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May 2 in freethought history…

May 2, 1860 – Theodor Herzl, journalist and father of modern Zionism, is born in Budapest, Hungary. Raised by assimilated Jews, Herzl considered himself an atheist. Widespread persecution and anti-Semitism throughout Europe convinced Herzl that Jews should create a homeland, preferably … Continue reading

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March 15 in freethought history…

March 15, 270 - The “real” Santa Claus–Greek bishop Nikolaos of Myra–is born in Patara, Lycia (on the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey). He may have participated in the First Council of Nicaea, which approved the Nicene Creed. Folklore involving … Continue reading

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