West Virginia

Is It Blasphemy — Or Honesty?

2018-01-16

James A. Haught, Writer-in-Residence, United Coalition of Reason 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 hone ...

Skeptics Are Smarter

2017-12-07

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 a significant ne ...

The Final Taboo

2017-06-25

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 to break what he called The Final Taboo. R ...

The Long, Slow Death of Religion

2017-01-19

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 find identical evidence: ...

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