Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s not what they say. The new Florida law requiring a daily “moment of silence” at public schools is just a sneaky way to promote student prayer.
Texas GOP, education still in throes of medieval Christianity
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Texas GOP Legislature really, really doesn’t want the state’s school kids to learn to think critically. Welcome to medieval Europe in the 21st century.
Trump, right-wing media, evangelicals share guilt in Covid disaster
Reading Time: 5 minutes The coronavirus itself is morally blameless in its devastation. But Donald Trump, right-wing media and accommodating Christians are not.
Atheist politicians are still technically illegal in 7 states? Is this a problem?
Reading Time: 4 minutes In seven U.S. states, laws — although they have long been ignored — preclude atheist politicians from holding public office. What’s to stop their revival?
Epicurus was right. ‘God’ is impotent or evil.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The “problem of evil” debate continues because God believers can’t accept the deep divides between Christian dogma and empirical reality.
Trump’s “Big Lie” a weapon of mass destruction. Why is he still free?
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Joe Biden this week warned, “Democracy is in peril.” The reason is Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” — an utter fabrication that his minions believe.
House GOP faithful ‘executed’ Rep. Liz Cheney for heresy
Reading Time: 4 minutes Make no mistake. U.S. House Republicans figuratively burned Rep. Liz Cheney alive for truthful heresy, not GOP-unfriendly policy differences.
Why are penises so teensy-weensy in ancient religious art?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Men depicted in age-old paintings and sculptures are often, to modern sensibilities, spectacularly under-endowed penis-wise. There are reasons.
Jesus, Muhammad didn’t denigrate women. So why do religious men?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A lot of religious men today still believe their holy books authorize men to denigrate women. They’re wrong. In biblical times, women held church authority.
If abortion is so evil, why has omnipotent God failed to stop it?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It doesn’t logically follow that an all-powerful universal divinity that supposedly condemns abortion would then allow billions of them throughout history.