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Fall, 2001 - Volume 21, No. 4


America the Beautiful, Open to All - Paul Kurtz


Sadly, an Honest Creationist - Richard Dawkins

Marriage, Religion, and the Law - Wendy Kaminer

Catholicism and the KGB - Christopher Hitchens

First Things First? - Peter Singer

When Research Arouses Passions - Vern L. Bullough

A Pro-Life Atheist Civil Libertarian - Nat Hentoff

Self Before Others - Tibor R. Machan

Faith-Based Murders? - Sarah J. McCarthy

Would the Apostles Die for a Lie? - Robert M. Price

Eco-Rehab - Brian T. Watson

Humanism: One Activist's View - Robert F. Morse

The Fall of Man? - Ray Nelson

Can Agnosticism Improve American Public Life?  - Richard Kezirian

When Explaining Is Explaining Away - Tom Flynn


Freethought on the Campus




Church-State Update  Faith-Based Proponents Forge Ahead - Tom Flynn

Science and Religion  Why Should People Choose Science Over Religion? - Wayne Anderson

God on Trial  The Bible Prophecy Argument - Shawn Dawson

Humanism at Large  School Prayer - Steve Aldrich


 Jesus After 2000 Years by Gerd Lüdemann - Terry Miosi

The Government vs. Erotica by Philip D. Harvey - Vern L. Bullough

The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand by David Kelley - Timothy J. Madigan

Invisible Walls by Peter Seidel - Norm Allen, Jr.

Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon by David Persuitte - Tom Flynn

Summer, 2001 - Volume 21, No. 3


Two Competing Moralities - Paul Kurtz


Ignorance Is No Crime - Richard Dawkins

Religion, Public Schools, and Gray Areas - Wendy Kaminer

The Year of the Clone? - Peter Singer

Making Progress Backwards - Justin Raimondo

Conflicting Rights - Nat Hentoff

Radical Free Market Environmentalism - Tibor R. Machan

Chapman Cohen, the Lost Freethinker - Christopher Hitchens

Bush, Jesus, and the Executioner - Mark Crispin Miller

The Templeton Prize - Mark Friesel

Thank God - Richard Roeper

School Prayer, a Short Story - Scott Bates


Humanism and the Death Penalty

  • Of Malice and Mercy - Tom Flynn

  • Getting Tough on Crime - Richard Taylor

  • A Mother's View of the Death Penalty - Shirley Dicks

  • Reforming the Incarceration Nation - Norm R. Allen, Jr.

  • Capital Punishment and Retributive Justice - Burton M. Leiser

  • The Two Faces of Justice - Ernest Partridge

  • Point/Counterpoint

    • Public Relaitions for a 'Public Enemy' - Steven F. Goldberg

    • The Powerless Minority - Lance Jencks

  • No, Science Cannot Prove That God Exists - Bobby Treat

  • Response to Bobby Treat - Theodore Schick




Church-State Update 
     Try, Try Again - Tom Flynn

Great Minds 
     Historian Joseph McCabe - Bill Cooke

Applied Ethics
     The Difference Between Right and Wrong - A.W. Eaton

Science and Religion
     A World Without Rainbows - Wayne Anderson

Media Scan
     Growing Humanism: A Novel Approach - Ray Gates

God on Trial
      Has Religion Been Disproven? - William Harwood

Humanism at Large
     Shakespeare, the Humanist - Gary Sloan

Book Reviews

Mind Siege: The Battle for Truth in the New Millennium by Tim LaHaye and David A. Noebel - Paul Kurtz, Barry F. Seidman

The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Acharaya S - Robert M. Price

Spring, 2001 - Volume 21, No. 2


God in the Public Square: The Hallelujah Choir - Paul Kurtz


Value in the Wrong Place - Christopher Hitchens

NATO's Poisoned Arrow - Justin Raimondo

Standing By, Again - Peter Singer

A Problem that Dares Not Speak Its Name - Christina Hoff Sommers

Special Pleading Galore - Tibor R. Machan

The Evolution of Thought - James Underdown

An Open Letter to George Bush - Edward Tabash

Silverman's Wager - Herb Silverman

R.I.P., Naked Public Square - Tom Flynn


Is Philosophy Obsolete?

  • Introduction - Tom Flynn

  • Philosophical  Employment: History and Prospects - Austin Dacey

  • Philosophy in Crisis - Mario Bunge

  • Exorcising the Homunculus - David C. Noelle

  • Plato's Method Meets Cognitive Science - Stephen P. Stich

  • Metaphors, Minds, and the Fate of Western Philosophy: Interview with George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

  • Humanity in Time and Space - Victor J. Stenger

  • The Sources and Dangers of Postmodern Anti-Science - Norman Levitt




Church-State Update Calm (?) Before the Storm - Tom Flynn

Great Minds Errors of the Elohist - Robert M. Price

Media Scan Newspapers and Atheism - Gary Sloan

God on Trial The Irrelevant 'God Debate' - Jeremy Patrick

Science and Religion God and Darwin Square Off - Clay Farris

Humanism at Large


The Left Behind Tribulation Novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins - Edmund D. Cohen

The Myth of a Matriarchal Prehistory by Cynthia Eller - Joan Kennedy Taylor

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad by Ibn Warraq - Robert Price

Totally MAD - The Learning Company - Brian Siano

Why I Am Not a Secularist by William E. Connolly - Tom Flynn

Who's Who in Hell by Warren Allen Smith 

Chocolat - James Underdown

Winter, 2001 - Volume 21, Number 1


Recalling Steve Allen - Paul Kurtz


The Human Genome and the Genetic Supermarket - Peter Singer

Return of the Salvation Army - Christopher Hitchens

In Defense of Fantasy - Wendy Kaminer

The Right to Be Civilized - Christina Hoff Sommers

The ACLU Abandons the First Amendment  - Nat Hentoff

The Senate Chaplain and God as Ex-Officio Member - Robert S. Alley

How Religion Supports Societal Violence - Betty Woodman

By the Numbers - Tom Flynn


Catholic Rx




Applied Ethics Viktor Frankl, the Champion of Humaness - Jeannette Lowen

Church-State Update The Reincarnation of RFRA - Tom Flynn

Science and Religion Can Science Prove that God Does Not Exist? - Theodore Schick, Jr.

Humanism at Large A Coming Out Day for Nonbelievers - Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D.


Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry by Samuel G. Freedman - Paul Kurtz

Embracing the Power of Humanism by Paul Kurtz - Edward Tabash

The Agnostic by David Chesky - Tom Flynn

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