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August/September 2016

Volume 36 Number 5


HOW A CREATIVE HUMANIST MINORITY RESHAPED THE NATION, PART 1

Introduction
Tom Flynn

Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America
Leah Mickens

Why I Am Pro-Abortion, Not Just Pro-Choice *
Valerie Tarico

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife: Fact or Fake?
Joe Nickell

Francis: A Pope Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers Can Believe In
Nicholas S. Molinari


EDITORIAL

Is My Intolerance of Your Intolerance Intolerant? *
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

From Lahore to Brussels to Baghdad: A Plan to Fight Back
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

What Does Atheism Mean?
Greta Christina

What Doesn’t Atheism Mean?
Tom Flynn

The Christian Moral Code, Part 3: Humility
Mark Rubinstein


OBITUARY

In Memoriam: Harry Kroto, 1939–2016
Gary Whittenberger and Richard Hull


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Apocalypse 2016
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Normalizing Blasphemy: Robert Ingersoll and Freethought’s Great Awakening
Dale DeBakcsy

Some Mistakes of Moses
Robert Green Ingersoll

Faith and Reason
Endless Absurdities *
James A. Haught

The Faith I Left Behind
Thoughts on Leaving Church
Christy Hoffman Wiegand

Living Without Religion
What’s Wrong with Preaching to the Choir?
George Williamson

The Humanist Soapbox
A Little Question for Our Believer Friends
Malcolm Friedman

Humanism at Large
Pluto, Limburger Cheese, and God
Bert Bigelow


REVIEWS

The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism
edited by Kelly James Clark
Reviewed by Russell Blackford

American Humanism: The Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems
by Joseph O. Baker and Buster G. Smith

Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics
by Marc A. Smith
Reviewed by Wayne L. Trotta

How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
trans. Philip Freeman
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


Books in Brief


POEM

feeling
by Roger Desy