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Humanism Needs an Upgrade: Is Sentientism the Philosophy That Could Save the World?
Volume 39, No. 3
April / May 2019

There is a little-known philosophy, well-founded in reality, that provides a sound basis for compassionate ethics and which will eventually become our predominant way of thinking. That’s partly because adopting this philosophy will give us the best chance of addressing the world’s problems, from the climate change crisis to the impact of artificial general intelligence. …


The Long Fight for the Freedom to Blaspheme Has Lessons for Today
Volume 39, No. 3
April / May 2019

Blasphemy is the act of profaning the sacred. It is a crime as ancient as civilization itself. The gods apparently have always needed the protection of law to remain free from offense. I guess that makes them the beneficiaries of the first “safe spaces.” These days, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) fights blasphemy laws primarily …

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Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, and the New Bible Empire
Volume 35, No. 3
April / May 2015

Fresh from his Supreme Court victory, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has a terrifying plan to Christianize America. And he has enough money to push it through.

The Real Old-Time Religion: Magic, Superstition, and the Challenge to Fundamentalism
Volume 35, No. 3
April / May 2015

Fundamentalists who think that they want a return to “old-time religion” should think again.

One Easter Five Ways
Volume 35, No. 3
April / May 2015

Christians cannot look to the Bible to provide an internally consistent Easter narrative.

Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, and the New Bible Empire
Volume 35, No. 3
April / May 2015

Fresh from his Supreme Court victory, Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has a terrifying plan to Christianize America. And he has enough money to push it through.

The Real Old-Time Religion: Magic, Superstition, and the Challenge to Fundamentalism
Volume 35, No. 3
April / May 2015

Fundamentalists who think that they want a return to “old-time religion” should think again.