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Dangerous Illusions by Vitaly Malkin

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Book review by Karen L. Garst, PhD Religious references are ubiquitous today – in news programs, magazines, movies, social media, etc. It is clear, particularly in the United States, that religion of various strains is alive, well, and kicking. There are many reasons for this, but a fundamental one is that people rarely question their […]

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Civilization Was Invented by Women. What Gave Men the Right to Ruin It?

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By guest writer By Legesse Allyn (Photo: Przemyslaw “Blueshade”​ Idzkiewicz – Egyptian Luxor temple and its sphinx alley. Did a woman supervise its design and construction?) Why Do Women Financially Bankroll Chauvinistic, Misogynistic Bible Religions that Vilify Women? It was reported back in 2011 by GFK MRI, “Survey of the American Consumer,” that 74.9% of […]

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Respectability Among Heathens: Black Feminist Atheist Humanists

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By Sikivu Hutchinson After a barnstorming night of raunchy revelry, the four black women protagonists in the 2017 Hollywood comedy Girls Trip cap off their adventures with a group shout out to Jesus in their hotel room.  Kneeling down in prayer, they thank Jesus and trot out their blessings.  The scene is presumably intended as […]

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Just in Time for the Holidays!

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By Betsy Deville I welcome the opportunity to share my work. I grew up in a small midwestern town and was raised Catholic. I attended Catholic school through college. It was sheltered. I remember both horror and wonder when visiting a public university and seeing a condom in a vending machine! After college, religion was […]

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What about the Kids?

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By Shayna Brazier My heart leapt a little when I read the title to a recent news article that said that “none” was the fastest growing religion in the US. I believe I felt so excited about it because it was validation that I was not alone in the journey away from religion. It is […]

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On Puritanism

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by Plato Mamo It is no great secret that the influence of Christianity on the so-called Western civilization has been disastrous. In addition to the disdain of reason and knowledge, the emphasis on subjective, emotional “faith,” the fanaticism, the intolerance and the ensuing atrocities (inquisition, public burnings), the vindictiveness, the hypocrisy, we have a bizarre, […]

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1968

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  Fifty years ago. Almost a lifetime. On September 14-15, I attended my 50th Bismarck High School Reunion. The organizers had done an amazing job of communicating with every graduate that they could find. They created two evening events with other opportunities interspersed within the same time period – lunch at the iconic Big Boy […]

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Will Patriarchy Survive?

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By Teresa Roberts  This week Bill Cosby was sentenced, Kavanaugh is facing a second accuser and Jim Knoblach is dropping out of the race due to allegations that he molested his own daughter for more than ten years.  We’ve experienced several years in a row of one man after another being accused for either sexual […]

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The Ten Commandments of Gender Equality

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I.     Body Autonomy Neither a man’s or woman’s body can be used against their will for any purpose. Ex. Sperm cannot be forcibly taken from a man to produce a child. Abortion must be legal, safe, and available. Ex. No man or woman should be touched without their clear consent. II.    Equality under […]

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The Problem of Evil

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  Either God wants to get rid of evil, but he can’t; or God can, but he doesn’t want to; or God neither wants to nor can, or he both wants to and can. If God wants to, but can’t, then he’s not all powerful. If he can, but doesn’t want to, he’s not all-loving. […]

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