About Christianity, Glass wrote, "Well, if that's the system: fine. I accept my damnation. I don't think it's a fair system. But fine. I just don't believe."
It was on this date, January 15, 1678, that the French priest who is remembered as a lifelong atheist, Jean Meslier, was born. Meslier has been described as the first person in the West to write an entire text in support of atheism – discovered, redacted (to make him a Deist) and promoted by Voltaire. […]