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Feb
28
1999

Secular World


By Supreme Court Creates More Voucher Confusion
Secular WorldThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Supreme Court Creates More Voucher ConfusionThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Milwaukee parents' challenge to their state's use of public money for religious schools. The Court's failure to take up the case, Jackson v....

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Feb
28
1999

Student Battles for Secularism in Hostile High School


By Micah White
Student Battles for Secularism in Hostile High Schoolby Micah WhiteThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Becoming my school's number one enemy didn't take a single insult, a single disruption in class, or a single disciplinary action. Instead it took seven simple words: "I...

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Feb
28
1999

Secular Humanism, Southern Style


By Mary Ellen Sikes
Secular Humanism, Southern Style Grits and red-eye gravy without the graceby Mary Ellen SikesThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. "It must be difficult for you-an atheist in a Southern town. You're right in the middle of the Bible belt!" commented the Washington Post...

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Feb
28
1999

The Human Factor


By Jo Ann Mooney
The Human FactorJo Ann MooneyThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Welcome back to the column written by its readers. In the last Bulletin, we asked for your opinions about humanist celebrations and/or holidays. Thank you for your responses. We will try to synthesize...

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Feb
28
1999

The Scientific Study of Religion


By Stuart Jordan
The Scientific Study of Religionby Stuart JordanThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Why are so many people in the modern world still religious? This was the featured topic of a multi-disciplinary conference on "The Science of Religion" held on December 5 and 6,...

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Feb
28
1999

Y2K-Don’t Yield to Kooks


By James Haught
Y2K-Don't Yield to Kooksby James HaughtThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Some Colorado cultists were arrested in Israel January 3 on charges of planning a massacre to hasten the return of Jesus. This may be a taste of what's to come as magic-minded...

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Feb
28
1999

Humanist Roadshows Visit Major Cities


By Tom Flynn
Humanist Roadshows Visit Major Citiesby Tom FlynnThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. Council for Secular Humanism (CSH) staff hit the road throughout the fall of 1998, bringing regional miniconferences to Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and the national capital area.On September 12 and 13, Paul...

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Feb
28
1999

Culture and the Arts: Marilyn Manson, the Rebellious Teen, and Other Irrational Fears


By Deidre Conn
Culture and the Arts Marilyn Manson, the Rebellious Teen, and Other Irrational Fearsby Deidre ConnThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. While listening to the local modern rock station on my car radio on the drive into town today, I realized something: sometimes it...

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Feb
28
1999

Taslima Nasrin Escapes Bangladesh


By Matt Cherry
Taslima Nasrin Escapes Bangladeshby Matt CherryThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. World-famous secular humanist writer and feminist Taslima Nasrin has escaped the threat of hanging by Muslim fundamentalists in her native Bangladesh. As SHB was going to press, news came of Nasrin's dramatic...

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Feb
28
1999

Camp Quest Opens for Fourth Year


By Edwin and Helen Kagin
Camp Quest Opens for Fourth Yearby Edwin and Helen KaginThe following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 1. In 1999, Camp Quest, the first U.S. residential secular humanist summer camp, will open for its fourth year. It is sponsored by the Free Inquiry Group, Inc., (FIG)...

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