It was on this date, February 10, 1898, that German dramatist Berthold Brecht was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, the product of a Catholic father and a Protestant mother. Being attracted to Socialism and to theater, Brecht combined the two and became a leading reformer on the 20th century stage.
Brecht wrote in his Diaries, “The church is a circus for the masses,” and believed organized religion had been standing in the way of progress for centuries…
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Originally published February 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.
Sean Penn (1960) It was on this date, August 17, 1960, that actor and director Sean Penn was born Sean Justin Penn in Santa Monica, California. As Penn himself put it, "I was brought up in a country that relished fear-based religion, corrupt government, and an entire white population living on stolen property that they […]