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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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(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.
(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.
(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        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        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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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?
(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?
(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        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.
(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
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.

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