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Nov
30
1996

Journeys to the Twilight Zone


By Farrell Till
Journeys to the Twilight Zone by Farrell Till Great Balls Of Fire! In modern civilized societies, special considerations are given to people who are physically handicapped. Governments both national and regional provide them with special parking facilities, access ramps, restroom accommodations, and other services intended to integrate them into society...

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Nov
30
1996

Beyond Reaction


By Molleen Matsumura
Beyond Reaction by Molleen Matsumura The Human In Secular Humanism On August 20, 1996, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed a ruling that San Francisco's ownership of a 103-foot concrete cross in a public park violated California's constitution. (On the same day, they ruled that a...

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Nov
30
1996

The Madman’s Speech


By Tim Madigan
The Madman's Speech by Tim Madigan The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 4. The Next Generation In traveling to visit various humanist groups across the United States and Canada, I invariably hear the refrain "Where are all the young people?" Humanist meetings are predominantly...

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Nov
30
1996

Advocatus Diaboli


By Tom Flynn
Advocatus Diaboli by Tom Flynn The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 4. A Call For Preservation While looking up a quote by Robert Green Ingersoll, the 19th-century agnostic orator, I chanced on a passage that struck me with special power. Ingersoll proclaimed these words...

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Sep
30
1996

Gordon Stein (1941-1996)


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 4
By The Editors
Many of the innovations in science and philosophy have come from unbelievers, some of whom died for their "unbeliefs." Without unbelief, we might well be living in the Dark Ages or at least in the intellectual equivalent of that time.

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Sep
30
1996

Humanism In India


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 4
By Matt Cherry
India is a country saturated by religions but is also the home of the largest and most active humanist movement in the world.

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Sep
30
1996

Christopher Hitchens On Mother Theresa (Interview)


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 4
By Matt Cherry
One of the most salient examples of people's willingness to believe anything if it is garbed in the appearance of holiness is the uncritical acceptance of the idea of Mother Teresa

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Aug
31
1996

Journeys to the Twilight Zone


By Farrell Till
Journeys to the Twilight Zone by Farrell Till Talk To The Animals A popular movie last year, which even received an Academy Award nomination for best picture, was Babe, a story about a talking pig. Even with animated cartoons aside, talking animals have not been at all uncommon in movies...

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Aug
31
1996

Commentary


By Edward Tabash
Commentary by Edward Tabash To Bash Or Not To Bash: The Debate Secular Humanists Do Not Need Some of us are bogging down in a debate over whether the promotion of secular humanism should involve "bashing" religion, or whether we should only focus on presenting humanism in a positive light....

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Aug
31
1996

Mexico City Congress Attracts Top Speakers From All Over World


By Meeting Humanists From Around The World
Mexico City Congress Attracts Top Speakers From All Over World The 1996 Humanist World Congress in Mexico City is attracting prestigious speakers from around the world. Confirmed speakers include: Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, and a leading human rights campaigner, from Nigeria Shulamit Aloni, Israel's...

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