Do editorial do mais recente número da Free Enquiry (Outubro/Novembro 2007), onde Paul Kurtz define o seu conceito de Neo-Humanismo e reflecte sobre o papel da hierarquia da Igreja Católica no vergonhoso caso do abuso sexual de menores em Los Angeles; sobre as críticas visando a recente publicação de nada menos que seis livros pelos cinco cavaleiros do ateísmo (Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, Hitchens e Stenger), eis o o que tem a dizer:
"Yet nary a word of criticism has been made about the fact that the latest Harry Potter book by authorJ. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, had a firt printing of twelve million copies. I do not wish to be accused of being an old fuddy-duddy, but I deplore the fact that millions of young people rush out to devour books of fantasy, touting witchcraft and other paranormal phenomena, without even a semblance of skepticism. Bookstores are so eager to stay in business, they've had special parties for readers heralding its publication. Why not have such parties for bestsellers that are science fiction but at least ground their speculations in responsible extrapolation from the known?"