Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 28

May 28: Corliss Lamont

Corliss Lamont

Supernatural entities simply do not exist… [O]ur cosmos does not possess a supernatural and eternal God… As science advances, belief in divine miracles and the efficacy of prayer becomes fainter and fainter.

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May 27

May 27: Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison

Look, I’m an atheist. People say to me, do you believe in God? No, I don’t believe in God… I have to have some proof of something.

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May 26

May 26: Alse Young Executed for Witchcraft

"Trials..." by Cotton Mather

Alse Young (1647): First American Execution for Witchcraft It was on this date, May 26, 1647, that the first witch was hanged in America for the crime of witchcraft. Alse Young was arrested, tried for this capital offense in Windsor, Connecticut, and hanged at Meeting House Square in Hartford, on what is now the site …

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