Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 19

This Week in Freethought History (October 13-19)

Leigh Hunt

Read about comic Lenny Bruce, Moonies over America, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, the consecration of Chartres Cathedral, feminist and atheist Rebecca Watson, writer Leigh Hunt, and more …

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Oct 18

October 18: Rebecca Watson (1980)

Rebecca Watson

It was on this date, October 18, 1980, that American blogger and podcast host Rebecca Watson was born. Sometimes known as “The Skepchick,” Watson is the founder of the “Skepchick” blog and, from 2006, co-hosts “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe” podcast. Watson grew up in New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree …

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Permanent link to this article: http://freethoughtalmanac.com/?p=7323

Oct 12

This Week in Freethought History (October 6-12)

Cornell-White

Read about William Tyndale burned for a Bible, Cornell University founded without religion, the Council of Chalcedon defining the split personality of Jesus, Christians v. Pagans, comedian Julia Sweeney, Henry VIII—Defender of the Faith, “Jesus Christ Superstar” rocks religion, and more …

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