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October / November 2007

Volume 27 Number 6


DEALING WITH DYING

Introduction
Tom Flynn

The Gift of a Wise Man
Janet L. Factor

Kevin's Two Memorials
Jan McCormick

In Defense of Rites of Passage
Paul Kurtz

Logic Overrode My Humanity
Catherine Turley

A Funeral? No Thanks
June Maxwell

Celebrate the Myriad Ways
Richard T. Hull

Escaping Ceremony — Almost
Laura R. Gansel

Is Secular Humanism Enough?
Tom Flynn

A Tale of Three Funerals
Debra G. Dudley

Rest in Peace, Now and Then
Ronald A. Lindsay

Backyard Burial
Wendy Hughes

Aerial Burial
Wendy Hughes

An Activist's Will
Joe Hill

Why Bother?
Tom Flynn

A Memorial to Walter Hoops
Barbara Stocker

Walter Hoops (1902-1999)
Tom Flynn

Many Are Cold but Few Are Frozen: Cryonics Today
Rudi Hoffman

On Our Own Terms
M.A. Quest

People Don't Die, Do They?
Jean Kazez

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Bridging Worldviews
Don Hufford

Mumbo Jumbo? No Thanks
John Coppejans

Green Burials
Roger Powley

Glimpsing the Twilight of a Life
James Krivacska

Death and the Humanist
Verle Muhrer

Three Ministers Vs. My Father
Jacqueline Orsi

FINDINGS - Atheist Views of Death
Tom Flynn


EDITORIAL

Neo-Humanism
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

The God Delusion: Phenomenon (Part 2)
Richard Dawkins

Humanism and Civil Rights
David Koepsell

Which Century Is This?
Christopher Hitchens

Morality and Privacy
Peter Singer

Bush Ignores Crucial Laws He Signs
Nat Hentoff

A History of Disbelief Hits the Airwaves
Mark-Anthony Smith


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Religions Divisiveness in America: A Conversation with Peter Irons

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Humanism and Politics
Unbelief and the Vote
Tom Shipka

Islam Watch
Islamic Anti-Semitism, Part 3 of 3
Ibn Warraq


REVIEWS

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
By Christopher Hitchens

Jennifer Michael Hecht

Jesus of Nazareth
By Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI

Gerd Ldemann

The Assault on Reason
By Al Gore

Edd Doerr




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August / September 2007

Volume 27 Number 5


CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

Introduction
John Shook

Reflections on Human Rights (1970)
Sidney Hook

The Future of the Public-Private Distinction
Colin Koopman

The Individual and Individual Rights
Ron Dultz

A Clash of Christianities
Thomas Mates

Why Democracy Needs Naturalism
John Shook

A False Quest for a True Islam
Taner Edis


EDITORIAL

Secular Humanist Morality
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

The God Delusion: Introducing the Paperback
Richard Dawkins

Secularization Resurrected
Tom Flynn

The Zeitgeist Stirs
Christopher Hitchens

Supreme Sectarians
Wendy Kaminer

Do You Know the Mutton Man?
Arthur Caplan

Faith, Hope, and Charity
Shadia B. Drury

Schools without the State?
Tibor R. Machan

Winners of Sam Harris Contest Announced


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
The Myth of Happiness: A Conversation with Jennifer Michael Hecht

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Great Minds
Thus Spoke Friedrich Nietzsche
Jeannette Lowen

Living Without Religion
The Godless Freshman
Allen B. Downey

Islam Watch
Islamic Anti-Semitism, Part 2 of 3
Ibn Warraq

The Religion Department
One God, Part 2
R. Joseph Hoffmann


REVIEWS

The Physics of Christianity
By Frank J. Tipler

Victor J. Stenger

Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction
By David Kuo

Stephen Gallagher

Relics of the Christ
By Joe Nickell

Robert M. Price




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June / July 2007

Volume 27 Number 4


FEATURES

'Sir John' Templeton's Foundation and the New Trinitarianism
Alexander Saxton

Political vs. Scientific Truth
Ophelia Benson

The Civilizing Influence of Monotheisms Questioned
Arthur Blech

Why Consciousness?
Kenneth E. Nahigian


EDITORIAL

The Industrial- Technological Revolution
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

The Big M
Tom Flynn

Bringing Something to the Table
David Koepsell

Biblical Religion and Deadly Wars
Shadia B. Drury

Treating (or Not) the Tiniest Babies
Peter Singer

Porn, Punishment, and Hysteria
Wendy Kaminer

Bullshitting about Atheism
Christopher Hitchens

Scared to Death
Arthur Caplan


POEMS

Before Your Grandma's Funeral
Flipping Through Bartlett's Book of Familiar Quotations after Dinner and a Movie
by Wendy Babiak


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Nothing: Something to Believe In A Talk with Nica Lalli

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Timothy Binga

Why Men Believe
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius

Applied Ethics
Privacy and RFID
Jeroen van den Hoven

Living Without Religion
In Defense of Radicalism
Norm R. Allen Jr.

Transnational Humanism
Religion and Child Abuse
Innaiah Narisetti

It's Only Natural
The Responsibilities of Being an Atheist
John Shook

Islam Watch
Islamic Anti-Semitism, Part 1 of 3
Ibn Warraq

The Religion Department
One God, Part 1
R. Joseph Hoffmann


Reviews

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
By Carl Sagan, Edited by Ann Druyan

John Shook

African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith
By Michael Lackey

Norm R. Allen Jr.

Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
By Michel Onfray

David Layton

Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith
By Carlene Cross

Joe E. Barnhart




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April / May 2007

Volume 27 Number 3


WHAT REALLY HAPPENED??

