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February 26 in freethought history…

February 26, 1564 – The infant Christopher Marlowe (birthdate uncertain) is baptized in Canterbury, England. A renowned playwright and poet who greatly influenced his contemporary William Shakespeare (they were born the same year), Marlowe is best known for his plays, … Continue reading

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Podcast #220 – Assassination of Avijit Roy

Atheist author and activist Avijit Roy was hacked to death by religious hardliners in his native Bangladesh. His wife was gravely injured and lost a finger, but is expected to recover. It’s small consolation, but his death has lead to … Continue reading

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