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Aug
31
1997

Secular Family News


By Jan Loeb Eisler
Secular Family News by Jan Loeb Eisler The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 3. Long needed and wholeheartedly endorsed by the Council for Secular Humanism, a family oriented newsletter, Secular Family News, is in the offing. Until now, the humanist movement has never made...

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Aug
31
1997

A Helping Hand for Secular Families


By Matt Cherry
A Helping Hand for Secular Families by Matt Cherry The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 3. Family is a central experience in our lives. Our family experiences - whether as children, partners, parents or relatives - shape our own lives, and enable us to...

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Jun
30
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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Jun
30
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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Jun
30
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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May
31
1997

Journeys to the Twilight Zone


By Farrell Till
Journeys to the Twilight Zone by Farrell Till The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 2. Love Thy Sister In previous trips to the Twilight Zone, we looked at some of the strange laws of the people who lived there. One of their strangest was...

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May
31
1997

An Appropriate Carl Sagan Memorial - In a Church


By Warren Allen Smith
An Appropriate Carl Sagan Memorial - In a Church by Warren Allen Smith The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 2. An atheist's memorial service held in a cathedral? Yes, Carl Sagan's was held February 27th at New York City's Cathedral Church of St. John...

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May
31
1997

Comment


By Kenneth Marsalek
Comment by Kenneth Marsalek The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 2. Supernatural Selection Stephen Jay Gould makes the extraordinary claim in March's Natural History Magazine that there is no conflict between science and religion. According to Gould, science and religion occupy distinct domains or...

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May
31
1997

Advocatus Diaboli


By Tom Flynn
Advocatus Diaboli by Tom Flynn The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 13, Number 2. Replacing Our Last Cottage Industry In the 1820s and '30s Frances "Fanny" Wright shocked America by advocating free love and birth control. England prosecuted Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh for distributing Charles...

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Feb
28
1997

Journeys to the Twilight Zone


By Farrell Till
Journeys to the Twilight Zone by Farrell Till Scooping And Copping The Twilight Zone, where the children of Israel lived and worshipped their god Yahweh, was indeed a strange place. Perhaps the only thing stranger than this god was the legal system that he imposed on his "chosen people." On...

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