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2011-06-11
June 11: Richard Strauss

What the Encyclopedia Britannica doesn't mention is the Rationalist philosophy evident in “Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks.”

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2011-06-10
Better Than God?

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 10 Reason Why I Am Better […]

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2011-06-09
June 9: Bertha von Suttner for Peace

In her “Memoirs” Von Suttner remarked that if she had been asked in her youth to describe her religion, she would have said, "None – I am too religious."

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2011-06-08
June 8: Robert Schumann

Although religious compositions made up a significant part of Schumann's works, he was a Pantheist like his countryman, Goethe.

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2011-06-08
June 8: Frank Lloyd Wright

About religion, Wright said, "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature… And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see."

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2011-06-06
June 6: Churches and Dueling

Alexander Pushkin (1799) It was on this date, June 6, 1799, that the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин), was born in Moscow. His great-grandfather, Hannibal, was a black African émigré who had served Peter the Great. His family was aristocratic but poor. Nevertheless, Pushkin […]

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2011-06-05
June 5: Adam Smith

It is generally accepted that Adam Smith was at most a Deist, but considering how close he was to Hume, he may in fact have been an Agnostic.

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2011-06-04
June 4: Religion and Women's Rights

Churches sometimes end up on the wining side after the battle has been won by Freethinkers!

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2011-06-03
What's the Harm?

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 What’s the Harm? A Reflection by […]

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2011-06-03
June 3: Religion vs. Geology

In “An Investigation of the Principles of Knowledge, and of the Progress of Reason,” Hutton developed his Deistic idea that there is no distinction between God and nature.

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October 2: William Ramsay

Sir William Ramsay (1852) It was on this date, October 2, 1852, that British inorganic chemist and Nobel Laureate Sir William Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He learned his Rationalism at Tübingen University, Germany and, after publishing several notable papers between 1885 and 1890, Ramsay co-discovered the elements argon (Ar 1894), helium (He 1895), […]



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