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1995

In Defense of Freedom of Conscience: A Cooperative Baptist/Secular Humanist Declaration


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 1
By Paul Kurtz
Americans of different faiths and none may believe in and practice the common moral decencies and basic virtues, respect human rights, and share common values.

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Dec
31
1982

Homosexuality and Catholic Priests


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 3 issue 1
By Vern Bullough
OP-ED Homosexuality and Catholic Priests Vern Bullough The widespread exposure of pedophilia within the Catholic clergy has led the church to focus on homosexuality within the clergy as a source of the problem. It has to be emphasized, however, that pedophilia and homosexuality are not the same thing. In fact,...

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Dec
31
1982

Why Do People Believe or Disbelieve?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 19 issue 3
By Letting science answer the question
We are not dealing with the kind of religion that persists or the status of its truth claims—which may be irrelevant for many believers—but with the power of religious symbols and institutions to provide structure and order, and to give purpose in an otherwise meaningless and perhaps terrifying universe.

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Sep
30
1980

Everybody Must Get Cloned Ideological objections do not hold up


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 0 issue 0
By David J. Triggle
THE NEW BIOETHICS: Defending Cloning and Stem Cell Research Against Faith-Based Curbs Everybody Must Get Cloned Ideological objections do not hold up David J. Triggle In contrast to the Dylan original, “Everybody Must Get Cloned” seems unlikely to serve as a national anthem for this decade. This failure reflects yet...

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Sep
30
1980

The Night I Saw the Light


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 0 issue 0
By Gina Allen
The Night I Saw the Light by Gina Allen I first saw the light one night when I was sixteen years old. It was initially a very small light - the beam from the flashlight that enabled me to read under the bedcovers when I was supposed to be sleeping....

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Sep
30
1980

Atheism Is Not a Civil Rights Issue


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 0 issue 0
By DJ Grothe and Austin Dacey
HUMANIST ACTIVISM Atheism Is Not a Civil Rights Issue DJ Grothe and Austin Dacey On the steps of City Hall, throngs of college students in bandannas and T-shirts press against a tightening police cordon, chanting, "Hell? No, we won't go! Hell? No, we won't go!" On the outskirts of the...

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Sep
30
1980

The Limits of Tolerance


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 16 issue 1
By Paul Kurtz
Tolerance has certain limits, however, that a reflective humanist will grant applies to the principle, for it is not an absolute.

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