Smith contrasts the modern secular approach to private property with the traditional Christian theory.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
George H. Smith explains Jean Meslier’s three major objections to Christian morality, as taught by Jesus.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.
George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.
George H. Smith criticizes some features of Benedict Spinoza’s political theory, especially his theory of rights.
George H. Smith explains the fundamentals of Benedict Spinoza’s theory of rights and government.
George H. Smith continues his discussion of Benedict Spinoza by explaining how he defended freedom of religion and speech.
George H. Smith explains why Benedict Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever published.
George H. Smith discusses Benedict Spinoza’s controversial ideas about God, religion, and his criticism of the Design Argument.
George H. Smith explains Francis Bacon’s defense of certainty and his contributions to a secular worldview.
Pyrrhonic skepticism had a tremendous influence on religious debates in post-Reformation Europe.
George H. Smith explains the political implications of the deistic repudiation of special revelation and miracles.
George H. Smith explains the controversial arguments of the deist John Toland, as defended in Christianity not Mysterious.
George H. Smith explains why Edward Gibbon rejected miraculous accounts in his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.