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December 2016/January 2017

Volume 37 Number 1

Free Internet Porn and America: A Report on a Natural Experiment
Marty Klein

The Irresponsibility of Intellectuals
Lorenzo Lazzerini Ospri

Why Secular Humanists Should Abandon the Myth Theory of Jesus
Bill Cooke


Obama’s One Big Disappointment: Church-State Separation*
Robyn E. Blumner


The Nones Become Many More
Tom Flynn

Yes—Oh, Dear, Yes—Don’t Ban the Burkini
Russell Blackford

The Foxification of American Democracy, Part 2
Shadia B. Drury

Appropriate Appropriation
Ophelia Benson

The Christian Moral Code, Part 5: Love
Mark Rubinstein

Saving Liberalism
David Koepsell

St. [Mother] Teresa and the Miracles Game*
Joe Nickell


This Cartoon Cost a Jordanian Blogger His Life*
Tom Flynn


Earl Lee (1954–2015)
Kathleen De Grave


35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry



Doerr's Way
The Pearl-Harboring of American Public Education
Edd Doerr

Great Minds
Determinism in the Courtroom: The Other Legacy of Clarence Darrow
Dale DeBakcsy

Child Training
Clarence Darrow

Humanist Living
Frequently Asked Questions
Dan Davis

The Faith I Left Behind
After I’m Gone, Who Will Carry On?
Ron Herman

Faith and Reason
The Right to Believe
Frederik Kaufman


The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason*
by Ali A. Rizvi
Reviewed by Taner Edis

Under Tiberius
by Nick Tosches
Reviewed by Stephen R. Welch

The Cartoon History of Humanism, Volume One: Antiquity to Enlightenment
by Dale DeBakcsy
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath

The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse
by Phil Torres
Reviewed by David Morrison

A World to Live In: An Ecologist’s Vision for a Plundered Planet
by George Woodwell
Reviewed by Brooke Horvath


It Crawled from the Swamp
by Andy Norman

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February/March 2017

Volume 37 Number 2

What Really Matters

Introduction: From an Unlikely Quarter, a New View of the Is-Ought Problem
Tom Flynn

Mattering Matters*
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

The Mattering Instinct: Religion, Humanism, and the Roots of Ideological Derangement
Andy Norman

ONLINE BONUS: A Different Mattering–Theoretic Take on the Is-Ought Problem*
Andy Norman

Going Their Own Way: Village Atheists in a Changing America
Leigh Eric Schmidt

It’s Time to Hold God Accountable
Mark Cagnetta

Damned Truths
George Zebrowski


For Seculars, Challenges Ahead*
Tom Flynn


This Is Not a Drill*
Greta Christina

That Radical Islamist Terrorism Question
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

The ‘Nones’ Weren’t Strong Enough
James A. Haught


35 Years Ago in Free Inquiry

25 Years Ago in Free Inquiry



Doerr's Way
The National Nightmare Ramps Up
Edd Doerr

The Humanist Soapbox
Abolish the Freedom of Religion! A View from Europe
Maarten Boudry

The Faith I Left Behind
A Devil on My Shoulder
Burt Siemens

Humanism At Large
Creating the Bible: Water into Wine
Douglas Whaley


The Edge of Reason: A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World,
by Julian Baggini
Reviewed by Wayne L. Trotta

Christianity in the Light of Science: Critically Examining the World’s Largest Religion,
by John W. Loftus
Reviewed by Dennis R. Trumble



by RE Katz