April 8 in freethought history…

isgoddeadApril 8, 1966 – For the first time in its history, TIME magazine’s cover featured no imagery; only the words “Is God Dead?” The issue was devoted to the increasing secularism of American culture, and explored possible reactions to it.

April 8, 2014 – Barbara Ehrenreich’s Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything is published by Grand Central Publishing. In this memoir, Ehrenreich, in her 70s, confronts a “mystical experience” she had as a teenager. Although many criticzed the book as rambling and self-indulgent, others found it compelling and unsentimental.

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