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Ed Brayton, Influential Atheist Blogger, Dies at Fifty-Two
Volume 40, No. 6
October / November 2020

On August 10, 2020, Ed Brayton wrote a post on his Dispatches from the Culture Wars blog titled “Saying Goodbye for the Last Time.” The post was to inform his readers that he had decided, as he put it, “to end my battle to the death with death.” Brayton had long battled with his health …

What Can Historic Sites Tell Us about the Movement for Women’s Suffrage in New York State?
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

New York, then the nation’s most populous state, generated reform movements in the nineteenth century that swept across the country like whirlwinds, changing the face of America. Among them was the women’s rights movement. We all know the names of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Carrie Chapman Catt. The first …

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How Morality Has the Objectivity that Matters—Without God
Volume 34, No. 5
August / September 2014

Morality is neither objective nor subjective—it’s a practical enterprise enmeshed in human relationships. That gives it objectivity enough.

Anticipating Hamlet in the Gospels: God’s Plan, Mere Coincidence, or Intentional Deception?
Volume 34, No. 5
August / September 2014

By the same principles that prove the Old Testament a precursor of Jesus, Jesus is just as obviously a precursor of Hamlet.

Scientific Ethics and the Scriptures of Abrahamic Faiths
Volume 34, No. 5
August / September 2014

We are the stewards of Earth’s future in a way that no writer of ancient scriptures could have imagined. Are we equal to this responsibility?

How Morality Has the Objectivity that Matters—Without God
Volume 34, No. 5
August / September 2014

Morality is neither objective nor subjective—it’s a practical enterprise enmeshed in human relationships. That gives it objectivity enough.

Anticipating Hamlet in the Gospels: God’s Plan, Mere Coincidence, or Intentional Deception?
Volume 34, No. 5
August / September 2014

By the same principles that prove the Old Testament a precursor of Jesus, Jesus is just as obviously a precursor of Hamlet.