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October/November 2005

Vol. 25, No. 6


FEATURES

Dr. Franklins Other Experiment
Otis Dudley Duncan and Lisa Ferraro Parmelee

Soliloquy
David Lehman

The Politics of Media Reform
Benjamin Radford

Antigone
David Lehman


EDITORIAL

Planetary Ethics
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Genocide in Darfur Goes Unnoticed
Nat Hentoff

Rational Mysticism
Sam Harris

The Root of the Problem
Christopher Hitchens

The Ten Court Decisions
Ronald A. Lindsay

Neoconservatism and Global Disaster
Shadia B. Drury

For Liberals, No Ones Evil
Tibor R. Machan

Onward (Evangelical) Christian Soldiers
Laurence W. Britt


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
The Subjects Are Seculars: An Interview with Barry Kosmin

Frontlines/Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Science and Religion
Fight Dogma, Not Religion
Joshua Fost

Reason and Liberty
The Injustice of Taxation
Steven Walk

Living Without Religion
Secular Immortality
Jim Comstock

Faith and Reason
Real Christiansor, Im Taking You with Me
Arthur R. Miller


REVIEWS

God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law
By Marci A. Hamilton

Reviewed by Ronald A. Lindsay

Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe
By Erik J. Wielenberg

Reviewed by Timothy J. Madigan

Marriage on Trial: The Case against Same-sex Marriage and Parenting
By Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier

Reviewed by Laura Purdy

Americas Most Hated Woman: The Life and Gruesome Death of Madalyn Murray OHair
By Ann Rowe Seaman

Reviewed by Bill Cooke




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August/September 2005

Vol. 25, No. 5


LIFE: RIGHT... OR COMMODITY? MEDICINE, MORALS, AND MARKETS

Introduction
Tom Flynn

The Legacy of Terri Schiavo for the Nonreligious
Nat Hentoff

Making Our Own Decisions about Death
Peter Singer

Determining the Value of Life
Paul T. Menzel

Why Not a Kidney Market?
James Stacey Taylor

Fetal Pain
Joyce Arthur

Strained and Remanded (Stranded)
Jennifer Michael Hecht


EDITORIAL

Where Is the Moral Outrage?
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

God's Gift to Kansas
Richard Dawkins

Fetishism
Christopher Hitchens

Genealogy and Promiscuity
Wendy Kaminer

Challenges to Marriage Continue
Vern Bullough

Gulliver in Lilliput
Shadia B. Drury

Academic Bills of Rights Assault Education
David Gabbard

CFI Goes to China
David Koepsell

Roadmap to 2050 and a Humanist World
Louis J. Appignani


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
An Interview with David Kaczynski

Frontlines/Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Science and Religion
The Backward Premise
Glade Ross

European Correspondent
Politics and Prayer
James Herrick


REVIEWS

Julian's Against the Galileans
(Edited and translated by R. Joseph Hoffmann)

Reviewed by William Harwood

Does God Belong in Public School?
By Kent Greenawalt

Reviewed by Edd Doerr

New Black Man
By Mark Anthony Neal

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen Jr.

What's God Got to Do with It? Robert Ingersoll on Freethought, Honest Talk, and the Separation of Church and State
By Tim Page

Reviewed by Tom Flynn




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June/July 2005

Vol. 25, No. 4


THE NEXT SECULAR REVOLUTION?

Introduction
Austin Dacey

Reading Madison in Tehran: The Next Secular Revolution?
Austin Dacey

Portrait of the Activist as a Young Man
Roya Hakakian

Islam and Terrorism: An Interview with Michael Ledeen
Ibn Warraq

A Secular Student in Tehran
Soroush Danesh

Integrity, Doubt, and Academic Freedom:
An Interview with Gerd Lüdemann

The Evolution of Religious Ethics
John Teehan

Mystery-mongering, Prejudice, and the Search for Truth
Susan Haack

Holiday
Melissa Hotchkiss


EDITORIALS

Back to the Dark Ages
Paul Kurtz

Encyclical
Arthur C. Clarke


OP-EDS


Teflon God>
Wendy Kaminer

The Grand Inquisitor Takes the Throne
Robert M. Price

Eating Ethically
Peter Singer

So, Suppose Bush Succeeds....
Massimo Pigliucci

There Is No Tomorrow
Bill Moyers


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

God on Trial: Thy Will Be Done
Barbara Smoker

Humanism at Large
'Faith' and 'Belief' in Naturalistic Humanism
Frank L. Pasquale


REVIEWS

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
By Richard Dawkins

Reviewed by Jim Sullivan

Humanism: An Introduction
By Jim Herrick

Reviewed by Daniel M. Kane

Behold the Antichrist: Bentham on Religion
By Delos B. McKown

William Harwood

One Planet, One People: Beyond "Us vs. Them"
By Carl Coon Jr.

