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Feb
28
1998

Gay and Lesbian Humanist Network


By Harley Brown
Gay and Lesbian Humanist Network by Harley Brown The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 14, Number 1. As the founder of the Philadephia Gay and Lesbian Secular Humanists, I have been asked why I chose to start a gay and lesbian secular humanist group, when unlike...

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Feb
28
1998

Atlanta Freethinkers Debate Creationists


By Ed Buckner
Atlanta Freethinkers Debate Creationists by Ed Buckner Over 700 people in a civic auditorium in Gwinnett County, Georgia, heard "The Great Debate," pitting professional creationist Gary Parker, Ed.D., against myself (Ph.D., like Parker's, in education not science) and Fred Parrish (Ph.D. in Biology). Parker gave the same tired, distorted arguments...

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Dec
31
1997

New York vs. Islamic Custom


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Andrea Szalanski
New York vs. Islamic Custom by Andrea Szalanski The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 18, Number 1. The Fall 1997 issue of Free Inquiry examined "Islam and Women's Rights" in a series of articles that called for equal rights for women and an end to cruel and...

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Dec
31
1997

Sidelines Vol. 18, No. 1


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Matt Cherry
FREE INQUIRY SIDELINES Matt Cherry   Playing Tag Free Inquiry has a new tagline: "Celebrating Reason and Humanity." Here are a few of the suggestions that didn't quite make it:. A Magazine for the Religiously Challenged Everything Your Mother Warned You Against Enjoying the View on the Road to Hell...

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Dec
31
1997

Mother Teresa’s House of Illusions


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By Susan Shields
Women from many nations joined Mother Teresa in the expectation that they would help the poor and come closer to God themselves. I was one of the lucky ones who mustered enough courage to walk away.

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Dec
31
1997

Humanism and the U.N.


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Norm R. Allen, Jr.
Humanism and the U.N. by Norm R. Allen, Jr. The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 18, Number 1. Earlier this year, Ted Turner promised to give $1 billion to the United Nations. This was an impressive gesture - especially since Turner is a self-professed humanist. Many religionists...

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Dec
31
1997

10 Myths About Secular Humanism


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Matt Cherry & Molleen Matsumura
Secular humanism is not so much a body of beliefs as a method for reaching understanding. It is an approach to life that tries to be positive, rational, realistic, and open-minded.

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Dec
31
1997

Unwedded Bliss


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Matt Cherry
Unwedded Bliss by Matt Cherry The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 18, Number 1. Young Americans are happier today than ever before. Despite widespread claims that "Generation X" suffers more stress and insecurity than did their parents, new research shows that Americans under the age of 30...

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Dec
31
1997

Promise Keepers Going Down?


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Matt Cherry
Promise Keepers Going Down? by Matt Cherry The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 18, Number 1. "Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men" was a potent demonstration of the growing strength of conservative religion in America. The Promise Keepers rally brought an estimated 700,000 men...

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Dec
31
1997

The Cult of Diana


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 18 issue 1
By Matt Cherry
The Cult of Diana by Matt Cherry The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 18, Number 1. The response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, surprised everyone. A private tragedy sparked a public paroxysm of grief, perhaps without precedent. Hundreds of millions of people, especially in...

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