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Fall, 1996

Volume 16, Number 4


DEFINING HUMANISM: THE BATTLE CONTINUES

Introduction: Beyond Religion
Paul Kurtz

The Religion Of Secular Humanism
David A. Noebel

New Court Decision Brings Death To A Myth
Molleen Matsumura

Humanism Is Not A Religion
Skipp Porteous

What Is Religious Humanism?
Mason Olds

Why Is Religious Humanism?
Thomas W. Flynn

Humanism As A 'Quasi-Religion'
John E. Smith

Deliver Us From Religion
Timothy J. Madigan

An Anthropological Interpretation Of Religion
Raymond Firth

The Making of Humanist Manifesto I
Herbert A. Tonne

The Lingering Humanist Manifesto I
Lester Mondale


INDIA

Humanism In India
Matt Cherry

An Interview With V. M. Tarkunde
Levi Fragell

An Interview With Christopher Hitchens On Mother Teresa
Matt Cherry


OP-ED

The Rise Of Christian Nationalism In The U.S.: What Do We Do Now?
Frederick Clarkson

Humanist Seeing Things as They Are: The Enlightened Cynicism of Ambrose Bierce
Glenn Odden

Humanist Campus Freethought Organization Formed

Humanist Poem: 'Prometheus'
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Incredible Flimflams Of Margaret Rowen, Part 2: The Sad Saga Of Dr. Bert Fullmer
Martin Gardner

The Ultimate Gift
Mary Frantz

Gordon Stein - In Memoriam
Joe Nickell & Paul Kurtz


REVIEWS

Angels? Not a Prayer!
Reviewed by Joe Nickell

Sagan On Science
Reviewed by Kenneth Marsalek

A Scientific Critique Of The Paranormal
Reviewed by Wolf Roder

Utopian Eugenics
Reviewed by Timothy J. Madigan

Hypatia As A Freethought Heroine
Reviewed by Gordon Stein




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Summer, 1996

Volume 16, Number 3


RELIGIOUS BELIEF IN AMERICA: A NEW POLL

It Is Hard to Believe
Herbert Tonne

Religious Beliefs of Scientists: A Survey of the Research
Gerald R. Bergman

Religion and Crime: Do They Go Together?
Lisa Conyers & Philip D. Harvey


Post-Marxism And Humanism

The Survival of Humankind Is the Basic Humanist Value: An Interview with Svetozar Stojanovic
Paul Kurtz

The Hard Course of Humanism in China
Lei Yong-Sheng


OP-ED

The Unlimited Cosmos: A Personal Odyssey
Alan Hale

New Age Physics: Has Science Found the Path to the Ultimate?
Victor J. Stenger

"We Need a Miracle!"
Art Buchwald

Paul Cadmus: Artist-Humanist
Warren Allen Smith

In Honor of Bonnie Bullough
Gerald A. Larue

Bonnie Bullough 1927-1996
Paul Kurtz

The Abortion Debate
Vern L. Bullough

The Moral Case for Abortion
Henry Morgentaler

Secret Files Menace Doctors
Skipp Porteous

Abortion Is the Issue from Hell
Tom Foster Digby

What Do These Fetuses Want?
Nat Hentoff

The Abortion Issue and Selecting a Criterion of "Life"
Noel W. Smith

In Support of the Right to Choose
Joan Kennedy Taylor

Defend Abortion, Not Just Choice
Thomas W. Flynn


REVIEWS

God: A Life
Reviewed by Robert Gorham Davis




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Spring, 1996

Volume 16, Number 2


DO WE NEED GOD TO BE MORAL?

Without a Supreme Being, Everything Is Permitted
John M. Frame

Rebuttal
Paul Kurtz

The Common Moral Decencies Don't Depend on Faith
Paul Kurtz

Rebuttal
John M. Frame


RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Introduction
Andrea Szalanski

Church and State: A Humanist View
Vern L. Bullough

The Case for Affirmative Secularism
Thomas W. Flynn

Religious and Philosophical Freedom for Everybody: A Reply to Tom Flynn
Rob Boston

Church-State Separation: The 1996 Elections and Beyond
Edward Tabash

Thinking "About" Religion: The Need for Freethought in the Curriculum
John B. Massen

The Libertarian Curriculum for Public Education
Joe Barnhart

The Privatization of Education: Can Public Education Survive?
Michael J. Rockler


VIEWPOINTS

Irish Democracy Continues Its Advance
Dick Spicer

Notes From The Editor
Paul Kurtz

Missionaries Invade Public Schools
Skipp Porteous


OP-ED

The Incredible Flimflams Of Margaret Rowen, Part 1: Seventh-Day Adventist And The Second Coming
Martin Gardner

Strange Bedfellows: Mormon Polygamy And Baptist History
George D. Smith

The Lost Encyclical Against Penicillin
Christopher Durang

Beat the Odds
Dan Olincy

Paul Edwards On Nietzsche, Freud, And Reich
Warren Allen Smith

Humanism And Human Malleability
Timothy J. Madigan


REVIEWS

Shepherds Are For Sheep
Reviewed by Nada Mangialetti

Poking Fun At New Testament Absurdities
Reviewed by Farrell Till

Sex and Sensibility
Reviewed by Wendy McElroy

Snake Handling
Reviewed by Joe Nickell

Physics and Consciousness
Reviewed by H. James Birx

What a Tangled Web We Weave
John Schumaker




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Winter, 1995/96

Volume 16, Number 1

In Defense of Freedom of Conscience: A Cooperative Baptist/Secular Humanist Declaration

New Fundamentalist Intolerance and the Southern Baptist Convention
George H. Shriver

HUMANISM AND TOLERANCE

Introduction
Timothy J. Madigan

The United Nations' Year for Tolerance:
An Interview with Robert Muller

Humanism and Tolerance
Jean-Claude Pecker

The Limits of Tolerance
Paul Kurtz

Thought, Conscience, Religion, or Belief
Michael Roan

Representing Freethought in London
Margaret Downey

Freedom Of and From Religion
Matt Cherry

Dealing with Religious Beliefs: Some Suggestions from Anthropology
Phillips Stevens, Jr.


The Challenge From The Religious Right

Farrakhan and the Million Man March
Norm Allen, Jr.

Mania in the Stadia: The Origins and Goals of the Promise Keepers
Russ Bellant

The Threat to the Atheists' Good Life
Albert E. Lyngzeidetson

The Religious Right's Voice of Intolerance
Skipp Porteous

Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995): Another Victim of Zealotry
James A. Haught


AMERICAN NATURALISM

The American Naturalist Tradition
Peter H. Hare

Remembering John Dewey and Sidney Hook
Richard Rorty

The Significance of American Philosophical Naturalism
Patrick Romanell

Secularization in Turkey
Ioanna Kuguradi


MARKING LIFE'S MILESTONES: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR CODESH

Humanist Celebrations
Jane Wynne Willson

Center for Inquiry Hosts First Welcoming Ceremony
Matt Cherry


NEWS AND VIEWS

Humanist Potpourri
Warren Allen Smith


VIEWPOINTS

The NGO Conference on Women in Beijing
Barbara Stocker

Philosophy and Feminist Politics
Ellen Klein and Barry Smith