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August / September 2018

Volume 38 Number 5

By My Own Hand: Suicide Can Be a Wise and Gentle Choice*
Lowrey R. Brown

Why So Much of the Bible is Poorly Written
Valerie Tarico

The Incompatibility of Judeo-Christian Religion with Contemporary Human Rights
Chima Williams Iheme

Why Are Secular Humanists So Afraid of Other People's Identity Politics?
Debbie Goddard

The Social Forces Behind Trump's War on Science
Jeffrey S. Victor

Principles of Scularism and Freedom of Religion Do Not Limit Teaching of Truth in Public Schools—The Real Limit is Political
Jeff T. Haley and Dale McGowan

Respect Freedom of Conscience: Teach Science, Not Metaphysics
Ronald A. Lindsay

Space, Time, and God*
Laurence W. Britt


EDITORIAL

Things Are Going to Start Happening to Us Now*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

Does Opportunity Knock?*
Tom Flynn

Voting and the Trolley Problem*
Greta Christina

Oil is Godly
Gregory S. Paul

Gun Nuts on the Run
S. T. Joshi

The Failure of Ideological Purity Tests
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar


APPRECIATION

Jens Christian Skou


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS, VOL. 38 ISSUE 5


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Betsy DeVos Ramps Up Her War on Public Schools
Edd Doerr

Cuno's Corner
Drawing Lines for Fun and Prophet: How Religion Makes Us Behave Better
Steve Cuno

Living Without Religion
Voices from the Past: Recalling 'the Good, the Beautiful, and the True'
Allen H. Agnitti

High Heresy
Secular Mythology
Marc Schaus

Humanist Soapbox Part 1
Religious Scientists
R. C. Gibson

Humanist Soapbox Part 2
The Suffocation of American Compassion
Nicholas S. Molinari

Humanism at Large
Bible Theme Parks of the Future
Shawn Dawson


REVIEWS

Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith—and for Freedom
edited by Karen L. Garst
Reviewed by Teresa Roberts

An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land: Selected Writings from the Bible Belt
by Herb Silverman
Reviewed by Ed Buckner

Think Before You Like: Social Media's Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed
by Guy P. Harrison
Reviewed by Mark Cagnetta


POEMS

No Ideas
by Patty Seyburn

Encounter with a Neighbor
by Joyce Wilson

Iambic Translation
by Joyce Wilson