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2011-05-02
May 2: Catherine the Great

Catharine said, "The people are not created for us, but we for the people" and "I am one of the imbeciles who believe in God."

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2011-04-30
April 30: George Washington Inaugurated

Washington was never seen to accept communion, and indeed, his wife wrote that he left the church on the occasions when communion was offered.

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2011-04-27
April 27: Ulysses S. Grant

“Leave the matter of religion to the family altar... KEEP CHURCH AND STATE FOREVER SEPARATE.”

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2011-04-23
April 23: Stephen A. Douglas

Although Douglas believed in God, his obituary noted that he "never identified himself with any Church."

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2011-04-20
April 20: Adolf Hitler

"I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord," said Hitler

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2011-04-13
April 13: Thomas Jefferson

“No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever… All men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion.”

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2011-03-21
March 21: Benito Juárez

It was the atheist Benito Juárez who said, “Among individuals, as among nations, peace is the respect of others' rights."

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2011-03-16
March 16: James Madison

Said Madison, “Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator… can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.”

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2011-03-02
March 2: Mikhail S. Gorbachev

Gorbachev remains an Atheist, but in leading the establishment of religious freedom laws in the former Soviet Union he demonstrated respect for all religions.

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2011-02-25
February 25: The Passion of the Christ Released

"The Passion of the Christ" really amounts to sadomasochism and homeroticism, sending a political message that Mel Gibson’s true passion is anti-Semitism and Catholic fundamentalism.

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May 28: Corliss Lamont

Supernatural entities simply do not exist... [O]ur cosmos does not possess a supernatural and eternal God... As science advances, belief in divine miracles and the efficacy of prayer becomes fainter and fainter.



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