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Is It Blasphemy — Or Honesty?

James A. Haught Blasphemy isn’t a dirty word. It simply means voicing doubts about supernatural religious claims. That’s normal for intelligent, science-minded people. They merely express their honest conclusions about alleged magical, invisible spirits....

Doubts of the Famous

Jim Haught Many famous people have been skeptics, and weren’t afraid to say so.  Here’s part of my personal treasury of nuggets, collected over the decades: Writers “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway...

“Closet Atheists” Abound in America

by James A. Haught Atheists are disliked in America—constantly denigrated in public surveys—which may explain why many doubters conceal their lack of belief. However, a 2017 poll by University of Kentucky researchers found that perhaps one-fourth of Americans are...

Logic Disproves an All-Merciful God

by James A. Haught Reason—logical thinking by intelligent minds—proves clearly that the compassionate, all-powerful god of religion cannot exist. Simple logic clinches it, as follows: When a woman is dying of breast cancer, or...

Science Always Defeats Religion

by James A Haught The historic war between science and religion began in Ancient Greece, and it still roils more than two millennia later. Science has won every encounter, yet supernatural believers won’t surrender. Classical Greece teemed with...

The Secular Era is Booming!

by James A. Haught In 1976, a whopping 82% of adult Americans identified themselves as white Christians, but today the rate has fallen to just 43 percent. This stunning change is reported by the...

Religion and Sexual Shame

James A. Haught The World Health Organization once estimated that more than 100 million couples around the globe make love during a typical day. Sex is a powerful human force: it’s natural, healthy, normal...

Religious Horrors (Part 3 of 3)

James A. Haught In the previous articles, Jim asked the question why many people think religion causes believers to be compassionate and familial. However, historical records give a different view when religious zeal causes followers...

Religious Horrors (Part 2 of 3)

by James A. Haught In the previous article, we asked the question why many people think religion causes believers to be compassionate and brotherly. However, historical records give a different view when religious zeal causes...