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2011-03-11
Under God or Under Goal?

Which is it, America? If we choose divisiveness, demons and deities, there’s no point in having a nation. Maybe it’s time we had a little class warfare...

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2011-03-11
March 11: Nina Hartley

“No, I don't believe in God,” says Hartley. “I was raised with no religion, but a lot of morals. I feel strongly to this day that right and religion don’t necessarily go hand in hand.”

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2011-03-11
March 11: Douglas Adams

"I am convinced that there is not a god," Douglas Adams said.

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2011-03-10
March 10: The Lie of Arnold Toynbee

Two thousand years of Christianity have made the world materially worse than had there been no such “spiritual effects in the world.”

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2011-03-09
March 9: Michael Kinsley

Michael Kinsley (1951) It was on this date, March 9, 1951, that writer and editor Michael Kinsley was born in Detroit, Michigan. Kinsley graduated from Harvard University in 1972, there distinguishing himself as vice president of the University's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. After spending his Rhodes Scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford, in the UK, […]

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2011-03-08
March 8: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Throughout most of his legal life, his religious opinion can be said to have been Unitarian. Said Holmes, “the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered that I was not God.”

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2011-03-07
March 7: Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle had only one thing in common: they had very few followers in their time. To his credit, Aristotle rejected the idea of personal immortality and of a personal God.

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2011-03-07
March 7: Luther Burbank

Burbank’s vague Emersonian theism had evolved into a militant Rationalism by the time he was nearing death.

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2011-03-06
March 6: Gabriel García Márquez

Marquez attacks religion by poking fun at the Christian practice of paying collections to the church and acting pious in exchange for answered prayers. “I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him,” he said.

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2011-03-06
March 6: Michelangelo

The Catholic Encyclopedia, while praising his morality, industry and artistic talent, can find no words to describe his religious faith.

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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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