Top 20 Most Popular

Of the 400+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are among the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of shares. Enjoy!

Losing Your Religion

Religious Trauma Syndrome – How Some Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems (AlterNet)
The Same God:  Twelve Beliefs the Mormon Church Might Not Want You to Know About
I Don’t Believe in God.  What Should I Call Myself? (AlterNet)
Religion May Not Survive the Internet (Salon)
Test Your Knowledge of Wild, Weird, and Outright Wacky American Religious Beliefs (AlterNet)
Bible vs Quran—Test Your Knowledge of Who Deserves Death in Which Religion
Five Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed (Salon)

Better Birth Control –Technology, Access, Policy

Birth Control and Weight Gain – Is There a Relationship? (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies)
Dramatic Drop In Teen Pregnancy Really a Technology Tipping Point (IEET)
A Brief History of Your Period and Why You Don’t Have to Have It (Jezebel)
Pamper, Pamper, Pamper – Plus 9 Other Tips for Falling in Love With Your IUD (Huffington Post)
Ten Bonus Health Benefits of Birth Control (Huffington Post)
9 Clues That Reproductive Policy is Economic Policy (Huffington Post)
The Big Lie About Plan B—What You Really Should Be Telling Your Friends (TruthOut)

Abortion Rights

Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift–Changing the Conversation About Reproductive Rights and Moral Values (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies)
My Abortion Baby (Daily Kos)

Assault on Women and Gays

What the Bible Says About Rape and Rape Babies (AlterNet)
15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” is at War with Women (TruthOut)
Captive Virgins, Polygamy, Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like if We Actually Followed the Bible (AlterNet)
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington.  She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings, and the founder of  Subscribe at 


About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder -
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7 Responses to Top 20 Most Popular

  1. Ferdi Businger says:

    Great list Valerie and a great legacy. I’m a huge fan of your reality-based observations and thoughts, and your provocative writing style.


  2. Dr. Sunil Jayasinghe says:

    Great , Valerie please get in touch with me . I have written a book and would like you to review it. I have done extensive research in the Biblical countries and have convincing evidence of the true historicity of Isus ,(ISA Jesus).
    I am about to sign a contract with a publisher. I need your input. Your opinion.
    Pls reply I will give my details once you have okayed to my request.
    Dr. Sunil


  3. Janet Way says:

    Outstanding essay! Thank you!


  4. There was an intelligent and supportive discussion in Vridar, for your writing on Stochastic terrorism.


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