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2011-07-14
July 14: John Chancellor

John Chancellor (1927) It was on this date, July 14, 1927, that American news reporter, anchor, and NBC commentator John Chancellor was born in Chicago, Illinois. A high school drop-out, Chancellor got his first job as a copy boy at the Chicago Sun-Times. From there his assignments extended from the 1957 desegregation of Central High […]

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2011-04-13
April 13: Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens says, "I'm an atheist. I'm not neutral about religion, I'm hostile to it. I think it is a positively bad idea, not just a false one. And I mean not just organized religion, but religious belief itself."

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2011-03-12
March 12: Gabriele D’Annunzio

He always expressed a profound contempt for the Roman Catholic Church, which returned the affection by putting all D’Annunzio’s work on the Index of Prohibited Books.

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2011-03-09
March 9: Michael Kinsley

Michael Kinsley (1951) It was on this date, March 9, 1951, that writer and editor Michael Kinsley was born in Detroit, Michigan. Kinsley graduated from Harvard University in 1972, there distinguishing himself as vice president of the University's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. After spending his Rhodes Scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford, in the UK, […]

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2011-03-01
March 1: William M. Gaines

When emphasizing his sincerity, Gaines would declare, "On my honor as an atheist..."

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2010-12-13
December 13: William Lloyd Garrison

"All Christendom professes to receive the Bible as the word of God, and what does it avail?"

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2010-12-09
December 9: Richard Carlile

"The fable of a god or gods visiting the earth did not originate with Christianity."

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2010-11-19
November 19: Dick Cavett

"I hope there is a God for Grandpa Richards's sake, but don't much care if there is one for mine."

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2010-11-19
November 19: Larry King

King told a German magazine that, yes, he can always learn something new. With one exception — if it comes to religious topics everything is already said. I am an agnostic, so I don't learn anything from them."

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2010-11-19
November 19: Ted Turner

Turner ridicules the idea of "hell," believes "nature is god" and rejects the biblical concept of creation.

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December 8: Baron d'Holbach

Baron D'Holbach (1723) Many men without morals have attacked religion because it was contrary to their inclinations. Many wise men have despised it because it seemed to them ridiculous. Many persons have regarded it with indifference, because they have never felt its true disadvantages. But it is as a citizen that I attack it, because […]



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