April 7, 2021

We’ve reached a momentous milestone: For the first time ever, more than half of Americans have no religious affiliation. Read more

April 5, 2021

By James A. Haught Among sleazy occupations, is anything worse than big-money evangelists with their private jets, garish diamonds, piled-up hairdos and $5,000 suits? A new book, to be released April 27, is PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities. It exposes TV pastors “who get rich off of preaching about Jesus.” It’s written by Ben Kirby of Texas, a born-again Christian who watched gospel television and noticed that many leaders flaunted outlandishly expensive clothes and… Read more

April 2, 2021

The right to destroy, versus the duty to preserve. Read more

March 31, 2021

Evangelical Christianity has been transmuted into an Ayn Rand gospel which denies that we have any moral obligations to each other. Read more

March 29, 2021

By James A. Haught Human civilization has staggered and lunged through many phases and sub-phases, some overlapping: Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age Hunter-gatherers Early agriculture Kings and empires City-states Widespread slavery Early science in Ancient Greece Dark Ages The Age of Faith Renaissance Seafaring and exploration Enlightenment Democracy Colonialism Perpetual warfare Aviation Age Industrial Revolution Electronic Age Population explosion Scientific Age De-colonialism Space travel Human rights Computer Age and Internet Black equality Female equality Gay equality Decline of warfare… Read more

March 26, 2021

When Rae met Will Anton for the first time. Read more

March 24, 2021

Donald Trump not only isn’t an aberration, but the most consistent expression of an ethic that white evangelicals have spent decades constructing. Read more

March 22, 2021

By James A. Haught For millennia, it was considered normal for strong tribes to conquer, pillage and subjugate weaker ones. After Macedonia annexed Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great ended city-states and launched a conquest machine that dominated much of the known world. Soon afterward, the Roman Empire spread via military force as far as the British Isles. After Islam developed, holy warriors spread the faith into Asia and across North Africa, up into France. Then the Golden Horde of Genghis… Read more

March 19, 2021

The question of whether the Pacific Republic will save the world goes to a referendum. Read more

March 17, 2021

White evangelical Christians are more likely to refuse the COVID vaccine than any other group, even if their spite costs them their own lives. Read more

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