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This Week in Freethought History
This Week in Freethought History January 29-February 4 Broadcast on American Heathen, Friday, February 4, 2011, by John Mill. John Mill is the radio voice of Ronald Bruce Meyer. This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s an affirmation that we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the […]
The "Four Chaplains" and God's Love
The following is a commentary in an ongoing series of “Reflections” by John Mill. John Mill is the radio persona of Ronald Bruce Meyer and can be heard on “American Heathen.” The "American Heathen” Internet radio broadcast is aired, live, on Friday nights from 7:00pm-10:00pm Central time on ShockNetRadio.com. The "Four Chaplains" and God's Love […]
February 4: Georg Brandes
“But my doubt would not be overcome,” wrote Brandes. “Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.”
February 3: The Four Chaplains and God’s Love
If the actions of the “Four Chaplains” was a great moral lesson in selflessness for the survivors to witness, it must be admitted that it was a hard lesson on those who perished.
February 2: Havelock Ellis
Havelock Ellis wrote, "The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum."
February 2: James Joyce
“I do not see what good it does to fulminate against the English tyranny,” said Joyce, “while the Roman tyranny occupies the palace of the soul.”
February 2: Ayn Rand
"Religion," Rand noted, "is the first enemy of the ability to think. ...yet before they learn to think [men] are discouraged by being ordered to take things on faith. Faith is the worst curse of mankind."
February 1: Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes "sought to counter, as best he could, his almost ineradicable reputation as an atheist. However, he made no effort to appear pious in public, and attached himself to no church."
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