Author Wayne Hanson

The Tribes of Bad and Good

Tolerance

August 12, 2019

The Tribes of Bad and Good

A few years ago, a seven-year-old boy waving a Pop Tart and saying “bang bang” was suspended from school in Maryland....

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U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Religious Freedom in Death Penalty Case

Religious Freedom

February 22, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Religious Freedom in Death Penalty Case

The case seems simple at first. Dominique Hakim Marcelle Ray was convicted in 1995 of the rape and murder of a 15-year old...

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Where Propaganda Leads: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019

Where Propaganda Leads: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019

I was born April 19, 1945, the same day that, British soldiers in Germany pushed 13,000 decaying bodies into trenches with...

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If Even Saints are Smeared by the Media, Can We Believe What We Read?

Media & Ethics

September 28, 2018

If Even Saints are Smeared by the Media, Can We Believe What We Read?

Surely Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Prize in 1979 and was made a saint in 2016 would be a perfect candidate. To my...

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Cyrus the Great and the Roots of Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

September 12, 2018

Cyrus the Great and the Roots of Religious Freedom

You’ve probably never heard of Cyrus the Great, but if you admire and enjoy freedom of religion, freedom from slavery, and...

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In Their Own Image: Psychiatry's Attack on Religion

In Their Own Image: Psychiatry's Attack on Religion

A decade ago, the Royal Society of Medicine posited that psychiatry had become “the new religion,” replacing priests with...

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Information Cancer

Media & Ethics

April 15, 2018

Information Cancer

Incorrect news and information starts in one location and then metastasizes like cancer, spreading out and lodging in secondary...

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A STAND Against Today’s False Prophets: Psychiatrists

A STAND Against Today’s False Prophets: Psychiatrists

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their...

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions That Work

Scientology Religion

January 22, 2018

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions That Work

A gorgeous cathedral, a footprint on the moon, a powerful electric automobile, a pocket device with tremendous computing power,...

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What is “Reality” Anyway?

Tolerance

January 10, 2018

What is “Reality” Anyway?

I took a university philosophy class one time and the part about the nature of reality almost killed me. Aristotle wrote 12...

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“FaithLeaks” and the New Deprogrammers

“FaithLeaks” and the New Deprogrammers

The supposed purpose of FaithLeaks is to get anonymous tips of wrongdoing within churches and religions, “expose” them...

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What Does it Take to Maintain Freedom of Religion Against Hatred and Intolerance?

Tolerance

November 28, 2017

What Does it Take to Maintain Freedom of Religion Against Hatred and Intolerance?

I was 28 when I met Gunnar and Lois and their son Anders. When they asked me what I thought about Nixon and Watergate, I had...

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Why Scientologists Oppose Psychiatry

Scientology Religion

October 30, 2017

Why Scientologists Oppose Psychiatry

In 1975, just as Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed at Oregon State Hospital, I became...

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Life After Death—What Scientology Did for Me

Scientology Religion

October 16, 2017

Life After Death—What Scientology Did for Me

It became apparent she was fighting for life, not for herself, but so her family would not have to suffer her death. Realizing...

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Why “Sticks and Stones” Should Be the New College Creed

Tolerance

September 30, 2017

Why “Sticks and Stones” Should Be the New College Creed

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” has fallen on hard times in American...

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