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February 6 in freethought history…

February 6, 1843 – Charles Southwell is released from a British prison after serving a year for blasphemy. He was convicted based on an article criticizing the Bible, published in his periodical Oracle of Reason. February 6, 1886 – The first issue of … Continue reading

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August 21 in freethought history…

August 21, 1909 – The last issue of freethought newspaper the Blue Grass Blade is published in Lexington, Kentucky. The Blade was founded in 1884 by former minister-turned-atheist Charles Chilton Moore, and was widely distributed throughout the United States. Editor James Edward Hughes … Continue reading

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