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2011-02-04
February 4: Georg Brandes

“But my doubt would not be overcome,” wrote Brandes. “Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.”

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2010-11-23
November 23: Blaise Pascal's Conversion

The evening of his "definite conversion" (November 23)... was the occasion of what Pascal remembered as a two-hour mystical vision, but what might just have been a misinterpretation of the aura and shimmering lights that occasionally precede a migraine headache. Some of the common triggers for migraines are being tired, stressed or depressed and the let-down after a stressful event — like nearly falling off a bridge.

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Read about the Great Agnostic Robert Ingersoll, Spanish dramatist Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Cuban revolutionist Fidel Castro, American writer Russell Baker, French political theorist Pierre Sylvain Maréchal, American film director James Cameron, topless Femen activists fighting the patriarchy and more …



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