Bill Cooke




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April/May 2005

Vol. 25, No. 3

A Good Will
Paul Kurtz

Richard Dawkins

Why Biblical Religions Are an Obstacle to Freedom
Shadia B. Drury

Discrimination Against Christians? Oh Please...
Tom Flynn

Tsunami
Christopher Hitchens

Jesus, the Defense of Marriage -- And Other Unspeakable Acts
R. Joseph Hoffman

Putting to Rest the 'Christian Nation' Myth
David R. Koepsell




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February/March 2005

Vol. 25, No. 2


FEATURES

Mass-market Mysticism
Wendy Kaminer

Free Will and Its Discontents: The Free Will Problem
David A. Shotwell

Materialism through Equivocation: A Dissenting View
Tibor R. Machan

Crime and Causality: Do Killers Deserve to Die?
Thomas W. Clark

How Not to Argue for Abortion Rights
Andrew Johnson

The Art of Living
Vincent E. Parr


EDITORIAL

Can We Bridge the Great Divide?
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Fundamentalist Political Power in America
James A. Haught

Apartheid for Conservatives on College Campuses
Nat Hentoff

Jihad in the Netherlands
Christopher Hitchens

Flews Flawed Science
Victor J. Stenger

Law Reform, or DIY Suicide
Peter Singer

Bad News, Good News
Tom Flynn

Leading Lights Gather to Defend Secularism
Austin Dacey

Scholars Probe Just War and Jihad
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

God on Trial
Why I Am Not a Catholic
Arthur R. Miller

Applied Ethics
Grounds for Civil Recognition of Same-sex Monogamy
Frank L. Pasquale


REVIEWS

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason
By Sam Harris

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush
By Peter Singer

Reviewed by Brad Matthies

The Book Against God: A Novel
By James Wood

Reviewed by Jerry Kurlandski

The Naked Mind: If You Cant Eat It, Drink It, or Screw It, I Aint Interested
By Sheldon F. Gottlieb

Reviewed by Tim Madigan

The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader
Edited by A.J. Brigati

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Superstition and Other Essays
By Robert Green Ingersoll

Reviewed by Tom Flynn




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December/January 2005

Volume 25, No. 1


THE MYTHS OF CHRISTMAS... AND BEYOND

Introduction
Tom Flynn

Shedding Light on the Light of the World
Robert J. Gillooly

The Great Messiah Blunder
Bruce Martin Wildish

Matthew vs. Luke
Tom Flynn

Those Hapless Apostles
Frank T. Miosi

And You Shall Hear of Wars and Rumors of Wars
Jo Ann Stevens

And the Truth Shall Not Set Them Free
David N. Campbell


EDITORIAL

For Spacious Skies
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Atheists for Jesus?
Richard Dawkins

Americas Fear Factor
Wendy Kaminer

The Naturalistic Fallacy
Massimo Pigliucci

Humanism and the UN: A Shared Future?
Carl Coon

Is America a Post-democratic Society?
Paul Kurtz


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines/ Sidelines
Andrea Szalanski

Church-State Update
Tom Flynn

World Report
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
Paul Edwards

Living Without Religion
Pascals Wager: Not a Good Bet
Richard T. Hull

European Correspondent
Let Inquiry Be Free
Jim Herrick

God on Trial
Where Are the Moral Believers?
Guy P. Harrison


REVIEWS

Affirmations: Joyful and Creative Exuberance
By Paul Kurtz

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

Doubt: A History
By Jennifer Michael Hecht

Reviewed by Robert Albrook

The Impossibility of God
Edited by Michael Martin and Ricki Monnier

Reviewed by Kai Nielsen

Fear, Faith, Fact, Fantasy
By John A. Henderson

Reviewed by Wolf Roder

Putting Humans First: Why We're Natures Favorites
By Tibor R. Machan

Reviewed by Gerry Dantone