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Fall, 2002

Volume 22, No. 4


FEATURES

Terrorists
Harlan Ellison

A Secular Humanist Definition Setting The Record Straight
Tom Flynn

'Religious Humanism' And the Dangers of Semantic Distortion
Frank L. Pasquale

The Unitarian Quandary Is Religious Humanism Ruining the Humanist Religion?
James A. Haught

God: 12,000 The Faith of a Rebeliever
Tony Pasquarello


EDITORIAL

Secular Humanism A New Approach
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Religion's Real Child Abuse
Richard Dawkins

Citizens Resist War on the Bill of Rights
Nat Hentoff

The Stupidest Religion
Christopher Hitchens

Choosing Our Battles
Wendy Kaminer

I May Pledge Allegiance, But Not To Any God
Ed Buckner

The Will to Believe Keeps the Worldwide Church of God Afloat
Vern Bullough

The Supreme Court Gets Into the Education Business... for Real
J.E. Hill

No Milk-and-Water Faith Indeed
John J. Dunphy

What Would Jesus Do?
Shawn Dawson


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Great Minds
Emile Littré, 1801-1881
William Raymond Clark

Science and Religion
An Accidental World
Taner Edis

God on Trial
Ten Religious Reasonings
John Radford

Humanism and the Arts
Doing Time with Marcel Proust
Jeannette Lowen

The Humanist Activist
Secular Humanist Foot-Soldiers?
DJ Grothe

Frontlines

Church State Update
Pledge Aftermath Bad News for Secularists
Tom Flynn

REVIEWS

Humanism: Beliefs and Practices
by Jeaneane Fowler

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Why Religion Matters; The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief
by Huston Smith

Reviewed by Jason Rosenhouse

What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle East Responses
by Bernard Lewis

Reviewed by Mike McGlothlin

The Cosmic Fairy: The New Challenge of a Darwinian Approach to Humanism
by Arthur Atkinson

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Celebrities in Hell
by Warren Allen Smith

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Does God Believe in Atheists?
by John Blanchard

Reviewed by Hector Avalos




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Summer, 2002

Volume 22, No. 3


ANYWHERE BUT HERE: AMERICA, RELIGION, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

The Secular Revolution of the West
Gregory S. Paul

Why America Is Different
Rodger Doyle

A Challenge to Atheists
Richard Dawkins

RELIGION VS. SECULAR HUMANISM

How to Find Meaning in Religion
Matt Young

Religious and Secular Humanism
Robert M. Price

Religion and Spirituality
Malcolm D. Wise

When Words Won't Die
Tom Flynn


EDITORIAL

Bravo! Secularism Growing in the U.S.
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Christians, Riches, and Camels
Peter Singer

The FBI Can Find Out What You Read
Nat Hentoff

What We Don't Know...
Wendy Kaminer

Pedophilia's Double Standard
Christopher Hitchens

Homosexuality and Catholic Priests
Vern L. Bullough

What Weren't We Discussing about Andrea Yates?
Joan Kennedy

From Racial to Religious Profiling
Guy Harrison

Rhetoric, Religion and Secular Humanism
Richard Burke

We Knew
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Faith-Based Law Nears Final Form
Tom Flynn

Great Minds
Ernestine L. Rose: Freethinking Rebel
Carol Kolmerten

Faith and Reason
Consequences
Stanley J. Alluis

Science and Religion
Stem Cells, Embryos, and Casualties of War
Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D.

The Freedom to Dissent
The Price of Inquiry
Rob Simbeck

God on Trial
Excuses for Unbelief
Shawn Dawson

Humanism and the Arts
Moby Dick: Broiled in Hellfire
Gary Sloan

The Humanist Activist
Responding to the Religious Right
DJ Grothe


REVIEWS

Challenging the Verdict: A Cross-Examination of Lee Stroebel's The Case for Christ
by Earl Doherty

Reviewed by Robert Price

The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them
by Owen Flanagan

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His poetry of Rebellion
by Winston James

Reviewed by Norm Allen

Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over
by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens

Reviewed by George Beazy

Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality
by Malcolm Potts and Roger Short

Reviewed by John A. Frantz

Deceived
Directed by Andre van Heerden

Reviewed by George Beazy




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Spring, 2002

Volume 22, No. 2


ISLAM: VOICES OF DISSENT

Introduction
Tom Flynn

Muslims and the West After September 11
Pervez Hoodbhoy

Islam and Armageddon
Ibn al-Rawandi

The Islamic Concept of Peace
Abdul Maseeh

Islam's War Against the West
Antony Flew

Why Critical Scrutiny of Islam Is an Utmost Necessity
Syed Kamran Mirza

Lessons for a Small Planet
Roy Brown

Back to the Past: Poland's Experiment in Theocracy
Kaz DziamkaZod's Version
Gary Sloan


