Lighting a candle in toxic air.
Who are we to judge another’s beliefs?
A friend asks: Who are we to judge another’s beliefs? I answered: There is no way to “respect” the beliefs of others and still have freedom of speech. We are not obligated to surrender our ability to tell right from wrong, good ideas from bad ideas, just because somebody labels an assertion his/her belief. I say […]
February 26: François Arago (1786)
It was on this date, February 26, 1786, that French mathematician, physicist, astronomer and politician François Arago was born François Jean Dominique Arago at Estagel, a small village near Perpignan, in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales. Brought up before and maturing during the French Revolution, he became one of the greatest French astronomers and physicists of […]
This Week in Freethought History (February 17-23)
Read about Giordano Bruno, the bullies in the Church of Scientology, Svante Arrhenius, Robert Altman, Jimmy Swaggart, August Bebel, W.E.B Du Bois and more …
Reply to Jakub
These two comments were submitted to FreethoughtAlmanac.com. My reply follows— FROM: Jakub (2/16/13) “O Mr Ronald. Article abort Berlioz catch My attention, but after moment I realized that this article in fact say more about his Author then about Berlioz in fact. Mr Ronald sorry that I must say that, but You are really pathetic […]
February 22: August Bebel (1840)
It was on this date, February 22, 1840, that German Marxist politician, writer, and orator August Bebel was born Ferdinand August Bebel in Deutz, Germany, now a part of Cologne. A product of the working class himself, with Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826-1900), Bebel was a co-founder of the Marxist Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1896. […]
This Week in Freethought History (February 10-16)
Read about Charles Lamb, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Teller, Susan B. Anthony, Natalie Angier and more …
This Week in Freethought History (February 3-9)
Read about the Four Chaplains and God’s Love, Georg Brandes, the Great Aquarian Conjunction, Christopher Marlowe, Charles Dickens, Henry Walter Bates, the first public strip-tease and more …
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong [souls] stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
This Week in Freethought History (January 27-February 2)
Read about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sarah McLachlan, Thomas Paine, Walter Savage Landor, Franz Schubert, Langston Hughes, Ayn Rand and more …
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