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2011-01-28
January 28: Sarah McLachlan

Sings McLachlan, without reservation, “The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost // Is just somebody's unholy hoax. // If there's one thing I don't believe in // It's you.”

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2011-01-28
January 28: Artur Rubinstein

As an adult, Rubinstein referred with pride to his Jewish origins, but he called himself an agnostic. He was reluctant to call himself an Atheist.

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2011-01-27
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

You can search in vain for any more "religious" inspiration in Mozart's Requiem than can be found in his Little Night Music, Magic Flute or Jupiter Symphony.

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2011-01-24
January 24: Frederick the Great

To his intimates, Frederick admitted his Atheism. It was Frederick who said, "There are so many things to be said against religion that I wonder they do not occur to everyone."

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2011-01-09
January 9: Dave Matthews (1967)

"It would be safe to say that I'm agnostic." Matthews says. "I think it's very ignorant to say, 'Well, for everything, God has a plan.'"

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2010-12-21
December 21: Frank Zappa

"My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can."

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2010-12-16
December 16: Ludwig van Beethoven

Sir George A. Macferren calls Beethoven a "freethinker" in his article in the Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography; the Catholic Encyclopedia does not dare to claim him.

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2010-12-11
December 11: Hector Berlioz

As his own end drew near, Berlioz maintained his disbelief in God and immortality. In one of his last letters, written shortly before his death, Berlioz wrote his creed: "I believe nothing."

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2010-12-07
December 7: Pietro Mascagni

Mascagni himself had no religious belief. His biographer, Giannotto Bastianelli, says that he was a pagan even in his religious compositions.

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2010-12-05
December 5: Monty Python's Flying Circus

Every sperm is sacred Every sperm is great If a sperm is wasted God gets quite irate.

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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Marquis de Lamarck (1744) It was on this date, August 1, 1744, that French botanist, zoologist, and natural philosopher Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck was born in Picardy. The Marquis de Lamarck studied for a time at a Jesuit college, but abandoned that institution when he became a Deist and, after some […]



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