Much Ado About Foreskins

June 09, 2011

On the ballot in San Francisco this November will be a proposal to make it a criminal offense to perform a circumcision on a male under the age of 18. Should secular individuals — who obviously have no religious motivation to carry out such a procedure — support the ban? No. The proposed ban is a singularly bad idea.

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The Legacy of Jack Kevorkian

June 07, 2011

Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday. To say that Kevorkian was a controversial figure would be an understatement. Controversy was what he sought, and he was not disappointed.

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Blame It on the ‘60s

May 18, 2011

The Catholic Church says permissive culture contributed to priests' abuse of minors

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Think Only a Few Fools Believe in the Rapture? Think Again.

May 03, 2011

It might not happen on May 21, but it will happen

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Atheism, Humanism, and “Interfaith” Coalitions

April 25, 2011

Nonbelievers should be very hesitant about embracing the term "faith"

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Three Dimensions of Morality

April 21, 2011

In what ways is humanist ethics superior to religious ethics?

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Outsourcing Justice

April 06, 2011

The decision to try the 9/11 conspirators in Cuba

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Blasphemy in Pakistan, Blasphemy Here

March 30, 2011

Events in Pakistan remind us of the importance of the right to blaspheme

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Should We Care Whether Others Believe in God?

March 24, 2011

A discussion of the extent to which religious belief is important

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Something to Fear?

March 21, 2011

Two recent studies discuss susceptibility to fear and religious belief

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