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Gregory Paul is an independent researcher interested in informing the public about little known yet important aspects of the complex interactions between religion, secularism, culture, economics, politics and societal conditions. His scholarly work has appeared in Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Religion and Society, The Journal of Medical Ethics, Philosophy and Theology. Popular essays are at Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post/On Faith, Edge and one of the most widely read Washington Post op-eds (5/29&30/11). Coverage of Paul's research has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Guardian, London Times, LA Times, MSNBC, FoxNews.

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2011
Can We Please Stop Pretending that Christianity is Anti-Socialism? Please? Pt 2 In part I described how theoconservatism is riven with astoundingly hypocritical inconsistenices just waiting to be exploited by progessives and covered by the mainstream press, here I discuss how to expose The Great Theoconservative Contradiction.
Series: Can We Please Stop Pretending that Christianity is Anti-Socialism? Please? (2 Articles, 184145 views)
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2010
Libertarian America: What the Ayn-Rand-Paulian Wing of the Tea Party Really Wants the USA to Become One very important way to damage the Tea Party movementis to expose what the libertarians in their midst - Rand Paul among them - really want America to be like. It's a doozy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2010
The Understold Story: The Vatican, the Mob, Super Ponzi Schemes and MORE The Dan Brown novels do not come close to describing what the Vatican has been up. It's much worse, far more interesting, and it is time the press, media, politicians and public learned about the Roman Church and put a stop to it.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2010
At Long Last the Catholic Church Must Be Destroyed By excommunicating a nun who aided a desperately ill woman in obtaining a life saving abortion, the anti-female Roman Church that helped put Hitler in power and invented anti-Semitism has shed the moral legitimacy necessary for its existence. Reform is not sufficient because it is not practical to sufficiently transform the dictatorial Vatican.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2011
Can We Please Stop Pretending that Christianity is Anti-Socialism? Please? Pt 1 It is about time that progressives and the press really laid it on the relgious right how they are wrong when they deny that the Bible is socialist friendly, and how theocons are a bunch of social Darwinists who adore the ungodly libertarian economics of Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises.
Series: Can We Please Stop Pretending that Christianity is Anti-Socialism? Please? (2 Articles, 184145 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 2, 2012
Why Clint's Speech Tells Us That the GOP Chastity/Anti-abortion Platform Is a Great Big Scam That the GOP invited a man who has had lots of kids out of wedlock to give a big prime time speech to the nation helps expose how theocons prefer celebrity over their superficial "principles" and "values."
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Catholic War on Women One way the Catholic Church is trying to impose its reproductive doctrines on women at large is by running a bigger slice of the medical system.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 18, 2008
Why the Republicans and Their Religious Base Are in a Lot More Trouble Than They Realize The Reupublican elitist gatherings to try an figure out how to revive the party are for naught. The GOP is not likely to disappear, but it's hope to become the majority power are demographically improbable.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 12, 2012
Why Anti-Blasphemy Laws Ban All Religions An irony of anti-blasphemy laws favored by Muslims is that, because religions blaspheme one another, they logically ban all religions including Islam.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 9, 2011
Social Security is No Where Close to Being a Ponzi or Pyramid Scheme FDR's insurance system does not have the key characteristics of Ponzi or Pyramid schemes. It's a perpetual and stable generational rollover plan.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 7, 2010
Promoting Universal Health Care, Progressive's Really Big Mistake If liberals want universal health care in this country, they are going to have to start emphasizing the big bucks the middle class stands to save.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Why Making Pope Pious XII a Saint is a Very Bad Idea The effort by the Vatican to make Pious XII into a saint is beyond the pale because his church made Hitler dictator of Germany, and Pious played a leading role in the effort.
