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Cover Story: In Case of Armageddon, This Is Your Last Issue
Armageddon in Politics
by John M. Swomley
Armageddon in the Bible
by Gerald A. Larue
There's no need tto head for the hills, prepare for famine, or make sure your family is "rapture ready." As the new millennium dawns, you'll find your complete survival kit right here in our two myth-busting articles on Armageddon theology. First, John M. Swomley shows how, to the extent it is accepted, the religious right's expectation of a military messiah to usher in the "end time" could be a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. Then Gerald A. Larue traces the ancient origins of such apocalyptic thinking, showing how it emerged out of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and early Christianity—and doesn't warrant our belief today.
by Andy Levinsky
What's the difference between Saved by the Bell and Hang Time? Not much—and that's the problem. Although children's advocates fought long and hard to improve the quality of television programming, the Children's Television Act they helped pass in 1990 hasn't lived up to its promise.
by Margaret Downey
Despite court rulings ordering an open membership, the Boy Scouts of America continues to feign an apple pie image while vigorously fighting to maintain its practice of excluding gays and nontheists from its troops. Next stop—the U.S. Supreme Court.
Everything I Like About Religion I Learned from an Atheist
by Barbara Ehrenreich
One of the most widely read social critics in the United States and the 1998 Humanist of the Year uses her special brand of humor to review her lineage and tell how family values made her both an atheist and an activist.
Why People Believe in God:
by Michael Shermer
In an exclusive excerpt from his newest book, one of America's leading skeptics reviews the literature and conducts new research in an effort to answer the long-standing question of why most people insist on the existence of God while a rare few are on the other side.
A Global Status Report: January 1, 2050
by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon
A global network of over 500 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policymakers have come up with a vision of what 2050 might look like and how to get there. But is everything in their hoped-for world something humanists want to see?