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1997

Women and British Porn Laws


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 17 issue 4
By Cherie Matrix
Britain has some of the most restrictive porn laws in the western world. It is even a crime to show an erect penis in any publication or video.

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1997

Sex and God: Is Religion Twisted?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 17 issue 4
By James A. Haught
Most Westerners have come to regard sex as wholesome and wonderful. Sanctimonious strictures seem to suit fewer and fewer people.

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1997

Morality Requires God ... or Does It?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 17 issue 3
By Theodore Schick, Jr.
Morality Requires God ... or Does It? Theodore Schick, Jr. Although Plato demonstrated the logical independence of God and morality over 2,000 years ago in the Euthyphro, the belief that morality requires God remains a widely held moral maxim. In particular, it serves as the basic assumption of the Christian...

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1997

Cloning Humans


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 17 issue 3
By Timothy J. Madigan
The cloning of an adult mammal offers a striking example of how technology can outpace the moral and social thinking that would guide it.

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1997

Can Science Prove that Prayer Works?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 17 issue 3
By Hector Avalos
There is a dark side to prayer. I've seen people die or suffer unnecessarily because they waited too long for their god to answer a prayer.

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Sep
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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
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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
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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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Jun
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1996

In Honor Of Bonnie Bullough


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 3
By Gerald Larue
In Honor Of Bonnie Bullough Gerald Larue Bonnie Bullough, a longtime friend of and contributor to Free Inquiry, died April 12, 1996, in Northridge, California. The following tribute is adapted from remarks by Gerald A. Larue at a commemoration ceremony on April 21, 1996. Bonnie Bullough was born in Delta,...

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1996

Bonnie Bullough (1927-1996)


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 3
By Paul Kurtz
Bonnie Bullough also made significant contributions to the humanist movement; and she exemplified throughout her life the humanist outlook and humanist values.

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