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Free Inquiry Volume 37 Issue 4 cover

June/July 2017

Volume 37 Number 4


Blasphemy: In The Eye Of The Beholder?

Blasphemy: A Victimless Crime or a Crime in Search of a Victim?*
Flemming Rose

Religious Freedom and Blasphemy Law in a Global Context: The Concept of Religious Defamation
Mirjam van Schaik

The Catholic Church’s ‘Woman Priest’ Question
Leah Mickens

The Big Bang Enabled Evolution
Joel Kirschbaum

Calling All Wimpy Activists*
Karen Shragg

The Visions of Julian of Norwich
Joe Nickell

One Smartphone, 100 Million Users, and Privatizing Faith
Thomas Larson


EDITORIAL

Smearing Humanism
Tom Flynn


OP-EDS

The Hadza: A People without Religion
Gregory Paul

Springtime for Bullies
Ophelia Benson

Momentous Anniversaries
Russell Blackford

Conservatism and Calamity: From Plato to Bannon
Shadia B. Drury

God and Men Behaving Badly*
Jane Roberts

Purpose-Driven Lives
James A. Haught

Saving Speaker Ryan... and Unshackling the Bern*
Edward Tabash


CFI NEWS

CFI Helps Welcome UN Special Rapporteur


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Planetary Suicide in Slow Motion
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
The Wickedest Man in San Francisco: Ambrose Bierce and Cynicism’s Battling Prime
Dale DeBakcsy

Great Minds Excerpt
The Devil’s Dictionary
Ambrose Bierce

The Humanist Soapbox
Bogus Heartbeat Bill Logic
Stephen Ray Flora

Humanism at Large
Jesus Is a Myth: A Rebuttal to Bill Cooke
Mark Cagnetta


REVIEWS

The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer,
by Bonnie S. Anderson
Reviewed by Wayne Trotta

Star Map: A Journey of Faith, Doubt, and Meaning,
by Lewis Vaughn
Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Why I Left / Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son,
by Tony Campolo and Bart Campolo
Reviewed by Tom Flynn


POEM

Truth
by Ted Richer




Free Inquiry Volume 37 Issue 3 cover

April/May 2017

Volume 37 Number 3


Issues in Technology and Ethics

Introduction
David Koepsell

A Dangerous Master
Wendell Wallach

The Moral and Political Dangers of Autonomous Weapons
Ryan Jenkins

Nanotech: New Legal and Moral Challenges*
David Koepsell

ONLINE BONUS: The Morality of Risk: A Primer*
David Koepsell

Autopia: The Robot Car of Tomorrow May Just Be Programmed to Hit You
Patrick Lin

Enhancing Virtues: Fairness
James J. Hughes

Is the Unthinkable the New Acceptable?
Peter Boghossian and James A. Lindsay

The Brain Science of Political Deception and the 2016 Election
Gleb Tsipursky


EDITORIAL

Join Our Tribe*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

Celebrating the Post-Truth World*
Shadia B. Drury

Panic and Emptiness
Ophelia Benson

Keep Dissent Nonviolent
Russell Blackford

We Need to Say “No!”
Greta Christina

Toward a Rational Muslim Immigration Policy*
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Doomed to Repeat?
Janet L. Factor

Many Struggles Won Religious Freedom
James A. Haught


APPRECIATIONS

George Albert Wells, 1926–2017

Nat Hentoff, 1925–2017


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Betsy DeVos and Blaming Blaine
Edd Doerr

God on Trial
Why Does God Have to Be Worshipped?
Sheldon F. Gottlieb


REVIEWS

Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation,
by Leigh Eric Schmidt
Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe,
by Tom Krattenmaker
Reviewed by Robert M. Price


POEM

Neversend post to my everlasting salvation
by Robin Lee Jordan




Free Inquiry Volume 37 Issue 2 cover

February/March 2017

Volume 37 Number 2


What Really Matters

Introduction: From an Unlikely Quarter, a New View of the Is-Ought Problem
Tom Flynn

Mattering Matters*
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

The Mattering Instinct: Religion, Humanism, and the Roots of Ideological Derangement
Andy Norman

ONLINE BONUS: A Different Mattering–Theoretic Take on the Is-Ought Problem*
Andy Norman

Going Their Own Way: Village Atheists in a Changing America
Leigh Eric Schmidt

It’s Time to Hold God Accountable
Mark Cagnetta

Damned Truths
George Zebrowski


EDITORIAL

For Seculars, Challenges Ahead*
Tom Flynn


OP-EDS

This Is Not a Drill*
Greta Christina

That Radical Islamist Terrorism Question
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

The ‘Nones’ Weren’t Strong Enough
James A. Haught


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
The National Nightmare Ramps Up
Edd Doerr

The Humanist Soapbox
Abolish the Freedom of Religion! A View from Europe
Maarten Boudry

The Faith I Left Behind
A Devil on My Shoulder
Burt Siemens

Humanism At Large
Creating the Bible: Water into Wine
Douglas Whaley


REVIEWS

The Edge of Reason: A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World,
by Julian Baggini
Reviewed by Wayne L. Trotta

Christianity in the Light of Science: Critically Examining the World’s Largest Religion,
by John W. Loftus
Reviewed by Dennis R. Trumble

BOOKS IN BRIEF


POEM

Apologia
by RE Katz




Free Inquiry Volume 37 Issue 1 cover

December 2016/January 2017

Volume 37 Number 1


Free Internet Porn and America: A Report on a Natural Experiment
Marty Klein

The Irresponsibility of Intellectuals
Lorenzo Lazzerini Ospri

Why Secular Humanists Should Abandon the Myth Theory of Jesus
Bill Cooke


EDITORIAL

Obama’s One Big Disappointment: Church-State Separation*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

The Nones Become Many More
Tom Flynn

Yes—Oh, Dear, Yes—Don’t Ban the Burkini
Russell Blackford

The Foxification of American Democracy, Part 2
Shadia B. Drury

Appropriate Appropriation
Ophelia Benson

The Christian Moral Code, Part 5: Love
Mark Rubinstein

Saving Liberalism
David Koepsell

St. [Mother] Teresa and the Miracles Game*
Joe Nickell


NEWS

This Cartoon Cost a Jordanian Blogger His Life*
Tom Flynn


OBITUARY

Earl Lee (1954–2015)
Kathleen De Grave


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
The Pearl-Harboring of American Public Education
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Determinism in the Courtroom: The Other Legacy of Clarence Darrow
Dale DeBakcsy

Child Training
Clarence Darrow

Humanist Living
Frequently Asked Questions
Dan Davis

The Faith I Left Behind
After I’m Gone, Who Will Carry On?
Ron Herman

Faith and Reason
The Right to Believe
Frederik Kaufman


REVIEWS

The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason*
by Ali A. Rizvi
Reviewed by Taner Edis

Under Tiberius
by Nick Tosches
Reviewed by Stephen R. Welch

The Cartoon History of Humanism, Volume One: Antiquity to Enlightenment
by Dale DeBakcsy
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath

The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse
by Phil Torres
Reviewed by David Morrison

A World to Live In: An Ecologist’s Vision for a Plundered Planet
by George Woodwell
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


POEM

It Crawled from the Swamp
by Andy Norman