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Free Inquiry Volume 38 Issue 1 Banner

December 2017 / January 2018

Volume 38 Number 1

How to Raise Cult-Bait
Joanne Hanks with Steve Cuno

THE FIGHT FOR OUR PHILOSOPHY, PART III

A Symposium in Print
Daniel C. Dennett, Honorary Chair

Introduction
Judy Walker and Tom Flynn

A Most Unnatural Alliance
Maarten Boudry

Wicked Problems
Candice Shelby

The Corruption of Philosophy?
Tom Flynn

Eighteen Templeton Foundation Grants*
Tom Flynn

The Scientists and the Philosophers Should Be Friends*
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

In Closing
Judy Walker and Tom Flynn


EDITORIAL

Free Speech and Identity Politics*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

A Modest Proposal: Get Religion Out of the Charity Sector
Tom Flynn

Violence and Freethought*
Sarah Haider

The Problems of Philosophy
Russell Blackford

Unplanned Obsolescence
Ophelia Benson

The Silver Lining in Fake News*
Shadia B. Drury

I Question
James A. Haught

Enlightenment in the Arab World 2.0 Faisal Saeed Al Mutar


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT

Free Inquiry Welcomes New Managing Editor


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS, VOL. 38 ISSUE 1


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Al Gore's Good, but Incomplete, Sequel
Edd Doerr

Faith and Reason
Evidence for ‘Miracles’: Does a ‘Cold Case’ Approach Redeem the Gospel Accounts?
Joe Nickell

The Faith I Left Behind
Through My Own Looking Glass
Nicholas S. Molinari

Humanism at Large
An Atheist Interviews God
Douglas Whaley


IN APPRECIATION

Diana Brown, Recipient of Distinguished Humanist Award, Dies at Seventy-Seven
Edd Doerr


REVIEWS

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History by Kurt Andersen
Reviewed by Marc Schaus

The Christian Fallacy: The Real Truth About Jesus and the Early History of Christianity
by Paul McGrane
Reviewed by Robert M. Price


POEM

Scoundrel
by Ted Richer




Free Inquiry Volume 38 Issue 2 Banner

February / March 2018

Volume 38 Number 2

Jesus: Mything The Point?

The Mything Person Department
Tom Flynn

Why Jesus Mythicists Should Abandon Secular Humanism
Robert M. Price

Who's Afraid of the Jesus Myth Theory
David Fitzgerald

Schooling Some University Professors
Michael Paulkovich

It's Time to Put the Myth Theory of Jesus Aside
Bill Cooke

My Escape to Freedom*
Lubna Ahmed Yaseen

Fighting Radical Islam by Combating Radical Christianity
Toufic "Ted" Hobeika

Nudge Religions Toward Reality
Jeff T. Haley and Dale McGowan


OP-EDS

Rationalist Dogma
Greta Christina

See No Evil, Hear No Evil*
Sarah Haider

The Illusion of Winning the War Against ISIS*
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Go Ahead, Beat Your Dog — If You're Christian
Gregory Paul

The 'Cake Artist' and His Bigotry*
S.T. Joshi


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS, VOL. 38 ISSUE 2


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Trump vs. Public Schools and Democracy
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Optimism from the Ashes: The Galactic Humanism of Isaac Asimov
Dale DeBakcsy

Religion and Science Fiction
Isaac Asimov

High Heresy
Why Am I Not Religious?*
Leo Igwe

The Faith I Left Behind
My Theological Quest Ends in Secular Humanism
Paul Heffron

God on Trial
One Fourth of Christians 'Speak in Tongues'
James A. Haught


REVIEWS

Freud: The Making of an Illusion
by Frederick Crews
Reviewed by Shadia B. Drury

The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals
by Burton L. Mack
Reviewed by Russell Blackford

Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom
by Andrew Copson
Reviewed by Tom Flynn

The Reluctant Agnostic
by Loren Bauman
Reviewed by Tom Flynn

The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity
by Arlindo Oliveira
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


