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2014-04-28
April 28: Churches v. Divorce

Divorce was finally, officially forbidden by the Council of Trent. This ushered in about two centuries of adultery, natural and unnatural vice, and flagrant prostitution.

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2014-04-17
April 17: Light on the “Dark Ages”

“We hear that the cleric Hubert ... does not scruple to spend his days with actresses ... and that he is for ever committing murders and adulteries, vile fornications and intolerable outrages.”

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2014-04-07
April 7: Francis Xavier (1506): Saint and Failure

It was on this date, April 7, 1506, that the co-founder of the Jesuits or “Society of Jesus,” Francis Xavier was born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta in the Kingdom of Navarre (currently Spain). Xavier was discovered by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), who was 15 years his elder, while Xavier was studying at the Collège […]

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2014-03-15
March 15: French Headscarf Ban Becomes Law

There is one culture in France and it is French. Multiculturalism drives culture to its death.

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2014-01-04
This Week in Freethought History (December 29-January 4)

Read about comedian Paula Poundstone, the Vatican recognizing Israel, Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius, Swiss Protestant reformer Huldrych Zwingli, American science and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, Roman statesman and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero, the founding of the Fabian Society, and more … (concludes the series)

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2013-12-28
This Week in Freethought History (December 22-28)

Read about the first Jubilee, decoder of hieroglyphics Jean François Champollion, poet Matthew Arnold, stealing Christmas, The Scariest Movie of All Time, German-American entertainer Marlene Dietrich, non-believers in Westminster Abbey, and more …

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2013-12-21
This Week in Freethought History (December 15-21)

Read about Christianity and the law, comedian Bill Hicks, keeping the Saturn in Saturnalia, actor Brad Pitt, Dickens takes the Christ out of Christmas, philosopher Sidney Hook, musician Frank Zappa, and more …

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2013-12-14
This Week in Freethought History (December 8-14)

Read about the first published atheist – Baron d’Holbach, American actor John Malkovich, Spanish Arab-Muslim philosopher Averroës, French composer Hector Berlioz, French novelist Gustave Flaubert, the failure of the Council of Trent, Sir John Oldcastle and the Lollard heresy, and more …

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2013-12-07
This Week in Freethought History (December 1-7)

Read about American comedienne Sarah Silverman, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes, American actress Julianne Moore, British writer Samuel Butler, “Monty Python’s” last “Flying Circus,” American inventor Thomas Edison, American linguist and progressive activist Noam Chomsky, and more …

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2013-11-30
This Week in Freethought History (November 24-30)

Read about Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza, Andrew Carnegie, the First Thanksgiving, Chinese-American martial artist Bruce Lee, Randy Newman, Louis XVI recognizes Protestants, Mark Twain, and more …

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December 25: Quentin Crisp

Crisp once quipped, "a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?'"



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