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The most ambitious term Kurtz coined, and the one he persevered with the longest, was �eupraxsophy.� Certainly, the criticism of religion would continue, but, he announced �secular humanism must go beyond criticism and affirm a positive outlook.� (1989/90, 64) It is important to recall that America�s best-known atheist at the time was Madalyn Murray-O�Hair, whose abusive antics served to confirm people�s worst fears about non-believers.

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