POEMS

Listening
by Benjamin D. Carson

The Ages of Man (After Hesiod)
by Sharon Portnoff




Free Inquiry Volume 38 Issue 3 Banner

April / May 2018

Volume 38 Number 3

Deconstructing Religion

Introduction
Tom Flynn

Features of Religions as Cognitive By-Products
Robert N. McCauley

The Story of a Creature with Peculiar Habits
Armin W. Geertz

Reinvigorating the Comparative Cooperative Ethnographic Sciences of Religion
Benjamin Grant Purzycki and Joseph Watts

Atheists: The Puppy Kicking, Chicken 'Loving', Serial Killing Cannibals Next Door?
Sarah R. Schiavone and Will M. Gervais

The Meaning and Legacy of Humanism: A Sharp Challenge from a Potential Ally*
Yuval Noah Harari and A. P. Norman

Stretching Gods
Tony Pasquarello

Tale of the Trail
Tom Flynn

A Trail for the Heartland
Tom Flynn


EDITORIAL

Women Should Be Mad at Religion Not (Just) Trump*
Robyn E. Blumner


OP-EDS

An Unexpected Milestone*
Tom Flynn

Rationality and Nuance
Greta Christina

Just a Semantic Argument? The Free Will Free-for-All
Russell Blackford

Is the GOP Fit for Liberal Democracy?
Shadia B. Drury

Let's Not Split the Difference This Time*
Ophelia Benson

What Is Missing from the Conversation about Iraqi Elections and Extremism?
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

The Party of Traitors
S. T. Joshi


OBITUARY

William Franklin Graham Jr.


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS, VOL. 38 ISSUE 2


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Educators vs. Trump/DeVos
Edd Doerr

The Faith I Left Behind
An Evolution of Doubt
E. Jeff Justis

Humanism at Large
The Only Real Question
Terry L. Wright


REVIEWS

Sharing Reality: How to Bring Secularism and Science to an Evolving Religious World
by Jeff T. Haley and Dale McGowan
Reviewed by Ronald A. Lindsay

Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don’t Know
by Daniel R. DeNicola
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


POEM

Medicine Ball
by George Kalogeris




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Free Inquiry Volume 38 Issue 4 Banner

June / July 2018

Volume 38 Number 4

Ingersoll Museum Silver Anniversary

Appreciating the Unknown Ingersoll
Tom Flynn

Ingersoll, the Premature Feminist*
Susan Jacoby

Freethought and Fury*
Sally Roesch Wagner

‘Radically’ Redesigned: Re-Experience the Freethought Trail
Paul Fidalgo and Tom Flynn

The God of the Holocene Epoch Is Dead: Religion’s Fatal Flaw
Daniel C. Maguire

Myth Became Fact
Robert M. Price

Separation of Church and State: Ranking the Presidents
Bill Lehto

The Four Horsemen of Apologetics
Roy W. Brown


EDITORIAL

Freethought’s History Mustn’t Be Forgotten*
Tom Flynn


OP-EDS

Facebook vs. Freethought*
Sarah Haider

A Step Closer to Human Cloning?
Russell Blackford

Disenchantment and History
Shadia B. Drury

The Prison of Self
Ophelia Benson

How Giant Birds Help Disprove the Existence of a Good God*
Gregory S. Paul

Secular Surge
James A. Haught

The Myth of Rationalist Dogma
Gary Whittenberger


APPRECIATION

Stephen Hawking


LOOKING BACK

35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry


LETTERS, VOL. 38 ISSUE 4


DEPARTMENTS

Doerr's Way
Damage Report: Humanae Vitae at Fifty
Edd Doerr

Living Without Religion
Grave Considerations
Allen H. Agnitti

Humanist Soapbox
Confessions of a Recovering Jerk
Steve Cuno

Thinking Out Loud
Infinity: Just One Damn Thing after Another
Kenneth Nahigian

The Faith I Left Behind
Why I Don’t Believe—an Examination of Atheist Logic
Phil Hatfield

Humanism at Large
If I’m Asked to Deliver a Prayer of Thanks
Stephen Greenfield


REVIEWS

Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby
by Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden
Reviewed by Wayne L. Trotta

What Secularism Means to Africa: What It Has Been, What It Hasn’t Been and What It Could Mean for Human Rights,
edited by Jon O’Brien
Reviewed by Edd Doerr

The River of Consciousness
by Oliver Sacks
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


POEMS

Nocturne: Riffs
by Patty Seyburn

Midnight Mass
by George Kalogeris