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October / November 2010

Volume 30 Number 6


Rights, Gay and Otherwise
Tom Flynn

Humanism, LGBT Equality, and Human Rights
Ronald A. Lindsay

The Case for Civil Unions for All Couples
Alan M. Dershowitz

Homosexuality in Africa
Leo Igwe

LGBT Rights in Malawi
George Thindwa

The Next Level: LGBT Equality in South Africa
Tauriq Moosa

The Confessions of Second Timothy
Timothy J. Madigan

Humanist 'Leadership' and Me
David Koepsell

Spiritual Healing Revisited
Ryan Shaffer


EDITORIAL

Secular Humanism Is Emancipatory
Tom Flynn


LEADING QUESTIONS

Of Fright and Freethought
A conversation with S.T. Joshi


NEWS BEAT

Landmark Case Will Go to Trial/CSH Announces Awards
Nathan Bupp


LETTERS


OP-EDS


The Mosque at Ground Zero
Christopher Hitchens

Reinventing Christianity
Shadia B. Drury

Rethinking Drug and Device Testing
Arthur Caplan

Not by Divine Creation
Peter Singer

The Marketing of Elena Kagan
Nat Hentoff

The Atheist Spot
Tom Rees


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Andrew Dickson White
Tom Flynn

Living Without Religion
Decomposing Humanism
Austin Dacey

Islam Watch
Historical Methodology and the Believer, Part 2
Ibn Warraq

God on Trial
Does God Destroy Our Duty of Compassion?
Stephen Maitzen

Humanism and Philsophy
Absurdism Is a Type of Humanism
Stephen J. Gallagher

Humanism at Large
They Say 'Merry Christmas'-and You Say...?
James H. Dee


REVIEWS

The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back
by Charles Pellegrino

reviewed by George Zebrowski

The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism
by Paul Cliteur

reviewed by Floris van den Berg

The Loser Letters: A Cosmic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism
by Mary Eberstadt

reviewed by Edd Doerr

Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity
by S.E. Cupp

reviewed by Edd Doerr


POEM

Humans
by Ted Richer




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August / September 2010

Volume 30 Number 5


Freethought and Free Speech on Campus
Lauren Becker

Is Campus Censorship the New Normal?
Greg Lukianoff and Will Creeley

Education for the Future: The Liberating Arts
Paul Kurtz

Tales Told Out of School
Trevor Boeckmann

The War on Hate
Megan Littlejohn

News from the Campuses
Ed Beck, Debbie Goddard, Ben Isserlis, Dan Riley, Justin Trottier

Energy and the Human Far Future
Robert P. Burruss


EDITORIALS

Expressing One's Views on Religion
Ronald A. Lindsay

FREE INQUIRY Founder, Editor in Chief Paul Kurtz Resigns


LEADING QUESTIONS

Defending the Science of Climate Change
A conversation with Michael E. Mann


LETTERS


NEWS BEAT

Potential Watershed Case Can Now Proceed to Florida Supreme Court
Nathan Bupp


OP-ED

Are Secularists Less Generous?
Tom Flynn

Jewbaiter
Christopher Hitchens

Only You Can Prevent Genohype
Arthur Caplan

Epistemic Closure - Left and Right
Wendy Kaminer

Obama v. Our Liberties
Nat Hentoff

A Popular Fallacy
Tibor R. Machan

Pimping Science's Ride
Katrina Voss


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Humanism at Large
John A. Frantz


CONTEST WINNERS

Campaign for Free Expression Essay Winners:
The Importance of Free Expression and Its Limits (if Any)
John A. Frantz

T.M. Murray

Tauriq Moosa


REVIEWS

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists
edited by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk

reviewed by George Zebrowski

In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence
by Jon Teehan

reviewed by Hector Avalos


POEM

Dover Reach Revisited
Thomas Andrews




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April / May 2010

Volume 30 Number 3


EDITORIAL

Activist Court Undermines American Democracy
Paul Kurtz


LETTERS


LEADING QUESTIONS

Taking a Stand for the New Atheists: A Conversation with Victor Stenger


NEWS BEAT

Council Fights Appeal of Its Florida Court Victory
Nathan Bupp


OP-ED

Why I don't Believe in the New Atheism
Tom Flynn

Hope, Despair, Dread, and Religion
Ronald A. Lindsay

Who Says the Nonreligious Don't Give?
Christopher Hitchens

Should the State Force-feed Prisoners?
Arthur Caplan

Ethics Without God
Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek

Lessons in Fear
Nat Hentoff


REFLECTIONS

The Tribulations of an African Humanist
Norm R. Allen Jr.


FEATURES

The Humanism of John Dewey
John Shook

Freedom
John Dewey

Philosophy and the Conduct of Life: Dewey's New Paradigm
James Gouinlock

Narrative Naturalism
Judith Walker

John Dewey's Spiritual Values
Larry A. Hickman

Looking Ahead: Future Prospects for Dewey's Philosophy
Paul Kurtz


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Faith and Reason
The Vital Spark
Lawrence Rifkin

Its Only Natural
On Defining Naturalism as a Worldview
Richard Carrier

Faith and the Law
Is Hell Illegal? The Implications of the Warren Jeffs Decision
Chris Edwards


REVIEWS

The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures
by Nicholas Wade

Reviewed by Ophelia Benson

Creation
directed by Jon Amiel

Reviewed by Benjamin Radford

Why I became an Atheist
by John W. Loftus

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

W.E.B. Du Bous: Toward Agnosticism 1868-1934
by Brian L. Johnson

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen Jr.

