March 1 in freethought history…

articlesofconfederationMarch 1, 1781 – The Second Continental Congress ratifies the Articles of Confederation, thus officially creating, from thirteen former British colonies, the United States of America. It may surprise pious 21st century historical revisionists to learn that our “godly” forefathers made no mention of God or Jesus in this document (except for identifying the date using “in the Year of Our Lord”). Like its successor document, the United States Constitution, the Articles offered no guarantee of religious liberty at the federal level, but did provide for mutual defense by the combined states “against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretense whatever.” The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the Constitution on September 13, 1788.

March 1, 2012 – American Atheists announce a billboard campaign for Muslim and Jewish neighborhoods in metropolitan New York City, featuring billboards declaring, “You know it’s a myth, and you have a choice” in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

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