Lighting a candle in toxic air.
Progressive thought on current taxation policies.
We have another 2 more years of Bush tax cut extensions, which is nothing more than an extension of Reaganomics. The plan is simple: Use the govt to redirect 90% of the countries wealth into the pockets of the richest 1%...anyone who complains about this redirection of wealth will be branded a communist who advocates […]
December 15: Christianity and Law
Just as it was freethinkers who made the world safer for children, decreased crime, ensured the right to divorce, revived education, equalized marriage, and ended slavery and torture; it was freethinkers who revived law and carried it forward to the institution we know today.
December 14: Pierre Samuel Dupont
As Dupont explained in his Philosophie de l'univers (1796), he was a Deist.
December 14: The Lollard Heresy
It is characteristic of the teaching of European history that it assumes the general populace acquiesced in all the ideas of a church that diverged radically from the organization founded under the original gospels.
December 13: Council of Trent
What is seldom admitted is that the Church was hurting from the loss of income to the Protestant churches, and stipulated a meeting in an Italian town — so that the Inquisition could finish off the heretics.
December 13: Heinrich Heine
Heine's works carry many caustic references to religion — and a warning: "Wherever books will be burned, men also, in the end, are burned.
December 13: William Lloyd Garrison
"All Christendom professes to receive the Bible as the word of God, and what does it avail?"
December 12: Gustave Flaubert
It was Gustave Flaubert who said, “It is necessary to sleep upon the pillow of doubt.”
December 12: Erasmus Darwin
"In regard to religious matters," he wrote, "there is an intellectual cowardice instilled into the minds of the people from their infancy; to inquire or exert their reason is denounced as sinful."
December 11: Hector Berlioz
As his own end drew near, Berlioz maintained his disbelief in God and immortality. In one of his last letters, written shortly before his death, Berlioz wrote his creed: "I believe nothing."
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