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April 6 in freethought history…

April 6, 1697 – The first documented use of the term “freethinker” is found in a letter from Irish scientist and political writer William Molyneux to English philosopher John Locke. Molyneux refers to fellow Irishman John Toland as “a candid … Continue reading

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January 20 in freethought history…

January 20, 1956 – Comedian and talk show host Bill Maher is born in New York City. Maher is best known for his 2008 documentary Religulous, and for hosting (since 2003) HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Before that, Maher hosted the … Continue reading

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November 10 in freethought history…

November 10, 1793 – The first (and last) national Fête de la Raison (Festival of Reason) is organized by leaders of the French Revolution. Fueled by anti-clericalism, the short-lived Cult of Reason was a civic religion that sought to focus the … Continue reading

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Obama picks a new minister for the inauguration

I posted a few days ago that the megachurch slickster that the president–for who knows what reason–picked to pray at his second inauguration had dropped out over the heat he was taking for an anti-gay sermon he delivered a few … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Day

Oops, I’m a day late posting this one. January 16th (yesterday) was Religious Freedom Day. This day was established back in 1996 to honor the 200th anniversary of the passage of Virginia’s landmark Statute of Religious Freedom. For 2013, the … Continue reading

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Louie Giglio drops out of inauguration

President Obama’s second inauguration is right around the corner–January 21st, to be exact. You’ll recall that at Obama’s first inauguration there was a minor stink over his selection of bestselling bloviating homophobe Rick Warren to deliver the invocation. Presumably Warren’s … Continue reading

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Podcast #151 – Obama FINALLY Supports Gay Marriage

Finally! President Barack Obama goes on the record in support of gay marriage–but only a day after North Carolina voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning it. And speaking of North Carolina, pastor Sean Harris of Fayetteville’s Berean Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Rick Perry is Strong. Bullshit Strong.

Good grief. Rick Perry is losing support among likely Republican voters, polling just ahead of herpes Rick Santorum. What’s a fella to do? Why, play the religion card, of course! Here’s “Strong,” the new TV ad he’s running in Iowa. … Continue reading

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Obama releases long form birth certificate

President Obama has finally released his long-form birth certificate, and it should come as no surprise to any thinking person that it shows he was born in the United States. How many “Birthers” will now publicly agree that they were … Continue reading

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Obama to make Easter prayer breakfast an annual event

What happened to the crypto-Muslim (or crypto-atheist) that Obama’s detractors so loved to hate? For that matter, what happened to the change Obama promised those who voted for him? To be sure, there has been SOME change, but other things … Continue reading

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