Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 21

This Week in Freethought History (December 15-21)

The Code of Hammurabi

Read about Christianity and the law, comedian Bill Hicks, keeping the Saturn in Saturnalia, actor Brad Pitt, Dickens takes the Christ out of Christmas, philosopher Sidney Hook, musician Frank Zappa, and more …

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Dec 16

December 16: Bill Hicks (1961)

Bill Hicks

It was on this date, December 16, 1961, that American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician Bill Hicks was born in Valdosta, Georgia. The family settled in Houston, Texas, by the time Hicks was seven. Drawn to comedy early, he was influenced by Richard Pryor and began to emulate Woody Allen. Hicks also got …

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Dec 14

This Week in Freethought History (December 8-14)

Read about the first published atheist – Baron d’Holbach, American actor John Malkovich, Spanish Arab-Muslim philosopher Averroës, French composer Hector Berlioz, French novelist Gustave Flaubert, the failure of the Council of Trent, Sir John Oldcastle and the Lollard heresy, and more …

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