Commentary

#NoVaticanStatehood

This week, a story emerged that the Archbishop of Cologne, had, with breath-taking cluelessness and audacity, asked reporters for their ‘absolute silence’ regarding a report of sexual abuse within his...

Open Letter to East Carolina University

Today, East Carolina University announced they are honoring Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State, Nigeria with a visiting professorship. Ganduje, you will remember, presided over the egr...

France’s Battle Against Authoritarianism

At the heart of the French Enlightenment rests a cardinal premise: ‘Sapere aude – Dare to be wise.’ But what does that mean, exactly? And what role has it played in the construction of modern hu...

Atheist woman among the favorites to be the next Governor of Puerto Rico

Tomorrow is a very important day, not only because it is a general election day in the United States of America and its territories, but because tomorrow the atheist community makes history once again...

Is the Universe Indifferent?

In a discussion with a theist, I stated that one of the most basic observations we can make about the world, when looking at it objectively, is that there is no god protecting anyone. As far as we can...

The Erosion of Secular Democratic Values

There is a worrying trend: the erosion of democratic values in a number of supposedly secular countries around the world. In the United States, Christian Nationalists are in the throes of ecstatic rap...

Secular Principles of the American Founding Fathers

America’s liberties are under threat. American Christian nationalists want to establish a theocracy, one dogmatically guided just as those Islamic countries under sharia law. One of their central talk...

A Sunday School Story Not Fit For Children

This is going to be a break from the usual type of blog I write. Why? Well, the psychological effects religious indoctrination has on a child’s mind is something I take seriously. This is a pers...

What Would a Secular World Look Like?

A secular world doesn’t guarantee a better one. However, I won’t refrain from addressing the largest impediment to achieving one, religion, just because there are others. The type of secul...

Faith as Biohazard

Can God save you from the coronavirus? Of course not. Do people believe that it can? Absolutely. From throwing events to intentionally expose yourself to the virus to exorcising demons that they say h...

Refuting The Gloom and Doom of Christianity

Christianity sees the world as irredeemably fallen and man as inherently broken. The Age of Enlightenment challenged this notion and recognized and promoted the fact that humans have made immense prog...

Why Counter-Apologetics? An Introduction to Apologetics and It’s Methods

Apologetics, from the Greek word apologia meaning “speaking in defense”, is a system of argumentation in defense of religious doctrine from criticism. In Christianity, apologetics has been used since ...

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