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The Potential Power of the Citizenry
Volume 40, No. 6
October / November 2020

Cover Image Courtesy of United States Library of Congress   I am haunted these days by the sound, tone, and words of a song. They’re from a fifty-three-year-old protest ballad written and performed by the rock band Buffalo Springfield. Reaching hit status in the spring of 1967, the song became an anthem for the many …


Sixty Years Later: Appreciating Kennedy’s Houston Speech
Volume 40, No. 6
October / November 2020

Cover Image Courtesy of NASA   On September 12, 1960—almost exactly sixty years before this issue’s publication—John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered the speech that opened his path to the White House. At that time, no Roman Catholic had been elected president. Four-time New York Governor Al Smith had won the Democratic nomination in 1928; though he …

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Introduction
Volume 34, No. 6
October / November 2014

What is religion good for? For secular humanists on the atheist side of the spectrum, the reflexive answer is often ‘Nothing much.’


Christianity Doesn’t Need God
Volume 34, No. 6
October / November 2014

As humanity faces ecological disaster, we must find wisdom wherever we can—even in religion.


An Indictment of the Biblical Deity for the Crime of Genocide
Volume 34, No. 6
October / November 2014

The god of Moses commanded the Israelites (mythically or otherwise) to undertake a campaign of genocide in Canaan.


Introduction
Volume 34, No. 6
October / November 2014

What is religion good for? For secular humanists on the atheist side of the spectrum, the reflexive answer is often ‘Nothing much.’


Christianity Doesn’t Need God
Volume 34, No. 6
October / November 2014

As humanity faces ecological disaster, we must find wisdom wherever we can—even in religion.