The Death of Conservatism
by Sam Tanenhaus
Reviewed by Ed Doerr


CONTEST ESSAYS

"Why I Am Not a..."
Contest Winners Announced


POEMS

I Le Jongleur
David Park Musella

SPLC Wins $2.5 Million Verdict against Klans of America
David Park Musella




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February / March 2010

Volume 30 Number 2


EDITORIAL

The Eupraxsophy of Hope
Paul Kurtz


LETTERS


LEADING QUESTIONS

Do the New Atheists Make America More Unscientific? A Conversation
with Chris Mooney


REFLECTIONS

Twenty Years of African Americans for Humanism
Tom Flynn


NEWS BEAT

Council Wins Interim Victory in Church-State Suit
Nathan Bupp

Witch Hunter Sues Humanist Activist in Attempt to Quell Criticism
Nathan Bupp


OP-EDS

Pull the Plug–on Catholic Charities
Tom Flynn

Science and Public Opinion
Wendy Kaminer

Walking the Talk
Arthur Caplan

Senseless Security
Christopher Hitchens

Real Education Reform
Nat Hentoff

Inglorious Basters
Katrina Voss


FEATURES

Fading Faith
James A. Haught

Is the Universe Rational?
Taner Edis

Subjection and Escape, Part 3: An American Woman’s Muslim Journey
Lisa Bauer

The Grinch Who Stole Valentines Day
Luis Granados


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Stephen Crane: The Black Badge of Unbelief
Gary Sloan

Faith and Reason
Descansos: Religion and Roadside Memorials
Benjamin Radford

Its Only Natural
What Science Says about Our Place in Nature
John Shook

Living Without Religion
The Regrettable Return of ‘Nonsectarianism’
Stuart Whatley

Islam Watch
Probing the Roots of Islam, Part 2
Ibn Warraq

FI and Me Contest Winners Announced


REVIEWS

Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
by Barbara Ehrenreich

Reviewed by Matt Marshall

Good without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
by Greg M. Epstein

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

The FamilyThe Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
by Jeff Sharlett

Reviewed by Stuart Jordan

36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction
by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Reviewed by Austin Dacey


POEMS

The Animals, All the Animals
Philip Appleman

Hymn of Praise to the Intelligent Designer
Philip Appleman




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December 2009 / January 2010

Volume 30 Number 1


EDITORIALS

The True Unbeliever
Plus: Celebrating Thirty Years of Free Inquiry
Paul Kurtz


LETTERS


LEADING QUESTIONS

The Secular Humanism of Star Trek:
A Conversation with Susan Sackett


REFLECTIONS

Welcome to Our New Look and the Councils 30th Anniversary Year
Tom Flynn

A Look Back
CFI Staff

Farewell to Two Black Humanist Activists
Norm R. Allen Jr.


OP-ED

Above and Beyond
Tom Flynn

Keeping America Safe?
Wendy Kaminer

Kidneys for Sale?
Peter Singer

Irving Kristol and the Radicalization of American Conservatism
Shadia Drury

Paradoxes about Intruding on Nature
Tibor R. Machan

Freedom from Free Will
Thomas W. Clark

Some of My Best Friends Are Atheists
Katrina Voss

Basava Premanand, 1929-2009
Innaiah Narisetti


FEATURES

The Fact of Evolution
Richard Dawkins

Attitudes of Educated Orthodox Jews Toward Science
Alexander Nussbaum

Subjection and Escape, Part 2: An American Womans Muslim Journey
Lisa Bauer

Environmental Philosophys Challenge to Humanism: Revaluing Cosmopolitan Ethics
Hugh McDonald


DEPARTMENTS

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Emily Dickinson: Pagan Sphinx
Gary Sloan

Living Without Religion
Caveat Emptor: The atheist as consumer advocate
S.C. Hitchcock

Islam Watch
Notre Dame Conference Probes the Roots of Islam (Part 1)
Ibn Warraq

God on Trial
Coles Prayer
Paul Wayne

Faith and Reason
Agnosticism Revisited
Neil H. Petrie

Humanism and Society
The Quintessential Secular Institution
Frank L. Pasquale

Humanism at Large
How to Defend the Ban on Gay Marriage: Advice for believers
Christian Wright


REVIEWS

Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists
edited by S.T. Joshi

Reviewed by Edd Doerr

Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion
by Stuart A. Kauffman

Reviewed by Paul Bassett

What Is Man? And Other Irreverent Essays
by Mark Twain

Reviewed by William Harwood

W.K. Clifford and The Ethics of Belief
by Timothy J. Madigan

Reviewed by Tom Flynn


POETRY

Dances of Life, Dances of Death
Joe Nickell