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Lighting a candle in toxic air.
2010-12-10
December 10: Averroës

Averroës, in his own beliefs, substituted a vague Pantheism or World-Soul for the impersonal God of Aristotle. He did not believe in personal immortality.

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2010-12-10
December 10: The First Playboy, Hugh M. Hefner

If a man has a right to find God in his own way, he has a right to go to the devil in his own way also.

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2010-12-09
December 9: John Malkovich

"I also particularly like [Freud] because he was an atheist, and I grew tired of religion some time not long after birth. ... I don't believe something I can have absolutely no evidence of for millenniums."

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2010-12-09
December 9: John Milton

The greatest burden in the world is superstition, not only of ceremonies in the church, but of imaginary and scarecrow sins at home."

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2010-12-09
December 9: Richard Carlile

"The fable of a god or gods visiting the earth did not originate with Christianity."

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2010-12-09
December 9: Peter A. Kropotkin

In a work called Anarchist Morality, Kropotkin recognizes the foundation of morals has nothing to do with religion.

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2010-12-08
December 8: The Errors of Pius IX

What Pius IX condemned generally as "Liberalism" is today seen as general principles of modern civilization.

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2010-12-08
December 8: Björnstjerne Björnson

Not only is his advanced Rationalism found in his works — these include Poems and Songs and Absalom's Hair) — but he translated Robert Ingersoll for the Norwegian audience.

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2010-12-08
December 8: Diego Rivera

"If there really is a Holy Virgin or anyone up in the air, tell them to send lightening to strike me down or let the stones of the vault fall on my head. If you are unable to do that Mr. Priest, you're nothing but a puppet taking money from stupid old women."

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2010-12-07
December 7: Pietro Mascagni

Mascagni himself had no religious belief. His biographer, Giannotto Bastianelli, says that he was a pagan even in his religious compositions.

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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April 26: Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius (121) It was on this date, April 26, year 121, the 16th Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born Marcus Annius Verus, the son of Annius Verus and nephew of Emperor Antoninus Pius, who adopted him in 138. He became consul in 140, held various public offices between 140 and 161 and, as […]



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