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October/November, 2003

Volume 23, No. 4


WHO BEARS THE BLAME FOR NAZISM?

The Great Scandal
Gregory S. Paul

WOMEN AND RELIGIONS

The Awakening of a Jehovahs Witness
Diane Wilson

Islam and the Liberation of Women in the Middle East
Azam Kamguian

Acknowledging Humanist Women
Vern L. Bullough

The Real Danger Behind the Christian Right
Wendy Kaminer


EDITORIALS

A Bold New Step for Free Inquiry
The Editors

The Secular Humanist Prospect: In Historical Perspective
Paul Kurtz


OP-ED

The Day Religion Died
Guy Harrison

Now Heres a Bright Idea!
Richard Dawkins

The Bright Stuff
Daniel C. Dennett

Bush and the Theory of Moral Relativity
Norene Kelly

On Debating
Massimo Pigliucci


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Can State Funds Support Divinity Studies?
Tom Flynn

World Report
Islam: Cage It or Unravel it?
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
August Comte
Tim Delaney

Applied Ethics
An Odd Crop of Agnostics
Robert M. Price

Humanism at Large
The Day the Charleston City Council Walked Out
Herb Silverman


REVIEWS

Science and Religion - Are They Compatible?
Edited by Paul Kurtz

Reviewed by Stuart Jordan

Rescuing Reason: A Critique of Anti-Rationalist Views of Science and Knowledge
by Robert Nola

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair
By Bryan F. LeBeau

Reviewed by Bill Cooke

This Far by Faith
Executive Producer Dante James

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Bruce Almighty
Universal Studios, 2002

Reviewed by David Cooper




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Summer, 2003

Volume 23, No. 3


INHERIT MORE WIND: DARWIN DISCORD DEEPENS

Introduction
Tom Flynn

Creationism vs. Scientism
Massimo Pigliucci

DNA, Intelligent Design and Misleading Metaphors
Mark R. Seely

The Premise Keepers
Victor J. Stenger

WOMEN AND RELIGIONS

Belief and Unbelief Among Nineteenth-Century Feminists
Melinda Grube

Child Abuse by Religions
Narisetti Innaiah

Why Marriage?
Richard Taylor

Council Conference a Capital Success
John Gaeddert

Saying My Promises
Karl Wickstrom


EDITORIAL

When Should We Speak Out?
Paul Kurtz

OP-EDS: War in Iraq

On the Eve of War
Richard Dawkins

Secular Humanists Can Disagree on War
Edward Tabash

Permitting a War of Aggression
Ronnie Dugger

Enlightenment vs. Proliferation
Steve Hirsch

Planetary Humanism and War and Peace
Barry Seidman

OP-EDS

The First Amendment Is for Fortune-tellers, Too
Wendy Kaminer

The Patriot Whistleblower
Nat Hentoff

Thinking About the Dead
Peter Singer

Public Solidarity Does Not Help Humanism
Christopher Hitchens

Little Boxes
Vern Bullough

No Passing
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update
Another Try at Public School Prayer
Tom Flynn

World Report
Has the Crucial War Already Been Lost?
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
Pierre Bayle (1647-1706)
Paul Edwards

Faith and Reason
The Problem of Prayer
Bruce Martin Wildish

Applied Ethics
The Benefits of Selfishness
Tibor R. Machan

God on Trial
Religion, Death, and the Law
William Harwood


REVIEWS

The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World
by Jenny Uglow

Reviewed by Jerry Kurlandski

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
by Steven Pinker

Reviewed by Stuart Jordan

The Black Humanist Experience: An Alternative to Religion
Edited by Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Reviewed by Ed Buckner

Separation of Church and State
by Philip Hamburger

Reviewed by William Sierichs, Jr.

Life Without God: A Guide to Fulfillment Without Religion
by Nicolaos S. Tzannes

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen, Jr.




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Spring, 2003

Volume 23, No.


PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE, PRO AND CON

The Court of Wisdom Convenes
Paul Kurtz

Was Dr. Kevorkian Right?
Keith Taylor

Why Secularism Humanism Is Wrong
Wesley J. Smith

The Case Against
Margaret Somerville

The Case For
Richard T. Hull

Women and Religions: A Status Report
The Editors

She Was a Teenage Martyr
Shari Waxman

Atheist in a Bunker: Reassessing Madalyn Murray O'Hair 
Bill Cooke

Juan Diego: The Saint That Never Was
Mario Mendez Acosta

Jesus in Smallville
Robert M. Price

Preserving Our Freethought Heritage Redux
Tim Binga

The Suspension of Disbelief and the Origin of Culture
Carl Coon


EDITORIAL

The Immorality of The War Against Iraq
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

Religion Is Under Siege-Really!
Wendy Kaminer

The Ethics of Belief
Peter Singer

Wondrous Humanity
Tibor Machan

No Free Lunch for Intelligent Design
Massimo Pigliucci

Will the People Revolt to Save the Democracy?
Ronnie Dugger

1984 Is Here!
Nat Hentoff

A Humanist's Open Letter to Hollywood
Chris Volkay

Fascism Anyone?
Laurence W. Britt

Priests, the Church, and Special Treatment
John G. Rodwan, Jr.

The Final Freedom: Suicide and the 'New Prohibitionists'
Tom Flynn


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update 
Presidential End-Run Yields Faith-Based Victory
Tom Flynn

World Report
Iran Moves Toward Secularism
Bill Cooke

Great Minds
Socrates: Mentor for Humanists
Ronald Gross

Science and Religion
Flipping a Quantum Coin
Taner Edis

The Humanist Activist
Secular Humanists Return to Washington
DJ Grothe

Humanism and the Arts
Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957)
James A. Haught

Humanism at Large
Hello, God(s)
Jan Willem Nienhuys


REVIEWS

Denying Evolution
by Massimo Pigliucci

Reviewed by Shawn Dawson

When Religion Becomes Evil
by Charles Kimball

Reviewed by Frank L. Pasquale

How to Be an Atheist
by Denys Turner

Reviewed by William Faris

Sacred Choices
by Daniel C. Maguire

Reviewed by Vern L. Bullough

Unmarried to Each Other
by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller

Tom Flynn




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Winter, 2003

Volume 23, No. 1


THE NEW BIOETHICS: Defending Cloning and Stem Cell Research Against Faith-Based Curbs

Introduction
Richard T. Hull and Tom Flynn

FI Interview: Arthur Caplan on the Future of Bioethics, Attack of the Anti-Cloners
Arthur Caplan

Everybody Must Get Cloned
David J. Triggle

Humanitas and the Human Genome
Faith Lagay

Cut Down the Tree of Knowledge
Kevin Bonham

Cloning
Olliver Dyens

Stem Cell Research
Don Marquis

The Moral Status of the Human Embryo
Berit Brogaard

Recalling John Dewey
John M. Novak

The Relevance of Sidney Hook Today
Robert B. Talisse, Robert Tempio, Matthew Cotter

Methodological vs.Philosophical Naturalism
Massimo Pigliucci


EDITORIAL

The Ethics of Humanism Without Religion
Paul Kurtz


OP-EDS

9/11/02
Susan Haack

Why I Won't Debate Creationists
Richard Dawkins

Why I Did It
Michael Newdow

Thoughts for Today (and Tomorrow)
Arthur C. Clarke

Ashcroft vs. The Constitution
Nat Hentoff

How Reliable Are Our Moral Intuitions?
Peter Singer

What Islamic World?
Christopher Hitchens

Changing Lifestyles and Perspectives
Vern L. Bullough

Where Credit Is Due
Steven Devries


LETTERS


DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines

Church-State Update 
Churches' Blessing for Candidates Nixed
Tom Flynn

Media Scan
Churches Lose Market Share
C.M. Selby

Great Minds
The Rubiyt of Edward FitzOmar
Gary Sloan

Science and Religion
Second Thoughts on Fine-Tuning
Jeremy Patrick

Applied Ethics
Liberty and Responsibility
Tibor R. Machan

The Humanist Activist
Secular Humanists Go to Washington
DJ Grothe


REVIEWS

The Ghost in the Universe
by Taner Edis

Reviewed by Tom Flynn

Making the Manifesto: The Birth of Religious Humanism
by William F. Schultz

Reviewed by Frank L. Pasquale

Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists
by Sally Roesch Wagner

Reviewed by Alison Leslie

Can We Be Good Without God?
by Robert Buckman

Reviewed by Cornelia Fuykschot

The Political Philosophy of Wole Soyinka and Other Narratives
by Yemi D. Ogunyemi

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen, Jr.

Heretics: The Bloody History of the Christian Church
by W. Sumner Davis

Reviewed by Norm R. Allen, Jr.