March 12 in freethought history…

terrypratchettMarch 12, 2015 – English fantasy writer Terry Pratchett (author of the much-beloved Discworld novels) dies in Broad Chalke, England, after a prolonged battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. He was 66. Pratchett was an early adopter of computer technology and, in his later years, a staunch advocate of the right to die. Of Christianity, Pratchett (who had a humanist funeral service), said, “ I was inoculated against the Christian religion by reading the whole of the Old Testament in one go (apart from the begats). And I thought if this were true, we were in the hands of a maniac.”

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