EDITORIAL

Farewell Fair Play
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Homsap: Elixir of Holiness
Stem cell cloning and religious absolutism
Richard Dawkins

Trading Liberty for Illusions
Wendy Kaminer

Are Faith and Safety Inversely Related?
Christopher Hitchens

Freedom and the Right to Die
Peter Singer

Ending the War on Drugs
Joan Kennedy Taylor

A Baptist Case for Separation
Nat Hentoff

Set a Place for Islam
Vern L. Bullough

What About the Children?
Tibor R. Machan

Stem Cells, Cloning, and Explornography
John A. Frantz

Reason Against Religious Terrorism
A Statement by the Russian Humanist Society

We Also Grieve; We Also Serve
Katherine Bourdonnay

Hammers, Nails, and Afghanistan
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Scouting Policy Suffers First Setback
Tom Flynn

Great Minds
Theodor Nldeke: Father of Qur'anic Criticism
Ibn Warraq

The Koran
Theodor Nldeke

Faith and Reason
Humanism and Suffering
Shawn Dawson

Science and Religion
The Religionizing of Supernaturalism
Jacob Pandian

Applied Ethics
Science and Freedom
Thomas W. Clark

God on Trial
Reverse Logic in the Philosophy of God
Mohammad Akram Gill


REVIEWS

The Vanquished Gods: Science, Religion, and the Nature of Belief by Richard H. Schlagel
Reviewed by Adel Daher

Religion Explained? The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
by Pascal Boyer

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Dearest Pet: On Bestiality
by Midas Dekkers

Reviewed by Vern L. Bullough

Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science
by Massimo Pigliucci

Reviewed by Shawn Dawson

The Astrological Diary of God
by Bo Fowler

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

My Cosmic Pessimism
by Luis A. Santander

Reviewed by Norm Allen, Jr.




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Winter, 2002

Volume 22, No. 1


EDITORIAL

Religious Correctness & the Qur'an
Paul Kurtz

OP-EDS: Jihad

Design for a Faith-Based Missile
Richard Dawkins

Holy War
Roy Brown

Worst of All, It was Done for Religion
James A. Haught

Martyrdom, True and False
Tibor R. Machan

'Tis a Far Better Place I Go to than I Have Ever Known
Lawrence I. Bonchek

How Shall We Die?
Faye Girsh

Irving Berlin's Hat Trick
Tom Flynn

Academy of Humanism Names Ten New Members


OP-EDS

Absolutisms on Parade
Wendy Kaminer

Accreditation and Education
Vern L. Bullough

Where the President's Ethics Lecture Went Wrong
Peter Singer

Corporate Takeover of the Media
Ronnie Dugger

The New Witchcraft
Joan Kennedy Taylor

Challenging Singer
Nat Hentoff

Selective Prosecution of the Young
Richard Kostelanetz

A Response to Nat Hentoff
Charles L. Rulon

An Honest Grace for the 21st Century
Beth Birnbaum

THE SEARCH FOR MEANING

Finding Meaning In Life
Tom Flynn

Meaning and Nothingness
James A. Haught

A Challenge for Naturalism
S. Matthew D'Agostino

Reason, Faith, and the Good Life
Ken Livingston

Beyond Meaning
Donald J. Allan

Worthwhile Lives
Susan Haack

Report from Nigeria
Norm R. Allen, Jr.


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
September 11 Fallout Hits Secularists
Tom Flynn

Great Minds
Lucretius: The Roman Poet of Freethought
Gary Sloan

God on Trial
God Bless America?
Thomas J. Girsch

Living Without Religion
No Dog Tags for Atheists
Daniel O'Neal

Applied Ethics
Religion on the Roadside
Ben Radford


REVIEWS

Skepticism and Humanism: the New Paradigm
by Paul Kurtz

Reviewed by Robert A. Baker

A.J. Ayer: a Life
by Ben Rogers

Reviewed by Richard M. Gale

Calculating God
by Robert J. Sawyer

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Atheism: A Reader
edited by S.T. Joshi

Reviewed by Michael Martin

Planet of the Apes
directed by Tim Burton

Reviewed by Robert M. Price

He's Back
by Theodore Roosevelt Gardner

Reviewed by Kenneth Marsalek

Sister Mary Explains it All
directed by Marshall Brickman; screenplay by Christopher Durang

Reviewed by Tom Flynn