her days as a Hollywood screenwriter, Ayn Rand...
November 16, 2015
The Mormons’ Great Leap Backward
Earlier this year, I wrote about about how the Mormon church laudably apologized for its...
October 23, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: Full Disclosure
Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter III Almost as soon as Dagny returns to work, Jim...
September 09, 2015
Kim Davis’ Multiple Marriages Are Fair Game
Although the vast majority of American local officials are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples,...
August 24, 2015
Anti-Sex Dogma Can’t Fail, It Can Only Be Failed
There aren't many Christians who've been at the center of not just one but two...
February 13, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: Good Men Are Hard to Find
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter IX Dagny gets a letter from Quentin Daniels, the physicist...
February 06, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: Kiss with a Fist
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter IX I've said this before, but it bears repeating: Hank...
February 02, 2015
Marriage Is Suffering and Suffering Is Good: A Catholic View
Last week, I wrote about the crushing burden of fear and guilt about sex that...
January 30, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: Objectivist Mating Rituals
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter IX While Francisco is being cryptic at Dagny about the...
January 28, 2015
The Crushing Burden of Religious Sex Guilt
This week, there was a lengthy profile of Bat Sheva Marcus, a Jewish sex counselor...
January 02, 2015
Atlas Shrugged: To Have and To Hold
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VIII Happy New Year! If you haven't already seen it,...
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