Freethought Almanac

Lighting a candle in toxic air.
September 28, 2011
September 28: Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (1820) It was on this date, September 28, 1820, that German political philosopher and Socialist leader Friedrich Engels was born in Barmen, Prussia. His father ran a factory in Manchester, in the north of England, and sent him there as a young man to gain management experience. But Engels was shocked at the […]

Read More
July 28, 2011
July 28: Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach

Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach (1804) On this date, July 28, 1804, the German philosopher Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach was born in Landshut in Bavaria. As a young student of Hegel at Heidelberg, Feuerbach wrote to a friend, "Theology I can bring myself to study no more. I long to take nature to my heart, that […]

Read More
May 30, 2011
May 30: Mikhail Bakunin

"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy."

Read More
March 29, 2011
March 29: Wilhelm Liebknecht

Socialists had a sort of religion to begin with. “Have we not that which forms the strength of religion,” Liebknecht pointed out, “faith in the highest ideals?”

Read More
December 20, 2010
December 20: Sidney Hook

"As a set of cognitive beliefs, religion is a speculative hypothesis of low order of probability."

Read More
November 7, 2010
November 7: Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky (1879) It was on this date, November 7, 1879, that Russian revolutionist Leon Trotsky (Лев Троцкий) was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (Лев Давидович Бронштейн) in Yanovka, Ukraine, the son of an illiterate but prosperous Jewish farmer. His parents sent young Lev to study in Odessa. He excelled there, read the writings of Karl […]

Read More

Ronald Bruce Meyer




Daily Almanac


No Posts Today

Daily Almanac

Coming soon!

Follow me on twitter

@ 2020 Free Thought Almanac