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If you have the capability, you may freely convert the documents in a manner that makes them readable in other formats. If you do so, however, you may wish to change the wording of this paragraph accordingly. TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= Filename Bytesize Description ------------------------------------------------------------------ CHILDDED.TXT 7,081 | A Humanist Child Dedication Ceremony | by Patricia Burnet of Washougal, WA CONTEST.THD 4,549 | What happened to the Humanist Essay | Contest? Questions and answers. CREATION.TXT 23,606 | Dealing with "Scientific" Creationism. | An overview of an important controversy. DECPEACE.TXT 3,584 | Humanist Declaration of Peace | for adoption by your group?? ENVJUST.TXT 16,137 | What Do You Mean, Environmental Justice? | Sermon by the Rev. Ned Wight FREETHOT.TXT 41,060 | Freethought Challenges of the 1990s. | What is Humanism's role in this decade? GLOBAL.DOC 5,764 | Global Ethics. A humanistic statement | from the Parliament of World Religions! HUMANISM.TXT 27,520 | What Is Humanism? Are there many types? | Here's an analysis of the main varieties HUMANIST.SNG 2,174 | Two standard Humanist songs: The German | "Our Thoughts Are Free" and a surprise! HUMART.TXT 24,960 | Can there be a Humanist Art? | What are the benefits and the risks? HUMINTER.TXT 7,680 | Sample graveside internment ceremony. | Written by James T. McCollum, Esq. HUMWED-1.TXT 16,384 | Nontheistic Humanist wedding ceremony. | Written by James T. McCollum, Esq. HUMWED-2.TXT 15,872 | Mixed-faith Humanist wedding ceremony. | Written by James T. McCollum, Esq. INGERSOL.TXT 4,224 | Robert G. Ingersoll Birthplace Home: | Exciting Travel Information. KWANZAA.INF 3,140 | Information on the holiday of Kwanzaa -- | There is Humanism in its history. LEBRUN.TXT 6,716 | Humanism with a Capital H . . . | A concise definition of modern Humanism. LOVE.LTR 4,920 | An open letter to teenagers involved | with a pregnancy. MANIFEST.TXT 33,898 | Humanist Manifestos I and II -- COMPLETE | -- with an invitation to sign on !! MEDITAT.TXT 4,278 | A nontheistic group meditation that | harks back to ancient Greek philosophy. MEMLSERV.DOC 7,013 | A Humanist Memorial Service. | Coping with the reality of death. MORALITY.ARL 37,466 | The Human Basis of Laws and Ethics. | Without God, how can you be moral? MYTH.TXT 32,768 | Myth, Legend, Fable, Fiction, and Art. | The role of storytelling in Humanism. NOT-DEAD.DOC 11,264 | "Scientific" Creationism is NOT dead! | Learn the unseen dangers to our schools. PATRIOT.ARL 26,045 | The Religious Character of American | Patriotism -- from Nov/Dec '87 Humanist PERIODIC.PUB 729 | How to know when a publication should be | labeled bi-monthly or semi-monthly, etc. POETSEYE.SNG 843 | New words to the old "Amazing Grace." | POLAND.ARL 30,357 | Polish Democracy and the Catholic Church | From The Humanist, March/April 1990. POPULATE.ARL 22,386 | Overpopulation and the Catholic Church | From The Humanist, March/April 1993. POSITIVE.TXT 10,668 | "Positive Humanism" by Dr. Gerald Larue | From Free Mind, November/December 1978. PRES-AHA.DOC 1,174 | Complete list of all the AHA presidents, | including the years served in office. PROGRESS.INF 2,983 | For Progressive Social Activists -- | Humanism my underlie your social passion PROMISE.TXT 20,992 | What is the PROMISE of Humanism? | What do we Humanists have to offer? RELRIGHT.TXT 38,587 | Getting Out God's Vote. | Reprint from The Humanist magazine. RYBW.SNG 2,822 | "Red and Yellow, Black and White" -- | Song written after the Los Angeles riots SCHOOL.TXT 10,332 | How to fight the fundies when they try | to take over your local school board! SERVICE.TXT 5,719 | Order of Service for World Humanist Day | Poems, readings, songs, etc. to use. SPEAKER.DOC 2,004 | Want to get Humanism on radio and TV? | Download this file for your local media! STOICISM.TXT 26,654 | Stoicism, Reason, and Mental Health. | A Humanist angle on living the good life SUCKERED.ARL 14,920 | I Survived a Creation-Evolution Debate! | A harrowing but true story. THEBIBLE.TXT 60,476 | Why Humanists Reject the Bible | by Joseph C. Sommer UUHYMN.SNG 1,536 | Songs for the Cerebration of Strife!!! | Parodies of U-U hymns - Rev. CG Raible VITAL.TXT 24,523 | Life Is To Be Lived Now! | A Vital, Personal Humanism. WEDDING.TXT 5,376 | A formal Humanist wedding | with full orchestra WEDDINGS.TXT 20,480 | Wedding ceremonies written by | Carl and Maureen Thitchener WHYBAD.DOC 3,054 | Why IS there evil in the world? | Why do bad things happen to good people? YNOTUU.DOC 3,744 | Why I am NOT a Unitarian Universalist: | A Humanist View of the UU church. The contents of this disk constitute a collective work, which is (c) Copyright 1994 by the American Humanist Association All rights reserved.


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