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    Reza Aslan, Religion, and Moral Influence

    Religion scholar Reza Aslan is quite a big deal these days. When he’s not getting into heated arguments with CNN hosts over Islam or writing bestselling books about the life of Jesus, he’s ripping into leading New Atheist figures on Twitter and writing opinion pieces encouraging greater cordiality between Muslims and atheists. It is good […]

    Owning Up to Privilege and Moving Social Justice

    “Here,” ordered the atheist/feminist author Sikivu Hutchinson, giving her impersonation of a member of the so-called New Atheism, “take this ‘We Are All Africans’ t-shirt and ticket to Darwin Day, and sit down and shut the fuck up while we white atheists front like we’re public enemy number one.” As Hutchinson continued her opening remarks […]

    The Truth about the Houston Subpoenas to Christian Pastors

    Senator Ted Cruz and the rest of the Christian Right were in an uproar last week over the City of Houston’s subpoenas to several Christian pastors, requiring them to provide copies of sermons and other communications pertaining to pending litigation with the city. Calling them “a subpoena to silence prayers,” Cruz thundered, “The city of […]

    The Cartoon History of Humanism, Episode Twelve

    View all episodes in the Cartoon History of Humanism series. Out-Princing the Princes: The Renaissance Patronage and Diplomacy of Isabella d’Este Bald-faced treachery has always been a stalwart component of European statesmanship, but there was one era and one nation that elevated it to the central principle of all diplomacy worth the name—Renaissance Italy. Pope […]

    Don’t Be a Dick’s

    When twelve-year-old McKenna Peterson wrote to Dick’s Sporting Goods complaining that no women were represented as athletes in their basketball catalog, she was pointing out the obvious: Forty-two years after the other Dick signed Title IX, women are still being banished to the bleachers. With sport fast replacing religion as the national Sunday ritual, it’s interesting to […]

    Misogyny Is Not a Game

    The recent media frenzy surrounding Gamergate, which Erik Kain explains in detail in Forbes, has brought to light once again the issue of sexism in the video and online gaming industry. To summarize, a female game developer named Zoe Quinn was accused by an ex-boyfriend of sleeping with a gaming reporter to get positive reviews […]

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    In this episode, Bo Bennett interviews George Eighmey, officer and spokesperson for the Death with Dignity National Center. The mission of the Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on their model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in […]

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