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October 30, 2020
Commonwealth, II.XIII: Affordable Extravagances
In the Pacific Republic, there are luxuries that make life more pleasant, but none that...
October 28, 2020
Does Civilization Require Patriarchy?
Natalist religious conservatives are in a panic over falling birth rates, but can't conceive of...
October 26, 2020
Fantasies Made of Words
Churches, theologians and conspiracy theorists build a house of cards consisting of rhapsodic words, but...
October 23, 2020
Commonwealth, II.XII: “The Stars Will Be Patient”
Every society depends on people's willingness to work together, but the ethic of zero-sum competition...
October 21, 2020
America’s Climate Exodus Is Just Beginning
Natural disasters brought by climate change are already forcing people to flee, and the strain...
October 19, 2020
Will ‘Nones’ Bring a Progressive Future?
The retreat from supernatural faith has been swift and profound.
October 16, 2020
Commonwealth, II.XI: “The Truth That Burns Within Us”
In the Pacific Republic, there are no starving artists.
October 14, 2020
How Religion Spreads COVID-19, Part III
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish enclaves that shun education and the modern world are refusing to follow basic...
October 12, 2020
By James A. Haught Long ago, I concluded that no reliable evidence supports gods, devils,...
October 09, 2020
Commonwealth, II.X: Tower of Babel
The Bible teaches - inadvertently - that when human beings learn how to work together,...
October 07, 2020
Dystopia Journal #46: October Surprise
In the coronavirus, Trump has finally met an adversary that can't be tricked, lied to,...
October 05, 2020
Assault Guns for Jesus
By James A. Haught When the Christian Patriot "militia" movement flowered in my state, most...
October 02, 2020
Commonwealth, II.IX: Abundance
Capitalism fosters a mindset of scarcity, whereas in the Pacific Republic, the stuff of life...
September 30, 2020
An optimistic, data-driven case that free movement isn't just a human right but is beneficial...
September 28, 2020
Babbling in “Tongues”
By James A. Haught President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court...
September 25, 2020
Commonwealth, II.VIII: “A House Should Be a Simple Thing”
In the Pacific Republic, housing is a right and not a status symbol.
September 23, 2020
“That’s Ancient History”: Update on David Silverman and Atheist Alliance International
How long after the fact should a person's unethical behavior be a legitimate subject of...
September 21, 2020
Worshiping a Monster
How can churchgoers pray to a heavenly father with a scripture record of ferocious murder?
September 19, 2020
Open Thread: Disheartened
We're all feeling sad and dispirited today. You know why. If anyone needs to get...
September 18, 2020
Commonwealth, II.VII: City of Gold
Rae finds her new home in the Pacific Republic.
September 16, 2020
Parenting in Pandemic Time
There's no such thing as a risk-free choice in life, only the choice of which...
September 14, 2020
Watching Religion Die
Religion is fading more quickly in the United States than in any other nation.
September 11, 2020
Commonwealth, II.VI: The Unconstrained Mind
In the Pacific Republic, humanity's collective brainpower is put to use rather than being squandered...
September 09, 2020
Pining for Monarchy: The Outlandish Worldview of Trad Catholics
"Trad" Catholics claim the church can be revitalized if we bring back the Latin Mass,...
September 07, 2020
America’s Ugly Flaw
By James A. Haught Sometimes it seems like we live in a huge loony bin...
September 04, 2020
Commonwealth, II.V: Minimum Compulsion
How to balance means and ends, and match people to jobs that need doing, in...
September 02, 2020
Dystopia Journal #45: Save the Post Office
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the...
August 31, 2020
The Forest Is My Church
By James A. Haught A marvelous asset surrounds millions of Americans. Part of the public...
August 28, 2020
Commonwealth, II.IV: Rewilding
Rae visits a part of the Pacific Republic whose inhabitants live close to nature.
August 26, 2020
When Religions Die
We may soon see another venerable faith go extinct before our eyes.
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