Secular Magazines and Publications
American Atheist – the magazine of American Atheists
Free Inquiry (Council for Secular Humanism) – the world’s largest-circulation magazine for and about people who lead value-rich lives without religion!
The Freethinker (Britain) – The magazine provides in-depth articles, reviews and lively commentary from a rationalist viewpoint. It played a key role in pioneering the birth control movement, and has vigorously campaigned – and still campaigns – alongside the closely-associated National Secular Society, on a wide range of important issues. The Freethinker was founded in 1881 by GW Foote, an outspoken critic of religion. After the publication of irreligious cartoons in the 1882 Christmas edition, Foote was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. Despite this setback the magazine has remained in print ever since. The Freethinker is an anti-Christian organ, and must therefore be chiefly aggressive. It will wage relentless war against Superstition in general, and against Christian Superstition in particular. It will do its best to employ the resources of Science, Scholarship, Philosophy and Ethics against the claims of the Bible as a Divine Revelation; and it will not scruple to employ for the same purpose any weapons of ridicule or sarcasm that may be borrowed from the armoury of Common Sense.
Freethought Today (FFRF) - Freethought Today, the only freethought newspaper in North America, is published 10 times a year (with combined issues in January/February and June/July). Edited by Bill Dunn, Freethought Today covers timely news related to state/church separation and includes articles of interest to freethinkers.
The Humanist (American Humanist Association) – Applies humanism—a natural and democratic outlook informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion—to broad areas of social and personal concern. In pursuit of alternative ideas, the Humanist airs opinions that may not necessarily reflect those of the editors or the publisher, the American Humanist Association (AHA).
Philo is published biannually at the Center for Inquiry with assistance from Purdue University. Its goal is to publish original, conceptually precise, and argumentatively rigorous articles in all fields of philosophy. Although not devoted to any specific branch of philosophy, Philo encourages the submission of work that examines philosophical issues from an explicitly naturalist perspective. It also welcomes work on the philosophical credentials of both naturalism and various supernaturalist alternatives to naturalism. This would include work ordinarily classified as philosophy of religion (theistic proofs, the problem of evil, and the like) as well as any other work that directly or indirectly defends or challenges naturalism. Philo is the publication of the Society of Humanist Philosophers.
The Secular Humanist Bulletin (SHB) is the 16 page newsletter of the Council for Secular Humanism. SHB is sent free to all Associate Members of the Council. The quarterly newsletter provides a lively forum for humanists to explore the joys and challenges of living without religion. SHBreports on the Council’s many activities and plans, and it gives updates on church-state news and other humanist issues. It also debates the full range of secular humanist viewpoints, and gives readers the chance to explore how secular humanism can meet their needs and interests.
Secular World - Atheist Alliance International’s quarterly magazine, which reports on atheist/freethought activity around the world. Secular World is published in both electronic (“ezine”) and printed format.
Skeptic – The Skeptics Society. A LEADING INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION in the realm of skeptical inquiry, Skeptic magazine examines extraordinary claims and revolutionary ideas, promotes critical thinking, and serves as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint. Each issue examines a specific theme and explores various social, scientific, and paranormal controversies. We investigate claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, fringe groups, cults and claims between: science, pseudoscience, junk science, voodoo science, pathological science, bad science, non science and plain old nonsense.
Skeptical Inquirer Magazine (Center for Skeptical Inquiry). The Magazine for Science and Reason. For a fast-growing number of discriminating persons, the Skeptical Inquirer is a welcome breath of fresh air, separating fact from myth in the flood of occultism and pseudoscience on the scene today. This dynamic magazine, published by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, tells you what the scientific community knows about claims of the paranormal, as opposed to the sensationalism often presented by the press, television, and movies. The magazine is bimonthly, six issues per year.
- The Freethinker
- Philo – Society of Humanist Philosophers
- Secular Humanist Bulletin – Council For Secular Humanism
- Skeptic – The Skeptics Society
- Freethought Today – Freedom From Religion Foundation
- Skeptical Inquirer – Committee For Skeptical Inquiry
- American Atheist – American Atheist Association
- The Humanist – American Humanist Asssociation
- Free Inquiry – Council For Secular Humanism