Freethought Almanac

Lighting a candle in toxic air.
2011-07-11
July 11: John Quincy Adams

There are in this country... a certain proportion of restless and turbulent spirits who must always have something to quarrel about with their neighbors. These people are the authors of religious revivals.

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2011-07-10
July 10: Religious Bigotry in Geneva

"Calvin was ... as nearly like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted." - Robert Ingersoll

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2011-07-09
July 9: Modern Myth-Making – The Báb

The life of the Báb gives us an interesting illustration of how miracles and legends can attach themselves to recent historical figures.

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2011-07-08
Rapping on Religion

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 Give Up the Ghost A Reflection/Rap […]

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2011-07-08
July 8: Religion vs. Psychology

Freethinkers such as Voltaire in France and John Locke in England pushed back the night of superstition with the light of reason.

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2011-07-07
July 7: Robert A. Heinlein

“The most preposterous notion that H. Sapiens has dreamed up is that the Lord God … wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures…. Yet this absurd fantasy … pays all the expenses of the … least productive industry in all history.”

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2011-07-06
July 6: Jan Hus Burned for His Opinion

It is said that Hus's doctrinal divergences with the Church were socially harmful, but that is laughable given the corruption against which he had been protesting.

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2011-07-05
July 5: Onward Christian Soldiers

If the Salvation Army is to continue its "warfare against evil," it might reflect that over a century of success was achieved without taxpayer-tainted funds.

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2011-07-04
July 4: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne never bothered to attend church as an adult and one biographer observes that, "His own family did not know what his opinions were."

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2011-07-04
July 4: Giuseppe Garibaldi

Garibaldi wrote two years before his death and bluntly said, "Dear friends — Man created God, not God Man. Yours ever, Garibaldi."

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October 5: John Addington Symonds

John Addington Symonds (1840) It was on this date, October 5, 1840, that British writer John Addington Symonds was born in Bristol. He was educated at Oxford and married Janet Catherine North (sister of botanical artist Marianne North), on 10 November 1864, producing four daughters. Having health problems throughout his life, Symonds gave up the […]



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