The Rise of Primitive Christianity, 30-70 c.e.
Gerd Ldemann

A Faith Suited for the Dark Ages
Arthur Blech

Science and Belief on the Cusp of the 'Chinese Century'
David Koepsell

The State of Science and Technology
Zhi-Kang Tian and Xiufeng Liu

Environmental Crises
Zhi-Kang Tian and Xiufeng Liu

Where's the Meaning in a Natural World?
John Shook


EDITORIAL

'Yes' to Naturalism, Secularism, and Humanism
Paul Kurtz

Appreciating the Human Perspective
John M. Novak


OP-ED

Prospective Impact: The Jesus Project
Tom Flynn

Against Solipsism
David Koepsell

A Case for Veganism
Peter Singer

Adrift in the Information Revolution
Nat Hentoff

Science, Education, and the Common Good
Michael Ben-Chaim and Barry A. Kosmin


POEMS

On Seeing a Photo of Myself Taken Thirty Years Ago
Scoutmaster's Report VIII: Becoming Part of It
What I Should Have Said
by Richard S. Bank


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Humanism as Existentialism: A Conversation with Robert Solomon

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Applied Ethics
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?
Eric Reitan

Science and Religion
A Painful Reality
Rick Heller

Forgotten History
Another Holy Horror
James A. Haught

Faith and Reason
A Lesson from Marco Polo
John A. Frantz

The Religion Department
The Jesus Project
R. Joseph Hoffmann

Transnational Humanism
Positive Atheism in India
Bill Cooke

A Word from Ingersoll
Is Christianity a Failure?
Robert Green Ingersoll


REVIEWS

God, The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows that God Does Not Exist
By Victor J. Stenger

Tom Flynn

Promethean Love: Paul Kurtz and the Humanistic Perspective on Love
Edited by Timothy J. Madigan

Tim Delaney

Further Thoughts
Nathan Bupp

The Theocons: Secular America under Siege
By Damon Linker

Michelle Goldberg

O Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America
By William H. Colby

Ronald A. Lindsay




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February / March 2007

Volume 27 Number 2

POST-CHRISTIAN EUROPE... WILL IT STAY SECULAR?

Supply, Demand, and Secularization
Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

Reason and Religion
Herman Philipse

The Postmodern Interpretation of Religious Terrorism
Paul Cliteur

Toward a More Mannerly Secularism
Julian Baggini

An Irreverent Look at Religion in the Netherlands
Hans Jansen

Vern Bullough (1928-2006)
Tom Flynn

Vern Bullough: An Appreciation
Martha Cornog

Phil Paulson Took Nothing on Faith
Keith Taylor


EDITORIAL

Religion in Conflict
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Collateral Damage, Part 2
Richard Dawkins

Don't Look Now...
Tom Flynn

The End of Faith in Politics
David Koepsell

Above Contempt
Wendy Kaminer

Beyond the Believers
Sam Harris

Exterminating the Enemy
Shadia B. Drury

They Call Him Mister Ratzinger!
Christopher Hitchens

An Atheist for the Free Personal Exercise of Religion
Nat Hentoff

Naturalism Research Project Launched at Center for Inquiry
John Shook


LETTERS


Departments

Leading Questions
Virulent Religion and Its Inoculants: A Talk with Susan Blackmore

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Global Humanism
Isolated in a Catholic Country
Kaz Dziamka

Faith and Reason
Ten Years of Campus Activism
Derek Araujo

Humanism at Large
God, Hurricanes, and Mountain Dew
Katrina Voss


REVIEWS

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
By E.O. Wilson

Paul Kurtz

The Faiths of the Founding Fathers
By David L. Holmes

Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country
By Michael Novak and Jana Novak

Susan Jacoby

The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss, Updated Edition
By Shadia B. Drury

Nathan Bupp

Atheists: A Groundbreaking Study of America's Nonbelievers
By Bruce E. Hunsberger and Bob Altemeyer

Tom Flynn

One Nation under Man? The Worldview War between Christians and the Secular Left
By Brannon Howse

Tom Flynn




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December / January 2007

Volume 27 Number 1


SCIENCE, ETHICS, AND THE SOUL

Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Bioethics Based on Scientific Naturalism
Ronald A. Lindsay

'It's a Ba-by!'
Richard Hull

The American Inquisition
Roderick Bradford

African Americans for Humanism in Africa
Norm R. Allen Jr.

Foreign Policy's Faux Pas
Gregory Paul


EDITORIAL

Wanted: MoralEducation for Secular Children
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Collateral Damage,Part 1
Richard Dawkins

The New Hate Speech
Tom Flynn

A Regular Guy
David Koepsell

No Laughing Allowed
Wendy Kaminer

The Ethics of Forced Drug Treatment for Addicts
Arthur Caplan


POEM

Nocturnal and Conch
Dennis Saleh


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Leading Questions
Separation, Please: An Interview with Barry Lynn

Church-State Update
Edd Doerr and Tom Flynn

Great Minds
Lionel Trilling and the Humanist Tradition
Stephen L. Tanner

Living Without Religion
The Secular Stigma
Colin Koproske

God on Trial
My God, How the Money Rolls In
James A. Haught

The Religion Department
Speaking of God
R. Joseph Hoffmann

Islam Watch
The Nature of the Literary Evidence: A Dialogue on Methodology, Part 2
Ibn Warraq


Reviews

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
By Daniel C. Dennett

Richard Sosis

Daniel C. Dennett Responds

Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
By Daniel C. Dennett

R. Joseph Hoffmann

The God Delusion
By Richard Dawkins

Daniel Dennett