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Is CEO-LDS Romney a Successful Psycopath? The GOP candidate shows the classic signs of being a socially functional, successfully manipulative and deceptive psychopath, as are many CEOS, politicians and religious folk. Obama appears considerably less pathological.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Gays Are Winning: Why That Spells Doom for the Religious Right Despite setbacks gays and lesbians are winning the culture war as American's tolerance for homosexuality soars to levels never imagined in the last century. This social change bodes ill for traditional religion, which cannot thrive in a gay friendly nation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Death of Human Space Flight The end of the shuttle program without an immediate follow up American system for putting people into space probably heralds the ultimate decline of space travel for fundamental practical reasons.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Myth of the Reliable Law-Abiding Gun Owner The gun lobby wants us to think that the good guy with a gun is always safe. But of course they are all flawed human beings who are at risk of becoming deadly under pressure.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 6, 2010
Rachel Maddow For President! (And if not Her, Someone Like Her) A strong progressive needs to run for president, and the best person for the task is Rachel Maddow.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2012
Libertarian World Economic Forum Tracks the Dive of the Libertarian US Economy -- And a New Successful Societies Scale When even the corporate elitist WEF drops the US economy to 7th place behind euronations, you know there is something very wrong with libertarian ideoology.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Conservative Christian Whiners Yet again conservative Christians strategically complain they are the majority victims of discrimination against the faithful, when it is the nontheist minority that is actually victimized by faith-based bigotry.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Immoral Inanity of Intelligent Design Creationism Intelligent design theory has a fatal moral glitch -- it makes the creator God into a premeditated mass murderer.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2012
What the Majority of Founders Really Meant by the Outdated Amendment #2 The gun industry and lobby are pulling some fast ones. See why gun restrictions do suppress homicides, and why the 2nd amendment is not as gun friendly as many think it is.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2008
John McCain, Fighter Pilot Why is John McCain taking such big risks in his final effort to reach the White House? That he spent his formative years as a military pilot has a lot to do with it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2008
Why is Secular European Society Doing so Much Better Than God-Fearing America? If staying celibate until marriage is an important component of a healthy society, then why are sexually open-minded Euro teens catching fewer STDs, getting abortions less often, and having fewer kids out of wedlock than their more religious American counterparts?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 6, 2009
Bringing Creationism to Heel Requires Making America Less Socially Darwinistic American creationism cannot be tamed by better science education alone. It will require reforming America to make it a less socioeconiomically Darwinistic country more like the progressive, proevolution democracies of the 1st world.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Ever-Lasting Theocon-Republican Dance with Family Values Super Hypocrisy The right is trying to have its cake and eat it too when it comes to sexual morality. It's a blatant set-up job. Voters should send the duplicitous conservatives packing.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Theocon War on MAINSTREAM Women -- Or, Don't Tread On the Female Majority The theocon War on Women is really a War on the liberty of women who don't share their reactionary values. And while we're at it, it would be a good idea to replace the technically correct but lefty sounding term "reproductive rights" with "reproductive liberty" on frequent occasion.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
Why is Secular European Society Doing So Much Better Than God-Fearing America? Raising the Kids If raising kids American style in the context of the devout nuclear family with the Bible as the moral guidebook and the rod to keep the tykes in lines, then why are European children brought up by unmarried, secular parents banned by law from whacking their charges enjoying lower levels of dysfunction?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Todd Palin: Future Co-President? Little looked at so far is the role "First Dude" Todd Palin will play if he and his wife make their way to the White House. Could be pretty scary considering the male head of the household doctrine Palin's church preaches.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 8, 2012
Why the Republican Permanent Majority Can Never Be, So Hail the Democratic Permanent Majority Coulter and Limbaugh are right that the Republicans have lost the country forever. It's a matter of relentless demographics and toxic conservative doctrine. So welcome to the Permanent Democratic Majority. You may never see another GOP president.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Liar From Nowhere Sarah Palin, in collaboration with her running mate John McCain, is affirming that the GOP is not the Party of Virtue, and that the right will happily lie its way to the White House. It's the only hope they have.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What Todd Akin and His Fellow Bible Believing Travelers Like Paul Ryan Really Mean and Want When They Say Women Who Have The theocon cat is out of the bag, we now know the Bible-based loathing many on the right have for women.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 18, 2008
