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


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Tom Flynn
“The subjective sense of mattering 
may be the reality toward which all those sterile controversies about 
an objective meaning in life were 
pointing all along.”

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04
2017

Mattering Matters


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
“Not only does religion offer us an immateriality allegedly shared by God and his heavenly hosts, it also offers us cosmic mattering, and it doesn’t get any bigger than that.”

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04
2017

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


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Andy Norman
“How, one might ask, can humanism compete with worldviews that exploit the power of myth?”

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Jan
04
2017

Going Their Own Way: Village Atheists in a Changing America


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Leigh Eric Schmidt
America seemed unanimously religious, but freethought, that seeming nineteenth-century relic, was already in the throes of rebirth.

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Jan
04
2017

It’s Time to Hold God Accountable


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Mark Cagnetta
Given the continual, reliable failure of prayer, either God has little affinity for his creation or he simply does not exist.

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Jan
04
2017

Damned Truths


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By George Zebrowski
“‘The atomic bomb is not an inhuman weapon,’ stated General Leslie Groves, who headed the Manhattan Project.”

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Jan
04
2017

For Seculars, Challenges Ahead


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Tom Flynn
“Trump has been the ‘box of chocolates’ president-elect: you never know what you’re going to get.”

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Jan
04
2017

This Is Not a Drill


Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Greta Christina
“We are looking at the very real possibility—even the likelihood—of the rise of fascism in the United States.”

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Jan
04
2017

That Radical Islamist Terrorism Question


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By Faisal Saeed Al Mutar
“No good policy can come from either denying that the problem exists or from exaggerating the true number of our adversaries.”

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Jan
04
2017

The ‘Nones’ Weren’t Strong Enough


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Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 2
By James A. Haught
“The prospect of returning America to the ugly era of illegal back-alley butchers is horrifying. What made it possible?”

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