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Lighting a candle in toxic air.
May 12, 2011
May 12: George Carlin

“You have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.”

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May 11, 2011
May 11: Irving Berlin

In her biography of her father, Mary Ellin Barrett refers to her father's "agnosticism," and describes him as a "nonbeliever."

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May 10, 2011
May 10: Religion and Censorship

"The fatwa by Imam Khomeini in regards to the apostate Salman Rushdie will be in effect forever."

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May 9, 2011
May 9: Churches v. Birth Control

That "artificial" stuff humans created to make life longer and better for women and men is all that stands against devastation by overpopulation.

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May 8, 2011
May 8: Edward Gibbon

“The establishment of a new religion, whose ministers superceded the exercise of reason,” Gibbon wrote, supplanted Athenian wisdom and, “resolved every question by an article of faith, and condemned the infidel or skeptic to eternal flames."

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May 6, 2011
At What Cost?

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 At What Cost? A Reflection by […]

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May 6, 2011
May 6: Sigmund Freud

"Neither in my private life nor in my writings, have I ever made a secret of being an out-and-out unbeliever."

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May 5, 2011
May 5: John William Draper

“Faith is in its nature unchangeable, stationary; Science is in its nature progressive; and eventually a divergence between them must take place.”

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May 5, 2011
May 5: Karl Marx

"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand of their actual happiness."

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May 3, 2011
The death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011 saw the headline "Osama bin Laden dead" all over the net and newspapers. The operation was successfully carried out by U.S. Navy SEALs, with intelligence support from the Central Intelligence Agency. After positive identification, and within 24 hours of his death, bin Laden's body was taken out to sea for burial. From […]

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October 19: Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt (1784) It was on this date, October 19, 1784, that English writer James Leigh Hunt was born in Southgate, Middlesex. His father was a clergyman, but got into financial difficulties and ended up in a debtor's prison, leaving Leigh Hunt in the care of his mother. Early on, Hunt developed a twin passion […]



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