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Letters, Vol. 20, No. 2


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LETTERS   More Endorsements for Humanist Manifesto 2000 The following individuals have added their names to the list of signers to Humanist Manifesto 2000: A Call for a New Planetary Humanism by Paul Kurtz (see the Fall 1999 and Winter 1999/2000 issues of Free Inquiry). I am happy to endorse...

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Kentucky Passes Anti-Atheist Law


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By Tom Flynn
CHURCH-STATE UPDATE Kentucky Passes Anti-Atheist Law Tom Flynn Church-State Update tracks continuing developments in important federal, state, and local church-state issues. Each item is preceded by an up arrow (Δ) or a down arrow (∇), based on the story’s implications for separation of church and state and the rights of...

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Humanism at Large, Vol. 20, No. 2


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By Matt Cherry
HUMANISM AT LARGE Matt Cherry   Freethought Martyr Remembered On February 17, 1600, naked and with a nail piercing his tongue (so that he would not repeat his heretical statements), the philosopher, scientist, and freethinker Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake in the Campo de Fiori in central Rome....

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Varieties of African American Religious Experience


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By Norm R. Allen, Jr.
REVIEWS African Americans and Religion Norm R. Allen, Jr. Varieties of African American Religious Experience, by Anthony Pinn (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8006-2944-9) 242 pp., cloth $20.00. In Varieties of African American Religious Experience, Anthony Pinn examines “extrachurch” or non-Christian African-American “religious” traditions including Voodoo, Santería, Islam, and humanism....

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The Great Deception, And What Jesus Really Said and Did


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By Robert M. Price
REVIEWS A Biblical Scholar Breaks Out Robert M. Price The Great Deception, And What Jesus Really Said and Did, by Gerd Lüdemann (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1999, ISBN 1-57392-688-4) xxv + 114 pp. $16.95. In a recent review of Gerd Lüdemann’s Heretics: The Other Side of Early Christianity, I challenged...

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Books in Brief, Vol. 20, No. 2


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By Norm R. Allen, Jr.
BOOKS IN BRIEF Norm R. Allen, Jr.   Defining Freethought An Uppity Old Atheist Woman’s Dictionary, by Carol C. Faulkenberry. (Smyrna, GA: The Atlanta Freethought Society, Inc., 1998, ISBN 1-887392-09-2) 147 pp., paper $10.00. Carol C. Faulkenberry is an excellent freethought writer and activist. She is a member of the...

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Mar
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2000

Faith, Hope, and Clarity


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By Lewis Vaughn
He maintains that meaning-what he calls a "sustaining narrative"-is necessary to keep at bay "the lurking suspicion that all our getting and spending amounts to nothing more than fidgeting while we wait for death.

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Bad Dreams about the Borg


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By Lewis Vaughn
Bad Dreams about the Borgby Lewis VaughnThe following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 20, Number 2. I had an Orwellian nightmare. I dreamed that I had traveled into the future and was assessing my new situation by reading the New York Times. The front-page headline read "America Online...

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2000

Sidelines, Vol. 20, No. 2


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SIDELINES   Laura Schlessinger Flunks Tolerance 101 Andrea Szalanski Paramount is meeting with representatives of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in the wake of its decision to market a television program hosted by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. The nationally syndicated radio personality has increasingly turned her attention to...

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2000

The Opposite of Love


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By Matt Cherry
The question of how far to tolerate the intolerant is always problematic.

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