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August 27, 2018
The standards of the day
Since the Pope’s weekend in Ireland is in the news, including here, I thought it...
July 28, 2018
Speaking whale backwards
Let’s take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop (her company) and 'wellness'. What is...
July 04, 2018
Provocative? Well, yes!
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s (CEMB) presence at London’s Pride event last year was...
June 25, 2018
Closer to the edge
We in the US lurched some big steps closer to full-on authoritarianism and even fascism...
May 27, 2018
Amnesty UK on the facts about abortion in Ireland before the vote to repeal the...
April 22, 2018
Removed in the dead of night
Back in October 2016, a US group that monitors far-right hate groups – think KKK...
March 31, 2018
Hell: real or fake?
Barry has already reported on the recurring story of “the pope says there is no...
March 27, 2018
Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule
The scientist and author Richard Dawkins is giving away translations of The God Delusion in...
February 27, 2018
Most eminent citizens
The American evangelical preacher and publicity hound Billy Graham died last week age 99. Yesterday,...
January 28, 2018
What Jesus never told Caesar
Jerry Falwell Junior, son of the more famous religious fanatic of the same name, tweeted...
January 09, 2018
Making babies for Lord Kartik
The Indian province of West Bengal has an absurd Hindu custom that involves the placing...
December 26, 2017
Be merry, god damn it!
Well Baby Jesus’s Pretend Birthday is over for another year, so now that everyone is...
December 04, 2017
We have lost the true meaning of Christmas
Which is, of course, the birth of Jesus Christ, or a pagan fire ceremony, or...
November 29, 2017
Identity and its discontents
I’ve been thinking about what we mean when we talk about identity and 'identity politics'....
October 30, 2017
Living in an Age of Anger
Let’s talk about anger. We seem to be living in an Age of Anger, so...
October 19, 2017
Gender segregation is humiliating and damaging
Segregation was humiliating. Just the reality of signs that said you couldn't use front doors...
October 17, 2017
Superstition is not the answer to India's mounting problems
India’s Junior Education Minister Satyapal Singh, above, recently stated that engineering students should be taught...
September 28, 2017
Don’t get too excited
Big excitement – we’re told that Saudi Arabia has decided to let women drive. Did...
September 15, 2017
Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments
Gaurav Tyagi, a new contributor to the Freethinker, reflects on the recent row over an...
September 12, 2017
More – especially the young – discard Christianity in the UK
Britain is fast becoming one of the least religious countries in the world. Although vestiges...
August 31, 2017
Pride parade in Vancouver rejects Iranian over veil float
Iranian Shawn Shirazi and his group Cirque de So Gay were denied entry to the...
August 28, 2017
A very bad man
We in the US have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, what with a racist...
July 30, 2017
Worshipping an evil god
In Pakistan a village council ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl because her brother...
July 15, 2017
'Criticism of Islam or Islamism is not anti-Muslim bigotry'
East London mosque has filed a formal complaint regarding the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s...
July 05, 2017
In Toronto LGBT Iranians were branded as 'Islamophobes'
At Toronto Pride on June 25 some 'anti-fascists' surrounded Iranian refugees and LGBTQ activists and...
June 27, 2017
Escape the monolith
The day after the terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque, the BBC interviewed Massoud Shadjareh,...
June 07, 2017
Islamists want their terrorism to become the new normal
Since 1 June – that's one week – there have been 25 terrorist attacks, including...
May 29, 2017
What does Dr Manners think?
We live in a chronically boorish and uncivil world, and in the spirit of the...
May 25, 2017
Religion is fundamentally patriarchal and anti-woman
As US suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton once said: You may go over the world and...
May 10, 2017
Celebrating apostasy and blasphemy in London in July
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