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April 30, 2011
April 30: George Washington Inaugurated

Washington was never seen to accept communion, and indeed, his wife wrote that he left the church on the occasions when communion was offered.

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April 29, 2011
Whose Side Are You On?

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 Whose Side Are You On? A […]

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April 29, 2011
April 29: The Age of Chivalry

The Age of Chivalry was steeped in corruption, theft, violence, and every imaginable (and some unimaginable) sexual deviations, including rape, incest, pederasty, prostitution and general sexual license.

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April 28, 2011
April 28: Churches v. Freemasonry

Though decrying the secrecy of Freemasonry, the Catholic Church apparently has no problem with its own secret organizations, such as Opus Dei.

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April 27, 2011
April 27: Mary Wollstonecraft

Wollstonecraft argued that to obtain social equality society must rid itself of the monarchy as well as the church and military hierarchies.

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April 27, 2011
April 27: Ulysses S. Grant

“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar... KEEP CHURCH AND STATE FOREVER SEPARATE.”

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April 25, 2011
April 25: Watson and Crick Describe DNA

Said Watson, "Occasionally, I meet them [strongly religious scientists] and I'm a bit embarrassed because I can't believe that anyone accepts truth by revelation."

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April 24, 2011
April 24: Library of Congress Established

The betterment of humankind was not a high priority of Christian Europe, or of the Muslim East. It was never considered that humanity could be improved.

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April 23, 2011
April 23: J.M.W. Turner

Turner "did not profess to be a member of any visible Church," and he "had no religious hope to cheer him" when he died.

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April 23, 2011
April 23: Stephen A. Douglas

Although Douglas believed in God, his obituary noted that he "never identified himself with any Church."

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