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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....

Skeptics Are Smarter

by James A. Haught Several research studies find that skeptics are brighter than religious believers. More than 60 scientific reports were analyzed in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review, which said the results “showed...

The Final Taboo

This week, James A. Haught, Editor Emeritus of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, shares with us an essay first published in Free Inquiry in 1996 that forecast the future. Surely, he wrote, we will soon be able...

The Long, Slow Death of Religion

Special Article by James A. Haught Editor Emeritus—The Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia) By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies. Dozens of surveys...