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A Refutation of John Gray’s Rejection of Humanism
Volume 39, No. 6
October / November 2019
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In his 2018 book Seven Types of Atheism, John Gray gives his understanding and opinions on seven ways that Western thinkers have fashioned worldviews free of Western monotheism. Gray rejects secular humanism as an attractive worldview, additionally rejecting four other manifestations of atheism. We believe Gray’s rejection of secular humanism is poorly founded and merits …


Cosmocracy, We Hardly Knew Ye
Volume 39, No. 6
October / November 2019

For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see Saw a Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be … Till the war-drum throbb’d no longer and the battle-flags were furled In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Locksley Hall” (1842) The secular …

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Nothing Should Be Immune from Criticism
Volume 35, No. 6
October / November 2015

Without free expression, the other rights we revere stand on quicksand. Religious ideas and leaders must be as subject as any others to criticism and even satire.


The Harms of Blasphemy Laws
Volume 35, No. 6
October / November 2015

Blasphemy laws threaten religious freedom in many countries; the situation is most severe in Pakistan.


The Importance of Being Blasphemous
Volume 35, No. 6
October / November 2015

Looking back on the Satanic Verses affair from the time of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, it is clear that Western culture has hemorrhaged away its courage.


Nothing Should Be Immune from Criticism
Volume 35, No. 6
October / November 2015

Without free expression, the other rights we revere stand on quicksand. Religious ideas and leaders must be as subject as any others to criticism and even satire.


The Harms of Blasphemy Laws
Volume 35, No. 6
October / November 2015

Blasphemy laws threaten religious freedom in many countries; the situation is most severe in Pakistan.