Why the Claim that Progressive Secular Values and Policies Are Bad For Societies is a Great Big Lie According to the churches, especially the right wing ones, a secular world view is harmful for a society. The sociological research shows that if anything, the reverse is true.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 15, 2010
Pope Claims Jesus Had the Brain of a Caveman! Apparently Pope Benedict does not realize he is claiming that Jesus had an undersized brain when he endorses the Shroud of Turin as Christ's burial cloth.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2008
Why is Secular European Society Doing So Much Better Than God-Fearing America? The Big Picture, Part 1 Clearly something is very wrong in America compared to the more secular western countries when it comes to the health of the society? Is this an accident of history and circumstances? The evidence says no.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2008
Why is Secular European Society Doing So Much Better Than God-Fearing America?: The Big Picture, Part 2 Clearly something is very wrong in America compared to the more secular western countries when it comes to the health of the society. At the same time religious belief and worship is imploding in the western democracies, including the USA. Can the social and economic factors behind these historically unprecedented trends be explained by sociological science? The answer is yes.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Modern Conservative Sleaze Factor Those theocons just can't help themselves. They will perpetually damage their own cause because they like the anti-traditional pop culture a lot more than they admit.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
Of Course It Matters The pregnancy of the Palin daughter exposes the pratical failings and political cynicism of the traditionalist world view of human sexual activities
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 13, 2012
Debate Advice for Barack Obama Some helpful advice for the POTUS.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Islamic Problem The low level protest in the Islamic world to the attempted murder of a girl exposes problems with the faith.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2012
There cannot be a Creator Who Cares About the Victims of Mass Shootings, or of the Deaths of Children The loss of 50 billion children because our planet is so deadly means there cannot be a god who we can turn to help prevent and deal with tragedies like Newtown.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
Anti-Choice Madness, and Why God is Not Pro-Life Doctor killer Scott Roeder will be able to cite the pro-life will of God in his defense. Not only is this legal insanity, neither the Bible nor the real world indicates God is against abortion.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Why the Right is Pulling Our Legs When They Say Big Government is Bad For America, and Bad for Them Conservatives adore bashing big government, but without it our nation would not be big in the first place.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2012
The Great Contraceptive Slip Up Liberal, conservative, theist, atheist, just about everyone has mishandled the contraceptive controversy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2012
The Great Looming Job Crisis That Libertarians Have No Clue How to Solve (and Challenges Progressives As Well) The machines may be taking over, which spells trouble for middle and working class job creation.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
Why is Secular European Society Doing So Much Better Than God-Fearing America? A Look at Marriage and Divorce. If marriage born-again evangelical style is God's plan for all humans, and if secular marriages are relationship disasters waiting to happen, then why is divorce rampant among conservative Protestants, and why does Christian America suffer from one of the highest marriage failure rates in the 1st world?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2010
Those Damn Republican Landmines The modern Republican tactic of damaging the government to better their chances of running the country trips up the Democrats, but poses long term dangers for the right.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 17, 2012
Bigotry is Bigotry is Bigotry It is not just the religious right that is causing trouble for gays, some religious moderates are too.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
revisions for The Real Reason the Religious Right is Losing America This is the revised version with the more consistently formatted citations
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Defects of and in the comments on my What the Majority of Founders Really Meant by the Outdated Amendment #2 Science based rebuttals to the ideological comments and rants on my previous article.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The Real War on Xmas The religious and social right want us to think that it is liberal secularists who are waging war on the holy day. As the release of this year's disappointing retail sales figures help reveal, the real enemies of Christmas piety are the allies of the right, the merchant capitalists, as well as their loyal helpers, the American consumer.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
The Real McCain McCain's veep pick exposes how empty his claim to be a man of principled judgment actually is.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2012
The Great American Choice The probably permanent American Majority made a lot of progessive choices in 2012.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 8, 2012
Debate Advice For Joe Biden Joe Biden needs to let American know that Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand fan.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
The failed Christmas airliner attack is inspiring a lot of bad thinking across the political spectrum. The often inept Islamic terrorists have succeeded to causing many Americans to engage in a lot of dysfunctional reasoning. And the press has been slack in showing why. What is needed is some commen-sense.

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