November 26, 2020

Public-health experts are begging Americans to wear face masks and stay home for Thanksgiving. Still, airports were packed yesterday with holiday travelers. Read more

November 24, 2020

What do many famous scientists and notables in history have in common? The feared religious persecution if their discoveries were seen as unbiblical. Read more

November 22, 2020

Famous people, like Jesus, greatly help ideas go viral. That’s why it’s important to note that I’d never heard nontheist artist Bjork sing until last week. Read more

November 20, 2020

Poor “Father Schober.” In a rational world, he wouldn’t view an Ikea item as sacrilegious. But we’ve long condoned supernatural religion’s squeamishness. Read more

November 18, 2020

Conservatives worldwide lament falling birth rates and growing secularization. But there’s no evidence this shift is putting civilization at risk. Read more

November 16, 2020

Don’t kid yourself that American evangelicals and other true believers wouldn’t install a theocracy if they could, with “the Word of God” on the flag. Read more

November 14, 2020

Christianity and Trumpian demogoguery have a lot in common: a reliance on misinformation — fake news — to delude and convert the masses. It’s dangerous. Read more

November 14, 2020

As the technology to spread disinformation grows more sophisticated and easy to use, truth faces an existential threat. We need to get smarter. Read more

November 12, 2020

Donald Trump’s super power is the ability to convince his supporters to ignore evidence contradicting what he says. It’s a dire threat to everyone else. Read more

November 10, 2020

Meditators, long-distance runners, young people in love and potheads all feel divine connections from time to time. They’re always mistaken. Read more




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