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Lighting a candle in toxic air.
2011-02-26
February 26: Victor Hugo

To a census-taker, who asked him in 1872 if he was a Catholic, Hugo replied, "No. A Freethinker." Hugo predicted that Christianity would soon disappear, but men would still believe in God.

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2011-01-13
January 13: Ernestine Rose

Six weeks before her death, Rose gave a copy of a speech, "In Defense of Atheism," to the London Freethinker. An Atheist to the last, Rose said there was nothing in it to alter.

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2010-11-18
Jeremy's Opinionated Introduction to Freethought

What exactly is Freethought? The question has been tossed around a bit for at least the last two centuries most passionately in my opinion. If a Christian believes in "free will" does that make him or her a Freethinker? If someone utilizes, lets say, the scientific method? Or the "Baloney Test" (as Carl Sagan frankly described […]

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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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