Freethought Almanac

Lighting a candle in toxic air.
2011-02-10
February 10: Bertolt Brecht

Brecht wrote, "The church is a circus for the masses," and believed organized religion had been standing in the way of progress for centuries.

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2011-02-09
February 9: Religion and Nudity

Pope John Paul II said that concupiscence (lust) is bad, not nudity. Yet there is no sexual passion, and therefore no procreation, without lust!

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2011-02-08
February 8: John Ruskin

Ruskin never went to church, but he gave away most of his wealth in founding a charity called the Guild of St. George in the 1870s.

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2011-02-07
February 7: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis said, "It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living."

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2011-02-06
February 7: Charles Dickens

Wrote biographer John Forster, who knew Dickens, "He had rejected the Church of England and detested the influence of its bishops in English politics."

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2011-02-06
February 6: Christopher Marlowe

"I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance," wrote Marlowe in “The Jew of Malta.”

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2011-02-05
February 5: Hiram Maxim

Maxim was an aggressive Atheist. Maxim knew the Chinese statesman and general Li Hung Chang to be just as strong an Atheist as he was himself.

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2011-02-05
I voted Democrat

Another conversation with a right wing tea-bagger on Yahoo. -Butch72 10. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't. 9. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job […]

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2011-02-05
February 5: Arthur Keith

Keith said, "As long as man remains an inquiring animal, there can never be a complete unanimity in our fundamental beliefs. The more diverse our paths, the greater is likely to be the divergence of beliefs."

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2011-02-05
February 5: The Pseudoscience of Astrology

Why do people still believe in astrology? People turn to astrology, as they turn to religion, because having the stars guide their lives is a comfort for the faint of heart. But it was always magic.

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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August 11: Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833) It was on this date, August 11, 1833, that the most eloquent advocate of Freethought, Robert Green Ingersoll, was born in Dresden, New York, the son of a Congregationalist minister. In Peoria, Illinois, he trained in the law before enlisting in the Union Army during the Civil War, where he was […]



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